SWITZERLAND – ‘Sexual’ antisemitic poster attacks Netanyahu in Swiss train stations

December 6th, 2016

We break international law thru land theft, expulsion, apartheid. Our Joker: the bad conscience/guilt conscience of Europe

The largest city in Switzerland—Zurich—started last week to run in its main train station antisemitic posters, according to critics that sexually depict the European Union bowing to the dictates of Prime Minister Benjamin  Netanyahu.

The eleven posters show a woman with an EU logo on her white dress bowed on her knees before Netanyahu and apparently about to kiss his left foot. The words next to Netanyahu’s head read: “We violate international law by stealing land, expulsion and apartheid…Our Joker: Europe’s guilty conscience.”

The sponsor of the advertisement, the Palestinian Solidarity group, calls on the EU and Switzerland to launch “sanctions against Israel.”

The Swiss paper Tages-Anzeiger wrote on Tuesday that the Swiss People’s Party politician Claudio Schmid views the poster as anti-Semitic. Writing on the Swiss website Audiatur Online, the German journalist and expert in modern antisemitism Alex Feuerherdt said the poster’s “symbolism is deeply antisemitic.”

Im HB fordert ein Werbeplakat die Schweiz auf, Sanktionen gegen Israel zu unternehmen. http://fb.me/8tsrl4Qbl 

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Israel-kritisches Plakat im Zürcher Hauptbahnhof

Im HB fordert ein Werbeplakat die Schweiz auf, Sanktionen gegen Israel zu unternehmen. Die SBB sind verpflichtet, auch solch heikle Plakate aufzuhängen.

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He wrote that the poster continues the “age-old antisemitic stereotypes“ that depict Jews as “powerful and lustful.”

The Nazis frequently showed Jewish men as sexually powerful who sought to exploit and contaminate innocent German women.

Feuerherdt noted that the section on Israel allegedly exploiting Europe’s guilt due to the Holocaust is an expression of antisemitism because the poster relies on typical stereotypes that Jews are only interested in “walking over corpses to gain personal advantage.”

Feuerherdt argues that the posters also aim to dismantle the Jewish state because its message is to show Israel as an illegal enterprise.

When asked if the anti-Israel poster could be banned, a spokesperson for the Swiss federal train agency (SBB), Daniele Pallecchi, told the Tages-Anzeiger that “We are not allowed to censor.”

Feuerherdt revealed in his article that the publicly funded SBB outlawed in February a poster in train stations showing the Swiss Cross flag morphed into a tattered swastika. Feuerherdt said regarding the anti-Israel posters ”overt antisemitism, in contrast, appears for the SBB not crass enough to take action.”


Lest We Forget–How the Old Testament is ‘irrelevant’ in understanding Jewish behavior in the Middle East and beyond, and how it is all about ‘the Khazars’ and ‘the Talmud’

December 6th, 2016

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Fake News “Pizzagate” Leads to Man Shooting Up Restaurant

December 6th, 2016

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American Jewish Establishment Stifles Free Speech to Silence Zionism’s Critics

December 6th, 2016

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According to the Senate’s new Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, Henrietta Szold, Hanna Arendt and Martin Buber could also be defined as Jew-haters

ed note–a few thing worth noting here–

1. There is no ‘anti-Catholic Awareness Act’, and never will be…

There is no ‘anti-Islamic Awareness Act’, and never will be…

There is no ‘anti-Buddhist Awareness Act’, and never will be…

There is no ‘anti-Hindu Awareness Act’, and never will be…

Only Jews, most of whom are not semites, but of white, western, european origin, which they themselves admit, despite their delusional belief that they ‘descend’ from the biblical character Abraham–qualify for such legislation, but then, what more should we expect, since, after all, they are ‘God’s chosen people’ and the rest of us are stupid Goyim whose only reason for being created was to serve them.

Note as well the Jewish author’s clear assertion that indeed it is Jewish groups pushing for this form of censorship and control of what people seem hear, think, etc. When some lowly goy however says the same thing, the dogs of the ADL, SPLC, etc, along with their lapdog hirlings in the JMSM come barking and snarling with the typical charges of someone promoting ‘old canards’ about Judaic control of the narrative.

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2. What are they so afraid of? What is it about how ‘they roll’ in terms of American foreign policy in the Middle East (and elsewhere) that they can’t afford to allow thinking people to have all the facts and to discuss these matters freely?

Peter Beinart, Haaretz

With every passing year, the American Jewish establishment poses a greater threat to free speech in the United States.

The reason is simple. With every passing year, Israeli control of the West Bank grows more permanent. And so, with every passing year, more American progressives question Zionism.

After all, if Jewish statehood permanently condemns millions of West Bank Palestinians to live as non-citizens, under military law, without free movement or the right to vote for the government that controls their lives, it’s hardly surprising that Americans who loathe discrimination and cherish equality would grow uncomfortable with the concept.

And the more those Americans voice this discomfort, the more establishment American Jewish organizations work to classify anti-Zionism as anti-Semitism, punishable by law.

The latest example is The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, which the Senate passed unanimously on December 2. The Act–pushed by AIPAC, the Anti-Defamation League and the Jewish Federations of America  — instructs the Department of Education’s Civil Rights office to follow “the definition of anti-Semitism set forth by the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat anti-Semitism of the Department of State in the Fact Sheet issued on June 8, 2010.”  

Sounds innocuous enough. Until you look at what the Fact Sheet says. Following the definition hatched by Soviet dissident turned Israeli right-winger Natan Sharansky, the Fact Sheet defines anti-Semitism as, among other things, “Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, and denying Israel the right to exist.” 

This is nuts. Across the world, numerous peoples desire “self-determination.” Kurds have been seeking their own state since the late nineteenth century, roughly the same period when Jews hatched Zionism.

So have Basques. Sikhs have been agitating for their own country, in Punjab, since India’s creation. The Igbos of eastern Nigeria actually created one, Biafra, for three years between 1967 and 1970.

There are reasonable arguments in favor of these efforts at self-determination. There are also reasonable arguments in favor of requiring Kurds, Basques, Sikhs and Igbo to live in multi-ethnic countries based upon a national identity that supersedes their own.

Either way, bigotry has nothing to do with it. If opposing a people’s desire for self-determination makes you bigoted against that group, then a lot of American Jewish leaders should report themselves to the Department of Education’s

Civil Rights office right now.

After all, Palestinians want their own state. Many American Jewish leaders oppose it. Why aren’t those leaders bigots under the very principle they’re trying to write into law?

The truth is that political Zionism—the belief that Jews enjoy the greatest safety and self-expression in their own state—has always been controversial even among Jews. In the early twentieth century, many Orthodox Jews called Zionism a violation of Jewish law.

Many American Reform Jews argued that Jews were a faith, not a people, and thus had no homeland other than the United States. Other prominent Jewish thinkers—including Judah Magnes, who founded Hebrew University, Henrietta Szold, who founded Hadassah and the philosophers Hannah Arendt and Martin Buber—argued that a Jewish state would dispossess Palestinians and bring war. They argued for a binational state instead. That didn’t make them anti-Semites.

As the twentieth century progressed, these arguments against Zionism faded. The Holocaust buttressed the case for a country of Jewish refuge. Israel became an established fact, and in many ways an extraordinary success.

Then, in 1993, PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat declared that “The PLO recognizes the right of the State of Israel to exist in peace and security.” In 2002, the Arab League offered to “sign a peace agreement with Israel” if it returned to the 1967 lines and found a “just” and “agreed upon” solution to the Palestinian refugees.

Once even Palestinian and Arab leaders publicly declared that they could accept a Jewish state alongside a Palestinian one, the historic debate over Zionism dwindled.

It is returning in the twenty-first century because a Palestinian state was never born. (A failure for which both sides deserve blame). That failure, combined with decades of Israeli settlement growth, has convinced many progressives that a Palestinian state is now impossible.

Thus, they argue, the only way West Bank Palestinians can win their rights is in one state—including the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and Israel proper—that does not privilege Jews.

This is not my view. Despite everything, I still consider the two state solution more realistic than the binational alternative. But you don’t have to be an anti-Semite to disagree.

Anti-Zionism never died; there have always been people—Jewish and non-Jewish–who oppose any kind of Jewish state within any borders. But anti-Zionism is growing because deepening Israeli control of the West Bank makes it harder to reconcile Zionism with basic Palestinian human rights.

Faced with the growing number of Americans who deny that Zionism is compatible with liberal democracy, establishment American Jewish groups could try to make Zionism more compatible with liberal democracy. They could publicly challenge Israel’s undemocratic occupation of the West Bank. But that would require confronting Benjamin Netanyahu, and many of their own donors.

So they’ve chosen an easier path: get the Department of Education to define anti-Zionism as anti-Semitism and thus threaten the campus activists who are challenging Jewish statehood with legal sanction. The Senate bill claims that “Nothing in this act…shall be construed to diminish or infringe upon any right protected by the First Amendment.”

But that’s exactly what the bill does. In the words of Michael Macleod-Ball, chief of staff of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Washington, DC legislative office, it “opens the door to considering anti-Israel political statements and activities as possible grounds for civil rights investigations.” 

It’s an old story: When people in power fear a debate, they try to criminalize it. It won’t work. If Zionism means permanent control of millions of Palestinians who lack basic rights, Zionists will gradually lose the contest of ideas in the United States. And the American Jewish establishment—which chose silencing Zionism’s opponents over fighting for a Zionism they could honestly defend—will bear some of the blame.


A Christian Christmas in Damascus! Thanks, Santa Assad!

December 6th, 2016

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RUSSIA INSIDER – [The Syrian people remember] that Bashar Assad and his father gave them 40 good years of peace and prosperity–with special protection for religious minorities–before Hillary Clinton went to war against Assad with her army of Christian-beheading Jihadists.

After all, Clinton already had the Rwandan Christian genocide, the Serbian Christian genocide, and the Libyan Christian genocide as accomplishments.  And while she and Obama had to share  credit with the prior Bush Administration for the Iraqi Christian genocide–which has now eliminated over 80% of Iraqi Christians–a Syrian Christian genocide, committed by “her” armed, trained and paid-for Jihadists–would be entirely hers.  CONTINUE READING


WATCH -Islamic scholar Imran Hosein: Trump’s election may have postponed nuclear war (with Dr. Kevin Barrett)

December 6th, 2016

Shaykh Imran Hosein, contributor to ‘ANOTHER French False Flag’, is one of the most important Islamic scholars – perhaps THE most important – of our time. In this interview we discuss the (rigged?) election of Donald Trump, which showed that many voters are no longer influenced by mainstream media…a good sign, according to Shaykh Imran, who is cautiously optimistic that World War III, the nuclear armageddon or “malhama” prophesied in scripture, may not arrive as quickly as he had earlier believed. That means believers may have more time to prepare themselves by founding or joining Muslim villages: rural retreats lacking the ills of so-called “modern civilization” and devoted to a Godly way of life. (In this interview Imran Hosein urges that these villages should be multi-confessional, with Jews and Christians as well as Muslims living together and pursuing spiritual development according to their own traditions.)

We discuss the problems afflicting Islam and Muslims in these “akhir uz-zaman” end times; the pseudo-Islam or “protestant Islam” offered by salafists including such extremists as ISIS; the role of Russia in preserving real Christianity (which has almost disappeared in the West); and the role of dreams and visions in Islam.


UK – Muslim restaurant owner wants to ensure no one eats alone on Christmas day

December 6th, 2016

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Sabba – To those who believe that the Muslims hate Christmas or anything relating to Christianity, to those who believe that some EU countries are forced to change whatever is left of our Christian culture/heritage because it makes the ‘Muslim migrants’ uncomfortable, a theory that many so called ‘independent media’ like to convey (such as jewish gate keeper Mike Rivero), allow me please to remind you that Arabs/Middle Eastern people have been Christians centuries before Christianity was established in Europe.

I would like to remind you that it is in the Middle East, which is now mainly Muslim, that we have the oldest Churches in the world and they are still standing.

I would like to remind you that, unlike our ‘Christian’ West, those churches are still being used on a daily basis and it is the Islamic Republic of Iran who has the honor of housing the oldest standing Church in the world. In contrast, our governments in our ‘Christian’ West are busy selling them or destroying them by the hundreds ever year, without any one of us even lifting the little finger. So much for loving and wanting to protect our Christian heritage. 

I would like to remind you that it is Iran – the ancestral land of the Aryan, also known as Persia – who is the first nation to have recognized Jesus as the Messiah, the first nation to have sent a delegation to Jesus when he was just born.

In other words, Muslims have always been surrounded by Christian buildings, Christians festivals, Christian rites and symbols and have not encountered those only after they arrived in the ‘Christian’ West.  

Better than that, Muslims in the Middle East take part in the festivities. Many celebrate Christmas too, in their own way, by reading the passages of the Last Testament – the Quran – that relate the story of Blessed Virgin Mary (PBUH), her birth, her youth and the birth of her Blessed Son (PBUH).  The Muslims have never waged a war on Christ, on Christianity or on Christmas (otherwise there would be no ACTIVE churches in the Middle East).

The jews, on the other hand, have been at war against Christ ever since he was born (Massacre of the Innocents) and have not stopped since.  They have used different strategies and tactics – all by way of deception –  and are now using the ‘Muslim migrants’. They are hiding behind the ‘Muslim migrants’ and using them as the pretext to continue to wage war on Christmas and finish off what was started 2000 years ago. CONTINUE READING


ITALY – Meet Beppe Grillo, an openly anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist whose movement could soon rule Italy

December 6th, 2016

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Sabba – I felt like throwing up when reading this article. Jews are jews and not matter how liberal, how secular, how ‘atheist’ or even how ‘no longer jews’ they may claim to be, they will always remain tribal and always protect their own. 

No, Bepe Grillo and his party are not anti-semitic, anti-Israel, anti-establishment and Bepe is not the Italian Trump and is not Putin’s man. And it does not take long to dig out the truth about this colorful, pleasant but nonetheless useful idiot name Grillo.

I had posted back in June a story about the mayoral elections in Italy and here is my introduction to that story :

Everyone knows the best way to control the opposition is to become the opposition and that’s precisely what the Italian 5 Star Party is. 

Some have questioned the name of the party: Five Star. Why 5? Why not 4 or 3 ? Or even better, why not 7, like the 7 Hills Of Rome? Those who question the name claim that it might have something to do with… the Rotschild, the number 5 being a reference to the 5 sons of Mayer Amschel Rotschild. Maybe. Maybe not.

One thing for sure, Beppe Grillo is just a facade, a clown, a funny and very popular figure whose name can coalesce around him all the unhappy, malcontent, angry Italian people. But the real men behind the 5 Star Party are Gian Roberto Casaleggio, who died a couple of months ago and the money lender who finances him…

Gian Roberto Casaleggio co-founded a publishing company, Casaleggio Associati whose main shareholder is Enrico Sassoon (an Italian man apparently….).

Enrico Sassoon studied Economics at the famous and prestigious Bocconi University, whose president was for many years a certain… Mario Monti, the same Mario Monti of  Goldman Sachs, who was also the European Chairman of the Trilateral Commission until 2011 when he became Italy’s Prime Minister. 

Sasson is also a member of The Aspen Institute Italy and a board member of The American Chamber of Commerce in Italy.

So the real man behind the 5 Star ‘rebellious, anti-system, anti-EU, anti-semitic’ party is a 100% kosher certified parasitic globalist, whose allegiance is not to Italy and the Italian people, but to his tribe and israel.

For those interested and who can read Italian, there is a very a good article about the background of this 100% kosher certified ‘Italian’ man: CASALEGGIO CONNECTION/ Chi controlla il controllore (di Grillo)? Un Sassoon nella rete di Bilderberg.

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HAARETZ – The failed referendum that triggered the resignation of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has set Italy on a path of instability that could place the country in the hands of a populist, Trump-style movement, tinged with strong anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli sentiments.

The Five Star Movement was the big winner of Sunday’s vote over a government-backed constitutional reform that turned into a plebiscite on the three-year rule of the center-left premier. 

The anti-establishment and anti-European Union party founded by comedian-turned-populist-politician Beppe Grillo took the lead in the “No” campaign, opposing constitutional reform that sought mainly to streamline Italy’s complex political system by reducing the power of the upper house of parliament, the Senate, allowing the lower chamber to pass most laws on its own. 

Taking his cue from the recent Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom and the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, Grillo managed to harness a massive protest vote that had little to do with the content of the reform but was fueled by popular anger over a largely stalled economy, immigration issues and disgust of perceived corruption and alienation from ruling Italian and European politicians.
“I actually like the reform, but I don’t like Renzi and he needs to go,” said Rossella, a homemaker in Rome who had just cast her ballot on Sunday and would not give her last name. “The left was supposed to protect workers like me and instead, our situation gets worse and worse,” said Loredana, a baker in the capital who also asked that her last name not be used. “I have no faith in this government. We need new elections to bring down this whole political class.”

A long march to victory 

The Five Star Movement sought to quickly capitalize on the nearly 60 percent “no” vote in the referendum that sank Renzi. The movement called for immediate parliamentary elections, saying it was already working on the composition of its government, in the event that it comes to power.

With most polls showing that the movement is Italy’s most popular party, its rise to power appears almost inevitable, although it would not be instantaneous. Elections in Italy are all but impossible right now because last year the ruling center-left, certain it would win the referendum, passed an electoral reform that only provides for the election of the lower house of parliament, the Chamber of Deputies, and delegates the selection of senators to regional authorities. 

Now that the constitutional reform has been nixed and the Senate has retained its powers, there are no rules in place to elect the upper house. It will be up to President Sergio Mattarella to name a caretaker prime minister, possibly Renzi himself or a technocrat, to shepherd a new electoral law through parliament before calling early elections next year.

The bungling of electoral rules and the probable delay in returning to the ballot box are liable to further enrage many Italians and strengthen the Five Star Movement’s chances of victory.

An Italian Trump 

The grassroots movement founded in 2009 has shot to success on promises of giving all citizens a stipend, nationalization of the country’s failing banks, taking Italy out of the euro and stemming the flow of migrants and refugees into the country. In 2013’s parliamentary elections, the party won 25 percent of the vote, shocking the political establishment, and in June, it triumphed in local elections, managing to get mayors elected in several key cities, including Rome. 

The fact that the capital’s new mayor, Virginia Raggi, has failed to put together a stable city government for the last seven months, with her team plagued by many resignations and scandals, appears to have barely put a dent in the party’s popularity. Much like Trump and the supporters of Brexit, Grillo has been relying on a mix of rhetoric and populist promises to whip up support, mainly through his blog and a network of social media sites.

In November, the former comedian celebrated Trump’s victory as “a huge F*** you” to the world and acknowledged there were similarities between the Five Star Movement and Trump’s campaign, in that they both responded to rising popular anger against the establishment.

Grillo and his supporters live in the world of post-truth and use conspiracy theories and fake news to spread fear, hate and consolidate their political base. They have also lent their backing, and their huge social media platforms, to bizarre and unscientific theories: anti-vaccination campaigns, the idea that AIDS doesn’t exist and that cancer screenings are dangerous. And Jews and Israel feature heavily in the Five Star Movement’s paranoia, both explicitly and implicitly.

Grillo and his acolytes have spread the idea that the world is run by a secret cabal of bankers, financiers and politicians. The comedian has said he believes the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in the United States may have been an inside job. He has railed against “Jewish Hollywood producers” and stated that a group led by a former Mossad agent controls all information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that reaches Europe. He has also called Israel “frightening” and “irresponsible” – suggesting the Jewish state may be seeking to start a Third World War.

Anti-Semitism among the Five Star Movement’s supporters is even less veiled than among the leadership and is rarely condemned by the top echelons. Jewish journalists and intellectuals who have criticized the party have been subjected to insult campaigns. 

Putin’s long shadow

And as with Trump, questions have been raised in Italy and abroad about the Five Star Movement’s ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The party’s social media network frequently shares and translates fake news stories circulated by Kremlin-backed propaganda sources. The movement also sent delegates to the June conference of Putin’s United Russia party and its leaders have spoken out against Western sanctions on Russia. Manlio Di Stefano, the party’s point person for foreign policy, has also accused NATO of preparing “to launch a final attack on Russia.” 

Is it unstoppable?

The Five Star Movement’s victory success in garnering support for the “no” side in the referendum marks the third major success this year of populist, nationalist forces that have been gaining ground across Europe and the United States. A further triumph by the party in the coming elections could cause instability in Europe, and theoretically could doom the euro if the eurozone’s third largest economy leaves the common currency. 

If the movement rises to power, Israel can also expect a souring of its generally strong relations with Italy, against the backdrop of policies expressed by Five-Star activists such as Di Stefano, who during the 2014 Gaza war called on Rome to withdraw its ambassador from the Jewish state and suspend all economic ties.

But there are still a few stumbling blocks that the Five Star Movement must overcome on its road to power. One key difference with Trump’s movement is that Grillo’s party does not have a centralized leadership, and it is not clear if its comedian-founder will run for office. So far, Grillo has acted mostly as a spiritual leader and chief ideologue, while several young party members are vying for the leadership and a chance to be Italy’s next prime minister – a race that could tear the movement apart. 

Italy’s traditional left and right parties could also band together in a coalition or engineer the new electoral law to make a Five-Star victory harder – but such political machinations are exactly what landed the establishment in hot water in the first place, and may backfire on them dangerously once voters get their say.


Google Removes ‘Are Jews Evil’ Search Suggestion

December 6th, 2016

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THE TELEGRAPH – When users typed “are Jews” into the Google search box, it would suggest phrases to search for that included “are Jews evil”. The search results are full of websites answering that yes, Jews or women are evil. Among the results for “are Jews evil” were “Top 10 major reasons why people hate Jews” and a page on “biblebelievers.org.au” called “What world-famous men have said about the Jews”. CONTINUE READING


Sex, Lies, War Crimes And Religion In The IDF

December 6th, 2016

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HAARETZ – Yet another grenade is being tossed at the heated relationship between the army and religion, amid a spate of recently exposed sex crimes, in the guise of an expose being aired on Tuesday, on Channel 10’s investigative program called Hamakor (“The Source”). The program will focus on Brig. Gen. Ofer Winter, commander of the Givati infantry brigade during Operation Protective Edge and, in the eyes of many religious Zionists, a hero of the 2014 campaign.

The investigation by Hamakor’s senior journalist, Raviv Drucker, centers on the ouster of Liran Hajbi, a Givati battalion commander accused of sex crimes against two female soldiers under his command, and of trying to stifle another complaint about a platoon leader in the brigade who sexually harassed two of his soldiers.

These affairs were exposed about two years ago by reporter Carmela Menashe of Israel Radio. In an ensuing trial, Hajbi was convicted of conduct unbecoming an officer, demoted a rank to major and fired.

Haaretz gave extensive coverage to the vengeful way in which Winter and Hajbi, backed by the head of the Southern Command at the time, Sami Turgeman, handled Major B., Hajbi’s deputy battalion commander and the whistleblower against him.

Maj. B. was removed from his post for “disloyalty” after reporting that his commanding officer was suspected of sexual harassment and indecent assault. Later though he was named to a command position by the head of the Home Front Command, Yoel Strick.

Ahead of Tuesday’s show Oded Savuray, on Monday launched a preemptive attack through the amiable offices of Army Radio. Savuray accused Drucker of sending an investigator four years ago to tape Winter in his office, hoping to set him up in a case involving the shooting of a Palestinian boy, and thus foil his planned promotion at the time to Givati commander. Winter learned of the plot, Savuray said, following the investigator’s admission.

Drucker’s version of events is categorically different. He says the “investigator” was a former soldier of Winter’s who testified that on Winter’s command, he and Winter opened fire at a boy in Gaza, without justification. The soldier was consensually sent to talk with Winter and record him.

The show didn’t air because the soldier turned out to be in a poor mental state. Ironically, on Monday Drucker publicized the story for the first time, following Savuray’s charges. Hamakor says it has recorded evidence from another soldier, too.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took the opportunity to attack Drucker and his supposed co-conspirators for ganging up on Winter. On his Facebook page, Netanyahu linked Drucker, Yedioth Ahronoth publisher Noni Mozes and the New Israel Fund, throwing Winter into the stew as their common victim.

Winter had been described in Yedioth as “the face” of the 2014 Gaza campaign, and won any number of adulatory articles, but it seems that in such matters Netanyahu is not a man of nuance.

Education Minster Naftali Bennett, a friend of Winter’s from their army days, stood by him and demanded that Channel 10 take steps against Drucker. Yair Lapid, who usually leaps to the defense of army officers against real and imagined dangers, hasn’t reacted yet.

>> In war over Israeli hearts and minds, army becomes ideological battlefield <<

But it is doubtful if that broadside by Savuray (who is coincidentally also an attorney for accused sex offender former Brig. Gen. Ofek Buchris) is helpful to Winter. Not only does trying to block a broadcast give it the best publicity, but Winter’s identification with Bennett doesn’t give him points in the eyes of his commanders.

Does he really want to remind the chief of staff of his close ties with a prominent politician who already got him into trouble during the mission in Gaza, when it turned out they’d met without the permission of Maj. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot’s then-commanders?

The other problem is that this affair, too, has become a “tribal” matter, ostensibly another action against outstanding officers from the religious Zionist camp.
Winter’s problem isn’t necessarily among “his” community but with the broad general public, mothers and fathers who want to know that the army isn’t covering up sexual attacks on their children in the service. (In Hajbi’s battalion, there was also large-scale arms thefts, suicides and an effort to silence potential witnesses.)

The choice to rely on ideological support from right-wing broadcasters on Army Radio to the education minister, is looking like a mistake.

Wondrous are the ways of army appointments. A year and a half ago, despite mixed feelings about his performance as commander of Givati, Winter was promoted anyway, but named to a relatively junior position as head of operations at Central Command.

In the weeks to come, Winter will have to help the command prepare to face the wrath of settlers over a court-ordered evacuation due later this month of the unauthorized settler outpost, Amona.


SWEDEN – Far-right Swedish party fires MP over anti-Semitism

December 6th, 2016

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TIMES OF ISRAEL – Swedish far-right party Sweden Democrats announced Monday it had kicked out one of its members of parliament for anti-Semitism. Anna Hagwall had in September proposed legislation to end state subsidies for media outlets that she said favor the Bonnier media group, whose controlling family has Jewish roots.

“For many years the Sweden Democrats have been working resolutely to end the currents of anti-Semitism and conspiracy theories in society,” the party’s chairman Jimmie Akesson said in a statement.

“Through her statements, Anna Hagwall prejudiced this work and the party’s image.

“Anna wants legislation in which people are divided by ethnic appearances. We don’t support that.”

The Sweden Democrats (SD) have been trying to distance themselves from some of their most radical elements in order broaden their electoral base.

Hagwell had sent an email to the Aftonblat newspaper in September trying to justify her position.

“It should not be allowed for any family, ethnic group or enterprise to control directly or indirectly more than five percent of media,” she said.

The Bonnier group owns 175 companies, including television stations, newspapers, magazines and book publishers, and operates in 15 countries.

Pushed by her party to resign, Hagwall had refused, but did promise not to stand for re-election in 2018.

But that wasn’t enough to appease her party’s top brass.

Officially, the anti-immigration SD espouses a zero tolerance policy towards xenophobia, racism and anti-Semitism.

But it has a fringe group of neo-Nazi supporters undermining the SD’s attempts to clean up its image.

In October, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven branded the far-right party “nazi and racist.”

But the SD’s popularity continues to grow at a time when right-wing populist parties are enjoying a resurgence across parts of Europe.

The last opinion poll carried out by the national institute of statistics gave the SD a predicted 17.4 percent of the vote at next year’s elections, up 4.6% from 2014 when they picked up a best-ever 49 of the 349 parliamentary seats.


Majority of Democrats believe Israel is ‘burden’ on US – poll

December 6th, 2016

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RT –  The majority of Democrats believe Israel is a “burden” on the US and has too much influence on American politics, according to a survey. The poll also found that most favor economic sanctions or “more serious action” against Israel for its settlement expansion.  CONTINUE READING


More than half US aid ‘to entire world’ goes to Israel and its gov’t ignores us – John Kerry

December 6th, 2016

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MONDOWEISS – John Kerry offered yet another tough-love talk to Israel at the pro-Israel Saban Forum yesterday. The United States gives Israel more than half of the aid that we give “to the entire world,” and Israel simply ignores us when we warn it about new settlements.

Kerry: Every president, Republican and Democrat, has been opposed to settlements – we issue a warning today when we see a new settlement announced. Nothing happens. It’s ignored, a new settlement goes up. New units, new sales. So the issue —

Journalist Jeffrey Goldberg: You’re describing a situation in which you have zero leverage.

Kerry: I think we do – I think we do have leverage —

Goldberg: But they never listen to you.

Kerry: No, they don’t, and they haven’t listened on settlements, that’s correct.

Here’s how much money we give Israel to ignore us.

I’ve watched while we, the Obama Administration, have put $23.5 billion on the line for foreign military financing. More than 50 percent of the total that we give to the entire world has gone to Israel. We have just signed an agreement for $38 billion over 10 years, $3.8 billion a year, up from 3.1.

Goldberg, the new editor-in-chief of the Atlantic, played the innocent. He knows damn well why the U.S. government has no leverage over Israel; because of Israel-loving journalists like himself and Israel-loving donors like Haim Saban. He ventured that the two-state solution (which he did as much as anyone to kill) is dead because there are now so many settlers in the West Bank there can never be a Palestinian state:

Goldberg: Have we not passed the tipping point already?

Kerry: No, no.

Goldberg: Why have we not passed the tipping point? It seems like it.

Kerry: No, we haven’t, but we’re getting very – we’re getting – I’ll tell you why we haven’t. Because this is a function of leadership. It’s a function of belief. It’s a function of what choices are being put to the people of Israel. So let me —

Goldberg: You know how hard it is to move 10,000, 8,000 settlers from Gaza. You’re talking about 90,000 —

(This is further evidence for my prediction that Goldberg in his new incarnation as liberal American editor in the footsteps of the abolitionists will become an anti-Zionist.)

Kerry also protested that he has spoken to Benjamin Netanyahu 375 times as Secretary of State, to the point that his wife says he talks to Netanyahu more than to her. He hinted that the Obama administration may get the last word with Netanyahu at the UN Security Council:

Kerry: Because of this building frustration, you need to know they are any number of countries talking about bringing resolutions to the United Nations.

Goldberg: Will you try to stop the French if they do it?

Kerry: If it’s a biased and unfair and a resolution calculated to delegitimize Israel, we’ll oppose it. Obviously, we will. We always have. But it’s getting more complicated now because there is a building sense of what I’ve been saying to you today, which some people can shake their heads, say, well, it’s unfair.

Whatever the UN or the US or Martin Indyk wants to do for the Palestinians, I don’t know why the Palestinians would want it. Here’s how Kerry outlined his vision of a Palestinian state:

this small little city state, which is what effectively the West Bank would be, demilitarized as it would be

That’s reminiscent of the famous line on the vice presidency: it’s not worth a bucket of warm piss.  Kerry also warned that Israel is “heading to a place of danger,” because of its own decisions.

But I do believe that Israel, because of decisions that are being made on a daily basis quietly and without a lot of people seeing them or fully processing the consequences, is heading to a place of danger.

And just as he had researched the 375-conversations-with-Netanyahu number for the occasion, Kerry itemized the number of settlers, and reminded the audience that Israel built the wall on stolen land:

But back then in 1993 [when Oslo principles were signed], there were 110,000 settlers in the West Bank. Today there are 385,500 or so. There is an increase – there is about 90,000 settlers living outside of the barrier. And the barrier, I want to remind everybody here, was established by Israel. That’s a line that was drawn by Israel – not necessarily a border, but it’s a line. It’s a reflection of a security line. Outside of that line drawn by Israel there are now 90,000 Israelis living in these patchworks of settlements. There are 129 settlements. There are about 100 outposts, and outposts, as you all know, are illegal. …

Now, these outposts begin as one building, two buildings, then they become a scattering of 10 or 15, then they become a, quote, “settlement.” And what’s really concerning about what is about to happen is that many of these outposts, most of them, are built on what is considered to be Palestinian private land. Now, since Obama became president, the population outside of the barrier in the West Bank has increased by 20,00 people.

Message, you’re on your own. You made your bed. But we might flip you the bird back before we go.


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Supreme Court rules against exposing Israel’s role in Bosnian genocide

December 5th, 2016

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972 MAG – Citing potential damage to Israel’s foreign relations, the Supreme Court rejects a petition calling to reveal details of the government’s arms exports to the Serbian army during the Bosnian genocide.

Israel’s Supreme Court last month rejected a petition to reveal details of Israeli defense exports to the former Yugoslavia during the genocide in Bosnia in the 1990s. The court ruled that exposing Israeli involvement in genocide would damage the country’s foreign relations to such an extent that it would outweigh the public interest in knowing that information, and the possible prosecution of those involved.

The petitioners, Attorney Itay Mack and Professor Yair Oron, presented the court with concrete evidence of Israeli defense exports to Serbian forces at the time, including training as well as ammunition and rifles. Among other things, they presented the personal journal of General Ratko Mladić, currently on trial at the International Court of Justice for committing war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. Mladić’s journal explicitly mentions Serbia’s ample arms ties with Israel at the time.

The exports took place long after the UN Security Council placed an arms embargo on various parts of the former Yugoslavia, and after the publication of a series of testimonies exposing genocide and the creation of concentration camps.

The Israeli State Attorney’s reply and the court’s rejection of the petition are a de facto admission by Israel that it cooperated with the Bosnian genocide: if the government had nothing to hide, the documents under discussion would not pose any threat to foreign relations.

The most horrific acts of cruelty since the Holocaust

Between 1991 and 1995 the former Yugoslavia shattered, going from a multi-national republic to an assemblage of nations fighting each other in a bloody civil war that included massacres and ultimately genocide.

The Serbs waged war against Croatia from 1991-1992, and against Bosnia from 1992-1995. In both wars the Serbs committed genocide and ethnic cleansing of Muslims in the areas they occupied, leading to the deaths of 250,000 people. Tens of thousands of others were wounded and starved, a multitude of women were raped, and many people were incarcerated in concentration camps. Other parties to the conflict also committed war crimes, but the petition focuses on Israel’s collaboration with the Serbian forces. The horrendously cruel acts in Yugoslavia were the worst Europe had seen since the Holocaust.

One of the most notorious massacres was perpetrated by soldiers serving under Serbian General Ratko Mladić around the city of Srebrenica in July 1995. Serbian forces commanded by the general murdered about 8,000 Bosnians and buried them in mass graves in the course of a campaign of ethnic cleansing they were waging against Muslims in the area. Although the city was supposed to be under UN protection, when the massacre began UN troops did not intervene. Mladić was extradited to the International Court of Justice at The Hague in 2012, and is still on trial.

At the time, prominent Jewish organizations were calling for an immediate end to the genocide and shutting down the death camps. Not so the State of Israel. Outwardly it condemned the massacre, but behind the scenes was supplying weapons to the perpetrators and training their troops.

Attorney Mack and Professor Oron have gathered numerous testimonies about the Israeli arms supply to Serbia, which they presented in their petition. They provided evidence of such exports taking place long after the UN Security Council embargo went into effect in September 1991. The testimonies have been crossed-checked and are brought here as they were presented in the petition, with necessary abbreviations.

In 1992 a former senior official of the Serb Ministry of Defense published a book, The Serbian Army, in which she wrote about the arms deal between Israel and Serbia, signed about a month after the embargo: “One of the largest deals was made in October 1991. For obvious reasons, the deal with the Jews was not made public at the time.”

An Israeli who volunteered in a humanitarian organization in Bosnia at the time testified that in 1994 a UN officer asked him to look at the remains of 120 mm shell — with Hebrew writing on it that exploded on the landing strip of the Sarajevo airfield. He also testified that he saw Serbs moving around in Bosnia carrying Uzi guns made in Israel.

In 1995 it was reported that Israeli arms dealers in collaboration with the French closed a deal to supply Serbia with LAW missiles. According to reports from 1992, a delegation of the Israeli Ministry of Defense came to Belgrade and signed an agreement to supply shells.

The same General Mladić who is now being prosecuted for war crimes and genocide, wrote in his journal that “from Israel — they proposed joint struggle against Islamist extremists. They offered to train our men in Greece and a free supply of sniper rifles.” A report prepared at the request of the Dutch government on the investigation of the Srebrenica events contains the following: “Belgrade considered Israel, Russia and Greece its best friends. In autumn 1991 Serbia closed a secret arms deal with Israel.”

In 1995 it was reported that Israeli arms dealers supplied weapons to VRS — the army of Republika Srpska, the Bosnian Serb Army. This supply must have been made with the knowledge of the Israeli government.

The Serbs were not the only party in this war to which the Israeli arms dealers tried to sell weapons. According to reports, there was also an attempt to make a deal with the anti-Semitic Croatian regime, which eventually fell through. The petition also presented reports by human rights activists about Israelis training the Serb army, and that the arms deal with the Serbs enabled Jews to leave Sarajevo under siege.

While all of this was taking place in relative secrecy, at the public level the government of Israel lamely expressed its misgivings about the situation, as if this were some force majeure and not a manmade slaughter. In July 1994, then-Chairman of the Israeli Knesset’s Foreign Relations and Defense Committee MK Ori Or visited Belgrade and said: “Our memory is alive. We know what it means to live with boycotts. Every UN resolution against us has been taken with a two-thirds majority.” That year, Vice President of the US at the time, Al Gore, summoned the Israeli ambassador and warned Israel to desist from this cooperation.

Incidentally, in 2013 Israel had no problem extraditing to Bosnia-Herzegovina a citizen who immigrated to Israel seven years earlier and was wanted for suspicion of involvement in a massacre in Bosnia in 1995. In other words, at some point the state itself recognized the severity of the issue.

The Supreme Court in the service of war crimes

The Supreme Court session on the State’s reply to the petition was held ex parte, i.e. the petitioners weren’t allowed to hear it. Justices Danziger, Mazouz and Fogelman rejected the petition and accepted the State’s position that revealing the details of Israeli defense exports to Serbia during the genocide would damage Israel’s foreign relations and security, and that this potential damage exceeds the public’s interest in exposing what happened.

This ruling is dangerous for several reasons. Firstly, the court’s acceptance of the state’s certainty in how much damage would be caused to Israel’s foreign relations is perplexing. Earlier this year, the same Supreme Court rejected a similar claim regarding defense exports during the Rwandan genocide, yet a month later the state itself declared that the exports were halted six days after the killing started. If even the state does not see any harm in revealing – at least partially – this information regarding Rwanda, why was a sweeping gag imposed on the subject a month prior? Why did the Supreme Court justices overlook this deception, even refusing to accept it as evidence as the petitioners requested? After all, the state has obviously exaggerated in its claim that this information would be damaging to foreign relations.

Secondly, it is very much in the public’s interest to expose the state’s involvement in genocide, including through arms dealers, particularly as a state that was founded upon the devastation of its people following the Holocaust. It was for this reason that Israel was, for example, willing to disregard Argentina’s sovereignty when it kidnapped Eichmann and brought him to trial on its own soil. It is in the interest not only of Israelis, but also of those who were victims of the Holocaust. When the court considers war crimes, it is only proper for it to consider their interest as well.

When the court rules in cases of genocide that damage to state security – which remains entirely unproven – overrides the pursuit of justice for the victims of such crimes, it is sending a clear message: that the state’s right to security, whether real or imaginary, is absolute, and takes precedent over the rights of its citizens and others.

The Supreme Court’s ruling might lead one to conclude that the greater the crime, the easier it is to conceal. The more arms sold and the more genocide perpetrators trained, the greater the damage to the state’s foreign relations and security should such crimes be exposed, and the weight of such supposed damage will necessarily override the public interest. This is unacceptable. It turns the judges – as the petitioners have put it – into accomplices. The justices thus also make an unwitting Israeli public complicit with war crimes, and deny them the democratic right to conduct the relevant discussion.

The state faces a series of similar requests regarding its collaboration with the murderers of the Argentinian Junta, Pinochet’s regime in Chile, and Sri Lanka. Attorney Mack intends to present additional cases by the end of this year. Even if it is in the state’s interest to reject these petitions, the Supreme Court must stop helping to conceal these crimes — if not for the sake of prosecuting perpetrators of past crimes, at least in order to put a stop to them in our time.

*John Brown is the pseudonym of an Israeli academic and a blogger. This story first appeared in Hebrew on Local Call, where he is a blogger. Read it here.


Mr. Trump: Use Your America-First Instincts to Pick a Secretary of State

December 5th, 2016

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NON INTERVENTION – Because, Mr. Trump, you will set your own foreign policy, the main tasks for the next secretary of state will be to execute that policy and to purge the Department of State of those who have, for so many decades, championed the causes of foreign countries and have plied those foreigners with taxpayer money that should have been spent at home. In simple terms, if American taxpayer money is to be spent to make life better for people, those people can only be Americans.

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Russia tells Aleppo Jewhadis, ‘leave or die as terrorists’

December 5th, 2016

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Israel’s PR machine is failing in the West

December 5th, 2016

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MEMO – For all its bravado, Israel is terrified of bad publicity. So it should be, for neither the legions of public relations companies nor well-paid lobbyists have been able to halt the tarnishing of its image in world public opinion. This is not because they lack the skills and resources to get their message across; far from it. There are two major issues at the heart of the Israeli dilemma; a discredited message and political conduct that is indefensible.

In a recent lecture delivered at the Institute of Jewish Policy Research, Britain’s Ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould highlighted the latter. He dismissed the notion that better advocacy would improve Israel’s standing in the West. Having witnessed first-hand the consequences for the Palestinians of Israeli policies, Gould’s message was clear: “There is no amount of hasbara or public diplomacy that is going to convince the vast majority of the British public that settlement announcements are a good thing.”

Of course the British public is not unique in this respect. Right across Europe people are judging Israel not by what it claims to be, but by what it does. Its unjust efforts to prevent the emergence of a Palestinian state in the territories occupied in 1967 have fuelled the public impatience that is now being demonstrated in parliamentary votes on the continent in support of the State of Palestine.

The contrast between Israel’s pseudo-democracy and that of the West was highlighted by recent parliamentary activity. While elected members in the West were exercising their democratic right to criticise their own governments, members of the Israeli Knesset were attempting to pass a curious piece of legislation called the “Zoabi Law” intended to silence opposition voices.

“An MK who in a time of war or military action against an enemy state or terror organisation offers public support for military struggle against the State of Israel,” reads the text of the bill, “their term in the Knesset shall be terminated on the day the Knesset decides by a majority of its members and at the recommendation of the Knesset House Committee that the published comments constitute the aforementioned expressions of support.”

In her response, Haneen Zoabi MK lamented that no parliament that expels its members has a right to speak in the name of democracy. “This is a hostile act against my constituency and against every democrat in the country,” she insisted.

The second piece of legislation which shatters any notion of democratic credentials that Israel claims to have, is the “Jewish nation-state” bill, which has been approved by the cabinet and now awaits approval by the Knesset. It defines Israel as the “nation-state for the Jewish people”, despite the fact that 20 per cent of Israelis are not Jews.

With such patently racist and discriminatory laws supported by the majority of Jewish Israelis, it is very hard for them to be “sold” to an international audience. Realising the difficulty that his policies create, the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced as early as August last year a scholarship scheme for students to propagate pro-Israel information on social media networks and “engage international audiences online” in order to combat perceived “anti-Semitism” and calls to boycott Israel.

In its early stages, this programme was headed by someone called Danny Seaman. He was lambasted in the Israeli media for his anti-Muslim rants on Facebook. The Haaretz columnist Barak Ravid asked, Is an abusive racist the best Israeli PR can produce?

Under the present laws, the views of such an individual are deemed to be dangerously toxic in Britain. Seaman would, in theory, be classified as a purveyor of hate and hence disqualified from engaging with students in British schools, colleges and universities.

If nothing else, throughout his political career Netanyahu has been doggedly opposed to the internationalisation of the conflict with the Palestinians. He has, perhaps more than any other politician, sustained the myth that this conflict can only be resolved through bilateral negotiations, led by the US. It is now abundantly clear that their efforts to quarantine the Palestine issue from global public opinion and pressure have failed.

As European parliaments have belatedly offered parliamentary debates that resulted in every instance in a vote for recognition of the State of Palestine, it can only be regarded as a step in the right direction. However, only when parliamentary votes are translated into government policies will they be worth anything tangible with the potential to make real change.

Ordinary Europeans have grown increasingly impatient and disgusted by Israel’s ongoing denial of Palestinian rights; hence the attempts to take the flourishing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign beyond church and academic circles. In the same way that sporting and cultural boycotts played a crucial role in dismantling South Africa’s apartheid system, so too will they have a defining role in ending the Israeli version.

The clock is ticking, as more and more entertainers are refusing to perform in Israel and there are calls for FIFA to kick Israeli racism out of football. This follows a call for Israel to be expelled from cultural extravaganzas such as the Eurovision Song Contest.

With every outrageous piece of legislation and policy enacted by Israel, the day that it is recognised as an international pariah comes ever closer. No amount of expensive PR will be able to prevent it.

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I.S.I.S’ Defeat in Syria May Unleash Chemical Attacks in Europe, Security Chief Warns

December 5th, 2016

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HAARETZ – I.S.I.S will attack Europe again, security chiefs warned on Friday, and may add car bombs, cyber and chemical warfare to its local arsenal as European militants drift home after reverses in Syria and Iraq.

Gilles de Kerchove, the European Union’s Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, said it was impossible to know for sure how many militants were already in Europe plotting attacks. A report on Friday by the EU’s Europol policy agency referred to dozens.

Some 2,500 Europeans may still be fighting in the Middle East, de Kerchove estimated in an interview with Reuters. But as they face setbacks in Mosul, Aleppo and elsewhere, Europe must track them if it is to contain a diaspora of trained militants like that which followed the 1989 Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan.

“We have to be prepared because some of them will come to Europe,” said de Kerchove, a veteran EU official whose Brussels office is packed with books and souvenirs from nine years of intensive travel and talking with Europe’s troubled neighbors.

“They may try to come back home and we don’t want to repeat the mistake we made in the late 80s when the Russians left Afghanistan and we left these mujahideen … in the wild.”

Many of those fought in Algeria’s bloody 1990s and went on to operate in conflicts from Chechnya and Kosovo to Yemen.

Some Europeans, among them also wives and children of fighters, may choose to stay in the Middle East rritorial geven if ISIS loses its territorial grip. Others may go further afield, with lawless Libya already looking like a new base for European militants and the movement likely to go on recruiting over the Internet.

“The physical caliphate … is collapsing but we still have the virtual caliphate and this allows the organisation to direct attacks,” de Kerchove said. In his post since 2007, the Belgian lawyer said the past two years have seen an “impressive” leap forward in intelligence cooperation among EU states and a tightening of law and practice on Europe’s borders in response to the variety of ISIS attacks that have included mass killings in Paris, Brussels and Nice.

“We have nearly fixed most of the loopholes,” he said of what Europe could do internally to combat the Islamist militants who pose by far the bulk of violent threats.

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The tougher part is now, de Kerchove said, to address root grievances for militants, whether among alienated people at home or angry Sunni Muslims in Iraq and Syria.

“The way the fight is developing in Aleppo will have an impact,” he said. “The way we will try to address the grievances of the Sunni population both in Iraq and in Syria will have an impact.”

Inside Europe, he said, “we are doing a lot better.”

Europol identified immediate threats as similar to recent attacks: groups using automatic rifles and suicide vests packed with home-made TATP explosive, or loners with knives or trucks. IS was also infiltrating Syrian refugee communities in Europe in a bid to inflame hostility to immigrants in places like Germany.

De Kerchove stressed also a new risk of ISIS bringing car bomb tactics, common in Syria and Iraq, into Europe. Agencies were, he said, also preparing to counter more complex tactics in years to come, such as cyber attacks and biological weapons.

For now, he said, the Internet was a weapon mainly of recruitment and radicalization of individuals – something the EU was working on countering in alliance with network companies.

“So far the terrorist organisations have not used the Internet as a weapon, to mount an attack through the Internet,” he said, citing the risk of disrupting nuclear power stations, dams, electricity grids or even air traffic control systems.
“It has not happened so far … but I don’t exclude that before five years we will be confronted by this,” de Kerchove said, noting ISIS had the funds to hire seasoned criminal hackers.

The EU was, he said, “actively working” to counter chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats but did not see an “acute risk,” despite evidence of militants dabbling with germs or using poison gas in Syria. “We need to be prepared,” he said.
International cooperation is a priority and de Kerchove spends much of his time building relationships with Arab countries, Turkey and other neighbors.

Ties with the United States had become very close under U.S. President Barack Obama and de Kerchove voiced a hope they would remain so under Donald Trump. Working with Britain, a leader in counter-terrorism in Europe, should not be greatly affected by its decision this year to leave the EU.

Noting Britain’s decision to opt in to closer ties with Europol, he said: “Intelligence sharing is developing outside the EU framework so … Brexit will not have any impact.” 

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AUSTRIA – ‘Far right’Hofer would have been better for Israel, says Jewish FPO member

December 5th, 2016

I-24 NEWS – Hofer as Austria’s president would have produced a better result for Israel, a Jewish member of the Freedom Party (FPOe) told i24news Sunday.

“I think Hofer would be the best president for Israel because he knows everything happening in Israel,” David Lasar said after the election results came in.

Hofer, swiftly conceded defeat after polls closed with tallies giving his opponent- independent ecologist Alexander Van der Bellen- 53.3 percent of the vote over Hofer’s 46.7 percent.

According to Lasar, Hofer last visited Israel in 2014, during the 50-day summer war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. “The last time he was there, there were the rockets from Gaza to Sderot and also to Tel Aviv, so he sees the problems,” Lasar said.

Despite the party’s defeat in the election, Lasar also says he hopes that the FPOe and Israel can work to strengthen ties, and condemned the Boycott Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

“I hope that we can make a big step and that we will work much better together with Israel- my party, Mr Strache and Mr Hofer and I – and we can do much more for Israel and also for Judea and Samaria for the boycott because the boycott is a big problem for Israel and also for the villages—the settlers—and is also a problem for the Palestinian people because they have no jobs,” he told i24news.

“I think the boycott is not the best,” he continued, adding “It is not the answer when you have political problems. We must work together but not with a boycott. The best is to sit together at the table and talk.”

Asked about a perceived divisiveness in opinions within the Jewish community about the FPOe, whose former party leader Jörg Haider was infamous for his anti-Semitism and pro-Nazi opinions, Lasar replies that he feels opinions are split fairly evenly.

“In the Jewish community in Vienna or in Austria it is 50/50,” Lasar explains about the party’s outreach. “Some people say we will wait a little bit and the rest say we have big problems with the refugees because they are anti-Semitic, and they have big problems. Some Jewish people cannot go on the street on Friday, on Shabbat with their kippa (skull cap) so I think it’s 50/50 in the Jewish community.”

“The left wing, the left left wing, they are against us, but the people in the Jewish community, most of them know that the Freedom Party… is the best way for us in Austria and also the best for Israel,” he adds.

On his candidate’s defeat, Lasar says that they are disappointed, but also pleased to see the level of support that the Freedom Party garnered.

“I think people in Austria are behind the freedom party because they know what is happening in Europe, and also from the refugees in Austria. We have man many problems because of the refugees in Austria and all these have given us 46 percent support at the moment,” he said.

Ariel Muzicant, President of the Viennese Jewish community, holds a different point of view when it comes to the FPOe, saying that “we will not tolerate again the close relation of this party to antisemitic and neonazi ideas.”

Reflecting on rhetoric surrounding the election, and the focus on refugees, Muzicant notes that “people vote for right wing parties out of frustration against terrorism, against refugees, against not coping with the new era of modern society. Many people are afraid to lose their jobs so they vote against something and not for the freedom party.”

“The same thing happened with Trump, in Italy, in all places,” he continues. “People are voting out of anger and frustration and they often not knowing what they are going to get, but they don’t care.”

Muzicant goes on to mull the consequences of such trends.

“Nazism and killing the Jews did not drop from the sky,” he says. “Antisemitism has grown on hate and envy and there was all kinds of antisemitism. Killing the Jews in the Shoah resulted from many many movements and these movements are still there . The difference is that now it’s not about the Jews it’s also about the Muslims.”

“The point is that a society built on hate will not thrive and will only lead to civil war. Once they are done with the Muslims they could go back to the Jews,” he adds.


SURPRISE, SURPRISE–Dutch Secret Service Investigating Geert Wilder’s Ties to Israel

December 5th, 2016

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The reason for the probe, local daily says, was concern that Geert Wilders is ‘influenced by Israeli factors.’ Wilders’ anti-Muslim Party of Freedom is likely to be a leading member of the next government.

ed note–in other words, he is suspected of being an asset for Israeli intelligence and particularly in his role as a propagator of the same anti-Islamic hysteria that Israel needs in order to foment and fuel her ‘clash of civilizations’ designed not only to destroy the Middle East, but the Christian West as well.

Keep in mind as well that within ‘white nationalist’ circles, Geert is cheered as a hero by those who are too stupid to see how their disaffections and discontent have been harnessed by the very same Judaic forces which they claim to be against and who absolutely LOVE Wilders and the nasty things he has to say about ‘Muzzies’ taking over ‘white Europe’. 

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Geert Wilders, leader of Holland’s far-right anti-Muslim Party of Freedom, was investigated in the past by the country’s General Intelligence and Security Service (AVID) over his “ties to Israel and their possible influence on his loyalty.”

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Wilders, whose party is leading the polls ahead of the upcoming election in March, is likely to be a key figure in the next government.

The undercover investigation was exposed over the weekend by the veteran daily De Volkskrant. According to the article, AVID agents conducted the investigation from 2009 to 2010, with its existence and results remaining unknown until now. The Dutch central intelligence organization is in charge of safeguarding internal national security, handling non-military dangers to the country and preventing espionage.

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An investigation of this kind into an active politician is an exceptional occurrence in Holland, the newspaper noted. If conducted, it is only in cases in which there are very reasonable grounds for suspicion. Wilders was a member of parliament at the time, with his party supporting the right-center coalition government from the outside and enabling it to remain in power.

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The reason for the investigation, according to the newspaper, was concern in the Dutch security service about “the possibility that Geert Wilders is influenced by Israeli factors,” with whom he had close ties. He visited Israel at the end of 2008, meeting with “Gen. Amos Gilad in his office in the main military headquarters in Tel Aviv, and regularly attended meetings with Israel’s ambassador to Holland at the time,” according to De Volkskrant.

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The reporters discovered the story during the course of a comprehensive investigation into the tight security protection that the country provided to the leader of the far right. For the purpose of that article they interviewed 37 civil servants, former secret agents, security guards etc.

Both the security services and Wilders declined to comment on the report.


Italy rejects EU, globalism

December 5th, 2016
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CIA: Hundreds Of Agents Routinely Create ‘Fake News’

December 4th, 2016

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Ed note–obviously something to think about next time there is another mass shooting, bombing, or act of terrorism and certain elements in our midst are claiming it’s all a ‘hoax’.

But then, our enemies would never do anything like that…

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House passes bill to counter so-called Russian covert influence

December 4th, 2016

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How thy do it– IDF’s Chief Rabbi ‘Sorry’ for Remarks Justifying Wartime Rape of Gentile women

December 4th, 2016

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ed note–besides the obvious, which is that no nation in the civilized world could get away with something like this except THE JEWISH STATE, the other things to consider are the implications associated with Karim’s appointment, past, present, and future–

1. Where, oh where, we ask, is the Jewish ‘outrage’? Where is the typical noise, the screeching, hollering, rending of robes and gnashing of teeth these folks are so famous for putting on display? Where is the wall of protest, such as what the world experienced for almost a year during the campaign season when a ‘racist’ and a ‘misogynist’ by the name of Donald J. Trump was running for office?

Silent as death, and for perfectly understandable reasons. Karim is exactly the kind of rabbi that the Jewish state wants/needs. He interprets things according to the letter of the law, and by that we mean of course the Old Testament, which was/is/always will be specific in its legalization of the rape of non-Jewish women by Jewish men during a time of war, to wit–

“When you go to war against your enemies, and the Lord your God gives them into your hand and you take them captive, and you see among the captives a beautiful woman, and you desire to take her to be your wife and you bring her home to your house, she shall shave her head and pare her nails. And she shall take off the clothes in which she was captured and shall remain in your house and lament her father and her mother a full month. After that you may go in to her, but if you no longer delight in her, you shall let her go where she wants. But you shall not sell her for money, nor shall you treat her as a slave, since you have humiliated her.’ Book of Deuteronomy

Which brings us to our next point–

2. As chief rabbi for the IDF, Karim is not there just to hear confessions or pray over the bodies of dead IDF. He is there to interpret the various passages of the Old Testament dealing with the murder of men, women, and children in places such as Gaza, the West Bank, Syria, Lebanon Jordan, Iraq, etc, all those areas which Israel–THE JEWISH STATE–considers to be hers by virtue of divine right, to wit– 

‘On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abraham, saying “To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river Euphrates”…–Genesis, 15:18

‘And God spoke unto us saying, ‘Go to the hill-country and all the places nigh thereunto… in the Arabah, the hill-country and in the Lowland… in the South and by the sea-shore, the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates…Go in therefore and possess the land which the Lord swore unto your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, unto them and to their seed after them…’ Deuteronomy 1:6–8

‘Every place whereon the sole of your foot shall tread shall be yours, from the wilderness, and Lebanon, from the river Euphrates, even unto the hinder sea shall be your border…’ Deuteronomy 11:24

‘…From the wilderness, and this Lebanon, even unto the great river, the Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your border…’Joshua 1:4

–When the Lord your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, he will give you a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant…–Book of Deuteronomy

‘When the LORD your God brings you into the land you are to possess and casts out the many peoples living there, you shall then slaughter them all and utterly destroy them…You shall save nothing alive that breathes…You shall make no agreements with them nor show them any mercy. You shall destroy their altars, break down their images, cut down their groves and burn their graven images with fire. For you are a holy people unto the LORD thy God and He has chosen you to be a special people above all others upon the face of the earth…’–Book of Deuteronomy

‘Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property. You can will them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly…’–Leviticus 25:44-46

“Foreigners will rebuild your walls, and their kings will serve you…Your gates will always stand open, day and night, so that the Gentiles may bring you the wealth of their nations and their kings led in triumphal procession, for the nation or kingdom that will not serve you will perish; it will be utterly destroyed.”–Isaiah 60:10-12

We have seen this before. In previous engagements, there was IDF Chief Rabbi Avichai Rontzki instructing the IDF prior to the land invasion of Gaza to kill indiscriminately, specifically telling them that “In times of war, whoever keeps his sword from bloodshed and who shows mercy toward his enemy his heart and soul is damned’, and they did it, willingly and gleefully, lest we forget–

GAZA 2014

And please, no emails/commentary from people making the ridiculous argument that this is not ‘true Judaism’ , but rather something invented by the Khazars and codified in the Talmud. This is Judaism–past, present, and future.

Forward

Eyal Karim, the rabbi whose appointment as the chief chaplain of the Israeli army was suspended over his remarks on raping women, was sworn in to the position.

Karim’s appointment as the chief rabbi of the Israel Defense Forces follows a Supreme Court review of his suitability last month. The court found no reason to challenge the appointment, which prompted Left-wing lawmakers and activists to file for an injunction, citing quotes attributed to Karim from 2006.

Replying to a reader’s question on the Kipa website that year, Karim said: “Although intercourse with a female gentile is very grave, it was permitted during wartime (under the conditions it stipulated) out of consideration for the soldiers’ difficulties. And since our concern is the success of the collective in the war, the Torah permitted [soldiers] to satisfy the evil urge under the conditions it stipulated for the sake of the collective’s success.”

He has since repeatedly said his statement should not be interpreted as license to rape, as his critics charged. “There is no license in times of peace or war to sexually assault women,” he told Ynet in July.

On Wednesday, Karim published a written statement reading: “I made a mistake when I gave a short answer to a complicated question. I was wrong because sometimes I was not precise with my words and some people found them offensive. I apologize.”

Miriam Naor, president of the Supreme Court, said in a statement last week that there was no reason to further delay Karim’s appointment. The Meretz lawmakers who filed for an injunction against the appointment also withdrew their petition, finding that his clarification was “consistent with the values of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.”

Karim also was asked to clarify his positions on two other issues related to women and the military. On the Kipa site, according to Ynet, Karim said women should not be conscripted due to concerns over modesty and their impact on the IDF, and that according to Jewish law, female singers should not perform at military events.

In July, Karim said he believed that women should serve in the army and pointed out that he was part of the committee that established the protocol that requires soldiers to be present at events where women sing. He said he has ordered soldiers present at such events not to leave.

“It’s desirable to create a ceremonial post that respects the views of all those present at the ceremony, and, to that end, to bring a male and not a female singer,” he wrote. “When this would not be possible, due to various reasons, those whose sensitivities would be offended must be excused from attending the ceremony.”


UK – Think Islam Is Your Biggest Problem? Think Again: Common Law Has Already Been Replaced With Talmudic Law

December 4th, 2016

And if anyone still thinks that it is the Muslims who are taking over the UK ( the first of Rothschild’s Empires) or believes that we will soon have ‘sharia law’ forced upon us is an imbecile or a jew. 


EU Representative for Foreign Affairs warns that Aleppo’s return to Assad will not end the war

December 4th, 2016

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THE DURAN – Another warning to Syria and Assad, from EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs…  CONTINUE READING 


GERMANY – Street Kids Given Away to Pedophiles in Berlin in 1970s – Reports

December 4th, 2016

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Sabba –  We can bet it was not just Berlin, it was not just in the 70s and we can all rest assured that it is still happening now and not just in Germany but all throughout the ‘Christian’ West. How can children disappear without a trace?

SPUTNIK – German media report that homeless teenagers were given to the care of pedophiles in Germany in the 1970s.

Homeless teenagers were given to the care of pedophiles in Germany in the 1970s, and the Senate of Berlin was aware of the “practice,” German media report. Street children — boys of around 13-17 years of age, were given to men known to be pedophiles, Spiegel said on Friday citing a study by Göttingen-based scientists.

The Berlin Senate also sent boys to the Odenwaldschule boarding school, where students were sexually abused in the 70s and 80s, the newspaper added.

According to Spiegel, the existence of the “practice” has long been revealed, but this is the first time that researchers have presented documented evidence of it

SOURCE: https://sputniknews.com/europe/201612031048119956-street-kids-berlin-pedophiles/


Iran Furious After Obama Said To Extend Iran Sanctions; Oil Jumps To 2016 Highs

December 4th, 2016

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ed note–very good commentary from a TUT reader with a solid educational/practical background in economics vis a vis this latest move on the part of Obama and a totally-owned-by-Israel US Congress vis a vis the renewed sanctions against Iran.

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‘OK, what this is really about is Obama just trying to fu** with Trump. Trump’s election is a complete repudiation of Obama and his “legacy” whatever that might be. Obamacare, gone; wars and drone attacks on behalf of Jewish interests, gone; open borders, gone; gay marriage, probably to stay but that might be the only lasting legacy for Obama.

Obama realizes this and knows Trump’s economic success depends on cheap energy as Trump has repeatedly said throughout his campaign, “I like energy–all kinds” because the more there is the lower it’s cost. If Obama signs this extension into law, then it messes up America’s delicate, almost non-existent relationship with Iran, raises oil prices by taking a million barrels a day off the market and raises the cost of energy for the Trump administration’s economic plan. It also places Trump in the situation where, after talking tough about Iran for the last 18 months, He might now have to be the “tough talking republican” that has to eat his words and release the sanctions on Iran to get oil prices back down and put the world at relative peace again. Frankly, I don’t think Trump will have a problem doing this as he is not driven, nor locked in to anything ideologically other than what is good for America. He is flexible. He showed that in his campaign. He would criticize the “Iran deal” and in the same sentence, praise and compliment “the Persians,” –a term that would only mean something to the Jews– as great negotiators and that they are smarter than our leaders etc, etc, etc.

So, I don’t think this is ultimately going to work for Mr. Obama, but it’s all he’s got left. It reminds me of those times when I was building affordable housing and I’d see two black guys get into a fight. As one started winning, the other would be running away and as he was doing so, curiously enough was still talking sh** to the other one–craziest thing I ever saw. He’s walking away, bloodied and bruised and still saying “ya, I got you next time homes, I know where ya live, I got your number sugar punk,’ the latter being vernacular for ‘faggot’ or ‘homosexual’. Bottom line is– He lost the fight but now is trying to save face and get a few diggs in to satisfy his own pathetic ego–it’s all he had left.

Same for Obama.

If I were the Persians, OK, be concerned if you want as it does reinforce the Jewish-inspired bad behavior of America towards your country for the last 35 years, but I wouldn’t get too bent out of shape over this one event just yet. Wait until Mr. Trump is actually sworn in on January 20th, then offer the olive branch. Perhaps offer the olive branch now before he is sworn in so that he can use it to turn the table on Obama’s bad behavior of putting last minute sanctions on Iran before he leaves. Trump can then brag, “Even the Iranians, the leaders of Persia, have called to congratulate me and our movement…What does that say about Obama and his last minute reneging on his own deal? And come to think about it, didn’t the Three Wise Men who visited the baby Jesus come from Persia? I don’t know, something to think about now at Christmas time, right? Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…….” as Trump can carry on.

For my Persian readers, if you’d like to congratulate Mr. Trump, he can be reached at the following–

725 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10022 or by phone at 212-715-7290 

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Swiss court overturns hate-incitement conviction for Jewish musician’s Facebook remarks

December 4th, 2016

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ed note–consider for a moment if the shoe were on the other foot, and a Muslim or Christian–after watching a video featuring a group of Jews violently assaulting a Palestinian, said that Jews were the ‘Nazis of today’. Not only would there be no overturning of any conviction, but as well the SCREECHING on the part of organized Jewish interests for an appeals court even CONSIDERING hearing the case would be tsunamic in its scope.

But, as always, when Jews are involved, the rules change a bit…

JTA

A Swiss court overturned the hate-incitement conviction of a Jewish musician who on Facebook described Muslims as “the Nazis of today.”

A Basel Appeals Court on Friday acquitted David Klein of the offense for which he was convicted last year after consideration of his apology for words that he wrote about a video showing Arabs assaulting Jews in Jerusalem, and the fact that he is the descendant of Holocaust survivors, the Tachles Jewish weekly reported.

The verdict criticizes David Klein’s statement but cites the context in which it was made to establish it expresses no call to racist action or hate. The reasoning for acquitting Klein includes reference to the fact that his great-grandparents were murdered in 1943 by the Nazis.

Klein was prosecuted after local media reported about his remark.

Klein told Tachles he was “relieved” and that his remark on Facebook was “confined to the situation depicted” in the video about which he wrote that Muslims are Nazis. It was not “a statement about all Muslims,” he added.


‘Anti Semitism’ –Gentiledom’s Legitimate Self-Defence against its own extermination

December 4th, 2016

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ed note–before being barraged by angry commentary from those–who for completely understandable reasons–react autonomically to Henry Makow’s discussion of having lost all of his grandparents in WWII, please look past this and focus on the essentials of the piece itself.

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Muslim teen verbally attacked on NYC subway

December 4th, 2016

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Haim Saban: Keith Ellison ‘is clearly an anti-Semite and anti-Israel individual’

December 4th, 2016

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‘New era of peace’: Trump vows to stop US toppling of regimes during 1st stop of ‘Thank You’ tour

December 4th, 2016

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Lieberman: Wait till Trump gets into office

December 3rd, 2016

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Defense Minister calls on government to delay moves to strengthen Judea and Samaria communities until after Trump takes office.

ed note–the only reason for taking this ‘wait and see’ position is because they don’t know yet how to deal with Trump, all prognostications by the ‘Trump is owned by the Jews’ brigade notwithstanding. With every other administration, Israel knew everything–from A to Z/alpha to omega–in terms of what the Jewish state could expect and went forward with it.

Now however, a new creature has wandered into Israel’s political garden of eden and therefore new rules apply. Furthermore, all can be assured that Israel is busying herself with ‘setting things up’–meaning various dominoes that once are put into motion will (Israel hopes) aid in maneuvering Trump in the direction they want/need him to go.

INN

The Israeli government should hold off passing the Regulation Law, and other moves intended to strengthen Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, the Defense Minister said on Friday.

Speaking at the Saban Forum hosted by the Brookings Institute in Washington on Friday night, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) said the coalition government would be well-advised to delay any “legislation and steps” directly affecting the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria until after President-elect Donald Trump takes office on January 20th.

“I think it’s much better to postpone all this legislation and steps until January 20,” Lieberman said.

Among the moves the Defense Minister referred to is the Regulation Law, which passed its initial reading on Wednesday.

If passed, the law would normalize the status of some 4,000 homes across Judea and Samaria, extending to them the kind of protection enjoyed by towns inside the Green Line from ex post facto claims of ownership on the land by absentee claimants.

“My proposal is to wait for the new administration and to create, together with the new administration, a common policy without any surprises and not to create facts but to wait and to discuss with the next administration our policy and our visions,” the Defense Minister said. “I think it makes sense.”

Lieberman has reportedly been working behind the scenes to block passage of the Regulation Law. According to a report in the Haaretz newspaper last week, both Lieberman and Netanyahu fear the passage of the bill into law could encourage the International Criminal Court at The Hague to target Israel.


Iranian FM: Renewed US sanctions vote shows lack of American credibility

December 3rd, 2016

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Tehran fumes after Washington legislators vote to renew a decades-old anti-Iranian law which is set to expire at year’s end

‘After many years of failure and damaged by 10 years of war, the Greeks build a giant wooden horse and weave planks of fir over its ribs…They pretend it’s a religious offering to their gods and this rumor spreads…But inside the horse, the Greeks have secretly hidden a select group of armed warriors…Then Laocoon, the priest of Troy, rushes down eagerly from the heights of the citadel to confront and warn the people of Troy, shouting–

‘O unhappy citizens, what madness is this? Do you think the enemy has sailed away? Do you think any Greek gift is free of treachery? Either there are Greeks hiding inside the horse, or the horse has been built as a machine to destroy our walls or spy on our homes…In any case, it hides within it some trick to be used against us…People of Troy, do not trust this horse. Whatever it is, I’m afraid of Greeks, even those bearing gifts…’

–from The Aeneid by the Latin poet Virgil

ed note–taking no enjoyment in it Mr. Zarif, but nevertheless, we told ya so.

Times of Israel

Iran’s foreign minister condemned the US Senate’s extension of a piece of anti-Iran legislation, state TV reported Saturday.

On Thursday the Senate voted to extend the Iran Sanctions Act by 10 years. The measure will now be sent to outgoing President Barack Obama to sign. Iran’s state television quoted Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying that the extension “shows the lack of credibility of the US government.”

On Friday, Bahram Ghasemi, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman, issued a statement condemning the extension of sanctions against Iran and said the act is a clear violation of the landmark nuclear deal reached between Iran and the world powers last year.

Ghasemi said, “The US president has agreed within the framework of the nuclear deal that he would use his authority to prevent the legislation and enforcement of any measures in violation of the deal, such as the recent act by the Congress.”

The nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers lifted a variety of international sanctions in exchange for limitations on the Iranian nuclear program. Lawmakers say the Iran Sanctions Act, which is set to expire December 31 if it is not extended, gives the United States the clout to punish Iran should it fail to live up to the terms of the nuclear deal.

Ali Akbar Salehi, chief of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, said on Friday that Iran will carefully consider how to respond. “We will definitely make no emotional decisions but will make a decision based on prudence, vigilance and wisdom,” he said.

Earlier in November, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has final say on all state matters, warned that, “Definitely, the Islamic Republic of Iran will react” if the US sanctions were renewed.

State TV also reported quoted Iranian president Hassan Rouhani as saying that all signatories to the nuclear deal need to honor their commitments.

“The deal is a product of seven countries, and one country must not be allowed to undermine the deal based on its own desire,” Rouhani said in a meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Lavrentiev.