22 posts tagged Israel
Foreign activists and Palestinians dressed as clowns demonstrate in front of Israeli soldiers during a protest against Israel’s controversial separation barrier in the West Bank village of Maasarah near Bethlehem on July 13, 2012. AFP PHOTO/MUSA AL-SHAER and Ahmad Mezher .
Sorry is the key word here, as the US apologises for the killing of 24 Pakistani Soldiers back in November. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made the announcement in Washington after talks by phone with her Pakistani counterpart, Hina Rabbani Khar. Pakistan is yet to comment but this apology is believed to end the closure of crucial supply routes to Nato-led forces in Afghanistan. (via newsflick)
It only took 8 months and cost $2.1 billion.
On 20 March 2012, DCI-Palestine launched a new report: Bound, Blindfolded and Convicted: Children held in military detention.
The report is the culmination of four year’s work by DCI, with the support of the European Union, focusing on verifying reports of ill-treatment and torture of children in the Israeli military detention system. The findings of the report are based on 311 sworn affidavits taken from children between January 2008 and January 2012. The report also includes:
- An interview with a lawyer who represents children in the military courts;
- An interview with the director of the YMCA rehabilitation programme;
- An interview with an Israeli soldier, courtesy of Breaking the Silence;
- A Psychological opinion into the effects of military detention on children; and
- 25 case studies taken from child-detainees.
The report found that there is a systematic pattern of ill-treatment, and in some cases torture, of children held in the military detention system, with the majority of the abuse occurring during the first 48 hours.
The testimonies reveal that most children are arrested from villages located close to friction points, namely settlements built in violation of international law, and roads used by the Israeli army or settlers.
Anti-Muslim, pro-Israel terrorist Anders Behring Breivik clenches his fist in a far-right salute as he arrives in court for the second day of his terrorism and murder trial in Oslo on April 17, 2012.
Breivik, whose 1,500 page manifesto lays out fierce Islamophobic and far-right Zionist views, has admitted setting off a car bomb that killed eight people at government headquarters in Oslo last July, then killing 69 in a shooting spree at a summer youth camp organised by the ruling Labour Party. [Reuters]
Pentagon war game forecasts U.S. would be pulled into a new war if Israel strikes Iran
A classified Pentagon war game this month forecast that an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities would likely draw the United States into a wider regional war in which hundreds of American forces could be killed, the New York Times reported Tuesday.
The war games’ results have “raised fears among top American planners that it may be impossible to preclude American involvement in any escalating confrontation with Iran,” the Times Mark Mazzetti and Thom Shanker wrote.
Defense experts said the reported war games results are another attempted warning signal to Israel not to go it alone or risk harming relations with the United States.
“The apparent results of the war game reported by the Times suggest that it will be much more difficult than Israeli leaders assume to keep the United States out of the conflict,” former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East Colin Kahl told Yahoo News by email. “In the retaliatory spasm following an Israeli strike, the odds that Iranian actions and miscalculations could drag the United States military are substantial.”
Photo Credit: (cumhuriyet.com)
Israel court to hear hunger striker’s appeal
Israel’s Supreme Court is set to hear an urgent appeal for the release of Khader Adnan, a Palestinian detained without charge, who has been on hunger strike for more than nine weeks (since the 18th of December), his lawyer said.
The court had been due to address the appeal on Thursday but the case was brought forward by two days following an appeal by lawyer Jawad Bulus on behalf of his client.
Last week, Bulus lodged an urgent appeal with the court to lift the administrative detention order on Adnan, who on Monday marked his 65th day of a hunger strike over his detention.
The court at first said it would hear the case on February 23. But Bulus made a fresh appeal on Monday to advance the hearing, prompting the court to reschedule the hearing, a court spokeswoman said.
Palestinians jailed in Israel are to stage a 24-hour hunger strike in solidarity with Adnan, the association of Palestinian prisoners said. Marches and demonstrations are also planned for Tuesday in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Jesus H. Christ.
I was reading about this earlier. War is likely inevitable, senseless though. Proxy wars, or low intensity warfare, are already employed.
These are the Israeli terrorists you DON’T hear about in the news, the ones that attack Palestinians and their homes on an almost daily basis, the ones who are often ignored by their own government and allowed to continue their attacks.
Imagine if a mob of Palestinians were to attack an Israeli Settlement, do you think the IDF would hesitate for even a SECOND before opening fire on everyone involved?
To add on to the story of the Settlers int he West Bank, apparently another group has managed to get into Deir Dibwan and torch another home and two cars before fleeing like the coward scum they are.
Foreign Policy magazine cites CIA memos from 2007-2008 that the Mossad recruited members of Jundallah terror group to fight against Tehran; U.S. was reportedly furious with Israel and moved to limit joint intelligence programs.
A series of CIA memos describes how Israeli Mossad agents posed as American spies to recruit members of the terrorist organization Jundallah to fight their covert war against Iran.
Buried deep in the archives of America’s intelligence services are a series of memos, written during the last years of President George W. Bush’s administration, that describe how Israeli Mossad officers recruited operatives belonging to the terrorist group Jundallah by passing themselves off as American agents. According to two U.S. intelligence officials, the Israelis, flush with American dollars and toting U.S. passports, posed as CIA officers in recruiting Jundallah operatives — what is commonly referred to as a “false flag” operation.
But while the memos show that the United States had barred even the most incidental contact with Jundallah, according to both intelligence officers, the same was not true for Israel’s Mossad. The memosalso detail CIA field reports saying that Israel’s recruiting activities occurred under the nose of U.S. intelligence officers, most notably in London, the capital of one of Israel’s ostensible allies, where Mossad officers posing as CIA operatives met with Jundallah officials.The memos, as described by the sources, one of whom has read them and another who is intimately familiar with the case, investigated and debunked reports from 2007 and 2008 accusing the CIA, at the direction of the White House, of covertly supporting Jundallah — a Pakistan-based Sunni extremist organization. Jundallah, according to the U.S. government and published reports, is responsible for assassinating Iranian government officials and killing Iranian women and children.
The officials did not know whether the Israeli program to recruit and use Jundallah is ongoing. Nevertheless, they were stunned by the brazenness of the Mossad’s efforts.
“It’s amazing what the Israelis thought they could get away with,” the intelligence officer said. “Their recruitment activities were nearly in the open. They apparently didn’t give a damn what we thought.”
Interviews with six currently serving or recently retired intelligence officers over the last 18 months have helped to fill in the blanks of the Israeli false-flag operation. In addition to the two currently serving U.S. intelligence officers, the existence of the Israeli false-flag operation was confirmed to me by four retired intelligence officers who have served in the CIA or have monitored Israeli intelligence operations from senior positions inside the U.S. government.
The CIA and the White House were both asked for comment on this story. By the time this story went to press, they had not responded. The Israeli intelligence services — the Mossad — were also contacted, in writing and by telephone, but failed to respond. As a policy, Israel does not confirm or deny its involvement in intelligence operations.
There is no denying that there is a covert, bloody, and ongoing campaign aimed at stopping Iran’s nuclear program, though no evidence has emerged connecting recent acts of sabotage and killings inside Iran to Jundallah. Many reports have cited Israel as the architect of this covert campaign, which claimed its latest victim on Jan. 11 when a motorcyclist in Tehran slipped a magnetic explosive device under the car of Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, a young Iranian nuclear scientist. The explosion killed Roshan, making him the fourth scientist assassinated in the past two years. The United States adamantly denies it is behind these killings.
I’m pretty sure we all know who the real terrorists are.
“A Child’s View From Gaza”
An Oakland children’s museum, citing pressure from the community, canceled a planned exhibit of artwork by Palestinian youth ages 8-14 that depicted the Israeli assault during the 2008-09 Gaza conflict.
These are a few of the images.
Credit: libyanana for posting it on her wall. (;
Oh nice, I’m glad somebody made this post so I don’t have to. The EI post on it is worth a read.