Posts Tagged ‘Israel’

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Netanyahu Worked Inside Nuclear Smuggling Ring

On June 27, 2012, the FBI partially declassified and released seven additional pages[.pdf] from a 1985–2002 investigation into how a network of front companies connected to the Israeli Ministry of Defense illegally smuggled nuclear triggers out of the U.S.* The newly released FBI files detail how Richard Kelly Smyth — who was convicted of running a U.S. front company — met with Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel during the smuggling operation.

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[hoo t-spuh, khoo t-]
 1. unmitigated effrontery or impudence; gall.
2. audacity; nerve.

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Attack When the World is Not Watching? International Media and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

“We find that Israeli attacks are more likely to occur prior to days with very high news pressure driven by clearly predictable events.”

Banksy Does Gaza

Posted: February 26, 2015 in -
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Banksy unveils a new series of pieces in Gaza, Palestine

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No Hipster Apartheid!

South by Southwest (SXSW) — an international mecca for artists, innovators, and hipsters — is planning to host a series of “Israel-centric” tech events sponsored by the Israeli government billing Israel as a “Land of Creation” and “Small Country, Big Ideas.” Events like these are part of the “Brand Israel” propaganda campaign designed to market Israel as a technologically modern and culturally sophisticated nation in order to improve its image abroad and counter worldwide outrage over its massacres and apartheid policies targeting the Palestinian people. – See more at: http://www.endtheoccupation.org/section.php?id=492#sthash.B7u9KHV9.dpuf

Prime Minister of Israel Addresses the General Assembly

Netanyahu exposed as full of shit, by his own Mossad no less.+

Leaked cables show Netanyahu’s Iran bomb claim contradicted by Mossad

War criminal, warmonger, known liar. Someone arrest this piece of shit and try him for war crimes in Gaza.

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The most outrageous hypocrisy never, ever fazes the reptiles who control the USA or Israel.

US helped Israel with H-bomb – 1980s report declassified

“It’s our basic position that in 1987 the Department of Defense discovered that Israel had a nuclear weapons program, detailed it and then has covered it up for 25 years in violation of the Symington and Glenn amendments, costing taxpayers $86 billion,” Smith said during a hearing in late 2014 before Judge Tanya Chutkan in US District Court for the District of Columbia.

Omar-poster

This Palestinian film, from the makers of Paradise Now, is well done and emotional. It shows the barbarism and the psychological stress of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank. Very little comes out of Palestine, and these are refreshing for their portrayals of the ongoing conflict from the Palestinian side. While Israel’s penetration into media is an over-representation, the Palestinians are severely under-represented, and this contributes to western ignorance over the situation there.

The plot veers a bit into the implausible a couple of times. For this reason I prefer the previous film, Paradise Now, for its brutal honesty and gripping tension.paradise-now

Omar incorporates a love story, two lovers separated by the massive apartheid wall, which Omar must repeatedly climb in order to see Nadia. Each time he does so, he is exposed to potential sniper fire. Each visit could be a deadly sacrifice.

The Palestinian resistance fighters are inept tactically, and strategically. They are outgunned and outsmarted by their Israeli occupiers. Played against one another, divided and conquered, it is a hopeless situation on the wrong side of the wall. It tears apart alliances, and the lives of those who resist are shattered.

It’s a good film, maybe not great, but there is plenty to think about.