Sony Hack Reveals Hollywood’s Hand In Repairing Israel’s Broken Image

By: Saturday May 2, 2015 10:00 am

The WikiLeaks archive reveals how some of Hollywood’s top players want to combat the negative publicity of last summer’s brutal war on Gaza and link the pro-Palestine movement to anti-Semitism. CULVER CITY, California — A MintPress News analysis of emails contained in WikiLeaks archive of the Sony Hack reveals how Hollywood executives are working to [...]

 

Israel Supreme Court Upholds Law Making It Illegal To Call For Boycott Of Israel

By: Thursday April 16, 2015 11:00 am

High Court largely upholds controversial 'Anti-Boycott Law' http://t.co/6oPchIRXp5 pic.twitter.com/Z4QbqZqyCC — Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) April 15, 2015 The only democracy in the Middle East strikes again. A law passed by the Israeli parliament in 2011 that bans calling for a boycott of Israel has just been upheld by the Israel’s Supreme Court. The ruling means that anyone expressing support for boycotting [...]

How US Taxpayers Subsidize Israeli Settlements

By: Wednesday March 25, 2015 7:00 pm

“These settlements, and the occupation more broadly, are financially unsustainable on their own, and must be propped up by far right-wing Jewish and Christian Zionist funds from abroad,” a member of a group campaigning against the practice told MintPress News. By Joe Catron As U.S. taxpayers prepare to send to Israel another $3.1 billion of [...]

Jim Crow in the Holy Land

By: Saturday March 21, 2015 5:00 pm

Our own progress against racism in the United States remains too recent, too fragile, and too incomplete to go on abetting apartheid in Israel. By Phyllis Bennis The last days of the campaign sounded an awful lot like the Jim Crow South, when African Americans had officially won the right to vote but still faced [...]

We’re Screwed: Col. Wilkerson On The Failings Of US Foreign Policy

By: Monday March 16, 2015 7:00 pm

In a sweeping interview with MintPress News, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson explains why the U.S. needs to make resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict a bigger priority and how partnering with Iran could be the key to achieving greater regional stability. By Sean Nevins BEIRUT — One of the most important elections related to U.S. foreign policy is [...]

Palestine Joins the International Criminal Court to Bring War Crimes Cases Against Israel

By: Thursday January 1, 2015 2:13 pm

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has moved to join the International Criminal Court (ICC) in order to pursue war crimes cases against Israel. The Associated Press reported on December 31: At the international court, the Palestinians could seek to have Israeli military or political figures prosecuted for alleged crimes involving settlement construction on occupied lands or [...]

40% of Palestinian Children Detained by Israel Are Sexually Abused; Virtually All Are Tortured

By: Sunday November 23, 2014 4:00 pm

According to a new report by the independent, non-governmental, human rights organization the Palestinian Prisoners Club (PPC), at least 600 Palestinian children have been arrested in Jerusalem alone in the past five months. Of these, roughly 40% were sexually abused.

This horrific, grotesque abuse is not the only crime of which the Israeli military is guilty. Israeli Occupation Forces are not supposed to engage in night and predawn raids, but they regularly conduct them. Israeli law says that minors undergoing investigation are supposed to be accompanied by their guardians, yet Israel virtually never allows this.

MENA Mashup: The I/P, Egypt, ISIL, Iraq, and Turkey

By: Friday November 21, 2014 6:50 pm

Columbia Prof. Rashid Khalidi is dead-on with his assertion that we’re the biggest enablers to Israel’s illegal occupation…!

Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson Discuss 2016 Election and Ensuring US Support for Israel

By: Monday November 10, 2014 3:53 pm

Two billionaires – one aligned with the Democratic Party, one aligned with the Republican Party – had a surprisingly frank discussion Sunday before the Israeli-American Council. The billionaires, Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban, support different parties but both agree that the US must be closely aligned with Israel and feel President Obama has not done enough.

Billionaire Haim Saban has been a major supporter of the Democratic Party and is expected to be one of Hillary Clinton’s patrons should she decide to run for president in 2016. Billionaire Sheldon Adelson is a major supporter of the Republican Party and played a significant role in the 2012 Republican Party presidential primary and is expected to do so again this cycle.

Israeli Official Hits Back At US After “Chickenshit” Comment, Sweden Recognizes Palestine As State

By: Thursday October 30, 2014 4:17 pm

So much for cooler heads prevailing. In response to a story where an anonymous Obama Administration official called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “chickenshit”, an Israeli official has gone on the record to trash the United States under President Obama. Moshe Feiglin, one of the Deputy Speakers of the Knesset and head of the Manhigut Yehudit faction of the ruling Likud Party, said if President Obama did not “distance himself” from the negative comment about Netanyahu the US will become a third world country.

Feiglin represents the ascendent right wing of Israeli politics that is quickly gaining power more and more power. The real threat to Netanyahu’s leadership is from his right flank.

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