Middle East and Surrounds

Confined cruelty: Israeli treatment of Palestinian minors

Graham Peebles highlights Israel’s systematic, barbarous practices against Palestinian children – practices that are carried out in violation of international law and obligations Israel had signed up to – and calls on the United Nations to “stand in the face of injustice, violence and hate to safeguard the lives of the innocent, the oppressed the defenceless” in the occupied Palestinian territories.

The Zionist cuckoos in Christianity’s nest

Stuart Littlewood views the ideology of Christian Zionism, which is rampant in the United States and has made some inroads in other “Christian” societies, and argues that, in essence, Christian Zionism is “a gross corruption of the biblical message”.

”The question is, are we seriously to believe that an all-powerful supernatural being has chosen and elevated one group of humans to a position of supremacy above all others, and has approved the use of any mean, including murder, brutal eviction and even war, to achieve their selfish goal, and now mobilizes millions of lesser mortals from around the globe, like those who regard themselves as upstanding Christians, to serve as tools and sing the praises of this “Grand Design”?” (Stuart Littlewood)

After three years of negotiations, Netanyahu to visit China

After three years of trying to arrange a visit to China, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will arrive in Beijing in the middle of June. Netanyahu’s visit will also mark 20 years of diplomatic relations between Israel and China, and alongside economic issues he is also expected to discuss the issue of Iran’s nuclear program with his Chinese counterparts.

IF Netanyahu is travelling to China mid-June of this year, that means that the war against Iran will either be over with – or not started – until after he gets back from this very critical diplomatic trip.

DAY OF POGROMS AND TERROR THROUGHOUT PALESTINE

PEACEFUL LAND DAY DEMOS MET WITH ISRAELI MILITARY TERRORISM

IF AMERICANS KNEW: DO YOU PAY TAXES?

Dear Friends,

With tax day looming, this is a good time to alert our friends and neighbors to how much of our tax money is going to Israel and what it’s being used to perpetrate.

We encourage you to hold events, distribute fliers and otherwise share information about US tax money to Israel.

Secret Maps Detail New Israeli Settlement Land Grabs

For years Israel’s Civil Administration has been covertly locating and mapping available land in the West Bank and naming the parcels after existing Jewish settlements, presumably with an eye toward expanding these communities. The Civil Administration, part of the Defense Ministry, released its maps only in response to a request from anti-settlement activist Dror Etkes under the Freedom of Information Law. Israel’s Civil Administration said in a response that the maps are a data bank that is updated from time to time and does not indicate plans to expand settlements, which is a complex procedure requiring discussions and permits.

Israel Should Give Up Nukes Along With Iran

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