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ISRAELI PERSECUTION OF MUSLIMS IN RAMADAN AND CHRISTIANS
What is it like to have faith in God and to live in Israel or under illegal occupation by its forces in the West Bank and East Jerusalem? As Zionist leaders refer to the land they stole in 1948, with ever increasing alacrity as the "Jewish state,' one could be led to believe that this then must be a place where others who also worship the One God, will be welcome, nay protected, during their religious festivals.
Okay, I'm kidding. As we all know, Israel is no more a 'Jewish state' with respect for God, Allah, Elohim, Jehovah, Jaweh, than Ariel Sharon was a 'man of peace.'
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- A former Israeli soldier was convicted under a plea bargain for a crime highlighted in the Goldstone report on the Gaza war.
"...earlier this month he told the Forward that an interest in the Jewish state was one of the main reasons he first sought a seat on the committee. 'Even before I was a Democrat, I was a Zionist,' Berman said..."
Forward, April 24, 2008 – WASHINGON: Shortly after becoming the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee last month,
Jewish Telegraphic Agency - Efraim Halevy, a former chief of the Mossad intelligence agency, hinted at the possibility of an Israeli attack on Iran in the coming months.
“If I were an Iranian, I would be very fearful of the next 12 weeks,” Halevy told The New York Times.
IMEMC - Israeli forces closed a rural road and bulldozed private property in the al-Makhrour area of Beit Jala near Bethlehem on Thursday.
The bulldozers razed 500 meters of agricultural land belonging to the Shaban family from the Deheishe refugee camp and closed an agricultural road. The Israeli military also demolished part of a local restaurant and a Palestinian home in the area according to reports from Ma’an and WAFA News.
PanARMENIAN.Net - Beijing reacted furiously Wednesday, August 1 to new U.S. sanctions imposed on a Chinese bank over transactions with Iran, urging Washington to revoke them and saying it would lodge an official protest, AFP said.
China's foreign ministry urged the United States to lift the sanctions on the Bank of Kunlun, which it said violated the "norms of international relations" and damaged relations between Beijing and Washington.
Haaretz, AP - U.S. intelligence agents stationed in Israel report multiple cases of equipment tampering, suspected break ins in recent years; CIA officials tell the Associated Press that Israel may have leaked info that led to the capture of an agent inside Syria's chemical weapons program.
By Matt Isaacs Lowell Bergman, and Stephen Engelberg
Frontline – A few days after Las Vegas Sands fired the president of its Macau casinos in July 2010, the company copied the hard drives of his office computers and moved the data to its headquarters in Las Vegas. In the months that followed, the company now acknowledges, its lawyers reviewed those records as they prepared to defend the casino giant against a civil suit by the executive for wrongful termination.
PNN - On Tuesday 31st July, Israeli occupation forces attacked Palestinians who were participating in a funeral in the village of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron.
Israeli settlers uprooted and burned olive trees on Palestinian land in the village of Nabi Saleh on Wednesday.
According to the Palestine News Network, a spokesman for the Palestinian Popular Resistance Movement in Nabi Saleh said that the Israeli military escorted a group of settlers to the area and watched passively as the settlers destroyed Palestinian property.
National Summit to Reassess the US-Israel "Special Relationship"
The public is invited to a nonpartisan symposium Nov. 8-9 that will examine the impact of the US-Israel relationship on Americans. Panels will include top military, diplomatic, intelligence, academic, governmental, and economic experts, as well as former Congressional representatives. Read more
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