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Most aid to Palestinians ends up in Israel’s coffers

78 per cent of humanitarian aid intended for Palestinians ends up in Israel’s coffers… To reach the Palestinians, donors have no choice but to go through Israel. This provides ripe opportunities for what he terms “aid subversion” and “aid diversion”… the World Bank estimated that Palestinians lose at least $3.4 billion a year in resources […]

Jewish extremists ban Christian prayer in Jerusalem – Call it “pagan”

IMEMC – On Monday Israeli Jews banned Christian prayer at the holy site of Jesus’ Last Supper, calling it a “pagan ceremony.” Witnesses said that clashes erupted between the Israeli Jews and Christians –Palestinian and Israeli– when the Christians wanted to perform their prayer. The Jewish extremists said the Christian worshippers were desecrating their holy […]

IMEMC – On Monday Israeli Jews banned Christian prayer at the holy site of Jesus’ Last Supper, calling it a “pagan ceremony.” Witnesses said that clashes erupted between the Israeli Jews and Christians –Palestinian and Israeli– when the Christians wanted to perform their prayer. The Jewish extremists said the Christian worshippers were desecrating their holy […]

Benjamin Netanyahu: Media Manipulator

Netanyahu is now in a position to personally regulate cellular service and Internet providers, license private broadcast channels, and influence the management of public television and radio. Bernard Avishai, New Yorker –Benjamin Netanyahu dissolved his government last November to remove two obstacles. The first, much reported beyond Israel, was opposition by centrists within his government, […]

IDF slaps soldier, an American, with jail term over grandma’s pork sandwiches

It is against IDF rules to bring non-kosher food on its bases, which are kosher… he was given the pork sandwiches by his grandmother, who lives on a kibbutz JTA — An American serving in the Israeli army was sentenced to military jail for bringing non-kosher sandwiches to his base and offering them to fellow […]

Israeli army commander recorded ordering attack on Gaza clinic

Nerya Yeshurun, a lieutenant colonel, instructed that a clinic in the Shujaiya neighborhood be fired upon on 23 July last year to “honor” an Israeli soldier who had been killed a day earlier.  His statement amounts to a clear, though perhaps unintended, admission of war crimes. Charlotte Silver, EI – An Israeli military commander has been recorded ordering troops to shell medical […]

Israel’s corrupt political system is a breeding ground for crooked leaders connected to diaspora tycoons

Israeli Prime Minister Olmert wasn’t a pioneer of the financial connection between shadowy Diaspora tycoons and senior Israeli politicians. Leaders of all the major parties were in on it … Ariel Sharon, Ezer Weizman, Shimon Peres – all had their benefactors… Ha’aretz, excerpt: – Olmert wasn’t a pioneer of the financial connection between shadowy Diaspora […]

Former Israeli Prime Minister sentenced for cash-filled envelopes from American-Jewish businessman

JTA — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to eight months in prison for accepting cash-filled envelopes from an American-Jewish businessman. The sentence, announced Monday in the Jerusalem District Court, includes an additional eight months probation and a $26,000 fine and could be added to the six-year sentence Olmert is already facing for […]

Reassessing US aid to Israel – Allan C. Brownfeld

The new Justice minister, Ayelet Sheked, justified the burning alive of a Palestinian teenager by Israeli youths in East Jerusalem…. Rabbi Eli  Ben-Dahan, the new deputy defense minister, declared: “(Palestinians) are beasts, they are not humans” and  “A Jew always has a much higher soul than a gentile, even if he is a homosexual.” CommDigiNews […]

Jews, Non-Jews, and the New Israeli Government—by Peter Eisenstadt

The Birthright group leader made the following statement. He said he had Italian neighbors “and they’re wonderful, but if I had to decide whether to save their lives or the life of one Jew, I would choose to save the Jew. If I had to choose to save 100 non-Jews or one Jew, I would […]

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