Israeli govt debates evicting UN from Jerusalem in wake of scathing UNESCO resolution
Protesters Are Rising Up Against Netanyahu – and Testing the Limits of Israel’s Democracy
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is suspected of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, police confirmed Thursday, according to Israeli media.
Potential allegations involving Netanyahu stretch into Israeli journalism circles and even Hollywood.
Details of the investigation came out when the court issued a gag order requested by the police limiting media coverage on police attempts to recruit a former Netanyahu aide, Ari Harow, as a state’s witness, Reuters reported.
Representatives for Netanyahu issued a statement saying the allegations were false, according to Haaretz.
“We completely reject the unfounded claims made against the prime minister,” the statement read. “The campaign to change the government is underway, but it is destined to fail for a simple reason: there won’t be anything because there was nothing.”
Progress was being made in talks with Harow about becoming a state’s witness, Israeli attorney general Avichai Mendelblit said, according to Haaretz.
During a ceremony at the Israeli Supreme Court, he asked members of the news media to “let us work in peace and find the truth,” Haaretz reported.
There are two cases in question. One involves allegations that Netanyahu accepted luxury gifts from Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan and Australian billionaire James Packer, ABC reported. In another, Netanyahu allegedly tried to make a deal with Arnon Mozes, publisher of Yedioth Ahronoth, a daily newspaper based in Tel Aviv, to promote legislation that would hurt its main competitor, according to ABC. In exchange, the news organization was to provide favorable coverage of the prime minister, ABC reported.
Netanyahu, 67, is serving his fourth term as prime minister. He was born in Tel Aviv, spent his teen years in Philadelphia, where his father was a professor, and returned to Israel in 1967, according to Biography.com.
“A Real Case Against Jews” – 192
Published on May 26, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TasrB… better version without the robot voice
Complete text: http://www.patriot.dk/ravage.html
Jews are Not God’s Chosen People – The Truth Will Set You Free – Marching To Zion
The so called Jews in Israel are not true Jews; they are Khazars Ashkenazi Jews Identity theft
“Please understand that the vast majority of ‘Jews’ are not really Jews!. The Ashkenazi Jews are descendants of the son of Noah, Japheth – not Shem – the ‘real’ Jews descend from Shems line. The Ashkenazi Jews are a combination of Khazars (look up the story of their conversion to Judaism) and Edomites, the descendants of Jacob-Israel’s brother Esau. They were also forced to take the Jewish religion – you can look this history up too. These fake Jews are the Zionists who established the State of Israel. The ‘real’ Jews are the roughly ten percent of Jews who are the Sephardim, or Sephardic Jews.”
Rich Segal is Jewish. He is a also a Songwriter, Musician, Activist and a dedicated supporter of Palestinian Freedom. When the 10-year-old daughter of one of his Palestinian friends in Gaza was executed by an Israeli soldier…..he wrote and dedicated this song to her.
Many will know this Song Writer, Musician, Activist, Writer and all round dedicated supporter of Palestinian Freedom – Rich Siegel. Here he performs ‘In Palestine’ dedicated to the murdered daughter of his friend in Gaza….oh, and he was born Jewish.
Palestinian officials say they’ll start proceedings to pursue war crimes charges against Israeli officials if the UN fails to approve a deadline for Israel to pull out from the occupied territories.
New York Times portray Scumbag Netanyahu as a visionary, ‘MY FOOT’ he is a TERRORIST!!
James Zogby President, Arab American Institute; author, ‘Arab Voices
Ever the clever one, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was up to his old tricks again this week. On Monday, he addressed a half empty UN General Assembly chamber and then came to Washington for what was reported to be a rather chilly meeting with President Obama.
His United Nations’ speech was classic Netanyahu — ominous doomsday warnings coupled with red meat for the faithful, followed by misdirection and, for good measure, a bit of outright deceit intended for media consumption. The latter, most notably, included the Prime Minister’s offer to the Arab States to join with Israel in creating “a productive partnership that would build a more secure, peaceful, and prosperous Middle East” — the idea being something like “we can’t make peace with the Palestinians, but if you, Arab States, make peace with us, then we can work together to find a solution to all our problems”.
This Israeli fantasy of making peace with the Arabs without first making peace with the Palestinians has been around for decades. It is, in effect, a desire to turn the Arab Peace Initiative on its head with Israel seeking to secure the benefits of regional recognition and normalization, while paying no price, in return. To the uninitiated, or the true-believer, the idea has some appeal — making it appear that Netanyahu is taking the “high road” in fighting extremism and seeking peace. It is, however, a non-starter since it is something that no Arab leader, and most certainly no segment of Arab public opinion will tolerate. No Arab, at this point, will walk over the bodies of Gaza’s dead or by-pass Arab rights in Jerusalem.
There is another more fundamental problem and that is that Netanyahu wasn’t serious. His proposal wasn’t real. It was, instead, the sort of clever gamesmanship, playing for headlines, for which the Israeli PM is notorious. As is often the case, when he is backed into a corner, Netanyahu will try to maneuver by changing the subject.
It was disturbing that instead of straight-away dismissing this stunt, the New York Times took the bait and headlined their report on the Israeli leader’s speech and meeting with President Obama — “Netanyahu Sees Arab Alliance Aiding Mideast Peace”.
The accompanying story began,
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on Wednesday raised the tantalizing prospect that a new Arab alliance could resuscitate Israel’s moribund peace talks with the Palestinians, but President Obama responded with a familiar complaint — that Jewish settlements are the real problem.
In an Oval Office meeting that spoke to both the rapidly shifting landscape in the Middle East and the enduring realities of the peace process, Mr. Obama and Mr. Netanyahu discussed how the militant group, Islamic State, was reshaping the region, with Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Arab states lining up with Israel against a common foe.
That alignment, Mr. Netanyahu declared in a speech on Monday at the United Nations could be the foundation for the renewal of the Palestinian peace negotiations, which fell apart in April over Jewish settlements and other disputes. It has also left the Israeli leader in an arguably stronger position in the region, if not internationally.
The headline and the framing of the story were misleading and disturbing, portraying Netanyahu as a visionary who sees new possibilities in a changing world, and Obama as stuck in the past with nothing to offer but “a familiar complaint”. But wading further into this story makes it clear that the headline and the lead paragraphs were, in fact, nothing more than the misdirection, Netanyahu had hoped for.
Right before the White House meeting, Israel had approved over 2,000 new settlement units in East Jerusalem and a group of hardline settlers, with Israeli military protection occupied a number of homes in Silwan, an Arab community also in East Jerusalem. Far from being just President Obama’s “familiar complaint,” settlement expansion designed to frustrate peace and embarrass the White House is the modus operandi of the Israeli government — which, by its very actions, makes it clear that it has no intention of reaching a just peace agreement with the Palestinians.
In the aftermath of the horrific slaughter of innocents in Gaza and in the midst of the rapid expansion of Jewish-only colonies in and around occupied Jerusalem, any talk of an “Arab Alliance” with Israel becomes sheer nonsense. And the notion that Israel is now in an “arguably stronger position in the region, if not internationally” is also nonsense. With Israel facing a UN investigation into its bombing of UN facilities in Gaza, a Security Council vote on a pending Palestinian resolution to set a date for Israeli withdrawal from the occupied territories, and growing international outrage over Israel’s behavior in the Gaza war and its ever expanding settlement program — Israel is, in fact, more isolated then ever before. And because the U.S. continues to be Israel’s strongest ally, it is putting the U.S. at risk, as well.
The very next day, the Times ran an editorial entitled “Mr. Netanyahu’s Strange Course”, in which they rebutted not only the Prime Minister, but the aforementioned article. They referred to the newly announced settlements as “another in a string of calculated embarrassments that… have undermined American efforts” and quoted the Administration rebuke that the new construction “would bring international condemnation [that would] ‘distance Israel from even its closest allies.'”
As is often the case, Netanyahu’s clever, but disingenuous, ploys can’t stand up in the face of reality. The Israeli Prime Minister may have initially fooled the New York Times headline writers and story editors. But in the end, the Times got it right when they closed their editorial noting “Mr. Netanyahu’s present course is antagonizing everyone”.
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