Tag Archives: Palestine

Today On World Net Daily

According to World Net Daily, God is sending Hurricane Joaquin to punish America for flying the Palestinian flag over the United Nations. Which the USA had nothing to do with, but whatevs. They write: “The storm became Hurricane Joaquin as Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was preparing to host a U.N. Security Council meeting on Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, as the …

Read More »

Vatican Recognizes “State Of Palestine”

Via the Associated Press: The Vatican has officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty. The treaty, which was finalized Wednesday but still has to be signed, makes clear that the Holy See has switched its diplomatic relations from the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine. The Vatican had welcomed the decision by the U.N. General …

Read More »

NEW YORK CITY: Protesters Hang Palestinian Flag From Manhattan Bridge

Via the New York Daily News: A giant flag soliciting support for Palestinians in Gaza was unfurled from the Manhattan Bridge Wednesday — a second apparent breach of security in a month on an East River span. The banner boasting the colors of the Palestinian flag was hung about dusk from the south edge of the bridge close to the …

Read More »

Telegraph: Israel Bombs Gaza Hospital

The Telegraph reports: A dozen shells hit the Al Aqsa hospital in the town of Deir el-Balah, Palestinian health official Ashraf al-Kidra said. He said four people were killed and 60 wounded when the shells landed in the administration building, the intensive care unit and the surgery department. A doctor at the hospital, Fayez Zidane told Al Aqsa TV station, …

Read More »

BREAKING: Israel Begins Ground Offensive In Gaza Strip, Troops Are On The Move

Via the New York Times: Israel began a ground invasion into the Gaza Strip Thursday night, saying it would target tunnels that can infiltrate its territory after cease-fire talks failed to de-escalate the air war that has raged for 10 days. The military released a statement at 10:39 p.m. saying the goal of the operation was to “establish a reality …

Read More »

St. Patrick’s Redux: Boycott Israel Groups To March In Israel Day Parade

Groups that call for boycotting Israeli companies will be permitted to march in New York City’s annual Israel Day Parade. The Jewish Press published an op-ed last month: Ironically, the ‘conscience-struck’ Jewish boycotters never boycott Arab or Moslem businesses, despite the ubiquitous terrorism and their violations of human rights. Their outrage is only against the Jewish state and its Jews. …

Read More »

Ariel Sharon Dies At 85

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died today at the age of 85. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the nation bowed its head to a man he described as “first and foremost a brave soldier and an outstanding military commander” who “had a central role in the battle for Israel’s security from the very beginning.” In many ways, Mr. Sharon’s …

Read More »

Pam Geller Is Very Upset About New Campaign From “Seattle’s Jew-Haters”

Shrieking harpy Pam Geller is battling yet another transit agency. The Jew-haters are at it again. The relentless Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign (SeaMAC) has launched another vicious Goebbels-style blood libel against the Jews in Seattle. Yes, this is Seattle where we are moving forward with our lawsuit against Seattle transit for their refusal to run our FBI Global Faces of …

Read More »

BRITAIN: Palestinian Activists Call For Pet Shop Boys To Cancel Tel Aviv Concert

Pro-Palestinian activists are planning to picket a Pet Shop Boys appearance in London tonight in protest of the dance duo’s gig scheduled for June 28th in Tel Aviv.  From the protesters’ website: The Pet Shop Boys – Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, recognised as the most successful duo in UK music history, are scheduled to perform in apartheid Israel to …

Read More »

Toronto Pride Threatened With Defunding Over Anti-Israeli Apartheid Group

A group of Toronto city commissioners is once again threatening to pull the funding for Pride Toronto due to the planned inclusion of Queers Against Israeli Apartheid in the parade.  Similar flaps have arisen in recent years.  Peter Tatchell writes via email: The demand that a pro-Palestinian slogan and organisation are banned from the Toronto Pride parade is censorship. It’s …

Read More »

Google Recognizes Palestine

Via BBC News: Internet giant Google has changed the tagline on the homepage of its Palestinian edition from “Palestinian Territories” to “Palestine”. The change, introduced on 1 May, means google.ps now displays “Palestine” in Arabic and English under Google’s logo. Using the word Palestine is controversial for some. Israeli policy is that the borders of a Palestinian state are yet …

Read More »

UN Upgrades Status For Palestine

The nine votes against came from: United States, Canada, Israel, Czech Republic, Panama, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, and Palau.

Read More »

France To Recognize Palestine

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced today that France will support Palestine’s bid for “nonmember observer status” at the United Nations. Presuming that that France follows through, it will become the first major European power to recognize Palestine as a legitimate state. The support of France, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, is the most significant boost …

Read More »

Allegedly

The ceasefire is supposed to begin at 2pm Eastern.

Read More »

The Twitter War

Observers are wondering if this is the first time that the leaders of an ongoing conflict are also sniping at each other on social media. Twitchy notes that both Politico and Buzzfeed have openly wondered if such threats as those seen above violate Twitter’s terms of service.

Read More »

Mitt Romney: Not Interested In Working On Peace For Israel And Palestinians

More Mother Jones videos were released overnight. Romney spoke of “the Palestinians” as a united bloc of one mindset, and he said: “I look at the Palestinians not wanting to see peace anyway, for political purposes, committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel, and these thorny issues, and I say there’s just no way.” Romney was indicating he did …

Read More »

Liberty Counsel: Pissed At The Olympics

The Liberty Counsel is furious that the official website for the London Olympics depicts East Jerusalem as “the intended seat of the government of Palestine.” “This is absolute, clear anti-Israel, anti-Jewish bias by the BBC,” he contends. “This is unbelievable that political correctness has gotten into the Olympics. I thought the Olympics were supposed to transcend politics and bring countries …

Read More »

Palestinian To Compete In Olympics

Al Jazeera reports: Palestine will be sending five participants at the London Olympics 2012. Maher Abu Rmeileh, the first Palestinian to make it to the Olympics by qualifying in competition, aims to bring glory to his country in Judo. But because Abu Rmeileh lives in East Jerusalem he has had difficulty in co-ordinating events with Palestinians on the other side …

Read More »

London Activists Protest Pinkwashing

At last weekend’s WorldPride event in London, a group of activists waved Palestinian flags near the main event stage. Their slogan: “No pride in Israeli apartheid.”(Tipped by JMG reader Ian)

Read More »

Facebook Page Of The Day

I imagine we’ll hear a lot about this in the coming week.

Read More »