The real aim of Israeli-Saudi alliance

“The warming ties between Israel and US-aligned Arab regimes has come at the expense of solidarity with Palestinians.” “According to The New York Times, Netanyahu’s flirtation with the Saudis and other regional governments is aimed at “subordinating the Palestinian dispute as a secondary issue.”

 

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On Monday I spoke to Aaron Maté of The Real News about Donald Trump’s first overseas visit as US president.

Watch the video above.

Trump spent two days in Saudi Arabia, where he announced massive weapons deals with an absolute monarchy that has been leading a devastating US-backed bombing campaign against Yemen, killing thousands of civilians over the last two years.

A Saudi-led blockade has caused hunger to millions of Yemenis and brought the country to the brink of famine.

Yemen now faces a cholera epidemic that is spreading rapidly out of control.

The announcement of Trump’s initial $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia sent the stocks of weapons makers soaring.

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On Monday, Trump flew from Saudi Arabia to Israel. He then visited the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, both in occupied East Jerusalem, and held press conferences with Israeli leaders.

On Tuesday, Trump returned to the occupied West Bank for a cursory meeting with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem.

In a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump acknowledged what has long been known: that Israel and Saudi Arabia have formed a tacit alliance whose main target is Iran.

The warming ties between Israel and US-aligned Arab regimes has come at the expense of solidarity with Palestinians.

“There is a growing realization among your Arab neighbors that they have common cause with you in the threat posed by Iran, and it is indeed a threat, there’s no question about that,” Trump said.

But Israeli officials were reportedly displeased that Trump tied the future of Israel’s relationship with authoritarian Sunni sectarian regimes to progress on making peace with the Palestinians.

According to The New York Times, Netanyahu’s flirtation with the Saudis and other regional governments is aimed at “subordinating the Palestinian dispute as a secondary issue.”

Trump’s comments, the newspaper added, in effect tied “the future of the anti-Iran coalition to the Palestinian issue despite Mr. Netanyahu’s longtime efforts to unlink the two.”

Trump reportedly emphasized in private talks with Israeli leaders that Arab rulers had told him they would take further steps to normalize ties with Israel if the “peace process” makes progress.

Occupation violence unabated

Since his election, Trump has repeatedly declared his desire to broker peace between Israelis and Palestinians, but has done nothing in practice to make that remotely plausible.

Israel continues to seize Palestinian land for Jewish-only colonization and to violently suppress the Palestinian population with no consequences from the United States.

On Monday, a 16-year-old Palestinian boy from Bethlehem was shot dead by Israeli occupation forces who claimed he attempted to stab a soldier at a checkpoint in the West Bank. No Israelis were injured.

At least 20 more Palestinians were shot and injured across the West Bank by Israeli forces suppressing demonstrations in support of Palestinian hunger strikers.

Palestinians also observed a general strike on Monday.

Palestinians held protests in the Gaza Strip as well, and one was reportedly shot and injured by Israeli fire across the boundary fence.

As Trump posed for photo opportunities and was scheduled to enjoy dinner at Netanyahu’s official residence on Monday night, more than 1,300 Palestinians were on their 36th day of hunger strike in Israeli prisons.

Dozens, their health sharply deteriorating, have been moved to hospitals and field clinics by Israeli authorities, who continue to reject their demands for basic rights, including family visits, an end to solitary confinement and adequate medical care.

How Zionism helped create the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Ibn Saud had begun his siege of Jeddah in January 1925 and the city finally surrendered in December 1925 bringing to an end over 1000 years of rule by the Prophet Muhammad’s descendants. The British officially recognised Ibn Saud as the new King of Hijaz in February 1926 with other European powers following suit within weeks. The new unified Wahhabi state was rebranded by the Empire in 1932 as the “Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” (KSA). A certain George Rendel, an officer working at the Middle East desk at the Foreign Office in London, claimed credit for the new name…

Grateful Syrians React To Trump Strike: ‘I’ll Name My Son Donald’

 

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On Thursday night, President Donald Trump ordered the launch of 59 Tomahawk missiles into a Syrian airfield in response to Bashar al-Assad’s gruesome chemical weapons attack on his own people earlier this week.

What’s a [pedophile] crime story without names?

What’s a crime without a name?  Some of these people are pedophile criminals by association, or so I’ve read. It boggles the mind.

Prince Andrew, scuz Zionist lawyer Alan Dershowitz,  former Pres. Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, former Pres. Ronald Reagan, former Pres. George H.W. Bush, former Senator Robert Byrd, former CIA director William Casey, former Congressman Barney Frank, criminal American political commentator and television host, military historian, New York Times best-selling author Oliver North, Chuck Schumer, Jewish US senator,  Michael Aquino– “Lieutenant Colonel, Military Intelligence, in the U.S. Army, Ex-British PM Tony Blair, former Pres. Gerald Ford, 51st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Dennis Hastert,  former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres, ex-astronaut-Senator John Glenn,  former Whitewater independent counsel Ken Starr, Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin and former congressman Anthony Weiner, Donald Trump, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Former New Mexico Governor and Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Richardson, Vice President of the United States  Dick Cheney,  Senator John Sununu, Mick Jagger,  English actor, voice actor, screenwriter, producer, and comedian John Cleese, American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality, CFR member, Jewess  Barbara Walters, American Jew journalist, game show host, actor, and media personality, CFR member Mike Wallace, actor Alec Baldwin, billionaire David Koch, Justice Antonin Scalia, Art Linkletter

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Israel: the Yemenite Children Were Systematically Kidnapped for Black market

The European Yiddish European Ruling Jews had Their Own Reasons For Importing non-superior, non-Khazar Jews into “Israel”

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For 60 years, the establishment, media and courts have colluded to hide the truth about this ugly affair that dismantles the Zionist story we like to tell ourselves.

If the issue of the missing Yemenite Jewish children did not involve an ethnic as well as a criminal angle, it would have been resolved a long time ago. But who will dare admit that many Jewish children were abducted from their parents by other Jews, in a phenomenon with racist overtones, right after the Holocaust?

Thus, the story is buried deep underground, evidence is destroyed and the public is lied to for over 60 years.

There were abductions of Yemenite Jewish children, and these were deliberate and systematic. One can learn about them first of all from the testimonies of the parents.

Anyone disbelieving them should examine the filters through which they allow reality to permeate their consciousness. I immediately believed these parents when I first interviewed them in 1994 on Israel Radio. Their testimonies were clear and incisive, unless you believe that Yemenite Jews are chronic fantasizers.

That would dovetail with statements such as “we established this state and you should be grateful that we’ve brought you here,” which I’ve been hearing lately.

When a woman gives birth to a healthy baby who is shown to her, and right after that a doctor comes in and tells her that since she “pressed too hard” the baby was stillborn, one doesn’t need a high school diploma to realize that the baby was kidnapped.

When 40 babies are sent together from the Atlit transit camp to Jerusalem for “immunization” and they never return, any reasonable person understands that what happened was not “immunization.”

If three Yiddish speakers arrive at the baby dorms at the Ein Shemer camp in the evening hours, after most staff members and mothers have gone, and collect babies from their cribs before disappearing forever, even a Yemenite speaker can understand that something is rotten.

There are many more such testimonies. One can add to these reports by Knesset members in the 1950s and 1960s, telling of sales of children for money and a “black market for children.”

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Black market children

There are also the words of Justice Shneur Zalman Cheshin in that period, describing fictitious adoption papers that were granted by wily ruses. One realizes that this was a covert and comprehensive scheme.

It’s not as far-fetched as it may sound today. It’s hard to convey the depth of racism toward immigrants from Yemen felt by leaders of the Jewish community, among them, David Ben-Gurion himself, as well as various administrators who dealt directly with immigration and absorption of newcomers.

Horrified caregivers and nurses reported that Yemenites don’t feed their children unless there are leftovers after the adults finish eating; that they give them coffee (their coffee was made from the caffeine-free husks of coffee beans, laced with cinnamon and ginger, but nurses heard ‘coffee’ and passed out); that Yemenites don’t really care if they have one child more or two less.

Thus you get “moral legitimization” for transferring babies from “unfit” parents to those who are fit, as if people who considered themselves gods were handling babies as if they were playing Lego.

The media were overall sympathetic to the establishment, gleefully disseminating the same racist message, as if the state’s leaders, doctors, nurses and heads of the medical establishment all sprang out of the same ideological womb, with a common heart beating in all of them. The media thereby legitimized the removal of these children from their parents.

One could of course argue that all the committees set up to examine the issue determined that none of this really happened. Let’s ignore the first two, in 1967 and 1988, irrelevant committees that had no authority, and focus on the state commission of inquiry.

Never has there been a commission of inquiry in Israel which has gone to such great lengths to pursue a clear objective of not finding anything. Paradoxically and woefully, it revealed numerous findings that pointed to systematic and deliberate abductions.

However, the commission made great efforts to ignore these findings, submitting an embarrassing and shameful report in 2001, limping along with excuses and meanderings only for the purpose of absolving the state from any responsibility for the affair, while avoiding greatly shaming it.

Behind the scenes of this commission there was an apparatus meant to conceal evidence, one which would do honor to any totalitarian state: Archives were destroyed, documents were falsified, witnesses reported that they had been threatened and important testimonies were heard behind closed doors.

Aside from a handful of journalists, such as Ehud Ein-Gil from Haaretz and Kalman Liebskind from Makor Rishon, no one bothered reading the commission’s report, let alone examining its veracity.

Thus, the families were thrice betrayed: Once by the powerful, violent and arrogant establishment of the 1950s, then, by the courts and finally, by the media.

Three power hubs, which in a democracy are supposed to sustain a system of checks and balances, instead embraced each other in a hug, unparalleled in the annals of the state, and which only Yemenite immigrants who had “arrived from the Middle Ages” could have generated.

Human rights groups and enlightened fighters for the liberty and welfare of Palestinians, foreign workers, and virtually anything that moves joined in the arrogance of power brokers, suffering from a blind spot that has persisted for over 60 years.

This affair is not a “Yemenite Jews affair” but a black stain on the blue and white flag. It reflects collective guilt and a comprehensive and ongoing moral failure.

The kidnapping affair dismantles the Zionist story we like telling ourselves, of the miraculous State of Israel, moral and gracious. The continued whitewashing of the affair shatters everything we believe we are today.

The writer is a journalist and a member of Achim Vekayamim, a forum for families of kidnapped children.

Yael Tzadok

Haaretz Contributor

Hannity: ‘The Left Is in a Pre-9/11 Mentality’

Expecting FOX News to report real news is about as silly as waiting for George Bush and Dick Cheney to tell the truth… Americans care, but it’s tough to care when you don’t know what’s going on. That ignorance is what the warmakers count on and what the corporate media delivers.”-Amy Goodman

As daft as TV evangelists and pays just as well!

Feb. 10, 2017

In his opening monologue tonight, Sean Hannity gave liberals – and any American who doubts the necessity of President Donald Trump’s travel ban – a serious wake-up call.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday unanimously upheld a temporary suspension of Trump’s executive order restricting travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.

“It’s time to put petty politics aside and start caring about the safety and security of the American people,” Hannity said.

He explained that “our guard is down” as people from those seven nations – Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Libya – continue to pour into the U.S.

Hannity said the left is in a “pre-911 mentality” and it’s extremely dangerous to our national security.

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“It’s time to put petty politics aside and start caring about the safety and security of the American people,” Hannity said.

“If we do not take this threat seriously, it is not a matter of if, it is a certainty, it is a matter of when we’ll be hit again,” Hannity said. “It’s going to happen.”

“To all of the people conspiring out of political correctness, trying to stop the president’s safety measure, I’m warning you: You will be tied to all of this … If another 9/11-style attack is committed here in the United States, blood will be on your hands.”

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Zio-Washington threatens Palestinians if they sue Israel in World Court

*Intimidation is  a hate crime*
Washington has warned Palestinian leaders that suing Israel in international courts would trigger severe steps by the U.S. administration, including the closure of PLO offices in the American capital and an end to economic aid to the Palestinian Authority, according to Western and Arab diplomatic sources.
 
Haaretz has learned that the message from the Trump administration was transmitted through the American consulate — and not through the White House or State Department — and consisted of a telephone conversation with a leading Palestinian official directly linked to PA President Mahmoud Abbas.
 
In his first week as president, Donald Trump signed an order to execute a congressional resolution, drawn up during Barack Obama’s term, to move against the PA and Fatah (the largest faction of the PLO) if the Palestinians sue Israel, a high-ranking Palestinian source told Haar
 
Despite that resolution by Congress, the Palestinian leaders were counting on petitioning the court as a means of halting the settlements. But the messages arriving from Washington in recent days made clear that any such step by the Palestinians would lead to a severe American reaction, so much so that some talked about returning the PLO to the list of terrorist organizations, said the Palestinian source.
‘Sabotage of Palestinian strategy’
 
The Palestinian leaders have been fuming over the messages from Washington, Haaretz has learned, dubbing them an attempt to sabotage the entire Palestinian strategy of recent years, which involves abandoning armed struggle and violence in favor of international diplomacy, and working with the UN institutions and the international community, to reach a two-state solution.
Every decision made since the acknowledgement of Palestine by the UN General Assembly in 2011, until the last Security Council resolution in December 2016, was designed to rescue the two-state solution, the Palestinian source told Haaretz.
 
Netanyahu’s policy, including in the last few days, of accelerating construction by thousands of housing units while Washington stays silent, means destroying any chance of a future diplomatic solution, said the source, referring to the Israeli prime minister.
 
The Palestinian foreign ministry has meanwhile sharply condemned the resolution to build thousands of housing units in the West Bank, saying it renders the two-state solution an illusion. Top Palestinian officials, including Fatah general secretary Saeb Erekat, have called on the international community to step in without delay.
 
Meanwhile, Palestinian sources in Ramallah, headquarters of the PA, admit that no final decision to sue Israel in the international courts has been reached, because of the American threat.
 
The Palestinian leaders will be discussing the matter over the next few days, Haaretz has learned. The American threat is significant, but the Americans and Trump administration have been talking about implementing a two-state solution and in parallel have been letting Netanyahu persist with his destructive policy, and have been backing him, which is unthinkable.
 
“We, as Palestinians, will continue to act on every international front to save the two-state solution and expect the international community to do the same, said a Palestinian bureaucrat who is familiar with the details and messages transmitted from Washington to Ramallah.”
 
For several years the Palestinian Authority has been moving toward bringing Israel to the International Criminal Court at the Hague for alleged war crimes and as a means of challenging the legality of the Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
Trump took office more than two weeks ago and the new administration’s policy on the Israeli-Palestinian issue is still unclear. A list of questions put to the White House spokesman elicited evasive answers.
 
Furthermore, in light of the fact that the Senate has not yet confirmed Rex Tillerson [Tillerson has since been confirmed] as secretary of state, the office has been nearly paralyzed in the past two weeks. In light of this, it isn’t clear whether the message regarding an appeal to the World Court was conveyed to the Palestinians by American diplomats of their own initiative or whether it was in response to questions posed by the Palestinians.
 
The possibility of a cessation of American aid in the event of a Palestinian appeal to the court does not show a new policy, but has been set in American law for two years.
 
In the U.S. foreign aid legislation approved at the end of 2015, a clause was added by which the administration would bar the transfer of any funds to the Palestinian Authority were it to initiate any investigation against Israel at the World Court or support such an investigation that would require the questioning of Israeli civilians suspected of committing crimes against the Palestinians.
 
According to the U.S. law any Palestinian step at the World Court could lead to the closure of Palestine Liberation Organization offices in Washington. The Palestinians’ appeal to the court in 2014 and 2015 and their continued transfer of information to the prosecutors since then, have delayed and frozen some U.S. aid but has not stopped it altogether.