Twice in the past week, most recently at a Pentagon briefing on Monday, US officials made comments essentially threatening to shoot down Russian or Syrian jets.
Palestinians express their thanks for the amazing display of solidarity shown by Celtic football fans in Glasgow, Scotland last week. Humanity at its finest! Sadly, in a show of pettiness, the Union of European Football Associations, or UEFA, is attempting to punish the fans by imposing penalties, in the form of a hefty fine, upon the team. The fans, however, seem to be taking it in stride, having set up a crowdfunding appeal, raising enough to pay off the fine as well as to send some extra money left over to Palestinian charities! See report by RT. The UEFA should hide its head in shame.
Torrential flooding in Louisiana and scorching heat waves in China and Iran–things are seriously out of whack. One city in Iran reached a heat index of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. The gist of the report is that the biosphere is imploding, and that geoengineering is a major contributing factor.
By Ben White
Late on Sunday night, the Israeli Air Force launched dozens of airstrikes against targets in the Gaza Strip – as many as 50, according to an official source – after a single rocket had struck Sderot earlier in the day, causing no damage or injuries.
The airstrikes, which primarily struck sites used by Hamas’s al-Qassam Brigades (AQB), constituted, in the words of one analyst, a “deliberate escalation” by Israeli authorities.
Pastor and Press TV analyst Mark Dankof has weighed in on Jill Stein and her Green Party candidacy for the White House. Dankof, a former third-party candidate for a US Senate seat in Texas, says Stein faces “insurmountable obstacles” from the two major parties who have set ballot access laws in all 50 states.
“Jill Stein, I think, has underscored and identified a series of very serious issues in American electoral politics,” he says. “I agree with her on somethings and not on others, but I think she is touching a pulse here…”
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When writer Michael Chabon visited the West Bank city of Hebron earlier this year, the brutal reality of the Israeli occupation hit him with force. During an interview with the Forward, he appeared “visibly jarred,” and he pulled no punches in describing his reaction.
“Once you see for yourself,” he said, “it is pretty obvious, I think, to any human being with a heart and a mind, it is pretty clear what to feel about it. It is the most grievous injustice I have ever seen in my life.”
His reaction echoes in the words of another author, Ben Ehrenreich, who recently published a book about the occupation, “The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine.” In his introduction Ehrenreich refers to “the awful clarity of the injustice,” and his book portrays Palestinian resistance under Israel’s state-sponsored system of oppression.
Both these American writers are saying that…
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