Norman Finkelstein on Hassan Nasrallah: ‘He’s the only political leader in the world you can learn from’

Norman Finkelstein, academic and author of such books as The Holocaust Industry and Beyond Chutzpah, has offered some rather striking comments regarding Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. Lebanon has been observing the 10th anniversary of the July 2006 War in which Hezbollah inflicted heavy losses on Israeli forces, killing 121 of their soldiers while also capturing or destroying a large number of Israeli tanks. A good many of those tanks are on display to day at the Hezbollah Museum in southern Lebanon, which I had an opportunity to visit in 2014. You can go here to check out my report on that.

You can also go here to see an excerpt from a speech Nasrallah gave just a few days ago in which he discusses how the US created ISIS, or Daesh.

Jill Stein Calls for Investigation of Hillary Clinton…but what about Israel?

By Richard Edmondson

It looks like Green Party Candidate Jill Stein is starting to get some major coverage in the mainstream media. In addition to the above video, you can also go here to see her interviewed on CNN, where she calls for an investigation of Hillary Clinton. Key quote from that interview:

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Israel to Release Body of Palestinian Shot Dead by Israeli Police in March

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RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli authorities have agreed to release the body of Muhammad Jamal al-Kalouti, who was shot dead by Israeli police in March alongside Abd al-Malak Saleh Abu Kharoub outside of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, after the two opened fire in the area.

Lawyer Muhammad Mahmoud from the prisoners’ rights group Addameer said that Israeli authorities would release al-Kalouti’s body to his family on Wednesday.

Israeli authorities agreed to release the body on the condition that the funeral be carried out at midnight Wednesday, that only 25 people be allowed to attend, and that the body be buried in the al-Mujahidin cemetery near Herod’s Gate in occupied East Jerusalem.

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Teachers at Israeli Religious School Accused of Sexually Abusing Students


[ Ed. note – I was going to post this article yesterday, but was not able to learn where the arrests took place. The article is from YNet. The writer, apparently due to some careless journalism, fails to mention the crucial information that the arrests took place in Israel. However, additional reports since published, at Haaretz and at the JTA, supply the name of the school–the Talmud Torah Machzikei Hadass School–as well as the facility’s location, in Tel Aviv, which is also where the arrests took place. ]

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British Policy Governed by Zionism, Says UK Analyst

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Press TV has published an interview with British political analyst Rodney Shakespeare.

“British policy on the one hand attacking ISIL and on the other hand backing Saudi Arabia, ensuring the maintenance of ISIL–British policy is governed by Zionism, and so is American policy. And the object of the policy is to smash up Syria into parts, to smash up Iraq into parts, to create chaos…”

Full story with video here