Israeli Soldier Sentenced to 18 Months for Execution-Style Killing of Palestinian

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Family of Abdul Fattah al-Sharif, a 21-year-old Palestinian shot last year, sit in their Hebron home watching television coverage of the sentencing of Elor Azarya, the Israeli soldier convicted of killing him.

[ Ed. note – Abdul Fattah al-Sharif was shot in the head by an Israeli soldier in Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, on March 24, 2016. He was lying on the ground wounded at the time. His execution-style killing, which was captured on video, took place on the Jewish holiday of Purim. The video later went viral and made headlines around the world.

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Reality Reversal: It’s Really the Jews Who Are Discriminated Against, Says Jerusalem Editor

By Richard Edmondson

Caroline Glick is an editor at the Jerusalem Post. In the talk above, she seems to have forgotten who is occupying whom. Glick obviously believes it is Palestinians who are discriminating against Jews, rather than the other way around.

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Termites and Israeli Settlers: A US Congressman’s Analogy

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By Richard Edmondson

Recently US Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia  drew a somewhat controversial analogy. Johnson compared the destructive nature of Israel’s ongoing illegal settlement enterprise to the foundational destruction caused by termite infestation of a house.

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Profanation of the Dead: ‘Waiting is the Worst Part,’ Says Palestinian Father

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[Ed. note – This issue of Israelis withholding the bodies of slain Palestinians is one I have covered in several previous posts, but the article below makes mention of some things I had not formerly been aware of, including the return of bodies that have been held for extended periods of time and the state of the corpses when they arrive into the hands of grieving families.

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One Sick Video: Worshiping ‘God’ and Celebrating the Nakba

You could perhaps call it a celebration of genocide, although one of the participants tries to put a diplomatic face on it for the camera. “It’s not like we hate the Arabs, it’s just very complex,” he explains.

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The Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City was cleared of its Palestinian inhabitants on the eve of the Ramadan holiday, 5 June 2016, to make way for a flag procession by Jewish religious nationalists, celebrating Israel conquering the eastern half of the city 49 years earlier.

Store owners, street merchants, and shoppers preparing for that evening’s celebratory feast were driven out of the lanes that fell along the route chosen by march organizers and approved by Israel’s Supreme Court. From a safe distance behind police barricades, Palestinian residents of Jerusalem watched silently as ultra-nationalist Jews paraded through the quarter, singing songs of praise to Yahweh and calling for the ethnic cleansing of non-Jews.

Tens of thousands of Israelis took hours to stream through the monumental Damascus Gate and weave their way through the alleys of the Muslim Quarter, eventually reaching their final destination, the holy Western Wall plaza, where they were treated to musical performances and a series of speeches by top religious and political officials.

Ruled by the Insane

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By Richard Edmondson

On Tuesday, April 19, a group of several thousand Jewish Israelis got together in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square for a nice, quaint little “Death to the Arabs” protest. Interestingly, on the same day–and at practically the same time, taking into account time zone differences–California Assembly Bill 2844 was being approved by the state’s Judiciary Committee.

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