Report: 16 Palestinian Children Arrested, Beaten, and Confined to Cage By Israeli Soldiers

“On October 13th, 2017, 16 children and 2 adults were ambushed and arrested by the Israeli soldiers from the Givati Brigade. The 18 arrested were initially detained in a cage in checkpoint 56,  cable-tied,  kicked, and hit. 2 were released, whilst the remaining 16 were transferred to an Israeli police station where they were subjected to further physical and psychological violence. All 16 were eventually released without charge, but not before threats were made to their families and the safety of their homes.”

The above is reported by Christian Peacemaker Teams, which maintains a team of international observers in the occupied West Bank…

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Owned By Israel? More on the Dickinson, Texas Scandal

Members of the Dickinson, Texas City Council

A bit earlier today I put up a post entitled Texas City Demands Hurricane Victims Pledge not to Boycott Israel if They Want to Receive Aid.  The post discusses the city of Dickinson, Texas and its policy of requiring those hit by Hurricane Harvey to certify that they do not boycott Israel in order to receive assistance through a city-administered relief fund. Since putting up that post, I came across the following video.

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Texas City Demands Hurricane Victims Pledge not to Boycott Israel if They Want to Receive Aid

[ Ed. note – Every American should watch the above video, and as you do so, think about the fact that as these people struggle to rebuild their lives, the US government continues sending billions of dollars each year to Israel. The people interviewed live in Lake Forest Park, a low-income neighborhood on the northeast side of Houston. The interviews took place roughly a month after Hurricane Harvey, and as you will discover, the residents there have received virtually no help from FEMA or any other agency.

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Philip Giraldi: ‘The Lobby’ British Style

[ Ed. note – In the article below former CIA Officer Philip Giraldi discusses an undercover investigation launched by Al Jazeera last year into the pro-Israel lobby in Britain. The four-part series aired in January of this year, and I put up posts about it at the time, which you can access here and here.

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Free Speech for Gentiles!

[ Ed. note – Yesterday I posted an article by Philip Giraldi discussing repercussions he has experienced over his claim that Jews with loyalties to Israel have been the main driving force behind US wars in the Middle East. Giraldi made the assertion in an article published September 19 at Interesting to note is that an almost identical claim was made 14 years ago by a different writer–a writer who is Jewish–and no one got too upset about it.

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Philip Giraldi: How I Got Fired

“The claims that America’s Middle Eastern wars have been fought for Israel are not an anti-Semitic delusion…”

[ Ed. note – Back in September, former CIA officer Philip Giraldi published an article in which he advanced the premise that US wars in the Middle East are being driven by American Jews with strong loyalties to Israel. The article caught the attention of the mainstream media after a link to it was tweeted by Valerie Plame Wilson, another former CIA agent–and suddenly a storm of controversy erupted, with accusations of “anti-Semitism” being slung far and wide. The Washington Post, for instance, published a denunciation of Giraldi’s piece, labeling it “Nazi-esque” and lamenting “bigotry in the ranks of the intelligence community.”

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