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"When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it." -- Quoted in 'Clarence Darrow for the Defence' by Irving Stone

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Ben Gvir: Security forces should be able to shoot anyone holding stones or firebombs MikeRivero Mon, 11/28/2022 - 06:56

Far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir said Sunday that security forces’ open-fire regulations should be relaxed to permit them to shoot anyone holding stones or Molotov cocktails, representing a potential threat.

Current rules are more stringent, requiring the threat to be immediate and serious.

“Whoever holds a Molotov cocktail needs to be shot,” the Otzma Yehudit chief told Army Radio. “What does ‘hold’ mean? A stone is murderous. A Molotov cocktail is meant to murder.

Anger, sadness: Thousands mourn Palestinians killed by Israel MikeRivero Sun, 11/27/2022 - 08:16

Two Palestinian men have succumbed to their wounds after they were shot by the Israeli army in separate incidents in the northern Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Nablus.

Mohammad Abu Kishek, aged 22, was pronounced dead by the Palestinian Ministry of Health on Wednesday night, less than 24 hours after he was shot in the stomach by Israeli forces during a raid on Tuesday night.

Why Is the Lockerbie Lie of Libyas Involvement Still Being Kept Alive Today? MikeRivero Sun, 11/27/2022 - 07:17

There can be no better example of the old saying “a lie can travel half way around the world before the truth is even putting its shoes on” than Lockerbie. This tragic story of a U.S. passenger flight brought down by a bomb over the small Scottish village just a few days before Christmas in 1988 is heartbreaking on a number of levels. But the main one is that even to this day, the Americans continue to keep the huge lie alive: Libya’s involvement.

Dr Husam Zomlot, Head of the Palestinian Mission to the United Kingdom: 

"On the background of yesterday’s [23 November] events in Jerusalem: I asked the [Channel 4 News] presenter [Krishnan Guru-Murthy]: Why do you hurry to invite us for interviews when there are dead and wounded Israelis, when you didn’t invite us during the past days when the [Israeli] occupation army killed 11 Palestinians, including five children?...">>

President Biden's hopes of reviving the deal brokered with Iran by Barack Obama have faded, as it was claimed the Islamic regime is just weeks off having sufficient nuclear material to build its first atom bomb.

The president had hoped to revive the peace deal struck by Obama in 2015 as recently as summer.

The recent decision by the United States Department of Justice to open an investigation into the killing, last May, of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh is not a game-changer, but important and worthy of reflection, nonetheless. 

The head of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) returned to Israel on Thursday after five days of talks with US officials in Washington that were focused on Iran and said joint military operations between the US and Israel will be “significantly expanded.”