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War and Natural Gas: The Israeli Invasion and Gaza’s Offshore Gas Fields | Global Research

War and Natural Gas: The Israeli Invasion and Gaza’s Offshore Gas Fields by Michel Chossudovsky January 8, 2009 The December 2008 military invasion of the Gaza Strip by Israeli Forces bears a direct relation to the control and ownership of strategic offshore gas reserves.  This is a war of conquest. Discovered in 2000, there are […]

Saudi king sacks deputy defence minister – royal court – Independent.ie

Moves in the ruling family are closely watched at home and abroad for clues to who will rule the world’s top oil exporter, a country that also has a huge influence over Muslims through its guardianship of Islam’s holiest sites.Prince Khaled was moved to the post of deputy defence minister in May when King Abdullah […]

Administrative detainees on hunger strike; B’Tselem: Israel must stop illegal use of administrative detention | B’Tselem

Administrative detention is detention without trial, officially intended to prevent a person from committing an act that is liable to endanger public safety. Unlike a criminal proceeding, administrative detention is not intended to punish a person for an offense already committed, but to thwart a future danger. The entire procedure is secret: administrative detainees are […]

Disturbing photos show militarization of Israeli children | The Electronic Intifada

Some of these disturbing images of Israeli children being put through military-style training displays at Efrat, an illegal Israeli colony in the occupied West Bank, have been circulating widely online and were published in Haaretz and other media.A repeated theme of pro-Israeli, anti-Palestinian propaganda is to circulate images of Palestinian children taking part in such […]

Israeli reports accuse US of denying entry visas to Israeli spies | intelNews.org

The paper said the visa rejections appear to affect mostly members of the Shin Bet, Israel’s domestic security agency, and the Mossad, which conducts covert operations abroad. Visa bans have also affected employees in Israel’s defense industries, said the article. The report suggests that the targeting of Israeli security and intelligence personnel appears to be […]

BBC News – Israeli warplanes ‘strike eastern Lebanon’

Correspondents say Lebanon’s eastern border is frequently used by smugglers and Israeli planes have targeted the area several times in the past two years.Security sources say the targets may have been trucks of weapons from Syria destined for Hezbollah. via BBC News – Israeli warplanes ‘strike eastern Lebanon’.

PressTV – Israel has full access to intelligence collected by US: Analyst

n an interview with Press TV on Saturday, James Fetzer pointed to an article published by Seattle-based blogger Richard Silverstein, which asserts that there is a facility in al-Quds Jerusalem that monitors all US satellite intelligence.He further noted that the revelation means that the Tel Aviv regime has access to all the intelligence gathered by […]

Saudi Arabia to supply Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles – report — RT News

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Russian-made antitank guided missiles and Chinese man-portable air-defense systems are up for grabs, already waiting in warehouses in Jordan and Turkey.An Arab diplomat and several opposition figures with knowledge of the Saudi efforts have told WSJ that these supplies are likely to tip the battlefield scales, […]

Iranian businessman claims Canada gave Mossad agent new passport – Israel News, Ynetnews

In the report, Azarbar claimed he learned about the top secret operation to give the alleged Israeli spy a new passport while he was in relationship with Trina Kennedy, a senior national security investigator at Passport Canada, part of Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Ministry. “The Canadian government has said we had nothing to do with […]

Israel starts new propaganda war to beat boycott | The Times

Israeli spies have been ordered to dig up intelligence showing that supporters of an economic boycott are linked to terrorists and enemy states.The strategy was presented at a ministerial meeting called to discuss how to respond to the growing number of foreign companies refusing to do business with Israeli entities operating in Jewish settlements in […]

The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي الغاضب: A brave Saudi writer condemns Saudi clerical recruitment of Jihadis

Dawud Shriyan is a relatively brave Saudi writer who had Arab nationalist (past) credentials.  This week on his show he condemned by name clerics who recruit Saudi youth for Jihad in Afghanistan and now in Syria. via The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي الغاضب: A brave Saudi writer condemns Saudi clerical recruitment of Jihadis.

‘Kerry offers to release Jonathan Pollard’ | The Times of Israel

Pollard has served 28 years for spying for Israel. Israeli politicians of all stripes, led by Netanyahu, have recently called on the US to let the 59-year-old former US naval intelligence analyst go free. The issue has hit the headlines again particularly in light of recent revelations that the US spied on Israeli prime ministers […]

Al-Ahram editor released

Abdelazim Hammad was summoned to attend court on Monday by Judge Tharwat Hammad, who is responsible for the investigation of corruption cases related to the Al-Ahram Foundation. Hammad was questioned about the waste of public funds before his conditional release. His home was accepted as collateral for the debt. via Al-Ahram editor released.

Israeli Intelligence Minister Demands That U.S. Agree to Spying Limits, Saying “We Don’t Spy on U.S. President” – Matthew Aid

The U.S. National Security Agency targeted e-mail accounts used by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his defense minister, Ehud Barak, while they were in office, The Guardian newspaper reported Friday. It cited documents provided by Edward Snowden, a former NSA employer who fled the U.S. in May and is now living in Russia.“The […]

New UK drones “field tested” on captive Palestinians | The Electronic Intifada

The “new Watchkeeper drone being developed for the UK military is based on a model that Israel has ‘field tested’ in attacks on Gaza which left many Palestinians dead, including children,” War on Want warns in a statement accompanying the report.The UK Ministry of Defense awarded a $1.6 billion contract for the drone to a […]

Our Red Lines and Theirs

Some American officials have argued that Saddam was deterred from using chemical weapons by ambiguous U.S. threats of nuclear retaliation and explicit threats of regime change. But information Saddam provided interrogators after his capture — 10 years ago today — along with newly released recordings of Saddam’s meetings with his advisors, suggest otherwise. Saddam viewed […]

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