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The Israeli Knesset has, after fifty years of cover-up, exposed one of the most lurid scandals in the history of Israeli medicine.  In the late 1940s and early 1950s, inspired by Ben Gurion’s philosophy that Israel must populate itself via Jewish…

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For the past several years, the UK Israel Lobby has conducted a concerted campaign to destroy the Labor Party.  After Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership victory two years ago, the effort went into an even higher gear.  The Israeli embassy and Jewish groups…

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Over the past week, white supremacists have launched repeated death threats against Washington’s The Evergreen State College in Olympia.  At least three sets of threats were sent or phoned to the campus by white supremacists, who said they planned to…

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In the past, I had a well-informed Israeli source who confirmed Israeli participation in assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists and explosions at missile bases.  Unfortunately, this source passed away some time ago.  So what I write here will be…

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Over the past few days,  a bizarre set of threats and intrigue has beset the Sunni world.  Last month, the Qatari national news agency released a statement from the Emir which predicted the demise of the Trump Presidency and expressed support for Iran, a…

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Yesterday, The Intercept published an extremely important report based on secret documents from an NSA contractor.  It showed that Russia not only intervened in the U.S. election in favor of Trump in ways we already knew.  But it also attempted to…

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NRG (an Adelson paper) reporter Netanel Bendel decided to take a quick trip to a forbidden place: Qatar.  Almost all Arab countries are forbidden to Israelis both because they have no diplomatic relations and because they are considered enemy states as a…

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Some of the world’s worst leaders from Hungary, to Russia to Iran have joined forces in echoing anti-Semitic tropes bashing American-Jewish financier, George Soros.  In their assault, they’ve been aided by some imprecise reporting by the NY Times…

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H/t to Shibley Telhami for this wonderful summary of the idol worship that pervaded Saudi Arabia during Trump’s recent foray into the heart of darkness there.  Here he’s worshipped as the Kaaba, a substitute for Islam’s holiest site located in Mecca.…

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Israeli media have reported that two senior officers were refused promotions to major new posts after problems developed in their security checks by the Shin Bet.  In one case, an officer failed a polygraph test by denying he’d used drugs. In another…
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