Mar 14, 2019

The US Regime Change Game From Iran to Venezuela

With a straight face, the power brokers of the US government say they want to bring democracy to Venezuela. Never mind that Venezuela is already a democracy, and its socialist leaders have been reelected repeatedly. If you believe the MSM (Main Stream Media) and US government narrative about Venezuela, then this video interview with Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute on the Corbett Report, is not for you. If you'd like to hear a well reasoned analysis, you've picked an excellent analysis of what's going on in Venezuela. The situation in Venezuela is volatile and subject to change, but the history of regime changes by the US, elaborated by Daniel McAdams in this interview, are remarkably similar. Whatever the fate of Venezuela, this interview will provide a good foundation for understanding future US regime change operations. You, too, will be able to spot them from 1000 miles away.

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Jan 14, 2019

New York Times Investigates the Killing of Palestinian Medic Rouzan al-Najjar in Gaza

An_Israeli_Soldier_Killed_a_Medic_in_Gaza_We_Investigated_the_Fatal_Shot-NYT-02.jpgThe New York Times has done something remarkable by producing a 17 minute video, investigation report about the killing of Palestinian medic Rouzan al-Najjar during a protest in Gaza on June 1, 2018 as reported in their article, "A Day, a Life: When a Medic Was Killed in Gaza, Was It an Accident?" Rouzan was not protesting, but rushing to aid a wounded demonstrator. According to Mark Regev, Israeli ambassador to Britain, "... and we [Israel] only use live fire in a measured and surgical way." David Keyes, an Israeli government spokesman assured us that, "Israel only targeted people who are actively engaged in violence." And Michael Oren, an American born Israeli and a former Israeli ambassador to the US, claimed, "We [Israel] have a very specific record of every shot fired." Also, be sure to watch the 11 minute video by The Real News, "When The New York Times Investigates Israel’s Killings in Gaza, That’s News" for an excellent analysis of NYT's article and investigation. Also, please read Chuck Carlson's article, "Israel Shooting To Cripple and Maim."

 

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Jan 14, 2019

When The New York Times Investigatess Israel’s Killings in Gaza, That’s News

NYT_Investigation_into_Killing_of_Medic_Rouzan_al-Najjar_Concludes_Possibly_a_War_Crime_by_IDF-01.jpgIt should be intuitively obvious to the casual observer that the US main stream media (MSM) is exceptionally partial to Israel in their reporting. When the New York Times ran a front page story,"A Day, a Life: When a Medic Was Killed in Gaza, Was It an Accident?" readers should ask, "Why?" In this insightful, 11 minute report on The Real News, the significance of the NYT article is delved into with Mondoweiss journalist, James North, who wrote the piece, "‘NYT’ report on killing of Gaza paramedic Rouzan al-Najjar is a big step forward, though flawed."

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Jan 9, 2019

American Housewife Challenges the US Narrative on the War in Syria

Kortkamp_Janice-03.jpgThe War in Syria is NOT a “civil war”; is NOT a “popular uprising,” but is a US and allies’ long-time, planned and orchestrated regime change war, using terrorists and mercenary, proxy, armed groups. This is what American housewife, Janice Kortkamp concluded after four years of intensive study on the issue, and after several fact finding trips to Syria. Janice recounts her incredible journey to understand what's going on in Syria in this 1 hr. 25 min. video presentation she made to the Syrian American Forum in Boston. Also, she was interviewed by We Hold These Truths, "American Christian Housewife Travels Alone Across War Targeted Syria." Be sure to visit Janice's website, packed with information about the war on Syria and what she is doing to spread the truth about the situation there: "Syria Resources Archive."

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Dec 24, 2018

Prof. Marc Hill Explains Why CNN Fired Him for Speaking Up for Palestinian Rights

Speaking up for the rights of Palestinians could cost your job. Professor Marc Lamont Hill was a political commentator on CNN, who was fired by CNN after he made a presentation at the United Nations on the plight of Palestine that exceeded the MSM's (main stream media) allowable limits of discourse on the Israel/Palestine issue (to watch his courageous, UN presentation, click here). Prof. Hill explains what happened in this excellent, 14 min interview on Democracy Now in their 12/18/2018 broadcast.

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Dec 20, 2018

Texas Fires Speech Therapist for Not Signing the Israel Loyalty Oath

Amawi_Bahia-02.jpgIn this revealing, 3 minute interview with Bahia Amawi by the Intercept, she explains why the state of Texas would not renew her contract as a speech therapist in the Austin, Texas school district because she would not sign the "Israeli Loyalty Oath" clause of a 2017 billed passed in Texas. Twenty five other states have passed similar legislation. The Intercept "asked if she considered signing the pledge to preserve her ability to work. Bahia Amawi told The Intercept: “Absolutely not. I couldn’t in good conscience do that. If I did, I would not only be betraying Palestinians suffering under an occupation that I believe is unjust and thus, become complicit in their repression, but I’d also be betraying my fellow Americans by enabling violations of our constitutional rights to free speech and to protest peacefully.” For more details on this, please read the Intercept story "A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath, Now Mandatory in Many States — so She Lost Her Job." Also, watch the report by Rick Sanchez of RT News, "Will Americans Have to Take a Loyalty Oath to Israel Instead of U.S.?"

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Dec 20, 2018

Will Americans Have To Take a Loyalty Oath to Israel Instead of U.S.?

Rick Sanchez of RT America reports on a phenomena sweeping the nation that makes a mockery of the First Amendment to the US Constitution, that protects the right to free speech. Laws have been enacted by 26 states in America deeming that any person doing work for that state must take a loyalty oath that they currently are not boycotting Israel, or will not in the future. This 4 minute report needs to be watched by anyone valuing the right to freedom of speech. More details about Bahia Amawi, who would not sign the Texas loyalty oath to Israel can be found in the Intercept article, "A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath, Now Mandatory in Many States — so She Lost Her Job." Also, there is a bill being proposed in Congress that would make the "Israel Loyalty Oath" the law of the land (see: "Senators Working to Slip Israel Anti-Boycott Law Through in Lame Duck").

 

 

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Dec 10, 2018

The Birthplace of Jesus Is Being Walled Off

Jesus_at_checkpoint.jpgWe say, "Open, Bethlehem!" Sure, tourists can still enter Bethlehem from Jerusalem by transiting the wall and checkpoint that separates Israel from occupied Palestine. Most of the Christians visiting the Holy Land have been conditioned to fear and mistrust Palestinians, even Palestinian Christians. Typically, a tour bus drops the pilgrims off at one of the "dead stones" sites in the Holy Land, like the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Rarely, do these pilgrims get to interact with the local, Palestinian Christians, the "living stones," to hear the other side of the story. Palestinian, Leila Sansour, documents how her home town, Bethlehem, is being walled in. In this 33 minute, abridged version of her compelling documentary, "Open, Bethlehem" you will learn what is happening to the birthplace of Jesus. Be sure to share this with your friends because Leila's story will not make the 6 o'clock news! You can become an Ambassador for Palestine and receive a Bethlehem passport by visiting Open, Bethlehem's website: https://www.openbethlehem.org/

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Dec 5, 2018

US Zionists Get Black Political Commentator Fired by CNN

Political commentator for CNN, Marc Lamont Hill, has been fired by CNN for speaking about freedom and justice for Palestinians, in an address given at the United Nations, not on CNN. Numerous, influential Zionists cried foul to CNN and claimed that Mr Hill's remarks were anti-Semitic. Judge for yourself by watching Mr. Hill's impassioned, 21 minute address, where he gives an excellent overview of the situation in occupied Palestine and describes the racial discrimination policies by Israel against Arab citizens of Israel. Gideon Levy of the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz accurately describes the context of the firing very well in his editorial, "In U.S. Media, Israel is Untouchable."

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Nov 14, 2018

Ron Paul Lashes Out at Trump Admin Over Iran Starvation Policy

Retired, constitutional Congressman Ron Paul is asking a question about the Trump administration’s ‘neoconservative’ policy regarding how to handle the situation with Iran: Is it normal? In this powerful, 4 minute video, Ron Paul notes: "It’s not often that US Government officials are honest when they talk about our foreign policy. The unprovoked 2003 attack on Iraq was called a “liberation.” The 2011 US-led destruction of Libya was a “humanitarian intervention.” And so on. So, in a way, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was refreshingly honest last week when, speaking about newly-imposed US sanctions, he told the BBC that the Iranian leadership “has to make a decision that they want their people to eat.” It was an honest admission that new US sanctions are designed to starve Iranians unless the Iranian leadership accepts US demands. His statement also reveals the lengths to which the neocons are willing to go to get their “regime change” in Iran. Just like then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said it was “worth it” that half a million Iraqi children died because of our sanctions [in the 1990's] on that country, Pompeo is letting us know that a few million dead Iranians is also “worth it” if the government in Tehran can be overthrown.

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Sep 27, 2018

Jews Who Challenge the Israeli Narrative

There are a growing number of Jews around the world who have gone from ardent Zionists to critics of Israel and its occupation of Palestine. In this remarkable and courageous documentary, "Jews Step Forward," 23 Jews tell their stories of transformation. Be sure to watch the entire 112  minute documentary to fully understand the difficult process these people went through to come to the conclusions they made to resist Israel's national march to national suicide. World famous Israeli conductor, Daniel Barenboim, defined the situation in Israel, perfectly, in his acceptance speech to the Israel Knesset for the Wolf Prize, one of Israel's highest honors for "achievements in the interest of mankind and friendly relations among people ... irrespective of nationality, race, colour, religion, sex or political views." Mr. Barenboim remarked: "I am asking today with deep sorrow: Can we, despite all our achievements, ignore the intolerable gap between what the Declaration of Independence promised and what was fulfilled, the gap between the idea and the realities of Israel? Does the condition of occupation and domination over another people fit the Declaration of Independence? Is there any sense in the independence of one at the expense of the fundamental rights of the other? Can the Jewish people whose history is a record of continued suffering and relentless persecution, allow themselves to be indifferent to the rights and suffering of a neighboring people? Can the State of Israel allow itself an unrealistic dream of an ideological end to the conflict instead of pursuing a pragmatic, humanitarian one based on social justice?"  

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Sep 20, 2018

Israel’s Perverse Profusion of Prevarications-The Need To Lie

Israel is very proud of its legal system that so cleverly denies building permits to Palestinians, but legitimizes illegal (under international law) Israeli settlements in the West Bank of Palestine. A case in point is the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar that is slated for demolition. Professor Frank Romano found out the consequences of non-violent protesting against the destruction of this village. Professor Romano explains beautifully in this 2 1/2 minute video. For background info on Khan al-Ahnar, take a look at these articles from the Israeli newspaper, Harretz: "Everything You Need to Know About the West Bank Bedouin Village at the Eye of a Diplomatic Storm," "In Unusual Move, Israeli Army Arrests French-American Law Professor in West Bank" and "Why Did Israel Handcuff and Deport a French-American Law Professor?"

 

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Aug 3, 2018

Flying High in Gaza

Under a blockade and siege since 2007, children in Gaza don't have many fun things to do. One very popular activity is kite flying. In 2011, over 13,000 kites were flown in Gaza to break a Guinness World Record. This one minute report by ABC, tells the poignant story. During the recent "The Great March of Return" protests in Gaza, starting in March, about 150 people have been killed and over 2000 people have been wounded by Israeli snipers. To fight back, some Palestinian protesters in Gaza decided to try out "armed" kites and helium-filled balloons as weapons that have ignited some Israeli farmlands (see here & here). After all, Gaza is the world's largest open air prison and some of the inmates aren't too happy about the ongoing Israeli economic blockade that is slowly strangling Gaza to where it will be unlivable by 2020 (see here).

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Jun 30, 2018

Protesters Greet Ivanka Trump During California Stop

We Hold These Truths' California, Central Valley, Outreach Director, Dave Jacobs, spotted media at the Fresno, CA airport, while he was driving by. He found out that President Donald Trumps' daughter, Ivanka was arriving in Fresno for a Republican fundraising luncheon. Dave retreived his signs and went back to the airport to greet Ivanka and her entourage. Chants of "No More Wars For Israel" can be heard on the video report showing Ivanka leaving the airport. With some super sleuthing, Dave was able to find out where Ivanka was heading for lunch. Then, Dave and his crew showed up at the offices of Harris Construction with some other protestors. This got reported in local TV news reports (1 min. 18 seconds).

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Jun 6, 2018

Can US Empire Sustain Its War Based Economy

Orwell_George-1984-06a.jpgThe US has a war based economy requiring enemies and serial wars to sustain its "empire." That fact should be intuitively obvious to the casual observer, but it isn't widely believed in the US. Former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura reveals truths about the perilous plight of the America, that is an "Empire in crisis." The US federal debt is skyrocketing with ever increasing amounts budgeted to maintain our military and the security state. Jesse Ventura and Brigida Santos discuss, on RT, the fate of the global order and why some experts predict American hegemony will end by 2030. Take time to watch this 26 minute program and educate others to the dangers we face in the US.

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May 25, 2018

Rabbi Reacts To Trump’s Jerusalem Eternal Capital of Jewish People

Rabbi-Shapiro-03.jpgAfter President Donald Trump annouced that the US would move its embassy in Israel to the "eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem," Orthodox Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro analyzed Trump's claim: "The Jewish Nation don’t have a capital, a capital is a political concept. We are not a country, we are a people, a nation established on Torah Judaism. Yes, Jerusalem is a Holy place but that doesn’t make it our capital. It is a Zionist concept that Jews are not a religion, but a nationality/race...Zionists say that the Jews became a people when they entered Israel. Not true - it happened at Mount Sinai, before we even entered the Land of Israel. Step 1 for Zionism was to nationalize the Jewish people. Step 2 for Zionism was that they say Israel is their country...The modern state of "Israel" was founded by people who wanted to create a country in the middle east. Somehow they say that this country is the country of Jews worldwide. How? They claim to represent every Jew, a completely unfounded claim. The Jewish people had nothing to do with the creation of this state. The Zionists did. The majority of religious Jews at the time did not want Israel to represent them at the state’s founding. Ben Guirion, Israel's first Prime Minister agreed with his generation's leading Rabbis to never claim that "Israel" represents worldwide Jewry as it would be dangerous to Jews worldwide. It casts them as dually loyal. They can never be fully loyal to their home country if they are also loyal to "Israel". He later went back on his agreement." Rabbi Shapiro's sound logic is presented in this compelling, 7 minute video. Reference: "Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capital of ‘Jewish people’ is assault on my religion — Queens rabbi." 

 

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May 16, 2018

Occasionally Truth About Palestine Gets Reported on MSM

CBS News aired on May 14, 2018 a most amazing and insightful, 9 minute interview with Noura Erakat, a Palestinian American, human rights attorney, activist and an Assistant Professor at George Mason University. Professor Erakat explains the Palestinian side in the context of the ongoing demonstrations by Gazans and killings by Israel of Palestinians in Gaza, and, the dedication of the US embassy in Jerusalem. After reflecting on the interview, Noura made this comment on her FB page: "I want to clarify my comments on the CBS interview regarding Hamas. In the beginning I said, "...Palestinians don't want Hamas either..." It was a mistake on my part to make it seem like critique of Hamas is absolutist. I meant to say, and should have said, "not all Palestinians support Hamas..." in order to demonstrate the point that that is a straw man argument and a distraction from what is happening on the ground. I own that and it is a reflection that I am still learning to respond well and effectively under pressure. May we all continue to grow and work together for freedom." Also, check out Noura's follow up piece to the video interview that appeared in the Washington Post: "Palestinians have no choice but to continue the struggle."

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Apr 22, 2018

Palestininan Teenager Ahed Tamimi Stands Up to Israel’s Military Kangaroo Court

Ahed-Tamimi-07.jpg After her cousin was shot in the head by an Israele soldier, Palestinian Ahed Tamimi made the "slap heard around the world" upon a heavily armed IDF soldier. She was arrested in a night raid, as is the usual IDF modus operandi. This 2 minuted video, "The Interegation of Ahed Tamimi, 26 December, 2017 at Shaar Binyaminpolice station" needs to be seen and passed on to educate others about the brutal Israeli practices used against Palestinian youth. Two other documentaries highlight the ongoing brutality of the Israeli occupation: "Israel's Inhumane Treatment of Palestinian Children" and "Major Media Espose of Israeli Attacks on Palestinian Children." Also, a 5 minute report by CNN on3/18/2018 gives some background to Ahed's story: "Palestinian teen jailed for slapping soldier."

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Apr 22, 2018

Shut Up, Obey & Support America’s Serial Wars

Carlson-Tucker-Shut-Up-Obey-01.jpgOn occasion, a loan voice in the main stream media, exposes the hypocrisy of the MSM and its collusion with the American government. Selling wars through the MSM, is a mainstay tactic the US government employs. This is very evident in this report by Tucker Carlson of Fox News, who dared to ask some questions about the sudden rush to punish President Bashar al-Asad and Syria for an alledged chemical attack in Douma. In this 5 1/2 minute segment, Tucker Carlson exposes the attempts to silence his questioning of the attack on Syria. It's interesting how the left joins with the right to clamor for war. For background, watch a previous news segment by Carlson (Click here). Will a desenting voice like Carlson's be allowed to continue on Fox News? See also, "'Chemical Attack' Evidence in Syria Debunked."

 

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Apr 19, 2018

“Chemical Attack” Evidence in Syria Debunked

Syria-Douma-Fake-Chemical-Attack-20180407-02.jpgHassan Diab, a young boy from Douma, Syria didn't know he was being recruited for a "chemical attack" video that was made by some local rebels, and, that went viral. The US, UK and France used this type of evidence to justify a military strike on Syria. Evgeny Poddubny, a war correspondent from Russian broadcaster VGTRK, found the boy in the video. Hassan's "story differed from the one presented by the activists and later propagated by the mainstream media. He was in the basement with his mother, who said they ran out of food, when they heard some noise outside.  'Somebody was shouting that we had to go to the hospital, so we went there. When I came in, some people grabbed me and started pouring water over my head,' he told Evgeny Poddubny...Hassan confirmed that he was the boy in the video, and was very scared when the whole situation unfolded. He is now fine and shows no symptoms of having experienced a chemical attack two weeks ago." This 2 minute video should lead any honest observer to question the US government's policy of shooingt first and asking questions later. References: "Boy in Douma ‘Chem Attack’ Video Says He Was Lured With Cookies, Then Sprayed With Water,"The search for truth in the rubble of Douma – and one doctor’s doubts over the chemical attack" by Robert Fisk of the Independent, "Must See Report on Syria War by FOX Newsman, Tucker Carlson," "Former UK Ambassador Reveals Truth About Syria" interview by Ron Paul.

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Apr 8, 2018

What the Main Stream Won’t Reveal About Gaza Massacre

Senator Bernie Sanders called the killing of over 30 Palestinian demonstrators and the wounding over 1000 by the Israeli Defense Forces, that inculded 100 snipers, as "tragic." Is the rest of the Congress blind? This three minute report from If Americans Knew does an excellent job of countering the Zionist apologists in our government and main stream media who always paint Israel as the victims no matter out outrageous their measures. Several demonstrators running away from the border fence were shot in the back. Gaza has been under a suffocating blockade by Israel since 2007 that threatens to make Gaza unlivable by 2020.

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Mar 22, 2018

Palestinian Tent of Nations-We Refuse To Be Enemies-Non-Violent Resistance-

Palestinian Christian Daoud Nassar just completed a very successful speaking tour in Arizona. Daoud's compelling testimony explains his family's non-violent actions to save their 100 year old farm that is surrounded by five, illegal, Israeli settlements in the West Bank of Palestine and subject to the injustices of a brutal military occupation. Daoud's project is called Tent of Nations, and is truly unique in peacemaking efforts as it follows what Jesus taught, "Blessed are the peacemakers for the shall be called sons of God" (Matthew 5:7). Please take time to watch this inspiring, 8 minute video by Urban Tribes that gives an excellent overview of what Tent of Nations is all about and explains their principles and objectives that include: 1. We refuse to be victims. 2. We refuse to hate 3. We live with our faith. 4. We believe in justice. The Tent of Nation's motto is "We Refuse To Be Enemies." (Photo: In one of his presentations in Arizona, Daoud Nassar points to the Tent of Nations on a map that shows how it is surrounded by Israeli settlements [in blue]. The Israeli separation wall goes deep into Palestinian territory and will eventually cut off the Tent of Nations and other Palestinian land from the nearby Palestinian city of Bethlehem.) Daoud's tour in Arizona was sponsored by Friends of Tent of Nations, North America: http://fotonna.org/

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Jan 10, 2018

Palestinian Christians In The Shadow of Christian Zionism

Palestinian Christian, Rev. Alex Awad reveals the effects of Christian Zionist theological beliefs on Palestinian Christians, in this insightful presentation made at a "Christ At The Checkpoint" seminar held in Bethlehem, Palestine. Millions of American Christians have been deceived by a theology that says that God gave the modern state of Israel, exclusively, to today's Jews and that the indigenous Palestinians living there, have no right to be there. Traditional Christianity rejects this notion. Please watch this 1 hr. 16 minute video presentation and, then, have one of your Christian Zionist friends watch it. Who knows, maybe they will come to realize that God is not a respector of persons and welcomes one and all into His kingdom. A written summary of Rev.. Awad's presentation is available here.

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Jan 4, 2018

Creative Palestinian Non-Violent Resistance of the Scientific Kind

Qumsiyeh-ASREN-Presentation-20171204-slides_015.jpgPalestinians have developed a number of creative, non-violent ways to challenge the brutal Israeli military occupation of Palestine. One of the more widely known forms of non-violent resistance is the BDS (Boycotts, Divestment & Sanctions) movement that was started in 2005 by about 150 Palestinian civil groups and joined by activists all around the world. When we spent a month in Palestine, based in Bethlehem, this past summer with the Holy Land Trust, one very innovative form of non-violent resistance came to our attention. We met Dr. Mazin & Jessie Qumsiyeh, who founded the Palestine Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability and the Palestine Museum of Natural History that is associated with Bethlehem University. This 14 minute video is a talk by Dr. Qumsiyeh, given at the meeting of the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) on Dec. 4, 2017. The meeting was held at the headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo. Professor Qumsiyeh’s paper dealt with challenges and opportunities for sustainable development in the 21st century with globalized systems. He highlighted the example of the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability at Bethlehem University in areas of research, education, and environmental conservation. As the only Palestinian speaker at this conference, Prof. Qumsiyeh took the opportunity to also highlight the issues of Israeli colonial policies that effect sustainability in Palestine.

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Dec 18, 2017

Palestine Will Be Free

Rallies all over the United States and around the world are taking place to object to the announcement by President Donald Trump that the US embassy in Israel would be moved to Jerusalem. The Palestinians and the international community have considered East Jerusalem to be the capital of Palestine. The move by Trump, should be of no surprise to any sincere observer because the United States has never been an honest peace broker to the Israel/Palestine conflict. Members of We Hold These Truths joined with over 100 Palestinian supporters in Tempe, Arizona to protest the action by President Trump. This is video is a two minute overview of the rally.

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Nov 24, 2017

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Vs The International Bankers Who Finance Wars

What's going on with the rise of interest in, and the increase in value of, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies? This recent, 26 minute documentary by PressTV does a great job of explaining what crptocureencies, like Bitcoin, are, and the push back by the banking estabishment against them. In his recent article, "Millenials Mistrust Financial Institutions; Invented Bitcoin" Chuck Carlson of We Hold These Truths noted that: "The reason we have not heard our own mega-government hold forth with a lethal threat to Bitcoin and the others, is that mega-gov has not figured out what it can say that will not increase interest.  If any big government knew a way to monitor or control Cryptocurrencies, I am inclined to think we would have heard about it long before now, and you can bet your socks they are trying. Governments are and will be desperate to control the Cryptocurrencies’ phenomena; they have no choice.  This absence of threat from them is positive for Bitcoin investors."

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Nov 9, 2017

A Song And Story For Palestine By A Former Zionist

Siegel_Rich-02.jpegRich Siegel is a very talented pianist and singer who journeyed from being an ardent Zionist, who even lived in Israel. Rich delved into the Zionist beliefs he held so dear and found that the "facts" he had learned were wanting. After a thorough investigation into the Israel/Palestine conflict, he became an activist for peace and justice for Palestians. In this remarkable, 12 minute video, Rich performs his haunting composition, "In Palestine," talks about his journey out of Zionism, and, how he came to write the song. Rich performs in the New York City area. To find out where Rich is playing, check out his website.

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Sep 4, 2017

Voices in Palestine Crying Out for Peace & Justice: Qavi

Mohammad Abdul Qavi was an activist for peace and justice for Palestinians. We met Qavi at the El Beit Guest House in Beit Sahour, the city next to Bethlehem, Palestine, where a group of us on the month long, Iktashef experience, sponsored by the Holy Land Trust, were staying. Qavi, who was from London, had chosen the El Beit Guest House as his retirement home and had been living there for over 6 years. This interview with this remarkable and compassionate man, who practiced only non-violent resistance, was conducted on August 14, 2017, less than two weeks before his passing on August 27, 2017. Qavi, a true friend to Palestinians will be sorely missed (26 minutes)

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May 25, 2017

Challenging A War Willing Church

CCC-20170507-16.jpgCalvaryCommunity-2002-Nov-02.jpgWhy is it that the teachings of Jesus, like "Love your neighbor as you love yourself" and "Blessed Are the Peacemakers," take a back seat to millions of Christians that are influenced by the religious dogma known as Christian Zionism? In this short video, We Hold These Truths returns to Calvary Community Church (CCC) in Phoenix, AZ. One of our first vigils was held in front of this church in November of 2002, four months before the second war on Iraq started. Back in 2002, our signs like "Choose Life Not War," "Who Would Jesus Bomb?" "Blessed Are The Peacemakers," and "No More Wars For Israel" must have befuddled the congregants at CCC, because they came out and raised the Israeli flag. The occasion for this most recent vigil at CCC was the hosting of a "God's Heart For Israel" event sponsored by the organization Together For Israel. To demonstrate the war willingness of Christian Zionists to accept wars to protect Israel, the "War Prayer" by Christian Zionist preacher, John Hagee concludes this 4 minute video. To better understand the theology of Christian Zionism, watch our award winning documentary: "Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part I."

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May 12, 2017

Once Again US Proves It Is Israel’s Number One Enabler

Haley_Nikki-03.jpgThe US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, explained at the 2017 AIPAC convention how she led the charge to cover Israel's apartheid tracks as documented by the UN's report,  "Israeli Practices Toward the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid," This report clearly exposed Israel as an apartheid state. And, most of the world already knows this. Armed with no arguments against the carefully researched and documented report, Haley resorted to attacking one of the report's authors, Richard Falk, a respected international law and international relations scholar who taught at Princeton University for 40 years. Richard Falk also happens to be Jewish. An ad hominem attack like this on a Zionist Jew would have been met with cries of antisemitism and calls for a resignation. This poweful, 4 minute video of UN Ambassador Haley's appearance at the AIPAC convention on March 27, 2017 was put together by our friends and allies at If Americans Knew. For details and analysis of the UN report, listen to WHTT's podcasts, "The Israeli Emperor Has No Clothes, Part I - The Unveiling" & Part II - Exposing the Facts."

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May 8, 2017

Jewish Resistance To Israeli Occupation of Palestine Grows Steadily

Jews_Against_Occupation.jpgIsrael. enabled by its financial backer and pit bull protector, the United States government, will continue its path to national suicide unless it receives outside pressure to end its brutal, military occupation of Palestine. Fortunately, more Jewish people are waking up to the perils Israel is facing. In the groundbreaking documentary, "Jews Step Forward," numerous American Jews relate their stories of their journey out of zionism into questioning and challenging the actions of Israel. This is the 3 1/2 minute trailer.

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Apr 3, 2017

Jewish Power Myth or Reality?

Dershowitz_Alan-04.jpgIn his recent address to the ultra-Zionist and war-mongering Stand With Us, Alan Dershowitz said; “people say Jews are too powerful, too strong, too rich, we control the media, we’ve too much this, too much that and we often apologetically deny our strength and our power. Don’t do that!” Internationally acclaimed, Israeli musician, Gilad Atzmon, reported this in an article he wrote, "Alan Dershowitz - The Keys to Athens." that should be read before watching the one minute clip of the pronoucement by Alan Dershowitz.

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Mar 9, 2017

Palestinian Memories-The Story of a Palestinian Mother and Her People

Awad_Huda-01.jpgIn this video presentation, our Palestinian friend, Rev. Alex Awad, tells the remarkable and inspiring story of his mother, Huda Awad, who was left as a widow with seven children in 1948, during the Zionist takeover of Palestine. Alex gives a unique look at the Israeli/Palestine conflict as a Palestinian Christian. This presentation is based on his fascinating book, "Palestinian Memories: The Story of a Palestinian Mother and Her People." Alex's older brother, Bishara, founded the evangelical Christian college, Bethlehem Bible College in 1979. Alex served as the pastor at the East Jerusalem Baptist Chruch and Dean of Student Affairs at Bethlehem Bible College. Sadly, most American Christians are unaware of the plight of Palestinians Christians. In addition to watching Alex's presentation, we recommend this article by Alex Awad that will challenge those Christians who believe that God gave the land of Israel in 1948 to Jews only: "Palestinian Christians in the Shawdow of Christian Zionists." (59 minutes)

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Feb 17, 2017

Christian Zionists Practice Israel Worship

CUFI-01.jpgThis excellent and balanced news report from Australia exposes the war based religion that is known as Christian Zionism. Even though this program was originally aired in 2007, it is still accurate and applicable now. The reporter from the Australian Broadcasting Company interviews Christian Zionist. mega church, Pastor John Hagee who founded the pro-Israel lobby, Christians United For Israel (CUFI), the Christian Zionist version of AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee). A Jewish rabbi in Hagee's home town of San Antonio, TX, that is interviewed expresses that Hagee's agenda is detrimental to Jews in America and to Israel. Also interviewed is the Palestinian Ambassor. who is a Christian, and who says that Hagee's brand of Christianity is an embarassment to Palestinian Christians. (17 mins.)

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Jan 2, 2017

The Plight Of Millions Of Palestinian Refugees Is Hidden In Plain View by Israel

In her first on-the-ground report "Inside Palestine's Refugee Camps", Abby Martin of The Empire Files, gives an eye-opening look at two of the most attacked refugee camps in the West Bank of Palestine: Balata (near Nablus) and Aida (near Bethlehem) camps.  There have been millions of Palestinians living in crowded refugee camps since 1948 when they were forced from their homes by the advancing Zionists during the founding of the modern, secular, apostate state of Israel. (26 min.) Meanwhile, millions of American Christians are oblivious to the plight of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, where it is being walled off by Israel. (See our story, "Israel Is Walling Off Bethlehem, The Birth Place of Jesus")
 
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Jan 2, 2017

Israel Is Walling Off Bethlehem, The Birth Place of Jesus

Millions of American Christians are unaware of the plight of the city of Bethlehem and its Palestinian inhabitants in the West Bank of Palestine. The Israeli built separation wall snakes its way around Bethlehem, even cutting off Palestinians from their own land and nearby Jerusalem. This story is courageously told by Palestinian filmmaker, Leila Sansour in her Open, Bethlehem documentary that is part of a campaign to educate her fellow Christians and the world about the stranglehold by Israel that is slowly causing Palestinian Christians to leave the Holy Land because of the hardships imposed by the military occupation. To increase the awareness of what is happening to Bethlehem, a Bethlehem Passport is being issued by the OPEN BETHLEHEM campaign in partnership with the Governorate of Bethlehem.  So far, the passport has been granted to more than 500 people around the world, including church leaders and heads of states, such as Archbishop Rowan Williams, Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and President Jimmy Carter. The passport states: “In that the bearer of this passport is a citizen of Bethlehem; that they recognize this ancient city provides a light to the world, and to all people who uphold the values of a just and open society; that they will remain a true friend to Bethlehem through its imprisonment, and that they will strive to keep the ideals of Bethlehem alive as long as the wall stands; we ask you to respect the bearer of the passport and to let them pass freely.” Showings of Open, Bethlehem are starting in the United States after a successful introduction in the UK. Check the website for showings, or the complete documentary can be seen on line (Click Here). This is the 4 minute trailer.  For more information on Liela Sansour's campaign to bring down the wall around Bethlehem check out the Huffington Post UK article.
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Aug 29, 2016

Palestine Is Still The Issue

Australian journalist and filmmaker, John Pilger, first made a documentary about the Israel/ Palestine conflict in 1977. After the second Palestinian Intifada (Arabic for "tremor") in 2002, John Pilger returned to Palestine to make another groundbreaking documentary, Palestine Is Still The Issue. Even after 14 years, this remarkable documentary is still valid about the ongoing Israel/ Palestine conflict where illegal Jewish settlements continue to expand into the West Bank of Palestine and an oppressive Israeli military occupation rules Palestinian lives every day. John interviews both Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs to expose the true nature of the conflict. This 52 minute documentary is a must watch, as are other John Pilger films that can be found at: http://johnpilger.com/
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Apr 22, 2016

Palestinian Refugee Exposes the Zionist Theft of Her Home 68 Years Ago

Mariam Fathalla, an 86 year old, stateless, Palestinian refugee living in Lebanon, has come to the US and Canada to tell her story about the Nakba (the Arabic word for "Catastrophe) that she, and her family, lived through in 1948. Mariam and over 750,000 other Palestinians were forcibly expelled from Palestine, and, around 500 of their villages were destroyed by the Zionists, in their drive to set up the modern state of Israel. For more background on the North America Nakba Tour with Mariam and Amena Ashkar,  click here & here.

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