Zionist Troops Kill Palestinian in WB, Injure 15 Others in Occupied Jerusalem

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ClashesIsraeli occupation forces shot and killed a Palestinian teenager late Friday during clashes in Silwad village near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, medical officials said.

The Zionist occupation troops also clashed with the Palestinians across the occupied Jerusalem on Friday, launching a widespread crackdown on Palestinian neighborhoods in the city late Wednesday.

The crackdown left 15 Palestinians injured or suffocated, according to media reports.

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Tunisia’s al-Nahda changes its discourse ahead of key post-revolution election

Supporters of Tunisian Ennahda Party hold Tunisian national flag, party’s flags and shout slogans as the founder of Ennahda movement, Rashid al-Ghannushi, speaking during a rally ahead of Tunisian parliamentary election, which will be held on October 22, in Suleiman town of Nabeul, Tunisia, on October 22, 2014. (Photo: Anadolu Agency – Yassine Gaidi)
Published Friday, October 24, 2014
Sunday, October 26, will be the most important day for Tunisians since the ousting of former President Zein al-Abidine ben Ali. It will be the day they will elect the first parliament after the revolution to take on major tasks and powers, many of which have been in the hands of the national constituent assembly which was elected in October 2011.
Tunis – The election will take place under the new constitution ratified on December 26 to be followed by presidential elections. The central question today probably revolves around one of the most important parties in the Tunisian political scene, al-Nahda, which has governed the country in the past three years but is changing its discourse today to attract the largest number of votes.
After three years of being in power and the resentment that developed against the party among Tunisians, al-Nahda is trying to present a new “polished” image of itself. It abandoned a number of its leaders and founders by not nominating them to the parliamentary elections scheduled for Sunday because they presented a negative image of the party in the past three years of the life of the national constituent assembly.
The party’s electoral lists, which have been officially declared, lacked some of the historical figures associated with the oldest Islamist movement in Tunisia since its official inception under the name the Movement of Islamic Tendency in June 1981.
Among these figures is Sadok Chourou, nicknamed Tunisia’s Mandela because of the many years he spent in prison under Habib Bourguiba and Zein al-Abidine ben Ali. In almost three years of the life of the national constituent assembly, Chourou did not once take off the Afghan cloak he wears.
Another person that was not included is Habib Ellouze who is famous for wearing his traditional Tunisian clothes in the parliament and during his speeches calling for jihad in Syria and for implementing Islamic law and incorporating it into the constitution. The party list also excluded MP Najib Mourad representing the province of Monastir who is known for his pithy and hardline statements in addressing political issues.
Al-Nahda’s decision to abandon figures that played a prominent role in establishing the movement and expanding it by preaching in mosques during the 1970s and 1980s and who garnered more votes than the party leader, Rached Ghannouchi, at the party’s first public conference in June 2012 has more than one meaning in and outside Tunisia.
It is a message to Tunisian public opinion and the international community as well, stating that al-Nahda Party has definitively broke with the religious proselytizing discourse that has been associated with it since its inception. The demands and challenges of governance prompted the party to abandon this kind of discourse and adopt a civil political discourse instead that does not include declarations of disbelief against others and does not call for a religious state or for implementing Islamic law. In other words, it completely parted ways with the Islamist and Muslim Brotherhood movements which adopt the Sayyid Qutb and Abul Ala Maududi school where implementing Islamic law represents the backbone of its discourse.

It [al-Nahda] completely parted ways with the Islamist and Muslim Brotherhood movements which adopt the Sayyid Qutb and Abul Ala Maududi school where implementing Islamic law represents the backbone of its discourse.

The party uses its new discourse as proof of its good faith vis-à-vis the constitution it approved, a constitution that guarantees freedom of conscience – which no religious movement can embrace – safeguards women’s rights, calls for equality and preserves personal status law which outlaws polygamy. All this completely contradicts the discourse of Arab and Islamic religious movements. 
Al-Nahda is trying to promote this polished discourse before the election to avoid the weak performance of the two governments headed by al-Nahda leaders, Hamadi Jebali and Ali Laarayedh. Despite all that, the new discourse has not reassured Tunisians who have experienced al-Nahda for the past three years, saw its achievements and realize that it will be met with failure like its discourse in the 2011 election.
Before the October 2011 election, al-Nahda Party promoted a modernist discourse in which it stressed that it is a Tunisian party rooted in the legacy of Tunisia’s reform movement. But once it got into power, it started to reveal its true Muslim Brotherhood face.
It gave the green light to religious associations and clerics to wage a campaign to “Afghanize” Tunisia by promoting religious education in the Pakistani vein, restricting freedoms through what Ghannouchi calls the “dynamics of social pressures” and turning a blind eye to arms smuggling from Libya. 
Al-Nahda put its supporters in key government positions, recompensed its prisoners by recruiting them and providing them with monetary compensation, established a parallel network of media outlets, flooded the country with preachers from the Gulf and Egypt known for ideas alien to Tunisian society such as female circumcision and veiling young girls and legalized political parties openly hostile to the republican system and its values such as the Tahrir Party headed by Rida Belhaj and the Tunisia Zitouna Party headed by Adel Almi who called for beating Tunisians who choose not to fast during Ramadan, polygamy and abandoning the personal status law.

The country witnessed in the past three years a security collapse that began with targeting and assassinating figures opposed to al-Nahda Party like Lotfi Nagdh … leftist leader Chukri Beleid … and the Nasserist leader Mohammed Brahmi.

In addition, the country witnessed in the past three years a security collapse that began with targeting and assassinating figures opposed to al-Nahda Party like Lotfi Nagdh, representative of Nidaa Tounes (Tunisia’s Call) who is considered the first martyr under al-Nahda’s rule, leftist leader Chukri Beleid on February 6, 2013 and the Nasserist leader Mohammed Brahmi on July 25, 2013. 

Accusations were directly leveled at al-Nahda Party, especially the interior minister at the time and Prime Minister Ali Laarayedh for being directly responsible for the two assassinations. 

In addition, more than 50 individuals from the army, police and national guard were martyred, not to mention facilitating the travel of thousands of young men and women to Syria to fight the Syrian regime.
All this happened under al-Nahda’s rule. Will this party succeed once again in attracting Tunisian public opinion through its project and renew trust in its candidates for parliamentary and presidential elections? Or will Tunisians take into consideration what happened to them in the past three years from the rise in poverty and unemployment to discovering assassinations for the first time and the killing of soldiers and members of security forces and therefore hold al-Nahda accountable in the ballot box?
Al-Nahda Party runs for election with a heavy legacy whose motto is the “emerging dictatorship” as the head of its first government and its former Secretary-General Hamadi Jebali called it. The parties challenging it are counting on the slogan of regaining a democratic Tunisia to attract voters. What chance does al-Nahda have at the ballot box?
This article is an edited translation from the Arabic Edition.


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Kurds Reject Erdogan Report of Deal with Syrian Rebels to Aid Besieged Kobani

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Kurdish FightersA senior Syrian Kurdish official on Friday rejected a report from Turkey’s president that Syrian Kurds had agreed to let “Free Syrian Army” fighters enter the border town of Kobani to help them push back besieging ISIL terrorists.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday said 1,300 FSA fighters would enter Kobani after the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) agreed on their passage, but his comments were swiftly denied by Saleh Moslem, co-chair of the PYD.

“We have already established a connection with FSA but no such agreement has been reached yet as Mr. Erdogan has mentioned,” Moslem told Reuters by telephone from Brussels.

Turkey’s unwillingness to send its powerful army across the Syrian border to break the siege of Kobani has angered Kurds, and seems rooted in a concern not to strengthen Kurds who seek autonomy in adjoining regions of Turkey, Iraq and Syria.

Moslem said the FSA would be more helpful if it opened a second front against ISIL elsewhere in Syria. “Politically we have no objections to FSA….But in my opinion, if they really would like to help, then their forces should open another front, such as from Tel Abyad or Jarablus,” he said.

Source: Reuters
24-10-2014 – 21:18 Last updated 24-10-2014 – 21:18


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Putin says it the way it is on Ukraine, sanctions and the USA’s attempt to control the world

Putin accuses United States of damaging world order


Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting at the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi, October 24, 2014.  REUTERS/Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting at the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi, October 24, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of endangering global security by imposing a “unilateral diktat” on the rest of the world and shifted blame for the Ukraine crisis onto the West.

In a 40-minute diatribe against the West that was reminiscent of the Cold War and underlined the depth of the rift between Moscow and the West, Putin also denied trying to rebuild the Soviet empire at the expense of Russia’s neighbors.

“We did not start this,” Putin told an informal group of experts on Russia that includes many Western specialists critical of him, warning that Washington was trying to “remake the whole world” based on its own interests.

“Statements that Russia is trying to reinstate some sort of empire, that it is encroaching on the sovereignty of its neighbors, are groundless,” the former KGB spy declared in a speech delivered standing at a podium, without a smile, in a ski resort in mountains above the Black Sea city of Sochi.

Listing a series of conflicts in which he faulted U.S. actions, including Libya, Syria and Iraq, Putin asked whether Washington’s policies had strengthened peace and democracy.

“No,” he declared. “The unilateral diktat and the imposing of schemes (on others) have exactly the opposite effect.”

Putin, 62, has stepped up anti-Western rhetoric since returning to the Kremlin as president in 2012, helping push up his popularity ratings since the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in March.

Even so, the speech was one of the most hostile Putin has delivered against the West and it appeared partly intended to show Russian voters he will stand up to the rest of the world and defend their interests.

The criticisms of a world order dominated by Washington, more than two decades after the Cold War, recalled a 2007 speech in Munich in which Putin shocked the West by lambasting Washington’s “unipolar” world view. The speech prompted many Western leaders to reassess their view of Putin.


The annual meetings of what is known as the Valdai Club have rarely featured such open, direct and tough language in their debates on Russian policy.

Critics say the meetings have become a showcase for Kremlin policy, with the session attended by Putin shown live on state television and little discussion of Russia’s record on human rights and democracy, which is criticized in the West.

Putin rejected criticism over the Ukraine crisis, in which Moscow has sided with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, and threw the West’s criticisms of Moscow back in its face.

Repeating accusations that Western governments helped pro-Western groups stage a coup d’etat that ousted a pro-Moscow president in Kiev in February, Putin said: “No one wanted to listen to us and no one wanted to talk to us.”

“Instead of a difficult but, I underline, civilized dialogue they brought about a state coup. They pushed the country into chaos, economic and social collapse, and civil war with huge losses,” he said.

Dismissing U.S. and European Union sanctions imposed on Moscow as a mistake, he said: “Russia will not be posturing, get offended, ask someone for anything. Russia is self-sufficient.”

He made only passing references to the decline of Russia’s $2 trillion economy, which is in danger of sliding into recession as its currency tumbles along with the price of oil, its main export item.

But he said in a question and answer session after his speech that Russia would not burn though its gold and foreign currency reserves thoughtlessly to prop up the economy.

Putin has increasingly sought to shift blame for the economic crisis onto global problems, the sanctions and the oil price. He and other Russian officials, including Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, have also used increasingly tough language to blame the West for the Ukraine crisis.

A ceasefire has been in force in Ukraine since Sept. 5, but it has been violated daily and the West says Moscow continues to have troops and weapons in east Ukraine. Russia denies this.

(Additional reporting by Lidia Kelly, Vladimir Soldatkin, Alexander Winning, Jason Bush and Gabriela Baczynska; Writing by Timothy Heritage; Editing by Giles Elgood)


Canada had a shooting at its parliament building?

Watch RAW video of the shooting as it happened live here…

One thing about this “live active shooter” video that stands out to me.  One glaring fact that cannot be overlooked.  One absurdity beyond absurdity that would NEVER happen in a “real” situation like a random spontaneous shooting.

What’s with the cameramen pre-stationed at every angle, hiding from other cameras view, ducking out of the way of the video, not hiding from shooters?

as the canada

At each pillar, we see HIGH QUALITY media video cameras!

Stationed IN FRONT of the pillars at to try to avoid being in each others shot, not hiding from anyone as they are fully exposed !


Then , as if one nice camera out in the open isn’t enough, another camera man is right behind using a nice wooden chair to rest his camera on — just hanging out in the open , no big deal…


Then, to top it off.. a THIRD cameraman ducks out behind our rolling cameraman !!


Notice each cameraman is different.. one wearing a green shirt, one wearing a striped shirt… so we know its not a shot of the same person twice.

THREE total media cameras in the live shot of the shooting, and the camera rolling, which we’re watching to get this video, makes the 4th!!

Then our cameraman runs down the hall, uncut, to another area.. where we see at LEAST 3-4 more cameras with sound engineers on hand as well.


No one else there, just police standing, and MULTIPLE cameras, and sound engineers with microphone booms.


All these cameramen stationed at multiple spots, literally as the shooting took place.

For sure three cameramen in the hall , plus the guy filming what we see above.

False flag? Total Hoax?  Media staged, or forewarned to be there ready to roll?  Combination of these?

For sure too many cameras on hand, and for sure they’re not hiding from gunmen, but from each others view!

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US: Some of Our Allies Want Talks with Iran to Fail


The chief US nuclear negotiator acknowledged that certain Washington’s allies and members of Congress are opposed to a final nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers.

“Some worry that it will fail. Others seem to fear that it will succeed. Many have questions and doubts,” Wendy Sherman, the undersecretary of state for political affairs, said in a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington on Thursday.

She said the White House

“has consulted regularly with members of Congress and with our many overseas partners, including Israel and the [Persian] Gulf states. We have heard a variety of concerns and done our best to answer hard questions.”

Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman

Sherman added that a possible comprehensive deal between Iran and P5+1 world powers — the United States, France, Britain, Russia, China and Germany — give the world confidence that Tehran’s nuclear energy program is exclusively peaceful and that the Islamic Republic would get significant relief from the Western sanctions.

She said that the Obama administration is “aware, of course, that this negotiating process is, shall we say, controversial,” but diplomacy with Tehran is worth the risk.

Sherman said the ongoing negotiations progressed at a “deliberative pace, which is diplo-speak for not so fast”, adding,

“We have made impressive progress on issues that originally seemed intractable.”

Referring to a November 24 deadline for clinching a deal, she said that “this is the time to finish the job.”

Iran and the six powers are in talks to hammer out a final deal to end a decade of impasse over Tehran’s nuclear energy program.

Last year, the two sides clinched an interim nuclear accord, which took effect on January 20 and expired six months later. However, they agreed to extend their talks until November 24 as they remained divided on a number of key issues.

Source: Press TV

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Zionist President: Israel is a violent and sick society


hana_amtir[1]On Sunday, Zionist president  Reuven Rivlin admitted that epidemic of violence has spread like cancer in every sector of Israeli society.

It’s time to honestly admit that Israeli society is violent and sick and it’s our duty to cure this disease,” Rivlin said in a speech at the Israel Academy of Science and Humanities.

The tension between Jews and Arabs within the State of Israel has risen to record heights, and the relationship between all parties has reached a new low,” he said.

We have all witnessed the shocking sequence of incidents and violence taking place by both sides. The epidemic of violence is not limited to one sector or another, it permeates every area and doesn’t skip any arena. There is violence in soccer stadiums as well as in academia. There is violence in social media and in everyday discourse, in hospitals and in schools.”

The academic sphere, in which cultures and languages are taught from a desire to get to know them deeper, where there is a ‘you and I’ affinity, there is a place which generates not only learning but also a real encounter,” he said.

Rivlin said that he has been personally insulted verbally and on his Facebook page. In August 2014, Rivlin supported the conversion of Marla Malka 23 to Islam and her marriage to Arab Muslim Mahmoud Mansour 26, by posting on Facebook:

Such expressions undermine the basis of our co-existence here, in Israel, a country that is both Jewish and democratic.”

Rivlin, like most of the Zionist leaders is living in his nature of “self-denial”. His claim has been debunked by many Zionist Jew intellectuals including MarianneWilliamson, Dr. Noam Chomsky and Michael Walzer, who said:

“Israel is not the state of the Jewish people; Jews outside Israel don’t vote in its elections and non-Jews inside Israel do vote in its elections. The Jewish people are not sovereign in Israel; the citizens of Israel are sovereign there. I think there is a sense in which Israel, I mean green line Israel, is right now politically a state of all its citizens. The real difficulties are not political, they are cultural, and they arise in every nation state.”

Reuven Rivlin, as a politician and former Knesset Speaker is known as the “moral face of Zionism” aka a “wolf in sheep clothing”. He is against a Palestinian state. He wants Zionist regime to annex Gaza, West Bank and East Jerusalem into Israel – and give some more “liberal” rights to country’s non-Jewish minorities as the Muslim minorities “enjoy” in Zionist-ruled countries such as, the US, UK, France, Germany, Australia, etc.

Anyone who has studied the creation of the Zionist state in 1848 from an objective source, knows that Israel was created and maintained since then byJewish violence.

Last week, Israeli defense minister Moshe Ya’alon during an interview with dailyYisrael Hayom said that he is not interested in resolving Israel-Palestinian conflict (wars and violence), but looking for a way to maintain the (PA Territories) occupation which serves Israeli interests.

London-based writer and activist Kerr-Anne Mendoza, posted an article highlighting the epidemic violence, racism and warmongering in Israeli society- from Tel Aviv race riots against 60,000 African asylum seekers, street lynching of Palestinian youth to burning alive of 16-year-old Palestinian boy Mohamed Hussein Abu Khdeir by three Israeli young Jews.

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