Saturday, December 28, 2013


Jafar Ramini                                                                                                                                             On the 5th anniversary of the savage and deplorable Operation Cast Lead over Gaza, let's all remember that conscientious, American young lady, Rachel Corrie, who gave her life for what she believed in. I was so struck by what she had to say when she spoke, with passion, at her 5th grade school speech, about how her mission in life was to help other children less privileged than she was around the world.

    We were so lucky that she chose the Palestinian children as her first priority to whom she gave her young life. The carnage in Gaza continues as I write this. Israel must be stopped. Please watch this. Please listen to Rachel's own words. You won't see this video or hear Rachel's words on the main stream media.
    Rest in Peace, Rachel Corrie. You will always be in our hearts.            
  >Heartfelt Video<

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Bob Hope Christmas Eve At The Front 1943

Bob Hope Hosts Christmas Eve At The Front This Show Stars Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. Original Air Date Was 12/24/1943.                                >Link to Broadcast<

Sunday, December 22, 2013


By Jafar M Ramini

Jafar Ramini
It’s the Sunday before Christmas.  London is wearing its party frock; the lights are glittering, the bells are chiming; the throng of shoppers are streaming up and down the streets.  Happy and joyous are they all.  And here I am, a Palestinian exile, a grandfather, a father and a husband, trying to bring some of this happy mood into a corner of London that I call my little Palestine.
Amongst all this, my heart and thoughts are with my people back home, going through the most arduous winter on record.  Snow has covered the entire Middle East in the last week or so. Palestinians inside Palestine, in the refugee camps dotted around the Arab world are all at the mercy of the elements. Gaza is not only totally besieged and freezing but is also flooded by sewage, courtesy of the ever merciful Israelis. In the West Bank they decided this harsh winter week was a good time to cut the electricity. After all, the illegal settlers need it more.
I did not deliberately sit down to write a lament or a sad piece, but the situation is very sad and where we are heading is totally lamentable. I refer here to the on going, utterly useless, not to say cringe-making and vomit inducing charade that is still unfolding in Jerusalem, Ramallah and Amman under the name of ‘peace’ negotiations.
What is it that makes our leaders tread the same path over and over and over again, knowing that it can only lead to disaster?                    >Jafar complete report<   leave a comment »

Saturday, December 21, 2013

US Congress passes $633 billion military spending bill

By Kate Randall
21 December 2013

The US Senate voted Thursday night to authorize nearly $633 billion in military spending. President Obama is expected to sign the legislation, which provides $552.1 billion for the regular military budget and $80.7 billion for the war in Afghanistan and other overseas contingency operations (OCO).

The 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) authorizes spending for the fiscal year that began October 1. It is the 52nd consecutive year that Congress has passed such legislation, and represents a minimal reduction from the $643 billion authorized for fiscal year 2013.

To put these expenditures into perspective, the budget for all of fiscal year 2013 for food stamps, the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), was $76.4 billion, only 12 percent of the figure designated for the military in 2014. A Republican proposal in the Farm Bill, which Congress has yet to pass, would cut $39 billion over the next decade from this vital nutrition program.
>Complete Report<

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

"By way of deception thou shalt make war" Mossad.

As is always the case with Israel, what you see is not what you get.
The latest manifestation of this deception is the "SHELVING" of the Prawer Plan. Apparently it's not SHELVED after all.

According to an article in Haaretz, Major General Doron Almog, who heads the unit which is to implement the plan, has said he has had no orders to shelve the plan and is continuing efforts towards its implementation. Major General Almog went on to say that Mr. Begin can claim whatever he wants, but the bill is still in legislative process.

According to Israel radio, the Minister of Agriculture Yair Shamir, son of the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and a member of the right wing party Yisrael Beiteinu, is taking over the responsibility from Benny Begin of over-seeing the implementation of the Prawer Plan.

Their ambition and avarice knows no boundaries.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

There is no Low the Racist State of Israel Won't Stoop Too

Israel floods Palestine with sewage                                                                                                       BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Gaza Government's Disaster Response Committee announced late Friday that Israeli authorities had opened up dams just east of the Gaza Strip, flooding numerous residential areas in nearby villages within the coastal territory.

Committee chairman Yasser Shanti said in a press conference that Israeli authorities had opened up dams just to the east of the border with the Gaza Strip earlier in the day. "        >Photo Essay<

Syria's children are freezing to death and Gazans are drowning as Arab billionaires turn a blind eye

'The Syrian people are slaughtered and murdered by all the fighting parties within Syria and they are insulted and humiliated by their Arab brothers in the Arab countries...'
In refugee camps across Jordan and Turkey Syrian children are freezing to death and their peers in the Gaza Strip are drowning while the Arab countries, most notably the wealthy ones, insist on turning a blind eye to their plight.

>Complete Report<

Friday, December 13, 2013

I have been sitting in front of my screen agog, actually mesmerised for the last hour, reading in disbelief that the Israeli government has decided not to put the Prawer Plan on the statuary books. Good news? Yes. Of a sort.

Had the Prawer Plan been implemented 70,000 Palestinian Bedouins of the Negev Desert would have lost their ancestral homes for ever. The announcement has two meanings to me.

1) That Israel is isolated and vulnerable.

2) That international pressure, like The Day Of Anger on 30th November last, does have an effect.

Am I celebrating yet? Again, with reservations.

Benny Begin, the co-author of the Prawer Plan said that he recommended to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to 'end the debate on the law' in parliament.

Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman posted on his Facebook page that the Israeli government 'should re-examine the plan and consider a far-reaching plan that would annul the benefits the Bedouins were to receive.'

You never know with the Israelis what their real intentions are. It's, as I said before, conjuring tricks. Smoke and mirrors, if you like.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Martin Sheen on His Life, Movies, Celebrity, Peace, the Environment, and Social Justice (1995)

Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez (born August 3, 1940), better known by his stage name Martin Sheen, is an American actor who achieved fame with roles in the films Badlands (1973) and Apocalypse Now (1979). Since then, Sheen's more well-known films include Wall Street (1987), Gettysburg (1993), The Departed (2006), and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). He also starred on television as President Josiah Bartlet in The West Wing (1999--2006), and lent his voice as the Illusive Man in the Mass Effect video game trilogy.    >Heart felt Presentation<

Friday, December 6, 2013

Rest in Power, Nelson Mandela

 (with images,tweets)               

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Chris Hedges on America's Disturbing War Against Iraqi Civilians and Terrorism (2008)

Collateral damage is damage to things that are incidental to the intended target. It is frequently used as a military term where it can refer to the incidental destruction of civilian property and non-combatant casualties. >Informative Forum <

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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Saeb Erakat, the chief Palestinian negotiator, in his infinite wisdom, has said that signing a peace agreement with Israel is possible within five months.
I shall keep this hanging in the air for a while. Just read what Mr. Naftali Bennett had to say on Israeli television yesterday.

“I'm against the establishment of a Palestinian state and against our withdrawal from any lands. I will not allow granting any piece of land to the Palestinians in the next thirty years. Israel will only find terrorism from the Palestinians."

No, no. I haven’t finished. This is what the equally peace-seeking Mr. Netanyahu had to say about the day of rage against the Prawer Plan.

"We will try the offenders to the full extent of the law. We will not tolerate such riots. We shall continue to advance the Prawer Bill."

Peace? Not a chance in hell from Tel Aviv. Capitulation? There is plenty of that coming from the Palestinian (no) Authority.