This video is called Israeli top officials demand an end to NSA spying.
That video is from 23 December 2013.
And now …
Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:
The US American and British intelligence services have for years spied on Israel during covert operations. This was reported by the German magazine Der Spiegel, according to information provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Der Spiegel reports that the intelligence services were able to intercept the data via a satellite link in Cyprus. On the advanced listening station, they are said to also have seen the video recordings of the drones, though the images were encrypted.
Israeli minister Steinitz reacted, according to the NOS report:
What a misnomer that this Orwellian anti-democratic spying is named after anarchism which rejects all state authority.
New documents from Edward Snowden reveal a spy program the U.S. used to hack Israel’s air force.
Canada has put a hold on sharing top secret spy data with the Five Eyes countries, including the US, after it was discovered that its NSA counterpart had shared info containing the personal details of Canadians, senior government officials said Thursday. Authorities say they made the decision after learning that the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) agency had not properly hidden the metadata of Canadian citizens before sharing it with its international allies. Metadata includes the numbers and time stamps of phone calls, but excludes content: here.
This video, recorded in the USA, says about itself:
‘Turkey has a war trade with ISIS,’ making millions with oil – VA state Senator Richard Black
2 December 2015
The claim that the Turkish government has been a part of an illegal oil trade with the Islamic State has brought more criticism from Virginia state Senator Richard Black, who has been vocal about the American airstrikes against the terror group. He explains his view to RT’s Lindsay France.
From daily News Line in Britain:
Thursday, 28 January 2016
TURKEY BUYS ISIS OIL – SAYS YAALON
Speaking in Athens, Moshe Yaalon said IS had ‘enjoyed Turkish money for oil for a very, very long period of time’. Turkey denies allowing IS smuggling and the US recently rejected Russian claims that Turkish government officials were in league with the militants. IS has captured swathes of Syria and Iraq, including operational oil fields.
‘It’s up to Turkey, the Turkish government, the Turkish leadership, to decide whether they want to be part of any kind of cooperation to fight terrorism,’ Yaalon told reporters after a meeting with his Greek counterpart.
‘This is not the case so far. As you know, Daesh (IS) enjoyed Turkish money for oil for a very, very long period of time. I hope that it will be ended.’ Yaalon also alleged that Turkey had ‘permitted jihadists to move from Europe to Syria and Iraq and back’.
US state department officials last month rejected Russian allegations of Turkish government involvement but a state department spokesman said IS oil was being smuggled into Turkey via middlemen.
Efforts by Israel and Turkey to repair damaged ties already hit a setback this month over demands for compensation for the deaths of 10 Turkish aid workers on a ship carrying aid for Palestinians in Gaza in 2010.
Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:
An Israeli bus driver in Tel Aviv refused to expel an Arab man from her bus. Some of the passengers demanded that, when the elderly man began to mutter in Arabic. They were afraid that he was a terrorist.
According to the Jerusalem Post the bus driver then said that anyone who feared that the man would commit an attack could get off.
“Definitely not a terrorist”
The incident happened earlier this week on the line from Petah Tikva to Tel Aviv. The driver said in an interview that she did stop the bus following the panic. “I approached the man cautiously and asked whether all was well with him and if he needed help. I saw that he was an elderly man who did not feel so well. He did not look like he was a threat to anyone. He was certainly not a terrorist.”
After that brief conversation she turned to the concerned passengers and told them that they were free to leave the bus, but that she would not expel the man under any circumstances from her bus.
“I was taught that you must have respect everyone and that you must not discriminate against anyone.”
Ruty Tehrani is the bus driver’s name.
This video from Israel says about itself:
DORIT RABINYAN (2014ׂ) ENGLISH SUBTITLES
3 November 2015
AWARDS WINNING ISRAELI AUTHOR SPEAKS OF HER LITERARY JOURNEYS — INTERVIEWED BY YOAV GINAI FOR ISRAEL’S NATIONAL CHANNEL
From daily Haaretz in Israel:
Principals, Teachers Decry Banning of Arab-Jewish Love Story From Schools
Or Kashti and Jonathan Lis Dec 31, 2015 5:31 PM
From daily The Guardian in Britain, 1 January 2016:
Novel about Jewish-Palestinian love affair is barred from Israeli curriculum
Government accused of censorship after reportedly saying the award-winning Borderlife by Dorit Rabinyan risked damaging the ‘identity of the nation’
From the New York Times in the USA:
Isaac Herzog of the center-left Zionist Union, which leads the parliamentary opposition, said on Facebook on Thursday: “Tell me, are the People of the Book afraid of books? Are the People of the Book afraid of stories? Or would it be more accurate to say that their education minister is afraid of books and stories? This is a dark worldview that does not believe in the judgment of the public, or a younger generation that is much more involved than previous generations.”
Mr. Herzog said he bought several copies of Ms. Rabinyan’s “wonderful” book on Thursday. Several bookstores said they had sold out of the novel, which tells the story of an Israeli woman from Tel Aviv who falls in love with a Palestinian born in the West Bank city of Hebron after a chance encounter in New York.
Ms. Rabinyan, the author, said that the book was not meant to be provocative. “Let’s say that it’s strength lies in its subtlety,” she told Ynet in a video interview. “Perhaps there is even a conservative Zionist stance in it,” she said, but she added that whoever read it in the education ministry clearly did not read it from that perspective. The book, she said, was “only a mirror” of the complexity of life in Israel.
From the Wall Street Journal in the USA:
U.S. Spy Net on Israel Snares Congress
National Security Agency’s targeting of Israeli leaders also swept up the content of private conversations with U.S. lawmakers
By Adam Entous and Danny Yadron
Dec. 29, 2015 4:40 p.m. ET
President Barack Obama announced two years ago he would curtail eavesdropping on friendly heads of state after the world learned the reach of long-secret U.S. surveillance programs.
But behind the scenes, the White House decided to keep certain allies under close watch, current and former U.S. officials said. Topping the list was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
This video says about Turkey says about itself:
28 November 2015
The president of the bar association in southeastern Diyarbakir province has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen while giving a public speech.
A campaigner for Kurdish rights, Tahir Elci had been criticized for challenging Turkey’s official stance of calling the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) a terrorist organization. A curfew has been put in place.
Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands today:
A Russian plane has penetrated Israeli airspace. According to the defense minister in Israel that was a mistake and the pilot turned back immediately when he was told that he flew over Israel. This is reported by various Israeli media.
Russia and Israel have recently opened a line of communication to “prevent misunderstandings”, said Minister Ya’alon. “Russia is not going to attack us, so we do not have to shoot automatically when such a mistake is being made,” he said.
Did you hear that, President Erdogan of Turkey? THERE ARE OTHER SOLUTIONS THAN YOUR VIOLENT WAY IN CASES LIKE THIS! Maybe you know already: Turkish warplanes have violated the airspace of its NATO ally Greece thousands of times. This, fortunately, did not lead to any planes being shot down, and escalation towards bloody war.
Greek Prime Minister Tsipras wrote on Twitter about this to his Turkish colleague:
We’re spending billions on weapons. You—to violate our airspace, we—to intercept you. … Tsipras said the two countries should focus on saving refugees, not on weapons.
Or, maybe again, you, President Erdogan, are unable to hear there are other solutions than violence, as the thick walls of your new, taxpayer-paid palace completely shut out the real world outside.
Though there are many very bad sides to the government of Netanyahu in Israel (and of Putin in Russia), at least in this case they have not sunk to the bloody level of the Erdogan regime in Turkey (and its Grey Wolves neo-nazi proxies in the Syrian war).
Putin accuses US of colluding in downing of Russian plane: here.
French President Hollande proposes anti-ISIS alliance in Syria to Russia: here.
Britain: Cameron hopes to be able to hold a vote on intervention next week. But to do so with an expectation of winning, he has to be sure that he has the backing of at least 30 Labour MPs, who would be voting in defiance of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s stated opposition to military involvement: here.
The decision of the German government to participate in the war in Syria marks a new stage in the resurgence of German militarism. A bloody adventure is being prepared behind the backs of the population: here.
Not one Muslim I know thinks war in Syria is justified. Promises come in thick and fast, as unreliable as all those made before – on Iraq, Libya and the ‘war on terror’: here.