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Netanyahu rival’s visit to U.S. highlights cracks within Israel’s wartime leadership

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By TIA GOLDENBERG, WAFAA SHURAFA and SAMY MAGDY

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The US are 100% complicit in enabling, aiding and arming the Israeli monster and are now having to deal with increasing international pressure to stop, whilst figuring out how to wriggle their way out of looking like this genocide that they have backed to the hilt, is actually very much their doing.

The thing is, lots have people have known this for a long time, but this conflict has actually highlighted it in very, very stark view for a large range of people who, for whatever reason, couldn't see it before.

It's rather ironic to see the US dropping relief packages on Gaza, whilst Israel drops US made and supplied munitions simultaneously.

The Palestinians need to be protected from both the US and Israel, as neither have proven capable of looking after their best interests whatsoever.

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Israel has been under a microscope since the start of this war and has complied with international law while executing its strategic defense and humanitarian efforts.

Israel has the right and duty to continue doing what it is doing.

This is what happens when terrorism is supported, encouraged and celebrated. Presumably there will be no more Hamas terrorist summer camps for children.

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TamaramaToday 06:44 am JST

The Palestinians need to be protected from both the US and Israel, as neither have proven capable of looking after their best interests whatsoever.

Great. When you have your UN army, send it to the Donbas as well.

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Is it things will better with him, not necessarily he said that plan to attack even more will be around in February or March.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-68334510

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Where are these "terrorist summer camps for children "" ?

Any jobs going for adult supervisors at the "kiddies terrorist swimming pool ""?

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zibalaToday  07:09 am JST

Israel has been under a microscope since the start of this war and has complied with international law while executing its strategic defense and humanitarian efforts.

Israel has the right and duty to continue doing what it is doing.

Do you ever get bored writing this stuff over and over again?

This is what happens when terrorism is supported, encouraged and celebrated. Presumably there will be no more Hamas terrorist summer camps for children.

Right, because the IDF will make sure there aren't any children still alive who can join them,

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Does he ever get bored ?

Never !...he''s on a mission !

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Israel has been under a microscope since the start of this war 

A microscope with the lens cap still on. Just wait until they let journalists enter the Gaza strip. Israel will be the shame of humanity.

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Where are these "terrorist summer camps for children "" ?

In the Twilight Zone.

Any jobs going for adult supervisors at the "kiddies terrorist swimming pool ""?

LOL!!!!

Does he ever get bored ?

Never !...he''s on a mission !

A failing mission. Even in the US the tide has turned and people are starting to wake up to what Israel truly is- an apartheid state committing genocide, and this may be the first US election in history where US support for Israel will actually hurt a candidate. Times are changing, and the pro Israel crowd is starting to be genuinely scared

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> The U.S. wants to see progress on the creation of a Palestinian state, envisioning a revamped Palestinian leadership running Gaza with an eye toward eventual statehood.

But the Israelis are not interested in giving the Palestinians any compromise at all and never had.

The war is a cover for some extremely egregious actions as is reported in the link below.

Israelis as victims is becoming an old story very quickly.

https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2024/2/25/with-all-eyes-on-gaza-israel-steps-up-demolitions-of-palestinian-homes

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Tamarama

The US are 100% complicit in enabling, aiding and arming the Israeli monster and are now having to deal with increasing international pressure to stop, whilst figuring out how to wriggle their way out of looking like this genocide that they have backed to the hilt, is actually very much their doing.

That's because it isn't.

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Aly RustomToday  08:36 am JST

Times are changing, and the pro Israel crowd is starting to be genuinely scared

They're starting to realise that the people they've been championing as "America's only democratically-elected allies and true partners for peace in the Middle East" etc etc really are just a bunch of racist psycopaths. The Likud and the IDF have their roots in terrorist organisations and the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

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The sooner they permanently remove Netanyahu and his rightwing lunatic fanatical govt, the better for all parties!

The war crime trials are coming and Netanyahu and his cronies will be front and centre

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Politics of Gaza Genocide, heating up both in Israel and US. Israel PM only remaining as wartime leader, his popularity is terrible inside and outside Israel.

Biden's base of youth supporters, key. for his re-election. Biden's polling terribly with youth, 3rd parties and Trump benefiting. Ditto Arab and Muslim Americans. Nobody believes providing weapons to Israel's the right answer.

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Daniel Hagari, the head spokesman of the IDF, as well as a number of senior IDF officials have resigned today. This could well be the beginning of the end. He promised a probe in to the Flour Massacre just hours ago, now he is backdooring it, because he knows they are doomed.

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Just another Maneuver by the Biden Adm. to save him in the next election, Mr.  Benny Gantz is a member of the war cabinet and meeting him or Netanyahu or any other members is just like an approval stamp to continue the Genocide.

Israel has elections and people choose their leadership, the U.S. could influence the outcome of the election by funding Mr. Gantz but in the end it is up to the Israeli citizens.

Netanyahu was hijacked by the far right and has become ineffective to a point that the U.S can no longer talk to him,

The best option for the U.S. now is to STOP funding $$ and arming Netanyahu's Killing Machines then watch Netanyahu bow to his masters.

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The IDF personnel have posted many hundreds of videos on social media showing 1/ rummaging through women's underwear drawers,2/wearing such underwear in a mocking way, 3/pillaging and looting items like watches etc. 4 /blowing up residences to an accompanying dance beat track 5/beating and humiliating detainees. All designed to dehumanise an "enemy " that exists in a fevered imagination where every Arab is a terrorist.

This is the actions of the "world''s most moral army "?

What is truly disturbing is that these "soldiers " are mainly reservists...not professional soldiers, who one would hope would have some discipline.

No...these are ORDINARY ISRAELI"S who will return to civilian life as teachers, doctors, mechanics waiters etc. etc.

So this is the modern face of young Israel.

My God, they are no better than Nazi's or some African inter tribal war fighters with machetes.

Thats your modern Israel ....and they seem to be untouchable....at least by modern standards of humanity.

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More than 30,000 Palestinians have been killed since the war began, around two-thirds of them women and children,

Or in other words and grammar, using the active voice to name names and put face on those doing all the killing, Netanyahu, the IDF, Biden, Sunak et al. have killed them all and so should be fast-tracked to the Hague. ...according to Gaza’s Health Ministry, which does not distinguish between civilians and fighters.

And neither does the Israeli government & friends of Israel abroad, but we can assume that among all the indescribable carnage HAMAS has suffered some collateral damage.

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Benny Gantz looking to be the prime minister after Netanyahu goes to jail for corruption.

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Last night an IOF Drone attacked and AID truck with two missiles, the first one burned to death all 8 aid workers onboard, then few minutes later while people are gathered trying to rescue the workers another missile struck the same truck and killed 9 more.

This is a Genocide in progress no matter how you translate, read, explain or even deny it.

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Thats your modern Israel ....and they seem to be untouchable....at least by modern standards of humanity.

I follow a few Israeli peaceniks on Twitter (or X, or whatever) and going through the comments section you get a real feel for what modern Israelis are like. It isnt nice.

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Seems to be a fairly balanced article. Example:

More than 30,000 Palestinians have been killed since the war began, around two-thirds of them women and children, according to Gaza’s Health Ministry, which does not distinguish between civilians and fighters.

”… which does not distinguish between civilians and fighters”. Gaza’s Health Ministry is run by Hamas so this policy is right in line with the “military wing” of Hamas which does not distinguish between Israeli civilians and soldiers.

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Nobody has studied the Nazis and their methods more than Israelis who, as we all know, owe their addresses in Palestine in large measure to their former satanic persecutors. The hell on earth that the Israelis have made of Gaza is a bloody testimony to having mastered the playbook of that theater of cruelty and having surpassed their own notorious King Herod himself in another massacre for the history books.

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> Where are these "terrorist summer camps for children "" ?

Any jobs going for adult supervisors at the "kiddies terrorist swimming pool ""?

Here we go:

An inside look at a terrorist group's summer camp for kids

https://www.businessinsider.com/hamas-kid-summer-camp-2016-8

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Yes...to the Israelis children are sacred...thats why so many have been killed.

I would guess many summer camps in the US have weapons "safety and handling " aspects.

BTW Israeli juniors at their summer camp practice in grounded military fighters.

I'm not buying the silly "Kiddies summer camp for terrorists " narrative BUT...given the Israeli brutal occupation it would be wise to have some skills .

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Did the 'cracks' within the Short Austrian's wartime leadership save the regime? Did it save any of the wartime leaders from being prosecuted by the international courts?

Reminder, it was 14 days after the end of public hearings on the Genocide charges that the ICJ issued the provisional measures. It is now 6 days after the end of public hearings on the legitimacy of the JSIP occupation of Palestine.

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Israel has had its pound of flesh. Time to loosen up, especially where civilians are concerned. Unfortunately there are still Israeli hostages there.

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