Benjamin Netanyahu Added 100,000 Settlers. Now the U.S. Rewards Him With Largest Aid Package Ever.


Formal memorandum of understanding increases the annual military aid package to Israel, rewarding it with a record $38 billion over 10 years.

Source: Benjamin Netanyahu Added 100,000 Settlers. Now the U.S. Rewards Him With Largest Aid Package Ever.

Israeli rabbi who advocated rape of ‘comely gentile women’ during war becomes chief army rabbi


“New IDF Chief Rabbi: It is permissible to rape during war”. Under that: “Major Col. Eyal Qarim has declared in the past “draft of girls is totally forbidden” – and claimed that in times of war it is permissible for soldiers to “have sex with comely gentile women against their will”.

Source: Israeli rabbi who advocated rape of ‘comely gentile women’ during war becomes chief army rabbi

Families: Hamas on Facebook, so firm must pay $1B after terror deaths | Ars Technica

On Sunday, the families of several terrorist victims sued Facebook under an American anti-terrorism law. The victims died in multiple terrorist attacks in Israel in 2015 and 2016, and the families are seeking at least $1 billion in damages.
The plaintiffs allege that the social networking giant is liable as it provides “material support” to Hamas—which the United States government considers a terrorist group—by allowing its leaders and followers to openly use the service.

Source: Families: Hamas on Facebook, so firm must pay $1B after terror deaths | Ars Technica

Hillary Clinton’s Energy Initiative Pressed Countries to Embrace Fracking, New Emails Reveal


Newly disclosed emails show Clinton State Department officials working alongside fossil fuel companies aggressively pushing for fracking even in countries where local objections were growing.

Source: Hillary Clinton’s Energy Initiative Pressed Countries to Embrace Fracking, New Emails Reveal

Blackwater’s Founder Is Under Investigation for Money Laundering, Ties to Chinese Intel, and Brokering Mercenary Services


For more than a year, U.S. intelligence has been monitoring Erik Prince’s communications and movements, probing allegations that he used his company as a cover to set up Blackwater-style operations.

Source: Blackwater’s Founder Is Under Investigation for Money Laundering, Ties to Chinese Intel, and Brokering Mercenary Services

Bernie Sanders Spoke Up for Suffering Palestinians, but Few in Broadcast Media Covered It


Far away from AIPAC, Bernie Sanders made a dissenting speech in Salt Lake City, where he spoke up for suffering Palestinians. It received little broadcast media attention.

Source: Bernie Sanders Spoke Up for Suffering Palestinians, but Few in Broadcast Media Covered It