F-35 stealth fighter sees first combat, in Israeli operation

F-35 stealth fighter sees first combat, in Israeli operation

The US-made F-35 stealth fighter has seen its first ever combat action, flying in an operation for the Israeli air force. The air force chief showed an image of jets over Beirut, Lebanon, and said the planes had “already attacked twice on two different fronts”. Israel recently carried out scores of air strikes in Syria. […]

Natalie Portman refuses to attend ceremony for Israeli million-dollar prize

Natalie Portman refuses to attend ceremony for Israeli million-dollar prize

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli-American Hollywood actress Natalie Portman has refused to attend a ceremony in Israel to accept a million-dollar prize because of “distressing” events in the country, the organisers said, announcing the prizegiving had been cancelled. FILE PHOTO: Cast member Natalie Portman poses at the premiere for “Annihilation” in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February […]

Should Israeli Settlers be Considered Civilians?

Should Israeli Settlers be Considered Civilians?

It is time to pose a question: Are Israeli settlers civilians? Or are they illegal occupiers? A group of Israeli settlers made the move, to seize land in East Hebron (al-Khalil) last Monday (06/03/18), setting up camp – adjacent to the ‘Kharsina settlement’ – backed by an entourage of heavily armed soldiers. This move threatens three Palestinian families, with fears that […]

Fauda: An Israeli Netflix Series that Makes Oppression Sexy

Fauda: An Israeli Netflix Series that Makes Oppression Sexy

Palestine/Israel Well-made TV dramas are addictive and “Fauda” is no exception. Still, we would all do well to remember that it is part of Israel’s well-oiled public-relations machine, which knows how to transform Israeli brutality into sexy, heroic images. by Miko Peled Let’s block ads! (Why?) MintPress News fmsmnewsFMSMNews.com is a news aggregator and opinions […]

By Excluding Palestinian Voices From Jerusalem Debate, Cable News Avoided Addressing Israeli Rights Abuses

By Excluding Palestinian Voices From Jerusalem Debate, Cable News Avoided Addressing Israeli Rights Abuses

Palestinian voices were largely absent from American cable news’ coverage of President Donald Trump’s decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. By turning to their stable of regular political commentators to weigh in on the unprecedented move, the three major news networks – CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News – excluded those […]

Gary Lineker hounded after retweeting video of Israeli soldiers locking Palestinian children in cage

Gary Lineker hounded after retweeting video of Israeli soldiers locking Palestinian children in cage

Football legend Gary Lineker has been hit with a fierce backlash after he condemned Israeli soldiers for locking Palestinian children in a cage. It comes amid mass protests against Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The British pundit and ex-footballer is locked in a row over the situation in the Middle East, where […]

Israeli minister quits over Sabbath row

Israeli minister quits over Sabbath row

Jerusalem: An ultra-Orthodox minister in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s coalition government quit on Sunday in a dispute over work on the Sabbath, the Jewish day of rest. But a spokesman for health minister Yaakov Litzman told AFP that his United Torah Judaism party would remain in the ruling alliance “at this stage”, preserving Netanyahu`s […]