JPMorgan Chase will pay $1.7 billion to victims of Madoff Ponzi scheme to settle charges it failed to adequately police the accounts, to resolve criminal charges over its role in the 2008 Madoff scandal, the largest ever financial fraud to rock Wall Street. Largest penalty for a violation of the Bank Secrecy Act.
Rivalry over water supplies can lead to bitter conflicts.since the mid-20th century, the planet's seen nearly 180 conflicts connected to water resources. These include both small and large-scale clashes - a lot of them in the Middle East and Africa.
The Knesset passed an amendment to the Sexual Harassment Bill which stipulates that no sexually explicit image or video can be uploaded to the internet, a measure that is expected to curtail so-called revenge porn incidences, up to five years in jail.
Glenn Greenwald, the investigative journalist who first published Edward Snowden leaks, said that the NSA whistleblower still has "a huge number of very significant stories to reveal," including those relating to Israel.
Israel has approved a plan to construct 272 new illegal settlement units in West Bank as US Secretary of State John Kerry left Middle East. International community considers colonisation of occupied land illegal, Palestinians view settlement construction as obstacle to reaching a peace agreement.
Thousands of African migrants in Israel have marched to the embassies of the United States and a number of European countries on the second day of their mass strike. The protesters marched in Tel Aviv in Monday to demand asylum and work rights from Israeli authorities.
Former Labour Member of the British Parliament Clare Short says “Israel’s claim to be a democracy is eroding very fast” after being threatened with arrest by the Tel Aviv regime’s officials. She was an MP for Birmingham Ladywood from 1983 to 2010 and Secretary of State for International Development.
Rep. Peter King dismissed Congress calls for N S A to reform its information gathering practices.insisted that even members of Congress should be monitored by the NSA, just like every other American, in case they are “talking to an Al Qaeda leader in Iraq or Afghanistan.
More than 30,000 African asylum seekers who entered Israel illegally protested in Tel Aviv on Sunday, police said, in the biggest rally ever staged by migrants in the Jewish state."We are all refugees" and "Yes to freedom, no to prison!" they chanted in English, with Israeli rights activists also joining the march.
An Israeli ultra-orthodox rabbi says seminary students in Israel prefer getting tortured and killed to being conscripted into the regime’s armed forces. Another Israeli rabbi slammed the materialistic objectives of the Israeli army and said Israeli youths evade military service due to their awareness of such mentality.
H1N1 incidences, has doubled in the past two weeks. Michigan, emergency departments are filled with hundreds of patients with flu. Swine flu spreads fast because it is highly contagious, expected to spread across the nation. many states are seeing widespread flu. Hit southeastern states hardest.
Arrow III, an upgraded component of the Israeli missile shield, was successfully tested for the second time, the country’s Defense Ministry announced. The kamikaze satellites launched by the system are capable of intercepting missiles in space.
The aircraft targeted four sites in the central and northern Gaza Strip during the early hours of Friday No immediate reports of injuries in Gaza. Israeli military frequently bombs the besieged Gaza Strip, claiming the attacks are being conducted for defensive purposes
Israeli forces fired toward the source of the launch, the IDF said. At least 20 Israeli rockets landed in southern Lebanon, according to the IDF and the Lebanese official National News Agency. There were no initial reports of injuries on either side.
On Thursday, Israeli warplanes launched several strikes on Gaza City, injuring the Palestinians. Israel claims the latest attacks are in response to a rocket attack from Gaza. Israeli military often targets Palestinians along the border with the Gaza Strip, which remains literally cut off from the outside world.
The latest demolitions by Israeli bulldozers, which occurred near Ramallah and Jericho on Christmas Eve, have displaced over 70 Palestinians including at least 32 kids. UN relief agency said these acts violate the international law and leave thousands of Palestinians homeless in the cold.
White House: no change regarding Jonathan Pollard, former American intelligence analyst imprisoned three decades over spying for Israel. Israeli media: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu would condition additional “peace talks” with the Palestinians on his freedom. Israel granted Pollard citizenship.
United States expressed fury at Israel's decision to sell military equipment to China. US insisted that the fact that equipment eventually made its way to China at all presents a security risk to the Middle East. US and Israel have clashed over weapons and air force transfers before
) Senior Israeli officials on Sunday demanded an end to U.S. spying on Israel, following revelations that the National Security Agency intercepted emails from the offices of the country's top former leaders. Israeli officials reacted with uncharacteristic anger toward the U.S., Israel's closest, most important ally.
The US Congress has authorized $284 million to fund Israel’s missile systems program, triple the amount the Obama administration had requested. House on Wednesday passed 399-0 a bill that would enhance the US commitment to Israel’s “qualitative military edge” in the region.
WASHINGTON (INTELLIHUB) — Last month it was revealed that a number of billionaires received government welfare in the form of farm subsidies. David Rockefeller was among the dozens of billionaires working the system for government subsidies, taking over $11 million of tax money.
United States “continues to maintain” it “will be able to launch an attack anywhere in the world with conventional weapons.”Weapons n developed in the United States under the ‘‘prompt global strike’’ program capable of striking targets anywhere in the world in an hour with deadly precision.
Israeli army shot two Lebanese soldiers after Israeli soldier Sergeant Shlomi Cohen killed by Lebanese sniper. Lebanese army has not officially commented on either incidents. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon: both sides "co-operating with United Nations,urged Israel, Lebanon exercise restraint.
An anti-drone motion was passed by Yemen’s parliament on Sunday, banning drone attacks in Yemeni airspace. Vote comes amid growing anger against Yemeni sovereignty. US unmanned aircrafts used to kill Al-Qaeda terrorists. Concerns for civilians. Washington increased drone strikes in Yemen
Growing campaign among US academics to isolate Israel reaches a milestone as members of the American Studies Association voted to endorse academic boycott of the Zionist regime. Boycott calls on American schools, academic groups to ban collaboration with Israeli institutions.
Dutch water supplier Vitens, has ended a partnership with the Israeli water company Mekorot. the Dutch company said it was “extremely hard” to work with Mekorot on future projects “because they cannot be taken out of the political context.” Becoming a serious reputational risk.
A US assassination drone strike has killed, wounded several people at a wedding party in southern Yemen. Washington claims that its airstrikes target militants, but local sources say civilians have been the main victims of the non-UN-sanctioned air strikes.
It seems that hardly a day passes by without someone – a country, a firm, an individual – ends their relationship with Israel, which is increasingly becoming a serious reputational risk.
British government has issued guidelines warning businesses of the risks of trading with Jewish colonies in the occupied Palestinian territories, including potential damage to a company’s reputation. We do not encourage or offer support to such activity.
Virginia State Police released a new “crime-fighting” app that encourages citizens to photograph citizens who are legally photographing in public, the latest chapter in the War on Terror that further criminalizes photography. Encourages citizens to snap a picture and send it (with a message) to police.
agreement to share information between the National Security Agency [NSA], a host of European, Russian, Canadian and Chinese spy agencies and the world’s Central Banks will ensure that the only relevant force in Global Stock markets will be the trading activity of the world’s Central Banks
Head of Egyptian Interests Section in Tehran has described the Israeli regime as the only possessor of nuclear arsenal and a serious threat to the entire region, reiterating Cairo's desire to see a Middle East free of nuclear or other weapons of mass destruction.
Israel’s Economy Minister believes the time has come to annex parts of the West Bank and install full economic and military control over Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory, which are deemed illegal under international law. Called ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations a “joke.
Oil well lying a few dozen meters inside Palestinian territory, according to international law and the Oslo Accords, should belong to Palestine. Well is under Israeli control, most of the reserves lie under Palestinian territory. Israel has prevented Palestinians from gaining access to natural resources.
Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) is on its way to approve a licence application from PaxVax Australia (PaxVax) for the intentional release of a GMO vaccine consisting of live bacteria into the environment in Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria.
Press TV: The Gaza Strip remains without electricity and fuel for the upcoming winter as the Israeli regime steps up the pressure on the Palestinians. Only six hours of electricity per day, no gas makes Gaza’s homes cold. Past few months, electricity rationed, blackouts increased during rain.
Kuala Lumpur Tribunal:“The Tribunal is satisfied, beyond reasonable doubt, that the first defendant, (General) Amos Yaron, is guilty of crimes against humanity and genocide, and the second defendant, the State of Israel, is guilty of genocide. First-ever Tribunal to prosecute Israel for genocide.
five Port Authority toll increases passed since 2011. Many truckers are upset over the toll increase. Tolls were created so that those who use the road pay to fix it,“Where’s the money going? increase is causing small businesses to pay a business tax to do business in New York and New Jersey.
UN Humanitarian News Agency: Israel is destroying “all essential services, hospitals, clinics, sewage, water pumping stations.” Israeli blockade of Gaza Strip crippled Gaza’s main power plant. The power outage wrecked Gaza’s waste water treatment system, flooded the streets with raw sewage,”
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA):supports increasing sanctions on Iran, doing so would violate the terms of the P5+1 agreement. I don’t think war is inevitable but if you have to hit Iran, you don’t put boots on the ground, do it with nuclear devices with a massive aerial bombardment campaign.
Israeli lawmaker Tzachi Hanegbi: Geneva deal between Iran, world powers increased likelihood of Israeli strike against Iran. Indications Netanyahu doesn’t have support of his military, can’t be sure of outcome, could be devastating for Israel. Attack will be seen as provocation, aggression by the world.
Press TV: Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss; Israel’s plan to displace tens of thousands of Bedouin Arabs from their villages in Negev Desert illegitimate, against teachings of the Torah. Israeli occupation of Palestine against the Torah.” If passed by Israel’s Knesset, 35 Bedouin villages will be destroyed.
Nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, including the U. S., put strains on President Barack Obama’s relationship with Jewish donors who play a key role in Democratic fundraising, tried to appease Jewish donors. President’s commitment to Israel’s security has never been stronger."
With Iran’s moderate government working within a broad cooperative agreement with the world’s major powers, Israel has no imaginary threat to turn to, no reason to ask for shiploads of cluster bombs to drop on Gaza while peddling the rest on the Georgian arms market,”thwarted Israel’s efforts.
Three Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron). Local residents said killings took place Tuesday. Victims were students in their 20s. Israeli troops make incursions into West Bank acrossJordan River almost on daily basis, abduct Palestinian activists.
The Foreign Press Association accused Israeli army of targeting journalists. Soldiers fired rubber bullets, threw stun grenades at photojournalists clearly identified as press. Italian photographer covering incident almost hit in the face by rubber bullet, shattered the camera instead of his head.
“The whole world knows this was not a grassroots insurgency by freedom fighters, but terrorists trained by the United States and Israel. Public relations disaster for America, Israel. Syria “will be able to contain this ‘insurgency.’
This comes three days after the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described Tel Aviv’s illegal settlement activities as “a cause for grave concern. Since March 2012, the Israel has boycotted the UNHRC sessions, cut ties to protest probe of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Israeli troops have clashed with Palestinians protesting the regime’s plan to force tens of thousands of Bedouins out of the southern Negev desert. Plan would expel 70,000 people, destroy 35 Bedouin villages. Palestinian women of the besieged Gaza Strip also rallied in solidarity with the Bedouins.
The international “Day of Rage” rallies have been held all across the UK as well as in the occupied Palestinian territories in the Gaza Strip, east Jerusalem (al-Quds) and elsewhere to denounce the Israeli regime’s schemes to resettle tens of thousands of Bedouins, media reports say.
Labeling GMOs won’t cost consumers a single penny. food companies change their labels all the time. Costs are minimal for labeling foods GMO, or otherwise, it would actually cost them more to print a new price tag. They spend even more on marketing campaigns to get us to buy their products.
Encouraging shoppers to report suspicious activity on social media outlets like Twitter. Spying on Americans has reached malls & movie theaters, how long before it reaches supermarkets and our homes? DHS partners with shopping centers, Mall of America, Walmart, Simon Property Group.
Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says Iran’s nuclear facilities “must be bombed” despite a nuclear agreement between Iran and six major powers. Israel has the right to bomb nuclear facilities in Iran. Obama: we cannot rule out peaceful solutions to the world's problems.
Things to fear in Gaza: Attacks from Israel’s Apache helicopters, F-16 fighter jets, regular blackouts, power shortages, polluted drinking water sewage flooding the streets. Drones being used for surveillance, execution. Killed 199 in 2012. No protection whether you are a civilian or fighter.
Several British MPs have urged Israel to come clean on its nuclear weapons program and called on the Tel Aviv regime to destroy its nuclear arsenal. The lawmakers said Israel keeps talking about the threat of nuclear weapons in the Middle East while it possesses hundreds of nuclear warheads itself.
U.S. troops in Afghanistan, including elite killer teams, are to be redefined as mere “advisors” to Afghan forces so that America‘s “combat” role can be declared ended – to be followed by ten more years of mass killing and occupation.
Companies cut employee hours below 30-hour minimum to avoid paying for insurance, raising costs for coverage, adopt high-deductible plans, discourage seeking medical treatment due to cost thereby rationing. Businesses will pay fine, drop employee coverage, less expensive, raise copayments.
Health care law could bailout insurers who sell policies through Obamacare. Will transfer billions to insurance companies, automatic, entitlement, mandatory spending, not discretionary. Congress no power to stop it. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)introduced legislation to repeal insurance company bailout.
Israel not pleased. Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu: historic mistake, do everything in his power to derail deal. Israeli Labor party chairman MK Yitzchak Herzog: Netanyahu creating unnecessary panic about deal with Iran about its nuclear program. This is not doomsday.
Large protests against security deal on future of prolonged US military presence in the country. Most Afghans angered by crimes, casualties by American troops. Demand Afghan government reject any agreement. Large numbers killed in raids by foreign forces, CIA-run assassination drone strikes.
Israel's prime minister Netanyahu: world had become a "more dangerous place" as a result of the deal saying he was not bound by the agreement, threat to use military action against Iran.
A senior White House official has said that Israel’s “all-or-nothing” posture demanding a total halt to Iran’s nuclear energy program is a path to war. Israel’s stance would “close the door on diplomacy” and would “essentially lead to war. Aggressive lobbying campaign by Israel.
“Netanyahu opposing the US negotiations with Iran, determined to ruin them. Israel lives on stolen land and borrowed time, want a US war on Iran to guarantee their future. United States negotiations with Iran angered Israel which wants a war.
Netanyahu: nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) useless in Middle East. Problem countries not the ones which refused to sign the NPT. Israel rejects all agreements, refuses nternational regulatory inspections of its nuclear facilities. Said Iran should not possess heavy water reactors, centrifuges
Disguised as a free trade agreement between the US and eleven countries, TPP is globalization on steroids and will devastate the shrinking American middle class.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: world too soft on Palestinians, time to turn a critical eye. Palestinians pampered by the international community,” ignored Palestinian incitement, refusal to accept Israel as a Jewish state, accepted halfhearted Palestinian attempts to fight violence.
Human rights groups say measure will lead to ethnic cleansing of hundreds of Palestinian Bedouins. Called for mass rallies against new plan, describing it as a “racist policy. Expansion of Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine created major obstacle to establish peace in the Middle East.
NOW IS THE TIME to STOP the Jews from ruling (and destroying) America. Just last week, Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League announced that peace was “bad for the Jews.” and will be opposed by Israel and the Jewish Lobby.
Australia has shifted to the climate change denialist extreme right - it has a new extreme right wing, pro-war, pro-Zionist, anti-environment, anti-science, US lackey, war criminal, climate criminal Liberal Party-National Party Coalition Federal Government headed by PM Tony Abbott.
October 12 March Against Monsanto (MAM), scores of police from half a dozen municipalities there, with dogs .previous demonstration, police told picketers to stand on pavement not on Monsanto’s grass. next event, cops said pavement too close to traffic ordered people to stand on the grass.
Artificial intelligence through the next generations of drones in the US and Israeli unmanned fleets. New energy systems, lasers; new hardware, robots,unmanned systems; new manufacturing techniques, 3-D printing; new software dealing with cyberwarfare, cybersecurity. “Robotics might be the future of war.
United States is planning to conduct more joint military exercises in western Pacific amid China’s concerns over the presence of American forces in the region .China: American militarism in region could endanger peace. United States encircling China with a chain of small air bases, military ports.
Israel has been poisoned by the psychosis of permanent war. It has been morally bankrupted by the sanctification of victimhood, which it uses to justify an occupation that rivals the brutality and racism of apartheid South Africa.
Former US ambassador to United Nations John Bolton:“I don’t think Israel has much time,” “Frankly, they should have done this years ago.” Criticized President Obama for negotiations with Iran. Former Pentagon chief Leon Panetta: threats of military force against Iran necessary to back up US policy.
Israeli officials mad after Obama administration confirmed IDF struck a Syrian military base this week. Israel, which refused to comment on the strike, is fuming behind the scenes and accusing the U.S. which gives Israel $3 billion in funding annually of not behaving like a proper ally:
Geoengineering, or Chemtrails, purpose of causing severe injury,death. Large aircraft spraying tiny particles of aluminum and barium, other harmful toxins, into the air. People, animals inhale. Toxins also poison the soil and fresh water sources. Controlling climate/weather for warfare, profits.
Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane:South Africa to “slow down” its ties with Israel in solidarity with Palestine. Increasingly strained relations between Israel, international community including its own allies, over its illegal expansionist policies, obstacle to peace.
To fund Israel’s development of two missile systems and to finance the purchase of extra batteries for 2014. Aid is in addition to the $3.1 billion in military assistance that Washington provides to the Zionist regime annually. US government serve Israel interests due to influence of the powerful Zionist lobby
Pakistani government accused US of "scuttling" efforts towards peace talks with Taliban after their leader killed in drone strike on Friday.US ambassador summoned over the issue.Pakistan does not see this drone attack as an attack on an individual but as an attack on the peace process.
Israeli warplanes have attacked a shipment of Russian missiles inside a Syrian government stronghold, according to US officials. The disclosure could further strain US-Israel relations, which are already under pressure over differences regarding the Iranian nuclear programme.
National Director pro-Israeli Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Abraham Foxman: Tel Aviv regime cannot bank on the US over Iran any more, Washington seems to be avoiding confrontation with Tehran. Increasingly sees a “weak and retreating” US that “cannot be counted on. Jeopardize Israel’s security
Jewish dual allegiance – the notion that Jewish citizens of, say, Britain, France, the United States or some other country could be as loyal, or even more loyal, to a foreign state, Israel, than they are to their own country – is understandably a sensitive and inflammatory subject.
Israeli regime pressing plans to build 3,500 more illegal settler units in occupied West Bank. Official from office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on condition of anonymity: Bibi issued order Wednesday hours after Tel Aviv freed 26 Palestinian prisoners of thousands locked up in Israeli .
GMO wheat which was created to silence particular genes within the crop can also silence certain rNA and DNA sequences in the human body, causing fatality as early as age five or six. Researchers calling GMO wheat a ‘safety’ issue.
An expose of the deceit that is intrinsic to Jewish Identity politics and Jewish Left in particular. We spoke about Palestine, BDS, Soros, Identity politics, JVP, Holocaust, victimhood, truth, ethics, my detractors and more.
U.S. National Security Agency sought Japanese government’s cooperation in 2011 over wiretapping fiber-optic cables carrying phone and Internet data across Asia-Pacific region, request was rejected, citing legal restrictions and, shortage of personnel aimed at gathering information on China
Israeli settlers mad over McDonald’s refusal to build outlet in the West Bank, calling to boycott company’s operations in Israel. McDonald’s cited policy of “staying out of occupied territories.” Other international companies asked to open businesses in the mall also declined.
Letters to countries in Latin America and Europe, as well as to South Africa, Australia, Japan and South Korea, the Palestinian Authority asked governments to put pressure on local companies and discourage any relations with the Israeli settlements. Campaign for an economic boycott.
UK government reluctantly, but without opposition, endorsed European Union (EU) statement, member states voiced “deep concern” over Washington’s illegal spying on allies and adversaries. German, French governments seeking to isolate Britain due to close cooperation with US global spying.
last thing the Zionists want to see is a strong Islamic country like Iran that can counter balance Zionist power in the Middle East. Another factor is the American people’s increased awareness of a misguided foreign policy that has been largely influenced by Zionist war mongers.
Twenty-one countries, including US allies France and Mexico,joined talks for UN resolution, would condemn “indiscriminate”surveillance, ensure “independent oversight” of electronic monitoring. countries involved: Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guyana, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Liechtenstein, Norway, Paraguay, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay, Venezuela.
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden on Thursday disputed Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) claim that the government’s phone record collection program is not “surveillance. ”Snowden Endorses D.C. Protest Against NSA in Rare Public Statement.
White House:deadline for Americans to buy health insurance extended until March 31, will give those who buy health insurance through new online marketplaces extra six weeks to obtain coverage before they incur a penalty. Not related to technical problems of Website, healthcare.gov.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu We insist that these negotiations lead to the dismantling of Iran’s enrichment capability. Forget the ‘peace process. Only alternative repeated military strikes against Iranian nuclear facilities. Will sow the seeds for new, safer, more liberal order in Middle East.
UN, Amnesty International: killing thousands, non-combatant civilians, by US drone strikes in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, other countries expose lies of Obama drone strikes are “surgical” attacks, kill few civilians. US concealing carnage, violation of international humanitarian law.
Half of those workers ineligible to do work for the IRS because they are not enrolled in installment plans to pay the taxes they owe. Unlike other federal agencies,IRS requires employees to comply with federal tax laws. they have to file returns on time, pay taxes they owe or enroll in a payment plan.
Growing number fleeing to Turkey shunning refugee camps, venturing into omajor cities, far from war as possible. Turkey: no distinction between Alawites, Sunnis, but people do, They don’t like Alawites they know we’re Alawites. We are neither opposition nor Assad supporters. We are just citizens,”
Tuesday, three civilians killed in similar attack in Damascus. Syrian army continues to make gains against the foreign-sponsored militants, killing scores of them across the country destroying a number of their hideouts. Also took full control of strategic air defense barracks in Damascus countryside.
Obama’s global terror campaign dependent upon his drone assassination program, deployment of Special Operations forces in countries all over the world, reportedly between 70 and 120 countries at any one time. Has escalated ‘covert warfare,’ outside the oversight of Congress and public.
Israel has as many as 8,500 slaves, driven by the sex trade, human trafficking according to a new study of worldwide slavery. Israel placed 111 out of 162 slave-holding countries. Mauritania was found to have the most serious slavery problem.
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