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Not Funny: Jerry Seinfeld Visits Israeli ‘Terror Fantasy Camp’ in West Bank

(MEE) — American comedian Jerry Seinfeld visited an Israeli “counter-terror” security training academy in the occupied West Bank with his family last week, and Palestinian and human rights activists didn’t find it funny. The star of the celebrated sitcom “Seinfeld” drew condemnations for posing with Israeli trainers at the Caliber 3 academy near the illegal settlement of […]

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What Trump Is Doing in Ukraine Proves the Mainstream Media Doesn’t Know Sh*t

The Russia-obsessed corporate media continues to peddle the narrative that Donald Trump has turned the United States into a client-state of Russia, even while he directly provokes the former Soviet Union by providing Russia’s foe — Urkaine — with the largest lethal assistance to a country on its border. (MPN) — Despite the mainstream media’s insistence that U.S. President […]

Pakistan Says the US Is No Longer Its Ally — and It’s a Much Bigger Deal Than You Think

(ANTIMEDIA) — Donald Trump’s decision to ring in the New Year by simultaneously demonizing both Iran and Pakistan on Twitter has already backfired tremendously. Following threats that the U.S. would withhold aid to Pakistan, the U.S. confirmed it would withhold $255 million in aid (which has now become $900 million) and is now reportedly threatening a roughly $2 billion more, as well. “We’re hoping […]

Jared Kushner Gets $30 Million From Israeli Firm — There’s Just One Problem

“Are you comfortable with having Jared Kushner be the beneficiary of huge amounts of Israeli financing at the same time he’s overseeing U.S. foreign policy on Israel?” (COMMONDREAMS) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is once more under intense scrutiny after new reporting revealed that his lucrative financial relationship with Israel has deepened even as […]

Iran Arrests Former President Ahmadinejad for Inciting Unrest: Report

(ANTIWAR.COM) — With an estimated 1,000 people arrested over the course of a little over a week in protests in Iran, the most high profile may ultimately be the most surprising, with reports former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been jailed for “incitement.” Though Ahmadinejad has not really been linked to the protest movement, he made comments during […]

Israel’s New Blacklist of BDS-Supporting Groups Sparks Outrage

“Israel is isolating itself even further as an apartheid state,” says CODEPINK. (COMMONDREAMS) — Advocacy groups vowed to continue their fight for peace and justice on Sunday after the Israeli government announced they are banned from the country for their support of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement known as BDS. “By banning the leaders of peace […]

Israel, Syria, Iran, and the US Are on a Collision Course at the Israeli Border

(ANTIMEDIA) —  It recently came to light that a secret deal regarding “the Iranian threat” was negotiated and signed by the Trump and Netanyahu governments. That deal pledges full cooperation with one another in targeting Iran. Shortly after, an underreported story also emerged: the Syrian army and its allied Iranian-backed militias advanced toward the border between Israel and Lebanon over the […]

7 Huge News Stories You Probably Didn’t Hear About in 2017

(ANTIMEDIA) — 2017 was a chaotic year filled with violent protest, threats of nuclear war, ongoing Cold War-style accusations of collusion with ‘the Russians,’ and widespread allegations of sexual harassment. Establishment media outlets like Washington Post and CNN took it upon themselves to protect American democracy from the Trump administration, but in typical fashion, many of the most vital stories […]

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China’s New Hypersonic Weapon Could Render US Missile Defenses Powerless

(ZHE) — The art of (future) war is rapidly evolving with Beijing spearheading the push into the first modern operational hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV). According to The Diplomat, the weapon, known as the Dong Feng (“East Wind”), DF-17 for short, is designed to challenge existing missile defense systems, such as America’s anti-ballistic missile defense system called: Terminal High Altitude […]

Days After Lorde Cancels Show, Israel Creates Rapid Response Unit to Combat BDS

(MEMO) — The Israeli government has established a specific “public relations commando unit” to tackle pro-Palestinian projects such as the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, according to Ynet News. Minister of Strategic Affairs and Information Gilad Erdan pushed the cabinet to authorise the decision yesterday, in a bid to “step up” and provide a fast and coordinated response to […]

Iran’s Capital City Will No Longer Arrest Those Who Don’t Follow Islamic Dress Code

Violators are reportedly to be made to attend education classes. (MEE) — Women in Tehran will no longer be arrested if they do not wear proper Islamic dress, according to the city’s police chief. General Hossein Rahimi announced the changes on Thursday, in a move that marks a loosening of the rules implemented following the 1979 Islamic […]

Norway Is Moving to Decriminalize All Drug Use

(ANTIMEDIA) Oslo, Norway — Norway is the latest country to move toward decriminalizing drugs and promoting addiction treatment rather than punishing addicts. This week, a majority of members of the Norwegian parliament directed the national government to reform its policies. “The majority in the parliament has asked the government to prepare for reform,” a spokesperson for the Storting, the […]