Archive | February 13, 2014

Tony Blair Visits Caesarea, an Israeli Rothschild Estate*

Tony Blair Visits Caesarea, an Israeli Rothschild Estate*

Caesarea is a curious place for war criminal, and the Quartet’s Middle East envoy Tony Blair to wander off to, but so it is according to the Israeli ynet news. But that is where the home of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is – useful for slipping out of the limelight of citizen arrest, supporting the recent bloody Egyptian coup, and the ongoing bloodletting of millions Iraqis. The honor with which Blair seems to be showered with speaks plenty of his position amongst the cabal.

TAP reports:

Caesarea, in February 1948 the village was conquered by a Palmach unit commanded by Yitzhak Rabin and its people expelled.

In 1952, a Jewish town of Caesarea was established near the ruins of the old city, which were made into the national park of Caesarea Maritima.

“The Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Development Corporation is the operational  arm of the Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Foundation, whose goal is to establish a unique community that combines quality of life and safeguarding the environment with advanced industry and tourism.

Today, the Chairman of the Caesarea Foundation and the CDC is Baron Benjamin de  Rothschild, the great grandson of the Baron Edmond de Rothschild. Caesarea remains today the only locality in Israel managed by a private organization rather than a municipal government. As well as carrying out municipal services, the Caesarea Development Corporation markets plots for real-estate development, manages the nearby industrial park, and runs the Caesarea’s golf course and country club, Israel’s only 18-hole golf course”.

Modern Caesarea (on the Mediterranean coast) is one of Israel’s most upscale residential communities. The Baron de Rothschild still maintains a home in Caesarea, as do many business tycoons from Israel and abroad.

Digging further…

Near Caesarea the town of Zichron Ya’acov was founded by Baron Edmond de Rothschild in 1882. Zichron Ya’acov was the name of Edmond de Rothschild’s father, more commonly known as James. Edmond de Rothschild although he died in France, arranged for his body to be reinterred near Zichron Ya’acov on the Heights of the Benefactor (Ramat Ha-Nadiv) a kunya given to Rothschild. Both his body and that of his wife Ada was taken for burial there by an Israeli warship and given a state burial.

There is a Rothschild Avenue in Caesarea, a Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv, and more. All of this underlines the special relationship between the Rothschilds and Israel, and hence why Israel remains protected as an entity, though an illegal and barbaric one.

It was at Caesarea’s Dan Hotel in 2010 that the Rothschild Caesarea Foundation’s Rothschild Ambassadors program was launched with the aim to train:

“young people interested in becoming the future business and social leaders of Israel,” according to the program’s official statement as reported by the Jerusalem Post. The program was to be overseen by the lady in the above photo, Baroness Ariane de Rothschild wife of Baron Benjamin de Rothschild who is also vice-chair of the Foundation. The Jerusalem also reports:

Benjamin’s great-grandfather Baron Edmond de Rothschild, “Hanadiv,” was one of the earliest patrons of Zionism, buying hundreds of thousands of dunams of land from the Ottomans and helping establish Rishon Lezion, Petah Tikva, Metulla and Zichron Ya’acov, which were among the first modern Jewish settlements in Palestine. The family later established the Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Foundation in 1962 in cooperation with the State of Israel, which received 50% of the ownership of the foundation.

Though boycotts are spreading, such moves won’t deter the Rothschilds’ support of Israel, she said, describing how the family is too well-established and too assimilated in the countries of Europe where they live to fear the shifting sands of anti-Israel sentiment.

“The Rothschilds are so well integrated in these countries, the Rothschilds of France are French, in America they’re American. The Rothschilds are very much part of European history. Our support of Israel has never affected us, said Baroness Ariane.

“Not only that, we’ve never had an ultra-Zionist outlook; we’ve always had a reasonable position vis-à-vis Israel and vis-à-vis the neighboring countries,” she said, describing how the family supports the two-state solution and that such a sense of balance “is very important for us.”

As a non-Jew, Baroness Ariane adds:

And I must say that even though my father-in-law [Edmond Adolphe de Rothschild] would say that a Rothschild must be three things: a Jew, a banker and a philanthropist. The difference though is to be a Jew is about what you do, what you do on a daily basis.

I’m sure religious people would profoundly disagree with what I say, but I feel very strongly about it.”

The Rothschild Caesarea Foundation enjoys a contentious tax exemption status. From this it is learnt that the joint agreement was on the basis that the Rothschild family bought land before Israel’s so-called independence, and that its the focus on promotion of ‘higher education’ earned what was not in their right to give, government transference of ownership and leasing rights to land in Caesarea. According to Globes [online], Israel business news This same agreement was ratified in 1989 and extended to 2022 by then-Minister of Finance Shimon Peres. The State Comptroller found that the tax exemption originated in promises by top government officials, including finance ministers to anchor the exemption in law. Although no such law has ever been passed, the tax exemption has remained in effect.

Why war criminal Blair is meeting Netanyahu (and whoever else) in Caesarea we may never know, but the fact that he is, along with the British Queen’s protection as provided for by recent laws, speaks much of what they hold dear, their interests which right now is at a crisis point!

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Egypt Accused of Systematic Torture of Detainees*

Egypt Accused of Systematic Torture of Detainees*

A group of human rights organizations in Egypt has accused the interior ministry of using “systematic torture” against political detainees.

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) said tens of protesters were killed by interior ministry forces while many anti-government protesters arrested during the third anniversary of the 2011 revolution were subjected to systematic torture and sexual assault.

The Cairo-based body said in a joint statement on Wednesday that torturing the detainees is not an arbitrary practice but a planned one.

The Egypt Freedom Party, the Bread and Freedom Party, the Egyptian Popular Current, the Socialist Popular Alliance Party (SPA), the Egyptian Social Democratic Party and the Constitution Party signed the statement.

“No one should be detained unless they are charged by judiciary order,” the statement said.

It also added that the “savageness” of torture incidents reported by those arrested has surpassed those under the “worst dictatorial regimes.”

The group urged Egypt’s prosecutor general to launch an “immediate and independent” probe into alleged systematic torture of political detainees by the ministry and called for subjecting all those detained on January 25 to medical examinations.

The statement also demanded permission to visit detention facilities to interview detainees.

According to ANHRI, Egypt’s national human rights council has already been informed of the violations of prisoners’ rights. The group also accused Egypt’s Interior Ministry of refusing to arrest officers allegedly involved in the killing of protesters.

Egypt has been experiencing unrelenting violence since the first democratically-elected president, Mohamed Morsi, was ousted on July 3, 2013.

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Boycott America, Not Russia*

Boycott America, Not Russia*

By Margaret Kimberley

President Obama’s personal boycott of the Winter Olympics is the height of hypocrisy. Washington provides arms, aid and diplomatic protection to some of the most homophobic regimes on earth. “There are at least ten nations considered American allies that have anti-gay laws far more harsh than Russia’s.”

In 2013 the Russian Federation passed legislation that prohibits the “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors.” The official bigotry rightly received worldwide condemnation and in anticipation of the Winter Olympic games taking place in Sochi, Russia, spawned calls for official boycotts of the event.

This columnist is unequivocally opposed to discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, or any other status. But the vehemence with which Russia has been castigated should raise other issues for Americans, who think of themselves as living in the freest, most democratic country on earth. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Russian president Vladimir Putin doesn’t claim the right to kill his citizens without charge or trial, but United States president Barack Obama does. Not only does he claim the right to execute any one he wants, but he has perverted the very document he swore to uphold in order to justify his wrong doing. The United States Constitution guarantees a right to due process, but according to the Obama administration that is not true all of the time.

The chief law enforcement officer of this country, Attorney General Eric Holder, announced that the right to due process is not the same as the right to judicial process, and therefore the president can kill at will. If those words are confusing it is because they are utter nonsense and the hallmark of countries that Americans generally vilify as dictatorships.

Of the two countries, which spends more of its resources on the military? Of course the answer is the United States, which not only spends more on defense than any other country but more than the rest of the world combined. Russia ranks 6th in defense expenditures, behind the United States, China, the United Kingdom, France and Japan. So, it is America that uses more of its resources for making war than for benefitting humanity.

Instead of looking at how their most vulnerable citizens are treated, Americans prefer to look at the rest of the world and condemn whomever their government tells them to. When two of the musician activists in the group Pussy Riot visited New York they were celebrated for enduring two years in prison as a result of protesting against Putin’s government.

The sentence was inhumane and so are Russian laws against “hooliganism” which can mean anything that government wants it to mean. But it is the United States that is uniquely inhumane among the world’s nations in its incarceration policies. The country with the dubious distinction of being the world’s largest jailer is, of course, the worst at dispensing justice. In the United States there are 3,278 people serving sentences of life imprisonment after being convicted of non-violent offenses. Of these 3,278 people, 65% are black, which is further proof of the systemic racism which is still rampant in this country.

While Barack Obama claims the right to kill anyone he wants, he is simultaneously pretending to be high minded on the issue of the Russian LGBT community. He and other heads of state have announced their own personal boycotts of the Winter Olympics and won’t attend. Obama says he has “no patience” for the Russian law but actively opposed the efforts of 5,000 people imprisoned as a result of draconian drug laws who sought to request resentencing.

Of course Obama doesn’t care about gay people at all. There are at least ten nations considered American allies that have anti-gay laws far more harsh than Russia’s. Saudi Arabia, America’s partner in international crime, actually executes people because they are gay. Homosexuality is not illegal in Russia, no one has been imprisoned as a result of the propaganda legislation and perpetrators of anti-gay hate crimes have been punished. Meanwhile the sorry record of American states and localities choosing not to punish the white people who kill a black person every 28 hours should be worthy of international boycotts.

The fury directed against Russia is more a result of our government’s propaganda than of any true need for protest. The reaction is also a result of willful ignorance about America’s extreme shortcomings in the treatment of its own citizens.

Russia has spoken out against U.S. imperialism, given sanctuary to Edward Snowden and prevented a U.S. attack on Syria. That is why our government is angry with Vladimir Putin and why the corporate media follows suits. There is less of an excuse for ordinary citizens to follow along blindly because a president wants free rein in the world. When presidents and the media tell us whom we should hate and vilify, our reaction should be one of skepticism.

If there is a country deserving of boycotts of sports or other events, it is the United States. There is no other way that the country leading in violence and inhumanity ought to be treated by the civilized world.

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Why the U.S. won’t get the Hell out of Afghanistan*

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There’s No Money, but the Rich Got Richer By $1.9 Trillion

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9/11: $1.7 Billion in Bullion Missing from WTC

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The Treasure at the Heart of Iraq

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WWIII: Guns A-ho but there’s a Spanner in the Works

The Origin of AIDS*

Washington Behind Egypt’s Coup d’Etat*

The NSA and the 9/11 Deception‏

Organic Food and Meat Shortages Hit a Morally Unstable Drought-Ridden America*

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Death from Vaccinosis and an Imprisoned Father*

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Parents Rightly Demand Name of Teachers Who Backed a Paedophile Colleague*

Parents Rightly Demand Name of Teachers Who Backed a Paedophile Colleague*

Parents Rightly Demand Name of Teachers Who Backed a Paedophile Colleague*

By Perry Chiaramonte

Twenty-two teachers at an upstate New York public school wrote letters to a judge supporting a colleague who sexually assaulted an 8-year-old boy, and parents of students in the Rochester district want those teachers’ names.

The letters, some on school district stationery, were written to a judge on behalf of gym teacher Matthew LoMaglio, 37, who was convicted in November of second-degree sexual conduct against a child and endangering the welfare of a child. LoMaglio is serving four years in prison for the assaults, which took place in 2006 and 2007 and only came to light after the boy came forward as a teen.

But prosecutors say putting LoMaglio behind bars was made more difficult by a lack of cooperation from his fellow School 19 teachers. And they, as well as parents and the city’s mayor, were shocked that so many teachers would stick up for LoMaglio as a judge considered his sentence.

“My daughter attends a city school, and I was appalled and shocked,” Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren told FoxNews.com. “That you would have teachers defend this man, some with letters on school stationery. I find that to be a problem.”

Several of the letters claimed that LoMaglio was innocent, a position he maintained throughout the trial before admitting his guilt to a counselor during the sentencing phase. But the judge in the case has so far refused to make the letters or the names of those who wrote them public.

Now the demand for the identities of the teachers as an online petition is currently making the rounds, according to EAGnews.org, which attempted to file a Freedom of Information Act request for the letters but was shot down by the Judge’s office, being told that only government officials could make a request.

“We believe that children in the Rochester City School District (RCSD) are in danger,” reads the petition, which was started by a parent of a student in the school district.

“The lack of cooperation stifles the investigation, impedes discovery of the abuser, and lengthens the amount of time a child is in danger, until authorities uncover the abuse and intervene. As responsible parents, family members, friends, community members and concerned citizens, it is our duty to demand full justice for the child that was sexually assaulted, and to do everything we can to protect other children from being sexually abused.”

The petition was started by city resident Karen Bryant, who became concerned for her child and others after finding out about the teachers’ letters.

“It’s upsetting, but more than that, it’s fearful,” Bryant said to FoxNews.com.”We have 22 teachers who still support this man and sent the letters after he was convicted and admitted he was guilty.”

“They [teachers] are anonymous and they are with our children for hours a day, fives days a week. That is down right scary.”

Bryant adds that the vice principal of the school, Susan Hasenaur-Curtis, escaped disciplinary action despite a school mandate that all accusations of abuse need to be reported regardless whether or not the claims can be verified.

“She didn’t do her job,” Bryant said.

The petition has garnered nearly 300 signatures, as well a dozens of angry comments directed at both the teachers and the judge who has the letters under seal.

“Any teacher supporting this guy is a scumbag and should not be working with children,” reads one comment on the petition.

“Those employed by public school systems are state-mandated reporters,” reads another comment. “There should never be a time when they don’t report suspected child abuse or neglect of any kind…especially at the hands of an adult in the school.”

Warren adds that she has spoken to the county executive and plans to speak with the school board and superintendent to see what, if anything, can be done.

“We need to call them to accountability,” she said.

School District officials told FoxNews.com they also want to know the identities of the teachers for their own internal investigation.

“We can tell you with great certainty that the City School District did not authorize any employee to write a letter supporting Mr. LoMaglio,” an official told FoxNews.com by email. “The letters are part of a sealed court record, but we are working through legal channels to obtain them and simultaneously conducting an internal investigation.

“If employees used work time or resources to write such letters, or pretended to speak on behalf of the District, we will take disciplinary action.”

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Prince Charles Accused of Bullying so He Could Mine Under Villager’s Homes*

Prince Charles Accused of Bullying so He Could Mine Under Villager’s Homes*

By Janine Griffiths

Prince Charles has been accused of bullyboy tactics after invoking an ancient law to acquire the rights to mine underneath the homes of residents in a Cornish village.

Residents of Stoke Climsland village spoke out after each of them received a letter from the Prince of Wales’s Duchy of Cornwall estate to mine underneath their houses.

He is even trying to force the property owners to alter their deeds to reflect his right to the metals and elements buried beneath their floors.

The letter has sparked fears that the claim could indicate plans for fracking or mining in the area, but the estate has denied it has such an intent.

After receiving the letters, many of the homeowners in the area re-checked their deeds and found that contrary to the prince’s claims, their deeds make no mention of the Prince’s estate owning the land, but the Duchy says that a 19th century Act of Parliament granted it the mines.

They have been given until December 3rd to contest the claims.

Contesting the claims however could land them with a legal bill running into thousands of pounds.

Former policeman Clive Donner, 60, said:

“When we purchased the property I examined the deeds. Nowhere does it mention that Prince Charles has the mining and mineral rights in or under our homes.

“I also have deeds from as far back as 1847 for our property and again it does not mention anywhere anything about rights of the Duchy.

“They say they are not planning any mining but just following the law. If this was the case, why not just let the whole mining minerals application dissolve into history, or at the very least state that the Duchy has no intention now or in the future to conduct any mining in or under any homeowners’ property?”

He added: “The document states that if we do not reply it will take this as meaning we agree to the Duchy’s request and application. Employing a legal adviser would cost a small fortune and is out of reach for all of us.

“This is nothing more than bully tactics and has been done to ensure that the Duchy gets what it wants and that we, the actual owners, and the people who live here, have no chance to challenge the application.”

Cornwall is very rich in minerals and metals – and this is what the government are mining for.

Over the last few years experts discovered large deposits of an ultra-rare element – indium – at Cornwall’s South Crofty, near Redruth, worth an estimated £200 million.

The sought-after substance is used to make liquid crystal displays displays for iPads, satnavs and computer monitors.

But the Duchy insists it has effectively owned the sub-soil beneath the 130,000-acre estate since its creation in 1337 and is ‘simply registering its existing rights.’

Duchy spokesmen however deny that they have any intention of boring into the ground.

They have however, failed to explain why it is that they are sending letters out laying claim to the land underneath the homes.

The villagers’ outrage comes after the Marquess of Salisbury angered residents of Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire earlier this month, after asserting his rights to his neighbors’ land so he can dig for minerals under their homes.

Following that claim, residents took to social media to oppose the plans.

Last year, the Akashic Times revealed how an ancient chancel law could allow churches to force homeowners to pay thousands of pounds towards their repair costs.

A little known chancel repair law dating back to the Middle Ages can allow churches to force anyone living in the local vicinity who has a mortgage, to pay a contribution towards the upkeep of the church.

Churches can ask for repairs to the chancel – the area where the altar stands in a church.

In Norfolk for example, homeowners were sent a letter  which told them that they could have to cough up cash to pay for repairs at nearby St Andrews’ church because of Chancel Repair Liability.

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Lebanese Boy uses Birthday Money to buy Syrian Children Shoes*

Lebanese Boy uses Birthday Money to buy Syrian Children Shoes*

A Lebanese boy decided to donate his birthday money to a charity organization that buys and distributes shoes to Syrian refugee children living in Lebanon.

Rakan, a young boy who lives in Bahrain, was strongly affected by images of barefooted Syrian children standing in the snow in Syrian refugee camps.

Lebanese fashion designer Hala Kablawi launched the campaign after seeing Syrian refugees undergo a bitterly cold winter after storm Alexa hit the region.

She began the campaign as a personal initiative, however, the support she has gained has helped her to continue the project.

Kablawi recently visited this school which accepted Syrian children rejected by other schools in Lebanon.

Mohammad, who has never been to school, joined classes at the school organized by the charitable “Ikraa” association and hopes to enroll in a government school next year.

Since Syria’s civil war began, many individual initiatives have recently been supporting displaced Syrians.

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Legislators from 7 Countries Demand Release of Secret Trade Deal TPP*

Legislators from 7 Countries Demand Release of Secret Trade Deal TPP*

By Stuart Trew

Dozens of legislators from seven of the 12 countries negotiating the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement took the unprecedented step today of calling for the full TPP text to be released publicly before it is signed. The open letter reads simply:

We, the undersigned legislators from countries involved in the negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, call on the Parties to the negotiation to publish the draft text of the Agreement before any final agreement is signed with sufficient time to enable effective legislative scrutiny and public debate

Jane Kelsey, a prominent New Zealand TPP critic and professor at the University of Auckland, said of the joint letter: “The trade ministers from the TPP parties have backed themselves into a corner with their extreme secrecy. That position is now untenable.”

The impressive showing of legislative opposition to TPP secrecy comes just ten days before another secret round of negotiations is set to begin in Singapore (February 22-25) and days ahead of so-called intersessional meetings of TPP negotiators from February 17-21. One industry source told Inside U.S. Trade this week there are low expectations for the meetings but in January a Mexican trade official told the same publication the talks could wrap up by the end of April.

In Canada, the legislators’ letter was signed by Don Davies, the NDP international trade critic, and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May.

“The TPP covers issues that affect many areas of Canada’s economy and society—including several policy areas that have never been subject to trade agreements before,” said Davies of why he endorsed the letter. “In the interest of transparency and accountability, trade negotiation documents must be released to the public and in a meaningful way.”

The Conservative government of Stephen Harper has said almost nothing about the TPP publicly or to the media, and will not release a cost-benefit assessment of the deal to the parliamentary trade committee. Any criticism of the deal, or the similarly intrusive and secretive Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, has been dismissed without meaningful arguments as “anti-trade”.

Today’s open letter followed approaches to senior politicians from Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand and Peru who had expressed concern about the lack of transparency in the TPP negotiations. Other signatories include the Vice-President of Peru, the trade spokesperson for Australia’s Green Party, and several former Cabinet ministers from Japan.

But the letter is only the latest in a stream of calls by legislators in TPP countries for release of the texts over the past year. It also comes only a week after fair trade rallies were held in more than 50 communities across North America as part of an Intercontinental Day of Action Against the TPP and Corporate Globalization (see video). U.S. President Obama is feeling the heat even from within the Democratic party, which is not inclined to give him the “fast track” powers the administration feels it will need to pass the TPP with minimal delays in Congress.

As Kelsey explained, “The Australian Labor Party succeeded with a motion in the Senate last December calling for the text of the TPP and all other free trade agreements to be tabled in Parliament at least 14 days before they are signed. The Liberal government has refused.”

Yesterday, the New Zealand government also rejected a Labour Party motion asking:

That the House call on the New Zealand Government to publish the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement before any final agreement is signed, with sufficient time to enable effective legislative scrutiny and public debate; either when it is made public by the United States Congress, or not less than 14 days prior to its signing in New Zealand; whichever is the earlier.

“Legislators from other countries have gone considerably further, demanding the release of the draft texts to allow them to do their job as legislators, open the process to expert analysis and democratic debate, and remove the reliance on leaked texts,” said Kelsey in her statement on today’s joint letter.

“In December, 34 deputies and 15 senators from Chile’s Parliament called on the President to halt the negotiations and make them transparent. Many belong to the party that will become the government in March… Members of the US Congress have issued a constant stream of letters objecting to the secrecy and seeking release of the draft texts.”

The letter and related documents can be found at http://www.tppmpsfortransparency.org/, a website co-hosted by development agency Oxfam International and Article 19, an international NGO that campaigns for freedom of expression and transparency.

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