Romney aide to Haaretz: After he’s elected, Iran will see there’s a new sheriff in town

by Chemi Shalev posted June 9, 2012 by Haaretz In wide-ranging interview, Former ambassador Richard Williamson says U.S. Republican candidate will make military threats against Tehran credible, arm Syria’s rebels, and visit Israel before going anywhere else. Q. Governor Romney has said that he thinks that the US should arm the rebels in Syria. Given…

Israel Deploys Nuclear Weapons on German-Built Submarines

posted June 4, 2012 by Spiegel A German shipyard has already built three submarines for Israel, and three more are planned. Now SPIEGEL has learned that Israel is arming the submarines with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles. The German government has known about Israel’s nuclear weapons program for decades, despite its official denials. Germany is helping Israel…

Study: 78% of Palestinians in Jerusalem live below poverty line

by Jillian Kestler-D’Amours posted June 9, 2012 by The Electronic Intifada SHUAFAT REFUGEE CAMP, occupied East Jerusalem – A group of Palestinian Jerusalemites steps down from a crowded bus to let two Israeli soldiers climb aboard and check identity cards, below the aluminum roof of this newly operational checkpoint terminal. Outside, Israel’s concrete wall snakes…