White supremacy and Zionism converge in deleted Times of Israel post on Ferguson

By Rania Khalek

Electronicintifada News

Following an uproar on social media, a viciously racist blog post was removed from The Times of Israel. Titled “Nine Parallels between Palestine and Ferguson,” the post attacked African American protestors in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson and Palestinians as violent, “savage,” irrationally “angry” and deserving of the institutionalized state violence wielded against them.

In the now-deleted post, the writer, Robert Wilkes, a member of the advisory board and media response team at StandWithUs, embraces the increasingly popular comparison between Ferguson and Palestine. But Wilkes does so by proudly likening anti-Palestinian Jewish Israelis to American police, the real victims according to him. (more…)

Director for Niki Minaj says new music video “The term New World Order isn’t just an edgy pop culture reference. It is very real and was a term used by president George H.W. Bush, ironically 10 years to the day before 9/11.”

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‘As far as applying Nazi imagery, 100% me,’ Jeff Osborne says in new statement.

The controversy surrounding the lyric video for Nicki Minaj’s “Only” has been ongoing, and director Jeff Osborne wants to further clarify his creative intentions.

Since the clip’s premiere last week, Minaj and the director have faced criticism for the video’s Nazi imagery.

While Osborne told Myspace on Tuesday that the models and symbols used inthe visual “are all representative of Nazism,” the director tells Billboard that neither he nor the video are anti-Semitic.

Nicki Minaj’s ‘Only’ Video Director: ‘Sorry I’m Not Sorry’

In an exclusive statement, Osborne breaks down the creative process behind the video, including Young Money’s brief guidelines. Read in full below: (more…)

Blair signed secret contract with Saudi oil firm promising him £41,000 a month and a slice of any deals he helped broker

By GEMMA MULLIN FOR MAILONLINE

  • Tony Blair signed contract with PetroSaudi to promote it to Chinese leaders
  • The firm, founded by senior member of Saudi royal family, proposed fees of £41,000 and a 2% commission on any successful deals he brokered
  • In turn the Saudi oil firm was told it was not allowed to disclose Blair’s role
  • It is the first time a detailed contract by his office has been disclosed
  • Revelations may bring fresh criticism to his role as Middle East peace envoy
  • Blair’s office maintains work with firm had ‘nothing to do with Middle East’ 

Tony Blair signed a secret contract with a Saudi oil firm, which promised him £41,000 a month and commission on deals he helped broker, it has been claimed.

The former prime minister signed the agreement with PetroSaudi – founded by a senior member of the Saudi royal family – in November 2010 in a deal that would promote the firm to Chinese leaders.

It proposed fees of £41,000 a month and a two per cent cut on any successful negotiations for Blair, while the firm was told it was prohibited from disclosing his role without consent. (more…)

Mystery of American journalist killed in car crash in Turkey… just days after she claimed intelligence services had threatened her over her coverage of siege of Kobane

By John Hall for MailOnline 

  • Journalist Serena Shim killed in car crash in southern Turkey over weekend
  • On Friday she expressed concerns she may be arrested by Turkish officials
  • Told Press TV that local intelligence agents had accused her of being a spy
  • She earlier claimed to have seen ISIS militants being smuggled into Turkey 
  • Terrorists were travelling from Syria in the back of aid vehicles, she claimed

 

An American journalist has been killed in a car crash in Turkey just days after claiming she claimed the Turkish intelligence services had threatened her over her reporting of the siege of Kobane.

Serena Shim, who worked for Iran’s state-owned Press TV as Turkey correspondent, died in the city of Suruc after the car in which she was travelling reportedly collided with a ‘heavy vehicle’.  (more…)

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