All hail the peacemakers 19

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..thank you cmot for your dedication to palestinian issues.

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WHEN I first entered the Knesset, I was shocked by the low standard of its debates. Speeches were full of clichés, platitudes and party slogans, the intellectual content was almost nil.
That was 52 years ago. Among the members were David Ben-Gurion, Menachem Begin, Levi Eshkol and several others of their kind.
Today, looking back, that Knesset looks like an Olympus, compared to the present composition of that non-august body.
AN INTELLIGENT debate in today's Knesset would be as out of place as a Pater Noster in a Synagogue.
Let's face it, the present Knesset is full of what I would call parliamentary riffraff. Men and women I would not drink a cup of coffee with. Some of them look and behave like walking jokes. One is suspected of owning a bordello in Eastern Europe. Several would be rejected out of hand by any self-respecting private employer.

http://zope.gush-shalom.org/home/en/channels/avnery/1495203281/

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Trump holds talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials

https://youtu.be/DT3h143gx1E

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Russia controversy plagues Trump’s first foreign trip

https://youtu.be/1DbUJGrCu8E

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Scepticism overshadows Trump’s Israel-Palestine peace promise

https://youtu.be/uLxRxyO6A7I

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THANK GOD for Oren Hazan.
Without him, this would have been an exceedingly dull visit.
Israel's cabinet ministers were lined up in the blazing sun at the foot of the airplane stairs for the official reception of President Donald Trump.
It was very hot, there was no shade, dark suits for men were obligatory. Just awful.
Many cabinet ministers did not want to attend. The Prime Minister had to compel them with dire threats.
But lo and behold, when Trump descended from the presidential plane, there was an endless line of receivers. Not only all the cabinet ministers were lined up, but also a large number of infiltrators. It was too late to remove them.

http://zope.gush-shalom.org/home/en/channels/avnery/1495805721/

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Let’s assume the occupation is justified. Let’s also say that Israel has no choice. Let’s not even call it an occupation. Let’s say it was recognized by international law and that the world has applauded it. Let’s assume that the Palestinians are grateful for its presence. Nevertheless, a small problem still hovers over it: the whole thing is based entirely on lies.
read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/six-day-war-50-years/.premium-1.793000

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Palestine and Israel: One state, or two? - UpFront

https://youtu.be/7aXWCCy2Vic

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A FEW days ago, a not so well-known Palestinian woman received an unusual honor. An article of hers was published on top of the first page of the most respected newspaper on earth: New York Times.
The editors defined the writer, Diana Buttu, as: "a lawyer and a former adviser to the negotiating team of the Palestine Liberation Organization".
I knew Diana Buttu when she first appeared on the Palestinian scene, in 2000, at the beginning of the second intifada. She was born in Canada, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants who tried hard to assimilate in their new homeland, and received a good Canadian education.

http://zope.gush-shalom.org/home/en/channels/avnery/1496406745/

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Two weeks ago on Saturday, a few dozen Israelis attended the opening of a new exhibition at the Ben Ami Gallery in south Tel Aviv. The artist, whose work was on show for the first time, sat on a chair. She is unable to stand, nor can she breathe unaided. In fact, she can’t move any part of her body, other than her face. She paints with her mouth.
read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/six-day-war-50-years/.premium-1.793196

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CMOT Dibbler wrote:
Palestine and Israel: One state, or two? - UpFront
">https://youtu.be/7aXWCCy2Vic

..interesting debate. caught me up on what people are thinking. i have leaned to the one state for a few years now.

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Sarit Michaeli: Queeruption

https://youtu.be/K6GjMzk3kGk

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Sarit Michaeli: Black Laundry

https://youtu.be/NECaAUSnvOQ

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Fight for Jerusalem continues 50 years after the war

https://youtu.be/G-uk324oJAk

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http://zope.gush-shalom.org/home/en/channels/avnery/1496947948/

IN THE tumult of the last few days, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the "unification" of Jerusalem, one of the articles stated that "even peace-activist Uri Avnery" voted in the Knesset for the unification of the city.
That is true. I have tried to set out the circumstances in my autobiography, "Optimistic". But not everyone has read the book and it has so far appeared only in Hebrew.
Therefore I shall try to explain again that curious vote. Explain, not justify.

MegB

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