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Israeli Scholar Disputes Founding Myth
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as 'a Jewish state' and thus accept the Zionist narrative of the Diaspora may doom the latest peace talks. But the Diaspora narrative also represents bad history..."
Kerry's Peace Plan Worthless - by Stephen Lendman
"Recognizing a Jewish state declares surrender. National identity would be lost. Ethnic cleansing would be facilitated. Palestine belongs to Palestinians.
They're willing to settler for 22% of their original homeland. Israel wants all valued parts Judaized. It wants Palestinians excluded. It negotiates in bad faith. So does Washington. Double-teaming Palestinians gives them no chance whatsoever..."
Cut To Arab Group's Funding Reasonable: Judge
"Zinn's ruling says Kenney's office took exception to six specific episodes involving the federation, including the fact its then-president forwarded a leaflet in 2006 attacking Liberal leadership candidate Bob Rae for supporting 'Israeli Apartheid' and singling out his wife, active in the Canadian Jewish Congress..."
CIJA Commends Court Decision on CAF Funding
"...As the non-partisan advocacy arm of the Jewish Federations of Canada, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) serves as the voice of the organized Jewish community..."
1000s of African Migrants Planning March on Al Quds (and vid)
"Israel's so-called anti-infiltration law allows it to imprison asylum seekers for a long time without charge or deport them to their countries where their lives are often in danger.."
RoiTov: Israeli Rape of Africa Reaps Fruit
"While presenting itself as benevolent and a light to the nations, Israel supplies Africa with poisons, weapons and death..."
Incitement Against Palestine - by Jonathan Cook
"Israel not ready to give up 'villa in the jungle'..."
The Strange Case of Canadian Zionism - by Yves Engler
"The Conservatives are trying to rally Canadian Jews to their right wing imperialistic worldview. While the Harper government's pro-Israel comments are particularly extreme, they are far from unique in Canadian history. For more than a century non-Jewish Canadians have promoted a Jewish homeland in Palestine..."
Like shit on a blanket settler states stick together..
Former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon Dies (and vid)
"Israel's former prime minister, Ariel Sharon, has died at a hospital in Tel Aviv..."
Israel Wants To Destroy Palestinian Existence: Miko Peled (and vid)
"Press TV has conducted an interview with Miko Peled, author of 'The General's Son' about Israeli forces destroying an entire village of Palestinian Bedouins in the Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank.."
Remembering Arik Scheinerman
Israeli Police to Investigate 'Expressions of Joy' At Sharon's Death
"The Israeli Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch instructed police on Sunday to probe public placards that have appeared proclaiming satisfaction and even joy at the death on Saturday of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
A message which appeared at the Torat HaChaim yeshiva in central Israel, which was evacuated from a Gaza settlement following Sharon's orders to pull out, read; 'a hearty mazel tov to Ariel Sharon upon his demise,' the Times of Israel reported..."
Roi Tov: Settlers Celebrate Sharon's Death
"...The first sign that something was wrong came a few years ago, when Tel Aviv's largest waste dump was declared a national park and named Ariel Sharon Park, it was a studied insult by the civil servants towards their former boss..."
Chavka Folman-Raban, Jewish Partisan Who Called For Revolt Against Israeli Occupation, Dies
"Rebel against the Occupation..."
The Sharon Formula - by Binoy Kampmark
"UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon came up with his own surgary tribute.
'PM Sharon will be remembered for his political courage and determination to carry through with the painful and historic decision to withdraw Israeli settlers and troops from the Gaza Strip.'
An anonymous insider with the UN, with links to the Department of Political Affairs in New York, was taken aback by Ban's statement. The statement on Sharon
'brings the UN's obsequiousness towards Israel to a new high and the UN's standing in the Middle East to a new low."
US Congressman 'Got Half A Million Dollars From Israeli Rabbi's Followers'
"An investigation into Republican Congressman Michael Grimm's campaign finances ties him to Israeli Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto through donations of half a million dollars, and has also led to suspicions of senior Israeli police officers accepting bribes from Pinto..."
Israel Denies Palestinians All Rights - by Stephen Lendman
"According to UN Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestine Richard Falk, 'Palestinians don't even have the right to have rights.'
Palestinians are isolated on their own. In 1948, Israel stole 78% of their homeland. In 1967, it took the rest. Militarized occupation exists. It's lawless; It's illegitimate. It continues because world leaders do nothing to stop it. They turn a blind eye to Israel's worst crimes.
They honor its war criminals..."
Truth About Israel's Secret Nuclear Arsenal
"Israel has been stealing nuclear secrets and covertly making bombs since the 1950s. And western governments, including Britain and the US turn a blind eye. But how can we expect Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions if the Israelis won't come clean..."
Theses on Zionism - by Harry Clark
"...There is no 'progressive Zionism'."
Israel Wants Permanent Occupation of Palestinians: R Schoenman (and vid)
"Press TV has conducted an interview with Ralph Schoenman, author of the Hidden History of Zionism, Berkeley about large protests in the West Bank against the so-called peace process brokered by the West..."
Roi Tov: 60 Cents Defeated Palestine
"Negotiations are between the USA and Israel. Palestine has been relegated to the position of watcher. Following are the proposed agreement main points..."
you're welcome epaulo!
Israel-Palestinian Talks: An Update - by Norman Finkelstein and Jamie Stern-Weiner
"In the absence of a revived Palestinian movement, the US and Israel will successfully impose Israel's terms of settlement on an unprecedentedly weak Palestinian leadership, inflicting an in-all likelihood decisive defeat on the Palestinian's decades-long struggle for self-determination.
As diplomacy picks up pace and an agreement draws nearer, we will publish updates on the situation from Finkelstein.
'Israel's appetite has increased with eating..."
..hear hear ralph schoenman! txs ndpp
African political asylum seekers in Israel struggle for freedom and refugee rights
A friend from Israel has send us some really amazing information about the African political asylum seekers in Israel struggle for freedom and refugee rights
This is what she tells us:
“Don’t know if you’ve been following news from Israel in the past few weeks, but something *historical* is happening. 60,000 *African asylum seekers *(mostly from Eritrea and Sudan) have declared a *general strike* and are holding *mass rallies* in all major cities to protest the government’s recent change in policies, which intends to put them in remote detention centers in the desert to keep them away from major cities. Hundreds of asylum seekers already imprisoned in these detention centers are on their 7th day of a *hunger strike*....
..some additional info on this area upthread in #304
The 'Israel First' Industry and CEO Profiteering - by James Petras
"Over the past fifty years a far-reaching transformation has taken place within Jewish organizations, among its leaders and their practices and policies..."
Kerry Labeled 'Anti-Semite' By Israel
"There are talks of boycotts and other kinds of things, Kerry said."
Israeli Columnist Calls For Extermination of Palestinians - by Richard Silverstein
"Let no reader ever again talk to me of Palestinian incitement, when Israel has such Jewish genocidaires in its midst."
New York Legislature After Israel Boycotters
"The New York State legislature could pass a bill which would bar state financing for academic groups that have taken official action to boycott higher education institutions in Israel.
The prospect of the bill's approval came after members of the American Studies Association (ASA), an alliance of US professors, voted last month to endorse the group's academic boycott of Israel.
The group said it would refuse formal collaboration with Israeli academic institutions or the Israeli government."
Bravo ASA! And Canadian academics...?
Rabbis Threaten Kerry With 'Divine Wrath'
"Your incessant efforts to expropriate integral parts of our Holy Land and hand them over to Abbas's terrorist gang, amount to a declaration of war against the Creator and Ruler of the Universe. For God awarded the entire Land of Israel to our ancestors, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, in order that they bequeath it, as an everlasting inheritance to their descendants, the Jewish people, until the end of all time..."
Major NSA Intelligence Facility Established in Jerusalem
"An Israeli journalist specializing in intelligence affairs has revealed that Tel Aviv has allowed the US National Security Agency (NSA) to establish a large intelligence facility in occupied Jerusalem, according to reports by Israel Radio on Sunday..."
Australian Film on Israel's Torturing of Palestinian Children Sparks Controversy (and vid)
"Tel Aviv's use of torture against Palestinian children..."
'Stone Cold Justice': Aussie TV Dares To Show the Real Occupation (and vid)
"Omar Barghouti has spoken of Israelis' view of Palestinians as only 'relatively human'. Here that profound racism is on full show."
Must see - must share..
Businessman Alleges Canada Gave Israeli Spy New Identity
"Passport Canada secretly supplied a new identity and passport to a Mossad agent living in Canada after the Israeli spy participated in the 2010 plot to kill a leaer of Hamas in a Dubai hotel, a Montreal businessman has alleged."
Al Jazeera Reports Israeli NSA Spy Base Story - by Richard Silverstein
"According to a memorandum leaked to the Guardian by Edward Snowden, the United States shares raw intelligence with Israel's intelligence agency - including possible information about Americans..."
It is a virtual certainty that Canadian information is similary offered up to Israel. During Harper's recent trip to Israel new agreements on intelligence/security 'sharing' were concluded. Zionization proceeds apace with little awareness/protest from the citizenry.
George Galloway MP - Comment: Is The Tide Turning Against Israel? (and vid)
Israel is for a widening boycott campaign and is increasingly regarded as a 'strategic liability'. Also a discussion of Western-funded Takfiri territorial forces in Syria...
A Jew's Dead Dog Has More Rights Than A Bedouin in the Negev - by Allison Deger
"People would never believe that the Israeli democratic state is uprooting their indigenous Bedouin citizens from their ancestral land in order to resettle Jews on the rubble of the same destroyed village,' said Alamour, 'but that's the fact."
and lots of diaspora money helping to fund it too..
Peace Propaganda and the Promised Land (and vid)
"Expose of how Israel and pro-Israel America exercise powerful influence and censorship re Israel's illegal and brutal occupation of Palestine..."
Syria Opposition Leader Praises Benjamin Netanyahu (and vid)
"Muhammad Badie told Israel Radio Friday the Syrian opposition is grateful to Netanyahu for his Feb 18 tour to a field hospital in the (occupied? Golan Heights.
UN Official: Israel Guilty of 'Inhuman' and 'Degrading' Apartheid
Richard Falk blasts open-ended occupation, 'systematic oppression,' displacement, and murder of Palestinians
Israel's "systematic oppression" of the Palestinian people in the West Bank and Gaza appears to constitute the "inhuman" and "degrading" practice of "apartheid," charged a United Nations investigator.
Richard Falk, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories, chronicles Israel's human rights abuses in a searing 22-page report to the U.N. Human Rights Council — his final report after six years in the position. "Through prolonged occupation, with practices and policies which appear to constitute apartheid and segregation, ongoing expansion of settlements, and continual construction of the wall arguably amounting to de facto annexation of parts of the occupied Palestinian territory, the denial by Israel of the right to self-determination of the Palestinian people is evident," he writes....
And from the Jewish State, the predictable, traditional response to any serious discussion or criticism of their power/crimes:
Richard Falk, World's Greatest Jew-Hater?
"He may be the world's greatest Jew-hater today..."
('self-hating' of course!)
and the accomplices - Canada too
US Condemns UN's Richard Falk: Stoops to 'New Low' (and vid)
Knesset Holds Debate Over Israel's Sovereignty on Al-Aqsa Compound
"...Likud MKs called on the state 'to open up the Temple Mount compound and allow Jews to pray there.' MK Ahmad Tibi (Arab Movement for Change) stated the Arab MKs decided to boycott the 'pyromaniac meeting on the sovereingnty of Al Aqsa..."
AI: 'Trigger-Happy' Israeli Army and Police Use Reckless Force in the West Bank
"...In all cases examined by AI, Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers did not appear to be posing a direct and immediate threat to life. In some, there is evidence that they were victims of wilful killings, which would amount to war crimes."
ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK 2014: MARCH 3 - 11 (and vid)
Ultra Orthodox Leader: We Will Take Revenge Against Israel
"For the first time in history, the three main Jewish Ultra-Orthodox factions sat formally together. The topic was the new Conscription Law.
They plan to bring a record number of protesters to Jerusalem. The councils rule roughly one million people. They can easily bring almost that much to what will be the largest protest in Israel's history.
Wildly anti-Zionist articles fill Ultra Orthodox media. Even a call by a Member of the Knesset to rebel against Zionism had been made public.
Rabbis say 'Death Better Than Serving Israel'. The call to rebel was serious.
Once Ultra Orthodox Jews will be forced out to the streets there would be no way back..."
Ultra Orthodox Jews Protest Israel's Military Service Bill (and vid)
"Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Israeli Jews have taken to the streets of al Quds (Jerusalem) to protest against plans to enroll them in the army..."
Roi Tov: One-Million Protest Blocks Israel
"We will take revenge against Israel,' said an Ultra-Orthodox leader shortly before the protest. On March 2, 2014, as these lines are being written, the largest protest in Israel's history is taking place.
Its topic is the new Conscription Law, which attempts to conscript Ultra-Orthodox Jews to the IDF.
In the One-Million Protest, Jews united against Zionism..."
Roi Tov: Official - Israel Supports Both Sides in Ukraine
"On March 7, Israeli Ambassador in Kiev, Reuven Din El announced that he has opened a formal line of communications with the party [Svoboda]. He had reached an agreement with Dmitry Yarosh, leader of the Right Sector paramilitary group.
Following the event, it was disclosed that unofficial talks took place since March 2013
From this point onwards, Israel cannot deny being a side in the conflict."
Saudi Arabia Finances Most of Israel's Weapons Build-Up Against Iran - by Richard Silverstein
"Saudi Arabia isn't just coordinating its own intelligence efforts with Israel. It's actually financing a good deal of Israel's very expensive campaign against Iran..."
Israel Calls For 'Full Reoccupation' Of Gaza (and vid)
"Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has called for the full reoccupation of the besieged Gaza Strip amind rising tensions in the region..."
'Netanyahu, We Will Neither Forgive Nor Forget'
"Jewish Quota, also known as Jewish Numerus Clausus existed during parts of the 19th and 20th centuries in Imperial Russia, Hungary, Poland, Latvia, Germany, Canada and the US. In the latter, Nobel laureate Richard P Feynman, a physicist, was rejected by Columbia College in the 1930s due to its Numerus Clausus policy.
Could you imagine Germany passing such a law now?
Israel just did..."
You mean this law?
What's the problem?
Or this one?
No. My guess it is the first one, since it is being phased in.
Again, what is the problem? As a strictly religious exemption, it is about time it was done away with. Hopefully all those scholars will lend some support for real conscientious objection, or better still, real reform.
2014 National Summit - Reassessing the US Israel Special Relationship (and vid)
"The special relationship isn't working."
It only works for Israel...
Israel's War on American Universities - by Chris Hedges
"...The attacks, and the disturbingly similar forms of punishment appear to be part of a coordinated effort by the Israeli government and the Israel lobby to blacklist all student groups that challenge the official Israeli narrative..."
Israeli Settlers Provoked Soldiers to Shoot Muslim Worshippers: Ralph Schoenman (and vid)
"This is part of a continuous pattern. Ariel Sharon perfected it. They invoke a ...holiday of Purim as occasion to call for the destruction of the al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem (al Quds). So this is a conscious, deliberate provocation of the worshippers in al-Aqsa as they enter it demanding that al Aqsa be destroyed..."
Israeli Arrests of Palestinian Children Increase by 80%
"A state based on freedom, democracy and the rule of law. Through fire and water, Canada will stand with you." - Stephen Harper
George Galloway - COMMENT: UK To Fight To Attempts To Boycott Israel: Cameron (and vid)
"In an address to the Israeli parliament on Wednesday, the first day of a visit to East al-Quds (Jerusalem), the British premier pledged 'rock solid' support for Israel.
He promised to oppose any calls for boycott, whether economic, trade or academic, designed to isolate Israel."
(some discussion also of Ukraine/Crimea crisis)
The One-State Solution was the position of the Palestinians/Arabs 65 years ago. In the one state Jews would be a minority. The basic idea of Zionism is to have one (only) state where Jews (not Christians or Muslims, as in so many states) are a majority (as we Christians are in Canada). I doubt if many Jewish Israelis want a state where they will be in a minority with a Muslim majority.
It was much easier for the Euro-South Africans to accept democratic power sharing and a minority status with the largely majority native (Zulu, Xhosa, etc) majority, especially as Mandela was no longer a Communist and De Klerk was a pragmatic statesman.
I hope the UN General Assembly who endorsed the two states: Israel and Palestine in 1947 will finally accept Palestine as a full member.
Roi Tov: A Decade Younger Palestine Goes to War
"Erakat said to Livni: 'If Israel keeps the escalation against us, we will chase you like war criminals in all international forums'...
..In 2017, Israel will celebrate 50 years of conquering the West Bank. Netanyahu wants to celebrate as Prime Minister, he does not want to celebrate with Palestinians.
The talks are a delay; if Palestine accepts this without Israel starting to reverse its colonial polices, then Palestine will be the name of a giant refugee camp where now is the Kingdom of Jordan.."
The Monster on the Hill - by Uri Avnery
"How the Adelsons and Olmerts corrupt democracy.
Adelson is one of the richest Jews in the world. He is also a fanatical rightist - not only an American rightist, but also an Israeli one..."
Ukrainian Jewish Immigration to Israel Rises 70 Percent
"There is nothing like a war of anti-Semites against anti-Semites to encourage Aliyah. Ukrainian Jewish immigration to Israel has risen 70 percent in 2014 amid the recent political upheaval in that country..."
NBA Owner Sterling Reportedly Sought to Justify his Racism by Citing Israeli Racism
"...Sterling is Jewish, was born Donald Tokowitz. THis fact is being widely mentioned in the Israeli press...In one excerpt, Sterling seems to rationalize his racism by comparing it to the treatment of Mizrahi Jews in Israel..."
Settlers Fell 7-Year-Old Palestinian Girl With Stones as She Walks Home From School
"Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian family in the south Hebron hills on Thursday, injuring a seven-year-old girl, a peace group said. A seven year old was hit by a stone and fell while attempting to escape, injuring her head. She required five stitches for her wound. The family was attacked while using the only available path..."