Jerusalem Is The Capital Of PALESTINE

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"Trump is in effect condoning Israel's violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention and the Rome Statute, which are binding on all UN members. To whit..."


'Crime Minister'

"Thousands rally in Tel Aviv demanding Netanyahu quit over corruption scandal..."


Breaking: Christians in Nazareth have cancelled Christmas to protest Donald Trump's 'declaration of war'...


UN Security Council To Vote On Outlawing Trump's Jerusalem Decision

"The UN Security Council is expected to vote Monday on a resolution confirming the international status of Jerusalem and outlawing any changes to it..."


US Vetoes UN Resolution On Withdrawing Trump's Jerusalem Decision

"The US has vetoed the UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution on Jerusalem, which had demanded the American decision recognizing the city as the Israeli capital be withdrawn. All other UNSC members voted in favor of the document. The Palestinian foreign minister announced that Palestine would call for an emergency UN General Assembly meeting, following the US veto..."


'US Lit Candle Of Truth, Dispel the Darkness' - Israeli PM on American Jerusalem Veto in UNSC


US 'Will Be Taking Names' During UNGA Vote on Jerusalem Move, Envoy Warns (and vid)

"On Thurs there'll be a vote criticizing our choice. The US will be taking names."



Taking names?  The world as enemies list.

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

I could so easily imagine Trump having a giant tackboard in the West Wing, with photographs of "enemies" and newspaper clippings and tiny flags and such tacked onto it with pushpins of different colours, connected by strings of different colours to make a "web of reality" that guides his choices. 

Hillary Clinton is connected to Japan by an orange string, and to Ivana by a pink string, but both are connected to the Czech Republic by a yellow string, and in the middle of both there's a stickie that just says "!".  Only Trump knows the code.  Only Trump understands the reality!


Trump Threatens To Stop Aid To UN Member States Who Vote Against US Jerusalem Move




"We are disappointed that this resolution is one-sided and does not advance prospects for peace to which we aspire, which is why we have abstained on today's vote," said Adam Austin, a spokesperson for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.

"Canada's longstanding position is that the status of Jerusalem can be resolved only as part of a general settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute. This has been the policy of consecutive governments, both Liberal and Conservative."


The NDP said they're disappointed by Canada's decision to abstain.

"At a time when Canada should be standing up for international law and promoting human rights, Canada is isolating itself," said Foreign Affairs Critic Hélène Laverdière.

"We urge the Trudeau government to uphold their own stated values, condemn illegal settlements, and finally stand up for the rights of the Palestinian people as well as the rights of Israelis. Canada has been silent on these issues for far too long."




And as reported on Brietbart, and apparently tweeted by Barak Rivid:

Barak Ravid @BarakRavid

BREAKING: Canada considered voting against the UNGA resolution on Trump's Jerusalem announcement but changed vote to abstention after hearing Trump's threats in order not to be perceived as US puppet, Western diplomats tell me

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

Charlie Pierce has written a piece about the whining at the U.N. by ambassador Nikki Haley over the fact that a vast majority of member states were about to vote against the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

Charles Pierce wrote:
If this administration* feels so put upon by the rest of the world, let it have the guts to pull the country out of the U.N. entirely, and do it in the open, and not through clumsy threats and angry laments about the ingratitude of it all. Did we lose the vote in the General Assembly? Of course, we did, 128-65. You get someone dependent upon what you provide, and then you threaten to withhold it if that person doesn’t do exactly what you say. That’s not how a great democracy acts. It’s how drug dealers do business.

It rather reminds me of Randy Newman's 1971 song Political Science, which is an eerily accurate description of the Trumpian world view.

Randy Newman wrote:

No one likes us, I don't know why.
We may not be perfect, but heaven knows we try.
But all around even our old friends put us down.
Let's drop the big one and see what happens

We give them money, but are they grateful?
No, they're spiteful and they're hateful.
They don't respect us, so let's surprise them.
We'll drop the big one and pulverize them.

Asia's crowded and Europe's too old.
Africa is far too hot and Canada's too cold.
And South America stole our name.
Let's drop the big one,
There'll be no one left to blame us.

We'll save Australia.
Don't wanna hurt no kangaroo.
We'll build an All American amusement park there.
They've got surfin' too.

Boom goes London and boom Paree.
More room for you and more room for me.
And every city the whole world round
Will just be another American town.
Oh how peaceful it will be.
We'll set everybody free.
You'll wear a Japanese kimono, babe,
There'll be Italian shoes for me.

They all hate us anyhow.
So lets drop the big one now.
Let's drop the big one now.

Rev Pesky

From the NDP's statement:

Canada has been silent on these issues for far too long.

How many NDP candidates were turfed, or forbidden from running because of their support of the Palestinians, again?

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

And, of those, "How many NDP candidates were turfed, or forbidden from running SOLELY because of their support of the Palestinians, again?"  I expect that most, if not all, NDP members, MPs, MPPs and candidates are in support of Palestine.

It's nice when your heart's in the right place, but that doesn't mean you can just say whatever you feel. 


China Echoes Call To Make East Jerusalem Capital of Independent Palestine

"China has voiced its support for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state based on pre-1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital. China is now Israel's  third-largest trading partner and its second-largest export destination..."

Good pick NDPP!

Now that the Syria issue has been won by Syria/Moscow/Beijing/Iran, maybe the focus will shift to Palestine/Israel/Lebannon. Perhaps China is going to take the lead role opposite of the US. Syria conflict required a more brute military push appropriate for Moscow to take the command. Beijing, although possessing superior military strength than Russia, probably felt it more cunning to maintain a diplomatic perception. And now will use their elevated status as willing diplomats with economic brute force for leverage in cohersing compliance. 

I suspect China is going to dangle a few carrots in front of Israel. And at the same time make it clear to Israel that they better take their generous offer because Israel has a lot more to lose than China if Israel wants to play their games. What tells me this is the desire of Beijing to help Palestine develop renewable energy sources and infrastructure. This means that China is planning on sending Chinese nationals and investment to Palestine. Now as we all know, Israel has a serious track record of blowing up infrastructure in Palestinian! If China sends millions of Chinese investment and nationals to Palestine, there's going to be Chinese military vessels less than 100-150 km away in the Mediterranian sea protecting their people and investments! It sounds like China is almost asking Israel to go ahead and take the first punch so that they can send in the big guns. 

NDPP keep an eye out for Chinese military/naval activity in the Mediterranian sea. But maybe it's nothing?


UNGA Emergency Session on Jerusalem

BEWARE: Carried in full by that evil Russian propaganda channel RT...


Here's more to support my claim that China is building up in the Mediterranian sea. In particular, the eastern sections closer to the ME.



As I find more on this Chinese involvment in the ME/Israel/Palestine/Lebanon  I will post the links. So far it appears evident that China will be backing up their position with military muscle and presence in the region.

I personally feel happy to see a communist athiest nation stepping in to resolve a religiously colonial divided region. Obviously the US Canada and Europe is incapable of acting unbiased


Overwhelming Rebuff: 128 Nations Oppose US Recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli Capital

"Two thirds of the UN General Assembly back a resolution to reject President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital - despite overwhelming pressure from Washington..."

Abstained or Absent During US Jerusalem Move? Come Party With Nikki Haley!

"The 64 nations that voted 'no', abstained or were not present during the UN General Assembly's diplomatic spanking of Washington's Jerusalem move will get a 'thank you' reception from US envoy Nikki Haley. Tweeting after the vote, Haley wrote that 'we appreciate these countries for not falling to the irresponsible ways of the UN."


Intimidating UN Member States the Al Capone Style

"The world is becoming increasingly impatient with Washington..."

And Israel.

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Mr. Magoo wrote:

And, of those, "How many NDP candidates were turfed, or forbidden from running SOLELY because of their support of the Palestinians, again?"  I expect that most, if not all, NDP members, MPs, MPPs and candidates are in support of Palestine.

It's nice when your heart's in the right place, but that doesn't mean you can just say whatever you feel. 

None of those candidate said anything the party had any justification for distancing itself from.  The "Israel is Infallible" crowd" were never going to vote NDP, or even Liberal.


The IDF's No Good, Terrible, Very Bad Week

"It hasn't been a good week for the IDF..."


"Going to be sick. Israeli journalist Ben Caspit recommends rape as punishment for protesting Palestinian girls. His quote to NYT:

'In the case of the girls, we should exact a price at some other opportunity, in the dark, without witnesses and cameras'


Israel Quits UNESCO Over 'Attacks' Months After US Withdrawal

Cites 'anti-Israel' bias...


Bethlehem: Santas vs IDF



US Cuts Funding For UN


'The Only Democracy In The Middle East'

"Your son is a dog, you're not wanted here..." - Israeli MP

Canada supports.



Would be a perfect name.  A morally bankrupt individual for a morally bankupt country.


josh wrote:

Would be a perfect name.  A morally bankrupt individual for a morally bankupt country.

There's a term for this. It's called the "cherry on the cake"!


And the morally bankrupt domestic constituencies that finance and support this morally bankrupt country...

"Prominent [Zionist billionaire] Trudeau fundraisers such as Stephen Bronfman and the late Barry Sherman may want Canada to side with Israel 'no matter what', but younger, progressive Liberal supporters have expressed support for Palestinian human rights..."

Canada's Abstention in UN Vote Marks Turning Point On Israel-Palestine Policy   -   by Yves Engler


Reverberations From Trump's Jerusalem Move

"...The real danger right now, I think, is the emboldenment of Netanyahu and those fanatical religious extremists, settlers that now believe they have a blank check to do whatever they want to do. And especially in Jerusalem and particularly the Haram Al Sharif and the Al Aqsa Mosque. And I guess it should be of concern that Jared Kushner has a foundation that funds the building of settlements in the West Bank. I would think that would be of concern to anybody thinking about any kind of negotiations whatsoever...."


Draining Ottawa's Foreign Policy Swamp  -  by Yves Engler

"In an equitable world, the Palestinian Parliamentary group -- not the Israeli one -- would be subsidized to offer MPs a counterpoint to Canada's pro-Israel ideological climate. Supporters of Israel have established a slew of programs..."

Israel should be treated as the Apartheid state of South Africa was. Sanctions should be imposed and support should be prohibited. 


"Facebook's political repression on behalf of the Israeli occupation is now explicitly clear for all to see. Israeli Justice Minister boasts that Facebook deleted 95% of the Facebook content the Israelis considered 'incitement' and demanded be deleted."

'Time to start a boycott campaign against facebook collusion with Israeli occupation.'


Israel Indicts 'Palestinian Joan of Arc' Ahed Tamimi Over West Bank Scuffle With IDF

"Israeli authorities have indicted iconic activist Ahed Tamimi, her cousin and her mother in a military court. The Israeli army wants to punish Tamimi 'so all should see and fear..."

How Ahed Tamimi Was Slapped First and Why No One is Talking About It (and vid)

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Israel Indicts 'Palestinian Joan of Arc' Ahed Tamimi Over West Bank Scuffle With IDF

To be fair, if she's really "Joan of Arc" then isn't this entirely according to plan?


Gaza Calling For Boycott Of US And Israel Over Jerusalem Al-Quds (and vid)

Gazans call for the boycott of American and Israeli products...


Shimon Koffler Fogel*: Jerusalem, The Capital Of The Jewish People

"...Applying equivalence has only one goal: to diminish the Jewish connection and thereby belittle the legitimacy of the Jewish presence in the ancestral homeland of the Jewish People. That has been the clear intent of the efforts to not only deny and delegitimize Jewish association with Jerusalem, but erase them altogether.

That has been the aim of the Palestinians and their supporters in passing resolution after resolution at various UN forums including UNESCO. That effort must be called out for what it is - anti-Semitism. And anti-Semitism must be challenged at every turn."

* Shimon Koffler Fogel is the CEO of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) 

Latest same old one-trick-pony ride from the lobby.



Empire Files: Abby Martin Meets Ahed Tamimi - Message From A Freedom Fighter

"All my family here is in danger, we are at risk of dying at any moment. I hope that the world's children never live such a difficult life. And I hope we can get rid of this way of life as well. This feeling cannot be explained or put into words. Those who do not live our suffering cannot understand it..."