NEW RULES, NEW HYPOCRISY ON SPORTS FIELD

new list of restrictions against political speech or gestures was released on Thursday by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). 

John Carlos, right, and Tommie Smith, center, raise gloved fists in protest at the 1968 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo)

John Carlos Responds to the New Olympics Ban on Political Protest

The 1968 Olympian points out the hypocrisy of new rules against any political demonstrations on the field or medal stand.

Olympic athletes competing in Tokyo have been put on notice. They are there to be seen and not heard. A new list of restrictions against political speech or gestures was released on Thursday by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The move is as arrogant as it is censorious. Any athlete who may have planned to take a knee like Colin Kaepernick, or raise their fist like John Carlos or Tommie Smith in 1968, will have to think again. Make a gesture of solidarity with your oppressed brethren in your home country as 2016 Olympian Feyisa Lilesa did and you could find yourself ostracized.

The actual punishments for political speech are opaque but threatening, the IOC saying that such will be determined on a “case by case basis.” In the official statement, Olympic organizers write:

The unique nature of the Olympic Games enables athletes from all over the world to come together in peace and harmony. We believe that the example we set by competing with the world’s best while living in harmony in the Olympic Village is a uniquely positive message to send to an increasingly divided world.

This is why it is important, on both a personal and a global level, that we keep the venues, the Olympic Village and the podium neutral and free from any form of political, religious or ethnic demonstrations.

There is something particularly ironic about the fact that the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) just admitted John Carlos and Tommie Smith into its Hall of Fame last November, 51 years after they raised their fists on the medal stand in 1968. The ceremony was meant to be a celebration of reconciliation and a tacit acknowledgment by the USOPC that it was wrong to ostracize the two runners. This new ruling sends a hell of a message that the “Olympic movement” wants to absorb the protest into the past and criminalize it for the present and future.

I spoke to John Carlos on the phone and, as one might expect, he was livid. Here’s what he told me:

This is nonsense. They’re way out of line with this. They’re trying to take people’s rights away and it’s ridiculous. They are saying that they don’t want politics at the Olympics but this is a political move. The silencing of people is political. We all love the Olympics but I’m not sacrificing my humanity to win a medal. Every time they go to different nation for a different Olympics, are you going to tell me that the choice of the country isn’t politically motivated? I ain’t buying that. The athlete should be able to make a statement on that medal stand. They are not disrespecting a flag. They are using their time to do what they think is right. They are trying to save lives. No one has the right to take away what’s inside you or silence what you want to say.

I asked Carlos how he squares being inducted into the USOPC Hall of Fame and then given this anti-political crackdown. He said:

It shows that if you stand with it, you’ll be accepted in time. But people have to have the courage to step up. I’ve done mine. I’ve been stepping up and living by the truth of that gesture for 51 years. It’s time for that next generation to step up and show their moral character…If you think all is fine, and you go to the Olympic Games with your mouth zipped, you’ll find you’ll regret it.

The brazen contradiction is of course that the Olympics are already political from top to bottom. They are political in the host country, where the head of state makes the argument that the Olympics will benefit the country economically. Government leaders also inevitably argue for national unity in support of the games, no matter how much debt is accrued, how much militarization is demanded, and how many people are displaced. The games are are political for the sponsors who use the Olympics to hawk their products, in a process one could call “sin washing.” Sponsors like McDonald’s—which pushes the utter opposite of an Olympic diet—sell their wares and benefit from the warm glow emitted by the Olympics. The games are political for the environment, which suffers a gigantic global footprint during the course of the Games. And in this era of political athletes, there is of course something political about an edict that aims to shut them down.

I reached out to Jules Boykoff, author of four books on the Olympics, including the forthcoming NOlympians: Inside the Fight Against Capitalist Mega-Sports in Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Beyond. He said:

The IOC’s edict, as laundered through its Athletes Commission, brims with hypocrisy. Athlete activism emerges from overlapping systems of injustice. To deny athletes the right to express their thoughts and feelings on the political injustices that wrack the world today reeks of authoritarianism, which is political in itself. This policy is a slap in the face to the exciting zeitgeist of smart, savvy athletes who are not willing to check their brains in at the Olympic door.

One thing is certain. As long as athletes are willing to confront their fear and risk punishment to speak their truth, this issue is going nowhere.

 

WHISPERS LEADING TO DEATH AND DESTRUCTION

Beware of the murderous influence and criminal power of the United States and its Zionist whisperers!

Murderous Influence – The Criminal Power Of The United States And Its Zionist Whisperers

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

We should beware of the murderous states of the United States and Israel, where blatant violations of the law have long since become “normal” and which describe the degree of criminalization of US and Zionist foreign policy; this is happening in an increasingly blatant, unscrupulous way that should make us all deeply concerned, especially since the German government and Europe are increasingly orienting towards this. When the EPP parliamentary group leader in the EU Parliament, Manfred Weber, in an interview on ZDF on Sunday evening (Iran) refers to Iran as a “terrorist regime” and more commitment to “coping” with the Iran crisis also “alongside the USA” calls, and speaks with incomprehensible numbers of the public “murder of 10,000 homosexuals”, then it joins the Israeli mythical fairy tale of “Holocaust planning” against the “Jewish state” or the mistranslation that Ahmadinejad allegedly demanded “to sweep Israel off the map”. These false reports are launched to discredit Iran.

Accidental plane shoot-down: consequence of murderous US threats

What we are currently experiencing is more than borderline. The brutal US assassination attempt on a senior Iranian takes a back seat, instead focusing on the tragic inadvertent shooting down of the plane. One must not forget that this panicked, deadly wrong reaction certainly has to do with the murderous US threats and shows the pressure that the Iranian government was under. After all, the Iranian authorities apologized for this terrible misfortune, which the USA categorically rejected in 1988 after shooting down an Iranian plane with 290 people on board!

The murder of Soleimani brought millions of people to the streets in Iran, and then thousands of Iranians protest against the Iranian government for their days of silence, which is indeed inexcusable! As is to be expected, this will once again be exploited in this country with a western anti-Iran mood. This is more than counterproductive for the credibility of our media. The “manipulation of silence”, as described by Jens Berger in the pondering pages, has unfortunately become the normality of the “gap press”. (1) (2) (3)

As it turns out now, the cowardly and sneaky assassination of General Soleimani had nothing to do with an “imminent” threat of an attack on four US embassies, and according to his Secretary of War Esper, it was not only unconfirmed, but there was no information that within a few days there would be an attack of this magnitude. This also failed the last pitiful attempt to justify this murder with current threats and struggle in the “war on terror”. Fortunately, the United States apparently failed with an attack on another Iranian commander that was planned at the same time. Everything smells of the DNA of the Netanyahu regime in the background, who surely knows only too well how many murderous joint commands are still on the way. The continued strong determination of the Netanyahu regime to weaken Iran and to launch attacks and bombings against Syria and Iraq is likely to lead to further attacks. (4)

Bolton and Pompeo: drivers of the murder plans

It was an act of revenge by the Trump administration for the setbacks it suffered from clever generals like Soleimani. For months, even after Bolton left, “Tea Party” Foreign Minister Pompeo and other hardliners had been retaliatory against the Al-Quds Brigade and its leaders. The Netanyahu regime has also been pushing for blows against Iran and Soleimani since the start of the Trump election, as one of the most important hatred figures.

Bolton, as the driving force, tried everything to implement these murder plans and put his greatest emphasis on Soleimani and other important Iranian leaders. As reported by various media, it was Lebanese Hezbollah leader Nasrallah who warned Soleimani that the media and political assassination was in preparation and in the final stages. Hezbollah and its charismatic leader are also a special enemy of the Zionist occupying regime because the Zionists failed in Lebanon. The “butcher of Lebanon” Sharon also experienced his Waterloo in Lebanon despite all the war crimes. Today, the Netanyahu regime, with its numerous air strikes against Syria, Lebanon and Gaza, has continued the trail of war crimes and is far from over. Iran has been targeted for years, According to “Israel Today”, the nuclear facilities through the USA are already in “bearing”. The nuclear power Israel, and therefore by no means threatened, does not tolerate a second one next to it and, unlike Iran, does not let its huge nuclear arsenal be controlled and persistently refuses to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty – accepted without contradiction by the so-called “Western community of values”. Iran is repeatedly urged to comply with the nuclear deal, even though the United States has broken it. So far, the EU has done nothing to deliver Iran the promised aid payments through Instex. Much ado about nothing, typical of this disgraceful Meuse and EU policy. (5) does not tolerate a second person next to them and does not allow their huge nuclear arsenal to be controlled, unlike Iran, and persistently refuses to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty – unreservedly accepted by the so-called “Western community of values”. Iran is repeatedly urged to comply with the nuclear deal, even though the United States has broken it. So far, the EU has done nothing to deliver Iran the promised aid payments through Instex. Much ado about nothing, typical of this disgraceful Meuse and EU policy. (5) does not tolerate a second person next to them and does not allow their huge nuclear arsenal to be controlled, unlike Iran, and persistently refuses to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty – unreservedly accepted by the so-called “Western community of values”. Iran is repeatedly urged to comply with the nuclear deal, even though the United States has broken it. So far, the EU has done nothing to deliver Iran the promised aid payments through Instex. Much ado about nothing, typical of this disgraceful Meuse and EU policy. (5) So far, the EU has done nothing to deliver Iran the promised aid payments through Instex. Much ado about nothing, typical of this disgraceful Meuse and EU policy. (5) So far, the EU has done nothing to deliver Iran the promised aid payments through Instex. Much ado about nothing, typical of this disgraceful Meuse and EU policy. (5)

Among other things, it was the same CIA forces as Gina Haspel who already carried out the illegal operations of torture and evidence destruction under Bush Jr. Times. (6)

Trump and Netanyahu: brothers in spirit

Trump, who is facing an impeachment procedure (impeachment) by the Democrats, is making every effort to escape it and to secure the support of the Republican Falcons in the Senate. This is the only way Trump believes to secure the favor of his voters, as well as his second term, and to gain domestic political benefits.

We experience the same thing with the Zionist friend and brother in the spirit of Netanyahu, who tries everything to avoid an impending corruption lawsuit and has no scruples, even to have the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) certify immunity in order to be undisturbed by processes for the upcoming third elections to win and stay prime minister.

We are dealing with the double abuse of international crimes and domestic political self-interest. In fact, the targeted assassination attempt also violates the US Constitution (Bill of Rights), which explicitly states that “nobody can be robbed of life, liberty, or property without a due process of justice”. (7)

“No US Government Employee May Participate in Political Murder”

So it is thanks to the “Church Commission”, named after Senator Frank Church, that attacks against foreign leaders were uncovered and forced the then US President Gerald Ford to sign Executive Order 11905 in 1976, which says : “No US government employee is allowed to participate in or prepare for a political murder.” (8) (9)

We are experiencing what has become of this ever more intensely. It is the moral brutalization of all values ​​and overrides all democratic norms. The more politicians point to values ​​and a supposed “fight against terror”, the more mendacious and ruthless they are.

Let us not forget that General Soleimani was one of Iran’s most respected and important government officials and was on an equal footing with his US counterparts in the fight against IS. This fact ignores the Western propaganda machinery and prefers to speak of a “terrorist”. That is why Trump can refer to Soleimani as a “sadistic mass murderer” who would have had “thousands” of people on his conscience and who should have been eliminated for a long time. This is part of the many Trump lies and sick Twitter messages that have no basis other than hatred and self-interest.

Sequence of 9/11: System of massive Orwellian surveillance

Since September 11, 2001 (9/11), the unresolved attacks have been used to overthrow all democratic rights and international law. A system of massive Orwellian surveillance has been installed, stretching from the United States to Europe and Germany. Already under the “drone king” Obama it came out that even Merkel’s cell phone had been monitored by the US secret service. However, this was obediently swept under the table, since it was the “American friends”.

Since then there has been the unbridled “fight against terror”, which was only used to stir up hatred of Muslims in such a way that it has spread like the worst epidemic of all time. The fact is that the spread of IS or al-Qaida was a direct result of the US wars and interventions, plunging millions of people into death and misery. Supported by at least $ 1 billion in weapons such groups were given to fuel the war, such as in Syria, while large sections of the population were impoverished. The “Jewish State” also pursued the support of such terrorist groups.

What do we still have to do? After all, the “Jewish State” is the most important ally of the US imperialists under Trump. In line with the staging of the “New American Century” think tank, which is pushing for regime change throughout the region in order to secure American and Israeli dominance.

A comprehensive war threatens against Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and the Palestinians

Columbia University’s Joseph Massad recently wrote that the recent US-sponsored moves to formal “non-aggression pacts” between Israel and certain Gulf states are a preparatory step for a full-scale war against Iran and Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and the Palestinians could be.

For example, the United States invaded Iraq illegally, disregarding the UN and unleashing a war against international law with “poison gas lies”. Even then, Netanyahu was one of the main “pullers” and accomplices of these deadly lies. Everything repeats itself: lies are followed by wars, targeted murders and torture. All in the name of “Christian-Jewish values”, in the fight against “terrorist-unworthy-Muslims”. The only exceptions are, according to “Feldmarschall Göring”: “Whoever is a Jew, we determine” and some have been made “Honorary Aryans”, so there are “Honorary Muslims” of friendly states such as Saudi Arabia or Egypt at will.

Who does not remember how Trump’s predecessor in office, Obama, was worshiped in Germany, who later expanded as the “drone king Obomba” to the countless crimes of the Bush era and had more than 500 drone attacks carried out with tens of thousands of murder victims in the Middle East and personally in the so-called “Killing Tuesday” selected the people who then ended up as tattered murder victims. Many European countries were initiated and silent helpers in the murder, as was Germany with Ramstein as a US drone base. From the Desert Storm to Soleimani there is a murderous blood trail in the USA, made possible by German help! (10) (11) (12)

Obama even went so far as to have innocent US citizens like Anwar al-Awlaki murdered in Yemen, and what a coincidence that the 16-year-old’s sister was later “killed” under Trump. (13)

The “Jewish State”: Master in targeted murder

The state murder is cruel “normalcy” in US politics. This form of “targeted murder” was optimized by the “Jewish State” and, as the investigative reporter for the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth Ronen Bergmann writes in his book “The Shadow War”, there has been no other country in the “western” since the end of the Second World War Community of values ​​”except Israel, that has more“ targeted murders ”on the conscience. The “Jewish State” is a master in targeted murder and “no Israeli can claim that he knew nothing of what was happening in his name.” (14)

When assassination squads and helicopters were sent out during the second Intifada to “eliminate” Palestinian politicians, this was confirmed by the UN, “Murders against the Fourth Geneva Convention”, Article 147 and violation of “International Humanitarian Law”. At that time, the United States and the Europeans still distanced themselves from this Israeli murder policy. Today this is copied or supported by some states (Ramstein).

Through this targeted murder policy, regime changes and economic wars, which have desperate people demonstrated, and through targeted infiltration tactics such as in Ukraine, Venezuela, Hong Kong or Iran, one wants to consciously secure Western supremacy, with all dirty means of this ” clean policy.

So beware of the murderous influence and criminal power of the United States and its Zionist whisperers!

footnotes:

(1) https://www.welt.de/geschichte/article178462374/Persischer-Golf-Der-toedliche-Fehler-der-USS-Vincennes-kosten-290-Leben.html

(2) https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/politik/iran-ukraine-flugzeugabsturz-100.html

(3) https://www.nachdenkseiten.de/?p=57548

(4) https://www.israelheute.com/erfahren/analyse-werden-die-usa-die-atomanlagen-des-iran-bombardieren/

(5) https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/politik/berichte-us-angriff-auf-weiteren-iranischen-kommandeur-im-jemen-schlug-fehl-100.html

(6) https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-cia-director-gina-haspel-oversaw-torture-under-bush-2018-3?r=DE&IR=T

(7) https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/bill-of-rights-transcript

(8) https://www.brookings.edu/blog/brookings-now/2015/05/06/40-years-ago-church-committee-investigated-americans-spying-on-americans/

(9) https://www.justsecurity.org/27407/assassination-ban-targeted-killings/

(10) https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/14/obama-secret-kill-list-disposition-matrix

(11) https://daserste.ndr.de/panorama/aktuell/USA-fuehren-Drohnenkrieg-von-Deutschland-aus,ramstein146.html

(12) https://www.ft.com/content/6346dd78-322d-11ea-9703-eea0cae3f0de

(13) https://theintercept.com/2017/01/30/obama-killed-a-16-year-old-american-in-yemen-trump-just-killed-his-8-year-old-sister /

(14) http://www.sehepunkt.de/2018/05/31416.html

 

 

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“WHAT IS ISRAEL”? … OR PALESTINE??

This is outrageous. If “Israel” had been the answer, it would have been bad enough. But the fact that she gave “Palestine” as the… answer and was told it was wrong makes this an outrage & an insult to history, reality, the thousands of oppressed Palestinians of Bethlehem.

‘Jeopardy’ says Bethlehem is in Israel, and gets slammed everywhere

On Friday night the game show “Jeopardy” blew the Palestine question, badly; and it’s getting a lot of media play. In the category,”Where is that church?” one answer came with this clue, “Built in the 300s A.D., the Church of the Nativity.” (Video here.)

Contestant Katie Needle answered, “What is Palestine?”

“No,” host Alex Trebek said, and contestant Jack McGuire said, “What is Israel?”

“That’s it,” Trebek said.

Scott Roth jumped on it immediately. “Omg fuck you @Jeopardy. The Church of the Nativity is in Bethlehem, which is Palestine, NOT Israel. The woman answered Palestine and you ruled her wrong.” Later Omar Baddar of the Arab American Institute explained, “Unacceptable!! Bethlehem is in the Palestinian territories which Israel illegally occupies (Katie Needle got the correct answer & was robbed). @Jeopardy owes an apology for endorsing Israel’s universally-condemned illegal takeover of Palestinian lands.”

Code Pink is seeking an apology from the game show, with smart graphics.

The good thing about the response is that the occupation is no longer obscure knowledge. The show is getting hammered on Twitter. Jamil Dakwar said,“Even Siri got it right!” Jim Zogby calls the exchange a double insult.

This is outrageous. If “Israel” had been the answer, it would have been bad enough. But the fact that she gave “Palestine” as the… answer and was told it was wrong makes this an outrage & an insult to history, reality, the thousands of oppressed Palestinians of Bethlehem

Supporters of Israeli occupation have been trying to justify Jeopardy’s answer. Roth responds, “Fine. In that case Israel isn’t a democracy since no one who lives in Bethlehem can vote in Israeli parliamentary elections. Or if it is a democracy, then it’s an apartheid state. Choose.”

 

PARTNERS IN (WAR) CRIMES …… THE OFFICIAL VERSION

Israeli intel helped US carry out strike that killed Iran’s Soleimani — report

Information provided by Jewish state confirmed that Quds Force leader was at Baghdad airport before missile strike, NBC News reports

Israel helped the United States in the operation that resulted in the killing of Qassem Soleimani, the powerful head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, a US report said over the weekend.

According to an NBC News report late Friday, the Jewish state was involved in the January 3 operation, handing the Americans key intelligence details.

The information helped confirm intelligence provided by informants at a Syrian airport that Soleimani had been on a nighttime flight from Damascus to Baghdad, the report said, quoting two sources with direct knowledge of the operation and other US officials briefed on it.

After his plane landed, it was a simple matter of using drones to track him exiting the aircraft and entering a car, which was later targeted with four missiles.

Israeli media reported the day after the strike that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had briefed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of time about the US plans to kill Soleimani.

Pompeo phoned Netanyahu on January 1, ostensibly to thank him for Israel’s support in efforts to combat Iran and after the attack on the US embassy in Iraq.

Before departing for Athens the following morning, Netanyahu alluded to “very, very dramatic things” happening in the region.

“We know that our region is stormy; very, very dramatic things are happening in it. We are alert and are monitoring the situation. We are in continuous contact with our great friend the US, including my conversation yesterday afternoon,” he told reporters at Ben Gurion International Airport.

Hours later, Soleimani and several top officials from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps were killed in the airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport, along with an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia commander.

Netanyahu had been the only non-US leader who appeared in the know about the planned operation beforehand, the New York Times reported Saturday.

The Reuters news agency reported Thursday that a series of Syrian and Iraqi informants are suspected of providing the US with the information that led to Soleimani’s killing.

The suspected informants — two security employees at Baghdad airport and two workers in private Syrian airline Cham Wings — gave the intelligence about Soleimani’s secret flight from Damascus to Baghdad, the report said, quoting security officials, Baghdad airport employees and Cham Wings employees.

Tensions between Tehran and Washington have risen significantly since the US carried out the airstrike that killed Soleimani. In the wake of the killing, the Iraqi parliament voted to press the government to expel US troops from the country and Iran announced that it will no longer abide by any of the limits of its 2015 nuclear deal.

Last week, a former leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said that the cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa could be targeted to avenge Soleimani after previously alleging that Israel leaked information about Soleimani’s whereabouts to US forces.

The US launched the airstrike that killed the Iranian general after a US defense contractor was killed and several American and Iraqi troops were wounded in a rocket attack in northern Iraq which was in turn launched in retaliation for US airstrike which killed Iranian-backed militants at several sites in Syria and Iraq. Supporters of the militant group subsequently broke into the US embassy in Baghdad.

 

SPORTS CAN BE MORE THAN JUST GAMES

For as long as there has been organized, professional sports in this country, the business has intertwined itself with the military. The drive for war was baked into the cake from the beginning.

Two fingers victory peace sign body language at sport stadium

Can Sports Be a Site of War Resistance?

Athletes have used their platforms to amplify messages against police brutality and other forms of oppression—can they do the same for war?

For as long as there has been organized, professional sports in this country, the business has intertwined itself with the military. The drive for war was baked into the cake from the beginning.

The first time a baseball team visited the White House was in 1866, at the invite of our first impeached president, Andrew Johnson, as a way to call for national unity in the aftermath of the Civil War. The reason the baseball Hall of Fame is in Cooperstown, New York, is because a fictitious origin story said the creator of baseball was a general named Abner Doubleday who organized the game in bucolic Cooperstown. This was a lie created by Albert Spalding, as in Spalding sporting goods, someone who said at the beginning of Major League Baseball’s founding, “Baseball, I repeat, is war! And the playing of the game is a battle in which every contestant is a commanding general, who having gained an advantage, must hold it by every resource of his mind and muscle.”

It’s no coincidence that he said this at the end of the 19th century, when the United States was beginning to flex its imperial ambitions. President Teddy Roosevelt, along with the father of football Walter Camp, openly used football as a method of preparing young men for battle before World War I. And sports have continued to be used to marshal support for war ever since.

Today, from the constant military recruitment ads during games to the NFL’s formal partnership with the Pentagon, that relationship continues. As Trump dives headlong into an imperial conflict of choice against Iran, we can expect an uncritical response from the sports establishment on the basis of “supporting the troops.” Yet there is a counter-tradition in sports: a tradition of resistance to imperial conquest that sides with those crushed under its weight. It’s not nearly as deep as traditions against racism or sexism in sports, for example, but it is still there and it needs to be remembered.

I could write about athletes like Dave Megyessy, who spoke out against the war in Vietnam, but the period I want to recall is the time between 2003 and 2007, when George W. Bush started his disastrous war on Iraq. It is largely forgotten now, but there was a vast and dynamic movement in the streets aimed at stopping the war. It involved activists, veterans, family members of those fighting, student organizations, Arab and Muslim groups and many, many more. This mass expression in the streets found expression in the world of sports. Steve Nash, Etan Thomas, Josh Howard, Adam Morrison, Carlos Delgado, Martina Navratilova, Scott Fujita, Adonal Foyle, and even Ultimate Fighting Champion Jeff Monson all raised their voice against war.

A mass movement in the streets—which we aren’t close to having at this point—is a prerequisite to seeing athletes use their platform. But already there are rumbles, thanks to the easy access of social media. Colin Kaepernick, still waiting for someone in the NFL to have the courage to sign him, let loose on Twitter, writing, “There is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people for the expansion of American imperialism. America has always sanctioned and besieged Black and Brown bodies both at home and abroad. America militarism is the weapon wielded by American imperialism, to enforce its policing and plundering of the non white world.” He also put out this quote from longtime civil rights fighter Angela Davis—retweeting Ameer Loggins @Leftsentthis—“As a Black woman, my politics and political affiliation are bound up with and flow from participation in my people’s struggle for liberation, and with the fight of oppressed people all over the world against American imperialism.”

In addition, Los Angeles Charger Justin Jackson has put out a long series of tweets against war, writing, among many other sentiments, that “we can drone strike a foreign leader from the sky with a death robot all the way in Iraq but we can’t get clean water pipes under Flint.” He also cited the costs of war and wrote, “Yet somehow cable news has the gall to ask Bernie how we’ll pay for free college and a less expensive healthcare system. Oh and by the way, war is a racket. But you already knew this.”

There are other stray tweets out there of athletes raising issues about this mad rush to war. These words are hopefully just a beginning. The hope is not only that they will inspire other athletes to use their voices, but that they will also help propel a movement against this administration’s imperial ambitions and the bipartisan thirst for forever wars.

THE HAGUE AWAITS THESE TWO CRIMINALS

For a long time, the Netanyahu regime has been trying to bring Trump’s US into a confrontation course with Iran, as has already been seen when the US unilaterally canceled its nuclear deal.

Trump and Netanyahu belong to the International Criminal Court as war criminals

by Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

If one reads leading German media, then after Trump’s murder of the Iranian general Qassem Soleimani it is only about the security of the “Jewish state”, and once again shows the one-sided philosemic sentiment and the associated criminal empathy and disrespect towards the Arab-Iranian-Muslim world.

An infamous and unjustifiable murder

Neither the United States nor the “Jewish state, which has been campaigning against Iran for years, has done itself any favors with this infamous and unjustifiable murder of one of Iran’s leading figures. No matter how much the politicians from Netanyahu to so-called “opposition politicians” cheer about it, the vast majority of our society has again witnessed the unscrupulousness with which US state terrorist leaders Trump and Netanyahu try to distract themselves from their internal difficulties in the country in order to win elections ,

Clearly the DNA of the “Jewish State”

This assassination attempt clearly bears the DNA of the “Jewish State” as the puller. Hadn’t Trump called Netanyahu before he told anyone about his terrible plan to get instructions on what was rumored, and the Mossad hadn’t had the murder victim on his killing list for years after several plots to murder Soleimani had been blown off ? Several Arab media outlets, such as “Israel Today”, did not report about the last minute attempt to murder Soleimani when he wanted to visit the shrine in memory of his late father, but did the Iranian authorities discover a 500kg bomb under a chair intended for him after a warning? In 2008 Soleimani was already targeting the murderer on the occasion of his meeting in Damascus with Hezbollah leader Imad Mugniyeh, whom the Mossad murdered. (1)

United in jubilation over Trump’s murder

The “Jewish State” is united in jubilation over Trump’s murder, and that’s the most terrifying thing that should affect us all. This terrible propaganda, which does not shy away from insulting Soleimani while still dead and praising his own strength. Both the Zionist and the US regime have lost all morality and left the last spark of decency behind. With the public threat of a war crime to attack Iran’s cultural heritage, Trump reveals himself to be a primitive, vile and, above all, culture-less person for whom the rule of law and human dignity do not count. Human rights do not apply to him, only self-interest counts for him. (2) (3)

Go into history as a martyr

General Qassem Soleimani was a smart opponent of criminal and murderous US politics, and he did a great job as the commander of the al-Quds brigades. He, who began his military career in the wake of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, was considered a son by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and appointed him as a special advisor. It was Soleimani who, with his foresight, was able to prevent many sinister regime change plans from Syria to Lebanon. It was this intellectual prudence and his ability that made him the number one enemy of the state for the “Jewish Occupier State” and the United States. He will go down in history as a martyr, and Iran will surely respond to this breach of international law and war-murderous assassination in his best sense.

It was an impressive and moving funeral ceremony in Iran that united the people and welded them together even more in pain at the loss. Millions of people thought of this brave martyr and great Iranian. (4)

Nor can one be reminded enough that, unlike the United States and Israel, Iran has not yet started any devastating wars with hundreds of thousands of deaths. Iran is not the monster state, but the criminal USA and its Zionist murderous accomplices who want to drag us into their wars and war crimes regardless of losses.

They act completely unscrupulous and treat their country, states and people like lifeless extras who only have to wait for their orders. You can literally see how Trump almost childishly divides his world like in Monopoly and wants to steer with his limited “dealer image”. He now shamelessly copies everything he accused the “drone king” Obama of campaigning with drones.

Ramstein drone?

Trump used the “Queen of the Drones”, the “Grim Reaper”, the MQ9 Reaper, powered by a 900 hp engine that can do both: watch and kill. Trump had the killing carried out by remote control and thus once again promoted the sale of the General Atomic Group based in San Diego, California. This extremely successful company has interested parties all over the world, from Australia, Spain, Great Britain and last but not least Kramp-Karrenbauer, the German Minister of War AKK. At first I thought whether the drone came from Ramstein, but in the end that is no longer decisive, because the USA and Germany are so closely linked that there should only be one consequence for us:

End submissive vassal policy

Shutting down all US military bases on German soil, detaching themselves from the “US friends” and the murderous NATO and finally starting to conduct subordinate vassal politics independently and sovereignly, not as a quasi “occupied” country, but instead consistently pursuing peace work. The fact that we are further away from this goal than ever is shown in the current policy that runs through all parties. Are they so agreed that we are finally “who” and can get involved in missions abroad, together with our NATO and alliance partners.

The Iraqi government is fed up with “US friends”

The Iraqi Parliament has just passed the correct, albeit unfortunately not binding, resolution to remove US and all foreign troops from Iraq. The Iraqi government is fed up with the “US friends” who have plunged them into poverty, misery and chaos for decades. Trump’s answer was, as expected, the threat of the “sanctions” weapon of mass destruction and the bill to charge the impoverished country billions of dollars for its military bases. The occupied should pay for the occupation. Germany is also treated like an occupied country in trade policy, as ex-Chancellor Schröder noted in 2018 (5) (6) (7)

We see what this “peace work” looks like: it is all about colonization, power and shameless resource theft, regardless of the needs of the local population. That this kind of “peace policy” does not make friends should now be obvious to even the stupidest politicians who brag about the missions again and again.

Iran has adhered to the nuclear deal

For a long time, the Netanyahu regime has been trying to bring Trump’s US into a confrontation course with Iran, as has already been seen when the US unilaterally canceled its nuclear deal. Unlike the United States, Iran has adhered to the treaty and has even undertaken controls in the country. What did it use Iran and how was it thanked? With a boycott that was tantamount to an economic war and is said to lead the country into poverty and scarcity, and Europe is silent about it. What then happened, however, could neither please the USA nor the Zionist friends, the people held together even more and did not bow. The USA is a master in this type of war, often tried and tested and carried out worldwide.

Joint struggle against Muslims and “Christian-Jewish domination

Isn’t Trump and the Netanyahu regime really just one thing, namely the common struggle against “the” Muslims and Christian-Jewish domination? Under the guise of democracy, these state terrorists are trying to overwhelm them with terror and bombs. With targeted actions, occupations, attacks and boycotts, they work with this scientifically sophisticated strategy.

Strategielos

If you look at our government, Germany has no strategy at all. While the Minister of War AKK wants to leave German troops in Iraq, AA Maas wants to consult with the Iraqi government and Merkel will fly to Moscow next Saturday at the invitation of Putin. Europe, and Germany in particular, would be well advised to distance itself from Soleimani’s murder and to no longer follow Trump-USA and the “Jewish State” in its fatal warlike policies that violate aggression and international law. No German rationale for the security of the state-terrorist “Jewish state”. (8) (9)

A cynical legal-political instrument

Israel’s trust in agreements with the Palestinians as the basis for settling disputes between the sides is a cynical legal-political instrument. For decades, the European states that dominate the International Criminal Court have heard Israeli arguments that court intervention would undermine peace negotiations with the Palestinians. Currently, not a single state is likely to use this argument to delay a trial against Israel. It does not interfere with statements by politicians in Jerusalem about the death of the Oslo peace treaties and unilateral Israeli punitive measures against the Palestinians living under their illegal occupation, such as withholding taxpayers’ money, which are due to the Palestinian Authority. The decision or intention of Israel to annex the Jordan Valley in the West Bank mentioned in the IstGH declaration clearly contradicts the Oslo Accords, which reject unilateral measures that could affect the permanent status of the occupied territories.

Akiva Eldar wrote: Concentrating on legal arguments marginalizes the fundamental question: why does the state of a people, who has been the victim of war crimes and the worst crimes against humanity in modern history, refuse to join the IstGH to combat war crimes was set up? After all, Netanyahu himself noted at the beginning of the cabinet meeting that the IstGH was “founded after the horrors of World War II, especially after the horrors inflicted on our people”. The reason for this, apart from the question of settlements, is the concern that membership in the IstGH would limit the freedom of action of the IDF and that of the current and former heads of the Israeli security authorities. The members of the IstGH are obliged to respect the arrest warrants issued by him and to stop and extradite suspects within their limits. Netanyahu’s mention of the circumstances in which the court was founded should mock the important institution. (10) And there is only one answer:

Trump and Netanyahu must go to the International Criminal Court as war criminals, as well as for their crimes against humanity!

 

footnotes:

(1) https://www.israelheute.com/erfahren/analyse-was-war-israels-rolle-bei-der-toetung-soleimanis/

(2) https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/01/05/us-trump-threatens-war-crimes-against-iran

(3) https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-lauds-trump-for-killing-of-irans-soleimani-says-israel-stands-by-us/

(4) https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/01/mourners-flood-tehran-calls-revenge-soleimani-grow-200106061955097.html

(5) https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/05/mike-pompeo-iraq-iran-troops-093961

(6) https://www.diepresse.com/5531243/schroder-werden-von-usa-wie-besetztes-land- treated

(7) https://www.nachdenkseiten.de/?p=57451

(8) https://taz.de/Eskalation-nach-Toetung-von-Soleimani/!5650285/

(9) https://www.cicero.de/aussenpolitik/militaeraktion-usa-iran-soleimani-donald-trump-naher-osten

(10) https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/12/israel-palestinians-international-criminal-court-netanyahu.html

 

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BANKSY GIVES A NEW MEANING TO CHRISTMAS IN BETHLEHEM

Banksy has replaced the nativity star with a bullet hole.

THE HYPOCRITIC OATH OF ZIONISM

Occupied Bethlehem is “a big prison” with a “hotel with the ugliest view in the world”, surrounded by the apartheid wall, and the picture with “the scar” warns at Christmas: don’t forget us 

The “Scar of Bethlehem” depicting the creche is the latest art work by Banksy, and was unveiled at his hotel in the walled city on Dec. 22, 2019. From twitter.

Jewish Christian Hypocrisy 

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

The redeeming news came shortly before Christmas. The occupying powers of the Zionist terror regime allowed 55 out of 1,000 Christian Palestinians, 600 of whom had applied to leave the country, to visit their families in Jerusalem or the occupied West Bank. Previously, the Orthodox Church in Gaza criticized the fact that fewer than a hundred Christians older than 40 were only allowed to travel to Jordan, but not to annexed Jerusalem and occupied Bethlehem. Whether the remaining inquiries are also approved is stated in the “David Stars.

Already at the past Easter celebrations, the Christian community in the Gaza Strip criticized that the “Jewish State” only allowed about 200 Palestinian Christians from the age of 50 to travel to Jordan. Shortly before Easter, hundreds of Christians were given permission to travel to East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank.

Among the approximately two million Palestinians in the Gaza concentration camp are thousands of Christians, all of whom have been forced to vegetate under inhumane conditions for twelve years under the tightened blockade occupation by the Zionist regime, supported by the Egyptian al-Sisi “putsch pharaoh” regime.

Following the suggestion of the Green Leader Habeck that Germany should take in “refugee children from the overcrowded Greek camps”, the EKD chairman and Bavarian Evangelical Bishop Bedford-Strohm jumped to his side and called for “humanitarian signs”.

Habeck sees “smart” settlements in Hebron

Both Habeck, who was visiting the “Jewish occupying state” and admired the “sniff” settlements in occupied Hebron that violated international law (even in unfortunate times the German Michel was very happy that the Fiihrer built a city for the Jews), as well as Bedford- Strohm, who emphasized that “Jesus himself came from a refugee family”, ignored the suffering of Palestinian refugees, like all German politicians and church leaders, in their Christian and pre-Christmas lying mercy. (1)

Jesus was the first freedom fighter against the Jewish authorities!

These are refugees who have been displaced by the Zionists for more than 70 years, either in occupied Palestine or in camps such as in Lebanon. Jesus was also a refugee, but also a freedom fighter against the Jewish authorities. Possibly the first Palestinian to pioneer Palestinian freedom. Today he would perhaps work in the BDS movement for their goals.

“Alliances of Humanity”

As Cardinal Marx, as chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference, said on Sunday: “The dead in the Mediterranean are Christ”. Finally, “identify yourself with everyone who becomes a victim”. With such sayings, Marx and the leaders of the major churches in Germany expressed their solidarity with private sea rescuers who save migrants from the Mediterranean. Where was the solidarity when the Gaza fleet needed it when it was forced to turn back by Jewish “defense soldiers”? Bedford-Strohm also thinks it is right to form “alliances of humanity”, also with “non-Christians”.

“Alliances of the willing warriors”

I ask myself, does he mean the alliance with the mainly Muslims who are fleeing or with the Jewish occupiers in the “Holy Land” or the “Alliance of willing warriors” of the so-called “Western community of values”, which gradually moves the countries of the Middle East into bomb the stone age? There is also silence in the country, especially when it comes to the illegal occupation of Palestine by the regime of the “Jewish State”. Why not consider excommunicating politicians who are so shamelessly openly threatening peace?

The Olive Greens and the “Russian Threat”

No startling protest can be heard from those who always have peace in their mouths, but who openly include war in their morbid considerations. The olive-greens in particular have excelled in reviving the “Russian threat”, with which populism is being built, which the majority of Germans see through, which is why they are in favor of a good partnership with this country.

Climate of fear

In vain there was no protest against the refusal of Christians to leave Gaza. How alone must the Palestinians, whether they be Christians or Muslims, feel in the occupied Palestine-Gaza-Jerusalem? Where are the “humanitarian signs” from the German church representatives? Yes, the bishops and other representatives have also learned that if you dare to criticize the “Jewish state” or to address the real situation, you will be cold-tempered as an anti-Semite. Do you still have to wonder about the many exits from Kirchgen? In order to “protect” the occupying regime, the freedom of expression that is guaranteed in the Basic Law is slowly but surely getting under the wheel. In this climate of fear and philosemitism, the AfD and extreme right

The Hasbara propaganda machinery, which is currently in full swing and which uses anti-Semitism so brutally to distract from the Zionist crimes in the “Jewish state”, is unprecedented.

Fighting paper for the Israel lobby

The “IHRA” anti-Semitism definition is intended to put Europe on the “right” Zionist path. This definition is so vague and unspecific, and is only useful as a combat paper for the Israel lobby. The essence is not to act against alleged anti-Semitism, but only to mark criticism of Israel against the state of Israel as anti-Semitism. With the double standard of recognizing existence as the “Jewish State of Israel” one tries in the world to legalize a state, the discrimination in the form of laws based only on the Zionist ideology, and in this “State of the Jews” Palestinian Excludes citizens and refugees, but includes Jews in the state and worldwide.

How many Jews in the diaspora feel represented by this state? The Hasbara claim that the State of Israel must be viewed as a “Jewish community” reflects precisely the disregard for international law and racial discrimination that Israel has represented since its inception. In fact, like any other state, Israel is committed to protecting the human rights of all of its people, as well as the fundamental right to return and the property of Palestinian refugees and citizens.

Right to self-determination for Palestinians

Every German politician or media supporter of the “Jewish State” who is constantly insisting on the recognition of the right to exist for the “Jewish State” and who demands German rationale for the security of the “Jewish State” should be reminded that these demands are against every right violated. On the contrary, there is no international legal basis for the right of a “Jewish people” (which, as we know, does not exist!) At the expense of the basic rights of the Palestinians or the UN recognized right to self-determination, including that Palestinian people. The occupying power of Israel has no right to implement a population transfer policy to colonize and annex occupied Palestinian territories. Through this perfidious reversal of the law, any criticism of the “Jewish state” is presented as anti-Semitism, although it only demands the universal rights of the people and human rights. This opens the door to brand the supporters of the non-violent BDS movement (boycott, divestment, sanctions) as anti-Semitic, and anyone who criticizes Israeli politics or self-definition of Israel as the “state of the Jewish people”, including Jewish ones Citizens of Germany and Holocaust survivors can thus be denounced, criminalized and targeted as anti-Semitic. This infamous strategy of attempting to equate anti-Semitism with anti-Zionism has since spread across Europe, led by France (Lex Finkielkraut), Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark and lacks any democratic claim. (2)

We have to expose this “working definition” of the Zionist lobby groups of the propaganda Israeli and US think tanks, to prevent criticism of the politics of the “Jewish state” and to silence us, and to expose them for what they are: as infiltrated with Millions of euros in “experts on anti-Semitism” who are trying to incorporate this working definition into European institutions and organizations.

Chutzpah from the “Jewish Nakba”

Again and again lies with Hasbara are spreading about the Jewish refugees from Arab countries in order to distract from the legal right of return of the Palestinians and to point out, as always, the Jews’ own suffering. The chutzpah from the “Jewish Nakba” is as tasteless as it is false. Refugees in the Middle East are to be set off against each other on the argument that Jews were forced to give up material assets and leave Arab countries, similar to the Palestinians who fled or were displaced from their homes. Ergo that would be an exchange of population in the region. So if Palestinian refugees are to be compensated, then “Jewish refugees” who have been “expelled” from the Arab countries would also have to be compensated. The fact is, that most of the Jews left the Arab countries because they fell for Israeli propaganda and wanted to go to Israel, not because their home lives were in danger. In Iraq, for example, “terrorist attacks” have “helped”. (3)

The Jewish Agency tried with all means and actions to create the myth of how they “saved” Jews from the contempt and anti-Semitism of the Arabs against Jews. So they tried and managed to infect Jews and Arabs with the enemy image from the start. Everything lacks the truth, most of the Jews had just lived in peace and prosperity in the Arab countries. How many Jews save their lives in Turkey from the National Socialists. This fact cannot be mentioned often enough in times of Turkey agitation and Islam hatred. There was no hatred in Europe for Jews with the waves of persecution in Arab countries.

It was only when the state was founded, with the aftermath of the wars and the Nakba, that Arab states passed a series of anti-Zionist laws. So you shouldn’t confuse the cause with the effect if you keep trying to drive a wedge between Jews and Arab-Palestinians. Just as there is no special anti-Semitic hatred of Jews, but only a more than understandable anger at the policies of the “Jewish State” and its supporters that violate international law and violate human rights. (4)

Holocaust survivors are exploited

With the anti-Semitism hunt against critics of Israel, one tries to deliberately defame all of us, whether Jews, Muslims or Christians, as anti-Semites. With the power of the lobby, politicians, journalists (with sponsored trips to Israel), officials and organizations are committed to this propaganda. Led by the inflationary number of “anti-Semitism officers”, an atmosphere of restriction of freedom of expression and assembly is created that must be broken. Holocaust survivors are exploited and referred to their poverty. But who is responsible for this poverty? The “Claims Conference”, which has had many scandals and is today a “benefactor” or the “Jewish State”, which forgot the Holocaust survivors early on. One wonders why do so many of the last survivors prefer to live in Germany now? “Chabad sects rabbis” have taken over the Jewish sovereignty of religion. The Central Council of Jews, as well as representatives of the “Jewish State”, have meanwhile managed to get the government on the course of “love for Israel”.

Racist founding ideology

So we must never forget the bitter reality in occupied Palestine. The behavior of the “Jewish State” is driven by an anachronistic, irrational and racist ideology, which does not represent all Jews. The memory of the Holocaust is important, but must not be exploited so shamefully by the “Jewish State” and its willing helpers and at the expense of the Palestinian people under occupation. Today’s crimes against humanity cannot be justified with anything. Zionism no longer has any justification in the 21st century and has long been on the garbage heap of history. A state of privileged Jews against all other residents who are discriminated against and oppressed and who lives out Zionism by deliberately dehumanizing the Palestinians stands in the way of a humanitarian vision of equality and freedom for all people. Zionism has followed a policy of separation, massacre, destruction for generations. So anti-Zionism is a fundamental right and has nothing to do with anti-Semitism that you should never lump together. All the anti-Semitism club writers know this all too well, but do it anyway because it seems so simple and successful. An end to the Christian-Jewish mendacity that these Zionist crimes against humanity make possible. The occupied Bethlehem is “a big prison” with a “hotel with the ugliest view in the world”, surrounded by the apartheid wall, and the picture with “the scar” warns at Christmas: don’t forget us (5) (6)

I wish all readers a peaceful Christmas and a thoughtful Hanukkah Festival of Lights in dark times.

A Jew to the Zionists 
from Erich Fried

First of all, rejoice that your dead are so dead, 
otherwise they could tell you what they think of you, 
sons who have become murderers of the victims of our murderers, 
who you allied with murderers against your murder victim children

And rejoice that the murderers of our parents 
have so used the hearts of the world to murder 
that the gentlemen of half the world can watch your murders and lies 
benevolently and hardly protest to appearances

And rejoice that your own Martin Buber is already dead, 
because he said just before his death 
that you were not the disciples of old Jewish wisdom, 
no, you were only the pupils of Hitler

And also be happy that there is no more Bert Brecht 
than what he would have sung to your injustice 
that would sound 
to the world and to you for a long time, longer than your injustice lasts

But rejoice quickly, because your joy will be short-lived 
like the joys of other tyrants and murderers 
and then Palestinians and Jews will live together in peace 
and thank God that there is no longer Zionism

A Jew to 
Erich Fried’s Zionist fighters
 

What do you want? 
Do you really want to surpass 
those who have trodden you down in your own blood and in your own feces 
before an age ? Do you want to pass on the old tortures to the others with all the bloody dirty details and all the brutal enjoyment of the torturers like our fathers suffered at the time ? Do you really want to be the new Gestapo, the new Wehrmacht, the new SA and SS and make the Palestinians the new Jews? But then I also want because I was fifty years ago.

Even as a child of Jews was 
tormented 
by your tormentors, be 
a new Jew 
with these new Jews 
whom you make the Palestinians 
And I want to help bring them back 
as free people 
to their own country Palestine 
from which you have driven them out

You swastika apprentices, 
you fools and changelings 
of world history 
or by tormenting 
them those of the Star of David 
on your flags 
are changing faster and faster 
into the cursed sign 
with the four feet that 
you do not want to see now 
but whose path you are going today!

footnotes:

(1) http://www.nrhz.de/flyer/beitrag.php?id=26461

(2) https://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/debatten/frankreich-erkennt-antizionismus-als-antisemitismus-an-16549341.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_2

(3) https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/the-nazi-fueled-pogrom-that-triggered-iraqi-jews-flight-1.5730671

(4) https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20191223-israel-starts-to-implement-racist-jewish-nation-state-law/

(5 https://www.ard-telaviv.de/ein-grosses-gefaengnis/

(6) https://www.br.de/nachrichten/kultur/die-heilige-familie-von-banksy-mit-kriegsspuren-in-bethlehem,RlO7cme

 

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ISRAEL CONTINUES TO CLAIM IT IS ‘THE GOOD GUY’

HOWEVER……

What we are experiencing at the moment is beyond all dirt, denunciation, false accusations and blows against freedom of speech.

We are the good guys – win elections with anti-Semitism club and Israel lobby

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

What we are experiencing at the moment is beyond all dirt, denunciation, false accusations and blows against freedom of speech. German Christian politicians and church leaders complain about the worldwide persecution that Christians are suffering from, but make no mention of the Christian Palestinians in illegally occupied Palestine / Gaza. Christians in the Gaza Strip will not be allowed to visit holy cities like Bethlehem and Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas there. Gaza Christians only receive permission from the occupiers to travel abroad, for example to Jordan via the Allenby Bridge, but no one is allowed to travel to the “Jewish State” or the occupied West Bank. As usual, the occupier regime put forward “security concerns” as the reason for the restrictions.

1,000 Christians are also imprisoned in the Gaza concentration camp

Around 1,000 Christians live among a population of around two million people in the Gaza concentration camp, who are just as caught as their Muslim companions. This year’s decision is another taboo break. After all, almost 700 Christians from Gaza were allowed to visit Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth and other holy sites with permission. While thousands of pilgrims and tourists are welcomed by the occupying regime, the indigenous Palestinians are locked out. Anyone who continually tries to lie the phrase “the only” democracy in the Middle East should be punished for fake propaganda. Religious freedom in the “Jewish apartheid state” has been trampled on for a long time and only applies to Jews. This Judaic regime is trying by all means.

As the Israeli human rights group Gisha emphasized, this year’s ban can only be seen with an increasingly strict separation policy between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The regime tries with all means to anchor this wall of separation more and more. No prayer helps to defy this regime, only foreign pressure and sanctions help. It would be helpful if the pilgrims and foreign tourists who traveled to these sites would think about whether they would “make Jesus a joy” or not, rather, with their uncritical visit, upgrade the occupiers and bring them foreign currency, which they would then use again in crew, attacks, checkpoints and walls.

Germany in the “anti-Semitism and climate frenzy”

Where’s the solidarity of Christian politicians, media and churches? It is a shame how they drop and forget their brothers and sisters. Where is the protest of the Pope, Cardinals, Bishops and Believers? And why is Chancellor Merkel, the “pastor’s daughter”, who is so important to freedom of belief so silent? With Palestine and its endangered Christians (Muslims anyway!), Their faith ends. The many Jewish medals on the chest are probably such a burden and the reasoning for the “Jewish state” is so serious that there is no longer any room for solidarity with the Palestinians. Would all of this happen in Turkey – the country that saved the lives of so many Jews during the Nazi era – that Christians shouldn’t pray and be locked out then I can imagine the media agitation and the shit storm of the anti-Erdogan agitation. But everything is allowed in the “Jewish state”, after all everything is only for “security”.

Germany is now so “intoxicated with anti-Semitism and climate” that it is easy for agitation and defamation to find a way into the media. A terrifying article about “Anti-Semitism in Turkey” published the woman of all people who made her first career as “IM” Victoria. It borders on a “Christmas miracle” that Anetta Kahane was even allowed to enter Turkey. This has shown how democratic Turkey is in contrast to Kahane. (1) (2)

GB: Helped the Torys to victory in the election by means of Zionist lies about Corbyn

However, what happened in Britain and how the Torys and Johnson won the election with the help of the Jewish lobby is a disaster. The Guardian’s Jewish Chronicle, Jonathan Freedland, put lies about Corbyn on paper that shouldn’t be without consequences. When the British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvish asked the British Jews not to choose Corbyn, the measure was full. We are accustomed to defamation as Zionist Hasbara propaganda, but manipulating it so successfully creates fear. People fall for populists so quickly, and when they come in the form of the “chief rabbi”, it reminded me of brown times in Germany, when German clergymen preached from the pulpit against Jews and for Hitler. With the Labor Party’s “anti-Semitism crisis”, a popanz was built that will continue until all pro-Palestinian members have been silenced. As a thank you, Johnson immediately brought a new anti-Semitism regulation to parliament, just like his friend Trump. Meanwhile, the author of the controversial “Anti-Semitism Definition” (IHRA), the “Anti-Semitism Code”, warns Kenneth Stern of its abuse by “right-wing Jews,” who use this new weapon to suppress criticism of Israel. (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) Meanwhile, the author of the controversial “Anti-Semitism Definition” (IHRA), the “Anti-Semitism Code”, warns Kenneth Stern of its abuse by “right-wing Jews,” who use this new weapon to suppress criticism of Israel. (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) Meanwhile, the author of the controversial “Anti-Semitism Definition” (IHRA), the “Anti-Semitism Code”, warns Kenneth Stern of its abuse by “right-wing Jews,” who use this new weapon to suppress criticism of Israel. (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)

One could count on Jeremy Corbyn appearing as No. 1 on the Wiesenthal Center’s notorious “anti-Semitism list”. But when the German UN ambassador Heusgen landed on the list in 7th place, even the federal government felt it was too colorful. After all, after so many abstentions, Heusgen had finally only followed the orders of the federal government (and the United States) and voted against Israeli international law crimes at the UN. She stood behind Heusgen, by the way also the Israeli ambassador to Germany, who was so embarrassed by the story that he also stood behind the “colleagues”. (10) (11)

When the anti-Semitism club was swinging, German media did not want to stand aside either, and came into the same horn – such as online mirrors on election day, December 12th. Under the title “The Dark Side of Red Corbyn”, Alexander Sarovic presented his Israeli theses to the readers about the “anti-Semitism problem” from Labor to Feed – just one sad example among many. We get the dark side of the mirror every week when we are panting against Turkey or Russia. The scandal surrounding Relotius is still well in our memory. It seems to me that after a very gratifying critical report about Israel lobbyism in Germany, Spiegel has now had extreme Hasbara headwinds, that it now writes “refined” only uncritically and “Israel lobby-like”. (12) (13) (14)

Do not tolerate journalism of one-sidedness and omission!

We are facing difficult times. Britain was just the beginning in times of anti-Semitism clubs as powerful campaign helpers. Coming soon is the dirt and the Zionist corruption deficiency in the “Jewish state” and its election campaign, as well as Trump’s politics, which brought this dirt into the election campaigns and inspired Zionist and populist friends.

Trump has also managed to arrest 3,750 Palestinians from occupied Jerusalem since he declared Jerusalem to be the capital of a “Jewish state”. These included 1,070 children under the age of 18, in addition to 171 women and girls, including injured women and mothers – and all because they had organized a peaceful “sit-in” in the Al-Aqsa mosque. These waves of arrests spread like a tsunami across occupied Palestine, to all the villages, towns and districts of Jerusalem; unprecedented, and how unleashed since Trump’s support. What do we read about it in the German media? NOTHING. They are just too busy with their anti-Turkey Erdogan research, their agitation, and with their Russia and Putin defamation, that there is no time left for such explosive news. This journalism of one-sidedness and omission, which does not fulfill its duty to report truthfully, should make us all angry and thoughtful.

Don’t be intimidated by the anti-Semitism club in the Israel lobby!

In the struggle for freedom of expression and the freedom of Palestine, we must courageously put those who are struggling with the anti-Semitism club in its place. They must not succeed in distracting them from really important political issues – such as the Zionist occupation, the war threats against Iran, the other threats such as regime change and US influence contrary to all democratic customs. We must not let up and, above all, not be intimidated by the anti-Semitism club in the Israel lobby.

footnotes:

(1) https://www.berliner-zeitung.de/politik-gesellschaft/antisemitismus-in-der-tuerkei-li.3287

(2) https://www.fr.de/meinung/tuerkei-tagung-antisemitismus-istanbul-13335884.html

(3) https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20191126-uks-chief-rabbi-urges-voters-not-to-back-labours-jeremy-corbyn/

(4) https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20191114-guardian-columnist-peddles-fake-news-to-accuse-corbyn-of-anti-semitism/

(5) https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20191216-labours-anti-semitism-crisis-will-continue-until-all-pro-palestine-members-are-silenced/

(6) https://www.jpost.com//International/Boris-Johnson-to-pass-anti-BDS-law-official-says-611044

(7) https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/dec/11/donald-trump-antisemitism-israel-colleges-order

(8) https://www.jpost.com//International/Boris-Johnson-to-pass-anti-BDS-law-official-says-611044

(9) https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20191216-controversial-anti-semitism-code-being-weaponised-by-pro-israel-groups-warns-drafter/

(10) https://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/inland/berlin-vorwuerfe- gegen-christoph-heusgen-waren-grosser-fehler-16538459.html

(11) https://www.tagesspiegel.de/politik/vorwurf-des-antisemitismus-nach-israel-kritik-israels-botschafter-verwehrigt-un-diplomaten-heusgen/25336388.html

(12) https://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/jeremy-corbyn-labour-der-parteichef-und-antisemitismus-a-1300722.html

(13) https://www.spiegel.de/kultur/gesellschaft/fall-claas-relotius-schlussbericht-der-aufklaerungskommission-a-1269110.html

 

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AS THE OCCUPATION GROWS …… SO DO THE PROTESTS

Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces over plans for a new Israeli settlement in the West Bank city of Hebron.

ISRAELI MYTHS THAT DEFY MORAL REALITY

Why does the “Jewish State” always understand how to build on myths that have nothing to do with reality?

The Zionist Regime Defies All Ethical Values ​​and Norms

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

On December 9, 1987, the first intifada began in illegally occupied Palestine in response to the assassination of four Palestinians outside the Jabalya refugee camp in Gaza. This fight for freedom has been going on for decades and will not end until Palestine is free. The indignation of the young Palestinians about their hopeless situation has consequently dammed – even after they had long ago noticed that their political leaders did nothing for them, but only appeased and arranged with the occupiers, and more or less under the occupation left their country to their fate. Thus, the desperate Palestinians saw no other possibility than in the refugee camps, in the occupied West Bank and in the annexed East Jerusalem to stand up and fight back. They took control of the neighborhood, barricaded the streets to prevent the penetration of the Zionist occupiers with their vehicles and tanks, who want to break their resistance. Quite similar to today, only stones were left to defend themselves against the weapons-rousing Zionist occupying forces. And today and again and again the Hasbara speaks of “militant Palestinians”, whereas the Zionist armed to the teeth occupiers only “defend”. Quite similar to today, only stones were left to defend themselves against the weapons-rousing Zionist occupying forces. And today and again and again the Hasbara speaks of “militant Palestinians”, whereas the Zionist armed to the teeth occupiers only “defend”. Quite similar to today, only stones were left to defend themselves against the weapons-rousing Zionist occupying forces. And today and again and again the Hasbara speaks of “militant Palestinians”, whereas the Zionist armed to the teeth occupiers only “defend”.

1987: More than 300 Palestinians murdered, more than 20,000 injured

For decades, nothing has changed in this rhetoric. On the contrary, the Jewish “defense army” has always used live ammunition, tear gas and the toughest of reactions against the desperate demonstrators. Palestinians were and are being murdered indiscriminately, including women and children. Those who have experienced these days will never forget that. When the protests were unstoppable, the occupiers reacted with curfews, mass arrests, closures of kindergartens, schools and universities. Houses and farms were destroyed as well as fields and olive groves. Trees like humans were uprooted, denied any building permits on their own land, water sources dispossessed, and illegal Jewish settler hordes attacked stunned and helpless Palestinians.

Already at that time videos were used to prove the asymmetry of the weapons, ie the upgraded Jewish “defense soldiers” against the unarmed Palestinians. At that time, the cry for a Palestinian state was growing louder and louder. While Yasser Arafat and his Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) tried to work together with the United Nations from its Tunisian exile, which at that time was as unsuccessful as it was today, a newly formed resistance organization, the Hamas, until today the Gaza Strip, emerged only alternative to the PLO / Fatah. In fact, it was and is the only alternative to the outdated, corrupt West Bank government run by a power-hungry “Vichy-Abbas” Palestinian president. Hamas did the right thing and called on the Palestinians to focus on the basic goals of the Palestinian struggle for freedom, with no scruples and the ultimate goal of liberating Palestine and ending the illegal Zionist occupation. Since then, the US has consistently voted against draft resolutions of the UN Security Council and vetoed them to prevent Israel from being charged with its human rights abuses and the notorious non-compliance with the Fourth Geneva Convention.

This law-mocking behavior has for decades prevented Israel from being condemned for its ongoing genocide and human rights crimes. It is even more disgraceful that the German Foreign Minister, who allegedly “went into politics because of Auschwitz, does not draw the right lessons from them and does not prevent these crimes against the Palestinians. Instead, he had nothing more urgent to do than prostitute himself in the UN Security Council as the “voice of Israel” for their interests. He has recently voted against a “pro-Palestinian resolution” and called on the Palestinian side to reduce the number of resolutions in the UN’s annual “Middle East Package”. What else remains for the Palestinians under decades of occupation to draw the public’s attention to their threatened situation ?!

Mendacious German politics: White washing of the “Jewish occupation state

Even more vehemently acts the Central Council of Jews (who, according to the picture, “otherwise does not interfere with foreign policy”, but here constantly as a “second representation” of the Israeli government occurs, which of course does not mention this sheet!). Also FDP, “Bild- Hetzkampagnen-Kritik” and especially noteworthy the “Juso criticism” at the Federal Congress, which called on Maas “finally to stand up for fair votes and the ‘frequent condemnation of Israel”, which was “frighteningly high”, to prevent. Everything helped protect the “Jewish Occupying State” and white washed.

Kevin Kühnert in particular is for me the example of misguided German politics. This young SPD “hope bearer” and shooting star, just elected to the party executive, has been attracting attention since 2012 with special “proximity to Israel”, which is always helpful in politics. In 2014, he and the Jusos called for “solidarity with Israel” (the living conditions of the Palestinians living under occupation and great injustice obviously do not interest them), and in April 2018 appeared in the “Jewish General”, the “battle sheet of the Central Council of the Jews”, an article by which Kühnert attacked the then Foreign Minister Gabriel, who had “brought him to incandescence” and welcomed his replacement.

Now he supports and rejoices over his successor AA Maas. He said that he was “very similar to the stance”, which the new Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas had already said before his inaugural visit to Israel: “I went into politics because of Auschwitz.” He could sign this sentence of Maas, says Kühnert. For him, too, that had been the most important impulse to make politics. What a shabby understanding of politics, which is not for the observance of human rights for the Palestinian people and against the occupation, but one-sidedly only for Israel. (1) (2)

Netanyahu’s long arm in all parties long since stretched out

If “Auschwitz” were indeed its impulse, then it would have to support all resolutions condemning international and human rights crimes of the “Jewish state”, which are supported by the majority of states. Yes, Kevin Kühnert, with your attitude they are backward-looking and alone at home. The SPD, which becomes more and more unbelievable in its lavaring between right and left and continues to cling to the grand / co-power, is like you hypocritical and hypocritical and will, if she goes on like this, soon land in the single-digit range. But it seems that the long arm of Netanyahu has long been stretched out in all parties and at the cabinet table and is cheerfully pursuing Zionist politics. (2) (3) (4)

No criticism is heard from this Gro / Ko on the arbitrary arrests, released by Israeli human rights groups, last month alone of 374 Palestinians from across the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, including 66 children and women. While German media daily complain about Turkish arrests, war crimes and human rights crimes and put Russia on the daily pillory, the ongoing occupation crimes fall under the table. Why are not you even ashamed in the face of decades of war crimes in occupied Palestine as a result of the Holocaust?

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, who is still in power, said last Sunday at a right-wing conference that, after talks with US Secretary of State Pompeo, the time has now come to apply Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and assume that the US recognizes them , And that would legalize all the illegal settlements of “Judea and Samaria” in the occupied West Bank, both those in settlement blocks and those in front of them. They would become part of the “Jewish state” of Israel. The Jordan Valley accounts for about 28% of the occupied West Bank and is home to about 65,000 Palestinians.

Israel: a fanatical terrorist state

On Monday, it was announced that there would likely be new elections on March 2, 2020. Then we experience exactly what everyone feared: there is a prime minister under corruption and a former general, both with blood on their hands. The election forecasts predict a similar stalemate. Palestine has to stay outside again and is not of interest. (5)

Netanyahu has recently summarized the history of the “Jewish state” in one sentence: “These European countries should be ashamed. Did not learn anything from history? They allow a fanatical terrorist state to develop nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, leading to a catastrophe for all. “However, Netanyahu did mean Iran, not the” Jewish state. ” So he let his rhetorical rage as a skilled distraction maneuver against the impending corruption suit run wild. He railed against Iran and criticized the six European countries that joined Britain, France and Germany last weekend to support the new so-called Instex Financial Interchange Mechanism, which will help Iran.

Is not it in reality that Iran is not a threat, a state that, unlike Israel, has not yet begun wars, but that the “Jewish state” is a fanatical “Zionist-Judaistic terror state”, which it uses with the help of hypocritical community of nations is allowed to develop nuclear weapons and dirty weapons of all kinds and to apply them in wars – for attacks on its neighboring countries? This ethnic-purging apartheid, which is bombing Iran and causing genocide in Gaza and making Gaza a concentration camp, is indeed a threat to us all. (6)

Israel: a bomb and rogue state

Why does the “Jewish State” always understand how to build on myths that have nothing to do with reality? “Only” democracy in the Middle East, bulwark against terror. Yes, indeed with terror, this bombing state knows about. Early on, Jewish Zionist terrorists murdered in bombings and targeted attacks to create the “Jewish state”. Forgotten everything, after all, these terrorists later became prime ministers or ministers with blood on their hands. If the Mossad carries out targeted killings with terror, then the world is silent. The “chosen” are allowed any means after the Holocaust, and they claim every right to murderous attacks that they sell to the world as “self-defense,” while Palestinians and Muslims are denigrated as terrorists and have no rights.

Why are Russia or Iran sanctioned, North Korea or China demonized, Turkey and Erdogan demonized, while Netanyahu undauntedly led a decades-long terrorist regime and Israel has now become indisputably a rogue state. All that is criticized in other states and leads to boycott, is not applied to the “Jewish state”.

Snipers of the Jewish “defensive army” take out the right to shoot unarmed protesters like rabbits, to assassinate. When Palestinians claim their right to protest against their illegal occupation, to protest travel restrictions, humiliation, demolitions, expropriations and expulsions, they are called terrorists, even though they only exercise their legal right of resistance, which is denied only in dictatorships. So what is the “Jewish state”? A state that under the eyes of the so-called “Western community of values” and under complete impunity occupy a people and robbed of its livelihood. That of all German politicians in this connection Auschwitz strive and demand a “never again”, but portraying the land-robbing “Jewish apartheid-occupation state” better than living democracy is characterless. The ever-eager German values ​​have degenerated into a sad parody. The fact that the Zionist regime, with the support of the Western community of states, can override all ethical values ​​and norms also puts our democracy at risk!

footnotes:

(1) https://www.juedische-allgemeine.de/politik/sigmar-gabriel-hat-mich-zur-weissglut-gebracht/

(2) https://www.bild.de/politik/ausland/politik-ausland/uno-maas-setzt-erstes-zeichen-gegen-anti-israel-irrsinn-66456028.bild.html

(3) https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/aussenpolitik/internationale-organisationen/uno/nahost-resolutionen-vereinten-nationen/2277244

(4) https://english.rt.com/inland/65241-kevin-kuhnert-israel-iran-und/

(5) https://www.n-tv.de/politik/Israel-erwaegt-Bombardierung-des-Iran-article21443988.html

(6) https://www.n-tv.de/politik/Israel-erwaegt-Bombardierung-des-Iran-article21443988.html

 

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THE HOWS AND WHYS OF GERMAN SUPPORT OF ISRAELI APARTHEID

When will German and European governments finally resort to measuring the “Jewish state” with normal standards and judging by democratic practices? 

German State Reason for the Zionist Apartheid State? 

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

How does Chancellor Merkel intend to explain it during her first visit to Auschwitz on December 6, 2019, that she and her government – given the historical responsibility for the Holocaust and 74 years after the liberation of Auschwitz from the National Socialist concentration and extermination camp by the soldiers of the Red Army – miss any respect when it comes to the permanent break of international law in the “Jewish state”. Does not it respect the respect for international law, as a compelling doctrine from German history, to finally take back the raison d’etat for the security of the “Jewish state”? How can a German government ignore the constant violations of international law simply because they are committed by a Jewish regime, descendants of the victims of the Holocaust? The clear rules, which international law has, Merkel can not simply sweep her “Christian Zionism” under the table. Their “unconditional solidarity” with Israeli “self-defense” as a motive for the murderous attacks and wars make Merkel, as in her entire political career, so hypocritical and implausible that she bears much of the blame for the general and ever-growing political disenchantment .

Respect for the Palestinian people – as the last co-victim of the Holocaust!

For sure, in her speech she will recall Germany’s eternal responsibility for Israel, without mentioning Germany’s long overdue responsibility for illegally occupied Palestine because that does not fit into her philosophical world view. If this Chancellor’s first visit there would be a good chance to finally show respect for the Palestinian people, as the last co-victim of the Holocaust. Personally, I am very sorry that my father Heinz Galinski, who died in 1992, can no longer accompany the chancellor as Auschwitz survivor on this journey, in order to express his life motto after the liberation: “I have not survived Auschwitz to remain silent on new injustice” today’s criminal conditions in the “Jewish state” and in Palestine occupied by it, to shout out there. (1)

Why are all German parties today trying to defend the Jews and the “Jewish state” by all means and to look away in the face of Israeli international crimes and human rights abuses? That runs through all parties from left to right-wing extreme. Does Germany really think that this way kosher? No, it has to be said again and again: The crimes of the Holocaust can not be whitewashed by victim / perpetrator conversion. So why fight the BDS movement like that? Because she holds the mirror in front of these hypocritical politicians and exposes them as accomplices. We have just been successful again A Belgian trade delegation from two regional governments in Israel withdrew, calling for violations of international law and lack of progress in the peace process. Thus, more and more join the boycott, in order to set off their protest against Israel and its methods. (2) (3)

In the meantime, it seems that people are so cool in political circles that they regard the daily news from Israel – air strikes against its sovereign neighbors, civilian casualties, journalist murders or preventive killings, arbitrary expulsions of human rights activists like Omar Shakir – as normal. We get virtually nothing delivered medially, so we do not come to “anti-Semitic” thoughts, such an abstruse idea that causes just the opposite, namely a hatred of the Zionist occupation policy and the constant land grabbing. (4)

Ending Israeli provocations and millionaire propaganda!

Last Sunday, following the arrival of new war minister and settler king Naftali Bennett, another provocation became known, namely that the Netanyahu regime is planning to double the number of settlers in Hebron in the illegally occupied West Bank and to build a new Jewish quarter on the site of the old wholesale market in order to create a territorial connection between the Jewish quarter Avraham Avinu and the patriarch graves in Hebron. Thus, this government once again shows on demand that it is not willing to apply moral standards or international law. Is that, Ms Merkel, really compatible with the raison d’être for you and Germany? (5) (6)

Interestingly, we are currently experiencing the phenomenon that Zionist, as well as Kurdish or Yezidi reports in Germany fall on media and politically fertile ground that have nothing to do with the truth, but only propagate targeted propaganda. For a long time we have known that the “Jewish state” has spent millions of years in scientifically accompanied propaganda, spreading its Zionist Hasbara myths here from paid supporters and agents in the media in blogs, at conferences and, more recently, in universities. There are propaganda tools and guides like Hasbara Toolkits, “The Israel Project,” whole troll armies, or the “Global Language Dictionary,” which offer help so that “Israel supporters” never have to be shy of an answer. In inventing terms and linguistic formulations, it’s amazing how much flowery Hasbara’s name comes to tell her Zionist tales. There are tips on which words to use when it comes to “sensitive” issues such as illegal annexations, land grabbing, deprivation or murder of civilians. (7) (8) (9)

While the US has long since adopted the trumpet as a mediator or partner for Palestinians and unilaterally struck the Jewish and “Christian-Zionist” side and allowed the breach of international law to run its course, Europe would have a duty to oppose this activity it can be measured by his pithy words. Unfortunately, we are a long way from that because neither the EU nor the UN is prepared to seriously oppose this policy. Too strong is the power of the Israel lobby worldwide, and that is the real tragedy for Palestine. When Jimmy Carter published his book “Israel, Palestine, Peace and Apartheid” in November 2006, he was struck by hatred hatred from the Jewish-Israeli side, when he only spoke the word apartheid for the “Jewish State “Had described.

Reveal the sad Israeli reality beyond the splendor!

Meanwhile, a dangerous alliance between dictatorships and alleged democracies has formed – in the common fight against “terror”, which is nothing more than a fight against Muslims and Islam. We read almost every day about the “Jewish state” and its outstanding research, start-ups and a constantly growing high-tech and the defense industry with a model character. While the sad reality beyond the splendor, the bitter poverty of large parts of the population in the “Jewish Sun State”, is concealed by the media. Israel is one of the western capitalist states with the highest poverty rate, much like their US friends. Under Netanyahu and Trump, this condition has worsened dramatically. (12) (13)

Can the “Jewish state” be sure that the propaganda is still accepted, partly out of ignorance and partly out of philosemitic “cuddling”? Again and again the Hasbara understands how to win over gullible citizens. While Palestinians do not have a well-lubricated propaganda lobby, the Jewish community has become more and more media-savvy with its worldwide networks. We are currently seeing them try to get actively involved in the British election campaign and shamelessly defame Labor leader Corbyn as an ineluctable anti-Semite, while Johnson’s Tory party is plunging into Islamophobia, which does not bother the lobby, but encourages it. (14) (15) (16) (17)

It is phenomenal how the Palestinians are portrayed today as militant terrorists and Jews should appear as noble and democratic citizens of a democratic state. While the Palestinians are still suffering under the founding of the state (“Nakba”) on their rampaged land as a result of the Holocaust and their legal resistance is being defamed as terror, Jewish emigres are being misled as peaceful immigrants mystified into their “old homeland”. (18)

Support the right to exist of an undemocratic Judaistic state? No and again no!

Despite the news of countless murdered Palestinian children, the deliberate extermination of entire families, the destruction of civilian facilities and the use of dirty and outlawed weapons, as well as the genocide in the Gaza concentration camp, the “Jewish state” is repeatedly emphasized as a “single” democracy. While we are currently trying to portray Kurds or Armenians as victims, we are being told that the Palestinians themselves are to blame for their fate. Interesting in this context, too, is the cohesion between Kurds and Israel, who, incidentally, act quite similarly in their propaganda machinery. While the Gaza genocide is still a taboo subject in the German parliament and the media, It has made the decision in recognition of an Armenian genocide in the Bundestag. This is a historical shame. (19) (20)

Why has the Jewish “Return Law” never been questioned, allowing any Jew worldwide to immigrate to the “Jewish State” and be granted immediate full citizenship just because he is a Jew? While Palestinians, Muslims and Christians are denied this right of return? Is it possible to support such a right of existence for such an undemocratic Judaistic state? No and again no! Imagine that another state would apply this “Jewish method” and only make Christians, Muslims or anyone else citizens? That would be called rightly “racism”. As long as this theocratic state and its laws do not apply to all its citizens, Israel is a Jewish discrimination and apartheid state that has isolated itself – worse than South Africa ever was, far from all democratic practices. (21)

The “Jewish state” has internalized discrimination as its raison d’être and anchored it in its (in) legal system. So you should think about why the Star of David, the symbol of Jewish oppression in Germany arouses so much respect and respect, rather than wondering what it actually represents: a sign of Jewish occupation, Judaization and ethnic cleansing , One also has to ask why Jewish national and international organizations worldwide use this flag over and over again instead of using the flag of their own country? Have they all become citizens of the “Jewish state” or do they not have a national identity? Which country are they loyal to?

Understand that Israel, as a “Jewish apartheid state”, has forfeited the raison d’être!

When will German and European governments finally resort to measuring the “Jewish state” with normal standards and judging by democratic practices? This “Jewish apartheid state”, which since its founding has always endeavored to consolidate its superiority and “chosenness” with new laws of discrimination and nationality, has long since forfeited the confession of its security as a raison d’être! This should finally be understood by all German politicians, who repeatedly emphasize the propaganda phrases of the “right to exist” for the “Jewish state”, but ignore the right of existence of a Palestinian until today.

footnotes:

(1) https://www.tagesspiegel.de/berlin/zum-todestag-von-heinz-galinski-das-juedische-gewissen-der-nation/6894428.html

(2) https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/asa-winstanley/mossad-role-israels-war-against-bds-confirmed

(3) https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/belgian-officials-boycott-trade-delegation-to-israel-1.8202210

(4) https://www.dw.com/en/omar-shakir-not-not-mouthtot-make/a-51408216

(5) https://www.islamtimes.org/en/news/830223/zionist-war-minister-instructs-to-build-a-new-settlement-in-hebron

(6) https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/.premium-jewish-hebron-settlers-ramping-up-urban-renewal-1.8217494

(7) https://en.scribd.com/document/77298173/Israel-s-Hasbara-Toolkit

(8) https://www.transcend.org/tms/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/sf-israel-projects-2009-global-language-dictionary.pdf

(9) https://electronicintifada.net/content/inside-israels-million-dollar-troll-army/27566

(10) https://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/07/books/review/Bronner.t.html

(11) https://www.sueddeutsche.de/kultur/carter-buch- entsetzt-israelis-and-jimmy-ging-zum-regenbogen-ueber-1.245582

(12) https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-the-real-israel-isn-t-startup-nation-it-s-poverty-row-1.6803924

(13) https://nzzas.nzz.ch/notizen/unterwegs-in-den-usa-im-land-verzweifelten-kinderehe-ld.1352828

(14) https://electronicintifada.net/content/bad-news-jeremy-corbyn/28771

(15) https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/political-parties/conservative-party/news/108214/muslim-council-britain-accuses-tories

(16) https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7738205/Corbyn-says-BBC-biased-saying-Israel-right-exist.html

(17) https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/why-i-would-vote-jeremy-corbyn-if-i-were-british

(18) https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2017/07/palestinians-legal-armed-struggle-170719114812058.html

(19) https://lobelog.com/the-hypocrisy-of-israels-alliance-with-the-kurds/

(20) https://www.hintergrund.de/globales/kriege/kriegsverbrechen-und-genozid-israels-krieg-in-gaza/

(21) https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/israel-finally-ethno-religious-state-180722112753850.html

 

 

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OPEN LETTER TO FEDERAL FINANCE MINISTER OF GERMANY

This letter is to political groups in the Bundestag, to the media and to the circles of friends been conducted.

Esther Bejarano, 2017 (Photo: arbeiterfotografie.com)

Open Letter to Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz because of the withdrawal of charitable status for the VVN / BdA, Nov. 25, 2019 
What is a charitable organization? 
By Esther Bejarano

Dear Minister Scholz, Since 2008, I am the honorary chairman of the VVN-BdA, the non-profit organization of the persecuted of the Nazi regime – Confederation of anti-fascists, founded in 1947 by survivors of concentration camps and Nazi persecuted. The work of Antifa, the work of anti-fascist associations is still – today – still badly needed. It is unbearable for us survivors to see Nazi slogans roaring again today, attacking Jewish people and synagogues, chasing and threatening people through the streets, circulating death lists, and not even shying away from attacks on state officials. 

Where is the Federal Republic heading?

The house burns – and you lock out the fire !, want to make the work impossible for the largest and oldest anti-fascist association in the country? This devaluation of our work is a serious offense for all of us. 

“The Federal Republic has become another, better Germany,” my friends had assured me, before I returned with my family from Israel to Germany almost 60 years ago. Nevertheless, I met old and new Nazis here. But here I have found reliable friends, people who fought in opposition to National Socialism, the anti-fascists and anti-fascists. Only I could trust them.

We survivors of the Shoah are the uncomfortable admonishers, but we have not lost our hope for a better and peaceful world. For this we and the many who think like us need help! We need organizations that support and coordinate this work. 

I have never imagined that the charitable nature of our work could be questioned or denied! That I have to experience this today! Have those already won, who want to distort the history of our country, who want to rewrite and overwrite it? Who speak of memorial sites ‘as a monument of shame’ and describe the Nazi state and its murder machine as a ‘bird’s nest in German history’?

In the past decades, I have received many awards and honors, now just again by the Hamburg Senate a commemorative gold medal. My second Federal Cross of Merit, the Great, was presented to me personally in 2012, a tribute for outstanding services to the common good, it said. In 2008, the Federal President had attached the Federal Cross of Merit 1st class to me. I am glad about that, because every single honor stands for recognition of my – our – work against forgetting, for a “never again war – never again fascism”, for our fight against old and new Nazis. 

But who awards medals to Shoah survivors, also assumes an obligation. A commitment to the common NEVER AGAIN that underlies our work.

And now I ask you: what can be more charitable than to lead this fight? In this country actually decides a tax authority on the existence of an association of survivors of the Nazi crimes? 

As the responsible Minister of Finance, I urge you to do everything possible to reverse this untold and unjust decision to withdraw the charitable status of the VVN-BdA and to propose appropriate legislative changes.

We survivors have to fulfill a mission given to us by the millions murdered and tortured in the concentration camps and Nazi prisons. Many friends and friends, the antifascists help us out of love for humanity! Do not allow this work to be made even more difficult by additional tax burdens. 

Yours sincerely, 
Esther Bejarano 
Chairwoman Auschwitz Committee in the Federal Republic of Germany 
Honorary Chairman of the Association of the Persecuted of the Nazi Regime – Association of Anti-Fascists

 

Auschwitz Committee in the Federal Republic of Germany 
www.auschwitz-komitee.de

openPetion “The VVN-BdA must remain charitable!” 
https://www.openpetition.de/petition/online/die-vvn-bda-muss-gemeinnuetzig-bleiben-deutschland 

WHO WILL SAVE PALESTINE?

It is only a matter of time before the next terrible massacre in Gaza or elsewhere in illegally occupied Palestine will take place. The Zionist regime needs wars both internally and externally to survive. 

Who will save Palestine? 

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

It is only a matter of time before the next terrible massacre in Gaza or elsewhere in illegally occupied Palestine will take place. The Zionist regime needs wars both internally and externally to survive. Only leaders with blood on their hands are able to be chosen and recognized by this “chosen people”. Decades of hasbara (propaganda) has trimmed brains for superiority of the “Jewish people” over the hostile Palestinian Arab Muslims considered inferior. It is this supposed strength and the arrogant sense of superiority that characterized this apartheid occupation state from the beginning. All this was only possible because the international community supported and made possible this ominous policy. For the Jewish inhabitants of this state, With only their own good at heart, attacks and wars against the Palestinians were always “normal”, and they felt no remorse for war crimes and bloodiest massacres. Why? Governments have always told them that only they alone have the right to own the land of Palestine-Israel for over 2000 years.

The future is in the untrustworthy “David stars”

As if not enough blood was spilled, the corruption-prone Trump favorite and deadly “regime leader” Netanyahu never missed an opportunity to rush against “infiltrants” and “Arab Israelis” as enemies of the country’s security , He left no stone unturned to save his skin at the expense of his country. He even sensed a “coup attempt” instead of confronting the accusations of Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, who accused him in his charges of fraud, infidelity and corruption.

For a long time, Mandelblit and his investigators, now under police protection, waited for the indictment to be filed. The Likud party is still behind its “King Bibi” and even called to demonstrate in front of the house Mandelblits. In the “Jewish state” polarization has always been very high. After all, it was the far-right parties that promoted them. The rabble-rousing slogans that they repeatedly release against the Palestinians meanwhile do not stop at political opponents. One should not be surprised if another political murder happens as after the murder of Rabin.

Netanyahu has refused to resign and despite more than 50% of Jewish citizens advocating his resignation, he wants to remain in office until a conviction is reached, but he does not expect it, and he has an immunity law that protects him , wants to prevent. That he succeeds, seems less and less likely, since it now looks as if his Likud is no longer closed behind him and wants to get rid of him. Whether this will really be so, is in the “David stars”, and they are not trustworthy.

Prospects for Palestine bleak as US policy and its dubious “peace plans”

A fellow Israeli peace activist once told me that there is no other country in the world that has so many corrupt politicians at the head of the state and government, as in the Knesset, the Israeli parliament. Netanyahu is so ruthless that he could even try to start a civil war in order to maintain his power. It would be the first time that an incumbent Prime Minister has been charged, because when his predecessor, Ehud Olmert, was charged with corruption, he resigned. There is currently a law in the “Jewish State” stating that an incumbent Prime Minister may remain in office until sentenced, and Netanyahu will fully enjoy that if he is not overthrown before.

Now, Haaretz asks if he can even be regarded as fully in office, as he is only a transitional prime minister who has not been successful in creating a government. Therefore, he is to be regarded as a “simple” Knesset member. But since it must be assumed that in the known Israeli legal situation and deportation, a start of the process could be delayed for years, Bibi plays for time. So he will try by all means to reach new elections against all odds. Finally, his challenger Benny Gantz has failed in the formation of a government and reacts out of weakness with offers and other polarizations. So the prospects for Palestine are as gloomy as the US policy and its dubious “peace plans”.

It would be a small piece of hope if there were a trial of both before the International Court of Justice in The Hague – for war crimes during the 2014 Gaza war. Dutch Palestinian Ismail Ziada seeks civil action against former Israeli Air Force chief Amir Eshel and Benny Gantz as responsible for the bombing of a house where six of his family members, his mother, three brothers, a sister-in-law and his 12-year-old nephew were murdered. Gantz then took the lead in Israel’s notorious Operation Protective Edge, which brutally murdered more than 2,000 Gaza residents. While Ziada demands justice, Gantz did not think of a better way as the “Jewish Defense Army” once again praising the world’s most moral army and expressing its pride in having served it for almost 40 years. At that time, Netanyahu was already Prime Minister and leader of the regime, which had ordered this terrible war, as so many others had done before. Sadly, only the Dutch court provides the legal opportunity for Ziada’s indictment, as the Israeli judicial system is closed to Palestinians. Special attention was given to the terrible murders of this Palestinian family only because a relative of Ziada, a certain Henk Zanoli, returned in protest over his Dutch wife his tribute to Yad Vashem as “Righteous Among the Nations” to the Israeli Embassy in the Netherlands. The “Righteous Among the Nations” is a special term for non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews from the Holocaust. Zanoli and his mother hid a Jewish boy from the Nazis during the Second World War.

The glorification of the “Jewish people” is no compensation

The Israeli political brutality is quite similar to the new rights in Europe, except that it never got the due attention it deserves. After all, the glorification of the “Jewish people” as reparation is and was so great that this trauma, especially in Germany, is increasingly effective. Influenced by immigration and the creation of an enemy, the Muslim and Islam / Islamism became the new common battlefield of the philosemitic Germans and the evangelical movement worldwide.

So it is to be feared that even with a new regime in the “Jewish state” nothing will change. The unacceptable conditions in Gaza, in this concentration camp with about 2 million imprisoned people, are now almost completely disappeared from the media. So these desperate people are left with only depression, sinking into ever-deepening poverty and waiting in vain for the promised help and reconstruction and for a next massacre. One wonders: was this proud Palestinian people actually created to be occupied, colonized, oppressed, humiliated, dispossessed, judaized or, in the worst case, murdered by the “Jewish people”? How can Palestinians escape this fate? With legal resistance that is wrongly condemned internationally as terror.

Instead of the hypocritical community of nations, which so far has done nothing at all, finally thinking of preventing the decades-long Zionist war of annihilation against the Palestinian people, on the contrary it has allowed more and more Jewish settlements to develop in occupied Palestine. How can one end this international complicity with the “Jewish state”? By finally stopping the hypocritical community of nations from watching the slow dying of this courageous people in its criminal lethargy, and finally putting pressure on Israel to comply with international law and finally recognize the legitimate rights of the Palestinians.

After bitter decades with BDS to bring about a free, decent life!

Has not the international community forfeited any right to criticize the Palestinian people? Nothing was done to end the Israeli crimes. In any case, for us citizens, it is only support for the BDS campaign, solidarity with the Palestinians, who fight against oppression, and the support of their resistance. It is time to force the Israeli regime to sanction and withdraw its support for its crimes against humanity in order to allow a free Palestine, without warmongering and massacres of the civilian population.

It is precisely our moral obligation to end the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, to save the country and its people, and to allow them, after bitter decades of occupation, a free, decent life!

 

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GLOBAL SILENCE IS THE GREEN LIGHT FOR ISRAELI CRIMINAL ACTIVITY

The “Jewish state” is one of the world’s most brutal apartheid and occupation regimes, which has never shied away from ethnic cleansing, Judaization and genocide. Why? This state can continue to present itself as a victim and thus justify any kind of criminal activity. The so-called “community of values” is silent on this.

Global Destabilization through Western Influence

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

What we are currently experiencing in the global Western creation of enemy images is beyond anything that began after the event of September 11, 2001. Again and again we should be made aware of the “threat of Islam”, of course especially by “the” Muslims. Everything is permissible when it comes to the “clean” fight of Western states against the Islamist threat. It is suggested that we are dealing with only one enemy worldwide, the “Islamist terror”, without, however, differentiating by taking “the Muslims” as a whole in charge. It is always WE, the Western “democracies”, led by the US, who lead us into this crusade. This merciless hunt for fictional enemies, of course Muslims, Islamists,

With a fictitious threat to the “right-wing warfare”

So you could kill two birds with one stone, namely to eliminate the enemies from the outside and inside. How better than under this lied rhetoric could one hide the strategic and economic motives for wars and state infiltration. With the popular phrases of the “self-defense” and of the “human rights” one could sell these preventive wars as just, with purely humanitarian claim!

Meanwhile, this type of war policy is also internalized by the media, which always support in anticipatory obedience this dirty policy exactly as desired by the States involved. Thus, the fight against the allegedly threatening terrorism became an integral part of the war propaganda. The fact that the media are not afraid to operate with targeted misinformation, even from more than dubious government or intelligence sources that are difficult to verify, makes things even more unappetizing. Everything that is accused to the Internet with hate speech, hate comments and targeted false information that democracy is “eroded”, but above all, it is due to the fact that this type of communication is precisely worked to us as citizens on the To bring “right course of war”.

It used to be “the Russian”, who was just around the corner as enemy number one, and more and more Muslims, Islam and the “Turks” are joining. Thus, under the leadership of the US, NATO and the “Jewish State”, the West has managed to portray these “enemies of America” ​​and of the “Jewish people” and Zionists everywhere as a lurking danger. Even a supposedly “Muslim anti-Semitism” is painted as a dangerous phenomenon on the wall.

“Defense” of the most brutal apartheid and occupation regime worldwide

What the “Jewish state” has been staging as a threat policy ever since the state was founded is now being copied by all western “democracies”. This representation of the enemy justifies all means for the “Jewish State”, supported by the community of states, which represents the occupation state of Israel as a democratic rock in the Middle Eastern surf, in the sense of fighting the “Islamic” and “Palestinian” terror. Thus, supported by “Western democracies”, any kind of criminal Zionist oppression, occupation and attack policy can be seen as a just fight against terror and thus as an act of “self-defense”.

The “Jewish state” is one of the world’s most brutal apartheid and occupation regimes, which has never shied away from ethnic cleansing, Judaization and genocide. Why? This state can continue to present itself as a victim and thus justify any kind of criminal activity. The so-called “community of values” is silent on this.

When on Monday, 18.11.2019, one last taboo of US policy on Palestine fell, namely the announcement by Foreign Minister Pompeo that Israeli settlements were no longer in violation of international law, this was clearly a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention , which sees settlement construction as a violation of international law – a convention that the “Jewish state” has been trying to undermine for decades. After the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the “Jewish state” and the legitimacy of the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, this was the end of all communication with the Palestinians. It was a gift to Netanyahu and the approximately 600,000 settlers in the more than 200 Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, the annexed East Jerusalem, along with three million Palestinians. Netanyahu already sees himself and his regime confirmed and is pleased about the “correction of a historical decision”. Benny Gantz, the adversary and “opposition leader,” also welcomed the Trump government’s decision. Israeli Foreign Minister Katz blended his praise on the EU and once again criticized the decision of the European Court of Justice to demand the labeling of Jewish settlement products.

Anti-Semitism through criminal acts of the “Jewish state”

Although the EU and its foreign policy chief Mogherini affirmed their clear position that all settlement activities are illegal under international law and undermine the viability of the two-state solution, that sounds good, but is in fact irrelevant as long as there is no change in policy towards Israel. Similarly, the criticism of UN Secretary General Guterres almost helpless. When the Jordanian Foreign Minister warns of “dangerous consequences”, one wonders how well they look if the international community does not intervene with all consistency and reacts with sanctions and isolation of the “Jewish state”. After all, the Trump government’s policy on the Middle East is consistently setting itself apart from the course of international “partners,” even as opposed to the US position of previous governments.

Especially in Germany, we experience a kind of support that has nothing to do with reality anymore. Neither the murders without trial (so-called “targeted killings”), nor the occupation policy are questioned. Everything is justified by the “special responsibility for the” Jewish state “and leads to ever closer proximity to Israel.

It is no longer the “Jewish state” that is condemned as the power of occupation and expansion, but Iran, Hezbollah, the Islamic Jihad and Hamas, whose religious fundamentalist ideology is being fought and demonized, while the Judaistic ideology is considered normal and compatible with our values is supported. How else can one explain that, despite UN condemnation and international criticism, international and human rights crimes committed by the Zionist regime remain sanctioned, while Russia and Iran are being punished with more and more sanctions and Turkey is being threatened with sanctions? This totally implausible, one-sidedly exalting Judaism and supporting Zionism policies can only lead to anti-Semitism, anti-Semitism, which has nothing in common with the “original Christian form”, but today based on the “Jewish state” and its criminal acts. Far-right anti-Semitism has long since shifted dangerously to Islam hatred and xenophobia in general.

Islamophobia and philosemitism spread throughout the world as a religious virus

Islamophobia and philo-Semitism are today blended into a symbiosis of Christian-evangelical politics, a powerful force, especially in the US, that spreads across the world like a religious virus. These new evangelical friends of the “Jewish state” and the Jews are also driving forces in the fight against Islam and Muslims.

An interesting aspect in this context is the Israel support of the new right and parties such as the AfD in Germany. They outdo each other in their Israeli and Jewish affiliations and combine their Islam aversions with the alleged threat to the Jews, the “Jewish state” and Western civilization. So, if Israel and the Central Council warn the Jews against the AfD and condemn their policies, they should ask themselves how far they are not themselves pursuing exactly the same policies they accuse the right-wing parties.

The German government should finally free itself from its blind subservience to Israel, which is just not a democratic state, as we are repeatedly told. And no, responsibility from the past must not blind Germany to new crimes. Responsibility also means being responsible for what happens to the Palestinians under illegal Jewish-Zionist responsibility. This responsibility also means implementing the judgment of the European Court of Justice and marking goods from Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank as non-Israeli. This is only a minimal implementation of the BDS requirement, which wants to achieve a boycott of all goods from occupied Palestine.

“Western Christian-Jewish alliance” removed from all values

That only 70 years after the Holocaust German and Jewish “defense soldiers” and Eurofighter with the “Iron Cross”, as well as Israeli jets with the “Star of David” in a joint maneuver in the Negev desert “learn from each other” should not pride us, but to meet with disgust! When in occupied Palestine, soldiers and fighter jets from the NATO countries USA, Italy and Greece practice together with the “Jewish occupying state”, this only shows how far this “Western Christian-Jewish alliance” distances itself from all values Has.

For the Jewish “defense soldier” the past no longer plays a role, in contrast to the German colleague, who is pleased about the “positive mood” and the good relationship with the Israeli friends. But he does not even mention the Palestinians. So one is in agreement in the “common” goals. And there we are once again on Islam and combating terrorism.

The fact that neither Gaza nor the murdered members of a whole family are and were topics, is not surprising, but fits exactly to the mendacious German “Merkel-Staatsräson” policy. Even if the new Secretary of War Kramp-Karrenbauer, who indulges in dreams of foreign missions and mixes economic interests with war aims, which contradicts any German foreign policy, this fits in exactly with this pattern.

Endless list of destabilization by Western influence

And that leads me to the title of this commentary, the destabilization of Western influence. While Ukraine was “liberated” by the democratically elected President Yanukovych thanks to the US, and under Poroshenko even under US President Obama was replaced by a right-wing, western-oriented corrupt system, Russia has been isolated from Ukraine and thus initiated a “NATO Easter crept” , which leads to ever new distortions, war and hatred.

While Iran is suffering massively under US sanctions, the country is supposed to be brought to regime change with possibly undermined demonstrations, as so often tried and supported by the US.

In Egypt, the elected President Morsi was first disempowered by the “coup Pharaoh” al-Sisi and then driven to death, all with Western support.

Now, in Hong Kong, we are witnessing a violence of such brutal proportions that China will respond even more than mildly. If China were to act like the “Jewish state,” then there would certainly be air strikes on Hong Kong, of course without regard to civilians. While the legal resistance of the Palestinians against the illegal occupation is condemned as terror, oppositionists and demonstrators in Hong Kong, Russia, Turkey and Venezuela are seen as “benevolent”. The massive infiltration of Chinese, Russian, Turkish or Venezuelan demonstrators can only be guessed at!

In India, Muslims are persecuted by Hindus, and in Burma, Muslim Rohingya are expelled and persecuted by the “oh-so-peaceful” Buddhist majority.

Venezuela was and will be destabilized by the US, with special interference by the German Foreign Minister Maas, and is said to be brought to the regime change and overthrow of the elected President Maduro with a shortage, which fortunately failed.

Bolivia was also destabilized and its elected President Morales was exiled. As Chile suffers from demonstrations, Mexico is threatened with a Trump US Wall, and all of Central and South America has been disturbed, crowned with the election of a fascist in Brazil, Africa is becoming ever more civilized with weapons from Israel and the US brought. And although the German Federal Armed Forces are doing “peace work” in Mali and Afghanistan, the destabilization of Western influence is in full swing.

This list of infinite stories reads like a perpetual motion machine. But for me, the achievement of such political destabilization would only be achieved if it reached Palestine and the “Jewish state” so that the occupation ends and Palestine is finally free.

STILL KNEELING AND REFUSING TO BEND

It is crystal clear after last Saturday in Atlanta that the reason Colin Kaepernick does not play in the NFL has nothing to do with ability.

Colin Kaepernick Refused to Bend to Roger Goodell’s Will

The quarterback remade the NFL’s hastily called league-wide tryout and demanded transparency.

“I’ve been ready for three years. I’ve been denied for three years. We all know why.”

Colin Kaepernick hasn’t played in the NFL for three years because he dared to say that black lives matter in a league that treats black bodies as disposable. He dared take a league that uses patriotism, nationalism, and militarism as marketing, and turn that stage on its head. He dared to be a free man in a league that preaches obedience.

It is crystal clear after last Saturday in Atlanta that the reason Colin Kaepernick does not play in the NFL has nothing to do with ability.

In a workout session that started as a hastily assembled circus of the NFL’s making, Kaepernick threw a serious of high-velocity darts and 50-plus yard bombs with the flick of his wrist. At age 32 and visibly in the best shape of his life, he clearly has the ability and desire to compete. What he doesn’t want is to play as a broken person for a league determined to break him. Roger Goodell and the NFL tried to bend Kaepernick to their will this week. They scheduled him for a tryout with only three days’ notice. They insisted he come to Atlanta and work with a coach not of his choosing at the Falcons’ headquarters. They told him that it would be on a Saturday, when coaches and top scouts are busy either preparing for Sunday games or analyzing college contests. They did not tell him who the receivers he would work with would be. They wanted him to sign a “non-standard injury waiver” that have would prevented Kaepernick from suing the league for collusion in the future. Most egregiously, they insisted that the workout not be open to the press. Roger Goodell wanted all the positive public relations for “ending the collusion” against Kaepernick and none of the transparency.

Kaepernick then committed a grave sin in the eyes of not only the NFL but also a pathetic coterie of members of the sports media who also work for broadcast partners with the league. He showed up in Atlanta and refused to work out at the Falcons facility under the watchful eye of an NFL chosen coach. He instead went to a high school an hour away with his own receivers. He kept it open to the press, several of whom live-streamed the workout over social media, preventing the NFL from spinning the event as if he no longer had the goods. Kaepernick wore a shirt that said “Kunta Kinte,” a reference to LeVar Burton’s African name in the miniseries Roots, a name Burton’s character clung to even as he was whipped to accept that his new name would be Toby.

Of the reported 24 team reps that showed up at the Falcons headquarters only a handful had the courage to get in their cars and follow Kaepernick and the assembled media to his tryout. Then Kaepernick, as expected, balled out and said to everyone, “I’ve been ready for three years. I’ve been denied for three years. We all know why. I came out there and showed it today in front of everybody.” Kaepernick then thanked scouts who were there from Washington, New York (the Jets), and Kansas City, and said, “When you go back, tell your owners to stop being scared.”

Immediately afterward, the NFL’s media prizefighters put the day’s tomfoolery on Kaepernick’s shoulders, as if he was the one who set this dumpster on fire. This is a gaslighting, Bizarro World analysis, and should be recognized as such. These journalists—who really want you to sign up for Disney Plus—are doing little more than sucking up to the multibillion-dollar teat of a league dependent on a compliant media’s using Kaepernick as a negative object lesson for any other player who might try to flex their personal or political will. Then, as if by clockwork, Jay-Z, who is being paid handsomely to be Roger Goodell’s racial justice whisperer, let it leak that he was “disappointed with Colin’s actions and believes he turned a legitimate workout into a publicity stunt.” But it’s the NFL that staged a publicity stunt. All Kaepernick did was refuse to play their game.

Now that the spectacle in Atlanta is over, we are actually back where we started. Everyone knows that Kaepernick has the ability to play. Everyone knows that he is only being kept out for political and PR reasons. The question will be whether there is one team that is willing to put their team’s success over their political prejudices. This is where we have been for three years, and this is where we remain.

PHOTO ESSAY ~~NEW YORKERS MARCH TO STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH GAZA

Hundreds in New York march to stand with Gaza, Palestinian resistance

Photo: Joe Catron
Hundreds of people took to the streets in Times Square in New York City on Friday, 15 November to protest Israeli attacks on Gaza and support the Palestinian struggle for liberation.

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The protest came as part of the call for an international day of solidarity with Palestinian resistance issued from Gaza after Israeli assassinations and bombing raids over two days of attacks killed 34 Palestinians, including eight members of one family, and injured 111 more.

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Organizers of the protest included Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network as well as Al-Awda New York, Within Our Lifetime – United for Palestine, American Muslims for Palestine, the NY4Palestine Coalition, Labor for Palestine, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return, CODEPINK, International Action Center and Struggle – La Lucha.

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Demonstrators gathered for brief speeches and ongoing chanting in solidarity with Palestine.

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Demonstrators marched through Times Square to Herald Square, chanting the entire route and calling for the boycott of Israel and a liberated Palestine from the river to the sea.

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The protest ended with a strong call for further actions from Nerdeen Kiswani of Within Our Lifetime – United for Palestine.

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Joe Catron, U.S. coordinator of Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, said that the demonstration was the largest and most enthusiastic action for Palestine in New York since December 2017, when Donald Trump announced that the U.S. recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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He emphasized the importance of continuing these activities against Zionist occupation, apartheid and colonization and in support of the Palestinian resistance.

Catron noted that these are especially important in the U.S., which exercises its full imperial power in support of the Zionist colonization of Palestine, including through the provision of $3.8 billion annually in military aid.

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NETANYAHU’S LAST ATTEMPT TO STAY IN POWER ~~ BOMB GAZA!

Benjamin Netanyahu’s motivation in killing a Palestinian commander in Gaza was partly political, a former Israeli negotiator said today: Netanyahu aims to show that his chief rival to be prime minister, Benny Gantz, cannot be counted on to provide security to the country.

In the battle between Netanyahu and Gantz, Gaza pays the price. (Cartoon: Carlos Latuff)

Netanyahu’s Gaza attack targeted political foes Gantz and Joint List, says Israeli negotiator

Benjamin Netanyahu’s motivation in killing a Palestinian commander in Gaza was partly political, a former Israeli negotiator said today: Netanyahu aims to show that his chief rival to be prime minister, Benny Gantz, cannot be counted on to provide security to the country. In the wake of the attack, a “convoy” of Netanyahu’s political allies in the Likud party have issued statements that Gantz is not trustworthy because he will depend on the Joint List of Palestinian parties in order to become prime minister, the negotiator said.

Moty Cristal, a former peace negotiator and lt. colonel in the Israeli army, spoke on i24 News today and said that the timing of the attack was not “purely taking advantage of the window of opportunity” to kill Baha Abu al-Ata, the leader of Islamic Jihad in Gaza. In fact, Cristal said, Avigdor Lieberman has said that when he was Defense Minister (2016-2018), Netanyahu rejected his recommendation that Israel kill Abu al-Ata. Islamic Jihad reportedly attacked Israel in September — when Netanyahu was forced off a stage in Ashkelon out of concern that he was within range.

Cristal said there was likely a “strong combination” of political motives in Netanyahu’s decision to attack, in the form of Gantz’s “ticking clock.” Gantz has eight days to form a new government in a charge from the Israeli president. One of his only ways to do so is to form a tenuous “minority” governing coalition with the 44 members of his party and other center-left Jewish parties and the outside support of the 13 members of the Israeli parliament from the Joint List of largely-Arab parties.

Israeli rightwingers have repeatedly smeared the Joint List in recent months as a fifth column on which the center-left is dependent. Netanyahu also went in for fearful race-baiting against Arabs in the recent campaign. saying they want to “annihilate” Jewish Israelis. Gantz and center-right kingmaker Lieberman have promised that they would never include the Joint List in a coalition government.

The accusations against Gantz and the Joint List have been repeated by Netanyahu Likud Party loyalists in the last day, Cristal said. These politicians are part of Netanyahu’s personal firewall: a potential governing coalition that will guarantee him immunity from prosecution on corruption charges that are expected to be filed against him in coming weeks.

The assassination in Gaza led to scores of rockets from Islamic Jihad and then Israeli attacks killing seven inside Gaza; and the hostilities have thrown Israel into considerable fear. Schools and businesses in Israel were shut down today; and i24 News anchors reflected worry over what will happen tomorrow.

The crisis has also highlighted tensions with Iran that may serve Netanyahu politically. Iran is in the headlines as the supporter of Palestinian resistance forces including Islamic Jihad. Yossi Alpher at Peace Now says that Netanyahu may see political advantage in leveraging tensions with Iran to show that he is Israel’s necessary leader, or to get Donald Trump to support him more visibly. Michael Oren’s article in the Atlantic warning of a war with Iran must be seen as a communique from Oren’s former boss, Netanyahu, Alpher says– possibly “to generate a Trump campaign to influence Israeli public opinion in Netanyahu’s favor, either during the final month of coalition maneuvering or during a third round of elections early in 2020.”

There is also a chance, Alpher says, that hostilities with Iranian proxies would “hasten formation of an emergency national-unity government,” uniting Gantz and Netanyahu, in which Gantz would have to drop his insistence that he would not serve with a prime minister under investigation.

 

THE STAR OF DAVID AS A SYMBOL OF OPPRESSION

The Holocaust seems to justify all means and overrides human rights and international law when it comes to the “Jewish state”.

The Flag as a Symbol of Oppression and Exclusion

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

It is to be thanked for the criticism of the left-wing town councilor Simon Aulepp that finally a dispute and a basis for discussion arise in Germany. Who is Jewish and what does Judaism mean in Germany? (1) He asks the legitimate question of whether the city council would raise the flag of Saudi Arabia at the town hall, if Muslims were killed in an attack in Germany? However, in this context, Saudi Arabia seems unhelpful. I would find Turkey the right state in this context when it comes to expressing sympathy in racist murders. After all, about 3.5 million Turkish citizens live in Germany.

 

No solidarity with an army that shows “hatred and joy in killing”!

 

While protests are made when Turkish footballers salute, it is happily accepted that German citizens volunteer for the Jewish “Defense Army” and thus support an army that secures the illegal occupation of Palestine by all means contrary to international law, an army that According to own soldiers who broke their silence, “shows hatred and joy of killing”. (2) (3) (4)

 

What are these double standards. It seems that when it comes to Muslims and Turks, you feel the Islamophobia that has seized Germany and Europe. Has Germany, the German Federal Government, ever thought of hoisting the Turkish flag as a sign of mourning or sympathy after the NSU murders of Turkish-born people? Never would this gesture have been considered. Yes, the Holocaust remains unforgotten forever, but gives no right to instrumentalize it unilaterally.

 

The question that Aulepp posed to the mayor of Kassel, Christian Geselle, was polemically exaggerated, but absolutely justified. The David Star flag has nothing to do with the failed attack of a far-right culprit in the synagogue in Halle. It would have been right, and I fully agree with Aulepp to set the German flag at half-mast in order to demonstrate German sympathy. After all, it was not an attack on the “Jewish state” but an act against a religious community. However, one already wonders in view of the answer of the OB journeyman, which faith does he actually have? When asked by the press, he did mean that the hoisting of the Israeli flag should be seen as a “clear sign of solidarity with the people of the Jewish faith.” And:

 

Do not abuse anti-Semitism to cover up the politics of Israel!

 

The same is true in the Jewish community and was pleased that the flag hung in front of the town hall. Since one wonders how it can be that Jewish citizens are pleased about this Flag Hissung, they only show that all criticism of Jews is justified, if they are behind the “Jewish State” and solidarisieren with this. Even if the Chairman of the German-Israeli Society thinks that “Judaism and the State of Israel can not be separated”, this is a sign of a false understanding. As long as Jews in the diaspora do not clearly separate state and religion, there will never be a “normal” coexistence. It seems to me that the “Jewish State” and its lobby are very convenient, when you use anti-Semitism and can cover up the politics of Israel with it, and to avoid criticism of this at all. Likewise, the “Jewish state” finds it very convenient if Diaspora Jews are scared, insecurity is created, so that they increasingly emigrate to Israel. A dangerous kind of politics that generates anti-Semitism.

 

Of course that brings us to the topic of instrumentalizing a religion. There is no “Jewish people” but only a Jewish religious community, see also Schlomo Sand. (5) (6) Ever since the claim of recognition of Israel as a “Jewish state” began, this amalgamation of Judaism and politics began as a model of domination and oppression. Israel is a state that has established itself in the land of Palestine and has systematically displaced approximately 750,000 Palestinians since its founding in 1948, the Nakba disaster. This expulsion must not be remembered, because one fears the exposure. For this reason, one tries again and again to insist on the “recognition of the right to exist, which now belongs to the” German state reason “. A completely absurd concern to recognize a state which has neither fixed limits nor a constitution. Especially in Germany one tries again and again to discredit and prevent the Nakba exhibition from the Israel lobby. (7) (8)

 

This illegal land grab is known worldwide, criticized, condemned by UN decisions, but never sanctioned or sanctioned. Any measures that the Western “community of values” can so easily impose or threaten against Russia, Iran, Turkey and other states do not come into effect in the “Jewish state”.

 

Do not abuse the Holocaust to override human and international law!

 

The Holocaust seems to justify all means and overrides human rights and international law when it comes to the “Jewish state”. This affects Germany of course extremely, due to the perpetrator’s past. But this philo-Semitic policy is in no way justifiable, but on the contrary creates a defense. If, as has happened so often, Chancellor Merkel warrants all wars of aggression, ethnic cleansing or preventive murder with “self-defense”, this can never be reconciled with “German-Christian values”.

 

German Jews, who profess to Judaism as a denomination, pay the same religious tax as Christian “brothers in faith” to the German state. Now is the question to ask, does the Jewish religious tax go partly or entirely to the “Jewish state”? If you look at the behavior of German politics in their behavior towards Jews and Israel, then you have to deal with this topic. Do German citizens of Jewish faith have a German or an Israeli passport?

 

If then also the SPD leader of the SPD party accused parts of the left to question the right of existence of Israel, then this is an embarrassing distraction maneuver of this incident. Israel’s right to exist depends solely on that state, and is neither legitimate nor secure unless this state gives up the illegal occupation of Palestine, does not stop aggressive policies against its neighbors, and decides not to live in peace with its environment. (9) (10)

 

No special role, for NOTHING and NOBODY!

 

The “Jewish State” was designed from the ground up to occupy a land for Jewish citizens alone, and from the beginning, all the claims of the indigenous peoples were concluded with the words “given by God” and “return to the 2,000-year-old homeland of the Jewish people.” Palestine, the Palestinian. It has come a long way with this policy. The legal right of return, which the UN affirms by resolution, is denied by the “community of values”, while Israel’s claim to Palestine is reiterated as a violation of international law. Everything is supported by a guilty conscience, traumatization of guilt after the Holocaust. This special philosemitic German policy leads us directly into new guilt and anti-Semitism, which does not stop at critical Jews.

 

Influenced by the Central Council of Jews and other international Jewish organizations, it has managed to put the bond between diaspora Jews and the “Jewish State” on a dangerous pedestal, which should be strictly separated in reality. As long as Jewish citizens do not clearly decide whether they feel like German citizens with all their rights and duties, or as Israeli citizens who are in doubt about their true identity, there can never be the desired and so important normality in living together. It seems to me, despite all the testimonies of German Jewish officials, this “normality” is not wanted. Only by this abnormal special position and exaggeration can be pointed to the constant threat of the “Jewish state”,

 

Can Jewish citizens really run into this trap? Do they want to be recognized as fully fledged citizens or as “protected” exotics? It is particularly bad when the newly created Office of the Federal Government, the “Anti-Semitism Commissioner”, constantly emphasizes this role. Although we have a flood of this new “professional group”, we do need a racist commissioner who puts the attacks on Muslims and mosques and refugee homes on the same level as anti-Semitism attacks. No special role, for NOTHING and NOBODY!

 

The Star of David flag is the symbol of oppression and exclusion!

 

 

footnotes:

 

(1) https://www.hna.de/kassel/mitte-kassel-ort248256/nach-anschlag-auf-synagoge-in-halle-debatte-ueber-gedenken-in-kassel-13196576.html

(2) https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/debatte-um-salutgruss-in-der-tuerkei-niemand-wird-beleidigt.1346.de.html?dram:article_id=461428

(3) https://www.t-online.de/nachrichten/ausland/krisen/id_19431610/israels-soldaten-brechen-ihal-schweigen.html

(4) https://www.bild.de/regional/thueringen/thueringen-aktuell/ivo-dierbach-aus-erfurt-in-einem-urlaub-dient-er-israel-65958846.bild.html

(5) https://www.nzz.ch/feuilleton/es-gibt-kein-juedisches-volk-aber-ein-israelisches-1.18215814

(6) https://www.heise.de/tp/news/Es-gibt-kein-israelisches-Volk-2017088.html

(7) https://www.nzz.ch/unerwuenschte_palaestina-ausstellung-1.10402907

(8) https://taz.de/Palaestinaausstellung-und-Antisemitismus/!5631151/

(9) https://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/jan/03/comment.israelandthepalestinians

(10) https://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2019/03/15/why-israel-has-no-right-to-exist/

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A POEM TO STOP THE HATE BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

Stop the Hate
by Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh
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Stop the racism, stop the hate
Start with your heart – never too late
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At a world in turmoil we sadly wonder
Our duty and responsibility we ponder
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Through experience we know
Life is the energy good or bad that flow
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Until our death when we are no more
And only our deeds tell our lore
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Some of us were taught at schools
To remember the golden rules
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Not only that we do to others what we hope for ourselves
But that there is a price or a prize for acts themselves
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That everything we do we get back
A good or a bad deed even a smile or a crack
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“God give them what they wish for me”
actually, what I do comes back to me
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what I did yesterday
comes back to me today
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You cannot make war for peace and security
Any more than you can have sex for virginity
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Stop the racism, stop the hate
Start with your heart – never too late
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Positive energy begets positive
Selfish thought begets negative
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Choose Justice, kindness, and humanism
not Cruelty, greed, and racism
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You can’t take money to your grave
Only bad deeds and good deeds left to save
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Let this simple fact not get blurred
Save a child, a plant, a friend, or a bird
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Worry about your spirit,
Of all pollution do clear it
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The tranquil is not the hawk but the dove
You cannot conquer the hate except by the love
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Take a deep breath in and gently breathe out
Meditate and you will find that winning route
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Ponder how the soft conquers the hard
And why the evil deeds are marred
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The roads of the wise are like the water steams
hard stones dissipate in its way like dreams
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The key is time which is patience realized
The door is kindness we must have utilized
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Stop the racism, stop the hate
Start with your heart – never too late

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