DEMONIZING ISLAM IN THE GERMAN MEDIA

While Islam and Muslims are often described as backward, reactionary and dangerous, they try to portray Judaism as a haven of humanism and tolerance. However, if we look into the “Jewish state”, the reality is quite different. A Zionist regime of oppression and occupation based on Old Testament rules, which is contrary to international law and inhuman, is neither democratic nor tolerant.

The ominous influence of the “media companion” 

by Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

In fact, we now have a poisoned atmosphere in Germany, not just since the murderous attack in Halle, but for many years. What’s going on here about right-wing extremism and unbridled neo-Nazi marches and organizations has been more or less accepted for decades. The raucous hordes of East German villages moved and watched the police helpless, is not an isolated case. It is the old anti-Semitism, which always finds a breeding ground and will never change. Only when a German politician was murdered did one wake up. While the NSU murders, in which many things remain in the dark until today and waiting for clarification, one would have to listen. (1)

Post-war Germany marked by the stuffiness of the brown talare

After two attacks on my father’s grave, Heinz-Galinski, in September and December 1998, when my husband and I wanted to suspend a reward for the capture of the offender, we were called by the Berlin Attorney General that it was unnecessary and that the investigation after only six weeks after the fact (!) would be set. It boosted the video surveillance and that’s it. When, after my father’s death, two pig heads were thrown across the synagogue’s Erfurt wall, with slips of paper around their necks saying, “At last the pig Galinski is dead,” the perp was a well-known neo-Nazi, Dienel, the monthly money from the constitution protection Thuringia got. Organs like the National-Zeitung, which were able to spread their right-wing ideas without restraint, were normal. Post-war Germany was marked by the stuffiness of the brown talare. Everything was accepted then, and in response to that brown past came the 68s who protested. All this was a thorn in the side of the Springer press, which today still stands in the blind support of Israel and found a terrible climax with the Dutschke assassination and the death of orphan. Countless right-wing extremist attacks against Jewish institutions were sad normality. Yes, that was living anti-Semitism. Countless right-wing extremist attacks against Jewish institutions were sad normality. Yes, that was living anti-Semitism. Countless right-wing extremist attacks against Jewish institutions were sad normality. Yes, that was living anti-Semitism.

Quite typical: one was blind in the right eye and instead turned his attention to “left-wing terrorism” according to the “cold-war custom”, led by the “Springer-Cold War press”. To this day, we experience this monopoly of opinion of certain media. Since everything is lumped in the meantime, which has absolutely nothing to do with each other.

Halle has shown in a cruel way, which also individual offenders are able to tinker with the simplest means dangerous weapons and – see Breivik and Christchurch – can cause a massacre. That it did not happen in Halle, we owe a lucky circumstance that the synagogue door withstood. That there was no police monitoring is inexcusable, even if Saxony-Anhalt’s Interior Minister Stahlknecht and his authorities “have no blame.” Stahlknecht is therefore in the pure and tries to dismiss the warnings of the Federal Criminal Police Office, which had long warned against attacks, as “fictitious and not concrete”. Constant surveillance of Jewish institutions is still everyday and unfortunately important. Just as important, however, is the protection of Muslim institutions and mosques.

Soon Turkish and Russian “anti-terrorist units” to guard in Germany?

It should make us all deeply concerned that fear and prejudice against Islam and Muslims are being fueled in Germany, which are already meeting with fertile ground among the population. While Muslims mutate into new Jews, on whom one can unload hate and hate, Jews are lifted on a pedestal. Philosemitism, which succeeded the old anti-Semitism, has become a terrible danger. It is a danger that should startle Jews.

And that makes me come to the actual thought of my comment. Do German Jews really want to be thrown into a pot with the “Jewish occupying regime”? Why is it uncritically accepted that Chancellor Merkel calls Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to assure her of her concern. (2) Affected are members of a religious community and non-Israeli citizens. Or are German Jews meanwhile equated with Israeli? If that is the intention of the Central Council of Jews and Israel, then good night Germany.

I still remember the indignation when the former President of the Central Council, Bubis, was addressed to “his” president, the Israeli. Do you still have to wonder? What is to be kept from the fact that Israeli “anti-terrorist units” are guarding Jewish institutions, as reported by the German media’s “Krebsgeschwür,” Bild-Zeitung. Is that part of the German state rationale? And is that compatible with the Constitution? Imagine that there are Turkish or Russian “anti-terror units”, what would be the cause of an outcry? (3)

Does the attack in Halle not just the “Jewish state” located?

Is it really in the Jewish sense to be treated as standing under a special protection of species? Do you want to be a “fellow citizen” or not a citizen who has arrived and is not accepted. Unfortunately, everything points exactly to the opposite. While politicians and security forces outdo each other in action and decisions, it would be perfectly sufficient to implement existing laws.

The many notorious perpetrators were in the pay of the constitution protection, is known and was accepted. When former constitutional protection chief Maßen fell out of favor due to his right-wing tendencies, Seehofer held his protective hand over him and held on to him in loyalty to the Nibelung until the barrel was overflowing and modest in his “rightfulness” could no longer be maintained. (4) (5)

Does the terrible attack in Halle not just the “Jewish state” located? While the government and the Federal President complain about anti-Semitism and racism, solidarity with Jews is manifested in Germany, vigils and church services take place, and “never again” is invoked, attempts are made to undo failures in this way. To deal with these omissions, however, it is necessary to finally criticize and sanction human and international crimes in the “Jewish state”. But if that is missed by the “rulers” and concealed, that is a shame. So while the Zionist regime continues its occupation crimes on the Palestinian people with increasing Judaization, further construction of new settlements is announced, Torture is carried out by the state, it does not seem to matter in Germany. What else has to happen, until finally it comes to a “normality” in the good sense – not in AfD manner? (6) (7)

Transfiguration of the “chosen” driven to new heights

On the contrary, it seems that the transfiguration of the “chosen ones” is being driven to new heights. I was stunned to hear from one of the participating journalists, Alexander Kissler, last Sunday in the Press Club on Racism and Anti-Semitism, that we must now support Israel even more in response to the attack in Halle. Instead of the moderator Jörg Schönenborn demanded a clarification, this requirement remained so. Do not German journalists really ask themselves how to take an uncritical attitude to Israel? How do you want to make that plausible to the viewer, that we silently solidarize with this “Jewish apartheid occupation state”? Was therefore also the otherwise subsequent 15-minute audience broadcast “demand” replaced without replacement and without further explanation? Is this the German “reason of state” for Israel, which also applies to the public-law state radio? Can these “opinion guides” actually still look in the mirror? Should not they ask themselves whether they still regard themselves as journalists or have already completely degenerated into submissive command recipients?

It seems that attempts are now being made to distract from the right-wing extremist problem by focusing on Palestinian anti-Israel activists, boycott groups called “anti-Semitic” (!), And “radical leftists” in the interests of Israel pay attention to the critics and away from the crimes. Here we are dealing with a perfect interaction of Israel lobby, “opinion leaders” and politicians. Thus, one must establish a content context of the anti-BDS decision of the Bundestag of May 2019 and point it out again and again. This kills two birds with one stone, fosters fear and portrays Israel as a rescuing refuge. What more does the “Jewish state” fear than more Jews leaving the “promised land”! So one tries with Hasbara propagandistic Angstschürung massively to promote the immigration (Allyah rise) – prefers also to strengthen the settlements. Is not reality a different one? Is not it just a lot of Jewish Israelis emigrating? Just think of the more than 30,000 living in Berlin, who live according to the Central Council of Jews to a large extent in “no-go” areas.

Again, the official side is trying to bring right-wing terrorism into connection with “Islamism”. This is completely wrong and only helps the AfD and Israel. When I warned against this party when the AfD was founded, I was massively attacked. When I wrote and said that their voters can not be excused as protestors, I was attacked again, why? Because this party boasts of being on the side of the Jews?

If “opinion companion” without scruples in a staging play

Were not CSU and CDU politicians haunting similar sounds that they no longer want to know today? Did not they try to linguistically outdo each other in their actionism? Were not there sayings such as “German values” and statements that Islam does not belong to Germany, which fueled the spiritual breeding ground for this “brown seed”? Every day we experience what we have to do with “German values”: shameless double standards when it comes to the “Jewish state”.

While Islam and Muslims are often described as backward, reactionary and dangerous, they try to portray Judaism as a haven of humanism and tolerance. However, if we look into the “Jewish state”, the reality is quite different. A Zionist regime of oppression and occupation based on Old Testament rules, which is contrary to international law and inhuman, is neither democratic nor tolerant.

So now, after the “Kippa marches”, when we experience “Star of David marches”, that’s once again a one-sided support for a group. While more mosques and Muslim institutions have been attacked, migrants can not be sure, the importance of anti-Semitism is exaggerated. Anti-Semitism exists and was and is strengthened today by the policy of the “Jewish state”. Germany is guilty again – not only because “BDS followers” and Jews who profess to boycott, disinvestments and sanctions until Palestine is free, are defamed as anti-Semites, but also through this new philosemitism of “opinion leaders”, who plays with no scruples in a production that could prove dangerous for all Jews. Let us take an example of the USA. There, more and more Jews – especially younger ones – are turning away from the blind support of the “Jewish state” because they realize that they serve Jewish life without fear. If fears are fueled here with the help of “Christian Zionist” politicians and the Israel lobby instead of rooting all evil, then Jews should really be scared of this kind of “opinion leader” and her helpers.

footnotes:

(1) https://www.zdf.de/dokumentation/zdfzoom/zdfzoom-die-todesliste-des-nsu-100.html

(2) https://www.zeit.de/news/2019-10/10/merkel-telefoniert-mit-netanjahu

(3) https://www.bild.de/bild-plus/politik/inland/politik-inland/synagogen-in-deutschland-schutz-durchan-anti-terror-einheiten-aus-israel-65257422,view=conversionToLogin .bild.html

(4) https://www.zeit.de/politik/deutschland/2018-09/horst-seehofer-hans-georg-maassen-koalition

(5) https://www.tagesspiegel.de/politik/auskunft-nach-gerichtsbeschluss-beriet-maassen-doch-die-afd/24448734.html

(6) https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-israel-s-conscience-sedated-and-on-a-respirator-1.7927815

(7) https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20191013-israel-to-build-new-settlement-homes-in-west-bank/

 

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A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR ……. FOR SOME, NOT ALL

There is nothing to celebrate for Jews who shut their eyes to the crimes of Zionist regimes

German exclusion

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski Comment from the high blue

 

For the New Year of the Jews 5780 (2020) I feel marginalized, among many others who are working to end the illegal occupation of Palestine. The Jewish New Year festival literally means “head of the year” and initiates the ten days of penance that end in Yom Kippur, literally “day of atonement”. If you read the many greetings to the Jewish New Year, from politics and religion, then you can literally feel the Transfiguration of a religion that flourished despite the Holocaust in Germany – if, for example, Chancellor Merkel in her congratulation so flowery formulated as: “It is a unique and wonderful proof of trust and a great enrichment for our country, that Jewish life could blossom again after the collapse of civilization of the Shoah … At the same time, courageous people stand up for our values.

I did not survive Auschwitz to keep silent on new injustice

When my father returned to Berlin in 1945, Belsen was freed from concentration and extermination camps such as Auschwitz and Bergen. Alone, his wife and mother were gassed, father had already died at police station, but it was still or just for this reason his only goal in life, again a ” normal and worth living for Jews in Germany. This task he realized under the most difficult conditions in his city Berlin. What he began in 1948, he led until his death in 1992 against all resistance to an end. He, who educated me to be a critical political citizen, free of complexes and traumas, was an uncomfortable person. To be uncomfortable with the “rulers” was not easy even then, after all he had to fight against all the old Nazis in the new parties, who immediately fell to their feet again and came in successfully. At that time it was not liked to be reminded of what Germany had done for evil especially against Jews, but also against other peoples and occupied countries. At that time, anti-Semitism was still very much alive. Nevertheless, he went his own way and achieved his goal of reviving the Berlin Jewish community and a Jewish community in Germany.

His life motto after the liberation “I have not survived Auschwitz to silence to new injustice” he fully exhausted and passed it on to me.

So I feel very connected to Gideon Levy, the important supporter of Palestinian freedom and outstanding Haaretz journalist. He wrote a very personal commentary in Haaretz entitled “Another Israel: The Rosh Hashanah of My Childhood” on September 29, 2019, in which he bills the injustice policy of the “Jewish State”. No, I am not an Israeli citizen, but a German citizen with Jewish roots. But our goals and thoughts are very similar. Levy writes “My father did not want to come. He loathed religion and knew nothing about the Jewish holidays, even though his father ran the church in his city. He came to Palestine illegally. In Israel in 2019 they would call him an intruder. At that time, they called him a secret immigrant. At the train station in Prague he said goodbye to his parents and fiancée whom he would never meet again. He spent five months at sea on an illegal immigration ship (now referred to as a refugee ship), including detention in Beirut, an institution now known in Israel as ‘Holot’, the detention center for African asylum seekers. We knew nothing about transit camps for immigrants or ethnic communities. Where the Tel Aviv Dizengoff Center stands today was a transit camp for immigrants built on the ruins of a village. ” So far excerpts from Levy’s readable article. (1) He spent five months at sea on an illegal immigration ship (now referred to as a refugee ship), including detention in Beirut, an institution now known in Israel as ‘Holot’, the detention center for African asylum seekers. We knew nothing about transit camps for immigrants or ethnic communities. Where the Tel Aviv Dizengoff Center stands today was a transit camp for immigrants built on the ruins of a village. ” So far excerpts from Levy’s readable article. (1) He spent five months at sea on an illegal immigration ship (now referred to as a refugee ship), including detention in Beirut, an institution now known in Israel as ‘Holot’, the detention center for African asylum seekers. We knew nothing about transit camps for immigrants or ethnic communities. Where the Tel Aviv Dizengoff Center stands today was a transit camp for immigrants built on the ruins of a village. ” So far excerpts from Levy’s readable article. (1) was a transit camp for immigrants, built on the ruins of a village “. So far excerpts from Levy’s readable article. (1) was a transit camp for immigrants, built on the ruins of a village “. So far excerpts from Levy’s readable article. (1)

Terrifying deficit of democratic attitude and empathy

But let’s get back to Chancellor Merkel. If, in her message to the Central Council of Jews, she advocates respect and tolerance, a peaceful and prosperous togetherness, I ask myself: how can she allow Jews in Germany to be marginalized again just because they are to ensure that the “Jewish State” complies with international law and human rights? When Merkel made the German raison d’être for the security of Israel an “order per mutti”, she certainly did not think about the security of Palestine and the Palestinians. After all, there is still no Palestinian state today. Merkel is not innocent of this fact among many other colleagues. It is not enough, Mrs. Merkel, to appeal to “our” values, to demand courage and the “two-state solution”, but, on the other hand, inactively watching the Zionist regime implement new settlement plans on a daily basis and conclude annexation plans – while brave Palestinians who resist the Zionist illegal occupation and are even willing to sacrifice their lives for it, are being fought as terrorists. When you, Ms Merkel, conveyed your solidarity to the Netanyahu regime during the Gaza genocide and awarded the right to “self-defense” by the “most moral” of all Jewish “Defense Forces” (IDF), they charged us “a German debt,” urgently waiting for “reparation”. who are legally resisting the Zionist illegal occupation and are even willing to sacrifice their lives for it as terrorists are being fought. When you, Ms Merkel, conveyed your solidarity to the Netanyahu regime during the Gaza genocide and awarded the right to “self-defense” by the “most moral” of all Jewish “Defense Forces” (IDF), they charged us “a German debt,” urgently waiting for “reparation”. who are legally resisting the Zionist illegal occupation and are even willing to sacrifice their lives for it as terrorists are being fought. When you, Ms Merkel, conveyed your solidarity to the Netanyahu regime during the Gaza genocide and awarded the right to “self-defense” by the “most moral” of all Jewish “Defense Forces” (IDF), they charged us “a German debt,” urgently waiting for “reparation”.

When the chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference Cardinal Reinhard Marx sends his wishes for peace and blessing to the Central Council of Jews, a man who visited the occupied West Bank in 2007 – at that time as a bishop – and knows exactly how the suffering and occupation of the Palestinian people looks, but today can not say a word more in his message about it, then that is regrettable. If Marx praises Christians who resisted their lives and rescued Jews, but regretfully found that most Christians were indifferent, we must not forget the parallels to today. Resistance to injustice and occupation is indivisibly linked and human obligation! In 2007, did not the then tour group of the bishops react in horror to Ramallah and call the states a ghetto? How they were then attacked by the Central Council of Jews under Paul Spiegel, because they had dared to use the word ghetto. Immediately, the Central Council forbade the word ghetto, since that word applied only to the Warsaw Ghetto and would not tolerate any comparison. I still remember very well how I supported her and called ghetto a “common term today”, which he is. There is no Jewish “exclusive claim” to the word ghetto. (2) Would not it be time for David Schuster, the current President of the Central Council, who is always the mouthpiece of the Israeli government? to speak in the conscience? Just a message of greeting for the Jewish New Year would be a hitch, Cardinal Marx. Why not take a role model in the Anglican Church of South Africa, which just joined a boycott decision by the BDS movement (boycott, divestments and sanctions). After all, these South African Anglicans know only too well what apartheid and occupation mean. Let’s just read the former Jewish ANC activists and ministers, supporters of the BDS movement, Ronnie Kasrils, who equates the Zionist occupation of Palestine and the crackdown on critics with South Africa’s apartheid situation. (4) (5) Divestments and sanctions). After all, these South African Anglicans know only too well what apartheid and occupation mean. Let’s just read the former Jewish ANC activists and ministers, supporters of the BDS movement, Ronnie Kasrils, who equates the Zionist occupation of Palestine and the crackdown on critics with South Africa’s apartheid situation. (4) (5) Divestments and sanctions). After all, these South African Anglicans know only too well what apartheid and occupation mean. Let’s just read the former Jewish ANC activists and ministers, supporters of the BDS movement, Ronnie Kasrils, who equates the Zionist occupation of Palestine and the crackdown on critics with South Africa’s apartheid situation. (4) (5)

So, when Jewish citizens celebrate New Year around the world but Palestinian people are incarcerated to avoid disturbing the “festivities on stolen land”, and that is not mentioned in a message of congratulation or political response, that is not an encouraging sign, but proves a frightening one Deficit in a democratic attitude and empathy. No, not Israel criticism is anti-constitutional, but it’s decisions of the Bundestag, such as those against the BDS movement and this as anti-Semitic declare. (6)

Something is wrong in the state

If the “Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Middle East” bank accounts are terminated because they support the BDS movement, if Jewish journalists, writers, activists, associations that promote Palestinian freedom and support the BDS movement, public spaces be denied or terminated and only courts have to guarantee the right to freedom of expression, then something is quite wrong in the state.

If award ceremonies – as just happened – are canceled to the British-Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie just because she actively supports the BDS movement, then a point has been reached that has nothing to do with democracy anymore. The Nelly Sachs Prize, which was to be awarded to Shamsie, but then withdrawn, hit waves worldwide. Nelly Sachs, the German-Jewish-Swedish namesake of this award from the city of Dortmund, dedicated her life to others. Even her serious illness did not prevent her from digesting her terrible experiences literarily and poetically. She received countless honors and awards – as in 1965, when she was awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. In 1966 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature together with Samuel Joseph Agnon by the Swedish King Gustav VI. Adolf. She quoted a poem written especially for this ceremony and gave away half of her prize money to the needy and the other half to her old friend Gudrun Harlan. When Nelly Sachs had to cancel a planned trip to Israel on the advice of her doctor in 1967, she did not hesitate to intervene in a public telegram for the reception of Günter Grass by the Israeli Writers’ Association. Nelly Sachs would surely have been horrified if she had yet to experience a prize being denied her name – a great literary colleague who fights for the freedom of Palestine. She who feared that in Israel “the persecuted might soon become persecutors,” was scared of these atrocities. She who was so astute and forward-looking, who championed colleagues, would surely have been proud of the high-profile supporters of an open supporters letter with high-profile names among the 240 intellectual signers who rightly speak of punishment. This open letter, first published by the London Review of Books, is entitled “The Right to Boycott – Right to Boycott”. (7) This open letter, first published by the London Review of Books, is entitled “The Right to Boycott – Right to Boycott”. (7) This open letter, first published by the London Review of Books, is entitled “The Right to Boycott – Right to Boycott”. (7)

On September 30, Aachener Nachrichten reported that the city of Aachen is withdrawing from the awarding of the Aachener Kunstpreis. Reason: the designated prizewinner, the Lebanese-American artist Walid Raad, is accused of being a follower of the BDS movement and repeatedly been on “measures to the cultural boycott of Israel,” as Aachen Mayor Marcel Philipp (CDU) said. Whether the donors of the award, the association of Friends of the Ludwig Forum to the award holds, decides this week. This witch hunt and a sneak peek against internationally respected artists will lead to more and more “honorees” turning away when a prize-giving ceremony threatens. Even more explosive gets the thing, if the “constitutional contactor” of federal and state governments should classify the BDS movement as anti-constitutional. Will supporters ever be allowed into the country, or have we fully adopted the Israeli practices? (8th)

There is no right to exist of a state without borders on stolen land! 

When the Berlin Interior Senator Andreas Geisel (SPD) in a TIME interview threatens to let BDS of the protection of the Constitution observed, even fundamental criticism of Israel in question, then he faces as well as many of his political colleagues against UN decisions and presents typically German, with a morally raised index finger to the side of peoples and human rights criminals of the “Jewish state”. What is your opinion, Senator Geisel, about the aims of the BDS movement? No, Mr. Geisel, there is no right of Israel, this state without borders on stolen land! If in Germany criticism of the “Jewish state” again and again points to historical contexts that prohibit us from supporting boycott decisions against Israel, that is unacceptable. Instead of “Do not buy with the Jew”, in reality, it must really read: “Do not buy from the Jewish occupier,” as I wrote. However, Geisel knows no qualms when it comes to Russia boycotts, a country that had to complain thanks to our “help” 27 million war dead. Even with Iran, we are fast in here, but this may not have nuclear weapons, because he allegedly threatened Israel with a “Holocaust” – while from traumatized policy out of the “Jewish State” any support – including in the form of armaments – is assured and being granted with impunity, being a nuclear power. After all, they need self-defense. (8th) that thanks to our “help” 27 million war dead had to complain. Even with Iran, we are fast in here, but this may not have nuclear weapons, because he allegedly threatened Israel with a “Holocaust” – while from traumatized policy out of the “Jewish State” any support – including in the form of armaments – is assured and being granted with impunity, being a nuclear power. After all, they need self-defense. (8th) that thanks to our “help” 27 million war dead had to complain. Even with Iran, we are fast in here, but this may not have nuclear weapons, because he allegedly threatened Israel with a “Holocaust” – while from traumatized policy out of the “Jewish State” any support – even in the form of armaments – is assured and being granted with impunity, being a nuclear power. After all, they need self-defense. (8th) Be nuclear power. After all, they need self-defense. (8th) Be nuclear power. After all, they need self-defense. (8th)

If, at the moment, this is once again demanded by the anti-Semitism commissioner of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Michel Blume, to revise or renew the Nakba exhibition, that would be a fake of history. There is nothing to correct for the “Nakba” and the scientifically flawless traveling exhibition “The Nakba – Flight and Expulsion of the Palestinians in 1948” about the catastrophe of the expulsion of 750,000 Palestinians after and during the founding of the state of Israel. If, in the first anti-Semitism report of the country, the impression is given by Blume that without the correction the exhibition would be anti-Semitic, then this is a malicious insinuation which urgently needs a correction. I commend the anti-Semitism commissioner Blume, to freshen up his historical knowledge the book by Ilan Pappe “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine”. I myself was allowed to open the Nakba exhibition in Tübingen in 2008 and had an accompanying event on the topic: “May the birthday of Israel be celebrated so uncritically against the backdrop of the Nakba”? (10)

This exhibition is so important and correct that it should become a permanent fixture throughout Germany. The path to the future begins with remembering, and so does Palestine and the Palestinians, who are still waiting for their legal right of return to Palestine.

There is nothing to celebrate for Jews who shut their eyes to the crimes of Zionist regimes

After only 86 years after the seizure of power and the persecution of the Jews, today Jews who bravely and uncomfortably participate in BDS and are calling for an end to the illegal occupation of Palestine are again marginalized as anti-Semites. In a Germany where philosemitism has replaced anti-Semitism, where open letters are negated by internationally recognized artists and scientists, one can not celebrate a Happy New Year 5780. There is nothing to celebrate for Jews who close their eyes to the crimes of Zionist regimes in the “Jewish state”. Only when Palestine is free and human rights and international law apply to all its citizens and refugees returned home, is there something to celebrate. For this we support together the BDS-movement with all strength and “last ink”, as Günter Grass wrote so impressively in his poem “What else must be said”. (11)

Much has to be said and done until Palestine is freed and Germany no longer excludes critical Jews and BDS supporters.

footnotes:

(1) https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-another-israel-the-rosh-hashanah-of-my-childhood-1.7917710

(2) https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/ghetto-ist-heute-ein-gebraeuchlicher-begriff.694.de.html?dram:article_id=64303

(3) http://www.bdssouthafrica.com/post/anglican-church-in-southern-africa-adopts-bds-boycott-of-israel/

(4) https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/03/israel-treatment-palestinians-apartheid-south-africa

(5) http://sicht-vom-hochblauen.de/ich-kaempfte-gegen-die-suedafrikanische-apartheid-and-sehe-die-gleich-brutale-politik-in-israel-von-ronnie-kasrils/

(6) https://www.bundestag.de/dokumente/textarchiv/2019/kw20-de-bds-642892

(7) http://bds-kampagne.de/2019/09/23/offener-brief-zur-nichtvergabe-des-nelly-sachs-preises-thas-recht-auf-boykott/

(8) http://www.aachener-nachrichten.de/lokales/aachen/hat-walid-raad-verbindungen-zur-israelkritischen-bewegung-bds_aid-46196797%3foutput=amp

(9) https://www.zeit.de/politik/deutschland/2019-09/andreas-geisel-innensenator-berlin-bds-bewegung-verfassungsschutz

(10) https://www.attac-netzwerk.de/index.php?id=7582

(11) https://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/debatten/das-israel-gedicht-von-grass/das-dicht-von-guenter-grass-was-gesagt-werden- must-11707985.html

 

 

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FREEDOM IS THE CLIMATE CHANGE NEEDED IN PALESTINE

What use is a future without freedom?

Fridays for Future in Freedom – or: Poisoned Climate in Palestine

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

What use is a future without freedom? How can one create a good climate and prevent a climate catastrophe without rising against the suppression of freedom – without achieving freedom and freedom of expression for Palestine? Let us imagine: a Palestinian girl would have sat down in front of the German Reichstag or the Federal Chancellery – with a poster “School Strike for Freedom” in front of the chest. Would she have noticed a passerby? Hardly, since this topic is withheld from young people in the schools. In fact, the Nakba belongs in all public schools – as well as the Holocaust. Both are inextricably linked. The right to support the BDS movement (boycott, disinvestment, sanctions) must be an integral part of our society and must not be criminalized as anti-Semitic.

Preserve democracy and freedom of expression

All public institutions and officials are required and obliged to protect and defend these rights in order to preserve democracy and freedom of expression. That’s why it’s worth pushing for “Friday for Freedom” marches. Together with Muslims and committed citizens, we should build a lobby that opposes the indifference to Palestine, the hatred of Islam and the climate poisoned from it.

However, German politics has done nothing for the freedom of Palestine, but it has contributed to make the misery of oppression and occupation worse each year. With German weapons and German support, the Merkel government has actively contributed to this “climate deterioration” in Palestine – otherwise the constant repetition of the reference to the “two-state solution”, but with the support of Zionist slogans and the right to “self-defense”, when it really comes to hegemony, violations of international law and Judaisierung. Anyone who has “given” the raison d’être for his safety – like the “Jewish state” thanks to Merkel – does not need to fear for his right to exist. And that’s the big mistake that undermines our Constitution, because the existence of this state does not correspond to the constitutional paragraphs. No, the existence of the “Jewish state” in its present form must be called into question as long as the question of Palestine is not clarified and a sovereign state has not emerged for all its citizens in a healthy climate with equal water distribution.

While frantic young activists roam the cities Friday through Friday, skipping school attendance, politics are struggling to accommodate this new movement and take the lead. It seems to me frightening how a 15-year-old autist managed to trigger such a demonstration tsunami, almost out of nowhere. Let us remember: on August 20th, 2018, a frightened-looking girl with a fixed look and depression sat in front of the Swedish Reichstag (Riksdag) with a placard in front of her chest saying “School strike for the climate”. She wanted to continue until Sweden follows the climate agreement of Paris.

Chosen follower of Jesus?

How is it possible that in such a short time, such a movement was possible in which it was almost canonized. Pope Francis praised her, and a Swedish church congregation compared her to Jesus as a “chosen successor”. Already she is being traded for the Nobel Peace Prize after being awarded a prize by Amnesty International. I see in it a great danger coming towards us. For if it is possible to put this type of mass hysteria to fruition so quickly, then this can be a real danger with other protagonists and populists. Who controls Greta Thunberg and with what ulterior motives and interests?

This controversial climate activist, coached by her parents, Svante Thunberg, actor, and painting Emman, opera singer, goes on tour. Soon her mother wrote a bestseller about this spicy family story. Now every reader knows about Aspergers autism and depression! Her last appearance at the climate summit in the United Nations was an embarrassment for me. “You have stolen my dreams” and “that you dare”, or “if you abandon us, we will never forgive you” and “I would have to go to school and sit at the other end of the Atlantic”. Yes, she would only! I found this performance embarrassing and can not sympathize with what makes Thunberg so interesting. Mind you, that has nothing to do with climate change, which of course has to be and will be addressed.

On the other hand, this movement was quickly abused by politicians and various other governing representatives, as they try to bask in Thunberg’s “halo.” I see both currents with great concern. On the positive side, right-wing populists, politicians like Trump and Bolsonario attack this movement and deny and isolate climate change. Which will hopefully encourage many of their constituents to change their minds at the next elections.

“Climate Apartheid” in Palestine

Why is not there a Palestinian activist who is heard by the UN, who stands up for Freedom and good climate in Palestine and is so celebrated? Because this topic is not heard and is displaced by the international community, according to the wishes of the “Jewish state” and its lobbyists! Has this movement ever dealt with the environmental problems in Africa, Asia and Palestine? In Palestine, for decades, we have been witnessing a “climate apartheid” that deprives the Palestinians of the water of the Zionist occupying regime and withholds it so that the Jewish settlers can revel in their luxury occupation life. Gaza will be so dirty in a short time, according to the UN report, that it will be uninhabitable. Two million people in this cordoned off concentration camp live with dirty sewage and misery due to water scarcity. Currently, the occupied West Bank is once again deprived of power and the lights are turned off. These arbitrary punitive measures are perverse actions of the Zionist occupiers who are repeatedly used as blackmailers against Palestinians.

As it has recently become known, Netanyahu and Gantz have agreed on sounding for a new unity government. Netanyahu and Gantz, as I commented in my last commentary “From the Rain to the Roof”, do not belong to the government, but to the International Court of Justice in The Hague. If President Rivlin meets with Netanyahu and Gantz this week, he will entrust one of the candidates to forming a government, and then the power-rotation scramble will begin. It seems that Netanyahu is not going so fast as it seems. Before the election is after the election, nothing new in Palestine!

Palestinians deserve a Friday for Future in Freedom!

Chancellor Merkel, the former Minister of the Environment, later “climate chancellor” and chameleon of German politics, has been trying for years to make her mark in this way. When she traveled to New York more than 29 years ago and subsequently made memoranda of understanding to lower greenhouse gas emissions, she certainly was not yet aware of what would happen in 2019. She, who had long since become an “industrial and automobile chancellor,” still defending the automobile industry when she was exposed to her criminal activities. The first of these “criminals” are already shouting for subsidies for “electro-innovations”. What tricks are they going to come up with this time so that they do not run out of energy and get their money’s worth?

Cleverly she tries again and again to reclaim goals and topics in order to put herself in such a scene. Even though her glamor is fading more and more and her slogan “We can not do it”, she has managed to put a staging without substance on her GroKo stage.

After 19 hours of negotiations, you saw overtired government members who tried to sell a manageable climate compromise, which should not really hurt anyone, as a big hit. Politics should shape, not manage the problems and displace solutions, rather than solving them. You can really feel how a black-red troop, a coalition on call, who has to fear for their re-election, should create a bit “better climate”, a feel-good atmosphere in “dirty times”. As long as the stakeholders who continue to make good money in the production of CO2 can be satisfied, as long as the greenhouse gas levels reach new heights, climate protection is still a long way from being effective.

Where are the simple solutions?

Why has not “Merkel” finally ordered the simple solutions for Germany? Finally, a speed limit, as is customary throughout Europe, finally to go to the diesel subsidies and delete these, raise the air fares and bring the ships and cruise ships on environmental course? It is to despair how this coalition is controlled by lobbyists who always sit invisibly at the table and in reality co-govern. Where is the steering effect, if these problems are not eliminated?

A bad signal was only two days after these “climate killings” that Merkel and Defense Minister Kamp-K (n) arrenberger sat almost together, but in separate government planes to fly to the US, to the East Coast. The Secretary of Defense arguably serves as a “commander and paymaker,” pledging her US counterpart Esper to contribute more to US-led operations in the near future. While the Chancellor arrived as “Klimaqueen”, previously together with the French colleague Macron and the British Johnson decided to hold the Iran responsible for the attack on the Saudi oil facilities – probably serious rumors well-informed Israeli (!) Circles that point to the high probability that Israel is behind the attack.

After that, AA-Maas will also join in and arrive with the next government machine to participate in the UN General Assembly. So much for German government climate policy and role model function. Main thing the GroKo feel-good climate is right – which could change by 2021 at the latest to the next election.

Politics like a patchwork quilt

We continue to buy nuclear power from neighbors or lignite from Russia and force electric cars without having to deal with the problems of highly toxic lithium batteries and batteries and other toxic substances and their disposal. What about glyphosate that can still be sprayed in German fields? This policy acts like a patchwork whose seams are as brittle as the decisions.

If Merkel realized that politics is what is possible, then her possibilities have long been exhausted and she is as exhausted as her policies. What has she achieved? Our infrastructure in rural areas is catastrophic, which I can confirm from my own experience. Our South Tyrolean or Austrian neighbors are much more efficient, not to mention our Swiss neighbors. Like the internet, every Portuguese mountain village is better served than we are.

Do we want a division of society and an ever greater political disenchantment? Will there be German “yellow vests” on our streets soon? I wish for the future demonstrations for “Fridays for Future in Freedom,” which stand for the end of the poisoned climate in Palestine.

 

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NO PRIME MURDERER DECLARED YET IN ISRAEL

The only positive fact is that this time the Palestinian Israelis – according to Netanyahu – “Arab hordes,” who want to “destroy the Jewish state,” vote to eliminate him. The Palestinian parties and the anti-Zionist Communists, who joined the Alliance List alliance, achieved pleasing results with about 13 Knesset seats.

Image by Carlos Latuff

Israeli election is basically a contest to choose who has killed more Palestinians or who is willing to prove he can kill more Palestinians.

From The Frying Pan Into The Fire

 By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

What was this election of the approximately 6.4 million eligible voters who were again called to vote for the 120 Knesset members of the 22nd Knesset (Israeli Parliament)? Netanyahu’s challengers were unanimous in the standard sentence “Netanyahu Must Go” , An important and correct demand, which, however, has no really good prospects and offers no good prospects for the Palestinians. Netanyahu and Benny Gantz differ only in nuances. However, unlike Gantz, “Bibi” Netanyahu and his “terribly nice family” are plagued by allegations of corruption, and hopefully with one foot in jail – once he has lost his office and his immunity. Of course he will try again in his cunning to use all means to form a government with the right-wing extremist camp and past friends in order to bring “his” law through the Knesset, which assures him immunity, and as “icing on the cake”, another that prohibits the Supreme Court, this and others of to overrule legislation passed to Parliament. To what extent he and his followers are capable and willing, they have all too often proved. He is also a master of lies and illegal actions, in the style of his populist colleagues worldwide. If, like now, the water is up to his neck, we can once again prepare ourselves for increases that will hopefully ultimately bring him down.

Both goals: to get rid of the unloved Palestinians

If we compare, however, the positions of the two opponents, then they are very similar and in “security issues” belligerent aggressiveness Gantz seems to lie ahead. The Gantz, who actually finds it “no fun” to govern how he had to correct himself after an embarrassing slip-up during a campaign event that also has problems with rhetoric and names that he already confused but did not want to “curse or mob.” and wants to approach people on “eye level” is in terms of “security issues” a hardliner as well as his opponent “Mr. Security “, which means nothing more than getting rid of the unpopular Palestinians and liquidating the Gaza Strip and the hated Hamas. How he expressed his “new hope” for a liberal and secular Israel, without corruption and extremism, In contrast to the “savior”, who wants to show respect for the Arab-Palestinian Israelis, his secret remains. Finally, he boasted that the idea of ​​annexing the occupied Jordan Valley had come from him and that Netanyahu had stolen it from him.

As one wonders, what happens in this former army chief with enough “bloody” experiences when he boasted about having “defeated” Palestinians, so he has collected his own experiences in the Zionist murders, if he is the author of such a criminal idea outs? A man who considers Israel “the best place to be Arab in the Middle East” and “the second best place to live as an Arab, the West Bank” denies what it means under Jewish Zionist illegal occupation to live and can not be surpassed in scruples and empathy. As long as he refuses freedom for Palestinians, has no proposals for peace plans and threatens two million imprisoned people in Gaza, the worst is to be expected, a competition in cruelty and punishment against Palestinians.

What about his credibility? With such a Kahol Lavan (blue and white) color, the Jewish colors of the Star of David flag and its bloody history, nothing really good is to be expected for Palestine. This party is a kind of “rebirth” of the “Generals and Kibbutzim” Labor Party. According to the old model of the father of settlement construction, Shimon Peres, settlers are courted.

The only good news: 13 percent for the anti-Zionist “United List”

Currently, with about 92% of the vote counted, the Likud has 31 seats and Kahol-Lavan 32 seats. The right-wing Yamina Alliance of Shaked and Bennett gained 7 seats, but is completely divided, except in hatred for Palestinians. With 6 seats dismissed is the Labor Party, which has not managed to present itself as an alternative, as it is neither “fish nor meat” and in terms of Palestinians like the others on the hard line.

Already in April in the first parliamentary elections, we had an almost identical result, so that a “unity government” would have been possible. This time, however, we have a difference, the former Moldavian doormen and bouncers, ex-Israeli war ministers and today’s opponents of Netanyahu, Avigdor Lieberman and his Russian constituents, chairman of the ultra-right-wing secular Israel Beitenu (Our House of Israel), with their likely 9 Making clients kingmakers. The formation of a new government in April had already failed, and new elections had become necessary to them and their refusal and their demands for compulsory military service for Orthodox Jews. This time – after his massive gains in votes – his demands will become even more pronounced. And that of a man living in a settlement!

The only positive fact is that this time the Palestinian Israelis – according to Netanyahu – “Arab hordes,” who want to “destroy the Jewish state,” vote to eliminate him. The Palestinian parties and the anti-Zionist Communists, who joined the Alliance List alliance, achieved pleasing results with about 13 Knesset seats.

Sad certainties in this “Jewish occupier apartheid state”

A really official end result will be delayed for days. Whether and how Netanyahu is away from the window, whether it comes to new elections again: questions about questions. There are only sad certainties that will never change in this “Jewish occupier apartheid state”.

The “Jewish State” and its founders have always wanted a land without its people, Palestine without Palestinians. So what is now provided for further annexation, houses only a few Palestinians, since a large part of them have long since lost their land and their international legal and legal right of return is further denied them by the Zionist regimes. They, who have been living under this occupation for decades or rather vegetate more than hopelessly in the Gaza concentration camp, have as good as NOTHING to expect from these elections. Even so-called leftists demand a separation of Jews and Palestinians, in the spirit of apartheid.

So most of the Palestinians today believe in a one-state solution in a free Palestine that we are currently very far away from, but the only one remaining possible. Settlers are now treated as ordinary Israelis with all rights in violation of international law, and they receive perks such as cheap mortgages and tax breaks to promote housing in settlements. Palestinian citizens in the illegally occupied West Bank are denied the right to vote.

The time of truth has come, Mrs. Merkel!

When politicians like Chancellor Merkel repeatedly talk about the “two-state solution” and criticize Israel’s annexation plans that stand in the way of such a negotiated solution, one wonders what Merkel and her policies have helped to solve the problem. Is not it exactly the opposite of what drives you? She repeatedly reaffirmed the right to “self-defense,” even though it actually involved attacks against helpless occupied persons, as well as sovereign states. Also German arms deliveries, military relations, negation of the international and human rights crimes are however “German state reason for the security” of the “Jewish state”. The time of truth has come, Mrs. Merkel!

Further annexations, settlement building, house demolitions, reprisals against Palestinians, attacks against Gaza, aggression against neighboring states and warlike rhetoric and rebellion against Iran are to be expected. As long as there are no candidates and governments to stop the illegal occupation and make clear to the “chosen people” the need for such a policy, it will continue to be about the “preservation of the Jewish biblical homeland”. So they continue to walk with the Bible in their hands through the entire occupied land and declare “This land belongs to us because it was given to us by God”. Thus, politics is being exploited again by secular, unscrupulous politicians.

Thus, the freedom of movement within the occupied territories is increasingly limited, and travel to the sealed Gaza are impossible. For example, the decisions of the Oslo Accords are being increasingly eroded by the “C territories” under Israeli control, the “B territories” under joint Israeli-Palestinian control, and the smallest “Area A”, under Palestinian Authority administration, is increasingly becoming under Israeli occupation thanks to “Trumpscher US aid”. Thus, the collaboration of the “moderate” Abbas “Vichy Authority” has not paid off for the Palestinian people, only for their leaders. So how does this Palestinian Authority want to make it believable at all, which it announced flowery: “We will repeal the division into three sectors and take over the entire occupied West Bank. The imperial reality speaks a different language. Thus, this Palestinian Authority could not prevent the illegal destruction of dozens of homes and apartments in the annexed East Jerusalem. There is nothing to be expected from this Palestinian Authority, unless free elections are finally coming there, which have not existed since 2006. Thus, the Palestinians are already jealous because of the elections in the “Jewish state”, which they are denied. They want – as in any other free country in the world – a choice for an independent Palestine, by being able to vote for their own truly effective government. The imperial reality speaks a different language. Thus, this Palestinian Authority could not prevent the illegal destruction of dozens of homes and apartments in the annexed East Jerusalem. There is nothing to be expected from this Palestinian Authority, unless free elections are finally coming there, which have not existed since 2006. Thus, the Palestinians are already jealous because of the elections in the “Jewish state”, which they are denied. They want – as in any other free country in the world – a choice for an independent Palestine, by being able to vote for their own truly effective government. The imperial reality speaks a different language. Thus, this Palestinian Authority could not prevent the illegal destruction of dozens of homes and apartments in the annexed East Jerusalem. There is nothing to be expected from this Palestinian Authority, unless free elections are finally coming there, which have not existed since 2006. Thus, the Palestinians are already jealous because of the elections in the “Jewish state”, which they are denied. They want – as in any other free country in the world – a choice for an independent Palestine, by being able to vote for their own truly effective government. Thus, this Palestinian Authority could not prevent the illegal destruction of dozens of homes and apartments in the annexed East Jerusalem. There is nothing to be expected from this Palestinian Authority, unless free elections are finally coming there, which have not existed since 2006. Thus, the Palestinians are already jealous because of the elections in the “Jewish state”, which they are denied. They want – as in any other free country in the world – a choice for an independent Palestine, by being able to vote for their own truly effective government. Thus, this Palestinian Authority could not prevent the illegal destruction of dozens of homes and apartments in the annexed East Jerusalem. There is nothing to be expected from this Palestinian Authority, unless free elections are finally coming there, which have not existed since 2006. Thus, the Palestinians are already jealous because of the elections in the “Jewish state”, which they are denied. They want – as in any other free country in the world – a choice for an independent Palestine, by being able to vote for their own truly effective government. Thus, the Palestinians are already jealous because of the elections in the “Jewish state”, which they are denied. They want – as in any other free country in the world – a choice for an independent Palestine, by being able to vote for their own truly effective government. Thus, the Palestinians are already jealous because of the elections in the “Jewish state”, which they are denied. They want – as in any other free country in the world – a choice for an independent Palestine, by being able to vote for their own truly effective government.

Fight the freedom of Palestine with the BDS boycott movement!

As long as the West Bank pledged to the Palestinians as the heartland of their future state is an integral part of Israel for the Zionist regime in the “Jewish state,” the US embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in violation of international law, thus making Jerusalem the eternal capital of a “Jewish state.” As well as recognizing that the Syrian Golan Heights, which are illegally occupied by Syria, as belonging to Israel, we must continue to work for the freedom of Palestine, supported by the boycott movement (boycott, disinvestment and sanctions) against the Zionist intolerance of the “only” democracy in the Middle East , an ethnocracy only for Jews. It ultimately does not matter whether “stalemate” or “Pattaschon” rules. In these “differences” we come in any case from the rain in the eaves.

 

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DIRTY POLITICS IN A DIRTY LITTLE COUNTRY

The silence on the crimes of the Zionist regime must be ended!

Brothers in arms (and crimes)

Netanyahu’s election campaign only knows destruction and dirt

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

When I wrote about Netanyahu’s election campaign, his regime and his methods in March, I did not know how recent this article would be, so I can use it again. The system Netanyahu and family can not be beaten for recklessness. So, if elected again on 17 September at his instigation, then his racist and undemocratic methods have again increased. Will attacks and wars against Syria, Lebanon and Iran soon be the icing on the cake in Netanyahu’s election campaign? Is there any other state besides the Jewish, where it is possible that in addition to oppression, Corruption and lawlessness deprives a people of their rights – and all this without consequences? For example, while Turkey and Russia and their favorite enemies Putin and Erdogan are constantly demonized in the German media, Netanyahu enjoys an unbearable fool’s freedom. This fictional “only democracy in the Middle East” finally enjoys German state rationale and is therefore under “protection of species” – occupation, settlements, violations of international and human rights or not. The German accomplices are doing their utmost to defend this state’s right to exist without defined borders, but with expansionist desires and “Jerusalem laws” and racist, by all means. This fictional “only democracy in the Middle East” finally enjoys German state rationale and is therefore under “protection of species” – occupation, settlements, violations of international and human rights or not. The German accomplices are doing their utmost to defend this state’s right to exist without defined borders, but with expansionist desires and “Jerusalem laws” and racist, by all means. This fictional “only democracy in the Middle East” finally enjoys German state rationale and is therefore under “protection of species” – occupation, settlements, violations of international and human rights or not. The German accomplices are doing their utmost to defend this state’s right to exist without defined borders, but with expansionist desires and “Jerusalem laws” and racist, by all means.

Now if Netanyahu further refines his racist methods for this second election campaign, he wants to spoil Israel’s Palestinian citizens completely by announcing the expansion of all illegal settlements under international law and finally legalizing filming in polling stations and banning critical TV channels and media outlets wants, then it is already five past twelve and the time is more than ripe to react to this fatal policy, which has mostly populists and racists from Trump to Bolsonaro and Orban to the AfD behind.

That the German government on 17 pages sets out their concerns and skeptical about the “two-state solution” is, one can only consider as a sad satire of a German foreign policy in pieces of a SPD “Auschwitz Minister” and his CDU “boss” Chancellor Merkel, deduct and draw your own conclusions. So today I bring back my mentioned last article on the Knesset election, because he unfortunately has lost nothing of topicality, but the reality has worsened, and all under the eyes of the sanctimonious world community. As always, the victims are the Palestinians and Israeli-critical Jews, activists of the BDS campaign and all those who work for a just peace. This is the Zionist and destructive filth that should force us all to ACT.

Fascist election campaign in times of Judaization

Currently one of the dirtiest election campaigns of all time is raging in the “Jewish state”. And when the elections take place on April 9, King Bibi will use all means to continue his “corrupt monarchy.” After all, he thinks he can form his own laws and override existing ones. (1) If all allegations of corruption finally lead to an indictment, that will not prevent him from remaining Prime Minister. He has repeatedly rejected the idea of ​​resigning and rather blasphemes against “upset left” media. He also defames an opposition that “pacts with Arabs” and thereby endangers the security of the “Jewish state”. He who pacted with entrepreneurs, media czars and gambling kings to gain advantages such as jubilee articles in far-right newspapers and Internet portals. The “royal couple” Bibi and Sara received luxury gifts, for which he was grateful to the generous donors and showed political relief. Everything was done with care, by suitcase-wise dirty laundry traveling, with a kind of recklessness that leaves one stunned.

Israel: the country where racism flourishes

The worst part is that neither his Likud party nor right-wing coalition partners turned away from him, but continue to support him. Just like “his” people, who continue to stand behind him and believe everything that comes out of his mouth. In fact, the “Jewish state” is the country where racism flourishes and where it is possible for a head of government standing in front of the indictment to stand for re-election. The more brutal he goes against the Palestinian population or air strikes against Gaza, the more popular he seems to be. And that should scare us all. (2)

His ruthlessness policy has not shied away from rapprochement with Saudi Arabia. And he can rely on Trump and Orban and plays the leader of all Jews worldwide.

The occupation of Palestine is no longer a fixed topic on the world stage. Instead, the Israeli Hasbara puts Iran and its alleged “planned Holocaust” against the “Jewish state” into focus. This aggressive focus on Iran, the threats against Lebanon, against Hezbollah and Hamas in the Gaza concentration camp, the strong rearmament, also thanks to Germany, is making the nuclear power “Jewish state” ever more threatening and powerful.

Naked and dirty truth: “Israel is NOT a state of all citizens”

The unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as the “eternal” capital of a “Jewish state” also shows the unwillingness of the Jewish rulers in Palestine to do so. Last Sunday Netanyahu finally showed his true face via an Instagram message, in which he made it very clear: “Israel is NOT a state of all citizens, but exclusively of the Jews.” “According to the national law passed by us, Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people and only that! Thus, the “Jewish state” has definitively forfeited any claim to being a “democracy”. Netanyahu sees “no problem with Arab citizens”, they have the same rights, but in the “Jewish nation state” only Jews have the right to self-determination. In addition, Hebrew is declared the sole national language, while Arabic, which was also the official language in the “Jewish State”, will soon receive an undefined special status. For example, about 17.5 percent of Palestinian Israelis are marginalized, their minimum rights curtailed and Palestinian ethnic cleansing continued. This is the naked and dirty Zionist truth that makes it clear to the Palestinian citizens that they are unwanted second-class citizens. (3) which makes it clear to the Palestinian citizens that they are unwanted second-class citizens. (3) which makes it clear to the Palestinian citizens that they are unwanted second-class citizens. (3)

These racist-fascist measures of a Jewish Greater Israel should finally open the eyes of the last doubter about this state. In fact, there is no “Jewish people”, but there is a religion that seeks to rise “Judaically” over its minorities in the country. This marginalization policy in the Knesset parliament is virtually unchallenged with this National Law and Prime Minister. The Palestinians continue to be discriminated against as a “fifth column” and regarded as a threat threatening the “Jewish soul” of the country. (4)

Especially we Germans know this kind of politics of exclusion too well! Now we see how a similar policy “light” in the “Jewish state” is being tried.

The Holocaust does not sanctify all means!

How is that possible? Because Germany, the US, and other countries are doing their utmost to make amends for all that has been done to the Jews, but at the expense of the Palestinians. So is trying to repay old guilt with new. No, guilt remains guilty and one can not repeat it often enough: the Holocaust does not sanctify all means! If former victims and their descendants become perpetrators, then they must be held accountable.

Hannah Arendt recognized very early the “double” loyalty that Israel described by the example of US Jews, as they were forced to serve as a “lobby” for the “Jewish state”. Also, Hannah Arendt was very worried about the arrogance of the founders of Israel, which goes hand in hand with contempt and hostility towards the Arabs / Palestinians.

In fact, this Jewish-Zionist arrogance of the “chosen” from the beginning of the founding of the state and the resulting Nakba, the expulsion of the Palestinian people from their land, and the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestine was and is the driving moment of Zionist politics.

Even worse, the influence of the Israel lobby over the past 30 years has sharply escalated, with massive support from lobbying groups and government funds. It is a “support industry” that is second to none. So how could this lobby become so powerful? Thanks to all our help and thanks to the “Christian-Jewish values ​​lobby”, which basically knows only one goal: the fight against Muslims and Islam.

So when we talk about the common fight against terror that connects us, then we should finally ask ourselves why the German government is allied with terrorist states such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia or even with the “Jewish state”.

The “Jewish state” must be stopped!

Here we are dealing with the same phenomenon of double standards, because what is terror and from whom it emanates is arbitrarily determined. We are dealing with the same kind of dangerous hypocritical mendacity when Jews are again being discriminated against in Germany, when they are asked to not rent out any rooms, to terminate their accounts, and to defame them as anti-Semitic and nefarious. Germany in particular should refuse to submit to the policies of the “Jewish state” and its lobby organizations, and even worse, to make common cause with these lobbyists. In fact, there are now two types of Jews, conscience and conscience. What we had to experience on the occasion of the awarding of the Göttingen Peace Prize to the “Jewish Voice for Just Peace” is embarrassing for Germany! Shame on all politicians and supporters of the policy of the “Jewish Besatzerstaats”, which has forfeited any claim to recognition. Yes, I say it again: this state without defined borders, with racist laws and a pseudo-constitution that knows only one thing: the Judaization of all Palestine, and for decades blatantly violated international law and human rights, must be stopped and not continue to be supported. Especially this federal government under the Christian Zionist Merkel and Foreign Minister Maas, who went into politics because of Auschwitz, should remember what that means. (5) is embarrassing for Germany can not be beat! Shame on all politicians and supporters of the policy of the “Jewish Besatzerstaats”, which has forfeited any claim to recognition. Yes, I say it again: this state without defined borders, with racist laws and a pseudo-constitution that knows only one thing: the Judaization of all Palestine, and for decades blatantly violated international law and human rights, must be stopped and not continue to be supported. Especially this federal government under the Christian Zionist Merkel and Foreign Minister Maas, who went into politics because of Auschwitz, should remember what that means. (5) is embarrassing for Germany can not be beat! Shame on all politicians and supporters of the policy of the “Jewish Besatzerstaats”, which has forfeited any claim to recognition. Yes, I say it again: this state without defined borders, with racist laws and a pseudo-constitution that knows only one thing: the Judaization of all Palestine, and for decades blatantly violated international law and human rights, must be stopped and not continue to be supported. Especially this federal government under the Christian Zionist Merkel and Foreign Minister Maas, who went into politics because of Auschwitz, should remember what that means. (5) which has forfeited any claim to recognition. Yes, I say it again: this state without defined borders, with racist laws and a pseudo-constitution that only knows one thing: the Judaization of all Palestine, and for decades blatantly violated international law and human rights, must be stopped and not continue to be supported. Especially this federal government under the Christian Zionist Merkel and Foreign Minister Maas, who went into politics because of Auschwitz, should remember what that means. (5) which has forfeited any claim to recognition. Yes, I say it again: this state without defined borders, with racist laws and a pseudo-constitution that only knows one thing: the Judaization of all Palestine, and for decades blatantly violated international law and human rights, must be stopped and not continue to be supported. Especially this federal government under the Christian Zionist Merkel and Foreign Minister Maas, who went into politics because of Auschwitz, should remember what that means. (5) which has for decades blatantly violated international law and human rights must be stopped and no longer supported. Especially this federal government under the Christian Zionist Merkel and Foreign Minister Maas, who went into politics because of Auschwitz, should remember what that means. (5) which has for decades blatantly violated international law and human rights must be stopped and no longer supported. Especially this federal government under the Christian Zionist Merkel and Foreign Minister Maas, who went into politics because of Auschwitz, should remember what that means. (5)

The silence on the crimes of the Zionist regime must be ended!

Maas, who is acting with unbearable chutzpah against Maduro, the elected head of state of Venezuela, and actively supports a US puppet, calls for Russia sanctions and is always at the forefront with unbearable cynicism and raised index fingers, is silent on the crimes of the Zionist regime. If he had really gone into politics because of Auschwitz, he would not allow Jews to be marginalized and defamed again in Germany. To put it bluntly: it is certainly not anti-Semitism to criticize the “Jewish state” and its occupation policy, nor is it Muslim anti-Semitism if Muslim citizens are unwilling to remain silent when their siblings are persecuted in the “Jewish state” .

The recent riots on Haram al-Sharif also show how the Netanyahu regime is trying and making common cause with right-wing extremist Jews in these times of the fascist-Zionist election campaign. Regardless, Ariel Sharon, the “butcher” of the Lebanon war, trampled Haram al-Sharif in 2000, triggering the second intifada. Now the Israeli government is challenging Jordan, because for the eleventh time the Jordanian representative appointed by King Abdullah was arrested after he was forbidden to enter the Al Aqsa mosque for the 19th time. Once again, it puts the Netanyahu regime on a confrontation, jeopardizing the status quo. So the Jewish occupiers imagine “religious freedom,” and the community of states, which often lists the much-vaunted “values” in their mouths, is silent. King Abdullah, according to the 1994 peace agreement with Israel, has the legitimacy of exercising guardianship of the Muslim and Christian sites in Jerusalem. So much for the observance of contracts with the “Jewish state” and the USA. (6) (6a)

It is not for nothing that all right and fascist new leaders and parties adhere to the “Jewish state” and are their “natural allies” because they believe that this is the only way to win the fight against Islam. This role is tailor-made for Netanyahu and Trump, as they are so similar in their actions and thinking. (7)

Let’s fight against an Israelization of Germany!

It should be our aspiration to support Jewish citizens and activists who peacefully campaign for BDS (boycott, disinvestment, sanctions). Let us not leave it up to a Central Council, an anti-Semitism commissioner appointed by the Federal Government, as well as politicians across all parties, various Jewish and Zionist organizations and the whole of the Israel lobby, the sovereignty that is not afraid to demonize Jews as anti-Semites. Let us continue our fight against the Israeliization of Germany for freedom of opinion and for the freedom of Palestine in these times of the fascist election campaign of Judaization.

footnotes:

(1) https://www.fr.de/politik/aufbruch-oder-bloss-heilloses-chaos-11842758.html

(2) https://en.sputniknews.com/politik/20190310324267042-netanjahu-warnung-hamasvor-militaerschlag/

(3) https://www.dailysabah.com/deutsch/naher-osten/2019/03/11/netanjahu-israel-gehoert-nur-den-juden-nicht-arabischen-minderheit

(4) https://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/israel-nationalstaatsgesetz-1.4061161

(5) https://deutsch.rt.com/newsticker/84785-israel-nehmen-nach-tempelberg-unruhen-muslimische-verwalter-fest/

(6) https://www.tagesspiegel.de/politik/goettinger-friedenspreis-antisemitismus-ist-mehr-als-ein-label/24063608.html

(6a) https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/israel-police-break-into-temple-mount-after-firebomb-hurled-at-holy-site-1.7017542

(7) https://www.tagesspiegel.de/politik/israel-und-europas-rechtspopulisten-verbuende-gegen-islam-und-islamismus/23938578.html

 

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THE END OF TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY

 Week after week, Israel is trying hard to fuel conflicts. Again and again they fly air strikes against Hezbollah in Lebanon, then against Assad in Syria, then against Iraq. They take the right to use drones to “monitor” the residents and the foreign airspace. Everything is being attempted to prepare a war against Iran and Lebanon with this policy of provocations and pinpricks, which does not stop at human victims.

With Blessings from the ‘Chosen One’

Territorial integrity for all states!

Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

What about the term “territorial integrity”? If the Netanyahu regime continues to violate them and invoke threats and “self-defense”? Will territorial integrity be tacitly suspended if Zionists violate it? It seems so in the face of Israel’s constant attacks on sovereign neighboring states. Week after week, Israel is trying hard to fuel conflicts. Again and again they fly air strikes against Hezbollah in Lebanon, then against Assad in Syria, then against Iraq. They take the right to use drones to “monitor” the residents and the foreign airspace. Everything is being attempted to prepare a war against Iran and Lebanon with this policy of provocations and pinpricks, which does not stop at human victims. The psychological warfare is also used by the Netanyahu regime, and one does not shy away from being staged with fake blood to suggest to the public a Hezbollah attack with Israeli victims that did not exist! This regime and its “defensive army” are afraid of nothing to achieve their darker goals. (1)

The new state religion of the Israeli state terror regime

This Jewish “defense army”, which not only conducts raids, targeted murders, demolitions of houses and the Jewish occupation of Palestine on behalf of the Jewish “state terror regime”, has now become a magnet for young Jewish Diaspora Jews. Through worldwide Hasbara propaganda, young Jews are taught this army as the new state religion. Massive agitation campaigns promote a “Sabbath year” in the “most moral defense army,” so as to engage young Jews in the diaspora to connect with the “Jewish state.” This type of advertisement for this new “state religion”, also here in Germany, should be just as inadmissible as the recruitment for Syrian fighters. If it were a Muslim state, it would certainly be stopped immediately.

While Israel’s lobby, like mushrooming countless “anti-Semitism commissioners,” the Central Council of Jews, or other “Christian Zionists” willingly be allowed to trim textbooks and teachers on “Israel course,” there should finally be double standards while Jewish agitations and schools can always be sure of “Christian-Jewish” solidarity.

One of our “values”, which is always explained by politicians, is certainly not the support of the mediation of illegal Israeli politics, which on the contrary would have to be stopped immediately! There can be no recruiting for foreign armies from German soil, and that includes the “Jewish State” and the IDF. Because this army uses weapons and soldiers to maintain the illegal occupation; that is, these crimes that violate international law must not be supported by German soil. This support for Israel does not contribute to peacekeeping but drives Germany into a new debt. Therefore, there can be no German state reason for the Nibelung loyalty to the “Jewish state” at the expense of the Palestinians.

Annexation “with God’s help”

Israel has been trying for years to involve the US in a war with Iran. While US President Trump avoids war for his campaign, colleague Netanyahu seems to need the war to make his campaign more bloody. He is currently announcing to his “chosen people” that there will be no more settlements so that the 600,000 Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem can be sure of their “eternal right of abode”. Under the slogan “this is our land” he insists on the annexation of the Jewish settlements and wants to “help with God’s help” to achieve sovereignty of all settlements in the “biblical” land of Israel.

The fact that he is getting closer and closer to this “final solution to the Palestinian question” seems more and more likely in view of the impunity and the looking away of the international community. Due to the “special treatment” when it comes to the “Jewish state”, even laws lose their validity and are annulled! Systematic Israeli crimes have been tolerated for decades, while the UN and EU abandon the Palestinian people and expose them to injustice.

The respected South African lawyer John Dugard at the DLF learned sobering facts about the power of the “Jewish state”. In secret meetings and pressure against the Chief Prosecutor of the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Fatou Bensouda, she was forced to stop investigating the Israeli crimes requested by the Palestinian Authority.

“Green light” for screaming injustice

So if Jewish governments get “green light” from the ISGH for the injustice that has been shouting for decades, then what else can one expect from politicians and governments?

Especially the German government and the German Federal President should be aware of the responsibility they have towards the Palestinian people, the last victims of Nazi rule! The warm words of Federal President Steinmeier on the occasion of the central commemoration ceremony on the occasion of the German invasion of Poland, with which began 80 years ago, the Second World War, were not very credible, you can see the sad reality.

While Steinmeier asks for forgiveness for Germany’s crimes and historical guilt and points to the suffering of the victims, then it would be time to take a look at the founding of the “Jewish state” of Israel and the expulsion of the Palestinians from their homeland, because Without the Holocaust, this would be inconceivable. Likewise the US Vice Pence, who said at the same commemoration ceremony these words “freedom is the destiny for all mankind”. Unfortunately, it is precisely the US government that actively contributed to the Palestinians living under Jewish Zionist occupation being excluded from this freedom.

Racially motivated disinterest in the Palestinians

Yes, the Holocaust has also victimized the Palestinians. But this guilt ignores Germany, one sees the one-sided German policy towards the “Jewish state” and the obviously racially motivated lack of interest in the Palestinians and their claim to self-determination and freedom, with the constant painstaking repetition of the phrase “the two-state solution “Who have neither wanted nor want the Netanyahu regime and all the other regimes before.

Steinmeier would be well advised if he finally recognized the overdue guilt and responsibility towards the Palestinians, and so did a speech in illegally occupied Palestine. The German arrogance, which makes perverse differences in the victim rating, is a shame. While Jewish victims and their descendants are unilaterally supported with all their might, this is considered superfluous by Palestinians. Jewish Zionist perpetrators are always seen in the right, while Palestinians are always suspected of terror.The Zionist Hasbara propaganda has masterfully managed to implant this reversal of guilt in German politician brains. Germany has internalized its guilt and atonement so deeply that it is easy to use this behavior specifically by “Jewish lobby groups”.

While we fully support NATO aggression and indulge in US ties, Russia is steadily becoming an enemy. In the Russian Crimea, international law is endeavored and interpreted unilaterally, it does not matter in the illegal occupation of Palestine! While sanctions against Russia or Iran are decided with ease, they are seen as anti-Semitic sacrilege against the “Jewish state”.

German guilt is indivisible

How could Germany just allow it, at the commemoration in Poland and before in the commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz, to exclude Russia? Was not it Soviet soldiers who liberated Auschwitz and was it not 27 million war victims that the Soviet Union had to complain about?German guilt is indivisible and can not be used like Hasbara propaganda at will, as in the current case of the “German-Soviet non-aggression pact,” which haunts content as undifferentiated as “Hitler-Stalin pact” by the media. (2)

Operating peace policy means that today’s Russia under President Putin should be our partner. Neither Trump nor Netanyahu fill this role. The danger increases that we are drawn by their policies more and more into wars and illegal international actions, which will never let AGAIN AGAIN AGAIN.

International law should be binding on all countries, including, of course, the Jewish state. Territorial integrity applies to all states, including those that are arbitrarily attacked by the “Jewish state”. To stop these attacks must also be German responsibility.

footnotes

(1) https://www.derstandard.at/story/2000108131936/israel-soll-verluste-nach-hisbollah-angriff-inszeniert-haben

(2) https://www.freidenker.org/?p=6850

 

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CHOSEN BY GOD TO CONQUER

Let us not allow the slogan “God, God, God, you have chosen us to conquer” lead to the final solution.

God, God, God, you have chosen us to conquer

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

Again and again, Zionist politicians try to justify their terrorist crimes with Old Testament and Talmud proverbs. The 71-year massacre of Deir Yassin was one of the first cruel examples of wanton and rabid Zionist killing. When Menachem Begin, the then leader of the Irgun terrorist group, described this massacre of the inhabitants of this place, women, men and children, as a “magnificent act of conquest,” he exclaimed, “Israel made history with this attack, as in Deir Yassin we will attack and strike the enemy everywhere. God, God, God, you have chosen us to conquer. ” (1) (2)

Today, 71 years later, after a large-scale attack in Syria, Prime Minister Netanyahu “tweeted” against “Iranian religious guards” and Hezbollah, as well as trying to justify the Talmud: “If someone gets up to kill you, kill him first.”

Terrorists as top politicians

It seems as if before and after the founding of the state in 1948 it helped to promote career in the “Jewish state”, if one had a terrorist background and earned his spurs in the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in Zionist militias, which later merged into the Jewish “defensive army” and whose commanders later all became political leaders. These terrible massacres belonged to the Zionist strategy that led to the Nakba, the catastrophe for the Palestinian people, which continues to this day.

Terrorism, military occupation and colonial expansion are among the most important Zionist values ​​and their tactics. Just as the Zionist movement and its organizations placed terrorist acts, such as bombs on vegetable markets and explosives, in full cafés by their leaders before the founding of the state, to gain control of Palestine is unprecedented. Especially since all of the responsible terrorists later became politicians, prime ministers and ministers – like Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin, Ariel Sharon, Yitzhak Shamir, Moshe Dayan and Rafael Eitan, just to name a few of the “chosen” leaders. This list could be completed for a few pages, and it would be so bloody and violently littered, and hardly bearable in cruel perversities.

The ruthless Zionist strategy of ethnic cleansing and destructive warfare, and decades of illegal occupation of Palestine to this day, shows how ruthlessly one behaved against children, the old and the frail.

Permanent fact twist

To this day, every Zionist state terror regime has always described itself as a “small threatened people” that must act in order not to be destroyed. With this permanent twisting of facts, this state, armed to the teeth and by no means threatened, with at least nuclear weapons, was able to continually perfect the attacking, threatening, murdering, occupation, land grabbing and ethnic cleansing by referring to the phrase “never again holocaust” , It has to be repeated, the Holocaust does not justify all means and crimes. (2)

The Holocaust is actually one of the worst crimes in history, but just one in the long history of humanity, and yes, we have to do everything for it, and that is our mission from our story that “never again” is a genocide! And above all, do not look the other way, if injustice happens, not even when it comes to Israel, which has done wrong for decades!

Even before the founding of the state in 1948, long before the Holocaust, around 1881, the leaders of the Zionist movement in Europe began the colonization of Palestine to make it the “exclusive home” for Jews, ignoring the rights of the indigenous Arab population and paving the way for the Nakba – Ruins of the destroyed Palestinian villages and expulsion of their inhabitants. The “uprooting and emptying”, the “transfer” of refugees and residents, was from the beginning of state doctrine and is still practiced today. Again and again “resettled”, expelled and massacred, everything is justified with the security of the “Jewish state” and its Jewish residents. This violent legacy that still shapes the state of Israel today.

How long will the Zionist state terrorist aggression accept?

It has not changed much, rather it has the feeling that everything has become much worse by the cowardly silence of the so-called “world community”, which now also endangers world peace. Certainly it is not Iran that threatens Israel with a holocaust, as the Israeli regime’s Zionist hasbara propaganda tells us, but in fact it is the “Jewish Chosen Exclusivity” on Palestine and the daily threat to its neighbors. (3)

The Jewish state takes the right to attack sovereign states. Targeted and merciless, the Jewish “defense army” is out to murder and, as it wants, repeatedly attacks targets in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. As always without proof, but with active media and political support.

Even Hezbollah’s domestic opponent, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, was forced by the “Star Wars drone attack” last Sunday to declare in a statement the Israeli “aggression” threatening stability in the region and exacerbating tensions. But even these aggression do not raise the alarm bells in the community of states, and I wonder how long will you still accept the regular Zionist state terrorist aggression without contradiction? Will you wait until the first “Star of David” atomic bomb, perhaps shot down by a German submarine, is used “preventively” because of a perceived threat?

Instead of the sick relationship with Israel, friendship with Iran and with Russia!

Servile make the German government – the politicians as well as the media – always the official propaganda of the Israeli Hasbara own. On the other hand, it is emphasized again and again that one does not want a new war, but in fact the continuous attacks are already being worked on.

Why do not we resist when the US and Israel try to change world politics with maximum pressure and deals in their favor? Why do not we hear from the German “Auschwitz Minister” on this explosive topic? When will Germany finally start to make a policy in OUR interests, with Iran and with Russia? A good neighborhood and friendship with these countries should be important to us. It is not the apartheid state of Israel that should be our ally, but Israel that abandons the occupation of Palestinian land and respects international law and human rights!

The German ill relationship to Israel and the morbid behavior of some Christian Zionists is exemplified by the Hessian anti-Semitism commissioner, mayor and city treasurer Becker, who hallucinates of a “noise of anti-Semitism” in “broad sections of society”. You can only shake your head over how brainwashing goes on with the help of dubious Israel lobbyists to make any form of Israel criticism impossible. It fits in that media, schools, universities and other public education institutions should be trimmed on “Israel course”. Becker also shares his opinion (!) That the BDS movement is anti-Semitic, which it definitely and demonstrably does not, and he also repeatedly discredits this non-violent, also supported by Jews protest campaign publicly as “hatred of the Jews”. (4)

Should the last “hardcore Zionists” wait for the biblical end time!

The Germans should finally take an example of Jewish US citizens who are increasingly turning away from politicians and parties that support and finance the “Jewish state” and its murderous occupation and expulsion policies. In the end, only the “hardcore Zionists” and their evangelical helpers, the allies of AIPAC and similar Jewish lobby groups and friends of the occupation will remain in the US. They can then wait together for the biblical end time. It is obvious that all these enemies of peace are not interested in a peaceful solution and they prefer to head for a disaster a la Armaggedon.

Let us not allow the slogan “God, God, God, you have chosen us to conquer” lead to the final solution.

footnotes

(1) https://gulfnews.com/world/mena/israels-legacy-of-terror-and-ethnic-cleansing-1.2154720

(2) https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190827-lebanon-and-israel-at-war/

(3) https://www.dw.com/en/israel-will-hilfe-im-konflikt-mit-iran/a-50176332

(4) https://www.freitag.de/autoren/der-freitag/existeniert-noch-eine-wirtschaft

(5) https://www.hessenschau.de/gesellschaft/antisemitismus-judenfeindliches-grundrauschen,kurz-judenfeindlich-becker-antisemitismus-100.html

 

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JERUSALEM ~~ WORLD’S CAPITAL OF OCCUPATION AND OPPRESSION

What is happening under our very eyes should shame us all, it is the unresolved question that should never be separated from the Holocaust and that the “Jewish state” again and again as a license for their crimes against human rights and international law, robbery, raids and use Zionist propaganda.

Image by Carlos Latuff

Capital of the Occupation and Oppression 

Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

Imagine that Jews all over the world are celebrating their highest holidays, such as Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) or Rosh Hashanah (New Year), and they would be prevented from praying. Surely there would be a media excitement around the globe! In contrast, millions of Muslims around the globe are celebrating the Eid-al-Adha sacrifice and helplessly witnessing their Palestinian peers seeking to pray on the Haram al-Sharif and the Al-Aqsa Mosque , Zionist occupation forces and Jewish settlers, members of the extremist “Temple Mountain groups, have attempted to storm the holy mosque. After the Jewish extremists and occupation troops had injured the Muslim believers with rubber bullets, thugs and tear gas, at least 61 injured were to be lamented. Among them also Awqaf officials of the Jordanian authority, which administers the Haram al-Sharif. Jordan protested, as so often before.

Israel is allowed everything

The far-right Israeli Minister of Public Security, Gilad Erdan, known for his racist failures, revealed his stupidity and instinctlessness and allowed some 1,700 extremist Jews to enter Haram al-Sharif. The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs immediately condemned this brazen provocation, which causes only anger and frustration, especially on the first day of the Sacrifice. They also called on the international community to intervene for Israel to stop this behavior. What do these threats mean to the Netanyahu regime? Also, the call of the Palestinian “Vichy Abbas” PA to Arab and Islamic states to “take action” against the international community and Israel to stop the aggression against worshipers, only a helpless attempt remained without effect. The demand for a special session of the UN Security Council was also ineffective. This shows once again clearly: Israel is allowed to do everything and does everything that contributes to the consolidation of the occupation and Judaisierung.

The al-Aqsa mosque is the third most important mosque in Islam and is for Palestinians the symbol and memory of occupation and oppression of their homeland. Year after year, extremist Jewish politicians try to conquer the “Temple Mount” and hoist the symbol of the Israeli occupation there, the Star of David flag. They want to complete the final solution of the Judaization with the temple mountain appropriation. It could threaten to fulfill this desire after US President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the “eternal Jewish capital,” as Netanyahu demanded.

The community of states reveals its alleged “values” when it comes to Israeli crimes, and looks on cowardly and makes the Israeli injustice against the Palestinian people happen year after year. Racism is certainly at stake, because it is “only” about Muslims and Palestinians, who are also denied any right to non-violent resistance if they dare to defend themselves against illegal occupation and Israeli land grabbing. Nevertheless, tens of thousands of Muslims came to pray, millions should be !!!!!!

Less and less willing to support Israel’s fascist repression policy

Time and again attempts are being made to postpone the status quo, especially when Israeli politicians like Netanyahu shake it up and try more and more provocations because they are so terribly sure they will win again and again.

There is a small glimmer of hope because more and more democratic US Jews, especially more and more young Jewish US citizens, are turning their backs on the “Jewish state” and are no longer willing to support its fascist oppressive policies against the Palestinian people.

When will we finally experience such changes in Germany? As long as Jews continue to support this “Jewish state” and its criminal occupation policy without criticism, they should not be surprised if they are held responsible for these crimes. While the corporate media in Germany criticize criticism of Israel as anti-Semitism, the real existing Islam hatred is downplayed – as well as the problem with the right-wing extremists, which we have for decades and never really dealt with, to grab it at the root. This began after the end of the war, when old Nazis returned to high posts and emigrants were denied integration. You have always been busy with a left-wing hunt, while you are blind in the right eye. The constant media brainwashing has internalized the majority of Germans so that it will be difficult to change. Therefore, the AfD and other right-wing populist parties have an easier time gaining a foothold, as they are especially mentally attached to the “Jewish state” when it comes to fighting Islam and Muslims. As long as German people’s representatives meanwhile denigrate Jewish Israel critics and court “Israel friends” and replace anti-Semitism with philosemitism, it will look bleak in Germany.

Berlin wall divided a city, the Zionist apartheid wall all Palestine

On August 13, the building of the Berlin Wall was commemorated 58 years ago in Berlin. While the 155-kilometer structure “only” shared a city and this division ended on November 9, 1989, with the fall of the wall, the Zionist apartheid wall divides the whole of Palestine and runs across illegally occupied Palestinian land. This 15-year-old disastrous Apartheid Wall is 760 kilometers long, over 9 meters high, and Israel violates international law with its construction, according to a report commissioned by the UN General Assembly. But that does not seem to get either the “Auschwitz Minister” or the international community to rethink, and that should shame us ALL! As a native of Berlin, I know exactly what I am writing about. While the wall dead (140/327?) Is thought, one forgets.

We have just seen how German politicians, headed by the “Auschwitz Minister” Maas, asked forgiveness in Poland for the German Nazi crimes and felt ashamed and then praised the German resistance and the attempted and failed Hitler assassination. More than lying! After all, most of the assassins had previously been enthusiastic supporters of the Nazis and even as “resisters” no Democrats. If the “Auschwitz Minister” were serious about a “never again”, it would be long overdue that he would be ashamed of the untenable conditions in Palestine and would have to persuade him to think and think. Similarly, when Maas left for New York on 12 August to speak to the United Nations Security Council at the invitation of Poland as part of its security presidency, in a 70th anniversary debate, the four Geneva Conventions. Before departure, he had announced full-bodied that Germany wants to urge for the strengthening of international humanitarian law. “Seventy years after the adoption of the Geneva Conventions, protected persons are victims of atrocities and arbitrariness every day. The international community must take action so that the breach of taboos does not become permanent “. Have not we had this “steady state” for 71 years in Palestine, and was not it precisely Maas who repeatedly points out that he went into politics because of Auschwitz? Does not he have to see Auschwitz as a man for human rights crimes, inextricably linked to Palestine and the founding of the “Jewish state”? But he is so (a) hypocritical and self-righteous, yet another reason to be ashamed of German foreign policy.

Holocaust: Israel’s charter for crimes against human rights

What is happening under our very eyes should shame us all, it is the unresolved question that should never be separated from the Holocaust and that the “Jewish state” again and again as a license for their crimes against human rights and international law, robbery, raids and use Zionist propaganda.

This ongoing resistance to the Zionist theft of their homeland and the attempt to destroy the collective cultural memory is to be seen in the context of the Zionist project of Judaizing Palestine and demonizing the Palestinians while the Jews and Zionism are being heroized. The “Jewish state” is hanging on the drip of the United States and is considered the Western model for stabilizing US rule in the Middle East. A prime example of colonial oppression on stolen land.

Therefore, the Palestinian cause, like the BDS movement, is a national and international liberation movement, free from ideological precepts. Thus, the historical and sacred significance of Haram-al-Sharif must not be ignored for all Muslims around the world. But much more focus on the importance of the liberation of Palestine is a question of national pride and territorial integrity, which is systematically, consistently and with international support from the Zionist colonial project from the founding of the state to the present day injured.

Only when Muslims, Palestinians can pray and live freely again in a free Palestine, we will be able to celebrate happily. But with a heavy heart, we are united in solidarity with the Palestinians, who are increasingly oppressed by the Zionist state terror regime.

All parties in the Bundestag henchman of the Zionist occupation regime

That there are also courageous Germans, showed the former German ambassador in Iraq and Iran, Bernd Ebel, who had given a very open and interesting interview to an Internet portal. Thereafter, he was released to the media launch and after a Bild-Schmutzkampagne renounced this exception diplomat on the Instex post. Note: never say anything critical against Israel, or you will be burned for the public. As Spiegel already told us, here it was again confirmed that the media “cancer ulcer” of the German media landscape has taken over the interpretation sovereignty over our dealings with Israel, and let the spinalless German politicians in particular be guided by it. How else can it be that this outstanding diplomat and, above all, well-known connoisseur of the region was abandoned by his “boss” AA Maas? (1)

The case of Ebel is now symptomatic of Germany, where all parties, especially the AfD, excel as henchmen of the Zionist occupation regime, in the commitment to the “Jewish state” and in the demonization of Muslims and immigrants. That so many central media take part in this scare should give us food for thought.

Jerusalem, the capital of oppression, should remind us to fight for the freedom of Palestine and the fall of the apartheid wall. I wish to pray to all Muslim friends and Palestinians next year in a free Jerusalem.

A blessed Eid Mubarak to the sacrificial festival!

footnotes

(1) https://www.bild.de/politik/ausland/politik-inland/instex-deutscher-ex-diplomat-stolpert-ueber-skandal-auftritte-bei-youtube-63841386.bild.html

(2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K9-NbqQ8p0

 

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TWO MUST WATCH VIDEOS FROM CNN

Thank you, Christiane Amanpour, for upholding the discipline of professional journalism which is a rare commodity today.

PART 1: Palestinian businessman: I call it ‘US-Israeli occupation’
https://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2019/07/30/sam-bahour-palestinians-israel-kushner-amanpour.cnn

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PART 2: US Amb: Not ready to talk about Palestinian state
https://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2019/07/30/david-friedman-palestinians-israel-kushner-amanpour.cnn

UNCOVERING THE ATTEMPTS TO STEAL ALL OF PALESTINIAN LAND

Thanks to the Israeli daily Haaretz, this attempt, which has been going on for years, to make the Nakba (catastrophe) disappear into secret archives, has been uncovered.

Soon it will all be gone 😦

Zionist, you stole Palestine, give it back. 

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

No, the story can not be covered up, every attempt is doomed to failure in the long run. Even though the “Jewish State” maintains the most efficient “cover-up center”, the secretive security section of the Zionist “War Department” for “blue-and-white washing”. (1) The documents about the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, the evidence of expulsion, deportations of about 800,000 Palestinians, massacres, rape, raids and destruction by the “Jewish Defense Army” at the founding of the state on its murderous way to the Judaisierung, one wants again to the secret thing do. Thanks to the Israeli daily Haaretz, this attempt, which has been going on for years, to make the Nakba (catastrophe) disappear into secret archives, has been uncovered. (2)

“Jewish state” finally revealed as an apartheid state

According to Haaretz, a group of civil society organizations, historians and archivists called on Prime Minister Netanyahu to order the current Malmab cover-up leader Nir Ben Menashe to end the agency’s policy and thus the cover-up and immediately re-open the documents or return the ones that had already been removed and to preserve the last appearance of democracy. This authority causes serious damage to any historical research. However, it is unlikely that this state will reflect, but rather it will try as usual to discredit unpleasant researchers and scientists. It is the direct attempt to eradicate Palestine forever. It’s just the one more attempt to guarantee the sole claim of the “chosen Jewish people” forever. This claim is as false and unlawful as the national state law, which finally exposes the “Jewish state” as an apartheid state.

Do not distort history unilaterally Zionistically

As little as the sole claim to Jerusalem as the eternal and undivided capital of the “Jewish state” will endure, it will be impossible in the long run to falsify history unilaterally Zionistically. The plundering of the PLO archives in 1982, the transfer of parts of the documents to Israel as well as the raid and plundering of the Orient House in East Jerusalem were already attempts to free themselves from their own war crimes and their own guilt – always with the reference to the security interests of the “Jewish state”

Even Jewish citizens are denigrated as anti-Semitic

The fact that Malmab’s former director, Yehiel Horev, who led the agency until 2007, justifies the cover-up with reference to state security, which can also affect foreign policy, is exactly the same as that country’s “only” democracy in the country The Middle East, however, more and more proves how far away it is from this claim. A country that has been built on destruction and permanent violation of international law and denounces any criticism of its policies as anti-Semitic, even defamed even Jewish citizens as anti-Semites, has forfeited any claim to recognition and support.

Primer in the Nakba

Also, the expulsion of the Bedouins, which continues to this day, is a dark chapter of the founding of the state. Of course, it is completely impossible to unwrap all the documents, books and studies on the subject. So what remains is the Hasbara (propaganda), which is state-sponsored and scientifically supported, to draw these writings as implausible and untrue into Zionist mud. It seems that only after the publication of many historical books on the Nakba, did they notice which explosives were in them and how the public reacted to them.

Zionist methods of the state terror regime

It is the usual Zionist methods with which this state terror regime wants to make its documented crimes and massacres disappear into Zionist Nirwarna. As forcefully as Ilan Pappe described these events and thus historically documented for eternity, hardly any other historian did and does, no wonder that he is so hostile to the Israel lobby. After all, so many details about the secretive facts of founding a state are hard to bear.

The myth of clean Zionism has long since become a farce. Even today, people are afraid that even more details will be published than known, which could lead to unrest and turmoil. It would be so easy to finally clean and face the blame.

Holocaust impossible without connection to Nakba

Instead, one refers again and again to the guilt of the Holocaust and its uniqueness. But how can you see the Holocaust without a connection to the Nakba? Is not the founding of the state and the mass expulsion of the Palestinians as a sad consequence of the Holocaust to see? After all, it is this uniqueness of this Zionist state foundation at the expense of the Palestinian people, with the attempt to make Palestine disappear in order to make the Jewish state shine. How Israel has succeeded in wiping out the Palestinian villages, all cultural traces, the language, the identity, is beyond perfidy. Yes, the “Jewish state” is the master of Judaization at the expense of another people. People were blown up without pity for homeless families.

Like many other massacres, Deir Yassin is still unpunished today, as is the Nakba in general. The attempt to undo it by covering up has already failed forever. It is thanks to Israeli organizations such as Zochrot that the tracks of hundreds of Palestinian villages and people have not been forgotten. When the National Socialists tried to make Germany “Jew-pure” in order to make the “Aryan race” the only German representation of the “bio-German”, this was an attempt to destroy a religious community. Just as one remembers this annihilation to this day, it is time finally to commemorate the systematic evictions of the Nakba. Today, German politicians keep making a pilgrimage to the memorial site for the millions of murdered Jews after Yad Vashem.

Only the path of memory leads to a new beginning

What recklessness is gone over is unprecedented and should just shame Jewish citizens and their philosemitic helpers and finally move to thinking and rethinking. How can one remember a guilt without remembering the other? After all, only the path of memory leads to a new beginning.

When will we see the international community finally becoming aware of what it is doing with the support of this Jewish apartheid state? This state, which also has nuclear weapons and the worst new weapons systems, and is becoming increasingly threatening for its neighbors Lebanon, Syria and Iran, thanks to US and European aid, must finally be sanctioned. For let us not forget, it is not Iran that threatens Israel, but it is the Netanyahu regime and its US aides threatening peaceful Iran.

Covering up the story is impossible

Although historical past and war crimes can be covered up for a while, they can not be made to disappear. A “revision” of its history is impossible, and the State of Israel has no legal basis for doing so. But is this state still ready to submit to the law? Probably not, because law and democracy are incompatible with Zionism and the Jewish state, which is only concerned with obscuring historical truth and lying to a suitable and glorifying Jews together. But lies and defamation have short legs, and Zionists who stole Palestine have to give it back.

footnotes

(1) https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-how-israel-systematically-hides-evidence-of-1948-expulsion-of-arabs-1.7435103

(2) https://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/wie-israel-berichte-about-massaker-an-palaestinensern-nachtraeglich-sperr-16301027.html

 

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THE LONG AND UGLY HISTORY OF ZIONISM

Thus, the long and dirty history of Zionism should not be forgotten, but should finally be worked up without scruples and fear of defamation, because only then can the targeted Hasbara fight.

They openly admit that their work is dirty

The Infinitely Long and Dirty History of Zionism

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

The history of Zionism begins with contacts to the most violent ideologies, the most racist regimes and dictatorships and continues to this day as a thread through history. Rarely is it pointed out that Zionism is the official colonial settler colonial ideology of the “Jewish state”, which by definition is a thoroughly anti-Semitic ideology. Just the terms Israel as the “Jewish state” of the “Jewish people” or the audacity to speak out of this definition for all Jews worldwide. Not to mention the Zionist claim to call the illegal settlement policy and colonization of the state “Jewish value”. These “values” have always been based on the cooperation and support of fascist, right-wing and anti-Semitic, racist regimes and persons. Thus, the similarity between the two ideologies is obvious, as anti-Semites and Zionists agree that Jews are actually foreign in Europe, are not part of it and therefore are urged to go as settlers to the “Jewish state” in order to boost colonization and thus to inspire the final solution of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.

Theodor Herzl: Anti-Semites become our most reliable friends

Already in the diaries of Theodor Herzl, the Zionist thinker who predicted in his colonial project more or less almost everything that we experience today refined, one can read the exposing sentences that “the governments of countries tormented by anti-Semitism will be very interested, helping us to gain the sovereignty we want. “He further notes in his diaries that” the anti-Semites are becoming our most trusted friends and the anti-Semitic countries our allies. ” I heard similar statements from Nahum Goldmann, a former president of the “Jewish World Congress. Israel and its lobby are still acting on these successful methods today. So today Israel offers an anti-Semitism “washing service” for historically fascist and nationalist political groups across Europe. All that groups have to do is express their “love of Israel” in order to get the kosher temple of the Netanyahu regime. This long-term and unfortunately quite successful strategy pursues the Zionist regime more perfidiously, even today. So these statements have come true. Let’s see Netanyahu and his unscrupulous politics, who are particularly good with far-right populists such as Hungarian President Orban or the infamous Brazilian President Bolsonario, as well as the Gulf rulers and dictators worldwide, all of whom support the “Jewish State”. Fit their ideologies, especially in the common fight against Muslims.

Ruthlessly, Netanyahu tries to straighten out the Israeli legal system in order to avoid corruption charges in this way. However, his cabinet is tailored to exactly that and amazes again and again by statements that would be in other countries, as well as in Germany, the offense of incitement meet. As an example among many is how the former Mossad chief and minister, the Eichmann hunter Raif Eitan, who died in March, praised the achievements of the AfD and its fight against Muslim immigration in Europe in 2018. The video of his performance corresponds exactly to the politics in the Jewish state “. (1) (2)

And corresponds to the ethnocracy project of the “Jewish state”, which is tailored to the needs and interests of the Jewish population, but completely at the expense of minorities in Israel. These non-Jewish minorities make up about a quarter of the population, the majority of them Palestinians who are discriminated against, harassed and criminalized.

Israel’s national state law reveals its racist nature

This ethnic project was completed in 2018 with the National State Act, when Israel self-proclaimed itself the “historical homeland of the Jewish people” and declared with complete undemocratic and unilateral “the right of national self-determination for the Jewish people in the State of Israel”. This law culminated in the process of ethnic cleansing of Palestine and fits into the context of the bloody Zionist history of the displacement of some 750,000 Palestinians in 1948 during the Nakba and continuing since 1967 with the systematic forced displacement, land grabbing and illegal settlement. From this perspective, this arbitrary apartheid law seems even more unlawful, as it wants to bring colonization and occupation into a constitutional order, but actually exposes the racist character.

In fact, one can not often point out that apartheid lives, flourishes and thrives in this Jewish ethnocracy and occupied Palestine. Why is this fact being denied philosemitically in Germany, in spite of overwhelming facts, and the “Jewish state” transfigured in an almost unappetizing manner?

The dehumanization of the Palestinians is subject to so many absurdities and is based on Zionist lies, such as Palestinians sacrificing their children for the fight against Jews while Jewish parents protect their children. Similarly, if they interpreted the right of return for Palestinians under international law as “destruction” of the “Jewish state”. In order to dehumanize and deny this legitimate concern. Likewise the tiresome demonization of Hamas, in order to push the blame for the appalling living conditions in Gaza, according to the motto of their own guilt in misfortune. While the Palestinians are portrayed as monsters who teach their children to kill Jews, ie the Israeli occupiers, Israeli brutalities are never seen as atrocities but as a necessary defense, even if snipers shoot cold-blooded defenseless Palestinians, even from behind. That is why every story of an oppressed Palestinian is so important and should find media coverage, because only then can one create empathy, which is unfortunately missing in German media.

South Africa’s apartheid experiences its “rebirth” in the “Jewish state”

Anyone who remembers the racist apartheid policy of South Africa is experiencing the “rebirth” even more perfidiously in the “Jewish state”. There are massive reprisals, checkpoints, passport laws, the demolition of homes and many homeless families, and not just the forced relocations of Palestinians for exclusively Jewish settlers are reminiscent of apartheid in South Africa. Especially Germany should remember the not so long past, with the resettlement of the eastern territories and occupation of other states and expulsion of people from their homeland. “Never again” in this context is a hypocritical lie.

The brutality of the Zionist occupying security forces is hard to beat; Their tortures, night attacks and atrocities, which do not stop at women and children, are legendary. This ruthlessness is compounded by the intelligence services. Thus, the “most moral defense army” has become more and more involved in violence without being punished. It is frightening how this army and state has managed to celebrate itself as the “only democracy” in the Middle East. So how can this Jewish apartheid state, without defined borders, insist on recognizing its “right to exist” and thereby legalizing international crimes and illegal occupation. As long as Palestine is not a free state, there can be neither a raison d’etat nor a legal right to exist.

Israeli politicians keep the threatened “chosen” people in a fighting mood

The racist rhetoric that we are experiencing here against Muslims has existed in the “Jewish state” for a long time. This Jewish racism, which is now showing itself in the public political debate, just as in the last election campaign, shows the final brutalization of the population, which always feels right and in the lying lie victim. Thus, the politicians have an easy game to keep their “chosen” people in Kampflaune.

Why are sanctions so generously imposed except when it concerns the “Jewish state”? Why do Germany and Europe close their eyes to the occupation crimes? Why are you selling and giving weapons to Israel, which is fueling war readiness? Why promote a cultural, scientific and youth exchange with a state that exists as the sole occupying state of the world and holds its own concentration camp, namely Gaza, as well as many ghettos in the occupied territories?

Surprisingly open Spiegel article about the Israel lobby

Because the Israel lobby, with the help of millions of state funds and countless donors, has managed to build up a network that reaches into the German Bundestag. I was surprised to read such an open article in the last “Spiegel” no. 29 entitled “Targeted Campaign. A German-Jewish and pro-Israeli association have drawn a network in the Bundestag – with questionable methods. ” These lobbyists are concerned with influencing German Middle East policy. We should quickly thank the three knowledgeable and courageous journalists for writing a clean, factual article without fear of consequences and the vile anti-Semitism charge. No wonder there is already the “cancerous ulcer” of the German media landscape, the “jumping image”, as well the other medial “fighting organ” of the Springer press in Berlin, the “BZ”, blows to the inflammatory drive hunt, which however the “mirror” can look forward calmly and book it rather as success. Because it shows that this fact report has really hit the mark, that the usual suspects are already in the Zionist starting blocks.

Those who have not yet known how the lobby controls Germany’s Middle East policy will finally find the facts – thanks to the “Spiegel”. Since Central President Schuster looks quite poor with his phrases of anti-Semitic stereotypes. Likewise all the politicians and publicists who feel called to pour their trash over the Spiegel article. Even Ali Erdan Toprak, chairman of the Kurdish community of Germany, is outraged by the “hair-torn report”. Where he gets his “expertise” on the Israel lobby, however, is a mystery to me! (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)

So these are the reasons for the emergence of the outrageous anti-BDS decision. This bipartisan resolution, which came about in part on the initiative of the FDP and Minister of Health Spahn (a confessed friend of US ambassador and Israeli supporter Grenell), arguing that nothing but questionable and unproved theories that the BDS movement was anti-Semitic and that frighteningly elucidates how powerful in the meantime unimportant and more than controversial associations such as the so-called “value initiative”, founded three years ago by Elio Adler. The main thing is that they are Jewish and represent the “Jewish state”. It stuns one’s breath about what is now possible in Germany and how the balance of power is distributed. Describing the growing influence of the long arm of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and his lobbyists (Sayanim), this is described with alarming precision. Their influence on German Middle East policy is becoming increasingly apparent since the “Auschwitz Minister” Maas and Minister of Health Spahn came to the co-cabinet of the “Christian Zionist” Chancellor. For the first time, Germany (much to the delight of the Israel Lobby) voted against the annual World Health Organization (WHO) resolution on the (desolate) health situation in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem, and in the Syrian Golan occupied by Israel. What does that say about the humanitarian understanding of international law of a minister who went into politics “because of Auschwitz”? Their influence on German Middle East policy is becoming increasingly apparent since the “Auschwitz Minister” Maas and Minister of Health Spahn came to the co-cabinet of the “Christian Zionist” Chancellor. For the first time, Germany (much to the delight of the Israel Lobby) voted against the annual World Health Organization (WHO) resolution on the (desolate) health situation in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem, and in the Syrian Golan occupied by Israel. What does that say about the humanitarian understanding of international law of a minister who went into politics “because of Auschwitz”? Their influence on German Middle East policy is becoming increasingly apparent since the “Auschwitz Minister” Maas and Minister of Health Spahn came to the co-cabinet of the “Christian Zionist” Chancellor. For the first time, Germany (much to the delight of the Israel Lobby) voted against the annual World Health Organization (WHO) resolution on the (desolate) health situation in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem, and in the Syrian Golan occupied by Israel. What does that say about the humanitarian understanding of international law of a minister who went into politics “because of Auschwitz”? For the first time, Germany (much to the delight of the Israel Lobby) voted against the annual World Health Organization (WHO) resolution on the (desolate) health situation in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem, and in the Syrian Golan occupied by Israel. What does that say about the humanitarian understanding of international law of a minister who went into politics “because of Auschwitz”? For the first time, Germany (much to the delight of the Israel Lobby) voted against the annual World Health Organization (WHO) resolution on the (desolate) health situation in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem, and in the Syrian Golan occupied by Israel. What does that say about the humanitarian understanding of international law of a minister who went into politics “because of Auschwitz”?

In the spirit of Zionist propaganda

In the same context, the targeted and well-orchestrated campaign by the Central Council of Jews and its President Schuster, as well as “Israel Friends” from politics and the Lobby World Jewish Congress and its President Lauder (WJC), Springer Press, Lea Rosh, against the See the Jewish Museum in Berlin and its highly respected director and scholar Peter Schäfer, who ended with Schäfer’s “voluntary” resignation, and thus came before his expulsion. They wanted to bring down shepherds at any cost. It deliberately targets defamation against liberal institutions and delegitimization of these forces, which advocate a progressive civil society in Israel and a dialogue with Palestinian society. Now, the Jewish Museum is again to become a property of the Central Council – in the spirit of Zionist propaganda and in line with the policy of the “Jewish state”. Let’s not forget, this official museum, financed by the German state, taxpayers, is not owned by the State of Israel or the Central Council. This should also politicians like the left cultural senator Lederer, in whose account the attempted prevention of the award of the NRhZ-Karl Prize 2017 in Berlin is, as well as Minister of State Grütters not forget when they decide in the panel on the final successor of the museum director. This museum must endure and fully disseminate an objective representation of Judaism, combined with political debate and controversy. The future, however, looks grim.

As long as the Americans and Europeans do not muster the courage to loudly and loudly criticize the Israeli illegal occupation policy in violation of international law and do not allow this necessary criticism of the lobby to be denigrated as anti-Semitism and fall into the trap of anti-Semitism, this term is devalued and only untrustworthy. Similarly, the flood of anti-Semitism commissioners is obviously only called to deepen the media and propaganda work of the Israel lobby, because otherwise they have little “Kippa work” for lack of substance. Much more, however, and that should make us deeply worried that the fear and prejudice against Islam fueled by elites and certain media, and fueled by right-wing extremists, who are finding fertile ground in the masses, are completely insubstantial, because who of these Islamophobes already knows a Muslim or has ever seriously dealt with the Koran? But the same “decent” citizens, who once had the same reservations and rejections of Jews, today praise the “Christian-Jewish community of values.” “The lap is still fertile, from which this crept!” (Bertolt Brecht). So I can not repeat it often enough, in times of the AfD, the right-wing populists, the NSU murders and unrestrained philosemitism, we need racism officials instead of anti-Semitism commissioner! “The lap is still fertile, from which this crept!” (Bertolt Brecht). So I can not repeat it often enough, in times of the AfD, the right-wing populists, the NSU murders and unrestrained philosemitism, we need racism officials instead of anti-Semitism commissioner! “The lap is still fertile, from which this crept!” (Bertolt Brecht). So I can not repeat it often enough, in times of the AfD, the right-wing populists, the NSU murders and unrestrained philosemitism, we need racism officials instead of anti-Semitism commissioner!

Thus, the long and dirty history of Zionism should not be forgotten, but should finally be worked up without scruples and fear of defamation, because only then can the targeted Hasbara fight.

Take the “Never again” seriously

The criticism of the discriminatory and repressive policies of Israel, however, is imperative. Even if we are labeled as anti-Semitic, nothing should stop us from opening our mouths and saying what is. Only in this way can we stand up to apartheid in occupied Palestine. Where do the Hardcore Salon Zionists and Israeli “special” kind minds actually take the moral right to challenge ourselves and exclude international law and human rights when it comes to Israel, especially since they are understandably unwilling to engage “us” in discussions, because they have nothing to oppose the facts. Who actually gives the new anti-Semites the right to discriminate against Jews in Germany as anti-Semites, to block accounts, denying public spaces and banning freedom of expression for Jewish Israel critics? I expect a resolution of the Bundestag against the new persecution of Jews in Germany, which takes the “Never Again” seriously and – only 74 years after the liberation of Auschwitz – does not want to repay old guilt with a new one.

 

footnotes:

 

(1) https://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/article193887621/Israel-Wie-Netanjahu-die-Demokratie-aushebelt.html

(2) https://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/raif-eitan-adolf-eichmann-mossad-operation-finale-1.4381368-2

(3) https://magazin.spiegel.de/SP/2019/29/164875318/

(4) https://www.spiegel.de/plus/lobbyismus-im-bundestag-wie-zwei-vereine-die-deutsche-nahostpolitik-influence-wollen-a-00000000-0002-0001-0000-000164871539

(5) https://www.spiegel.de/plus/anmerkungen-zu-unserer-recherche-fuer-den-artikel-gezielte-kampagne-a-0960bc5e-2bc4-485d-8dde-5ff0cdded5db

(6) https://www.welt.de/debatte/kommentare/article196829743/Der-Spiegel-und-Das-gefaehrliche-Game-with-the-Israel-Freunden.html

(7) https://www.bz-berlin.de/deutschland/steuert-wirklich-eine-lobby-die-deutsche-nahostpolitik

(8) https://www.bild.de/politik/inland/politik-inland/antisemitismus-heftige-kritik-an-spiegel-artikel-63272992.bild.html

(9) https://afdkompakt.de/2018/02/02/israelische-geheimdienstlegende-rafi-eitan-unterstuetzt-afd/

(10) https://www.israelnetz.com/politik-wirtschaft/politik/2019/05/23/deutschland-lehnt-palaestina-resolution-der-who-ab/

(11) https://www.sueddeutsche.de/kultur/juedisches-museum-schaefer-museumsdirektoren-1.4497220

(12) https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/kontroverse-um-juedisches-museum-berlin-museum-hat-sich.694.de.html?dram:article_id=452666

 

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TURNING A BLIND EYE TO PALESTINE WON’T CEASE IT TO EXIST

Israel’s 10-meter high separation barrier and the country’s decades of indoctrination have blocked its view and allowed Israelis to simply stop seeing real live Palestinians — decidedly alive, even if not well, and determined to live normal lives.

Blind to Palestine

A Palestine That Israelis (And Trump) Can’t See

America is driving the car that is taking Israel over the cliff.

Sam Bahour

The status quo in Palestine and Israel is unsustainable. Anyone involved in the reality on the ground in this part of the world knows this for a fact. As such, one can view the current Palestinian consensus against Trump’s “Deal of the Century” and the planned “economic workshop” in Bahrain later this month as a last-ditch effort by the secular Palestinian leadership to save whatever may be remaining of the two-state paradigm as the basis to ending Israel’s 51 years of military occupation.

A significant driver of the current political paralysis is the stereotype, designed and propagated by Israelis, that Palestinians living on the other side of the separation barrier are violent and not deserving of freedom or independence. As such, most Israeli Jews do not see Palestinians as equal human beings, and thus any violent action against them becomes justified, no matter how cruel, illegal or in contradiction of Jewish values.

Nearly all Palestinians on the receiving end of this stereotype miraculously wake up every morning and — beyond doing their utmost to sustain a livelihood under miserable conditions — somehow remain focused on working toward realizing a future free of military occupation.

This stereotype, spread by Israeli authorities to foreign audiences and, sadly, inculcated through Israel’s state education system, is that any substantial relief or complete removal of the Israeli military occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza, would result in a security risk. A similar fear-mongering strategy is used to dismiss the inalienable right of Palestinian refugees to return to Israel. In the meantime, Israel makes matters worse on the ground by, for example, continuing to build illegal, Jewish-only settlements.

Foreign countries, donors and international organizations have come around, albeit belatedly, to noting in their reports that the status quo is unsustainable. The data is there, in dizzying detail, for all to read.

Additionally, newspapers of record in Israel, France and America have started to editorialize with some hard questions, such as “Can Israel really be a Jewish (only) state?” and “Is a two-state solution still possible?” Even The New York Times questioned the future of Israel’s democratic character when it noted in an editorial: “One of Israel’s greatest strengths is its origins as a democratic state committed to liberal values and human rights. Those basic truths are in danger of being lost.” Human rights aside, there is no doubt that Israel is at a foundational crossroads.

The dominant narrative, especially in the United States — that any change in the status quo would put Israel in existential danger — is one that Israel has sustained for decades, spending hefty amounts on professional public relation firms and masters of spin to disseminate this message. Listening to world leaders and consuming today’s corporate media, the average person would have a hard time reaching a different conclusion.

Enter reality.

Israel’s 10-meter high separation barrier and the country’s decades of indoctrination have blocked its view and allowed Israelis to simply stop seeing real live Palestinians — decidedly alive, even if not well, and determined to live normal lives.

They can’t see an army of telecommunication engineers and call center operators struggling to create a commercially viable network with a full suite of services even though the needed access to the airwaves above Palestinians’ heads is restricted by Israel and imported equipment is routinely delayed — at times for years — at Israeli ports.

They can’t see an army of youth pocketing the latest 4G-enabled smartphones that are useless because the electromagnetic spectrum required to operate a 4G network is controlled by the Israel military, and therefore use of 4G frequencies — like pasta and crayons in Gaza, not long ago — is prohibited by Israel.

They can’t see the dozen or so business incubators that host innovative entrepreneurs, many of them women, who routinely pitch their ideas to investors and enter their business plans in competition, only to be vulnerable to failure because of the innumerable structural impediments imposed by the Israeli occupation.

They can’t see the amazing English publication produced in Ramallah that is dedicated to showing all that is positive about Palestine and Palestinians, be they those under military occupation, those in Israel or those living outside of the country.

They can’t see the 14 banks (with 358 branches and offices) and half-dozen or so equity capital funds that, day in and day out, seek viable businesses to invest in, only to end up with more funds than this militarily occupied market can absorb. They can’t see the enthusiastic young men and women at the Hereditary Research Lab at Bethlehem University exploring the genetics of hearing loss and breast cancer.

They can’t see hundreds of parents — yes, mothers and fathers — holding their children’s hands as they lead them to watch the performances of the Palestinian Circus School or Edward Said National Conservatory of Music.

They can’t see bank investment committee members toiling with the moral dilemma of financing projects in the besieged Gaza, when nothing in their formal education ever prepared them for the market risk of societal collapse that they must calculate into their decisions every day.

They were blind to the excitement and grassroots campaigning across cities and villages in the occupied Palestinian territory as West Bank residents went to the polls, again, for municipal elections. Today, they are blind to the fact that Palestine’s civil society continues to demand presidential and legislative elections, even as the occupation makes them almost impossible.

Israel is about to fall off the cliff

Most important, they also can’t see something much more serious than any of this — that the Israeli status quo, built on a cruel collective indifference, and the false glow of a rigged prosperity in which the Israeli public is basking can lead to only one outcome: collapse.

Socially, economically and definitely politically, Palestinians will not, and cannot, shelve their state building efforts, but their priority will rightly be on redoubling their efforts to thwart the Trump’s administration’s premeditated attempt to foreclose on Palestinian freedom and independence, effectively keeping the Israeli boot of occupation pressing on their necks.

Israelis may be living in utter denial of the peculiar and unsustainable reality they have created by the sheer might of force — but this is no excuse for the rest of the world, especially the United States, not to wake up and realize that ending the occupation has the potential to release a tremendous amount of positive energy in the Palestinian community — a necessary energy for a party to negotiate in good faith as it rebuilds its society from the ruins of decades of destitution.

Ending this military occupation, at long last, may not totally resolve the conflict. Yet in light of current trends putting Israel on a collision course with history, arranging for Palestinians to reach the point where they have real sovereignty over their affairs would be a huge step forward, one that could save many lives on both sides of that 10-meter high separation barrier.

 

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MERKEL’S FAIRYTALES AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY

“Lying does not call truths and truth does not lie”

Enough of the lies and back to truthfulness

Merkel’s fairytale world: Between lies and truthfulness

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

The “standing ovations” interrupted Harvard speech Angela Merkel shocked me. How could a so-called US elite university like Harvard fall for so many flat phrases of the German chancellor? Has Trump’s mental level reached such a low point that even Harvard professors and students applaud everything that comes from the supposed “salvific figure” of German politics, “the most powerful woman in the world”? How Merkel “beautified” her GDR past was already unbearable. How she got from her apartment in East Berlin, which was close to the wall that she “could not overcome” for a long time. “Every day I had to turn in front of freedom,” she can complain so only in distant Harvard, because they do not know that Merkel in the GDR has led a privileged life. Speaking of and by the way: For years, the Palestinians have been forced by Israeli disregard of international law, before the IGH report illegal Israeli Apartheid Wall “turn from freedom”. Well, what is true for Angela does not have to apply to Ali.

Fairytale hour Oberkitsch

Merkel’s relief over the fall of the Berlin Wall as a fairy-tale hour Oberkitsch: “There is a magic in every beginning”. How could these elites only be amazed by this lazy “magic”? From ignorance? After all, if you look closely at her past, this sorceress was anything but an active GDR opponent or even a victim. Was not this pastor’s daughter living in Hamburg shortly after her birth, with her parents moving to the GDR? Was not she more connected to the system than she is today? Reading the facts from Merkel’s biography “Nothing Hidden – Not Telling Everything” from the journalists Günther Lachmann and Ralph Georg Reuth in 2013, a completely different Merkel comes to the fore. Does not the image of a “FDJ official”, a woman, appear which was initially against reunification? (1) (2)

Was Merkel’s life in the GDR not “rewritten” so that it could be “reconciled” with the expectations of Christian Democratic followers? If this “Wende Chancellor” had been celebrated like a pop star, would this biography have been distributed among the US claqueurs?

But in times when Germany, despite or because of (?) Trump German politicians emphasize the transatlantic friendship and soon even the “geschaged” ex-SPD leader Gabriel will lead the transatlantic bridge, what can we still expect in substantive politics? Finally Merkel was applauded for her alleged Trump criticism, without naming his name. But what is to be held by such a soft-pedaled “criticism” if, after her return to Berlin, she had nothing more urgent to do than to assure US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of “our” unbreakable friendship. The Chancellor, as well as Foreign Minister Maas, soothed Pompeo, who, while having differences in Iranian policy, pursued the same goal of preventing Iran from owning nuclear weapons. The fact that the “Jewish state” possesses nuclear weapons and is therefore by no means to assume a “threat” through Iran is concealed. In their worldview, “Jewish Star Wars nuclear weapons” are probably allowed as “self-defense.” Never forget that unlike Israel, Iran has never started a war!

To be surpassed in false hypocrisy

This finally leads me to the very core of my criticism of this Chancellor and German foreign policy. Merkel is being hailed for alleged critical allusions to US President Trump, who has made fortifying the fortifications along the Mexican border one of his most important projects, reporting “relief” about the fall of the Wall and about “possible changes are when we approach them together. ” And that is not to be surpassed in false hypocrisy.

The sentences of Chancellor Merkel: “Lying does not call truths and truth does not lie” actually hits the gist. However, the truth about the apartheid wall in the “Jewish state” does not make this state-chancellor of the state look better. Why are German politicians and the media so obviously lying when it comes to the politics of the “Jewish state”? Why is the BDS movement being defamed as anti-Semitic, why are al-Quds (Jerusalem) demonstrations denounced as anti-Semitic, while the Jewish occupation and capture of Jerusalem are tacitly accepted? Why are calls to “child murderer Israel” suppressed, while the Zionist infanticides are not prevented? Do not Merkel’s “values” apply to Palestinians? Their “Christian Zionist” values ​​have brought us to worthlessness, which justifies Jewish goals and thus is beyond our constitution. Its raison d’être for the security of Israel has placed Germany in a dangerous dependence on the “Jewish state terror regime”, which threatens not only our freedom of expression, but our entire policy.

We should be happy about any Israel critic in these times of slander. Why is there a constant reference to anti-Semitism and hatred of Jews by Muslims, while right-wing populist politicians are welcome guests in Israel, and parties in the fight against anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism are in complete harmony with all other parties?

Merkel’s Reason for the State: Being Adapted and Misplaced “Truthfulness”

For years, under the Merkelian raison d’être, a media and political climate of “correct” adaptedness has developed which is developing dangerously away from democratic structures. If again and again the “never again”, in reference to the Nazi past is pointed out, but the Zionist state terror regime is unreservedly supported by them, then something is no longer true in Germany. What we need is a new democratic policy that NEVER says repeat the mistakes of the past.

The “truthfulness” the Chancellor speaks of is lying when she continues to speak of a two-state solution, without ever having made a finger to achieve that goal. Since she has been at the helm, the number of Jewish settlers has risen to about 600,000. Since her reign, the Judaization of Palestine has been progressing rapidly. Merkel’s good behavior is crowned by numerous Jewish and US awards and honorary doctorates.

It is now time for Merkel to crown her forthcoming departure with proposals for a comprehensive peace plan for Palestine, including elections and an immediate end to the illegal occupation of Palestine and the Syrian Golan. Or we are facing a shambles of foreign policy. Merkel has led us into foreign missions and cooperations that have nothing to do with values, but only with preservation of power, splitting and armament increases. It can be celebrated as a mediator, while in fact it has brought our relations with Russia to a low point, the long-negotiated and promised EU membership, which prevented Turkey’s accession from the beginning. Muslims do not fit into their Christian-Zionist EU-world. It has questionable states, like Ukraine, Croatia or Kosovo is courting and allowing Palestine to be destroyed by the Zionist apartheid regime. Does Germany have no really more important problem than to recognize its right to exist and thus issue a “kosher license” for land grabbing and judaizing to the “Jewish State”?While the overdue recognition of the right to exist of a Palestinian state in their “Christian Zionist” world view has no place.

Enough of the lies and back to truthfulness

footnotes

(1) https://www.n-tv.de/politik/Nichts-verheimlicht-nicht-alles-erzaehlt-article10631536.html

(2) http://bds-kampagne.de/2004/07/09/gutachten-des-internationalen-gerichtshof-igh/

In the Neue Rheinische Zeitung (NRhZ) published in issue 708 of 05.06.2019 underhttp://www.nrhz.de/flyer/beitrag.php?id=25954

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THE OCCUPATION SHOULD BE THE CRIME, NOT THE HEADGEAR

It’s not the Kippa (Yarmulke) that is the problem, but the head underneath!

Occupation Crime Under the Kippa

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

After the European elections, which clearly demonstrate that citizens are no longer prepared to vote for the “people’s parties”, but are protesting against the disrespect of the “people”, it is overdue to deal with this phenomenon. Right-wing parties across Europe have been given a terrible boost, not because they spread anti-Semitism, but because they know how to score with xenophobia and Islam hatred. In fact, the main problem is the right-wing radicalism and populist phrases-and-culture that have managed to get into parliaments and governments.

Why does the Bundestag willingly close its eyes to reality?

But we also experience in an unprecedented way how right-wing extremists, “Christian”, commoners, so-called liberals and leftists allied together to make Zionist crimes of international justice and to legalize them with the “Holocaust cloak” that is so infamous that it makes you speechless. How is it possible that almost the entire Bundestag could reach an “anti-BDS decision” criminalizing both Palestinian civil society and Jewish and non-Jewish citizens as anti-Semitic in support of the non-violent BDS campaign? What enables these “people’s representatives” to such a more than undemocratic decision? Why do you readily close your eyes to reality? What good are great celebrations for the foundation of the German constitution?

So it is for me also a consequence of the great dissatisfaction that these European elections set a sign that the citizens resist this kind of politics. From the climate catastrophe to the transatlantic friendship policy, many citizens are fed up, because they experience that all the current burning problems are neglected to please the US and the “Jewish state”. More and more armaments editions, more and more war missions and not to forget the controlled drone attacks from German soil, as well as the majority of Germans unwanted storage of nuclear weapons on German soil. Why are CDU, SPD and FDP and even left so unanimous? Why are the “green gardeners” suddenly so popular and why could a party like the AfD get so high? The Left also puts the “respect for international law” in its election program in the bin when it comes to claiming it also for the Palestinian people living under decades of occupation – and instead puffs the other parties after them to join them ALL in one Boat to sit when it comes to the “Jewish state”! Out of the “never war again”, after the Second World War and the horrible crimes of the Holocaust, the bad conscience of the generation of grandsons transfers to politics and has replaced anti-Semitism with unspeakable philosemitism. To demand this also for the Palestinian people living under decades of occupation – and instead pecking after the other parties in order to sit with them ALL in a boat when it comes to the “Jewish State”! Out of the “never war again”, after the Second World War and the horrible crimes of the Holocaust, the bad conscience of the generation of grandsons transfers to politics and has replaced anti-Semitism with unspeakable philosemitism. To demand this also for the Palestinian people living under decades of occupation – and instead pecking after the other parties in order to sit with them ALL in a boat when it comes to the “Jewish State”! Out of the “never war again”, after the Second World War and the horrible crimes of the Holocaust, the bad conscience of the generation of grandsons transfers to politics and has replaced anti-Semitism with unspeakable philosemitism.

With BDS against the Zionist occupation and international crimes

In the Bundestag, the Zionist occupation and international crimes of the apartheid state of Israel was not discussed, without which BDS can not understand at all, but they defame this movement, which has formed on the model of South Africa and quite successful attempts, the freedom of Palestine to reach.

Now a new concerted distraction action has been launched, a very typical hasbara method. It began last Saturday in newspapers of the Funke-Mediengruppe with statements by the anti-Semitism commissioner of the Federal Government when he recommended Jews in Germany not to wear a kippa (yarmulke) at any time throughout Germany. Klein justified this initiative with an “increasing, social disinhibition and brutalization”. The internet and social media have contributed greatly to this, “but also the continued attacks on our culture of remembrance”. Klein, when he mentions the culture of remembrance, should work to ensure that the Nakba, the memory of the catastrophe of the violent expulsion of the Palestinian people at the founding of the state of Israel in 1948, just as much a part of Germany as the memory of the Holocaust. The path of remembrance into the future begins with remembering, and that also applies to the Palestinians, because human rights are indivisible and also apply to the Palestinians.

Always up to date, this includes the statement of my father Heinz Galinski: “I did not survive Auschwitz, to silence to new injustice.”

Frontal attack against the Internet

So this was Klein’s frontal attack against the internet and social networking as it gets stronger and stronger. Just in this horn blew the CDU leader Kramp-Karrenbauer when she made a comparison on Monday evening the day after the European election, which proved that this woman is not suitable for this office. She actually asked what would have happened if there had been 79 newspaper offices two days before the election, and we make a joint appeal: please do not vote for CDU and SPD. That would have been a clear opinion before the election, said Kramp-Karrenbauer. In this sentence alone, Kramp-Karrenbauer not only proved her disturbed relationship to freedom of expression, to the Basic Law and to the Internet, no, she proved her desperation and helplessness over the CDU’s inability to score with proper topics. Instead of dealing with the election debacle in terms of content, it poisoned the climate. When rightly a “shitstorm” hit her from all sides, she could not think of anything better than feeling “misunderstood.”

In fact, the parties and their representatives are not misunderstood, but the citizens understand very well that politics no longer understands them. How else is it possible that the offices of the EU Council and President of the Commission are still “outfitted” in “backrooms” under Merkel and Co. instead of having them properly elected by the European Parliament? Where else on the internet is this diversity? Have not the “leading (d)” media “grasped it and put more and more emphasis on the internet and their digital appearances? With the more than poor politician appearances on the net, however, they have little to oppose, and they are becoming ever more painfully aware. Yes it hurts, for example after the Rezo YouTube video, which was clicked more than 10 million times, not to be able to keep up and to remain guilty of an answer. Rezo, one of the most talented influencers and you-tubers, was able to prove that it is not worth choosing CDU, SPD and AfD.

Media fully on “course” trimmed

Another example, where else, as on the Internet, is there still such a lively discussion about the “Jewish state” and its terrible crimes? Where else do we have such a variety of interesting articles? Where is the fate of the occupied Palestinians so blatantly demonstrated? Of course, the Israel lobby increasingly sees this as a threat, and especially German media and politicians and parties want to keep this topic under the table. I would like to distance myself explicitly from hate speech, hate and anonymous comments in the net. But where else are there such opportunities to inform and exchange information? Finally, it has been understood in Germany specifically, the entire mainstream press and public-legal media fully on “course” to trim. Just as Israel critics are marginalized by the media.

Another example: immediately after Klein’s statements, there was no medium that did not respond immediately and complained about the fate of the Jews in Germany. Likewise, of course, the Central Council President of the Jews, Schuster, and his predecessor Knobloch. They hurried to criticize Klein for his statement, because it would be an “indictment” if Jews could not move everywhere with the Kippa in Germany. Immediately, politicians like “Home Secretary” Seehofer rushed to assure the opposite and to provide appropriate countermeasures that need to be taken for this right is secured. Demands were made, such as training policemen to deal with anti-Semitism, as well as training teachers and lawyers. This topic was suddenly on everyone’s lips and seemed like a continuation of the debate in the Bundestag, in order to make this subsequently “kosher”. In fact, we are experiencing a completely unnecessary debate on anti-Semitism under the metaphor “Kippa”. Even when Israel’s President Rivlin reacted “dismayed” to the Kippa warning, the measure was full. I wondered if this president of the Jewish apartheid state should not first ensure that Muslim citizens are granted religious freedom in the “Jewish state” and not right-wing “Jewish temple builders and settler hordes” protected by soldiers of the Jewish “defensive army”. This right, as happened on the Haram-al-Sharif so often, is denied. What about the arbitrariness of the Zionist regime, that repeatedly refuse Muslim men the fundamental rights of religious worship? So who dares to oppose this Jewish Zionist influence?

Unbelievably hypocritical and embarrassing action

As well as an incredibly hypocritical and embarrassing action of the “cancerous ulcer” of the German press landscape, the “Springer-Image-Zeitung”, on Tuesday began by presenting a “picture-Kippa” with “Bastelanleitung”, with heads and representations of Politicians of all parties, led by the “Auschwitz Minister” Maas, Andreas Scheuer (CSU), Volker Bouffier (CDU), Bijan Dijr (FDP), Susan Chebli (SPD), who carries her kippa for her “Jewish friend”. Artists like the “black-brown hazelnut” Heino also wants to be there. Where were these “KippaträgerInnen” when it came to the headscarf and solidarity with Muslims? (1)

Is not the very background of this renewed concerted anti-Semitism action a deliberate distraction from the conditions in the “Jewish state”? All this in the important Nakba month of May and shortly before the demonstration next Saturday in Berlin on the Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day. Berlin’s SPD Interior Minister Andreas Geisel finds the annual Al-Quds march unbearable, but a ban on the “anti-Israeli” demo is difficult. The Central Council of Jews now demands “strict conditions”.

Why? What’s so reprehensible on Al-Quds Day? What is criticized? Why should not participants and Iran call for the “conquest” of Jerusalem on this day, which is at the end of the Muslim month of fasting Ramadan? Especially after the unilateral conquest of Jerusalem by the USA and the “Jewish state” past international law as the “eternal undivided” capital of the “Jewish state”? What is so wrong with the term “child murderer Israel” when witnessing targeted attacks against children of the “most moral” of all Jewish “defense forces” in Gaza? And what about the Hezbollah flag, the Lebanese resistance organization, which also sits in the government in Lebanon, so reprehensible, while the Star of David flag, the symbol of the Zionist occupation and oppression, can be panned everywhere? Where were all the political “Kippa porters” to protest against the Dippel standards when it comes to the “Jewish state”? Ever tried to animate the population to wear “Kippa”.

Zionist weapon: Kippa

So let’s get to the new Zionist weapon, the Kippa or Yarmulke. Wearing a kippah is a religious symbol of an emotional expression that does not go back to a commandment. However, it says a lot about the political stance. In surveys in the “Jewish State”, 63% of the interviewed colorful Kippa Knitta wearers stated that they are religious Zionists who regard the “Jewish people” as a religiously legitimate territory in the region. In fact, the term “Kippa-sruga” (knitted cap) is used. These men agree in the majority of the statement: “Arabs should be expelled or transferred from Israel (65%) and peaceful coexistence for Israel and an independent Palestinian state is not possible and they feel that they belong to the political ‘right’.

All these Kippa bearers were given an upswing by the ever-increasing movement of settlers and the Judaisierung of the country. It has become the symbol of the most radical and extreme right-wing Jewish nationalism, a symbol without religious significance.

So it is a fact that as long as the German raison d’être remains for the security of the “Jewish state” without a raison d’être for Palestine, there will always be protests against Jews and Jewish institutions that are not concerned by international crimes and illegal Distance the crew.

Populist Kippatragen: the wrong sign

So the common populist Kippatragen is the wrong sign to show solidarity. (2) Where is the solidarity with the headscarf wearers? Both signs are justified by no religious background and no rule in public life. Let’s set the tone and do not wear Kippa this Saturday, out of solidarity with a liberated Palestine, so as not to support the occupation crimes under the Kippa.

Not the Kippa Yarmulke is the problem, but the head underneath!

footnotes

(1) https://www.bild.de/news/inland/politik-inland/von-bild-gabs-die-kippa-zum-selbstbasteln-wir-tragen-kippa-weil-62228990.bild.html

(2) https://www.bild.de/politik/inland/politik-inland/kippa-debatte-antisemitismus-beauftragter-ruft-zum-kippatragen-auf-62241888.bild.html

 

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WHINING AND DINING AT THE EXPENSE OF PALESTINE

Millions of Americans and Israelis have been raised on a steady diet of pro-Israeli propaganda know just one side of Middle East history: that of oppressed-but-feisty Jews fighting violent-and-treacherous Arabs. They think only Israelis bleed and only Palestinians make them.

Image by Carlos Latuff

It is weird how the Israeli propaganda occupies headlines to whitewash the Israeli crystal-clear crimes.

Israelis and Americans Would Act Just Like Palestinians Do Today

The situation is volatile, a veritable tinderbox. If the Mideast blows up, many will die, Palestinians and Israelis.

 

Israel never stops claiming that it’s forced to defend itself from Palestinians. The threats it sees range from underage children throwing stones at armored military vehicles to rocket attacks from Gaza. The self-proclaimed Jewish state never asks why the stones are thrown or the rockets are fired.

Worse, Israel assumes that America would respond similarly if faced with these same security threats by Canada. In fact, Americans would ask why neighbors they’ve lived in peace with (like Jews and Arabs in the Levant) felt the need to defend themselves.

The answer is found in both versions of the movie, Red Dawn. Each shows Americans rising up against invaders/occupiers (one Russian, the other North Koreanby any means necessary. In short, US citizens, and Jewish Israeli citizens for that matter, would act just like Palestinians do today, only much more violently given their means.

Millions of Americans and Israelis have been raised on a steady diet of pro-Israeli propaganda know just one side of Middle East history: that of oppressed-but-feisty Jews fighting violent-and-treacherous Arabs. They think only Israelis bleed and only Palestinians make them. Israel has a name and governmental department in the Prime Minister’s office for such propaganda — it’s called Hasbara (see The Hasbara Apparatus by Molad — The Center for the Renewal of Israeli Democracy).

All of this state propaganda, today more than ever, seeks to engage in character assassinations of anyone calling Israel out for its violations of Palestinians’ rights by claiming that they are anti-Semitic. The US government, from the president on down, have joined this chorus, with the Israeli prime minister playing the role of the conductor.

Which is, of course, a lie.

After all, Jews and Arabs (Muslims and Christians) are both Semites. They are cousins who lived in peace for millennia. Then Zionism arose: the idea that European Jews needed a refuge from real antisemitism.

So far, so good. Everyone wants and deserves to feel safe in the world.

Zionists considered many places for such safety: from Uganda to Argentina, just to name two. In 1903, Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism, himself, presented the Uganda option at the Sixth Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland.

Again, so far, so good, as long as merely a safe haven was sought out. Problems arose when they chose the Levant post-WWI and redefined their goal.

The first problem was that people (Arab Palestinians) already lived there.

The second problem was Zionists changing their goal from a secular home to a religion-based state. They began insisting that God gave Jews all of the Levant, an argument impossible to reason with and one that the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David M. Friedman, reiterated earlier this month by saying “Israel has one secret weapon that not too many countries have, Israel is on the side of God, and we don’t underestimate that.

The third problem was the new Jews flooding the land were foreigners to it, not culturally like the Old Yishuv (native) Jews — Jews living in places like Jerusalem, Safed, Tiberias and Hebron before the aliyah (immigration wave) by the Zionist movement.

Worse, Britain gave more than half of the Levant to Jews as a home (not state!). Even so, Jews wanted more. So, they began to terrorize Arabs living in what would become Israel, then violently overran what was to be the State of Palestine. Peter Kosminsky’s four-part drama serial, The Promise (2011), powerfully unravels this segment of history.

Stopped by the international community, seemingly contrite Jews promised to set borders (not expand) and give all Israelis equal rights, the majority and minorities. Yet for the next 70 years they refused to do either. Instead, they continued to kill and harass Palestinians, stealing Arab land and treating Muslims and Christians living in Israel as inferiors. This rampage was then extended to the rest of Palestine in 1967.

Israel did this by getting endless money and weaponry from Europe and America, immunity per international laws/rulings, and by making the United Nations (later under the Oslo Peace Accords, the donor community) pay for their military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

The result: seven decades of Palestinians living as (1) refugees outside Historic Palestine; (2) prisoners in a huge concentration camp inside Gaza; and (3) corralled ‘cattle’ in a West Bank that increasingly shrinks from illegal Israeli settlements.

Of course, just as the ministries and departments of “propaganda” that were used by dozens of failed states throughout history had done, Israel continued to paint themselves as eternal victims. This is seen as the failproof strategy until, that is, it abruptly collapses. Israeli Hasbara always portrays Israel’s crimes as necessary to protect innocent Jews from merciless Arab savages(think portrayal of native Indians in the US Declaration of Independence). In today’s hyper-connected world, such a strategy is collapsing in broad daylight.

What if Roles Reversed?

The truth is that, if placed in the same ill-fated predicament, Americans and Israelis would act just like Palestinians do today; some would use violence, like what emerged from Gaza recently. This is not to say that this is a smart or effective strategy, it merely is a human reaction when a community feels no other path to live exists.

Others, the majority, would use diplomatic and non-violent methods to protect their community, like boycotting and divesting from their occupier and refusing to attend an “economic workshop” called for by a third party in a foreign venue aimed at beautifying life in their cages of military occupation. These non-violent strategies would become a rallying call to mobilize all four corners of the earth to hold the occupying state accountable.

Imagine, for example, China suddenly invading New York City claiming that a Golden Sky-Dragon gave it all of Manhattan. Imagine further that native New Yorkers were forced into just two boroughs, all their assets forfeited. Furthermore, every aspect of their new lives will be controlled by the Red Army.

Suppose further that Russia, North Korea, and others block UN resolutions to punish China, and funds its illegal invasion/occupation. How long do you think red-blooded Americans would put up with that and not fight back?

Palestinians have tried every form of protest — from armed resistance to civil disobedience to negotiations to lawsuits to boycotts. Nothing has worked. Israel, like 18th-century England (the US Declaration of Independence lists 27 grievances that British King George III ignored), blocks all forms of redress while continuing to kill, land grab, and steal resources.

Palestinians are being pushed into ever-smaller enclaves with less and less to lose. The situation is volatile, a veritable tinderbox. If the Mideast blows up, many will die, Palestinians and Israelis. It would be a historic tragedy for history to look back, yet again, and question how a developed, modern society allowed itself to be governed into never-ending turmoil.

 

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WHAT WOULD HITLER DO?

Let us not let the German Reichstag tradition become part of the Bundestag tradition and let us not allow the German parliament and its representatives to empower unconditionally to support the “Jewish state” and to forget Palestine.

In Old Tradition: From the Reichstag to the Bundestag- From Antisemitism to Philosemitism, A Short Way

 Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

Fatal and shameful, what took place last week in the German Bundestag.Indeed, one felt reminded of Reichstag times, when Jews were discriminated and marginalized in Germany. This time, however, all “democratic” parties together voted for a ban on the BDS movement. It strongly reminded of the “Enabling Act” of March 24, 1933, the official law for the relief of the people and the Reich. Only the SPD voted against it then. So how can you compare “Enabling Act” and the anti-BDS motion, which “resolutely” opposes the BDS movement and wants to fight anti-Semitism? One can, because both decisions are deliberately not “constitutional”. Does not our constitution clearly state the right to freedom of expression?

Bundestag resolution “authorizes” to anti-Semitism and disregard of human rights

So how can it be reconciled with voting on a motion that would “empower” German politicians to take anti-human rights, anti-liberal and anti-Semitic courses, especially against Jewish citizens who support the Use liberation of Palestine? (1)

With this motion, the members of the Bundestag of the non-violent BDS campaign, founded in the middle of Palestinian civil society, have stamped an “anti-Semitism” stamp, which is as bizarre as it gets. What is anti-Semitic when, after decades of Israeli colonial occupation, civilians take over and – inspired by the struggle of the South Africans against apartheid – boycott, divest and sanction the occupying power to induce Israel to conquer and colonize all Arab countries stop the illegal wall, as called upon by the International Court of Justice, to recognize the fundamental right of Israel’s Arab-Palestinian citizens to be fully equal.

As long as the Israeli government continues to pursue this illegal and colonialist policy to the detriment of the Palestinians, which makes them suffer in the “heartland” as well as in the illegally occupied territories under apartheid, the world-wide growing BDS movement will continue to fight non-violently for its goals, until Israel respects international law and recognizes the inalienable rights of the Palestinians, including the right to self-determination.

No cooperation with a state of apartheid

There is only one historical responsibility that we must face together, no privileged economic, military and scientific cooperation with a state that calls itself a “Jewish State” and thus promotes demarcation and exploits anti-Semitism as a concept of struggle against criticism. They use the wrong comparison of the “do not buy” label with the Nazi slogan “Do not buy from the Jew” as evidence of anti-Semitism. A vicious and baseless defamation, concocted by the Hasbara of the Netanyahu regime and the Israel lobby, with the targeted non-violent, but quite successful movement is to be met.

One can only warn of the consequences of this proposal if one no longer wants to promote organizations that promote Palestinian freedom and support BDS and refuse to grant municipalities and facilities to organizations that want to provide information in events.

So how can democratic German parties, and especially the FDP, which has the word “free” in its party context, but BDS supporters with the above measures a muzzle want to hang over; as well the AfD, whose similarity becomes more and more unmistakable, in many points. The went one step further and wanted to prohibit the BDS movement completely. (2)

A tremendous attack on the fundamental right of freedom of expression and discussion

Under the pretext of combating anti-Semitism, did this petition serve merely as a fig leaf to stifle any protest against Israel’s illegal occupation policy and to stop a campaign that exclusively addresses international law and resolutions also accepted by Israel? With this tremendous attack on the fundamental right of freedom of expression and freedom of discussion, the FDP and the other parties have done a disservice to freedom.

However, all of them shared the complete ignorance of the BDS movement and the fixation on the whisperings of the Israel lobby and their false arguments. It was only too understandable that the newly elected Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, who has just been accused of corruption, and has already tried to evade judicial reform, welcomed this Bundestag motion condemning the BDS campaign as an “important decision”. In fact, he congratulated parliamentarians for stigmatizing the BDS movement as anti-Semitic, and was glad to be called upon to stop funding organizations working “against the existence” of the state of Israel. Germany as a pioneer in Europe is a bad role model, even if this application has no legal effect.

In fact, all the members of the Bundestag who support this motion should ask themselves whether they really do comply with international law and the constitution after this poisoned praise, especially from this lying dog.After this motion, which is trampling on the rights of the Palestinians and based fully on the propaganda of the Israel lobby, how can we speak of democratic decisions? Above all, because there were in advance a call of 66 Jewish-Israeli scientists to the deputies, BDS not categorize with anti-Semitism, and warned vehemently against the threat to the liberal-democratic order in Germany! However, these were not heard, and again we experience that only 74 years after the liberation of Auschwitz Jewish scientists in the German Bundestag are ignored and marginalized! You simply did not want to hear the truth because you could not argue against it with valid arguments. Should not that be a wake-up call? (5) (6)

Betrayal of international law

Like the German government and the parliament, certain media are behind the fake anti-Semitism charges and stand for a “right of existence for the Jewish state,” which has no defined border until today, support the raison d’etat for the “security of the Jewish state” and complicit in the crimes of ethnic cleansing, military occupation and apartheid. Where is the right of existence of Palestine? This betrayal of international law makes Germany and its parliament completely untrustworthy.

Both Germany, the USA and the “Jewish State” are quick to be involved in boycotts and sanctions against Russia, Iran or Turkey, again and again with reference to international law and human rights. All of these arguments do not count with Israel, which has disregarded these rights for decades, with reference to German guilt and eternal responsibility, which sanctifies all means for the “Jewish state”.

On the heels were prizes and rewards for the media help of the “unconditional” Israeli supporter – the self-confessed “non-Jewish” Zionist Springer boss Döpfner, who was awarded the Leo Baeck Prize by the Central Council of Jews. One of the laudators, Ronald S. Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress, praised drippingly, “Döpfner is a man of courage and decency, representing all the noble qualities one associates with Germany. He never met a man who, like Döpfner, fought simultaneously against communism and totalitarianism and was a defender of the “Jewish people”. “We experience this” rush-fight “every day in the Bild-Blöd-Zeitung. (7)

Even Merkel must not go out empty handed, the “Christian Zionist will receive the Buber Rosenzweig Medal in 2020, as the Society for” Christian-Jewish Cooperation “announced. Whether Merkel still has a place for the umpteenth Jewish Prize? But she has a big cross! (8th)

Stop Israel’s Crimes by Boycott! Oppose the Reichstag tradition!

There is only one way to stop Israel, the boycott that has successfully ended apartheid in South Africa. So the conscientious all over the world are called upon to finally join the peaceful BDS movement, to support the economic sanctions, the cultural and scientific boycott and finally to treat the “Jewish state” like any other that has so far ignored all rules.

The Gaza blockade, which keeps two million people in a concentration camp, the constant air strikes, wars against sovereign neighbors, the non-return of the Golan Heights and the undivided Jerusalem as the eternal capital of a “Jewish state”, the disregard of all rules shown by it, must not be supported by Germany and its “representatives of the people”. The Judaisierung should not be further promoted. Only together we are strong to show these politicians and deputies the red card. In any case, I no longer see myself represented in the coming European elections.

Let us not let the German Reichstag tradition become part of the Bundestag tradition and let us not allow the German parliament and its representatives to empower unconditionally to support the “Jewish state” and to forget Palestine. From anti-Semitism it went into the philosemitism, it is a short way, according to the will and propaganda of the Israel supporters. Let’s never forget what I have been saying for years: “Zionism threatens us ALL”

footnotes

(1) https://www.bundestag.de/dokumente/textarchiv/2019/kw20-de-bds-642892

(2) https://fmueller-rosentritt.abgeordneten.fdpbt.de/sites/default/files/2019-04/20190409_Kein%20Platz%20f%C3%BCr%20Antisemitismus%20-%20Bus%20FDP-Fraktion.pdf

(3) https://www.tagesspiegel.de/politik/nach-anti-israelischer-kampagne-netanjahu-lobt-bundestagsbeschluss-gegen-bds-bewegung/24357010.html

(4) https://www.ard-telaviv.de/lex-bibi/

(5) https://www.lebenshaus-alb.de/magazin/012256.html

(6) https://www.openpetition.de/pdf/blog/wir-sagen-der-fdp-einsatz-fuer-menschenrechte-ist-nicht-antisemitisch_aufstand-der-anstaendigen-2000-unterschriften-gegen-anti-bds -beschluss_1558080748.pdf

(7) https://www.haz.de/Nachrichten/Medien/Fernsehen/Leo-Baeck-Preis-fuer-Springer-Chef- DooPfner

(8) https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/buber-rosenzweig-medaille-merkel-erhaelt-auszeichnung-2020.2932.de.html?drn:news_id=1009053

 

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STATEHOOD FOR PALESTINE, NOT BENJAMINS!

In addition to human rights, we speak of economic rights, too: our rights to our economic assets — land, water, natural gas wells, our Dead Sea and Mediterranean Sea shores, borders, and the like — and the ability to employ them within a Palestinian-defined economic development plan, free from Israeli or donor agendas. Dumping more humanitarian and developmental funds into Palestinian coffers will not solve the conflict.

Palestinians need a state, not a ‘business plan’

Jared Kushner believes the first stage to peace is investing capital in Gaza and the West Bank. But just how far can that investment go when Israel is determined to maintain full control of and exploit every aspect of the Palestinian economy?

By Sam Bahour

President Donald Trump is taking part in an all-out attempt to batter the Palestinians into political surrender, and his weapon of choice is money. In full coordination with the Israeli government, he is overseeing a global campaign to ensure funds supporting Palestinians are drying up. Everything from Palestinian hospitals in East Jerusalem to health care and education for Palestinian refugees are on the receiving end of the cuts. In the bullseye of this attack is the Palestinian government.

So when CNN reported on Sunday that the Trump administration would be hosting an “economic workshop” in Bahrain to encourage capital investment in the West Bank, Gaza, and the region — the first part of the president’s so-called “Deal of the Century” — it sounded like more of the same.

The plan is said to address four major components: infrastructure, industry, empowering and investing in people, and governance reforms “to make the area as investible as possible.” While on paper all of this sounds fine and well, it may very well be the first step in the collapse of Trump’s peace plan.

The unforeseen silver lining is that the U.S. has lost any remaining influence it had on Palestinian society. As the U.S.-monopolized peace process was driven to total collapse, past U.S. administrations understood that keeping USAID funds operating in the West Bank and Gaza Strip gave the U.S. some sort of financial clout, after losing any semblance of political credibility. Now that Trump has closed the USAID mission in Tel Aviv, which previously served the West Bank, Palestinians are free to think without a noose of U.S. funding around their necks.

The Trump administration is not letting up. With its newly-announced workshop, it seems the White House will be dangling billions of dollars to get the Palestinians to accept the plan.

Speaking last week at the Washington Institute about the administration’s upcoming Middle East peace plan, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, said, “I think we developed a good business plan.” As someone who formulates real business plans for a living, I understand that if one works according to misguided assumptions, even the best of business plans will fall flat on their faces.

Kushner seems to be missing the point entirely: Israel is addicted to Palestine’s economy, and without overcoming that addiction, there is no chance for any grand “business plan” to succeed. Moreover, his “in-depth operational document,” which he calls “realistic, executable…and will lead to both sides being much better off” is borderline hallucinatory, given the fact that it dismisses the need for the establishment of a Palestinian state.

Israel’s determination to maintain full control of the Palestinian economy for over five decades has become a major hurdle in getting it to realize that its occupation must come to an end. And like recovery from other addictions, this one will require external support. That support needs to be based on third states holding Israel accountable to save it from itself, rather than building a “business plan” to try and paint life under the boot of Israeli military occupation as somehow beautiful.

Here, in addition to human rights, we speak of economic rights, too: our rights to our economic assets — land, water, natural gas wells, our Dead Sea and Mediterranean Sea shores, borders, and the like — and the ability to employ them within a Palestinian-defined economic development plan, free from Israeli or donor agendas. Dumping more humanitarian and developmental funds into Palestinian coffers will not solve the conflict.

Structural dependency

From the start of the military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip 51 years ago, Israel systematically linked the territory’s economy to that of its own. Before the Oslo Accords, this forced linkage was most apparent in Israel’s restriction of Palestinian business and its control of the freedom of movement of Palestinian labor. For nearly a decade prior to Oslo, Israel issued work permits to tens of thousands of Palestinian workers to allow them to enter Israel to find work. Palestinian labor was found in Israeli construction, agriculture, hotels and the like.

Treated as a second-class labor force, Palestinian workers were exposed to conditions that allowed Israeli businesses to benefit from lower wages without being subject to Israeli labor law. Many Palestinian workers even found themselves building the illegal Israeli settlements that threaten the very existence of Palestinian communities. For Palestinians, being able to work — anywhere — while under Israeli occupation was a matter of survival. For many, it still is.

The Israeli occupation authorities also levied taxes on the occupied and used a portion of these taxes to flood the Palestinian areas with Israeli-made infrastructure and goods. This created further Palestinian dependence on the occupier’s economy.

The Oslo Accords were followed by an economic arrangement called the Protocol on Economic Relations, signed in Paris on May 4, 1994. Just as the Oslo agreement itself kept intact Israeli control over all key aspects of Palestinian life, the Paris Protocol institutionalized the occupier’s economic interest as part of what was meant to be a framework for a peace agreement.

Following the Oslo agreements, the role of state donors in funding Palestinian “development” turned into an international underwriting of the Israeli occupation, reducing and often removing the financial costs of military occupation. Knowingly or not, donor funding had an accomplice-type role in allowing the situation to reach the place it is in today.

Although donor money fueled the Palestinian economy, at no time did donors view the development of the private sector as the highest priority in building a viable Palestinian society. Donors assisted in the creation of sector trade associations and provided a certain level of assistance, but a strategic approach to the private sector, namely reducing structural dependency on Israel, never materialized.

Many in the international community were quick to criticize the growing number of Palestinian public sector workers, but few, if any, had the foresight to see that a strong Palestinian private sector was the only way to provide an alternative to public employment. Those who did realize this ignored it for the most part, since it would mean challenging the Israeli occupation and the restrictions placed on the Palestinian economy that come with it.

All the while, Israel was going forward with its unilateral settlement enterprise, which severely damaged the Palestinian private sector and left the Palestinian Authority playing catch up for its own survival. This left the Palestinian private sector to deal on its own with Israeli restrictions on Palestinian society.

After being structurally linked to the Israeli market for decades, Israel’s decision to unilaterally separate — or “disengage,” as it was called — from the Palestinians left the private sector with few options other than following the Israeli plans. Initially, Israel attempted to eliminate Palestinian labor employed in Israel, which increased the unemployment rate in the West Bank and Gaza overnight. After applying this shock to the marketplace, Israel decided to re-engage Palestinian labor and today issues as many permits as it had during the decade before Oslo, perhaps even more. All this in the service of the Israeli economy — not that of Palestine.

Furthermore, the separation wall’s land grab has separated Palestinian farmers from their lands, causing great pressure on Palestinian agriculture. Add this to the constant restrictions Israel has placed on land and water, the results of which can be seen in Palestine’s GDP, where agriculture has dropped from 12 percent prior to the Oslo Accords to below 5 percent today.

The foundation of a future state 

The viability of any future Palestinian economy must come within the context of a sustainable private sector, one that can create sustainable job opportunities and develop competitive products and services for the local market first, and then for export. The Palestinian private sector must be able to absorb Palestinian university graduates in a knowledge economy, while also absorbing the tens of thousands of construction workers who Israel uses to serve its economy. Similarly, a viable Palestinian economy must be able to feed itself, which requires land and water resources to be free from Israeli control.

The international community has a historic responsibility to Palestinians, especially after so many years of observing the Israeli occupation from afar, and a decade of footing the bill as Israeli violations continue unabated. The challenge today is to remove Israeli military occupation and allow the Palestinian private sector to assume its natural role of becoming the foundation of a future state.

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HASBARA ON TOUR IN GERMANY

We should all defend ourselves against such openly publicized manipulations of Israeli propagandists and warmongers in the “public law”!

Israeli Propagandist on Hasbara Tour in Public Law 

 

At the Anne-Will-Talkrunde on Sunday on “Iran presents ultimatum – how dangerous is the nuclear dispute for Europe?” You could already see from the guest list, in which direction the audience should be directed and where the disreputable Hasbara wind blowing. (1) The unilateral partisanship for the Occupying State of Israel, as represented by the government and AA-Maas, was of course also reflected in the broadcast of 12 May. A guest from Iran was spared, and instead invited the scientist Katajun Amirpur. She and Martin Schirdewan, The Left and Member of the European Parliament, both relatively harmless contemporaries, hardly spoke. For that, Mrs. Will once again showed

War propaganda show for German Michel

The fact that this propaganda show wants to make a war for the German Michel shows that no leading Iran expert, eg Michael Lüders or Mohssen Massarrat, was invited. Critical voices are undesirable in ARD, because one fears the truth! With these two real experts, “Melody” would certainly not have had such an easy time, and her lies would have been publicly exposed!

What Melody Sucharewicz spread on evil and hateful Hasbara was unprecedented. (2) Was this “Israeli combat drone” from Tel Aviv flown in from the “Jewish state” at the expense of German payers, or was it already in Germany to carry out its 2006 job as an unofficial propaganda ambassador to Israel and its ardent support for the Zionist Exercise occupier regime here? Who launched this obvious propaganda campaign for the ARD? The Israeli embassy certainly did not have to put pressure.The ARD is willing for it. This woman, darling of the Bild-Zeitung and right-wing extremist blogs like PI-News, was struck by 2018 as “hard but fair” as unpleasant as merciless Israel lobbyists – according to the motto “The Palestinians are to blame for the failure of all peace efforts”. At the same time, it included the illegally occupied West Bank as an integral part of a “Greater Israel”. The fact that the apple does not fall far from the tree, is also shown by her father as founder and longtime chairman of the likewise propagandistic platform ILI (I like Israel), for which she also hosted the Israel Day. It was a déjà vu with this “political advisor”. If the then Plasberg broadcast was intended for the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel, the Will program was probably intended as a harbinger to the 71st birthday, a state that is built on the ruins of Palestine, but judaic and ethnically cleaned and “free of Palestinians “. also shows her father as the founder and longtime chairman of the likewise propagandistic platform ILI (I like Israel), for which she has already moderated at the Israel Day. It was a déjà vu with this “political advisor”. If the then Plasberg broadcast was intended for the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel, the Will program was probably intended as a harbinger to the 71st birthday, a state that is built on the ruins of Palestine, but judaic and ethnically cleaned and “free of Palestinians “. also shows her father as the founder and longtime chairman of the likewise propagandistic platform ILI (I like Israel), for which she has already moderated at the Israel Day. It was a déjà vu with this “political advisor”. If the then Plasberg broadcast was intended for the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel, the Will program was probably intended as a harbinger to the 71st birthday, a state that is built on the ruins of Palestine, but judaic and ethnically cleaned and “free of Palestinians “.

It is not Iran and the “mullahs” that threaten the “Jewish state”, as the Israeli propagandist repeatedly asserts, but the other way round: it is the Netanyahu regime that has been using Iran as a monster state for years with ridiculous fake news has built up. Everything is a fatal reminder of the Iraq war, which was known to have been started by the lie propaganda of the Bush administration and even then the stirring “Jewish state”! And even then it was the aggressive John Bolton who advised Bush and now repeats the same dirty methods with Trump!

USA-Israel: the “axis of evil”?

And it is the USA that has been threatening world peace for years with its extermination campaigns. US treaties are not worth the paper they’re written on, and we see what kind of spirit this President Trump is that breaks international treaties, unilaterally terminates, and seeks to blackmail his deals. In fact, he praises himself and his presidency for it.Astonishingly calm, Iran reacted to the sanctions and threats of these two “rogue states” USA and Israel, or should I say “the axis of evil”? Or is “the two apocalyptic riders” even more appropriate?

Following the unilateral termination of the contract by Trump Iran was, after all, go into the country a year without the EU has moved towards a solution acceptable to Iran agreement, and only then to announce that he no longer feels bound by the compliance of the nuclear agreement. This is more than understandable after the collapse of the EU. After all, unlike the US, Iran has kept the treaty. It is therefore more than brazen for German Foreign Minister Maas to call on Iran to comply with the nuclear agreement before meeting with his US counterpart Pompeo in Brussels! Obviously, he is too cowardly to turn to the right, indeed defaulting, addressee.

It is unbearable how manipulated Israeli propagandist Sucharewicz is to present her “suspicion” that Iran could secretly make nuclear weapons, as a factual statement, especially given that Israel possesses nuclear weapons but has not yet signed the NPT and does not need to fear IAEA inspections.

The Zionist regime: one of the most dangerous warmongers

The propagandist repeats Iran’s government-sponsored mantra as a state sponsor of terror and warns against “appeasement” against Iran, which is more than blatant, because we know that Israel has nursed Syrian terrorists into its hospitals. And let us not forget that thanks to European and German help, the Zionist regime has also accumulated an arsenal of weapons that makes it one of the most dangerous warmongers in the region.

Unlike Iran, which has never fought a war of aggression, the “Jewish nuclear state” is a dangerous aggressor against all its neighbors, which threatens world peace. He runs a more than inflammatory policy that wants to lead us into belligerent and aggressive politics that cost us dearly.As the saying goes: hang on – catch!

The German politicians and the media have completely submitted to the Israeli war rhetoric and regard this state as an eternal victim – after the horrors of the Holocaust. The best example is the more than disastrous foreign policy of the “Auschwitz Minister” Maas, who pursues such a mercilessly one-sided pro-Israel policy that it is extreme even by German standards. Obviously the influence of his national-racist girlfriend Ayelet Shaked, and her “fascism” perfume. Did the beguiling scent infatuate the “Auschwitz Minister” and cloud the brain? (3)

Vassal policy towards the “dealer state” USA end!

His policies towards Russia and Turkey, as well as his support for the coup attempt in Venezuela, make speechless and will most likely lead the SPD into single digits. After an unprecedented policy of sanctions against Russia and Iran, with the Trump-Bolton-USA hitting a “total sanctions war” that hits and harms Europe as well, it is overdue, finally, the vassal policy towards the “dealer state” USA to end.

Was not the transfer of US aircraft carriers because of the “Iranian threat” not on the advice of the Mossad done, which interferes more and more in international politics and pulls the strings? Who is behind the US classification of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards as a “terrorist organization”, just like the model of the Palestinian resistance organization Hamas, which also got this dubious US title. Everything influenced by the Zionist friends, the “Jewish state terror state”.

Is it still possible to speak of “German values” when the Bundeswehr trains Saudi soldiers, cooperates with the Jewish “Defense” and Occupying Forces, conducts “war missions” throughout the world, from Afghanistan to Mali?What is to be maintained that only 74 years after the end of the war an aggressive NATO policy is supported, with operations in the Baltic States, and as known only the enemy’s image of Russia.

How long do we want to get caught up in the US and the “Jewish state” by the hawks and let their propagandists run free? After all, if it came to the Iran attack, Europe would be directly affected. It’s better not to imagine what happens if there is an attack or civil war in Iran. So, is it still enough to affirm that one is holding on to the nuclear deal with Iran, but in fact doing absolutely nothing to uphold it? If the Europeans rightly blame Washington for escalating in the Middle East and consider it a fire hazard, then they should act accordingly.

An inferno threatens a US invasion of Iran

If there were a US invasion of Iran, an inferno, as we are now experiencing, could be threatened in Yemen, also thanks to German support from Saudi troops. How did a UN High Commissioner say? German weapons are now encountered around the world. Truly, what an export hit!

It must finally come to an end with a policy of “regime change”, with which one already drives poor countries into ruin, in order to take over power with their willing substitutes. If one of the main causes of unbridled Iran hatred is not the failure to topple Syrian President Assad, this attempt failed miserably, thanks to the intervention of Russia and Iran, but it brought millions of refugees. The Netanyahu regime was richly rewarded by Trump by giving them the Golan Heights “eternally Jewish” in violation of international law.

President Erdogan hit a bull’s-eye as he banned criticism of his policy by saying, “Anyone who tries to overthrow the elected head of state of Venezuela can not talk to us about democracy.” How true!

Let’s fear the Trump world order and its “century deals” that will go down in history as the worst US era of the decade. Yes, these US warmongers are in desperate need of a concrete answer they deserve. How Europe wants to meet these challenges despite great protestations, however, remains a mystery, as the whole German foreign policy. As long as this does not finally get rid of its decades of subjugation to Israel, with an immediate stop the German state rationale for Israel’s “security”, which conceals only an unprecedented support of this international law breaking “Jewish state”, however, all effort remains in vain. Do “targeted killings” correspond to our so-called “Christian-Jewish values”?

Counteract the infiltration of parties and media through Zionist-Evangelical networks!

Let’s not continue to let the Hasbara influence and manipulate politicians and the media as a strategic weapon. It is a multi-million dollar multi-faceted weapon adapted to the digital age. It has its roots in past concepts and propaganda, agitation, censorship and intimidation, up to extortion.Think tanks coordinate and “sell” everything with false, one-sided arguments. Zionist-evangelical networks have infiltrated parties and the media in order to whitewash Israeli occupation policy with campaigns of all kinds, to make the Judaization of Palestine and the ethnic cleansing of Palestine “Kosher”. They work with ignorance and feelings of guilt, and ruthlessly become politicians unfamiliar with the instrumentalisation of the Holocaust and anti-Semitism allegations. Journalists and activists intimidated and slandered. Sponsored journeys with journalists then “lighten up” the uncritical jubilation articles.

We should all defend ourselves against such openly publicized manipulations of Israeli propagandists and warmongers in the “public law”! As coercive payers, we have a right to objective reporting, with different opinions, but above all, to stick to the truth: “All great political action is to utter what is and begins with it. All political petty-mindedness consists in the concealment and complimenting what is. “(Ferdinand Lassalle)

footnotes

https://daserste.ndr.de/annewill/videos/Iran-stellt-Ultimatum-wie-gefaehrlich-ist-der-the-Atom-Streit-fuer-Europa,annewill6002.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasbara

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/world/israel-justice-minister-sprays-herself-with-fascism-perfume-in-campaign-ad/2019/03/19/4722f2c7-0427-41e7-ab44 -2c253dbfae0b_video.html? noredirect = on & utm_term = .fb69e829097e

 

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SELF DEFENSE FOR THE AGGRESSOR? ONLY IN GAZA

Let’s never forget that the international community, led by the US, Germany and a large part of the “Western community of values” repeatedly reaffirms that Israel has a “right to self-defense”. Given all these decades of Israeli international crimes, it is a mockery to speak of “self-defense.” Never: occupiers and land robbers never have a right to self-defense against a defenseless people they occupy!

Image by Carlos Latuff

Once again, the N Y Times distorts the news, dishonestly making #Gaza the aggressor and Israel the victim.
And the mainstream media is very good at it!

No “Right to Self-Defense” for Occupying Forces

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

It is shameless how German media and politicians repeatedly equate occupiers and occupied. For years, it has been part of the public-law brainwashing to stun German “ordinary citizens” when it comes to coverage of Palestine. Time and again we speak of the “Palestine conflict”, which is to disguise only the decades of illegal international occupation and land grabbing by Israel. So who is responsible for this “conflict”?

It is also shameless to portray the Jews / Israelis as innocent and suffering victims. Using terms such as “radical Islamic” for the Hamas resistance organization or denouncing it as a terrorist organization, the Journal wants to purposefully propagate that the Hamas government is spreading terror, rather than pointing out that it is attempting to turn the people of Gaza into one under the most difficult conditions to help people to have a more bearable life, but without the legal – covered by international law! – Neglect resistance to the illegal occupying power. In fact, the situation is becoming increasingly desperate, also thanks to the Abbas authorities, the West-panned corrupt West Bank government working with the Netanyahu regime, who is doing all sorts of things, incite their Palestinian brothers and sisters in Gaza against Hamas. Therefore, the German media always read about the “moderate” Abbas PA authority – all in harmony with Israeli interests and with the aim of preventing reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah, as well as free elections. This will create the climate and ensure that the Gaza Strip is forever uninhabitable by 2020, as the UN has said.

Infame embezzlement by foreign Auschwitz Minister Maas

In this context, the statement of our foreign-Auschwitz-Minister Maas of 6 May 2019, as another one-sided government behavior, which fits more and more to the US-Trump-government. It is outrageous to read that the fired “Hamas and Islamic jihad (PU) rockets” are “vile terror against the civilian population”, which is severely condemned while the bombing of the “Jewish terror state” on the imprisoned civilian population Gaza are neither mentioned, nor equally “sharply” condemned. Maas condemns rocket attacks on Israeli civilians, who do not “solve problems”, but infestiously denies who is responsible for these “problems”. The root of all evil, if you want to beat this embarrassing diplomat.

Maas demands “credible security guarantees” for Israel – and thus security for a rapacious state, which has defied every valid law since the founding of the Palestinian Nakba indigenous people in 1948 and continues to operate this illegal Judaization of Palestine until the final solution thanks to the Trump US policy is getting closer. The Federal Government’s plea to support any initiative designed to prevent the return of deadly struggles and their propaganda of the phrase “two-state solution” that has been preached for decades is not worth the paper on which this sham poop is written. This AA Maas, who obviously has no serious policies, is completely out of place and should go.

He and the German government are closing their eyes to the fact that it was not the Palestinians who were sorry for the “Jewish state” and its citizens, but the merciless Jewish occupiers, who believe that they have a “right” to the land of Palestine because of their religion although it is well known that the Old Testament / Torah is not a land register with which claims can be made. The land belongs to its inhabitants. To make matters worse, the shabby instrumentalization of the Holocaust, the critics of this Besatza state wants to ban its mouth. On the other hand, we resist with all your might!

Stop the new aggression of the “Jewish occupation state” against Gaza!

It must finally be over with the ever new aggression of the “Jewish occupation state” against Gaza and the Palestinian people under his occupation, which are possible only thanks to massive US support and the silent hypocritical community of states, the one-sided position of the predatory “Jewish state” supported. It is this international complicity community that is responsible for the murderous attacks and targeted killings against a virtually defenseless population in Gaza, which has no security bunkers to protect itself from the murderous “Star of David” bombardments of Israeli state terrorists.

Since the foundation of the state in 1948, the international community has done nothing to enable the Palestinians to lead a free life without illegal occupation, let alone to establish an independent Palestinian state. It was and always is only about the Jews, who were always the stronger and successful occupiers thanks to their brutal “Nakba methods” in the struggle for their sole claim to Palestine. Because of the bad conscience of the international community until today, because of their failure during the Holocaust, the Zionist occupiers managed to cement an eternal victim role so magnificently thanks to a powerful lobbying, so that there is hardly any opposition to this Jewish state terrorism.

No alternative to legal resistance to illegal occupation!

The escalation policy of the Netanyahu regime, which finds no counterpart in the almost equal opposition, is trying by all means to make people’s lives in Gaza hell. They do not want to lift the illegal blockade or allow it to rebuild. Netanyahu and his regime, strengthened by the elections, are trying to bomb everything in Gaza. There is no way out of hopelessness for Palestinians to peacefully claim their rights Friday night on the Gaza border fence and demonstrate it with legal resistance to the illegal occupation.

The despair is so great that, even in the certainty of losing their young lives, they end up as martyrs, murdered by hundreds of deploying snipers of the “most moral” Jewish “defensive army”, rather than having to continue this hopeless life without any future prospects. Again, two young Palestinians were murdered during the weekly protest last Friday. Once again, fishing rights were restricted for the Gaza fishermen, who, like the other constant reprisals, such as the arbitrary closure of border crossings, are not receiving any media attention. As Hamas rightly criticizes, Israel has broken its promises. Neither the delivery of money transfers through Qatar, nor the import permit for more goods, infrastructure, health care.

Occupiers and land robbers never have a right to self-defense

Let’s never forget that the international community, led by the US, Germany and a large part of the “Western community of values” repeatedly reaffirms that Israel has a “right to self-defense”. Given all these decades of Israeli international crimes, it is a mockery to speak of “self-defense.” Never: occupiers and land robbers never have a right to self-defense against a defenseless people they occupy!

Note: Where justice becomes wrong, resistance becomes a duty! Because it is perfectly legitimate to defend oneself against unlawful occupation, because one uses the legitimate right of resistance against the illegal occupation.

In addition, the international community should remind the occupying power of the duties that have existed since the Hague Convention, as well as the Geneva Convention. The occupying power has clear obligations to the occupied. A crew may under international law only exist for limited (!) Time. Therefore, the occupying power must ensure that the territory concerned and its population are released into independence. Part of these commitments is to fully meet the basic needs of the population, which the “Jewish State” does not do and makes other countries pay. There must also be no transfer of the population by expelling them or illegally settling Jewish population settlers in the occupied territory.

Boycott the European Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv!

Ignoring the international community, it also suits to “sing and have fun” at the upcoming European Song Contest (ESC) in Tel Aviv in the face of this murderous policy, while the Palestinians suffer and mourn their dead. Any artist participating in this Song Festival should be aware that it supports and whitewashes the illegal occupation of Palestine. In fact, there are more and more decent artists who are aware of this fact and responsibility and support the BDS movement, such as Roger Waters. And there are Swedish, British and other dedicated European artists who will stay away from this ESC. Regrettably, as so often before, German artists are less likely to sing with the occupiers and have fun!

Let us also remember that the Turkish government and President Erdogan criticized the Netanyahu regime’s Gaza attacks and called for action against them. Finally, the Turkish news agency Anadolu was hit in Gaza, which was (targeted?) Shot at.

So it is a particularly sad month of fasting Ramadan in the Gaza concentration camp, literally, which began on Monday. There is not enough money to buy luscious food for dinner after sunset. So let’s remember the Muslim Palestinians in illegally occupied Palestine, we mourn their martyrs with them and keep reminding that there is no right of self-defense for occupiers!

footnotes

 

Here is a moving eyewitness account from Gaza by Dr. med. Abed Schokry:

Dr. Abed Schokry is a Palestinian and studied and obtained his doctorate in Germany. After 17 years in Germany, he returned with his family and now lives in Gaza and informed from there his circle of friends.

Gaza on 05/05/2019

Dear ladies and gentlemen, dear friends and dear friends,

Today, on Sunday afternoon, the Gaza Strip was attacked at the same time from the air, from the sea and also with tank shells. And so these attacks inevitably fall victims. Almost all are civilians. Nobody knows how things will go on here and next door. I have just heard that Israeli fighters are bombing many homes throughout Gaza, some of them have not been forewarned, and so is the number of civilians killed. An entire family was murdered, father, mother, 9 months pregnant, a small child and a brother of the woman who was there to visit. Yesterday, a pregnant woman with her 14-month-old daughter came in attacks and lives. Number of dead is now (on Sunday) 17 or 19 and more than 110 injured.

The air strikes did NOT stop, on the contrary they increase, and shells are also fired from the sea and from tanks. So the current situation on Sunday afternoon is NOT reassuring. At the moment, vehicles or tricycles or motorcycles are deliberately attacked. I hear on the radio that a beach café was bombed and burning. But the fire department can not extinguish the fire. There are also dead and injured on the other side.

Gaza on 06/05/2019

The last military aggression between the Gaza Strip and the State of Israel should now have ended today, Monday morning at 4.30 clock. So we spent almost two days and three nights in fear and terror. Many people had to give their lives. Before I forget it, I do not want to offset, but still would like to put the following facts on the table:

  1. According to Israeli figures, about 600 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip during the entire period. According to army spokesman Jonathan Conricus, about 70 percent of the missiles landed in the open field. Most of the remaining projectiles were intercepted by missile defense. According to Israeli data, 295 air strikes and 320 attacks were reportedly committed by the Israeli navy. Overall, that makes about 615 (and the tank attacks, are not counted because I could not find any information about it).
  1. In Gaza, 18 houses were totally destroyed, 10 others were very damaged, hundreds of houses were also damaged, 58 apartments totally destroyed and about 310 apartments have great damage up to glass damage. Then there are shops, schools, universities, courts, police stations, training camps for the security apparatus, etc.
  1. Approximately 160 injured and currently 29 dead (data from the Süddeutsche Zeitung), mostly civilians, including children, and two pregnant women.
  1. For your information: We have no bunkers or shelters for the civilian population in the entire Gaza Strip. If it crashes, we have no place where we could have found shelter.

The whole world is once again behind the State of Israel, what happens to US, it does not matter to this supposedly very moral world, we are fourth-class people. We’ve got used to that, that’s nothing new. On the other hand, we’ve had nothing to lose for a while now. And so is our motto, either a good life for us, or the other should also feel what it is like to be permanently humiliated, if bombs are dropped again and again aimed at civilians and if protests against the unbearable conditions Israeli Snipers also shoot at children, medical helpers and press. Hundreds were targeted during the Friday demonstrations. Imagine only once it would happen at any other border (Ukraine or elsewhere). Would the world also remain silent and allow the sniper free hand to shoot at people protesting against their living conditions?

Gideon Levy, the journalist, wrote an article in the Israeli daily Haaretz entitled, “The Gaza Ghetto Uprising [https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-the-gaza-ghetto-uprising-1.7197814?utm_term = 20190505-02% 3A14 & utm_campaign = Gideon + Levy & utm_medium = email & writerAlerts = true & utm_source = smartfocus & utm_content = www.haaretz.com% 2Fopinion% 2F1.7197814] “(The Gaza Ghetto Uprising)

Hereby I ask the following question What is coming now ???

We had such a similar scenario around the 25th of March, this time around the 4th / 5th. May around. Will we return to this loop in about 4-6 weeks?Violence and counter violence, that leads to nothing. This definitely does NOT lead to peace. We think, and I think, many Gazans are fed up with prison life. We want nothing other than all people in this world, we want to have a normal life and lead.

Gaza has many, many, many problems. The water supply, the electricity supply, the very high unemployment rate, some very bad health care.Imagine how many people need medical treatment because of the attacks.That does not create a hospital.

The tap water in our apartment smells very bad and is very salty. This water makes the laundry dirtier and not cleaner. You can not wash vegetables or fruit with the water. That is not suitable for anything. You can only get sick of it. Summer is coming and we need electricity, more than 8 hours a day.

The young people urgently need work and above all hope and perspective that tomorrow will be a better day. But all that is missing. What is the alternative, many want to leave Gaza and not even that works or succeeds.Without our own port and airport, hardly anything will change in our location.

The state of Israel makes great theater of it, because it is all about the security of Israel. Because of the story, I can even understand that. BUT we are also people who have the right to a “normal” life. That’s what we want.And the world should finally understand. What do you expect from people who have to live incarcerated, who, like everyone else in the world, only want to live peacefully. The Palestinians are just as human as the Israelis and like everyone else in the world. But the Israelis count more in the world. That’s what I read and hear in the German news. There is apparently no evidence that five, six, seven times more Palestinians are killed than Israelis. And when I say that, I’m accused of not counting the death toll. No, you should not, but you should not treat one group of people worse than the other. And that happens in the messages in the world. We are always the bad guys and the others defend themselves against the bad guys. I wish so much, you should put our glasses on once.

One of my brothers will leave Gaza and got a visa for the United Arab Emirates, he is an electrical engineering engineer and has completed his bachelor’s degree in 2014. He had been there since then and had a job there. He has been out of work for more than a year and hopes to find work elsewhere. There are thousands in Gaza who like my brother. Some then try to go to Turkey and from there, if it works, then to Europe. Some risk their lives.

Just yesterday, the body of a Gazan from Turkey was brought to Gaza via Egypt, others are buried in Turkey.

I intend to leave Gaza in the second half of June and come to Germany for about two months. I already have a host university. And if it works, I hope to spend a month or two months in the Ruhr area and to be able to continue my education as an engineer. That’s my plan. If and when I will succeed, I will tell you and you.

In the hope that our neighbor and the world will finally give us our rights so that they and we can live in peace and quiet, I close for today. Today is the first day of fasting Ramadan. I wish you and you all the best and stay with you soon.

Yours sincerely

Your Abed Schokry

 

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ANTI ZIONISM MUST NOT BE CONFUSED WITH ANTI SEMITSM

We must not let up in the fight for a free Palestine from the River to the Sea. We must defend ourselves against it if Israel criticism is compulsorily criminalized as anti-Semitism

Image by Carlos Latuff

When Israel criticism is obligatorily criminalized as anti-Semitism

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

Where the mass media machinery of Putin’s and Erdogan’s demonization has once again been massively set in motion, one wonders at the silence on Netanyahu following the Israeli elections. These showed once again in a frightening way that the “Jewish state” is unwilling to give up the occupation of Palestine. The occupiers have settled down well with Zionist arrogance in this Jewish apartheid state. Especially since they do not have to fear any pressure on the part of the so-called “community of values” to change this illegal state. Jewish citizens feel ethnically superior – after the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.

Western fire due to a Russian offer

While Russia and President Putin are being called for allegedly “hybrid warfare” because he signed a decree after the election in Ukraine, according to which the citizens of the “people’s republics” in Eastern Ukraine should receive Russian passports without the usual preconditions.It is also thought possible to offer Russian citizenship in general, provided that they speak Russian. Already the western fire started and the EU and the US criticized this suggestion as a slap in the face against the “peace efforts” in the eastern Ukraine.

One wonders what peace efforts are meant? Remember the billions of US sums spent in the run-up to the Ukrainian uprising, the NATO creep, and the efforts to put Ukraine on a “NATO course” and EU accession. All this was an unparalleled affair for Russia, which was answered with the reintegration of the Crimea, a more than understandable step confirmed by a popular referendum. So what is more obvious than offering these facilities to the Ukrainian citizens? After all, everyone is free to respond.

No western fire after annexations of the “Jewish state”

In contrast, the “Jewish state” occupied the Syrian Golan since the “Six-Day War” in 1967 and annexed it since 1981, without much shouting from the “community of values”. No wonder that the “Jewish state” now declared this illegally occupied Syrian territory the eternal “property” of the “Jewish state”. Contrary to international law, but confirmed by Trump’s Decree, which recognizes the US’s membership of the Syrian Golan Heights formally belonging to Israel. Trump defended his further taboo on the transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem and justified it as a logical step in pursuing his policy. He even bragged that he was doing everything that other US presidents had considered before him, but had not dared.Netanyahu could do nothing better than this “poisonous” election gift, which helped him to his re-election. Just as Trump legitimized the Jewish occupation here and international law was trampled under foot, every description mocks and is a provocation against the inactive state community. This incredible violation of Syrian sovereignty joins the unrestrained hegemony claim of the US and its Jewish vassal in tow.

Although the EU and Germany criticized this decision, but at least consider the Golan Heights as occupied territory and do not recognize the sovereignty of Israel, as a spokeswoman for the EU emphasized. Through this formal recognition of the Golan Heights and the approximately 20,000 Israeli residents as belonging to the “Jewish State”, the US violated a UN Security Council Resolution, which they had themselves adopted in 1981.Here again shows that the US under Trump are no longer willing to recognize treaties, decisions, international law or human rights, but are only governed by the autocratic Trump’s “dealer policy”. As a partner they are completely unfit, which should finally be acknowledged with a consistent response.

Extraordinary influence of the Israel lobby

Although criticism of the “Jewish state” is mildly practiced, it has no effect, because unlike in Russia, there are no sanction threats, let alone punishable threats. Thus, while every means in Russia is right to enforce its own power policy, this important instrument in dealing with the “Jewish state” is completely inadequate. Why is this so good for this apartheid state? Because, and this needs to be addressed again, the Israel lobby has such an extraordinary influence, especially in the US, but also globally networked. With the undisguised instrumentalization and use of the victim role, with recurring Holocaust reference as a threat, the “Jewish State” repeatedly succeeds in criminalizing and silencing its critics. Brand criticism as anti-Semitism,

In fact, the “uniqueness” of this Jewish occupation state is frightening as the “most moral” of all Jewish “defense armies” openly admit to being there to protect the settlements in the occupied West Bank, Judaize the occupied Jerusalem, by all means. These murderous soldiers volunteer and do not shy away from killing Palestinians, firing at teenagers, paramedics or elderly and women, or even shooting them in the helpless and shackled state “on the run”, often in the back. They enjoy it when they keep the occupied in fear, which makes this army in the Jewish population so popular. Palestinians are bitter victims who, deprived of all rights, have to watch helplessly as they rob their land, destroying their homes and making them feel like they are worthless. The Palestinian “does not count and vote”. This also contributed to the fact that fewer and fewer Israeli Palestinians were voting, also thanks to intimidation attempts, such as Likud camera surveillance. The result was then according to the wishes of the Netanyahu regime.

Israel’s policy of annihilation and ethnic cleansing

Remember the Israel Defense Forces t-shirts that featured imprints, such as a pregnant Palestinian woman with a cross hairs over her stomach and the inhuman slogan “One shot, two kills.” As well as the racist slogans of former Justice Minister Shaked, one should kill Palestinians and their “brood”, as well as the racist settlers, “death to the Arabs” and murders that are always hushed up and always remain as good as unpunished.Does it still need stronger evidence that Jewish occupation policy towards the Palestinians is a policy of annihilation and ethnic cleansing?

A recent survey revealed that the majority of Jewish Israelis reject the establishment of a Palestinian state. A majority of 53 percent of this group also rejects conflict resolution based on the establishment of an independent Palestinian state alongside the “Jewish state”. Only a meager 22 percent of Jews still believe in the founding of a Palestinian state. In the meantime, the issue of annexation has gained in importance since Netanyahu made his election pledge to annex parts of the occupied West Bank and not to dissolve a colonial settlement.

“Deal of the Century” to Ramadan?

He summed up this provocation in these words: “I will extend the sovereignty of the ‘Jewish state’ to the West Bank and not differentiate between the settlement blocks and the isolated settlements.” Most of these settlements are in what is known as Area C, which is about 60 percent Palestinian Territory and where about 300,000 Palestinians live.Everything was agreed exactly with the Trump government and, according to US Secretary of State Pompeo, would be in line with the upcoming “Deal of the Century” by Kushner and Greenblatt. This repeatedly announced and now again until after the end of the Muslim month of fasting Ramadan, which takes place this year in early May to early June, delayed deal should be announced thereafter. It almost seems

Since the BDS movement grew stronger and stronger, it became more and more the preferred “Jewish war aim”. Increasingly, attempts are being made to suppress freedom of expression and to suppress facts and truths that discredit the “Jewish state”. For example, the Israel lobby is avoiding sitting down and discussing with activists or Israel critics, as has been suggested so often. Of course, for good reason, because the defeat would be too clear for lack of valid and convincing counter-arguments. It gets even more dangerous if, under pressure from the extremely active pro-Israel lobby in the German parliament, we should proceed with dubious bills against organizations and supporters of BDS or Israel critics.

Punish war crimes and crimes against humanity!

The atrocities committed by decades of occupation by the Zionist regime, the multiple war crimes, child murders, and genocide in Gaza must finally be labeled and punished for what they are: a war crime and a crime against humanity. The international community must finally stand up for freedom of expression and express the unpleasant truth that the “Jewish apartheid state” is not a democracy and must be treated as normally as any other state that carries out an ethnic cleansing policy.

We must not let up in the fight for a free Palestine from the River to the Sea. We must defend ourselves against it if Israel criticism is compulsorily criminalized as anti-Semitism!

 

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