THE NAZARENE

The following was written by me on 15 April, 1984. It was presented to His Holiness Pope John Paul ll  during his visit to Jerusalem in March of 2000.

The Nazarene

© Steve Amsel

 

The Passover is once again upon us and

We reflect on the years gone by;

Of the tribulations of the people

And the heroes of the ages.

 

The traditional feast, the Seder, has

Been with us for thousands of years.

For most it has always been a joyous meal,

But for one it became the Last Supper.

 

So cruel they were to you as they

Nailed you to the cross on the hill

Treating you like a common criminal

Rather than the great man that you were.

 

You felt no malice towards your betrayers,

Instead you asked your god to forgive them

For the crime they committed against you

And those who were close to you.

 

 

Two thousand years have passed since

That shameful day and each year

The crime is reenacted by those

Who usurp your name.

 

 

You taught love and tolerance

But most of that message is ignored.

Instead there have been wars in your name,

Something, I am sure you would oppose.

 

 

Where are your powers today, when they are

Needed to cleanse the earth of its hatred?

The very ones who slew you sanctified

Your name and continue to slay.

 

Is there no way you can show them

How to change their ways and to live

As you would have wanted them to

Instead of the way they are?

 

 

Great temples have been built in

Your honor on every continent

But the message is lacking

One of your basic teachings – Love.

 

 

Oh, great one that you were

You must show them the way

Before there are more, like Yourself,

Nailed to the cross for refusing to hate.

HORRORS OF EASTER SUNDAY

Our condolences to the families of Sri Lanka bomb attacks victims

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My heart goes out to the people of Sri Lanka today because of the horrors they faced yesterday morning.
May hatred be erased from this world before it erases all of us.

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Meanwhile, in Palestine …..
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Israel bars hundreds of Palestinian Christians from traveling on Easter

In an unprecedented decision, Israeli authorities are denying hundreds of Palestinian Christians the right to travel to Jerusalem for the holiday, while barring all movement between the West Bank and Gaza.

ISRAELI ELECTIONS ~~ PREDICTIONS OF THE WORST KIND ARE NOW TRUE

We can assume that after the elections, one way or another, things will get worse than before.

Hopeless outlook on the elections on April 9 in the “Jewish state” – a nightmare

When murderous Zionist dreams come true

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

When a new parliament in the “Jewish state” is elected on April 9, 2019, Palestine faces a new nightmare of unknown magnitude. Right, right, right – is the motto, because in alliance with European right-wing populists and right-wing allies Netanyahu kept his election campaign to further power and has good chances for a fifth term – since 2009 as head of government in office. It is an election campaign of fear – against Iran, Palestinians, Islamist terror, Hamas, Hezbollah, so-called “infiltrants”, leftist media. All this creates odds. It is bad enough that the majority of Jewish citizens are attracted to Bibi’s slogans and acts contrary to international law, which quite obviously correspond to their world view. Peace was and is not their goal and does not fit into the fabricated threat situation, which is only crowned with the slogan “security”. This means: Eternal occupation and settlement, as well as expulsion and transfer.

Terrifying legality

In the meantime, even the Avoda, the Labor Party under Avi Gabbay, no longer considers the evacuation of Jewish settlements in occupied Palestine indistinguishable from any other rightwing party. (1) A frightening legal burden between Moshe Feiglin’s Zehut Party, which seeks to legalize marijuana and seek to build the “third Jewish temple” on Haram al-Sharif, advocating Palestinian transfer. (2)

This “New Right”, which was not afraid to set up candidates who openly professed as followers of the racist rabbi Kahane. Its party was banned after murderous acts of terrorism. And only by the Supreme Court was a candidate prevented, who rushed with openly racist slogans and actually did not really set himself apart from other “new rights”. All in all, an illustrious company between ultra-orthodox Shas party, United Torah Judaism, Kulanu and Yisrael Beitenu by former Secretary of War Avigdor Lieberman.

Examine the right to exist on a robbed land

So when will the so-called right of existence of the “Jewish state” on stolen and occupied Palestinian land be finally questioned? After all, the EU and also the German Federal Government are aware of the international law-abiding policy, which was timidly criticized, but without drawing any necessary conclusions and thus has no consequences. You can not ask enough questions over and over again: Why?

The “Jewish state” and its global sayanim (Israel lobbyists) have managed to build an eternal status of victim that any other victim group can only dream of. No, even if the Holocaust was an inconceivable German Nazi hate crime, it does not sanctify all means. No state has the right not to occupy a “Jewish”, a country and a people in response to any injustice caused by others. Therefore, Germany should ask itself after the election the question, whether – and again with the reference to the “special” relationship – it is still reasonable to support a radical right-wing “Jewish state”. The “German value politics” must finally be implemented, also and especially for the “Jewish state” and our “special” relations. Whenever there is talk of “Christian-Jewish values”, these are based only on the support of a state that does not respect international law or human rights, but shamelessly breaks them, with the certainty of being rewarded with impunity. Here, a rethink is required, no matter which alliance will eventually win, because for the occupied for decades Palestine can only change a bit if the occupiers are threatened with serious consequences and then implemented quickly. Sanctions would be a helpful and long overdue step. Here, a rethink is required, no matter which alliance will eventually win, because for the occupied for decades Palestine can only change a bit if the occupiers are threatened with serious consequences and then implemented quickly. Sanctions would be a helpful and long overdue step. Here, a rethink is required, no matter which alliance will eventually win, because for the occupied for decades Palestine can only change a bit if the occupiers are threatened with serious consequences and then implemented quickly. Sanctions would be a helpful and long overdue step.

Election forecasts are like weather forecasts, more than incalculable. However, we can assume that after the elections, one way or another, things will get worse than before.

Stinging as an election strategy

The Netanjahu regime’s nightmare has frustrated Palestinian-Israeli citizens so much that their turnout in 2019, unlike 2015, is likely to decline.He makes his own media policy. He condemns the allegations of corruption against him, accuses sections of the press of participating in a witch hunt against him, broadcasts from his own Likud TV studio and uses social bots as an election worker. Stinging as an election strategy. (3) (4)

Thanks to Netanyahu’s right-wing extremist polemics of inflaming the Palestinian Arab parties into a dangerous and threatening measure of security for the “Jewish state,” Hasbara, scientifically supported, has created the so-called “Unified List,” the merger of Four different parties, from secular nationalist to strictly religious, broke apart a few weeks ago after disputes over claims to power. What could have been better for Israel, Haaretz wrote, than to build a deadly hostility after the enmity between the Abbas collaborating Palestinian Authority and Hamas, which is ruling in Gaza? This kind of creeping split policy is one of the main activities of the Netanyahu regime – masterfully operated.

So if 15 percent of the Palestinian citizens of the “Jewish state”, Muslims and Christians, as descendants of those displaced by the Nakba, stay away from the elections, the right-wing extremist parties are closer to one goal, namely the sole rule of eliminating the Palestinian voters. In the past few years there were still a large number of Palestinian-Israeli voters who voted in favor of the Palestinian parties, after all, the “Unified List” could still be the third largest fraction in 2015 – a terrific achievement. However, if this faction competes in two separate groups this time, thus weakened thanks to shared votes, then the intrigue has been successful. Bibi Netanyahu has managed to use the slogan “Bibi or Tibi” to create an image of the enemy against Ahmad Tibi.

Election campaign with ideological lies

Bibi accuses his opponent Gantz of seeking an alliance with Palestinian factions, which was categorically ruled out by Benny Gantz. After all, Gantz, the former Israeli chief of staff, is a Bibi light. All of Netanyahu’s warnings against the Gantz “Blue-and-White” coalition (in Hebrew, “Kachol Lavan”) and against leftists, who denounce him as anti-state, betray the nation’s interests, are ideological lies that he spreads. Not only that Gantz and his alliance rejects any coalition with Palestinian parties, even a so-called “two-state solution” is not mentioned in the election program, but he wants the expansion of illegal international settlement construction and the claim to the eternally undivided capital of the “Jewish State “actively promote. On the right patriotic-Zionist wave, which alone is a guarantor of Jewish votes.Finally, 62.5 percent of Israel’s Jewish citizens would favor a harsher approach by Netanyahu against Gaza, which has been grounded for years.So it is not surprising that this murderous Prime Minister Netanyahu in an interview with the right-wing struggling “Israel Hayom” battlefield of the US Jewish gambling king Adelson, has made a “wise decision” in the murder of 300 Palestinians. (5) That this murderous Prime Minister, Netanyahu, in an interview with US-Israeli gambler Adelson’s right-wing struggling Israel Hayom, claims to have made a “wise decision” in the murder of 300 Palestinians. (5) That this murderous Prime Minister, Netanyahu, in an interview with US-Israeli gambler Adelson’s right-wing struggling Israel Hayom, claims to have made a “wise decision” in the murder of 300 Palestinians. (5)

These were murdered by IDF’s “most moral” Jewish “defense soldiers” and snipers at the fence to the occupied Gaza concentration camp. His regime has only one goal: deterrence; By cutting off the link between Gaza and the occupied West Bank, which has been blocked in violation of international law, the “Jewish state” succeeded in destroying all unity and in strengthening the Jewish settlements. So is his campaign pledge to understand that he would not remove a settler from the illegally occupied settlements, “not to uproot a Jew”. No, uprooting has been practiced by the Zionist regime since its founding only against the Palestinians. Likewise, Netanyahu will ensure that “we control the area west of the Jordan.” The final annexation of the Syrian Golan Heights, the move of the US embassy to Jerusalem, all a breach of international law. However, it seems as if all this has been agreed upon and in line with Trump’s and Kushner’s “ultimate” peace plan, which he provocatively intends to introduce just on the 71st anniversary of the Nakba, the catastrophe of the Palestinian people, and thus the “next phase “Announces Palestinian lawlessness.Trump, the “best friend” Netanyahu and the Zionists have ever had, will not let it rip and certainly have a nightmare of other half-baked surprises ready. on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the Nakba, the catastrophe of the Palestinian people, announcing the “next phase” of Palestinian lawlessness. Trump, the “best friend” Netanyahu and the Zionists have ever had, will not let it rip and certainly have a nightmare of other half-baked surprises ready. on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the Nakba, the catastrophe of the Palestinian people, announcing the “next phase” of Palestinian lawlessness. Trump, the “best friend” Netanyahu and the Zionists have ever had, will not let it rip and certainly have a nightmare of other half-baked surprises ready.

Apartheid state of the worst kind

However, I wonder why Russian President Putin Bibi also made a campaigning present and handed him the remains of an IDF soldier missing for 37 years. So Netanyahu could still boast of his contacts with important state leaders. There is the suspicion that Trump used Netanyahu, as a messenger of secret messages between him and Putin.

Netanyahu has succeeded, despite 18 percent higher poverty rate than in other industrialized countries, despite large impoverishment of old pensioners and Holocaust survivors and despite great unpopularity in large parts of the population to show a successful balance and to score with fascist right-wing slogans and allies, in line with the Zionist raison d’etat of the final solution of the Judaization of Palestine.

The “Jewish State” is an undemocratic state with its national law “only for Jews” – an apartheid state of the worst kind. (6) In this sense, my hopeless outlook on the elections on April 9 in the “Jewish State”, my nightmare – when murderous Zionist dreams come true. Until after the elections, just before the elections.

 

 

footnotes:

 

(1) https://www.jungewelt.de/artikel/352426.wahlen-in-israel-die-rechte-hegemonie.html

(2) http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/israel-zehut-partei-vor-der-knesset-wahl-kiffer-als-koenigsmacher-a-1261463.html

(3) https://www.br.de/nachrichten/deutschland-welt/direkte-ansprache-israels-wahlkampf-in-den-medien,RMm32Xr

(4) https://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/israel-benjamin-netanjahu-fuehrt-einen-populistischen-wahlkampf-16129540.html

(5) https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190406-netanyahu-killing-300-gaza-protesters-what-wise-decision/

(6) https://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2019/04/08/the-silence-of-the-lambs-assures-a-victory-for-apartheid-in-isreal/

 

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THE LOSERS HAVE ALREADY BEEN DECLARED IN THE UPCOMING ISRAELI ELECTION

Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday that he would annex illegal settlements in the occupied west bank if he wins another term in office

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Meanwhile, here’s a message from the children of Gaza ….

A VIDEO MESSAGE TO THE CHILDREN OF GAZA

This is a recorded message of the international Academy Award Winner Shaun Tan in support of Gaza Children Cinema.

Over the next year, this movie and video message package will be shown to over 100 groups of children throughout Gaza. Gaza has always been a challenging environment for children, and especially so over the past two weeks, as the city has been under a sustained and brutal onslaught from across the border. In a city with around one million children, where there are no cinemas, little infrastructure, inconsistent water and power, and a military embargo limiting food, medicines and other essentials, not to mention constant military threat, a simple event like watching a movie, can be a vitally therapeutic and impactful event.

 

You can donate to the Gaza Children’s Cinema via THIS LINK

BELLA CIAO DEAR BUD KOROTZER

DesertPeace is in mourning today for the passing of my dear cousin, comrade and friend, Bud Korotzer.

Bud was, for years, an Associate of DesertPeace as well as our roaming photographer in the New York area. He participated and covered almost every demonstration there. Together with his wife Chippy (Francine), readers of this Blog were privy, first hand, to the ongoing struggles facing America today. Palestinian rights was foremost on their agenda.

Some of you might recognise this beautiful man if you are also involved in the struggle … here is a photo of him taken at a demonstration:

Bud leaves behind his loving wife Francine, a son, Ethan, a daughter, Danielle and four loving grandchildren. May they all be comforted in their grief knowing that Bud will always be remembered and loved.

Bud’s funeral will held on   

Monday, April 8, 10:30 AM 

 Greenwich Village Funeral Home

199 Bleecker Street( between 6th Avenue and McDougal Street)

          Closest train:  #1 to Houston. Walk northeast to Bleecker.

Bella Ciao dear comrade

GERMAN REASON FOR A FREE PALESTINE

The Holocaust does not legitimize Germany to support Jewish politics by any means, but should remind us never again to defend and facilitate an inhuman policy of expulsion and occupation.

This “fence of death” to the Gaza concentration camp

 

German  Reason of state for a Free Palestine!

The “March of Return” as a reminder

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

Thousands of Palestinians along the border fence to the “Jewish State” have shown the international community what dignity and resistance means. It is frightening how the German press portrays this march and falsifies facts. When one reads the German editorial (D) media, one is already used to a lot of distortions, but what was reported this time to cover the first anniversary of the Great March of Return, exceeded any measure of objective reporting. Many of the articles read such that the inexperienced reader might think that it is not the Zionist occupiers but Hamas who are responsible for the blockade and misery in the Gaza concentration camp.

 

To support the memory of the murderous oppression

 

Would it not be appropriate for all those otherwise vocal in their defense of human rights to commemorate the unarmed demonstrators on the “Day of the Land” commemorating the murderous repression of Palestinian protests against illegal Israeli land seizures in Galilee each year To support 1976?

 

Since last year, week after week, unarmed demonstrators are calling for an end to decades of illegal occupation of Palestine and the equally illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip, as well as their legal right to return to their ancestral homeland, which is murderous and murderous by the Zionist-Jewish occupiers mercilessly punished.

 

This “fence of death” to the Gaza concentration camp, the illegal wall that, according to the judgment of the International Court of Justice in The Hague in 2004, contradicts international law, must finally fall like the Berlin Wall. This begs the question, why not Germany, which was celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall in such a way, does not campaign with equal vigor for the observance of the law and the implementation of the ICJ ruling, and for an end to the Zionist occupation regime? (1)

 

Free from “journalistic dirt”

 

Last Friday, just this March 30th, the “Day of the Soil”, the Süddeutsche Zeitung and Daniel Brössler let the pain of the Palestinian people in a disgraceful article, as the epitome of a failed German journalism. What Brössler wrote was so inhuman and so unilaterally supporting the “Jewish state” lobbying that made me stunned and I had to wash my hands once to rid myself of this “journalistic filth”. (2)

 

Does this Israeli advocate really believe that one can defend international law and at the same time be a “Jewish occupying regime” that has never had international law on its agenda since its founding but has brutally persecuted its Zionist landlord and expulsion targets? No, this nuclear-armed “Jewish occupying regime” does not deserve any German support, let alone weapons aid, but only the arms embargo demanded by Amnesty International! (3)

 

In fact, the German government, as well as the German media, must find a new kind of politics that no longer “balances” between international law, the German raison d’être for the “Jewish state” and unrestricted solidarity.Not the “frustration over Trump or Netanyahu”, as Brössler writes, may guide Germany, but the General Human Rights and international law, and therefore must strongly condemn the violation of international law, human rights and the occupation policy by Israel. It must finally be over with the eternal Israeli blackmail because of “our past”.

 

Holocaust warns: never again an inhumane policy of expulsion and occupation

 

So it can only be repeated, the Holocaust does not legitimize Germany to support Jewish politics by any means, but should remind us never again to defend and facilitate an inhuman policy of expulsion and occupation. If German youths are sent to German concentration camps, but can not visit the largest concentration camp Gaza, then something goes wrong. It can not be that young Germans receive their important historical enlightenment about the Nazi era and the Holocaust, and in addition are marked in the lively “transfigured” exchange with the “Jewish state” in philosemitic one-sidedness, by the Nakba, the Disaster of the violent eviction of the Palestinians from their homeland, to learn nothing! This seems to me comparable to a dictatorial state doctrine, because with the concealment of facts important for the formation of opinions can not be made good, what was done to the Holocaust victims. On the contrary, it is counterproductive to set off an injustice against a new injustice.

 

Young Germans are not at fault with the past, but German officials and journalists have a duty to convey that objectivity that is lacking. If Jews commit injustices and crimes today, it is above all a journalistic duty to name them. One can not compare the rockets of Hamas with the highly equipped Jewish occupying army. You can not always equate occupiers and occupied people. Again and again it must be remembered that the root of all evil is the founding of the “Jewish State” in 1948, based on the Jewish rationale of expelling the indigenous Palestinian population and the occupation of all of Palestine. German State Reason for the Freedom of Palestine and no right to exist for a “Jewish State” on stolen Palestinian land!

 

It seems obvious that decades of brainwashing in the Israel lobby, in the guise of its German counterparts, has so successfully accomplished its work, that this philosemitic trauma has been internalized in minds and brains, for all eternity.

 

Anger rises when people are left alone in their hunger for dignity and freedom

 

It causes one’s anger to rise, as people included here, who are urging for dignity and freedom in their hunger, are left alone by the so-called “community of values”. Shame red should have all face in the face of images from the Gaza Strip. And it is inhumane to speak of a “quiet course” of the march and the “unusual mastery” of Hamas, in which four young Palestinians, three of whom were just 17 years old, who specialized in the attack of Jewish snipers More than 316 were wounded, including 86 children, 29 women, three paramedics and seven journalists. In addition, while a new weapon was tested,

 

Indeed, it is thanks to Hamas that despite the high participation of more than 40,000 demonstrators and the previous Zionist threat of violence, many volunteers managed to save many lives and not to be insidiously killed by the already lurking Jewish snipers by were also prevented from demonstrating. The right to peaceful demonstration is also prevented thanks to the illegal Jewish occupation. They bragged that only the Israeli air strikes, including the office of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, contributed to the “relative calm of the day,” the Times of Israel cynically reported. That is the Zionist thinking of the ruling regime, which will never change, no matter how the elections will end on April 9th.

 

For example, the announcement of “facilitations,” such as the opening of border crossings, the facilitation of border traffic, the extension of the fishing zone, and the permission of Qatar to send in more aid to the Gaza Strip, were changeable at any time, according to the occupying landlords and Zionist whims. Without stopping the illegal blockade and occupation, because that does not lead to the eternal Judaisierung in a “Greater Israel”!

 

Palestinians are not left to their sad fate!

 

So we should finally ask ourselves how much longer we want to support this kind of Zionist regime’s occupation policy, which is contrary to international law, with financial and military aid? How long can the international hypocritical state community close its eyes to this murderous Zionist violence against peaceful Palestinian demonstrators, and to war crimes and crimes against humanity? When will this terrible discrepancy of representation and appeal to “values” and human rights in Germany and the EU lead to finally fulfill all moral and legal obligations towards Palestine and finally impose sanctions on Israel and support the urgently needed BDS movement? We are committed to the Palestinians, who show their desperate determination weekly in Gaza to support their struggle for freedom. We should do everything we can to make sure that they do not feel forgotten by all the world and do not leave them to their sad fate.Therefore finally the German state reason for a free Palestine and the solidarity with the march of the return!

 

 

footnotes:

 

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

(2) https://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/deutsche-nahostpolitik-balanceakt-1.4386673

(3) https://palaestina-nachrichten.de/2019/03/31/gaza-jahrestag-protest-israel-lobt-ungewoehnliche-bregschaft-von-hamas-und-erschiesst-three-three -17 years -palaestinensische-jugendliche /

 

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PHOTOS AND VIDEOS OF THE HORRORS IN GAZA

Despite the horrors, our children never give up hope

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Don’t cry brother, we will rebuild our home, we will buy you new toys and books. Don’t cry brother, we have to be strong, brave and we have to win. Don’t cry brother, Gaza will resist and Palestine will be free.

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The shelling targeted the Yarmouk site in Khan Younis

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Israeli occupation warplanes destroyed another building to the west of Gaza.

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Israeli warplanes completely destroyed a building of insurance company Gaza.

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Israeli occupation war jets attacked several sites in Gaza.

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Image by Carlos Latuff

‘Celebrating’ Mother’s Day in Gaza on 21 March

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How you can help the orphans in Gaza …

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COMPLICITY IS GUILT

How long can the oh-so-moral community still look the other way and plead further in Palestine, ignoring the Israeli conquest and 1981 annexation of the Syrian Golan, which was never internationally recognized?

He who looks away is guilty

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

March 24, 1999, was the day Nato forces began to bomb the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. It was the first war outside of an “alliance” and without explicit UN approval, with the participation of Germany with the first combat mission of German troops after the end of the Second World War, a turning point in German foreign policy.

Energetic support War support of a red-green government

This brutal war with the active support of the then Red-Green government cost more than 15,000 lives, including more than 500 civilians. However, the supposedly “accidental” bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, which cost the lives of three Chinese journalists, was deliberate, according to the British Observer.

 

NATO war not covered by UN mandate

 

This UN-mandated NATO-led US-led NATO war was a violation of the UN Charter. It was a breach of international law against Article 2 (4) of the UN Charter, which stated that “All members shall refrain from any threat or application in their international relations directed against the territorial integrity or political independence of a State or otherwise incompatible with the purposes of the United Nations of violence “. After all, it was well known that a UN decision against resistance by the Russians and the Chinese would not have been possible.

 

SPD and green politicians campaigned for a bombing without a mandate

 

Even then, the SPD War Minister Scharping hung far out the window, justifying the war with “averting a humanitarian catastrophe”. While Russia rightly protested and criticized the NATO dictates of strength and although this war was also highly controversial within the NATO states, it was just German politicians, especially a red-green federal government, which had once made peace movement and 68ers, who were now campaigning for a bombing without a mandate.

 

German assault past

 

All these references to the German aggressive war past were worth the red-green coalition nothing more. They tried to justify the attack by any means, even with reference to never-proven Serbian war plans, which today remind us very much of the forged “evidence” of the United States at the beginning of the Iraq war.

 

Collateral damage linked to the Holocaust

 

It was quite disgusting, however, when the civilian victims of NATO by Nato US spokesman Shea were called “collateral damage” and the indignation and the calls for ceasefire were so large that the green Foreign Minister Joseph Fischer was forced to see all the guns of his acting and with an unforgotten, more than outrageous comparison made a connection to the Holocaust and said: “I stand on two principles, never again war, never again Auschwitz, never again genocide, never again fascism. Both belong together with me. “

To instrumentalize Auschwitz, even to use it as a metaphor for the extermination of an ethnic group, was a tasteless taboo that remains unforgotten today and opened free-rider locks.

And that leads me to the SPD successor in the office of Foreign Minister, who went into politics because of Auschwitz and 20 years after the beginning of the international law-violent NATO war, this and the German participation is right.

As Maas said about dpa, he still believes that German participation has been “an outflow of responsible action. We have seen that there have been massive violations of human rights, “said Foreign Minister Maas, who was completely unimpressed by the breach of international law.

 

The hypocritical “Auschwitz Minister”

 

This in turn inevitably leads me to Gaza and Palestine. After all, if you go to war with blatant lies, it is no wonder that the “Auschwitz Minister” can close his eyes when human rights and international law are violated and trampled under Zionist occupation regimes in illegally occupied Palestine and Gaza the German stirrup holder only possible by looking away! Such a hypocritical foreign minister can also look in the mirror without being ashamed of the land.

Missiles at the “right” time

After the rocket fire from Gaza, which once again came at exactly the right time, destroyed a residential building in the Greater Tel Aviv area and injured seven people, including two children, this was again a desperate wake-up call from the Gaza Strip, do not forget us in the concentration camp. Who benefits from this rocket fire? Of course, the Prime Minister Netanyahu, who is always under new corruption charges in the election campaign. He has already announced that he will shorten his US visit to Trump and renounce his propaganda speech to the most powerful US-Israel lobby organization AIPAC. He stated that Israel would not tolerate a “vicious attack” on the State of Israel on “its territory.” He would react vigorously and do everything necessary for the safety of his citizens. Friend Trump hurriedly assured “Israel has the right to self-defense.” The German government also strongly condemned the attack. Has this Merkel government ever condemned an attack or the genocide in Gaza? On the one hand, every Zionist crime was justified by reference to the “right to self-defense” of this “Christian-Zionist coalition”!

 

The supreme warlord and his belligerent people

 

For Netanyahu, who also holds the office of Minister of War, the security situation is the central issue in the election campaign. Only then can he present himself as the “highest general” in front of his belligerent people.So what fits in with the scheme more than “militant Islamist Hamas” missiles that always arrive at the right time, as ordered. So who else is talking about the report of the UN Human Rights Council, which accuses the “Jewish State” of committing crimes against humanity on the border with Gaza, with almost 200 murdered alone 20018 and several thousands injured, by the “Jewish Defense Army”.

 

The march of the return

 

Before the 30th of March, the first anniversary of the march of return marches, large-scale demonstrations are again announced. These protesters call for an end to the blockade of the Gaza Strip, which has been ongoing since 2006, which the “Jewish State” and Egypt arbitrarily exercise and justify with “security interests”. However, there is no justification for human rights crimes and illegal occupation.

 

Those responsible for war crimes before the International Court of Justice

 

So who will finally atone for the war crimes and bring to justice those responsible before the International Court of Justice in The Hague, which, according to the commission of the UN Human Rights Council, murdered 189 Palestinians from the end of March to the end of December 2018, shooting more than 6,000 of them 122 Palestinian limbs had to be amputated. This war crimes massacre, which targeted civilians who were not involved in combat operations and therefore did not represent an immediate danger, must finally be punished by the international community, with all the consequences.

 

So, it is time for the EU to no longer class Hamas as a terrorist organization, but as a resistance organization in the fight for freedom against illegal occupation. However, reality shows that Muslims / Palestinians are always considered “terrorists”, while Jews / Zionists are always considered “peace-loving victims.” This thinking has also contributed massively to worldwide hatred of Islam and promoted intolerance against Muslims. Muslims are the Jews of today and deserve our all protection and solidarity when attacked.

 

Trump sealed the covenant with the “Chosen Zionists”

 

It is not Gaza-ruling Hamas guilty of the misery of this sealed-off concentration camp, but it is the Zionist occupation regime. As long as that is not finally recognized, there can never be a just solution that, as it seems, is no longer on the “Christian-Jewish” agenda for Palestine. Trump and his Golan Tweet, sealed after the Jerusalem Maneuver, the Covenant linking the “Chosen Zionists” to the Christian Zionist Evangelicals.Netanyahu and Trump have never been better off than they are now, because they are so similar in their “understanding of democracy and how to deal with the media”.

 

Furnished in war missions

 

Again and again, it is pointed out that the “positive” consequence after the Kosovo war was to give more weight to human rights and international law and that politicians can no longer hide behind sovereignty when they commit their atrocities. What a lie! Nothing has changed, even though we are being led to believe that today’s UN Security Council is under international legal obligation to protect the population from their regimes.So what does the sad reality look like, 20 years after the NATO-Kosovo war in violation of international law and 5 years after the Gaza genocide and the 71-year ethnic cleansing of Palestine? Things have gotten worse around the world and the hypocritical community of states has meanwhile established itself between war missions, the sale of weapons and the exploitation of resources.

There is a duty for humanitarian interventions, but certainly not as NATO spent it, as a “moral duty” with the help of bombs, to which the West feels committed.

 

The double standard when it comes to the “Jewish state”

 

Where is the moral, when it comes to the “Jewish state” and its illegal international occupier regime? Again and again one celebrates a double standard, which must finally be stopped. The Holocaust victims and their descendants do not have the right to take everything out just because the international community allowed the Holocaust and intervened far too late. A guilty conscience does not lead to good politics. Why must the Palestinians atone for the Holocaust and not be defended like the people of the Balkans? Because they are not important in the “Cold War” in the conflict between East and West?

The forgotten victims of Western politics

 

Why have neither AA Fischer nor AA Maas ever applied the moral standards they set forth in the Kosovo war? Again and again I come to Auschwitz, why did they abuse this term without necessity, but not for Palestine under the Israeli knout? Especially in Palestine this metaphor has its justification. But not for the former victims, but for today. Just think of the oppressed and occupied Palestinians / Gaza, who are increasingly becoming abused victims and oblivious in Western politics. Finally, more and more of what’s really going on is crystallized: about the Christian-Jewish cultural struggle, against Muslims and Islam.

 

A “God given miracle”

 

When US President Trump once again overruled all rules of international law and recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Syrian Golan they occupied, the Jewish Israelis cheered and spoke of a “God-given miracle.” Finally Trump, as a representative of God, would have recognized the solidarity of the “Jewish people” with this part of the country.

It was another campaigning gift to friend Netanyahu after the Jerusalem recognition and the US move of the embassy to the “eternally undivided capital” of the “Jewish state”.

Trump’s election gifts

 

Netanyahu, sinking deeper and deeper into his corruption mess with new accusations, can now bask in Trump’s electoral gifts, which also have an important domestic policy goal for Trump, namely to drive a wedge into the Democratic Party and to kill two birds with one stone. (1) The Trump’s Russian affair takes a back seat and Netanyahu is currently called only in connection with the Golan and Geza, all the best conditions for the 9th of April, the election day in the “Jewish state”. After a victory in the election, the little world of Bibi and Sara would be fine again and they can bask in their supposed glory if it were not for the many dirty linen that their subjects apparently like to literally sweep under their bed.

The phrase of the “peace process”

 

Thanks to Trump, Netanyahu seems to be getting closer and closer to his goal of not having to settle for the phrase “peace process” anymore, let alone making concessions on the settlement issue. However, he is compliant with a majority of his competitors in the election campaign, Blue and White, Shas Party, Yadahut Ha Torah, Kulanu, the New Right, Union of Right Parties, and Israel Beitenu, who outbid each other in their right-wing ideas.

 

Judaization and claim to Greater Israel

 

They all do not want settlement demolition and division of Jerusalem. What does that show us? The “peace” offered by these politicians only reveals their unwillingness to fight, pursuing only one goal: the Judaization and the claim to a Greater Israel, but without its aborigines. How long have Israeli politicians dreamed of the annexation of the West Bank and an euphemistically called “transfer” expulsion of the Palestinians living there into Arab states? After all, the US government has already deleted the term “occupied” for the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in an official report by the Foreign Ministry – contrary to international law. For the Palestinians, the worst fears come true, since they must fear that Trump will fulfill these Zionist wishes for power. What will Trump make possible in the future?Nothing is impossible with this dealer, who likes to create quick Twitter-hooks instead of having to negotiate long enough to overburden him and even keep him from playing golf.

 

No German “raison d’etat” for the “Jewish state”

 

So how long can the oh-so-moral community still look the other way and plead further in Palestine, ignoring the Israeli conquest and 1981 annexation of the Syrian Golan, which was never internationally recognized? Let’s see if the German Federal Government, which regards the Syrian Golan Heights as “occupied territories” entirely in accordance with UN Resolution 497, which was unanimously adopted by the UN in 1981, does not fall over under Maas and its master in white House and Tel Aviv not wrong. If they were serious about international law, they would certainly be obliged to suspend the German “reason of the state” for the “Jewish state”. In my opinion, a “state reason” for a state, who so boldly ignores international law and human rights, incompatible with the German Constitution. So how long do we still want to look the other way and be guilty when it comes to the Zionist occupation crimes in Palestine?

 

footnotes

(1) https://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/israel-usa-1.4382067

 

 

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SHAMEFUL PHOTO AND VIDEO OF THE DAY

Aside from what the photo represents, in the last few days Trump (YOUR TAX DOLLARS) paid for every bomb dropped on Gaza.

Could we call this meddling in the upcoming Israeli election?

President Donald Trump holds up an executive proclamation recognizing the Golan Heights as Israeli territory at the White House in Washington DC, Monday, March 25, 2019. (Photo: Susan Walsh/AP)

Meanwhile in Gaza …..

Ongoing Israeli Aggression in Gaza.

Israeli occupation warplanes destroyed another building to the west of Gaza.

IN PALESTINE TODAY WHERE DEMOLITION REPLACES TUITION

Israeli forces demolish a Palestinian school

WESTERN VALUES CHANGE REGIMES … FROM GAZA TO VENEZUELA

What we are currently experiencing in Venezuela makes us painfully aware that no state is safe from Western “values”. Even Egypt, Syria, Iran, Ukraine and currently Venezuela and Gaza show us how perfidious this method is. 

The regime change method: from Gaza to Venezuela

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

How much longer will we have to face coup attempts being planned and executed by US governments? What we are currently experiencing in Venezuela makes us painfully aware that no state is safe from Western “values”. Even Egypt, Syria, Iran, Ukraine and currently Venezuela and Gaza show us how perfidious this method is. The people must go hungry because of the sanctions, all the important things are getting scarcer, and one stirs up dissatisfaction on governments that have to “get away”.President Maduro bravely defends against this US method because he knows his people behind him. But why is a self-proclaimed coup puppet being supported by Germany and a foreign minister who “went into politics because of Auschwitz”? (1)

 

No new German guilt!

 

What are the interests behind it? Especially the German diplomacy under “Auschwitzminister” Maas operates nevertheless a policy, which could lead long-term to Auschwitz. Why do we have to be at the forefront in US towers in their more than transparent military actions and regime change coup attempts? What fascinates the German Foreign Minister on Venezuela, the Ukraine, Mali and the “Jewish state”? Does he really want to “make amends” with a destructive policy that does exactly the opposite, namely to accept new German guilt? Again and again, I can repeat the life motto of my father, Heinz Galinski, and heed it: “I did not survive Auschwitz to remain silent on new injustice”. If Germans like the Foreign Minister Maas or as his predecessor, If the green Josef Fischer used the word Auschwitz to justify war, then I find it so disgusting and shameful that I protect myself against it as a German. It is unacceptable for German citizens with Jewish roots like me when German politicians use the word Auschwitz to discriminate against Jews today and deny them freedom of expression when it comes to criticizing the “Jewish apartheid state” and its illegal occupation policy. Auschwitz was the German chapter of a “millennial brown empire,” which should under no circumstances be used to be abused. If Maas had really gone into politics because of Auschwitz, then he should no longer close his eyes to the crimes of the “Jewish state” and support him unilaterally. In fact, Auschwitz and the Holocaust oblige us to assist the Palestinians, who are helpless and alone in the so-called “community of values” of their ethnic cleansing and judicialization of their country. (2) (3)

 

Especially in Germany, we see how Palestinians are intimidated and almost lethargically standing in front of the ruins of their homeland Palestine – and if they demonstrate once against the murderous Israeli policy, as denounced during the attack on Gaza 2014, therefore as anti-Semites. It is almost unbearable how far the long arm of the Netanyahu regime reaches into Germany and succeeded here with the help of the Sayanim of the Central Council of Jews, the Israel lobby in the form of various international Jewish organizations and countless compliant politicians, parties and philosemitic helpers is to build this tightly lashed network of novel anti-Semitism in the form of new “Jew’s love”. No, indeed, anti-Semitism hatred for Jews has diminished, but criticism of the “Jewish state” has increased.This fact is proven, but uncomfortable. That’s why Israeli apologists lump anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism together to demonize this term. These statements also have the purpose of inducing Jewish citizens to return to their “Promised Land” while preventing Palestinians, including those with a German passport, from entering their stolen land. (4)

 

Do not confuse religion with combat area!

 

In fact, there is a strong right-wing and extreme right-wing forces who have always lived out their anti-Semitism and who have become stronger only thanks to false tolerance. But we also see that they have long since turned their hatred of the Jews into an Islam hatred, which should wake us all and make them worried. While synagogues and Jewish officials are being guarded, this is painfully missing in mosques and refugee homes. Muslims, like Jews, should be subject to the same “reason of the state”. It is precisely the responsibility of the Nazi past that obliges Germany to exercise due diligence on the last forgotten victims of the Holocaust, the Palestinians, who are entirely on their own without a global lobby such as the Jews.Already we are experiencing a progressive Israelization, also in Germany, and we do not want that. Let’s ask ourselves, why are so many Jewish Israeli citizens coming to Germany and Berlin and are they feeling very well, especially in “no go areas” like Wedding and Kreuzberg, which the Central Council repeatedly warns against. Perhaps it is a “no go area” for Israel lobbyists and more recently for non-religious and sometimes evangelical Zionist “Kippa porters” who multiply like rabbits but instrumentalize religion and confuse it with a combat area. Especially in the “Jewish state”, we experience how right-wing extremist Judaists have a good chance of forming the next coalition with the Likud and Netanyahu.These voters associate only the hatred of Palestinians, and the maintenance of the eternal occupation of Palestine and the idea of ​​”Greater Israel.” (5) and we do not want that. Let’s ask ourselves, why are so many Jewish Israeli citizens coming to Germany and Berlin and are they feeling very well, especially in “no go areas” like Wedding and Kreuzberg, which the Central Council repeatedly warns against. Perhaps it is a “no go area” for Israel lobbyists and more recently for non-religious and sometimes evangelical Zionist “Kippa porters” who multiply like rabbits but instrumentalize religion and confuse it with a combat area. Especially in the “Jewish state”, we experience how right-wing extremist Judaists have a good chance of forming the next coalition with the Likud and Netanyahu.These voters associate only the hatred of Palestinians, and the maintenance of the eternal occupation of Palestine and the idea of ​​”Greater Israel.” (5) and we do not want that. Let’s ask ourselves, why are so many Jewish Israeli citizens coming to Germany and Berlin and are they feeling very well, especially in “no go areas” like Wedding and Kreuzberg, which the Central Council repeatedly warns against. Perhaps it is a “no go area” for Israel lobbyists and more recently for non-religious and sometimes evangelical Zionist “Kippa porters” who multiply like rabbits but instrumentalize religion and confuse it with a combat area. Especially in the “Jewish state”, we experience how right-wing extremist Judaists have a good chance of forming the next coalition with the Likud and Netanyahu.These voters associate only the hatred of Palestinians, and the maintenance of the eternal occupation of Palestine and the idea of ​​”Greater Israel.” (5) why do so many Jewish-Israeli citizens come to Germany and Berlin and feel very well, especially in “no-go areas” such as Wedding and Kreuzberg, which the Central Council repeatedly warns against. Perhaps it is a “no go area” for Israel lobbyists and more recently for non-religious and sometimes evangelical Zionist “Kippa porters” who multiply like rabbits but instrumentalize religion and confuse it with a combat area. Especially in the “Jewish state”, we experience how right-wing extremist Judaists have a good chance of forming the next coalition with the Likud and Netanyahu. These voters associate only the hatred of Palestinians, and the maintenance of the eternal occupation of Palestine and the idea of ​​”Greater Israel.” (5) why do so many Jewish-Israeli citizens come to Germany and Berlin and feel very well, especially in “no-go areas” such as Wedding and Kreuzberg, which the Central Council repeatedly warns against. Perhaps it is a “no go area” for Israel lobbyists and more recently for non-religious and sometimes evangelical Zionist “Kippa porters” who multiply like rabbits but instrumentalize religion and confuse it with a combat area. Especially in the “Jewish state”, we experience how right-wing extremist Judaists have a good chance of forming the next coalition with the Likud and Netanyahu. These voters associate only the hatred of Palestinians, and the maintenance of the eternal occupation of Palestine and the idea of ​​”Greater Israel.” (5) in front of which the Central Council warns again and again. Perhaps it is a “no go area” for Israel lobbyists and more recently for non-religious and sometimes evangelical Zionist “Kippa porters” who multiply like rabbits but instrumentalize religion and confuse it with a combat area. Especially in the “Jewish state”, we experience how right-wing extremist Judaists have a good chance of forming the next coalition with the Likud and Netanyahu. These voters associate only the hatred of Palestinians, and the maintenance of the eternal occupation of Palestine and the idea of ​​”Greater Israel.” (5) in front of which the Central Council warns again and again. Perhaps it is a “no go area” for Israel lobbyists and more recently for non-religious and sometimes evangelical Zionist “Kippa porters” who multiply like rabbits but instrumentalize religion and confuse it with a combat area. Especially in the “Jewish state”, we experience how right-wing extremist Judaists have a good chance of forming the next coalition with the Likud and Netanyahu.These voters associate only the hatred of Palestinians, and the maintenance of the eternal occupation of Palestine and the idea of ​​”Greater Israel.” (5) but instrumentalize religion and confuse it with a battlefield. Especially in the “Jewish state”, we experience how right-wing extremist Judaists have a good chance of forming the next coalition with the Likud and Netanyahu. These voters associate only the hatred of Palestinians, and the maintenance of the eternal occupation of Palestine and the idea of ​​”Greater Israel.” (5) but instrumentalize religion and confuse it with a battlefield. Especially in the “Jewish state”, we experience how right-wing extremist Judaists have a good chance of forming the next coalition with the Likud and Netanyahu. These voters associate only the hatred of Palestinians, and the maintenance of the eternal occupation of Palestine and the idea of ​​”Greater Israel.” (5)

 

It is precisely Jewish citizens who should ponder this, and they should support the Muslims and Palestinians in their struggle for freedom and equality. She should be ashamed of seeing the “Jewish state” and dealing with Palestinians and their oppression. And certainly it is shameful to see this repression, apartheid and occupation policies, but still support, and even solidarized and persecuted without any empathy. Should not one ask oneself if all this – these atrocities – does not remind them of the stories of their ancestors? No, gassing is not yet! But chemical weapons and poison gases are not foreign to the “Jewish state”, but their possession and use are always concealed. (6)

 

Humiliation and robbery policies no longer accept!

 

The humiliating and robbery policy of the Judaisierung, which is accepted here inactive, is supported, we should no longer accept as citizens. Can it really decent Democrats suffered when critical Jews working against the occupation of Palestine, are demonized and criminalized, as well as Muslim citizens who defend themselves against the expulsion and extermination of their brothers and sisters in Palestine? No, the time has come for us all together to actively support the BDS movement, the only peaceful weapon in the fight against the occupiers’ deadly weapons. It is not we who support this movement who are criminal, but the supporters of the “Jewish State”, a nuclear-weapon-occupying regime with a concentration camp in Gaza.

 

This inevitably leads me to Gaza. Are not we experiencing the same method as in Egypt, Ukraine, Syria and currently Venezuela? With shortages, electricity shortages, water scarcity, “well poisoning” and the like, attempts are being made to incite hatred against elected governments from outside. It is the United States method, which has been tried for decades and very successfully defended the hegemony. Again and again, this is reminiscent of a crusade, when the “defense of Christian values” or worse, the “Christian-Jewish values” is spoken. What a Christian-Jewish arrogance that negates and – worse still – denies Muslims and their values.The audacity has repeatedly lumped terror and Islamism in order to justify the hypocritical value war policy.

 

Dive into the high culture of the Islamic world!

 

In fact, Islam looks to a high culture, which takes us from the acquired numbers, mathematics, philosophy to architecture so valuable testimony to this day. Even Goethe was fascinated by the Orient and its high culture, which was reflected in his “West-Eastern Divan”. It pays to read this book and be enchanted. Again and again, when I read the stories of 1001 Nights, I am delighted by this oriental world, in which it is worthwhile to immerse. I would also like to remind the Palestinian poet Mahmud Darwish, who unfortunately died much too early, as the poetic voice of his people! But let’s not forget the political literature of the great American-Palestinian literary man Edward Said and his most famous work “Orientalism”, that the British newspaper “The Guardian” is one of the hundred most important non-fiction books. (7)

 

Finally, I would like to point out the freshly printed book by Jürgen Todenhöfer that I’m reading with great enthusiasm. Jürgen Todenhöfer is one of the few journalists who does not forget the suffering of the Palestinians and Gaza. He donated part of the fees of his book “Inside IS” for projects to Gaza. He is a generous person, with a heart for Gaza. In his new book titled “The Great Hypocrisy – How Politics and the Media Tell Our Values”, Propyläen-Verlag, he describes in Chapter 6 “Stunned in Gaza”, among other things, a more than revealing opinion in a long personal conversation with a Israeli ex-politicians and war heroes in Jerusalem: “Gaza does not interest Israel. Israel wants to return the ancient biblical areas of the West Bank, Judea and Samaria. It will get her too. Gaza could have who wants. The Egyptians or the Jordanians. The fencing by bars and walls was the just punishment for Gaza having chosen Hamas. “On demand from Todenhöfer he also confirmed that Gaza was of course a concentration camp, something else they did not deserve there. At the end, Todenhöfer asked the Israeli why he was no longer in the cabinet. His answer: “Because then I can not say all that, what I just told you. Although almost everyone thinks the same thing. “(8) (9) (10) something else the people would not have earned there. At the end, Todenhöfer asked the Israeli why he was no longer in the cabinet. His answer: “Because then I can not say all that, what I just told you. Although almost everyone thinks the same thing. “(8) (9) (10) something else the people would not have earned there. At the end, Todenhöfer asked the Israeli why he was no longer in the cabinet. His answer: “Because then I can not say all that, what I just told you. Although almost everyone thinks the same thing. “(8) (9) (10)

 

Did the Jews earn concentration camps?

 

This was one of the many shocking factual accounts in this book that ruthlessly describes and exposes. Of course, after these shameful statements, the thought came to me: Did the Jews deserve concentration camps? What simple formulas for ethnic cleansing and expulsion. Does not the Netanyahu regime, in the face of the fascist election campaign of Judaism, try to incite the regime change in Gaza with the demonization of Hamas, with the suffering and suffering in the Gaza concentration camp?What a demonic distraction action. Let’s never forget: not the elected Hamas are the occupiers and keep a laboratory in the concentration camp and committed genocide! It is only the Zionist occupiers who attempt with the method to incite the population and to shift the hatred. That should finally force the international community to act and put an end to this crime. That reminds Auschwitz.

 

 

footnotes:

 

(1) https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-if-palestinians-have-22-states-israeli-jews-have-200-1.7023647

(2) https://www.nachdenkseiten.de/?p=50175

(3) https://www.globalresearch.ca/israel-amps-up-ethnic-cleansing-in-order-to-further-judaize-jerusalem/5622596

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

(5) https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/.premium-hamas-detains-hundreds-after-violently-suppressing-gaza-s-revolt-of-the-hungry-1.7025221

(6) https://www.dw.com/en/ger%C3%A4t-israel-wegen-chemiewaffen-unter-druck/a-17104181

(7) http://www.eslam.de/begriffe/w/west-oestlicher_diwan.htm

(8) https://republican-news.org/current/news/2014/08/gaza_and_the_warsaw_ghetto.html

(9) https://www.ullstein-buchverlage.de/nc/buch/details/die-grosse-heuchelei-9783549100035.html

(10) https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190318-israel-investigations-into-gaza-deaths-mere-propaganda-says-rights-group/

 

 

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WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?

As she pushes to out Ilhan Omar, a Somalian-American, Muslim woman, on the basis of pseudo “anti-semitism,” Nancy Pelosi will speak at AIPAC 2019. She might as well have dollar signs with the label AIPAC on her pantsuit. She also might as well have placed targets of anti-Muslim bigotry on Ilhan’s back. Actions people. Actions.

DISGRACEFUL!

DEFAMATION IS REPEATED WHEN IT’S FORGOTTEN

Cave of the Patriarchs in Occupied Palestine

Source on Mosque Murders Can’t Recall People Ever Being Murdered in a Mosque Before

Read HERE what the Director of the ADL had to say on national T.V.

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Related article from Mondoweiss

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Greenblatt failed to remember 1994’s rightwing Zionist attack on the Ibrahimi mosque, at the Cave of the Patriarchs, when Baruch Goldstein, a messianic Jewish settler who had moved to occupied territories from Brooklyn, killed 29 Muslims while they prayed.

Here is an account of that massacre from our archives ….

FLASHBACK ~~THE HEBRON MASSACRE ~~ 20 YEARS LATER

20 Years of Lessons after Al-Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre – A Memorial History for the 30 Palestinian Martyrs

The story:

The dawn of Friday 15 Ramadan 1414 a.h. / 25 February 1994 marked the first of three massacres perpetrated by Israeli settlers accompanied by the Israeli Army. There were more than 30 martyrs and 270 injured. The main massacre took place while the victims were performing al- Fajr (Dawn) Prayer at Al Ibrahimi mosque.

At 05:00 on February 25, around eight hundred Palestinian Muslims passed through the east gate of Al-Ibrahimi mosque to participate in al-Fajr prayer, the first of the five daily Islamic prayers. At that time of the holy month of Ramadan, there were many people who flocked the Ibrahimi Mosque to perform their prayers. The mosque was under Israeli Army guard.


That same day, a Jewish American Zionist physician decided to materialize the dream of the typical Zionist movement of annihilating the Arab existence in Palestine. Dr. Baruch Goldstein prepared for the move. It was during Ramadan when Dr. Goldstein decided to execute his old plan of vengeance.

Goldstein passed two army checkpoints at the dawn of February 25, 1994 from the northeastern gate of the mosque near privy. That privy could be the reason why Goldstein decided on that gate because he, probably, received his contemplation about Arabs from the Rabbis of Kach in Kiryat Arab where the Arabs were described as the demons of the privy. The privy of the mosque is important not only because it has two Israeli army checkpoints on its nearby mosque’s gate, but also because it is surrounded by Israeli army posts from the east and army patrols in the west. So Goldstein was acting from the deepest parts of the Zionistic ideology in liquidating the demons.

 

Goldstein was carrying his IMI Galil assault rifle, four magazines of ammunition, which held 35 bullets each and hand grenades. He thought about the best moment to execute the plan, maximize the number of casualties and secure the escape or rescue. The best moment, of course, was when the Muslim worshipers knelt on the floor with their backs towards Goldstein.

It was first a hand grenade that he threw among the worshipers causing casualties, confusion, and possibly an invitation to the Israeli soldiers in the halls and outside of the mosque to intervene for rescue. And in no time, the automatic massacre took place with the same kind of mercy that other Zionists like Goldstein shows all the time toward Arabs.

Standing in front of the only exit from the mosque and positioned to the rear of the Muslim worshipers, he opened fire with the weapon, killing 29 people and injuring more than 125. He was eventually overwhelmed by survivors, who beat him to death.

An eyewitness said that when Goldstein was executing the massacre and people attacked him, there was a soldier who attempted to come closer to the scene. But instead of “rescuing” Dr. Goldstein, the Israeli soldier shot his bullets in the air and then escaped from the inside eastern door of the northern hall to the previously known “women praying area.” In the opinion of the eyewitness, the soldier could have rescued Goldstein by killing 5 or 10 more Palestinians, but it appeared that his personal safety was above any blood value.

Al Ibrahimi massacre (a.k.a Hebron massacre) is not the last one. Muslims and Jews are and will remain candidates for victimization. But the cause will always be the same: “The Nazi style laws of the Zionists occupation in Palestine.”

Reports after the massacre were inevitably highly confused. In particular, there was uncertainty about whether Goldstein had acted alone; it was reported that eyewitnesses had seen “another man, dressed as a soldier, handing him ammunition.” The Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat said that the attack was the work of up to 12 men, including Israeli troops. However, Israeli Army denied that and confirmed that Goldstein had acted alone without the assistance or connivance of the Israeli guards posted at the mosque.

News of the massacre immediately led to riots in Hebron (Al-Khalil in Arabic) and the rest of the occupied territories. Additional Palestinian Muslims were crushed to death in the panic to flee the mosque and in rioting that followed.

Now that was history, a bloody history that marked Feb 25 of every year with memorials of the Palestinian Martyrs massacred that day for nothing but being Palestinians. So, what are the lessons learned from this?

First we will look at the ideology behind this massacre (and all the Zionist massacres), then how it is treated among Zionists. And last but not least, how does the media look at Zionist (terrorists) and how do they handle such massacres compared to other terrorist acts and massacres.

Prof. Israel Shahak wrote – The Ideology Behind Hebron Massacre:

The sympathy which Baruch Goldstein enjoys among the Gush Emunim, whose influence is more pervasive than that of the Kahanists, can only be explained by a shared ideology. However, Gush Emunim leaders enjoy Rabin’s friendship and strong influence in wide circles of the Israeli and diaspora Jewish communities. Therefore it is their version of this ideology which is more important. Gush Emunim’s thinking assumes the imminence of the coming of the Messiah, when the Jews, aided by God, will triumph over the Gentiles. Consequently, all current political developments call be interpreted by those in the know as destined either to bring this end nearer or postpone it. Jewish sins, the worst of them being lack of faith in Gush Emunim ideology, can postpone but not alter the predestined course of Redemption. The two world wars, the Holocaust and other calamitous events of modern history serve as stock examples of such a curative punishment for Jewish sins. Such explanations can go into a lot of specific detail. The rabbi of Kiryat Arba, Dov Lior (who attended Goldstein’s funeral and praised him), blamed Israel’s relative failure in its 1982 invasion of Lebanon on the lack of faith manifested through signing a peace treaty with Egypt and “returning the inheritance of our ancestors [i.e Sinai] to strangers”.[…]

The fundamental tenet of Gush Emunim’s thinking is the assumption that the Jewish people are “peculiar”. Lustick discusses this tenet in terms of their denial of the classical Zionist claim that only by undergoing “a process of normalisation”, by emigrating to Palestine and forming a Jewish state there, can the Jews become like any other nation. But for them this “is the original delusion of the secular Zionists”, because they measured that “normality” by applying non-Jewish standards. According to Gush Emunim, “Jews are not and cannot be a normal people”, because “their eternal uniqueness” is “the result of the covenant God made with them at Mount Sinai”. Therefore, according to Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, one of their leaders, “while God requires other normal nations to abide by abstract codes of ‘justice and righteousness’, such laws do not apply to Jews”.

Harkabi quotes Rabbi Israel Ariel, who says that “a Jew who kills a non-Jew is exempt from human judgement, and has not violated the prohibition of murder”. The Gush Emunim rabbis have indeed reiterated that Jews who kill Arabs should be free from all punishment. Harkabi also quotes Rabbi Aviner, Rabbi Zvi Yehudah Kook and Rabbi Ariel, all three of whom say Arabs living in Palestine are thieves because since the land was once Jewish, all property to be found on that land “really” belongs to the Jews. In the original Hebrew version of his book Harkabi expresses his shock at finding this out. “I never imagined that Israelis would so interpret the concept of the historical right.”

Gush Emunim’s plans for governing non-Jews in Israel are also based on “theological” principles. According to Rabbi Aviner; “Is there a difference between punishing an Arab child and an Arab adult for disturbance of our peace? Punishments can be inflicted on Jewish boys below the age of 13 and Jewish girls below the age of 12…But this rule applies to Jews alone, not to Gentiles. Thus any Gentile, no matter how little, should be punished for any crime he commits.” From this dictum, it is only a short step to slaughtering Arab children.

Even Israel’s Supreme Court compared Kahane to the German Nazis. The prominent Orthodox dissident, Professor Yeshayahu Leibovitz, said that the mass murder in Hebron was a consequence of “Judeo-Nazism”. But Gush Emunim’s ideology is no less like that of the Nazis than Kahane’s.

Celebrating the Hebron massacre:

Why do we hate them?

When you see the Israelis and Zionists from different parties and sections of the Israeli society, including their army, as well from around the world, gathering annually at the grave of Baruch Goldstein to celebrate the anniversary of his massacre of Muslim worshipers in Al-Khalil (Hebron), how can you but “LOVE” them?

Here is a sample of the news stories from BBC –Graveside party celebrates Hebron massacre (21 March, 2000):

Militant Jews have gathered at the grave of Baruch Goldstein to celebrate the sixth anniversary of his massacre of Muslim worshippers in Hebron.

The celebrants dressed up as the gunman, wearing army uniforms, doctor’s coats and fake beards.

Goldstein, an immigrant from New York City, had been a physician in the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba.

Waving semi-automatic weapons in the air, the celebrants danced, sang and read prayers around his grave.

“We decided to make a big party on the day he was murdered by Arabs,” said Baruch Marzel, one of about 40 celebrants.

The tribute was a macabre twist on the Jewish festival of Purim, when it is a custom to dress in costume and celebrate.

Massacre in mosque

In 1994 on Purim, Goldstein stormed a mosque and fired on praying Muslims in the West Bank city’s Tomb of the Patriarchs – a shrine sacred to both Muslims and Jews.

Twenty-nine people died in the attack, and the angry crowd lynched Goldstein in retaliation.

Israeli extremists continue to pay homage at his grave in the nearby Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba, where a marble plaque reads: “To the holy Baruch Goldstein, who gave his life for the Jewish people, the Torah and the nation of Israel.”

About 10,000 people had visited the grave since the massacre, Mr Marzel said.

Note: the above news story is ten years old.

Not only that. The Israeli government allocated a special site for the grave, in the Tourist Park in Kiryat Arba settlement. Over the years, the grave has become a site of pilgrimage. Tens of thousand people from all over the world go to pray and honor this terrorist memory. The local religious council of Kiryat Arba settlement declared the grave site a cemetery. During the Feast of Purim, Goldstein friends celebrate the feast near his grave to honor him, in appreciation of what he did!

Last but not least, on the biased media side, Leon T. Hadar wrote:

Following the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York and the arrest of several Muslims who were charged with the crime, the American media were flooded with news stories, analyses and commentaries that warned of the coming “Islamic threat.” “Investigative reporters” and “terrorism experts” alleged on television talk shows and op-ed pages that the accused perpetrators of the bombing were part of an “Islamic terrorism network” coordinated by Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, or other Middle Eastern bogeymen.
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Contrast those reactions with the media’s response to the massacre in Hebron. No analyst suggested that the event reflected the emergence of a global “Jewish threat. ” No terrorism expert was invited to discuss on “Nightline” or the “MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour” the rise of a “global Zionist terrorism” organization manipulated, say, by the Israeli Mossad. No scholar alleged that the massacre by a Jewish settler suggested that Western and Jewish values were somehow incompatible.

If one really had wanted to apply the journalistic methods that were used in the case of the World Trade Center bombing, it would not have been so difficult, after reviewing the biography of Rabbi Meir Kahane by Robert I. Friedman, to point to the strong ties between Baruch Goldstein and the other “fanatics” in the Jewish settlements and members of the Israeli political establishment, especially in the Likud party. One could even have reminded American readers that Kiryat Arba, where Goldstein resided, was actually the brainchild of a pre-1977 Labor government.

Any analysis of public statements and writings by some of the major political and spiritual leaders of the Jewish settlers, including the rabbis who head the movement, would reveal a fanatical hatred and racist attitudes toward non-Jews in general, and Arabs and Palestinians in particular.

Instead, most journalists and analysts adopted the official Israeli line and described the massacre as an “isolated” case of Jewish “extremism,” an act of a “lone gunman,” a “lunatic,” a “madman” who does not represent Israeli society or, for that matter, Jewish settlers in the occupied territories. Journalists, like the Israeli government, stressed that killing of innocent civilians violates the moral tenets of Judaism.

UNBELIEVABLE HATE ON ISRAELI SOCIAL MEDIA

Whatever happened to Feeling the love? (Click on link)

Thankfully it still exists in my neighbourhood.

BUT ….

Every 66 seconds there is a hate post on Israeli social media against a Palestinian.

This is reflective of a society that is becoming increasingly extremist in its views and promotes hate, racism, and dehumanization.

‘DEMOCRATICALLY’ ELECTED FASCISM

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.” 

Fascist election campaign in times of Judaization

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

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 jubilation 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 raids 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, makes the nuclear power “Jewish state” more and 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 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”, Jews alone 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 attempted.

 

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 impact 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, we should finally ask ourselves why the German government is allied with terrorist states such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia or even 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 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) 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 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) 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 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 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 to 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 fighting 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

 

Originally posted AT

LOCAL ZIONISTS PROVOKE WORSHIPPERS AT ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL

 

Not quite …… but just as bad!

Israeli officer provokes worshippers at Al-Aqsa’s Bab Al-Rahma Mosque

The officer claimed the building wasn’t a mosque and refused to remove his boots when asked

IT’S TIME TO TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT CRITICISM OF ISRAEL

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Thursday condemning anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim discrimination, white supremacy and other forms of hate, following a week of debate among congressional Democrats. The controversy began after some lawmakers accused Democratic Congressmember Ilhan Omar of invoking anti-Semitic tropes while questioning U.S. foreign policy on Israel. The House leadership initially drafted a resolution condemning anti-Semitism in what was seen as a direct rebuke of Omar. But many progressive Democrats said Omar, one of the first two Muslim Congresswoman in U.S. history, was unfairly being singled out. The split within the Democratic Party forced the leadership to withdraw its initial resolution and then present a much broader one. Congressmember Ilhan Omar voted for and praised the new resolution in a joint statement with fellow Muslim lawmakers Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and André Carson of Indiana. We speak with Gideon Levy, Haaretz columnist and member of the newspaper’s editorial board. His latest piece is headlined “Keep It Up, Ilhan Omar.”

Full show can be seen by clicking HERE

Both images by Carlos Latuff

EVEN DEAD PALESTINIAN CHILDREN SUFFER UNDER THE OCCUPATION

No family, anywhere, should have to endure these horrors …

Sixteen year-old Samah Mubarak is laid to rest in Ramallah. Mubarak’s body was returned to her family on Friday after being held by the Israeli forces for over a month

IMAGE OF THE DAY ~~ MURDER INCORPORATED

The UN report noted that 154 out of 183 people killed by Israel last year were entirely unarmed. 33 were children…


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The Report in full (Click on ‘Report’)

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