APPEAL TO HELP A FRIEND IN GAZA

 

Dear friends and colleagues,

Invest $3 so Gaza peacebuilder Maha Mehanna can live her dream

For $3 and 3 minutes on social media, you can help one dedicated peacebuilder stay the course. (I’m an American-Israeli Jewish woman and Maha is a Palestinian friend of mine…)
Goal: Keep my friend Maha Mehanna from Gaza on track with graduate studies in peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

If you like stories, the story of who we are and how we first became friends is at this link.

Maha’s current plan (post-M.A.): 
Complete a Certificate in Restorative Justice at EMU this summer, do fieldwork, and apply to PhD programs. Otherwise she goes back to Gaza and possibly to prison for meeting with Israeli peace activists abroad. Maha’s ultimate goal is to work at the UN someday.

  • Tuition for the summer is $3,880 (a copy of the EMU bill is available).
  • We have already raised $2,380 of it from donations.
  •  We need another $1,500 by May 10th.
So… here’s the plan:  
Until May 10th, for every copy of my popular ebook No More Enemies @ $2.99 on Amazon, I will donate my royalty of $1.05 to Maha’s tuition funding(any extra will go for her living expenses).
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Deb 

TRUMP’S ‘DEAL OF THE CENTURY’ CAUGHT ON VIDEO

Israeli bulldozer and tank invade Gaza to take bodies of two Palestinians killed by IDF

Early this morning (Sunday, Israel time) the Israeli military killed two Palestinians near the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel. According to the IDF, the two Palestinians were attempting to lay IEDs against the military. Soon afterwards, the IDF invaded Gaza with an armored bulldozer and a tank to snatch away the two bodies.

A video (not enough TRIGGER warnings in the world) soon emerged, showing the doomed struggle between Palestinians and the armored vehicles, as the Palestinians were trying to maintain the dignity of the dead.

You can hear automatic weapons firing in the background.

The body snatching is apparently the result of a new policy by temporary Defense Minister Bennet, who recently announced his intention to “collect” the bodies of Palestinian so-called terrorists, as a way to force Hamas to return the bodies of two Israeli soldiers it holds since Operation Protective Edge.

Following outrage among Israeli liberals, Bennet wrote he is:

“sick of the hypocritical criticism of the left about the ‘inhumanity’ of using a bulldozer to bring to us the body of a terrorist who tried to murder (!) Israelis. Bleeding hearts gentlemen, *you* are the inhuman ones! Hamas holds the bodies of Hadar [Goldin] and Oron [Shaul] . I endorse the actions of the IDF, who killed the terrorists and collected the body. This is how it should be and would be done in the future [as well].”

Goldin and Shaul are the soldiers killed in Operation Protective Edge; note Bennet’s use of their first names.

Israelis have long had a fixation with soldiers’ bodies, and the Israeli media – following the rhetoric of the families of the dead – often refers to the corpses as “the sons”, without reminding readers they are actually dead. Goldin’s family often demands Israel will increase the suffering in Gaza until their son’s body is returned; Leah Goldin, his mother, demanded Israel stop permitting medical treatment of Gazan children.

Bennet did not refer to the two living Israelis held by Hamas: One is a Bedouin citizen of Israel, and the other is an Ethiopian Jew. Both crossed the border to Gaza, both were civilians, and both belong to oppressed sectors of Israeli society.

The IDF and the Israeli government have a policy of holding the bodies of dead terrorists and suspected terrorists, as a deterrent. This policy, authorized time and again by the Israeli High Court of Justice (HCJ), used to be extended to the bodies of Palestinian citizens of Israel suspected of terrorism, but recent victories in the HCJ limited the inhuman and arguably criminal policy to non-Israeli Palestinians. Needless to say, in the extremely rare case of a Jewish terrorist dying in action, his body is immediately returned to his family.

Within Israel the IDF is widely considered to be the “most moral army in the world.”

ABUSING ONE HOLOCAUST WHILE IGNORING ANOTHER ONE

When the Netanyahu regime hosted the Auschwitz commemoration, they hurried in “humility” and did not take a look over the apartheid wall and further denied the suffering of the occupied, racial discrimination, ethnic cleansing and displacement – and what was only a few kilometers away happened in Gaza.

The Criminalization of Criticism of Israel and the Shameless Attempt at Politics to Abuse the Holocaust and Auschwitz

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

If the memory of the Auschwitz concentration camp’s liberation by the Red Army moves to Poland and Germany this week, a German-Jewish circle will be closed that excludes Palestinians and will only refer to Steinmeier’s words: “We stand with Israel” and “We protect Jewish life”. But doesn’t the legitimate question arise here of how one can protect Jewish life here if one stands firmly on the side of an apartheid and occupying state like the German federal government? Doesn’t this policy endanger Jewish life? Do you really do a favor to German citizens of Jewish faith if you make them blanket supporters, even hostages, of international and human rights crimes committed by the “Jewish state”?

German-Jewish governor of the Zionist state terror regime

Are German Jews really so naive today that they close their eyes to it? Or have they succumbed to the tireless Israeli Hasbara (propaganda) who wants to convince them that anti-Semitism has increased to such an extent that “they look where the suitcase is”, as the President of the Central Council of Jews, Schuster, put it? And isn’t it precisely these German-Jewish governors of the Zionist state terror regime who are trying to make their fellow believers the goal pursued by the “Jewish state” of making Israel “only” tasty for Jews as a “safe haven”?

Not only that in Yad Vashem Steinmeier almost melted with hypocritical humility and was not ashamed to pray in Hebrew at the beginning of his speech – with the words: “Praise the Lord that he will let me be here today” and cheerfully cheerfully: ” What a grace, what a gift “that I can speak to them here in Yad Vashem today.”

But a wasted gift! If Steinmeier thinks that the great German guilt he bears in the “soulfulness” of reconciliation to forget everything that is happening today, he is wrong. And he also ignored at the event that the Gaza concentration camp was very close but forgotten. How history repeats itself is terrifying. No, there is no factory murder in Gaza, but “only” a gradual one. If Germany really did live up to its responsibility, the answer to the phrase “never again” would only know one answer. The responsibility, as Steinmeier means, has been registered in the Federal Republic of Germany from day one. If this Germany would only do justice to itself and its historical responsibility, then it should do so. And that’s part of it, not to close your eyes to the suffering of the Palestinians and the occupation of Palestine. Had Steinmeier forgotten that the floor on which he gave his “humility speech” was Palestinian?

Peace order according to Zionist-judaizing “peace ideas”

Did Steinmeier really believe what he was saying when he said in the “Terrible Auschwitz” that the world has learned lessons, has established a peace order based on human rights and international law? Isn’t it the “Jewish state” on whose side we stand that is trampling on exactly these human rights and international law and only accepting a peace order according to its Zionist-judaizing “peace ideas”?

Didn’t the meeting between Pence and Netanyahu immediately after the end of the commemoration at the US embassy in Jerusalem, where the idea of ​​the “ultimate Trump deal” (peace plan!) For Israel and Palestine be discussed? In fact, Palestinians will not exist, just like their hoped-for state – all in the spirit of the “Jewish State”! Thanks to the “generous” opening and at Netanyahu’s request, opposition leader Gantz was also invited to the White House, which was like a humiliation. When Gantz and Netanyahu had spoken out in favor of annexing the Jordan Valley after winning the election. When the “ultimate deal” was unveiled in Washington on Tuesday, it was the “ultimate fraud” of the century. So what can still happen on the way to the final solution of Judaization? But Steinmeier didn’t notice anything about it, since he was too busy praising the gentleman who let him take part in this spectacle.

Federal President Steinmeier’s embarrassment and infamy cannot be beaten

No, Steinmeier, who, by the way, said this prayer without kippah, could not be beaten for me in embarrassment and infamity, especially since he pursued the main tactic of denigrating criticism of Israel as allegedly growing anti-Semitism and criticism of Israel with the assertion: “if under the guise of alleged Criticism of Israeli politics kicks out crude anti-Semitism ”, stall. But hello, crude anti-Semitism and criticism of Israel, isn’t that a little cheap, Mr. President? Isn’t criticism of Israel particularly important in times of Israel’s attempt to judaise the last remaining Palestine, make the lives of the Palestinians increasingly unbearable and make them eternal prisoners in their own country?

Yes, it’s always the same evil, but with new perpetrators following the old pattern. When people rise above others and think they have the right to do so just because they have suffered. You, Mr. Steinmeier, were so moved by philosophy that you fell into the trap of anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic ideas of right-wing extremists, who had so far been neglected in Germany, lumped together with the so important criticism of the politics of ” Jewish State ”. To be on the side of a state that disregards everything that Germany has in the Basic Law is unworthy of a German President, and I turn ashamed and disgusted.

Ronald Lauder: a particularly bad example of false speeches

Do we need a Holocaust commemoration day with the most mendacious speeches? A particularly bad example in Auschwitz was the speech by the President of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald Lauder, who actually dared to abuse this memory and call on all states to no longer support the “shameful fixation” of the United Nations on Israel. Where no other country was willing to accept Jews in their distress. They would have established a living democracy, they would have performed miracles after another, and they would have had to defend their existence every day like no other country in the world. And that is why Israel is condemned by the UN, journalists and even some politicians. In the past seven years alone, the UN General Assembly has passed 202 resolutions, where countries around the world are sentenced. Of these 202 resolutions, 163 were directed against Israel and only 39 against other countries. 163 against Israel, 39 against the rest of the world.

“We all know that these decisions are absurd,” says Mr. Lauder. No, they are correct and important. The “Auschwitz Minister” already announced that he would advocate fairer UN resolutions for Israel. And then the highlight came as the crowning conclusion of the Lauder propaganda speech that it was completely clear that this obsessive anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism. – The untruths that the President of the World Jewish Congress spread in this Hasbara speech and, moreover, on this occasion was scandalous. After all, the “Jewish State” is the only state in the world that has illegally occupied and displaced a people for decades and that means that due to the Holocaust, they have every right on their side to negate criticism and UN resolutions and to continue so thanks to US aid , forever. Those who have such inconsiderate leaders as Lauder at the top shouldn’t be surprised to be treated with dislike. No, Mr. Lauder, anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism, but a democratic belief.

Don’t support instrumentalization of the Holocaust!

The only thing that really touched me was the speeches on Monday, January 27th, in Auschwitz. Former inmates spoke and reported about their suffering. By then at the latest, we should all be aware that history repeats itself. Is it not always possible to fight the persecution and murder of innocent people based on their religion, national identity or skin color? But we must also not support the instrumentalization of the Holocaust if the Zionist-Jewish colonial state, whose foundation is based on a racist ideology that sent all morality and humanity to the desert, engages in racist discrimination against the Palestinians who move from the Holocaust directly to the Nakba led. The Western Alliance left the Nakba to make up for their own failures, the catastrophe of the theft of historic Palestine and the displacement of its inhabitants. They have not even tried to prevent these crimes, but have supported this new crime. While the “Millennial Empire” with its crimes lasted only six years, the Zionist crimes have been in full swing for decades, supported by the “hypocritical Judeo-Christian community of values”.

When the Netanyahu regime hosted the Auschwitz commemoration, they hurried in “humility” and did not take a look over the apartheid wall and further denied the suffering of the occupied, racial discrimination, ethnic cleansing and displacement – and what was only a few kilometers away happened in Gaza. The screams and misery would have been a warning especially for the participants of this propaganda event. But this opportunity was wasted. Only the Jewish-Zionist regime was allowed to commemorate past suffering, but not without using this memory for dirty agitation against Iran. What Netanyahu, Pence and Rivlin put forward against Iran in this regard was unworthy. No, Iran is certainly not planning a Holocaust, but even this country, which has not yet attacked any other country, every right to self-defense, as the “Jewish State” claims for itself. When Israeli President Rivlin also emphasized that the international community must stand together like “a solid wall in favor of human rights”, it left you speechless! Rivlin, Steinmeier’s friend, as a newspaper called him, “Defender of Values”, will be in Auschwitz with Steinmeier and will then fly directly to Berlin with the presidential plane to meet the German after a state banquet and a meeting with Merkel on Wednesday Bundestag to hold this year’s commemorative speech at the special event in the German Bundestag on the occasion of the commemoration day for the victims of National Socialism in Berlin. What an unfortunate decision let the highest representative of a state speak, of all people, who represents exactly what is despicable. Rivlin, who supports a “Greater Israel” (it looks like it will soon get it) and rejects a Palestinian state as a “defender of values”, only shows what can be thought of such “values”.

In Berlin, people rolled over as a “greeting for Rivlin. Bundestag President Schäuble called for more to be done against anti-Semitism. He clearly referred to “our” basic law: “Human dignity is inviolable”. We would have to stand up for this every day, and not just at commemorative events. True, Mr. Schäuble, but doesn’t that also apply to the Palestinians and their inviolable dignity?

Mandatory propaganda visits to the “Jewish State”?

When Rivlin’s “state visit” began on Tuesday, he and Steinmeier attended Jewish Moses Mendelsohn High School and asked students to visit Israel, the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, and former concentration camps. Steinmeier called this a necessary addition to school lessons. So after compulsory concentration camp visits, the compulsory propaganda visits to the “Jewish State” should now come, of course without the illegally occupied areas, including Gaza. Are these the “German Value Travel”? Then came a visit to the “Minister of War Kramp-Knarrenbauer”, who was already very eager to intensify military cooperation with the President of the “Jewish State”. Will Bundeswehr soldiers “push services” in the occupied territories in accordance with the “German Reason”.

In memory of Auschwitz, shouldn’t Steinmeier actually encourage those Germans who reject the occupation policy and show solidarity with the Palestinian people in order to protect them from further genocide and final displacement? No, it cannot be repeated often enough, the Holocaust is no justification for supporting the continuing historical injustice to which the Palestinians are still exposed. Auschwitz and the Nakba are inextricably linked. These are the lessons from Auschwitz that must finally be drawn 75 years after liberation.

If the churches and Pope Francis remember the liberation and are aware of their “history of guilt” and say the beautiful sentence: “Indifference is unacceptable”, then a new guilt builds up if they are indifferent to the sufferings of the Palestinians. Yes, it is the same evil that is happening in Palestine, under all our eyes, and again with German support. It is a mockery that the “Auschwitz Minister” Maas, of all people, worries about whether Germany is still a home for people of Jewish faith, and Minister of Culture Grütters makes the suggestion, which cannot be surpassed by feeble embarrassment, of wearing the Star of David in one day out of solidarity who is not only a symbol of oppression for the people of occupied Palestine. If the anti-Semitism commissioner for “Jewish life” wants to brand Israeli criticism as anti-Semitism and fantasize about a threat from an increase, then this is not the case. According to the historian and anti-Semitism researcher Prof. Wolfgang Benz, the media-fueled anti-Semitism debate obscures the view of new problems. He hits the mark. And the former Israeli ambassador to Germany, Avi Primor, sees no increase in anti-Semitism. In fact, however, there is an increase in criticism from German citizens about the politics of the “Jewish state”, and it does not come from the AfD, which is firmly on the side of the Jews and the Jewish state, but from democratic citizens, who took Auschwitz to heart and learned their lessons from it and are not indifferent. We should and can be proud of this together.

UN on the side of supporters of the non-violent BDS campaign

And we can feel strengthened that the UN is on our side, which recently criticized the inglorious “anti-Semitism decision of the Bundestag”, which restricts freedom of expression, especially at events by supporters of the non-violent BDS campaign. Where and in which major newspaper was this exposed in a prominent place? Enough shameless criminalization of criticism of Israel.

 

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AS IF BOMBING IS NOT ENOUGH …… POISON IS THE NEW ISRAELI WEAPON IN GAZA

 “Innocent human beings, most of them young, are slowly being poisoned in Gaza by the water drink and likely by the soil in which they plant.”

Israel Is Systematically Poisoning One Million Palestinian Children

Robert Inlakesh

We have now entered 2020, the year in which experts at the United Nations (UN) once predicted Gaza would become unlivable. But the sad reality is not only that those same experts said that Gaza was already unlivable in 2017, but that now the population of 2 million residing in Gaza are under the real threat of genocide.

Sara Roy of Harvard University’s Centre for Middle Eastern studies, who is considered the leading scholar on Gaza’s economy, has written that “innocent human beings, most of them young, are slowly being poisoned in Gaza by the water drink and likely by the soil in which they plant.” So let us break down that statement, based upon the data available to us.

The population of the Gaza Strip is over 2 million strong, more than 50% of which are children (18 and under). Ninety-seven percent of Gaza’s water is undrinkable with only the upper 10% of Gaza’s population having access to clean water according to the UN. If we take these statistics and we look at them critically that would mean that according to conservative estimates only 40% of Gaza’s children are consuming water that is fit for human consumption. This means that parents in the Gaza Strip are forced to make the decision to allow their children to drink contaminated water in order for them to survive.

Israel which has enforced its illegal blockade of Gaza since 2006 – although Zionist propagandists claim it started in June of 2007, which is incorrect – is under international law required to provide Gaza with the ability to sustain itself. Gaza is not a State; it is not a sovereign territory in of itself. According to the UN Gaza constitutes part of what is called the Palestinian occupied territories, with the focus here being on the word “occupied.”

According to the 4th Geneva Convention, Israel is required under International Law to provide the ability for Gaza and the West Bank to sustain an environment of livability. Israel will argue, however, that Gaza specifically is not occupied; that it withdrew in 2005. However it still controls the population registry, the entries and exits, all imports and exports, the electromagnetic sphere, the armistice lines (what Israel calls the border), the territorial waters, airspace as well as having a monopoly on the electricity in Gaza. Israel controls Gaza through and through; meaning that if Israel does not declare an occupation, it is a de facto annexation of the territory.

In excess of 108,000 cubic meters of untreated sewage waterflows into the Mediterranean Sea from Gaza. This is due to a lack of power for Gaza’s desalination plant and the lack of building material required to expand, both of which are due to Israel’s policies towards the besieged coastal enclave. The situation is so bad that not only is Gaza’s sea water heavily contaminated, leading to deaths as recently as last year, but also Israel’s Askalan (Ashkelon) based desalination plant periodically halts operations due to the pollution, showing that Israel is willing to put the purification of 20% of its own water at jeopardy in order to punish the Gaza Strip.

Rising from the problem of water contamination is also disease. Gidon Grumberg, the founder and director of Israel’s ‘Ecopeace’, told the Jerusalem post in 2016 that Gaza is a ticking time bomb for cholera and typhoid epidemics. Since then there have been repeated calls for a change to be made to Gaza’s lack of clean water by various experts. If a change is not made in 2020 then Gaza could become a hotbed for disease the way that Yemen has, again due to an illegally imposed blockade.

Beyond the water problem are also numerous other issues plaguing Gaza, all of which are again due to Israel’s illegally imposed – for nearly 15 years now – siege. Upwards of 80% of Gaza’s population are reliant upon international food aid in order to survive, with Israel enforcing a policy of “putting the people of Gaza on a diet,” entailing that Israel counts the minimum caloric intake for the Gazan population to stay alive. Israel of course controls the food aid coming into the Gaza Strip and even makes a profit off of it. The restrictions Israel applies to food coming into Gaza is also used as a political tool in order to punish the Palestinians for their acts of resistance against Israel.

The conservative estimates, according to the United Nations, also indicate that Gaza’s youth unemployment rate is close to hitting 70% with an overall unemployment rate recorded to be at around 50%. Israel also has repeatedly blocked Palestinian cancer patients from entering Israel in order to receive life-saving treatment. Not only this, but due to the lack of power in Gaza, cardiac monitors and X-ray machines become unreliable. In the first half of 2019, the Gaza Health Ministry, which has a regular budget of $40 million a year, had only 10 million dollars worth of supplies available to them and in July (2019) declared a warning of an unprecedented shortage of medicine and medical supplies. According to the World Health Organization 39% of Gaza applications for cancer patients to exit the blockaded Strip were “unsuccessful” in 2018.

Gaza’s population is subjected to sewage regularly flooding, after rainfall, into the streets and causing sickness, especially amongst the poorer population. Even the more well-off, financially, of Gaza’s population, whom of which reside in areas such as Gaza City (North East Gaza), are losing their wealth. Specifically the residents of the al-Rimal area, who are viewed by many as living in an area of prestige are having to flee to places like Istanbul, or become refugees abroad and are losing their families assets due to an absence of income.

Gaza currently survives on a few hours of electricity per day, this is due to the fact that Israel put a cap on the amount of electricity it allows into Gaza, as well as the fact that Israel has bombarded and destroyed Gaza’s electrical grid and power plants, on various occasions. The sole, partially destroyed by bombardment, power plant in Gaza is also in a semi-operational state due to the cutting of diesel fuel from the Strip in early 2018, after the Palestinian Authority stopped paying for the fuel.

As of February 2018, the Gaza Strip has been in a “state of emergency.” Enduring, since the beginning of the siege, eight large-scale military offensive massacres by Israel, with hundreds of smaller bombardments coming in between.

A 17 year old in Gaza would have experienced Israeli internal occupation, a 15 year long ever tightening siege, 8 large scale massacres, hundreds of other attacks, three wars, the constant buzzing of drones, the deaths of friends and family, temporary or permanent displacement and the list goes on and on.

To top this all off, when the people of Gaza rose up in their hundreds of thousands non-violently, beginning on the 30th March (2018), they were ignored by the world which has done nothing to stop Israel for its murder of 330+ unarmed demonstrators and the injuring of approximately 40,000. Until now, the demonstrations are still ongoing on a weekly basis and no Israeli soldiers have been killed or sustained any serious injuries.

According to International Law, the people of Gaza have every right to use armed force in order to struggle for self determination and to end the siege. Israel has no claim to a “right of self defence”, just as rapist would have no claim to a right of self defence against their rape victim, and the next time we hear of Israel’s “right” in anyway to use force, we must know that whoever repeats this is contradicting the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Aviv Kochavi said recently in a speech pertaining to a future war against Gaza, that Israel will target electrical, agricultural and other structural components, which according to Israel contribute to keeping Hamas – Gaza’s governing Party – afloat. This means that if Israel does begin a new massacre (war) against Gaza – or Hamas as they will claim – then it will mean that all the statistics listed off above will accelerate to unprecedented numbers and that Gaza will become even more uninhabitable.

The only questions now left to be answered are, what will stop Israel from completely genociding the people of Gaza? and how will the worlds future generations look at us today for allowing this holocaust to occur against the people of Palestine. One million Palestinian children are being systematically poisoned by Israel and there is nothing but deafening silence.

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

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

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

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

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

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Photo: Joe Catron
Demonstrators gathered for brief speeches and ongoing chanting in solidarity with Palestine.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

MUST SEE VIDEO ~~ MAKING LIFE FROM DEATH IN GAZA

“The Israelis throw death at us, and we make life out of death.”

Israel throws death at us and we make life

These Palestinians in Gaza make sculptures and art pieces out of Israel’s weapons.

Majdi Abu Taqiyeh, 40, got the idea of making sculptures out of Israeli bullets when his brother was shot during the Great March of Return demonstrations along Gaza’s eastern boundary.

Israeli snipers have killed more than 200 Palestinians since the demonstrations started in March last year.

“I chose the occupation’s bullets as a medium to work with so they become messages to the world,” Abu Taqiyeh told The Electronic Intifada.

“I wanted to make human figures out of bullets to represent the lives of martyrs who died from those bullets and others who were injured.”

Ahmad Abu Ataya, 47, makes prayer beads, flower pots and canes out of tear gas canisters he collects during demonstrations.

“If this life isn’t ours, it’ll be for our children,” says Abu Ataya. “We go to the boundary fence for our rights so we can live.”

Abu Ataya says his art “is proof of life.”

“The Israelis throw death at us, and we make life out of death.”

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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RAMADAN IN GAZA~~ EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS

This is Bibi’s ‘Peace Process’ caught live on camera …

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The funeral of the youngest victim….

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The seven Palestinians killed by the latest Israeli airstrikes on 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.

 

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GAZA IS STARVING …. HERE’S A WAY FOR YOU TO HELP

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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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‘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.

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’)

ANOTHER VIDEO ISRAEL DOES NOT WANT YOU TO SEE

UN report found that hundreds of Palestinians were intentionally killed by Israeli forces

Link to report can be found below

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DANCING AWAY THE OCCUPATION

How about some beauty and Inspiration? Palestinians danced dabke, the Arab folk dance, in front of Israeli snipers during the Great Return March in Gaza this past July.

REMEMBERING OUR DEAD CHILDREN THROUGH ART

Remembering the fallen children of Palestine… The photos of dead Palestinian children kept in ice cream freezers during Israel’s 2014 war on Gaza inspired artist Duaa Kishta’s new sculptures..

THE ZIONIST GRINCH THAT STOLE CHRISTMAS

Christmas is meant to be a time for family to get together but not if you’re a Palestinian living in Gaza

CLAP IF YOU GOT A ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD

Palestinians in Gaza can’t clap along. They live in a room without a roof. Sometimes no room is left. They have been killed by the bombs of Israel forces you are fundraising for. Are you happy?

Image by Carlos Latuff

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One of the Hollywood celebrities, who raised funds for IDF last month, It would better to save his money for his own house.

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Beyond sick. Hollywood celebs just raised $60 million for Israeli Army in massive gala. SHAME on Pharrell,  & Gerard Butler for endorsing apartheid & war crimes. Israel slaughtered 219 unarmed Palestinians & wounded 18,000 in just the last 6 months.


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This is even worse …

64% of Israelis wanted to escalate bombing in Gaza. Thousands protested the end of the war. There is no hope from within Israel, it’s a racist society where genocidal bloodlust is the norm.

 

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