THE HOWS AND WHYS OF GERMAN SUPPORT OF ISRAELI APARTHEID

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

German State Reason for the Zionist Apartheid State? 

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

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

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

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

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

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

Ending Israeli provocations and millionaire propaganda!

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

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

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

Reveal the sad Israeli reality beyond the splendor!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

footnotes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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FASCISM 101 (ISRAELI STYLE)

“This is what fascism looks like.”

‘What Fascism Looks Like’: Israeli High Court Upholds Expulsion of Human Rights Watch Director Omar Shakir Over Alleged BDS Support

“The perpetuation of the occupation continues to mean the silencing of criticism.”

The Israeli Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the deportation and permanent expulsion of Omar Shakir, the Human Rights Watch representative in Israel and Palestine, over Shakir’s alleged support of the Boycott, Divestments, and Sanctions movement, a move that drew criticism from peace advocates and progressives around the world.

“This is what fascism looks like,” tweeted Palestinian rights advocate Diana Buttu.

The court gave Shakir 20 days to leave the country.

As Common Dreams reported, Interior Minister Arye Dery decided in April to expel Shakir, a U.S. citizen, from Israel over Shakir’s alleged support of the BDS movement.

The high court on Tuesday ruled that decision was legal due to a controversial 2017 Israeli law banning proponents of the boycott movement from entering or remaining in Israel. Dery said the ruling affirms his position that “anyone who works against the state should know that we will not allow him to live or work here.”

Shakir’s attorney Michael Sfard told Haaretz that the ruling made clear Israel is joining what he described as other repressive regimes in barring those who would expose misbehavior from their countries.

“Today, the State of Israel joined the list of countries like Syria, Iran, and North Korea, which have expelled Human Rights Watch representatives in an attempt to silence criticism of human rights violations taking place within their borders,” said Sfard.

But, according to The New York Times, Human Rights Watch believes Shakir was expelled for his work against Israeli settlements in the West Bank rather than any advocacy in favor of BDS:

Human Rights Watch says neither it nor Shakir has called for an outright boycott of Israel and says that Shakir, who is a U.S. citizen, is being targeted for the rights group’s opposition to Israel’s West Bank Jewish settlements and its calls for companies to stop working with the settlements.

Critics of the move sounded off on social media.

“The perpetuation of the occupation continues to mean the silencing of criticism,” liberal U.S. Israeli advocacy group J-Street said on Twitter. “Democracies should not expel human rights organizers.”

Amnesty International

@amnesty

Today’s decision from Israel’s Supreme Court to uphold the deportation of @hrw director @OmarSShakir is a cowardly move that confirms Israel’s oppressive intent on silencing independent human rights organizations at any cost. http://amn.st/60191z6bb 

Israeli Supreme Court Decision to deport HRW Director

The decision to uphold Omar Shakir’s deportation order is a crushing blow for freedom of expression

amnesty.org

In a statement, Amnesty International deputy Middle East and North Africa director Saleh Higazi said the decision made it “explicitly clear that those who dare to speak out about human rights violations by the Israeli authorities will be treated as enemies of the state.”

“Human rights defenders play an essential role in exposing the government’s wrongdoing and fostering public debate,” said Higazi. “Today’s decision is a cowardly move that confirms Israel’s oppressive intent on silencing independent human rights organizations at any cost.”

“The world must not stay silent in the face of this travesty of justice,” Higazi added. “The international community, including Israel’s allies such as the U.S.A., have a responsibility to press Israel to reverse this reprehensible decision and make clear to them that this kind of blatant repression is completely unacceptable and will have consequences.”

Israeli human rights group B’Tselem’s executive director Hagai El-Ad said that while the expulsion was personally shocking, the decision by the high court was in line with Israeli efforts to restrict dissent over the occupation.

“From a personal perspective, it’s shocking and unsettling, to see Omar ordered to leave within 20 days,” said El-Ad. “But from a professional/legal perspective, there’s nothing in the ruling which isn’t in line with earlier rulings by Israel’s HCJ. The only novelty is the application of current Israeli legal dogma in order to deport Omar.”

“Israel, by definition, isn’t a democracy,” El-Ad continued, adding that he hoped the decision would make that clearer to the international community.

“Either way,” said El-Ad, “the fight continues.”

WORLD’S “MOST MORAL ARMY” HAS LOST ITS MARBLES

Video of Israeli soldiers harassing Palestine TV presenter during its media coverage in the West Bank.

It’s disgusting

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The above is better than other things these guys have done …..

Lets buy a pair and share each shoe!
These two friends lost their legs in Great March of Return protests.

ISRAELI SOLDIERS CELEBRATE ‘VICTORY’ OVER PALESTINE

Yesterday I posted about the latest in illegal home demolitions in Palestine by Israeli soldiers …. 

Click HERE to see post

Today I post the reactions of those soldiers as they celebrate their ‘victory’.

SHAME ON THEM!

 

THE NAKBA CONTINUES … A MUST WATCH VIDEO

After 24 years of back and forth in an Israeli court, this Palestinian family was forced out of their home in occupied East Jerusalem.

A MUST SEE IF ISRAEL DOESN’T WANT YOU TO

Foxtrot, the movie that Israel doesn’t want you to see.

THIS IS  A MOVIE NOT TO MISS!

THE LORD HIMSELF IN DEFENSE OF ZIONISM

My favorite rabbi and Lord (NOT) once again reaches at straws to defend the undefendable.

The problem for Sacks is that his attempt at historical inversion ignores Zionism’s founding fathers. The early Zionist leaders knew their project was a colonial enterprise and knew they needed the support of imperial powers to achieve their aims.

Jonathan Sacks dumbs down Jewish history in order to defend Zionism

To remind you, Sacks is the ultimate Jewish establishment figure. He was Chief Rabbi of Great Britain and the Commonwealth from 1991-2013; he was made a member of the British House of Lords in 2009; he’s the author of more than 25 books on Judaism such as To Heal a Fractured WorldThe Dignity of Difference, and Not in God’s Name. He’s also written a multi-volume Torah commentary and edited prayer books. Sacks is highly-respected within the Jewish world and well beyond it. When he talks, people of all faiths, and none, stop and listen.

I’ve read much of his work over the years, but over time I’ve become increasingly disenchanted. In the abstract, Sacks is a great moral educator who can draw on Jewish scripture to make universal observations about justice, kindness, compassion, tolerance and political leadership. But when it comes to the greatest moral issue facing Jews and Judaism today, Israel and the Palestinians, he offers nothing but dumbed-down history and a version of Judaism that sells it short and denies another people their heritage and story.

All of this is on show in the Rabbi’s latest video. It’s one of several he’s made and they’re all designed to reach a broader audience than his books. I dealt with his animated distortions and untruths about BDS in an earlier post.

This new video is more significant. It’s an attempt to make any critical debate about Zionism impossible.

Sacks’ international standing means even his cartoon capers will be taken seriously no matter how dumbed-down and prejudiced is his presentation of Judaism and Jewish history.

A Closed Debate

Notice in Sacks’ opening narration that his question is not “Is Anti-Zionism the new antisemitism?” but “How is anti-Zionism the new antisemitism?”.

The starting point is the assertion that anti-Zionism can be nothing other than antisemitism. Counter to the tradition that two Jews will always produce three opinions, Sacks makes clear that this particular subject is not open to the usual rabbinical rigour applied to the interpretation of matters of Jewish law or indeed any other subject of Jewish interest. When it comes to Zionism, only one interpretation is kosher.

Remember, Sacks doesn’t make these videos for a Jewish religious audience. He makes them for the secular world of politics in which he knows that Zionism is becoming a highly contested ideology because of its consequences for the Palestinian people.

Here’s an extract from the video which anyone who follows Sacks’ writing in recent years and his theory of “mutating antisemitism” will be familiar with:

In the Middle Ages Jews were hated for their religion. In the nineteenth and early twentieth century they were hated for their race. Today they are hated for their nation state, Israel.

It’s a tidy summation, easy on the ear and the brain. It uses the truth of antisemitism down through the centuries to set up a lie about Zionism.

The underlying assumption is that the creation of the Jewish State of Israel was an innocent, noble endeavour and certainly without victims. Therefore, the only possible explanation of the new “hate” is that it’s driven by age-old antisemitism.

Aside from being unbelievably simplistic and devoid of context, Sacks pretends to be talking history and religion while in fact he’s being deeply political. Imagine you are a Palestinian watching this video. Or maybe you are a Palestinian and have unfortunately stumbled across it. According to Sacks’ rhetorical construction of events, despite your home being destroyed, your farmland confiscated and your family sent into exile, the only possible reason for your objection to Zionism must be antisemitism.

Sacks needs to be told that he cannot make statements about Zionism without first thinking how they would sound to Palestinian ears. The ideology that Sacks defends has impacted the lives of every Palestinian alive today. Zionism is part of their history too.

Unbroken Connections

Sacks sketches out his dumb-down Jewish history emphasising the 3,000 year unbroken connection between Jews and the Biblical Land of Israel. I have no wish to deny this connection. But this telling of our story wipes out millennia-long connections to places elsewhere in the word, places which have shaped Judaism, as we recognise it today, just as much as Ancient Israel.

Our Jewish ‘exile’ has not been an historical aberration. Our wanderings have not been an unfortunate detour from our true destination. We are the product of a scattered existence of which there is nothing to be ashamed of and much to celebrate.

The construction of the Talmud, the wisdom of Midrash, the philosophy of Maimonides, the Hasidic masters, the Jewish Enlightenment, the paintings of Chagall, the stories of Bernard Malamud, the plays of Arthur Miller, the music of Bernstein and Gershwin, the songs of Paul Simon and Bob Dylan – these are the products of Jewish experience too and they happened well beyond the Land of Israel. Frankly, this inheritance is more recognisable to me as ‘Jewish’ than the modern State of Israel, built as it is on an unhappy cocktail of secular nationalist identity and extreme religious orthodoxy that could only be achieved through the displacement of another people.

If Zionist thinking has always been such a central tenet of Jewish life, why was it such a contentious idea among Jews for the first 50 years of its existence? But this has been erased from the whiteboard of Jewish history. Apparently, we’ve all been Zionists for 3,000 years.

Strangers

But it’s not just my history that Sacks ignores.

Jews are the only people who ever created a nation state there. At all other times in the past 3,000 years it was merely an administrative district in an empire whose centre was elsewhere: the Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, Alexandrian, Roman and Byzantine empires, the Crusaders of the Holy Roman Empire, the various Muslim empires such as the Umayyads, Abbasids, Fatimids, Mamluks and Ottomans, and finally the British.

Never mind the empires whose centres were “elsewhere.” Why is it of no relevance who was actually living on the land, apart from the minority Jewish population? Why does Sacks make these people invisible in his narrative?

Sacks talks of Jews as:

the only people who have maintained a continuous presence in the land. They are its indigenous, original inhabitants.

So how long does anybody else have to be around before they stop being squatters, interlopers and off-comers? Five hundred years? A thousand? Two thousand? When can anyone else claim a “continuous presence”? The chances are that today’s Palestinians carry the same amount of first century Jewish DNA as I do. Perhaps more.

Historical Revisionism

Then comes another shameless piece of historical revisionism.

The November 1947 United Nations vote to bring Israel into existence was a momentous reversal of imperialism. It gave back to the Jewish people the home taken from them by empire after empire.

The problem for Sacks is that his attempt at historical inversion ignores Zionism’s founding fathers. The early Zionist leaders knew their project was a colonial enterprise and knew they needed the support of imperial powers to achieve their aims. Herzl and Weizmann both imagined the Jewish State as a Western Imperial outpost – good for Jews, good for the ‘inferior natives’ they would displace, and good for their imperial sponsors. The idea that it was a “reversal of imperialism” is absurd, especially from a public intellectual like Sacks.

613 Commandments

Sacks seems remarkably relaxed about cancelling out the contribution of his own rabbinic ancestors. He reminds us that many of the 613 commandments identified in the Torah relate only to living in the Promised Land. He fails to mention that the majority of those commandments refer to Temple practice including animal sacrifice.

The genius of rabbinic Judaism was not only to make Jewish observance ‘portable’ but also to move it forward in its theological understanding. For most of our history, possession of the Land has not been necessary for the maintenance and development of Judaism. Leaving the land made Judaism better not worse.

Cognitive Dissonance

It’s when Sacks brings his just and compassionate telling of Jewish theology into the whiteboard frame that I’m most struck by the scale of the cognitive dissonance that must be at work in the Rabbi’s head.

Read the Hebrew Bible and you’ll see immediately that it isn’t about the salvation of the soul. It’s about creating in the holy land a society based on the biblical ideas of justice, welfare, the sanctity of life – and caring for the stranger “because you know what it feels like to be a stranger.”

This is my idea of Judaism too. Except, the story of the Jewish people has been the story of applying these values to every country in which we found ourselves. Judaism became our home and we carried it with us.

If Sacks believes what he’s saying about the grand project of Jewish life in the Holy Land, then where is his criticism of the modern State of Israel?

At best, I would expect Sacks to see the Palestinians as the “stranger” of Jewish theology. For any Palestinian, calling them strangers in their own land is deeply insulting as well as historical nonsense, but let’s put that to one side for the moment. How is stealing land and water; destroying homes; imprisonment without charge; snipers at the Gaza fence, “caring for the stranger”? Why does Sacks have no Torah commentary on any of this?

A Political Agenda

I have no problem with using Jewish myths to explain and illustrate our  religious understanding and to shape our ethical outlook. But that’s not how Sacks uses religious mythology. Sacks is applying Jewish myth, scripture, and ancient history to a highly political Jewish agenda that’s become enthralled to secular ideas of power. Calling anti-Zionism antisemitism is not a lesson in Jewish history, it’s an exercise in the delegitimisation of another people’s historic experience. In using his global reputation as a moral leader to defend Zionism, Sacks ends up not defending Judaism but undermining it.

We don’t need dumbed-down Jewish Studies or a whiteboard whitewash of Zionism to resolve the  greatest moral challenge facing Jews and Judaism. Zionism cannot be a ‘no-go area’ for debate in either religious or academic discussion. The sooner that admirers of Jonathan Sacks (both Jewish and non-Jewish) grasp this, the sooner we can progress toward a version of Judaism that takes seriously the meaning of justice, welfare and the sanctity of life.

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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 …

Donation link via Visa ⬇️
paypal.me/hassandarwish97

 

IN PALESTINE TODAY WHERE DEMOLITION REPLACES TUITION

Israeli forces demolish a Palestinian school

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.

RELIVING THE TERRORIST ATTACK ON THE USS LIBERTY

OR …… Only Israelis Are Allowed to Kill Americans … Moreover Get payed Billions too!

“They ( Israel ) shouldn’t be called an ally, they don’t deserve it”

US Vets Speak Out About Israeli Terrorist Attack on USS Liberty

“They ( Israel ) shouldn’t be called an ally, they dont deserve it”

A group of military eyewitnesses are now coming forward to speak in regards to the terrorist attack on their ship by Israeli forces during a time where Israel was already a key ally to the US and were the beneficiaries of military and monetary aid.

The USS Liberty incident was an attack on a United States Navy technical research ship, USS Liberty, by Israeli Air Force jet fighter aircraft and Israeli Navy motor torpedo boats, on 8 June 1967, during the Six-Day War. The combined air and sea attack killed 34 crew members (naval officers, seamen, two Marines, and one civilian), wounded 171 crew members, and severely damaged the ship.

Israel apologized for the attack, saying that the USS Liberty had been attacked in error after being mistaken for an Egyptian ship. Both the Israeli and U.S. governments conducted inquiries and issued reports that concluded the attack was a mistake due to Israeli confusion about the ship’s identity, though others, including the survivors of the attack shown in the video, have rejected these conclusions and maintain that the attack was deliberate.

… That awkward moment when you realize that you may have funded the torpedos being fired at you.

 

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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

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

THE WALLS CAME A TUMBLING DOWN IN PALESTINE

Mightier than Joshua

A part of the separation barrier in the Shoafat refugee camp in East Jerusalem collapsed on Wednesday due to stormy weather.

Jerusalem Separation Barrier Falls After Storm, Residents Celebrate

Residents of Shoafat refugee camp celebrated the incident, which happened in the same area last year and in 2013

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BLOCKING APARTHEID

While the Israeli lane allows settlers quick and easy access to the center of Jerusalem, the Palestinian lane is designed to separate Palestinians off through an underpass, diverging to different areas of the West Bank.

Protesters blockade the entrance to the ‘Apartheid Road’ in the West Bank on January 23, 2019 (Photo: PSCC, Facebook)

‘No to Apartheid’: Palestinian activists blockade entrance to Israel’s new ‘Apartheid Road’

Yumna Patel 

Over a dozen Palestinian activists, along with Israeli and international supporters, blockaded the entrance to Israel’s new ‘Apartheid Road’ in the central occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem on Wednesday morning.

The group of activists closed the gates to the newly opened road and formed a human chain, raising banners in Arabic, English, and Hebrew saying “No to Apartheid” and “No to Annexation.”

Israeli forces arrived to the scene, which is located adjacent to an Israeli military base, shortly after the activists closed the road and attempted to forcibly remove them.

Two protesters were arrested and at least four others were injured. One of the detained protesters was identified as Ibrahim Musalem, from the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem.

Palestinian activist Munther Amira, who participated in the protest, said “any shame the [Israeli] Occupation may have had of its apartheid policies is now completely gone with this road. We must not and will not allow for their plan of ethnic cleansing in the outskirts of Jerusalem.”

Israeli authorities opened the ‘Apartheid Road’ or ‘Eastern Ring Road’ earlier this monthto widespread Palestinian and international criticisms.

The four-lane highway features two separate road divided by a concrete wall – one for Israeli settlers and the other for Palestinians.

While the Israeli lane allows settlers quick and easy access to the center of Jerusalem, the Palestinian lane is designed to separate Palestinians off through an underpass, diverging to different areas of the West Bank.

In a statement regarding the protest, the Palestinian Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC) criticized Israel’s plans to expand the road to the south, saying it would “further entrench the two separate and unequal systems of transportation in the West Bank.”

The road is a key infrastructural part of implementing Israel’s ‘Greater Jerusalem’ or ‘E1’ plan, which seeks the de facto annexation of the three settlement blocs adjacent to Jerusalem city – Gush Etzion to the South, Ma’ale Adumim/E-1 to the east and Givat Ze’ev to the north.

If implemented, the southern West Bank would be completely cut off from the north, making a future contiguous Palestinian state nearly impossible.

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ZIONISM …. ‘NO GUILT, NO ATONEMENT’

While Palestinian rights are rarely taken into account, the “Jewish state” has increasingly established itself as the only power in Palestine.

Image by Carlos Latuff

The road to apartheid

Zionism knows no guilt and no atonement

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

Zionism and the Zionist state terror have only one goal: the sole claim to power on Palestine and the enforcement of this claim by all means. Are they so sure that they can always rely on state European and US support?

The ethnic cleansing of Palestine is a crime against humanity

The ethnic cleansing of Palestine is a crime against humanity, unpunished until today, and leads from Deir Yassin to Gaza. (1) (2)

Fortress Bundestag or Chancellery

In fact, this Zionist colonial policy is losing more and more support in the German, European and American populations. But what does that do to the rulers? Have you ever seriously dealt with citizens’ interests and ideas?Why? Are you so sure in their fortress Bundestag or Chancellery. Seldom did one see so run-down politicians across all parties. They aimlessly give interviews and travel the world, always with the transatlantic alliance in sight, human rights or not. Just do not offend or annoy the “US friend”.

German human rights hypocrites

Let’s see how devastating this kind of subservience affects our politics and economics. Last summer, Foreign Minister Maas had boldly promised in the face of new US-Iran sanctions, to work intensely to ensure that the trade with Iran would be possible and secured support for companies.What was left of it? On Monday, the Federal Government announced its decision to withdraw its operating license from the Iranian airline Mahan Air, which flies three times a week from German airports to Tehran. The Gro / Ko goes beyond sanctions imposed by the EU in early January. The reasons were dubious findings, 

I remember all too well friends and relatives in the Netherlands, who were horrified when the Boeing 747 crashed on October 4, 1992, the El-Al, which crashed on an Amsterdam block of flats and an unknown number of residents to death crack. Three crew members and a passenger also died in the crash. As the Israeli magazine Shiva Yamim reported, the machine had Yamin missiles and military goods aboard that exploded so that the stabilized uranium burned into the wings and spread throughout the area because of the heat Inferno arranged. Since the crash, until today, many residents who had the misfortune to live at the crash site fell ill. Everything was immediately seized by the secret service and covered up. I also know through Dutch acquaintances of Jewish agents who accompanied from Amsterdam via Poland regularly dangerous military supplies in El Al machines, over Poland. was and will the “Jewish state” be deprived of the permission to fly? (3)

To this end, I would like to remind all the human rights hypocrites, especially the Germans, that the Jewish state itself, killing countless of its opponents from its “shadow warriors”, also abroad, to which it is also equipped by his willing German helpers with false passports , It goes without saying that the Jewish state has never been held responsible for the murder policy, at least not for its accomplices. (4) (5) (6)

Worldwide accomplices governments of the “Jewish state”

Where the dubious accusations against Iran come from, we can imagine.The US government has been pressing its allies for many years to withdraw the Iranian line, which has been on the US sanction list since 2011. The ban is also seen as a sign to the Americans. Promptly came the poisoned praise of US Ambassador Grenell, who otherwise excelled only with extortion attempts and undiplomatic poison arrows and isolated in Berlin. All just on the day when the “Jewish State” bragged about attacks on Syria and Iranian fighters and announced further attacks as part of a “permanent policy”. Israel will not allow an “aggression” by Iran, said Prime Minister Netanyahu, who is constantly committing aggression terror himself. The “Jewish state” flew countless attacks against Syria, but even Putin was silent. Not to mention world accomplice governments of the “Jewish state”.

Foreign bodies in the Middle East

What this “permanent policy” looks like, we have been experiencing since the founding of Israel. Regardless of the native Palestinian population, Zionist colonization and Judaization were brutally enforced. The sovereignty of neighboring states has been murderously violated and they have managed, by eternal state of war, to establish themselves as foreign objects in the Middle East. Completely condoned by the international community for decades, they are certain that otherwise the unique trump card of “anti-Semitism” will be drawn from the Zionist sleeve, with which the everlasting role of Jewish victims can be instrumentally exploited – and the guilty conscience for their own failure.

The Holocaust does not justify every means

How many Zionist murders, massacres, occupation crimes and the constant land grabbing took place until today the international community? While Israel is constantly ranting about sanctions against Iran as archenemy and painting a new holocaust on the wall, the international community is reacting with rash subservience. Although the “Jewish state”, armed to the teeth, possesses nuclear weapons, it always feels “threatened” and grotesquely pretends to protect only the security of its citizens. Thus, they use state terrorist methods to legitimize every crime against humanity. Therefore one can not repeat it enough and shout to the submissive politicians: the Holocaust does not justify any means, and a genocide remains a genocide remains a genocide, even if it happens under Jewish state direction!

The antisemitism club is always in use

Meanwhile, the “Jewish State” has built a worldwide sayanim-supporter system that is unique. Especially in the US, Jews have taken strategically important positions in politics, the arts and the publishing industry, as Norman Finkelstein, author of the “Holocaust Industry” writes. Why should it be anti-Semitism when Finkelstein points out? In fact, a lot has changed today. Previously, the Israel lobby was not concerned with Jews being routed as such. Today it is completely different, it is explicitly pointed to the Judaism and put this in the foreground, especially when it comes to celebrities. It ruthlessly turns citizens into Jews who have long since reneged on this religion or been baptized for generations. Escape from this moral extortion is as good as impossible, because everything serves the instrumentalization. The anti-Semitism club is always in use, even if it is getting duller.

No reckless “Jewish exaltation” over nationality

Why do not nations finally defend themselves against the ruthless “exaltation of the Jews” over nationality, as it was also celebrated by various Israeli state and prime ministers. Let us only think of France and Germany, where this method was tried on Jewish citizens in order to lure them into the “Jewish state” as the “homestead” of all Jews. This is a crime and contradicts all state laws of a country. Thus, Jews are the “fifth column”, sitting repeatedly on packed suitcases. If Turkish President Erdogan tried that, there would certainly be a media outcry.

Distraction maneuver to distract from the Zionist crimes

This is just as targeted as the ongoing anti-Semitism campaigns, as we are currently experiencing more and more massive, and the move across Europe. What better than distraction to distract from Zionist crimes? How long can and should this policy be good and tolerated? (7)

Legitimate Palestinian resistance is not terror

While Palestinian rights are rarely taken into account, the “Jewish state” has increasingly established itself as the only power in Palestine. While the Zionist state and occupation terror is unchecked, any Palestinian legitimate resistance is branded as terror. Here, too, we experience this method when Islam and Islam merge into a concept, into terror, just as Muslims became the new enemy. It seems that the “Christian-Jewish value alliance” has finally found its common enemy image. This behavior is a fatal reminder of the Nazi past.

Together with the Jews against Muslims

The “never again” became a “again and again”, this time only with new protagonists. This policy is fatal to the right-wing populists and benefits the AfD. All sit in a boat with the Jews and the “Jewish State” and join forces against the Muslims.

US Jews are rethinking

While in Germany and Europe time and again the “values ​​policy” is endeavored, a rethinking takes place in large parts of the USA and among US Jews. Everything that becomes a controversial taboo subject is allowed in the US. (8) (9)

Enemy images constructed as in the Cold War

Despite a US president who overreached everything and supported the “Jewish state” with all his might. While Israel blatantly supported Syrian al-Nusra terrorists, who were able to do their mischief in Syria and thus brought the Syria war to blaze, it flies undaunted attacks against Syria and tomorrow, perhaps against Lebanon or Iran. Everything is possible with this new power strategy, which increasingly binds us into the US-NATO doctrine. This aggressive policy, which only constructs images of the enemy as in the Cold War, can only end in disaster in the long run. (10 (11)

In the US, thanks to the Trump policy and the “state shutdown”, more and more people, including government officials, are sinking into poverty, unable to pay their rent, installments and food, all thanks to the brutal Trump First policy. (12)

The BDS campaign is becoming increasingly successful internationally

But there is a small ray of hope. More and more young Jewish US citizens refuse that the “Jewish state” holds them liable and speaks and acts for them. They oppose openly, even if that can lead to fatal consequences in universities and in professional life. The BDS campaign is becoming increasingly successful internationally. (11)

In this country, there is a lack of critical Jews

Why was so much silence when it comes to Palestine? Because in the US in particular the political system is based to a large extent on sponsoring and donations. Also, the Mc Carthy times are not forgotten and dirt and slander campaigns are therefore not missing their effect. So it is doubly admirable, as more and more Jewish US citizens abandon the fatal Israel-dependent mainstream. While the Israel lobby and its media and political supporters have long since started to provoke dirty defamation campaigns here, critical Jews who are finally campaigning for respect for human rights and finally refusing to embrace the policy of “loyalty to the Nibelung” to an occupied state are lacking to support. Getting up for freedom Palestine should finally be the maxim. Silence wrongfully means being guilty. (13)

We who stand up for Palestinian freedom know, unlike the Zionists, what guilt and punishment mean.

 

(1) https://www.marx21.de/das-massaker-von-deir-yassin/

(2) https://www.fluechtlingsrat-hamburg.de/content/Flugblatt_GAZA_100109.pdf

(3) https://electronicintifada.net/content/1992-el-al-bijlmer-crash-cover-chemical-inferno/5250

(4) https://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/dubai-mord-in-zimmer-230-1577373.html

(5) https://www.daserste.de/information/wissen-kultur/ttt/ttt-der-schattenkrieg-buch-von-ronen-bergman-about-the-mossad-100.html

(6) http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/iran-der-lange-arm-des-regimes-in-europa-a-1249128.html

(7) https://www.nachdenkseiten.de/?p=45356

(8) https://amchainitiative.org/us-jews-renounce-their-right-of-return-and-support-bds/

(9) https://connectiv.events/jerusalem-post-israel-supported-syrian-receives-with-weapons-munition-and-medicaments/

(10) https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/19/opinion/sunday/martin-luther-king-palestine-israel.html?fbclid=IwAR1Rw0Ub60d213vbcuEEdj3j2jUqjNYHX-iYDJRn93OES3i3oqQZREGXbwE

(11) http://www.witf.org/news/2019/01/for-the-poor-the-safety-net-in-a-shutdown-doesnt-feel-safe.php

(12) https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/nora-barrows-friedman/listen-las-israel-lobby-fails-ban-conference-palestinian-rights

(13) https://mondoweiss.net/2017/02/dependence-pressure-hostility/

WHY THE ISRAELI RIGHT DESPISES THE LEFT

An IDF soldier has been charged with assault for striking an Arab teen in the city of Hevron in Judea.

The footage of the incident was recorded by the far-left organization B’Tselem in November 2017.

Soldiers and Israeli civilians in Hevron IDF spokesperson

Indictment against soldier filmed hitting Arab teen in Hevron

IDF soldier charged with assault over incident in November 2017 which was filmed by far-left B’Tselem organization.

An IDF soldier has been charged with assault for striking an Arab teen in the city of Hevron in Judea.

On Thursday, chief army prosecutor Maj. Gen. Sharon Afek okayed the indictment against a Givati Brigade soldier who was filmed striking a 16-year-old Palestinian Arab during a confrontation in Hevron, Hadashot 13 reported.

The footage of the incident was recorded by the far-left organization B’Tselem in November 2017.

Following the release of the footage, army investigators opened a probe into the incident.

 

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APARTHEID BY ANY OTHER NAME IS STILL APARTHEID

Israel opened a new road in the central occupied West Bank on Thursday with an eight-meter wall separating Palestinian and Israeli traffic, leading many to deem the route “Apartheid Road.”

Image by Latuff

Israel’s new ‘Apartheid Road’ separates Palestinian and Israeli drivers with 8-meter wall

 Yumna Patel

Israel opened a new road in the central occupied West Bank on Thursday with an eight-meter wall separating Palestinian and Israeli traffic, leading many to deem the route “Apartheid Road.”

The road connects the illegal Geva Binyamin Settlement, southeast of Ramallah, to Route 1, a major highway that runs through the West Bank and into Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem.

The new 5-kilometer Route 4370, also known as the “Easter Ring Route” is a four lane route: two lanes for Israeli settlers travelling from the West Bank into Jerusalem, and two lanes circumventing around the borders of Jerusalem for Palestinians with West Bank IDs.

The Israeli-accessible portion of the road is currently only operating between 5am and noon, but will be fully opened as of January 10th, Israeli media reported.

While Israeli media have reported that Palestinians with Jerusalem IDs or Israeli citizenship would be allowed to use the Israeli-side of the road to travel from Jerusalem to the West Bank, heightened security and a new checkpoint along the road have led to speculation that Palestinians, no matter what ID they carry, will be subject to discrimination by Israeli border police who man the checkpoint.

There are dozens of segregated and settler-only roads across the occupied Palestinian territory, but Route 4370 is the first of its kind to have a wall — half concrete, half fence — separating Palestinians from Israelis.

Israeli authorities have said the road is meant to ease traffic congestion at the Hizma checkpoint north of Jerusalem, and have even claimed the road offers “a solution for all populations, Israeli and Palestinian.”

Israel’s Public Security Minister called he road “an example of the ability to create a shared life between Israelis and Palestinians, while dealing with the existing security challenges.”

Palestinian officials and activists on the other hand have condemned the road as an example of Israeli apartheid and racism against Palestinians.

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry slammed the new road as “emphasizing Israel’s approach aiming to undermine prospects for geographical and demographic contiguity of the West Bank.”

The Times of Israel quoted PA Transportation Ministry Spokesman Mohammad Hamdan as saying that “all roads in the State of Palestine should be accessible to Palestinians. This new road is absolutely unacceptable and embodies barefaced discrimination against the Palestinian people.”

Years in the making

The ‘Apartheid Road’ has been years in the making, and according to rights groups, and is about much more than just easing traffic for settlers traveling to Jerusalem.

The road is a key infrastructural part of implementing Israel’s ‘Greater Jerusalem’ or ‘E1’ plan, which seeks the de facto annexation of the three settlement blocs adjacent to Jerusalem city – Gush Etzion to the South, Ma’ale Adumim/E-1 to the east and Givat Ze’ev to the north.

If implemented, the southern West Bank would be completely cut off from the north, making a future contiguous Palestinian state nearly impossible. It would essentially see the Israeli municipal boundaries of Jerusalem extend to the boundaries of Jericho.

Palestinian cartographer Khalil al-Tafakji warned Palestinian media outlets that opening the new road serves as a “prelude to displacing Palestinians from the area and starting settlement construction in the so-called E1 corridor”.

Israeli NGO Ir Amim said in a press release that the road was the “brainchild” of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, and was designed to “solve the dilemma of E-1 splitting the West Bank into northern and southern enclaves by using road infrastructure to preserve a semblance of contiguity between Ramallah and Bethlehem.”

By allowing Palestinians to still navigate between Ramallah and Bethlehem — in a very indirect manner —  while diverting them from both the E-1 area and Jerusalem, the road eliminates a significant Palestinian presence.

Ir Amim says the opening of the road should be cause for “heightened vigilance,” and that while routing Palestinian traffic away from Jerusalem and E-1, the new road also “affords two key benefits for Israelis: 1) expediting traffic flow to Jerusalem for settlers from the Ramallah area and 2) enabling expansion of the settlement bloc around Ramallah.”

“While legislative initiatives like the Greater Jerusalem Bill and other plans designed to redraw the boundaries of the city may be stalled, infrastructure projects have already proven an effective tool for increasing connectivity between the blocs and the city, not only by solidifying physical linkages but also by eroding the boundaries of the city in the Israeli public consciousness,” the group said.

FIGHT OR PERISH!

In 2018, there were a record number of Palestinian deaths (killings!) And injuries. Some 295 Palestinians were murdered and more than 29,000 were injured by the “most moral” of all “defense soldiers”.

Who does not fight and does not fight back, has already lost

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

Let me draw my sobering record at the turn of the year. So unfortunately I have to say that all my worst fears and forecasts arrived. As in my 2012 chosen book title “The eleventh commandment – Israel may do anything”.Could there still be an increase between 2012 and 2018? In fact, there was and there is. Just the year that celebrated such bombastic and unbearable “round holidays” as the memory of the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the “Jewish state”, based on the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homeland of Palestine. Therefore, we Germans should have a special need to work for these displaced persons of the Nakba. After all, we Germans know what dictatorship, oppression, walls and occupation mean. Especially 2018 was such a terrible year,

 

In 2018, there were a record number of Palestinian deaths (killings!) And injuries. Some 295 Palestinians were murdered and more than 29,000 were injured by the “most moral” of all “defense soldiers”. That is the highest (!) Death toll in a year, the previous one. Since the Gaza blockade and OCHA documentation since 2005. More than 60 percent of the death toll (martyrs!), 180 Palestinians and about 79 percent of the injured – that’s more than 23,000 victims – are in connection with the protests against the illegal closure of the Gaza Strip in the “Great March of Return” Return march “to see. These people only claim their legal right of resistance, which puts them in mortal danger on the part of the Zionist occupiers.

 

More and more power for the right-wing alliance

 

Since the Netanyahu regime has been in power, attacks by Judaic settlers have also increased, bolstered by massive government support. Eventually they will thank you in the upcoming new elections. Through new party foundations such as the “New Rights” of “Education Settler Minister” Bennett and Justice Minister Schaked wins the right-wing alliance more and more power. The clever handling of Netanyahu, who also plans to lower the 3.25 percent hurdle, makes it easier for smaller right-wing parties to enter parliament. Likewise, he means to get rid of corruption processes and to put the word “peace” forever shelved and to establish Jerusalem as the “eternally” undivided capital of a “Jewish state”. Thanks to the decomposition of a functioning left, these goals seem ever closer in the land where racism flourishes. So the “chosen ones” have a self-chosen regime to their liking. Migration only for Jews, while Palestinians and asylum seekers, mainly blacks, are demonized as criminal invaders and infiltrants.

 

While Bibi Netanyahu and Ms. Sara are pampered on the beach in Rio and their dirty laundry is washed and after the election comes out of the political washing machine as desired, and therefore the filth of process dangers and prosecutions moves into ever more distant, everything seems to be The Netanyahu are doing better than ever.

 

Again and again the Netanyahu regime, under reference to “security for the Jewish people”, continues the illegal occupation and the land, sea and air blockade, treating the Palestinians as hostages and prisoners in their own country and leaving them alone Exceptional leave. Thus, there were 35 percent fewer exit permits than in the restrictive year of 2017. So while the Zionist occupation regime continues to brutalize the Gaza concentration camp, and continues to drive the illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories, in a brutality that should finally shake us up, because it reminds of Nazi methods.

 

Comparison with Nazi methods becomes more and more necessary

 

Even the poet Erich Fried, whom I valued, aptly described these comparisons in many of his political poems. As sad as it is, this comparison is becoming ever more necessary and consistent with the sad facts that unfold in illegally occupied Palestine. Again and again it is pointed out that these comparisons are inappropriate and can not be made, if only because of our past. I think this is wrong, because a “comparison” does not mean “equating”, but it is necessary to emphasize the catastrophic conditions in illegally occupied Palestine. It is precisely from our past that we have this responsibility. If the saying “never again” ever has an authorization, comparisons – mind you: no equation – absolutely necessary. A people that a Zionist regime brutally oppresses, enslaves, expels and humiliates us, punishes us with house demolitions, clan detention and deprivation of rights, we must finally rush to the aid. A regime that in its ruthlessness and recklessness does not stop at old people, women, children and the disabled, and tries to distract them with laughing hasbara propaganda and tries to liberate itself with lobbying campaigns, has long lost all support.

 

Free discussion is now criminalized

 

Thanks to BDS, support is shrinking and people are being shaken awake.Thanks to the sophisticated scientific work of the Israel lobby, targeted at governments and political parties as well as the media, it is becoming ever stronger. Exemplary was the journalistic ZDF “Mainzelmännchenleistung” Christmas show with Markus Lanz about Bethlehem, where neither the dividing Apartheid wall, nor the word occupation played a role or a word about it was lost. A case for the Press Council !. A sad example of so many and against that we have to defend ourselves. How is that possible?Because there is still the targeted propaganda that has made every discussion that concerns the word Jew, Israel or the Holocaust a taboo. Any free discussion is now criminalized and is blocked as anti-Semitism.Everything to the detriment of freedom of expression. I have written before, when only the thoughts are free, then we move closer to a low point of democracy. This right to freedom of expression is a high good to preserve. Even if one does not share the prescribed official line of the Israel lobby and for good reason. Why does this lobby keep it from ever coming up for discussion? Because the Zionists and their supporters fear nothing more than the truth. Since the facts speak for us and truth is with us, we have nothing to fear. Even if one does not share the prescribed official line of the Israel lobby and for good reason. Why does this lobby keep it from ever coming up for discussion? Because the Zionists and their supporters fear nothing more than the truth. Since the facts speak for us and truth is with us, we have nothing to fear. Even if one does not share the prescribed official line of the Israel lobby and for good reason. Why does this lobby keep it from ever coming up for discussion? Because the Zionists and their supporters fear nothing more than the truth. Since the facts speak for us and truth is with us, we have nothing to fear.

 

Silence endangers democracy

 

The danger of fearful silence is more than democracy endangering and has already assumed dangerous proportions. Directly connected state media, as we know them only from dictatorships, are becoming more and more normal in Germany. Politicians, who are only directed by lobbyists, are the norm, in a Bundestag that more represents the interests of the economy and the arms industry than one could ever have imagined. Meanwhile, it seems that politicians are turning their attention more to whether they are accommodated after their departure from the economy or are housed by their parties on lucrative posts. While supply thinking is in the foreground,In the supposedly rich Germany, large sections of the population with low minimum wages and low pensions as well as housing shortages are fighting for their bare survival. In this connection, I would like to point out once more to one of the most important books of the year for me, “The Capitalists of the 21st Century” by Werner Rügemer.

 

Muslims are the Jews of today

 

Since it could not be avoided that we are the United States more and more similar and people turn away from politics more and more and then land in the clutches of extreme right-wing Pied Piper or crazy dealer. Everything is reminiscent of bygone times, but under different circumstances. Once again, people, Muslims and Islam are being overpowered with hatred and prejudice. It seems like a valve has been found to once again have a culprit on which you can dump your own problems and failures. What used to be the Jews are now the Muslims. That just so many Jews, spurred on by the Israel lobby, take part in this activity is particularly reprehensible. It really seems that these circles have made it

 

Targeted Holocaust abuse

 

As a longtime dedicated campaigner for the freedom of Palestine, I would like to point out once again that it is becoming increasingly important to criticize this “Jewish state”, which has so far renounced all democratic values ​​and human rights, by all legitimate means. And also with the harshest formulations. A state and its Jewish politicians, who so vehemently invoke religion, so deliberately abuse Judaism and the Holocaust and have built a Zionist state rationale of Judaization, can no longer be supported. If that does not finally grasp the German policy across all parties and does not start to rethink, then it makes itself guilty again.You can not repeat it often enough.

 

With the David Star drone “Jewish-Christian” murderous cooperation

 

Only 73 years after the liberation of Auschwitz and more than 27 million killed citizens from the Soviet Union, Germany has the obligation to interfere, but not as it is always wanted by “our” politicians. They mean that we can and must finally get involved again when it comes to the supposed upholding of human rights and combating terrorism. What are these falsehoods! Meanwhile, Germany is doing its utmost to be at the forefront in the League of War Powers and the Armaments Industry. We are getting better and better, to say goodbye to the previously held up maxim “German soil should never go out of war again”. Where that brings us, we see in Afghanistan, Mali and many other theaters of war, where we actively participate and do not even shrink from with Awacs education for the right “murder targets”, especially civilians. While the Bundeswehr has more and more to do with mentally broken combatants and returnees, who return home traumatized with the incurable PTSD, because they can not stand it, what they have seen and made themselves guilty of trying the “Federal Ursel” of the Leyen does everything to hush up these conditions with all means and bought “advisers”, which I hope will soon bring you a committee of inquiry and resignation. In fact, the Bundeswehr in particular has started such a close cooperation with the “most moral of defense armies”, as well as with the Star of David drone, a “Jewish-Christian” murderous cooperation that makes the worst fears awake.

 

Nevertheless, I wish all readers, supporters and friends for the freedom of Palestine a happy, healthy, prosperous and peaceful year 2019. May we bring our wishes and demands closer to the path of Palestinian freedom.

 

For a fighting new year – according to our slogan: “Who does not fight and does not resist, has already lost”. TO EXIST TO RESIST

 

What happens

 

It happened

and it still happens

and will continue to happen

if nothing happens against it.

 

The innocents know nothing,

because they are too innocent

and the culprits know nothing,

because they are too guilty.

 

The poor do not realize

because they are too poor

and the rich do not realize it

because they are too rich.

 

The stupid shrug their shoulders,

because they are too stupid

and the wise shrug their shoulders,

because they are too smart.

 

The boys do not care

because they are too young

and the old people do not care

because they are too old.

 

That’s why nothing happens

and that’s why nothing happened

and still happens

and will continue to happen.

 

Erich Fried

 

WHAT WOULD JESUS SAY ABOUT THE OCCUPATION?

When large parts of the population celebrate the birth of Jesus, a similar, sad fate is repeated.

Besieged Bethlehem: Jesus’ birthplace crippled by Israeli occupation …

WHAT ZIONISM REPEATS EVERY YEAR …

Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

When large parts of the population celebrate the birth of Jesus, a similar, sad fate is repeated. In the country where Jesus was born, the harassment and human rights crimes against Palestinians, whether Muslim or Christian, are becoming more and more cruel. It is precisely these celebrations that the Zionist system of oppression uses for ever new criminal and murderous actions. In the shadow of the supposedly peaceful Advent season, we are witnessing a wave of violence that does not shy away from the murder of children and the disabled. Since the US government under the leadership of US President Trump and Shadow Secretary of State “Jared-Koscher Kushner-Nostra-Secretary of State” has been in power, all the floodgates have been opened in order to enforce its “America and Jewish First” policy unhindered. Who is surprised that Jewish citizens who do not distance themselves from this policy are becoming more and more unpopular? And that’s not anti-Semitism! A state which calls itself the “Jewish State” and which only 73 years after the end of World War II and Auschwitz liberation is becoming increasingly similar to Nazi Germany must no longer be celebrated as the “only” democracy in the Middle East.

Apartheid state abuses the Holocaust

No, this apartheid state is now miles away from all democratic practices and abuses the Holocaust and its victims for its own terrible purposes. Everything is demanded and justified by the uniqueness of the terrible genocide of 6 million Jews. It cannot be covered up or denied by anything and will always be remembered as one of the most terrible crimes in world history. And yes, I say it consciously, as ONE of the most terrible. But what about the many other victims of tyranny before and after? What are we experiencing in Yemen and Gaza, what guilt have the colonial countries like Great Britain, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Australia and the USA brought upon themselves? Germany, too, has refused to acknowledge the genocide of the Herero and to make reparations. This enumeration would have to be continued for pages and in detail. But is it not noticeable that only one lobby group has managed to assert its claim to sole representation as a victim group?

This “light among nations”, as the “Jewish State” likes to call itself, is a dark and cruel example of how to conceal crimes with flowery names. Again and again I remember a trip as a youth to Israel, where I noticed this state already then in its inhuman arrogance. How one propagandistically boasted about it for “blooming landscapes” that Jews had built on “Arabian desert soil”. And not a word about the fact that this land, robbed by the Palestinian natives, came from the Palestinians and that these approximately 750,000 displaced or murdered Palestinians had worked this land with their hands and built their houses on it. If the Jewish occupiers always boast of having planted forests in these areas, it is a criminal greenwash of land theft, occupation and expulsion to eradicate the Palestinian roots. The Zionist occupying regimes knew only too well how to persuade German politicians and parties in particular to support these “death forests”. The former German SPD Foreign Minister and current Federal President Steinmeier and recently Dietmar Bartsch, chairman of the left-wing parliamentary group in the Bundestag, have been active as “Zionist gardeners”, and the forests of the German Länder also underline this policy. While one denigrates meanwhile Christmas trees in the Jewish state as dangerous anti-Jewish symbol and forests die here here with us in Germany, the Zionist afforestation is brought to bloom.

Aim of the Netanyahu regime: Judaization of Palestine until the Final Solution

Desperate Palestinians try to enforce their legal right of return to their homeland – guaranteed by international law – in order to escape the desperate situation, and are ruthlessly shot. The Netanyahu regime, like many other governments before it, has masterfully presented itself as a threatened country and concerned only with security. In the shadow of these “security lies” they can, thanks to the hypocritical community of states, continue the Judaization of Palestine until the final solution.

However, we should all be concerned that more and more Jewish citizens are being recruited into the diaspora (Sayanim!) in order to actively participate in the scientifically accompanied propaganda lies and defamation campaigns. How many three-digit millions were provided for this Hasbara (propaganda)? Especially at a time when the BDS movement in the

However, we should all be concerned that more and more Jewish citizens are being recruited into the diaspora (Sayanim!) in order to actively participate in the scientifically accompanied propaganda lies and defamation campaigns. How many three-digit millions were provided for this Hasbara (propaganda)? Especially in times when the BDS movement is getting stronger and stronger and more and more prominent, this propaganda is intensified. I don’t know of any other political lobby like the Israel lobby, which is so masterly at abusing its former victim role so blatantly.

Just like any politician who visits the “Jewish State” no matter how often, is sent to Yad Vashem to complete his obligatory visit to the Holocaust Memorial. After that he has to “purify” everything that the hosts of the racist apartheid state put before him. It makes no difference whether it is right-wing extremists and racist guests who come to visit. From the Philippine dictator Duterte to Netanyahu friend Victor Orban, many welcome guests have already visited Netanyahu. All three are connected by their blatant Islamophobia. Will it soon be the new right-wing extremist Brazilian President Bolsonario or the Italian right-wing extremist Prime Minister Savini, who during his visit once called Hezbollah a terrorist organization and met with the former right-wing extremist Trump whisperer Steve Bannon to work on a new “right-wing movement”? They all belong to this kind of “terrorist politicians” who promote precisely the policy that follows the Zionist policy of the “Jewish State”, which first stirs up the violence and hatred that then leads to resistance. They are all welcome by their Jewish friends and fit so well into the fascist-Zionist system. The only thing missing is that Yad Vashem issues a “kosher” card for these racists, which makes them kosher and confirms them in their politics.

There is no right of return for Jews to stolen land!

While politicians who criticize the “Jewish state” for its crimes as well as foreign boycott activists and supporters are denied entry, people are happy about every right-wing politician visit. While Palestinians are denied entry, Jews from all over the world are encouraged to “return to their Promised Land” and to Alliah. The Alliah is linguistically “ascension”, but in reality it is a descent, after immigration. How is it nevertheless possible that this unbelievable state has been consolidated for over 70 years and is now almost accepted as normality? There is no right of return for Jews to stolen land!

The “Jewish State” has managed that almost all of its Jewish citizens are still proud of this oppressor state and show solidarity with these occupation crimes. It cannot be repeated often enough: This state wrongly presumes to speak for ALL Jews worldwide!

Jesus was the first persecuted Jew to be denounced as an enemy by his brothers in faith. What are the parallels to today? Critical Jews who openly speak out against human and international law crimes, illegal occupation and apartheid racism are marginalized by Jews and Israel supporters as anti-Semitic, only 73 years after Auschwitz liberation. This violates the Basic Law and human rights. This particularly perfidious form of anti-Semitism should be punished by the reasons of state.

It must end with the defamation of democratic Jews who are committed to international law and freedom, including for Palestinians, while Jews who show solidarity with Israeli crimes that have been going on for decades are courted! Jesus would certainly lead the BDS movement and certainly show solidarity with the Palestinians. He and his family knew the feeling of being displaced persons and migrants. This is forgotten by the politicians who call themselves “Christian” and who always show solidarity with the “Jewish State”. Are we not dealing again with a terrible selection? We can defend ourselves against it by steadfastly continuing to insist on respect for human rights based on clear facts, as opposed to Zionist propaganda lies.

Misery in Gaza reminiscent of concentration camps and ghettos

How can a Jewish state, which repeatedly refers to the Holocaust as a justification for legalizing its crimes, expropriate another people for decades, drive them from their land, keep them in a concentration camp without feeling any scruples? How can you deprive so many people of everything, without rights and freedom? Children and young people prefer to be shot as resistance fighters in order to escape hopelessness or end up committing suicide. They take German (!!) Tramadol to put themselves in a dream world and escape the terrible reality. The misery of the people in Gaza is so indescribable that it should remind Jews of concentration camps and ghettos. If there had been more resistance, more courage and more sincerity during the Nazi period, we would have been spared a lot.

No, it is not the Palestinians who are terrorizing, it is the Jewish state terrorists and their willing helpers. The Germans in particular should reflect and stand up and defend themselves against this philosemitism, which has replaced anti-Semitism. How can the systematic violation of international law and human rights be watched and legitimized without contradiction? With the Holocaust, which gives Jews a carte blanche for injustice suffered? There is no justification for these crimes. Especially the glut of the new anti-Semitism commissioners should deal with this topic, philosemitism and Islam hatred.

Every year the Christian world again celebrates the birth of Jesus, a Jew who was a revolutionary and courageously stood up for his ideas, and who dared to contradict the Jewish high priests, for which he finally paid with his life. Here, too, it was non-Jewish helpers who carried out the death sentence. On the third Sunday of Advent German scouts brought the “light of peace” from Bethlehem to Munich, during an ecumenical service in the Cathedral of Our Lady and with numerous participation of Catholic and Protestant parishes. Under the motto “Peace needs diversity – for a tolerant society” a spectacle was organized that can no longer be surpassed in hypocrisy.

Against the dark light of oppression the shining example in the fight for justice, peace and freedom!

The “light of peace” from the illegally occupied Bethlehem has nothing to do with peace, but is a dark light of oppression. It is precisely the Protestant Church that has excluded people who are fighting against the occupation of Palestine and for its people. The hypocritical message of alleged tolerance borders on brainwashing young Christian people of good will. The Bishop of Bavaria, Heinrich Bedford-Strohm and his unbearable grin, the “altar boys” Reinhard Cardinal Marx and the Greek Orthodox Archpriest Apostolos Malamoussis, all of them horribly deaf to the outcry of the Christian Palestinians to their brothers and sisters in faith – all laid down in the Kairos-Palästina-Document from the year 2009(!), which has as its goal “the end of the occupation of Palestine by Israel”. This “cry of hope, where there is no hope”, hits on the deaf ears of these ecclesiastical “holy” appearances, because they prefer to cower before the occupying power and its willing helpers. They did not even have the courage to invite a Palestinian Christian representative. Why do you think? Because he would certainly not have watched speechlessly and would have had much to report at home about the despondency of the German church leaders.

Jesus as a human being, beyond Christian or religious references, should be a shining example to all of us who hear the “cry of hope” full of empathy and who work for an end to the decades-long occupation of Palestine in the struggle for justice, peace and freedom, every year again.

I wish all readers a Merry Christmas.

In the new Rheini newspaper (NRhZ) published in expenditure 687 of 19.12.2018 under http://www.nrhz.de/flyer/beitrag.php?id=25488

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