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ANNEXATION CANNOT LEAD TO PEACE

A one-sided Israeli foreign policy is a shame for Germany

Our responsibility includes (not!) The security of Israel

 

Maas-los overrated

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

In view of the impending annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank, the “Auschwitz Minister” in Israel is trying not to attack and not to go wrong with his tentative criticism of the announced breach of international law by the Netanyahu government, which could only be happy about this diligence. As a precaution, no photo ops and no press conferences were scheduled for which he would meet the “Auschwitz Minister” with his Germany Star of David friendship mask, although he could be sure that Germany would be reluctant to criticize, and neither in the case of annexation nor sanctions nor recognition of the State of Palestine would be expected.

Has the “Jewish apartheid regime” ever adhered to “international law”?

The “Auschwitz Minister” only ventured out of cover with the plea that an annexation was not compatible with international law. Has the Jewish apartheid regime ever adhered to “international law”? Even when he made his first visit to Netanyahu, the petty foreign minister had spoken to neither the Palestinians nor the illegal construction of Jewish settlements. What can you expect from a minister who went into politics “because of Auschwitz”? Instead of taking Auschwitz to heart as a warning and taking action against every injustice and protest, it actually inspired him to forgive the “Jewish occupier friends” and even to reinforce them in their course, which violated human and international law.

The “Auschwitz Minister” even let his “Jewish friends” show him

The “Auschwitz Minister” even let his “Jewish friends” show him and had more than pretended reasons prevented him from starting his planned visit to the Palestinian Prime Minister Muhammad Shtajeh. The Netanyahu regime had decreed that if Maas went to Ramallah, he would have to quarantine the corona pandemic before he was allowed to enter Ben-Gurion Airport again – hardly for “medical” reasons. After all, diplomatic colleagues, journalists and thousands of Palestinian workers travel freely back and forth. The corona cases and infected numbers in the occupied West Bank are also significantly lower than in the “Jewish state”, where numerous school closings have already occurred due to an increase in the numbers.

Once again, “German-Jewish” relations came at the expense of the Palestinians

It was a very bad sign that the “Auschwitz Minister” had his visit agenda dictated by the Netanyahu regime and did not personally visit the Palestinian Prime Minister. Did he also have a “Germany-Palestine” mask in his luggage? Once again, the “German-Jewish” relations came at the expense of the Palestinians. And that is a shame and proves the “Maas-los” one-sided and unreliable German foreign policy. A video conference call from Amman between the rightly disappointed Palestinian Prime Minister Shtajjeh – Maas with a “German-Jordanian” mask – and the Jordanian Foreign Minister Ajman Safadi was certainly not a substitute for the visit to Ramallah, but further proof.

As Israeli newspapers like Haaretz have just reported, Maas should have blushed in the face. He made “all honor” to German politics, as he acted as “Netanyahu’s poodle”.

It is no longer enough to be “concerned”

Instead, he should have told the Netanyahu regime unequivocally that if Germany takes over the EU Council Presidency on July 1, 2020, it will no longer be enough to be “concerned” about annexation, settlement construction and international law crimes, but to act unequivocally and also in front of them sanctions that were long overdue would not shy away. The EU is not particularly squeamish when it comes to threatening sanctions against Russia, Turkey, Iran or China. If the federal government announces full-bodiedly that one is aware of the fact that Germany “is aware of its responsibility for the European Union” and also in line with Trump (!) As a slogan “wants to make Europe strong again”, then it succeeds EU foreign policy chief Borell does not determine.

Freeing of wrong holocaust policy

The EU, including Germany, should finally free itself from wrong holocaust policies that tolerate the Zionist crimes of the “Jewish state” and support them with weapons, cooperation and, among other things, with 1.4 billion euros for the EU research program Horizon. It was precisely these “grants” that made this occupation policy possible. If the EU does not finally agree on sanctions, it will remain the toothless tiger forever, so “Maas-los” overestimates its alleged values.

A one-sided Israeli foreign policy is a shame for Germany

A German foreign policy, led by Merkel and Maas from the responsibility of the past to protect Jewish life, makes politics, but one-sidedly Israeli responsibility, is a shame for Germany.

Our responsibility includes (not!) The security of Israel

Chancellor Merkel acts as usual when, in her weekly podcast, in a greeting to the American Jewish Committee (AJC), whose annual Global Forum meeting takes place for the first time virtually in Berlin because of Corona, “in the knowledge of our responsibility” indicates that “We” do not want to and cannot be neutral and stand up for democracy and human rights in Germany as well as in the world. Our responsibility also includes standing up for the security of Israel, which commands “our” rationale. “Jews should feel free and safe” and “use us” for understanding between peoples, which can only be achieved through understanding and a negotiated two-state solution ”. So much for the Chancellor, in her greeting. Not a word about German responsibility towards Palestine.

Fits seamlessly into the “Maas-los” overrated visit

This fits seamlessly into the “Maas-los” overrated visit to the “Jewish state”, if he and government officials already say in advance that the “Jewish state” will not be sanctioned and that he will not pursue politics with threats, no ” Wanted to distribute price tags ”and only wanted to get information during his visit.

Annexation day will finally force a change of policy towards the “Jewish state”

It remains an unfulfilled hope that this July 1st, the announced annexation day and the beginning of the German presidency, the EU, will finally force a change in policy towards the “Jewish state”.

The EU and its helpless “lack of strategy”

This is also where the EU’s foreign minister, Josep Borell, comes in, who must finally implement a “more robust strategy” against Israel. When is there a better opportunity for this than now? Israel’s announcement of further annexations, the unhindered construction of settlements, the shameful move of the US embassy into illegal Jerusalem, which is contrary to international law. It is no longer enough to simply hear “extreme concern” from Brussels or the UN. This testifies to helpless lack of strategy. The Zionist apartheid regime can conclude that its ruthless occupation and international law crimes are paying off internationally because the reactions to these violations of the law and taboos have no major impact. You can deduce from it.

What still has to happen before sanctions are finally implemented?

Why is any sanction policy avoided in Germany and Brussels against the “Jewish state” and its decades of illegal occupation and land-grabbing policies? What still has to happen before sanctions are finally used as an effective instrument? The “Jewish state” is occupying Palestinian land with impunity and is expelling, robbing, arresting, murdering and harassing the Palestinian population. Israel violates international law, keeps more than 2 million incarcerated in a concentration camp in Gaza following a genocide during its attacks on the helplessly attacked Gaza. Thousands of Palestinians are imprisoned in illegal administrative detention, without rights or access to lawyers or families. While murderous Jewish perpetrators are quickly released, Palestinians cannot hope for leniency, but always remain the enemies and terrorists. They are tortured and detained in inhumane conditions, including women, children and the elderly, left alone by Europe and the world. The national law already created facts that alone gave Jews all rights and disenfranchised minorities. The EU was silent even then, although it would have been reason enough to react then.

This dangerous colonial state is spreading like an octopus

The influence of the “Jewish state”, which is the “only” democracy in the Middle East and a stable bulwark to the west, is being supported by the West, the EU and the USA. This dangerous colonial state spreads like an octopus – from Africa to China to Russia. It seems that the Holocaust is paralyzing the world to find the right answer to the “Jewish apartheid state”. This is a dangerous development that certainly does not promote the understanding of democracy. On the contrary. This policy promotes “Christian-Jewish hypocrisy”, which unites in hatred of Islam. The reservations and suspicions against Muslims should make us all deeply concerned and strengthen us in the fight against racism. It’s not anti-Semitism that’s the threat today,

Negotiations with these colonial occupiers impossible

So how can you get the EU to finally take decisive action against the “Jewish state”? The Meuse announcement seems to be unsuitable for using “new impulses” to revive the talks between Israelis and Palestinians. Negotiations are not possible with these colonial occupiers and robbers. It is well known that Israel rigorously rejects a state of Palestine. Then what should be negotiated? On the “final solution” to Palestinian ethnic cleansing?

The omens are bad with the “State Reason Chancellor” and the “Auschwitz Minister”

The signs are extremely bad when Berlin, the “Auschwitz Minister” and the “State Chancellor” take over the presidency. But isn’t Germany’s claim to “special” responsibility and adhering to the impossibility of a “two-state solution” helping to ensure that there can never be a just solution for Palestine?

With obedience ahead, there must finally be an end

The EU finally has a duty here! With obedience ahead, there must finally be an end. Neither the illegal claim to a “right to exist” for this “Jewish state” may be supported, nor a German reason for the “Jewish state” is compatible with “our values”. Jewish life in Germany should be protected as well as Muslim, Christian or atheistic, which our constitution unequivocally commands. But under no circumstances should a “Jewish occupying state” be guaranteed security by Germany.

 

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ISRAEL’S ‘FINAL SOLUTION’ IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW

Netanyahu has just announced that the West Bank will soon be annexed, and calls this announced land grab a “historic opportunity that has not existed since 1948”, meaning the “completion of the Nakba” in the “final solution”.

Human rights and international rights in times of annexation

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

It seems that German media and German politicians keep using human rights and international law for their purposes, just as it suits them. There is actually only a right of people to freedom and integrity, as it is also in the German Basic Law. A constitution that is the best constitution we have ever had. Yes, this constitutional right needs to be defended, and that also includes that we criticize politicians and the media when it comes to the “Jewish state” and its handling of the rights of the Palestinian people.

I am concerned about the current attempt in Germany, thanks to increased pressure from Jewish interest groups and the Israel lobby, to influence the democratic climate in Germany, in which the Federal Government’s Commissioner for Anti-Semitism, Felix Klein, believes he can, by virtue of his office, make all Israeli critics marginalized anti-Semites.

“A poor drip”

It seems that Klein’s attack on the world-renowned researcher Achille Mbembe exposed him for what he is: “A poor drip” without any specialist knowledge and proof of his intellectual helplessness, which, however, fits very well into the “Hasbara-Hass work “Inserts. Klein is not a blank slate and obviously gained his “colonial experience” during his diplomatic service to the FRG and official stationing in Cameroon.

No “sole representation claim” to a Holocaust culture of remembrance

Mbembe rightly attacks the German claim to sole representation of a Holocaust memorial culture that is more than questionable today, 75 years after the liberation from Auschwitz and liberation from fascism, and 72 years after the Nakba, the incisive disaster for the Palestinian people appears and rightly needs to be discussed and questioned.

Philosophical “Israel love” leads to Islam hatred

In the meantime, this monopolistic culture of remembrance has become a shield for human rights and international law crimes by the “Jewish state”, which leads us steeply into the philosophical “Israel love” and Islam hatred.How else can you understand that especially the media “forgot” the Nakba, while the “birthday of Israel” was highly appreciated. Have we really sunk so low again that we accept the instrumentalization of the Holocaust that is so obviously used by the “Jewish state” and its German sayanim to silence us? With the manslaughter arguments “Israel haters”, “anti-Semite” and “Jewish self-haters”, attempts are being made to attempt to destroy even the last remnant of civil courage. With “Defend the Beginnings” it is no longer possible to make a statement

The failure of German artists and intellectuals

It is not only the fault of many media, it is also the failure of German artists and intellectuals who keep silent when it comes to denouncing the Zionist human rights and international law crimes committed before our eyes.They retire to their German “guilt snail shell” and mean to make up for German guilt. What a foolish and dangerous idea, in which the elite of German society presents itself as a bad example. The same “masterminds” who are immediately there when it comes to denouncing Russia, China or Turkey remain silent when it comes to the crimes of the “Jewish apartheid state”. Like the German politicians, they have learned nothing from our history.

We never wanted an adapted press again

Isn’t it more than worrying when so many great left-liberal intellectuals with a heavy heart emigrate from Israel because they have given up hope of justice in their country? Why has no German newspaper published the important call of Jewish-Israeli intellectuals to this day, and why don’t German intellectuals, scientists and artists show solidarity with them? Such an important document should be kept secret from German readers so that they do not think about how to deal with the “Jewish state”. Neither the public media, nor national newspapers meet the requirement for clean journalism and honest reporting. Instead, a dangerous trend of the dictatorship takes hold and, as it seems, internalized, pro-Israel reporting that has grown so strong that it is becoming increasingly difficult to resist.“Never again” we also wanted an adapted press that, frightened by fears of existence, reveals journalistic craft against better knowledge and concentrates entirely on getting the reader “on course”. We prefer to keep it with the motto of Erich Mühsam, “To submit is to lie to the Nazis murdered in the concentration camp (1)

It is gratifying that there are finally a few critical voices that are resisting, such as Stephan Detjen from the DLF, Daniel Bax from the TAZ or Hartmut Buchholz in the Badische Zeitung, and David Ranan as a Jewish representative in the DLR, from the adapted one philosophical Semitic crowd, and who is not thanked enough. So far it has come to thank courageous critical voices. (2) (3) (4) (5)

We should be proud to belong to the circle of prominent BDS supporters

Yes, it is becoming increasingly important to defend yourself if you, as a BDS supporter, are defamed as an anti-Semite. We should be proud to belong to this illustrious circle of prominent BDS supporters such as Judith Butler, Naomi Klein, or Roger Waters, who has just published a Nakba solidarity song. It comes as no surprise that the worldwide BDS movement, as the “number one enemy of Israel”, is on the Israel lobby’s label and is being fought with many millions. Despite all of this, we are confident with Roger Waters song: “We will win, someday”. (6) (7)

A rotten state

Our struggle for justice and for the freedom of Palestine will ultimately pay off. But those who still have not understood it and continue to advocate the right to exist of a “Jewish state”, whose prime minister Netanyahu, who is currently facing a corruption process, only shows how rotten this state, which lets such a prime minister rule, will lose.

No right to exist and no rationale for this “Jewish state”

Netanyahu has just announced that the West Bank will soon be annexed, and calls this announced land grab a “historic opportunity that has not existed since 1948”, meaning the “completion of the Nakba” in the “final solution”. So how can you recognize this state without borders and without a democratic constitution and even its right to exist? No and again no, neither this right to exist, nor may German reason for this “Jewish state” be supported. This “Jewish state”, which negates all UN resolutions, has lost nothing in the UN and should be excluded with immediate effect. For this, Netanyahu and Gantz belong to the International Court of Justice after The Hague. (8th)

This state only expanded its power through consistent disregard for human rights

Only through consistent Western support for this breach of international law and disregard for the Palestinian human rights has this state become a “state terrorist power” that threatens its neighbors militarily thanks to Western aid. It should encourage all of us to think about how soon we will face another war against Iran and what will happen next? Which side will the German government stand on? If confrontation with Russia and Iran is part of the new “values ​​policy”, then these “values” are just a worthless phrase, like the phrase of the “two-state solution”. We should not allow more and more attempts to be made in Germany to raise the “Jewish state” philosemically, and at the expense of freedom of expression. There have been enough examples lately. It is worth demonstrating and defending yourself. What started and was copied with the AfD, Islam hatred and anti-refugee incitement by many other politicians, who largely see themselves on the “side of the Jews”, should make us worried. Isn’t it the media that have repeatedly contributed to the fact that AfD and Pegida only really became popular while Israeli critics are being avoided by the media?

When will German intellectuals and artists, together with the public and voters, work to ensure that freedom of expression also applies to Israeli critics and BDS supporters?

Human rights and peoples rights in times of annexation are valuable assets that are worth defending for the best constitution ever.

May the sugar festival become so sweet that Muslims in Germany will finally experience the appreciation and equality that they are entitled to under the Basic Law.

 

Footnotes

(1) http://sicht-vom-hochblauen.de/ein-wichtiger-aufruf-und-offener-brief-von-juedischen-gelehrten-und-kuenstlern-aus-israel-an-minister-seehofer/

(2) https://taz.de/Debatte-um-Historiker-Achille-Mbembe/!5683957/

(3) https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/streit-um-historiker-mbembe-antisemitismusbeauftragter-als.720.de.html?dram:article_id=477265

(4) https://www.deutschlandfunkkultur.de/vorwurf-des-antisemitismus-eine-potente-diffamierungswaffe.1005.de.html?dram:article_id=476903

(5) https://www.badische-zeitung.de/achille-mbembe-ein-toerichter-intellektueller–185865487.html

(6) https://www.youtube.com/embed/pKaZvVxMa3Q?start=188&feature=oembed

(7) https://www.972mag.com/achille-mbembe-germany-israel-antisemitism/

(8) https://www.zeit.de/politik/ausland/2020-05/israel-westjordanland-annexion-benjamin-netanjahu

 

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PALESTINE STILL YEARNS TO BE FREE

Can and may one still remember the Holocaust and Auschwitz without mentioning the Nakba and the associated ethnic cleansing of Palestine?

Image by Carlos Latuff

 

The liberation of Palestine is still pending

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

On May 8, 2020, the 75th anniversary of the end of the war, and the Red Army’s liberation from fascism, Federal President Steinmeier delivered his obligatory speech and failed to mention the brave Red Army soldiers as liberators. And of all places in Berlin, where after the victory over fascist Germany two Soviet soldiers raised the red flag on the bombed Reichstag; impressively documented on many photos.

A climate of hostility to Russia

This shabby omission not only offends the Soviet peoples, but is supposed to create a climate of hostility towards Russia, mainly in Germany, which is still being pushed by a Federal President! So far, this has not been the case according to surveys. On the contrary, the majority of Germans want to live in peace with our neighbor Russia.

27 million Russian war dead warn

In this commemorative speech he wants to commemorate “together with representatives of the Allies from the West and from the East” without explicitly referring to the soldiers of the Red Army. Wasn’t it the Soviet soldiers in this war who had to mourn 27 million war deaths in fascist Germany? Steinmeier does not get this mention through his narrow lips. Putin has become an enemy of the German political circus, but not the German population, not only since Russia connected Crimea to the Russian Federation after applying to join the Russian Federation.

Illegal sanctions against Russia are maintained

In blind obedience, one follows the United States and the belligerent transatlantic alliance and the agitation of NATO, and continually strives for international law when it comes to Russia. It even accepts considerable damage to the German economy and maintains the illegal sanctions.

Steinmeier found no word for the Muslims on the part of the liberators

In his speech, Steinmeier also found no word for the countless Muslims who fought on the part of the liberators in this war of annihilation or whose political resistance cost them their lives. There were also many Muslims from the many Soviet republics among the countless Soviet prisoners of war. Steinmeier also forgot the Muslims who either ended up in the resistance or as fighters in the concentration camp, suffered from the most terrible conditions and were not allowed to practice their religion. It is a chapter that has remained silent to this day and does not fit into the picture that is drawn by Muslims today.

An imam was missing from the ecumenical service

This ignorance continued in the ecumenical service in the Berlin Cathedral, in which Catholic representatives, Protestant representatives, a Jewish cantor and an archpriest participated as representatives of Christian churches in Germany, but no Imam as a representative of the Muslims. It is an affront that no representative of this world religion was invited to this memorial service. Another question comes to my mind: What does a reference to God have to do in this context? Why is a service celebrated in the face of this political commemoration? We seem more distant than ever from the separation of state and church, as religious influence in Germany is growing. (1)

“Cold war thinking” belongs to the rubbish of history

If the much-vaunted strong democracy that the Federal President invokes would work, then the “cold war thinking” fueled by German parliamentarians would finally end up in the trash of history. What happens instead? We are always presented with new old enemy images to justify the associated costs for the new increasing armament figures. NATO, nuclear weapons stationed on German soil, are sold to us as vital “peacekeeping” measures. Exactly the opposite is the case. The fortunately outgoing military officer is already advocating the use of armed drones, in the spirit of the “Minister of War” Kramp-Karrenbauer. No word from the Federal President against this new kind of armament, only 75 years after the end of the war and the liberation of Auschwitz, by the way also by the Red Army on January 27th. All of these dates are unthinkable without the Soviet Liberation Army. But that is shamefully kept secret in the transatlantic cheering storm and the armament orgy.

“German history is a broken story – with responsibility for millions of murders and millions of sufferings. It still breaks our hearts today. Therefore: You can only love this country with a broken heart ”, but this does not prevent Steinmeier from indulging in massive military rearmament and the threat scenario of the infamous encirclement of Russia financed with our tax money and other military services for the USA / NATO!

“‘Never again!’ – We swore to ourselves after the war. But this “Never again!”, For us Germans, means above all: ‘Never again alone!’ “This Steinmeiersche” Never again “actually means” Never again alone on the war path “… see the” Easter crawl “and the encirclement of Russia.

Human dignity is inviolable and indivisible

Then he quotes Article 1 of the German Basic Law: “Human dignity is inviolable”, which is all too often broken in Germany. Indeed, human dignity is inviolable and indivisible, and I emphasize: also for Palestinians, Muslims and for BDS supporters and Israeli critics! (2)

No memory of the Holocaust without a memory of the Nakba

So of course I asked myself the question, can and may one still remember the Holocaust and Auschwitz without mentioning the Nakba and the associated ethnic cleansing of Palestine? Steinmeier said: “Not accepting responsibility is disgraceful – denying is disgraceful”. How true! To date, the “Jewish state” has not faced the processing of the Nakba and the associated Zionist atrocities in order to deal with them, let alone compensate the victims for allowing the right of return of the millions of refugees displaced with brutal violence to their home in Palestine. They continue to be denied this legal right. And with the help of the USA, the illegal occupation of Palestine is to be sealed with the upcoming planned annexations.

Why are sanctions against the Jewish apartheid regime rejected?

Has President Steinmeier commented on this? No, just like the German federal government, it fully supports the German rationale for the “Jewish state”. Germany has rejected long overdue sanctions against the Jewish apartheid regime.

Responsibility to the Palestinians in memory of May 8th

This raises the question of what about the responsibility towards the Palestinians, which should also be commemorative of May 8th and should be seen in a context. Every “blood drop of occupation” that has been shed to this day is also and especially the responsibility of Germany, which is made possible by active help to maintain this occupation. When will Germany and the EU finally follow the demand for a network of European human rights groups and impose sanctions on the “Jewish state”? (3)

The Nakba commemoration will be celebrated worldwide on May 15th

How much longer will Germany watch as the Palestinian people are oppressed, humiliated, expropriated and murdered by Jewish occupiers? From our history in particular, “never again” means an obligation to take responsibility for the Palestinian people. An important duty, 75 years after the end of the war and 72 years after the Nakba, which is celebrated worldwide on May 15. (4)

Raise the flag of Palestine

Therefore, the demands of the German-Israeli society “to show the flag for friendship” with the Jewish apartheid and occupation state, and to call on the municipalities and district administrations to raise the flag of Israel on May 12th must be rejected sharply. This tasteless provocation of raising the bloodstained Star of David flag, the symbol of the oppression of Palestine, is intended to commemorate the establishment of diplomatic relations 55 years ago. The not uncontroversial President of the DIG, Uwe Becker, still remembered the reason for the state. On that day, instead of the Star of David, the flag of Palestine was to be hoisted, as a symbol for the freedom of Palestine that has not yet been achieved.

Known diversions from Zionist occupation crimes

So it is only to be seen in the well-known Israel lobby tradition when the rise of more anti-Semitic crimes is pointed out almost daily and currently in concentrated media propaganda. Isn’t anti-Semitic crime a part of disparaging Jewish Israeli critics and terminating Jewish accounts or organizations critical of Israel, what does that remind us? These well-known diversions, which are supposed to distract from Zionist occupation crimes and the impending annexation of Palestinian land, as well as from the increasing de-democratization of the “Jewish state” with all its consequences. Finally, it can be expected that after the swearing in of this new “annexation regime” protests will begin worldwide, including in Germany. If the citizens of the “Jewish state” have already chosen this regime and decided to intensify the oppression and occupation, resistance becomes a duty and more Palestinian. In this context, the German advance in Hezbollah, especially at the present time, is to be seen. Hezbollah is an important resistance organization and elected ruling party in the coalition in Lebanon. So how can you build on that? By bringing even more targeted allegations of anti-Semitism into everyday politics and letting the Federal Commissioner for Anti-Semitism run free in the wake of the “calf biter”. This has to be replaced and instead an urgently needed racism officer has to be appointed. Increasing oppression and occupation is becoming a duty of resistance and more Palestinian resistance. In this context, the German advance in Hezbollah, especially at the present time, is to be seen. Hezbollah is an important resistance organization and elected ruling party in the coalition in Lebanon. So how can you build on that? By bringing even more targeted allegations of anti-Semitism into everyday politics and letting the Federal Commissioner for Anti-Semitism run free in the wake of the “calf biter”. This has to be replaced and instead an urgently needed racism officer has to be appointed. Increasing oppression and occupation is becoming a duty of resistance and more Palestinian resistance. In this context, the German advance in Hezbollah, especially at the present time, is to be seen. Hezbollah is an important resistance organization and elected ruling party in the coalition in Lebanon. So how can you build on that? By bringing even more targeted allegations of anti-Semitism into everyday politics and letting the Federal Commissioner for Anti-Semitism run free in the wake of the “calf biter”. This has to be replaced and instead an urgently needed racism officer has to be appointed. to see. Hezbollah is an important resistance organization and elected ruling party in the coalition in Lebanon. So how can you build on that? By bringing even more targeted allegations of anti-Semitism into everyday politics and letting the Federal Commissioner for Anti-Semitism run free in the wake of the “calf biter”. This has to be replaced and instead an urgently needed racism officer has to be appointed. to see. Hezbollah is an important resistance organization and elected ruling party in the coalition in Lebanon. So how can you build on that? By bringing even more targeted allegations of anti-Semitism into everyday politics and letting the Federal Commissioner for Anti-Semitism run free in the wake of the “calf biter”. This has to be replaced and instead an urgently needed racism officer has to be appointed.

In the meantime, Palestine, the illegal occupation, and the Palestinian people in resistance are receiving less and less political and media attention, just as planned by Hasbara and its worldwide aid workers, the Sayanim.

The “Jewish state” consistently thwarts non-violent resistance

Because the “Jewish state” consistently uses all possible means to thwart non-violent resistance, because Palestinian people are executed out of court by heavily armed soldiers of the “most moral Jewish defense army” and thus act as state terrorists, then that is “never again” degenerate into a sad phrase, a worthless ritual, just as worthless as a reference to common “Christian-Jewish” values ​​and hypocritical sermons a la Steinmeier!

Palestinians must have the same rights to defend themselves

As long as the German and international communities remain blind to the expulsion, criminal expropriation of the Palestinians and the accelerating slow death of the Palestinian people, which allows ethnic cleansing, even actively arming and financing the Zionist regime involved, one must finally grant the Palestinians the same rights to self-defense that the Zionist regime repeatedly declares for themselves in order to legitimize their massacres, as Chancellor Merkel has already affirmed. But if this legitimate right to resist is denied to the Palestinians, then the dignity of Palestinian people is at risk! So it’s getting more urgent, the global, to actively support the growing BDS movement, especially in times of rampant attempts at intimidation and defamation by Zionists. This is the only way to end the deadly and violent occupation. So the liberation of Palestine is still pending and as the great Nelson Mandela said: “We know only too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.”

Footnotes:

(1) https://dbk.de/nc/presse/aktuelles/meldung/oekumenischer-gottesdienst-zum-gedenken-an-das-ende-des-zweiten-weltkriegs/detail/

(2) https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/video/zweiter-weltkrieg-rede-steinmeier-8-mai-kriegsende-100.html

(3) https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200507-eu-must-impose-sanctions-on-israel-rights-groups-say/

(4) https://www.bdsmovement.net/news/take-action-mark-72-years-nakba-with-keytojustice

 

 

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SILENCE IN THE TIME OF CORONA

The Israel lobby repeatedly succeeds in silencing Israeli critics and, above all, in bringing politicians and the media into line. They need the enemy image to distract them from Israel’s human rights crimes. Islam = terror, the fight against BDS supporters = anti-Semites, what could be better than a diversion?

Image by Carlos Latuff

What could be yet more disastrous to Palestinians than coronavirus?

Jewish demands for resignation or “corpses pave his way!”

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

If the Central Council of Jews and its President and the Federal Government’s Anti-Semitism Commissioner go on an “anti-Semite hunt”, then you should dress warmly. Anyone who is on their “hit list” is no longer sure of their job, opening speeches, appearances or other activities. In the meantime, the terms “anti-Semitism” and “anti-Semite” have become a weapon of war in the Israel lobby, and thus prove to anyone who dares to criticize Israel or to support the Israel-critical BDS movement or its goals, the ending of the Decades of Israeli occupation that violated international law to find honor. Mind you, it’s not about “hatred of Jews”, the usual definition, but only about human rights activists.

Unconditional support of the “Jewish state” paid by the German taxpayer

This unconditional support from the Central Council of Jews, a public law corporation paid by the German taxpayer, is unacceptable. After all, it is about supporting a state that permanently violates international law and is demonstrably against a two-state solution – although the German government, which silently and faithfully supports the inhumane Israeli occupation policy towards the Palestinians, represents it with lip service. That is an attitude , which ranges from the Chancellor to the Federal President and Foreign Minister as well as party politicians from ALL parties. I can only repeat that the Holocaust does not justify all means, but rather is a reason to increasingly turn against the “Jewish state” and its apartheid annexation policy that violates international law.

Racist crimes against Muslims are lost in the shouting against anti-Semitism

We should also be concerned about the increase in racist right-wing crimes against Muslims who are drowned out by the cries of “anti-Semitism”. “Jews” and their “Christian Zionist Sayanim” masterfully know how to stage themselves and to distract themselves from racism in the “Jewish state”. The Central Council and its President have developed into a power that interferes in all areas of public life and makes demands. It had long been time to rethink and bring the Jewish community into critical contact with the “Jewish occupying state”. Wishful thinking that, thanks to official politics, will never come true. “Israel’s security as a German rationale” also means that the Germans tolerate the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. “Don’t be silent, when wrong happens ”. Those who do not remain silent about Israeli injustice are certain to have the title “anti-Semite”!

By blackmailing the “Israel lobby”, critics are silenced

With this blackmail, the Israel lobby repeatedly succeeds in silencing Israeli critics and, above all, in bringing politicians and the media into line. They need the enemy image to distract them from Israel’s human rights crimes. Islam = terror, the fight against BDS supporters = anti-Semites, what could be better than a diversion?

President Schuster does not speak for “the Jews”, but only for “lobby Jews”

“Jews” are calling for the dismissal of Ruhrtriennale boss Stefanie Carp, as the title of a WDR announcement from April 25, 2020 The President of the Central Council of Jews and “unofficial Vice Ambassador” of the “Jewish State” in Germany had previously published in various media with the demand that Stefanie Carp be deposed. Oh, I thought, “Demand Jews”? Which Jews? Certainly not the anti-Zionist Jews or the many Jewish voices for a just peace! President Schuster does not speak for “the” Jews, but only for the “lobby Jews” like himself. In addition to the countless, superfluous “anti-Semitism officers” who only lobby for Israel’s murderous politics, one could soon call Mr. Schuster as the highest cultural censorship inquisitor in Germany.

What was the reason for the director’s call for dismissal? She had once again dared to invite a guest as opening speaker at the Ruhrtriennale, whose writings are also critical of the “Jewish apartheid state”. According to Mr. Schuster, freedom of expression obviously does not apply when it comes to Israel. This must be prevented by all means, including by the murder of an integrally known scientist like Achille Mbembe. And this is not even embarrassing to Mr. Schuster that he makes himself absolutely ridiculous in front of the world with his accusations.

Looking for critics of Israeli politics to denounce them as anti-Semites

It was therefore time to demand Schuster’s resignation from the Office of the Central Council of Jews, who had done nothing except act as a mouthpiece and second representative of the “Jewish state” and was always on the lookout for critics of Israeli politics, to denounce them as anti-Semites. The good old German saying “who searches, who finds” fits this Central Council and its President exactly. He is like a sniffer dog and is always trying to sniff out new anti-Semites to distract from the daily Zionist crimes of the Netanyahu regime. Regardless of whether Muslims, intellectuals such as the historian and political scientist Achille Mbembe or previously the highly respected Judaist and director of the Jewish Museum Berlin, Peter Schäfer, who in June 2019 after a bad smear campaign, initiated by the Israeli government and its extended arm in Germany, the Central Council, resigned. Schäfer, one of the most capable museum directors in Europe, took the consequences to “avert further damage from the Jewish Museum”. Then I rubbed my eyes! Further damage? Certainly not by Peter Schäfer, who had repeatedly been targeted by the Central Council and many Sayanim because he tried to run a cosmopolitan museum that did not avoid controversial topics. When Schäfer then marked a tweet as “worth reading”, in which 240 Israeli and Jewish women scholars critically criticized the decision of the Bundestag, which declared the BDS movement (boycott, divestments, sanctions) to be anti-Semitic, the measure was full . the Central Council, resigned. Schäfer, one of the most capable museum directors in Europe, took the consequences to “avert further damage from the Jewish Museum”. Then I rubbed my eyes! Further damage? Certainly not by Peter Schäfer, who had repeatedly been targeted by the Central Council and many Sayanim because he tried to run a cosmopolitan museum that did not avoid controversial topics. When Schäfer then marked a tweet as “worth reading”, in which 240 Israeli and Jewish women scholars critically criticized the decision of the Bundestag, which declared the BDS movement (boycott, divestments, sanctions) to be anti-Semitic, the measure was full . the Central Council, resigned. Schäfer, one of the most capable museum directors in Europe, took the consequences to “avert further damage from the Jewish Museum”. Then I rubbed my eyes! Further damage? Certainly not by Peter Schäfer, who had repeatedly been targeted by the Central Council and many Sayanim because he tried to run a cosmopolitan museum that did not avoid controversial topics. When Schäfer then marked a tweet as “worth reading”, in which 240 Israeli and Jewish women scholars critically criticized the decision of the Bundestag, which declared the BDS movement (boycott, divestments, sanctions) to be anti-Semitic, the measure was full . Then I rubbed my eyes! Further damage? Certainly not by Peter Schäfer, who had repeatedly been targeted by the Central Council and many Sayanim because he tried to run a cosmopolitan museum that did not avoid controversial topics. When Schäfer then marked a tweet as “worth reading”, in which 240 Israeli and Jewish women scholars critically criticized the decision of the Bundestag, which declared the BDS movement (boycott, divestments, sanctions) to be anti-Semitic, the measure was full . Then I rubbed my eyes! Further damage? Certainly not by Peter Schäfer, who had repeatedly been targeted by the Central Council and many Sayanim because he tried to run a cosmopolitan museum that did not avoid controversial topics. When Schäfer then marked a tweet as “worth reading”, in which 240 Israeli and Jewish women scholars critically criticized the decision of the Bundestag, which declared the BDS movement (boycott, divestments, sanctions) to be anti-Semitic, the measure was full .

To stand up to this central council

Now I think that the measure is overflowing, because the trace of hatred and the constant attempts to restrict freedom of expression should be enough to stand up to this Central Council. Just because he is not ready to allow open and critical discussion and criticism of the “Jewish state” and its proven crimes against the people and the occupation, for lack of factual arguments, he tries with all means to bring politicians, media and officials under his influence and control .

The Jewish Museum is also run by the federal government and is a foundation under public law, more precisely “Foundation Jewish Museum Berlin” and was opened in 2001. Peter Schäfer directed the museum after W. Michael Blumenthal. Long-time program director and deputy director, Cilly Kugelmann, also left in 2017 and later described the campaign against Peter Schäfer as bullying.

Mbembe and Carp are the last “victims” of the Central Council of Jews

The current cases of Achille Mbembe and Stefanie Carp as the last “victims” of the Central Council of Jews thanks to Anti-Semitism Commissioner Klein and Central Council President Schuster are prime examples of this intrigue. After unjustified criticism, which was carried out publicly thanks to the best contacts in the media in all German features, the Corona virus came as ordered. First the Ruhrtriennale was canceled for this year and then the boss was sawed off and her contract was not extended by Prime Minister Laschet as requested by “Israeli friend”. So “two birds with one stone” were done again. Who will it hit next time and for what reasons? At the end of this comment, I have a listing of the Israel lobby interventions led by the Central Council, that readers should definitely remember. First and foremost, the brochure “Freedom of expression threatened” by Annette Groth and Günter Rath, which you should definitely order. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)

Israeli critics must fear the Central Council

While the AfD continues to prove itself to be a “friend of the Jews” on the side of Israel and its racism and Islamophobia can continue in peace and quiet, Israeli critics must fear the Central Council, which always succeeds, anti-Zionism and criticism of Israel to reinterpret anti-Semitism, although, as Moshe Zuckermann very rightly stated, “they are three pairs of shoes”. The Central Council apparently only has a few shoes that have since been worn out and are worn daily.

In times of corona, German armaments expenditure rose by 10 percent

Even in these times of Corona, in which medical goods are in short supply, the Stockholm peace research institute Sipri published the latest figures on April 27, 2020. After that, German military spending rose 10 percent, and Secretary of War Kramp-Karrenbauer is even planning to buy new F-18 US bombers that can also be fitted with nuclear weapons. The pressure from the USA and NATO is having an effect. Germany is now in seventh place worldwide and is currently spending $ 49.3 billion on “defense”. We overtook Great Britain and Japan, and all because “Russophobe” politicians once again see the “Russians at the door” that German Michel is painting on the wall or because the security of the Jewish occupying state has to be German rationale. With all the consequences? It is worth thinking about and peacefully protesting against it!

Together, the new “emergency regime” plans to annex Palestinian land

The new Netanyahu / Gantz regime is using the Corona period, past the Palestinians and the international community, to form a committee for their land robbery to drive the planned annexation of Palestinian land, which is Likud’s new “emergency regime”, Blau -White and Labor Party (!) Are planning together for next July.

This regime does not want peace, but only a Jewish apartheid state ”

Anyone who has hoped for any spark of a will for peace from this regime should now be finally disabused. This regime does not want peace, but only a Jewish apartheid state! A country without its native population. This government announces its plans without any scruples, which have nothing to do with international law or human rights. The Corona virus is not an emergency in the “Jewish state”, but it is this “emergency government” that creates an emergency for the Palestinian people. As you can hear, a new judaised card is already being worked on. Netanyahu and Gantz are using the pandemic to implement their annexation plans, knowing that, thanks to Corona, the Palestinians will be even more powerless in these real times of emergency. The Central Council of Jews should report to this and distance itself from these crimes, then it would serve the “Jews” and prove itself to be a corporation under public law. But so – as governor of the respective Zionist regimes – he should be put in his place with all his might, and his resignation should be demanded – as long as “corpses pave his way”.

Footnotes:

(1) http://www.worldcitizens.de/content/news/eintraege/groth_rath_meinungsrechte_bedroht_2017.php

(2) https://www.antikapitalistisch-linke.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/AKL-Papier-agroth-1.pdf

(3) https://www.pro-medienmagazin.de/gesellschaft/gesellschaft/2019/12/14/schuster-warnt-vor-antisemitismus-von-rechte-und-muslimen/

(4) https://taz.de/Debatte-Goettinger-Friedenspreis/!5574860/

(5) https://meedia.de/2017/06/08/zentralrat-der-juden-forder-umstrittenem-antisemitismus-film-zu-machen-arte-und-wdr-sind-degen/

(6) https://www.infosperber.ch/FreiheitRecht/Menschenrechte-Redefreiheit-Israel-Lobby

(7) https://nirit.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/AT-alle-Seiten-01.11.18.pdf

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LEST WE FORGET THE MASSACRE IN HEBRON…. 26 YEARS AND COUNTING

Remembering Hebron’s Ibrahimi Mosque massacre:
Extremist Israeli settler Baruch Goldstein attacked Palestinian worshippers at Hebron’s Ibrahimi Mosque, killing 29 people and injuring 150 others
Where: Hebron, the occupied West Bank
When: 25 February 1994

See THIS post from the archives …..

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.”

FALSE ‘CHRISTIAN’ VALUES ARE PREVENTING JUSTICE FOR PALESTINE

For justice in Palestine, we need democratic values ​​and not lying “Christian” values.

Justice for Palestine is as far away as the “Christian values” in politics

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

After Trump’s announcement of the “Fraud of the Century”, disillusionment and hopelessness returns. It is frustrating to see the hypocritical community fail to respond appropriately to the century’s one-sided fake Zionist plan. Even the affront and open racism that no Palestinian was invited to the White House and asked to do so would have required a keen response. Far from it, you could almost feel the helplessness and cowardice that you showed to this idea.

Zionist colonization along the lines of racist colonial powers

Let us not forget that the Palestinians have never been given a say in their fate; they have always been condemned to endure and to Zionist oppression. This intelligent and highly educated people tried everything possible to steal, take away and break their will. The Zionists who invaded Palestine dubbed them “dirty, lazy peasants” and, following the example of the racist colonial powers, they built their own Zionist colonization, which is still unique in the world today.

For centuries, the colonial powers have tried to secure the “supremacy of the white master race” – by all means. Let us only think of South Africa and white apartheid, where it took decades to overcome them. We Germans should not forget the British concentration camps in South Africa, since the German National Socialists were the worst imitators and builders of these concentration and extermination camps in the Third Reich.

Since the founding of the “Jewish State” Israel in 1948, which was accompanied by the Nakba, the displacement and ethnic cleansing of Palestine, this sad “model of success” of Zionist-Jewish oppression has been vehemently supported by “Christian states and their values”. Zionist apartheid is becoming ever more pronounced and powerful – also as a result of the international “Christian values” support – and enables the unrestrained final solution to Judaism.

Naksa Day: another sad day in the history of Palestine

On June 5, Naksa Day (which means “setback in Arabic”), the Palestinian people annually commemorate the displacement that accompanied Israel’s victory in the 1967 Six Day War. As a result of this war, Israel took control of the Palestinian-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, which had previously been annexed by Jordan and controlled by Egypt. Another sad day in the history of Palestine.

Since the so-called British Balfour Declaration, which brought only suffering and division to the Palestinians and has paved the way for injustices and disenfranchisement for the Palestinian people until today, nothing has changed for the better, on the contrary. The guns were immediately put on the chest of the Palestinians after the Balfour Declaration, and they had no chance of defending themselves against colonial superiority. Even then, the indigenous people of Palestine were not asked if and why they should be willing to share their country with the Zionist invaders. Why too? Colonial power saw itself as always right and had the power of the fittest.

This declaration made the Nakba possible, because it gave the Zionists the right to drive a large part of the Palestinian population out of their homeland through terror and to establish the “Jewish State” on burned Palestinian earth. Then as now, the Palestinians were not regarded as equal partners on an equal footing and to this day they have been denied their legal right to return to their home country of Palestine, which is covered by international law. The international community, which otherwise full-bodily demands human rights everywhere, including with military force, fears the Zionist ban and is silent about it.

Nakba has to become the German state reason!

While the Palestinians expelled from their country with violence and terror have to vegetate in refugee camps under the worst conditions, Jews from all over the world are granted a more than dubious “right of return” to Israel. The Holocaust has a lasting effect and grants Jews and Zionists rights that are completely legal. This fact must never be forgotten, despite the Holocaust or precisely because of it. The Nakba may and must be seen in the context of the Holocaust, and this connection, which is always negated by the “Christian-Jewish community of values”, should finally become the German rationale.

It should be painful for all of us how Trump, the US government and the European states are “ripping the Palestinians” away and how interest in their unsustainable situation is becoming less and less important. Everything was brilliantly planned by the Zionist Hasbara and its Christian Zionist helpers. The “Jewish State” has managed to portray itself not only as a US favorite, but also as a small, threatened state, which is ridiculous in view of its armed forces and its nuclear arsenal and therefore a bold lie. It is true that the security of the “Jewish state” is in no way at risk, because it is this Zionist aggression-armed state that threatens its neighbors Lebanon, Syria, Iran and world peace.

Who helped spark the Syria conflict and who is trying to win hegemony across the Middle East, which is increasingly possible thanks to US and also European and especially German support? Who, apart from Jewish people, lets refugees die in prisons or pushes them, including women and children, into their deadly homeland, regardless of their circumstances?

Disparage Erdogan but remain silent about Netanyahu?

That in this country the left and the Greens are raging against Turkey and vilifying Erdogan as a despot and “sultan” – after all, the president of the country that accepted more than 3.8 million Syrian refugees – but about Netanyahu and his state terror regime, which sees refugees as “infiltrants” , silence, I can only describe as lying.

Despite the attacks by the “young world” because of my support for Turkey and Erdogan, one of the few important statesmen and western politicians of a democratic state that is committed to Palestine and the end of the Israeli occupation, I will continue to do so with full conviction! I also see TRT-German as an important antipole to certain German news portals and media, and this left-wing daily newspaper should ask itself whether it does not contribute to the fact that Turks in Germany feel increasingly uncomfortable and undesirable in Germany. In any case, I feel empowered by this “left-wing criticism”, which only shows me that I am on the right path.

To date, nothing has changed in the fact that the Palestinians are treated as a people without rights and without the right to self-determination. For more than a hundred years, the peaceful and intelligent Palestinian people have been treated with arrogance and racist contempt. If all plans are made over their heads, they should accept that. And the Palestinian leadership is not ashamed to participate in this unsustainable situation as a willing collaborator of the Zionists. What did it bring them? Only more and more oppression, land grabbing and disenfranchisement. The attempt to criminalize their legal right to legal resistance and to link them with the “Christian struggle for values” against terror is particularly infamous. This “anti-terrorist struggle”, which is nothing more than an excuse, to take action against Muslims and Islam as the supposed “religion of terror” and to portray the “Christian-Jewish community of values” as peaceful. Warfare around the world speaks volumes! So much hypocrisy is difficult to bear and plays into the hands of Christian and Jewish racists.

“Normalize” the “special” relationship with the Jewish occupation-apartheid state!

That the “special” relationship with this Jewish occupation-apartheid state is finally “normalized”. That means: No German rationale for the security of the “Jewish state” as long as Palestine is occupied, and no “state reception” for representatives of states that violate international law and human rights. For justice in Palestine, we need democratic values ​​and not lying “Christian” values.

 

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THE MISDEAL OF THE CENTURY

The American “Dealer of the Century” has given the Israeli colonial regime a “Deal of the Century”.

Image by Carlos Latuff

The Limitless US Zionist Power

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

The American “Dealer of the Century” has given the Israeli colonial regime a “Deal of the Century”. While the German Foreign Minister, “Auschwitz Minister” Maas, is still “testing” this “gift”, every “normal citizen” is now wondering what can be tested if the Palestinians are deprived of all legitimate rights. This so-called “peace plan”, which was developed by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, clearly shows everyone’s open contempt for the UN Security Council resolutions, and seamlessly transitions into the US Zionist legal violations with which Trump treated the “Jewish state” “The undivided Jerusalem” as the eternal capital, the holy places of Haram al-Sharif, left under Jewish administration and “sovereignty” over the illegally occupied Syrian Golan Heights. Trump is depriving himself of the right to deprive the Palestinians of all rights enshrined in international treaties and conventions, including the legitimate right to return Palestinian refugees to their homes. And like the crimes of the United States, the Israeli war crimes are said to be non-negotiable before the International Criminal Court.

Wild West style: the power of the fittest

In addition, there is a demand elsewhere to protect Israeli or American citizens from Interpol searches and not to have them convicted of non-Israeli or American legal systems. What else does this have to do with a democratic constitutional state? This, of course, also applies to the US position to regard the Jewish settlements on Palestinian land as “not contrary to international law”, which cemented the fact that every Jewish-Israeli demand takes precedence over the legitimate rights of the Palestinians. As in Wild West style, we are dealing with the power of the fittest that undermines the law. International law prohibits the occupying powers from transferring their own people, that is, the Jewish settlers, to the land they occupy.

The demand for Israel to be recognized as a “Jewish state” is also unacceptable and does not correspond to any legal situation. There is nothing to justify that the “return” of Jewish citizens from all over the world is to be legalized, not even by the Holocaust. It is not for nothing that more and more critical Jewish citizens are renouncing this “right”.

The right to justice, equality and dignity is inviolable, that should also be clear to German politicians, who repeatedly refer to the Basic Law and Article 1 “Human dignity is inviolable”, but forget Palestine when it comes to the ” Jewish state “goes. And yet they were trampled on by Trump in consultation with Zionist zealot friend Bibi Netanyahu.

Totally unsuitable vision: to leave the Palestinians “outside” forever

It is therefore not surprising that the patronage policy for the racist “Jewish apartheid state” dominated this “historical moment” in the White House! They were so concerned with themselves and their triumph, intoxicated with their own applause and were so convinced of the success of their completely unsuitable vision of leaving the Palestinians “outside” forever. These also did not exist in the White House – after all, people were so convinced of themselves and the “Jewish people” and their claim to “Judea and Samaria” that Palestine must always have been a “Jewish state”, given by God for this “Chosen” people.

This ruthless disregard for Palestinian life and its rights, and the Trump administration’s reprehensible contempt for civilized human values, in conjunction with the Netanyahu “state terror regime”, fits perfectly into the grid that has been displacing, ethnic, this Zionist regime since its inception Purge, mass murder, collective punishment, illegal occupation, detention without trial and apartheid are all possible.

This behavior shows not only the unbelievability of the United States as a mediator, but also how Trump succumbed to the recent Zionist racism, which was accomplished with the betrayal of the Palestinians. However, it not only brought disgrace to the United States, it also exposed the hypocrisy of the allies in Europe and the Middle East. Their inability and criminal lethargy (Meuse!) To challenge this disgusting abuse of power shows only the confirmation and continuation of the supporting role in the continued persecution and oppression of the Palestinian people by the “Zionist state terrorist regime”.

Combines what belongs together: in intimate “criminal” connection

The announcement of the “Peace Century Deal” coincides with the impeachment proceedings against Trump and the announcement of the formal indictment against Netanyahu for three different cases of corruption. In this way, what belongs together for a long time was united in an intimate “criminal” connection. It was the most shameful and embarrassing Zionist staged action the White House has ever seen and that forever disillusioned an order that had been painstakingly built up after World War II. Among the “standing ovations” by hypocritical “Kippa bearers” and guests such as the “Zocker-König” and “Israel Hayom” owner Adelson, Ambassador Friedman, including Trump’s converted daughter Ivanka and her husband, the “Dealmaker”, real estate speculator and Settler supporters Kushner were completely alone. However, the new US and Zionist friends, the ambassadors of the Arab Gulf States of Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates were not missing either. Only one skipped the illustrious meeting: the Saudi Crown Prince and “Kashoggi contract killer” Prince Salman, who just saved the Kushner family from bankruptcy.

What a sad circus event that wants to grant the Palestinians less than a bantustan of apartheid, with an uninhabitable Gaza Strip, parts of the West Bank without Jerusalem, without the Jordan Valley, without sovereignty and viability – and everything designed so that this “hull-state” can never be a state and should never be. A “promised” country, as promised by God, should only exist for the non-existent “Jewish people”, while the real existing Palestinian people are denied any right to life in freedom and self-determination.

This illegal annexation of the Palestinian country, particularly in the illegally occupied West Bank, as well as in Gaza, Jerusalem and actually all over Palestine, in violation of international law and in violation of all UN resolutions, is the “Trump Deal Gift” to the “Jewish.” State ”, which sees itself ever closer in its Zionist dreams, the final solution to Judaism. What else is there to check, Mr. “Auschwitz Minister” Maas? Is that your lesson from “Auschwitz”?

Finally contradict colonialism and apartheid!

This shameful deal is not worth the paper or discussion, just rejection and struggle against it. When will the hypocritical “community of values” finally speak the truth about this deal and contradict colonialism and apartheid, just 75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz and even if this time it concerns Jews and descendants of the Holocaust victims as perpetrators?

This terrible plan legitimizes the Jewish-Zionist robbery of the country, which is to be taken away from the indigenous people and real owners. It is inconceivable that the international community, the UN Secretary General Gutierrez, the Pope, these “guardians of morality”, look away and remain silent about this obvious injustice, and even want to examine Mr. Maas?

Unfortunately, at this difficult hour, the Palestinian people have no government to represent them, only the “Abbas Vichy Collaborative Authority”, which only represents their interests for their own benefit and betrays and sells their people. While President Abbas full-bodiedly announced that all relations with the United States and security cooperation with the “Jewish state” would be cut off, this was as unbelievable as so often before. As several Arab and Israeli media – like Radio Kan – reported, the CIA chief Gina Haspel had already traveled secretly to Ramallah on Thursday to meet with Palestinian and Israeli (!) Officials. Their visit came two days after the Trump deal was announced and aimed to explore the reactions and the nature of the further relationship. Haspel did not meet with Abbas, but with Palestinian Intelligence chief Majed Faraj, who confirmed the continued exchange of information with the CIA despite Ramallah’s announced opposition to the U.S. proposal. Those who have such “friends” don’t need enemies.

Enough of the poisoned “Peace Plans from the White” Zionist House “!

This shameful “peace deal” has no other function than the final colonial takeover by the Zionist regime, a continuation of the centuries-old colonialization of Palestine. Finally, even the last doubters realize that the illusion of the “two-state” myth has been shattered and that all fantasies about this solution belong forever in the bin of Zionist propaganda. Did these supporters really think that by recognizing this Zionist entity, they would achieve an absolution that frees them from all responsibility and guilt?

It is high time that the hypocritical community of states, even under pressure and sanctions, compelled the “Jewish state” to recognize international law and the political rights of all people, and to help the Palestinians who live in historic Palestine to have the freedom they have had Is withheld for decades! Apartheid and ongoing crimes against humanity as Zionist rationale must no longer be the Jewish legal norm.

Enough of the poisoned “Peace Plans from the White” Zionist House “. Enough of the poisoned dates from Jewish settlers in the Jordan Valley, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” despite the limitless power of the US Zionists.

A Jew to the Zionist fighters

By Erich Fried

What do you want?

Do you really want to outperform them?

who have trodden you down

before an age

in your own blood

and in your own droppings?

Do you want the old tortures?

pass it on to the others now

with all bloody

dirty details

with all brutal enjoyment

the torturer

like our fathers back then

have suffered?

Now you really want it

be the new Gestapo

the new Wehrmacht

the new SA and SS

and from the Palestinians

do the new Jews?

But then I want too

because I was fifty years ago

even as a child of Jews

was tormented

from your tormentors

to be a new Jew

with these new Jews

that you make the Palestinians into

And I want to help lead them back

as free people

to their own country Palestine

from which you drove them out

 

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ANYTHING BUT PEACE

“It’s anything but a peace plan.”

What’s next for Palestinians? Human rights activist Omar Barghouti says now is the time for action.

RINGING THE BELLS OF FREEDOM

Similar to the hunchback of Paris, he too rings the bells – the bells of freedom, along with his fellow freedom fighters.

Jamil Dirawi. Photo courtesy of his wife, Rawan.

Jamil Dirawi: The “hunchback of Moskobiyeh” rings the bells of freedom

By Hind Shraydeh

It was the morning after Christmas day, the 26th of December 2019 when I met Jamil, while attending a court session for my beloved husband Ubai Aboudi. He was standing in a cold hall, surrounded by mean-looking occupation guards and soldiers. The air was suffocating with the hatred of the wardens in charge and the merciless loud voices of the soldiers and guards grumbling in Hebrew and shouting in anger.

Jamil Dirawi has been called “the hunchback” for years, since his first injuries under torture during interrogation. He entered the hall with his arched back, but for those who knew him before his imprisonment, he was barely recognizable.

His jaw was broken, displacing his mouth to the left side of his face; he had missing teeth. His eyes were constantly blinking, later shown to be an effect of exposure to electric shocks. In addition, his hands were shaking involuntarily, swinging from side to side uncontrollably. Burn marks from cigarette butts were all over his hands, and were later discovered all over his body. His eyesight was clearly impaired, judging from his squinting – and those were only the physical disfigurements seen by all.

I was in shock at the sight and was unable to fathom the whole scene. Head spinning, I wondered what had happened to him. Was his condition due to beatings by another human being – or maybe a monster? Was it due to the cold and damp facility? Or did Jamil have a neurological dysfunction?

It was only when I learned that Jamil had spent 40 days in interrogation at the Moskobiyeh detention center center, where his ruthless interrogators applied all torture methods known to humanity, that my questions were answered.

I further learned that Jamil was handcuffed for long periods of time, dislocating his wrists. His knees were also snapped out of place due to beatings and being tied in stress positions for hours on end, according to Jamil’s wife, Rawan.

Jamil has been arrested and tortured more than once. The hunch in his back and the dislocated disc in his lower back were injuries suffered under torture during his first arrest, followed by his imprisonment that lasted for 14 years. Jamil’s name means “beautiful” in Arabic. However, the Israelis had ensured that at least his body is no longer Jamil.

Rawan had to hide her pain as she looked at her beloved husband on one of her rare visits to attend a hearing session at the Israeli military court. It was the second time she saw her husband after his most recent disfigurement.

She could only reassure him that their twin girls, Sham and Dalia, are fine and speak of him constantly. Rawan and Jamil also have a third daughter, Shams, who was born on the day Jamil was released from his second arrest. She was given this name, which means “sun,” to represent her father’s freedom. However, Jamil spent only two months with Shams before he was arrested again for the third time.

His family’s suffering continues. Jamil has been denied his prescription eyeglasses, and he has 40% disability due to the electric shocks he was exposed to during torture.

Rawan tried hard to bring a smile to her husband’s face in order to soothe his pain, She exited the court room disheartened and broke down, crying uncontrollably, but pulled herself together quickly for the sake of her children.

There are over 5,500 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails, and Jamil’s story is only one.

Jamil’s nickname is, of course, a reference to Victor Hugo’s hunchback of Notre Dame of Paris, but he is the hunchback in the Moskobiyeh interrogation center in Jerusalem, a city under occupation.

Similar to the hunchback of Paris, he too rings the bells – the bells of freedom, along with his fellow freedom fighters. They are calling on the international community to put a stop to Israel’s brutality, end its occupation, and hold it accountable for its crimes against the Palestinian people.

ISRAELI TORTURE OF PRISONERS DOCUMENTED

In the last months of 2019 and early 2020, a growing number of cases of severe physical torture against Palestinian detainees carried out by Israeli Shin Bet interrogators have been documented. 

Severe torture in Israeli prisons targets Palestinian steadfastness: Walid Hanatsheh, Samer Arbeed, Mays Abu Ghosh and more

In the last months of 2019 and early 2020, a growing number of cases of severe physical torture against Palestinian detainees carried out by Israeli Shin Bet interrogators have been documented. While torture and abuse of various kinds have been a mainstay of the Israeli interrogation process, after a 1999 Israeli Supreme Court ruling and amid widespread international attention, torture under interrogation for some years focused on physical and psychological techniques that were less likely to leave physical scars. However, these tactics, including sleep deprivation, extreme heat and cold, solitary confinement and the use of prolonged shackling in painful positions, are often effective in extracting coerced confessions.

Torture: A mainstay of Israeli apartheid and colonialism

Indeed, many of the same techniques were documented as being used by U.S. interrogators holding detainees in Guantanamo, and U.S. and Israeli security agencies have shared information about interrogation and torture techniques. It must be noted that the Israeli Supreme Court never criminalized torture; it continually allowed “exceptions” through the designation of a detainee as a “ticking time bomb.” In practice, Palestinian victims of torture have repeatedly pursued legal accountability for the crimes committed against them, only to find that the Israeli Supreme Court considered their torture to be a permitted form of “extreme interrogation,” justified for the “security of the state” of occupation, colonialism, apartheid and racism.

Torture is unquestionably illegal under international law. The UN Convention Against Torture defines torture as any practice intentionally inflicting severe physical or mental pain on a victim in order to obtain information or a confession, or in order to punish the victim for their conduct or suspected conduct. Torture is also prohibited under the laws of war and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

The torture of Samer Arbeed

The case of Samer Arbeed helped to highlight the escalating return of severe physical torture as an official policy of the Israeli Shin Bet. Only days after his arrest, Arbeed was taken to Hadassah hospital unconscious with eleven broken ribs, lung injuries and kidney failure. While in the hospital, an Israeli guard released tear gas into his room, after which Arbeed developed pneumonia. Despite the clear evidence of severe torture and the medical records of his abuse, the Israeli Supreme Court denied Arbeed access to his lawyer for an extended period, while the Palestinian lawyers in the case were repeatedly subjected to gag orders.

Samer Arbeed is not alone. While Israeli Shin Bet spokespeople were smearing Palestinian prisoners in media attacks, these same prisoners have been subjected to severe physical and psychological torture under interrogation. In a December press conference, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association highlighted some of the torture techniques used by Israeli interrogators, including harsh beatings, stress positions like the “frog” or “banana,” sleep deprivation and ongoing threats against family members.

Palestinian lawyers highlight torture and abuse

As Addameer noted, “On 10 September 2019, a gag order was issued on a number of cases under interrogation at al-Mascobiyya interrogation center. Hence, preventing the public, including Addameer the legal representative, from publishing any information regarding these cases. The gag order was issued based on a request from the Israeli intelligence agency and Israeli police and was renewed multiple times. Despite the gag order, Israeli media outlets and the Israeli intelligence agency published information to the public about some of those cases. This inconsistent enforcement of the gag order, where the Israeli sources exercised the freedom to publish, can only be understood as a means to influence public opinion. Most importantly, the issuance of this gag order is an attempt to hide crimes committed against the detainees and prevent the public and the legal representatives from exposing the details of the crimes of torture and ill-treatment that were committed against the detainees in question throughout the past months.”

Walid Hanatsheh: Torture under interrogation

On 17 January 2020, photos of Walid Hanatsheh, one of the Palestinians detained, were released to the media, with his body showing clear signs of torture under interrogation. Bayan Hanatsheh, Walid’s wife, said in an interview published at Hadf News that the family obtained photos that displayed the bruises on his hands, neck, feet and throughout his body. She noted that he was brought to the military court in a wheelchair after his interrogation and that Walid said in court that he was unable to walk due to severe torture. His lawyer from Addameer demanded that the judge reveal the circumstances in which Hanatsheh was interrogated.

“After the occupation court lifted the ban on our attendance at the trial, we entered the courtroom for two minutes and saw a man who seemed old and we did not recognize him at first, but he called me by my name,” Bayan said. “I was horrified to see him, his eyes were watering, his beard was patchy and plucked…his only concern was to reassure us because he had been forbidden to communicate with us throughout his interrogation.”

Bayan also noted that their daughter, Mays, 21, was detained by Israeli occupation forces for three days as a means of extracting a coerced confession from her husband. They told him that his daughter was imprisoned and under threat and also showed him a live feed of Israeli occupation forces storming their family home in Ramallah and taking measurements for its demolition.

In Hanatsheh’s case, he was interrogated continuously for 23 hours at a time, with the replacement of interrogators approximately every eight hours. He was shackled in various stress positions and beaten while held there until he fell to the ground. Individual hairs were plucked from his beard and he was hit in the face by multiple interrogators, his lawyers said.

“Earth-shattering” crimes demand action

Sahar Francis, the executive director of Addameer, noted of the photos in Hanatsheh’s case that “These pictures are important in proving and documenting torture. Unfortunately, we do not succeed in receiving photos for all of the cases. In other cases, we have medical reports without pictures but a description of the prisoner’s situation, as in the case of Samer Arbeed.”

Former prisoner and long-term hunger striker Khader Adnan spoke out in response to the photos, calling them “earth-shattering.” He urged immediate Palestinian national attention to respond to the escalating crimes of torture, likening the experience of Palestinian prisoners to the infamous images of Abu Ghraib prison under U.S. occupation in Iraq.

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine issued a statement in response to the repeated cases of severe torture, noting that “The Front has experienced and confronted the policy of torture for over 50 years and developed a revolutionary school that graduated generations of revolutionaries, who carried and still carry forward the banner in the dungeons and interrogation cells, who cannot be shaken by crimes or policies of torture.

The Front emphasized that the international community and concerned institutions have neglected the crimes taking place in the dungeons of the prisons of the Zionist occupier against the prisoners, indicating once again the complicity of imperialism in these crimes.”

The exposure of the use of torture is not limited to Hanatsheh and Arbeed; severe physical torture was also reportedly used in the cases of Qassam Barghouthi and Karmel Barghouthi, whose mother Widad was also detained as a method of pressure on her sons, and in the cases of Yazan Maghamis and Nizam Mohammed.

Palestinian youth activists face torture

Several other prisoners also experienced extensive physical torture, including beatings and the use of stress positions, including Palestinian youth activist and new graduate Mays Abu Ghosh, whose parents spoke about seeing her after the effects of her torture and interrogation. Rather than being brought for a family visit, Abu Ghosh’s parents were actually brought in a further attempt to extract a false, coerced confession from her.

Palestinian youth activist Tareq Matar has been repeatedly jailed without charge or trial under administrative detention; after his most recent arrest and interrogation in November 2019, Matar is now being brought into court in a wheelchair, despite his previous status of physical health and athleticism after being beaten in stress positions under interrogation.

Jamil Darawi, 37, previously spent 14 years in Israeli prison. He was once again detained in November 2019 when Israeli soldiers stormed their family home near Bethlehem, breaking down the door and confining his wife, Rawan, to a room with their three daughters. Like his fellow Palestinian prisoners, Darawi was severely beaten and tortured under interrogation. Rawan said that when she saw him in court, she thought that he was not present until he called out to her: “I am here, Rawan, I am Jamil!” His jaw had been broken after an Israeli interrogator punched him and stamped on his face after he fell to the ground. He was returned to interrogation after being given painkillers and his face was still disfigured when he was finally brought before the military courts.

Demanding justice

Addameer has announced its intention to raise these cases before international bodies to call for justice for Palestinian torture victims and accountability for the Israeli state, the perpetrator of these crimes. In Gaza, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine called for a protest on Monday outside the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) office to demand international action on institutionalized Israeli torture.

The systematic use of torture in Israeli interrogation not only intends to extract false and coerced confessions from Palestinians under interrogation; it also aims to undermine and prevent their steadfastness, the unwillingness to confess. Palestinian sumoud (steadfastness) under interrogation and the refusal to provide information has been the subject of numerous studies and tributes. The book, “Philosophy of Confrontation Behind Bars,” detailed how prisoners strengthen themselves in order to resist all forms of torture. During over 70 years of Israeli occupation, over 70 Palestinian prisoners have been killed under torture.

In recent decades, however, a vast majority of Palestinian prisoners’ cases have involved plea bargains; Israeli occupation forces will drag out military court sessions, interrogations and denied family visits in order to extract some form of limited confession for a plea agreement. Prisoners who refuse to provide the demanded confession are often transferred to administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial that is indefinitely renewable. Palestinians have spent years at a time jailed under administrative detention.

Attacks on Palestinian prisoners tied to attacks on global movement

The so-called “Erdan Commission,” named for Israeli Minister of Public Security (over the Israel Prison Service) Gilad Erdan – who also serves as the Minister of Strategic Affairs, responsible for attacking Palestine solidarity and boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaigns around the world – has announced an effort to roll back the gains won by Palestinian prisoners through years of struggle. Thus, women prisoners are denied access to a library or to goods for embroidery and crafts; child prisoners are transferred without their representatives; access to food and water is being cut; conditions of living are barely tolerable.

The reassertion of overt reliance on severe physical torture comes hand in hand with this overall policy of outright Israeli war against Palestinian prisoners. It also comes hand in hand with the escalating attacks internationally against Palestinian human rights organizations and global campaigners for Palestinian rights, smeared by Erdan’s ministry with allegations based on tortured, coerced confessions or direct Israeli military propaganda.

Erdan has attempted to get Palestinian human rights organizations that focus on Palestinian prisoners defunded. His ministry has also attempted – and failed – to have Samidoun activists and Palestinian leftists like Khaled Barakat blocked from speaking in the European Parliament about Israeli repression.

 

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“WHAT IS ISRAEL”? … OR PALESTINE??

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

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

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

Contestant Katie Needle answered, “What is Palestine?”

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

“That’s it,” Trebek said.

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

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

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

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

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

 

ISRAEL CONTINUES TO CLAIM IT IS ‘THE GOOD GUY’

HOWEVER……

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

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

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

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

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

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

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

Germany in the “anti-Semitism and climate frenzy”

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do not tolerate journalism of one-sidedness and omission!

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

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

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

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

footnotes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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AS THE OCCUPATION GROWS …… SO DO THE PROTESTS

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

ISRAELI MYTHS THAT DEFY MORAL REALITY

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

The Zionist Regime Defies All Ethical Values ​​and Norms

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Israel: a fanatical terrorist state

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

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

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

Israel: a bomb and rogue state

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

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

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

footnotes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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WHO WILL SAVE PALESTINE?

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

Who will save Palestine? 

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

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

The future is in the untrustworthy “David stars”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The glorification of the “Jewish people” is no compensation

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

THE STAR OF DAVID AS A SYMBOL OF OPPRESSION

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

The Flag as a Symbol of Oppression and Exclusion

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

No special role, for NOTHING and NOBODY!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

footnotes:

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PALESTINOPHOBIA … THE LATEST FROM JARED KUSHNER

Judging by the way he has been ranting about brown, native Palestinians, he must have had similar views of the likes of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. Obviously his role models are Hendrik Verwoerd, P. W. Botha, Ariel Sharon, Menachem Begin—to mention but a few fanatical defenders of racism and settler-colonialism. 

On Jared Kushner’s Palestinophobia

Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s Middle East adviser and son-in-law is at it again. In June, he cast doubt about the ability of the Palestinian people to govern themselves. And, as if that was not enough, he made it absolutely clear this week that Israel is not responsible for Palestinian hardship.

“Israel is not the cause of all the suffering of the Palestinian people,” Kushner told the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. He went on: “If you want to go and invest in the West Bank or Gaza, the issue that’s holding you back is the fear of terrorism and that your investment could be destroyed.”

In my response to his previous racist remarks, I argued that it was racism 101. His biologist approach to race and ethnicity cannot be separated from the orientalist ideology that drove the classical colonialism of the 19th century. Here you have a colonial envoy, not unlike the British and French envoys of the heydays of colonialism, blaming the victims, as Edward Said would put it. Brown, native Palestinians are backward so much so that they should be appreciative of the generosity of apartheid Israel and Zionism and welcome Israeli peaceful soldiers with open arms. Any act of resistance on their side is deemed to failure and amounts to a form of terrorism that destroys any investment made by foreign businesses.

Forget about Israel’s occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including Jerusalem, forget about the more than 600 military checkpoints slicing what remains of the West Bank, and the more than 60 discriminatory laws against Israel’s Palestinian citizens. Forget about the blockade of Gaza described as “incremental genocide” by Ilan Pappe, and the fact that Gaza, according to a UN report, will become “unlivable” by 2020. Forget about the thousands of deaths in three genocidal wars described by mainstream human rights organizations and UN fact-finding missions as “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity” carried out by the Israeli military against the 2 million civilians of Gaza within a period of six years. Forget about 71 years of dispossession and ethnic cleansing and the fact that there are 7 million Palestinian refugees entitled to their right of return in accordance with UN resolution 194. And of course you have to forget about the increasing number of Jewish-only settlements, that all come with the unconditional support of the United States of America.

But doesn’t Mr. Kushner know this?

What did he think of the white rule of South Africa under the apartheid regime? Did he also think that “black terrorism” was responsible for the suffering of the majority of the population there? That Africans were to blame for their own suffering?

But you don’t even have to leave the United States. What did he think of the suffering of African Americans under the Jim Crow laws? Judging by the way he has been ranting about brown, native Palestinians, he must have had similar views of the likes of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. Obviously his role models are Hendrik Verwoerd, P. W. Botha, Ariel Sharon, Menachem Begin—to mention but a few fanatical defenders of racism and settler-colonialism.

Actually, I imagine Mr. Kushner claims to respect Mandela, King, and even Mahatma Gandhi. And that leaves us Palestinians in a completely separate category where our non-violent, peaceful resistance to occupation, apartheid and settler-colonialism is considered a form of terrorism. Any act of defiance on our part is rejected outright. Unlike Mandela and King, we are Palestinian Arabs with an intrinsic tendency for terrorism. And this, in short, exemplifies Jared Kushner’s Palestinophobia, a combination of racism, orientalism, and colonialism directed toward Palestinians who, for him, should not have been there from the beginning.

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