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

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

Blind to Palestine

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

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

Sam Bahour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enter reality.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Israel is about to fall off the cliff

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

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

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

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

 

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WHINING AND DINING AT THE EXPENSE OF PALESTINE

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

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

Israelis and Americans Would Act Just Like Palestinians Do Today

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Which is, of course, a lie.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What if Roles Reversed?

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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WHAT WOULD HITLER DO?

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

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

 Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

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

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

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

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

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

No cooperation with a state of apartheid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Betrayal of international law

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

footnotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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THE KEY TO END THE NAKBA

These Palestinians still have the keys to their former homes before they were expelled from their land.

On the 71st anniversary of the Nakba, they still yearn to return to their homes.

 

WHY WE CALL IT THE ‘NAKBA’ (CATASTROPHE)

The Nakba explained in 3 minutes

Imagine this: You’ve lived in your hometown for decades, surrounded by your family and friends. But one day, gun-toting militias show up. You flee in terror. Then another family moves into your house–and you are banned from returning. This is the 1948 Nakba, the catastrophe, the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.

PALESTINE’S ANSWER TO EUROVISION

For the past year, there have been grisly scenes on the Gaza-Israel border where Israel has violently put down the Great March of Return. Palestinian artists called on Eurovision song contestants to boycott the international event that Tel Aviv is hosting this week.

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The other side of Eurovision

‘Music of dead, bombed-out buildings must be heard’ — Gaza artists hold anti-Eurovision concert in building destroyed by Israeli attack

At the front gate of the residential Al-Qamar building, which was flattened by an Israeli air strike a week ago, a Palestinian band arrives with their instruments. They sweep away small stones and building remnants as they prepare to start their concert. The concert in Gaza is being held at the same time as a similar concert was starting just 70 kilometers away in Tel Aviv’s Charles Clore park to kick off the week-long Eurovision song contest.

Holding a guitar, Mohammed Ukasheh, 28, launches into “Gaza Message” with his both of his drummers. The song calls for the Eurovision contest to be boycotted.

The band start singing lyrics of the Lebanese iconic singer Wadih al-Safi, under the destroyed building’s crumbling roof.

Oh, immigrants return… Homeland is precious
Listen to the voice of Palestine… The voice of blame is loudly

I will write your name my country
Above the sun, that does not sets
Nor my sons neither my wealth
Above your love, there is no love

May god brings back our happiness and laughter
And our home filled in smile and happiness

The seven-story building in the Tel al-Hawa neighborhood in the Gaza City was leveled by six Israeli missiles, when an anonymous Israeli officer gave all tenants in the building five minutes to evacuate. The building had been home to more than 40 residents and commercial tenants including a beauty salon, mini market and tire store.

For the past year, there have been grisly scenes on the Gaza-Israel border where Israel has violently put down the Great March of Return. Palestinian artists called on Eurovision song contestants to boycott the international event that Tel Aviv is hosting this week.

The Gaza Strip-based Palestinian Artists Association said on a brief statement that Israel is using the event to “perpetuate oppression, promote injustice or whitewash a brutal apartheid regime”.

The artists cited the killing of more than 60 Palestinian demonstrators at Gaza-Israeli fence on May 14 last year, just two days after Israel won the 2018 edition of Eurovision.

“How can an international event be hosted on the ruins of the Palestinian village Sheikh Munis?,” Kamel Musallam, coordinator of the concert, asked. “Our message to Europe and the US is, both are participating in Gaza bloodshed by taking part in Eurovision,” he added.

Sabreen Juma’a al-Najjar, mother of slain paramedic Razan Al-Najjar, whose killing in June prompted international outrage, was among the dozen of attendees at the Al-Qamar building.

“Israel seeks to whitewashes its lethal acts against the Palestinians by hosting such a musical event, but having a look at one single destroyed building will erase all of Israel’s reputation for democracy and morality,” Juma’a al-Najjar told Mondoweiss. “Why won’t pop superstar Madonna hold her concert at this building, or at the place where Razan was killed near the fence?” she asked.

Madonna is scheduled to perform two songs in Tel Aviv to kick Eurovision off despite calls for her to boycott the show.

“Why doesn’t Eurovision arrange an event to let the music of dead, bombed-out buildings, and for the voices of mothers of the slain to be heard?” Juma’a al-Najjar added.

Haaretz has reported that the Israeli military has deployed “extensive” Iron Dome aerial defense batteries and ordered its forces stationed by Gaza to act with greater “restraint” during the Eurovision competition, which will last until Saturday, May 18.

This follows last week’s Israeli attack on Gaza, where 25 Palestinians were killed in the attacks and 800 homes were destroyed. Four Israeli were killed by retaliatory strikes.

Tuesday is also the first anniversary of the United States Embassy’s move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and the bloody mass protest along the Gaza fence, when scores of Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire.

Wednesday is Nakba Day, when Palestinians commemorate the flight and expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees during the hostilities surrounding Israel’s creation in 1948.

Jamal abu Arar, 61, was unsure that the local concert could “deliver the message.” Abu Arar said that “music is divided into two; romance for the rich and the killer, while the sounds of artillery and explosions are only for the poor and the victims.”

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HASBARA ON TOUR IN GERMANY

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

Israeli Propagandist on Hasbara Tour in Public Law 

 

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

War propaganda show for German Michel

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

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

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

USA-Israel: the “axis of evil”?

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

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

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

The Zionist regime: one of the most dangerous warmongers

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

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

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

Vassal policy towards the “dealer state” USA end!

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

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

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

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

An inferno threatens a US invasion of Iran

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

footnotes

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

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

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

 

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THE LORD HIMSELF IN DEFENSE OF ZIONISM

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

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

Jonathan Sacks dumbs down Jewish history in order to defend Zionism

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

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

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

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

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

A Closed Debate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unbroken Connections

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

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

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

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

Strangers

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

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

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

Sacks talks of Jews as:

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

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

Historical Revisionism

Then comes another shameless piece of historical revisionism.

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

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

613 Commandments

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

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

Cognitive Dissonance

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

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

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

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

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

A Political Agenda

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

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

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ANTI ZIONISM MUST NOT BE CONFUSED WITH ANTI SEMITSM

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

Image by Carlos Latuff

When Israel criticism is obligatorily criminalized as anti-Semitism

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

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

Western fire due to a Russian offer

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

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

No western fire after annexations of the “Jewish state”

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

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

Extraordinary influence of the Israel lobby

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

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

Israel’s policy of annihilation and ethnic cleansing

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

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

“Deal of the Century” to Ramadan?

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

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

Punish war crimes and crimes against humanity!

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

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

 

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OCCUPATIONAL FUN IN PALESTINE CAUGHT ON VIDEO

Watch Israeli soldiers laugh and cheer after one of them shoots a Palestinian protester in the village of Madama

THE ETERNAL SHAME OF ZIONIST CRIMES

The eternal shame of the Jewish Zionist crimes screams for remorse and atonement!

Zionist Herods and the Massacre of the Innocents

The eternal shame of the Jewish Zionist crimes

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

As of 2007, the German edition of Ilan Pappe’s “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine” appeared, at that time in the publishing Zweitausendeins, and I held the book for the first time in their hands and read it, it was like a horror message – a message that made me to accompanied today. So the incredible crimes in detail before and get portrayed in 1948 after the establishment of the “Jewish state,” this incredible brutality in its mercilessness, just three years after the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, shocked and left me speechless. I wondered how it is possible that a “Jewish state,” Jewish people, so brutal and forgotten history of another people, so the indigenous population, ethnically cleanse, drive them from their land and property, and murder humiliate could. Had they forgotten everything human, them was the last remnant, lost to morality in order to act so recklessly? Did they really that the Holocaust justifies all means to annex already populated country to have international law aside and to contact human rights underfoot?

Understand the core conflict in the Middle East

Thankfully, on May 2, in the month of Nakba, the new edition of the above-mentioned Ilan Pappe classic will finally be published by Westend-Verlag. This fact-rich standard work of a Jewish-Israeli historian, the son of German Holocaust survivors, should be in every public library, university and school. “Anyone who wants to understand the core conflict in the Middle East better,” writes Marcel Pott in his review on Deutschlandfunk, “should read the book of Ilan Pappé written with much passion.” (1) (2)

The portrayals in Paperback’s book are so insistent that they stagger in the face of these crimes and guilt – until now unpunished. Ben Gurion’s entries in his diary on ethnic cleansing without significant resistance, on the approval of the expropriation of all Palestinian property previously seized, this callousness is disturbing, such as the description of “Action Dani,” the attacks and destruction of the city the mosques “Lydda and Rammla, the occupation and massacres in the mosques and the subsequent murders and looting. Anyone who has read this book will no longer so unconditionally recognize the right of existence of this “Jewish state” and will no longer be impressed by the lies and myths surrounding the foundation of this state. That is why it is so important that this monument to the facts, the “ethnic cleansing of Palestine”, is widely used. The countless descriptions and sculptural facts are difficult to tolerate, but to know them is so important.

The Zionists fear nothing more than the truth!

No wonder that Ilan Pappe was forced to leave Israel to build a new life and teaching in Britain. After all, a historian like Ilan Pappe has become a threat to the Zionists and their worldwide lobby with this historical-scientific work, a documentation of shame. Let us never forget: nothing is more fearful of the Zionists than the truth!

Meanwhile, this mentality of cover-up and attacks on freedom of expression also covers Germany. I still remember too well when the city of Munich prevented the appearance of Ilan Pappe in 2009, which I have reported in my commentary “The slime trail of subservience to Israel runs through all parties”. (3) (4)

When, on March 10, 1948, in the Red House in Tel Aviv, “veteran Zionist leaders and young Jewish officers” jointly agreed Plan D (Dalet) on the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, the fate of the Palestinians was sealed. That same evening, military orders were issued for the systematic expulsion of Palestinians from large parts of Palestine. To this day, this goal of Judaization is being pursued until the Final Solution. From the beginning it was the ideological-Zionist aspiration to have an exclusively Jewish population in Palestine. This final goal is getting closer and closer to this state. Just think of the newly passed National States Act; this new constitutional law declares the “Jewish state” as the “nation state of the Jewish people”, in which the “right to national self-determination” is reserved exclusively for the Jewish people “. Thus, this state has finally adopted from any democratic community and fully withdrawn to the Jewish Zionist apartheid. (5)

Political leaders of the “Jewish state” increasingly ruthless

All these points are no real news for us as politically interested, who have dealt with this topic for decades. We know about the ever new ideas of political leaders and Hasbara thinkers of this state. These have always been confident that, given the failure of the world community during the Holocaust, their guilty conscience, their remorse and reparation, they have become increasingly ruthless.

When the Nakba, this day of catastrophe, celebrates its seventeenth birthday on May 15, then you will hardly hear and read anything about these true backgrounds in politics and the media, since the “special” relationship to the “Jewish State “no cracks. But that is exactly the policy that is no longer needed today and urgently needs change. The German attitude to Israel needs an urgent correction. Just as there is no Jewish and democratic state that excludes its non-Jewish citizens from about 20 percent in the state. Not to mention the illegal occupation, colonization and expulsion, which are mildly criticized but not punished by the international community. As long as the consequences do not come, there will be no peace solution. Meanwhile, and as the last elections have shown, peace has become impossible because Israel wants everything but peace! Why? After all, they know a hypocritical, silent world community behind them and a US President Trump, who has announced to announce the ultimate “peace plan” of his Zionist son-in-law Kushner on the memorable Nakba day in May. Well-informed circles have already said that the Netanyahu regime can be satisfied. The main thing, the Jews are satisfied, as far as the Palestinians go, is a minor matter. (6) to announce the ultimate “peace plan” of his Zionist son-in-law Kushner on the memorable Nakba day in May. Well-informed circles have already said that the Netanyahu regime can be satisfied. The main thing, the Jews are satisfied, as far as the Palestinians go, is a minor matter. (6) to announce the ultimate “peace plan” of his Zionist son-in-law Kushner on the memorable Nakba day in May. Well-informed circles have already said that the Netanyahu regime can be satisfied. The main thing, the Jews are satisfied, as far as the Palestinians go, is a minor matter. (6)

“Purity” of Zionist weapons: a murderous irony

If the Holocaust is rightly described as one of the greatest crimes of humanity, then one can not allow denying the crimes in Palestine. While the Holocaust denial is punishable, the Nakba denial is supported by the state. Eventually, the “Jewish state” became the perpetrator and the myth of the “most moral” of all “defense armies”, as well as the Zionist slogan of the “purity” of weapons has long become a murderous irony. So I am ashamed when I see how Holocaust survivors and their descendants deny the lessons of the past and justify today’s injustice with the then. Nothing justifies the illegal occupation of Palestine and the Nakba as the beginning of the targeted expulsion and degradation of the Palestinian people. There is also no Jewish monopoly and no sole claim to suffering and sympathy. Have not the Jewish citizens in Israel and the Diaspora, who actively or passively supported these crimes, rightly forfeited all sympathy? Are not the parallels between the “Jewish state” and fascism piling up? More and more unscrupulously, the “dehumanization” and Judaisierung Palestine is operated, which should worry us all and to rethink. every sympathy rightly missed? Are not the parallels between the “Jewish state” and fascism piling up? More and more unscrupulously, the “dehumanization” and Judaisierung Palestine is operated, which should worry us all and to rethink. every sympathy rightly missed? Are not the parallels between the “Jewish state” and fascism piling up? More and more unscrupulously, the “dehumanization” and Judaisierung Palestine is operated, which should worry us all and to rethink.

Right-Wing of Israeli Society – Memories of the “Millennium”

The last elections show the ever-increasing fascist-Judaistic shift to the right of Israeli society. More and more, the whole situation is reminiscent of the “Thousand Year Reich”, which, unlike the “Zionist Empire”, which has been raging for 71 years, lasted only 12 years. It is quite clear that the “Jewish State always tries to use the phrase of recognition of Israel’s” right to exist “to recognize an existence that does not exist under international law, and that state built on injustice and expulsion arose from the founding of the state the basis of the state terror long ago forfeited. How long, then, do we want to defend the Zionist crimes that have been raised as a state raison d’être thanks to a damaging philosemitic German policy?

Is it not understandable if there is a new reservation today against Jews and the “Jewish State”? This reservation is falsely denounced as anti-Semitism, which is in fact legitimate criticism of the “Jewish state” and of its criminal expulsion, occupation and violating international law. By no means do I want to gloss over right-wing anti-Semitism, on the contrary, because of my upbringing and past, I’ve always been blind to the “right eye” like so many politicians.

Combat term “anti-Semitism” – distraction maneuver of the Israel Lobby

Is not it the same tendencies that we are experiencing today in the new Islam hatred, the marginalization of Muslims? Everything has happened, you just have to exchange the word Jew. It is particularly reprehensible when this anti-Semitism has shifted to Muslims, since now anti-Semitism serves only as a fighting concept and distraction maneuver of the Israel lobby to cover up crimes of the “Jewish state”. That, too, is one reason why the non-violent BDS movement is being fought so hard because it puts its finger on this wound. Is not Jewish fear of anti-Semitism today an expression of collective Jewish guilt? Without recognition of guilt and remorse, recognition of responsibility for evicting Palestinians and occupying their land, and without the Palestinians’ right of return to their native Palestine and the end of the occupation, peace is impossible. When will the Jewish Nibelung faithfulness to the “Jewish state” finally stop and a rethinking take place that is so urgently needed?

As long as three – two Jewish and one Palestinian – BDS activists, known as # humboldt3, stand trial in Germany just because they peacefully opposed Israeli apartheid and for equality, justice, freedom and dignity of the Palestinians, so long is Germany far from real democracy. It should be our moral duty to protest Israeli crimes against humanity and to support these young courageous activists.

Transnational solidarity is our duty – fight for equality and justice

The following statement in court touched me very much: “Our actions at Humboldt University should be honored because it is the moral duty of every humanist to defend himself against criminals, especially those who are involved in crimes against humanity. As human rights activists, this is our common duty – not only in Israel, but also in Europe, and especially in Germany, where we live. We, the Palestinians and Jews who have escaped apartheid in Israel, are here in Germany to fulfill our civic and moral duty to fight for transnational solidarity, equality and justice. “

They came to Germany as citizens of the world in the hope that they would no longer suffer from the imprisonment of Israeli apartheid. But they have discovered that Israeli apartheid is spreading to Germany. Do we really want to let that happen? Thousands of Muslims, Palestinians and Jewish activists should not feel safe in Germany when they speak up and demand “freedom for Palestine” or fight peacefully for their legal right of return to their occupied Palestinian homeland? Is not it our special duty to stand up for and support these citizens and their rights? It is more than significant that no German newspaper reported on this trial. (7)

The eternal shame of the Jewish Zionist crimes screams for remorse and atonement!

footnotes:

(1) https://www.westendverlag.de/buch/die-ethnische-saeuberung-palaestinas/

(2) https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/800-000-menschen-entwurzelt-und-531-doerfer-zerstoert.730.de.html?dram:article_id=102921

(3) https://www.freitag.de/autoren/schlesinger/zensiert-munchen-israelkritischen-historiker-ilan-pappe

(4) http://sicht-vom-hochblauen.de/die-schleimspur-der-israel-unterwuerfigkeit-ziehen-sich-durch-alle-parteien/

(5) https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publication/israel-nation-state-law/

(6) https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190404-trump-to-reveal-deal-of-the-century-on-71st-anniversary-of-palestine-nakba/

(7) https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/i-am-trial-germany-peacefully-protesting-israeli-apartheid?fbclid=IwAR2NxBDLkWyBSO46AkV1E6eF69kC1y52sAK1yn8WYt34GuCIN5SWluICSJA

 

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HORRORS OF EASTER SUNDAY

Our condolences to the families of Sri Lanka bomb attacks victims

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Israel bars hundreds of Palestinian Christians from traveling on Easter

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

A GLIMMER OF HOPE FOR PALESTINIAN RECOGNITION

“This sends a wider message that saying anti-Arab, anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian things comes with consequences.”

The dismissal came as a diverse coalition of Palestinian, Jewish, immigrant and civil rights groups announced it was planning a protest on City Hall’s steps later this week.

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A Jewish Councilman Who Said ‘Palestine Does Not Exist’ Loses Seat on Immigration Committee

GERMAN REASON FOR A FREE PALESTINE

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

This “fence of death” to the Gaza concentration camp

 

German  Reason of state for a Free Palestine!

The “March of Return” as a reminder

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

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

 

To support the memory of the murderous oppression

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Free from “journalistic dirt”

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Palestinians are not left to their sad fate!

 

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

 

 

footnotes:

 

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

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

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

 

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COMPLICITY IS GUILT

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

He who looks away is guilty

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

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

Energetic support War support of a red-green government

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

 

NATO war not covered by UN mandate

 

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

 

SPD and green politicians campaigned for a bombing without a mandate

 

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

 

German assault past

 

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

 

Collateral damage linked to the Holocaust

 

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

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

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

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

 

The hypocritical “Auschwitz Minister”

 

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

Missiles at the “right” time

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

 

The supreme warlord and his belligerent people

 

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

 

The march of the return

 

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

 

Those responsible for war crimes before the International Court of Justice

 

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

 

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

 

Trump sealed the covenant with the “Chosen Zionists”

 

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

 

Furnished in war missions

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

The forgotten victims of Western politics

 

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

 

A “God given miracle”

 

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

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

Trump’s election gifts

 

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

The phrase of the “peace process”

 

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

 

Judaization and claim to Greater Israel

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

footnotes

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

 

 

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BIRTHRIGHT ERASES PALESTINE FROM THE MAP

Birthright map of Israel (minus Palestine)

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Young Jews on a Birthright trip to Israel are calling out the organization for distributing maps that erase Palestine

IN PALESTINE TODAY WHERE DEMOLITION REPLACES TUITION

Israeli forces demolish a Palestinian school

‘DEMOCRATICALLY’ ELECTED FASCISM

Currently one of the dirtiest election campaigns of all time is raging in the “Jewish state”. And when the elections take place on April 9, King Bibi will use all means to continue his “corrupt monarchy.” 

Fascist election campaign in times of Judaization

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

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

 

Israel: the country where racism flourishes

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Holocaust does not sanctify all means!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The “Jewish state” must be stopped!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Let’s fight against an Israelization of Germany!

 

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

 

 

footnotes:

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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LOCAL ZIONISTS PROVOKE WORSHIPPERS AT ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL

 

Not quite …… but just as bad!

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

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

EVEN DEAD PALESTINIAN CHILDREN SUFFER UNDER THE OCCUPATION

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

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

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