Pity the poor Israelis …. just look what they have to go through …

The rockets from Gaza keep on pounding Israel, Israel keeps hitting back, the world media makes Israel look bad and depicts Gaza as the victim. That is life for Israel, and it sometimes seems it will never change.

In an effort to express their pain and help explain Israel’s position abroad, independent filmmakers occasionally try to create videos that assist the hasbara (public information) effort. In Sderot, the videos are often centered around the theme of “15 seconds” — the amount of time that residents have to find shelter when sirens alert them that a rocket has been fired at them.

This is a new and powerful video of that genre – 15 Seconds to Save your Mama.



Previous “15 second” films include this…







Now read The following sentence again …. is there any way the world media cannot make Israel look bad?


The rockets from Gaza keep on pounding Israel, Israel keeps hitting back, the world media makes Israel look bad and depicts Gaza as the victim. That is life for Israel, and it sometimes seems it will never change.


So do we!
The following content has been identified by the YouTube community as being potentially offensive or inappropriate. Viewer discretion is advised.


Here you can see Israel’s future today …. teaching the next generation the glories of war …


To censor or not to censor?  That is the question facing YouTube …

YouTube Blocks Anti-Islam Movie in Egypt, Libya

Afghan Officials Also Move Against ‘Innocence of Muslims’


By Reuters

 YouTube, the video website owned by Google Inc, said on Wednesday it would not remove a film clip mocking the Islamic Prophet Muhammad that has been blamed for anti-U.S. protests in Egypt and Libya, but it has blocked access to it in those countries.

The clip, based on a longer film, depicts the prophet as a fraud and philanderer and has been blamed for sparking violence at U.S. embassies in Cairo and Benghazi. The U.S. Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, and three other American diplomats were killed in an attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi on Tuesday.

“This video – which is widely available on the Web – is clearly within our guidelines and so will stay on YouTube,” Google said in a statement. “However, given the very difficult situation in Libya and Egypt, we have temporarily restricted access in both countries. Our hearts are with the families of the people murdered in yesterday’s attack in Libya.”

The 14-minute clip is a trailer for a film called the “Innocence of Muslims,” produced by a man who described himself as a California-based Israeli Jew named Sam Bacile.

Google has generally adopted a hands-off approach to political speech, although its “community guidelines” prohibit “hate speech,” including speech that attacks or demeans a group based on religion.

“We work hard to create a community everyone can enjoy and which also enables people to express different opinions,” Google said in its statement. “This can be a challenge because what’s OK in one country can be offensive elsewhere.”

In the past, Google has selectively filtered videos that violate local laws.

On Wednesday, Afghanistan’s general director of Information Technology at the Ministry of Communications, Aimal Marjan, told Reuters, “We have been told to shut down YouTube to the Afghan public until the video is taken down.”


And who do you think produced the movie?

Israeli filmmaker in hiding after anti-Islam movie sparks deadly Libya, Egypt protests

Film by Sam Bacile, who self-identifies as an Israeli Jew, led to protests at the U.S. consulate in Libya and the U.S. Embassy in Cairo; one American staffer killed in clashes.

By The Associated Press
Read the report HERE


 Sent with love from Irish Friends of Palestine
Ibrahim Abu Thuraya is a 26 year old young man who lives in a very crowded refugee camp in Gaza. Dealing with everyday life can be harsh, the lack of electricity, or petrol or food. All of this makes life difficult for Ibrahim, who is tasked with the responsibility of providing for the 11 member family, two of whom are attemtping to go to college. The whole family depends on Ibrahim to survive, you see, Ibrahim’s father is not well and disabled. Albiet this would be a difficult enough task for any of us here in Ireland, but for Ibrahim it is even more difficult because he lives in Gaza.

Ibrahim was once a proud Gazan fisherman. Everyday he took to the sea in his small boat and fished the waters near his home. Being a fisherman is never easy, and can at times be dangerous, even in Ireland we know this to be so. Yet in Gaza fishermen face another danger that we dont have here in Ireland. Gazan fishermen must face the israeli navy on a daily basis as israel continues to tighten the seige by restricting the fishing areas and enforcing these illegal self made restrictions by firing at the small fishing boats as they cast their nets in hope of receiving a days worth of food. Sometimes setting the small boats on fire and sinking them, sometimes killing the fishermen on board.

Ibrahim has been injured four times by Israeli attacks since the age of 12. But his life changed forever in 2008 when Israel attacked Gaza, 1400 people were slaughtered in 22 days, many more were left severely wounded and injured. It was during this time that Ibrahim was struck by an israeli artillary shell. He lost both his legs and one of his eyes.

Today Ibrahim is no longer a proud Gazan fisherman.
Today Ibrahim is forced to try his best to make ends meet for himself and his family by washing cars in Gaza. Everyday he takes to the streets in his old wheelchair in search of cars to wash.

But, Ibrahim has a Dream……………



“I saw the whole beating, it’s a good thing that they beat the Arabs…”
Just days after a mob of Jewish Israelis beat and injured three Palestinian youth, one nearly to death, Israel’s Ynet news website conducted interviews in central Jerusalem’s Kikar Hahatulot [Cat Square], just a few hundred feet from the site of what was dubbed by Israeli police a “lynching.” The video is reminiscent of a controversial 2009 videomade by Jewish-American journalist/author Max Blumenthal and American-Israeli journalist Joseph Dana titled “Feeling the hate in Jerusalem.”

A roughly translated English-captioned version of the original video report is embedded below, along with a transcript courtesy of Shunra Media and the IMEU.

0:07 So were you there last week?

Yes, yes, the beating


It was nothing important, there was this one Arab, cursed parents and so forth, it was entirely inappropriate. And the state is entirely not ok. We have so many lynches done against us here, and the government doesn’t care at all. Gee, that guy who got beaten up deserved it. He cursed parents!

0:22 Were you here last week?

I was here last week, during the beating, I saw the whole beating, it’s a good thing that they beat the Arabs, [bleeped over the word death] to the Arabs, they should all die! [exits, camera right]

0:37 [Caption: Nissim, jewelry seller, Cat
If he were educated like a human being, he would not have said such a thing to any person.

Why not?

Because you’re drunk!

I’m not drunk!

Here’s the smell from your mouth! You’re drunk! If there were policemen here and they’d see you, they’d arrest you, because you’re drunk and you’re not allowed to drink. Full stop.

I’m not allowed to drink? Here, see my ID, bro.

There are Arabs who go to the army, you [idiot]. Respect that!

They’re Druze!

Not Druze – there are Bedouins, who are Arabs, there are Druze, who are also Arabs.

1:02 I had just finished working, I left my job, two-three minutes later, on Yoel Salomon Street some three-four people jumped me, [slammed] a glass bottle into my head, in my neck, my ear was cut here, behind it., I got hit with something sharp here, I don’t know what it was, maybe a screwdriver, [needed] stitches…

Do you continue going around this area?

The truth is that it’s very dangerous to go around here, because all kinds of [?] most of the time there are problems, almost every weekend.

1:28 They’re not supposed to be here in the country.

Not supposed to!

They should really leave here!

[pan to crowd]

Where do you bring this from?

That’s what they instill in us, where I come from.

Where do you come from?

I come from the Territories. Some people would say it’s racist [shrugs] but I don’t think so. That’s what has to be done.

1:46 I was there, it happened, like, right in front of my eyes. It was really horrifying, those kids need an education and so forth. It was really disgusting, like, they ran and sang a song that was, like, really disgusting about the Arabs, all over town, and then the came to Kikar Zion [Zion Square] and then some Arab dared to say, like, something back to them and – to curse them back, because they were singing, like, Arabs are construction workers, and so on, and so on, and it was really not ok, like.
2:17 Those children, they don’t have a mother, they don’t have a father, they don’t have anyone in the country to come and talk to them. They come, they drink, they do whatever they like. A person walks by, they go – some twenty of them – “Arab, son of a whore; Jew, has a soul.” They chase him and beat him up. Why? WHY? These guys are educated to hate and to hit. And in my opinion, they are terrorists.
2:42 [crowd chants]
I hate all the Arabs.

[policeman comes in, shakes his fist:]
go home!

Reported AT


Nima Shirazi is not a stranger to the readers of this Blog, he has been a regular contributor for quite awhile.. He and fellow activist Phyllis Bennis  took part in a forum the other night. Both of their contributions are full of excellent information.

Nima Shirazi makes clear there is no legitimate basis for US or Israeli hostility toward Iran. Even US intelligence experts are in agreement Iran has no program to build nuclear weapons or even any plans to build them! Yet politicians in US and Israel, supported by mainstream media, claim there is such a threat and push for military action and economic sanctions against Iran. This talk was part of a Granny Peace Brigade Teach-In at All Souls Church sponsored by their Peace and Justice Task Force, Grannies For Peace, Peace Action NY, and American Iranian Friendship Committee. Phyllis Bennis spoke next …



Phyllis Bennis at Granny Peace Brigade Teach-In on US policy toward Iran explaining that US and Israel are on the wrong track. US and Israeli hostility to Iran and economic sanctions are without basis, Iran is not trying to build a nuclear weapon and has no plans to do so! Teach-In was at All Souls Church on June 28, 2012, sponsored by their Peace and Justice task force, Granny Peace Brigade, Peace Action NY, American Iranian Friendship Society.


Talk of the week here in Israel was about who should serve in the IDF. On Saturday I was asked what I thought about avowed racists and new arrivals to the illegal settlements serving; my immediate ‘knee jerk’ reaction was “they should go to Poland, not here”!
What caused me to say that? …..
Perhaps it was these remarks …
That was just over two years ago, but the people she was talking about are still here, while she herself was silenced. Here are some extreme examples…
There are many more examples, these seem to be the most extreme, but definite proof that Helen Thomas was correct.


 Two cuddly kittens go searching for the right hummus and learn a valuable lesson about human rights! Join the kittens in supporting Justice in Israel-Palestine! Boycott Sabra and Tribe hummus!
Something to definitly try out on your next shopping spree 😉


 He might appear to be free…. but he won’t rest till ALL of Gaza is!
Over the years I have written extensively about a very special young man from Gaza. Ayman Quader waged a battle to receive a Visa to study abroad in Spain. A Visa that is taken for granted in most parts of the world. NOTHING can be taken for granted in Gaza.
Following, in his own words, is a video about him which woll be screened tomorrow, June 16th, 18h30 at Art Dreams, association for multicultural. 15, bis Rue Imbert COLOMES 69001 Lyon.
Here is a preview…. Spread it widly, let the world see how the are helping to destroy an entire nation.


A documentary on human rights, education and how social networks can revolutionize the world


Mind the Strip tells the story of Ayman Quader, a jove Palestinian from the Gaza Strip. As a humanitarian, one day decides to leave his country to study an MA in Peace Studies, Conflict and Development of the UNESCO Chair at the University Jaume I of Castellón de la Plana. It had all the papers prepared: a student visa, the letter of acceptance to the University and even a scholarship.
Getting out of Gaza, however, will not be easy. Trapped in a country living under a terrible blockade, Ayman must find a way out. AND HE DID!


is a journalist, writer and cultural manager. He has worked in Barcelona Television, in Diari de Girona, in the Journal, in the dance company Sol Pico, in Valenti Films in the Film Festival in Girona and Barcelona Film Awards. Film mounted José María Nunes, 
A solitude , and is the author of the screenplay of the film 501 , winning Gaudí Prize for Best Short Film (2010). He has worked in the production direction of the pel · ícula Azana . Currently working in the area of Communication at the University of Girona and collaborates with Versus Films Films and Valenti.

Broadcasting graduate, participated in making numerous short films and has directed En blanc . In Mind the Strip , combines two of his passions: cinema and Palestine.



WATCH: New video shows IDF officer struck several left-wing activists

In clip taken by Palestinian TV, and released by left-wing NGO B’Tselem, Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner seen beating protesters without clear provocation.

Read report HERE
Footage courtesy of the Palestinian TV.
All footage is free to distribute but must be credited to the Palestinian TV.


We at DesertPeace never ask zionists what they have to say, but we asked some people to  “Say something a zionist has said to you”….
Here are the results…


The US media host Glenn Beck drew attention to the song on his Fox show, describing it as “evil” and “pure propaganda”. Referring to the song’s lyrics, he said: “Before you know it, ‘Israeli occupation’ will be standard fare. Everyone will just see it as they’re just occupying that land. That is a lie.”

Judge for yourself after you watch the song at the end of this post…
Palestine campaign song generates controversy ahead of release
By Harriet Sherwood

A campaign song, to be released early next month, called Freedom For Palestine, is already kicking up a row.

It’s a compilation number, along the lines of Feed The World or Free Nelson Mandela, and its artists include Dave Randall of Faithless, Maxi Jazz and the Durban Gospel Choir. Images from the West Bank and Gaza, along with the separation barrier, are featured in the video.

Its lyrics refer to catastrophes, refugees, crimes against humanity, prison camps, occupation, human rights and justice. “We are the people and this is our time, stand up, sing out for Palestine,” goes the refrain.

Coldplay initially linked to the video from the band’s Facebook page, prompting around 7,000 responses, both for and against. Earlier this week, the band removed the link (see update below).

The US media host Glenn Beck drew attention to the song on his Fox show, describing it as “evil” and “pure propaganda”. Referring to the song’s lyrics, he said: “Before you know it, ‘Israeli occupation’ will be standard fare. Everyone will just see it as they’re just occupying that land. That is a lie.”

If the song makes it into the UK charts, it is likely to cause a dilemma for the BBC. The corporation ran into controversy last month for masking out the words “free Palestine” from a number recorded by Mic Righteous. It did it in order “to ensure impartiality was maintained”, it said. On another recent occasion, the word “Palestine” was excised from a BBC script.

I have no idea whether this campaign song will sink or soar. But the controversy building around it even before release is an indication of what could be yet to come.


Written FOR


1.42pm update: I’ve just had an email from Frank Barat at OneWorld who tells me: “Coldplay did not remove link from its Facebook page. Facebook removed the link because thousands of people (and computer generated posts) reported it as abusive.”


The video of Arna’s Children that was posted on this site as well as on many others was removed from YouTube “By User” which I find very unlikely….. but HERE is a link that works…

Here is the URL for pasting on your site …

and a report from Juliano Mer-Khamis’ funeral….

Sad news

Yesterday the Israeli-Arab actor-director Juliano Mer-Khamis was shot dead by a hooded assassin near his Freedom Theatre in Jenin.

Juliano Mer-Khamis’s funeral took place today in Kibbutz Ramot Menashe some 10 feet from his mother’s grave (which he designed).

I knew his mother very well.

Arna (1930-1995) was a genuine humanist who could not remain quiet when she saw someone being wronged

It outraged her and she reacted vehemently.

It was a guts response, not a rational response.

Jules took after her but had the added complication that his Dad was a christian Arab  (once the leader of the CP in Nazareth) whereas Arna was a secular Jew whose father founded the medical corps in the IDF was a world authority on Malaria, hated Ben-Gurion, and expelled her after marrying an Arab.

Jules had a cultural ID complex which he exploited through art. He was an excellent actor.  He acted out his life.

About  800 people attended the funeral, two third Arabs one third Jews.

I met many old friends there.

Nowadays we are too old to meet in demos so we meet in funerals.

An Arab youth choir sang and many people said a few words.

Udi Adiv (who did 12 years in prison for trying [unsuccessfully] to set up a Jewish-Arab Israeli armed struggle group against Israel in 1971) told me he was in constant contact with Jules.

Jules complained about the the arch conservative leadership of the Jenin refugee camp and planned to move to Jenin town, which is more enlightened.

The older generation leadership (50% of the camp inmates are under 20) was worried that the youth followed Juliano and his “Freedom Theater”.

He preached freedom not only from Israel, but also from Muslim tradition.

Many young girls, who rebel against the subservient role of women in the Palestinian society, were ardent actresses.

The oldies didn’t like the fact that girls appear on stage, have roles, and act together with boys.

The theatre is located inside the camp.

There were two attempts to burn it down.

The latest play Jules staged was “Alice in wonderland”

Most theatres in the West Bank refused to show it because the major role of a clever girl outraged all oldies in the West Bank.

No newspaper in the West Bank mentioned the Alice play.

It seems this was too much for the oldies.

So Jules paid with his life for staging “Alice in wonderland” in Palestine.

He died for the cause of “women’s liberation” … which goes much beyond “Palestine liberation.”

Too much for some people.


From a post AT


Zionism’s ‘Copyright’ possibly violated again

Hurry and watch before it’s gone to their ziodump  😉

B. D. S. (Jackson 5) Chicago Flashmob

On March 30th at 5 pm, a group of social justice activists held a “flash-mob” in downtown Chicago. The demonstration was organized to mark the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions Global Day of Action, an annual event designed to call attention to the movement to boycott the apartheid policies of Israel. Demonstrators performed an original song called “BDS,” a parody of “ABC” by the Jackson Five.

On March 30th at 5 pm, a group of social justice activists held a “flash-mob” in downtown Chicago. The demonstration was organized as one of hundreds of demonstrations held around the world to mark the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions Global Day of Action, an annual event designed to call attention to the movement to boycott the apartheid policies of Israel. Demonstrators performed a choreographed dance to an original song called “BDS,” a parody of “ABC” by the Jackson Five. Video of the flash mob is available here: 

“In the lyrics to our song, we sing ‘apartheid and ethnic cleansing go on in Palestine every day, but without the help of you and your money, the occupation will go away.’ While the struggle to end Israel’s apartheid policies is not an easy one, it’s true that we in the United States can support justice and peace by refusing to support companies and institutions that support Israel and its occupation of Palestine,” said Joy Ellison, an activist with Palestine Solidarity Group-Chicago (PSG-Chicago). “We hope that this flash mob empowers our community to stand up against apartheid and challenges Chicago businesses and institutions that are actively supporting the oppression of the Palestinian people.”

Before this performance at “The Bean,” the flash mob was held outside of Chicago Cultural Center, home of the Chicago Sister Cities International office. For the last two years, activists with PSG-Chicago have pressured the city of Chicago to end its relationship with its Israeli sister city, Petach Tikva. Petach Tikva, an officially segregated city, is the first Jewish-only settlement in historic Palestine and the site of the primary detention center where Israeli forces abuse and torture Palestinian political prisoners. Human Rights group Amnesty International dubbed Petach Tikva “Israel’s Guantanamo.”



When YouTube censors, they normally just remove a video from their site and claim it violated this, that or the other thing….

Lately, their ‘game’ is to claim it was a violation of Copyright….. especially videos showing the true nature of Israel or zionism.

The latest ‘victim’ is this one that was published just a few days ago on THIS post….
Click on it to see what you get…

I take personal offense to the removal of this particular video as DesertPeace and an Associate, Bud Korotzer, were given credits at the end for the stills used in the production.

Copyright Claim my arse! CENSORSHIP IS MORE LIKE IT!

Perhaps we in the Blogesphere should put a copyright on the TRUTH and censor any site that twists it into lies to serve the zionist cause.

Be assured that as soon as the video is transferred to another site it will be reposted on this Blog.

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