FASCISM 101 (ISRAELI STYLE)

“This is what fascism looks like.”

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

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

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

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

The court gave Shakir 20 days to leave the country.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Critics of the move sounded off on social media.

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

Amnesty International

@amnesty

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

Israeli Supreme Court Decision to deport HRW Director

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION Vs XENOPHOBIA

Once upon a time 30 years ago, when the Berlin Wall fell, the wall of xenophobia began to build up.

Brown Philo-Semitic Spirits, Freedom of Expression and Xenophobia

 Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

Once upon a time 30 years ago, when the Berlin Wall fell, the wall of xenophobia began to build up. I too was euphoric when I saw the cheering people at the Brandenburg Gate rejoice and breathed the air of freedom. As beautiful as this new freedom and the end of separation and the fall of the wall were, so bitter was the awakening. The GDR was a state of injustice and oppressed and spied on the citizens. Many who today have something to say at the forefront of German politics were, unlike they always try to portray, not victims of the system, but perpetrators. Did not we Germans like that before? When, after 1945, many Nazis were given back their old posts, while emigrants were defamed as traitors, it was the Cold War, Western allies and an ideological education that further spread the brown stink. The old parties became new and did not want to have anything to do with the past. But the past has not passed, it remains as a monument and is not possible without remembering.

Without Russia, no merger to a Germany

When the GDR was actually finished, it was Gorbachev’s merit to jump over the shadow of certain half-baked East German politicians and open the wall. This process testifies to its size. Without Russia, the GDR would never have become free and merged into a Germany. Even today, the differences are still large, but most former GDR citizens have now joined with the Federal Republic. Of course, there are many bitter and abandoned people, but are not they also in the West? It probably takes another generation to make this connection normal.

I have been dealing with this topic since my youth, but in Berlin I experienced the parallels, how the Cold War and the Springer press poisoned the “Berliner Luft”, until today.

Yes, the 9th of November: a day so historic in Germany must continue to be remembered as the commemoration day of the Pogrom Night in 1938, in the East as in the West. But what prevents us from celebrating November as the day of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and to regard this fall of the Wall as a reminder and as an incentive to think of the apartheid wall in Palestine and demand its fall in this context. After all, these data and walls are so closely linked.

Pro-Israeli attitudes conceal the ethnic-anti-Semitic attitude of the AfD

Equally connected are right-wing populism, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. The AfD, the party that shows its discomfiture in the politics of remembrance so openly, has nothing to do with this “bird’s throats of history”, wants to be associated with the “memorial of shame” quite differently than Democrats imagine understands masterly, by their pro-Jewish and pro-Israeli attitude, their true völkisch anti-Semitic attitude to disguise. It is all the more reprehensible, if there is a group of Jews in this party, who feel that they belong to this right-wing extremist thinking and have integrated themselves into this “alternative for Germany”. On the other hand, it does not seem outlandish.

This is exactly what fits it, when AfD defense politician Gerold Otten calls for the deployment of the Bundeswehr at the German border, in order to protect them from refugees. The AfD floats a 50,000 strong reserve corps to reinforce 230,000 soldiers. There will certainly be discussions of a constitutional nature, as Otten said. All of this has been practiced by the Zionist regime for years and so is directed against Palestinians and “infiltrants”. Perhaps these German politicians also favors that Israeli colleagues participate as expert advisers in such missions. Especially since the German Air Force has participated in the International Exercise “Blue Flag” in the Negev Desert since Sunday, November 14, with about 130 soldiers and six Eurofighters of squadron 71 “Richthofen”. The Israel Defense Forces said the exercise was of “utmost strategic importance” in training various combat scenarios and techniques. Incidentally, the USA, Italy and Greece are among them! And so-called Israeli “anti-terrorist specialists” guard image newspaper already Jewish objects in Germany. Why is there no constitutional debate on this topic?

Not only does the Bundeswehr have many admirers in the “Jewish state”, it is also the AfD, which was praised by the Israeli newspaper Israel-Hayom for its Israeli friendliness. In fact, the similarity to Likud or other governing parties of the far-right Israeli spectrum can not be overlooked. (1)

A hateful, xenophobic offensive that is well received in the East

That the AfD is experiencing such a rise, especially in the East German states, the former GDR, should make us all think. After all, the strategy of national identity and migration, as well as the radical rejection of migration, Muslims and strangers, is so fertile that it should frighten us. In fact, many of these voters and Easterners have a xenophobia without strangers. Built on social envy, rejection of multi-cultural and immigration, the AfD was able to win more and more voters. The “Autumn Offensive” campaign quickly became a one-sidedly hateful and xenophobic offensive, and unfortunately that seems to be a good thing, especially in the East. This AfD has moved more and more in the direction of Björn Höcke, the differences are only marginal – between Gauland, Weidel, Meuthen and Beatrix v. Stork or Erika Steinbach, who is not (yet) an AfD member (but she is the director of the AfD-affiliated Desiderius Foundation), as well as the right-wing “Axis of the Good” publicist Vera Lengsfeld, be it a member or only “related”. But basically, everyone fits in a brown AFD bag. (2)

Thus one can observe the dangerous European phenomenon that the parties of the right-wing radicalism show a clearly pro-Israeli-Jewish attitude, so together with the “Jewish state” as a bulwark of the Christian-Jewish Western fight against Islam = terror and Palestinians = terrorists occur. In addition, an alleged Islamic anti-Semitism and a left-wing “anti-imperialist” anti-Semitism as a common enemy will be fought. Let us not forget that the President of the Central Committee, Schuster, was one of the first to demand an “upper limit” in 2015 after the first refugee reception of Syrian refugees. (3)

So we have almost identical demands – if Jewish organizations like the Zionist Gaza massacre demanded more solidarity with Israel, much like positions on the “Patriotic Platform,” which hopefully has now dissolved. This does not change the danger of the AfD and does not excuse any voter who chooses this party! (4)

It is 5 past 12

If now in Thuringia after the election 17 CDU politicians demand “open-ended” talks and the Thuringian parliamentary leader Michael Heym with (jealous!) Looking at the AFD election result of 23.4% and then says “You do not do democracy a favor if you beat up a quarter of the electorate “, then it’s 5 to 12! What about the three-quarters of the rest of the electorate? This disproves any democratic insight that I suspected even in the CDU. If Chancellor Merkel and CDU leader Kramp-Karrenbauer do not intervene here and try to save the last bit of CDU decency, then I see black and brown for this CDU. If CDU General Secretary Ziemiak can not think of anything better than the term “crazy”, then that’s crazy! As on election night after the disastrous CDU result of 21, 8% of the top candidate Möhring of course announced talks with the election winner and left Prime Minister Ramelow, he was immediately repulsed by the Berlin CDU party headquarters. If the CDU continues to move in that direction, it seems to me time to think about whether this chancellor and party is still governing. The SPD would be well advised to finally free themselves from “left animosity” against the left as a partner – even in the Bund – and to think about new strategies and alliances, instead of becoming more and more a CDU light. Otherwise, you will end up only a “self-employment” as a single-digit “splinter party”. he was immediately repulsed by the Berlin CDU party headquarters. If the CDU continues to move in that direction, it seems to me time to think about whether this chancellor and party is still governing. The SPD would be well advised to finally free themselves from “left animosity” against the left as a partner – also in the Bund – and to think about new strategies and alliances, instead of becoming more and more a CDU light. Otherwise, you will end up only a “self-employment” as a single-digit “splinter party”. he was immediately repulsed by the Berlin CDU party headquarters. If the CDU continues to move in that direction, it seems to me time to think about whether this chancellor and party is still governing. The SPD would be well advised to finally free themselves from “left animosity” against the left as a partner – even in the Bund – and to think about new strategies and alliances, instead of becoming more and more a CDU light. Otherwise, you will end up only a “self-employment” as a single-digit “splinter party”. to finally free themselves from “left animosity” against the left as a partner – also in the federation – and to think about new strategies and alliances, instead of becoming more and more a CDU light. Otherwise, you will end up only a “self-employment” as a single-digit “splinter party”. to finally free themselves from “left animosity” against the left as a partner – also in the federation – and to think about new strategies and alliances, instead of becoming more and more a CDU light. Otherwise, you will end up only a “self-employment” as a single-digit “splinter party”.

The AfD party has set off an avalanche and set the inhibition threshold of hate especially against Islam and Muslims in motion, the spiritual political arsonists and media also kindled, but were still outdated by the AfD. It is a rendition of rhetoric and deeds – like the murders of the NSU – that has not been taken seriously for a long time. Only the attack against the synagogue in Halle caused international attention. However, such far-right “individual perpetrators” have their spiritual helpers and cronies everywhere and pose a terrible threat to ALL of us, but of course more to hate objects such as Muslims and Jews. While the NSU murders were not taken seriously at the beginning, the grave desecration of the grave of my father Heinz Galinski is still unresolved, The state is now becoming ever more attentive when it comes to its politicians. After the terrible murder of the local politician Lübcke they thought about what a danger, especially since the politicians felt particularly affected. In the ominous extreme right-wing threatening letters to the Greens Claudia Roth and Cem Özdemir the excitement is great, the state is now “woken up”. This excitement I would have liked in the threatening letters against the Frankfurt-based lawyer with Turkish roots, Seda Basay-Yildiz, which she got from a group NSU2.O, she was one of the co-plaintiff representatives in the NSU trial. In the ominous extreme right-wing threatening letters to the Greens Claudia Roth and Cem Özdemir the excitement is great, the state is now “woken up”. This excitement I would have liked in the threatening letters against the Frankfurt-based lawyer with Turkish roots, Seda Basay-Yildiz, which she got from a group NSU2.O, she was one of the co-plaintiff representatives in the NSU trial. In the ominous extreme right-wing threatening letters to the Greens Claudia Roth and Cem Özdemir the excitement is great, the state is now “woken up”. This excitement I would have liked in the threatening letters against the Frankfurt-based lawyer with Turkish roots, Seda Basay-Yildiz, which she got from a group NSU2.O, she was one of the co-plaintiff representatives in the NSU trial.

Here avenged the German well-known policy, which always understood only the left as an enemy and who always regarded the rights with benevolent gaze. While the KPD was banned and the Radikaleerlass suffered much under the Willy Brandt government in 1972, many left-leaning careers were destroyed – in line with the motto “Left out and Nazis in” – the Republicans and the NPD were not banned , (5) (6)

What we do not need are walls and politicians on the leash of secretly governing Lobbyists

Like the left, Islam has a hard time in Germany. As in the Western media against Muslims, Turkey and Islam stir up the prejudices, the Islamophobia in the population has been scarily promoted. Only in this way could right-wing populism and the AfD increase in this way. The demonization of Iran and Islam by Hamas, Hezbollah at the instigation of the US and the Israel lobby has taken on alarming proportions with slogans such as “Iranian Holocaust”, “backwardness, misogyny and honor killings in Islam, Muslim anti-Semitism, the Koran as a dangerous book: Sure for surah “, to list only a few Hetzbeispiele.

Is not there an increasing instrumentalization of religions in the “Jewish state” and in Christian evangelicals, who act as great “friends of the Jews”? Why then point to Islam and defame it? Through this dangerous development, Western society has become complicit in ever-increasing Islam hatred. (7)

What we need is a tolerant and open society that lives together free of ideologies in a multicultural Germany and Europe without prejudice. That is possible and will soon be desired. In fact, we need about 400,000 workers in Germany who can dignify and grow old with dignity and alms. But what we do not need are walls and self-serving politicians who do not think about the country and us citizens, but only to the lobbyists, the secret rulers.

The problem is the brown spirits and xenophobia

What we do not need at all is a constant armament increase and an increase in the defense budget. Equally, there must be an end to Russia’s and Turkey’s hostile foreign policy. No war missions and interference in foreign conflicts. We do not need a raison d’être for the “Jewish state” and support for its anti-settlements policy of settlement and expulsion.

Not the anti-Semitism and its definition – with more than questionable conclusions – are the problem, but it is the brown spirits and xenophobia. False philosemitic Israeli friends saw the foundations of democracy. Freedom of expression also applies to BDS supporters and critics of Israel and is a high good worth defending. It is worth arguing for that. (8) (9)

We do not need brown philo-Semitic spirits that undermine freedom of expression and fuel xenophobia!

footnotes:

 

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

(2) https://www.br.de/nachrichten/deutschland-welt/analyse-sind-afd-politiker-geistige-brandstifter,ReyGTZT

(3) https://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/fluechtlinge-zentralrat-der-juden-fordern-obergrenze-a-1064054.html

(4) https://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/inland/afd-nahe-patriotische-plattform-will-aufloesen-15799687.html

(5) https://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/historiker-kritisiert-das-kpd-verbot-des-bundesverfassungsgerichts-a-1172072.html

(6) https://www.zeit.de/2013/29/berufsverbote-radikaleerlass-1972/komplettansicht

(7) https://www.zeit.de/gesellschaft/zeitgeschehen/2016-12/islam-verstaendnis-medien-berichterstattung-populismus-gefahr

(8) https://taz.de/Debatte-about-the-BDS-Bewegung/!5631712/

(9) https://taz.de/Experte-ueber-Antisemitismusdefinitions/!5635028/

 

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PALESTINOPHOBIA … THE LATEST FROM JARED KUSHNER

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

On Jared Kushner’s Palestinophobia

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

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

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

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

But doesn’t Mr. Kushner know this?

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

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

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

LOVE IN JERUSALEM CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Israeli occupation forces brutally beating number of Palestinians in Al wad road in the old city of Jerusalem

AFTER OVER A MONTH ….. WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR ELECTION RESULTS IN ISRAEL

The September election was a re-run of the election on April 9, in which Likud narrowly won a plurality. A new upstart party, Blue and White, led by General Benny Gantz, came close to upsetting Bibi’s long-time tenure.

Adversaries now, allies then: Seen through a memorial wreath, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, sits next to his Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, left, at a ceremony in Jerusalem, April 15, 2013. The two are now in competition to see who can form the next Israeli government. | Jim Hollander / via AP

Netanyahu fails to form a government after Israeli election—What happens now?

 BY ERIC A. GORDON

 

As of July 20, 2019, Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu became the longest-serving prime minister in Israel’s history, edging out the founding prime minister, David Ben-Gurion.

In the general election on Sept. 17, he narrowly failed to secure a majority for his Likud Party. It marked a sea change in Israeli politics and history, a visible blow to the right-wing hegemony that has not only prevented solutions to the ongoing crisis of the Occupation but deepened it. Yet in the end, for reasons we’ll explain, little may change in the short term. The concluding chapter of the election story has yet to be written.

It’s a complex story owing to Israel’s parliamentary system, whereby in a nation and a Knesset sharply divided over ideology, religion, and ethnicity, governments have ruled by fragile, shifting coalitions, often of parties not otherwise friendly, designed to distribute government spoils and satisfy competing constituencies.

The September election was a re-run of the election on April 9, in which Likud narrowly won a plurality. A new upstart party, Blue and White, led by General Benny Gantz, came close to upsetting Bibi’s long-time tenure. Gantz’s platform was not so different from Bibi’s, but he came close to defeating him in the wake of public disgust with Netanyahu’s corruption, for which he is under indictment for financial and political crimes.

Nevertheless, after Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin asked Netanyahu to form a governing coalition, he couldn’t do it. The Knesset has 120 seats, and Bibi could not cobble together 61 seats, even with all the concessions such deal-making entails. Therefore, a new election had to be called for September in the hope that some voters might rethink their strategy for moving forward out of the morass.

This time, Blue and White came out ahead with 57 seats committed to a governing coalition, and Likud with 55. The difference this time came from the open support of Benny Gantz from the Joint List, a coalition of small Arab parties that includes Hadash, a configuration of the Communist Party of Israel, and led by a Palestinian Israeli, Member of Knesset (MK) Ayman Odeh. The List also includes the exclusively Arab Ta’al, the Islamist Ra’am, and the nationalist Balad. The Joint List took 10.6% of the vote and 13 Knesset seats, becoming the third-largest party in Israel.

On the question of the Occupation, Benny Gantz does not appreciably separate himself from the hardline Likud position. Yet for years Netanyahu has run a fear-based politics of no rights for Israel’s Palestinian citizens, appealing to Jews to vote for him because “the Arabs are stealing the election” and “voting in droves” (as if as citizens of Israel it’s not their right to vote). In recent elections, Likud set up video cameras at Arab polling stations to intimidate voters.

What the Joint List found more to their liking about Gantz is that at least he did not engage in openly racist anti-Arab hate-mongering and seemed willing to talk with Palestinian leaders respectfully. More than that, Gantz invited Odeh to speak at a Blue and White-Labor-Meretz election rally in Tel Aviv, where he received a tumultuous ovation.

Even so, Gantz would not have allowed the Joint List to actually form part of the government: That would have ignited a firestorm of Zionist outrage. But for numerical purposes, in order to form a majority in the Knesset, Joint List votes would be counted.

With Gantz in office, existential questions of Zionism and Occupation would not be addressed, but perhaps other issues might be, such as Israeli child poverty, the highest rate of any OECD country, affecting nearly half of Israel’s Palestinian citizens.

A shared future?

Traditionally, the president offers the party with the plurality vote the right to try forming a governing coalition. That is what happened in April, and Netanyahu failed. Most observers expected that this time Rivlin would make the offer to Gantz. But he did not. Instead, on Sept. 25, he offered it again to Netanyahu. Because in the meantime, one of the Joint List partners, the Palestinian nationalist party Balad, withdrew its three seats in protest against Gantz, eliminating his lead, a move that upset Odeh over his Joint List partner’s apparent unwillingness to learn to work with Jews. As proof that life is more real than rhetoric, the numbers, now 54 for Gantz to Bibi’s 55, gave the nod to Likud. So Netanyahu was back in the hot seat, desperately trying to hold onto the prime ministership as his wall of protection against conviction on corruption charges.

Netanyahu floated the idea of a Unity government, with himself, naturally, continuing as prime minister, at least for two years, to be followed by two years for Gantz—though who knows what could happen in two years: Netanyahu has proved himself a master manipulator. An Israeli Unity government would cut out not only the Joint List, but the left-wing Labor and Democratic Union (Meretz) parties, both of which lost seats in the Knesset, and the right-wing nationalist and religious parties. The government would be right-wing and secular, and continue to do nothing about resolving Palestinian claims both within Israel and in the West Bank and Gaza.

Gantz was unwilling to come into unity with the very party and man he twice ran against with considerable success.

One rather intriguing feature of a Unity government would be that the Joint List would then become the official leader of the opposition, entitling Ayman Odeh to be brought into consultation on state and foreign affairs and national security. It is anticipated, however, that in such a case, some loophole in the law would be found to prevent Arab representation at that level.

As Odeh stated in a Sept. 22 New York Timesop-ed piece, “Our decision to recommend Mr. Gantz as the next prime minister without joining his expected national unity coalition government is a clear message that the only future for this country is a shared future, and there is no shared future without the full and equal participation of Arab Palestinian citizens.”

Significantly, Odeh is one of several confirmed Palestinian speakers for the “pro-Israel, pro-peace” J Street National Conference in late October in Washington, D.C., expected to attract some 2,000 people, including Democratic presidential candidates who will lay out their visions for Israel/Palestine and the Middle East.

As of Oct. 21, Netanyahu (on his 70th birthday) revealed that he had failed again to form a government, so now the charge goes to Gantz. Other parties might become more flexible now and agree to join a Gantz government. Israeli politics, as much as or more than anywhere, is classic horse-trading. He has 28 days to try putting together a government. Perhaps Balad can be persuaded to return to the coalition, but that will still not be enough. Gantz will have to secure the partnership of at least one other party.

An interesting topic is the estimated 4,900 Jews across the country, even some in right-wing settlement communities and all-Jewish towns, who voted for the Joint List. They could have voted for liberal Zionist parties such as Labor or Meretz but chose instead to throw their weight toward Arab-led parties as a sign of support for the principle that Israel’s problems can and will only be solved be strengthening the Arab-Jewish coalition. Whatever they may profess publicly, these Jews objectively are declaring themselves “non-Zionists” who envision a future for all of Israel’s citizens without discrimination. Of the five Knesset seats won by Hadash, which is mostly Arab but has Jewish members also, one of them will go to the Jewish Ofer Cassif.

Pragmatism over ideology

The importance of the Joint List vote, and of the plurality that voted for Gantz and against Netanyahu should not be underestimated. It can be seen as a sign that the left, however it is reconstituted, is not dead, but focused on pragmatic rather than ideological goals. The Israeli “Old Left”—the Labor Party and other leftist Zionists who founded and led the country for its first thirty-odd years—has been marginalized. It may be time finally to acknowledge that a successful reconciliation of Zionism and egalitarian democracy was always a highly problematic project, if not indeed impossible. It was bound one day to reach a critical crossroads.

The fact that Netanyahu was defeated at the polls, that once again he could not form a government, sent shivers down the spines of Reaction. Likud polled lower in September than in April, so this may open up space for other voices in the party calling for him to pass the baton to less abrasive—and less criminal—leaders. And once out of office, Netanyahu may well land in prison.

A Gantz government would be a relief to the American Jewish establishment, and to a plurality of voters in Israel, because it would offer some welcome stability to the country after all of Netanyahu’s chaos and offensively open racism. An Israel led by Gantz would be far more amenable to U.S. Democratic voters and politicians—and for better or worse, help to regain bipartisan American support. Notably, Netanyahu’s defeat elicited scant attention from the White House. A political corner may have been turned. Sixty percent of eligible Palestinian Israelis voted: An even larger turnout would make an even greater difference by shifting the balance of power.

If Gantz, too, is unable to form a government, the president has the right to call upon any MK to try and patch together a minimum of 61 votes. Or he could call for an unprecedented third election.

The Joint List platform

What does the Joint List stand for? Its platform contains these major points:

  • A just peace based on the June 4, 1967, borders, that includes end of the Occupation, dismantling of settlements and the separation wall, release of political prisoners, a fair resolution of the refugee problem, and an independent State of Palestine. [This position was misrepresented by Netanyahu as wanting to “destroy Israel.”]
  • “Full equality, both national and civil, for the Arab-Palestinian public in Israel, as a homeland minority with collective and personal rights…. The List works to inculcate the values of pluralism and tolerance, and fights against the effects of violence, crime and the anarchy of weapons.”
  • Elimination of “all manifestations of racism and fascism” and “the establishment of a democratic constitution that enshrines the values of equality, justice, and human rights, and basic social rights and democratic freedoms.” [Israel has never had a written constitution, an intentionally instituted flaw designed to allow interpretation of policy to evolve—or devolve—according to administration, practice, national emergency or military law, and judicial ruling.]
  • “Workers’ rights, social and environmental justice…raise the minimum wage…guarantee the basic rights to health, education, welfare, and housing for all citizens.”
  • “Equal rights for women in all spheres of life….”
  • “Support and empower culture and art without discrimination or exclusion…preserve the status of the Arabic language as an official language….”
  • “The Joint List rejects the imperialist involvement in the affairs of the countries of the region and the world, the policy of religious and ethnic divisions, and the dissolution of states and peoples. The List supports the right of peoples to independence, freedom, justice, and democracy.”
  • “The Joint List is struggling to demilitarize the Middle East, including Israel, nuclear weapons and all weapons of mass destruction….”

The Joint List platform, which does not mention “Zionism,” is largely based on the Hadash program. Palestinian Israelis cannot afford the luxury of fighting “Zionism,” if by that is meant the existence of Israel as a nation-state in the world. They recognize that neither Israel nor its Jewish inhabitants are going anywhere. Their focus is instead on practical, achievable goals that can help bring Israeli citizens of all backgrounds together.

Aida Touma-Suleiman, for example, an MK representing the Joint List and Hadash, heads the Knesset’s Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality. In that capacity, she has traveled to Orthodox Jewish towns to join with women there protesting separate sidewalks for men and women.

Last October, Haifa, Israel’s third-largest city, with a long-recognized Arab minority, elected Dr. Einat Kalisch Rotem as its first woman mayor. A member of the now beleaguered Labor Party, she won her five-year term by forming a coalition that included Hadash, Meretz (which votes with Hadash 90% of the time), and an Orthodox party. Immediately, she was criticized by Netanyahu for including in her municipal government “anti-Israel” people. At the same time, the nationalist Arab parties criticized Hadash for serving in a “Zionist” administration. She responded that the problems of Haifa, such as pollution, housing, education, and equality, had nothing to do with Zionism. For deputy mayor, she appointed someone from Meretz for the first half of her term and another from Hadash for the second half.

In other municipal elections, the city of Lod is also exemplary. Yair Revivo, the incumbent mayor from the Likud Party, won handily, but the 90% turnout of the Palestinian vote earned Arab representation on almost half of the city council. No angry phone call came from Netanyahu in protest.

Although Israel/Palestine activists in America, as well as some in nationalist Arab parties within Israel, are laser-focused on “Zionism,” practical politics demands solutions to real, on-the-ground issues that go far beyond ideology.

Past experience backs up this strategy. In 1992, the Labor Party’s Yitzhak Rabin won his election with support from an Arab party and Hadash. Both knew they would not form part of his government, but by offering him his winning votes, they secured his majority and gained better treatment in Palestinian towns—schools, sewage, construction. Rabin also made progress at Oslo on the two-state solution—for which the fanatical Jewish nationalist/religious right wing gunned him down in 1995.

If Gantz is able to form a government, Palestinians feel that even without tackling the two-state problem, he might address other issues, such as the infestation of illegal weapons in Arab towns which are killing hundreds of Arab victims every year. Most of those weapons come from the Israeli Defense Forces. Crime is overlooked, and perhaps even tacitly promoted, so long as Arabs are killing Arabs.

The future of Israel will not be determined by elections alone. Some of the other groups working toward justice in various areas of civic life include:

Standing Together, a grassroots organization of Jews and Arabs.

Peace Now, founded in 1978, supporting two states based in the 1967 borders.

Yesh Gvul (There is a Limit), founded to support refuseniks during the first Lebanon War in 1982.

B’Tselem (In the Image of), the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories.

Breaking the Silence, founded in 2005 to collect testimonies from Israeli soldiers.

Rabbis for Human Rights, working to legally prevent or reverse the takeover of Palestinian lands and homes.

Machsom (Checkpoint) Watch, a women’s organization monitoring occurrences on the borders between Israel and the Occupied Territories.

Physicians for Human Rights, founded in 1988 during the first Palestinian intifada.

Combatants for Peace, a volunteer organization of former Israeli and Palestinian fighters now committed to nonviolent means to promote peace.

The New Israel Fund, founded in 1979 and U.S.-based, supports a large number of democratic and civil rights organizations within Israel.

AS IF WE DIDN’T KNOW ….. ZIONISM IS A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY

Why are the Palestinian rights, which also include a legal and UN-approved right of return to their stolen and occupied homeland, portrayed here as a terror that threatens Israel and its right to exist? This is a crime that, like the National Law, restricts even more the rights of all minorities and has as little to do with democracy as Zionism.

Zionism is a Crime Against Humanity 

Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

When AKK, the new German Minister of War, Annegret Kramp-K (n) arrenberger, made her inaugural visit to the “Jewish State,” Israel’s security was the German raison d’etre. She was so motivated by her attachment to the “Jewish state” that she particularly pointed out that her first trip abroad, outside the EU, was going to Israel, that she was consciously choosing to speak in Israel as a privilege. According to “boss” Merkel, who in 2008 had already made the German state rationale for the security of Israel a “matter of the heart”. Even then AKK words should have made us deeply worried – their words of recognition to Israel, how to learn from Israel in terms of defense and cybersecurity.

Israel’s reign of terror

What we learn from Israel is how an apartheid state has managed to become a victim of the Holocaust, building a reign of terror over the illegal occupation of Palestine, which is unique in the world. As Netanyahu once said when it came to US support, the Jewish lobby in the US is so strong that we can expect support again and again.

In fact, this support, which is supported by all parties in Germany – supported by the lobby – has become official and uncritical policy. While Jewish settlements, war crimes and crimes against international law are being promoted as “self-defense” to actively support this small, allegedly only enemy-threatened country, the systematic destruction of Palestinian infrastructure and life here is virtually unnoticed or philosemitically ignored.

Why are the Palestinian rights, which also include a legal and UN-approved right of return to their stolen and occupied homeland, portrayed here as a terror that threatens Israel and its right to exist? This is a crime that, like the National Law, restricts even more the rights of all minorities and has as little to do with democracy as Zionism.

AKK as an Israeli combat drone

So, if AKK demands a “security zone” for Syria, why has not it made this demand to Israel, which almost daily violates sovereign rights and airspaces through drone surveillance and attacks? Why are more than questionable Kurdish fighters supported, but Palestinian resistance fighters defamed as terrorists? Because the “Jewish state” and the Israel lobby are massively pursuing this “whispering policy” and have German philosemitic functionaries firmly in their hands?

When AKK emphasized responsibility for the present and the future during her visit to the “Jewish State” out of historical guilt and presented this as a “personal” obligation in the spirit of hope and friendship, she was actually aware of how she was doing so International law and human rights trample? While AKK as CDU chairman and “Minister of Defense” sought to profile themselves on all “waves” in order to finally position themselves for the chancellorship.

Her request to intervene in Syria and to demand an international security zone in the Syrian territory to Turkey seemed to her the opportunity for the “liberation blow”. When she brashly styled and styled on ZDF on Monday night and acted like Merkel’s model in the red blazer – but still with a cross around her neck – one could almost see how the prospects for German military cooperation and leadership inspired her. AKK, which made itself such a self-important “combat drone”, wanted to see their initiative as an important contribution in view of the difficult humanitarian situation in northern Syria. AKK wanted to position itself internationally to take control, so as not to let Russia and Turkey alone to cooperate. While she probably already dreams of that “her” Bundeswehr troops will intervene there, she knows very well that the Bundestag must decide on it. We do not know whether it will come back to the UNO decision on German actions, but with this kind of politicians this is quite conceivable.

Right-wing extremist friendships

While she briefed her colleague AA-Maas about her plans and said that she was surprised, and that she sees “still need for discussion” in the proposals and considers it too early for such considerations, you can not be sure how he and the SPD will finally decide when it comes to the “Gro / Ko” sausage? After all, it is precisely this Foreign Minister in terms of the “Jewish State” so connected with the views of the CDU colleague. Had he not announced his deep attachment to Israel during his visit to Israel, since he had gone into politics because of Auschwitz, building up a friendship with a far-right former colleague? With Ayeled Shaked, who did not hesitate to make their election campaign with reference to this “friendship”?

In fact, Maas actually complained about Israel’s “exclusion” by the UN in May and that it did not behave correctly towards Israel. Indeed, the “Auschwitz Minister” actually vowed to strengthen Jerusalem’s position in foreign policy to end this “painful and unsatisfactory” state, to strengthen Israel’s present and legitimate interests, and to block any attempt to delegitimize or isolate the “Jewish state”. to prevent. So what else can we expect from these politicians, who continue to side with an apartheid and occupied state that knowingly disregards international law and commits war crimes of the worst kind?

Of course, what Israel is allowed to do when it comes to Turkey is very different. A violation of international law will only be punished and sanctions will only be demanded if it is allegedly committed by Russia or Turkey. Let us be relieved that the US is withdrawing from Syria. But they will have trouble stationing these “great Trump’s troops.” Already dismisses the Iraq and do not want to have these troops in the country, after all, one has enough experience with US war troops made.

Syrian refugees: product of criminal Zionist power politics?

But my big worry is that the “Jewish deputy” is already clenching his hooves, waiting to intervene in Syria to kill two birds with one stone: to weaken Assad so that he no longer has any claims on the illegally occupied and Golan Heights, which belongs to Syria. To eliminate Iran definitively and to blow it completely out of Syria. Was not it Israel, which from the beginning put the fray on Syria, Lebanon and Iran, to fire the fire as a fire-accelerant. Are not the many Syrian refugees today and the Palestinian people in Lebanon a victim of this criminal Zionist power politics?

If we had not had Turkey, which took away the millions of refugees, we would be even more stupid. Merkel would not do anything without the Turkey agreement. Israel in particular is a master in refugee creation and then rejects it. (Except for Jewish people) This is one of the reasons why AfD and the Zionist regime work so well together. The fight against Muslims connects them. The rise of right-wing extremists worldwide has made Zionist politics even more powerful.

Kramp Karrenbauer and Merkel should take care that they do not take over if they make big foreign policy. Neither Russia nor Turkey will take a long look at these “AKK games”. If now also the “left” Katja Kipping Erdogan and Turkey threatens and even calls to freeze his accounts, then the incompetent ladies trio is complete.

A state that disregards international and human rights must have no right to exist

When it comes to Jewish concerns, all “values” are nullified, and all that matters is the security and existence of a “Jewish state,” which as a state that disregards international and human rights, has no right to exist , As long as the existence of a Palestinian state and sovereignty of this people is not supported, the “Jewish state” can not be supported. However, we are further away than ever. Also elections will not change anything in Israel nothing.

If outgoing EU Commission President Juncker prides himself on not having one of the world’s 60 or so ongoing wars taking place in Europe, that is very “pleasant”, but covers up an important fact that we are making a lot of money on these wars and pursue their own economic interests. Oil fields and natural gas must be protected, that is the maxim of “economic values”, the basis of geopolitics. Has not Israel been trying for some time to profitably exploit the huge oilfields on its doorstep?

If the final goal of the Federal Government is the new military strength, ever higher arms spending and arms sales, perhaps with the “ultimate goal” of horror and the stationing of nuclear weapons, then it is time for us to defend ourselves against it as German citizens Contribute to politics.

When human rights statements degenerate into phrases …

If the European Union pretends to defend human rights and speaks of values ​​to be defended, but all these “values” become phrases, then it is overdue that finally a rethinking takes place and the “Jewish state” as an apartheid state and illegal Occupying power is treated. As long as millions of Palestinians are deprived of their rights to live in dignity and freedom, and Germany does not face historical and contemporary responsibility, as long as we, who criticize Israel and support the Boycott Disinvestment Sanctions Movement (BDS), become criminals Anti-Semites should be made and the freedom of expression should be silenced, as long as it pays to stand up for it, especially in Germany!

Yes, I support the statement by Turkish President Erdogan that “Zionism is a crime against humanity”.

 

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DEMONIZING ISLAM IN THE GERMAN MEDIA

While Islam and Muslims are often described as backward, reactionary and dangerous, they try to portray Judaism as a haven of humanism and tolerance. However, if we look into the “Jewish state”, the reality is quite different. A Zionist regime of oppression and occupation based on Old Testament rules, which is contrary to international law and inhuman, is neither democratic nor tolerant.

The ominous influence of the “media companion” 

by Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

In fact, we now have a poisoned atmosphere in Germany, not just since the murderous attack in Halle, but for many years. What’s going on here about right-wing extremism and unbridled neo-Nazi marches and organizations has been more or less accepted for decades. The raucous hordes of East German villages moved and watched the police helpless, is not an isolated case. It is the old anti-Semitism, which always finds a breeding ground and will never change. Only when a German politician was murdered did one wake up. While the NSU murders, in which many things remain in the dark until today and waiting for clarification, one would have to listen. (1)

Post-war Germany marked by the stuffiness of the brown talare

After two attacks on my father’s grave, Heinz-Galinski, in September and December 1998, when my husband and I wanted to suspend a reward for the capture of the offender, we were called by the Berlin Attorney General that it was unnecessary and that the investigation after only six weeks after the fact (!) would be set. It boosted the video surveillance and that’s it. When, after my father’s death, two pig heads were thrown across the synagogue’s Erfurt wall, with slips of paper around their necks saying, “At last the pig Galinski is dead,” the perp was a well-known neo-Nazi, Dienel, the monthly money from the constitution protection Thuringia got. Organs like the National-Zeitung, which were able to spread their right-wing ideas without restraint, were normal. Post-war Germany was marked by the stuffiness of the brown talare. Everything was accepted then, and in response to that brown past came the 68s who protested. All this was a thorn in the side of the Springer press, which today still stands in the blind support of Israel and found a terrible climax with the Dutschke assassination and the death of orphan. Countless right-wing extremist attacks against Jewish institutions were sad normality. Yes, that was living anti-Semitism. Countless right-wing extremist attacks against Jewish institutions were sad normality. Yes, that was living anti-Semitism. Countless right-wing extremist attacks against Jewish institutions were sad normality. Yes, that was living anti-Semitism.

Quite typical: one was blind in the right eye and instead turned his attention to “left-wing terrorism” according to the “cold-war custom”, led by the “Springer-Cold War press”. To this day, we experience this monopoly of opinion of certain media. Since everything is lumped in the meantime, which has absolutely nothing to do with each other.

Halle has shown in a cruel way, which also individual offenders are able to tinker with the simplest means dangerous weapons and – see Breivik and Christchurch – can cause a massacre. That it did not happen in Halle, we owe a lucky circumstance that the synagogue door withstood. That there was no police monitoring is inexcusable, even if Saxony-Anhalt’s Interior Minister Stahlknecht and his authorities “have no blame.” Stahlknecht is therefore in the pure and tries to dismiss the warnings of the Federal Criminal Police Office, which had long warned against attacks, as “fictitious and not concrete”. Constant surveillance of Jewish institutions is still everyday and unfortunately important. Just as important, however, is the protection of Muslim institutions and mosques.

Soon Turkish and Russian “anti-terrorist units” to guard in Germany?

It should make us all deeply concerned that fear and prejudice against Islam and Muslims are being fueled in Germany, which are already meeting with fertile ground among the population. While Muslims mutate into new Jews, on whom one can unload hate and hate, Jews are lifted on a pedestal. Philosemitism, which succeeded the old anti-Semitism, has become a terrible danger. It is a danger that should startle Jews.

And that makes me come to the actual thought of my comment. Do German Jews really want to be thrown into a pot with the “Jewish occupying regime”? Why is it uncritically accepted that Chancellor Merkel calls Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to assure her of her concern. (2) Affected are members of a religious community and non-Israeli citizens. Or are German Jews meanwhile equated with Israeli? If that is the intention of the Central Council of Jews and Israel, then good night Germany.

I still remember the indignation when the former President of the Central Council, Bubis, was addressed to “his” president, the Israeli. Do you still have to wonder? What is to be kept from the fact that Israeli “anti-terrorist units” are guarding Jewish institutions, as reported by the German media’s “Krebsgeschwür,” Bild-Zeitung. Is that part of the German state rationale? And is that compatible with the Constitution? Imagine that there are Turkish or Russian “anti-terror units”, what would be the cause of an outcry? (3)

Does the attack in Halle not just the “Jewish state” located?

Is it really in the Jewish sense to be treated as standing under a special protection of species? Do you want to be a “fellow citizen” or not a citizen who has arrived and is not accepted. Unfortunately, everything points exactly to the opposite. While politicians and security forces outdo each other in action and decisions, it would be perfectly sufficient to implement existing laws.

The many notorious perpetrators were in the pay of the constitution protection, is known and was accepted. When former constitutional protection chief Maßen fell out of favor due to his right-wing tendencies, Seehofer held his protective hand over him and held on to him in loyalty to the Nibelung until the barrel was overflowing and modest in his “rightfulness” could no longer be maintained. (4) (5)

Does the terrible attack in Halle not just the “Jewish state” located? While the government and the Federal President complain about anti-Semitism and racism, solidarity with Jews is manifested in Germany, vigils and church services take place, and “never again” is invoked, attempts are made to undo failures in this way. To deal with these omissions, however, it is necessary to finally criticize and sanction human and international crimes in the “Jewish state”. But if that is missed by the “rulers” and concealed, that is a shame. So while the Zionist regime continues its occupation crimes on the Palestinian people with increasing Judaization, further construction of new settlements is announced, Torture is carried out by the state, it does not seem to matter in Germany. What else has to happen, until finally it comes to a “normality” in the good sense – not in AfD manner? (6) (7)

Transfiguration of the “chosen” driven to new heights

On the contrary, it seems that the transfiguration of the “chosen ones” is being driven to new heights. I was stunned to hear from one of the participating journalists, Alexander Kissler, last Sunday in the Press Club on Racism and Anti-Semitism, that we must now support Israel even more in response to the attack in Halle. Instead of the moderator Jörg Schönenborn demanded a clarification, this requirement remained so. Do not German journalists really ask themselves how to take an uncritical attitude to Israel? How do you want to make that plausible to the viewer, that we silently solidarize with this “Jewish apartheid occupation state”? Was therefore also the otherwise subsequent 15-minute audience broadcast “demand” replaced without replacement and without further explanation? Is this the German “reason of state” for Israel, which also applies to the public-law state radio? Can these “opinion guides” actually still look in the mirror? Should not they ask themselves whether they still regard themselves as journalists or have already completely degenerated into submissive command recipients?

It seems that attempts are now being made to distract from the right-wing extremist problem by focusing on Palestinian anti-Israel activists, boycott groups called “anti-Semitic” (!), And “radical leftists” in the interests of Israel pay attention to the critics and away from the crimes. Here we are dealing with a perfect interaction of Israel lobby, “opinion leaders” and politicians. Thus, one must establish a content context of the anti-BDS decision of the Bundestag of May 2019 and point it out again and again. This kills two birds with one stone, fosters fear and portrays Israel as a rescuing refuge. What more does the “Jewish state” fear than more Jews leaving the “promised land”! So one tries with Hasbara propagandistic Angstschürung massively to promote the immigration (Allyah rise) – prefers also to strengthen the settlements. Is not reality a different one? Is not it just a lot of Jewish Israelis emigrating? Just think of the more than 30,000 living in Berlin, who live according to the Central Council of Jews to a large extent in “no-go” areas.

Again, the official side is trying to bring right-wing terrorism into connection with “Islamism”. This is completely wrong and only helps the AfD and Israel. When I warned against this party when the AfD was founded, I was massively attacked. When I wrote and said that their voters can not be excused as protestors, I was attacked again, why? Because this party boasts of being on the side of the Jews?

If “opinion companion” without scruples in a staging play

Were not CSU and CDU politicians haunting similar sounds that they no longer want to know today? Did not they try to linguistically outdo each other in their actionism? Were not there sayings such as “German values” and statements that Islam does not belong to Germany, which fueled the spiritual breeding ground for this “brown seed”? Every day we experience what we have to do with “German values”: shameless double standards when it comes to the “Jewish state”.

While Islam and Muslims are often described as backward, reactionary and dangerous, they try to portray Judaism as a haven of humanism and tolerance. However, if we look into the “Jewish state”, the reality is quite different. A Zionist regime of oppression and occupation based on Old Testament rules, which is contrary to international law and inhuman, is neither democratic nor tolerant.

So now, after the “Kippa marches”, when we experience “Star of David marches”, that’s once again a one-sided support for a group. While more mosques and Muslim institutions have been attacked, migrants can not be sure, the importance of anti-Semitism is exaggerated. Anti-Semitism exists and was and is strengthened today by the policy of the “Jewish state”. Germany is guilty again – not only because “BDS followers” and Jews who profess to boycott, disinvestments and sanctions until Palestine is free, are defamed as anti-Semites, but also through this new philosemitism of “opinion leaders”, who plays with no scruples in a production that could prove dangerous for all Jews. Let us take an example of the USA. There, more and more Jews – especially younger ones – are turning away from the blind support of the “Jewish state” because they realize that they serve Jewish life without fear. If fears are fueled here with the help of “Christian Zionist” politicians and the Israel lobby instead of rooting all evil, then Jews should really be scared of this kind of “opinion leader” and her helpers.

footnotes:

(1) https://www.zdf.de/dokumentation/zdfzoom/zdfzoom-die-todesliste-des-nsu-100.html

(2) https://www.zeit.de/news/2019-10/10/merkel-telefoniert-mit-netanjahu

(3) https://www.bild.de/bild-plus/politik/inland/politik-inland/synagogen-in-deutschland-schutz-durchan-anti-terror-einheiten-aus-israel-65257422,view=conversionToLogin .bild.html

(4) https://www.zeit.de/politik/deutschland/2018-09/horst-seehofer-hans-georg-maassen-koalition

(5) https://www.tagesspiegel.de/politik/auskunft-nach-gerichtsbeschluss-beriet-maassen-doch-die-afd/24448734.html

(6) https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-israel-s-conscience-sedated-and-on-a-respirator-1.7927815

(7) https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20191013-israel-to-build-new-settlement-homes-in-west-bank/

 

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THE ISRAELI NON GOVERNMENT’S FIRST MOVE

Israel’s Minister of the Interior says he is taking action to force Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, out of the country.

Israel prepares to deport BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti

Israel’s Minister of the Interior says he is taking action to force Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, out of the country.

I intend to act quickly to deprive Omar Barghouti of residency status in Israel… This is a man who does everything to harm the country and therefore must not enjoy the right to be a resident of Israel.

Aryeh Deri said he had directed the Population and Immigration Authority to prepare a legal opinion aimed at Barghouti’s deportation.

The announcement comes after Deputy Attorney General Dina Zilber notified Deri’s office that it had the authority to revoke Barghouti’s residency. The legal basis: a 2018 amendment to the residency law, listing “breach of trust” as a crime which may justify stripping a residency status. Barghouti married a Palestinian citizen of Israel, and lives under the residency status in the city of Acre.

Imagine it – the state “trusts” you to not take it to task for its violations, it “trusts” you to not complain and to accept these violations, and if you protest, even in a non-violent and civil manner, you have breached that “trust”.

Barghouti has long been a target for fascistic suggestions. In a 2016 anti-BDS conference sponsored by the Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot, then Minister of Transportation and Intelligence Israel Katz suggested “targeted civil eliminations” of BDS leadership. “Targeted elimination” is a well-known Israeli term for assassination. He merely added the “civil” to make it sound more “civil”. Barghouti was singled out by name, and the anti-BDS Czar Gilad Erdan said that BDS activists will “pay a price”. “We will soon be hearing more of our friend Barghouti”, Erdan hinted insidiously.

Soon after that, the local Ministry of the Interior office notified Barghouti that his travel document (which he has to renew every two years) would not be renewed. It was then temporarily renewed following legal pressure. Barghouti told Glenn Greenwald at the time:

So we are really unnerved, I am personally quite unnerved by those threats. We take them very seriously, especially in this context. We live in a country where racism and racial incitement against indigenous Palestinians has grown tremendously into the Israeli mainstream. It has really become mainstream today to be very openly racist against Palestinians. Many settlers and hard-right-wing Israelis are taking matters into their own hands – completely supported by the state – and attacking Palestinians. So in that context I am unnerved, but I’m certainly undeterred. I shall continue my non-violent struggle for Palestinian rights under international law and nothing they can do will stop me.

Barghouti was indeed “targeted”, but so far only by the “civil” means of preventing his travels by bureaucratic means. Lately that has included US and UK initiatives, with nebulous holdups and refusals which the governments didn’t seek to defend.

In the US case last April, Barghouti was stopped at the Israeli Ben Gurion airport and denied travel to the US, despite having a valid visa. James Zogby of the Arab American Institute, which had been coordinating the trip, commented:

Omar Barghouti is a leading Palestinian voice on human rights. Omar’s denial of entry into the US is the latest example of the Trump administration’s disregard for those rights.

In the UK case from last month, Barghouti was meant to speak at a fringe event of the Labour conference, organized by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC). He ended up speaking on skype, due to an “unexplained, abnormal delay” in the issuing of his visa. PSC said in a statement:

The unprecedented delay in processing Barghouti’s travel visa application by the British government is part and parcel of the growing efforts by Israel and its allies to suppress Palestinian voices and the movements for Palestinian rights,

The recent move to revoke Barghouti’s residency seems to result from a right-wing incitement campaign by the group Betzalmo (a pun on the human rights monitoring group B’tselem). They wrote to Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit and to Deri just over a week ago, urging them to expel Barghouti. In their letter they noted the US’s denial of entry, and asked why the Israeli government has not acted to strip Barghouti of his residency rights. They elaborated that Barghouti harms the state, breaches allegiance and is a security threat:

A recent law authorizes the Interior Minister, with the approval of the attorney-general, to revoke residency for anyone who harms state security or violates allegiance to the state, or endangers public peace… Undoubtedly Barghouti’s leadership of the boycott movement against all citizens of the State of Israel severely harms the State of Israel and is a blatant breach of allegiance, as well as a threat to Israel’s security and defense by pushing for an arms embargo against Israel.

So: The green light from the Attorney-General’s office, a further green light from Deri’s office, and the machine seems set to deport the “traitor”.

For Israel, Barghouti proves that you can’t trust Palestinians to shut up, and that they need to learn it the hard way. But every step that Israel takes in its repressive attempt to silence dissent, becomes another reason to boycott it. Indeed, as Erdan promised, we’ve heard a lot from, and about, Omar Barghouti. And we’re bound to hear much more about him, and BDS.

A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR ……. FOR SOME, NOT ALL

There is nothing to celebrate for Jews who shut their eyes to the crimes of Zionist regimes

German exclusion

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski Comment from the high blue

 

For the New Year of the Jews 5780 (2020) I feel marginalized, among many others who are working to end the illegal occupation of Palestine. The Jewish New Year festival literally means “head of the year” and initiates the ten days of penance that end in Yom Kippur, literally “day of atonement”. If you read the many greetings to the Jewish New Year, from politics and religion, then you can literally feel the Transfiguration of a religion that flourished despite the Holocaust in Germany – if, for example, Chancellor Merkel in her congratulation so flowery formulated as: “It is a unique and wonderful proof of trust and a great enrichment for our country, that Jewish life could blossom again after the collapse of civilization of the Shoah … At the same time, courageous people stand up for our values.

I did not survive Auschwitz to keep silent on new injustice

When my father returned to Berlin in 1945, Belsen was freed from concentration and extermination camps such as Auschwitz and Bergen. Alone, his wife and mother were gassed, father had already died at police station, but it was still or just for this reason his only goal in life, again a ” normal and worth living for Jews in Germany. This task he realized under the most difficult conditions in his city Berlin. What he began in 1948, he led until his death in 1992 against all resistance to an end. He, who educated me to be a critical political citizen, free of complexes and traumas, was an uncomfortable person. To be uncomfortable with the “rulers” was not easy even then, after all he had to fight against all the old Nazis in the new parties, who immediately fell to their feet again and came in successfully. At that time it was not liked to be reminded of what Germany had done for evil especially against Jews, but also against other peoples and occupied countries. At that time, anti-Semitism was still very much alive. Nevertheless, he went his own way and achieved his goal of reviving the Berlin Jewish community and a Jewish community in Germany.

His life motto after the liberation “I have not survived Auschwitz to silence to new injustice” he fully exhausted and passed it on to me.

So I feel very connected to Gideon Levy, the important supporter of Palestinian freedom and outstanding Haaretz journalist. He wrote a very personal commentary in Haaretz entitled “Another Israel: The Rosh Hashanah of My Childhood” on September 29, 2019, in which he bills the injustice policy of the “Jewish State”. No, I am not an Israeli citizen, but a German citizen with Jewish roots. But our goals and thoughts are very similar. Levy writes “My father did not want to come. He loathed religion and knew nothing about the Jewish holidays, even though his father ran the church in his city. He came to Palestine illegally. In Israel in 2019 they would call him an intruder. At that time, they called him a secret immigrant. At the train station in Prague he said goodbye to his parents and fiancée whom he would never meet again. He spent five months at sea on an illegal immigration ship (now referred to as a refugee ship), including detention in Beirut, an institution now known in Israel as ‘Holot’, the detention center for African asylum seekers. We knew nothing about transit camps for immigrants or ethnic communities. Where the Tel Aviv Dizengoff Center stands today was a transit camp for immigrants built on the ruins of a village. ” So far excerpts from Levy’s readable article. (1) He spent five months at sea on an illegal immigration ship (now referred to as a refugee ship), including detention in Beirut, an institution now known in Israel as ‘Holot’, the detention center for African asylum seekers. We knew nothing about transit camps for immigrants or ethnic communities. Where the Tel Aviv Dizengoff Center stands today was a transit camp for immigrants built on the ruins of a village. ” So far excerpts from Levy’s readable article. (1) He spent five months at sea on an illegal immigration ship (now referred to as a refugee ship), including detention in Beirut, an institution now known in Israel as ‘Holot’, the detention center for African asylum seekers. We knew nothing about transit camps for immigrants or ethnic communities. Where the Tel Aviv Dizengoff Center stands today was a transit camp for immigrants built on the ruins of a village. ” So far excerpts from Levy’s readable article. (1) was a transit camp for immigrants, built on the ruins of a village “. So far excerpts from Levy’s readable article. (1) was a transit camp for immigrants, built on the ruins of a village “. So far excerpts from Levy’s readable article. (1)

Terrifying deficit of democratic attitude and empathy

But let’s get back to Chancellor Merkel. If, in her message to the Central Council of Jews, she advocates respect and tolerance, a peaceful and prosperous togetherness, I ask myself: how can she allow Jews in Germany to be marginalized again just because they are to ensure that the “Jewish State” complies with international law and human rights? When Merkel made the German raison d’être for the security of Israel an “order per mutti”, she certainly did not think about the security of Palestine and the Palestinians. After all, there is still no Palestinian state today. Merkel is not innocent of this fact among many other colleagues. It is not enough, Mrs. Merkel, to appeal to “our” values, to demand courage and the “two-state solution”, but, on the other hand, inactively watching the Zionist regime implement new settlement plans on a daily basis and conclude annexation plans – while brave Palestinians who resist the Zionist illegal occupation and are even willing to sacrifice their lives for it, are being fought as terrorists. When you, Ms Merkel, conveyed your solidarity to the Netanyahu regime during the Gaza genocide and awarded the right to “self-defense” by the “most moral” of all Jewish “Defense Forces” (IDF), they charged us “a German debt,” urgently waiting for “reparation”. who are legally resisting the Zionist illegal occupation and are even willing to sacrifice their lives for it as terrorists are being fought. When you, Ms Merkel, conveyed your solidarity to the Netanyahu regime during the Gaza genocide and awarded the right to “self-defense” by the “most moral” of all Jewish “Defense Forces” (IDF), they charged us “a German debt,” urgently waiting for “reparation”. who are legally resisting the Zionist illegal occupation and are even willing to sacrifice their lives for it as terrorists are being fought. When you, Ms Merkel, conveyed your solidarity to the Netanyahu regime during the Gaza genocide and awarded the right to “self-defense” by the “most moral” of all Jewish “Defense Forces” (IDF), they charged us “a German debt,” urgently waiting for “reparation”.

When the chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference Cardinal Reinhard Marx sends his wishes for peace and blessing to the Central Council of Jews, a man who visited the occupied West Bank in 2007 – at that time as a bishop – and knows exactly how the suffering and occupation of the Palestinian people looks, but today can not say a word more in his message about it, then that is regrettable. If Marx praises Christians who resisted their lives and rescued Jews, but regretfully found that most Christians were indifferent, we must not forget the parallels to today. Resistance to injustice and occupation is indivisibly linked and human obligation! In 2007, did not the then tour group of the bishops react in horror to Ramallah and call the states a ghetto? How they were then attacked by the Central Council of Jews under Paul Spiegel, because they had dared to use the word ghetto. Immediately, the Central Council forbade the word ghetto, since that word applied only to the Warsaw Ghetto and would not tolerate any comparison. I still remember very well how I supported her and called ghetto a “common term today”, which he is. There is no Jewish “exclusive claim” to the word ghetto. (2) Would not it be time for David Schuster, the current President of the Central Council, who is always the mouthpiece of the Israeli government? to speak in the conscience? Just a message of greeting for the Jewish New Year would be a hitch, Cardinal Marx. Why not take a role model in the Anglican Church of South Africa, which just joined a boycott decision by the BDS movement (boycott, divestments and sanctions). After all, these South African Anglicans know only too well what apartheid and occupation mean. Let’s just read the former Jewish ANC activists and ministers, supporters of the BDS movement, Ronnie Kasrils, who equates the Zionist occupation of Palestine and the crackdown on critics with South Africa’s apartheid situation. (4) (5) Divestments and sanctions). After all, these South African Anglicans know only too well what apartheid and occupation mean. Let’s just read the former Jewish ANC activists and ministers, supporters of the BDS movement, Ronnie Kasrils, who equates the Zionist occupation of Palestine and the crackdown on critics with South Africa’s apartheid situation. (4) (5) Divestments and sanctions). After all, these South African Anglicans know only too well what apartheid and occupation mean. Let’s just read the former Jewish ANC activists and ministers, supporters of the BDS movement, Ronnie Kasrils, who equates the Zionist occupation of Palestine and the crackdown on critics with South Africa’s apartheid situation. (4) (5)

So, when Jewish citizens celebrate New Year around the world but Palestinian people are incarcerated to avoid disturbing the “festivities on stolen land”, and that is not mentioned in a message of congratulation or political response, that is not an encouraging sign, but proves a frightening one Deficit in a democratic attitude and empathy. No, not Israel criticism is anti-constitutional, but it’s decisions of the Bundestag, such as those against the BDS movement and this as anti-Semitic declare. (6)

Something is wrong in the state

If the “Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Middle East” bank accounts are terminated because they support the BDS movement, if Jewish journalists, writers, activists, associations that promote Palestinian freedom and support the BDS movement, public spaces be denied or terminated and only courts have to guarantee the right to freedom of expression, then something is quite wrong in the state.

If award ceremonies – as just happened – are canceled to the British-Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie just because she actively supports the BDS movement, then a point has been reached that has nothing to do with democracy anymore. The Nelly Sachs Prize, which was to be awarded to Shamsie, but then withdrawn, hit waves worldwide. Nelly Sachs, the German-Jewish-Swedish namesake of this award from the city of Dortmund, dedicated her life to others. Even her serious illness did not prevent her from digesting her terrible experiences literarily and poetically. She received countless honors and awards – as in 1965, when she was awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. In 1966 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature together with Samuel Joseph Agnon by the Swedish King Gustav VI. Adolf. She quoted a poem written especially for this ceremony and gave away half of her prize money to the needy and the other half to her old friend Gudrun Harlan. When Nelly Sachs had to cancel a planned trip to Israel on the advice of her doctor in 1967, she did not hesitate to intervene in a public telegram for the reception of Günter Grass by the Israeli Writers’ Association. Nelly Sachs would surely have been horrified if she had yet to experience a prize being denied her name – a great literary colleague who fights for the freedom of Palestine. She who feared that in Israel “the persecuted might soon become persecutors,” was scared of these atrocities. She who was so astute and forward-looking, who championed colleagues, would surely have been proud of the high-profile supporters of an open supporters letter with high-profile names among the 240 intellectual signers who rightly speak of punishment. This open letter, first published by the London Review of Books, is entitled “The Right to Boycott – Right to Boycott”. (7) This open letter, first published by the London Review of Books, is entitled “The Right to Boycott – Right to Boycott”. (7) This open letter, first published by the London Review of Books, is entitled “The Right to Boycott – Right to Boycott”. (7)

On September 30, Aachener Nachrichten reported that the city of Aachen is withdrawing from the awarding of the Aachener Kunstpreis. Reason: the designated prizewinner, the Lebanese-American artist Walid Raad, is accused of being a follower of the BDS movement and repeatedly been on “measures to the cultural boycott of Israel,” as Aachen Mayor Marcel Philipp (CDU) said. Whether the donors of the award, the association of Friends of the Ludwig Forum to the award holds, decides this week. This witch hunt and a sneak peek against internationally respected artists will lead to more and more “honorees” turning away when a prize-giving ceremony threatens. Even more explosive gets the thing, if the “constitutional contactor” of federal and state governments should classify the BDS movement as anti-constitutional. Will supporters ever be allowed into the country, or have we fully adopted the Israeli practices? (8th)

There is no right to exist of a state without borders on stolen land! 

When the Berlin Interior Senator Andreas Geisel (SPD) in a TIME interview threatens to let BDS of the protection of the Constitution observed, even fundamental criticism of Israel in question, then he faces as well as many of his political colleagues against UN decisions and presents typically German, with a morally raised index finger to the side of peoples and human rights criminals of the “Jewish state”. What is your opinion, Senator Geisel, about the aims of the BDS movement? No, Mr. Geisel, there is no right of Israel, this state without borders on stolen land! If in Germany criticism of the “Jewish state” again and again points to historical contexts that prohibit us from supporting boycott decisions against Israel, that is unacceptable. Instead of “Do not buy with the Jew”, in reality, it must really read: “Do not buy from the Jewish occupier,” as I wrote. However, Geisel knows no qualms when it comes to Russia boycotts, a country that had to complain thanks to our “help” 27 million war dead. Even with Iran, we are fast in here, but this may not have nuclear weapons, because he allegedly threatened Israel with a “Holocaust” – while from traumatized policy out of the “Jewish State” any support – including in the form of armaments – is assured and being granted with impunity, being a nuclear power. After all, they need self-defense. (8th) that thanks to our “help” 27 million war dead had to complain. Even with Iran, we are fast in here, but this may not have nuclear weapons, because he allegedly threatened Israel with a “Holocaust” – while from traumatized policy out of the “Jewish State” any support – including in the form of armaments – is assured and being granted with impunity, being a nuclear power. After all, they need self-defense. (8th) that thanks to our “help” 27 million war dead had to complain. Even with Iran, we are fast in here, but this may not have nuclear weapons, because he allegedly threatened Israel with a “Holocaust” – while from traumatized policy out of the “Jewish State” any support – even in the form of armaments – is assured and being granted with impunity, being a nuclear power. After all, they need self-defense. (8th) Be nuclear power. After all, they need self-defense. (8th) Be nuclear power. After all, they need self-defense. (8th)

If, at the moment, this is once again demanded by the anti-Semitism commissioner of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Michel Blume, to revise or renew the Nakba exhibition, that would be a fake of history. There is nothing to correct for the “Nakba” and the scientifically flawless traveling exhibition “The Nakba – Flight and Expulsion of the Palestinians in 1948” about the catastrophe of the expulsion of 750,000 Palestinians after and during the founding of the state of Israel. If, in the first anti-Semitism report of the country, the impression is given by Blume that without the correction the exhibition would be anti-Semitic, then this is a malicious insinuation which urgently needs a correction. I commend the anti-Semitism commissioner Blume, to freshen up his historical knowledge the book by Ilan Pappe “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine”. I myself was allowed to open the Nakba exhibition in Tübingen in 2008 and had an accompanying event on the topic: “May the birthday of Israel be celebrated so uncritically against the backdrop of the Nakba”? (10)

This exhibition is so important and correct that it should become a permanent fixture throughout Germany. The path to the future begins with remembering, and so does Palestine and the Palestinians, who are still waiting for their legal right of return to Palestine.

There is nothing to celebrate for Jews who shut their eyes to the crimes of Zionist regimes

After only 86 years after the seizure of power and the persecution of the Jews, today Jews who bravely and uncomfortably participate in BDS and are calling for an end to the illegal occupation of Palestine are again marginalized as anti-Semites. In a Germany where philosemitism has replaced anti-Semitism, where open letters are negated by internationally recognized artists and scientists, one can not celebrate a Happy New Year 5780. There is nothing to celebrate for Jews who close their eyes to the crimes of Zionist regimes in the “Jewish state”. Only when Palestine is free and human rights and international law apply to all its citizens and refugees returned home, is there something to celebrate. For this we support together the BDS-movement with all strength and “last ink”, as Günter Grass wrote so impressively in his poem “What else must be said”. (11)

Much has to be said and done until Palestine is freed and Germany no longer excludes critical Jews and BDS supporters.

footnotes:

(1) https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-another-israel-the-rosh-hashanah-of-my-childhood-1.7917710

(2) https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/ghetto-ist-heute-ein-gebraeuchlicher-begriff.694.de.html?dram:article_id=64303

(3) http://www.bdssouthafrica.com/post/anglican-church-in-southern-africa-adopts-bds-boycott-of-israel/

(4) https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/03/israel-treatment-palestinians-apartheid-south-africa

(5) http://sicht-vom-hochblauen.de/ich-kaempfte-gegen-die-suedafrikanische-apartheid-and-sehe-die-gleich-brutale-politik-in-israel-von-ronnie-kasrils/

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

(7) http://bds-kampagne.de/2019/09/23/offener-brief-zur-nichtvergabe-des-nelly-sachs-preises-thas-recht-auf-boykott/

(8) http://www.aachener-nachrichten.de/lokales/aachen/hat-walid-raad-verbindungen-zur-israelkritischen-bewegung-bds_aid-46196797%3foutput=amp

(9) https://www.zeit.de/politik/deutschland/2019-09/andreas-geisel-innensenator-berlin-bds-bewegung-verfassungsschutz

(10) https://www.attac-netzwerk.de/index.php?id=7582

(11) https://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/debatten/das-israel-gedicht-von-grass/das-dicht-von-guenter-grass-was-gesagt-werden- must-11707985.html

 

 

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FREEDOM IS THE CLIMATE CHANGE NEEDED IN PALESTINE

What use is a future without freedom?

Fridays for Future in Freedom – or: Poisoned Climate in Palestine

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

What use is a future without freedom? How can one create a good climate and prevent a climate catastrophe without rising against the suppression of freedom – without achieving freedom and freedom of expression for Palestine? Let us imagine: a Palestinian girl would have sat down in front of the German Reichstag or the Federal Chancellery – with a poster “School Strike for Freedom” in front of the chest. Would she have noticed a passerby? Hardly, since this topic is withheld from young people in the schools. In fact, the Nakba belongs in all public schools – as well as the Holocaust. Both are inextricably linked. The right to support the BDS movement (boycott, disinvestment, sanctions) must be an integral part of our society and must not be criminalized as anti-Semitic.

Preserve democracy and freedom of expression

All public institutions and officials are required and obliged to protect and defend these rights in order to preserve democracy and freedom of expression. That’s why it’s worth pushing for “Friday for Freedom” marches. Together with Muslims and committed citizens, we should build a lobby that opposes the indifference to Palestine, the hatred of Islam and the climate poisoned from it.

However, German politics has done nothing for the freedom of Palestine, but it has contributed to make the misery of oppression and occupation worse each year. With German weapons and German support, the Merkel government has actively contributed to this “climate deterioration” in Palestine – otherwise the constant repetition of the reference to the “two-state solution”, but with the support of Zionist slogans and the right to “self-defense”, when it really comes to hegemony, violations of international law and Judaisierung. Anyone who has “given” the raison d’être for his safety – like the “Jewish state” thanks to Merkel – does not need to fear for his right to exist. And that’s the big mistake that undermines our Constitution, because the existence of this state does not correspond to the constitutional paragraphs. No, the existence of the “Jewish state” in its present form must be called into question as long as the question of Palestine is not clarified and a sovereign state has not emerged for all its citizens in a healthy climate with equal water distribution.

While frantic young activists roam the cities Friday through Friday, skipping school attendance, politics are struggling to accommodate this new movement and take the lead. It seems to me frightening how a 15-year-old autist managed to trigger such a demonstration tsunami, almost out of nowhere. Let us remember: on August 20th, 2018, a frightened-looking girl with a fixed look and depression sat in front of the Swedish Reichstag (Riksdag) with a placard in front of her chest saying “School strike for the climate”. She wanted to continue until Sweden follows the climate agreement of Paris.

Chosen follower of Jesus?

How is it possible that in such a short time, such a movement was possible in which it was almost canonized. Pope Francis praised her, and a Swedish church congregation compared her to Jesus as a “chosen successor”. Already she is being traded for the Nobel Peace Prize after being awarded a prize by Amnesty International. I see in it a great danger coming towards us. For if it is possible to put this type of mass hysteria to fruition so quickly, then this can be a real danger with other protagonists and populists. Who controls Greta Thunberg and with what ulterior motives and interests?

This controversial climate activist, coached by her parents, Svante Thunberg, actor, and painting Emman, opera singer, goes on tour. Soon her mother wrote a bestseller about this spicy family story. Now every reader knows about Aspergers autism and depression! Her last appearance at the climate summit in the United Nations was an embarrassment for me. “You have stolen my dreams” and “that you dare”, or “if you abandon us, we will never forgive you” and “I would have to go to school and sit at the other end of the Atlantic”. Yes, she would only! I found this performance embarrassing and can not sympathize with what makes Thunberg so interesting. Mind you, that has nothing to do with climate change, which of course has to be and will be addressed.

On the other hand, this movement was quickly abused by politicians and various other governing representatives, as they try to bask in Thunberg’s “halo.” I see both currents with great concern. On the positive side, right-wing populists, politicians like Trump and Bolsonario attack this movement and deny and isolate climate change. Which will hopefully encourage many of their constituents to change their minds at the next elections.

“Climate Apartheid” in Palestine

Why is not there a Palestinian activist who is heard by the UN, who stands up for Freedom and good climate in Palestine and is so celebrated? Because this topic is not heard and is displaced by the international community, according to the wishes of the “Jewish state” and its lobbyists! Has this movement ever dealt with the environmental problems in Africa, Asia and Palestine? In Palestine, for decades, we have been witnessing a “climate apartheid” that deprives the Palestinians of the water of the Zionist occupying regime and withholds it so that the Jewish settlers can revel in their luxury occupation life. Gaza will be so dirty in a short time, according to the UN report, that it will be uninhabitable. Two million people in this cordoned off concentration camp live with dirty sewage and misery due to water scarcity. Currently, the occupied West Bank is once again deprived of power and the lights are turned off. These arbitrary punitive measures are perverse actions of the Zionist occupiers who are repeatedly used as blackmailers against Palestinians.

As it has recently become known, Netanyahu and Gantz have agreed on sounding for a new unity government. Netanyahu and Gantz, as I commented in my last commentary “From the Rain to the Roof”, do not belong to the government, but to the International Court of Justice in The Hague. If President Rivlin meets with Netanyahu and Gantz this week, he will entrust one of the candidates to forming a government, and then the power-rotation scramble will begin. It seems that Netanyahu is not going so fast as it seems. Before the election is after the election, nothing new in Palestine!

Palestinians deserve a Friday for Future in Freedom!

Chancellor Merkel, the former Minister of the Environment, later “climate chancellor” and chameleon of German politics, has been trying for years to make her mark in this way. When she traveled to New York more than 29 years ago and subsequently made memoranda of understanding to lower greenhouse gas emissions, she certainly was not yet aware of what would happen in 2019. She, who had long since become an “industrial and automobile chancellor,” still defending the automobile industry when she was exposed to her criminal activities. The first of these “criminals” are already shouting for subsidies for “electro-innovations”. What tricks are they going to come up with this time so that they do not run out of energy and get their money’s worth?

Cleverly she tries again and again to reclaim goals and topics in order to put herself in such a scene. Even though her glamor is fading more and more and her slogan “We can not do it”, she has managed to put a staging without substance on her GroKo stage.

After 19 hours of negotiations, you saw overtired government members who tried to sell a manageable climate compromise, which should not really hurt anyone, as a big hit. Politics should shape, not manage the problems and displace solutions, rather than solving them. You can really feel how a black-red troop, a coalition on call, who has to fear for their re-election, should create a bit “better climate”, a feel-good atmosphere in “dirty times”. As long as the stakeholders who continue to make good money in the production of CO2 can be satisfied, as long as the greenhouse gas levels reach new heights, climate protection is still a long way from being effective.

Where are the simple solutions?

Why has not “Merkel” finally ordered the simple solutions for Germany? Finally, a speed limit, as is customary throughout Europe, finally to go to the diesel subsidies and delete these, raise the air fares and bring the ships and cruise ships on environmental course? It is to despair how this coalition is controlled by lobbyists who always sit invisibly at the table and in reality co-govern. Where is the steering effect, if these problems are not eliminated?

A bad signal was only two days after these “climate killings” that Merkel and Defense Minister Kamp-K (n) arrenberger sat almost together, but in separate government planes to fly to the US, to the East Coast. The Secretary of Defense arguably serves as a “commander and paymaker,” pledging her US counterpart Esper to contribute more to US-led operations in the near future. While the Chancellor arrived as “Klimaqueen”, previously together with the French colleague Macron and the British Johnson decided to hold the Iran responsible for the attack on the Saudi oil facilities – probably serious rumors well-informed Israeli (!) Circles that point to the high probability that Israel is behind the attack.

After that, AA-Maas will also join in and arrive with the next government machine to participate in the UN General Assembly. So much for German government climate policy and role model function. Main thing the GroKo feel-good climate is right – which could change by 2021 at the latest to the next election.

Politics like a patchwork quilt

We continue to buy nuclear power from neighbors or lignite from Russia and force electric cars without having to deal with the problems of highly toxic lithium batteries and batteries and other toxic substances and their disposal. What about glyphosate that can still be sprayed in German fields? This policy acts like a patchwork whose seams are as brittle as the decisions.

If Merkel realized that politics is what is possible, then her possibilities have long been exhausted and she is as exhausted as her policies. What has she achieved? Our infrastructure in rural areas is catastrophic, which I can confirm from my own experience. Our South Tyrolean or Austrian neighbors are much more efficient, not to mention our Swiss neighbors. Like the internet, every Portuguese mountain village is better served than we are.

Do we want a division of society and an ever greater political disenchantment? Will there be German “yellow vests” on our streets soon? I wish for the future demonstrations for “Fridays for Future in Freedom,” which stand for the end of the poisoned climate in Palestine.

 

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NO PRIME MURDERER DECLARED YET IN ISRAEL

The only positive fact is that this time the Palestinian Israelis – according to Netanyahu – “Arab hordes,” who want to “destroy the Jewish state,” vote to eliminate him. The Palestinian parties and the anti-Zionist Communists, who joined the Alliance List alliance, achieved pleasing results with about 13 Knesset seats.

Image by Carlos Latuff

Israeli election is basically a contest to choose who has killed more Palestinians or who is willing to prove he can kill more Palestinians.

From The Frying Pan Into The Fire

 By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

What was this election of the approximately 6.4 million eligible voters who were again called to vote for the 120 Knesset members of the 22nd Knesset (Israeli Parliament)? Netanyahu’s challengers were unanimous in the standard sentence “Netanyahu Must Go” , An important and correct demand, which, however, has no really good prospects and offers no good prospects for the Palestinians. Netanyahu and Benny Gantz differ only in nuances. However, unlike Gantz, “Bibi” Netanyahu and his “terribly nice family” are plagued by allegations of corruption, and hopefully with one foot in jail – once he has lost his office and his immunity. Of course he will try again in his cunning to use all means to form a government with the right-wing extremist camp and past friends in order to bring “his” law through the Knesset, which assures him immunity, and as “icing on the cake”, another that prohibits the Supreme Court, this and others of to overrule legislation passed to Parliament. To what extent he and his followers are capable and willing, they have all too often proved. He is also a master of lies and illegal actions, in the style of his populist colleagues worldwide. If, like now, the water is up to his neck, we can once again prepare ourselves for increases that will hopefully ultimately bring him down.

Both goals: to get rid of the unloved Palestinians

If we compare, however, the positions of the two opponents, then they are very similar and in “security issues” belligerent aggressiveness Gantz seems to lie ahead. The Gantz, who actually finds it “no fun” to govern how he had to correct himself after an embarrassing slip-up during a campaign event that also has problems with rhetoric and names that he already confused but did not want to “curse or mob.” and wants to approach people on “eye level” is in terms of “security issues” a hardliner as well as his opponent “Mr. Security “, which means nothing more than getting rid of the unpopular Palestinians and liquidating the Gaza Strip and the hated Hamas. How he expressed his “new hope” for a liberal and secular Israel, without corruption and extremism, In contrast to the “savior”, who wants to show respect for the Arab-Palestinian Israelis, his secret remains. Finally, he boasted that the idea of ​​annexing the occupied Jordan Valley had come from him and that Netanyahu had stolen it from him.

As one wonders, what happens in this former army chief with enough “bloody” experiences when he boasted about having “defeated” Palestinians, so he has collected his own experiences in the Zionist murders, if he is the author of such a criminal idea outs? A man who considers Israel “the best place to be Arab in the Middle East” and “the second best place to live as an Arab, the West Bank” denies what it means under Jewish Zionist illegal occupation to live and can not be surpassed in scruples and empathy. As long as he refuses freedom for Palestinians, has no proposals for peace plans and threatens two million imprisoned people in Gaza, the worst is to be expected, a competition in cruelty and punishment against Palestinians.

What about his credibility? With such a Kahol Lavan (blue and white) color, the Jewish colors of the Star of David flag and its bloody history, nothing really good is to be expected for Palestine. This party is a kind of “rebirth” of the “Generals and Kibbutzim” Labor Party. According to the old model of the father of settlement construction, Shimon Peres, settlers are courted.

The only good news: 13 percent for the anti-Zionist “United List”

Currently, with about 92% of the vote counted, the Likud has 31 seats and Kahol-Lavan 32 seats. The right-wing Yamina Alliance of Shaked and Bennett gained 7 seats, but is completely divided, except in hatred for Palestinians. With 6 seats dismissed is the Labor Party, which has not managed to present itself as an alternative, as it is neither “fish nor meat” and in terms of Palestinians like the others on the hard line.

Already in April in the first parliamentary elections, we had an almost identical result, so that a “unity government” would have been possible. This time, however, we have a difference, the former Moldavian doormen and bouncers, ex-Israeli war ministers and today’s opponents of Netanyahu, Avigdor Lieberman and his Russian constituents, chairman of the ultra-right-wing secular Israel Beitenu (Our House of Israel), with their likely 9 Making clients kingmakers. The formation of a new government in April had already failed, and new elections had become necessary to them and their refusal and their demands for compulsory military service for Orthodox Jews. This time – after his massive gains in votes – his demands will become even more pronounced. And that of a man living in a settlement!

The only positive fact is that this time the Palestinian Israelis – according to Netanyahu – “Arab hordes,” who want to “destroy the Jewish state,” vote to eliminate him. The Palestinian parties and the anti-Zionist Communists, who joined the Alliance List alliance, achieved pleasing results with about 13 Knesset seats.

Sad certainties in this “Jewish occupier apartheid state”

A really official end result will be delayed for days. Whether and how Netanyahu is away from the window, whether it comes to new elections again: questions about questions. There are only sad certainties that will never change in this “Jewish occupier apartheid state”.

The “Jewish State” and its founders have always wanted a land without its people, Palestine without Palestinians. So what is now provided for further annexation, houses only a few Palestinians, since a large part of them have long since lost their land and their international legal and legal right of return is further denied them by the Zionist regimes. They, who have been living under this occupation for decades or rather vegetate more than hopelessly in the Gaza concentration camp, have as good as NOTHING to expect from these elections. Even so-called leftists demand a separation of Jews and Palestinians, in the spirit of apartheid.

So most of the Palestinians today believe in a one-state solution in a free Palestine that we are currently very far away from, but the only one remaining possible. Settlers are now treated as ordinary Israelis with all rights in violation of international law, and they receive perks such as cheap mortgages and tax breaks to promote housing in settlements. Palestinian citizens in the illegally occupied West Bank are denied the right to vote.

The time of truth has come, Mrs. Merkel!

When politicians like Chancellor Merkel repeatedly talk about the “two-state solution” and criticize Israel’s annexation plans that stand in the way of such a negotiated solution, one wonders what Merkel and her policies have helped to solve the problem. Is not it exactly the opposite of what drives you? She repeatedly reaffirmed the right to “self-defense,” even though it actually involved attacks against helpless occupied persons, as well as sovereign states. Also German arms deliveries, military relations, negation of the international and human rights crimes are however “German state reason for the security” of the “Jewish state”. The time of truth has come, Mrs. Merkel!

Further annexations, settlement building, house demolitions, reprisals against Palestinians, attacks against Gaza, aggression against neighboring states and warlike rhetoric and rebellion against Iran are to be expected. As long as there are no candidates and governments to stop the illegal occupation and make clear to the “chosen people” the need for such a policy, it will continue to be about the “preservation of the Jewish biblical homeland”. So they continue to walk with the Bible in their hands through the entire occupied land and declare “This land belongs to us because it was given to us by God”. Thus, politics is being exploited again by secular, unscrupulous politicians.

Thus, the freedom of movement within the occupied territories is increasingly limited, and travel to the sealed Gaza are impossible. For example, the decisions of the Oslo Accords are being increasingly eroded by the “C territories” under Israeli control, the “B territories” under joint Israeli-Palestinian control, and the smallest “Area A”, under Palestinian Authority administration, is increasingly becoming under Israeli occupation thanks to “Trumpscher US aid”. Thus, the collaboration of the “moderate” Abbas “Vichy Authority” has not paid off for the Palestinian people, only for their leaders. So how does this Palestinian Authority want to make it believable at all, which it announced flowery: “We will repeal the division into three sectors and take over the entire occupied West Bank. The imperial reality speaks a different language. Thus, this Palestinian Authority could not prevent the illegal destruction of dozens of homes and apartments in the annexed East Jerusalem. There is nothing to be expected from this Palestinian Authority, unless free elections are finally coming there, which have not existed since 2006. Thus, the Palestinians are already jealous because of the elections in the “Jewish state”, which they are denied. They want – as in any other free country in the world – a choice for an independent Palestine, by being able to vote for their own truly effective government. The imperial reality speaks a different language. Thus, this Palestinian Authority could not prevent the illegal destruction of dozens of homes and apartments in the annexed East Jerusalem. There is nothing to be expected from this Palestinian Authority, unless free elections are finally coming there, which have not existed since 2006. Thus, the Palestinians are already jealous because of the elections in the “Jewish state”, which they are denied. They want – as in any other free country in the world – a choice for an independent Palestine, by being able to vote for their own truly effective government. The imperial reality speaks a different language. Thus, this Palestinian Authority could not prevent the illegal destruction of dozens of homes and apartments in the annexed East Jerusalem. There is nothing to be expected from this Palestinian Authority, unless free elections are finally coming there, which have not existed since 2006. Thus, the Palestinians are already jealous because of the elections in the “Jewish state”, which they are denied. They want – as in any other free country in the world – a choice for an independent Palestine, by being able to vote for their own truly effective government. Thus, this Palestinian Authority could not prevent the illegal destruction of dozens of homes and apartments in the annexed East Jerusalem. There is nothing to be expected from this Palestinian Authority, unless free elections are finally coming there, which have not existed since 2006. Thus, the Palestinians are already jealous because of the elections in the “Jewish state”, which they are denied. They want – as in any other free country in the world – a choice for an independent Palestine, by being able to vote for their own truly effective government. Thus, this Palestinian Authority could not prevent the illegal destruction of dozens of homes and apartments in the annexed East Jerusalem. There is nothing to be expected from this Palestinian Authority, unless free elections are finally coming there, which have not existed since 2006. Thus, the Palestinians are already jealous because of the elections in the “Jewish state”, which they are denied. They want – as in any other free country in the world – a choice for an independent Palestine, by being able to vote for their own truly effective government. Thus, the Palestinians are already jealous because of the elections in the “Jewish state”, which they are denied. They want – as in any other free country in the world – a choice for an independent Palestine, by being able to vote for their own truly effective government. Thus, the Palestinians are already jealous because of the elections in the “Jewish state”, which they are denied. They want – as in any other free country in the world – a choice for an independent Palestine, by being able to vote for their own truly effective government.

Fight the freedom of Palestine with the BDS boycott movement!

As long as the West Bank pledged to the Palestinians as the heartland of their future state is an integral part of Israel for the Zionist regime in the “Jewish state,” the US embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in violation of international law, thus making Jerusalem the eternal capital of a “Jewish state.” As well as recognizing that the Syrian Golan Heights, which are illegally occupied by Syria, as belonging to Israel, we must continue to work for the freedom of Palestine, supported by the boycott movement (boycott, disinvestment and sanctions) against the Zionist intolerance of the “only” democracy in the Middle East , an ethnocracy only for Jews. It ultimately does not matter whether “stalemate” or “Pattaschon” rules. In these “differences” we come in any case from the rain in the eaves.

 

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TAKE A MINUTE TO SEE WHO IS DESTROYING PALESTINE

The ‘Christian’ Right is SO WRONG

If you don’t know what Christian Zionism is and you’re working for justice and equality for Palestinians, you should know about this powerful organization and who supports them.

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

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

It’s disgusting

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

NETANYAHU’S ELECTION PROMISES SPELL DISASTER FOR PEACE OR JUSTICE

“Netanyahu is a psychopath with no red lines and he wants to see blood.” 

Image by Latuff

Netanyahu tells voters: If you don’t vote Likud, Arabs will ‘annihilate us all’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is coming under fire again for anti-Arab comments made by his campaign, this time for a message on his official Facebook page telling voters “Arabs want to annihilate us all – women, children and men.”

Israeli media reported that upon accessing Netanyahu’s official page, viewers are greeted with an automated popup message in Hebrew with a message to voters, imploring them to “make sure” their friends and family vote Likud.

The preset message is written from the perspective of a volunteer with Netanyahu’s campaign, who tells voters “I am donating my time because we cannot have a dangerous left-wing government… in a week’s time,” according to Haaretz’s translation of the message.

“A secular left-wing weak government that relies on Arabs who want to destroy us all – women, children and men, and will enable a nuclear Iran that will eliminate us,” the message continues, saying “we cannot allow this to happen!”

The message also boasts that Netanyahu “brings a right-wing policy of a Jewish state, security, and a strong Israel.”

According to Haaretz, following their report on the message, Likud claimed that the message “originated in a staffer’s mistake” and that Netanyahu had not seen it prior to publication.

Despite claims that the message was not approved by Netanyahu, anti-Palestinian sentiment has been a feature of his current and past campaigns for reelection in an effort to rile up support amongst his rightwing base.

The premiere has repeatedly characterized Palestinian citizens of Israel, who make up 20% of the population, as a “threat” to the right-wing government and the Jewish character of the state.

“Netanyahu’s most recent statement demonstrate a marked increase in his racial incitement against Arab citizens of Israel,” Palestinian rights group Adalah said in a statement on Wednesday.

The group compared the premiere’s statements to those of the ultra-nationalist Michael Ben Ari, who was disqualified by the Supreme Court from participating in the elections over racist remarks against Palestinians and Arabs.

“The Israeli Supreme Court has already ruled that Michael Ben Ari’s identical statements constituted grounds for disqualification of his candidacy for Knesset, so there is no disputing that this is unacceptable propaganda,” Adalah said.

The group added that they issued an incitement complaint on behalf of the Arab Joint List to the Central Elections Committee (CEC) chairman and to the Israeli attorney general.

“Netanyahu is a psychopath with no red lines and he wants to see blood,” Joint List Chairman Ayman Odeh tweeted on Wednesday.

Odeh added that he had reached out to Facebook to “immediately put an end to Netanyahu’s racist and dangerous incitement against the Arab population.”

Just hours after Odeh’s tweets, the Palestinian lawmaker came head to head with Netanyahu on the Knesset floor as the latter argued in favor of the widely condemned bill that seeks to allow representatives of Likud to bring cameras into polling stations during next’s week election.

Odeh confronted Netanyahu with his cell phone camera and began recording the Prime Minister before being kicked off the floor.

The “cameras bill,” which despite Netanyahu’s continued efforts, is expected to fail a parliamentary vote, and has been widely criticized as an attempt to intimidate Arab voters from participating in the election.

The messages on Netanyahu’s Facebook page come just one day after Netanyahu published a video on Twitter specifically targeting “Anglo” voters with campaign video in English.

Entitled “An important message to the Anglos,” the video published on Tuesday features Netanyahu saying “to all my English speaking friends, thank you for your warm support.”

“The question in this election is a simple one. Who is going to be the next Prime Minister of Israel?” Netanyahu tells the camera.

“Will it be me, at the head of the Likud? Or will it be Lapid and Gantz at the head of a leftist government that will include Ahmed Tibi and Ayman Odeh as minister in their government?” he continues, referencing two prominent Palestinian MKs.

Hours later, Netanyahu held a press conference where he announced his plans to annex almost one third of the occupied West Bank if reelected, drawing anger amongst Palestinians and accusations from his opponents of “spinning” Israeli voters.

Ironically, though Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party initially attempted to stop Netanyahu’s annexation announcement from broadcasting under the pretext that it constituted “illegal electioneering, Blue and White later responded saying Netanyahu had “copied” them.

“The residents of the Jordan Valley are not Netanyahu’s propaganda props. Blue and White has declared that the Jordan Valley will be part of Israel forever. It was Netanyahu who concocted a plan to surrender the Jordan Valley in [peace talks in] 2014,” the statement read. 

“We’re glad Netanyahu came to his senses and adopted Blue and White’s plan for recognition of the Jordan Valley.”

DIRTY POLITICS IN A DIRTY LITTLE COUNTRY

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

Brothers in arms (and crimes)

Netanyahu’s election campaign only knows destruction and dirt

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

When I wrote about Netanyahu’s election campaign, his regime and his methods in March, I did not know how recent this article would be, so I can use it again. The system Netanyahu and family can not be beaten for recklessness. So, if elected again on 17 September at his instigation, then his racist and undemocratic methods have again increased. Will attacks and wars against Syria, Lebanon and Iran soon be the icing on the cake in Netanyahu’s election campaign? Is there any other state besides the Jewish, where it is possible that in addition to oppression, Corruption and lawlessness deprives a people of their rights – and all this without consequences? For example, while Turkey and Russia and their favorite enemies Putin and Erdogan are constantly demonized in the German media, Netanyahu enjoys an unbearable fool’s freedom. This fictional “only democracy in the Middle East” finally enjoys German state rationale and is therefore under “protection of species” – occupation, settlements, violations of international and human rights or not. The German accomplices are doing their utmost to defend this state’s right to exist without defined borders, but with expansionist desires and “Jerusalem laws” and racist, by all means. This fictional “only democracy in the Middle East” finally enjoys German state rationale and is therefore under “protection of species” – occupation, settlements, violations of international and human rights or not. The German accomplices are doing their utmost to defend this state’s right to exist without defined borders, but with expansionist desires and “Jerusalem laws” and racist, by all means. This fictional “only democracy in the Middle East” finally enjoys German state rationale and is therefore under “protection of species” – occupation, settlements, violations of international and human rights or not. The German accomplices are doing their utmost to defend this state’s right to exist without defined borders, but with expansionist desires and “Jerusalem laws” and racist, by all means.

Now if Netanyahu further refines his racist methods for this second election campaign, he wants to spoil Israel’s Palestinian citizens completely by announcing the expansion of all illegal settlements under international law and finally legalizing filming in polling stations and banning critical TV channels and media outlets wants, then it is already five past twelve and the time is more than ripe to react to this fatal policy, which has mostly populists and racists from Trump to Bolsonaro and Orban to the AfD behind.

That the German government on 17 pages sets out their concerns and skeptical about the “two-state solution” is, one can only consider as a sad satire of a German foreign policy in pieces of a SPD “Auschwitz Minister” and his CDU “boss” Chancellor Merkel, deduct and draw your own conclusions. So today I bring back my mentioned last article on the Knesset election, because he unfortunately has lost nothing of topicality, but the reality has worsened, and all under the eyes of the sanctimonious world community. As always, the victims are the Palestinians and Israeli-critical Jews, activists of the BDS campaign and all those who work for a just peace. This is the Zionist and destructive filth that should force us all to ACT.

Fascist election campaign in times of Judaization

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 jubilee 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 strikes 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, is making the nuclear power “Jewish state” ever 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 the 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” only Jews 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 tried.

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 influence 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, then we should finally ask ourselves why the German government is allied with terrorist states such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia or even with 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 knows only 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 knows only 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 knows only 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 must 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 our fight 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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#NeverForget ~~ 911 IN TOONS

In memory of all the innocent victims …

A timely quote …

“In the 80’s they used to blame Russians for everything. Now they blame the Muslims. In the near future they will blame both”

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Chile also remembers

Chile also remembers (Click on link)

A STUDENT WITHOUT A VOICE

It’s clear that Ismail Ajjawi will not have the same right to speak out freely as his Harvard classmates enjoy. He will have to be exceedingly cautious about joining student demonstrations in favor of Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS), for example.

In short, Ismail Ajjawi will not have the college experience that he deserves. And neither will his classmates.

The US allows in the Harvard student of Palestinian background it deported, but he will not be able to speak out freely like his classmates

The Harvard student of Palestinian origin who the U.S. deported before he could start classes has been allowed back in, but it’s clear that a news blackout now surrounds the shocking episode.

Ismail Ajjawi, who lives in Lebanon, was turned back on August 23 after U.S. immigration officials at Boston’s Logan airport examined his social media accounts. Ajjawi told The Harvard Crimson that the officials found nothing in his own postings to object to, but they disapproved of what some of his friends had said.

Harvard obviously used its influence, and Ajjawi was admitted on Monday, in time for classes. But today’s New York Times article includes no statement from him, and no more details about the disturbing original deportation beyond the first report in The Crimson. It is a safe assumption that his attorney and other advisers suggested he stay below the radar.

The Times did include an intriguing paragraph:

Mr. Ajjawi has said that he wants to become a doctor and that he is nonpolitical. His lawyer, Albert Mokhiber, described him on Tuesday as a Palestinian refugee who had attended United Nations schools in the refugee camps of Lebanon.

Set aside the question of whether an exiled Palestinian raised in a refugee camp can ever truly be “apolitical.” It’s clear that Ismail Ajjawi will not have the same right to speak out freely as his Harvard classmates enjoy. He will have to be exceedingly cautious about joining student demonstrations in favor of Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS), for example. He will need to monitor his social media accounts — not just what he posts, but what his contacts have to say. He may have to speak guardedly to classmates, even though many of them will doubtlessly have questions about Israel, Palestine and the Mideast generally.

In short, Ismail Ajjawi will not have the college experience that he deserves. And neither will his classmates.

Ismail Ajjawi, photographed in his home near El Buss refugee camp, Lebanon. He achieved a top eight score in the Official Lebanese Baccalaureate (IB) examination across Lebanon and ranked number one for the whole south region. (UNRWA Photo by Abeer Nouf)

THE END OF TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY

 Week after week, Israel is trying hard to fuel conflicts. Again and again they fly air strikes against Hezbollah in Lebanon, then against Assad in Syria, then against Iraq. They take the right to use drones to “monitor” the residents and the foreign airspace. Everything is being attempted to prepare a war against Iran and Lebanon with this policy of provocations and pinpricks, which does not stop at human victims.

With Blessings from the ‘Chosen One’

Territorial integrity for all states!

Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

What about the term “territorial integrity”? If the Netanyahu regime continues to violate them and invoke threats and “self-defense”? Will territorial integrity be tacitly suspended if Zionists violate it? It seems so in the face of Israel’s constant attacks on sovereign neighboring states. Week after week, Israel is trying hard to fuel conflicts. Again and again they fly air strikes against Hezbollah in Lebanon, then against Assad in Syria, then against Iraq. They take the right to use drones to “monitor” the residents and the foreign airspace. Everything is being attempted to prepare a war against Iran and Lebanon with this policy of provocations and pinpricks, which does not stop at human victims. The psychological warfare is also used by the Netanyahu regime, and one does not shy away from being staged with fake blood to suggest to the public a Hezbollah attack with Israeli victims that did not exist! This regime and its “defensive army” are afraid of nothing to achieve their darker goals. (1)

The new state religion of the Israeli state terror regime

This Jewish “defense army”, which not only conducts raids, targeted murders, demolitions of houses and the Jewish occupation of Palestine on behalf of the Jewish “state terror regime”, has now become a magnet for young Jewish Diaspora Jews. Through worldwide Hasbara propaganda, young Jews are taught this army as the new state religion. Massive agitation campaigns promote a “Sabbath year” in the “most moral defense army,” so as to engage young Jews in the diaspora to connect with the “Jewish state.” This type of advertisement for this new “state religion”, also here in Germany, should be just as inadmissible as the recruitment for Syrian fighters. If it were a Muslim state, it would certainly be stopped immediately.

While Israel’s lobby, like mushrooming countless “anti-Semitism commissioners,” the Central Council of Jews, or other “Christian Zionists” willingly be allowed to trim textbooks and teachers on “Israel course,” there should finally be double standards while Jewish agitations and schools can always be sure of “Christian-Jewish” solidarity.

One of our “values”, which is always explained by politicians, is certainly not the support of the mediation of illegal Israeli politics, which on the contrary would have to be stopped immediately! There can be no recruiting for foreign armies from German soil, and that includes the “Jewish State” and the IDF. Because this army uses weapons and soldiers to maintain the illegal occupation; that is, these crimes that violate international law must not be supported by German soil. This support for Israel does not contribute to peacekeeping but drives Germany into a new debt. Therefore, there can be no German state reason for the Nibelung loyalty to the “Jewish state” at the expense of the Palestinians.

Annexation “with God’s help”

Israel has been trying for years to involve the US in a war with Iran. While US President Trump avoids war for his campaign, colleague Netanyahu seems to need the war to make his campaign more bloody. He is currently announcing to his “chosen people” that there will be no more settlements so that the 600,000 Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem can be sure of their “eternal right of abode”. Under the slogan “this is our land” he insists on the annexation of the Jewish settlements and wants to “help with God’s help” to achieve sovereignty of all settlements in the “biblical” land of Israel.

The fact that he is getting closer and closer to this “final solution to the Palestinian question” seems more and more likely in view of the impunity and the looking away of the international community. Due to the “special treatment” when it comes to the “Jewish state”, even laws lose their validity and are annulled! Systematic Israeli crimes have been tolerated for decades, while the UN and EU abandon the Palestinian people and expose them to injustice.

The respected South African lawyer John Dugard at the DLF learned sobering facts about the power of the “Jewish state”. In secret meetings and pressure against the Chief Prosecutor of the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Fatou Bensouda, she was forced to stop investigating the Israeli crimes requested by the Palestinian Authority.

“Green light” for screaming injustice

So if Jewish governments get “green light” from the ISGH for the injustice that has been shouting for decades, then what else can one expect from politicians and governments?

Especially the German government and the German Federal President should be aware of the responsibility they have towards the Palestinian people, the last victims of Nazi rule! The warm words of Federal President Steinmeier on the occasion of the central commemoration ceremony on the occasion of the German invasion of Poland, with which began 80 years ago, the Second World War, were not very credible, you can see the sad reality.

While Steinmeier asks for forgiveness for Germany’s crimes and historical guilt and points to the suffering of the victims, then it would be time to take a look at the founding of the “Jewish state” of Israel and the expulsion of the Palestinians from their homeland, because Without the Holocaust, this would be inconceivable. Likewise the US Vice Pence, who said at the same commemoration ceremony these words “freedom is the destiny for all mankind”. Unfortunately, it is precisely the US government that actively contributed to the Palestinians living under Jewish Zionist occupation being excluded from this freedom.

Racially motivated disinterest in the Palestinians

Yes, the Holocaust has also victimized the Palestinians. But this guilt ignores Germany, one sees the one-sided German policy towards the “Jewish state” and the obviously racially motivated lack of interest in the Palestinians and their claim to self-determination and freedom, with the constant painstaking repetition of the phrase “the two-state solution “Who have neither wanted nor want the Netanyahu regime and all the other regimes before.

Steinmeier would be well advised if he finally recognized the overdue guilt and responsibility towards the Palestinians, and so did a speech in illegally occupied Palestine. The German arrogance, which makes perverse differences in the victim rating, is a shame. While Jewish victims and their descendants are unilaterally supported with all their might, this is considered superfluous by Palestinians. Jewish Zionist perpetrators are always seen in the right, while Palestinians are always suspected of terror.The Zionist Hasbara propaganda has masterfully managed to implant this reversal of guilt in German politician brains. Germany has internalized its guilt and atonement so deeply that it is easy to use this behavior specifically by “Jewish lobby groups”.

While we fully support NATO aggression and indulge in US ties, Russia is steadily becoming an enemy. In the Russian Crimea, international law is endeavored and interpreted unilaterally, it does not matter in the illegal occupation of Palestine! While sanctions against Russia or Iran are decided with ease, they are seen as anti-Semitic sacrilege against the “Jewish state”.

German guilt is indivisible

How could Germany just allow it, at the commemoration in Poland and before in the commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz, to exclude Russia? Was not it Soviet soldiers who liberated Auschwitz and was it not 27 million war victims that the Soviet Union had to complain about?German guilt is indivisible and can not be used like Hasbara propaganda at will, as in the current case of the “German-Soviet non-aggression pact,” which haunts content as undifferentiated as “Hitler-Stalin pact” by the media. (2)

Operating peace policy means that today’s Russia under President Putin should be our partner. Neither Trump nor Netanyahu fill this role. The danger increases that we are drawn by their policies more and more into wars and illegal international actions, which will never let AGAIN AGAIN AGAIN.

International law should be binding on all countries, including, of course, the Jewish state. Territorial integrity applies to all states, including those that are arbitrarily attacked by the “Jewish state”. To stop these attacks must also be German responsibility.

footnotes

(1) https://www.derstandard.at/story/2000108131936/israel-soll-verluste-nach-hisbollah-angriff-inszeniert-haben

(2) https://www.freidenker.org/?p=6850

 

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THE DISHONOR OF ‘HONOR KILLINGS’

END YOUR SILENCE ON THESE ATROCITIES!

Palestinian women are protesting for women’s rights after a 21-year-old was reportedly killed in a so-called “honor killing.”

LEST WE FORGET

Happy Holiday!

 

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