PALESTINE IS NOT A VIRUS …… IT MUST NOT BE TREATED AS ONE!

With the powers of mass surveillance of Corona-infected Israelis and Palestinians, Netanyahu has shamelessly used his own interests to hostage a people and trample on civil rights.

Zionist Surveillance Terror in the Time of Corona

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

There are few states like the “Jewish” that shamelessly try to undermine all democratic rules to allegedly defeat the corona virus. What could be better for Netanyahu than using a virus to equate it to terror. It quickly makes clear where the supposed terror comes from: it is the Palestinians.

While the Zionist regime has left no stone unturned for decades in order to limit the freedom of movement of the Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and in Gaza, to torture them at checkpoints, to block them off at will and to deprive them of all rights, the corona virus has come to him Law.

“Part of a war”

Almost identical to French President Macron, who spoke in his pathetic “Sun King” speech on Monday evening about a “war” in which France is against the virus in order to justify the drastic measures he has announced, Netanyahu also spoke of an “invisible enemy” against whom he is fighting as “part of a war” to defeat Corona.

Emergency regulations enable all suspicious citizens to be monitored

Trying to curb the expansion of COVID-19 to stop the spread is more than understandable and important. However, the choice of means decides what is still justifiable and compatible with democratic standards, whether a state and its leadership can still be perceived as democracy. Finally, the emergency regulations mean that the Israeli regime will be able to monitor all suspected citizens. So far, it has been almost exclusively the Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and the Gaza concentration camp, and after the second intifada intensified by all means, such as drones, as well as hacking and blocking their accounts in social networks.

Surveillance state based on Orwellian model

With the powers of mass surveillance of Corona-infected Israelis and Palestinians, Netanyahu has shamelessly used his own interests to hostage a people and trample on civil rights. These are emergency laws that allow the domestic secret service Shin-Bet to monitor infected Israelis, as well as use technological means that do not stop at snooping, that allows unlawful detection, and also show no respect for credit cards and privacy, and therefore smartphones uses to brutally spy on cellular data for purposes of “national security”, with all subscriber data, location data, as well as payments and transactions of all kinds, without judicial approval. All of these methods have long been familiar to the Palestinians under Zionist occupation. Let us not pretend, despite all the assertions, it cannot be ruled out if everything works so smoothly and effectively that this total surveillance seamlessly, even without “emergency”, leads the “Jewish state” into an “eternal surveillance state” based on Orwellian model transformed.

Supposedly infected people are considered criminals

Under the guise of the pandemic, all supposedly infected people are considered criminals who are treated by all means. However, Corona is neither a war nor an intifada, but a civil emergency that does not justify monitoring citizens with all technical means and illegally invading their privacy. In combination with camera surveillance on streets, the regime has for years successfully tried out not only online but also real spying on citizens. It is not for nothing that the “Jewish state” is the first country to openly admit to using these technologies. However, what the “Jewish state” celebrates here has only indirectly to do with “fighting the virus” because the citizen is seen as a virus. The attempt to justify also fails miserably,

The majority of Israeli citizens reject these measures, which go beyond what other countries do. Great criticism can be ruled out, where demonstrations and gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited and the parliament (Knesset) does not meet, thus avoiding any political discussion such as in Germany.

In Taiwan, for example, digital surveillance was used to prevent the spread of the epidemic, but in a different way. The Taiwanese government has issued specially designated phones for suspected cases to prevent surveillance of citizens’ private phones. However, Taiwan is also not an occupation country that has imprisoned millions of Palestinians and robbed them of their country and their rights. Will you be able to trust the promises of the Attorney General, who will only endorse this surveillance if the information gathered is destroyed after 30 days? More than questionable in a country that has proven for decades that it is ready not to care about democratic rights. Everything is fatally reminiscent of Gestapo / Stasi methods! (1) (2)

Unpleasant enemies of all terrorists

How the Netanyahu regime takes advantage of a law from 2002, which was heavily criticized when it was introduced, and which stipulates that “threats of terror, sabotage, espionage and the uncovering of state secrets” allow everything and all data on a large scale Authorities and intelligence agencies are unprecedented. Everything is justified with the “anti-terrorist struggle”. According to Haaretz, Zionist secret services boast that, thanks to years of practice, they are well trained to differentiate between “terrorists” who threaten national security and “innocent” civilians. This farce is a “Zionist gag”, after all, for Israeli secret services and politicians, the Palestinians, their supporters and other unwelcome enemies are all terrorists.

Netanyahu is abusing the virus

So what could be better for Netanyahu than presenting himself with unlimited surveillance and complete isolation as a conqueror of the corona virus, which he, like friend Trump, wants to have under control. He misuses the virus to distract from his personal state of emergency and to present himself as an indispensable “doer”. (3)

You cannot break right to commit wrong

If the “Jewish state” completely seals itself off in order to keep the infection rates low, that would not in itself be grounds for criticism, but if all fundamental rights are then undermined, then this cannot be justified. You can’t break right to commit wrong and worse, be praised and taken as a role model.

Netanyahu profited from the corona crisis

That the corruption process against Netanyahu was postponed to May because of Corona is a godsend and makes him one of the profiteers of the Corona crisis. Even if “opposition leader” Gantz was commissioned by President Rivlin to form a government, this does not testify to democracy and hope. In fact, Gantz has refused to coalition with the Jewish-Arab United List. He and his statements on further Gaza attacks, the support for the annexation of the Jordan Valley for “security reasons” and his numerous war crimes as head of government have been disqualified as Netanyahu. Both belong to the International Court of Justice in The Hague as war criminals. He’s not facing corruption charges, but he’s not a candidate for peace either,

With us, too, we can only trust that, despite all the drastic measures that await us in the coming months, democracy will be preserved. According to the standard, Austria also seems to rely on “Israeli surveillance methods”. It is to be hoped that this time there will be no “connection” between Germany and Austria, as we have seen in reverse. (4)

So as German / European citizens we only have to fight racism and Islamophobia for democracy, freedom of expression and our rights, even in times of Corona.

Our common goal: stay healthy so that we can continue to fight.

Footnotes:

(1) 
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/coronavirus-israel-democracy-fights-its-life-time-netanyahu-spies

(2) https://taz.de/Handyueberüberwachung- Gegen-Corona-in-Israel/!5672043/

(3) 
https://www.derstandard.at/story/2000115828957/mobilfunker-a1-liefert-bewegungungsstroeme-von-handynutzern-der-regierung?ref=article

(4) https://www.sueddeutsche.de/panorama/coronavirus-weltweit-1.4830581

 

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THE VIRUS OF RACISM IS SPREADING

Racism virus: an epidemic that is spreading ever faster

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The virus conspiracy

by Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

Since the corona virus infected thousands of people worldwide, it has rightly been in turmoil. However, we should watch carefully what dramatic political consequences this can have for us. Germany has long since become one of the most powerful arms suppliers and is now in fourth place behind the USA, Russia and France, delivering the weapons that the refugees are creating, which are now to be displaced again at the EU’s external borders and repelled militarily . However, the “Christian values” of the EU and the Merkel government, which it now wants to demonstrate by taking in around 1,500 children from Greek camps, do not apply to the misery of Yemeni or Gaza children, which remains unheeded. This hypocrisy affects and should put us all on the barricades. No, we don’t want NATO membership and war maneuvers that only serve to deter our Russian neighbors. No more drone shooting by Ramstein and the storage of nuclear weapons on German soil, as well as cooperation and training with other armies such as the supposedly “most moral” of all “Jewish occupying armies”! (1)

Prime examples of the double standard

Erdogan and Putin will once again be punished as scapegoats, while the “arms profiteers” Saudi Arabia and the “Jewish state” will go unpunished and will be spared the threat of sanctions. They are prime examples of the double standard with which Zionists and Gulf states are treated. Here we see how the power of the United States and the Israel lobby affects. A distinction is made between the “useful” and hostile states for the West.

What would the left, the greens and the right do in particular if there were not the “enemy images” of Erdogan and Putin? It is not Turkey and Erdogan that are to blame for the refugee misery that we are experiencing again, but it is the entire western “community of values ​​that is basking in its hypocrisy. With false and unfulfilled promises, such as EU membership, visa-free travel, and much more, Turkey was lured and left alone, while the Greeks were “rewarded” for their false promises, arms purchases, and US affiliation as an EU member. When Merkel signed the refugee agreement with Erdogan – after going it alone in 2015 and its aftermath – she was glad that she had one problem less. What Turkey did with the effort to take in about 4 million Syrian refugees is admirable and deserves our recognition. It has to be remembered time and again that it was also Turkey that sheltered Jews and the persecuted after fleeing Nazi Germany. Certain political groups are already trying to portray the attempted coup against Erdogan as propaganda, which is an infamous infamity and was probably put into circulation by the same groups that granted asylum to Gülen and his followers. (2) who granted asylum to Gülen and his followers. (2) who granted asylum to Gülen and his followers. (2)

We should always remember this fact, as well as the suffering we inflicted on Russia and the other Soviet peoples in World War II with more than 27 million victims of war. Especially since Germany, in its eternal traumatization, never frees itself from the completely uncritical support of the “Jewish state” due to the crimes of the Holocaust. While one overlooks everything that Jewish perpetrators of the most brutal post-war occupation regime do against the Palestinian people, and for decades before ethnic cleansing, violations of international and human rights, expropriation and disenfranchisement, eyes are being closed to Russia and Turkey other standards.

Racism virus: an epidemic that is spreading ever faster

Russia is being sanctioned and constantly threatened because of the Crimea’s accession to the Russian Federation through a referendum – propagandistically called “annexation of Crimea”. Turkey is constantly accused of undemocratic behavior, which seems to be more than a lie in view of the behavior towards the “only” democracy in the Middle East, the “Jewish apartheid state”. This occupation regime is as little a democracy as India, which regards itself as the “largest” democracy in the world. Both countries have unrestrained racism against Muslims. While the Hindus, like the Jews, see themselves as “chosen” and feel like the “rightful” rulers of their country, Muslims / Palestinians are persecuted as intruders. We also experience the same phenomenon in China, where the Muslim Uighurs, and in Myanmar, where it hits the Rohingyas. This racism virus, like the corona virus, is an increasingly rapid epidemic.

The isolation and state of emergency in the occupied Palestinian Territories once again unite the Palestinian collaborator, President Mahmoud Abbas, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is charged with corruption. (3) (4)

The Israeli daily Haaretz reported that the Zionist occupation regime and the Palestinian Authority are working together to fight and seal off. In fact, they share a political interest in an actionism to distract from their own problems. So in the first place it is not about containing a danger, but about your own interests.

United in the nirvana of the farce of peace negotiations

While the “Jewish state” immediately sealed itself off, restricted flights to and from abroad in which the corona virus was widespread and recommended hygienic measures, there was no order to close Israeli universities, schools and kindergartens.

Abbas, to whom the virus fit his political stuff, is quite different. So it seemed useful to curb the strike by Palestinian doctors in the occupied West Bank. Right from the start, he had described this strike as “detestable” and once again put himself on the political sidelines. When he called for an end, he had received criticism from his own officials, such as Husum Khader, one of the Nablus MPs, who had accused Abbas of “ill-treatment of doctors” and his inability to hold the presidency, which had struck a nerve and the support of the Palestinians received in and around Nablus. And the President’s answer? He had him brutally thrown into jail! (5)

We are already seeing how Fatah representatives meet again with Zionist occupiers and continue negotiations where they have been so often, namely in the nirvana of the farce of peace negotiations, in view of the fact that the occupiers have just announced the construction of thousands of new settlements and the construction of new apartheid streets for Jewish settlers. Everything points to an eternal Judaization of Palestine, in which a Palestinian authority and its representatives themselves play a major role, at the expense of the Palestinian people. (6)

What a waste of resources!

Just as Netanyahu leaves no stone unturned to secure his power by all means, Abbas has used every opportunity to rule without regard to the people living under occupation in the West Bank and Gaza. Without the collaboration with the “Jewish occupying state” he would never have succeeded.

So it is only astonishing to see that conferences are still being planned in Germany that are still the “two-state solution” – despite a decidedly Israeli refusal! – have on the subject and discuss alternatives and perspectives that will never happen. What a waste of resources!

As long as German Muslims, Germans with a migrant background and migrants in Germany do not feel recognized and do not feel equal and have to live with the fear of being targeted by right-wing extremists and haters of foreigners, we not only have the Corona virus, but also the virus of racism, against which there is unfortunately no vaccination. That is why Muslims and mosques must receive the same protection as Jews and synagogues. And finally there must be a racism officer instead of an anti-Semitism officer!

There is still a lot to do in the fight against viruses!

As long as the vulnerable themselves have to point out that they are German and want to belong like any other German, as long as the NSU files are not released, as long as the implications of the protection of the constitution are not completely cleared up and the indifference of the majority society affects these citizens twice as long the AfD and certain politicians are voting for racism and populism, as long as there is still a lot to do in the fight against viruses. (7)

Footnotes

(1) https://www.aufschrei-waffenhandel.de/daten-fakten/informationen/

(2) https://www.trtdeutsch.com/meinung/die-turkei-ist-wichtig-fur-deutschland-131589

(3) https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200306-corrupt-israel-has-re-elected-a-prime-minister-charged-with-corruption/

(4) https://www.t-online.de/nachrichten/ausland/internationale-politik/id_87486260/israel-netanjahu-beanierter-verschieb-von-prozessbeginn-.html

(5) https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200309-abbas-has-enlisted-the-coronavirus-in-the-battle-against-his-political-opponents/

(6) https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200309-the-pa-is-provoking-the-palestinians-with-its-israel-normalisation-meetings/

(7) https://taz.de/Muslime-in-Angst/!5665892/

 

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HATE AND RACISM WERE MAIN ISSUES IN ISRAELI ELECTION

By denying the legitimacy of the Israeli Palestinian Arabs, he sweetened his election campaign and made racism hopeful.

The prime minister has made it clear that Israel is not a state of all its citizens.

Hate campaigns and racism during election campaigns 

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

The “Jewish State” experienced its third election in a year this Monday. A choice between right-wing, far-right and fascist. With targeted hate campaigns, Zionist politicians, with Netanyahu at the head under corruption charges, rely on this campaign aid.

Corruption is not unusual in the “Jewish state”

As it seems, after about 90% of the current vote count, “Bibi” seems to have hit the right tone for his “chosen” electorate with this “Palestinian Arab hatred”, since he is only two seats in front of a coalition majority for a government formation. This requires one or two defectors from another right-wing party. The accusations of corruption and the impending corruption process were not an issue for his voters, after all, corruption in the “Jewish state” is not a peculiarity but commonplace. However, it is the first time that an incumbent prime minister has voted, and is not thinking of resigning, because he cleverly tried to dismiss all blame and blamed everything on unfair campaigns. He is one of his populist friends, like Trump and Orban. If it is not enough and he no longer sees a country with a transitional government, then he will certainly not hesitate to force his weary but willing electorate into a fourth election until he unscrupulously pushes through his goals to the bitter end.

However, there is still a tiny glimmer of hope that the man who boasted of making sour lemonade from sweet lemonade still has to worry about whether he is entitled to form a government as a politician accused of corruption.

No resistance against the annexation policy and racist apartheid

While the blue and white camp will probably only get 55 votes, the new “left” block of the three parties, including Labor and Meretz, only achieved seven seats. The only electoral alliance for a more liberal and leftist policy was the Common List of Palestinian Parties, which this time had fifteen seats. The slogan “Common List for a Common Future” was also intended to attract a few Jewish voters. After all, there is no other resistance or opposition to the annexation policy and racist apartheid.

A license for political defamation that allows everything

In fact, Bibi campaigned not only against “Arabs and for Jews”, but above all against the judiciary and “hostile” media, following his friend and role model as US President Trump. He did everything right and, it seems, was successful. A license for political defamation that allows everything!

By denying the legitimacy of the Israeli Palestinian Arabs, he sweetened his election campaign and made racism hopeful. His sedition policy brought him the hoped-for success. But it will be very bad if after this dirtiest of all election campaigns pressure does not finally build up, which initiates the freedom of Palestine and no longer unconditionally and amicably supports this Zionist state terror regime. Germany and Europe must finally send this strong signal.

Even with his threat to wipe out Iran, he is on the same line as friend Trump, who sided with his side and who has finally proven with his “Middle East Deal” that the Palestinians can no longer expect anything from the United States to have. How did this symbiosis between Trump and Netanyahu come about? Both are under pressure; one because of allegations of corruption, the other because of a dismissal impeachment procedure that connects. Add to that the “Christian-Zionist” connections, which enabled the unconditional support for Netanyahu by Trump, only this “finalization of the judaism”, with the likely election win. If, as expected, Trump is re-elected in November, this ominous circle has closed.

With the announcement of the annexation of the occupied Palestinian Territories, the uninhibited settlement activity, the promise that no Jew has to give up a piece of land, as well as the sacred promise that Jerusalem will forever be the undivided capital of a “Jewish State” thanks him with a majority, which he can only achieve in an absolute majority, either with the help of the Blauweisse and Benny Gantz or with Avigdor Lieberman. While Gantz, almost identical to Netanyahu, spoke out in favor of annexation, while Gaza and Lieberman wanted to “flatten”, he was unable to convince the voters. Only Netanyahu believes the Jewish-Zionist majority can provide security with a tough hand, occupation, and aggressive war threats and bombing. What a deceptive security

In this ethnocracy, where it should only be possible for Jews to live freely and unoccupied, everyone who tries to communicate with Palestinians or who stands in the way of ethnic cleansing is marginalized or fought against.

Desired “final solution” of Judaization

This proves once again that since its foundation as a state without a constitution and no fixed borders, the “Jewish State” has only been looking for nationalistic expansion, Judaism, displacement of the Arab-Palestinian population and land grabbing. We owe that this goal is becoming more and more successful to the international community, led by the United States and especially Germany. An irreparable fact that made genocide in Gaza possible after the Holocaust and continues to help the “Jewish State” to reach the “final solution” to Judaism.

Submissive Jews inspired by the Hasbara

This security state, armed to the teeth thanks to Germany, knows only enemies and needs authoritarian leaders who defy all democratic norms, the main thing is that the Palestinians are “kept in check” and kept away from power, property and society. These revisionist Zionist citizens are exactly the “breeding” that was wanted. We also experience this phenomenon of such “breeding” in the Jewish diaspora. Submissive Jews, inspired by the Hasbara, support “Jewish democracy”, support racist, anti-Muslim, anti-Palestinian, even murderous occupation discrimination and ethnic cleansing. It doesn’t matter how liberal or orthodox you are,

The “long arm” of the “Jewish state” extends to Germany

Every Jewish citizen who opposes this and takes a critical look at the “Jewish state” and perhaps still actively supports the BDS movement (boycott, divestment, sanctions) is expelled and disparaged, marginalized, defamed and deprived of his rights as an anti-Semite, we think only on account terminations, the restriction of freedom of expression through refusal to show space and the media negated it. The long arm of the “Jewish state” with its Israel lobby has now had a strong impact as far as Europe and especially Germany.

We, as freedom-loving citizens, must oppose this and oppose all forms of dehumanization and discrimination, both here and in the “Jewish state”, in order to enforce the principles of human rights, justice, equality and human dignity in order to achieve that To ensure the preservation of democracy. We must also remind all politicians of this who are (consciously) increasingly forgetting or no longer applying these principles.

No rationale for Israel’s security

This is also the surprising trip of NRW Prime Minister Armin Laschet, who is applying for the CDU chairmanship and candidate for chancellor, who traveled to Jerusalem with a large journalist crowd last weekend, shortly before the election in the “Jewish state” ostensibly to visit Yad Vashem again, to open a contact office of NRW in Tel-Aviv and to show his connection with Israel. However, it seemed to be even more about proving yourself as a “statesman” who “can chancellor” and thus outdoing your competitors. However, what Laschet then allowed himself to do “statesmanlike” when he met with the Israeli President Rivlin, almost exceeded the usual level of German pettiness. Laschet was ashamed that there is racism and anti-Semitism in Germany again 75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz and he supported Merkel with her 2008 “Reason for the Security of Israel”. He assured Rivlin that Germany was a strong state that would fight racism, anti-Semitism and discrimination with a strong civil society. However, he made no mention of racism, the occupation and discrimination of the Palestinians, nor did he make a detour to the occupied territories. For him, the friendship with the “Jewish state” seems to be so formative and immense that he generously overlooks international law crimes and ethnic cleansing, which puts him in the best chancellor-Merkel company. Whether he quickly got a “political-Zionist” briefing Before he could become chancellor, he remained hidden from the public, but seems more than likely. After visiting Yad Vashem, Laschet said: “History gives us the responsibility to fight back new beginnings”. How true, Mr. Laschet, but that means that you do not close your eyes to the responsibility towards the Palestinians that arises from the Holocaust, but which you in no way do justice to. By doing so, Mr. Laschet, you have proven that you have learned nothing from history and have sent the wrong signal! that one does not close one’s eyes to the responsibility towards the Palestinians that arises from the Holocaust, which you in no way do justice to. By doing so, Mr. Laschet, you have proven that you have learned nothing from history and have sent the wrong signal! that one does not close one’s eyes to the responsibility towards the Palestinians that arises from the Holocaust, which you in no way do justice to. By doing so, Mr. Laschet, you have proven that you have learned nothing from history and have sent the wrong signal!

What actually differentiates us from states like the “Jewish State”?

In fact, we don’t have any concentration camps (anymore!), But racism and hate are also gaining more and more followers in Germany. We are already seeing that attacks on mosques are increasing and prejudices against both Muslims and migrants are increasing massively. It is the prejudices, the brutalization of the language and the “hacking” in parts of Germany that should force us to act.

It is the tones of politicians such as CDU-Merz and FDP-Lindner, the “Union of Values”, the young Union Chairman Kubane, that are more than questionable because they do exactly the opposite under the guise of preserving democracy, because they fuel hatred and lead Germany into dangerous fairways. It is the “media desk perpetrators” of certain right-wing extremist blogs and agitators who want nothing but to humiliate Muslims and discredit Islam. The fact that attacks against mosques in Germany are increasing massively and that Turks or Germans with Turkish roots and Muslims are preferred murder victims is also a result of the misunderstood “leading culture” and a racist policy that we should all fight together. Just as we finally need a racism officer, we also need politicians who are careful not to “show understanding for the AfD and its voters as EX Federal President Gauck did in his more than questionable book launch. In doing so, Mr Gauck, you have done poor service to integration and democracy.

We do not want “Israelization” in Germany, which is a bad example for a free society. The same applies to “US Trumpization”, which brings nothing but regime changes, murderous wars and thousands of refugees displaced from their homeland destroyed by bombs.

We don’t need hate campaigns and racism in campaign times

 

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ISLAMOPHOBIA ~~ THE WORST VIRUS OF ALL

Let us understand migration and multicultural diversity as enrichment and let us fight the virus of Islamophobia together!

The Islam hatred virus is spreading rapidly 

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

Germany has a lot to offer in terms of rhetorical models who have always managed to unload hatred and envy on others. Let us not forget that on November 15, 1879, a well-known liberal history professor, Heinrich von Treitschke, attacked German Jews head-on in his article “Our Prospects”. With the sentence “The Jews are our misfortune” he – the “taboo-breaker” – wanted to prove that he wanted to take on the pose of the national herald who is ready to fight against a world of enemies, not the “millennia Germanic.” Manners ”would be replaced by an“ age of mixed German-Jewish culture ”.

Are Muslims Today’s Jews in Germany?

Why am I drawing this parallel? Because today we are again dealing with German politicians who have for years been practicing a climate of racial exclusion that inevitably had to lead to today’s racist terror from mere prejudices. Are Muslims Today’s Jews in Germany? In a way, they are, after all, given prejudices that make them appear to be potential terrorists, making Islam as a whole suspect. However, the constant attacks by Jewish officials, who repeatedly point to “Muslim anti-Semitism”, also contribute to this evil, in order to criminalize the criticism of the “Jewish state” and put it under suspicion of terrorism.

The concerns of the Muslims were completely neglected

Wasn’t it poisoned words like “doner killing”, “Soko-Bosphorus” or “headscarf girl”, a term invented by the still SPD (!) Member Thilo Sarrazin, who stoked a lot of prejudice and Islam hatred with his books? While in Germany the Israel lobby had always fallen victim to “Kippa Days” and “Star of David” and a flood of “anti-Semitism officers”, the concerns of the Muslims were completely neglected. They were denied the protection that they are entitled to as equal citizens. Isn’t the Basic Law more than clear? Human dignity is inviolable and that applies to all citizens or not?

Seehofer is primarily responsible for the current situation

Federal Interior Minister Seehofer, who mutated from Saul to Paul, is largely responsible for today’s terrible situation. Wasn’t it just him who laid the foundations for racism with sentences like: “Islam is not part of Germany”, “Migration is the mother of all problems”? Who held the protective hand over the former President of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Hans-Georg-Maassen? He still held on to him instead of immediately dismissing him when it was already clear where the German constitutional protection had gone. Was it not the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, which, with the help of a network of informants, maintained right-wing extremist networks with links to the military and the police, with several informants who worked solely in the context of the NSU terror network, which even then had a death list with thousands of names.

To date, the NSU crimes have not been fully investigated and will probably remain hidden from the public forever, because otherwise it would quickly become clear that politicians were also so preoccupied with legal blindness and a bitter struggle against the left that it became one of them today’s conditions had to come.

Why could the AfD spread more and more in its Muslim hatred?

Little has contributed to solving these crimes. His promise to keep mosques stronger is long overdue. What about gun laws, what about racism officers? Shouldn’t shooters be controlled much more strictly? Why has the Ministry of the Interior not long ago ordered that the AfD be monitored by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, while parts of the left have long been under surveillance. Why could the AfD continue to spread in its Muslim hatred?

No excuse for voting for the AfD

I still remember my participation in Ken Jebsen’s “Positions 4” and that I spoke sharply against AfD and Pegida even then, which only earned me hatred. And already in 2017 I wrote in my comment “AfD not in the Bundestag, nor is it time to prevent it” that there is no excuse for voters to vote for this party. (1) (2). Vain!

It is striking that attacks by Muslims are always classified as a “terrorist attack”. But when a “bio” German right-wing extremist perpetrates an assassination attempt, it is a “confused, mentally ill individual.” When it comes to a family bloody deed, it is a “honor killing” for Muslims, for others one speaks of a “relationship act”. If these differences don’t promote racism, what then?

The murderous Hanau massacre has also been perpetrated by right-wing extremists since the 1980 Oktoberfest attack – the one with the most murder victims and fits seamlessly into the right-wing extremist series of attacks in Germany. A bright spot two weeks ago was the arrest of twelve men who were accused of simultaneously planning massacres in mosques, political murders and civil war-like conditions.

On Shrove Monday, a driver drove deliberately into a carnival parade in Volksmarsen in Hesse. 61 people, including 20 children, were seriously injured in some cases. The driver, a German, was arrested and was not yet able to be heard. The police issued an arrest warrant for attempted murder.

The spreading virus of hate

It seems that this is just the beginning of a new brown time. The parties and politicians as well as the media would be well advised to deal less with themselves and more with the racist virus of hatred and the spreading right-wing extremism. Then the Rose Monday brought a positive message: the FDP is no longer represented in the Hamburg citizenship and ended up at only 4.9%, so failed due to the 5% hurdle. Happy too early! What now Mr. Lindner?

Going to the voters with fear

Vigils are an important manifestation, but do little if they become a ritual. Carnival tolerance wagons are a fun insert, especially when “kosher camels” are thrown. But not more. The AfD, which does business with hate and wins votes, must not be copied by other parties who also try to catch voters with fear. Resist the beginnings.

In fact, there are still many positive facts that distinguish us from the Weimar Republic. The overwhelming majority of the population regards the AfD and its representatives with contempt and indignation. But we should be shocked to note that there is a strong sympathy for the AfD, especially in the new federal states. Xenophobia and Islam hatred in particular fall on fertile ground there. Of all countries in which there are hardly any Muslims or migrants. What we are currently experiencing in Thuringia thanks to established parties such as the CDU and FDP should make it clear to all of us that it was these parties that made the rise and perfidious intrigue of the AfD possible.

“Leading culture” and “Christian values ​​fuel racial prejudices

These parties, in particular, outdid themselves in a similar rhetoric, which waffled about “key culture”, “Christian values” and thus fueled racist prejudices. Even now, it seems that these two parties continue to do so – despite all the hypocritical statements.

Is the AfD compatible with the Basic Law?

One is more and more going for a voice with fear of strangers. Hadn’t the AfD started in 2016 as a “force against Islam”? It was not for nothing that Alexander Gauland was a CDU member for four decades before he became an “AfD Gauleiter”. He described Islam as a “foreign body” in a “Christian-secular” Germany. From “bird shit” to “leading culture” it was only a short step that leads directly to his party colleague, Thuringian party leader Björn Höcke, a fascist who at a Pegida event described Islam as the “occupying power” to whom access was granted must refuse to Europe and Germany. The AfD vice-party leader and anti-Semitism representative of the party, Beatrix von Storch, described Islam “as a political ideology, which is not compatible with the Basic Law and called for a ban on minarets and muezzins. Rather, the question arises here whether the AfD is compatible with the Basic Law?

No German Reason for the “Jewish State”!

Let us not forget that it was the same Merkel who, after her choice, anchored this policy as a CDU program, opened the borders for refugees single-handedly and brought German rationale for the security of the “Jewish state” into the German constitution. Should your old adversary Merz win the race for the chairmanship of the CDU and the candidacy for chancellor, then we will get exactly this “Blackrock lead culture” of a new “global leader”.

Strike workers with a migrant background or Turkish roots for a day!

With sayings like “Germany to the Germans” I suggest that these Germans be shown what it would look like if all workers with a migration background or Turkish roots quit their jobs for one day and go on strike. Then it will become clear whether AfD racists are still committed to their demand to bring refugees and migrants back to their home countries.

Relationship to the “Jewish State” shows deep contempt for “Muslim values”

Finally, all these parties, including the SPD, share the support and cooperation with the “Jewish State”, contrary to all democratic values ​​and compliance with international law and the Israeli handling of Palestinian refugees, as well as the disembarkation of asylum seekers, known as infiltrants. What Germany is doing with its relationship with the “Jewish State” is as racist as it is disgraceful towards democracy and the Palestinians. And in the end that also affects Muslims. It shows the deep contempt for “Muslim values” towards a so-called “Christian-Jewish” community of values. However, if one hears the racist tirades of politicians in the “Jewish state”, then these are partly to be equated with incitement to the people. Perhaps also a reason that the AfD pretends.

Historically sunk again

The fact that 75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army should also cover up this historical fact by stylizing the Allies and thus the US Army as Auschwitz liberators, shows how deeply we have sunk again.

Are the United States really a democracy you can trust? Hardly if we think about dealing with Julian Assange. It’s not just about him, the important whistleblower, it’s about the press and freedom of expression. Germany would be well advised to request Assange’s release or offer him asylum, as would Edward Snowden. (3)

The “Jewish apartheid state” is no longer a democracy

While the “Jewish apartheid state” has long since adopted democracy, in the illegal occupation and judaism struggle in Palestine, Germany is firmly attached to the unbreakable friendship with the Zionist regime. In the meantime, we have come to an open-ended policy that sees Iran as an enemy and is denied a nuclear program, while Saudi Arabia receives friendly support as a dangerous warmonger in Yemen.

Germany must not become the center of Islamophobia

We have to be careful that Germany does not develop into the center of Islamophobia and that with its media hostility to Turkey and “Turkish phobia” the breeding ground is created on which the racist right-wing extremist seeds of violence are now gradually emerging. No, we mustn’t waste time trying to include the right margin. These people are stuck ideologically when they choose AfD. Then we should isolate them so that they are the outsiders and not the Muslims or people with a history of migration who belong to Germany like any democrat. Muslims have long since arrived in the middle of society, which we should not leave to “lead cultures” and “CDU values”.

Let us understand migration and multicultural diversity as enrichment and let us fight the virus of Islamophobia together!

footnotes

(1) http://sicht-vom-hochblauen.de/afd-nicht-in-den-bundestag-noch-ist-es-zeit-das-zu-verhinder-einspruch-von-evelyn-hecht-galinski/

(2) https://www.freitag.de/autoren/reyes-carrillo/die-anstalt-und-kenfm-positionen-4

(3) https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/heribert-prantl-ueber-julian-assange-es-geht-darum-einen.1939.de.html?drn:news_id=1104002

 

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

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

See THIS post from the archives …..

TRUMP’S ‘DEAL OF THE CENTURY’ CAUGHT ON VIDEO

Israeli bulldozer and tank invade Gaza to take bodies of two Palestinians killed by IDF

Early this morning (Sunday, Israel time) the Israeli military killed two Palestinians near the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel. According to the IDF, the two Palestinians were attempting to lay IEDs against the military. Soon afterwards, the IDF invaded Gaza with an armored bulldozer and a tank to snatch away the two bodies.

A video (not enough TRIGGER warnings in the world) soon emerged, showing the doomed struggle between Palestinians and the armored vehicles, as the Palestinians were trying to maintain the dignity of the dead.

You can hear automatic weapons firing in the background.

The body snatching is apparently the result of a new policy by temporary Defense Minister Bennet, who recently announced his intention to “collect” the bodies of Palestinian so-called terrorists, as a way to force Hamas to return the bodies of two Israeli soldiers it holds since Operation Protective Edge.

Following outrage among Israeli liberals, Bennet wrote he is:

“sick of the hypocritical criticism of the left about the ‘inhumanity’ of using a bulldozer to bring to us the body of a terrorist who tried to murder (!) Israelis. Bleeding hearts gentlemen, *you* are the inhuman ones! Hamas holds the bodies of Hadar [Goldin] and Oron [Shaul] . I endorse the actions of the IDF, who killed the terrorists and collected the body. This is how it should be and would be done in the future [as well].”

Goldin and Shaul are the soldiers killed in Operation Protective Edge; note Bennet’s use of their first names.

Israelis have long had a fixation with soldiers’ bodies, and the Israeli media – following the rhetoric of the families of the dead – often refers to the corpses as “the sons”, without reminding readers they are actually dead. Goldin’s family often demands Israel will increase the suffering in Gaza until their son’s body is returned; Leah Goldin, his mother, demanded Israel stop permitting medical treatment of Gazan children.

Bennet did not refer to the two living Israelis held by Hamas: One is a Bedouin citizen of Israel, and the other is an Ethiopian Jew. Both crossed the border to Gaza, both were civilians, and both belong to oppressed sectors of Israeli society.

The IDF and the Israeli government have a policy of holding the bodies of dead terrorists and suspected terrorists, as a deterrent. This policy, authorized time and again by the Israeli High Court of Justice (HCJ), used to be extended to the bodies of Palestinian citizens of Israel suspected of terrorism, but recent victories in the HCJ limited the inhuman and arguably criminal policy to non-Israeli Palestinians. Needless to say, in the extremely rare case of a Jewish terrorist dying in action, his body is immediately returned to his family.

Within Israel the IDF is widely considered to be the “most moral army in the world.”

GERMAN COMPLICITY OF ZION’S CRIMES

Germany has once again put itself on the wrong side of history.

Federal Government Zionist Complicity

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

What needs to happen in Palestinians who need to feel left alone like never before? At the Munich Security Conference, the Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtaje almost pleaded with the Europeans to finally stand united against Trump’s Middle East plan. Far from it to wait for such a reaction from states like Germany and Co., who have sided with the Zionist side for decades and are trying with all means to bring the currently somewhat disturbed relationship with the United States back on track. A clear demand for compliance with international law is also not to be expected from the German federal government, which is openly in solidarity with the Zionist state terror regime and receives Israeli right-wing extremists, fascist politicians and state guests.

Munich “Security Conference” on “US Course”

This connection to the United States, which violates all democratic norms such as international law and treaties, is terrifying. What actually has to happen before Germany and the EU finally remember and remember that we must urgently renew our relationship with Russia in our own best interests. In fact, Russia is our natural neighbor and also an important partner as a reliable “energy provider”. Even with Turkey, which has proven to be an outstanding partner in the refugee crisis, Germany should finally come to an agreement and campaign for EU membership. Under no circumstances should we allow ourselves to be blackmailed by the threats and war propaganda from the USA and bring their toxic “fracking” to our country. From a sober perspective, Nordstream is the most important and cheapest energy solution for our country. The US urge to break away from China and reject Huawei as a partner must also be rejected. What US Secretary of State Pompeo had to offer, however, was more than poor: They are working on alternatives. Nancy Pelosi of the US Democrats made a similar argument. Both parties had come to Munich with a team of more than 50 people to get the conference on a “US course”.

More “responsibility” always means new war operations

It was a conference that was as unnecessary as most of the contributions. President Macron rightly complained of Germany’s Merkel lethargy. But his proposals to go under France’s nuclear umbrella are also not good prospects. Foreign Minister Maas has come up with nothing better than quoting former SPD Defense Minister Struck that “our freedom in the Hindu Kush is being defended” and trumps him even further by including other areas of conflict from Afghanistan to Syria, Libya and the Sahel, where he believes he has to defend “our values”. Even more “responsibility” means nothing more than new war operations. How does he want to sell that to his SPD members? Is this really “social democratic peace work”? If the “bourgeois people’s parties” are becoming more and more alike in their warlike “responsibility”, one should not be surprised that the citizen is becoming increasingly dissatisfied. While parties are increasingly dealing with personnel debates such as chancellor candidacy or chairmanship, the problems in the country are becoming ever greater: housing shortage, shortage of nursing care, far too low minimum wages, internet deserts, childcare and the gap between rich and poor, to name just a few of the many unresolved problems to appeal. Being fobbed off with campaign promises has long been too little. If, however, the right-wing extremists like the AfD benefit – a party without a program, other than their hatred – it should alarm us all, that it’s worth moving closer together. However, not by copying, but by tackling and doing better.

Take responsibility for Palestine!

In fact, we should finally take responsibility for Palestine, which means that this federal government must stop ending the one-sided support of the “Jewish state”. Illegal Jewish occupation and settler activity tripled during Merkel’s tenure. What a success”!

If NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg stresses the importance of NATO, then we should all stop fooling ourselves. NATO, which continues to pose a threat to Russia, should be less and less our partner. What is the threat? For ourselves and for the “right danger”, which is becoming more and more established in German politics and in the parties. No, not the left should worry us, after all they have become so established in the “bourgeoisie” that they have fully integrated into the choir of Israel supporters. So what else distinguishes the left, civil, conservative and right?

Political parties are becoming more and more similar

Are these parties not becoming more and more similar in their “bourgeoisness”, which – if you look at the drama in Thuringia – remain in an embarrassment that is so unmasking that it is becoming increasingly impossible to have any respect for German politicians? How the ever less used FDP basked in its “prime ministerial glory” with its “barber from Erfurt”, who was shaved as quickly as he was elected with the help of the AfD. A CDU that is still proud of its voting behavior to have chosen a “middle-class” candidate as the right choice. A red-red-green unfortunately-not-yet majority with a “middle-class” candidate, as Ramelow describes himself, which one cannot deny him, and which he clearly represents with his pragmatic policy.

Thuringia has made it very clear to us that the party system is declining, which, although not yet applicable to the entire federal government, shows more than great similarities. How capable is this German federal government still, under this group that only thinks of its own interests? The Chancellor and the “Auschwitz Minister” are taking off from conference to political meetings, certain that they will finally be asked again. This apparent importance makes them immune to the sad reality and the concerns of the citizens, the voters, who – it seems – are only perceived as a necessary evil.

“Christian Zionist” Chancellor flees from the problems at hand

Chancellor Merkel, who despite her many trips abroad always seems to be fleeing the problems at home, does not seem to have received any new impetus when it comes to Palestine. The Federal Government is showing this with the shameful support of the “Jewish state” with a further step to undermine international law by supporting the Zionist position that the International Court of Justice in The Hague is not authorized to carry out the Israeli war crimes against Palestinians in the occupied territories to investigate.

The federal government even went so far as to be an “Amicus Curae” friend of the court in order to prevent the International Court of Justice from initiating charges against the Netanyahu regime. Merkel’s decision to stand unilaterally against international law and on the side of the “Jewish state” confirms her reputation as a “Christian Zionist” chancellor as a sad reality. In doing so, she is “honoring her many Jewish prizes”. With an argument that Germany disregards all legitimate rights of the Palestinians, underpinning the thesis that the ICC is not responsible for the occupied Palestinian territories because Palestine is “not a state”. Why not a state? Because Germany refuses to this day, entirely according to Jewish-Zionist wishes, Finally to recognize Palestine as a state – in contrast to 138 states that have already done so! After all, Palestine has signed the Rome Statute of the ISTGH. The Merkel government has once again demonstrated that it legitimizes, even actively supports, decades of occupation, oppression, displacement and deprivation of Palestine. Germany wants to avoid with all its might that the close friend and ally be brought to justice for war crimes in The Hague. Because then it might also be in the wake of investigations that look for supporters and their effects. Even if Germany is swimming in the Zionist boat with Hungary, the Czech Republic, Austria, Australia and Canada, that does not mean that it does not relieve the German guilt of having trampled on international law and human rights.

Germany once again on the wrong side of history

Germany has once again put itself on the wrong side of history. If Merkel believes that she has to protect the “Jewish state” from punishment in this way and thus continue to allow this state terror regime to continue undisturbed, further war crimes, illegal annexations, violations of international humanitarian law, ethnic cleansing and judaization, then she puts herself on a par with the Trump administration and its policies that violate all democratic rules. What a beautiful transatlantic friendship side by side! What Merkel is doing to the already massively weakened international legal system is a shame for Germany and once again puts her “leading” role in Europe in a dim light. No (right) state can be made with this policy.

There will be another drop of bitterness if their successors continue this “Christian-Jewish” policy of values, which is contrary to international law, in the sense of the sad continuity of the Zionist complicity of the Federal Government and their pious lies!

 

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FALSE ‘CHRISTIAN’ VALUES ARE PREVENTING JUSTICE FOR PALESTINE

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

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

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

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

Zionist colonization along the lines of racist colonial powers

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

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

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

Naksa Day: another sad day in the history of Palestine

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

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

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

Nakba has to become the German state reason!

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

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

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

Disparage Erdogan but remain silent about Netanyahu?

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

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

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

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

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

 

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NELSON MANDELA FOREVER LOVED

Nelson Mandela was released from jail 30 years ago today.

The anti-apartheid revolutionary was imprisoned for 27 years. 4 years after his release, he became South Africa’s first Black president.

This is the legacy of Nelson Mandela politicians don’t want to talk about:

BLATANT PROPAGANDA AT THE SUPER BOWL

There is no amount of football and no flag big enough to hide the fact that these are dangerous times, and any kind of national unity—even around football—only exists in the fevered dreams of Fox Sports executives and Madison Avenue hacks.

Trump Super Bowl Ad: America Is Stronger, Safer, And More Prosperous

This Year’s Super Bowl Was Blatantly Propagandistic

Kansas City won the big game, but that was a sideshow compared to the political bombast on display.

You could choose your own country based upon your worldview. There was, “Look how awesome the United States is, because in three years we made America great!” Or you could order up, “Look at how Donald Trump has turned our country into a racist, festering shithole!” Two political ads bookended Super Bowl 54, and they portrayed two visions courtesy of two New York City billionaires, Donald Trump and Michael Bloomberg.

The ads represented two stark perspectives that have nestled inside this country: one that is thrilled with the rising stock market as well as the naked bigotry of this administration, and another that believes Trump has dragged this country toward racist autocracy.

These ads gave life to the mission statement and rosy Norman Rockwell–esque politics projected by the 2020 Super Bowl. The NFL’s stated mission is to “keep politics out of sports.” Its owners even colluded against a Super Bowl quarterback and banished him from their league because he dared to take a knee against racialized police violence. But, as was more than evident on Sunday, it’s not politics that the league wants to expunge but a certain kind of politics: resistance politics, anti-racist politics, anti-militaristic politics, the politics of human liberation. Instead, an entire other set of ideas was spray-painted all across Super Bowl Sunday, and somewhere in the middle of that political messaging there happened to be a football game.

The reality of the Fox production of Super Bowl Sunday could be heard in a comment Boston Globe writer Ben Volin reported from a Fox executive: “If it doesn’t celebrate football or celebrate America, it’s not going to be in the show.” The NFL’s idea of “celebrating football” was seen in a commercial where a young black child, with dyed blond hair, is seen running through a field of would-be tacklers, without helmets or pads, as NFL legends cheer him on. There was a shot of 83-year-old legend Jim Brown sitting on a park bench telling him to “take it to the house.” The child, in the middle of his epic jaunt, stopped in sad silence at a statue of the late NFL player turned Army Ranger Pat Tillman.

This much-praised ad was football propaganda of the worst sort. Look at every box it checked. It portrayed the game as safe for people with individuality (the blond dyed hair), even though it is a league that tries to crush individual expression. It celebrated black athleticism, even though it is a league without black ownership and a shameful paucity of black coaches and executives. It projected a sport that is both safe for children and absent of physical tragedy, even though it is a game that breaks players’ bodies and causes life-altering concussive head injuries. It celebrated Jim Brown, even though Brown has a long history of violence against women. And, perhaps most cynically, it used the memory of Pat Tillman as a near-mythological symbol of the synthesis of the NFL, the military, and sacrifice; positively genuflecting in front of his statue, even though Tillman’s history is profoundly more complicated than that. Even though Tillman turned into a critic of both the army and the invasion of Iraq while he was still in service, and then died under a very suspicious and sloppily covered-up instance of friendly fire; even though the NFL, with all its power and political connections, never lifted a finger to help Tillman’s family when they were pressuring the government to find out the truth.

As for celebrating “America,” this was seen by invoking militarism at every turn, even comparing NFL players to the troops. The only comparison, in the real world, is that both suffer from traumatic brain injuries that are covered up or scoffed at by their respective commanders in chief. The commercials also echoed this theme of one America, most grotesquely in an ad for Budweiser that celebrated the hugging of fully armored police by a young black man at a standoff between riot cops and young protesters who were calling on police to stop killing them.

The one respite from this was the epic halftime show featuring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, which, in an act of protest, had Latinx children in cages as part of their set. In a video taken before her performance, J-Lo said, “Other people can try to build walls, keep us out or put us in cages.” It was a harrowing image to have projected amid the glitz and glamour. Yet even this—not to mention her and Shakira’s scorching performance—rings somewhat hollow, since we know that the halftime show was planned and executed by Jay-Z as part of his NFL-branded social justice initiative, which seems entirely geared toward enriching Jay-Z and erasing Colin Kaepernick. But the two women rocked it and, in addition, they seem to have upset all the right people: evangelicals like Franklin Graham more concerned with the children at home seeing some skin than the children who live behind bars in our homegrown internment camps.

I swear a game was played somewhere amid this politicized din. The actual sport appeared almost quaint discerned through the blaring John Philip Sousa bombast. It was a fun game where the Kansas City Chiefs came from behind and scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to win 31-20. But the actual contest that will be remembered was the battle between the forces of Fox bleating about the greatness of America and those who see us turning toward a much darker place. There is no amount of football and no flag big enough to hide the fact that these are dangerous times, and any kind of national unity—even around football—only exists in the fevered dreams of Fox Sports executives and Madison Avenue hacks.

THE MISDEAL OF THE CENTURY

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

Image by Carlos Latuff

The Limitless US Zionist Power

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

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

Wild West style: the power of the fittest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Combines what belongs together: in intimate “criminal” connection

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

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

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

Finally contradict colonialism and apartheid!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Jew to the Zionist fighters

By Erich Fried

What do you want?

Do you really want to outperform them?

who have trodden you down

before an age

in your own blood

and in your own droppings?

Do you want the old tortures?

pass it on to the others now

with all bloody

dirty details

with all brutal enjoyment

the torturer

like our fathers back then

have suffered?

Now you really want it

be the new Gestapo

the new Wehrmacht

the new SA and SS

and from the Palestinians

do the new Jews?

But then I want too

because I was fifty years ago

even as a child of Jews

was tormented

from your tormentors

to be a new Jew

with these new Jews

that you make the Palestinians into

And I want to help lead them back

as free people

to their own country Palestine

from which you drove them out

 

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ANYTHING BUT PEACE

“It’s anything but a peace plan.”

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

THE IRONY OF GERMAN ZIONISM

It seems that Germany and its politicians have learned nothing 
from history as long as the poison of Zionism hovers over the Bundestag!

 

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The poison of Zionism hovered over the Bundestag
By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski
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Today’s “special event” of the Bundestag proved us one thing, the idea
of letting a president of the “Jewish State” give the commemorative
speech, who so shamelessly misused this commemoration, was an
irreparable mistake. It was the great moment of Hasbara propaganda,
which was unwound there and which no other German speaker could oppose.
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The country where the final solution of the Jewish question was decided
is today the “partner of values” of the “Jewish State”, which decided
and actively implements the final solution of the Palestinian question
with Judaization.
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When Rivlin talked about the ghosts of the past coming back to Europe,
such as “racial purity, nationalism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia”, he
forgets to mention that these concepts are related to the country he
represents. If you exchange just one word, namely anti-Semitism in
Palestinian hatred and expulsion then, it fits, it. This “Zionist poison
of nationalism” mixes with the European poison of nationalism and merges
seamlessly. It only knows the common xenophobia.
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In fact, AfD is a basic evil of German democracy. But what about the
whole spectrum of parties in the “Jewish State”? Isn’t it once again
“right” of the AfD and so racist that these parties in Germany would be
under observation as rabble-rousers and nobody would form a coalition
with them.
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So when Rivlin and Steinmeier praise the great friendship between the
two great “value democracies” Germany and the “Jewish State”, it is a
disgrace for every German upright democratic citizen.
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Steinmeier mentioned in his speech and enumeration of Jewish people in
Germany, who were significantly involved in making Jewish life after
Auschwitz possible in Germany, not the man who made this reconstruction
possible in the first place since 1949. It was the honorary citizen of
the city of Berlin, Heinz Galinski, who, with his statement “I did not
survive Auschwitz in order to be silent about new injustices”, fulfilled
a task that did not let go of him throughout his life and that still
shapes me today. It is shameful that this man is kept secret by the
German Federal President, only because his daughter’s advocacy for
Palestine made him an impersonator and he was taken into clan custody.
It strengthens me that I am on the right path!
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How can President Steinmeier allow the Israeli President Rivlin to turn
this commemoration into a political hate campaign against Iran and
Hezbollah?
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No, it is not Iran that is the threat to world peace, but rather it is
the “Jewish state” that has been instrumentalizing the Holocaust without
consideration since the founding of the state. It is not Iran that has
to be isolated and expelled from the world community, as Rivlin demands,
but it is the “Jewish State” until the occupation comes to an end. To
misuse daily politics at such a “special event, to demand that Hezbollah
as a whole be banned as a terrorist organization and to defame Iran as
the “destroyer” of the “Jewish State” is so perfidious that the
Bundestag should have defended itself against it, just as Steinmeier and
Bundestag President Schäuble as host and host of the Bundestag.
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Rivlin also did not forget to present the “eat or die” plan of Trump and
son-in-law Kushner as a great hope with solutions for security and
stability. A slap in the face for every Palestinian. which, by the way,
was also missing at this event, as well as at the White House. What’s
the point of listening to so much deceit?
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When Rivlin also mentioned two Israeli soldiers, when Germany asked
Hamas to hand over their corpses, that was the limit of what was
bearable. Did Rivlin actually forget that in his state the bodies of
“assassins” (resistance fighters) are arbitrarily kept and not handed
over to the families?
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No President Rivlin, the Jewish “defense army” is not the most moral in
the world, just as the “Jewish apartheid state” is the “only” democracy
in the Middle East!
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Indeed, it seems that Germany and its politicians have learned nothing
from history as long as the poison of Zionism hovers over the Bundestag!

ABUSING ONE HOLOCAUST WHILE IGNORING ANOTHER ONE

When the Netanyahu regime hosted the Auschwitz commemoration, they hurried in “humility” and did not take a look over the apartheid wall and further denied the suffering of the occupied, racial discrimination, ethnic cleansing and displacement – and what was only a few kilometers away happened in Gaza.

The Criminalization of Criticism of Israel and the Shameless Attempt at Politics to Abuse the Holocaust and Auschwitz

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

If the memory of the Auschwitz concentration camp’s liberation by the Red Army moves to Poland and Germany this week, a German-Jewish circle will be closed that excludes Palestinians and will only refer to Steinmeier’s words: “We stand with Israel” and “We protect Jewish life”. But doesn’t the legitimate question arise here of how one can protect Jewish life here if one stands firmly on the side of an apartheid and occupying state like the German federal government? Doesn’t this policy endanger Jewish life? Do you really do a favor to German citizens of Jewish faith if you make them blanket supporters, even hostages, of international and human rights crimes committed by the “Jewish state”?

German-Jewish governor of the Zionist state terror regime

Are German Jews really so naive today that they close their eyes to it? Or have they succumbed to the tireless Israeli Hasbara (propaganda) who wants to convince them that anti-Semitism has increased to such an extent that “they look where the suitcase is”, as the President of the Central Council of Jews, Schuster, put it? And isn’t it precisely these German-Jewish governors of the Zionist state terror regime who are trying to make their fellow believers the goal pursued by the “Jewish state” of making Israel “only” tasty for Jews as a “safe haven”?

Not only that in Yad Vashem Steinmeier almost melted with hypocritical humility and was not ashamed to pray in Hebrew at the beginning of his speech – with the words: “Praise the Lord that he will let me be here today” and cheerfully cheerfully: ” What a grace, what a gift “that I can speak to them here in Yad Vashem today.”

But a wasted gift! If Steinmeier thinks that the great German guilt he bears in the “soulfulness” of reconciliation to forget everything that is happening today, he is wrong. And he also ignored at the event that the Gaza concentration camp was very close but forgotten. How history repeats itself is terrifying. No, there is no factory murder in Gaza, but “only” a gradual one. If Germany really did live up to its responsibility, the answer to the phrase “never again” would only know one answer. The responsibility, as Steinmeier means, has been registered in the Federal Republic of Germany from day one. If this Germany would only do justice to itself and its historical responsibility, then it should do so. And that’s part of it, not to close your eyes to the suffering of the Palestinians and the occupation of Palestine. Had Steinmeier forgotten that the floor on which he gave his “humility speech” was Palestinian?

Peace order according to Zionist-judaizing “peace ideas”

Did Steinmeier really believe what he was saying when he said in the “Terrible Auschwitz” that the world has learned lessons, has established a peace order based on human rights and international law? Isn’t it the “Jewish state” on whose side we stand that is trampling on exactly these human rights and international law and only accepting a peace order according to its Zionist-judaizing “peace ideas”?

Didn’t the meeting between Pence and Netanyahu immediately after the end of the commemoration at the US embassy in Jerusalem, where the idea of ​​the “ultimate Trump deal” (peace plan!) For Israel and Palestine be discussed? In fact, Palestinians will not exist, just like their hoped-for state – all in the spirit of the “Jewish State”! Thanks to the “generous” opening and at Netanyahu’s request, opposition leader Gantz was also invited to the White House, which was like a humiliation. When Gantz and Netanyahu had spoken out in favor of annexing the Jordan Valley after winning the election. When the “ultimate deal” was unveiled in Washington on Tuesday, it was the “ultimate fraud” of the century. So what can still happen on the way to the final solution of Judaization? But Steinmeier didn’t notice anything about it, since he was too busy praising the gentleman who let him take part in this spectacle.

Federal President Steinmeier’s embarrassment and infamy cannot be beaten

No, Steinmeier, who, by the way, said this prayer without kippah, could not be beaten for me in embarrassment and infamity, especially since he pursued the main tactic of denigrating criticism of Israel as allegedly growing anti-Semitism and criticism of Israel with the assertion: “if under the guise of alleged Criticism of Israeli politics kicks out crude anti-Semitism ”, stall. But hello, crude anti-Semitism and criticism of Israel, isn’t that a little cheap, Mr. President? Isn’t criticism of Israel particularly important in times of Israel’s attempt to judaise the last remaining Palestine, make the lives of the Palestinians increasingly unbearable and make them eternal prisoners in their own country?

Yes, it’s always the same evil, but with new perpetrators following the old pattern. When people rise above others and think they have the right to do so just because they have suffered. You, Mr. Steinmeier, were so moved by philosophy that you fell into the trap of anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic ideas of right-wing extremists, who had so far been neglected in Germany, lumped together with the so important criticism of the politics of ” Jewish State ”. To be on the side of a state that disregards everything that Germany has in the Basic Law is unworthy of a German President, and I turn ashamed and disgusted.

Ronald Lauder: a particularly bad example of false speeches

Do we need a Holocaust commemoration day with the most mendacious speeches? A particularly bad example in Auschwitz was the speech by the President of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald Lauder, who actually dared to abuse this memory and call on all states to no longer support the “shameful fixation” of the United Nations on Israel. Where no other country was willing to accept Jews in their distress. They would have established a living democracy, they would have performed miracles after another, and they would have had to defend their existence every day like no other country in the world. And that is why Israel is condemned by the UN, journalists and even some politicians. In the past seven years alone, the UN General Assembly has passed 202 resolutions, where countries around the world are sentenced. Of these 202 resolutions, 163 were directed against Israel and only 39 against other countries. 163 against Israel, 39 against the rest of the world.

“We all know that these decisions are absurd,” says Mr. Lauder. No, they are correct and important. The “Auschwitz Minister” already announced that he would advocate fairer UN resolutions for Israel. And then the highlight came as the crowning conclusion of the Lauder propaganda speech that it was completely clear that this obsessive anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism. – The untruths that the President of the World Jewish Congress spread in this Hasbara speech and, moreover, on this occasion was scandalous. After all, the “Jewish State” is the only state in the world that has illegally occupied and displaced a people for decades and that means that due to the Holocaust, they have every right on their side to negate criticism and UN resolutions and to continue so thanks to US aid , forever. Those who have such inconsiderate leaders as Lauder at the top shouldn’t be surprised to be treated with dislike. No, Mr. Lauder, anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism, but a democratic belief.

Don’t support instrumentalization of the Holocaust!

The only thing that really touched me was the speeches on Monday, January 27th, in Auschwitz. Former inmates spoke and reported about their suffering. By then at the latest, we should all be aware that history repeats itself. Is it not always possible to fight the persecution and murder of innocent people based on their religion, national identity or skin color? But we must also not support the instrumentalization of the Holocaust if the Zionist-Jewish colonial state, whose foundation is based on a racist ideology that sent all morality and humanity to the desert, engages in racist discrimination against the Palestinians who move from the Holocaust directly to the Nakba led. The Western Alliance left the Nakba to make up for their own failures, the catastrophe of the theft of historic Palestine and the displacement of its inhabitants. They have not even tried to prevent these crimes, but have supported this new crime. While the “Millennial Empire” with its crimes lasted only six years, the Zionist crimes have been in full swing for decades, supported by the “hypocritical Judeo-Christian community of values”.

When the Netanyahu regime hosted the Auschwitz commemoration, they hurried in “humility” and did not take a look over the apartheid wall and further denied the suffering of the occupied, racial discrimination, ethnic cleansing and displacement – and what was only a few kilometers away happened in Gaza. The screams and misery would have been a warning especially for the participants of this propaganda event. But this opportunity was wasted. Only the Jewish-Zionist regime was allowed to commemorate past suffering, but not without using this memory for dirty agitation against Iran. What Netanyahu, Pence and Rivlin put forward against Iran in this regard was unworthy. No, Iran is certainly not planning a Holocaust, but even this country, which has not yet attacked any other country, every right to self-defense, as the “Jewish State” claims for itself. When Israeli President Rivlin also emphasized that the international community must stand together like “a solid wall in favor of human rights”, it left you speechless! Rivlin, Steinmeier’s friend, as a newspaper called him, “Defender of Values”, will be in Auschwitz with Steinmeier and will then fly directly to Berlin with the presidential plane to meet the German after a state banquet and a meeting with Merkel on Wednesday Bundestag to hold this year’s commemorative speech at the special event in the German Bundestag on the occasion of the commemoration day for the victims of National Socialism in Berlin. What an unfortunate decision let the highest representative of a state speak, of all people, who represents exactly what is despicable. Rivlin, who supports a “Greater Israel” (it looks like it will soon get it) and rejects a Palestinian state as a “defender of values”, only shows what can be thought of such “values”.

In Berlin, people rolled over as a “greeting for Rivlin. Bundestag President Schäuble called for more to be done against anti-Semitism. He clearly referred to “our” basic law: “Human dignity is inviolable”. We would have to stand up for this every day, and not just at commemorative events. True, Mr. Schäuble, but doesn’t that also apply to the Palestinians and their inviolable dignity?

Mandatory propaganda visits to the “Jewish State”?

When Rivlin’s “state visit” began on Tuesday, he and Steinmeier attended Jewish Moses Mendelsohn High School and asked students to visit Israel, the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, and former concentration camps. Steinmeier called this a necessary addition to school lessons. So after compulsory concentration camp visits, the compulsory propaganda visits to the “Jewish State” should now come, of course without the illegally occupied areas, including Gaza. Are these the “German Value Travel”? Then came a visit to the “Minister of War Kramp-Knarrenbauer”, who was already very eager to intensify military cooperation with the President of the “Jewish State”. Will Bundeswehr soldiers “push services” in the occupied territories in accordance with the “German Reason”.

In memory of Auschwitz, shouldn’t Steinmeier actually encourage those Germans who reject the occupation policy and show solidarity with the Palestinian people in order to protect them from further genocide and final displacement? No, it cannot be repeated often enough, the Holocaust is no justification for supporting the continuing historical injustice to which the Palestinians are still exposed. Auschwitz and the Nakba are inextricably linked. These are the lessons from Auschwitz that must finally be drawn 75 years after liberation.

If the churches and Pope Francis remember the liberation and are aware of their “history of guilt” and say the beautiful sentence: “Indifference is unacceptable”, then a new guilt builds up if they are indifferent to the sufferings of the Palestinians. Yes, it is the same evil that is happening in Palestine, under all our eyes, and again with German support. It is a mockery that the “Auschwitz Minister” Maas, of all people, worries about whether Germany is still a home for people of Jewish faith, and Minister of Culture Grütters makes the suggestion, which cannot be surpassed by feeble embarrassment, of wearing the Star of David in one day out of solidarity who is not only a symbol of oppression for the people of occupied Palestine. If the anti-Semitism commissioner for “Jewish life” wants to brand Israeli criticism as anti-Semitism and fantasize about a threat from an increase, then this is not the case. According to the historian and anti-Semitism researcher Prof. Wolfgang Benz, the media-fueled anti-Semitism debate obscures the view of new problems. He hits the mark. And the former Israeli ambassador to Germany, Avi Primor, sees no increase in anti-Semitism. In fact, however, there is an increase in criticism from German citizens about the politics of the “Jewish state”, and it does not come from the AfD, which is firmly on the side of the Jews and the Jewish state, but from democratic citizens, who took Auschwitz to heart and learned their lessons from it and are not indifferent. We should and can be proud of this together.

UN on the side of supporters of the non-violent BDS campaign

And we can feel strengthened that the UN is on our side, which recently criticized the inglorious “anti-Semitism decision of the Bundestag”, which restricts freedom of expression, especially at events by supporters of the non-violent BDS campaign. Where and in which major newspaper was this exposed in a prominent place? Enough shameless criminalization of criticism of Israel.

 

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RINGING THE BELLS OF FREEDOM

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

Jamil Dirawi. Photo courtesy of his wife, Rawan.

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

By Hind Shraydeh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEVER AGAIN!! … NOT ONLY IN AUSCHWITZ!

The liberators of Auschwitz should also think of this when they meet this week in Yad Vashem for commemoration, and do not remain silent when injustice occurs, especially when the Jewish state is guilty.

 

NEVER AGAIN, and that doesn’t just apply to Auschwitz 

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

 

If on January 27th the heads of state of this world will travel to Jerusalem to commemorate the victims of National Socialism and to liberate the Auschwitz extermination camp, then one thing is certain: they will become part of a staging of the Jewish-Zionist occupation regime that is second to none examined.

“Unique” event

As Haaretz reported, “fittingly” to the event, the Mayor of Jerusalem, Moshe Leon, invited the participants in the World Holocaust Forum, which is taking place this week in Jerusalem, to a “unique” event with live music and a DJ Cave under the old town. This Zedekah Cave, also known as the “Solomon Quarries,” is operated by the state-owned East Jerusalem Development Company. (A Jerusalem “judaizing” authority) When this draft of the invitation had leaked unplanned, the party was tried to play down as an event for the press, that the invitation was “only” a draft that was leaked to the media while in the official version no DJ or “after party” is mentioned. (1)

Auschwitz as a synonym

Four days before this anniversary, a memorial event will take place in Yad Vashem, which Auschwitz wants to remember as a synonym for uniqueness. In fact, Auschwitz and the factory-like extermination and persecution of Jews is unique in Nazi Germany, but still comparable to later crimes and genocides. It is in no way a matter of offsetting if we make comparisons, probably not equating them, between the persecution of Jews and the ongoing expulsion and occupation in Palestine. That must be allowed 75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz and the end of World War II.

More than questionable memory

If today it is wholeheartedly pointed out that on the 75th anniversary the representatives of the Allied States of the victorious powers will deliver their speeches which have freed the world from the Holocaust, together with Germany as the perpetrator who has recognized the guilt ”, together with Israel the representative the “Jewish nation”, then this commemoration is more than questionable.

Turks bashing and Israeli state terror

Few states and people offered protection to Jews from persecution, housed them, and saved them from annihilation. I would like to explicitly refer to Turkey, which provided shelter for many Jews and saved them from persecution. It should not be forgotten that Turkey currently welcomes around 3.8 million Syrian refugees. The Netanyahu regime should not forget this when it attacks the Turkish government, which, under Erdogan, is one of the few who repeatedly criticize the crimes of the illegal occupation and their consequences. In fact, Erdogan is right when he compares the Gaza concentration camp to the Holocaust and attacks the Israeli “state terror”. Finally, the strictest standards are imposed on Turkey, and the media outbid Erdogan criticism and Turkish bashing, while Israel and Jews are placed on a pedestal and protected as “treasures”. Germany, which itself welcomed so many refugees, should support Turkey in its pursuit of EU membership instead of rejecting it. Muslims are in a very bad position in society, are marginalized, defamed and attacked. While anti-Semitism is excessively exaggerated and the anti-Semitism officers of almost every federal state ignore the main problem, the justified criticism of Israel’s politics is instead branded as anti-Semitism by all means in order to silence it forever. In the same context, Muslims are demonized as new anti-Semites because they no longer want to silently accept the occupation crimes visible to all in the “Jewish state”. Islam hatred has long been established in Germany and we have to defend ourselves against it. Muslims as New Jews? It is precisely the memory of Auschwitz that makes it necessary to fight against the prevailing Islamophobia and to show solidarity with the Muslims instead of with international crimes under Jewish law. (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)

Wasn’t it also Allies who refused to accept Jewish refugees and weren’t they blind to the persecution of the Jews? Who made Hitler so strong and who supported him and his Nazi regime financially and ideologically? The British Chamberlain and the Petain-Vichy government in France, Mussolini and Franco as allies contributed much to the strength, fighting power and possibility of war. Large US corporations, as well as international, sometimes professing anti-Semites, were fired up for Hitler and his henchmen. (7) (8) (9) (10)

Anti-Semitism turned into Philosemitism

German industry and banks, which are now infamously closing the accounts of Israeli-critical Jews and organizations in order to celebrate a new anti-Semitism and who outbid themselves in their friendship with the “Jewish state”, are the example of how anti-Semitism has turned into philosemitism.

Myth of the “Jewish people”

While the Jewish-Zionist establishment, from left to right, still denies the disaster of the Palestinian people, the Nakba, when Israel was founded in 1948, and does not want to acknowledge that this indigenous Palestinian people was expelled and expropriated, with the intention of this people To deny his identity, the myth of the “Jewish people” was invented and the “invention of the Jewish people” was born. Judaism is a religion like any other and by no means a “people”, as Schlomo Sand impressively stated in his book. But only with these myths could the Zionist regime advance recognition of the existence of a “Jewish state”, with the constant judaization of Palestine as a reason for the state. (11)

No “German Reason” for the “Jewish State”

So how can one recognize a Jewish apartheid state 75 years after Auschwitz that uses a Nakba law to deny government funds to cultural and educational institutions that commemorate the Israeli atrocities that the Palestinians suffered and to make shabby attempts To rewrite, cover up and deny parts of the story? The same applies to the Nation-State Law, a completely one-sided and discriminatory law that deliberately excludes minorities and unilaterally favors the Jewish population. With this “race law” and apartheid model, the “Jewish state” has finally become an ethnocracy only for Jews, which the Chancellor has declared to be the “German Reason” and whose false demand for “right to exist” has to be recognized by the Germans. (12)

The “Jewish state” tries to silence us all

Have Jews forgotten the Holocaust when they persecute Palestinians as descendants of the victims, persecute human rights defenders and BDS supporters, and the hypocritical community of states also allows these crimes if they deal with the past incorrectly. No, we are all committed to helping the Palestinians achieve their freedom because we cannot allow them to remain the last victims / victims of the Holocaust, and it is completely without fault. The “Jewish State” is trying to silence us all, to cover up and continue to commit the crimes in peace, now even more strengthened by the US and the Trump administration than willing helpers.

Disgusted by this lobbyism

Why do you think the Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs, which leads the international smear campaign against the increasingly successful non-violent BDS movement, is funding its anti-BDS propaganda in major news outlets and buying space in mainstream Israeli newspapers to cover up its messages spread of objectivity in these paid articles. We also find this influence of the Israel lobby increasingly common in German Leit (d) media. The Zionist regime and its lobbyists are trying more and more to spread this opinion-making process, but readers and media consumers are becoming increasingly awake and disgusted by this lobbying and find out information in reputable internet media. And that is exactly what is a thorn in the side of lobbyists they know about the danger of this competition. The media, politics and lobby should not be too stupid and think that we cannot distinguish very well what is offered on the Internet. We notice very quickly when we are presented with Hasbara propaganda, and more and more often after trips to journalists paid for by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. No matter how proud the ministry is, it has created a “network” of national and international organizations to implement its policies. That does not make this apartheid state more democratic, even if we are repeatedly instructed to do so. Ultimately, it will not benefit them, it will only harm them and expose them as the eternal illegal occupiers of Palestine. (13) that we cannot distinguish very well what is offered on the Internet. We notice very quickly when we are presented with Hasbara propaganda, and more and more often after trips to journalists paid for by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. No matter how proud the ministry is, it has created a “network” of national and international organizations to implement its policies. That does not make this apartheid state more democratic, even if we are repeatedly instructed to do so. Ultimately, it will not benefit them, it will only harm them and expose them as the eternal illegal occupiers of Palestine. (13) that we cannot distinguish very well what is offered on the Internet. We notice very quickly when we are presented with Hasbara propaganda, and more and more often after trips to journalists paid for by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. No matter how proud the ministry is, it has created a “network” of national and international organizations to implement its policies. That does not make this apartheid state more democratic, even if we are repeatedly instructed to do so. Ultimately, it will not benefit them, it will only harm them and expose them as the eternal illegal occupiers of Palestine. (13) No matter how proud the ministry is, it has created a “network” of national and international organizations to implement its policies. That does not make this apartheid state more democratic, even if we are repeatedly instructed to do so. Ultimately, it will not benefit them, it will only harm them and expose them as the eternal illegal occupiers of Palestine. (13) No matter how proud the ministry is, it has created a “network” of national and international organizations to implement its policies. That does not make this apartheid state more democratic, even if we are repeatedly instructed to do so. Ultimately, it will not benefit them, it will only harm them and expose them as the eternal illegal occupiers of Palestine. (13)

In the end, the truth will prevail

No matter how many propaganda articles, letters to the editor and threats against us are published, in the end the truth will prevail that cannot be covered up in the long run.

Seventy-five years after the liberation of Auschwitz, it is time for an avenue to honor the people who hid and helped Jews to hide their lives. There is no need for stealing, no monuments, but the memory of the righteous in Germany. As a warning for a NEVER AGAIN, also a NEVER AGAIN, if Palestinians and Muslims are affected. So I want to remind you of my father Heinz Galinski’s legacy. “I did not survive Auschwitz to remain silent about a new injustice.”

Don’t be silent if the “Jewish state” is wrong

The liberators of Auschwitz should also think of this when they meet this week in Yad Vashem for commemoration, and do not remain silent when injustice occurs, especially when the Jewish state is guilty.

Never again; and that doesn’t just apply to Auschwitz

The Bitter (by Erich Fried)

You don’t want to hear me 
because you don’t want to be robbed 
of what I’m telling you 
it’s wrong. 
Do you think I can say it easily 
and without hesitation?

Do you think I enjoy 
speaking against people, 
many of whom have only 
been 
driven 
astray by persecution and despair , where they have run away?

Do you think it is very easy 
to call in all four winds 
that some of my relatives 
who escaped 
the SS took their murderers’ actions 
as their role models? 
I’m almost as reluctant to say that 
as you hear it

Do you think it leaves me cold 
to get a letter 
from an old mother 
whose three sons 
were gassed in Auschwitz 
and who asks me 
how can I speak against my own people 
because so much blood has been spilled 
from our blood?

I know that I am not really 
speaking against the Jews, 
but only against the wrong way of 
those Jews 
who believe in crimes 
against the Palestinians 
, a country 
and a future can be built

I know that I am trying to help save 
the Jews in Israel and 
their children 
by timely 
complaining 
against those crimes 
in their name 
that would otherwise be their doom

But before the letter from 
the woman with the dead sons 
it is no consolation 
that I know better

footnotes

(1) https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-j-lem-mayor-invites-holocaust-forum-attendees-to-cocktail-party-complete-with-dj-1.8414774

(2) https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-angrily-rejects-holocaust-gaza-comparison-from-turkeys-erdogan/

(3) https://ahvalnews.com/turkey-israel/turkey-opposed-anyone-stands-israel-says-erdogan

(4) https://www.globalresearch.ca/secret-history-the-us-supported-and-inspired-the-nazis/5439236

(5) https://time.com/5684506/munich-appeasement/

(6) https://www.zeit.de/gesellschaft/zeitgeschehen/2017-10/islamophobie-mitte-afd-medien-islam-3-02/komplettansicht

(7  https://www.tagesspiegel.de/politik/rassismus-und-antisemitismus-in-deutschland-muslime-sind-die-neuen-juden/10669820.html

(8) https://www.sueddeutsche.de/leben/historie-hitlers-handlanger-1.2495825

(9) https://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/spanien-buergerkrieg-als-hitler-fuer-franco-morden-liess-1.1120733

(10) http://sauber.50webs.com/kap/

(11) https://www.fr.de/kultur/literatur/gibt-kein-juedisches-volk-11684648.html

(12) https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/nationalstaatsgesetz-in-israel-demokratie-nur-fuer-die.799.de.html?dram:article_id=424663

(13 https://www.972mag.com/anti-bds-propaganda-ministry-media/

 

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AS IF BOMBING IS NOT ENOUGH …… POISON IS THE NEW ISRAELI WEAPON IN GAZA

 “Innocent human beings, most of them young, are slowly being poisoned in Gaza by the water drink and likely by the soil in which they plant.”

Israel Is Systematically Poisoning One Million Palestinian Children

Robert Inlakesh

We have now entered 2020, the year in which experts at the United Nations (UN) once predicted Gaza would become unlivable. But the sad reality is not only that those same experts said that Gaza was already unlivable in 2017, but that now the population of 2 million residing in Gaza are under the real threat of genocide.

Sara Roy of Harvard University’s Centre for Middle Eastern studies, who is considered the leading scholar on Gaza’s economy, has written that “innocent human beings, most of them young, are slowly being poisoned in Gaza by the water drink and likely by the soil in which they plant.” So let us break down that statement, based upon the data available to us.

The population of the Gaza Strip is over 2 million strong, more than 50% of which are children (18 and under). Ninety-seven percent of Gaza’s water is undrinkable with only the upper 10% of Gaza’s population having access to clean water according to the UN. If we take these statistics and we look at them critically that would mean that according to conservative estimates only 40% of Gaza’s children are consuming water that is fit for human consumption. This means that parents in the Gaza Strip are forced to make the decision to allow their children to drink contaminated water in order for them to survive.

Israel which has enforced its illegal blockade of Gaza since 2006 – although Zionist propagandists claim it started in June of 2007, which is incorrect – is under international law required to provide Gaza with the ability to sustain itself. Gaza is not a State; it is not a sovereign territory in of itself. According to the UN Gaza constitutes part of what is called the Palestinian occupied territories, with the focus here being on the word “occupied.”

According to the 4th Geneva Convention, Israel is required under International Law to provide the ability for Gaza and the West Bank to sustain an environment of livability. Israel will argue, however, that Gaza specifically is not occupied; that it withdrew in 2005. However it still controls the population registry, the entries and exits, all imports and exports, the electromagnetic sphere, the armistice lines (what Israel calls the border), the territorial waters, airspace as well as having a monopoly on the electricity in Gaza. Israel controls Gaza through and through; meaning that if Israel does not declare an occupation, it is a de facto annexation of the territory.

In excess of 108,000 cubic meters of untreated sewage waterflows into the Mediterranean Sea from Gaza. This is due to a lack of power for Gaza’s desalination plant and the lack of building material required to expand, both of which are due to Israel’s policies towards the besieged coastal enclave. The situation is so bad that not only is Gaza’s sea water heavily contaminated, leading to deaths as recently as last year, but also Israel’s Askalan (Ashkelon) based desalination plant periodically halts operations due to the pollution, showing that Israel is willing to put the purification of 20% of its own water at jeopardy in order to punish the Gaza Strip.

Rising from the problem of water contamination is also disease. Gidon Grumberg, the founder and director of Israel’s ‘Ecopeace’, told the Jerusalem post in 2016 that Gaza is a ticking time bomb for cholera and typhoid epidemics. Since then there have been repeated calls for a change to be made to Gaza’s lack of clean water by various experts. If a change is not made in 2020 then Gaza could become a hotbed for disease the way that Yemen has, again due to an illegally imposed blockade.

Beyond the water problem are also numerous other issues plaguing Gaza, all of which are again due to Israel’s illegally imposed – for nearly 15 years now – siege. Upwards of 80% of Gaza’s population are reliant upon international food aid in order to survive, with Israel enforcing a policy of “putting the people of Gaza on a diet,” entailing that Israel counts the minimum caloric intake for the Gazan population to stay alive. Israel of course controls the food aid coming into the Gaza Strip and even makes a profit off of it. The restrictions Israel applies to food coming into Gaza is also used as a political tool in order to punish the Palestinians for their acts of resistance against Israel.

The conservative estimates, according to the United Nations, also indicate that Gaza’s youth unemployment rate is close to hitting 70% with an overall unemployment rate recorded to be at around 50%. Israel also has repeatedly blocked Palestinian cancer patients from entering Israel in order to receive life-saving treatment. Not only this, but due to the lack of power in Gaza, cardiac monitors and X-ray machines become unreliable. In the first half of 2019, the Gaza Health Ministry, which has a regular budget of $40 million a year, had only 10 million dollars worth of supplies available to them and in July (2019) declared a warning of an unprecedented shortage of medicine and medical supplies. According to the World Health Organization 39% of Gaza applications for cancer patients to exit the blockaded Strip were “unsuccessful” in 2018.

Gaza’s population is subjected to sewage regularly flooding, after rainfall, into the streets and causing sickness, especially amongst the poorer population. Even the more well-off, financially, of Gaza’s population, whom of which reside in areas such as Gaza City (North East Gaza), are losing their wealth. Specifically the residents of the al-Rimal area, who are viewed by many as living in an area of prestige are having to flee to places like Istanbul, or become refugees abroad and are losing their families assets due to an absence of income.

Gaza currently survives on a few hours of electricity per day, this is due to the fact that Israel put a cap on the amount of electricity it allows into Gaza, as well as the fact that Israel has bombarded and destroyed Gaza’s electrical grid and power plants, on various occasions. The sole, partially destroyed by bombardment, power plant in Gaza is also in a semi-operational state due to the cutting of diesel fuel from the Strip in early 2018, after the Palestinian Authority stopped paying for the fuel.

As of February 2018, the Gaza Strip has been in a “state of emergency.” Enduring, since the beginning of the siege, eight large-scale military offensive massacres by Israel, with hundreds of smaller bombardments coming in between.

A 17 year old in Gaza would have experienced Israeli internal occupation, a 15 year long ever tightening siege, 8 large scale massacres, hundreds of other attacks, three wars, the constant buzzing of drones, the deaths of friends and family, temporary or permanent displacement and the list goes on and on.

To top this all off, when the people of Gaza rose up in their hundreds of thousands non-violently, beginning on the 30th March (2018), they were ignored by the world which has done nothing to stop Israel for its murder of 330+ unarmed demonstrators and the injuring of approximately 40,000. Until now, the demonstrations are still ongoing on a weekly basis and no Israeli soldiers have been killed or sustained any serious injuries.

According to International Law, the people of Gaza have every right to use armed force in order to struggle for self determination and to end the siege. Israel has no claim to a “right of self defence”, just as rapist would have no claim to a right of self defence against their rape victim, and the next time we hear of Israel’s “right” in anyway to use force, we must know that whoever repeats this is contradicting the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Aviv Kochavi said recently in a speech pertaining to a future war against Gaza, that Israel will target electrical, agricultural and other structural components, which according to Israel contribute to keeping Hamas – Gaza’s governing Party – afloat. This means that if Israel does begin a new massacre (war) against Gaza – or Hamas as they will claim – then it will mean that all the statistics listed off above will accelerate to unprecedented numbers and that Gaza will become even more uninhabitable.

The only questions now left to be answered are, what will stop Israel from completely genociding the people of Gaza? and how will the worlds future generations look at us today for allowing this holocaust to occur against the people of Palestine. One million Palestinian children are being systematically poisoned by Israel and there is nothing but deafening silence.

ISRAELI TORTURE OF PRISONERS DOCUMENTED

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

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

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

Torture: A mainstay of Israeli apartheid and colonialism

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

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

The torture of Samer Arbeed

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

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

Palestinian lawyers highlight torture and abuse

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

Walid Hanatsheh: Torture under interrogation

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

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

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

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

“Earth-shattering” crimes demand action

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

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

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

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

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

Palestinian youth activists face torture

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

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

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

Demanding justice

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

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

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

Attacks on Palestinian prisoners tied to attacks on global movement

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

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

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

 

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IN PHOTOS ~~ FREEZING FOR PALESTINIAN WOMEN IN NEW YORK

Big women’s march in  NY this week was limited by freezing temps, snow & sleet but there was a Palestine presence.

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NEW RULES, NEW HYPOCRISY ON SPORTS FIELD

new list of restrictions against political speech or gestures was released on Thursday by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). 

John Carlos, right, and Tommie Smith, center, raise gloved fists in protest at the 1968 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo)

John Carlos Responds to the New Olympics Ban on Political Protest

The 1968 Olympian points out the hypocrisy of new rules against any political demonstrations on the field or medal stand.

Olympic athletes competing in Tokyo have been put on notice. They are there to be seen and not heard. A new list of restrictions against political speech or gestures was released on Thursday by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The move is as arrogant as it is censorious. Any athlete who may have planned to take a knee like Colin Kaepernick, or raise their fist like John Carlos or Tommie Smith in 1968, will have to think again. Make a gesture of solidarity with your oppressed brethren in your home country as 2016 Olympian Feyisa Lilesa did and you could find yourself ostracized.

The actual punishments for political speech are opaque but threatening, the IOC saying that such will be determined on a “case by case basis.” In the official statement, Olympic organizers write:

The unique nature of the Olympic Games enables athletes from all over the world to come together in peace and harmony. We believe that the example we set by competing with the world’s best while living in harmony in the Olympic Village is a uniquely positive message to send to an increasingly divided world.

This is why it is important, on both a personal and a global level, that we keep the venues, the Olympic Village and the podium neutral and free from any form of political, religious or ethnic demonstrations.

There is something particularly ironic about the fact that the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) just admitted John Carlos and Tommie Smith into its Hall of Fame last November, 51 years after they raised their fists on the medal stand in 1968. The ceremony was meant to be a celebration of reconciliation and a tacit acknowledgment by the USOPC that it was wrong to ostracize the two runners. This new ruling sends a hell of a message that the “Olympic movement” wants to absorb the protest into the past and criminalize it for the present and future.

I spoke to John Carlos on the phone and, as one might expect, he was livid. Here’s what he told me:

This is nonsense. They’re way out of line with this. They’re trying to take people’s rights away and it’s ridiculous. They are saying that they don’t want politics at the Olympics but this is a political move. The silencing of people is political. We all love the Olympics but I’m not sacrificing my humanity to win a medal. Every time they go to different nation for a different Olympics, are you going to tell me that the choice of the country isn’t politically motivated? I ain’t buying that. The athlete should be able to make a statement on that medal stand. They are not disrespecting a flag. They are using their time to do what they think is right. They are trying to save lives. No one has the right to take away what’s inside you or silence what you want to say.

I asked Carlos how he squares being inducted into the USOPC Hall of Fame and then given this anti-political crackdown. He said:

It shows that if you stand with it, you’ll be accepted in time. But people have to have the courage to step up. I’ve done mine. I’ve been stepping up and living by the truth of that gesture for 51 years. It’s time for that next generation to step up and show their moral character…If you think all is fine, and you go to the Olympic Games with your mouth zipped, you’ll find you’ll regret it.

The brazen contradiction is of course that the Olympics are already political from top to bottom. They are political in the host country, where the head of state makes the argument that the Olympics will benefit the country economically. Government leaders also inevitably argue for national unity in support of the games, no matter how much debt is accrued, how much militarization is demanded, and how many people are displaced. The games are are political for the sponsors who use the Olympics to hawk their products, in a process one could call “sin washing.” Sponsors like McDonald’s—which pushes the utter opposite of an Olympic diet—sell their wares and benefit from the warm glow emitted by the Olympics. The games are political for the environment, which suffers a gigantic global footprint during the course of the Games. And in this era of political athletes, there is of course something political about an edict that aims to shut them down.

I reached out to Jules Boykoff, author of four books on the Olympics, including the forthcoming NOlympians: Inside the Fight Against Capitalist Mega-Sports in Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Beyond. He said:

The IOC’s edict, as laundered through its Athletes Commission, brims with hypocrisy. Athlete activism emerges from overlapping systems of injustice. To deny athletes the right to express their thoughts and feelings on the political injustices that wrack the world today reeks of authoritarianism, which is political in itself. This policy is a slap in the face to the exciting zeitgeist of smart, savvy athletes who are not willing to check their brains in at the Olympic door.

One thing is certain. As long as athletes are willing to confront their fear and risk punishment to speak their truth, this issue is going nowhere.

 

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