The dancing soldiers were disciplined for dancing at that wedding—not because they abused their power or violated the privacy of the Hebronites, but because they put themselves in danger and might have set off some kind of crisis by being killed or injured. When soldiers from the same brigade detained a five-year-old, they were not disciplined. Apparently children are slightly less dangerous.
Philip Giraldi, Director of the Council for the National Interest, discusses the “Christian Zionism and American Islamophobia” conference on January 30 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.; the peculiar interworking of American end-times theology and Israeli politics; the CIA’s skepticism on the effectiveness of drone strikes; and how fleeing Syrians are creating a refugee crisis and security problems.
Grant F. Smith appeared on Abby Martin’s global broadcast today to discuss the Israeli nuclear weapons program. Topics covered included the diversion of weapons-grade uranium from Apollo, Pennsylvania, the U.S. government’s ongoing fight against releasing classified documents on Israeli nukes, the bankruptcy of “nuclear ambiguity.”
The Palestinian solidarity movement in South Africa (through BDS South Africa and the Palestine Solidarity Alliance) have taken out over 12 billboards (large outdoor displays) across the country graphically explaining the Israeli Occupation of Palestinian lands and the dispossession of the Palestinian people. More than five billboards have already gone up with more to follow in coming weeks.
Held on May 17, he discussed various foreign policy positions, sharing views that he does not express in public, including his belief that peace in the Middle East is not possible and a Palestinian state is not feasible. Mitt Romney said privately that “there’s just no way” for an independent Palestinian state to be established on the West Bank territory Israel has occupied since 1967.
Prof. Nurit Peled-Elhanan analyzes the presentation of images, maps, layouts and use of language in History, Geography and Civic Studies textbooks, and reveals how the books marginalize Palestinians, legitimize Israeli military massacres against Palestinians and reinforce Jewish-Israeli territorial identity.
When the United Nations, in 1977, proclaimed 29 November of each year as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, it was a clear admission of guilt towards this people. The story of Palestine and its people is one that will go down in history. In fact it has already started to do just that. One might say that the victor is the one that writes history. The victor in this case will inevitably be justice, and justice is at the core of the Palestinian struggle against apartheid, colonialism and oppression.
Western countries systematically deprived Arab and Palestinians from their humanity to the extent that the suffering of the People of Palestine is not perceived as legitimate suffering, on an equal scale with the suffering of the Jewish people in Europe during World War Two, and the suffering of Israelis who are murdered by Palestinians.
Why did they do this to us? Why did they kill us? Why did they kill the animals?…The bodies of my mother and father were left on the road for five days. The Israelis killed the cows, all the animals died, Why?…What did we do to the Israelis to make them do this? We are not from Hamas or the resistance, and none of my brothers or their children are from Hamas or the resistance. We are farmers, peaceful farmers.
It is clear to us that Mr. Fogel’s main concern and yours is not anti-Jewish hatred (anti-Semitism) but rather the defence of Israel. That is why you and your government do not differentiate between Zionism and Judaism; this is why Mr. Fogel insists that he is “someone who doesn’t see a difference”. This policy of equating Judaism with Zionism does in fact promote anti-Semitism and this is why we ask people of good will especially our Jewish brothers and sisters to challenge those who equate them.
We are approaching the 100-nautical-mile point away from Gaza, which is usually the point where Israel declares—starts the blockade … Will they try to come and board us? All these questions are now at the moment of truth. The major preparation we did is to prepare that we don’t want anybody to act in any violent way or in any way that can even induce violence by the Israelis.