Our opponents call us “Jew haters.” That is a lie and a slander. BDS advocates equal rights for all and consistently opposes all forms of racism, including anti-Semitism. In fact, many progressive Jewish activists, intellectuals, students, feminists and others participate in and sometimes lead BDS campaigns in Western countries. The increasing impact of Israeli supporters of BDS has led the Knesset to pass a draconian anti-boycott law banning advocacy of any boycott against Israel or its complicit institutions.
Tag Archives | palestinianBoycott, Grassroots Activism, Opinion Israel, Judaism, Religion
Israel’s Coming “Civil War”: Haredim Jews Confront the Militarized Secular Zionist State – by Prof. James Petras
The Haredim share a common plight with Israel’s Arab population: Both communities face increasing police harassment, discrimination, religious persecution and rising levels of poverty. A Haredim-Arab alliance would unite 30% of the population against a common secular militarist and plutocratic enemy. A study in 2006 claimed that over a third of Israeli Jews identified the Haredim as the most unpopular group in Israel .
Stuart Littlewood considers the latest Israeli stooge on Britain’s political scene, the UK Independence Party (UKIP), whose allegiance to Israel completes a circle of allies that has some of Europe’s most odious parties.
Since Balfour Declaration of 1917, Britain has denied Palestinians their rights. Diplomats discourage Palestine’s bid for “observer state” status in the UN.
Israel held Harvard College SAT exam for weeks, not releasing tests until October SAT exam was cancelled for students in Palestine. Countless students around the world took the exam.
The Palestinian leadership must stop deluding itself. The peculiar US policy in the Middle East is dictated by a small number of Israeli “firsters”.
By Zionist pressure, billboard companies refuse to display pro-Palestinian ads. Israel ethnic cleansing Palestine, the American public never hears about it.
Enter Netanyahu, and his cartoon. Abbas’s warning was all but forgotten. What we saw at the UNGA last week was a microcosm of a much larger and ongoing strategy on the part of Netanyahu: to use the Iranian issue to make the Palestinian issue disappear. Netanyahu uses Iran to marginalize the Palestinian issue and place a check on President Obama.
Imagine if Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, who addressed the UN that day minutes before Netanyahu took the stage, had said: “Militant Judaism has many branches, from the Washington offices of AIPAC to the center of Jewish power in Tel Aviv – but they’re all rooted in the same soil” of intolerance? Picture him conjuring images of violent Jewish “fanaticism” – not a hard task, given what is happening in Israel today. If he had done so, Abbas would have been denounced in every Western capital as the 21st century incarnation of Hitler.
Liberal Zionists though find it dangerous, and for many years have been trying to square the circle in an attempt to justify Israel’s apartheid policies. Jewish communities, of course, are allergic to the very idea. No, it’s not the recognition that Israel is an apartheid state that’s dangerous, it’s Israel itself that is dangerous; dangerous to Palestinians, dangerous to Jews in Israel and abroad, and dangerous to the world beyond.
Like it or not, and whatever it might mean for the fate of mankind, the world was going to have to live with the fact that there were two sets of rules for the behaviour of nations – one for Israel and one for all other nations.
Israel scoffs. It spurns all international law and its own because who’ll hold it accountable? Destruction of Palestinian property has nothing to do with military necessity. Israel does what it wants with impunity because world leaders who matter literally let it get away with murder.
Historic twists of fate are unpredictable, with many ironic overtones. Maybe, just maybe, the analysis by an Israeli-trained Palestinian attorney together with the clues to be found in Arafat’s dead body will usher in a long-overdue era of Israeli accountability for crimes against the Palestinian people.
Lawrence Davidson argues that behind the Israeli court ruling that Rachel Corrie, the US peace activist who was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer while trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home, lies a culture of pathological racism that considers all Palestinians and their allies as terrorists.
The evacuation of the illegal Ulpana outpost in June led to a spate of “price tag” attacks on mosques, Palestinians and their property.
Paul J. Balles considers the mentality of Israelis who openly rejoiced at the death of nine Palestinian kindergarten children and one adult in a bus accident in February.
Did you know that Israel allows Gaza residents to enter the West Bank to attend their relatives’ weddings but not to get betrothed themselves? You don’t believe it?
Israel’s worst fears regarding its relationship with the Arab world — and with Egypt in particular — are coming true before our eyes. The rise of the Islamists in Egypt means the end of the peace treaty with Egypt and the rise of a government committed to the ideological Islamist goal of the destruction of Israel.
Ahead of the General Assembly’s likely granting Palestine statehood recognition and full de jure UN membership in September or early October, Israel is preparing its army and arming settlers for disruptive protests.
Lawrence Davidson analyses the culture behind efforts by Zionist lobbyists in the United States to censor free debate of Zionism and Israel’s policies through pressure, blackmail and smearing the advocates of free speech as “anti-Semites” or “self-hating Jews”.
Stuart Littlewood wonders whether British Prime Minister David Cameron will have the courage and integrity to apply to Palestine the principles which he claims to embrace in respect of Libya – supporting freedom and democracy – by backing the Palestinians’ bid for UN recognition of their statehood.
With a sigh of relief, Netanyahu returned to his usual stance. Here he was, surrounded by generals, the he-man, the resolute fighter, the Defender of Israel.
Jonathan Cook reports on plans by Israel to demolish the Palestinian village of Lifta, near Jerusalem, in order to build holiday homes for wealthy foreign Jews and to erase for Israelis “all troubling reminders of an earlier Palestinian presence”.
Just imagine it… Several hundred thousand or better still one or two million Palestinians or more marching peacefully to the 1967 borders.
The artificial division between Areas A, B and C was supposed to be erased from the map, and dropped from the discourse, in 1999. Instead, Israel has sanctified and perpetuated it.
Richard Lightbown summarizes the situation ahead of the forthcoming Freedom Flotilla II – Stay Human in plain language bereft of the doublespeak that the Israeli government would like us to hear.
No Nobel Peace Laureate will be able to disguise the guilt if more Israeli hoods batter more human rights workers. No selectively edited whitewash report, with of without endorsement from professors of international law, will be able to conceal the truth this time from the people of the world.
On the 15th of May of every year, Palestinians and the whole world remember how it all started. How the Israelis’ ethnic cleansing of a people and the destruction of a society – the Nakba – was met with global indifference.
Anti-Muslim Bigotry – in the United States is getting out of hand. Our country is sick and we need to understand the source of this sickness and do something about it. Islamphobia is being actively supported by local, state and federal governments and law enforcement. Anti-Muslim hatemongers routinely train local, state and federal officials to hate Islam and Muslims and it looks like they get good money for it. I tell you, I am in the wrong business, but I digress.
Lebanese opponents of civil rights for Palestinian refugees often use less objective and more crude wording to define “tawtin” (“settlement”) than is normally employed in civil society discussions.
Falk’s crime was saying that the US administration’s reluctance to address the awkward gaps and contradictions identified by several scholars in the official explanations of 9/11, only fuels suspicions of a conspiracy. And he suggested that “what may be more distressing than the apparent cover up is the eerie silence of the mainstream media, unwilling to acknowledge the well-evidenced doubts about the official version of the events: an al Qaeda operation with no foreknowledge by government officials”.
Archbishop Theodosius Hanna (Greek Orthodox Church), Monsignor Manuel Musallam (Latin Catholic) and Mr Constantine Dabbagh (Executive Director of the Middle East Council of Churches) are courageous human rights defenders and spiritual leaders from Palestine. They have just completed a tour of Ireland to raise awareness of the situation in their homeland under Israeli military occupation and the plight of the dwindling Christian community there.
No Americans possess the honor, courage, credibility, bearing hardships and sacrificing life and limb as America’s soldiers and Veterans who uniquely have the knowledge that war is hell, but willingly accept that liberty and freedom from all foes from abroad or within is the highest calling to defend this nation.
Honorable Veterans, you are America’s pride with vast support in this country. It must be you that rallies this nation to once against fight for America’s Independence from Israel’s power. You, along with all of us who will follow your leadership, must, must, must reclaim our government, the White House and the subservient Congress, from the tentacles of Israel that reach deep into our Treasury, Pentagon, State Department, and Commerce Department, and our Federal Reserve.
Broder’s argument is that we need to prepare for war against Iran in order to save our economy. What he is doing is giving an excuse for your sons and daughters dying in yet another war for Israel while he continues to pretend that he is not a total suck up to the worst elements of the Israeli lobby. By the way, in case you did not know, Broder is an Islamofascist.
Leader of Jewish settlers in the occupied East al-Quds (Jerusalem) neighborhood of Silwan has deliberately run over two Palestinian children and fled the scene. (see video) The Israeli car driven by David Be’eri, the leader of hardline Elad organization trying to settle Jews in Silwan, charged a group of Palestinian kids, hitting one boy full on and throwing another off his feet.
By Stuart Littlewood* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz So criminal within itself, it flinches from upholding the rule of international law. So corrupt, it happily outsources its foreign policy to terrorists in Tel Aviv. The idea that America acts as an honest broker for peace between its fellow cut-throat Israel and their victim, Palestine, on [...]
Deal of the Day
Because Silence is Complicity!
Palestinian in Exile!
Tweeting since 04/07/2007
- @sabbah #Palestine Times Daily news http://t.co/Gr0OUHZNty - top stories by GazaTVNews, AliAbunimah, TeamPalestina 9 hours ago
- The Sabbah Daily is out! http://t.co/ZFRXy80mF4 ▸ Top stories today via @mohsinoffline @hempoilcures @WorldisWatching 9 hours ago
- The Palestine Daily is out! http://t.co/rVSmmYlY1t ▸ Top stories today via @pnnenglish @Ramdog1980 @PalestineToday 10 hours ago
- Check out my newsmix channel #Palestine http://t.co/rx7FSl26uU 11 hours ago
- Check out my newsmix channel @Sabbah Report http://t.co/2KfrvS6cAR 13 hours ago