Liberation is very different from independence, because our right to self-determination must lead to the right of return and full equality for all inhabitants of the state of Palestine.
The two-state solution is a racist dogma that cannot guarantee all the rights; withdrawal of Israeli troops from the Arab lands occupied in 1967; implementation of UN resolution 194; and an end to Israel’s apartheid policies against Palestinian citizens of the state of Israel.
On September 20, Israeli soldiers violently attacked international diplomats and aid workers. They “seized a truck full of tents and emergency aid they had been trying to deliver to Palestinians whose homes were demolished this week.” On Friday, French, British, Spanish, Irish, EU political office representatives, and Australian diplomats brought more aid.
On arrival, Israeli forces confronted them. They did so violently. They attacked them viciously. They confiscated their supplies. An unnamed EU diplomat said:
“It’s shocking and outrageous. We will report these actions to our governments.”
Palestinian Authority (PA) keeps this hope alive so that it can “get the economic aid and diplomatic support that subsidizes the lifestyle of its leaders, the jobs of tens of thousands of soldiers, spies, police officers and civil servants.” The Israeli government keeps this hope alive because “it seems to reflect the sentiments of the Jewish Israeli majority and it shields the country from international opprobrium, even as it camouflages relentless efforts to expand Israel’s territory into the West Bank.”
The Eye in your Toilet. Mossad went global! The new target market included the Arab countries, North America and the European Union. The new marketing strategy is based on moving to upscale private corporate toilets and government bathrooms.
“Toilets are frequently used as discreet meeting places”. She argued persuasively that, “Behind the closed doors, strategic decisions are discussed which we record with our high-quality monitoring while removing any irrelevant, unseemly noises, such as flatulence”. “She means farting”, Bibby ejaculated. ‘Look. We provide the intimate data”, Bibby argued to potential clients,“ Call it blackmail, if you like. But it can increase your competitive advantage in any contract negotiation”.
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Falk, an American law professor serving in the independent post, suggested the United Nations Human Rights Council might set up an international forensic team to investigate Jaradat’s death.
The system of ID cards is used as a weapon to further cement the fragmentation of the Palestinian population as it confines the Palestinians to their geographic Israeli-controlled Bantustans, forbidding Palestinians with Gaza IDs entry into the West Bank and Jerusalem and vice versa.
Israel presses on with plans for 6,000 new settler homes. They won’t stop until virtually all Palestine is colonized. Israel planned it long ago. Netanyahu’s expediting what most Knesset members approve.
In light Khaled Meshal could respond to Netanyahu’s letter with these words: “No, prime minister, it is me who has to thank you for what you are doing to destroy your state!”
Civil society calls for trade sanctions but Hague says EU has ‘no enthusiasm’. Now he shames us again by shirking firm action against the racist Israel’s endless land thieving and general lawlessness.
The quest for peace based on the co-existence between Israel and Palestine has taken a big step forwards. Unity between the Palestinians should be the next. US support for the actual creation of the State of Palestine should come soon after.
Ireland is planning to utilize its upcoming term as President of the Council of the European Union, which begins on January 1 2013, to advance efforts to achieve a joint decision between all 27 member states to ban products from West Bank Settlements.
The survey indicates that a third to half of Israeli Jews want open discrimination against its Arab citizens. The large majority wants an apartheid state.
The Galilee First. The international community, and Palestinian leadership, should call for the world to witness the reality of Palestinians inside Israel.
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.
An Interview With Noam Chomsky: Everybody is already furious at Israel. Even in Europe, it is regarded as the most dangerous state in the world, and it is becoming a pariah state. People in the U.S. should be breaking through the media and general doctrinal barriers to come to know what is going on.
Why does Prime Minister Fayyad wish to ‘improve’ the Paris Protocols, despite the severe limitations that it imposes on the PA’s ability to choose their own economic regime and adopt trade policies?
Call it an open secret. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, unelected Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, and like-minded Fatah officials collaborate with Israel’s occupation harshness.
Israel invents its own version of reality. Orwellian doublespeak defines it. Fundamental occupying power obligations are violated. State authorities and settlers reap benefits. Numerous military orders violate international law. It’s been twisted, inverted, manipulated, distorted, undermined, and spurned to justify the unjustifiable.
In a new series, Haaretz explores the inequitable distribution of drinking water in the West Bank, where supply for the Palestinian falls far short of that of their settler neighbors as well as the standard set out by the WHO.
Protesters, who are not affiliated with a single political faction, are vowing to keep up the pressure until their demands are met. Their demands include the sacking of the Fayyad government and the annulment of the 1994 Paris Economic Protocol, which critics say put the entire Palestinian economy at Israel’s mercy.
Even before his latest reported gaffe the polls were indicating that Romney will fail in his Zionist-backed bid to deny President Obama a second term in the White House. There is also a growing realization in America that, on Netanyahu’s behalf, the Zionist lobby and its stooges in Congress have overplayed their hand in trying to influence the American election and push the US into war.
Uri Avnery argues that foreign aid and Israeli handouts from stolen Palestinian tax revenue provide only temporary relief from Israel’s economic strangulation of the Palestinians, and that a “Palestinian Spring” targeted at the occupation may come sooner rather than later.
Yes, we can, no, you can’t is policy. That’s what occupation is all about. Tyranny defines it. Author Sandy Tolan calls it the “show that time and the world forgot.”
Alan Hart outlines a strategy for saving the Palestinian cause from extinction: making Israel accountable for its occupation by dissolving the quisling Palestinian Authority and exposing Zionism’s propaganda, and mobilizing Palestinians everywhere to engage by peaceful and democratic means in the struggle to end the Zionization of their homeland.
Burning mosques, burning vehicles, settlers appear to have a blank cheque to harass and aggress Palestinians, writes Khaled Amayreh in occupied Jerusalem.
O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight
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?
Interior, justice and defense ministries decided to cease respecting a gentlemanly agreement with with Palestinians and their spouses holding passports of mostly western countries. Israel canceled their resident status.
Repeatedly, Israel preemptively bombs, shells, and inflicts other forms of lawless violence on Gazans, bogusly claiming self-defense. When they respond, Israel calls it terrorism.
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.