“If three hundred million Americans are ready to sacrifice their lives for the tenuous state of Israel formed from a holocaust against the Palestinian people, then Israel already has a state and everybody in it calls themselves Americans.” HWHTweet
The Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies voted 6-2-1 in favor of divestment.
On December 2nd, 2019, the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies (ACCRIP) voted in favor of divestment from companies “facilitating human rights violations in Palestine”. The committee voted six in favor, with two alumni voting no, and one abstaining from the vote.
The vote comes after eight months of deliberation, starting in April 2019, when 69 percent of voters in a Brown undergraduate referendum voted in favor of the same motion. In response to Brown University President Christina Paxson’s dismissal of student concerns the day following the vote, over 100 faculty members authored a letter in favor of the student referendum.
Since then, members of Brown Divest have presented to ACCRIP on multiple occasions, as have Brown Students for Israel.
On December 2nd, nine members of ACCRIP met at Brown University, and heard presentations from faculty opposed to divestment, as well as those in favor. After the presentations, a motion was put forth to vote on whether the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories constitutes social harm. Seven members voted yes, while two alumni abstained. At the end of the meeting, members of the committee motioned to vote on the following language:
“We recommend that the Brown Corporation exclude from Brown’s direct investments, and require Brown’s separate account investment managers to exclude from their direct investments, companies identified as facilitating human rights violations in Palestine. In addition, the Investment Office will share with all investment managers the University’s desire to adhere to this investment philosophy. We recommend that the Corporation and Brown’s separate account investment managers maintain the withdrawal of investments from said companies until they cease to engage in social harm…”
After the motion to vote was made, two alumni voiced concerns about the ‘lack of time’ to deliberate. Sarah Cunningham ‘06 was appointed by President Paxson only weeks before this meeting, and David Mueller ‘81 has been on the committee for six years, and was part of the deliberations when Palestinian human rights violations were discussed in 2013-2014 and in 2017. Eventually, the motion to vote was accepted, and the resolution passed. We are elated that the University committee responsible for divestment has finally joined the calls for divestment from human rights violations in Palestine.
Today, ACCRIP made Brown the first Ivy League University to officially call for divestment from companies that are facilitating the Occupation and its human rights abuses in the West Bank and Gaza. We look forward to other universities joining the movement for dignity and human rights for Palestinians.
Going forward, the Brown community expects the Brown Corporation to divest from companies facilitating human rights violations in Palestine, as demanded by Brown students, who voted for the University to divest, as has ACCRIP, the committee responsible for recommending University divestment. Companies that have been identified for divestment based on their involvement in social harm in Palestine include Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard, Oaktree Capital Management, AB Volvo, Motorola, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, United Technologies, and G4S.
[From a press release]
HWH ClipBoard: Thank you Omar Shakir for sacrificing your presence in Palestine\Israel without sacrificing your work to expose: the UGLY TRUTH of discrimination enslavement torture and slaughter of the Palestinian People, thus the collective Palestinian Soul and the destruction and theft of Palestinian habitats by the Israeli government, that then hands those habitats over to Jewish Immigrant Poachers with impunity and arrogance.
‘Israel is joining an ugly club,’ says rights group as director expelled
Human Rights Watch’s Israel director Omar Shakir leaves for Jordan under 2017 law
Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem
Mon 25 Nov 2019 08.04 EST
Last modified on Mon 25 Nov 2019
Omar Shakir is the first person to be expelled from Israel under a 2017 law allowing the deportation of foreigners who support a boycott of Israel. Israel has deported the local director of Human Rights Watch for his alleged support for a boycott campaign, a move the advocacy group said placed the country in an “ugly club” of authoritarian regimes.
Omar Shakir, HRW’s Israel and Palestine representative, lost a landmark supreme court case this month that centred on Israel’s ability to expel its critics. The government had refused to renew Shakir’s visa, and Monday is the deadline for him to leave.
At a press conference in Jerusalem hours before his flight, the researcher condemned the decision as an escalating assault on the human rights movement.
“If the Israelis can deport somebody documenting rights abuse without facing consequence, how can we ever stop rights abuse?” said Shakir. Israel argues its objection is to Shakir alone, not human rights campaigners generally.
The expulsion of Shakir, a US citizen, is seen as a test case for a contentious 2017 law that allows the government to deport people who support a boycott of Israel or Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Many of Israel’s critics have been denied entry under the law, but Shakir is the first person already working in the country to be expelled using the legislation.
Kenneth Roth, HRW’s executive director, denied that the New York-based advocacy group, or Shakir as its representative, had supported a boycott against Israel. He said pressing businesses to acknowledge the rights abuses of the Israeli occupation was not the same as a boycott. For example, HRW has pushed Airbnb to remove rentals in settlements.
“It is standard procedure that human rights groups insist that businesses avoid complicity in human rights violations,” said Roth, who travelled to Jerusalem for the press conference. “Omar applied those same principles to ask businesses not to support Israel’s illegal settlements … Human Rights Watch has never urged a boycott of Israel.”
Shakir would continue his role remotely from Amman in neighbouring Jordan, Roth said.
“We’re used to operating in countries that bar our research. We’ve learned the necessity of monitoring human rights abuses from afar in countries like Iran and Egypt and Venezuela, all of which have barred our researchers,” said Roth. “Israel today is joining that ugly club of governments.”
He warned the expulsion would hamper his group’s work, including critical research on rights abuses carried out by Israel’s enemies, including Hamas.
The United Nations and European Union have criticised the decision to deport Shakir and called on Israel to reverse it. The UK government said it urged Israel to allow civil society organisations to operate freely.
Shakir said his being forced to leave was a minor hindrance in comparison to the increasingly suffocating atmosphere for Israeli and Palestinian rights advocates, who had suffered travel bans, arrests and office raids.
Israel passed the 2017 law used against Shakir as a measure to criminalise the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, which advocates for broad boycotts. Rights groups say it encodes bars on free speech into law.
The Ministry of Strategic Affairs, which spearheaded efforts to expel Shakir, said Israel, “like any sane country, has the right to decide who is given the freedom to enter and work within its borders”. It accused Shakir of being a “BDS propagator”.
Israel’s case against Shakir was based on statements on boycotts he made before he joined HRW but also his more recent work criticising settlements.
In the most high-profile use of the anti-BDS law, Israel blocked in August two highly critical US congresswomen, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, from a planned trip to Palestine and Jerusalem.
Israel later agreed to a request by Tlaib to visit Palestinian members of her family on the condition that she did not express her views on the boycott. However, Tlaib subsequently rejected the offer, saying the conditions were “oppressive”.
Agence France-Presse contributed to this report
HWH RESPONSE: Yes. Thank you for moving in a positive direction against illegal occupation of Palestine by Israel.
Those products of which Israelis speak are not made in Israel. They are made in Israeli-occupied areas of Palestine.
How blatant the theft, to steal the Palestinian’s ability to grow their own produce to sell on the world markets to support themselves, while simultaneously extracting Palestinian-grown olive trees from Palestinian ground, so the Israeli settlers could grow their own produce where the Palestinians once grew theirs.
Do you know how long it takes for an olive tree to grow and bear fruit? Five years to begin bearing fruit and full fruit growth in seven to eight years. Do you know the pain associated with losing all those years?
I do, and I never grew an olive tree. Why doesn’t the rest of the world see the pain Israelis inflict on the Palestinians? Take their hope away. I heard that many times in Ariel Sharon’s day. How do they do that? By taking Palestine’s means to support themselves away and turning ownership rights willy-nilly over to themselves. That’s called stealing. Larceny. Grand theft. Bigger than grand theft.
That the Israelis laugh at how poor the Palestinians, that they can’t support themselves, so they don’t deserve to be an independent nation is egregious. Unforgivable behavior by Israelis who claim to want peace with their neighbors.
- Israel does not consider Palestinians their neighbors. People of the world need to come to grips with Israeli thought on who is their neighbor. All countries, except the one they occupy.
Israel needs to be stopped. The entire world knows that Israel will not stop themselves. The entire world knows of their claims not to be psychologically or physically capable of stopping themselves. Ariel Sharon incredulously said, “nobody stops us”. Nothing has changed.
Nobody has, all these years later.
When people say that, and then they demonstrate that to be a truth, then the world has no choice but to intervene and stop them before they do more damage.
The Palestinian people are in massive incarceration camps throughout those Israeli-occupied territories. They are slaves. They are not free to survive and thrive.
And now, Israelis take their plants. THEIR PLANTS! How low can anybody go? That which a people needs to subsist, the enemy, now appropriately called Adolph Hitler, moves in and takes those TOO!
The European Union took an important action. Now it is the responsibility of the USA to second that action by lifting the ban on boycotting products made by Israelis in Israeli-occupied territories.
It is morally reprehensible for Israelis to uproot Palestinian olive trees and then to plant their own seeds and sell the produce on the world market under the fake label of Made In Israel.
The gall it took. How stupid the Israelis must think the rest of the world is to accept such a lie.
The USA has factories all over the world, where they hire foreigners to operate those factories. When a product from any of those places enters for sale into the USA it has on its label the name of the foreign entity where it was actually made. It does not say MADE IN THE USA.
- Nobody should trust any country that uses fake labels of origin on any product sold anywhere.
The only way Made In Israel could not be a fake label would be if all of Palestine was included under the Israeli flag of nationship and it clearly is not.
Palestinians are not Israelis and they do not benefit from Israeli businesses on Palestinian land. Even if they did, they still couldn’t call it Made In Israel.
- Next stop USA. All Jewish companies that make products in the USA will now put on their labels Made In Israel. That’s the plan. No one really thought this was the end of the Israeli Domination plan did they?
The same thing will happen in Europe. The European Jews will cry anti-Semitism, they’ll stage a bunch of carefully designated, strategically placed attacks done by their own people, claiming the second Holocaust is coming and the sky will fall all over the world. Why? Because the Jews will make it fall.
Don’t succumb to their antics. They will act like addicts in need of a fix. Don’t give it. It’s time they went through the withdrawal of “we can no longer control the world through terrorizing public officials and businesses. We can no longer make people’s lives living hells till they give us what we want when we want it.”
Israelis made a huge blunder when they slapped a Made In Israel label on goods made in occupied territories. That was a sneaky, underhanded move that unfortunately the USA sanctioned by punishing businesses in the USA who refused to buy products made by Israelis in occupied Palestine.
How did they punish them? In the way Benjamin Netanyahu told them to punish them. Refuse them government contracts. What did the USA Congress do? Exactly that – democrats and republicans participated in punishing American citizens who own and operate businesses in the USA, by telling them who they could and could not buy from, at the expense of being denied government contracts.
So Israel really is running the USA?
The USA Congress colluded with Israel to keep an enslaved people enslaved by stealing its ability to support themselves.
Grow your own food in your own land, not on somebody else’s, then labeling it made in yours.
The arrogance required to think they rule all the world in all matters Israeli and regarding all matters Palestinian and regarding all matters American and regarding all matters European should make the entire world they claim to control stand up and say, “no you don’t”. Asia too?
The European Union just did that.
- Make that move count for freedom for all peoples, not everyone except the Palestinians whom the Israelis need to keep under their thumbs as their forever slaves.
The entire world seeks to free all enslaved people, except the Palestinians in Palestine.
- In hindsight, strategically, Jews should have called the homeland they sought Palestine, instead of naming it Israel after a minority of people who lived there.
Actually, Humpty-Humpty can be put back together again. I’ve seen people do it.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top court ruled Tuesday that EU countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements on their labels, in a decision welcomed by rights groups but likely to spark anger in Israel.
The European Court of Justice said that “foodstuffs originating in the territories occupied by the State of Israel must bear the indication of their territory of origin.”
The Luxembourg-based court said when products come from an Israeli settlement, their labeling must provide an “indication of that provenance” so that consumers can make “informed choices” when they shop.
The EU has consistently spoken out against Israeli settlement expansion, saying it undermines the hopes for a two-state solution by gobbling up lands claimed by the Palestinians. Israel says the labeling is unfair and discriminatory and says other countries involved in disputes over land are not similarly sanctioned.
The EU wants any produce made in the settlements to be easily identifiable to shoppers and insists that they should not carry the generic “Made in Israel” tag.
Israel captured the West Bank and east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war and began settling both areas shortly afterward. The Palestinians claim both areas as parts of a future state, a position that has global support.
The international community opposes settlement construction and many countries consider them illegal. Their continued growth is seen to undermine the establishment of an independent Palestine alongside Israel. Today, nearly 700,000 Israelis live in the two areas, almost 10% of the country’s Jewish population.
The ECJ underlined that settlements “give concrete expression to a policy of population transfer conducted by that State outside its territory, in violation of the rules of general international humanitarian law.”
It said any failure to identify the point of origin of produce meant that “consumers have no way of knowing, in the absence of any information capable of enlightening them in that respect, that a foodstuff comes from a locality or a set of localities constituting a settlement established in one of those territories in breach of the rules of international humanitarian law.”
Human Rights Watch welcomed the ruling. The rights watchdog’s EU Director Lotte Leicht said it’s “an important step toward EU member states upholding their duty not to participate in the fiction that illegal settlements are part of Israel. European consumers are entitled to be confident that the products they purchase are not linked to serious violations of international humanitarian law.”
In Israel, Professor Eugene Kontorovich, director of International Law at the Jerusalem-based Kohelet Policy Forum, said “the European Court is approving putting a new kind of ‘Yellow Star’ on Jewish-made products.”
“This blatant discrimination makes it more urgent than ever for the Trump administration to defy Brussels by making official what has long been U.S. practice, to allow these products to be labelled ‘Made in Israel’,” said Kontorovich.
It’s not entirely clear how the ruling will be enforced.
European retailers would normally be expected to do the labelling, but the real origin of the produce is not always easy to identify, experts say.
The case came to court after an Israeli winery based in a settlement near Jerusalem contested France’s application of a previous ECJ court ruling on the labeling. That ruling backed the use of origin-identifying tags but did not make them legally binding.
The winery and Israel’s Foreign Ministry had no immediate comment on the ruling.
___Josef Federman in Jerusalem contributed to this report.
Afghans don’t change just because somebody wants them to change.
We invaded them; they did not invade the USA. Osama bin Laden had little to do with Afghanistan, except to train a few people on monkey bars and hide in a dessert nobody cared about with his cell phone. Russia tried to invade them, not because Afghans invaded Russia, but because Russia wanted to expand their territorial reach. The Afghan government didn’t have a clue that Osama bin Laden was going to attack America. How many times did the news broadcast at the order of the USA government change who masterminded the attack against America? Every time they wanted to torture someone for information, that they claimed to already have.
Osama bin laden was born and raised in Saudi Arabia. We didn’t attack Saudi Arabia because of it. Iraq didn’t attack us either, but we attacked them. Who really are the terrorists here? I say all of them, but the one doing the most damage is the USA guided by Israeli interests in the entire region.
We need to get out of Afghanistan and stop killing our own military for Israel. Let them fight that fight. They’re a bunch of cowards who force the USA to fight every battle for them at our loss of human treasure, not Israel’s. Just get out. History has shown us, that every withdrawal from Afghanistan creates an influx in violence in Afghanistan. Accept it as inevitable. Don’t let it draw us back in.
They do this purposely to keep the USA in, not out. Why? Because we give them so much financial and every other category of aid that they see the USA as their cash crop of USA dollars. They want our money forever. Jews aren’t the only forever-minded humans on the globe; they’re everywhere in that region.
Get out and stay out. We can’t keep making sacrificial lambs of our sons and daughters because Israel makes enemies of its neighbors. That has to be on them, not us. These forever wars are created to destabilize the world for the sake of Israel only. Wake up.
The Latest: Official says at least 22 killed in Kabul attack
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local):5:40 p.m.
An Afghan official says at least 22 people including six military personnel have been killed in that suicide attack in the capital Kabul.
Firdaus Faramarz, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, said Tuesday that 38 others were wounded in the attack that took place near the Massoud intersection.
“There are both women and children among those killed or wounded in the attack,” said Faramarz.___5 p.m.
Pakistan’s foreign ministry has condemned a Taliban suicide attack on a campaign rally by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in northern Afghanistan earlier in the day that killed at least 24 people, including women and children.
Ghani was present at the venue but was unharmed in Tuesday’s attack…
FINISH READING: The Latest: Official says at least 22 killed in Kabul attack
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited his political rival Benny Gantz to join a unity government with him and his religious allies on Thursday, an offer that was greeted coolly amid continued deadlock following this week’s election.
The deadlock has already raised speculation about a possible third election in the coming months, just two days after an unprecedented repeat vote left the country’s two main political parties with no clear path to a coalition government. While weeks of negotiations to form a coalition government lay ahead, conditions set by the parties could hobble the task within the allotted time, forcing another election.
With nearly all votes counted Thursday, the centrist Blue and White party stood at 33 seats in Israel’s 120-seat parliament. Netanyahu’s conservative Likud stood at 31 seats. Neither party, however, can muster a majority coalition of 61 seats with their smaller allies.“
Throughout the campaign I called for a right-wing government, but unfortunately the election results show that’s not possible,” Netanyahu said in a video statement. “Therefore there is no choice but to form a broad unity government.”
“We cannot and there is no reason to go to third elections,” he added.
Netanyahu repeated the plea later Thursday at a memorial for late former Israeli President Shimon Peres, where he and Gantz, a former military chief of staff, shook hands in their first public encounter since Tuesday’s vote.
Neither party can form a majority government without the support of the election’s apparent kingmaker, Avigdor Lieberman of the Yisrael Beitenu party.
Lieberman refuses to sit with Netanyahu’s ultra-Orthodox religious allies and has called for a broad, secular unity government with Likud and Blue and White.
Blue and White also favors a unity deal, but has pledged not to sit in the same government as Netanyahu due to the Israeli leader’s legal woes. Netanyahu is expected to be indicted in a slew of corruption scandals in the coming months. But the fiercely loyal Likud is unlikely to oust Netanyahu.
At a Blue and White meeting, Gantz gave Netanyahyu’s offer an icy reception, saying he planned to establish a unity government “headed by me.” He shrugged off Netanyahu’s offer as “spin.”
Yair Lapid, a senior Blue and White member, accused Netanyahu of dragging the country to a third election and called for him to step down.
“One person is preventing right now the establishment of a liberal unity government. One person stands between what is good for the country and what’s good for that person. And country always comes first,” he said.Both parties were meeting with allies in the vote’s aftermath and the focus will soon shift to President Reuven Rivlin, who will consult with all parties in the coming days and select the candidate who he believes has the best chance of putting together a stable coalition.
The candidate has 42 days to do so and, if he fails, the president can give another candidate 28 days to form a coalition. If that fails, the president could then order new elections, something that has never happened. Speaking at the Peres memorial, Rivlin promised he will do everything in his power to prevent a third election.
The deadlock follows the second Israeli elections this year, which were called because Netanyahu failed to cobble together a coalition following the April vote.
Instead of allowing another candidate a chance to form a government, Netanyahu dissolved parliament and ordered this week’s unprecedented do-over election.Israelis endured a caustic campaign that saw a combative Netanyahu fighting for his political survival amid the recommendation by Israel’s attorney general to indict him on charges of bribery, breach of trust and fraud pending a hearing in early October.
Netanyahu had sought an outright majority with his allies in hopes of passing legislation to give him immunity from the expected indictment.
Israeli law does not require an indicted prime minister to resign. But a trial for a sitting prime minister would be a huge national distraction and fuel calls for the Israeli leader to step aside.
Tuesday’s vote was largely seen as a referendum on Netanyahu, who this summer surpassed Israel’s founding prime minister to become the country’s longest-serving leader.
During the campaign Netanyahu cast himself as a seasoned statesman who was the only candidate able to steer Israel through a sea of challenges. But his acrimonious campaign also included repeated attacks on the country’s Arab minority, drawing charges of racism, along with allegations that the media, judiciary and others were conspiring to oust him.
Gantz, a former army chief, tried to paint Netanyahu as divisive and scandal-plagued, offering himself as a calming influence and honest alternative.
Despite the scorched earth campaign, Netanyahu failed to secure the resounding victory he needed to guarantee his political survival and perhaps save himself from a formal indictment…
Israel approves Palestinian construction in West Bank
Excerpts from that article:
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Cabinet on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposal to build over 700 housing units for Palestinians in the occupied West Bank in addition to 6,000 Israeli settlement housing units…
Israeli Jews Offer to use Palestinians as human shields in the West Bank to Protect Jews
Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich, a religious nationalist in Netanyahu’s government, wrote on Facebook that he backed the construction of Palestinian housing in Area C because “it prevents the establishment of a terrorist Arab state in the heart of the land” and asserts Israeli sovereignty over Area C…
WWD-T Comment:So this is the crux of the peace plan Israel is going to offer the Palestinians.
Israel introduces the first part of a RESERVATION SYSTEM for the Palestinians living in Palestine.
1-No land beyond the designated reservations. No defense force…
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HWH COMMENT: Welcome to the Palestinian Hood is what Benjamin Netanyahu meant when he approved the building of 700 housing units in the West Bank while simultaneously approving permits for 6,000 units for Israeli settlers. Settlers = colonizers aka squatters. So the Russian squatters got 89% and the indigenous Palestinians got 11% of the total number of permits handed out.
To Palestine: Don’t Take that deal. It is a deal clothed in building contracts and loopholes and tricks. When you take that deal, you relinquish control over the West Bank. The West Bank, in its entirety belongs to the Palestinian people, not to the Jews who stole it. Now they come back and say okay, we’ll give you a little bit of what we took, but the Palestinians won’t own the land. They can only build those 700 units on that land and pay rent to Israel. Plus Israel will want the building contracts.
DON’T TAKE IT. Start tearing down those fences and walls. Take your land back. Israelis do not control what you can and cannot build on your land.
No Jew or aggregate of Jews anywhere on the planet can exert sovereignty rights over you and/or your actions.
[Touring new construction in the West Bank settlement of Efrat, south of Jerusalem, Netanyahu said Wednesday that “not a single settlement or a single settler will ever be uprooted.”]
I don’t believe for a minute that the Iranian government bombed Saudi Arabian oil assets, nor sanctioned the bombing nor knew in advance that some other group or nation was going to bomb Saudi assets.
Israel is a friend to no nation. They seek to do business to benefit themselves. There is no quid pro quo in their business vocabulary or relationships.
What did the USA get via the Chief Deal Maker Donald Trump when he moved the USA embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem?
What did the USA get via the Chief Deal Maker Donald Trump when he publicly announced to the world that the USA supported Israel’s right to annex the Golan Heights?
Nothing. Oh, I almost forgot it was so small a concession.
Israel gave President Donald Trump a case of wine made in Israel. President Trump doesn’t drink alcohol beverages. What benefit did the American people get?
Do you remember when Israeli soldiers were ordered to uproot all the olive trees in Palestine? Because the Palestinians were digging up their own trees, planting boxes of rapid fire rifles under the trees and then replanting them?
That was a lie. Grapes grow well where olives grow well. Growing grapes to make wine was on their minds – not rapid fire rifles.
What did the USA get via the Chief Deal Maker Donald Trump when the USA stood down and turned its blind eye to Benjamin Netanyahu once again decimating the infrastructure in Gaza?
Dictator Netanyahu finds an excuse every few years, when Gaza rebuilds from the previous decimation of their infrastructure, to bomb it all over again. The purpose is to forever keep the Palestinians in a state of despair, while they rebuild again, and again, and again.
If Saudi Arabia wants to go to war over fake charges against Iran, as a gift to Israel, keep the USA out of it.
I see Israeli sympathizers bombing those assets in my logical rearview backseat driver mirror.
Israel knows the friendship between the USA and Saudi Arabia. Israel also knows they can’t ask the USA to bomb Iran. But maybe there’s a chance that the USA would bomb Iran on behalf of Saudi Arabia – the country that birthed Osama bin Laden.
Yeah I know the logic part doesn’t fit, but I put my Israeli logic hat on and that one fits.
The USA would really be doing it for Israel.
Now what will the USA get via the Chief Deal Maker Donald Trump for bombing the nuclear sites in Iran?
I rest my ‘NOTHING’ case.
Israelis are notorious for creating false documentation, since they have human assets all over the globe at every strategic venue, no matter how small.
Falsely generated reports is what got us into a war in Iraq. ISIS was born from that conflict.
DO NOT placate Israel.
By Marwa Rashad and Stephen KalinRIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that it wants to avert war in the region but stands ready to respond with “all strength” following last week’s attacks on Saudi oil assets, telling Iran that the ball was now in its court.
Riyadh has accused Tehran of ordering Tuesday’s drone strikes on two oil pumping stations in the kingdom, claimed by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group. Two days earlier, four vessels, including two Saudi oil tankers, were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.Iran has denied involvement in either operation, which come as Washington and the Islamic Republic spar over sanctions and the U.S. military presence in the region, raising concerns about a potential U.S.-Iran conflict.
“The kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not want a war in the region nor does it seek that,” Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir told a news conference.”It will do what it can to prevent this war and at the same time it reaffirms that in the event the other side chooses war, the kingdom will respond with all force and determination, and it will defend itself and its interests.”
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Sunday invited Gulf and Arab leaders to convene emergency summits in Mecca on May 30 to discuss implications of the attacks.
“The current critical circumstances entail a unified Arab and Gulf stance toward the besetting challenges and risks,” the UAE foreign ministry said in a statement.
Saudi Arabia’s Sunni Muslim ally the UAE has not blamed anyone for the tanker sabotage operation, pending an investigation. No-one has claimed responsibility, but two U.S. government sources said last week that U.S. officials believed Iran had encouraged the Houthi group or Iraq-based Shi’ite militias to carry it out.
The drone strike on oil pumping stations, which Riyadh said did not disrupt output or exports, was claimed by the Houthis, who have been battling a Saudi-led military coalition in a war in Yemen since 2015.
The head of the Houthis’ Supreme Revolutionary Committee, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, derided Riyadh’s call to convene Arab summits, saying in a Twitter post that they “only know how to support war and destruction”.
A Norwegian insurers’ report seen by Reuters said Iran’s Revolutionary Guards were “highly likely” to have facilitated the attack on vessels near the UAE’s Fujairah emirate, a main bunkering hub lying just outside the Strait of Hormuz.
SAUDI PRINCE CALLS POMPEO…
…Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East?
Netanyahu’s comments have shattered that illusion.
His comments that the country belongs to ‘Jewish people alone’ strike to the heart of the nature of Israel.
Ben White The Independent Voices
Netanyahu is desperate, in the face of an electoral challenge from former military chiefs of staff as well as the looming indictments for corruption allegations ( EPA )
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was back in the headlines on Sunday, after declaring on social media that “Israel is not a state of all its citizens”. The Likud leader later doubled down, telling his cabinet that Israel is “the nation state not of all its citizens, but only of the Jewish people”.
Netanyahu’s comments are the latest grim episode in an election season that will see Israelis going to the polls on 9 April. Just last month, the prime minister helped engineer an election merger that could see far-right party Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Power) enter the Knesset.
That latter piece of realpolitik in particular prompted outrage from a number of Israeli politicians, analysts and even US-based groups better known for their Israel advocacy. According to the critics, Netanyahu’s boosting of the far-right and indulging of racist rhetoric endangers Israeli democracy.
Netanyahu is desperate, in the face of an electoral challenge from former military chiefs of staff as well as the looming indictments for corruption allegations. But recent developments are not just about motivating a right-wing base – the problem goes much deeper than an embattled demagogue.Netanyahu’s election manoeuvres offer an opportunity to shine a spotlight on an uncomfortable truth: namely that only under the most superficial definition can Israel be considered a democracy.
Consider the following:
Millions of Palestinians are subjected to a military regime which, for 52 years, has facilitated the establishment of illegal settlements. Settlers are Israeli citizens, and vote. The Palestinians they live among – whose land the settlers inhabit and colonise – are not.
The April elections will lead to the formation of Israel’s 35th government. Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip began during Israel’s 13th government.
Those Palestinians who do have Israeli citizenship, meanwhile, are very much second-class citizens – as Netanyahu has been at pains to emphasize.
Yes, the Jewish Nation-State law passed last year is significant in that regard, defining Israel as “the national home of the Jewish people”, and asserting that “the right to exercise national self-determination in the state of Israel is unique to the Jewish people”.
But the legislation was consistent with de jure and de facto discrimination going back to the very foundation of the state of Israel.As conflict studies scholar Nadim Rouhana wrote in 2010, “there are few honest observers in Israel who dispute that a Jewish state, by definition, privileges one group of citizens over another”.
This is an inequality “expressed in various ways, including in Israel’s Basic Laws and its laws of land control, immigration and resource distribution” – as documented by Palestinian citizens themselves, as well as international NGOs and human rights experts.
Finally – and this is regrettably rarely taken into account – there are millions of Palestinians who, expelled from their homes in the 1948 Nakba and prevented from returning ever since, are denied their rightful citizenship and thus suffrage…
A BOYCOTT OF THE BOYCOTTERS – making it all legal
Nobody in American politics gets elected unless they first bow to Tel-Aviv. Everybody knows that Israel has more influence on who gets elected than the actual voters in the USA. Even smaller positions aren’t immune to the Israeli Fist. One Jew in one town is a majority vote on any issue.
The Mossad, the terrorist wing of the Israeli government, operates freely and unencumbered in any location where Jews/Israelis reside – worldwide.
BOYCOTT DIVESTMENTS & SANCTION: A Pro-Palestinian movement encouraging the boycott of Israeli products and associated investments for the purpose of forcing Israel through economic sanctions to negotiate a land and financial settlement agreement.
Israel, rather than negotiate with the Palestinians went to the USA to force legislators to create laws that prohibit USA companies from participating in the boycott, forcing them to affirm their support of Israel or be denied government contracts.
Twenty-six states have adopted laws that punish companies that choose to boycott Israel…
…These state anti-BDS regulations, implemented through either legislation or a governor’s order, require businesses contracting with the state to affirm that they are not participating in a boycott of Israel.
In essence, they force companies to make a choice between participating in BDS and keeping their business with 26 different state governments. Guess what most companies are going to pick?…
[Senator Rubio (R-FL) now seeks a Federal law to protect states from lawsuits that choose to no longer do business with those companies that boycott Israel, as well as encourage those states that were reticent to participate in a boycott of the boycotters absent Federal protection.]
...“My bill doesn’t punish any political activity,” Rubio wrote in a tweet defending his bill. “It protects the right of local & state [governments] that decide to no longer do business with those who boycott #Israel.”
This is what congress was doing when they were supposed to be negotiating border security during the government shutdown.
This is what happened: Israelis coerce USA lawmakers through extortion, blackmail and/or fear of losing their next election, into passing legislation that punishes companies that support the BDS Pro-Palestinian movement, which advocates for the boycott of products made in disputed Palestinian lands/territories by slaves and sold by masters.
Israel making laws in the USA is problematic to say the least – regardless of the issue.
Also problematic is the slave-master system of Israeli government that the USA condones and allows to continue to exist on Palestinian lands by Israeli masters.
To Senator Rubio: How about if we start boycotting Spanish-speaking businesses who hire illegal immigrants? And then we pass laws behind the backs of Americans giving them Federal protection to boycott people here illegally?
Giving legal protection to those who boycott the boycotters? How about giving legal protection to those who boycott from those who want to stop the boycott without negotiation, just by passing a law?
How about equal protection under the law for all boycotters?
What legislators supported requiring a company to state their non-support of another country’s political issues in order to gain access to government contracts? What is American about that?
How about if we boycott Jews who make USA politicians bow to Tel-Aviv?
CO-SPONSERS OF THE ANTI-BDS BILL
CO-SPONSERS WHO WITHDREW
|Cosponsors Who Withdrew||Date Cosponsored||Date Withdrawn||CR Explanation|
|Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]||05/09/2017||08/01/2017|
So, Senator Booker (a black African from New Jersey) supported the the anti-boycott bill (proposed by Israel) – a boycott which would have given power to the Palestinian slaves to encourage their Israeli masters to negotiate their freedom.
The Palestinians did not force compliance by suggesting the USA pass a law in support of the boycott. Israel did that in opposition to the boycott – forced the USA congress to pass a law that protected the slave masters. What a coup.
People in general, but particularly in the USA, like to punish individuals or entities for unacceptable behaviors through financial avenues, that result in punishing themselves or punishing other entities that had nothing to do with the unacceptable action, which essentially results in collective punishment with the hopes that the ones unjustly punished will punish the offenders further? And stop all future objectionable behaviors?
How naive is that? How foolish is that? You’d rather a pound of flesh than a multi-billion dollar contract? So it benefits everyone? But the offenders? The immediate offenders are always dealt with.
You know, this continual need for revenge at the expense of progress and development and moving the world forward is moving certain players backwards.
So the Jews are calling for everybody’s heads unless they get a piece of the multi-billion dollar contract action. Looked like that guy was part Jew anyway. Can we prove it? We don’t have to.
Don’t give the Jews a dime. Get them off our coats. That they came out so quickly, before anybody else, to state their claim via their greasy black-haired costumed presence on Fox news, speaks their intent via opportunity, or their end game via complicity. More like both. Trump emboldened Israel by the embassy move to Jerusalem.
They want in on anything contractual – anywhere in Arab Territory. They’re already looking down the road at building contracts in Syria. First they had to bomb the cement to powder, so they could do as the USA always does, make peace then rebuild. The Israeli way is different though. They plan on a big payday from the USA to help them rebuild Syria. Where’s the Russia collusion? What an effective DECOY that was planned by Israeli Russians.
If someone does something egregious, do not under any circumstances apply a punishment that will also punish the offended or the entity meting out the punishment or anyone not directly involved.
What is the purpose in that, except to imply that the offended somewhat or somehow shares blame for the act or acts committed.
In the USA we do not punish the entire family because one member acts out or breaks the law (The United Nations is a big supporter of that policy, by the way, under the rules of occupation, bulldozing the family house where a terrorist was born.). Just because the United Nations condones the vendetta policies of Peoples, that doesn’t make it law that one must carry out collective vengeance.
Even Israel said it didn’t work. The wall is what stopped the attacks, not the Palestinian’s ‘will’ to attack. (That’s something Israel needs to work on – not caring who hates them.) Getting along with people is a necessary component of progress. The Jews leave that out of their strategies, which always proves to be a mistake. On the other hand, if someone refuses to civilize themselves, then who can blame the reaction when nothing ever works except complete submission to their ‘will’. It is not in the human animal’s nature to submit when there is no benefit.
Where there is a ‘will’ there is a way.
That’s why Israel purposely leaves out solutions that would alter the ‘will’. They’d have no leverage if the Palestinians stopped wanting to attack them.
Pitting white people against white people is not benefitting any one or any group except those whose purpose it is to disrupt American politics by sowing seeds of hatred toward people of the same color.
Those who target white people based on color are really targeting black people. Those are the real racists.
Piss white people off so they attack each other, keeps them from joining blacks and other ethnicities in common causes. Who wins?
Britain and Israel so far.
Yes, the Jews are creating discord among the American populace using movies, news rooms and social media as their vehicle for their disruption.
It is those who write and edit and transmit the scripts via ear buds and teleprompters who determine the moods and actions of those who watch, listen and read. The problem isn’t with Russia, it’s with Israel and the Jews in America who have formed a country within a country, whose intelligence service has free reign to effect American politics and/or destroy the lives and families of individuals who don’t support them – in everything.
Call it what it is. Put the onus for disruption where it belongs. Squarely on the Jews.
It’s okay according to the Jews who control American media by writing the scripts for news anchors and guests, when Peter Fonda, a movie star, calls for his followers on Twitter to kidnap the President’s and First Lady’s underage son and lock him in a cage with pedophiles, and then to call for those same Twitter followers to publish the names of all ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents, locate the schools where their children attend and do the same thing. Maybe they’ll blow up the schools while they’re at it. Peter Fonda takes the tweets down, apologizes and goes on his way with a new film soon to be released and others on the horizon with no tarnishment to his career.
On the other hand, Roseanne Barr, star on a television sitcom that lauds the republican party, refers to Valerie Jarret, advisor to past president Obama, as looking like a cross between an ape and a muslim in a tweet and she loses her show.
What a difference there is between the two. Say somebody looks like an ape and you’re fired. Call for your Twitter followers to kidnap and sodomize the president’s young son and then do the same to the children of all ICE agents and life goes on with no consequences.
So democrats and Jews really DON’T care about anybody’s children as they claim. Most ICE agents are Spanish-speaking, so they don’t care about their children either.
The Jews disrupting America via the media need to be exposed. So Peter Fonda pulled the pedophile stunt against a young boy five days before the release of his film to get free publicity? Maybe Peter Fonda is a pedophile and the Jews know it, covered for it, and made him pull that ugly stunt to get free publicity for his films. They’re the ones who always say, bad publicity is still publicity.
Just any young boy wouldn’t do. It had to be the son of somebody famous. I heard a black African male on one of the cable news shows call president Trump a pedophile when he couldn’t win his argument. Nothing happened to him either.
Maybe they did the same thing with Roseanne Barr. Only her tweet was nothing in comparison to the harm Peter Fonda’s did. There was no harm done in Rosanne’s instance. I’ve read via the Jew media for decades that people look like their dogs. White people don’t get offended by being compared to an animal. How many snakes do you know? Rats? Reptiles? Nobody loses their careers, because nobody makes a fuss.
Not many Jews, Muslims nor Africans like dogs – generally speaking. They call them dumb animals. “You dog”. You dirty dog”. Nobody makes a fuss. They keep their mouths shut. Who cares if you walk like an elephant or look like a pig? A person has to be pretty dumb to call any and all other species dumb. According to whose standards of dumbness?
I mean if you want to go there, well…it’s dumb to pretend you have a gun in front of a police officer. It’s dumb to run from police after they find two weapons in your car. It’s even dumber to try to grab a police officer’s gun…I mean the dumb stuff could go on forever.
Roseanne did according to some shed a negative light on the return of THE PLANET OF THE APES movie. I loved watching that movie, thinking, oh my God these are my ancestors. If they could have spoken my language this might have been what they’d be saying. Most all animals have the same organs, so we all share that commonality. And we’re all animals. It’s just that the black African people have this grossly unfair prejudice that results in horrific deeds committed against all other animals, including each other. I think it’s dumb that blacks don’t know that they’re part of the animal kingdom.
In recent months with the influx of Africans arriving in the USA and coming to the Cleveland area I noticed a stunning resemblance between apes and blacks – mostly in the face and the way they move their eyes back and forth. Even their gestures when they get drunk, swinging their arms low, making strange noises, pounding their feet on the floor, pounding the bar, engaging in lewd acts, screaming to get the attention of everyone in the place for no reason except they want to be looked at. See me. See me. Frankly I don’t want to look when you’re rubbing some woman’s private parts from behind. It’s offensive.
A firm non-compromising message needs to be sent to Sony Pictures for releasing Peter Fonda’s film, that no star or staff involved in any of its films can get away with calling for millions of followers to kidnap and sodomize young children.
I thought this outfit was owned by the Japanese. There was not one Japanese face that I recognized as anything close to Japanese in the total New York City corporate and divisional executives roster for Sony Pictures.
Oddly Peter Fonda’s new film is called “Boundaries”.
Just to make one thing more clear: The Jew Media Mafia for decades refers to as a ‘rant’ anything anyone says or writes in a lengthy discourse on anything that some group may find offensive. It’s usually unintelligible. They call them rants to denote ‘crazy’. Tweets can’t be rants. They’re not long enough, no matter how many tweets are run in succession. A ranting tweet? Really? You think the populace even cares?
The Jews, who disrupt American life, care that you all stay disrupted and keep fighting and hating each other. It makes it easier to steal what they want, when the entire country is distracted – like moving the USA embassy to Jerusalem.
Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader from New York city needs to be investigated for collusion with Israel and Israeli agents.
I loved that jacket Melania Trump wore, by the way. “I don’t really care. Do U.”
Roseanne Barr did nothing wrong.
Peter Fonda committed a criminal act against several minors.
The terror wing of the Resistant movement in the USA with Hillary Clinton, Michelle and Barack Obama and James Comey as its figureheads justifies sodomy against children to terrorize families into supporting their agendas at the voting booths. That’s quite the democracy they’ve developed.
The Road to Palestinian Statehood
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End of September 2017, INTERPOL announced that the State of Palestine (together with the Solomon Islands) was to became its newest member. The announcement followed a vote which required a two-thirds majority of INTERPOL’s General Assembly. The favourable vote came as a surprise to many as the question of Palestine’s statehood remains controversial.
INTERPOL’s acceptance of Palestine as a member country was not the biggest surprise of the past years. One of the most significant stakeholders in the Palestinian statehood issue is the International Criminal Council (ICC).
For the ICC, the question of Palestinian statehood is of marked significance. For the ICC to have the jurisdiction to investigate a situation and prosecute, the state in question must be a signatory to the Rome Statute. This equips the ICC with the so-called territorial jurisdiction. The Prosecutor can then trigger investigations from her right, proprio motu, or a state can refer the situation to the ICC. If the state in question is not a signatory to the Rome Statute, the ICC may still gain jurisdiction if the country voluntarily accepts the jurisdiction of the ICC or if the UN Security Council refers the situation to the ICC. The first hurdle for any party seeking to join the ICC is that it must first be a state.
A UN report has concluded that Israel has established an “apartheid regime,” drawing quick condemnation from Tel Aviv and Washington on Wednesday.
The report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) says, “Israel has established an apartheid regime that systematically institutionalizes racial oppression and domination of the Palestinian people as a whole.”
The study concluded that “available evidence established beyond a reasonable doubt that Israel is guilty of policies and practices that constitute the crime of apartheid.”
Based in Beirut, ESCWA is comprised of 18 Arab countries, according to its website, which lists the state of Palestine as a full member, and works to strengthen cooperation and promote development.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres distanced himself from the report but US Ambassador Nikki Haley said it should be scrapped altogether…
Memo to President Donald J. Trump
1A – Borders Currently Confirmed. The borders of Palestine and Israel are all the currently confirmed borders of all surrounding existing countries, such as Egypt, Jordan etc. plus the sea and air-space as recognized by those nations (according to the United Nation’s rules and regulations, applying one to all recognized nations). Those are the borders of Palestine and Israel.
2B – Dividing The Land. Fifty-fifty. Contiguous. The history no longer matters. The group, all the groups, no longer matter. The individual and the masses are and will be the only focus. All land not a part of any surrounding country gets divided fifty-fifty.
3C – The Right Of Return. Every refugee or family or friends of refugees are allowed to return to any place inside those currently confirmed borders, but they need to pay their own way, and pay to rent a dwelling or purchase a piece of land and/or dwelling at fair market prices determined by the governing forces of Palestine and Israel.
Palestine decides how many states they want under the Federal umbrella of Palestine (one or more). Each state must be contiguous.
4D – Capital. Jerusalem belongs to the world. The world owns Jerusalem. A non-military zone. The land of Jerusalem is owned separately by an International Assembly of Cultural Peoples, for the Advancement of the Five Principles. Democratically elected members of the International Assembly will govern Jerusalem.
Jerusalem is nobody’s capital city. Tel Aviv can move anywhere within it’s fifty percent borders. Palestine can make their capital anywhere within it’s fifty percent borders.
Now you have two countries living side by side, each with a capital city, each with their own governments, each with air and sea space that they control as facilitators of commerce. And the world owns Jerusalem.
Sounds like Paris. Implies something royal, like a palace. Palestine and Israel. The Jews rejected Ispal, so now they get placed on the other end, instead of at the beginning. Each get four letters and share the fifth: ‘P’ = power. If you want me to pursue this further I will, and you know who I’m talking to. Though I think it’s best that we don’t. All right you asked for it. I know you’re going to point out that Palestine has more letters, which puts you at a disadvantage. Though Israel minus the R is contained in Palestine, and Palestine is contained in Israel minus the PETN. ‘E’ is repeated. ‘I’ comes before ‘P’ so that should even out the extra letters in Palestine. Okay, so 9 plus 6 equals 15, an odd number, but that’s if you count ‘E’ twice. If you leave it out, that makes equal for both with nothing to share. Okay count it twice. Then, that’s 7 for each of you with the 15th shared. That’s enough!! This little game of yours is over.
Face it, conditions on the ground are not your obstacle to resolution. The obsessive compulsive component of your personalities is all that stops you. The world is going to think you all insane with all this silliness. For years the right of return was the last problem under consideration. We make it the first. Times have changed. Last comes first. Just as you couldn’t form a new government in Germany while the Jews remained in concentration camps around Europe, you can’t form a new Palestinian/Israeli State while Palestinians remain in Camp Gaza and Camp West Bank. The multitude of Palestinians incarcerated in concentration camps in Gaza and the West Bank are to be released, not in ten or twenty years, but NOW.
You were rescued from concentration camps. Now it’s time to dismantle your own. It’s disgusting how you repeated your own history by making nobody forget, lest it happen again, all the while you were doing it. You did it. Face it. Now change it before a group of nations similar to those who freed you, decide to free the enslaved Palestinians.
Jerusalem becomes a state, like Vatican City, governed by representatives from all groups, somewhat like the United Nations. It will become an International gathering place. Everything outside of Jerusalem will exist as one state, one nation called Palis. All peoples will work together for a common goal of peace and prosperity for all. All religions and ethnic groups will be respected and honored, as Palis becomes an example to the rest of the world, a blueprint for integration and positive, prosperous change–a melting pot that turns away no one.
I can see Palis as the capital of the United Middle East. What a sight! Look what they’re doing in Dubais on a piece of land the size of Rhode Island.
The Jews were rejected, the Palestinians rejected. You do have something in common. Put the brakes on the repetitive chatter in your minds my little Palis babies, and get your little buzz butts busy planning this spectacular Oasis. “You can do it. I know you can.” What? You can’t change the name? Since when, my little Maccabees?
It’s time for the Maccabees to come out of the closet. Look Maccabees up in the bible if you don’t know what it means. They occupy a whole section. There’s a reason why Italian Jews look different from English Jews, Indian Jews, African Jews and Danish Jews. It’s not only because they were born in their respective countries, it’s because they really are part Italian, English, Indian, African and Danish.
Most of us don’t know that at some point along the way we have some Jew in us. Sorry to burst your pure race minority bubble scam, but it’s time to drop that poor us, tiny little group of persecuted people, sympathy card that you use as your calling card in the pursuit of all you covet.
ON THE MORNING of August 28, 2014, two days after the end of the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza, Sohaib Zahda hopped into a shared taxi in Hebron that was going to Ramallah, where he had a job interview.
Thirty-three-year-old Zahda, who owns a paintball company, is an unlikely terrorist. An avid cyclist who speaks Arabic, Italian, French, and English, he is a member of Youth Against Settlements, a nonviolent organization that protests against Israeli settlers who live in and around Hebron. He is opposed to Hamas firing rockets into Israel. He likes to tell visitors his grandfather had Jewish friends in Hebron in the 1920s.
Hebron and Ramallah are about 25 miles apart. To get between them, Palestinians must pass through the “container checkpoint,” manned by Israeli soldiers on a road that connects the southern West Bank to its central and northern cities. At the checkpoint — named for a shipping container once located at the barrier — Palestinian pedestrians queue up to get their IDs checked, while cars wait for inspection and for soldiers to wave them through. When Zahda’s taxi drove up, masked Israeli soldiers stopped the vehicle, asked him to get out, and then handcuffed him….
HWH Comment: This story is way too long. Nobody, unless they like short novels and they feel like reading one, is going to get through this article.
What is it about Arabs and Palestinians and Persians that they have to include every detail surrounding anything they write about? Just give the facts.
Of course Israel is going to blame Palestinians for inciting violence against Israelis. The Palestinians are the ones committing the violence of which the Israelis speak.
Israel is not going to look to themselves as the cause. Israel thinks they are perfectly justified in prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter against a people whose land they covet. They want your land. Why can’t you see the cause of what they do? For the same reason they can’t see the cause of what you do.
Israelis don’t know how to make peace. Palestinians obviously don’t know how to make peace either. Israel wants what they want and they are going to get it – your land. For all these years you haven’t come up with a viable plan – except to kill yourselves. Whoa. Nobody anywhere in the world wants to invest in a people who want to kill themselves. Don’t say you kill yourselves because of what they do to you. That’s not an excuse, a reason nor a plan. Why do you keep asking them to free you? Are you little children? Free yourselves. Work with them, not for them. Equal partners. In everything. Show you can do it.
Hamas and Hezbollah keep saying they have discipline. No you don’t. Yes, I’m talking to you directly. You have no discipline – and the Jews have even less. There is no discipline in killing – in torturing. There is no discipline in building tunnels for the purpose of getting guns. Build a tunnel to get supplies for survival if at all. Guns destroy, and the world thinks you all have a death wish. Israel has a death wish too. They just keep putting themselves in the line of fire instead of moving away from it.
Stop posting death images and threats on social media. It doesn’t matter that you didn’t build or throw a bomb. You may, without knowing it, encourage somebody else to do it. Why should you vent your evil onto the world? I don’t want to hear your anger, your hatred, your destructive thoughts. I don’t want to see the inner you reflected in the images you post. I don’t want to fear you, so don’t try to make me fear you.
Make me want to like you. Both. I’m talking to both of you. Jews don’t care if anybody likes them. That scares me. That means they have no self control and don’t care what they do, how they do it, to whom they do it, when or where or what time they do it. Nobody wants to invest in loose cannons, in people whose direction changes with the wind, people who don’t respect the views of others – only their own.
Hey, if Israel had their way, they’d drown every last Palestinian. Unfortunately the only way to prevent that is to work with them not for them. Jews work very hard at making you hate them, so you’ll pop and then they’ll feel justified in murdering you. Don’t let it happen. Exercise some self control. Build a future not a bomb. Build a life not a death sentence.
Don’t be so arrogant. Neither of you have anything to be arrogant about.
Israel is concealing vital records to prevent darkest periods in its history from coming to light, academics say.
Jerusalem – Israel is locking away millions of official documents to prevent the darkest episodes in its history from coming to light, civil rights activists and academics have warned as the country’s state archives move online.
They claim government officials are concealing vital records needed for historical research, often in violation of Israeli law, in an effort to avoid damaging Israel’s image.
The Israeli army has long claimed to be the “most moral” in the world.
Accusations of increased secrecy come as Israel marks this week the 49th anniversary of the 1967 war, when it seized and occupied Sinai Peninsula, Gaza Strip, West Bank, and Golan Heights.
Many of the records to which access is being denied refer to that war and the first years of Israel’s military rule over Palestinians in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza.
Menachem Klein, a politics professor at Bar Ilan University, near Tel Aviv, said researchers needed such documents to gain a clearer picture of events half a century ago, the goals of policymakers, and human rights abuses. “We have gradually been able to expose some of what happened in 1948 [the war that established Israel], but there is still very little available to help us understand the 1967 war,” he told Al-Jazeera…
In the last Republican debate, Marco Rubio blasted Donald Trump for not taking the side of Israel over the Palestinians in what could be a future negotiation between those two parties, that Donald Trump, if president, would reside over.
Marco Rubio’s position was that because Israel is our friend and ally, that essentially Israel should get ninety percent of the pie – going in, as a silent precondition. And then they’d haggle over the other ten percent, with again Israel taking the greater portion of the ten percent. That was the gist of it.
To Israel: Hey, don’t worry, I’ve got your back. I’ll make sure they get squat.
At that point, the Israeli leader would generously hand over a few trinkets not in the deal to sweeten the deal and all will be happy.
Yeah, maybe in Rubio’s la-la land mind.
There can be no favoritism when one person or one entity, claiming to be an honest broker in whom both sides can trust, negotiates in the best interest of both parties.
It has to be in the best interest of both parties absent punishment for past deeds or speech directed at either party by the opposing party.
Otherwise you’re not the so-called honest broker you claim to be and you have no business negotiating except on behalf of one faction. In that scenario, there’s only one faction sitting at the table. That’s been the problem since the beginning. All the so-called honest brokers were not so honest. They all gave Israel the upper hand. That’s why there was never a viable deal that was going to happen. Israel and their negotiators made sure of that. Then they blamed the Palestinians for leaving the table, when their intent was to make them walk away in the first place.
Israel wants only one deal – their deal. When they promise to give something up, you can be sure that they designed specific areas in advance – over the years – to offer as tokens to the Palestinians. The settlers in those designated areas will make a big noise, as if they were being driven from their God-given homes supported by the bible-document, when they were paid to settle for that purpose to begin with. All done to make Israelis look like they’re making painful sacrifices.
Marco Rubio has never negotiated anything of import that could prepare him for the presidency.
Hillary Clinton already had her shot as Secretary of State and missed.
Bernie Sanders couldn’t negotiate his way out of a paper bag.
Ted Cruz goes in as Czar, and sure the Russian Jews in Israel like that, since many of them took Palestinian land under Ariel Sharon and want to keep it, but Cruz might not have the stomach to defy those who steal land, who might be willing to die to keep that land. (That’s what we did to the American Indian.)
So as an easy way out, he’ll rely on the bible-document as his main witness and proof of ownership. God said the land belonged to the Jews and so it belongs to the Jews, and so it is decided. Yeah, he would definitely use the bible-document approach.
That would be a national security risk for the USA – settlers in Israel with USA connections wanting to teach a lesson to Americans about land rights. Evangelicals would probably get on board.
Right now, since the issues all surround real estate, Donald Trump – out of all the other candidates for president – has the best chance of negotiating a fair deal – honest or not.
SEE? A BEAR allegedly KILLS a human, and when they catch and ID the bear, the bear will immediately get the death penalty. No judge Nor jury.
Yet a sleezy serial killer dentist kills a FAMOUS lion in a foreign country and nothing happens. It’s all in the name of sport – like ISIS killing people in cages to the sound of music, and video taping it.
Maybe that bear (if it was a bear) saw that man as an existential threat. You know, like Israel assassinating nuclear scientists in Iran. Maybe there was no actual threat. Maybe the bear was just paranoid and wasn’t going to take any chances – given the past behavior of humans.
I thought it was illegal to use bear traps. How humane is that? Maybe we should set some human traps to catch all the serial killers of other species in the world.
(“Wildlife biologists have set bear traps in the area and if any captured beasts are identified as having been involved in the attack, they will be killed.”)
Israel’s not so secret campaign to court Russia as its new protector of Israel and supplier of sophisticated arms amid growing tensions with the USA is not about two people fighting and the one finding a new friend, it’s a strategic plan to boost its own global power by hitching its wagon to the two super powers who are also fighting.
It’s called playing the fence, a strategy Israel uses to obtain all of its goals. There’s nothing new here. Israel isn’t going to dump the USA for Russia. Israel is taking advantage of a weak spot and moving in to exploit both Russia and the USA.
The USA is too invested in the strategic location of Israel in the Middle East to dump Israel, which means they don’t really care about Israel itself; they care about Israel’s location and how it benefits the USA – and Israel knows this.
But there’s nothing about Israel’s location that has benefited the USA or the Middle East or the world.
Gain Israel and we through Israel and our foot in the door transform the Middle East into an Arabian, Persian, Muslim democracy has been the thinking, thus the strategy, in the region for decades. It isn’t working.
It’s time to do a Cuba move in that region. The sooner the better, because things as they say are only going to get worse. There is no ‘better’ on the horizon when the wheels set in motion have no breaks or turning mechanism.