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  • From:Norway

Date Posted:29-07-2015 03:24:38Copy HTML

Why I Support the BDS Movement Against Israel

"Gaza, a year after Israel carried out a devastating bombing campaign that lasted almost two months, is in ruins," writes Hedges. (Photo: Agencia de Noticias/flickr/cc)

The Palestinians are poor. They are powerless. They have no voice or influence in the halls of power. They are demonized. They do not have well-heeled lobbyists doling out campaign contributions and pushing through pro-Palestinian legislation. No presidential candidate is appealing to donors—as Hillary Clinton did when she sent a letter to media mogul Haim Saban denouncing critics of Israel—by promising to advance the interests of the Palestinian people. Palestinians, like poor people of color in the United States, are expendable.

Justice for Palestine will never come from the traditional governmental institutions or political parties that administer power. These institutions have surrendered to moneyed interests. Justice will come only from us. And the sole mechanism left to ensure justice for Palestine is the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. Sanctions brought down the apartheid regime of South Africa. And they are what will bring down the apartheid regime of Israel. BDS is nonviolent. It appeals to conscience. And it works.

The struggle against apartheid in South Africa was long and hard. This struggle will be too.All Israeli products including Jaffa citrus fruits, Ahava cosmetics, SodaStream drink machines, Eden Springs bottled water and Israeli wine must be boycotted. We must refuse to do business with Israeli service companies. And we must boycott corporations that do business with Israel, including Caterpillar, HP and Hyundai. We must put pressure on institutions, from churches to universities, to divest from Israeli companies and corporations that have contracts with Israel. The struggle against apartheid in South Africa was long and hard. This struggle will be too. 

Gaza, a year after Israel carried out a devastating bombing campaign that lasted almost two months, is in ruins. Most of the water is unsafe to drink. There are power outages for up to 12 hours a day. Forty percent of the 1.8 million inhabitants are unemployed, including 67 percent of the youths—the highest youth unemployment rate in the world. Of the 17,000 homes destroyed by Israel in the siege, not one has been rebuilt. Sixty thousand people remain homeless. Only a quarter of the promised $3.5 billion in aid from international donors has been delivered—much of it diverted to the Palestinian Authority, the Israeli puppet regime that governs the West Bank. And no one in Washington—Republican or Democrat—will defy the Israel lobby. No one will call for justice or stay the Israeli killing machine. U.S. senators, including Bernie Sanders, at the height of the Israeli bombardment last summer voted unanimously to defend the Israeli slaughter of a people with no army, navy, air force, mechanized units, artillery or command and control. It was a vote worthy of the old Soviet Union. Every senator held out his or her tin cup to the Israel lobby and chose naked self-interest over justice.

Israel, like the United States, is poisoned by the psychosis of permanent war. It too is governed by a corrupt oligarchic elite for whom war has become a lucrative business.

Israel, like the United States, is poisoned by the psychosis of permanent war. It too is governed by a corrupt oligarchic elite for whom war has become a lucrative business. It too has deluded itself into carrying out war crimes and then playing the role of the victim. Israeli systems of education and the press—again mirrored in the United States—have indoctrinated Israelis into believing that they have a right to kill anyone whom the state condemns as a terrorist. And Israel’s most courageous human rights campaigners, intellectuals and journalists are slandered and censored in their own country, just as American critics such as Norman FinkelsteinMax Blumenthal and Noam Chomsky are in the United States. 

Those who become addicted to the wielding of the instruments of war, blinded by hubris and a lust for power, eventually become war’s victims. This is as true for Israel as for the United States. 

Israel’s goal is to make life a living hell for all Palestinians, ethnically cleansing as many as it can and subduing those who remain. The peace process is a sham. It has led to Israel’s seizure of more than half the land on the West Bank, including the aquifers, and the herding of Palestinians into squalid, ringed ghettos or Bantustans while turning Palestinian land and homes over to Jewish settlers. Israel is expanding settlements, especially in East Jerusalem. Racial laws, once championed by the right-wing demagogue Meir Kahane, openly discriminate against Israeli Arabs and Palestinians. Ilan Pappe calls the decades-long assault against the Palestinian people “incremental genocide.”

In Gaza, Israel practices an even more extreme form of cruelty. It employs a mathematical formula to limit outside food deliveries to Gaza to keep the caloric levels of the 1.8 million Palestinians just above starvation. This has left 80 percent of the Palestinians in Gaza dependent on Islamic charities and outside aid to survive. And the periodic military assaults on Gaza, euphemistically called “mowing the lawn,” are carried out every few years to ensure that the Palestinians remain broken, terrified and destitute. There have been three Israeli attacks on Gaza since 2008. Each is more violent and indiscriminate than the last. Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has said that a fourth attack on Gaza is “inevitable.”

Israel is not an anomaly. It is a window into the dystopian, militarized world that is being prepared for all of us, a world with vast disparities of income and draconian systems of internal security. There will be no freedom for Palestine, or for those locked in our own internal colonies and terrorized by indiscriminate police violence, until we destroy corporate capitalism and the neoliberal ideology that sustains it.

During its 51-day siege of Gaza last summer Israel dropped $370 million in ordinance on concrete hovels and refugee camps that hold the most densely packed population on the planet. Two thousand one hundred four Palestinians were killed. Sixty-nine percent—1,462—were civilians. Four hundred ninety-five were children. Ten thousand were injured. (During the attack six Israeli civilians and 66 soldiers were killed.) Four hundred Palestinian businesses were wiped out. Seventy mosques were destroyed and 130 were damaged. Twenty-four medical facilities were bombed, and 16 ambulances were struck, as was Gaza’s only electrical power plant. Israel tallied it up: 390,000 tank shells, 34,000 artillery shells, 4.8 million bullets. Most of the civilians who died were killed in their homes, many of the victims torn to shreds by flechette dartssprayed from tanks. Children were burned with white phosphorous or buried with their families under rubble caused by 2,000-pound iron fragmentation bombs. Others died from dense inert metal explosive, or DIME, bombs—experimental weapons that send out extremely small, carcinogenic particles that cut through both soft tissue and bone. The Israel Defense Forces, as Amira Hass has reported, consider any Palestinian over the age of 12 to be a legitimate military target. Max Blumenthal’s new book, “The 51 Day War,” is a chilling chronicle of savage atrocities carried out by Israel in Gaza last summer. As horrible as the apartheid state in South Africa was, that nation never used its air force and heavy artillery to bomb and shell black townships.

A report by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) found Israel killed and injured more civilians with explosive weapons in 2014 than any other country in the world. Hamas’ indiscriminate firing of wildly inaccurate missiles—Finkelstein correctly called them “enhanced fireworks”—into Israel was, as a U.N. report recently charged, a war crime, although the report failed to note that under international law Hamas had a right to use force to defend itself from attack.

The disparity of firepower in the 2014 conflict was vast: Israel dropped 20,000 tons of explosives on Gaza while Hamas used 20 to 40 tons of explosives to retaliate. Israel’s wholesale slaughter of civilians is on a scale equaled only by Islamic State and Boko Haram. Yet Israel, in our world of double standards, is exempted from condemnation in Washington and provided with weapons and billions in U.S. foreign aid to perpetuate the killing. This is not surprising. The United States uses indiscriminate deadly force in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia that outdoes even Israel, leaving behind civilian victims, refugees and destroyed cities and villages in huge numbers.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who during his last election campaign received 90 percent of his money from U.S. oligarchs such as Sheldon Adelson, has internally mounted a campaign of state repression against human rights advocates, journalists and dissidents. He has stoked overt racism toward Palestinians and Arabs and the African migrant workers who live in the slums of Tel Aviv. “Death to Arabs” is a popular chant at Israeli soccer matches. Thugs from right-wing youth groups such as Im Tirtzu routinely beat up dissidents, Palestinians, Israeli Arabs and African immigrants in the streets of Tel Aviv. It is a species of Jewish fascism.

Israel is not an anomaly. It is a window into the dystopian, militarized world that is being prepared for all of us, a world with vast disparities of income and draconian systems of internal security. There will be no freedom for Palestine, or for those locked in our own internal colonies and terrorized by indiscriminate police violence, until we destroy corporate capitalism and the neoliberal ideology that sustains it. There will be no justice for Michael Brown until there is justice for Mohammed Abu Khdeir. The fight for the Palestinians is our fight. If the Palestinians are not liberated none of us will be liberated. We cannot pick and choose which of the oppressed are convenient or inconvenient to defend. We will stand with all of the oppressed or none of the oppressed. And when we stand with the oppressed we will be treated like the oppressed.

Chris Hedges writes a regular column for Truthdig.com. Hedges graduated from Harvard Divinity School and was for nearly two decades a foreign correspondent for The New York Times. He is the author of many books, including: War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning,What Every Person Should Know About War, and American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America.  His most recent book is Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle.

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  • From:USA

Re:Important Israeli Facts that Affect Americans and The World..............

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Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies. The advantage of insinuations over hard arguments is that they bypass critical thought. No one can respond precisely to a charge that is utterly vague or to accusers who will envelope any reply in a poisonous fog of further insinuations. ~ David Warren, The Guardian There was a time when there was enough freedom that it hardly mattered which brand of crooks ran government. That has not been true for a long time and that captures an important point. The more powerful the government becomes, the more people are willing to do in order to seize the prize, and the more afraid they become when someone else has control. ~ Glenn Harlan Reynolds “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.” ― H.L. Mencken
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  • From:Norway

Re:Important Israeli Facts that Affect Americans and The World..............

Date Posted:02-12-2017 08:24:46Copy HTML


Some objective perspective....................... I'm so tired of dimwits pushing the pro Israel narrative, like the dummy alaska just keeps blindly parroting. arghhh........

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  • From:Norway

Re:Important Israeli Facts that Affect Americans and The World..............

Date Posted:02-12-2017 08:25:44Copy HTML


Sweep the myths away.................


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  • From:USA

Re:Important Israeli Facts that Affect Americans and The World..............

Date Posted:02-12-2017 08:30:12Copy HTML

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Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies. The advantage of insinuations over hard arguments is that they bypass critical thought. No one can respond precisely to a charge that is utterly vague or to accusers who will envelope any reply in a poisonous fog of further insinuations. ~ David Warren, The Guardian There was a time when there was enough freedom that it hardly mattered which brand of crooks ran government. That has not been true for a long time and that captures an important point. The more powerful the government becomes, the more people are willing to do in order to seize the prize, and the more afraid they become when someone else has control. ~ Glenn Harlan Reynolds “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.” ― H.L. Mencken
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  • From:USA

Re:Important Israeli Facts that Affect Americans and The World..............

Date Posted:03-12-2017 02:41:59Copy HTML

Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies. The advantage of insinuations over hard arguments is that they bypass critical thought. No one can respond precisely to a charge that is utterly vague or to accusers who will envelope any reply in a poisonous fog of further insinuations. ~ David Warren, The Guardian There was a time when there was enough freedom that it hardly mattered which brand of crooks ran government. That has not been true for a long time and that captures an important point. The more powerful the government becomes, the more people are willing to do in order to seize the prize, and the more afraid they become when someone else has control. ~ Glenn Harlan Reynolds “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.” ― H.L. Mencken
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  • From:New_zealand

Re:Important Israeli Facts that Affect Americans and The World..............

Date Posted:03-12-2017 05:49:38Copy HTML

"Les hommes ne font jamais le mal si complètement et joyeusement que lorsqu'ils le font par conviction religieuse." Blaise Pascal
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  • From:USA

Re:Important Israeli Facts that Affect Americans and The World..............

Date Posted:03-12-2017 05:51:35Copy HTML

Democracies do that all the time.  Democracy sucks.
Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies. The advantage of insinuations over hard arguments is that they bypass critical thought. No one can respond precisely to a charge that is utterly vague or to accusers who will envelope any reply in a poisonous fog of further insinuations. ~ David Warren, The Guardian There was a time when there was enough freedom that it hardly mattered which brand of crooks ran government. That has not been true for a long time and that captures an important point. The more powerful the government becomes, the more people are willing to do in order to seize the prize, and the more afraid they become when someone else has control. ~ Glenn Harlan Reynolds “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.” ― H.L. Mencken
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  • From:New_zealand

Re:Important Israeli Facts that Affect Americans and The World..............

Date Posted:03-12-2017 07:26:22Copy HTML

 What are you talking about?

"Les hommes ne font jamais le mal si complètement et joyeusement que lorsqu'ils le font par conviction religieuse." Blaise Pascal
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  • From:USA

Re:Important Israeli Facts that Affect Americans and The World..............

Date Posted:03-12-2017 06:56:27Copy HTML

Reply to Yobbo

 What are you talking about?


Your post.
Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies. The advantage of insinuations over hard arguments is that they bypass critical thought. No one can respond precisely to a charge that is utterly vague or to accusers who will envelope any reply in a poisonous fog of further insinuations. ~ David Warren, The Guardian There was a time when there was enough freedom that it hardly mattered which brand of crooks ran government. That has not been true for a long time and that captures an important point. The more powerful the government becomes, the more people are willing to do in order to seize the prize, and the more afraid they become when someone else has control. ~ Glenn Harlan Reynolds “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.” ― H.L. Mencken
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  • From:New_zealand

Re:Important Israeli Facts that Affect Americans and The World..............

Date Posted:03-12-2017 11:56:04Copy HTML

Just shows, you don't know shit from wild honey.
"Les hommes ne font jamais le mal si complètement et joyeusement que lorsqu'ils le font par conviction religieuse." Blaise Pascal
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  • From:USA

Re:Important Israeli Facts that Affect Americans and The World..............

Date Posted:04-12-2017 12:07:10Copy HTML

Of course that must be it.

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Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies. The advantage of insinuations over hard arguments is that they bypass critical thought. No one can respond precisely to a charge that is utterly vague or to accusers who will envelope any reply in a poisonous fog of further insinuations. ~ David Warren, The Guardian There was a time when there was enough freedom that it hardly mattered which brand of crooks ran government. That has not been true for a long time and that captures an important point. The more powerful the government becomes, the more people are willing to do in order to seize the prize, and the more afraid they become when someone else has control. ~ Glenn Harlan Reynolds “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.” ― H.L. Mencken
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  • From:Norway

Re:Important Israeli Facts that Affect Americans and The World..............

Date Posted:06-12-2017 05:06:02Copy HTML

Pay attention, this is not good for the U.S. ............... 

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  • From:USA

Re:Important Israeli Facts that Affect Americans and The World..............

Date Posted:06-12-2017 09:27:18Copy HTML


Israeli missiles said to hit Iranian military base being built near ...

The Times of Israel-Dec 2, 2017

Israeli missiles hit army base near Damascus: Reports - Al Jazeera

www.aljazeera.com/.../missiles-hit-military-position-damascus-171202072642354.ht...
Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies. The advantage of insinuations over hard arguments is that they bypass critical thought. No one can respond precisely to a charge that is utterly vague or to accusers who will envelope any reply in a poisonous fog of further insinuations. ~ David Warren, The Guardian There was a time when there was enough freedom that it hardly mattered which brand of crooks ran government. That has not been true for a long time and that captures an important point. The more powerful the government becomes, the more people are willing to do in order to seize the prize, and the more afraid they become when someone else has control. ~ Glenn Harlan Reynolds “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.” ― H.L. Mencken
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  • From:Norway

Re:Important Israeli Facts that Affect Americans and The World..............

Date Posted:10-01-2018 09:17:10Copy HTML


Zarefah Baroud reevaluates the toxic relationship between the US and Israel.

Read, learn.............. ignorance can be cured
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  • From:Norway

Re:Important Israeli Facts that Affect Americans and The World..............

Date Posted:10-01-2018 09:48:10Copy HTML

     
you poor, poor man............... come out of the woods and we will help you learn about the world. 

You must rejoin the civilized world and toss aside the ignorant myths you cling to


           
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  • From:USA

Re:Important Israeli Facts that Affect Americans and The World..............

Date Posted:10-01-2018 10:07:36Copy HTML

Well, you managed to use a few words.  Well done.

Pick a topic of which I am ignorant.
Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies. The advantage of insinuations over hard arguments is that they bypass critical thought. No one can respond precisely to a charge that is utterly vague or to accusers who will envelope any reply in a poisonous fog of further insinuations. ~ David Warren, The Guardian There was a time when there was enough freedom that it hardly mattered which brand of crooks ran government. That has not been true for a long time and that captures an important point. The more powerful the government becomes, the more people are willing to do in order to seize the prize, and the more afraid they become when someone else has control. ~ Glenn Harlan Reynolds “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.” ― H.L. Mencken
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  • From:Norway

Re:Important Israeli Facts that Affect Americans and The World..............

Date Posted:16-01-2018 06:22:48Copy HTML

Norman Finkelstein Slams Chuck Schumer for Pushing Trump to Declare Jerusalem Israel’s Capital

Watch

"If you look at Schumer’s money, he gets it mostly from conservative, right-wing Jews and from Wall Street, the same sources of income as Trump.

Posted January 15, 2018

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Never Miss Another Story

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  • From:Norway

Re:Important Israeli Facts that Affect Americans and The World..............

Date Posted:19-01-2018 05:32:39Copy HTML

This woman is quite disgusting. No foreign policy experience, lying on the global stage as a U.S. ambassador? She sounds like an Ambassador for Israel to me. Who's driving this bus anyway?

Video of Nikki Haley Groveling and Pandering at AIPAC Event (Israel Lobby)

By Louis Heyward 

January 18, 2018 "
Information Clearing House" -  The level of insanity has reached an all new high when your diplomatic representative to the rest off planet Earth makes it clear that she is in fact beholden to a foreign government. ????

Watch as she panders to the Zionist! She goes the extra mile to make sure that they understand that serving Israel comes first, everything else is secondary. 

She is an embarrassment to the U.S.

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Facing Serious Damage to its Image, Israel Must Smear its Critics as Anti-Semites
By Moshé Machover
Opposition to Zionism and to the colonising regime and policies of Israel is a legitimate political position.http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48612.htm
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  • From:USA

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Date Posted:19-01-2018 06:14:30Copy HTML

Thank goodness she realizes (as do most Americans) that Israel is the last democracy (Parliamentary) in the ME...and our most dedicated ally. It must be reassuring to them that we will defend them at any cost.

Niki Haley...future President of the United States.

The world is a magical place full of people waiting to be offended by something.
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  • From:Argentina

Re:Important Israeli Facts that Affect Americans and The World..............

Date Posted:19-01-2018 06:21:30Copy HTML

Norman Finkelstein
Overview

Don’t let Norman Finkelstein’s credentials as a professor and as the son of Holocaust survivors or his venomous style intimidate you. A political scientist, Finkelstein has become a favorite on the campus circuit and he may be one of the most difficult anti-Israel speakers to counter. He venomously attacks Zionism, Israel and what he calls “the holocaust industry.”[1] He observed that he used to meet hostility on the campuses, but now gets warm receptions because “nowadays the "other side doesn't bother coming out, because they know that Israel's case is indefensible.”[2] He is optimistic that this will continue since “Muslim students, especially Muslim women, have been doing a terrific job organizing.”[3]

Finkelstein’s one-sided views are not very different from those of his close friend, Noam Chomsky whose extreme leftism he shares, but he adds one unique twist. He charges that Jews became interested in the Holocaust only after 1967, and did so only to extort money-Holocaust reparations are an “extortion racket” by “crooks” and “gangsters”[4] -and to provide a cover and defense for Israel’s “crimes.” He is not a Holocaust denier. Instead he is enraged at the post-Holocaust industry, including the Jewish claim that it is a “unique event,”[5] and his views feed the ugliest anti-Semitic stereotypes.


More:  http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/finkelsteinstand.html

Try to remember the kind of September when men weren't girls and girls weren't fellas..................
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  • From:Norway

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Date Posted:19-01-2018 07:07:32Copy HTML

 of course, in skrumpie's world the truth is deadly venom.  bwahahahahaha 
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  • From:Argentina

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Date Posted:19-01-2018 07:18:18Copy HTML

Of course, in EZ's world, the truth is what he wants it to be due to his extreme hate for Jews.
Try to remember the kind of September when men weren't girls and girls weren't fellas..................
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  • From:USA

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Date Posted:19-01-2018 07:23:50Copy HTML

Reply to easyrider123

 of course, in skrumpie's world the truth is deadly venom.  bwahahahahaha
 

I don't know about that.  Maybe more like sunlight hitting a vampire.  LOL

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  • From:Norway

Re:Important Israeli Facts that Affect Americans and The World..............

Date Posted:25-01-2018 08:43:24Copy HTML

America has to stop financing and allowing Israel to continue to commit WAR CRIMES ...........


Jonathan Cook asks; why is the Israeli army finally so worried about Gaza
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  • From:USA

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Date Posted:25-01-2018 09:10:14Copy HTML

Reply to easyrider123

America has to stop financing and allowing Israel to continue to commit WAR CRIMES

They're not committing 'war crimes'.  But I would be all on board stopping 'foreign aid' for Israel of we simultaneously stopped all foreign aid to every nation in that god forsaken region.

The IDF is more than a match for every nation in the area.
Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies. The advantage of insinuations over hard arguments is that they bypass critical thought. No one can respond precisely to a charge that is utterly vague or to accusers who will envelope any reply in a poisonous fog of further insinuations. ~ David Warren, The Guardian There was a time when there was enough freedom that it hardly mattered which brand of crooks ran government. That has not been true for a long time and that captures an important point. The more powerful the government becomes, the more people are willing to do in order to seize the prize, and the more afraid they become when someone else has control. ~ Glenn Harlan Reynolds “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.” ― H.L. Mencken
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  • From:Norway

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Date Posted:01-02-2018 11:42:56Copy HTML

Free Speech Victory: Federal Court Strikes Down a Law that Punishes Supporters of Israel Boycott ... sometimes justice shines through
By Glenn Greenwald
A Kansas law designed to punish people who boycott Israel is an unconstitutional denial of free speech.http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48704.htm


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  • From:Norway

Re:Important Israeli Facts that Affect Americans and The World..............

Date Posted:12-02-2018 07:03:53Copy HTML

just the facts ma'am, important facts really....

A Slight Bump to Israeli Arrogance

Decades of air supremacy led Israel to act as if were alone in the skies of the Middle East. This ended when Syria shot down an Israeli fighter jet

By Gideon Levy

February 11, 2018 "Information Clearing House" - Israeli arrogance might not have ended Saturday, but it surely cracked. Suddenly it became clear that Israel is not alone in the Middle Eastern, that even its immense military power has its limits. There could be a silver lining, if Israel accepts that it cannot forever live by the sword, nor even by advanced airplanes. Perhaps the F-16 that was downed took down with it the doctrine according to which everything can and should be resolved by force; first of all force, always force, only force.

Decades of air supremacy — and often, as in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, air exclusivity — have led Israel to behave as if it is not only the strongest power in the skies of the Middle East, but the only one. On Saturday this assumption reached its end. Israel is not alone in the sky and the price is painful. The comic relief was when Israel claimed the Iranian drone had violated its sovereignty. Israel can violate anyone’s sovereignty — overflying Lebanon, bombing in Syria, Sudan and of course helpless Gaza — but only the Iranian drone violated sovereignty.

Nothing could have been more predictable than the downing of the plane Saturday. Despite all efforts to disguise it, the plane “fell,” and Israel took a slight blow to the wing. After dozens of ostensibly successful sorties in Syria, it was clear that it would happen. An omnipotent Israeli plane will be downed. No one thought about what would happen afterward and where that could lead. Drunk with success, Israel increased the bombings’ frequency, thinking that its strength increased with each one. No one said a word. No one said “stop.” The airstrike hasn’t been invented that doesn’t get wall-to-wall support here. Are we bombing? There’s nothing better. Syria’s bleeding, after all, so what could be bad?

Few know whether all the airstrikes were necessary, and if the benefit outweighed the harm. Everybody kept quiet or cheered. These bombings also do damage and have a cumulative cost. Sometimes they actually spur on the enemy, sometimes they plant a desire for vengeance. And when the Israeli commentators say for months that neither side wants war, it’s time to get the bomb shelters ready; they say that before every war.

The genuine danger of an Iranian military buildup across the border should not be taken lightly. It’s dangerous and frightening. Iranian expansionary plots are worrisome. But not everything can be solved, certainly not with bombing raids. This must be acknowledged. In Israel, with an army of pundits who can only parrot what is dictated to them, an issue like the airstrikes in Syria isn’t even raised for discussion. In Israel there is also no significant opposition to anything. On Saturday too, the center-left broke out in cheers of encouragement and support, as it does after every bombing raid and before every war.

Nor has Israel’s overall policy on Iran ever been tabled for debate. The nation of the army and the sword is always against agreements and in favor of every war. In Israel, the only opposition is to agreements. For the prime minister and the ruling right, every agreement is a Munich Agreement. Few opposed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign against the Iranian nuclear accord. It’s doubtful that Israel saw any benefit from it. The Israeli Churchill brought the country to the edge of an abyss.

It’s difficult of course to know what would have happened had Israel supported the agreement, but the fact is that Israel now faces the danger of a war with Iran. It doesn’t get much worse than that. Arrogance has its price.

It’s arrogance that says that the Gaza Strip can be allowed to starve and the West Bank to roil forever, simply because we are strong. It’s arrogance that determines that only Israel can arm itself endlessly, and everyone else must bow their heads in surrender forever. And then a man falls from a plane one night, or one morning, and Israel suddenly wakes up to reality: It is not alone, it is not omnipotent and it certainly cannot depend forever solely on its military might.

This article was originally published by " Haaretz" -

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Protesters gather at start of 2018 AIPAC conference

About 500 protesters gathered on Sunday at the start of the AIPAC conference, demanding the event be shut down.

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Washington DC - About 500 protesters gathered on Sunday at the start of the AIPAC conference demanding the week-long event be shut down.

AIPAC, which runs from Sunday through Tuesday in Washington DC, is an influential political conference that brings pro-Israel lobbyists and US lawmakers together to discuss future US policy on Israel.

"Hey hey, ho ho, AIPAC has got to go," the mostly young and energetic protesters shouted while banging on barriers separating them from the entrance of convention centre where the event is taking place.

"Palestine will be free from the river to the sea," they chanted.

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Mariam Ghazaleh, a Palestinian-American protester, told Al Jazeera she came out to demonstrate against AIPAC and demand justice and freedom for Palestine.

"We are here today to show the world that the Palestinian cause will never die," she said

For Abbas Hamidah, the leader of the protest, the turnout was proof that Palestinian Americans and their supporters are determined to show their support and solidarity for the Palestinian cause.

Images on social media showed people holding up signs showing their support for Palestine.

Among them were people holding photos of Ahed Tamimi, the 17-year old Palestinian who was arrested for kicking and slapping two Israeli soldiers in the Occupied West Bank.

Eric Resnick, a Jewish-American protester from Canton, Ohio who lost family in the Holocaust, told Al Jazeera "my family did not die to justify what these sick Zionists are doing to Palestine".

His sentiment was supported by Rabbi Yisroel Weiss of Jews United against Zionism.

He told Al Jazeera Zionists have no right to steal the Jewish name, let alone speak on behalf of Jews.

"We as Jews want to live in peace and harmony with our Palestinian neighbours as we have done for hundreds of years before the Zionist project destroyed Palestine," he said.

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The three day AIPAC conference has been the stage for prominent pro-Israel figures for years.

This year's event will have speeches by some of the most prominent Israeli and US politicians, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Democratic House of Representative and Senate minority leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, and former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio.

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