Thursday, August 16, 2018

8-12-2018 The history of Zionist collusion with Nazis – Israel Palestine News

https://israelpalestinenews.org/the-history-of-zionist-collusion-with-nazis/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=56b421d5-b0ad-46fb-802a-ce7f378d90c5

 

At first glance, a close relationship between Jewish Israelis and European Neo-Nazis  seems as grotesque and bizarre a misalliance as one could imagine, but after recently reading Brenner's fascinating book, my perspective quickly shifted. Indeed, the main difference between then and now is that during the 1930s, Zionist factions represented a very insignificant junior partner to a powerful Third Reich, while these days it is the Nazis who occupy the role of eager suppliants to the formidable power of International Zionism, which now so heavily dominates the American political system and through it, much of the world.

 

Posted by Judith Ferster, AIME member

8-11-2018 Palestinian Art and Culture as a Battlefield for Israel - Middle East Eye, Ha’aretz, IMEMC, Al Jazeera, Arab News

https://israelpalestinenews.org/palestinian-art-and-culture-as-a-battlefield-for-israel/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=56b421d5-b0ad-46fb-802a-ce7f378d90c5

 

In recent weeks, Israel has targeted not only unarmed protesters, medics, journalists, and children, but also symbols of Palestinian art and culture..  [Here are examples how Israel is sabotaging or even destroying Palestinian culture, and with it, Palestinian identity – or so Israel hopes.]
Middle East Eye, Ha'aretz, IMEMC, Al Jazeera, Arab News

 

Posted by Judith Ferster, AIME member

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

8-15-2018 Bennett rejects potential truce deal with Hamas as ‘reward for terrorists’ Michael Bachner Times of Israel

Jewish Home leader says his party will oppose any long-term ceasefire accord, warns it harms Israel's deterrence; defense minister dismisses 'empty slogans'… A key coalition ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday harshly criticized any deal for a long-term ceasefire between Israel and the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip, adding that ministers in his party will oppose it. "Liberman's gestures to efense officials took part in the meeting, Liberman's office said…This week, Israeli authorities noted a significant drop in incendiary kite and balloon attacks f Palestinian enclave.  Senior Israel officials maintain the country has not agreed to the ceasefire that Hamas announced late Thursday and said went into effect at midnight. Hamas, a terror group that seeks to destroy Israel, claims the deal was mediated by Egypt and other regional players.  The apparent truce came after two days of spiraling violence that saw some of the heaviest exchanges of fire between Israel and the Gaza terrorist organization since 2014's Operation Protective Edge. During the flare up, Hamas fired over 150 rockets and mortars into southern Israel, which responded with about the same number of air strikes on Hamas targets in Gaza…

Posted by Judith Ferster, AIME member

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

7-23-2018 Israel, where is your outrage at the legalisation of apartheid? Gideon Levy Middle East Eye

http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/real-oppressed-can-wait-israel-marching-pride-parade-1684135

…Tens of thousands came out to protest against the surrogacy law. This is a new and fascinating phenomenon: escapist protest… No one any longer expects Israel to stage mass protests against the occupation, the siege or the settlements in the territories: nearly everyone in Israel is too brainwashed, hate-filled and anxiety-ridden to do that. 

But the nation-state law, passed within a few hours of the surrogacy law, is by far the more crucial, fateful, outrageous, discriminatory and exclusionary…

Posted by Judith Ferster, AIME member

Monday, July 23, 2018

7-22-2018 LGBTQ Israelis hold mass strike, protests demanding equality - +972

https://972mag.com/c/news/

 

The Israeli LGBTQ community staged a nationwide strike on Sunday to protest discrimination and inequality, sparked by a new law to ease surrogacy regulations that left male gay couples without the ability to use a surrogate to have a child.  An estimated tens of thousands of members of the community joined the one-day strike to protest the law, tying the action to the broader discrimination many members of the LGBTQ community face.

 

 

Posted by Judith Ferster, AIME member

Sunday, July 22, 2018

7-19-2018 Israel Passes Controversial Jewish Nation-state Bill After Stormy Debate - Jonathan Lis and Noa Landau Haaretz

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/israel-passes-controversial-nation-state-bill-1.6291048

62 lawmakers vote in favor of the bill after a stormy debate ■ Arab lawmakers tossed out after they tear bill in protest, call it 'apartheid law.' The nation-state law also includes clauses stating that a "united Jerusalem" is the capital of Israel and that Hebrew is the country's official language. Another says that "the state sees the development of Jewish settlement as a national value and will act to encourage and promote its establishment and consolidation."… 

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Friday, July 20, 2018

7-9-2018 Israel Bulldozes Khan Al Ahmar and Buries the Two-State Solution – Jonathan Cook Consortiumnews.com

https://consortiumnews.com/2018/07/09/israel-bulldozes-khan-al-ahmar-and-buries-the-two-state-solution/

If one community has come to symbolize the demise of the two-state solution, it is Khan Al Ahmar.  It was for that reason that a posse of European diplomats left their air-conditioned offices late last week to trudge through the hot, dusty hills outside Jerusalem and witness the preparations for the village's destruction. That included the Israeli police beating residents and supporters as they tried to block the advance of heavy machinery…

Posted by Judith Ferster, AIME member

If one community has come to symbolize the demise of the two-state solution, it is Khan Al Ahmar.

It was for that reason that a posse of European diplomats left their air-conditioned offices late last week to trudge through the hot, dusty hills outside Jerusalem and witness the preparations for the village's destruction. That included the Israeli police beating residents and supporters as they tried to block the advance of heavy machinery.

 

Posted by Judith Ferster, AIME member

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

7-7-2018 What a Difference a Few Kilometers Can Make – Miko Peled American Herald Tribune

https://ahtribune.com/world/north-africa-south-west-asia/palestine/2347-jerusalem-nabi-saleh.html

 

…It is obvious that the technological and medical advancements that very early on were made available to the community of Jewish immigrants, was denied to the indigenous Palestinian people. Even though more often than not the distance between the communities of Jewish settlers and indigenous Palestinians is negligible. Yet the access to water and electricity, along with health care and other crucial services always stop along Arab-Jewish lines.

 

Posted by Judith Ferster, AIME member

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

7-9-2018 Unable to Stop Flaming Kites, Israel Moves to Choke Off Gaza Commerce- David M. Halbfinger New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/09/world/middleeast/gaza-israel-kites-embargo.html

 

Unable to thwart the waves of incendiary devices lofted into Israel on kites and birthday balloons from the Gaza Strip, the Israeli government opted for a punitive response on Monday, clamping down on cargo shipments in and out of Gaza in hopes that its rulers would halt the airborne arson themselves….Since April, Gaza militants have been turning kites and balloons into improvised firebombs, burning hundreds of acres of Israeli farmland and forcing firefighting crews from all over the country to race from fire to fire dowsing flames before they can spread…The new restrictions at Gaza's main cargo crossing ban the import of all goods except food, medicine and "humanitarian equipment," as well as all exports...The militant organization Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip and has encouraged the arsonist kite fliers, called the move a "crime against humanity." Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a rival Gaza militant group, called it a "declaration of war."  The measures were intended to press Hamas to crack down on the arson. "We will weigh down heavier on Hamas's leadership, effective immediately," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said to applause as he announced the partial closing at a meeting of his Likud party on Monday….The restrictions represented a sharp reversal by leaders of the Israeli military, in particular Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, chief of the general staff of the Israel Defense Forces, who have called for alleviating economic pressure on Gaza, including by increasing economic aid, as a way to reduce the likelihood that tensions there could boil over into another war with IsrAnalysts warned that reducing commerce at Kerem Shalom would only choke off what was left of the territory's economic vitality at a time when it was already near collapse…If Egypt allowed more goods into Gaza at Rafah, "that's a win for Gazans, because Egyptian goods are much cheaper, and they're not taxed by the P.A.," Mr. Thrall said. "If Gaza's leaders could orchestrate that, they'd have a greater ability to tax those goods and get money to keep the government afloat."

 

Posted by Judith Ferster, AIME member

Monday, July 9, 2018

7-9-2018 Israel Bulldozes Khan Al Ahmar and Buries the Two-State Solution – Jonathan Cook Consortiumnews.com

https://consortiumnews.com/2018/07/09/israel-bulldozes-khan-al-ahmar-and-buries-the-two-state-solution/

…Western capitals understand what is at stake. Israel wants Khan Al Ahmar gone so that Jewish settlements can be built in its place, on land it has designated as "E1".  That would put the final piece in place for Israel to build a substantial bloc of new settler homes to sever the West Bank in two. Those same settlements would also seal off West Bank Palestinians from East Jerusalem, the expected capital of a future Palestinian state, making a mockery of any peace agreement…

Posted by Judith Ferster, AIME member