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The Fall of the House of Israel [07.12.2014]

Pssst! Is Israel going crazy? Pssst! Is Israel going crazy?

Is Israel cracking up? There have been more and more reports in recent days that suggest the political culture is going crazy; and that there’s nothing to hold that craziness down.

… There’s that Avigdor Lieberman “peace plan” that has just one idea: pay Palestinians to leave Israel. … There’s the prime minister’s bill to bar the Palestinian flag as an “enemy” flag … and deport Palestinian Israelis accused of crimes to Gaza.

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Israel has always been crazy (A. Abarbanel)

Why Netanyahu wants early elections (I) [05.12.2014]

Why Netanyahu wants early elections (I) by Jonathan Cook

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu held a press conference late on Tuesday at which he launched into a tirade against two centre-right ministers he had fired from his government earlier that day.

Israel is almost certainly now heading into elections, expected in March, two years after Netanyahu formed his third government, widely seen as the most right wing in Israel’s history. …

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Netanyahu’s election scapegoat: Israel’s Palestinian minority (II) (jcook)
Guarding a Taboo (jcook)

The German Left’s Palestine Problem [05.12.2014]

Ignorance is strength by Leandros Fischer

Die Linke’s position on Palestine has isolated it from the global solidarity movement and strengthened the party’s worst elements.

If the German left is to break the hegemony of Merkelism, it must actively challenge Germany’s alliance with Israel, for it currently serves as the spearhead of a wider Islamophobic discourse that weakens resistance to neoliberalism at home by dividing opposition along cultural lines. This is done by intentionally conflating criticism of Israel with antisemitism, which in turn places the damaging stigma of the latter on those more likely to express solidarity with the besieged of Gaza.

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Why I Was Censored from Talking About Israel In Germany [04.12.2014]

Why I Was Censored from Talking About Israel In Germany Max Blumenthal: Eine sehr ausführliche und durchdachte Analyse seines Zusammentreffens mit der deutschen Linken, der Linkspartei und deren Vorsitzenden.

I arrived in Germany formally invited by members of a political party to speak about my reporting during the Gaza war. I left the country branded an anti-Semite and an insane scofflaw. With machine-like efficiency, German media cast me and my Jewish Israeli journalist colleague, David Sheen, as violent Jew haters, never veering from the script written for them by a strange American neoconservative working for an organization subsidized by far-right-wing casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, nor bothering to ask either of us for comment. Slandered as anti-Semites, we sought to meet with the left-wing politician who felt compelled to engineer the campaign to suppress our speech: Die Linke party chairman Gregor Gysi. …

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Wenn Rechte sich als Linke tarnen (nhrz)
Chapeau Max Blumenthal und David Sheen! (btl)

Europäer verlieren Geduld mit Israel
Perspektivisch Sanktionen möglich [03.12.2014]

French MPs recognise Palestine as state Am heutigen Tag hat das französische Parlament die eigene Regierung aufgefordert Palästina als Staat anzuerkennen.

Ähnliche Resolutionen haben die Parlamente/Senate weiterer vier europäischer Staaten - von Spanien, England, Irland und Schweden - in den letzten Wochen verabschiedet.

Auch wenn diese Resolutionen keine unmittelbare Wirkung haben, so sind sie doch ein Zeichen für die Frustration der Europäer mit Israel, nachdem die jahrzehntelange Appeasement-Politik Europas zu keinen greifbaren Ergebnissen geführt hat.

Über kurz oder lang werden diese Entscheidungen zu Sanktionen gegen Israel führen, das nichts auslässt um seine 'Freunde' in Europa zu düpieren.

Linkspartei-Führung: ignorant, verblendet, obessiv zionistisch [01.12.2014]

Ignorance is strength "Jenen Zionisten hingegen, die Nationalismus und Rassismus bekämpfen, gilt unsere Solidarität." (Katja Kipping)
"… das Bestreiten des Existenzrechts Israels sind mit unserem Programm nicht vereinbar. … die große Mehrheit unserer Aktivistinnen und Aktivisten teilt die Abgrenzung … gegenüber einseitiger und obsessiver Parteinahme im Nahostkonflikt …" (Klaus Lederer)
"Deutschland hat … eine besondere Verantwortung und muss jeder Art von Antisemitismus, Rassismus, Unterdrückung und Krieg entgegentreten. Insbesondere diese Verantwortung verpflichtet auch uns, für das Existenzrecht Israels einzutreten." (Parteiprogramm)

Protestieren Sie gegen die Kollaboration der EU mit Israel [01.12.2014]

Keine Zusammenarbeit mit Besatzung! Israel hat in diesem Sommer ein tödliches Massaker an den PalästinenserInnen verübt. Israel hat gezielt Zivilist_innen und zivile Infrastruktur ins Visier genommen, dabei wurden mehr als 2000 Menschen getötet.

Mehr als 300 Gewerkschaften, NGOs und andere zivilgesellschaftliche Organisationen aus ganz Europa haben die EU aufgefordert, ihre Unterstützung für Israels Verbrechen zu beenden, einschliesslich der Aussetzung des EU-IsraelAssoziierungsabkommens.

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War in Jerusalem [07.11.2014]

War in Jerusalem Meanwhile, war in Jerusalem. The spark which had set off East Jerusalem was the kidnapping, murder and burning of the boy Mohammed Abu Khdeir, blood feud for the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli yeshiva students. Since then the conflagration had been going on, also in the weeks when all attention was focused on the bombing of Gaza. Every week, almost every day, still more fuel is added to the combustion. Israeli Nationalist-Messianic settlers penetrate deep into the Palestinian neighborhoods, take over houses on the basis of questionable purchase contracts, and effectively turn them into fortified compounds. Larger Jewish neighborhoods, established by the government on expropriated Palestinian land in East Jerusalem, are expanding through major projects involving thousands of housing units – with ordinary Israeli Jerusalemites, seeking a place to live, becoming unwittingly the pawns in a game of “expanding the Jewish presence” and driving wedges between Palestinian neighborhoods. …

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Political Prophecies: Sealing the Fate of al-Aqsa (R. Baroud)

Israel moves to outlaw Palestinian political parties in the Knesset [07.11.2014]

Israel moves ... by J. Cook

The Israeli parliament voted overwhelmingly last week to suspend Haneen Zoabi, a legislator representing the state’s large Palestinian minority, for six months as a campaign to silence political dissent intensified.

The Israeli parliament, or Knesset, voted by 68 to 16 to endorse a decision in late July by its ethics committee to bar Zoabi from the chamber for what it termed “incitement.”

It is the longest suspension in the Knesset’s history and the maximum punishment allowed under Israeli law. …

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If Israel Outlaws Palestinian Political Voices, Declare One State (r. silverstein)

On Israel's little-known concentration and labor camps in 1948-1955 [11.10.2014]

On Israel's little-known concentration and labor camps in 1948-1955 By Yazan al-Saadi

Much of the grim and murky circumstances of the Zionist ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in the late 1940s have gradually been exposed over time. One aspect – rarely researched or deeply discussed – is the internment of thousands of Palestinian civilians within at least 22 Zionist-run concentration and labor camps that existed from 1948 to 1955. Now more is known about the contours of this historical crime, due to the comprehensive research by renowned Palestinian historian Salman Abu Sitta and founding member of the Palestinian resource center BADIL Terry Rempel.

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Israel’s Occupation is More Complex Than a Genocide [10.10.2014]

Israel’s Occupation is More Complex Than a Genocide by Jonathan Cook

Last month … the Russell Tribunal … into Israel’s recent attack on Gaza concluded that Israel was guilty of “incitement to genocide”. The panel argued that Israel’s long-term collective punishment of Palestinians was designed to “inflict conditions of life calculated to bring about the incremental destruction of the Palestinians as a group”.

… the UN convention’s drafters understood that genocide did not require death camps; it could also be achieved gradually through intentional and systematic abuse and neglect. Their definition raises troubling questions about Israel’s treatment of Gaza, aside from military attacks. Does, for example, forcing the enclave’s two million inhabitants to depend on acquifers polluted with seawater constitute genocide?

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A letter to the Arabs from Gaza [07.10.2014]

A letter to the Arabs from Gaza In Gaza, we are alright
Comfort us with good news about you
In war, we are alright
How about you?
Our martyrs are under rubble
Our children are living in tents
Asking about you, where are you?
In Gaza, we are alright
Comfort us with good news about you
The Sea is behind us, but we still resist
Our enemy is in front of us, but we still resist
We’ve got enough weapons, food, and promises of peace
We thank you for your “support”
Our souls, our wounds, our skies, our homes, our faces, our blood, our
eyes, our coffins;
Protect us from your promises and your words
In Gaza, we are alright
Comfort us with good news about you

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A letter to the Arabs from Gaza (ytb)

Die politische Ökonomie der israelischen Apartheid und das Gespenst des Völkermordes [02.10.2014]

The Political Economy of Israeli Apartheid and the Specter of Genocide Prof. William Robertson liefert hier eine umfasssende Analyse der Zusammenhänge zwischen der Transformation der israelischen Ökonomie seit den achtziger Jahren - den Konsequenzen des Zusammenbruchs der UDSSR, der Globalisierung und des grenzenlosen Antiterrorkriegs - sowie dem ebenso ruinösen wie korrupten Friedensprozess.

Diese Prozesse hätten die Palästinenser in "überflüssiges" Menschenmaterial verwandelt, über dessen Beseitigung in Israel mittlerweile ganz offen diskutiert wird - während man in Gaza an der praktischen Umsetzung arbeitet.

Ein Genozid an den Palästinensern - so Robertson - sei kein Hirngespinst mehr, sondern eine ganz reale Bedrohung.

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The Political Economy of Israeli Apartheid and the Specter of Genocide (W. Robertson)

n+1'ter Tag des Pogroms [17.09.2014]

What Israel Has Done After the Ceasefire Während das 'heisse' Pogrom in Gaza ('Protective Edge') abkühlte, bei dem der 'jüdische Staat' mit Billigung der UN, der USA, der EU und der deutschen Regierung in Gaza binnen 55 Tagen 2137 Palästinenser zur Strecke brachte - darunter 578 Kinder, 264 Frauen und 103 betagte Menschen, setzte dieser Staat die für ihn ganz normale, 'kalte' Pogrom-Tätigkeit in der Westbank unvermindert fort.

Diese kleine Aufstellung bei Global Research mit 26 Einzelpunkten zu israelischen Attacken seit dem Ende von 'Protective Edge' - ein Potpourri aus Entführungen, Folter, Vertreibungen, Morden, Raub und Diebstahl - zeigt, dass es für die Palästinenser völlig sinnlos ist mit Israel verhandeln zu wollen.

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Names of Palestinians Killed in the War on Gaza since 8 July (imemc)
What Israel Has Done After the Ceasefire (globres)

Israeli forces use Palestinian child as human shield in Gaza [27.08.2014]

Ahed Atef Bakr, Zakaria Ahed Bakr und Mohamed Bakr auf der Flucht, Sekunden vor ihrer Ermordung Dass Palästinenser ihre Kinder als 'menschliche Schutzschilde' einsetzten ist eine ebenso absurde wie menschenverachtende Erfindung der israelischen Kriegsvebrecher-Propaganda.

Absurd, weil palästinensische Kinder als Schutzschild offenbar untauglich sind, da israelische Kriegsverbrecher bekanntlich nicht davor zurückschrecken palästinensische Kinder zu ermorden - was sie in Gaza hundertfach getan haben.
Menschenverachtend und antisemitisch ist diese Erfindung, weil die Unterstellung, dass Palästinenser ihre eigenen (!) Kinder opferten offensichtlich dazu dient sie zu entmenschlichen, ganz analog zu der mittelalterlichen Mär vom jüdischen Ritualmord an christlichen Kindern.

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Israeli forces use Palestinian child as human shield in Gaza (dci)

1948, when Sderot was known as Huj [26.08.2014]

1948, when Sderot was known as Hooj … And the people who lived in Sederot in early 1948 were not Israelis, but Palestinian Arabs. Their village was called Huj. Nor were they enemies of Israel. Two years earlier, these same Arabs had actually hidden Jewish Haganah fighters from the British Army. But when the Israeli army turned up at Huj on 31 May 1948, they expelled all the Arab villagers – to the Gaza Strip! Refugees, they became. …

And today, well over 6,000 descendants of the Palestinians from Huj – now Sederot – live in the squalor of Gaza, among the “terrorists” Israel is claiming to destroy and who are shooting at what was Huj.

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Huj District of Gaza (prm)

Israel genocidal campaign in the Jordan Valley:
Palestinians face Russian roulette in Israel’s firing zones [25.08.2014]

Military training areas leave villagers in West Bank with stark choice: leave or risk being shot Während die israelische Arnee in Gaza palästinensische Zivilisten und die Infrastruktur bombardiert, um eine humanitäre Katastrophe auszulösen, setzt sie im Jordantal auf kleinere Kaliber - mit der gleichen genozidalen Zielsetzung.

Military training areas leave villagers in West Bank with stark choice: leave or risk being shot (J. Cook)

AL-AQABA, West Bank – In the midst of the international furore that erupted over the abduction and killing of three Israeli teenagers in June – leading ultimately to Israel’s month-long assault on Gaza – the death of an 18 year-old Palestinian shepherd in the West Bank went unremarked. …

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Gaza: "Genocide begins with the silence of the world" [24.08.2014]

Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of Nazi genocide unequivocally condemn the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza As Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide we unequivocally condemn the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and the ongoing occupation and colonization of historic Palestine. We further condemn the United States for providing Israel with the funding to carry out the attack, and Western states more generally for using their diplomatic muscle to protect Israel from condemnation. Genocide begins with the silence of the world.

We are alarmed by the extreme, racist dehumanization of Palestinians in Israeli society, which has reached a fever-pitch. In Israel, politicians and pundits in The Times of Israel and The Jerusalem Post have called openly for genocide of Palestinians and right-wing Israelis are adopting Neo-Nazi insignia.

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Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of Nazi genocide unequivocally condemn the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza

Gaza - Israels genozidale Akademiker: Prof. Arnon Soffer [21.08.2014]

The Voices of Sharon’s Little Helpers Das aktuelle Pogrom in Gaza ist selbstverständlich nicht aus dem Nichts heraus entstanden.

Pogrome standen schliesslich bereits an der Wiege des 'jüdischen Staates'. Pogrome wie das in Deir Yassin, die erforderlich waren, um sich der 'animals' zu entledigen, den Palästinensern, die sich weigerten ihre Heimat und ihren Besitz aufzugeben, um zu mittellosen Flüchtlingen zu werden.
Ihrer musste man mit Gewalt Herr werden, ihre Heimat in eine Wüste verwandeln, um sie später zum zu Blühen bringen zu können - angeblich.

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The Voices of Sharon’s Little Helpers (cp)
Israeli minister warns of Palestinian 'holocaust' (gdn)

Gaza - Guernica des 21. Jahrhunderts [20.08.2014]

Globalizing Gaza In Gaza demonstriert Israel seinen westlichen Führungsanspruch: Israel ist führend in der Entwicklung von Verfahren, Technologien und Waffen zur massenhaften Erniedrigung, Unterdrückung, Vertreibung und Beraubung, führend in der Verbreitung militaristischer und rassistischer Propaganda für liberale Islamophobiker, sowie führend bei der Unterminierung und Aushöhlung des internationalen Rechts und des Wertekanons der Aufklärung.

Diese Sicht vertritt auch Jeff Halper, Gründer des israelischen Israeli Committee Against House Destructions, der dies in Globalizing Gaza wie folgt prägnant zusammenfasst:

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Globalizing Gaza (Halper, cp)

Israels defense: Slaughtering Gaza families [15.08.2014]

'Whole families smashed under the rubble' 'Whole families smashed under the rubble'

At least 59 Palestinian families suffered multiple casualties over four weeks of Israeli bombardment in Gaza, according to data collated by the Guardian. The youngest casualty was 10-day old Hala Abu Madi, who died on 2 August; the oldest was Abdel al-Masri, aged 97, who was killed on 3 August.

Among families in which four or more people died, 479 people were killed in total, including 212 children under the age of 18, and 15 people aged 60 and over. The Guardian has interviewed six families who suffered multiple casualties. …

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Killing Arabs to restore quiet (Levy, haa)

Legenden des Gazakonfliktes [10.08.2014]

Gaza unter Belagerung von Norman Paech

Zwei Legenden prägen die Berichterstattung und Kommentierung dieses neuesten Krieges gegen Gaza: Israel handele in Ausübung seines Selbstverteidigungsrechts und die Situation sei zwischen Israelis und Palästinensern so verfahren und aussichtslos, dass niemand eine Lösung dieser mörderischen Verklammerung wisse. Beide Legenden sind alt und beherrschen schon seit Jahrzehnten die Druckspalten und Sender der Medien. Beide sind grundfalsch, haben sich aber durch ihre permanente Wiederholung tief in das allgemeine Bewusstsein der Öffentlichkeit eingraviert.

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Experten für internationales Völkerrecht nehmen Stellung zum Gaza-Überfall

Kriegsverbrechen in Gaza: Die Ermordung Salem Shamalys (20) durch israelische Scharfschützen [07.08.2014]

Die Ermordung Salem Shamalys (20) durch israelische Scharfschützen

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Israeli Army Whistle-Blower Gets Arrested After Posting ‘Israeli Troops Killed Gaza Civilians in Revenge’ on Facebook (gv)

Never ask me about peace again [06.08.2014]

Never ask me about peace again Tears flowed until my body ran dry of them when I received a telephone call on Aug. 3, informing me that my family had been targeted by two F-16 missiles in the city of Rafah. …

My father’s brother, Ismail al-Ghoul, 60, was not a member of Hamas. His wife, Khadra, 62, was not a militant of Hamas. Their sons, Wael, 35, and Mohammed, 32, were not combatants for Hamas. Their daughters, Hanadi, 28, and Asmaa, 22, were not operatives for Hamas, nor were my cousin Wael’s children, Ismail, 11, Malak, 5, and baby Mustafa, only 24 days old, members of Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine or Fatah. Yet, they all died in the Israeli shelling that targeted their home at 6:20 a.m. on Sunday morning.

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Antisemitismus-Vorwurf soll Kriegsgegner einschüchtern und kriminalisieren [31.07.2014]

In case of increasing support to palestine shout 'Antisemitism!' (wsws) Während Millionen Menschen über den brutalen Bombenterror der israelischen Armee in Gaza tief schockiert sind, attackieren Politiker und Medienkommentatoren die Kriegsgegner. Vereinzelte anti-jüdische Losungen werden hochgespielt, um die Protestdemonstrationen als antisemitisch zu brandmarken und zu verurteilen. …

Die gegenwärtige Kampagne gegen Antisemitismus hat … nichts mit ernster Besorgnis über eine vermeintliche Bedrohung jüdischer Bürger zu tun. Sondern sie dient dazu, Protestaktionen gegen Krieg und imperialistische Verbrechen zu kriminalisieren, das Versammlungsrecht einzuschränken und Polizeistaatsmaßnahmen zu verschärfen. …

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Neue antisemitische Welle ist eine Ente (W. v. Rossum)

n'ter Tag des Pogroms in Israel [18.07.2014]

Tareq Khdeir Es macht keinen Sinn, die Pogrom-Tage in Israel zu numerieren, denn Pogrome verübt die 'einzige Demokratie des Nahen Ostens'™ an mehr oder weniger jedem Arbeitstag.

Während Netanjahus Armee mittlerweile 270 Palästinenser in Gaza ermordet hat und die hiesigen Medien genervte Israelis in einem Einkaufszentren zeigten, um zu zeigen wie sehr diese durch den nutzlosen 'Raketenhagel' der HAMAS traumatisiert worden seien, währenddessen trainierte die israelische Polizei für etwas weniger mörderischen Pogrome an den Palästinensern Ost-Jerusalems.

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9. Tag des Gaza-Massakers: Der Waffenstillstand, der keiner war [16.07.2014]

Occupy Judaism by Occupy Judaism

Hamas has been offering Israel a ceasefire for a week - since even before they started firing into Israel - asking that Israel stop extrajudicially assassinating Hamas members, release the hundreds of prisoners arbitrarily arrested during the kidnapping investigation, and return to the 2012 ceasefire agreement. Israel said no, over and over, and proceeded to drop thousands of bombs on Gaza, killing nearly 200.

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Ergänzende Links:
What does Israeli 'acceptance' of ceasefire really mean? (972mag)
FAQ on Failed Effort to Arrange Ceasefire Between Israel and Hamas (imeu)

Israel Does Not Have the Right to Self-Defense In International Law Against Gaza (2012) [14.07.2014]

Israel Does Not Have the Right to Self-Defense In International Law Against Gaza On the fourth day of Israel's most recent onslaught against Gaza's Palestinian population, President Barack Obama declared, “No country on Earth would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders.” In an echo of Israeli officials, he sought to frame Israel's aerial missile strikes against the 360-square kilometer Strip as the just use of armed force against a foreign country. Israel's ability to frame its assault against territory it occupies as a right of self-defense turns international law on its head. …

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Gaza: Bodenoffensive verzögert, Luftkrieg gegen Zivilisten fortgesetzt [13.07.2014]

PCHR-Report Die angekündigte Bodenoffensive ist bisher ausgeblieben, die israelischen Ankündigungen zufolge zu einer grossflächigen Verwüstung des Nordens des Gazastreifens führen soll.

Indessen begeht die israelische Armee mit der gezielten Bomdardierung von Wohnhäusern weiter Kriegsverbrechen auf Kriegsverbrechen - denen die Medien genauso wie die internationale Politik achselzuckend zusehen.
Immerhin sind die Verbrechen derart offensichtlich, dass man sich eine Wiederholung der Goldstone-Farce diesmal ersparen kann.

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Israelischer Angriff im Norden Gazas erwartet [13.07.2014]

Israeli Invasion to Begin in 'Coming Hours' Mehrere Anzeichen deuten darauf hin, dass die israelische Armee beabsichtigt in den Norden Gazas einzudringen, was todsicher zu einem dramatischen Anstieg getöteter Palästinenser führen wird.

Ebenso beunruhigend ist, dass die USA ihre Bürger auffordert den Gazastreifen zu verlassen. Welchen Einfluss das auf die Berichterstattung haben wird ist zur Zeit nicht zu ermessen.
Deutsche Medien waren bisher immerhin so frei die israelischen Kriegsverbrechen zu zeigen, wenngleich die dazu vorgetragenen 'Analysen' natürlich der israelischen Propaganda folgten.

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4. Tag der Gaza-Strafexpedition: Bombardierungen von Wohnhäusern und andere Kriegsverbrechen töten über 100 Palästinenser [11.07.2014]

OCHA: Gaza Emergency Situation Report (as of 11 July 2014, 1500 hrs) Laut OCHA kosteten israelische Angriffe mit mehreren hundert Tonnen Bomben, bis Freitag, 15:00 Uhr, rund 114 Palästinensern das Leben, 680 wurden verletzt, mehrheitlich Zivilisten.
Auf israelischer Seite wurden bislang 3 Personen durch den Einschlag einer palästinensischen Rakete verletzt.

Ein besonderer Schwerpunkt der israelischen Kriegsverbrechen bestand in der gezielten Bombardierung von Wohnhäusern von Mitgliedern des bewaffneten palästinensischen Widerstands.
Einen Detailreport zu dieser kriminellen Praxis finden Sie bei b'tselem wieder.

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24. Tag des Pogroms [08.07.2014]

Ohne Worte Das wohldurchdachte Pogrom geht nun in Gaza weiter - obwohl es sich in Gaza genau genommen um eine 'koloniale Strafaktion' handelt, die jedoch typischerweise noch viel blutiger sein wird.

Wohldurchdacht, weil man wohl schon früh vom Tod der drei Religionsschüler wusste, das aber verheimlichte, um das gesunde israelische 'Volksempfinden' besser anheizen zu können. Der daraus resultierende Lynchmord an Mohamed Hussein Abu Khdeir (15) hat die Inszenierung zwar etwas zum stocken, aber nicht zum Stillstand gebracht.

Noch einen Tag akausaler Betroffenheitsjournalismus a la R.C. Schneider aus Ashkelon und kein Mensch wird mehr über den Toten reden, sondern über beschädigte israelische Hausdächer, Autos oder Fabrikhallen und die ein oder zwei unglücklichen Israelis, die vielleicht tatsächlich das Pech haben von einer der do-it-yourself-Raketen aus Gaza getroffen zu werden.

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21. Tag des Pogroms [04.07.2014]

Tariq (15), Cousin des vorgestern ermordeten Muhammad Abu Khdeir Seit dem vorgestrigen Lynchmord an Mohamed Hussein Abu Khdeir (16) in Jerusalem wäre es falsch nur von einem Pogrom in der Westbank zu sprechen.

Ein Umstand der an die Tatsache erinnert, dass nicht nur die Westbank, sondern dass auch Ost-Jerusalem - angeblich Teil der 'unteilbaren Haupstadt des jüdischen Volkes' - besetztes Gebiet ist.

Im Fall des Ermordeten tun die Behörden des Pogrom-Staates, was von ihnen zu erwarten ist. Sie verbreiten Lügen über das Opfer und seine Angehörigen, sie erpressen die Angehörigen mit der Leiche und verprügeln Anverwandte und Freunde des Toten.

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20. Tag des Pogroms in der Westbank [04.07.2014]

Three Israeli Boys Found Murdered in North Hebron, Netanyahu Promises More Vengeance Vorgestern fiel dem Pogrom ein sechzehnjähriger Palästinenser, Mohamed Hussein Abu Khdeir, zum Opfer.

Die unbekannten Täter, die den Jungen in Shuafat entführten, niederschossen und womöglich folterten, werden in den 'westlichen' Medien natürlich nicht als 'radikale Juden' bezeichet. Es besteht keine Gefahr, dass der UNO-Sicherheitsrat das Verbrechen verdammen wird, oder dass ein westlicher Staatsmann der Familie sein Beileid aussprechen wird.

Der israelische Staat wird auch keine 'Waffenlager' in den Wohnvierteln dieser 'radikalen Juden' bombardieren lassen oder ihre Häuser in die Luft sprengen.

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Die entsetzliche Scheinheiligkeit des Westens (S. Abulhawa)
"Palestinians must be stopped!" (Satire) (S. Bahour)

18. Tag des Pogroms in der Westbank [01.07.2014]

Three Israeli Boys Found Murdered in North Hebron, Netanyahu Promises More Vengeance Am 18. Tag des als 'Militäroperation' verniedlichten Pogroms in der Westbank, sind die drei entführten Jugendlichen wie zu erwarten tot aufgefunden worden.

Die Zeit zwischen der Entführung und dem Fund hat die israelische Regierung genutzt, um sieben unbeteiligte Palästinenser zu ermorden - darunter zwei Jugendliche - 500 Palästinenser einzusperren und über 1000 Wohnungen und Geschäftsräume von Palästinensern zu verwüsten.

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Ergänzende Links:
Israel’s West Bank Crackdown (imeu)
Israelis close their ears to reasons for kidnap (jcook)
Three Israeli Boys Found Murdered in North Hebron, Netanyahu Promises More Vengeance (svst)

10. Tag des Pogroms in der Westbank [24.06.2014]

Mohammad Dudeen (15), erschossen am 20. Jun 2014 in Dura Der israelische Staat nutzt die Entführung von drei jungen Israelis vom 12. Juli, um eine 'Militär-Operation' durchzuführen, die alle Kennzeichen eines Pogroms aufweist.

Seit deren Beginn wurden hunderte von Palästinensern bedroht, geschlagen, eingesperrt oder verschleppt, das Eigentum unzähliger Palästinenser und palästinensischer Einrichtungen wurde zerstört, gestohlen oder beschlagnahmt, sechs Palästinenser wurden bislang ermordet.

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15-year-old boy shot dead as Israeli forces raid West Bank (maan)
Factsheet on Hunger Strikes, Force Feeding & Arrest Campaign (addam)
Six Palestinians killed in Israeli military operations (aic)
Jüd. Stimme: Stellungnahme zur Berichterstattung über die Geiselnahme der israelischen Jugendlichen (js)

Israel: Ruling by 'shock and awe' [19.06.2014]

(hrw) Israel: Stop Threatening Witness to Killings Die scheinbar ebenso wahllosen wie regelmässigen Liquidationen von palästinensischen Zivilisten - seien es Alte, Frauen oder Kinder - durch Schergen des israelischen Staates sind keineswegs 'Unfälle'.
Es handelt sich dabei vielmehr um einen Teil einer Terror-Strategie, die darauf abzielt die Palästinenser in einem permanten Schockzustand zu halten, um sie zu lähmen und zu verwirren.

Am Ende - so das Ziel der israelischen Architekten dieses Verbrechens - sollen die Palästinenser sich ihnen 'freiwillig' fügen, in der Hoffnung damit weiteren Bestrafungen entgehen zu können.

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Israel: Stop Threatening Witness to Killings (hrw)

Israel: Killing Ali al-Awour (10) with impunity [18.06.2014]

Ali al-Awour, 10 (dci) After three days in the intensive care unit, Ali al-Awour, 10, died at 3:30 pm on Saturday, of wounds he sustained from an Israeli airstrike.

He was riding on the back of his uncle’s motorcycle when they, and two bystanders, were struck by an Israeli missile last Wednesday in northern Gaza. Ali, who had recently finished the fifth grade, enjoyed playing soccer and helping out in his family’s restaurant. He is survived by his three siblings.

According to documentation by DCI-Palestine, he is the fifth Palestinian child killed by Israeli forces since January.

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Defence for Children International Palestine (dci)
International media ignore Israel’s abduction of Palestinian teens (ei)
Red Cross refuses to call on Israel to release Palestinian children held by army (ei)

Gadi Algazi from Al-Arakib after its 65'th demolition [18.06.2014]

Tarabut on facebook „Palestinians are a among the very few indigenous peoples facing settler colonialism who have managed to remain a living, defiant political subject. This is not a struggle over the bits and pieces of what remains to an indigenous people. It is still about its future, and making a different future for both peoples here possible. …”

Dear friends,
This is one of those emails that I try not to send. Some of you have been following our work against the dispossession of the Bedouins within the Green Line (there is another huge project aimed at evicting Bedouins living in the West Bank, many of them refugees of the 1948 War and most of them living in the Jordan Valley where dispossessed Bedouins, including many children, work for next to nothing in settlers’ plantations using Palestinian water.) But for the past four years we ( have focused on working with Bedouins who are Israeli citizens, the most impoverished and discriminated against group within Israel.

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Israelische Bürger schreiben an 'Die Linke': Beenden Sie Ihre Unterstützung israelischer Apartheid! [14.06.2014]

Israelische Bürger schreiben an 'Die Linke': Beenden Sie Ihre Unterstützung israelischer Apartheid! Lieber Dr. Gysi, liebe Mitglieder und Unterstützer der Partei Die Linke,

wir sind israelische Bürger, die aktiv gegen die Besatzungs-, Kolonial- und Apartheidpolitik unserer Regierung sind. Innerhalb unserer Gesellschaft setzen wir uns seit vielen Jahren für die Menschenrechte und den Frieden ein. Im Vorfeld von Dr. Gregor Gysis Israelbesuch möchten wir klarstellen, dass seine Positionen sowie die der Partei Die Linke hinsichtlich der genannten Punkte völlig inakzeptabel und unvereinbar mit den Grundprinzipien von Gleichheit und Gerechtigkeit sind. …

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Israeli Citizens Write to Dr. Gregor Gysi and Die Linke – End Your Support of Israeli Apartheid! (bfw)

Papst Franziskus an der Mauer [26.05.2014]

Papst Franziskus im Aida-Camp On the reception of his Holliness Pope Francis, Aida camp and Beith Jibrin camp children and community leaders welcomed his Holiness near the Illegal wall of expansion and Annexation undder the Watch tower of Israeli snipers and cameras of surveillance.

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Papal tour a fizzer (aic)
"Mister Netanyahu, tear down this wall" (lwz)

Naqab : The 'Jewish National Fund' Strikes Again in Alsira [21.05.2014]

The Jewish National Fund (JNF) Strikes Again! Despite an agreement not to conduct forestry works on sites where legal decisions on their status are pending, on May 12 2014 the JNF, accompanied by a large police contingent and several bulldozers, entered the unrecognized village of Awajan south west of the Bedouin town of Lakiya, and began preparations for forestation. The area chosen for these works, 700 dunam (some 175 acres) encroaches on land close to houses on the village perimeter. …

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The Arab Bedouin Villages in the Negev-Naqab (ncf)

The Jewish National Fund for the West Bank Settlers [07.05.2014]

The Jewish National Fund for the West Bank Settlers (tarabut-hithabrut) The journalist Raviv Drucker published an internal document from the financial department of the Jewish National Fund … . The document details how much the JNF spends on "development initiatives" for settlers in the occupied West Bank.

So, what’s on the list? For example, the document mentions the JNF building a "promenade" in the Har Gilo settlement in Gush Etzion costing 2.5 million ILS, but only "on condition that the promenade be called "The JNF Promenade." There is a "scenic viewpoint and park" built by the JNF in the Mitzpe Yericho settlement near Jericho, costing 600,000 ILS. There is even a "historical heritage site" built in the Rosh Tzurim settlement, one of the settlements surrounding Bethlehem, for 400,000 ILS. And of course, the settlers of Hebron make an appearance as well. Lots of infrastructure, agricultural paths and even a bit of neighborhood renewal. …

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UN Report on Palestine
Military Occupation, Apartheid, and Torture [04.05.2014]

Guernica in Palestine (Nablus 2013) by Ludwig Watzal

The outgoing Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Richard A. Falk, submitted in accordance with Human Rights Council (HRC) resolution 5/1 his last report on the dire conditions under which the Palestinian people have to live. Falk’s final presentation addresses Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the wall in the eyes of the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice, and considers Israel’s policies and practices in Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) in light of the prohibition on segregation and apartheid. It also addresses concern in relation to the deterioration of the human rights situation of Palestinians living under the Israeli blockade in the Gaza Strip. …

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UNHR: Occupied Palestinian Territory (unhr)

Gaza’s Ark Attacked [29.04.2014]

Gaza’s Ark Attacked Die hysterischen Attacken Israels auf Symbole des palästinensischen Widerstands sind Zeugnis des Zerfalls seiner Legitimität in Palästina.

At 3:45 AM Gaza time on April 29th, the night guard on board Gaza's Ark received a call to leave the boat because it was going to be attacked.

The guard left, but when nothing happened, he returned after 5 minutes. A few minutes later, a large explosion rocked the boat causing extensive damage.

The boat sank part way and is now sitting on the shallow sea floor. The guard was not injured but was taken to hospital for tests. …

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Gaza's ark - Building Hope

Unity talks: Another stillborn Palestinian "reconciliation" [28.04.2014]

Another stillborn Palestinian 'reconciliation' Alongside the endless and sterile Palestinian-Israeli “peace process” is another long-running saga: the “peace process” between the main Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah.

Hamas runs the wing of the Palestinian Authority besieged and isolated in the Gaza Strip, while Fatah, with full support from the United States, the European Union, Israel and Arab regimes, runs the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.

Today, with much fanfare, leaders of Hamas and the Fatah-dominated Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) signed a “reconciliation” agreement in Gaza. …

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Palestinian Authority: Israel’s Doppelgänger (dv)
Palestine-Israel: Peace talks, what peace talks? (alj)
Only a Single-State Solution Will Bring Peace (nyt)

NCF: The Arab Bedouin Villages in the Negev-Naqab [22.04.2014]

NCF: The Arab Bedouin Villages in the Negev-Naqab (ncf) In this page you can find explanations to some of the major terms that keep appearing in the pages of the different villages:

Unrecognized villages
The unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Negev are villages that the state of Israel does not recognize and refers to them as a “diaspora” and sometimes as “illegal villages”. Amongst these villages are some villages which are historic villages since they exist in their location prior to the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. Other villages are in their present location as a result of villages which were destroyed in the 1950s and their residents have been ordered by the authorities to move from their original place to the new one (internally displaced) …

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OCHA: Area C Vulnerability Profile [07.03.2014]

Zerstörtes Al-Farisiya in 'Area C' (2010) The Vulnerability Profile Project (VPP), launched in 2013, is an inter-agency exercise designed to identify vulnerabilities in Area C. This feature provides previously unavailable data on Area C of the West Bank, including the most comprehensive information on physical protection, access to land and livelihoods, water and sanitation, education and health.

According to the VPP, an estimated 297,900 people live in 532 residential areas in Area C, comprising some of the most vulnerable communities in the West Bank in terms of humanitarian needs.

It is the first in a series of products featuring data and analysis that will be available to the public.

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Gaza: The world has forgotten about us … people think we are just numbers … [01.03.2014]

Playground in Gaza “Please tell people that we are sad … very sad. Tell them this because it is so important that the world knows that we are people with feelings in the same way as you. Imagine today I saw a small child fall sinking under the water and I did not think he would come back up again. The old man with him fell as he tried to pick up the boy and hold to his walk stick. I think to myself then, in this moment, that people think we are just numbers … they do not think we have the same feelings like they have for the old people and children. Tell them this. Tell them in a strong way and say to them that we need the world to stand with us as we fight to stay alive”. …

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New Israeli apartheid legislation [01.03.2014]

Picture from Hebron (aic) The Israeli Knesset has adopted a new law which recognizes Muslim and Christian Arab communities as separate identities, giving them their own representation on an employment commission.

The law, which was passed on Monday Feb. 23, was sponsored by Yariv Levin (Likud-Beyteinu) and expands the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from five to 10 members, giving separate seats to representatives of Christian and Muslim Arab workers' groups.

According to Levin, the law’s ultimate objective is to distinguish between Muslim and Christian Arab citizens of Israel and to heighten the involvement of Christians in Israeli society. …

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Israel's latest attempt to incite Muslim-Christian sectarianism will fail (A. Winstanley, memo)
Law dividing Christians, Muslims is a classic colonial tactic (972mag)

amnesty: Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories: Trigger-happy: Israel’s use of excessive force in the West Bank [01.03.2014]

Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories: 'Trigger-happy: Israel’s use of excessive force in the West Bank' Israeli forces have repeatedly violated their obligations under international human rights law by using excessive force to stifle dissent and freedom of expression, resulting in a pattern of unlawful killings and injuries to civilians. They do so with virtual impunity due to the authorities’ failure to conduct thorough investigations. This report focuses on the use of excessive force in the West Bank since the beginning of 2011. It includes cases of killings and injuries of Palestinian civilians in the context of protests against Israel’s continuing military occupation of the Palestinian territories, illegal Israeli settlements and the fence/wall.

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Trigger-happy: Israel’s use of excessive force in the West Bank (ai)
Muataz Washaha: Murdered by Israel as "peace" talks continue (ei)
Amnesty video highlights “trigger-happy” Israel’s lethal ambush of schoolboy (ei)

Talking Peace While Making War [28.02.2014]

Talking Peace While Making War (IMEU) In the approximately seven months since negotiations restarted between Palestinians and Israelis in late July 2013, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has approved plans for 11,700 new settlement units to be built on occupied Palestinian land in violation of international law. As each unit represents one house or apartment, most if not all of which will likely be home to more than one person, this means once these plans have been realized the settler population will increase by well over 20,000 people.

Additionally, Israeli authorities have moved ahead with several other construction projects intended to confiscate Palestinian land, restrict the growth of Palestinian population centers, and cement Israeli control over parts of the occupied territories, including through the creation of dubious “national parks” and archeological digs on occupied Palestinian land. …

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The quiet enablers of the crime [27.02.2014]

The quiet enablers of the crime Die entscheidende Frage ist nicht, ob Israel eine Demokratie ist. Die entscheidende Frage ist vielmehr, ob es ein Rechtsstaat ist.

Yoel Tzur, the CEO of the Company for the Development of the Yeshiva Town in Beit El admitted during his interrogation by the police that he built what would come to be known as “Ulpana Hill” on private Palestinian land which he had no valid purchase contract for.

Tzur told the police he began the construction in 1998, and that by 2000 he thought he obtained a contract for the land, which turned out to be a forgery. That is, Tsur himself says he begun the construction violations two years before he even thought he had a contract. …

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Die EU ist eine tragende Säule der Besatzung [26.02.2014]

Die EU ist eine tragende Säule der Besatzung (972mag) Since 1994 the international community has donated more than $30 billion …. Without this aid Israel would have to take on the daily life needs of more than 4 million Palestinians.

Donor assistance … has freed Israel from these responsibilities, and allowed it to avoid making hard political decisions regarding its legal, moral and political responsibilities ….

…, donor countries indirectly facilitate Israel’s rule over all of historical Palestine. Israel can expand settlements, prevent any Palestinian economic recovery, seize Palestinian land, cut the Palestinian territories to disconnected areas, increase socio-economic fragmentation …, and in 2000-2003 it was able to carry out destructive army operations inside Palestinian cities, all while donors foot the bill for reconstruction and emergency aid.

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Preserving dependency to support settler-colonialism (memo)

Free Yousef Abu Maria! [25.02.2014]

Free Yousef Abu Maria! Israeli occupation forces stormed today at dawn the house of Yousef Abu Maria (South West Bank Popular Resistance Committee's member, who is also the coordinator of Beit Ommar Popular Movement), terrorized his children and wife, tampered the house contents and arrested him. Yousef Abu Maria was arrested 19 times before and spent about 5 years in Israeli occupation prisons in total. Yousef has 4 children aged 6months - 13 years who are left behind with no income, since Yousef is the only source of income for his family.

South West Bank Committee

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The Palestine Solidarity Project

UN-Resolution 3070: "reaffirms the legitimacy of the peoples' struggle for liberation from colonial … domination … including armed struggle" [23.02.2014]

Leila Khaled (Aida Camp, 2012) The General Assembly,

… Recognizing the imperative need to put an early end to colonial rule, foreign domination and alien sub-jugation,

1. Reaffirms the inalienable right of all people under colonial and foreign domination and alien sub-jugation to self-determination, freedom and independence in accordance with General Assembly resolutions 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960, 2649 (XXV) of 30 November 1970 and 2787 (XXVI) of 6 December 1971;

2. Also reaffirms the legitimacy of the peoples' struggle for liberation from colonial and foreign domination and alien subjugation by all available means, including armed struggle;

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Resistance and Revolution: An Interview with Leila Khaled
UN-Resolution 3379: '… zionism is a form of racism'

20 years since the Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre in Hebron [23.02.2014]

Ibrahim Mosque in Hebron (972mag) Twenty years ago, on February 25, 1994, Israeli-American Jewish settler Baruch Goldstein massacred 29 people in the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, the Muslim holy site at the Cave of the Patriarchs. Goldstein’s attack with an automatic assault rifle left 125 wounded.

In the wake of the massacre, its victims, the Palestinian residents of Hebron, were the ones to suffer. Once one of the city’s major thoroughfares and commercial centers, Shuhada Street was closed to Palestinian vehicle and foot traffic as part of the Israeli army’s attempt to create “sterile” buffer zones between Jewish settlers and Palestinian residents in the city.

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The Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre: 20 Years Later (imeu)

What does Israels 'right to exist' mean? [21.02.2014]

Hagana-Milizionäre bei der Vertreibung von Palästinensern in Haifa … Israel has argued over the years that Jews have a right to establish a state in Palestine, that they have a right to establish a "Jewish" state in Palestine, that this state has a "right to exist," and that it has a "right to defend itself", which includes its subsidiary right to be the only country in the region to possess nuclear weapons, that it has the "right" to inherit all the biblical land that the Jewish God promised it, and a "right" to enact laws that are racially and religiously discriminatory in order to preserve the Jewish character of the state, otherwise articulated in the more recent formula of "a Jewish and democratic state". Israel has also insisted that its enemies, including the Palestinian people, whom it dispossesses, colonises, occupies, and discriminates against, must recognise all these rights, foremost among them its "right to exist as a Jewish state", as a condition for and a precursor to peace. …

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On Questioning the Jewish State (nyt)

The massacre of Lydda and the ‘Liberal’ Zionist View [18.02.2014]

The massacre of Lydda and the ‘Liberal’ Zionist View A racist ideology gives birth to a racist state. Founded on territory belonging to another people it strips them of their possessions and drives them away. It buries the ruins of their villages and cemeteries beneath thick forests of pine trees, complete with paths and picnic tables. These forests are dedicated to distant politicians who either do not know or do not care that their names are being used to cover up, literally, mass destruction, pillage and theft. Having embarked on a life of crime, the state continues to live outside the law for every second of its existence for more than six decades. To remain what it is, to further its ideological and territorial imperatives, it must live outside the law. Most states commit crimes but this state is defined by criminality. All change is cosmetic, relative and designed to conceal the true agenda. …

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Israeli Massacres on Palestinians
Israel's 'Great Book Robbery' unravelled

Unfair peace treaty will hurt Palestinians the most [17.02.2014]

Unfair peace treaty will hurt Palestinians the most Martin Indyk, Australian-American former ambassador to Israel, is the chief envoy for US Secretary of State John Kerry's Arab-Israeli peace framework. He leads almost all the Jewish American negotiating panel, including David Makovsky, a "mapping specialist" from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) affiliation Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP).

Indyk is now meeting with several prominent Jewish figures in the United States concerning his strategies while concealing them for everyone else. It was recently said that Israel is frequently complaining about being coerced into a deal despite the fact that they will get almost everything they ask for. …

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Eklat in der Knesset: EU-Parlamentspräsident Schulz bekennt sich zu uneingeschränkter Solidarität mit Israel [13.02.2014]

Schulz’ Knesset-Rede im Volltext Am vergangenen Mittwoch nutzen israelische Ultranationalisten den Knesset-Aufritt des europäischen Parlamentspräsidenten, Martin Schulz, um einen 'Eklat' zu inszenieren, der von den hiesigen Medien mit der Israel gebührenden Ernsthaftigkeit aufgebauscht wurde, gerade so als ob Schulz Israel übermässig hart oder unzulässig kritisiert hätte.

Obgleich Schulz in seiner Rede keine einzige der vielen Lebenslügen der 'deutsch-europäisch-iraelischen Freundschaft' ausliess, und den letzten Kolonial- und Apartheidstaat im Nahen Osten als "starke Demokratie, eine pulsierende, offene Gesellschaft" bezeichnete, genügte allein die Erwähnung der Rechte der Palästinenser und des Völkerrechts, um den politischen Arm der Siedler-Kriminellen auf den Parlamentsrängen in Rage zu versetzen und so einen Eklat zu erzeugen, dem sich auch Regierungschef Netanjahu anschloss.

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Schulz’ Knesset-Rede im Volltext (faz)
Schulz: Sanktionen sind Ländersache (taz)
"Habe eine pro-israelische Rede gehalten" (welt)

Between Normal and Abnormal: 'A Day in Aida Camp' [12.02.2014]

Eingang um AIDA-Camp By Kholoud Al-Ajarma – Aida Refugee Camp, West Bank

“This is normal, we got used to it!” Salah, the Director of Lajee Center responded to me when I comment that the center smells like tear gas even though the clashes had not started yet. Lajee Center (Lajee means refugee in Arabic) is a Palestinian creative cultural center for children and youth that was established in 2001 in Aida refugee camp, Bethlehem. Believing in its ideology and support of national, human and moral rights, I joined Lajee Center when I was 14 years old.

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Can Oslo's failed aid model be laid to rest? [11.02.2014]

Can Oslo's failed aid model be laid to rest? … critics of the Oslo aid model … assert that the aid model is itself a part of the occupation, because it is designed in a way that subverts Palestinian development while reinforcing and subsidizing the Israeli occupation … For critics, development is not policy to be implemented, but domination to be resisted, because in the case of Israel-Palestine the hidden intent behind development aid is to reinforce the occupation.

There is a fourth group …: The neo-colonialists, who consider aspects of foreign aid to have been a success. Particularly in the West Bank, Palestinian resistance to the Israeli occupation has largely been mollified and Israel’s policy aims have largely been achieved. … organizations such as the Washington Institute for Near East Policy have … been advocating an approach to aid that provides economic incentives to Palestinians in return for their giving up rights. …

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Israels Minister für strategische Angelegenheiten fordert 100 Mio. Schekel zur Bekämpfung von BDS [08.02.2014]

(aic) Yuval Steinitz, Israel’s minister for strategic affairs, recently asked for an additional budget of 100 million shekels, to be able to react more effectively against the boycott campaign. One needs no more evidence for the success of BDS. Steinitz has good reasons to be worried: as I wrote several weeks ago, in the last year BDS initiatives have made a qualitative jump, from activists’ actions to those by big firms and corporations. The biggest Danish Bank, Danske Bank, divested its money from Bank Hapoalim; additionally, PGGM, the second largest Dutch pension fund, divested from theIsraeli banking system, and the Norwegian government ordered the government's pension fund to withdraw its capital from Africa-Israel. …

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Risala - Newsletter Jan 2014

Israeli demolitions in the Jordan Valley in 2013 [07.02.2014]

Israeli demolitions in the Jordan Valley in 2013 (OCHA) Please find attached a new map released today, "Israeli demolitions of Palestinian property in the Jordan Valley in 2013." The map shows the location of the Israeli authorities' destruction of Palestinian property, the volume of such destruction and those sites where there were demolitions of donor-funded assistance. It also includes total figures for the number of structures demolished in 2012 and 2013 and the number of persons displaced as a result.

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Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes at five-year high: aid groups (reuters)
Red Cross: Israel destroying emergency shelters of home demolition victims (ei)

The Palestinian Capitalists That Have Gone Too Far [07.02.2014]

Rawabi - DAS Normalisierungs-Musterprojekt ... (alshabaka) While most Palestinians living under Israeli occupation are struggling to survive, a powerful group of Palestinian capitalists is thriving and growing in political, economic and social influence. The cost, all too often, is their engagement in economic normalization projects. In other words, they deal with the Israelis as though they were a "normal" business partner rather than an occupying power that has ruthlessly violated Palestinian rights for over 65 years.

In this policy brief, Al-Shabaka Policy Member Tariq Dana sheds light on the ways in which these Palestinian capitalists exercise political influence and social control and gives examples of the economic normalization projects in which they have engaged. …

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Mai 2014: Palästina-Apartheids-Rundreise mit der 'Heinrich Böll Stiftung Saar' [04.02.2014]

Don't play in Sun City Bisher hat sich die 'Heinrich Böll Stiftung Saar' darauf beschränkt, Israel bei der Unterdrückung der Palästinenser ideell zu unterstützen, etwa indem sie autochthonen Palästinenserhassern eine Bühne für ihre rassistische Siedler- und Kolonialpropaganda einräumt - so wie zuvor schon die taz, das informelle Parteiblatt der GRÜNEN.

Im Mai dieses Jahres, plant die Stiftung nun ein neues Geschäftsfeld für Israels Kolonisten zu erschliessen, den Tourismus.

Dazu organisiert die Böll-Stiftung eine veritable 'Apartheids-Rundreise'. "Apartheids-Rundreise", weil zwei Dinge in ihrem Programm nicht vorgesehen sind: Die direkte Begegnung mit der Besatzung und mit der autochthonen Bevölkerung, den Palästinensern.

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Heinrich Böll Foundation supports Israeli settlers (aic)

NCF: The Government’s Plan for the Dispossession of the Bedouin Population [03.02.2014]

NCF-Newsletter Jan 2014 The Government plan, known as the Prawer Begin Plan, (hereafter the Plan) is a plan for the dispossession of the Bedouin population from its lands, the demolition of its historical villages and the forced resettlement of its population in Government sponsored townships. Allegedly this plan is designed to implement the recommendations of Judge Eliezer Goldberg’s committee of 2008 , recommendations that were unsatisfying for the Bedouin community. In fact the Prawer-Begin Plan turns the clock back and its implementation will bring about the demolition of most of the unrecognized villages and the transfer of tens of thousands of their residents to urban centers and townships that even now are considered among the most impoverished and underdeveloped places in Israel.

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The Negev Coexistence Forum Newsletter (ncf)

The New York Times goes BDS
Why Israel Fears the Boycott [03.02.2014]

BDS in 'The New York Times' Das nachfolgende Editorial von Omar Barghouti erschien in der 'The New York Times'.
Dass Erscheinen eines solchen Beitrag in einer deutschen Tageszeitung ist angesichts der staatlich verordneten Israel-Solidarität ausgeschlossen.

… The B.D.S. movement’s call for full equality in law and policies for the Palestinian citizens of Israel is particularly troubling for Israel because it raises questions about its self-definition as an exclusionary Jewish state. … Israel remains the only country on earth that does not recognize its own nationality, as that would theoretically avail equal rights to all its citizens, undermining its “ethnocratic” identity. The claim that B.D.S., a nonviolent movement anchored in universal principles of human rights, aims to “destroy” Israel must be understood in this context. …

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Why Israel Fears the Boycott (nyt)

The futile two-state solution: Palestinians denounce 'financial blackmail' [01.02.2014]

The futile two-state solution: Palestinians denounce 'financial blackmail' Palestinian leaders have reacted angrily to what they see as a veiled threat by the European Union over the dispersal of financial aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) if peace talks with Israel fail to reach a breakthrough.

European officials recently warned the Palestinians that European countries were suffering from "donor fatigue" after spending billions of dollars in aid with limited results in achieving a lasting peace with the Israelis.

"It has been made very clear to the Palestinians that just sitting around and waiting is not an option," said Lars Faaborg-Andersen, EU ambassador to Israel. "We have made it clear to the parties that there will be a price to pay if these negotiations falter." …

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Saudi Arabia: A Retrograde Rentier Dictatorship and Global Terrorism [23.01.2014]

Saudi Arabia: A Retrograde Rentier Dictatorship and Global Terrorism Weder die Palästinenser, noch irgenein anderer Araber werden die Freiheit erlangen, solange der 'Nahe Osten' von Militär- und Feudal-Diktaturen beherrscht wird, die sich als Handlanger westlicher Interessen betätigen.

The ruling elite relies on the purchase of Western arms and US military bases for protection. The wealth of productive nations is syphoned to enrich the conspicuous consumption of the Saudi ruling family. The ruling elite finances the most fanatical, retrograde, misogynist version of Islam, “Wahhabi” a sect of Sunni Islam.

Faced with internal dissent from repressed subjects and religious minorities, the Saudi dictatorship perceives threats and dangers from all sides: … In response it has turned toward financing, training and arming an international network of Islamic terrorists who are directed toward attacking, invading and destroying regimes opposed to the Saudi clerical-dictatorial regime. …

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Israel to destroy another Haifa neighborhood, evict Palestinian residents [22.01.2014]

Al-Mahatta neighborhood in Haifa An Israeli municipality plans to demolish al-Mahatta, a historic Palestinian neighborhood in Haifa. It will be replaced by the expansion of an existing railway, new housing units, nightclubs and restaurants, among other venues designed to bring in increased tourist revenues.

“Since I was five years old, I’ve been hearing that al-Mahatta is going to be completely destroyed … but today, I can’t imagine that we have more than two or three years left in our homes,” George Eskandar, chairman of al-Mahatta’s neighborhood committee, told The Electronic Intifada.

Around 160 people from more than 30 families are facing eviction. All of them carry Israeli citizenship. …

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Of negotiations and high treason: Israel-Palestine 'peace' [19.01.2014]

The corrupt PA is incapable of achieving the dignity of Palestinian self-determination, writes the author.

by Susan Abulhawa

No good for Palestinians will come of the current Middle East talks. Worse, harm seems likely. These negotiations threaten to undo years of work by Palestinian civil society and solidarity partners around the world who have been working tirelessly for a just peace. Their work has been done -principally- through global nonviolent resistance campaigns such as the Boycott Divestment & Sanctions campaign (BDS), the Russell Tribunal, and mounting popular local and international protests, among other tactics. …

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Israels demokratischer Rassismus [18.01.2014]

x'te Zerstörung El-Arakibs "We say – peace is not the issue, we need to get rid of the Palestinians", erklärte der gegenwärtige Finanzminister Israels Lapid laut, der zu den gemässigten Politikern Israels gerechnet wird:

"We say – peace is not the issue, we need to get rid of the Palestinians. It threatens us, it chokes us. Ultimately the State of Israel cannot continue on while unnaturally absorbing four million Palestinians. Eventually they will tell us, 'if you don't want to give us a country of our own, let us vote.' And then, if we let them vote, it will be the end of the Jewish state. If we won't let them – it will be the end of a democratic Israel, and I won't allow that to happen."

Das sieht zwar nach Rassismus aus, jedoch - dieser Rassist ist 'demokratisch und jüdisch'.

20,000 Palestinian refugees trapped in Yarmouk refugee camp [05.01.2014]

Al-Bireh: Palästinenser protestieren gegen Hungerblockade des Flüchtlingslagers Yarmouk in Syrien The Euro-Mediterranean Observatory for Human Rights (EMOHR) and the Working Group for the Palestinians of Syria (WGPS) have published a visual report about the humanitarian crisis in the Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees in the southern suburbs of Damascus. The camp has been witnessing a significant deterioration in health and humanitarian conditions over the past year.

The Yarmouk camp is the largest refugee camp in Syria, with a population of about 148,000 people. …

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Ergänzende Links:
The Syrian Double Revolution and the Euro-Leftist Double Impotency

Palestinian Jerusalemites under attack in 2013 [05.01.2014]

Israelisce Soldaten beschützen Hauszerstöerung in Ost-Jerusalem In its annual report, Wadi Al-Hilwa and Silwan Information Centre have said that the Israeli occupation arrested 1,450 residents from Jerusalem in 2013, including 450 children and 25 women. They have displaced 446, destroyed 95 shops and issued destruction warrants to the owners of hundreds of houses.

Last year, the Information Centre said they had witnessed a sharp increase in the targeting of Palestinian residents in Jerusalem, including arbitrary arrests of women, children and elderly people. …

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Ergänzende Links:
Wadi Hilweh Information Center - Silwan

Challenges to international humanitarian law: Israel’s occupation policy [04.01.2014]

Challenges to international humanitarian law: Israel's occupation policy

by Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross

Perhaps the most protracted and entrenched humanitarian situation in the region is the continued alienation of the Palestinian population living under occupation in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, or displaced in refugee camps across the region. Their dire situation further demonstrates the need to find practical steps to rebuild basic human capital within Palestinian communities, which is sorely needed to generate hope and stability in the region as a whole. …

Den vollständigen Text, in dem Maurer die aktuelle Sicht des ICRC präsentiert, finden Sie hier wieder.

Annexation and the return of the one-state solution [03.01.2014]

Annexation and the return of the one-state solution

by Mark LeVine

It was yet another slap in the face of the United States, Israel's main patron without whom its existence, never mind its ability to maintain an ever intensifying occupation without fear of mentionable consequence, would be very much in question.

In direct response to US Secretary of State John Kerry's attempt to establish a set of "security arrangements" that would, some day (Kerry apparently is suggesting after another decade), allow some level of Palestinian control over the security of the West Bank (wasn't that supposed to happen during Oslo? And isn't it in fact already the de jure arrangement in Areas A and B?), the Ministerial Legislative Committee voted to annex the Jordan Valley permanently to Israel. …

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Ergänzende Links:
President Abbas and his addiction to secret negotiations (memo)
2014: Failure of Palestinian Authority, BDS Success to Continue (R. Baroud)

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