Gaza & Israël: Tous les articles importants - Série no.7
Septième série d'articles sur la situation à Gaza, en Palestine, suite à l'agression israélienne de 22 jours le mois dernier. Loin d'être terminé, Israël continue d'attaquer sporadiquement la bande de Gaza malgré le cessez-le-feu. Environ 50% des récoltes et terres d'agriculture ont été détruites et des milliers de Palestiniens sont maintenant sans-abris. Le siège médiéval se poursuit toujours, empêchant nourriture, médicaments et le reste d'entrer. Des médecins de l'Université de médecine Hopkins, aux États-Unis, sont allés porter leur aide dans des hôpitaux de la Palestine et ont été abasourdis par le manque total de médecine, d'anesthésiants même pour faire des points de suture et d'électricité. Plusieurs pays ont fermé leur ambassade en Israël et ont demandé à Israël de quitter leur pays en signe de condamnation des attaques sauvages qui ont tué autour de 1300 palestiniens dont la majorité des civils.
"We've said that if there is rocket fire against the south of the country, there will be a severe and disproportionate Israeli response to the fire on the citizens of
The Arab League peace proposal does indeed call for normalization of relations with Israel - in the context - repeat, in the context of a two-state settlement in terms of the longstanding international consensus, which the US and Israel have blocked for over 30 years, in international isolation, and still do.
Obama had not one word to say about the settlement and infrastructure developments in the
Also unmentioned is
Obama was firm, however, that smuggling of arms to
Obama's insistence that only Abbas and Fayyad exist conforms to the consistent Western contempt for democracy unless it is under control.
Obama provided the usual reasons for ignoring the elected government led by Hamas. "To be a genuine party to peace," Obama declared, "the quartet [
Also near universal are the standard references to Hamas: a terrorist organization, dedicated to the destruction of
Obama began his remarks by saying: "Let me be clear:
There was nothing about the right of Palestinians to defend themselves against far more extreme threats, such as those occurring daily, with US support, in the occupied territories. But that again is the norm.
Obama made one further substantive comment: "As part of a lasting cease-fire,
Also missing is any reaction to
Shalit's capture is a prominent issue in the West, another indication of Hamas's criminality. Whatever one thinks about it, it is uncontroversial that capture of a soldier of an attacking army is far less of a crime than kidnapping of civilians, exactly what Israeli forces did the day before the capture of Shalit, invading Gaza city and kidnapping two brothers, then spiriting them across the border where they disappeared into Israel's prison complex. Unlike the much lesser case of Shalit, that crime was virtually unreported and has been forgotten, along with
Peace will come when
"The Palestinians are like crocodiles, the more you give them meat, they want more".... Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel at the time - August 28, 2000. Reported in the
" [The Palestinians are] beasts walking on two legs." Menahim Begin, speech to the Knesset, quoted in Amnon Kapeliouk, "Begin and the Beasts". New Statesman, 25 June 1982.
"The Palestinians" would be crushed like grasshoppers ... heads smashed against the boulders and walls." " Isreali Prime Minister (at the time) in a speech to Jewish settlers New York Times April 1, 1988
"When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do about it will be to scurry around like drugged cockroaches in a bottle." Raphael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defence Forces, New York Times, 14 April 1983.
"How can we return the occupied territories? There is nobody to return them to." Golda Maier, March 8, 1969.
"There was no such thing as Palestinians, they never existed." Golda Maier Israeli Prime Minister June 15, 1969
"The thesis that the danger of genocide was hanging over us in June 1967 and that
David Ben Gurion (the first Israeli Prime Minister): "If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with
Ben Gurion also warned in 1948 : "We must do everything to insure they ( the Palestinians) never do return." Assuring his fellow Zionists that Palestinians will never come back to their homes. "The old will die and the young will forget."
"We have to kill all the Palestinians unless they are resigned to live here as slaves." Chairman Heilbrun of the Committee for the Re-election of General Shlomo Lahat, the mayor of Tel Aviv, October 1983.
"Every time we do something you tell me
"We declare openly that the Arabs have no right to settle on even one centimeter of Eretz
"We must do everything to ensure they [the Palestinian refugees] never do return" David Ben-Gurion, in his diary, 18 July 1948, quoted in Michael Bar Zohar's Ben-Gurion: the Armed Prophet, Prentice-Hall, 1967, p. 157.
" ... we should prepare to go over to the offensive with the aim of smashing
"We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the
"Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist. Not only do the books not exist, the Arab villages are not there either. Nahlal arose in the place of Mahlul; Kibbutz Gvat in the place of Jibta; Kibbutz Sarid in the place of Huneifis; and Kefar Yehushua in the place of Tal al-Shuman. There is not a single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population." Moshe Dayan, address to the Technion,
"We walked outside, Ben-Gurion accompanying us. Allon repeated his question, What is to be done with the Palestinian population?' Ben-Gurion waved his hand in a gesture which said 'Drive them out!'" Yitzhak Rabin, leaked censored version of Rabin memoirs, published in the New York Times, 23 October 1979.
Rabin's description of the conquest of Lydda, after the completion of Plan Dalet. "We shall reduce the Arab population to a community of woodcutters and waiters" Uri Lubrani, PM Ben-Gurion's special adviser on Arab Affairs, 1960. From "The Arabs in
"There are some who believe that the non-Jewish population, even in a high percentage, within our borders will be more effectively under our surveillance; and there are some who believe the contrary, i.e., that it is easier to carry out surveillance over the activities of a neighbor than over those of a tenant. [I] tend to support the latter view and have an additional argument:...the need to sustain the character of the state which will henceforth be Jewish...with a non-Jewish minority limited to 15 percent. I had already reached this fundamental position as early as 1940 [and] it is entered in my diary." Joseph Weitz, head of the Jewish Agency's Colonization Department. From
"Everybody has to move, run and grab as many hilltops as they can to enlarge the settlements because everything we take now will stay ours... Everything we don't grab will go to them." Ariel Sharon, Israeli Foreign Minister, addressing a meeting of militants from the extreme right-wing Tsomet Party, Agence France Presse, November 15, 1998.
"It is the duty of Israeli leaders to explain to public opinion, clearly and courageously, a certain number of facts that are forgotten with time. The first of these is that there is no Zionism,colonialization or Jewish State without the eviction of the Arabs and the expropriation of their lands." Yoram Bar Porath, Yediot Aahronot, of 14 July 1972.
"Spirit the penniless population across the frontier by denying it employment... Both the process of expropriation and the removal of the poor must be carried out discreetly and circumspectly." Theodore Herzl, founder of the World Zionist Organization, speaking of the Arabs of Palestine,Complete Diaries, June 12, 1895 entry.
"One million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail." -- Rabbi Yaacov Perrin, Feb. 27, 1994 [Source: N.Y. Times, Feb. 28, 1994, p. 1]
The French Foreign Ministry said Friday that Tel Aviv had blocked the entry of a much-needed water purification station into
Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Eric Chevallier said the move has sparked an outcry in the Elysée, prompting it to summon the Israeli ambassador to
"There were a very great number of steps taken at all levels to try to get the water purification station into
No!!! You think?????
According to the World Food Programme, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation and Palestinian officials, between 35% and 60% of the agriculture industry has been wrecked by the three-week Israeli attack, which followed two years of economic siege.
Many have been appalled by the seemingly mindless orgy of destruction of families, children, homes, streets, shops and orchards in
I perhaps stumbled on part of the answer in the bookstore at Tel Aviv airport on a recent visit to
Say, didn't those bozos "mistakenly" try and sink one of our US Navy ships?
Waging war while talking peace is customary Israeli practice. On January 19, Haaretz headlined: "
Declaration notwithstanding, nothing changed.
Hamas would recognise Israel if it withdraws to its pre-1967 borders, a French Jewish writer said this week after meeting the exiled leader of the Palestinian Islamist movement, Khaled Meshaal.
"He told me that Hamas was prepared to recognise
The date refers to Palestinian demands for an end to Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and
Halter's meeting with Meshaal took place in
If civilization can survive the cynical path it's on, future historians will identify three great cons that were played out upon the world during this time; the fractional-reserve central-banking system, the war on terrorism and
Much of the intentional confusion surrounding
... which may be false flags by Israeli collaborators given that the rockets seldom hit anything.
Look at the photos on this page, then consider the following quote.
"There was no such thing as Palestinians, they never existed." Golda Maier Israeli Prime Minister June 15, 1969
The International Criminal Court is exploring ways to prosecute Israeli commanders over alleged war crimes in
The alleged crimes include the use of deadly white phosphorus in densely populated civilian areas, as revealed in an investigation by The Times last month.
The rebuilding of
“Only aerial photographs of the Gaza Strip will make it possible to show and to comprehend the extent of the destruction,” a number of Western civilians said this week. They added: “But there isn’t a chance that
Since the inception of the Zionists movement, its founders and the Western Powers proclaimed that if Arabs accepted the Zionist vision (which aims to turn
With Hamas signaling it is willing to enter a cease-fire with
The court can only investigate if asked by the U.N. Security Council or an involved state that has recognized the court.
"They dropped a bomb on the mosque and I was thrown in the air, but I don't remember what happened after that.
"My family told me 15 people were killed and 20 people injured, including me."
Israeli officials say they are taking measures to restrict the work of the Arabic television network, al-Jazeera, inside
At the end of the day, it was PM Erdogan who opened his mouth and told the world leaders present that which they should have grasped on their own a long time ago. While Western leaders kept silent about Israeli war crimes, it was PM Erdogan who stood up for the truth, telling President Peres that his hands were soaking with children’s blood. ‘You are raising your voice Mr Peres because you are submerged with guilt.’ I may as well note that unlike PM Erdogan, I myself wouldn’t count on President Peres’ conscience. The old man has spent the best part of his adult life amongst the leading policy makers of a racist state. His name is intrinsically linked with numerous massacres. As if this is not enough, Peres was also a leading figure behind the notorious Israeli WMD project.
To delve deeply almost anywhere into the arguments over the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is to invite an overload of irony, but let us focus for one moment on a fracas caused by Abe Foxman, national director of the B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation League. Irony No. 1 is that a "league," as such, does not exist. Foxman is it. (When asked, for a New York Times profile, whom in the organization besides himself a reporter might interview, Foxman "couldn't think of anyone.") Irony No. 2? Under Foxman, "antidefamation" is not really the ADL's line; defamation is.
There are credible U.N. reports that
In the wake of the
The first thing that should come to mind when considering Netanyahu’s remarks is that this is the same creature who–immediately after the events of 9/11 and the accompanying deaths of over 3,000 Americans–was quoted saying the terror attacks were “very good” in that they would generate “immediate sympathy for Israel”. Obviously not shy about gloating over America’s devastating losses on that day (since nothing untoward came of it the first time) he again reiterated these same feelings in 2008 while speaking at Bar Ilan University in Israel where he was quoted saying the Jewish state “benefited” from the 9/11 attacks as well as the war in Iraq, adding that these events “swung American public opinion in our favor.”
It's well known that the
The BBC's decision to boycott the DEC Gaza appeal is a new low in the corporation's history. Many Muslims believe the BBC has a history of being pro-Israeli. Now, as a result of this cowardly decision, we know it is. It is a rare occurrence indeed when the BBC takes a position that unites not only all the main political parties but most of the country against it.
"We should no longer deal with
"We should put an end to this policy. Israeli leaders should be held accountable for their violations of international and humanitarian law," he added, to applause from European parliament members.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Hamas must end attacks on
Replace the text in that email with the following.
Dear Secretary of State Clinton.
Regarding your demand that HAMAS cease all attacks on
Fairness and impartiality demand that the same requirement be made to all belligerents.
I urge you to consider the following
The two, Ahmad Mansour and Ghassan Bin Jido, said that the Egyptian authorities did not provide an explanation for their decision, and that employees of other media outlets were allowed to cross into the besieged territory without delay.
The jewel of
With 37 primary and secondary schools destroyed or damaged by air strikes, and 18 others still serving as refugee shelters, learning in
Before and after ...
Doctors treating survivors of
This morning, farmers from Abassan Jadiida (New Abassan), to the east of Khan Younis , the southern region, returned to land they’d been forced off of during and following the war on
The International Criminal Court has taken under advisement requests to try Israeli leaders for the commission of war crimes during several attacks on
An Israeli colonel involved in Operation Cast Lead returned to
More than two weeks after halting its
It's not quite a major diplomatic crisis, but it is a serious public relations problem for the Jewish state, which once again finds itself on the defensive against an avalanche of accusations.
We, the signatories, call for the following:
- The Irish Government to cease its purchase of Israeli military products and services and call publicly for an arms embargo against
- The Irish Government to demand publicly that
reverse its settlement construction, illegal occupation and annexation of land in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions and to use its influence in international fora to bring this about. Israel
- The Irish Government to demand publicly that the Euro-Med Agreement under which
Israelhas privileged access to the EU market be suspended until complies with international law. Israel
- The Irish Government to veto any proposed upgrade in EU relations with
DirectTV, after first agreeing to air the shorter version of this ad, suddenly pulled out of the deal without explanation.
After detailed discussions with DIRECTV, including agreement on rates, times, and network placements of the ad, when we gave them the final product, they abruptly decided not to do business with us.
The Israel Defense Forces has begun removing the names and details of army officers involved in Operation Cast Lead from legal documents, Haaretz has learned.
By their actions, IDF just admitted that war crimes were indeed committed on
In a move that could inject a new international actor into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the International Criminal Court will examine requests to investigate alleged war crimes during the recent combat in the Gaza Strip, its chief prosecutor said Wednesday.
Luis Moreno-Ocampo, chief prosecutor of the Netherlands-based court, said he had decided to consider an investigation after the Palestinian Authority accepted the jurisdiction of the court last week.
AND IT HIT HIM!!!!!!!
The latest public opinion survey in the
Do you know that
We cannot afford endless war financially or morally.
Michael Backman, an Australian writer now living in
Below is the column in question. Is the truth anti-semitic?
Trying to deflect just criticism of
This coming Tuesday is Election Day in
This is a continuation of the "Dr. Death" story started by BBC a few days ago. Here we have a guy given a catchy name, whose crimes (whatever they were) occurred in the first half of the last century, and who died 17 years ago Yet right now, with the economy melting down (and at a time when Israel openly admits a campaign to improve their post-Gaza public image) the AP decides that WAG THE NAZI is an important story to shove at you.
We get it, already. The Nazis were jerks. It's time to move on! We have monsters today we should be dealing with.
Israeli occupation forces advanced into Fakhari area east of Khan Younis district, to the south of Gaza Strip, at an early hour on Saturday amidst indiscriminate shooting.
PIC reporter said that a number of IOF tanks and bulldozers advanced hundreds of meters in the area and bulldozed Palestinian cultivated lands.
Proving that the real goal of
Because there is no point to bulldozing farms if the objective is to stop rocket attacks.
A reminder: collective punishment, including forced starvation, is a war crime.
Many Israeli intellectuals dub Lieberman as the secular equivalent of Meir Kahana, the slain founder of the Kach terrorist group who advocated genocidal ethnic cleansing of non-Jews in Israel-Palestine. Kahana was assassinated in
So, what the world agreed was wrong for
"According to the World Food Program, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization and Palestinian officials, between 35 percent and 60 percent of the agriculture industry has been wrecked by the three-week Israeli attack," reported
Photos of (non combatant) Palestinian home in
Two rockets fired from the Hamas-run Gaza Strip landed in southern
Recently, Al Aqsa Brigades, which is aligned with Fatah, admitted firing these rockets in order to give Israel justification to destroy Fatah's rival in Gaza, HAMAS (you know, the people who won the election).
With the Israeli elections being largely campaigned on support for the militant settler movement Jewish extremists continue to act with impunity.
The occupied West Bank was the scene last night of the type of shooting that has become routine from the south's
Israeli settlers from the Beitar Illit Settlement built on the land of several western
The head of
Gen. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz made the announcement late Tuesday.
The United Nations moves to set up a commission to look into Israeli war crimes and respond to its human rights violations in
The reader is led to believe that the allegations of Israeli atrocities are overblown propaganda - when the real question is just how Palestinians manage to survive at all in the occupied territories. The recent horrifying incursion into
Israeli forces are carrying out a policy of shooting at the legs of peaceful demonstrators who protest the Israeli separation wall each Friday in towns across the
Knowing the documented truth about the creation of Israel by Zionist terrorism and ethnic cleansing, and watching - mainly thanks to Al Jazeera and Press TV live feeds - the war on Gaza, Israel's latest display of state terrorism, I have come to a conclusion. It is time to give
The United Nations has warned that
The occupation of
Already, the protests have led to university authorities at Strathclyde agreeing to end a contract with Eden Springs, an Israeli water company.
A few weeks ago, a senior Greek Orthodox clergyman in
The clergyman prefered not to lodge a complaint with the police and told an acquaintance that he was used to being spat at by Jews. Many
Retired US army colonel Ann Wright talks about her recent trip to
The helicopter fired two missiles on the Khan Yunis headquarters of the security services of the democratically elected Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip.
A four-year battle by lawyer Steven Sugar to make the 20,000-word report about alleged anti-Israeli bias at the BBC, is now expected to become public when a final decision is made by the High Court.
This is a joke, right? I mean after the BBC ban on the
Enough is enough. Now
"The lack of medical supplies, said his brother, Labib, who worked in the operating room, made treating patients for trauma that much more difficult.
"All the suturing that we had to do in the emergency room of all the children was done without any local anesthestic agent at all; they just didn't have it. So, every case required a parent holding a child down, as well as a nurse holding the child down. It was very difficult for us, in conventional medicine, here in the West, who have access to so many things, it was a little bit different for us to certainly do procedures, where the electricity is going out on you halfway through your case.""
Qui bono? Who does NOT want a peace deal? THAT is who fired the rockets.
Dr. Fosse was describing the effects of a
Swedes who demonstrate over Israeli attacks are not anti-Semites. Calling them names is an attempt to silence criticism of Israeli policies, argues Stockholm-based Palestinian Alaa Kullab.
“We walked for about 150 or 180 meters,” she continued. “There were many of us, and we all had our hands up in the air. And then a shot was fired in front of the wheelbarrow. It was a sharpshooter from Abu Zur’s house. And then another shot - at Ibrahim. He cried out and everyone ran.”
Mohammed carried his wounded brother back to the garage. Somebody called the Red Crescent to send in an ambulance, and then the teenager began to complain of pains in every apart of his body, the mother related. The IDF did not permit an ambulance to enter the area under its control. That night Ibrahim began to spit up blood. At about
This coming Tuesday is Election Day in Israel. One hundred and twenty people will be elected to serve in the Knesset (Parliament). Israel fancies itself as a country with a Parliamentary System as is found in England and Canada. Nothing is further from the truth.
In countries such as England and Canada, the people vote according to the electoral district that they live in. Each district has an elected official that is answerable to the voters in that area. The government is formed by the Party that received the most votes, and the leader of that Party becomes the Prime Minister. It’s about as democratic a system as one can find anywhere.
In Israel, the so-called ‘only Democracy in the Middle East’, this is not the case. On a countrywide basis the people vote by Party, regardless of where they live. None of the candidates are answerable to anyone as is the case above. The government is formed by the Party which receives the most votes. Again, the leader of that Party becomes the Prime Minister.
For decades now, none of the major Parties received enough support to form a government. The result has been coalition government after coalition government. In other words, sell out after sell out.
In all honesty, there is nothing more boring than the election adverts presented on Israeli T.V. All the Parties promise you the moon, but none ever deliver. The right has moved further to the right over the past few years, the so-called ‘left’ has become what the right used to be….. there is hardly a difference.
BUT….. a division has developed between the racist Parties that are in the running. Arch racist and former Chief Rabbi, Ovadia Yosef, head of the Shas Party has come out against the Party headed by our resident nazi Lieberman. Over what??? Issues facing the people??? Read the following from today’s Jerusalem Post to get the answer.
May this division lead to neither of the Parties involved receiving even a single mandate! May the racists in Israel, and throughout the world, destroy each other.