Gilad Atzmon: The Jewish hate-site algemeiner.com latest target is veteran rocker Roger Waters. His crime? He has told the truth about Jewish power and has compared Israel with Nazi Germany. Specifically, in a recent interview Waters dared to refer to the mighty Jewish Lobby and its impact silencing opposition to the Jewish State. It goes without saying that the Israelis and their tribal operators are not happy with Waters exercising his freedom to think and to speak but I have a feeling that BDS movement, now totally dominated by liberal Zionists and funded by George Soros’ Open Society, is also slightly embarrassed by Waters’ frankness. [...] How is it possible that a rocker and a jazz artist are exploring those truths that prominent Palestinian activists are not even brave enough to contemplate? I guess that as long as activism is in a state of utter paralysis, the search for beauty is the only true liberation.
WHO expresses concern over the Gaza humanitarian health crisis, December 2013 ● The accumulation of shortages in basic supplies in Gaza is leading to rapid deterioration in the social determinants of health for the population of 1.7 million Palestinians. It is also straining the health system’s ability to continue to provide a good standard of health care. The chronically ill, newborns, transplant recipients, the elderly, persons with disability, emergency patients, and the poor are most vulnerable, but the mental health and public health of the whole population is also at risk from increasing stress and declining services. And with 60 000 births a year, Gaza’s health care needs are growing.
PCHR: Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
AMCHR: Persons Killed and Property Damaged by [Israel] during “Operation Pillar of Cloud”
Occupied Palestine|فلسطين: Israel Charged with War Crimes and Genocide [Read Complete Judgment (pdf)]
(Al-Ray) - Israeli occupation forces raided on Thursday at dawn the house of Zine al-Majid in Jerusalem to arrest his 4- year- old son. | The father said to Wadi Hilweh Information Center that a large Israeli force stormed his house , telling him that they had an arrest warrant for his son Mohammed. He told the Israeli officer that his son is a 4 year- old child , but the officer did not believe him and insisted on to see him. The officer directed several questions about the child and his friends at his father and threatened to call the child for interrogation if he is found guilty of injuring a settlers. Israeli Military Forces arrested last Wednesday Ahmed Dahbour,9, Muhammad Hazeena,16, Fadi Ghafari,11, and his 6-years-old brother Mohammed.
Another settlement scandal is emerging today in Israel, as bulldozers are moving against Palestinian-owned territory in the occupied West Bank, clearing it and setting up “temporary housing” in anticipation of yet more settlement expansions. It isn’t just that the Israeli government is taking yet more land away from its private owners for the illegal settlements, but the methods which are raising eyebrows, as Israeli NGO Peace Now and local Palestinian officials both detailed.
Israeli authorities have given the go-ahead for the construction of 829 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, settlement watchdog Peace Now said on Monday. ● The new homes are to be built north of Jerusalem, in the settlements of Givat Zeev, Nofei Prat, Shilo, Givat Salit and Nokdim, Amihai said. The latest move comes two weeks after Israel announced its largest plan for settler homes ever, saying some 20,000 would be built in the West Bank. Netanyahu cancelled the order after pressure from the United States, which brought the two sides to the table in July, and as he sought to dissuade Washington from striking a nuclear deal with Iran.
The Israeli regime has carried out several airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip, but there have been no immediate reports of casualties. ● According to Palestinian sources, Israeli warplanes launched at least seven airstrikes in the north and south of the coastal enclave on Tuesday. They were the second such attacks in recent weeks. A spokesman for the Israeli army [falsely] claimed that the airstrikes were conducted in retaliation for one rocket that had been fired from Gaza into the occupied Palestinian territories earlier in the day. Last week, the Tel Aviv regime carried out two airstrikes on the Gaza Strip. The Israeli military frequently bombs the besieged Gaza Strip, claiming the attacks are being conducted for defensive purposes. However, disproportionate force is always used, in violation of international law, and civilians are often killed or injured. The 1.7 million Palestinians of the Gaza Strip are living in what is called the world's largest open-air prison as Israel retains full control of the airspace, territorial waters, and border crossings of the territory. Gaza has been blockaded by the Israeli regime since June 2007, a situation which has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.
Palestine News Network (PNN) reported on Thursday that the incident took place when a group of settlers attacked the house of the Palestinian villagers, breaking its windows and setting it on fire. ● The settlers also wrote racist words on the walls. The report added that three other adults suffered injuries in the brutal incident. Such attacks are common across the occupied West Bank as Israeli settlers have on numerous occasions desecrated mosques and vandalized Palestinian cemeteries. Israeli troops usually refuse to intervene to prevent such acts of aggression.
The Israeli regime plans to build some 20,000 more illegal settler units in the occupied West Bank. ● On Tuesday, Tel Aviv issued tenders for the construction of new settler units in the occupied West Bank despite widespread international criticism of settlements built in the occupied Palestinian territories. According to reports, 1,200 new settler units will be built in the so-called E1 area which links al-Quds (Jerusalem) to the city of Ma'ale Adumim in the occupied West Bank. The rest of the new settler units are set to be constructed in several other areas, including the Binyamin Regional Council and Gush Etzion. Elsewhere, Tel Aviv has authorized the construction of two new illegal settlements in the Negev Desert.
A Swiss forensic team has published findings strongly indicating that Yasser Arafat, the former President of the Palestinian Authority (PA), was poisoned with the radioactive isotope polonium-210. ● Arafat died in a French military hospital in November 2004 after falling ill following a meal at his headquarters in Ramallah, in the West Bank. According to the 108-page report by the University Centre of Legal Medicine in Lausanne, obtained by the news channel Al Jazeera and shown to the Guardian, scientists found at least 18 times the normal levels of radioactive polonium in Arafat’s remains and in soil stained with his decaying organs. The scientists were confident up to an 83 percent level that the late Palestinian leader was poisoned. Their report only addressed the question of what killed Arafat, not whether he was deliberately poisoned or how. But their findings, part of a broader investigation into Arafat’s death, mean that the elected Palestinian leader died in office as a result of a political assassination.
People who ask why this would take place, need to understand that the Israel military is ingrained with the thought that all Palestinian children will someday grow up to be their enemy, and threaten their lives...
A little Palestinian girl named Summer tells a story from an Egyptian hospital bed that seems too horrible to be true. Her younger sisters, the girls says, were lined up and shot to death by soldiers from the Israeli Defence Forces. The BBC located the girl's father, he cried as he reviewed the events that led to so much loss. He says the girls were killed shortly before 1:00 in the afternoon, the father said, "We were told to come out of the homes, the women, my three daughters". He explains that an Israeli soldier climbed out of a tank carrying a US made M-16 rifle, and started to shoot at the children.
Michel Chossudovsky: The Assassination of Yasser Arafat was Ordered by The Israeli Cabinet ■ The forensic tests on samples taken from Yasser Arafat’s corpse by a team of Swiss scientists exhibit high levels of radioactive polonium-210. The exhumation of his body was implemented in November 2012. The samples revealed “levels of polonium at least 18 times higher than usual in Arafat’s ribs, pelvis and in soil that absorbed his bodily fluids.” These developments raise the broader issue which the media has failed to address: Who was behind the assassination of Yasser Arafat? The Answer to that question was provided by the Israeli government in 2003, a year prior to his death. In September 2003, Israel’s government passed a law to get rid of Arafat. Israel’s cabinet for political security affairs declared it “a decision to remove Arafat as an obstacle to peace.”
A large reserve may lie under Israel and the occupied territories, but Palestinians are unlikely to reap the benefits. ● Israeli investors had reason to celebrate last month with the news that Israel may soon be joining the club of oil-producing states, in addition to its recent finds of large natural gas deposits off the coast. Shares in Givot Olam, an Israeli oil exploration company, rallied on reports that it had located much larger oil reserves at its Meged 5 site than previously estimated. The company, which says it has already sold $40m worth of oil since the Meged field went operational in 2011, now believes that the well is sitting on exploitable reserves of as much as 3.53 billion barrels - about a seventh of Qatar's proven oil reserves. Only one cloud looms on the horizon. It is unclear how much of this new-found oil wealth actually belongs to Israel. The well sits on the so-called Green Line, the armistice line of 1948 that formally separates "Israel" from occupied Palestine.
"MJ Rosenberg owes Ali Abunimah an apology for false accusations of anti-Semitism". When you consider that:
● all gentiles are Jew-haters for some magical reason that cannot be explained; and
● anybody who fails to accept with gratitude the entire Zionist plan for a Jewish empire extending from the Nile to the Euphrates is, by definition, an anti-Semite,
you can immediately see that an apology would be ridiculous. The fault lies entirely with those appeasers who bend themselves into pretzel shapes in a a vain attempt to be 'respectable gentiles' worthy of being invited to nice lunches and conferences with the Jews to agree to the Jewish plans. Once you accept the Jewish world-view by bending your language in a way you hope will please your Jewish masters, an impossible task - all the while fooling yourself by claiming that your fine distinctions between 'anti-Semitic' speech and kosher speech are an attempt to avoid bigotry when they are really just your method of expressing fealty to the powerful - it is impossible to stand on your own two feet long enough to be able to put up any resistance to the Jewish plans. It is no wonder the Jews have been so successful in building their empire when all their supposed opponents have accepted their Zionist view of the world. The only apology owing is from Ali Abunimah and his ilk to Gilad Atzmon.
Gilad Atzmon: Here's a critical section from the BDS website (Freedom, justice, equality) as it used to be:
1. Ending its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantling the Wall; [Check it here]
And here's the same critical section from the BDS website (Freedom, justice, equality) as it is now:
1. Ending its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands occupied in June 1967 and dismantling the Wall; [Check it here]
Can you spot the difference? If you'd like to discuss any of this with BDS you can contact them here.
The Lancet, one of the world’s leading medical journals, has published a report supporting the thesis that Yasser Arafat was poisoned with polonium-210. ● The president of the Palestinian Authority died in a French military hospital in November 2004 after falling ill at his headquarters in Ramallah. The study did not address the question of whether Arafat had been assassinated or how he had come into contact with polonium, but the presence of the radioactive isotope points irrefutably to Arafat’s murder. Given the difficulty of obtaining the isotope by anyone other than the nuclear powers and asking cui bono (who benefits?), the murder could only have been planned—if not carried out—by Israel or the United States.
A new report says Israeli settlement construction on the Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank has increased by about 70 percent. ● Israeli organization Peace Now said on Thursday that the Tel Aviv regime began the construction of 1,708 new settler units in the West Bank between January and June of 2013, compared with 995 units during the same period in 2012. The organization also stated that the new illegal settlement activities were “drastic,” and that some 50 percent of the new construction projects were started in “isolated settlements.” Most of the settlement projects were carried out within the 1967 borders, the organization added.
“Settling” constitutes a warcime according to international law and ICC statute. Even under US’ own military legislations’. ● The Israeli High Court is set to rule on the forced expulsion of all of the residents of the village of Khirbat Zanuta, southwest of Hebron in the southern West Bank on Monday. The decision comes five years after the initial order was made by the court to demolish the village. That decision was put on hold when an appeal was filed on behalf of the villagers by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel. ● According to the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, “Last year, a Jewish expansionist organization named Regavim succeeded in reviving the case by filing an amicus-curia request; soon thereafter, the state submitted its full response to the petition. In April 2012, the Civil Administration issued additional demolition orders for new structures in the village, including several cisterns (ACRI is arguing that objections to the new orders should be joined to the original petition, but the Civil Administration disagrees). The Supreme Court heard additional arguments on July 30, 2012. During the hearing, the justices delivered harsh criticism of the State for its intent to demolish the village without suggesting a solution for its residents.” ● But the decision on Monday is expected to result in the forced expulsion of all of the village’s inhabitants, who have lived on the land of their ancestors for as long as they can remember. They consider themselves stewards of the ancient archaeological site on which they live and tend their sheep, and have prevented any looting or destruction of artifacts on the site.
Former Israeli naval commander, Major General Eli Marom, was detained this morning on his arrival at London's Heathrow airport. General Marom was the commander of the Israeli navy during Operation Cast Lead and during the Israeli raid on the Mavi Marmara in 2010. Now retired, he is being tried in absentia in Turkey for his role in the Mavi Marmara incident, which saw the death of 9 Turkish activists.
Gilad Atzmon ■ We were informed this week that the four major female founders of the Ashkenazis show roots in Europe 10,000 to 20,000 years ago. So do most of the minor founders, the study found. Only 8% of the mitochondrial DNA shows signs of being from the Near East. Gil Atzmon, of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, who led the research, argued that there had been some evidence of mass conversions, especially of women, to Judaism throughout the Mediterranean in the past. That resulted in about 6 million citizens, or a tenth of the Roman population, who were Jewish. The practical meaning of this information is simple and far from being new. Ashkenazi Jews are not Semitic and have no roots in Palestine.
■ The Prime Minister of Zionist Regime of Israel has been lecturing the UK government not to restore diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, telling Britain make any possible rapprochement conditional. Benjamin Netanyahu, who believes his years of Iranophobia attempts are reaching a dead end with the recent diplomatic outreach launched by the government of new Iranian President Rouhani, is conspiring yet another deceit campaign in and around Europe to prevent a possible thaw in the Islamic Republic’s relations with the west. Worse than the deceit campaign, the Zionist regime’s premier is explicitly telling Europe, Britain in particular, to introduce conditions to Iran if they want to restore bilateral relations. The premier of the occupying regime has called on the UK government to condition its restoration of full diplomatic ties with Iran on the Islamic Republic ending its calls for the destruction of Israel. “Iran is calling for the annihilation of the Jewish state and of a member state of the UN,” Netanyahu told the Financial Times. “It seems sensible that Britain would say, ‘Before we reestablish diplomatic relations, abandon this.’”
■ As far as illegal, illegitimate anti-Iran sanctions are concerned, Netanyahu moaned “if the sanctions are relieved, the whole sanctions regime will collapse. “So they’ll get everything, and we - the collective we - will get nothing. If it falls on me to say something that everybody understands, I’ll say it. And don’t say I didn’t warn you”, boasted the premier of racist regime of Israel. “At this juncture, we have to say things clearly, and the clear thing is this: Iran should not have centrifuges; it should not have plutonium plants. These things should be completely dismantled”.
■ Isn’t it ridiculous? The premier of a racist regime, which has been established by force and through occupying the lands of a historic nation, a regime which does not even comply with the smallest rules and regulations adopted by the United Nations, a regime that has been massacring defenseless, innocent women and children in Gaza through its inhumane siege of the Strip, a regime whose armed-to-teeth gangs of troops kill Palestinians in the occupied West Bank on a daily basis, a regime whose jails are full of Palestinian teens who are tortured and abused by wild prison guards, and more importantly, a regime which has stockpiled hundreds of nukes and various weapons of mass destructions in total defiance of the international community, this regime is saying that “Iran should not have centrifuges”, while Iran as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a committed member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has each and every right to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
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