I had five minutes for my presentation. I decided to deal with one issue that was not mentioned in the report. The committee members read the shadow report and there is no need to repeat what is written. I asked the committee, why are we here? You,the committee, know full well all the violations that Israel has committed that amount to apartheid. You know from the last session that they [Israel] refuse to provide information about your questions using the spurious argument that the [occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip] is outside its borders. You make recommendations and you aim at making changes. Yes, there is change, it got worse. This session is critical for the situation in the Middle East and North Africa. It is critical for you as a committee to take all actions you can.
Unfortunately, the UN can condemn the actions of Israel against the Palestinians, but I doubt, seriously, that these condemnations can actually translate into actions to stop the apartheid behaviour of Israel.
The number 18 (Chai) also translates to life in Hebrew, yet today is the 18th anniversary of one of the worst massacres in Hebron.
The Boycott Movement, Israeli Anti-Apartheid Week in particular, seems to have certain sections of the zionist community literally chasing their tails to get attention these days …
Lets start with a report from HaAretz which appeared a week ago; its main claim was that although BDS activists have convinced many to cancel performances here, the movement has not been able to exert the economic pressure on Israel it wishes to achieve.
Bryce Lockwood, Marine staff sergeant, Russian-language expert, recipient of the Silver Star for heroism, ordained Baptist minister, is shouting into the phone.
“I’m angry! I’m seething with anger! Forty years, and I’m seething with anger!”
Lockwood was aboard the USS Liberty, a super-secret spy ship on station in the eastern Mediterranean, when four Israeli fighter jets flew out of the afternoon sun to strafe and bomb the virtually defenseless vessel on June 8, 1967, the fourth day of what would become known as the Six-Day War.
The U.S. government refused to grant a visa to National Union MK Michael Ben Ari, on the basis of his membership in a “terror organization.
Ben Ari believes that the U.S. government is referring to his membership in the Kach movement, a far-right political movement that is considered a terror organization in Israel, Canada, the European Union, and the United States.
This movement is far more than “far right”: one of its founders massacred Palestinians while they were praying
The Israeli government, reacting to the massacre two weeks ago of about 30 Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron, on Sunday outlawed two extremist Jewish groups as “terrorist organizations” because of their repeated violence against Arabs. Dr. Baruch Goldstein, who gunned down about 30 Palestinians on Feb. 25 while they prayed at the Cave of the Patriarchs, was a longtime member of Kach, as are other settlers in Hebron and nearby Kiryat Arba. Leaders of Kach and Kahane Chai have praised as a holy martyr the Brooklyn-born Goldstein, who was beaten to death by survivors of the massacre.
Dr. Goldstein was a medical doctor; someone you would have imagined would be devoted to saving human life rather than destroying it.
Anyone reading this site understands, absolutely, that I am no fan of the Obama administration. But that Ben Ari holds to the belief of this group that Palestinians should be exterminated by any methods necessary, and most probably extols the actions of Dr. Goldstein, means that the Obama administration got it right here.
With the BDS campaign broadening its reach – last year 97 cities participated in Israeli Apartheid Week activities – Israel has created a new program to counter the movement.
The US embassy is under lockdown and Afghan police have killed 20 people in protests spread across the country against the burning of the Koran by US troops.
Press TV has interviewed James Morris, Editor of America-hijacked.com in Los Angeles about the desecration committed at US Bagram airbase in the US occupation of Afghanistan that has basically the entire population of Afghanistan outraged and how Americans are now paying the price of going to wars for Israel.
President Michel Suleiman condemned on Thursday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent statements on Lebanon, saying that its existence will not be affected by his remarks.
He added in a statement: “Lebanon is the only country to have defeated Israel militarily and the Jewish state is still recovering from it.”
… thereby guaranteeing a US invasion.
The plot would have been too exotic for The West Wing, the relations in the Prime Minister’s inner circle more fractious than those portrayed in Borgen. But the real-life drama that has unfolded in Benjamin Netanyahu’s office in the last fortnight would certainly make a riveting television series, even if some of its twists and turns would strain the audience’s capacity to suspend disbelief.
Several soldiers even posted on Facebook videos they took of themselves or fellow soldiers while abusing Palestinians in the occupied territories.
Alan Dershowitz is whining again, this time on the pages of the Jerusalem Post. Apparently The Friends Seminary of New York which assigned its students to read my papers and invited me to attend a class, has made it clear to Israeli ethnic cleanser apologist that he was not welcome in its premises.
Dershowitz Admits Defeat
In short, Dershowitz admits total defeat. The Quaker school that was “unwilling to cancel Atzmon’s appearance” made it clear to the Zionist supremacist that he was unwelcomed.