Archive for the ‘Israel / Middle East’ Category

Random – Israel Lobby/Occupied Territories – Feb. 6th, 2017

Monday, February 6th, 2017

All emphasis added – five items in total…

“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… There is not a single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population.” – Moshe Dayan quoted by Ramzy Baroud in “The balancing act is over: What Elor Azaria taught us about Israel” – Palestine Chronicle, Jan. 19th, 2017.

“Both the University of Lethbridge Faculty Association and the Canadian Association of University Teachers criticized Hall’s suspension before any official finding of wrongdoing… Amanda Hohmann with B’nai Brith Canada said she’s pleased with how the university has handled the situation…” – Cdn. Press, “University of Lethbridge complaining to human rights commission over prof” – Toronto Sun, Jan. 16th, 2017.

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Obama allows anti-Israel vote at the U.N. on settlements…

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

“In a striking rupture with past practice, the United States allowed the UN Security Council on Friday to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem as a ‘flagrant violation’ of international law. In doing so, the outgoing Obama administration brushed aside Donald Trump’s demands that the U.S. exercise its veto and provided a climax to years of icy relations with Israel’s leadership… And it could have significant ramifications for the Jewish state, potentially hindering Israel’s negotiating position in future peace talks. Given the world’s widespread opposition to settlements, the action will be almost impossible for anyone, including Trump, to reverse.” (*)

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Occupied Territories – November 20th, 2016

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

Just as a reminder, I always include “Occupied Territories” posts in the “Israel Lobby” category also, because I don’t believe that these disgraceful violations of human rights would be tolerated by the rest of the world were it not for Lobby propaganda, threats and smears. -JG.

Five items in total…

Water supply to several Palestinian villages reduced, causing shortages

Private Palestinian land was “given” to Israeli farmers – Israel (sic) authorities handed this land over to the Israeli farmers in the 1980s, despite having no authority to hand over any land located within the 1967 boundaries

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The Palestine Chronicle – bloodied but unbowed!

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

“…the last six months were particularly interesting. We were recently ‘accused’ by the spokesperson by the Israeli Embassy in London of being the second most popular website among supporters of a certain Palestinian resistance faction, were derided by the Jerusalem Post, and were also subject to hundreds of hackers’ attacks, which forced us to change servers and heighten our security… Amidst all this, the Palestine Chronicle prevailed. In fact, we are stronger than ever before, not only in our determination to carry through for as long as it takes to shed light on the suffering of the Palestinians, but our readership has escalated dramatically.”

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Occupied Territories – September 30th, 2016

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Just as a reminder, I always include “Occupied Territories” posts in the “Israel Lobby” category also, because I don’t believe that these disgraceful violations of human rights would be tolerated by the rest of the world were it not for Lobby propaganda, threats and smears. -JG.

Six items in total…

More demolitions of Palestinian homes in the South Hebron Hills

Checkpoint conditions deliberately create overcrowding and extremely long lines, forcing laborers to arrive in the dead of night if they are to make it to work on time
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Israel Lobby – September 27th, 2016

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Five items in total…

U.S: Has Israel effectively colonized the United States? – “Colonization does not require occupation. It merely requires the subjugation of the colonized”

U.K: Labour anti-Semitism row “exaggerated” to undermine Jeremy Corbyn? – “Anti-Semitism is no more special than any other form of racism”

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Occupied Territories – June 28th, 2016

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Just as a reminder, I always include “Occupied Territories” posts in the “Israel Lobby” category also, because I don’t believe that these disgraceful violations of human rights would be tolerated by the rest of the world were it not for Lobby propaganda, threats and smears. -JG.

Seven items in total…

Israel wants a “peace process” only if it can’t succeed – “Europe is increasingly fearful that an emboldened Israeli government may soon annex all or major parts of the West Bank”

Israel using water as a weapon of war? – “While Israelis, including illegal West Bank settlements, use the vast majority of it (water from Palestinian acquifers), Palestinians are sold their own water back at high prices”

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Random Quotations – June 21st, 2016

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Three Israel-related items… all emphasis added by me.

“I have never believed that the attack on the USS Liberty was a case of mistaken identity. That is ridiculous… I have to conclude that it was Israel’s intent to sink the Liberty and leave as few survivors as possible… What is so chilling and cold-blooded, of course, is that they could kill as many Americans as they did in confidence that Washington would cooperate in quelling any public outcry.” – Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, in a June 8th, 1997 memorandum, quoted by the U.S.S. Liberty Memorial web-site.

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The Palestine Chronicle is now in serious danger of folding?

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

The following is a copy-and-paste of their most recent appeal. I have been receiving their emails for several years now, and consider them to be highly informative.

“Dear Readers,

“The commitment of the Palestine Chronicle to the Palestinian cause spans more than 15 years. During this time, it has expanded its readership significantly, grown in terms of content as well as a limited but highly effective staff, and remained committed to being at the forefront of current news.

“However, and most unfortunately, this non-profit organization runs the serious risk of being shut down. As dismal and unfortunate as it is, this is the reality of the situation for the Palestine Chronicle at the moment.

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The Palestine Chronicle – Appeal for funds

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Once again the Chronicle is asking for funds to continue its good works, and I highly recommend that you support them as much as you are able.

Current projects include the launching of a new web-site in France.

You can donate to The Palestine Chronicle here.

View their website here.