Category Archives: Israel Lobby

The Palestine Chronicle – bloodied but unbowed!

“…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

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.

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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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Occidental Observer’s “heads up” regarding Theresa May

“Anyone wondering about the priorities of Mrs Theresa May should follow her actions from the moment she learned she was to become Britain’s next Prime Minister… Her first act was to sign a pledge committing her to remember the Holocaust and “stand up to hatred and intolerance”. And her second was to spend the evening before her confirmation by the Queen at a private dinner at the home of Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis (1)… Whatever else awaits the British people, they can be under no doubt that their new leader is once again a true Friend of Israel.” (2) – emphasis added, JG.

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Occupied Territories – 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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Is Israel’s foreign ministry involved in UOIT/Hasbara clash?

“(This is) ‘outright, explicit, unapologetic discrimination… this is an issue of freedom of expression… social justice means banning any group they disagree with” – Hasbara Fellowship Canada director Robert Walker.

“(The student union’s goal is to) work towards an environment free (of) systematic societal oppression and decolonization… This is not about the Jewish ethnicity being discriminated against, it’s about violating international law and colonizing Indigenous peoples” – UOIT Student Association president Jesse Cullen.

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Occupied Territories – March 20th, 2016

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Israel declares Swedish Foreign Minister “persona non grata” for demanding investigations into the extra-judicial killings of Palestinian children

Settlers compare EU’s ambassador to “Hannibal Lecter” as European aid provides temporary shelter to Bedouin families after the Israeli army demolished their homes – Israeli economist says at least 78 per cent of humanitarian aid intended for Palestinians ends up in Israel’s coffers

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Israel Lobby – February 27th, 2016

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Israel dictates to the world – See “Israel eyes world coalition to force social media platforms to block incitement” (Times of Israel, Jan. 19th 2016) here, and “Israel calls on world nations to regulate social media anti-Semitism” (Jerusalem Post, Feb. 15th, 2016) here.

Britain: Government to legally ban the boycotting of goods from illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian land – “all publicly funded institutions will lose the freedom to refuse to buy goods and services from companies involved in the arms trade, fossil fuels, tobacco products or Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank” (Emphasis added -JG)

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Jewish monopoly on victim-hood will not tolerate challenges

The following are extracts from Lorrie Goldstein’s article “Liberals don’t own the Jewish vote” (1) appearing in the Toronto Sun on February 3rd, 2016:

“While many Jews were offended by Trudeau’s Holocaust omission, mainstream Jewish organizations tended to downplay it… Indeed, some didn’t publicly refer to the controversy prior to the Sun writing about it, and when they did, accepted the explanation from the Prime Minister’s Office it was a mistake… I, too, take the PMO’s word it was inadvertent, although I will be watching closely from now on since it was such a bizarre omission.” We are then told that “Whatever happened, it re-enforced the conviction among many Jews that the Liberals under Trudeau will not be the staunch allies of Israel as the Conservatives were under Prime Minister Stephen Harper.”

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Israel Lobby – February 3rd, 2016

All emphasis added by me -JG.

Canada: “Outrage” as PM Justin Trudeau’s “Holocaust Remembrance Statement” fails to mention Jews by name

U.S: AIPAC-drafted foreign aid legislation yields “massive annual weapons and economic packages to Israel

Germany: Merkel opens exhibition of Holocaust art in Berlin – “The million (sic) of individual stories during the Shoah remain deeply rooted in our national conscience

Brazil: Netanyahu to downgrade diplomatic representation – “If Brazil won’t approve former settler leader Dani Dayan as its ambassador, Israel won’t offer another diplomat

Canada: York University film program support withdrawn over “anti-Israel” mural which equates a Palestinian holding a stone and facing a bulldozer with David and Goliath. “It made me sick to my stomach and very angry… It’s subtly anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. It’s anti-Canadian” (Paul Bronfman)