Random Quotations- Israel – Feb. 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.

“Emotions ran high in a jam-packed hotel meeting room in Halifax as a resolution that would have removed a pro-Israel campaign from a Halifax Pride event was defeated by a majority vote at the organization’s annual general meeting… The motion brought forward by the group Queer Arabs of Halifax was rejected Wednesday by a vote of 210 to 106 with five abstentions.” – Canadian Press, “Pride rejects removal of pro-Israel campaign” – durhamregion.com, Oct. 6th, 2016.

“In order to comprehend the civil war in one of the West’s oldest centre-left parties you have to know two things that must never be openly admitted. The first is that the entire row has been over an anti-Semitism crisis that was clearly manufactured… The second point is that the real reason for the dispute; the party’s future as a vehicle for Jewish political power in Britain and reliable friend of Israel, must never be openly discussed at all… Lord Mitchell left the Labour Party saying “I think it is very difficult if you are Jewish and you support Israel to be a member of the Labour Party.” Exactly why it seen (sic) as legitimate that his membership in the party hinged on his attachment to a foreign power was, of course, a question no-one asked.” – Francis Carr Begbie, “How the manufactured anti-Semitism crisis is destroying UK Labour” – The Occidental Observer, Sept. 30th, 2016.

“The American desire for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians has remained unchanged for 50 years. While we don’t believe the existence of settlements is an impediment to peace, the construction of new settlements or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their current borders may not be helpful in achieving that goal. As the President has expressed many times, he hopes to achieve peace throughout the Middle East region. The Trump administration has not taken an official position on settlement activity and looks forward to continuing discussions, including with Prime Minister Netanyahu when he visits with President Trump later this month.” – President Trump, quoted by Jeff Dunetz in “Statement about Israeli settlements by any POTUS” – The Lid, Feb 5th, 2017.