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Israel blacklists activist groups which most threaten their colonial legitimacy

    --SAYS ISRAEL. Israel released its annual list of political orgs which pose the biggest threat to their Apartheid colonial project in Palestine. Except -- WHO DOES THAT?! Who gives positive feedback to adversaries?! Rather, this is a list of the lesser effective pro-Palestinian campaigns which Zionists would like to see draw energy from the international BDS movement. BDS is universally acknowledged to be Apartheid's existential nemesis. Hence the regular legislative attempts to make it illegal. BDS took down White South Africa. This BDS is the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign against Israeli Apartheid in Palestine.   Below is the official "worst enemy" list, which avoids mention of BDS except where the omission would not seem credible. The list is divided by hemisphere. Europe is made to look like BDS there gets only a smattering of support. In the US there's no BDS group at all, until you notice they've relegated BDS NATIONAL COMMITTEE to "other!" HAHA! EUROPEAN ORGANIZATIONS: France-Palestine Solidarity Association BDS France BDS Italy European Coordination of Committees & Associations for Palestine Friends of Al-Aqsa Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign The Palestine Committee of Norway Palestine Solidarity Association of Sweden Palestine Solidarity Campaign War on Want BDS Kampagne AMERICAN ORGANIZATIONS: American Friends Service Committee American Muslims for Palestine Code Pink Jewish Voice for Peace National Students for Justice in Palestine US Campaign for Palestinian Rights OTHER GROUPS: BDS Chile BDS South Africa BDS National Committee

Give Trump some credit. Of course Jerusalem should be the capitol of a one state solution. Palestine.

OH BOY. It's Trump's most politically insensitive move yet, recognizing Jerusalem to be the capitol of Israel, as no other nation in the world will do because it means colluding with an illegal territorial claim. Moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv means giving official sanction to what the United Nations has declared to be against international law. Criminal insanity. But Trump wants to move the "Peace Process" forward and let's be fair, that sham has been a cover to keep shrinking the prospects for Palestinians, to the point that few dispute the eroded viability of a two state solution. So let's move this invasive "process" along. The sooner Israel crowns its land grab with a undivided Jerusalem, the sooner Israelis can be made to confront, and renounce racist Apartheid. When Israel's democracy is forced to grant equal rights to non-Jews, the theocracy of Israel will become PALESTINE. And America won't have to move its embassy. The two state solution is dead. Good riddance to that lie. Neither side wanted or believed it. Zionists have always intended a one state solution. Their ethnic cleansing of the Occupied Territories and their warmongering against Syria are designed to thin the Islamic population of Greater Israel such that it will always remain the minority, especially when Israel is forced to release its Palestinian citizens from their segregated Favelas. Israel is not finished with its "peace process" of killing or driving off the legitimate occupants of the Holy Land. Declaring the invasion a victory sooner than later will mean more Palestinians could survive to see the day they'll be given the right to vote. That's when a democratic process will decide whose Holy Lands these are, and lead their people to a post-colonial era.

Forget the one state solution, or two, Israelis have earned a no state solution

It used to be controversial to call for a ONE STATE SOLUTION to end the fighting over Palestine. Israelis and their American Zionist supporters rightly feared that without bantustans to isolate Palestinians, Israel's Jews would become the minority and democracy would upend the legitimacy of a Jewish state. To be fair, that's not only probable, it's inevitable. But how cavalier to wait confidently as Palestinians continue to suffer reprisals and recently a teenager abducted and burned alive by marauding Jewish settlers incited by Israeli ministers calling for collective punishment and genocide. Nevermind the IDF air strikes burning Gazans alive. Yeah, maybe it's time to stop pretending a Zionist theocracy can be democratic, and stop pretending that invaders and occupiers want "peace". They want their conquest and human rights abuses left in peace. End this thinly veiled western colonial adventure. Palestine for Palestinians, not Europeans and Americans claiming a "birthright" that usurps a refugee's right of return.

If Israel can intercept Hamas rockets, it can stop pounding Gazans

If the Iron Dome works, Israel won't have to retaliate after each Hamas rocket! These acts of desperation by the besieged Gazans, victims of Israel's occupation, will become like the rocks thrown by Palestinian youth, futile. Hopefully Israel will expand its dome of impunity to protect Gazans too, from whoever is striking at them.

My Yahweh ! Who would have wanted to kill Yasser Arafat with Polonium?

Suha Arafat welcomes PA support for action, saying she long suspected her husband was murdered. Arafat's widow calls for swift exhumation of her dead husband's body. 'Seriously ill and perhaps fighting for his life, Yasser Arafat was rushed Friday to a military hospital near Paris that specializes in blood disorders. Supporters holding flowers and waving Palestinian flags greeted the Palestinian leader as he was wheeled into the hospital. It was the first time Arafat has left his Israeli-besieged West Bank headquarters in nearly three years. The 75-year-old Arafat has been sick for the past two weeks and blood tests have revealed he has a low platelet count — a possible symptom of leukemia or other cancers, as well as a number of other maladies.' That picture at the head of the article is of Yasser and his wife, Suha, shortly before he died.

Gilad Shalit trade goes to Israel’s head

But that's not news. Trade ratio of 1,000 Palestinian prisoners exchanged for one Gilad Shalit could not but encourage the Zionist notion that Israeli Jews are worth more than your average cretinous Palestinian. Of course, Palestine held only one prisoner, versus Israel's 6,000, so Israelis might consider that Shalit was worth only 16% of real exchange rate. Mathematicians might wonder how any multiple of non-Jews could be considered equal to one Jew. Apartheid suggests you don't want to be compared to a low-life nothing, especially at a magnitude. Really, are Palestinians supposed to make peace with that? The trade is complicated by several factors. One, Shalit gets to go home, while many of the Palestinians are being released into exile. Likewise, Shalit returns to safety while the Israel is free to detain Palestinians at whim, those released or any multitude of other, their relatives for example, or have them killed in airstrikes. So it's actually a raw deal. Israel retains 5,000 captives, but if you count Gaza, described as an open air prison, what's the number really?

Solo Gaza relief ship Dignite Al Karama presses on for the dignity of Palestine

Not only have nation states refused to sanction humanitarian relief missions to illegally besieged Gaza, events this week prove they are unanimous in prohibiting even citizens doing it themselves. Yet, one brave vessel has eluded sabotage, lawsuit, bureaucracy, and Greece's Coast Guard paramilitaries. French Freedom Flotilla II participant DIGNITE AL KARAMA presses on alone to break the siege of Gaza. Without media escort, television cameras or witnesses, the crew of eleven, joined by print reporter Quentin Girard, will have only their cellphones to apprise the world audience of their progress against the bellicose reception which Israel has promised awaits any transgressors of its 63 year occupation and subjugation of Palestine, including its open-air prison called Gaza.   UPDATES: Dignite incercepted by Greek Coast Guard while refueling in Ormos Kouremenos, Crete. Taken under escort to Xinthya, where it's promised they will be able to leave in the morning. Translation of French article below. Flotilla for Gaza: The "Dignity" intercepted by Greek coast guard. For two hours, late Wednesday afternoon, the "Dignity" is moored at Ormos Kouremenos, a small port in the far east of Crete. It needs to replenish fuel one last time before sailing to Gaza. Suddenly, as it has already replentished 1,000 liters and is awaiting a second delivery, a gunboat of the Greek coast guard emerges. The passengers immediately understand. In this small bay where there are only fishing boats made of wood, they know it is there for them. The gunboat approaches, also an unmarked car. The Coast Guard ask politely for our papers. Thus began a two-hour discussion and document control board where everything is carefully checked. Activists trample board. "It's too bad", everyone is thinking. This was the last step before the big crossing. A dozen men in uniform, very polite, surround the Dignity. The phone calls multiply, presumably to refer to a distant authority. The Coast Guard require passports, they carefully register the names. They don't find much wrong with the boat. The captain didn't have a logbook and the marina's entry fee, 30 euros, hadn't yet been tendered. Except that in this small fishing harbor, there was no place to declare one's arrival. We must wait. Passengers prepare to eat, the menu that night, chicken pasta, coppa and lentils. "We're Very Sorry" Eventually the Coast Guard announced that we must follow them to another port to sign authorizations and that the "Dignity" will be able to leave the next morning. It's 10PM. In the meantime they keep the boat's papers to make photocopies. They ensure that there is no problem. One of them apologized repeatedly: "Sorry." Omeyya Seddik, one of the passengers replied, "You're doing your jobs, that's normal." The "Dignity" is off again into the night toward the port of Xinthya, escorted by the Coast Guard boat which heads off without delay. Too fast. Many times it seems to disappear into the night as if really she doesn't want to be followed. The passengers do not know how to react. What to do? Keep a slim hope? Or immediately broadcast our circumstances and risk making

Help this Settler-Zombie video go viral before totalitarian zombiehood spreads

OMGoodness, finally a settler video to go viral. There's no bashing of Palestinian heads, no brandishing of guns, no drunken West Bank Settler mob on the rampage, nothing Youtube can censor, it's pure comic theater! Here is a proverbial fat bully lurching as best he can, goading, coaxing, even screaming primordially, itching to pummel the young Palestinian cameraman who stays nimbly out of reach. The scenario is spelled out in the Youtube comments, the cameraman is trying to document his friends' efforts to tend their West Bank land, while Israeli Settlers repeatedly force police confrontations which result in the area being declared "militarized" and thence, theirs. While the cameraman observes, an angry settler who is already trying to allocate the land for his vineyard decides to run him off with brute force. The ZOMBIE characterization describes Deutch's particular Lurch-like lack of agility, but the relentless advance is a disturbing body language of Israeli Settler aggression. The hopped-up settlers move upon Palestinians with the confidence that their victims are unarmed and dare not strike back, that the Palestinian can presume that their attackers might have guns, and that sympathetic policemen have the the Israelis' back. So yes, when it's an able-bodied young settler advancing at a clip, clapping his fist, looking to draw blood, the effect is less comic. Obviously, most settler videos are violence porn. Not this one -- if you ignore what would have happened had Moshe Deutch got his mitts on him. That footage of course would not have survived. Be sure to watch the follow-up, where a younger settler arrives at a gallup to reinforce Moshe Deutch's stalled advance. The cameraman is forced to run, then looks on as the settlers slash all four tires of his car. It's the high price he pays, but he's got the West Bank's Funniest Home Video.

Solidarity rally for Gaza Aid Flotilla II called off in Christian-Zionist Springs

Humanitarian rights activists aboard the Canadian Flotilla II aid ship bravely try to block the pilot's view as Greek forces commandeer the TAHRIR before it reached international waters. While Greece is denounced for its complicity with Israel, the international press offered no live coverage, so few Americans knew it was happening. Meanwhile predominantly Christian-Zionist Colorado Springs urged Team USrael to #sinktheflotilla! Sorry local Judeo-Christo-holes, no dialog.   While the maritime aid convoy looks sunk, to the degree it received attention, the Flotilla II did raise awareness about the besieged Gazans. But more, the blocking of the aid ships, by USA, Greece, Turkey, litigious NGOs and unknown intelligence operatives, suggests that Israel is not a rogue state after all. The Flotilla II revealed the illusion of democracy, the farce of sovereignty, and the inhumanity of our global governors. By international humanitarian aid being denied Gaza by state power we see: this is what a police state looks like, globalized. Arrest of those who blocked the wheel house. A sweet photo of the Canadian activists looking forlorn, for a brief moment. However unceremoniously, by this weekend's blocking of the Freedom Flotilla II, the cause of freedom for Palestine and for Greece is well advanced. And best news, precious activists didn't have to die by the hand of Israeli commandos, and live to repeat their promise, Gaza We Are Coming!

Okay I’ll bite, what is legitimate about Israel?

Israel asserts that Palestinian efforts to seek UN recognition, without Israel's consent, are intended to delegitimize the Tel Aviv regime. Apparently sending an aid convey to relieve the siege of Gaza is also to delegitimize Israel. What they really mean it that Israel's inevitably violent responses won't help but to prompt onlookers to rethink Zionism's legitimacy. Because, Israel was created unilaterally by the UN, without obtaining Palestinian consent. And whatever reason could anyone contrive to deny humanitarian aid to the Gazans? The Obama administration recently reiterated its aim to combat efforts to delegitimize Israel. You wonder if they've even asked it themselves, what is legitimate about Apartheid, ethnic cleansing, and occupation?

Map of Israel is the map of Palestine

Need a map of PALESTINE? As Palestinians push for a recognition of statehood, and Israelis pretend there's no such thing as historic "Palestine" and won't agree on any borders, you might be excused from wondering what a Palestinian nation would look like. Have you seen the proposed 1947 partition? It cut Palestinian leftovers in half, with the non-Jewish pieces (A) intended to be annexed by Arab neighbors or (B) leaving refugee routes for the further attrition of indigenous populations, with no intention of leaving a viable second state. Now Israel wants to settle the whole thing, and won't even let Google Earth map the region or the "Occupied Territories" for fear a bird's eye view of the Israeli settler encroachments would be too damning. But it's all Zionist occupied territory isn't it? If Israel can claim a right to exist on another's land, why shouldn't Palestine? Let Israel exist as an Apartheid enclave in Palestine, until their consciences get the better of them. Meanwhile, a true democracy in a one state solution.

Palestinian refuges denied Oslo camp

OSLO, NORWAY-- Pro-Palestine demonstrators who marched on Thursday to demand political asylum found themselves surrounded the next morning and made to dismantle the tents they'd pitched beneath the statue of the subversive, now lauded, Henrik Wergeland.

Glenn Beck says he’s going to Israel…

Going to Jerusalem to stand with Israel. uh huh... Like, wouldn't the Israelis prefer to have somebody who's not a ChickenHawk? I mean, he had the choice and the chance to join the Army and go fight in the Middle East, chose not to. Same with most of the War Caucus in America. Both in and out of Official Government Service. Glenn, you're a putrid bitch. Typical of your party affiliation, I know, and not even the worst piece of scum to float to the top of that cesspool. There are Israelis who are working for peace, and you want instead to bring them more war, more death, more of your own sick brand of Hatred. You should be ashamed, so should any of your Demented Disciples. Unfortunately, none of you are. I'll say it, since there's so much thundering silence on the issue, you're going to start a war in which Jewish people get killed right along with everybody else, I guess that makes you Anti-Semitic. Like AIPAC who prop up Israel in the hopes that Israel will be destroyed in fire, thinking somehow that they'll thus provoke God to action and that, somehow, God will smile upon them for destroying so many people and so much of His world. Delusional Bastards.

In the struggle for Middle East land, Palestinian violence will always win

Israel can build all the new settlements it wants, take heart, it only takes one horrific Tate-Labianca-like crime scene to curb the Zionist homecoming charade. Israel can terrorize Gaza to smithereens, the Palestinians have nowhere to flee. American Jews on the other hand, are not going to leave comfortable digs, to relocate to Jerusalem where their 11-month-old might be slashed to death in her crib. Such dastardly strategy comes at a price of course, against a military willing to defy international law and exact collective punishment for the deed of one zealot, but Israel knows that even its US billions in weapons cannot compete with one Palestinian knife that finds its mark. Odd, isn't it? On the battlefield, Goliath can slay an entire West Bank of Davids, but when the contest is holding ground, you can take it, but if you can't convince your people to settle it, the land will revert to its rightful inhabitants. I'll leave you to decide if the murder of an Israeli settler family is off-limits. They're moved unto properties appropriated from Palestinians, illegal settlement of occupied land, they're ferried by armored SUVs in military convoys, their rooftops, front gates, walls and streets are guarded by soldiers, their neighborhoods buffered by "sterile zones" purged of all inhabitants, the persistence of their habitation is used to advertise for more settlers and demoralize the non-Jewish native population in waiting of cleansing. Are settlers "innocent civilians," irrespective old or young age? Who is to blame for putting settler children into homes whose previous inhabitants have been put out on the street, who can only assail their walls with stones? Remember too, it's the Israeli settlers, more than the IDF soldiers, who routinely raid Palestinian homes, orchards and farms, killing their neighbors with impunity. Where does any settler get to pretend they should be considered an innocent civilian? Arab Palestine is confronted with a slow death by attrition. Israel has never disguised its plan to ethnically purge the entire of what it calls Judea and Sumaria. What does it matter then, if resistance violence begets occupier retaliation, if this brazen home-invasion-family-murder provokes an avenging of deaths ten fold? The Russian Partisans paid fifty to one. The Gaza massacre was 300 to one. The Gilad Shalit prisoner ratio is tens of thousands to one, still well shy of US military disproportional force. Peace activists want to curb armed resistance in favor of nonviolence, calculating that peace will come when Palestinian martyrdom awakens the Israeli conscience, or whichever comes first, Palestinian blood runs dry. This suits Israel of course, its Apartheid State needs the Palestinians gone, for Jews cannot forever pretend they have a Democray while subjugating an inferior untouchable class. So long as one Palestinian remains who fights back, Israel will never conquer Palestine. Israel can plan all the settlement construction sites it wants, the more beautiful the better, in the end the people of Palestine can claim them in partial compensation.

Corporate personhood: unintended consequences

yes/no: are corporations persons? Are Corporations composed of shareholders? Do Corporations act on behalf and with the explicit consent of the shareholders? Has the corporation, with said consent, used any consideration of value including the intellectual property of the corporate officers or of salaried employees or contractors ever made statements supporting the Death Penalty or joined as paying members any organization supporting the Death Penalty? Do they accept without question the definitions of Capital crimes including giving false testimony which results in the death of another human being, killing for money, treason? Of the shareholders holding a majority of the stocks bonds or other assets of the corporation, do ANY have stocks in Advertising AND firearms corporations AND Data/Software Corporations which publish movies or video games glorifying violence? Do any of the corporate Persons advocate the notion that firearms are necessary for self defense? Have any of the corporate persons made statements advocating lenience in the cases of persons condemned to death as accessories to capital murder, such as the "getaway driver"? Does the corporation support acts of retaliation against the perpetrators of 9/11? Does the Corporation support such acts even against nations which were NOT the perpetrators, such as Iraq, Iran, Palestine, Afghanistan? Combine the answers with facts such as Advertising for guns, like SUV ads, are directed to people who feel powerless and victimized, that firearms are used by Americans in either accidental or intentional homicides which are NOT self defense many times more than any adjudicated cases of Self Defense, that the violent movies and video games teach that killing is not only acceptable but fun, and NewsCorp and its subsidiaries such as FOX News and the Republican and Tea Parties are guilty of many more capital murders Every Year than the number of victims of the WTC attacks.

At the feet of Pan-Arabian Revolution, US activists show their stripes: yellow

So-called respected activists in the West are weighing in on what's next for the pro-Palestinian struggle. Based on their informal survey of comments and tweets of unknown provenance, the conclusion being reached is that Egypt needs a breather, that Egypt's new Junta needs time to show its hand, before international efforts to relieve Gaza should resume. This, in vivid contrast to the activists of Pan-Arabia who know to strike while the iron is hot. Not only do Americans and Europeans have naught a trace of the courage shown by our North African allies, we don't even have the stomach to see them rise to the occasion again. Prudence we caution, but who are we to pretend expertise on the matter? Where have well respected organizers got the Gazans so far? No one's questioning best intentions. Tahrir Square #Jan25 means you've been served. Stand the fuck up, or shut it.

The Jews killed Harry Potter, if we’re to believe the latest Israeli travel PR

I'm mocking the mother of all anti-Semitisms, the original Christian dead horse, that Jews killed Jesus. So let's be very clear, it was the Zionists who killed Harry Potter. And it wasn't me how brought it up. Israeli tourism promoters have found another attraction to lure Western visitors, this time RK Rowling fans. Seriously, they've found a grave marked Harry Potter, albeit a namesake British soldier of the same age, who was killed in Hebron in 1939. APPARENTLY Potter fans are flocking to the military cemetery in Ramla regardless, if perhaps because the young soldier's unsung death is tragedy enough. Press TV notes that another tombstone, for one William Shakespeare, is drawing less notice. Unmentioned is how Private Potter died. Charged with keeping the peace under the Palestinian Mandate, the British were fighting against the Irgun, the Zionist terrorist organization trying to drive Arabs from the land that was being claimed for Israel.

News from Imperial Rome, Crusades 2.0, and Racist Hysteria

Italy is warning the rest of Europe about Tunisian refugees and others from the wave of rebellion against the Empire in their home Vassal States, coming to Europe and taking over. Like they haven't been doing exactly that same thing to North Africa since the Punic Wars. Guess it's different when the shoe and the foot are on the other shore. They DO have some legitimate cause for concern, the last time the Empire got this big and powerful, it was taken over and some say, taken down, by a wave of religious refugees from the Middle East. They've even got a church where one of the Imperial palaces, the Vatican, once stood.

Egypt = Gaza

It's an open air prison, a police state where all opposition voices are arrested. Our press is reporting the arrest of foreign journalist, what about the murder or disappearance of the #Jan25 organizers. On Thursday after a leadership consultation with Mohamed ElBaradei, the internet coordinators of the Tahrir Square uprising were arrested as they left ElBaradei's house, with four further members of the April 6 Youth, a list of missing which now includes: Amr Salah, Shady El Ghazaly Harb, Naser Abdel Hamid, Ahmed Doma, Amr Ezz, Mostafa Shawky, Mohamed Arafat, Amal Sharaf.

The sinking of Judea, aka the Palestine

In his novel Youth, Joseph Conrad wrote about a doomed coal steamer named "Judea."   A propos of nothing much (Conrad's theme was not solely about hubris), the story was based on events in Conrad's own life and his early maritime experiences on a ship which was actually called "Palestine."

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