April 15, 2014
Italian “expo” will showcase Israeli propaganda

Ah yes… the propaganda of genocidal occupiers

March 31, 2014
Fuck FATEH.  They have bended to the Zionist pig-cancer’s views for too long.  Try the PFLP.  They Had, and still have, to a lesser extent, an employable vision.BUT MORE THAN THAT, FUCK INHUMAN ZIONIST PIGS… IE, ANY PIECE OF SHIT WHO GIVES A CENT TO THE ISRAELIS, OR ANY JEWISH ORGANIZATION THAT IS NOT ANTIZIONISM.
More than anything, I firmly believe, anyone who supports this (and therefore supports illegal settlements) is a fucking terrorist.  Under US law, anyone who supports “Israeli” settlements can be tried for treason and deported, since they have violated INTERNATIONAL law, and supported terrorists occupying free land (IE, they are the same as supporters of Quaida…).
thepalestineyoudontknow:

as simple as that

Fuck FATEH.  They have bended to the Zionist pig-cancer’s views for too long.  Try the PFLP.  They Had, and still have, to a lesser extent, an employable vision.

BUT MORE THAN THAT, FUCK INHUMAN ZIONIST PIGS… IE, ANY PIECE OF SHIT WHO GIVES A CENT TO THE ISRAELIS, OR ANY JEWISH ORGANIZATION THAT IS NOT ANTIZIONISM.

More than anything, I firmly believe, anyone who supports this (and therefore supports illegal settlements) is a fucking terrorist.  Under US law, anyone who supports “Israeli” settlements can be tried for treason and deported, since they have violated INTERNATIONAL law, and supported terrorists occupying free land (IE, they are the same as supporters of Quaida…).

thepalestineyoudontknow:

as simple as that

(via fuckyeahmarxismleninism)

March 27, 2014
Israel’s “Hollywood propaganda” about Gaza-bound missile ship unravels - EI

 


Earlier this month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took part in what Haaretz columnist Amir Oren condemned as a display of “Hollywood-style propaganda.”

The media stunt was to advertise what Israel claimed was a shipment of missiles en route from Iran to the Gaza Strip. At the time, many people pointed out that it was hard to understand how large missiles could be smuggled into Gaza, given Israel’s siege by land sea and air, supported by Egypt.

Iran and the Palestinian political and military organization Hamas claimed Israel was lying.

While Oren didn’t question the veracity of Israel’s claim, he did point out its propaganda value.

First, for the prime minister: the media event took place five days after the ship had been supposedly captured, but just after Netanyahu returned from a trip to the United States. Second, as form of pressure on Iran.

The claims also give Israel a pretext for its continued collective punishment of Gaza.

Oren did point out the absurdity of Israel’s indignation that Iran had accused it of lying, given that Israel itself habitually lies: “Israel’s condemnation of Iran as a liar is ridiculous. From David Ben-Gurion’s time to the present, Israel has lied when it believed it had to do so to avoid punishment.”

Story unravels

While there were already plenty of reasons to cast doubt on Israel’s story, Dan Williams of Reuters has a report today headlined: “Doubts surface on Gaza destination of rockets seized by Israel.”

The reports quotes a “US official” saying of the rockets: “You look at those things and it’s obvious they couldn’t have been slipped into Gaza.”

Williams writes:

Some US intelligence analysts and Middle East security officials believe that a rocket shipment seized by the Israeli navy in the Red Sea this month was destined for the Egyptian Sinai and not for the Gaza Strip, as Israel says.

A US official and two non-Israeli regional sources said Israel appeared to be insisting on the Gaza destination in order to spare the military-backed interim Egyptian administration embarrassment as it struggles to impose order in the Sinai.

Israel has little compunction about drawing scrutiny to the rocket arsenals of Gaza’s governing Hamas Islamists and other armed Palestinian factions, with whom it has regularly clashed.

“Were the Israelis to say the rockets were going to Sinai, then they would also have had to say who in Sinai was going to receive the rockets,” one source told Reuters, adding that such a statement would draw attention to the insurgents resisting Egypt’s security sweeps in northern Sinai.

Israel says the Syrian-made M302 rockets and other munitions were hidden aboard the Panamanian-flagged Klos C while it docked in Iran. The ship was intercepted on March 5, en route to Sudan – where, Israel says, the arms would have been offloaded and trucked to Gaza through Egypt, a standard trafficking route.

He adds:

An Israeli military officer who took part in planning the naval interdiction told Reuters that, in the month before it happened, “not once did I hear anyone mention anything other than Gaza as the end-point for these weapons.”

A US official said Washington had confirmed the Syrian and Iranian provenance of the rockets and believed they were to have been used against Israel. But half of US intelligence analysts thought Sinai, not Gaza, was the destination, the official said.

“You look at those things and it’s obvious they couldn’t have been slipped into Gaza,” the official said, adding that the M302s were not designed to be disassembled for easier smuggling.

The Reuters report says that US analysts believe that mortars aboard the ship may have been bound for Gaza, while other weapons, including large amounts of ammunition, were likely bound for destinations in Africa.

The United States supplies billions of dollars worth of weaponry to Israel each year, which Israel uses to occupy and colonize Palestinians.

However, the United States does not support Palestinians’ right to self-defense and resistance against Israeli occupation and hence views all weapons’ transfers to Palestinian armed groups, regardless of how the weapons are used, as support for “terrorism.”

Via Electronic Intifada

March 19, 2014
How the Israel lobby is courting US Latinos

March 17, 2014
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Israel is employing “punitive measures” against six Palestinian prisoners who are on hunger strike, according to a statement published by the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), a Geneva-based human rights network.

Four of the men are being held in administrative detention, a draconian practice that allows the Israeli occupation authorities to detain Palestinians without charges on “secret evidence.” Akram Fasisi, Waheed Abu Maria and Muammar Banat have been on hunger strike since 9 January and Ameer Shammas started on 11 January.

According to Israeli Military Order 1651, Palestinians can be detained in administrative detention for up to six months without charges. In practice, however, military courts regularly rubber-stamp requests to renew the orders, effectively enabling Israel to detain Palestinians indefinitely without ever charging them.

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Patrick Strickland for EI

March 17, 2014
Keep on rockin' for freedom, Neil Young, cancel your Tel Aviv show

March 13, 2014
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine… one of a one page long list of US Dept of State “Terrorist Groups.”And still one of the most moral, beautiful organizations the world has seen.  Standing strong against the latest unjustifiable raids on Gaza.

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine… one of a one page long list of US Dept of State “Terrorist Groups.”

And still one of the most moral, beautiful organizations the world has seen.  Standing strong against the latest unjustifiable raids on Gaza.

(Source: fuckyeahmarxismleninism)

March 3, 2014
Luxembourg pension fund dumps 9 Israeli firms, and Motorola, over settlements

February 14, 2014
NYU silent after Israel bans Palestinian student from “coexistence” program - Electronic Intifada

Typical pandering to the occupiers from one of the least intellectual, pro empire, universities in the country.

New York University (NYU) has refused to comment on reports that a Palestinian student in Gaza has been prevented by Israel from traveling to join one of its “coexistence” programs.

Its silence contrasts with university leaders’ loud condemnations of calls for the academic boycott of Israeli institutions, supposedly in order to defend “academic freedom.”

“Outstanding” Gaza student banned

On 23 January, Haaretz ran a report headlined, “Israel bars Gaza student from travel to U.S. for coexistence program.” It states that the Israeli group [Gisha] “says the refusal to issue a permit to the 21-year-old is indicative of a policy shift that is making it more difficult for Palestinian students to study abroad.”

According to Gisha, as quoted in Haaretz, “It’s not clear why Israel decided to toughen the restrictions on the freedom of movement of Palestinian academics in general, and in particular that of an outstanding student who received academic recognition from an institution as respectable as NYU.”

While the report does not name the student, the rights-monitoring group Gisha adds that Israel’s restriction was especially puzzling “in light of the fact that he was chosen to participate in a program that includes Israeli and Palestinian students who aspire to promote coexistence and reconciliation among the nations.”

Silence from NYU

The Electronic Intifada wrote to NYU president John Sexton, vice president for public affairs John Beckman, and other senior officials asking them for additional information as well as to inquire what steps the university was taking to counter Israeli measures that impede the academic freedom of Palestinians living under Israeli military occupation and siege.

Despite follow up requests in writing and by telephone over several days, the university ignored the inquiries.

According to its website, NYU runs a program called “Paths to Peace” which “brings sixteen students (eight per semester) of different faiths and backgrounds from Israel and Palestine (West Bank and Gaza) to study together for one semester at New York University.”

Selective outrage

NYU’s refusal to stand up for the academic freedom of Palestinians – including apparently participants in its own programs – is notable given Sexton’s loud objections to the recent American Studies Association (ASA) vote to endorse the academic boycott of Israeli institutions.

Sexton and university provost David McLaughlin issued a joint statement to the ASA “to express our disappointment, disagreement, and opposition to the boycott advocated by your organization of Israeli academics and academic institutions.”

“This boycott is at heart a disavowal of the free exchange of ideas and the free association of scholars that undergird academic freedom; as such, it is antithetical to the values and tenets of institutions of advanced learning,” the NYU leaders asserted.

“Cynical pandering”

The irony of the university’s silence now is not lost on Lisa Duggan, NYU professor of American studies and president-elect of the ASA.

“NYU President John Sexton and Provost David McLaughlin have publicly claimed that the American Studies Association’s academic boycott of Israel is an infringement of academic freedom,” Duggan wrote to The Electronic Intifada.

Yet, “they have nothing to say, not a word of protest, when Israel refuses to allow a student from Gaza to travel to attend an NYU program on reconciliation.”

Duggan noted that the university’s disregard for academic freedom applies not only to Palestinians, but also to scholars in countries such as the United Arab Emirates and China, where NYU has campuses.

“They do not protest myriad reported violations of academic freedom by governments where NYU global campuses are located,” Duggan adds.

“Their opposition to our boycott constitutes cynical pandering to pressure from pro-Israel groups, who wish to obscure that state’s violations of international  law and human rights. Those are the all too often invisible violations that our boycott was adopted to protest.”

Duggan is right. If Sexton and NYU were concerned about academic freedom, they would show their courage, at least, on behalf of a student from Gaza.

Instead, they choose silence, a clear form of complicity in Israel’s ongoing assault on Palestinians.

February 8, 2014
Israeli forces raid al-Aqsa mosque

Fucking Madness…. it’s like Israel is a high-school bully who can’t help antagonizing innocents.

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