Living under Zionist Israel [Unrest in Jerusalem]

proIsrael-nonIsraeli

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This is possible only in apartheid genocidal state such as Israel - where is UN HRW when you need'em.

... five-year, NIS 12-15 billion economic development plan for Israel’s Arab society.

 

Gsheb

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Israel is ‘considerably weakened’ — as BDS finds a home in the Democratic Party​

More signs that support for Israel is cracking among U.S. progressives.
BY PHILIP WEISS JUNE 21, 2021
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RASHIDA TLAIB CONFRONTS JOE BIDEN OVER THE GAZA ASSAULT AT THE DETROIT AIRPORT IN A SCENE THAT GAINED ICONIC SIGNIFICANCE IN ISRAEL. MAY 18, 2021. PHOTO OF I24 NEWS, AN ISRAELI CHANNEL.
The news from the political convulsion in Israel is that power has shifted. Israel is no longer dictating terms to the United States, the United States is in a position to dictate terms to Israel.
So much is clear from a number of events. The recent Israeli onslaught on Gaza ended after 11 days and not 51 or 22, because Joe Biden told Netanyahu to stop. And that was because Rashida Tlaib told Biden to make it stop. For once there was political pressure on the White House from the Israel-critical lobby.
Now Netanyahu is gone and Israel’s new prime minister is to the right of Netanyahu on the West Bank, but it doesn’t matter. Naftali Bennett won’t dare to go too far, whatever that means.
Yes– what does it mean to go too far? For the first time this is the discussion taking place inside the Democratic Party. What is our line going to be?
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS, is plainly a burgeoning movement inside the Democratic base. Seven leftwing candidates for New York City Council seats endorse BDS (Jewish Insider reports). While rightwing Republicans are leading the opposition to BDS because they see it as a wedge issue to divide Democrats.
Liberal Zionists respect (and fear) the Democratic base. Last week Americans for Peace Now came out for conditioning American aid to Israel over its “human rights violations,” including bombing Gaza and killing 67 children — and APN bragged that it was the first liberal Zionist group to make the call.
Even more significantly, Randi Weingarten, the American Federation of Teachers leader and a stalwart at J Street, is cracking. Some AFT locals have voted in support of BDS and when old guard Israel lobbyist Jonathan Greenblatt of the ADL expressed alarm, Weingarten wrote him a letter refusing to come down on them. Weingarten said that while her union doesn’t support BDS, it supports “dialogue, debate and the free ability to express a range of viewpoints” and “the national union does not override locals over differences or questions of policy” (per the Jewish Journal).
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RANDI WEINGARTEN (R) MEETS WITH MERETZ LEADER NITZAN HORWITZ (L) ON TRIP TO ISRAEL IN JUNE 2021. WEINGARTEN’S WIFE SHARON KLEINBAUM IS AT CENTER. FROM WEINGARTEN’S FACEBOOK PAGE.
It can’t be long before IfNotNow endorses BDS as the only answer to apartheid, and J Street moves left with Americans for Peace Now.
In a call last week Nadav Tamir of J Street said that as far as Israelis are concerned, the Squad runs the Democratic Party.
Most Israelis think we have a very progressive Democratic party that is pushing Biden in the wrong direction and he is holding. They tend to see Sanders and the Squad as the whole Democratic party. Any mention of restricting aid is very frightening.
Israelis are keenly sensitive to American politics. Arguably this is how Naftali Bennett became prime minister. Israeli leadership sees the Biden Democratic Party leaving the reservation and it wants to preserve Israel as a bipartisan issue. The Israeli government knows it has to tone things down. Right, left and center agree on that.
Liberal Zionists are hopeful that the non-Netanyahu government will keep Israel support bipartisan in the U.S. Bennett will do nothing to provoke the United States in the West Bank. Differences between the two countries will be handled privately. It’s in both Biden and Bennett’s interest not to go back to the rancor of the Obama-Netanyahu relationship.

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So the Iran deal will slide back into place without a lot of angry opposition from Israel.
Again, though, this is because of Israel’s waning power in the United States. Netanyahu was able to dictate policy to the Democratic Party thanks to the Israel lobby. No more. The days when Haim Saban would script Hillary Clinton on BDS are over. The days when the lobby could knock off Israel critics are over. Every single one of the 25 cosponsors of Rep. Betty McCollum’s 2019 legislation to restrict aid in defense of Palestinian children were reelected in 2020, Rashid Khalidi said in an appearance with the Arab American Institute last week. “The Squad has become a Battalion,” James Zogby said.
The two factors on our side are the rise of the progressive left and the defections in the U.S. Jewish community. No matter how private Biden and Bennett try to keep their differences, these forces will continue to assert themselves. Republicans will continue to drive the wedge in the Democratic Party.
You cannot sell Israel to American progressives. In Le Monde, the sociologist Eva Illouz writes that Israel is “considerably weakened.” It has lost its sense of purpose and entered a “profound moral crisis” and American Jews are abandoning it.
[E]merging from Netanyahu’s long reign, Israel is considerably weakened. The Diaspora and the American Democratic Party, which have always been its mainstay, are pulling away and a perhaps irreparable split within the Jewish people is occurring.
What Israel has gained in territory it has lost in legitimacy, not just in the eyes of the nations but in the eyes of a part of the Jewish people themselves.
The legitimacy crisis won’t end: Democratic Party values and Israeli values are incompatible. The most revealing comment I heard during the recent Israeli election season was Barak Ravid’s analysis that the reason Bennett could include the Palestinian party Ra’am in his governing coalition was that 130,000 Israelis went to Dubai for Hanukkah vacation under the normalization deal with the UAE and got to see Arabs as real people.
“They were doing their vacation in an Arab city, listening to Arabic all day around them, eating Arabic food… listening to Arabic music,” Ravid said. “In Israel when people walk in the street and hear Arabic, some of them freak out.”
What more do you need to know about the illegitimacy of a society built on the ruins of Arab villages? Where Arabic is a second-class language under the law? That leading human rights groups describe as an apartheid state?
I’m hopeful about the inclusion of Ra’am: that it will lead to full equal rights for Palestinians in Israel and Palestine. But that will only happen with continued American pressure.
Democratic progressives have the opportunity to push BDS, and they will do it. And they will change the power map of the conflict forever
 

Gsheb

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A senior ultra-Orthodox rabbi and spiritual leader of the United Torah Judaism party opposes Jews living in West Bank settlements on the grounds that it is a provocation to Arabs, his grandson said, in a report screened by the Kan public broadcaster.

 

Skairipa

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A senior ultra-Orthodox rabbi and spiritual leader of the United Torah Judaism party opposes Jews living in West Bank settlements on the grounds that it is a provocation to Arabs, his grandson said, in a report screened by the Kan public broadcaster.

Shitty grounds.

Arabs squatting in Judea and Samaria is provocation of Jews.
 

Gsheb

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Gaza Lives Erased: Israel Is Wiping Out Entire Palestinian Families on Purpose​

The numerous incidents of killing entire families in Israeli bombings in Gaza – Parents and children, babies, grandparents, siblings – attest that these were not mistakes. The bombings follow a decision from higher up, backed by the approval of military jurists
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Fifteen Palestinian nuclear and extended families lost at least three, and in general more, of their members, in the Israeli shelling of the Gaza Strip during the week from May 10 through to Monday afternoon. Parents and children, babies, grandparents, siblings and nephews and nieces died together when Israel bombed their homes, which collapsed over them. Insofar as is known, no advance warning was given so that they could evacuate the targeted houses.

 

proIsrael-nonIsraeli

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Analysis |

Gaza Lives Erased: Israel Is Wiping Out Entire Palestinian Families on Purpose​

The numerous incidents of killing entire families in Israeli bombings in Gaza – Parents and children, babies, grandparents, siblings – attest that these were not mistakes. The bombings follow a decision from higher up, backed by the approval of military jurists
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May. 19, 2021


Fifteen Palestinian nuclear and extended families lost at least three, and in general more, of their members, in the Israeli shelling of the Gaza Strip during the week from May 10 through to Monday afternoon. Parents and children, babies, grandparents, siblings and nephews and nieces died together when Israel bombed their homes, which collapsed over them. Insofar as is known, no advance warning was given so that they could evacuate the targeted houses.


First, can you prove "on purpose" part.
Second, Israel has not started a single war - I do not see for you reason to whine.
 

Gsheb

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Amnesty: ‘catalogue of violations’ by Israeli police against Palestinians​

Palestinians face repression from Israel and Palestinian Authority, human rights watchdog says
Demonstrators stand in front of police at a protest following the death of Nizar Banat, who died after being arrested by Palestinian Authority’s security forces, in Ramallah.

Demonstrators stand in front of police at a protest following the death of Nizar Banat, who died after being arrested by Palestinian Authority’s security forces, in Ramallah. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

Bethan McKernan Middle East correspondent
Thu 24 Jun 2021 15.36 BST



The latest flare-up of violence in the Gaza Strip has been accompanied by a “catalogue of violations” committed by Israeli police against Palestinians in Israel and occupied East Jerusalem, according to research from Amnesty International.
Arab citizens of Israel have been subjected to unlawful force from officers during peaceful demonstrations, sweeping mass arrests, torture and other ill-treatment in detention, and police have failed to protect Palestinians from premeditated attacks by rightwing Jewish extremists, the human rights watchdog said on Thursday.

Two Israeli police spokespeople did not immediately respond to the Guardian’s requests for comment.
Palestinians face a culture of increasing repression and violence from the Israeli authorities and the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank, said Saleh Hijazi, Amnesty International’s deputy regional director for the Middle East and north Africa. The report comes as protesters took to the streets of Ramallah over the death in custody of an outspoken political figure arrested by Palestinian security forces.
“There are always periods where the institutionalised structural violence and discrimination against Palestinians becomes severe, but this is the worst it has been in a long time. There is a complete disregard for civilian life,” he said.
“As long as the issues and reasons why people rise up in protests are still there, demonstrations will continue. In particular Israel’s allies need to send a message that the authorities need to adhere to both domestic and international law to end these new police tactics and wave of violence.”
Amnesty researchers documented more than 20 cases of Israeli police violence since early May, when protests against the eviction of Palestinians from the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah began. The unrest became one of the triggers for a new round of confrontation between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Hundreds of Palestinians have been injured in the police crackdown and a 17-year-old boy shot dead during mostly peaceful demonstrations in Israeli cities and East Jerusalem over the last six weeks.
At least 2,150 people – 90% of them Palestinian – have been arrested, most for “insulting or assaulting a police officer” or “taking part in an illegal gathering”, rather than for violent offences, while rightwing Jewish extremists have for the most part continued to organise freely.
On at least two occasions in Haifa and Nazareth, witness accounts and verified videos showed police attacking groups of unarmed protesters without provocation, Amnesty reported.
Also captured on video was an incident in which an Israeli police officer shot a 15-year-old girl in the back outside her Sheikh Jarrah home, and another in which a protester was shot in the face while using his phone to film police from a balcony in Jaffa.
Amnesty also documented the torture of detainees who were tied up, beaten and deprived of sleep at a police station in Nazareth and Kishon detention centre.
“It was like a brutal prisoner-of-war camp. The officers were hitting the young men with broomsticks and kicking them with steel-capped boots. Four of them had to be taken away by ambulance, and one had a broken arm,” said a witness who was at the Nazareth police station.
Also on Thursday, news emerged that Nizar Banat, a well-known critic of the PA, died during an arrest by Palestinian security forces in the city of Hebron. A large demonstration in Ramallah in response to his death, calling for PA officials to resign, was met with teargas and use of metal batons from Palestinian security forces.
Banat, who had planned to run in cancelled parliamentary elections this year, had called on western countries to cut off aid to the PA because of growing human rights violations and endemic corruption.
Last month, gunmen he claimed were loyal to the PA president, Mahmoud Abbas, attacked his house with bullets, stun grenades and teargas while his wife and children were inside. He had also accused Abbas’ supporters of waging an incitement campaign against him on social media.
Speaking to media on Thursday, his family said he had been severely beaten. In a statement, the Hebron governorate said the acti
vist’s health “deteriorated” when Palestinian forces went to arrest him and he was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
Palestinians critical of the PA have reported mounting pressure to silence them in recent weeks. On Monday, the prominent activist Issa Amro was also detained by Palestinian security forces in Hebron and held overnight.


 

proIsrael-nonIsraeli

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Interesting picture - in US this so called peaceful demonstrator would have already been arrested for assault on police officer.

Amnesty: ‘catalogue of violations’ by Israeli police against Palestinians​

Palestinians face repression from Israel and Palestinian Authority, human rights watchdog says
Demonstrators stand in front of police at a protest following the death of Nizar Banat, who died after being arrested by Palestinian Authority’s security forces, in Ramallah.

Demonstrators stand in front of police at a protest following the death of Nizar Banat, who died after being arrested by Palestinian Authority’s security forces, in Ramallah. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters
 

LEBANESE-CIA

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I already envision how proud Hamasi/Jihadi is proudly taking it in from weak female.

Israeli Air Force Welcomes 5th Female Fighter Pilot

hahahah the funny when that female pilot is shut down and fall in the hands of ghazza hahaha la yjeibo menna 100 walad lol
mazeltovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv lol
 
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