‘No more Israel’
Henry KISSINGER. Former secretary of state. Current savant of the state of the world. Do not argue with Mr. Kissinger’s know-how. He already knows how. Middle East horror. Democratic party dissing Jerusalem. DC’s anti-Israel mentality. Obama, busy raising re-election funds, no time for beleaguered Netanyahu. The Oval Office attitude versus the Red Line. Iran’s oath to destroy our only friend in that part of the world. Reported to me, Henry Kissinger has stated — and I quote the statement word for word: “In 10 years, there will be no more Israel.” I repeat: “In 10 years, there will be no more Israel.”
(JTA) — A staffer for Henry Kissinger denied that the former U.S. secretary of state said that Israel will not be in existence in 10 years.
Land Theft & Destruction / Ethnic Cleansing / Restriction of Movement / Apartheid & Occupation / Refugees
Israel takes pride in the ethnic cleansing of Palestinian Bedouin villages
Happy that their theft of the West Bank has succeeded, right-wing Israelis are turning their sights on the Negev.
New Palestinian Nakba in Umm Al-Hieran village in the Negev
Tension prevailed throughout Umm al-Hieran village in the Negev desert, in southern 1948-occupied Palestine, following the Israeli decision to expel the village’s residents.
Israel razed 19 Palestinian homes in two months
The Israeli occupation authorities razed 19 Palestinian homes in the past two months of August and September, Together against Settlement society said in a statement on Tuesday.
Settlers Cut Dozens Of Olive Trees Near Nablus
Local sources reported that a group of armed extremist settlers of the Aliyea illegal settlement cut dozens of Olive trees that belong to residents of Qaryout village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
No olives for the Ja`asra family – because of two army mistakes in one week (video)
On 6 October 2012 the Ja`asra family, Women, men and children went for their Olive harvest on their own land, Tarqumiya, west to Hebron. After an early attempt that week which ended in expelling and tear gas by IDF, their lawyer from the RHR (Rabbis for Human Rights) legal team contacted the civil administration head officer of the area, to make sure it wouldn`t happen again. His response “it was a mistake (the expulsion), they can come and harvest”. He was notified they would, on Saturday.
Palestinian Prisoner’s Committee launched a broad campaign to follow up the issue of Palestinian prisoners held in Iraqi prisons, after the aggravation of their suffering.
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Madi: CEPR is determined to break the siege on Gaza
The Director of the Council for European Palestinian Relations (CEPR), Dr Arafat Madi, confirmed that the European position towards the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip has become clear.
Wheelchair-bound photographer documents life in Gaza
Ma`an – Freelance photographer Moamen Qreiqea, 25, lost both his legs in an Israeli air strike in 2008 while taking pictures east of Gaza. The father of two, from Gaza City, is determined to continue his career despite his disability (see photo by fellow-photographer Suhaib Salem).
IOF officer threatens new war on Gaza
A senior commander in the Israeli occupation army has said that a new war on the Gaza Strip was “inevitable”.
Israeli helicopter gunships raided an area to the east of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, on Monday morning, local sources said.
Ten Palestinians half of them children wounded in Israeli air raid
Ten Palestinian citizens including five children were wounded afternoon Sunday in an Israeli air raid that targeted a motorbike in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, sources said.
Medical source: 4 wounded including a child in Israel’s attack on Khan Younis
Four Palestinians including a child suffered different wounds in the Israeli artillery attacks east of Khan Younis in Gaza on Monday morning.
Palestinian wounded, Mosques damaged in new Israeli attacks on Gaza
Violent Israeli artillery attacks on populated areas east of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip has rendered one Palestinian civilian wounded and caused damage to two Mosques and a water tank.
On the 43rd anniversary of the arson attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque by an Israeli extremist, Al-Quds International Institution has issued a report detailing the increasing number of Israeli assaults against the Noble Sanctuary. Observers believe that are all part of Israel’s “Judaisation” programme for the Holy City and Islamic religious sites. The report, which covers the year to 21 August 2012, shows a clear increase in the scale of Judaisation activities. So much so that the Institution says that the situation needs national, regional and international action to stop Israeli aggression against Al-Aqsa and the city of Jerusalem.
More than a hundred Jewish settlers storm the Aqsa esplanade
Dozens of Jewish settlers stormed the holy Aqsa mosque at noon Tuesday amidst heavy police escort.
Escalation of Israeli violations against holy sites last week
A Palestinian official report reported that Israeli violations against the Islamic and Christian religious sanctities in the occupied Palestinian territories have escalated during the past week.
Occupation surrounds 15 young people in al-Aqsa mosque
Tensions still prevailed in al-Aqsa mosque, where the IOF arrested on Sunday morning Alaa Haddad, a member of the Jerusalem Prisoners’ Families Committee as he entered the mosque yards.
1 Palestinian Man Assassinated, Another Wounded
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the assassination, on Sunday, 07 October 2012, of 1 Palestinian man and the severe injury of another. 8 civilian bystanders, including 4 children and 1 woman, were also wounded in the attack.
Israeli forces shocked residents in Al-Tur on Thursday when a raid on Shamile school was attempted. Students, staff and residents mobilized quickly to protect the school, with a call issued from the mosque’s speakers rallying the people of Al-Tur to hold back the armed forces. Israeli forces launched the raid claiming that school students had thrown stones at them from the street. Horse-mounted police and undercover units surrounded the school, locking its gates. A student’s mother told Silwanic that: “We ran to the school as soon as we heard the call from the loudspeaker. When we arrived, we saw them locking the main gate to the school, while on the other side a unit was attempting to break the gate.” A 19-year old university student was searched and arrested by police, who attempted to strip-searched him in public. Residents managed to stop the search by surrounding the police with cameras. Israeli police issued traffic fines to over 20 vehicles parked in the school car park, several of them belonging to teachers. The Parents Committee announced a strike across Municipality schools in response to the attempted raid. The raid is the most recent in a targeting of schools and their students, who are often searched, physically assaulted or arrested by Israeli forces on the way too and from class. Last week a guard at the girls school of Al-Tur was stopped by police and denied access to the school before being arrested. He was detained for one day then sentenced to a week of house arrest and ordered to pay a fine. Two students were also attacked and threatened with arrest by Israeli forces earlier in the day.
Child Who Was Violently Attacked By Israel Police Released
Last Friday, several Israeli policemen, in full riot gear, violently attacked and punched a Palestinian child from Jerusalem and kidnapped him. The child was released Tuesday and was placed under house arrest. VIDEO ATTACHED.
Palestinian man injured in settlers’ attack
Jewish settlers threw rocks on a Palestinian man in his car south of Al-Khalil on Tuesday injuring him in his chest.
Four Fishermen Arrested and a Fishing Boat Confiscated
Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip, and is concerned about the escalation of these violations, which have resulted in the arrest of four fishermen and the confiscation of a fishing boat belonging to a fisherman from the Gaza Strip.
IOF rounds up four Palestinians
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) nabbed four Palestinians in a number of West Bank areas at dawn Tuesday, the Israeli radio said.
Detained hunger strikers in serious condition
A Palestinian human rights group has warned that two Palestinian detainees on hunger strike in Israeli jails were in serious condition.
Abbas al-Sayed: next stage will witness escalation in Israeli jails
Prisoner and Hamas leader Abbas al-Sayed confirmed the prisoners’ determination to achieve their demands, in light of the occupation’s violation of the agreement.
Haj urges Fatah to participate actively in protest steps in Israeli jails
Hamas official Abdulbasit Al-Haj called on Fatah faction to necessarily form a unified leading movement of their own in Israeli jails to participate in protest activities held by prisoners.
Workers in West Bank’s universities will start strikes
Workers at universities in the West Bank announced their intention to adopt escalatory steps, including strikes, if Salam Fayyad’s government does not meet their demands.
A boat carrying pro-Palestinian advocates from eight countries is en route to Gaza in the latest attempt to break Israel’s naval blockade on the coastal territory, an activist on board said Tuesday.
Rachel Corrie’s parents accept LennonOno peace grant from Yoko Ono on behalf of their daughter, Ali Abunimah
“Rachel would be greatly surprised and humbled by this recognition,” Cindy Corrie said from Reykjavik.
In letter to Congress, Christian leaders say it is their ‘moral responsibility’ to question continuing U.S. assistance to Israel; Jewish groups criticize the move.
Evangelical Lutheran Church calls for US inquest into human rights violations in Israel, and some Jewish groups are outraged, Annie Robbins
Wow, this is an exciting press release from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with 4.2 million members in 10,000 congregations across the 50 states and in the Caribbean region.
Israelis chant racist slogans in Lod march
Participants in a massive Israeli march in the city of Lod, occupied in 1948, on Monday chanted racist slogans against Arabs.
IOF deploys Patriot missiles in Haifa
A Patriot missile battery was deployed in the city of Haifa in the northern occupied Palestinian territories on Monday, two days after an unmanned aircraft breached occupation’s airspace.
The declared plan of an Israeli tourism agency to organize package tours to Sinai with one of them including former Israeli captive Gilad Shalit was a kind of tourism marketing.
A lawmaker from the Israeli prime minister’s party is in the United States ahead of the presidential election and has said that President Barack Obama has “not been a friend of Israel.”
Palestinians propose peace talks after UN vote
The Palestinian president appears to be backing away from his longstanding demand for Israel to halt West Bank settlement construction before peace talks resume.
The Palestinian Authority (PA) is giving serious consideration to suing Israel’s Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, through American, Israeli and European lawyers. A spokesperson for the PA and PLO announced that legal advisers are mulling over a lawsuit regarding Lieberman’s repeated statements in which he incites people against, and threatens the life of, PA President Mahmoud Abbas.
The Palestinian leadership and Ministry of Finance have frozen the budgets of all of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation’s factions, led by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Funds allocated to the PFLP were stopped in June, claimed Palestinian sources. According to the Sama news agency, the Secretary General of the Palestinian People’s Party, Bassam Al-Salhi, said that the National Fund did not transfer all of the money due to the groups as approved by the PLO over the past month. Al-Salhi said that the main reason, from the viewpoint of the People’s Party, is the difference arising between the financial and economic policy adopted by the Palestinian Authority and the involvement of the national factions in the protests against PA policies in the occupied Palestinian territories last month.
First deputy speaker of the Palestinian legislative council Dr. Ahmed Bahar has asserted that the Palestinian people would never give up the right of return for millions of its refugees.
Palestinians Cannot Be Relegated to Margins of Own Liberation Struggle
Anna Baltzer is National Organizer at the US Campaign. She gave this talk at an event entitled “The Jewish American Relationship with Israel at the Crossroads.” Thank you so much to OR Books, Vera List Center, Adam Shatz, and the others who organized this event. It’s an honor to be here. I’m excited to be here and by the topic of this event because I believe we are at a crossroads, not just in terms of Jewish American feelings towards Israel — as Dr. Finkelstein has meticulously documented in his book — but also the place of Jewish voices in the movement. There is no question that there is a monumental shift happening among American Jews, with increasing numbers coming out against Israel’s occupation and apartheid policies against the Palestinian people. This is largely a generational shift, driven by young people, who have become allies to the cause even as their parents repeat the same tired arguments they did decades ago about Israel’s moral superiority and lack of a partner for peace.
No Justice at Qalandiya, Tamar Fleishman
‘This is what’s on the agenda now at Qalandiya’, a Palestinian man rightly said. For over two weeks the place has been burning. On the week of the 12th anniversary of the start of the El-Aqsa Intifada, on the day of the murder of the child Muhammad A-Dura, during the days that mark the October 2000 Events, the situation at Qalandiya seems to be on the verge of explosion. I talked about the symbolism of these dates with a friend that in a comradely gesture offered me help by handing a cloth soaked with alcohol, so as to ease the burning sensation from the gas fumes. He said he thought the youngsters weren’t aware of this coincidence. I don’t know, but I saw their faces and they were raging and their body language spoke of determination and they acted with defiance when throwing stones at the checkpoint which is the symbol of occupation.
Christian Zionists Back Israel’s Risky Policy Decisions
Christian Zionists increasingly act as if they were religious Jews until the End. They refer to the year 5773; many have changed their day of Sabbath from Sunday to Saturday; some have made aliyah through the use of suspect Jewish ancestry, or are on indefinitely renewed tourist visas; they donate millions of dollars indirectly to settlements activity and provide various IDF battalions military equipment; their national allegiance is seemingly stronger to Israel than America, as illustrated by their condemnation of US policy that criticizes Israel because Israeli policy is understood as God sanctioned and therefore infallible; and they make pilgrimages to Israel less to celebrate Christ and more to “witness the incoming” of Jews to Israel.
Antony Lerman has incurred the wrath of influential Zionists for challenging their bigotry.