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The 1948 Genocide Convention clearly states that one instance of genocide is “the deliberate infliction of conditions of life calculated to bring about the physical destruction of a people in whole or in part.” No matter whether this happens at a fast rate, or in “slow motion.” That is what has been done to Gaza since the imposition of the blockade by Israel, and the subsequent massacres which led to the death of more than 4000 Palestinians in three successive genocidal wars.

Palestinians of Gaza live an ongoing, illegal, crippling Israeli siege that has shattered all spheres of life, prompting the former UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights, Richard Falk, to describe it as “a prelude to genocide”. In 2009, the UN Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, headed by the highly respected South African judge, Richard Goldstone, found Israel guilty of “war crimes and possible crimes against humanity,” as did major international human rights organizations, such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. The Goldstone report, for example, concludes that Israel’s war on Gaza was “designed to punish, humiliate and terrorize a civilian population, radically diminish its local economic capacity both to work and to provide for itself, and to force upon it an ever increasing sense of dependency and vulnerability.”

The same scenario was repeated in 2012, and a worse one in 2014 only because Israel feels that it can carry on its war crimes with full impunity. And last week Israel has decided to tighten the siege by closing the only commercial crossing, even to increase its attacks by targeting peaceful protesters demanding the implementation of UN resolutions, and an end to this deadly, hermetic siege.

In her visit to Gaza, Professor Sara Roy, an expert on Gaza, describes the Strip as “a land ripped apart and scarred, the lives of its people blighted. Gaza is decaying under the weight of continued devastation, unable to function normally…” Professor Roy concludes that “[T]he decline and disablement of Gaza’s economy and society have been deliberate, the result of state policy–consciously planned, implemented and enforced… And just as Gaza’s demise has been consciously orchestrated, so have the obstacles preventing its recovery.” In addition to Israel’s daily attacks and air strikes, Gazans also suffer from the contamination of water, air and soil, since the sewage system is unable to function due to power cuts necessitated by lack of fuel to the main generators of the Gaza power grid. Medical conditions due to injuries from internationally prohibited butterfly bullets and other illegal Israeli weapons as well as from water contamination cannot be treated because of the siege. In addition to the ban on building materials, Israel also prevents many other necessities from being imported: lights bulbs, candles, matches, books, refrigerators, shoes, clothing, mattresses, sheets, blankets, tea, coffee, sausages, flour, cows, pasta, cigarettes, fuel, pencils, pens, paper… etc. In Gaza, people are wondering whether the current Israeli government, the most fascist in the county’s history, might even discuss a ban on Oxygen! Add to this the punitive measure taken by the PA, and the drastic cuts endorsed by UNRWA, not to mention the constant closure of the Rafah crossing–the only exit Gaza has to the external world– leading to one of the highest unemployment rates and poverty on the face of earth.

In fact, the conclusion Gazans have reached is that Israel is intent on destroying Gaza because world official bodies and leaders choose to say and do absolutely nothing. The brazen refusal of Israel to cooperate with the decision of the International Community to re-construct Gaza, for which several billions of dollars were pledged in Sharm El-Sheikh, should not be tolerated. Israel’s attacks have damaged or completely destroyed many public buildings and have according to the UN’s own Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reports severely damaged or completely destroyed some thousands of family dwellings, schools, universities and factories. Many other Palestinians who have spent the past several winters and summers in tents and caravans have also been promised the means to rebuild homes and schools, though to date nothing has been done to alleviate their suffering.

The practice of wanton willful killing of civilians exemplified in the extra-judicial sniping of non-violent protesters at the eastern fence of the Gaza Strip is not an isolated incident. It is part and parcel of an ongoing, comprehensive policy targeting the civilian Palestinians of the Gaza strip and systematically denying them their rights to movement, work, medical care, study, livelihood and increasingly life itself. But it is also a reflection of the nature of the state of Israel.i. e., a settler-colony. Israel’s leading, anti-Zionist historian, Ilan Pappe,  sheds light  on the driving ideology behind this genocidal policy:

Zionism is, in essence, a settler colonial movement, which was interested in having as much of the land of Palestine with as few Palestinians on it as possible. As the late scholar of settler colonialism, Patrick Wolfe, has put it; the encounter between the settlers and the indigenous population triggered ‘the logic of the elimination of the native’. In some places, such as North America, annihilation was literally a genocide of the native; in Palestine it was a different kind of elimination, obtained through segregation, ethnic cleansing and enclavement

In spite of Israel’s alleged unilateral withdrawal from the Strip in 2005, it still maintains a permanent military presence in Gaza’s territorial waters and controls the movement of people and goods onto the strip by land and water in addition to movement within the strip through targeting anyone entering the “no go” zone designated by the Israeli military. Israel also continues to control Gaza’s population registry. Yet, Israel claims that it is no longer the occupying power in the Gaza strip and uses this excuse, in addition to the results of 2006 democratic elections, to intensify its policy of siege and lethal attacks on Gaza’s civilians.

And now, Israel has decided to become openly an apartheid state by legalizing racial discrimination. I have tried very hard to find out whether there are constitutions or laws in the world similar to Israel’s “new” Nation-State Basic Law which aims to establish a legal basis for Jewish supremacy and racism against indigenous Palestinians, including those living in what has become the largest open-air prison on earth; only South Africa under apartheid and America in the eras of slavery and segregation.

So, what to do?!

In a piece published in MEE, Gideon Levy asks “Israel, where is your outrage at the legislation of Apartheid?” Actually, we are not expecting a settler-colonial community to act against its own racism. The outside world has to intervene. Hence our call for #BDS. But, in Palestine, we are in urgent need of serious discussions about a program of radical political transformation, what with the disastrous failure of the existing programs, right and left, a program that divorces itself from the racist two-state solution, one that endorses a more inclusive program that guarantees the rights of all segments of the Palestinian people.

Haidar Eid

Haidar Eid is Associate Professor of Postcolonial and Postmodern Literature at Gaza's al-Aqsa University. He has written widely on the Arab-Israeli conflict, including articles published at Znet, Electronic Intifada, Palestine Chronicle, and Open Democracy. He has published papers on cultural Studies and literature in a number of journals, including Nebula, Journal of American Studies in Turkey, Cultural Logic, and the Journal of Comparative Literature.

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  1. Blaine Coleman on August 3, 2018, 11:32 am

    Yes, BDS works.
    You can easily demand a boycott-Israel resolution in your own city council.
    Example 1: From July 16, 2018:
    Example 2: From June 4, 2018:

  2. Kay24 on August 3, 2018, 1:12 pm

    Of course it is a slow genocide. One that has taken 60 plus years, and still going on. Perhaps the zionists think that killing small numbers of Palestinians on a daily/weekly basis, will not be noticed. They increase the numbers when they decide to mow the lawn, ever so often.
    The butchers of Tel Aviv.

  3. FightTribalism on August 3, 2018, 2:20 pm

    Anyone who enables these crimes, from US politicians, to journalists, to organized internet trolls, is a horrible person that deserves nothing but scorn and contempt.

  4. Jackdaw on August 3, 2018, 11:45 pm

    Willfully killing rioters attempting to breach Israeli sovereign territory.

    And how many ‘civilians’ are we talking about?

    • Talkback on August 4, 2018, 4:41 am

      “Willfully killing rioters attempting to breach Israeli sovereign territory.”

      Israel illegaly expanded the borders it declared in 1948 and operates near Gaza from territory it illegaly annexed. And it also created laws against Palestinian refugees. But since it did all of this as a souvereign state it is as legitimate as the Nazi’s annexations and laws against Jews, right? And Jews who were protesting against antisemitic laws were simply “rioters”, correct?

      “And how many ‘civilians’ are we talking about?”

      Just subtract the number of Palestinians who took part in hostilities from the number of Palestinians who were killed.

    • Misterioso on August 4, 2018, 10:59 am


      The ugly truth:

      Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam, Premiere Urgence International – July, 2018




      “On 9 July 2018, the Government of Israel (GoI) announced it was tightening restrictions on access to Gaza via Kerem Shalom, the main commercial crossing, explicitly noting that the measures were in response to Hamas sending incendiary kites and balloons into Israel.
      All goods were banned from exiting and vital materials banned from entering, including construction materials, water pumps, spare parts, generators, clothing, blankets, mattresses, and more.

      “On 17 July 2018 Israel also banned the entry of fuel and cooking gas, including emergency fuel supplied by the UN. This was a highly dangerous decision in power-starved Gaza where fuel is widely used to compensate for the severe and chronic lack of electricity, powering generators in homes, businesses, and critical civilian infrastructure, including hospitals and water and sewage facilities. The crossing was only partially reopened on 24 July 2018, with some fuel and gas entering Gaza.

      “The closure means that no items are permitted to enter via the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism (GRM), which was established in the wake of the 2014 war to facilitate the entry of construction materials and a range of items classified and treated as ‘dual use’ by Israel. Even before the recent crackdown, imports and exports were severely inadequate for a population of nearly two million people; a fraction of what they were before the blockade was fully imposed in June 2007. In addition to these restrictions, Israel has also further reduced the permitted fishing zone from six nautical miles off the coast of Gaza to three, preventing fishermen from accessing 85% of the fishing waters as agreed under the Oslo Accords. The last time the fishing zone was reduced to three nautical miles was 6 July 2014, two days before Operation Protective Edge officially started.

      “Immediate impacts are being felt on the ground. In the WASH sector alone, projects currently being blocked by the GoI’s latest restrictions include: •A major desalination plant in Gaza city which would provide water to 200,000 people; •Two water tanks and a water booster system that would provide water to over 190,000 people; •Facilities that would treat wastewater for hundreds of thousands of households and reduce the contamination load discharged to the sea.

      “WASH projects amounting to tens of millions of USD, funded by international donors, are currently being blocked by Israeli-imposed restrictions. High priority WASH items being prevented from entering include: mobile pumps to dewater flooded areas, water testing and disinfection material, essential electromechanical equipment, sulfite resistant cement and epoxy paints for insulation.

      “The additional restrictions imposed this month are therefore jeopardizing access to clean water and sanitation for hundreds of thousands of people who have already waited too long for adequate services. Water-related diseases are the primary cause of child morbidity and account for a quarter of illnesses in Gaza. Every day of delay puts families at risk of illness and death, paying high prices for unsafe water and without access to safe toilets.”

    • annie on August 4, 2018, 7:08 pm

      i can’t find the riot when some sniper targets this kid in the head. can you find it?

  5. Marnie on August 4, 2018, 2:42 am

    The policies of the zionist state are of course genocide. That it is incremental in measure makes it no less deadly, no less crimes against humanity. Nobody has to drop an atomic bomb to commit a genocide. The Hutus carried out a genocide on the Tutsis using machetes from China and other weapons stamped made in israel and in 3 months had killed over 800,000 Tutsis. It was very ‘low tech’. (We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families, by Philip Gourevitch.)

    The zionist has been a very happy supplier of death and destruction worldwide, just like their cute little dog, the united states.

  6. Maghlawatan on August 4, 2018, 3:06 am

    MJ (Mike) Rosenberg @MJayRosenberg · 2014
    Netanyahu is a fucking barbarian and so is everyone in his government.

    Don’t name the dead children.
    The people must not know the names
    of the dead children.
    The names of the children must be hidden.
    The children must be nameless.
    The children must leave this world
    having no names.
    No one must know the names of
    the dead children.
    No one must say the names of the
    dead children.
    No one must even think that the children
    have names.
    People must understand that it would be dangerous
    to know the names of the children.
    The people must be protected from
    knowing the names of the children.
    The names of the children could spread
    like wildfire.
    The people would not be safe if they knew
    the names of the children.
    Don’t name the dead children.
    Don’t remember the dead children.
    Don’t think of the dead children.
    Don’t say: ‘dead children’.

    Central to Israel’s defence of its actions in Gaza in 2014 is the claim that international humanitarian law (IHR) is inadequate and must be modified to accommodate the “asymmetrical” nature of modern warfare.
    090320 “I felt there was a lot of thirst for blood,” one soldier is quoted as saying. “This is the beauty of Gaza. You see a person walking down a street or path; he does not have to be with a weapon. You just have to see him with something, and you shoot him.”

    Any society can become Nazi.

  7. Ossinev on August 4, 2018, 1:41 pm

    The existential threat to ZioIsraelis is getting worse by the day:

    Love the bit about the sappers ” neutralizing ” FFS the balloons. LOL.

    They are so blind and brainwashed they simply cannot appreciate just how grotesque and pathetic they have become.

    Poor nuclear armed diddums !

  8. annie on August 4, 2018, 4:59 pm

    lieberman ordered a halt on all fuel and gas shipments into gaza. that, along with cutting UNRWA/food, gaza is being squeezed. and then the news of the leaked kushner emails, the intent to end UNRWA completely and end the status of refugee for palestinians. it’s like a trifecta of disaster. and it’s framed as a response to the protests, but that is why they are protesting.

    mind numbing.

    • Maghlawatan on August 4, 2018, 5:10 pm

      It may be time to start talking directly to Jews in Galut about what is going on. Something has to change. Israel is out of control.
      I passed by 3 Hebrew speakers this evening and was thinking about what their country of motherfuckers is doing to a defenceless population.
      Gaza doesn’t have much resilience left and a human tragedy is being micro managed from Tel Aviv.
      The Nazis won. They rewired Judaism. Streicher must be smiling in hell.

      • echinococcus on August 4, 2018, 8:38 pm

        The Nazis won. They rewired Judaism.

        The rewiring was the other way ’round. Anyway, good morning; they won in 1947.
        Also, it would be nice if you provided a glossary every time. Not everyone is versed in Ziobrew terminology.

      • Maghlawatan on August 5, 2018, 1:26 am


        Interesting observation. I would draw a distinction between the elites on Wall St in the 30s and the ordinary people in the villages doing the religious stuff. The elites have always been amoral. WW2 was really about 2 competing economic models. And we are back to the 30s with people like Paul Singer and Sheldon Adelson.

        It is worse now because of what Israel represents.

      • MHughes976 on August 5, 2018, 9:12 am

        I haven’t yet seen any danger to those playing this game. Just now a new accusation has come up with a connection traced between Corbyn and Roger Garaudy, hardly known in this country, back in the 90s.

      • annie on August 5, 2018, 12:45 pm

        tom watson is just repeating the demand from Marie van der Zyl, new president of so called board of british jews. who is she anyway she thinks she can demand anything from corbyn.

      • Bumblebye on August 5, 2018, 4:23 pm

        Our heads are exploding – the sheer relentlessness of this attack on Corbyn is beyond all reason.
        Here’s (islamophobic – proven) van der Zyl on the attack in a supposedly left wing (it’s how it describes itself) rag:

        Now I’ll dig up mad mel phillips in the JC.

      • annie on August 5, 2018, 5:08 pm

        bumblebye, the article i read the other day (not sure where it is now) it literally said van der Zyl “demanded”. and i thought to myself, who does she think she is? to blatantly order politicians around like that and be taken seriously. and now this, from your article:

        Labour needs to open its opaque and politicised disciplinary process to independent scrutiny as it has repeatedly proven that it cannot be trusted to dispense anything like justice, in anything approaching an appropriate timescale.

        wft? these people are not elected gov officials. and absurdly, if you accuse them of being controlling you’re called an anti semite. if i didn’t know any better i’d think “the board of british jews” was some body in the parliament, which is isn’t.

        she’s said no apology would be good enough because they are after one thing and one thing only, the capitalization of lawmakers to allow them and them only to redefine anti semitism. and they will keep this up completely dominating the political discourse across britain until they get their way.

        the thing is, once they get their way they won’t be over, because their new mission will be, again, to accuse corbyn of being anti semitic based on his own party’s new standards. it’s so disgusting. they want him out and they will stoop to nothing to get their way. it’s time for the public to tell them to shut up and to vote out every politician who pushes their duplicitous agenda.

      • gamal on August 5, 2018, 5:00 pm

        “she thinks she can demand anything from corbyn”

        Joe who is at telesur and znet covers it quite well, i think he is Canadian if memory serves, it is the counter attack of ‘liberal’ Zionist Blairism in the UK, if you haven’t seen it

        “Corbyn’s Capitulation: Lessons for the Left from UK Labour’s “anti-Semitism crisis” ”

        “This passage below from Stephen Bush’s latest on Jeremy Corbyn’s “anti-Semitism crisis” rings very true regarding Jon Lansman and a segment of the Labour left that lacks the willingness to stand up to Israel’s apologists or to fight for a civilized foreign policy. Lansman is on Labour’s National Executive Committee and also runs Momentum, a group that organizes support for Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour party.

        Jon Lansman, Momentum’s founder and director, spoke out in the WhatsApp group in which Momentum members on the NEC liase with the leader’s office, describing it as a “massive tactical mistake” to take disciplinary action against Margaret Hodge, a senior Jewish Labour MP, for attacking Corbyn on the issue of anti-Semitism, while failing to bring disciplinary measures against Willsman for his remarks on the issue at an NEC meeting. But Karie Murphy, Corbyn’s influential chief of staff, overruled Lansman, saying that Willsman’s apology on the issue meant the matter was closed.*

        When Corbyn was attacked in April for meeting a Jewish group that denounced the anti-Semitism smear campaign, Lansman offered the craven legalist defense that Corbyn met with them on his own time: “It was his night off. His office didn’t know he was there.”

        The tactical idiocy of trying to appease bullies is proven by the last few years of increasingly wild antisemitism allegations against Corbyn. Newspapers now run deranged headlines saying Corbyn poses an “existential threat to Jewish life in Britain“. At this rate headlines will soon explicitly call him the next Hitler (while also insisting that Nazi comparisons are anti-Semitic if used against Israel when it massacres Palestinians).

        However the tactical blunders Corbyn and his supporters have made, though very important, should be a secondary concern. What about the immorality of facilitating the demonization of Israel’s victims and making those victims even easier to ignore?

        In response to Israel’s ongoing atrocities against Palestinians, Labour will make it their highest priority to police the language of the victims and those who try to defend the victims in an appropriately forceful way. Corbyn clearly sent that message through his recent “apology” for attending a conference in 2010 in which a Holocaust survivor likened the barbarism of Israel’s government to the Nazis. Corbyn said

        “The main speaker at this Holocaust Memorial Day meeting was a Jewish Auschwitz survivor. Views were expressed at the meeting which I do not accept or condone.

        “In the past, in pursuit of justice for the Palestinian people and peace in Israel/Palestine, I have on occasion appeared on platforms with people whose views I completely reject. I apologise for the concerns and anxiety that this has caused.”

        Will Corbyn now apologize for “concerns and anxiety” his apology caused among Palestinians, who actually do face an existential threat, that the leader of a major western opposition party has sold them out? In fact, Corbyn’s apology also stupidly facilitated the smearing of a Holocaust survivor”

      • Bumblebye on August 5, 2018, 5:29 pm

        Try the mad mel one annie! Jaw on floor time with that woman –

        On edit – neither of them would ever dream of voting for the Labour Party so why on earth should the left entertain their views for even one minute!

      • Bumblebye on August 5, 2018, 6:22 pm

        And here’s Corbyn’s supposed Deputy, who ought to be supporting the leader but stand him in the front and back at every opportunity – this could show why –

      • annie on August 5, 2018, 8:54 pm

        bumblebye, i’d be surprised is there wasn’t some rich backer forcefeeding him the same lines as the BoD prez. i’ve been following #resignwatson!

      • annie on August 5, 2018, 10:16 pm

        hey, did you see this. talk about hypocrisy:

        “the Board has no power to expel deputies even for serious infringements of its code of conduct – including instances of racism or criminal acts, nor can it suspend deputies while investigations are pending.”

        Board of Deputies admits it’s powerless to expel deputy accused of expressing ‘Islamophobic’ views

        (my bold)

        Board president Marie van der Zyl ordered an “urgent and detailed case review” earlier this month.

        Mrs Pine had shared tweets describing Muslims as “the vilest of animals”, and Arab migrants as “an invading army” and “battle-hardened Jihadists”…..Board announced Mrs van der Zyl had made eight recommendations for changes to the code of conduct ….Her recommendations will be reviewed by the constitution committee before they are put to a vote by deputies in November.

        Mrs van der Zyl said on Wednesday it was “clear that we need to revise the code of conduct”.

        that was published june 28th. maybe corbyn&co should just say we have no power to expel labour members even for serious infringements of our code of conduct – including instances of racism or criminal acts, nor can we suspend deputies while investigations are pending, but we’ll put it to a vote next december.

  9. Maghlawatan on August 4, 2018, 5:19 pm

    For years Israel insisted it had nobody to talk to . Or that Arafat was the problem. Or Hamas.
    The Israeli mindset was supposed to be normal.
    The Palestinians were intransigent, violent, psychopathic.

    via Dickerson…
    “Psychological projection or projection bias is a psychological defense mechanism where a person unconsciously denies his or her own attributes, thoughts, and emotions, which are then ascribed to the outside world, such as to other people. . .
    . . . The theory was developed by Sigmund Freud – in his letters to Wilhelm Fliess, “‘Draft H’ deals with projection as a mechanism of defence” – and further refined by his daughter Anna Freud; for this reason, it is sometimes referred to as Freudian Projection.
    According to Sigmund Freud, projection is a psychological defense mechanism whereby one “projects” one’s own undesirable thoughts, motivations, desires, and feelings onto someone else. ‘Emotions or excitations which the ego tries to ward off are “split out” and then felt as being outside the ego…perceived in another person’.[4] It is a common process.[5] . . .
    . . . In one example of the process, a person might have thoughts of infidelity with respect to a spouse or other partner. Instead of dealing with these undesirable thoughts consciously, the subject unconsciously projects these feelings onto the other person, and begins to think that the other has thoughts of infidelity and that the other may be having an affair. In this way, the subject may obtain ‘acquittal by his conscience – if he projects his own impulses to faithlessness on to the partner to whom he owes faith’.[7] . . .
    . . . Projection can also be established as a means of obtaining or justifying certain actions that would normally be found atrocious or heinous. This often means projecting false accusations, information, etc., onto an individual for the sole purpose of maintaining a self-created illusion. . .”

    But talks could never have gone anywhere. The dysfunction lies deep in the Israeli psyche. The same problem that has fucked up Poland, Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, all run by insane antidemocratic autocrats.

    27 million people were murdered in the bloodlands of Poland, Belarus, Ukraine and Russia in WW2. Most of the leaders of Israel since 1948 have their roots there. Israel is as fucked as Poland, Belarus, Ukraine and Russia.

  10. Ossinev on August 5, 2018, 1:21 pm

    The good news is that rats like Watson are effectively self outing when it comes to their support for the Apartheid Cult Colony. Hopefully it will be bye bye Watson at least from the ranks of the Labour Party. I`m sure his Zio friends here in the UK will continue to look after him:

    Perhaps another nice little jolly to South Africa Mark 2 is already in the offering by way of relief from all this stress and agony that you and all the other LFI hypocrites are going through ?

    To all you genuine Labour Party members and supporters out there remember Watson`s disgusting words and deeds in this evil witch hunt against one of the most principled leaders in Labour Party history. Spit him out like a rotten kernel. And remember to call your Labour MP`s to account on their views now that Zioland is an openly declared Apartheid “State”. For information the LFI list pre declaration of Apartheid was:

    To all you British voters out there who must be getting truly sick and tired of the incessant whinging and whining of a large proportion (NB not all) of the minute repeat minute (as in less than.5%) segment of the British population and questioning just how it has hijacked the MSM and made so much more important and non invented issues such as the Brexit Crisis and the NHS crisis second tier news – question and call to account your political representatives of any and every party be they MP`s or councillors.

    The rat stench in all of this is becoming overpowering.

    • Bumblebye on August 5, 2018, 5:46 pm

      This crisis is whipped up by the 63% of the .5% who voted Tory, plus the faction of the 26% of .5% who voted Labour, but who are neoliberal blairites! Then it is grabbed hold of and magnified out of all proportion by the rest of the neoliberal establishment (Tories plus right wing Labour, the Westminster Bubble and print and broadcast MSM ) who want to prevent a Corbyn govt at any cost.

  11. Ossinev on August 6, 2018, 1:53 pm

    Thank you for the information about Madame Pine. Have to admit that I had never heard of her or her Islamaphobic rants before. According to the Jewish News Times of Israel she has been suspended from the BDBJ for 6 years (nb not expelled) for her vile Islamophobic racist rants.
    She has not apologised and has defended her rants so that`s OK then. If it had been a Labour Party figure and A/S remarks there would have been calls from Madame Van Der Zyl to bring back hanging.
    The article also states that:
    “Pine has been censured before. Three years ago she said it was a pity that the pro-Palestinian female Swedish foreign minister was “too old to be raped”. She has also called fellow deputies “kapos”
    Can`t find any further details on this latter on a Google search but it does come from the horse`s mouth.
    I wonder if Ms Ellman MP was “appalled” and “disturbed” when she found out about Pine`s words but then again she has a very dodgy memory and recollection of things eg not remembering which meetings she has been at so probably has forgotten about it already.

    Time for true Labour supporters to start digging and unearthing the racism embedded in the BDBJ and other Zio groups in the UK. I expect there is a lot of dirt.No need to bother sending it to any repeat any of the UK MSM – they all appear to be completely bought and bent WRT the vile attacks on JC. Just use social media and put your MP`s on the spot at every and any opportunity. The longer this goes on the more it is revealing itself to be a fundamental attack on the democratic rights to free speech and the democratic values of UK citizens by a tiny tiny proportion of the population whose loyalties lie with a foreign country and who aided and abetted by the Bliarites and the Tories have taken over the MSM and are determined to prevent a Corbyn led Labour Government.

    It`s time to fight back. Write to Jeremy Corbyn encouraging him to stand by his principles.

    And support the campaign to force Judas Watson to resign from the party which he has shamed.

    • annie on August 6, 2018, 4:40 pm

      Ossinev, just realized i plopped my reply to you down in the wrong place, see below.

      also everyone, if you have not checked out our new article “UK Labour Party is right to drop racist IHRA guidelines of anti-Semitism” by Manchester Jewish Action for Palestine, please check it out:

  12. annie on August 6, 2018, 3:49 pm

    Ossinev, outside of the times of israel, not one msm publication saw fit to publish this even tho it was covered in the jewish press and the forward. not one. and there’s just this constant pile on for jeremy corbyn. and the recent stuff w/watson, they are trying to spin this as (merely) being anti corbyn and nothing about being busted recording from inside one of the meetings, doing a cut and paste job distorting what was said, and leaking it to the press.

    and she was trying to run for VP of the board too, it’s not as if she’s a nobody. and what does it even mean that “the Board has no power to expel deputies”? why? because that is how they set up their bylaws or whatever. that’s like saying congress has no power to impeach the president. they do if there’s a mechanism to give themselves that power. and yet they want to insert themselves inside political parties, demand transparency, and demand enforcement of their agenda.

    i think it’s very telling since this uproar in the last ten days or so since the NEC voting began labour membership have dramatically swollen.

    I wonder if Ms Ellman MP was “appalled” and “disturbed” when she found out about Pine`s words

    of course not. i would be shocked to find out (and i use that word seriously) this wasn’t organized from the top by main players down to the tee, timed to segue w/the ballot to tank the momentum 9 candidates to hinder their chance of winning and then if they did win to challenge those candidates on the basis of their own trumped up (lying) exposure. i agree it’s really cynical and vile. but on the whole, it’s exposing them so it may be worth it (time will tell).

    and one more thing (excuse me if i already made this point elsewhere in the threads, i can’t recall anymore, between twitter and here, where i posted what, getting too old!) i don’t think it’s a coincidence this latest scam was contrived as a result of:

    “Labour open up sizeable poll lead over Tories after May publishes Chequers Brexit plan”

  13. Bumblebye on August 6, 2018, 4:22 pm

    This is an article from 2015, while Corbyn was merely running for election. It’s very enlightening:

  14. Ian Berman on May 4, 2019, 3:47 am

    An important article Mr. Eid. Thank you.

    Are you sure about the word ‘endorsed’ in this phrase though?

    “the drastic cuts endorsed by UNRWA”

    I had thought it was due to budge cuts after the Trump Administration cut funding. This would seem to imply they had no choice, not that UNRWA “endorsed” the cuts.

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