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I am a retired signwriter and ex serviceman who took time to investigate the truth about Israel after being disgusted by Israeli tactics during Cast Lead. I successfully ran the biggest Palestinian State thread on YahooNZ until they closed the entire message boards there. We had three archived volumes and frequently came under Zionist attack...lol

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  • 'This is our state, the Jewish state.... our nation, language and flag' --Netanyahu triumphs with new law
    • The Apartheid State of Israel cannot be allowed to stand. Federica Mogherini needs to wake up. Her concern does nothing. She needs to encourage and put in place stiff sanctions against Israel and follow Ireland's example.

  • Once again, Israel's influence outpaces Russia's
    • Exactly LHunter. We have Dems and Republicans and the CIA running around like chooks with their heads off,whining about Russian meddling in elections yet its okay for zionists like Netanyahu and Adelson and Saban et al to meddle and make complete fools of the American Government while they pad their bank out with American Taxpayer money. Israel has done far more harm to America than Russia.

    • When it comes to Israel and Russia I get the impression that Putin tolerates Netanyahu and that Putin is simply providing Netanyahu a false sense of security in Syria. I am expecting Russia to set Israel up for a fall. That at some stage Israel will come racing over the border with its F-35 jets and few will return home. Already Israel is not as safe as it was to attack Syria at will and its effectiveness to some extent has been curbed due to S-300 missile systems. I would not write off the deployment of S-400 systems yet either. I cannot see Putin dumping Iran. Things are going on behind the scenes we have seen nothing of yet.

  • Ocasio-Cortez hedges criticisms of Israel-- 'I may not use the right words'
    • I certainly agree with your take Annie. Cortez has put the cat amongst the pigeons. It will be interesting to watch what happens and how much pressure the Zionists will put on her. We can likely expect smears to follow.

  • Irish senate passes bill banning products from Israeli settlements
    • It will not be of any serious concern if Israel does close its embassy in Ireland. It serves Ireland well by showing it honours the principles of International law and does not merely pay lip service to it like EU. UK and US Governments. Ireland holds Israel to account for its crimes and hopefully many other States will follow suit and do the same. NZ did not suffer when Israel Embassy was closed. Its reopening here was done quietly with no public input. The Labour government here supported the recent Resolution against settlements and I am hoping NZ follows the Irish example and makes a similar ruling. The National Government did nothing when Israel sent its rip off cosmetic firm here which ripped off many elderly people and intellectually challenged people. All National did was voice its concern. The Public forced them out of NZ in a week and they left in a hurry leaving vehicles and all their contents and possessions in homes they rented. I was really proud of my fellow Kiwi's. Hopefully Ardern will step up and engineer the closure of the Embassy here. It is a very important step in ensuring Israel has no base in country to undermine and infiltrate government. They have infiltrated the Australian Government. All Friends of Israel chapters around the World need to be banned because they engage in subterfuge and are proven to be just an undercover branch of the Israeli Government.

  • 'Killing Gaza' gives faces to statistics of 2014 massacre, echoing Goldstone
    • Netanyahu is talking up another huge invasion of Gaza in near future and preparations for a large scale exercise of invasion of Gaza by IDF. The war criminal Livni is calling for help from International Leaders to put pressure on Hamas as they cannot do it on their own. It is laughable. Israel saw fit to finance and arm Hamas during the Sharon years when Fatah became Israel's big problem. Israel financed and armed Hamas to overthrow Fatah so Hamas is Israel's creation. The Occupation is Israel's creation so any trouble they have is of their own creation. Had Israel complied with International Law and Resolutions of UN it would not be in this predicament. Time for World Leaders to tell Israel ,firstly, that it is Israel's problem to resolve legally by ending Occupation and ending b;ockade of Gaza. Secondly, any further large scale attacks of a murderous scale on Gaza will be met by stringent sanctions being placed on Israel by World Leaders. Time for World leaders to step up and tell Israel its over and no help will be forthcoming for Israel until it ends the Occupation. All it will get is sanctions.The ;problem is Israel not Hamas.

    • In this modern age there is one nation that stands out amongst all others as different but not in a good way. It is divisive and destructive and insidious and hideous. It is supported unquestioningly and unconditionally by the governments of America, UK and EU......All three, therefore, are complicit in all this one nation does. That one Nation is Israel.......an Apartheid, colonial, supremacist state. The only state that enjoys complete and utter impunity regardless of what it does or how often it does it. We are subjected to watching it slaughter Palestinians like Romans sat and watched Christians slaughtered at the Colloseum. Absolutely repulsive.

  • The Gaza blockade is illegal-- and so is the use of force to maintain it
    • To my mind ,the Arab Peace Initiative 2002 gave Israel everything and more that it ever wanted and made it extremely difficult to argue against. Israel,therfore ignored it totally for years thus showing its intent was clear. It publically said it wanted the Two State Solution when in reality it wanted all of Palestine. The Initiative should be put forward by all governments as the Solution and pushed hard in conjunction with BDS.

    • What most of these Hasbara kids fail to grasp is the true definition of difference between Resolutions and the requirement to comply. Security Council Resolutions are binding. General Assembly Resolutions are not. However where points are made in General Assembly Resolutions that point to International Law those points ARE binding. When Israel declared Sovereignty it stated its obligation and agreement to comply with and abide by International Law....end of. Right of Return is a Palestinian Human right enshrined in International Law.

    • The Blockade of Caza and other crimes committed by Israel have gone unaddressed and unprosecuted due to decades of faulty logic and selective eyesight by Israeli undermined governments such as America,UK and EU. Israel for decades has been accorded impunity by these governments simply because Israel has manipulated these governments by financially rewarding members of said Governments. Now it has totally gotten out of hand and Israel is drunk with power. From here it can only get worse and sadly, if Israel is not stopped immediately by sanctions or military force it will complete the job and murder every Palestinian living in Palestine so Israel can rule entirely supreme over the land, It is a repeat of how WW2 started. The World ignored what Germany was doing until it was too late. We are experiencing Deja vu because we learnt nothing from our experience of 1939-45. At this point the only way to right the wrongs of Israel is by crippling sanctions backed up by military hardware sitting close to Israel in close proximity to its shores and threatening invasion if it does not return to within its declared borders and ceases to act outside of International Law. I cannot see that occurring as America is too tightly controlled by Israel as is UK and EU and none have the stomach for it. If they did Israel would either comply or face imminent annihalation. Israel has learnt the wrong lessons of WW2 and is playing similar ploys as National Socialist Germany of WW2, Israel views itself as the master race and untouchable.

  • US Jewish leader expresses compassion for refugees at US border-- and contempt for Palestinian refugees
    • It is a great shame that restraint of the IDF is not extended to children being deliberately shot in the head. They are not restrained when shooting three year old girls between the eyes. Three year olds are so dangerous. IDF are nothing but cowards and act without honour.

    • When you look at Israel in the harsh light of day it manipulated America to join them in taking over Palestine and arming Israeli's so ethnic cleansing was easier. From the time Israel seized the Golan and illegally annexed it Israel thought Assad would tire and cease wanting it back. He did not so in order to secure Golan as Israeli they convinced America yet again to assist in removing Assad from power and armed and supported formation of rebel groups to destabilise Syria so Assad could not pursue the return of Golan. All in all since the twenties to present day,Israel has created more refugees than any other entity and has used America to do so because it can't do it on its own. Israel has made friends with Al Quaeda and ISIS in order to get the job done proving Israel has no morals.

  • The pathetic caving of Nickolay Mladenov
  • NY insurgent who said 'Dems can't be silent anymore' about Palestine clips AIPAC poodle in primary shocker
  • 'Al Jazeera' has 'canned' undercover investigation of Israel lobby -- leading pro-Israel operative
    • Everyone knows the doco exists and that the team were thorough in exposing the lobby's influence on the British Government. People can take an educated guess from that as to how involved they are in the American Government. Not that we can't see it. Adelson and co are operating in plain sight these days and Americans need to acknowledge the damage it is doing to their governments image globally. Whether it is true or not it seems to the casual observer that Netanyahu rules America.

  • Israeli left leader says intermarriage by U.S. Jews is 'actual plague' and he vows to find 'a solution'
    • Exactly.....If the Jewish Religion offers good things it will attract more people. What the Israeli Jews offer not many people want and those who want it are likely just as sick as most Israeli's.

    • Herzog should encourage non jewish partners for Israeli's. By marrying into their own group they are simply compounding the dysfunction and insanity caused by those affected by the Holocaust and who were left untreated on their release from the German camps. It is clearly visible that every generation gets more and more racist and violent. Marrying someone outside of their group offers some chance of sane genes entering the bloodline.

  • One Democratic State: an ongoing debate
    • The fundamental flaw in Israel's argument to continue as it is ,is the obvious illegitimate apartheid rules that have evolved over decades within it. If we do nothing then that evil will continue. Murder of Palestinians will continue. Palestinian historic sites will be demolished and lost. People with no historic connection to the Middle East will continue to have more rights than the indigenous. Ethnic cleansing will continue and Israel will be the largest creator of refugees in history. Israel unrestrained is a threat to Syria and Lebanon and all that land encompassed by the Yinon Plan. Israel cannot be left unopposed. It meddles intently in infiltrating the governments of Britain, America and Australia with damaging and destabilising results. The good people of the World cannot turn a blind eye to Israel just as a blind eye was not cast on National Socialism in Germany in 1939. Israel has set itself up as a supremacist racist state. The World at some point will bring it down......diplomatically or by force but it will go.

  • Mr. Lansman comes to Tel Aviv: Jeremy Corbyn's senior ally wants to restrict free speech on Israel
    • Jeremy Corbyn needs to do what he does best and encourage free speech on Israel and its crimes against Palestinians. Lansman is clearly a Friends of Israel Israeli government supporter and should be weeded out of the Labour Party. Corbyn needs to purge the party of Israeli Government subterfuge.

  • Israeli outpost is evacuated without a shot, even as settlers throw stones
  • 'The Israeli military said,' the New York Times reports
    • Meanwhile back at the El Rancho ICC, Fatou Bensouda sits on her hands and flips through the pages of Israeli War Crime documents and ponders whether or not there is a legitimate case against Israel. When ALL Palestinians are dead she will make some meaningful statement like......"Well we tried to help, but it's such a complex matter." It plays out like a very dark comedy.

    • You have Netanyahu stating today that Israel is targetting Iranian backed militias in Syria in order to stem the flow of Sunni refugees into Europe. He says it like he is doing the World a great favour and makes no mention of the 4 million Palestinian refugees Israel has created and keeps adding too by its ethnic cleansing and forced transfers of Palestinians. More Zionist BS.

    • jon s white phosphorous shells are specifically an illumination shell for night battles to illuminate the ground. They are banned from use as an offensive weapon like Israel uses them and they are certainly not for use on civilians. If white phosphorous is being used in daylight then it undoubtedly points to illegal use of said weapon.

    • Exactly Kay24, very few globally believe Zionists anymore. What personally irks me is UK and Europe being absolutely quiet about Israeli Army use of explosive bullets which are illegal. Most Palestinian wounded are disabled for life because of the damage this ammunition does.

  • The Knesset officially declares that Israeli democracy is for Jews only
    • Yes Ossinev, they have merely succeded in creating a self built prison like Warsaw. The plan was always doomed to fail because they built nuke weapons and Dimona is there Achilles Heel. Only one missile needs to score a direct hit and Dimona will render Israel history.

    • In my view, there is now, absolutely no reason for any government around the World to oppose BDS action against Israel. Israel has clarified its position as being an Apartheid State. Israel now needs to be directly and vocally confronted about its declared status and action needs to be taken against it just as action was taken against South Africa. There is no further excuse World Leaders can produce for sitting on the fence........though I am sure they will. Zionism needs to be officially declared racist and a threat to World peace and civil order.

  • 'Why Ahed slapped the soldier' --an interview with Bassem Tamimi
    • American Perspective you are free to view the world in a distorted view.......Goebels always said that repeating a lie often enough ends up being believed. Problem is that when you start believing your own lies your thinking detaches from reality. This is the big Zionist problem....they believe their own lies.

      I'll help you to get grounded..........Syria Palaestina was a Roman province between 135 AD and about 390.[1] It was established by the merger of Roman Syria and Roman Judaea, following the defeat of the Bar Kokhba revolt in 135 CE. Shortly after 193, the northern regions were split off as Syria Coele in the north and Phoenice in the south, and the province Syria Palaestina was reduced to Judea.[citation needed] The earliest numismatic evidence for the name Syria Palaestina comes from the period of emperor Marcus Aurelius.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria_Palaestina

    • American Perspective........are you aware that prior to Ottaman Rule, where Israel sits now was once part of Syria. I suggest you read history before you spout nonsense.

  • Literary hero Yossi Klein Halevi says anti-Zionist Jews aren't Jewish
    • Halevi needs to learn you cannot build a state on constantly shifting sand. It will always sink and topple.

    • Seems to me Adelson is violating electoral Law and acting as a Foreign Agent. To my knowledge Adelson is not an elected official nor in any position to legally dictate policy.

    • This article should get your blood running Annie. Found it at the Guardian which is usually Pro Zionist and I know you guys in the US don't get a lot of info. It is the most I have ever seen written in a paper about this Zionist fellow..................https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/08/sheldon-adelson-trump-middle-east-policy

    • Halevi misses the point that if Israel was not running an illegal and criminal occupation and running around murdering hundreds of Palestinians and destroying their homes,villages and stealing their land that people would not dislike Israeli's as much as they do. Halevi is just another Israeli in total denial.What Israel has to offer no one in the majority globally wants as its cost is far too high.

  • Israeli army frames slain medic Razan al-Najjar as 'Hamas human shield'
  • Netanyahu used 'leadership of American Jewish community' to block Obama policy -- Ben Rhodes
    • That eventuality will likely occur when Trump loses the next election. The ground swell against Israeli interference is growing. Mueller's investigations into Trump have uncovered a lot of the Israeli interference and meddling that goes on and Israel's behaviour over the past few months has made it almost impossible for American Politicians to defend. Europe gave Bibi their answer on the Iran Deal as he took off to return to Israel. European Parliament enacted bills to protect and strengthen the Iranian Deal so from that we can see Israel has more or less been dumped. Civilian protests against Israel have grown in the past year especially in France and no politician there can afford to support Israel if they want to be elected. France will start the snowball effect.

  • Israeli lawmakers kill 'equality for all citizens' bill before it is even introduced
    • They seem in a panic to me and unable to stop the effect of the non violent process which is exposing Israeli faults wide open. We now know with certainty,wide open in public view, that Israel is undemocratic and definitely Apartheid. It is there for ALL to see and clarified by the Knesset itself. The Settlers have blown it and cannot get the momentum back so tempers are fraying.....in other words,Panic.

  • Israeli army says the killing of Palestinian medic Razan al-Najjar was 'just an accident'
    • The cost of the Special Relationship to America is far to great and cannot be justified under any circumstance anymore. Israel has destroyed all American Status and credibility.

    • The Israeli's forget at moments like this that they funded and armed Hamas to take down Fatah and Arafat. So in other words their self made problem has bitten them in the butt. Freedom has a much better addictive quality for human beings than confinement and eradication.

    • Given the number of mistakes they say they have made since the Liberty up to the present day,any other nation would order a governmental investigation to get to the bottom of the massive incompetence the military is showing . World leaders should demand Israel not undertake any military action and no more weapons sold to Israel until it recieves a certificate of competence from the International Blitzkreig society. Their excuses are getting beyond stupid. The Most Incompetent Army in the World.

  • Democratic leaders grow fearful that Israel will divide the party
    • It is interesting that Democrats are running around extremely stridently and in vocal panic about Israel dividing their party. They are silent when it comes to the Special Relationship with Israel and the meddling of the Israel Lobby in American Government and even in The Lobby picking Israel Supportive Presidential Candidates. And they are silent when all of the above has led to the total collapse of American Status and credibility globally. There are none so blind as they that cannot see.

  • Heralded by Palestinians as 'angel' and 'merciful martyr,' Razan Al-Najjar is an afterthought in western press
    • Hamas is not responsible for the Occupation which is the primary cause....Total responsibility for the entire conflict lies squarely and firmly at Israel's feet.

    • Americans need to remember well how much Trump and MotorMouth Haley have dragged America down in support of the Criminal State of Israel. Nothing can justify what Israel has done in recent years and most definitely in recent weeks, Never again should be applied to allowing Zionist paid candidates getting into the Presidency and State Government ever again. Zionism has killed American Government status and credibility on a global scale.

    • Exactly.....how much proof does Bensouda need at the ICC to launch a prosecution for war crimes against Israel....the woman is beginning to look decidedly stupid due to her inaction.

  • 'Disappearing Palestine' maps must spotlight Jaffa
    • If they were moral they would honour the agreements they declared and signed. The hasbara brigade can dispute it as much as they want. Fact is the Provisional Government declared its sovereign borders as being those defined by Resolution 181. Those are the borders it is recognised on globally. It also stated Jerusalem was outside its Sovereign borders and was Occupied so it needs to quit saying it is its sovereign territory when its not and never was. Israel operates outside its sovereign borders and until it returns within them and Palestinians are allowed the land designated to them,at the very least, then there will never be peace and Israel will drop lower and lower by every foul action it displays and uses and fundamentally will bring its own state to collapse. The World remembers what Israel has said and done....ALL of it.

    • By Jerry's logic England should be returned to Rome and Mongolia now should be given Russia and most of Europe and even Greece who under Alexander the Great conquered the entire Middle East and beyond has a far more valid claim than Israeli's have to Palestine. Zionist logic and propaganda never stands up to scrutiny.

    • Letter From the Agent of the Provisional Government of Israel to the President of the United States, May 15, 1948
      “MY DEAR MR. PRESIDENT: I have the honor to notify you that the state of Israel has been proclaimed as an independent republic within frontiers approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its Resolution of November 29, 1947, and that a provisional government has been charged to assume the rights and duties of government for preserving law and order within the boundaries of Israel, for defending the state against external aggression, and for discharging the obligations of Israel to the other nations of the world in accordance with international law. The Act of Independence will become effective at one minute after six o’clock on the evening of 14 May 1948, Washington time.” Also available as PDF from the Truman Library .

      May 22 1948 The reply of the Provisional Government of Israel (S/766) to the questions addressed to the “Jewish authorities in Palestine” was transmitted by the acting representative of Israel at the United Nations on May 22.

      Question (a): Over which areas of Palestine do you actually exercise control at present over the entire area of the Jewish State as defined in the Resolution of the General Assembly of the 29th November, 1947?

      “In addition, the Provisional Government exercises control over the city of Jaffa; Northwestern Galilee, including Acre, Zib, Base, and the Jewish settlements up to the Lebanese frontier; a strip of territory alongside the road from Hilda to Jerusalem; almost all of new Jerusalem; and of the Jewish quarter within the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. The above areas, outside the territory of the State of Israel, are under the control of the military authorities of the State of Israel, who are strictly adhering to international regulations in this regard. The Southern Negev is uninhabited desert over which no effective authority has ever existed.”

      This information was gathered from talknic's site and is official UN Transcripts or correspondence sent on attaining sovereignty by the Provisional Government of Israel.

    • If Jon s teaches history then how come he misses the point that when Israel declared sovereignty it declared Israel's borders and conditions of Sovereignty as those defined by Resolution 181. Maybe Jon s needs to go back to teacher training college.

    • The more I learn about the Zionist takeover of Palestine the more disgusted I am with the American Government for its unwaivering support of the Zionist regime of Israel,led by their UN Ambassador Nikki(motormouth) Haley who claims we are ALL biased against Israel.

  • Roseanne Barr talked trash about Palestinians and Muslims for years, without regrets
    • I have always queried her personal description work wise as being a comedian. She is more like a professional hand grenade......nothing funny about her at all.

  • IARPP clamps down debate on Palestinian mental health at its conference in NY
    • Yes Annie. It is a prime opportunity to study how mass psychopathic behaviour is created and normalized.

    • If Israeli's were truly interested in being well they would happily acknowledge their wrongdoing and promptly admit it. The truth will set them free.

  • Conflicting dreams and realities: Amos Oz in Rochester
    • It is pretty clear Oz has little faith in his arguments when he won't allow questions after his lecture. The content won't stand scrutiny.

  • Republican Jewish Coalition emerges as Trump's hub for raising money, and making foreign policy
    • It is quite apparent that these people providing the finance and pressure to benefit the State of Israel are meddling quite unimpeded in American Government business and Strategic Affairs. The cost to the American Citizenry is also clearly huge. Just one example is $38 billion dollars in weaponry largely used to persecute and ethnically cleanse Palestinians from Palestine. Another is America's withdrawal from the Iran Deal which damages America's ability to be trusted in keeping any deal it signs thus mimicking the State of Israel. All this adds up to a clear case of Subterfuge by Israeli Sympathiisers and meddling by Foreign entities. Americans need to insist the Government takes firm and decisive action against these people removing those from Government positions and Government contact as soon as possible and enact laws with teeth to prevent such situations arising or use the laws already in place.

  • Video: Who are the Palestinians traveling through Rafah crossing?
    • I agree Annie about not getting to far ahead. The sinister side is Zionists in Israel will likely take a lot down with them if their enterprise collapses. That would fit their insanity. They are unpredictable and always looking for the shock value card.

  • 'What did you do when Gaza was dying?' A visit with the freedom flotilla in Copenhagen
  • Being Palestinian
    • I would imagine living in a Mental Asylum like Israeli surrounded by the insanity of Settlers and religious fanatics like those in Yitzhar would be a far worse demoralization.The last person to know they are nutz is the nutcase....him or herself like Ayelet Shaked. Israeli's are welcome to their excited state of misery.

  • Falsely accusing Palestinians of anti-Semitism is malicious
    • As I understand it Arabs are semites also. On that basis given Israeli's preoccupation with anti-semitism and all its manifestation ,why then, have they persisted in anti semitic acts against Palestinians for decades. Surely Israeli's are being far too precious on this anti semitic bandwagon when they are ,for ALL to see ,the worst offenders.

  • Documenting Palestinian invisibility for 40 years -- an interview with James Zogby
    • Well said Annie. War is no different to a fight in the school yard or on the street. At the end the problem that caused the fight is still there and needs resolving. Israel refuses to resolve the problem by negating to allow resolution. It wants to dictate.

  • When it comes to Facebook 'incitement,' only Palestinians are arrested, not Jewish Israelis
    • The worst anti-semites are the Israeli's themselves. Palestinians are semites so ,when viewed from that stand point Israeli's start looking particularly silly as do American Pro Israeli politicians supporting Israel's actions and anti-semitic behaviour.

  • Israeli military shot over 500 Palestinians in the head during Gaza protests
    • Head shots can include ears being shot off. Losing half their face or part of their skull. Only thick heads think all head shots are fatal.

    • Chief Prosecutor of ICC is employed to take that responsibility but seems too busy twiddling her thumbs.

  • 'Likudism' invades the academy: continued Zionist attacks on activism and scholarship at SFSU
    • Lawfares frivolous lawsuits must be costing the American Justice System a pretty penny by wasting a lot of its time that could be spent hearing more productive cases

  • UN head says Gazans 'caged in a toxic slum from birth to death' as human rights council votes to investigate Israel
    • You are missing the point. The UN has absolutely no mandate to give away or divide up foreign lands. Given it is a democratic institution, then when a vote is taken the majority decision rules. The majority of the people of Palestine were against Partition so on that basis alone a seperate State of Israel was defeated by the majority vote . It was forced upon Palestine against its majority will. Israel agreed to the Partition and has only ever declared its Sovereign Borders as those of the Partition Plan accepting also the conditions set. Any further territory it has gained it has taken illegally by force in violation of International Law which it swore to comply and abide by. I tend to agree with Talknic.The conflict exists because European Zionist settlers arrived in Palestine with the stated intent of removing Arabs from their land and taking it by force for themselves using genocide if necessary. Many people, you will find are anti Israel due to Zionist behaviour and attitude. Who in the hell do they think they are? Like it or not they are bound by the same rules as the rest of us. None of the Ejuropean Zionists have a historic link to Israel......their history is in Europe.

    • Kites......yes. I am expecting Pompeo to demand Palestinians cease production of their long range Intercontinental Ballistic kites. Some are fly by wire.

    • Kuwait has circulated a draft resolution at the UN Security Council condemning Israel’s actions and calling for the deployment of an international force to protect civilians. Kuwait is urging the Security Council to condemn Israel’s use of force against Palestinian civilians “in the strongest terms”, especially in the Gaza Strip.

    • Hamas attained its formation in Palestinian politics when Israel financed it and armed it to oppose Fatah. Hamas then threw Fatah out of Gaza and from that point opposed Israel as another resistance group whilst the PA collaborated with Israel.

    • I tracked this down on Talknic's site as it shows Israel does have borders which it declared in its statement of attaining Sovereignty. These are the only legitimate borders Israel is recognised on globally by the vast majority of Nations. Jerusalem was not included or WestBank or Golan.

      Letter From the Agent of the Provisional Government of Israel to the President of the United States, May 15, 1948
      “MY DEAR MR. PRESIDENT: I have the honor to notify you that the state of Israel has been proclaimed as an independent republic within frontiers approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its Resolution of November 29, 1947, and that a provisional government has been charged to assume the rights and duties of government for preserving law and order within the boundaries of Israel, for defending the state against external aggression, and for discharging the obligations of Israel to the other nations of the world in accordance with international law. The Act of Independence will become effective at one minute after six o’clock on the evening of 14 May 1948, Washington time.” Also available as PDF from the Truman Library additional info from
      Recognition of Israel:
      USA 15 May 1948 “… as an independent republic within frontiers approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its Resolution of November 29, 1947…”

      This needs clarification from Israel.....why is it operating outside its declared borders. It has never legally annexed any other territory.

    • Currently there is a Resolution being put through the Security Council which Israel and America are attempting to block. It involves placing a multi national force in Gaza to protect the people from shhootings and aerial bombardment. America will veto it and so it is expected to be put through the General Assembly like the investigation one was. Exciting times. It apparently has majority support.

    • When you add the use of dum dum bullets or butterfly munitions you are then looking at prohibited use of banned ammunition. Israel used such ammunition so at the point the joke certainly ends and the war crime begins.

  • On Gaza: The end will continue
  • After the Gaza massacre, how can Jews sleep well at night?
    • I think it is only a matter of time before the Chief Prosecutor of the ICC is asked to act or stand down from her Job. At the same time The American Government cannot continue to support Israel and its Apartheid State as it is becoming clear it is winding up in the exact same no win position as it did with South Africa. Trump has actually increased opposition of Israeli actions by adding fuel to the fire.

  • For we are God's special victims (an ode to the state of Israel)
    • Naftush.......nice try at deflection. In this internet age it is impossible to hide facts and Irgun,Sterngang-Lehi,Palmach and Haganah all plundered Palestinian land,homes,businesses and banks. It is well documented throughout the internet. Human Rights as per the UN Charter does mention property and compensation as does the Fourth Geneva Convention with regard to Occupied Land and Refugees. Resolution 181 and 242 ALL make mention of such compensation. Acquisition of territory by force is inadmissible. Occupation Forces are not permitted to transfer their own people to Occupied Territory nor are they allowed to plunder resources or take property or machinery from civilians.

  • West's failure to act will be cause of the next Gaza massacre
    • Citizen.......the answer lies in history. I am 64 and a Vietnam vet that served in the Australian Navy. The Vietnam War was stopped largely by the Protest Movement that spread Globally much like BDS is doing now. People Power stopped reinforcements being sent to replace or strengthen troop numbers in Vietnam. As a serving member I watched troops ground to a halt by not having the manpower to defend the positions they were instructed to hold. The sheer volume and size and number of protesters hitting the streets to oppose the War caused Politicians to act. The same has to happen with Israel. The hard part in this case is the stranglehold Zionism has on the US and European Governments by infiltrating them. First target should be Friends of Israel Groups that are agents solely for the Zionist Regime of Israel and included should be ADL,AIPAC and JDL. People Power is our only effective method. Vietnam Protest groups used Stop Work to Stop the War which encompassed rolling Stop Work Strikes. The Governments had no choice but to withdraw from Vietnam when troops were deserting in droves and tax money dwindled due to businesses not producing enough money to pay tax. Politicians lose power when their pockets get hit.

  • London stages multiple protests in solidarity with Palestine
    • The Protests need to increase globally to the size the Anti Vietnam marches did. Israeli Embassies and Zionist Organisations need to be targetted and Political Leaders confronted.

  • An open letter from a Palestinian refugee to an ex-Irgun terrorist on the 70th year of the Nakba
    • Salman Abu Sitta, an extremely well articulated letter. Emotional,honest and truthful and illuminates the very strong spirit of the Palestinian People. I am Scots and as a child my parents and grandparents educated me about the English treatment of Scots. Very similar. Forced expulsions and land theft.

      I now live in New Zealand and I am a former member of the Australian Navy who participated in the Vietnam war.I was living in New Zealand when the then Prime Minister of New Zealand Sir David Lange and his Labour Party declared NZ Nuclear free thus banning America's nuclear fleet from entering New Zealand waters or docking in their ports. I have never felt so proud of New Zealand for taking that stand than I did then. Again I was proud when The French terrorists were caught for bombing the Rainbow Warrior in New Zealand and jailed. I was even prouder when Mossad agents were caught here falsifying New Zealand Passports and they were jailed and the Israeli Embassy was ejected from New Zealand along with all its staff. Move ahead to John Key taking office, whom I might add is Jewish, in his forst month in office he quietly reopened the Israel Embassy....no referendum......no discussion was heard publically. It occurred around the time Israel last attacked Gaza and there on the TV was the Israeli Ambassador to NZ.

      John Keys National Government did make amends though as it pushed the last Resolution through the UN declaring settlements illegal and calling for an end to the occupation to Benjamin Netanyahu's disgust. We have a Labour Government once more with Jacinda Ardern, a fine intelligent young woman who speaks her mind. If we cast our mind back to Israel entering the UN and being granted full membership in exchange for implementing Resolution 194, which Israel, to this day, as we all know, has never implemented. It would be a marvellous opportunity for Jacinda to remind Israel that it agreed to implement Resolution 194. If Israel refuses it would be an opportunity to either suspend Israel from the UN or expel it for failing in its commitment. So many silent politicians around the World and no accountability for Israeli crimes. How bad does it really need to get before anyone demands sanctions against Israel?

  • Here are the questions any journalist talking to the Israeli military should ask
    • The references in the preambular paragraphs to General Assembly resolutions 181 (II) and 194 (III), the former having created Israel and the yet non-existent Palestinian Arab State, the latter having preserved the right of return of Palestinian refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours, carried implications of the Israeli acknowledgement of the continuing existence of a Palestinian Arab entity. However, the Palestinian Arab entity itself had not come into existence. That part of its territory occupied by Israel in 1948 was absorbed de facto by Israel by the extension of its laws to apply to those areas as an integral part of Israel. The “Area of Jurisdiction and Powers Ordinance” of 22 September 1948 reads:.......If you follow the link provided you will see that after it agreed the Provisional Government rewrote its laws when it got back so either way you look at it Israel was granted Full Membership under false pretenses.

      https://www.un.org/unispal/history/origins-and-evolution-of-the-palestine-problem/part-ii-1947-1977/

    • The preamble to the resolution admitting Israel to United Nations
      membership specifically referred to Israel’s undertakings to
      implement General Assembly resolutions 181 (II) and 194 (III), the
      two resolutions that formed the centre of the Palestine issue in the
      United Nations:.............Are you having difficulty reading that. I am anti semantic Jon66

    • UN facts
      Israel joins the United Nations
      Israel became a member of the United Nations on 11 May 1949.
      The preamble to the resolution admitting Israel to United Nations
      membership specifically referred to Israel’s undertakings to
      implement General Assembly resolutions 181 (II) and 194 (III), the
      two resolutions that formed the centre of the Palestine issue in the
      United Nations:
      “Having received the report of the Security Council on the
      application of Israel for membership in the United Nations,
      “Noting that in the judgement of the Security Council, Israel
      is a peace-loving State and is able and willing to carry out the
      obligations contained in the Charter,
      “Noting that the Security Council has recommended to the
      General Assembly that it admit Israel to membership in the United
      Nations,
      “Noting furthermore the declaration by the State of Israel that it
      ‘unreservedly accepts the obligations of the United Nations Charter
      and undertakes to honour them from the day when it becomes a
      Member of the United Nations’,
      “Recalling its resolutions of 29 November 1947 and 11
      December
      1948 and taking note of the declarations and explanations made
      by the representative of the Government of Israel before the ad
      hoc Political Committee in respect of the implementation of the
      said resolutions,

      The General Assembly,

      Acting
      in discharge of its functions under Article 4 of the Charter
      and rule 125 of its rules of procedure,
      “1.
      Decides
      that Israel is a peace-loving State which accepts the
      obligations contained in the Charter and is able and willing to
      carry out those obligations;
      “2.
      Decides
      to admit Israel to membership in the United Nations.”
      Source:
      The Origins and Ev
      olution of the Palestine Problem, 1917-1988,
      United Nations, 1990, p. 144. 1..........From UNISPAL Site......The Question of Palestine.

    • Eban agreed to it and you will find it on the Unispal site on the History of Palestinian and Israeli conflict section. I will go hunt it out and repost it if you cannot find it.The link I posted previously shows clearly they agreed to it or the UN would not state it in the minutes.

    • Israel was accepted into the United Nations on condition that it accept the Right of Return of the Palestinian refugees. Admission of Israel to membership in the United Nations (General Assembly Resolution 273 of May 11, 1949 ) requires Israel to comply with General Assembly Resolution 194 of December 11, 1948 and Israel stated it agreed to comply with this resolution.

      text of General Assembly Resolution 273 of May 11, 1949 admitting Israel into the United Nations, and noting Israel's stated agreement to comply with Resolution 194 :

      http://representativepress.org/IsraelViolatesResolution.html

    • Another question Journalist could ask is why Israel is still allowed to sit in the UN as a full member when its full membership was contingent on it agreeing to implement Resolution 194 which Israel agreed to do. Surely at the very least it should be suspended from the UN until it does implement its agreed commitment to implement Resolution 194.

  • By wrecking Iran deal, Trump politicized Israel
    • I think it's great...... Bibi has exposed Israel naked before the world as the great meddler in US Politics. And Trump swaggered into Bibi's trap and swallowed it hook line and sinker and destroyed America's global cred in one swoop. America has no way back and its stuck with Israel as its only ally now. Israel immediately attacked Iranian targets yet only drew 20 missiles from Iran so Israel is clearly the aggressor/ Next will come Trump committing American troops and pilots and Americans will die and not Israeli's. Trump is thick as two planks,

  • Maybe Israel is interfering in our politics over the Iran Deal? Naaah!
    • Absolutely the final straw that has broken America's back. Israel has thrown America under the bus and Adelson's pet President....Trump......is the conduit it was done through. I took personal note that though Trump announced the shifting of the Embassy to Jerusalem he did not have the fortitude to show up for the opening. Maybe he is starting to realise he has put his neck in Israel's noose. Israel owns America lock stock and two smoking barrels. America will never be viewed honourably ever again. The Zionists have struck the blow to America it can never recover from. America's word means nothing and the next thing to follow here is American troops and not Israeli troops will lose their lives fighting another battle for Israel. This time with Iran. The cost of that battle will be huge and Netanyahu has already made the first step to ensure American losses by attacking Syria two hours after Trumps speech hoping to provoke Iran into a response. Pompeo has already said America has Israel's back against Iran. Iran has done nothing to warrant the deal being scrapped nor has it illegally entered Syria....it was invited.

  • Israel needs Palestinian violence to shift world opinion -- and 'The New York Times' helps out!
    • The time is drawing near when Zionism will be rejected by the majority globally due to Israel's despicable behaviour toward Palestinians. Americans will grow tired of their taxpayer dollars arming Israel so it can persecute Palestinians and murder them at will. Time is coming when Americans will want to elect their own President without Pro Israel money deciding for them. The time is also running out for Pro Israel American governance. Senators and Congressmen will seriously regret climbing into bed with Israel. The damage done to America by the special relationship with Israel will take decades to repair and I doubt people with ever forget America allowing and enabling Israel to continue its war crimes and apartheid system. Zionism is an affront to humanity.

  • Welcome the doubting liberals
    • Jews and Zionists are two seperate entities. Jews practice Judaism and Zionists do not. One is inclusive the other is exclusive or supremacist. One is apartheid the other is not. The two will never fit together because they are polar opposites. Pre Partition Plan Jews lived in peace with Palestinians in a shared community. Zionists arrived and began excluding Palestinians from their villages and began ethnic cleansing and slaughter. Zionists brought Apartheid and lawlessness and supremacism. Zionists hide behind Judaism to further their cause just like they hide behind the Holocaust and use it for leverage to achive their nefarious goals. To me , when I hear the term Liberal Zionist I immediately think who on earth would want to be criminal, racist and inhuman freely. One definition of Liberal is generous and tolerant. How can you be generous and tolerant of Zionism and what it does? To liberate means to set free from oppression.......something Zionism is loathe to do so how can anyone ,therefore ,be a Liberal Zionist.......its just a Zionist smoke screen.

  • Lieberman, commander of Gaza snipers, arrives in D.C. to take on Iran Deal
    • Lieberman should get no say in what the American Government chooses to do. If Israel has a problem with Iran let Israel and its military deal with it.

  • Portman's move puts pressure on liberal Zionists to take a stand
    • A good Captain avoids rocky and treacherous waters and points the vessel to waters that give ample room between the keel and the sea floor or riverbed thus protecting all aboard. Zionists believe in placing their vessel in the most difficult path available and wonder why it is so hard going. I do wonder how, when Zionism hallmarks are ethnic cleansing, genocide, land theft and apartheid. racism and blatant discrimination, anyone can possibly take part in those actions liberally and do it with a clear conscience when it means committing to behaviours they did not like being visited on themselves. I am sorry but to me Liberal Zionism makes absolutely no sense unless you are setting a course to lay smoke in order to obscure your true position.

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