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How Cicero (106 Av JC-43 Av JC) summarized social structure

John Saad posted on FB this July 18 · Beirut ·

Théorie de Cicéron (106 Av JC-43 Av JC)

1 – Le pauvre : Travaille,
2 – Le riche : Exploite le 1,
3 – Le soldat : Défend les deux,
4 – Le contribuable : Paye pour les trois,
5 – Le vagabond : Se repose pour les quatre,
6 – Le poivrot : Boit pour les cinq,
7 – Le banquier : Escroque les six,
8 – L’avocat : Trompe les sept,
9 – Le médecin : Tue les huit,
10- Le croquemort : Enterre les neuf,
11- Et le politique : Vit des dix.

Note: A few physicians were upset. Mind you that medical treatment was prehistoric during Cicero time and people died as physicians “took care” of their illnesses.

Fraud Peace Prize denied plane entry in many European countries: Peres, ex-President of Israel

Sweden refuses Israeli president’s plane entry into its airspace

Swedish authorities refused on Sunday to allow the plane of Israeli President Shimon Peres to cross into its airspace en route to Norway, causing him to arrive late to his official reception.

When Stockholm refused the plane permission to cross, the pilots were forced into a holding pattern over the Baltic Sea for 20 minutes until they were rerouted via Denmark’s airspace.

Israel’s Haartez newspaper reported the ministry saying that Peres’s office had failed to follow the correct protocols, resulting in its intervention.

Peres’s office blamed Stockholm, while the Israeli Foreign Ministry pointed the finger at the President’s Office and the private airline company responsible for arranging the trip.

The ministry said that it should have been arranging the flight all along, but Peres’s office claimed that Sweden had approved it. The Swedish authorities said they had no knowledge of the flight.

However, Israel’s Shin Bet intelligence services verified that all permissions had been granted, but permission was later revoked for unknown reasons.

Note: The King and Queen of Sweden participated in the demonstration against Israeli slaughter in Gaza

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Israeli leader’s visit sparks protests in Norway

Associated Press

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Israeli President Shimon Peres was met by political anger and protests over his country’s policies in the occupied territories during a visit to Norway Monday.

The 90-year-old Peres, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 for his role in trying to bring Israel and the Palestinians together in Norwegian-mediated peace talks known as the Oslo Accords (an accord that Peres consistently flaunted since then), is the first Israeli head of state to visit the country.

Norway’s King Harald, who plays a ceremonial role and is not part of the government, welcomed Peres to the royal palace on Monday as police dispersed demonstrators outside. More protests were planned by 24 organizations.

“When the government invites the Israeli president on a state visit, one can only ask what signal Norway wants to send,” said Kathrine Jensen, head of the Norwegian Palestine Committee. She demanded that the Norwegian government “condemn Israeli occupation policy and their human rights abuses.

Norwegian-Israeli relations have soured over the past decade as Norway’s left-leaning governments took a critical stance against Israel.

Unlike many western countries, Norway refused to classify Gaza’s Islamic Hamas rulers as terrorists, and the government’s rich oil fund has divested shares in companies accused of contributing to building Israeli homes in the West Bank.

Peres, who as foreign minister shared the peace prize in 1994 with the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, appeared unfazed by the protests.

He told reporters after meeting King Harald that he enjoyed visiting Norway, which he described as “a pearl of humanity.”

Despite the recent collapse of U.S.-backed Mideast peace talks, Peres said the chance for peace has not been lost.

“Neither we nor the Palestinians have any other alternative but peace,” Norwegian broadcaster NRK quoted Peres as saying in a speech at an Oslo synagogue.

Note: Shimon Peres held government posts since 1950 and contributed in convincing the French government to built a nuclear reactor in Israel in 1965 and atomic bombs.

He was the prime minister when Israel launched the operation Grapes of Wrath on Lebanon in 1996 and bombed the UN compound in Qana where refugees flocked in.

Shimon Peres is the number one responsible for the mass humiliation and massacres of the Palestinians since the creation of the State of Israel, and yet was awarded a fraudulent Nobel Peace Prize


Renouncing my Israeli citizenship

For several decades I believed, as most Jews do, that the establishment of the Jewish State of Israel was an answer to the Nazi Holocaust and other persecutions of Jews through the centuries, such as the Russian pogroms, the Spanish Inquisition and the Crusades.

However, none of these atrocities were carried out by Palestinians and none of them justify the atrocities and other injustices perpetrated upon the Palestinian people by the Zionist Movement and the State of Israel for over a century.

I am referring to the racist colonization of Palestine, the Nakba/Catastrophe of 1948 whereby the establishment of Israel as a state was accompanied by the destruction of hundreds of Palestinian Arab villages, massacres of thousands of men, women and children and the forced exile of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homeland.

Subsequently Israel has embarked upon an aggressive, Nazi-like expansion and a brutal, inhuman, military occupation of nearly half a century.

As a serious student of the Nazi Holocaust, I can only be horrified at the disgrace that the State of Israel and its Jewish supporters continue to bring upon the memory of Jewish Holocaust victims.

It’s a moral abomination to emulate Nazi tactics in the name of the Jewish people and their alleged security: cowardly massive bombings and slaughter of civilian populations who have no air force to protect them, collective punishment and torture, mass incarcerations, destruction of thousands of homes, and the vicious blockade and ghetto processes perpetrated on the people in Gaza.

Israel is not becoming an apartheid state—it already is one with separate and unequal laws and policing for its Jewish citizens on one hand and for its non-Jewish, mostly Arab citizens and victims of the occupation on the other hand.

It is with a new found clarity of thinking and analyzing a very emotional tragedy that I have thrown off the shackles of Zionist propaganda and am proudly and publicly renouncing my Israeli citizenship effective immediately.

At the same time I denounce the ongoing colonial oppression of the Palestinian people, a terrible injustice that is greatly facilitated by US tax dollars supporting the vast Israeli military machine.

I also encourage other Jews to educate themselves and to stand on the side of the oppressed.

Abu Yazan posted in FB

Hamas killed : 0 Israeli civilians, Injured 0 Israeli civilians and arrested 0 Israeli civilian, partially destroyed 6 Israeli civilian houses, 0 hospital, 0 school, 0 media agencies and 0 religious places are attacked

Israel killed : 700+ civilians, injured 4000+ civilians, Destroyed 300+ civilian houses, damaged partially 15,000+ houses, destroyed 48 mosques, pulverized a number of schools, hospitals, institutions for the handicapped, a number of NGOs, Media agencies and civil institutions were targeted. 

Israel killed: 15 Hamas fighter, injured 134 Hamas fighter and arrested 0 Hamas fighters.

Hamas killed: 29 Israeli soldiers, injured 168 Israeli soldiers and arrested 1.

Seriously who is the terrorist?

And done at a State level.

Hamas offers deal to Israel: 10 conditions for a 10 year truce


Report: Hamas offers Israel 10 conditions for a 10 year truce


The Jerusalem Post reports, based on an Israeli Channel 2 newscast, that Azmi Bishara announced the proposal on Al Jazeera television today.

Bishara, a former Israeli Knesset member, fled Israel in 2007 after being accused of spying for Hezbollah. He is currently living in Qatar where he is a high level government advisor.

According to Ma’ariv (Hebrew) these are the conditions:

1. Withdrawal of Israeli tanks from the Gaza border (No sweat and gladly).

2. Freeing all the prisoners that were arrested after the killing of the three youths (No sweat for the return of Aron).

3. Lifting the siege and opening the border crossings to commerce and people. (Israel may agree but will not apply it, as all conditions that Israel doesn’t want)

4. Establishing an international seaport and airport which would be under U.N. supervision (humm).

5. Increasing the permitted fishing zone to 10 kilometers. (why not? As long as the Gaza offshore gas reserves are outside this zone)

6. Internationalizing the Rafah Crossing and placing it under the supervision of the U.N. and some Arab nations (Forget the Arab nations: they are totally useless).

7. International forces on the borders. (Great idea. People in Gaza need badly the practical contributions of these forces and money, as South Lebanon has been benefiting)

8. Easing conditions for permits to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque. (Abbass is helpless in this case, as in so many other cases. Funny, a permit to pray)

9. Prohibition on Israeli interference in the reconciliation agreement (between Fateh in the West Bank and Hamas). (How can be implemented?)

10. Reestablishing an industrial zone and improvements in further economic development in the Gaza Strip.

Note 1: And after 10 years, Israel will eradicate all the infrastructure within 3 days of carpet bombing

Note 2: Since 2008, kids in Gaza have experience three major preemptive wars, and they will dare not hope for a 10-year reprieve.

About Ira Glunts

Ira Glunts is a retired college librarian who lives in Madison, NY.

Jon Stewart: Attacked by pro-Zionist roster of correspondents 

Many have accused Jon Stewart of being pro-Hamas for expressing sympathy for the residents of Gaza, where more than 620 people have been killed — including at least 100 children — in recent fighting with Israel.

So on Monday night’s “Daily Show,” just about the entire roster of correspondents popped up to scream at him any time he uttered the word “Israel.”

“Look, obviously there are many strong opinions on this,” Stewart said when the shouting subsided. “But just merely mentioning Israel or questioning in any way the effectiveness or humanity of Israel’s policies is not the same thing as being pro-Hamas.”

That of course led to a new round of shouts and insults, prompting Stewart to turn to a “lighter” topic: Ukraine.

Watch the clip above for more.

No rockets from anywhere in West Bank: And yet…

Noura Erakat posted this July 22, 2014 on FB

Yesterday Israeli soldiers clashed with Palestinian youth and used live fire in Nablus, Hebron, Jerusalem, and surrounding villages.

Israeli police also clashed with 200 Palestinian-Israelis in Nazareth.

There are no rockets from anywhere in the West Bank. There are no rockets from Jerusalem where the population is subject to ethnic cleansing as explicitly stated in its 2000 Jerusalem Master Plan to shift the demographic balance of Jews to Christian and Muslim Palestinians from 60:40 to 70:30.

There are no rockets in the Negev where Israel seeks to forcefully displace 70,000 Palestinian citizens of Israel to make room for a Jewish-only settlement. Israel does not have a problem with Hamas, it has a problem with Palestinians.

The attacks on the besieged population of the Gaza Strip are horrific.

I struggle to even write 650, because one death is too many and yet we have become conditioned to expect suffering in the hundreds in the form of decapitated bodies, flailing limbs, charred faces.

I struggle to even write 4,000 terribly injured civilians with barely a hospital to treat them with archaic equipment and medication.

But emphasis on Israel’s war on Gaza or headlines about Israel and Hamas attempt to separate and make Palestinians in Gaza exception from the rest of the global Palestinian nation.

This is a diversion from Israel’s primary problem: it cannot be Jewish and democratic.

Being Jewish means that it MUST discriminate as a matter of fact and no country whose constitution is predicated on such stark discrimination (from slavery and Jim Crow in the US to Apartheid in South Africa) is sustainable.

The debate among sympathetic liberal Zionists is about how much discrimination is acceptable. The conversation we are pushing is that discrimination, subjugation, and supremacy in all its forms is unacceptable.

Israel seeks to either placate, co-opt, or force the Palestinian population into submission. But it is not in our human nature to submit.

Like all people, Palestinians fight to live; not just during spectacular episodes of carnage and destruction but daily, year round, for decades through resilience, sumoud (steadfast) protests, storytelling, cooking, dancing, singing, loving, and memory. You can’t blow that up.

Funny and ironic. In How many ways Gaza fighters may hide?

Where you can hide in this large concentration camp of Gaza?

In a hospital. At the beach.

Hamas, Israel tells us, is hiding among civilians

 posted, Monday 21 July 2014

Two Palestinian girls run past a damaged ambulance in Gaza
Two Palestinian girls run past a damaged ambulance in Gaza on Sunday. Photograph: Oliver Weiken/EPA

They hid at the El-Wafa hospital.

They hid at the Al-Aqsa hospital.

They hid at the beach, where children played football.

They hid at the yard of 75-year-old Muhammad Hamad.

They hid among the residential quarters of Shuja3iya.

They hid in the neighbourhoods of Zaytoun and Toffah.

They hid in Rafah and Khan Younis.

They hid in the home of the Qassan family.

They hid in the home of the poet, Othman Hussein.

They hid in the village of Khuzaa.

They hid in the thousands of houses damaged or destroyed.

They hid in 84 schools and 23 medical facilities (most of them targeted).

They hid in a cafe, where Gazans were watching the World Cup.

They hid in the ambulances trying to retrieve the injured.

They hid themselves in 24 corpses, buried under rubble.

They hid themselves in a young woman in pink household slippers, sprawled on the pavement, taken down while fleeing.

They hid themselves in two brothers, eight and four, lying in the intensive burn care unit in Al-Shifa.

They hid themselves in the little boy whose parts were carried away by his father in a plastic shopping bag.

They hid themselves in the “incomparable chaos of bodies” arriving at Gaza hospitals.

They hid themselves in an elderly woman, lying in a pool of blood on a stone floor.

Hamas, Israel wants to tell us, is cowardly and cynical.




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