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On the brink of burning Israeli passport

“Not in my name, Zionist people”

She is young. She is pretty. She is a university graduate and a computer engineer. She is also an Israeli Parliamentarian.

And the reason why I am on the brink of burning my Israeli passport? Because behind that wide-eyed innocent face lurks the Angel of Death of Ayelet Shaked.

MIRA BAR HILLEL published in The Independent this Friday 11 July 2014

Why I’m on the brink of burning my Israeli passport

I can no longer stand by while Israeli politicians like Ayelet Shaked condone the deaths of innocent Palestinian women and children

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Left: Palestinians carry the body of three-year-old Mohammed Mnassrah; Right: Ayelet Shaked, a member of the Jewish Home party in Israel’s Knesse

Ayelet Shaked represents the far-right Jewish Home party in the Knesset. This means she is well to the right of Benyamin Netanyahu, just in case you thought such a thing was not possible.

On Monday Ayelet quoted this on her Facebook page:

“Behind every terrorist stand dozens of men and women, without whom he could not engage in terrorism. They are all enemy combatants, and their blood shall be on all their heads. Now this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses.

They should follow their sons, nothing would be more just. They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there.”

A week earlier, just before 17-year-old Mohammed Abu Khudair was snatched and burned alive, Shaked wrote:

“This is not a war against terror, and not a war against extremists, and not even a war against the Palestinian Authority. The reality is that this is a war between two people. Who is the enemy? The Palestinian people. Why? Ask them, they started it.”

So even before the boy died horribly she declared him to be the enemy, and afterwards, without any apparent hint of guilt or remorse, she was calling for the deaths of innocent women and their unborn babies.

She made me think about my mother’s sister Klara and her three small children who were living in Krakow in 1939 when the Germans invaded.

The Nazi Germans decided that the Jews – all Jews – were the enemy and had to be eliminated, not least the women and the little snakes they were raising. “Why? Ask them – they started it”, as the Nazis would say if asked.

I never met Klara or her children who had perished by 1942. I did meet my uncle Romek, who survived by working in Oskar Schindler‘s factory, and his wife Yetti who survived because she spoke good German and was able to pretend she was a fine German woman who had kicked out her Polish Jewish husband, as she smiled prettily at every Nazi she came across.

My father’s brother Shmuel and his young family also perished before I was born, taken in Holland, to where they had escaped from Berlin, to the same camp Anne Frank died in.

I know what it is to have been helpless victims, living and dying under racist oppressors’ boots, and I know that today’s Israelis are no longer the victims but the perpetrators of the current crisis. Yes, Hamas are dreadful hate-filled killers and woe betide Israel had they had the wherewithal to carry out their intentions.

But the fact remains that it is Israel which has the tanks, bombers, artillery, nuclear warheads and missile defences of Goliath, while ordinary Gazans had nothing a week ago and even less today, as even hospitals and schools were bombed.

Shaked got what she wanted: the death toll in Gaza is nearing 100, one in four being children. Hundreds more have serious injuries in a place where hospitals have also been bombed and medical essentials are running out.

Video: Air strikes in Gaza

In Israel, in spite of Hamas’s best efforts, not one death has been recorded, nor any serious injuries, although a wedding party was disrupted and got on the television news.

And, as the bombs rain on Gaza, Israeli teens have taken to tweeting scantily-clad selfies alongside their political sentiments.  In two now deleted tweets, one wrote “Death to all of you Arabs you transfag”, while another proclaimed “Arabs may you be paralyzed & die with great suffering!”  Another teen simply tweeted “Death to these f****** Arabs”, and attached a photo of themselves pouting alongside it.

Seeing these angelic faces of evil spouting such genocidal rhetoric, I pick up my Israeli passport and a box of matches. “Not in my name, people. Not in my name!”

Israel Justice Minister Shaked Is ‘Neo-Nazi Scum,’ Says Hebrew University Professor

The very young and pretty Israel Justice Minister, Ayelet Shaked, and totally brainless, files police complaint against Dr. Ofer Cassif.

The  political science lecturer defends his comments: ‘it’s fair to compare Israel to Germany in the 1930s.’

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked has filed a police complaint against Dr. Ofer Cassif, a political science lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who roundly attacked her on his Facebook page on Monday.

Cassif called her “neo-Nazi scum” and said she is an indirect partner to murder and crimes against humanity in Africa. He also wrote that Shaked is responsible for making Israel more fascist.

The professor wrote the comments when he shared a separate post from Prof. Amiram Goldblum, a lecturer at the Hebrew University pharmacy school. Goldblum wrote that Jewish-Belgian diamond dealer “who sold weapons to murderers in Sierra Leone and the Colombian drug cartel” was among the donors to Shaked’s primary campaign in Habayit Hayehudi.

Serge Muller, who contributed to the primary campaign of Shaked’s as well as of Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan and Tourism Minister Yariv Levin (Likud) was arrested in March on an international warrant by Belgian police on suspicion of drug trafficking, selling arms to criminals and money laundering, according to a Channel 2 report in June.

The comments on social media sparked outrage from several government representatives including MK Moti Yogev (Habayit Hayehudi) who called on the university to distance itself from Cassif and to consider firing him.

In their own response to media inquiries however, the Hebrew University spoke against such actions.

“The University is not responsible for the comments of the lecturers and it is not [the University’s] job to deal with them as long as the academic stage is not being exploited to distribute them,” the Hebrew University said in a statement on Monday. “Anyone who believes this or another statement constitutes incitement or a violation of state laws should turn to law enforcement authorities.”

Shaked responded herself to the Facebook post, calling on the authorities, rather than the university, to handle the matter.

“Today the frail line was crossed between freedom of speech and incitement and the poisoning of the public discourse,” said the justice minister. “I’m sure that law enforcement will deal with this incident in the appropriate manner.”

Cassif, however, was unapologetic. “I don’t see what (to apologize) about,” he told Army Radio in an interview. “Becuase I told the truth? I usually tell the truth.” The professor continued to flirt with controversy when he told Israel Radio in a separate interview, “I think it’s fair to compare Israel to Germany in the 1930s, and not to the years of genocide.”

(A warning that Israel is preparing the ground for another blatant massive genocide on the remaining Palestinians)

“The spotlights,” said Cassif, “need to be aimed at the minister and her government, not at me … we have moved into a completely different phase in the history of this country. We are now the Germany of the 1930s and this is expressed in the completely Nazi video that Im Tirtzu released and also in the nonprofit organization law.

“I’m not afraid of anything,” he continued when the possibility of a police investigation was raised. “If they call me in, I will come respectfully. Maybe I will go with a tag of a (foreign agent) proudly to the police.”

Asked what his students should think about his post, he replied: “my students must understand that freedom of speech, criticism and a strong, non-violent opposition are the building blocks of democracy.”

“This is the worst case of incitement against an acting justice minister since the founding of the state,” Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who is also the leader of Shaked’s party, Habayit Hayehudi, said.

Bennett added that he has asked Hebrew University President Prof. Menachem Ben-Sasson to look into the incident. Bennett said he refuses to label the lecturer as a “leftist,” and said: “We must stop the mutual accusations and work to reduce the level of incitement.”

Opposition leader Isaac Herzog also addressed the incident on Twitter, calling Cassif’s comments on social media “pathetic,” and condemning the Facebook post.

 

A formal apology is very timely: Haaretz on Palestinian diaspora

Road to reconciliation?

The US again vetoed the Independent Palestinian State. The Palestinians responded by applying to various UN international conventions to prosecute the many war crime Israelites.

The US want to boycott the Palestinians in the West Bank by denying them the necessary and promised financial aids for daring to prosecute the war criminals. The Palestinians have to wait 6 months before the UN “studies” the requests to join the international community.

In the meantime, the Israeli war criminals on the lengthy list are avoiding traveling to Europe where arrest mandates are awaiting them.

What is the most useful is for the Palestinians to press on the Divesting and Boycotting Israeli interests and those companies still intent on investing in the West Bank purely Jewish colonies.

 Tonnie Ch posted on FB

Read this from @Gideon Levy on the first day of the year http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.634725

“….We should apologize for the innumerable dead killed for no reason, for the endless lies and deception. For tyranny in the territories and for apartheid.

For trampling a nation’s dignity, for suffocating its freedom and for separating it and breaking it up into tiny nations. For erasing its heritage and disdaining its culture (…)”.

Here comes the new Israeli, a man’s man; with a tiny skullcap, service in an elite army unit, high-tech, English and a swimming pool, with the coolest and most up-to-date message: “Stop apologizing, we love Israel” (rhymes in Hebrew); the poster is already in evidence on several balconies.

On Monday night, at a meeting convened by Ayelet Shaked (Habayit Hayehudi), the most successful politician in Israel at present explained: “This election is between those who apologize and those who are proud … those who are objective and those who are in favor of the State of Israel.” Drum roll.

Palestinian refugees leaving a village near Haifa, June 1948

Palestinian refugees leaving a village near Haifa, June 1948. Photo by Corbis

Well, [Habayit Hayehudi chairman] Naftali Bennett, I apologize and I love Israel (of course not your Israel and not the present Israel); I’m objective and I’m in favor of (a just) State of Israel; I apologize and I’m proud.

You’re going to stop apologizing? Israel never even started doing so. If only it had apologized a long time ago. If only it would acknowledge its sins, if only it would accept moral responsibility for them.

It’s no shame to apologize – it’s far more embarrassing not to do so. Apologizing is a strength, not a weakness, and on the way to reconciliation (with the Palestinians) we have to stop at the first station – an apology.

It’s true that in the elite unit of Bennett and Yinon Magal they don’t apologize for anything, not even for acts of murder, assassinations and abductions (the murder of Abu Jihad, for example, or the abduction of Sheikh Obeid). In the settlements they don’t apologize for anything either – not for the exploitation, not for the disinheritance and not for the theft.

As a rule, in Israel people don’t apologize for anything, not in the occupation nor on the road.  (They just commit suicide to relieve their heavily burdened conscious)

Here only nerds apologize. Guilt feelings are an embarrassment, and apologizing is for those with no backbone. That’s why Bennett’s election slogan: “Stop Apologizing. Be Proud” will become so catchy and popular: the “apologizers” vs. “the proud,” the “objective ones” vs. “lovers of the country.” I’m proud to belong to the former group.

I would like to apologize, if that would be of any significance, to the entire Palestinian people, throughout the generations.

For 1948, for 1967 and for everything that happened in their wake. An apology for 1948 would not have made the state that was established less just – it would have become more just.

For the mass expulsion and for preventing the return, for the ethnic cleansing in several districts and for several acts of slaughter, which may be part of every war – we can and should apologize.

We can and should apologize for the fact that what happened in 1948 has never ended. That the spirit of 1948 has not passed, and continues to this very day in the State of Israel’s basic attitude toward the Palestinian inhabitants of the land, in its sense of ownership and superiority, in its aggressiveness and violence, in its ultranationalism and racism.

Nor has anything changed in the policy of dispossession: Take what you can – then as now, when the State of Israel is already a regional power. We should apologize for that. We should apologize for the innumerable dead killed for no reason, for the endless lies and deception. For tyranny in the territories and for apartheid.

For trampling a nation’s dignity, for suffocating its freedom and for separating it and breaking it up into tiny nations. For erasing its heritage and disdaining its culture. For short-changing Israeli Arabs and for demonstrations of racism against them. For the “price tag” crimes and the Operation Protective Edge crimes. For all of them we should apologize.

Apologizing would not solve anything or atone for anything, but it could signal a genuine intention to turn a new leaf. Apologizing would broadcast moral strength and self-confidence, which the country so badly lacks, convinced as it is that it can live forever on its sword, even if there is not a single historical precedent for that.

For all these things (and more) Israel will have to apologize some day.

Anyone who believes that even if the reconciliation is delayed, it will eventually come, understands that it must include an apology.

That’s how it was in South Africa and that’s how it will be in Israel, after the days of the Bennetts, if it’s not too late.

(It is never too late, as long as the Palestyinians never desist from demanding their due rights)

 Most hateful murderous Israeli politicians

Naomi Wolf posted on FB this Dec.30, 2014

I am often criticized here for being a ‘traitor’ to my fellow Jews.

Which leads me to wonder — what is the right definition of family? Of neighbor, of brother and sister? Surely those to whom we are morally accountable, yes?

Surely those with whom we choose to have a relationship of justice and compassion, not a matter mere proximity, mere ethnicity?

This may annoy the people I am already annoying even more, but I can’t avoid referencing that rabble rousing paradigm-inverting marginalized-people-identified rabbi Jesus (many scholars today portray the historical Jesus as a radical egalitarian rabbi firmly in the Jewish social justice tradition).

So Jesus is talking to a lawyer (or as a lawyer and in fact he taught jurisprudence in Saida, Lebanon).

Remember that’s a certain man’ who was beaten would have been Jewish to this Jewish audience and the Samaritan would have been a member of a despised, marginalized, one-down, untouchable “other” out-group at that time:

`”But [the lawyer], desiring to justify himself, asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?”‘…

Jesus answered, “A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who both stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead. By chance a certain priest was going down that way. When he saw him, he passed by on the other side. In the same way a Levite also, when he came to the place, and saw him, passed by on the other side.

But a certain Samaritan, as he travelled, came where he was. When he saw him, he was moved with compassion, came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. He set him on his own animal, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, and gave them to the host, and said to him, ‘Take care of him. Whatever you spend beyond that, I will repay you when I return.’

Now which of these three do you think seemed to be a neighbour to him who fell among the robbers?”
He said, “He who showed mercy on him.”
Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”‘

To me this Jewish radical teacher was saying, your neighbor and your brother or sister are those who treat you with humanity, and vice versa.

Which seems not a betrayal of Judaism — for me to agree with this — but a fulfillment of the kind of Jewish ethics I was taught growing up — also universal ethics.

Rayyan Adam‘s photo. on FB

The zionist systematic assassination policy is very well known. "israel" has been using Death Squads even before it was established and once it was terrorist groups of Lehi, Irgun, and Stern, even a long time before they (the zionist terrorists) assassinated the Swedish noble and diplomat Bernadette . It’s a Zionist systematic policy that was established on the assassination mentality, and the assassins mostly become the top leaders (war criminals) of "israel" like Begin,  Shamir, Sharon, Barak, Livni, Bennett, Shaked and the list is endless.<br />
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http://samibedouin.wordpress.com/2009/09/20/death-penalty-a-state-of-assassins/

The Zionist systematic assassination policy is very well known.

“Israel” has been using Death Squads even before it was established. The Zionist movement had several terrorist organization during the British mandated power over Palestine such as Lehi, Irgun, and Stern.  They blew up the King David Hotel that was the headquarter of the British secret agency and terrorized many British officers.

The State of Israel assassinated the Swedish Count and diplomat Bernadotte .

It’s a Zionist systematic policy that was established on the assassination mentality, and the assassins mostly become the top leaders (war criminals) like Menuhin Begin, Shamir, Sharon, Barak, Livni, Bennett, Shaked and the list is endless.
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http://samibedouin.wordpress.com/…/death-penalty-a-state-o…/

Naomi Wolf also posted on FB today

An exchange I consider extraordinarily meaningful and precious:

Amal Abdallah:

“Naomi, each time I read your posts and the accompanying comments I feel as though I’ve been given a tall glass of chilled water after a century of walking in the desert, tired, thirsty, lonely & scared. I’m still lost but I’m not scared and you’ve quenched a little of my thirst. Thank you.”

Naomi Wolf:” Thank you. Very eloquent. I would love to understand more about this. By ‘walking in the desert’ do you mean because we were cognitively so far apart? Or do you mean something else?”

Amal Abdallah: “Yes Naomi Wolf, because for so long, too long, my people, their suffering, their loss, their humiliation, their tragedy has been and continues to be silenced and if spoken of, blamed on them. The only thing worse than having to go through the disaster of dispossession, exile and oppression is for no one to acknowledge what has been done to you and instead to view YOU as the dispossessed or the exiled
and the oppressor, the terrorists.

It’s completely Kafkaesque. This is not limited to Israel or Jews, their propaganda machine has been so effective, the world over including some newer generations of Arabs hold this view.

It is incredibly isolating for Palestinians.
Palestinians have felt deserted, that we walk alone in a surreal reality. When Israel talks about the threat of being pushed into the sea, it is the Palestinians that WERE literally pushed into the sea in the hundreds of thousands in 1947-48 ending up in refugee camps in Lebanon, Gaza and Egypt.

When Israel talks about the threat to their existence, it’s the Palestinians whose very existence has been threatened since the advent of Zionism and they’re not just threatened, 89 whole families in Gaza this past summer no longer exist. When Israel says, ‘they want to wipe us from the map’.

It is Palestine that HAS been wiped from the map. Israel claims Palestinians use their children as human shields, yet not a single shred of evidence exists to substantiate this claim (everyone has looked everywhere), instead evidence abound of Israel using Palestinian children and adults as human shields.

There’s reality and there’s the lie.
Although I do not seek to fulfill Godwin’s law but it’s hard not see the Israeli narrative as the Big Lie, so huge, told so often, everyone the world over believes it and Palestinians – a small nation – scattered in the desert, tired, thirsty, lonely, scared without the funds or the reach, has been trying to counter this lie and million other lies that followed for nearly a hundred years.

We are tired and many times driven to the point of a break in our sanity. Consequently, we appreciate the help, which has quenched our thirst for truth and justice just a little bit.

The best article written about this phenomenon is entitled, Why Israel Lies, Chris Hedges, Aug 3, 2014. http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/why_israel_lies_20140803

 

Mothers of all Palestinians must be killed: Israeli MP

Israeli lawmaker Ayelet Shaked

Israeli lawmaker Ayelet Shaked
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A well-known Israeli politician and parliament member has branded  Palestinians as terrorists, saying mothers of all Palestinians should also be killed during the ongoing Israeli assault on the besieged Gaza Strip,.

Daily Sabah reported.

Ayelet Shaked of the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party called for the slaughter of Palestinian mothers who give birth to “little snakes.

“They have to die and their houses should be demolished so that they cannot bear any more terrorists,” Shaked said, adding, “They are all our enemies and their blood should be on our hands. This also applies to the mothers of the dead terrorists.”

The remarks are considered as a call for genocide as she declared that all Palestinians are Israel’s enemies and must be killed.

On Monday (July 7) Shaked quoted this on her Facebook page:

“Behind every terrorist stand dozens of men and women, without whom he could not engage in terrorism.

They are all enemy combatants, and their blood shall be on all their heads. Now this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses.

They should follow their sons, nothing would be more just. They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there.”

The development comes as many officials from various countries have slammed Israel’s  airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

The Turkish prime minister is the latest to condemn the offensive, accusing Israel of massacring the Palestinians.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lashed out at Israel, saying it is committing state terrorism against the Palestinians in the region. Speaking in parliament, he also questioned the world’s silence toward Tel Aviv’s ongoing atrocities.

Reacting to Shaked’s remarks, the Turkish premier said Israel’s policy in Gaza is no different than Hitler’s mentality.

“An Israeli woman said Palestinian mothers should be killed, too. And she’s a member of the Israeli parliament. What is the difference between this mentality and Hitler’s?” Erdogan asked.

The developments come as the UN agency for Palestinian refugees has recently said women and children make up a sizeable number of Palestinian fatalities caused by Israeli attacks on the besieged region.

Ayelet Shaked represents the far-right Jewish Home party in the Knesset.

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