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De Israelische Terreur 303

Wat overbleef van de benen van een Palestijnse burger na een Israelische aanval.


'Ali Abunimah discusses US presidential candidates on Democracy Now!
Transcript, Democracy Now!, 25 January 2008

As the news out of Gaza makes international headlines, Democracy Now! took a look at where the Republican and Democratic presidential contenders stand on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Democracy Now! spoke with Electronic Intifada co-founder Ali Abunimah on 24 January:

AMY GOODMAN: We turn now to Chicago to Ali Abunimah, the co-founder of the online publication The Electronic Intifada, author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse.Welcome to Democracy Now!, Ali Abunimah. Your response to what's happening now in Gaza, from here in the United States?ALI ABUNIMAH: Well, I'd like to say that the suffering in Gaza has been so unremitting and so horrible and will continue. But I think we have to recognize and celebrate the resistance and the power of the pe…

De Israelische Terreur 302

Israel eist dat de grens tussen Gaza en Egypte wordt gesloten! Pardon? Welk geschreven recht bezit Israel om te eisen dat de grens tussen twee volkeren, de Egyptenaren en de Palestijnen, gesloten wordt? Geen enkel. En de Verenigde Staten steunt deze eis en daarmee de terreur tegen de Palestijnse bevolking. Het collectief straffen is volgens het internationaal recht verboden. Iedereen die betrokken is bij het collectief straffen schendt het recht en is strafbaar. Zelfs de Europese Unie steunt de Israelische terreur. Ook de Nederlandse regering lokt op die manier contra-terreur uit. Waarom lokken de Nederlandse politici terreur uit? Overigens, de Israelische belegering van Gaza is illegaal. Wat niet illegaal is, is gewapend verzet tegen deze terreur. Dat wordt door het internationaal recht gesanctioneerd. De Palestijnen mogen zich gewapend verzetten tegen de Israelische bezettings- en belegeringsmacht, ook Hamas, zolang het geweld niet gericht is op de burgerbevolking maar op de militai…

De Israelische Terreur 301

Palestinians cross back from Egypt into Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip through the bombed metal fence, not seen, that used to separate the two sides of the border town, 24 January 2008. (Wissam Nassar/MaanImages)

'Gaza scrambles for supplies as border forced open Rami Almeghari writing from Rafah, occupied Gaza Strip,
Live from Palestine,
25 January 2008

Three kids, their mother and their aunt hurried towards the Salah al-Din gate in southern Gaza on Wednesday.The mother, in her early thirties, explained in a rush, "We are heading to al-Arish [the Egypt border town] to follow my mom and brother who entered today after the borders were reopened."The family was not alone; thousands of other Palestinians thronged nearby, on their way to al-Arish, following the blasting through of the Israeli-built steel walls by Palestinian resistance fighters earlier that day. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians poured from Gaza into Egypt's Sinai peninsula, breathing a collective si…

De Israelische Terreur 300

'Israel declares Gaza "enemy entity" (19 September 2007)

On Wednesday, 19 September 2007, Israel's security cabinet unanimously declared the Gaza Strip an "enemy entity." The declaration, ostensibly in reaction to the firing of rockets from Gaza, was immediately backed by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and followed by a series of collective punishment measures that have crippled Gaza's already suffering economy. Israel has denied the importing of basic needs including medicine, severely limited exports, cut fuel supplies to the impoverished strip, and halted the movement of people to and from Gaza -- including those in need of urgent medical care.The "enemy entity" declaration follows months of Israeli closure of the Egyptian-Gazan border crossing at Rafah, during which thousands of Palestinians were stranded in Egypt. Rafah crossing remains closed since 9 June 2007. With the Erez crossing into Israel open to only an exceptionally few n…

De Israelische Terreur 299

Wiens zijde had Anne Frank gekozen?

Zie ook: http://www.boomerang.nl/werk/autonome-antifa/anna-pali/

De Israelische Terreur 298

Dit is het resultaat van de terreur van Israel, de staat waarmee onze minister van Buitenlandse Zaken, de katholieke christen Maxime Verhagen, zegt bevriend te zijn. Gelukkig zijn er nog fatsoenlijke mensen, zoals mij vrienden van de Israelische vredesbeweging, die tegen de langdurige terreur van hun landgneoten blijven strijden. Ik kreeg net deze email van ze:

'Press release 25/1/2008

Army closes down hilltop site of planned Saturday rally at the conclusion of Gaza supply convoy; rally will take place instead outside Erez Checkpoint, after car convoy and protest march by foot
Parallel Palestinian demonstration due inside Strip

This morning police suddenly informed organizers of the countrywide Gaza Supply Convoy, due tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 26) that the army has forbidden the holding of the concluding rally on a hilltop overlooking the Gaza Strip (to which no objection was made earlier). The army even intends to surround the site with barbed wire to prevent access. There is no time…

CIDI Bestuurslid schendt Internationaal Recht 11

Anne Frank met een Palestijnse sjaal mag niet van het CIDI. Deze volgens Haaretz "pro-Zionistische lobby groep" heeft zich eraan gestoord. Misschien kan het Centrum Informatie Documentatie Israel de Nederlanders het volgende uitleggen. In de preambule van Israel’s Onafhankelijkheids Verklaring staat: “Deze erkenning van de Verenigde Naties van het recht van het Joodse volk om zijn staat te stichten is onvervreemdbaar. Het is het natuurlijke recht van het Joodse volk om als alle andere volkeren te zijn, onafhankelijk in zijn soevereine staat.” Tegelijk met de VN erkenning van het recht van het joodse volk een staat te stichten, onder voorbehoud dat het land niet etnisch gezuiverd werd zoals wel gebeurde, werd ook een toekomstige Palestijnse staat door de VN erkend, op 46 procent van het voormalige mandaatgebied Palestina.

Met andere woorden: Israel bezit ook volgens zijn eigen logica het recht niet om Palestijns land te stelen, want ook het land dat te Palestijnen toegewezen …

De Israelische Terreur 297

'Israelis are 'brutal aggressors'
Published in The Florida Times-Union January 23, 2008
American media coverage of the struggle between Israel and the Palestinians invariably turns violent events upside down to portray the Israelis as the victims, when in actuality the Israelis are the brutal aggressors and always have been.Here's the other side of the story: In 1948, under United Nations authority, European Jews took 77 percent of Palestine and pushed out most of the Palestinians who had lived there since ancient times.Some 400 Palestinian villages [actually 530 towns and villages] were destroyed, thousands of Palestinian civilians were killed and 750,000 Palestinians fled to safety in neighboring countries.They were never allowed to return to their homes, and thousands [actually hundreds of thousands] still live in refugee camps. That's how Israel came into being as a state.The 1967 Six-Day War was a war of conquest by Israel, for the purpose of expanding Israel&#…

De Israelische Terreur 296

'A Palestinian rides a donkey cart after passing a destroyed section of the border wall from Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, to Egypt
'Wednesday, January 23, 2008.
Kevin Frayer / AP


Hamas Beats Israel's Gaza Siege

It took explosives to do what diplomacy couldn't: allow Palestinians to go on a shopping spree. The siege of Gaza, imposed by Israel and the international community after Hamas seized control of the Palestinian territory last July, ended abruptly before dawn on Wednesday when militants blew as many as 15 holes in the border wall separating the territory from Egypt. In the hours that followed, over 350,000 Palestinians swarmed across the frontier, nearly one fifth of Gaza's entire population.
Some Palestinians craved medicine and food — goats appeared to be a hot item — because Israel had cut off most supplies from entering Gaza as punishment for militants' firing rockets into southern Israel. Students and businessmen joined the throng heading for Egypt.…

CIDI Bestuurslid schendt Internationaal Recht 11

Het Parool bericht: 'Anne Frank-kaart blijft in de rekken

DEN HAAG - Boomerang, de verspreider van gratis kaarten, blijft de kaart 'Banned Frank' met Anne Frank in een Palestijnse sjaal verspreiden. Het bedrijf is verbaasd over de kritiek die het Centrum Informatie en Documentatie Israël (CIDI) heeft geuit.CIDI riep woensdag bioscopen, cafés en universiteiten op de kaart niet langer te verspreiden. Het centrum sprak van ''stijlloze geschiedvervalsing''. De kaart zou de strijd van de Palestijnen ten onrechte gelijkstellen aan de jodenvervolging tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog. De joden worden zo de vervolgers van vandaag en de Palestijnen weerloze vervolgden, zoals de joden in de oorlog.' Lees verder: http://www.parool.nl/nieuws/2008/JAN/24/ams8.html Het is opmerkelijk hoe snel de zoveel geroemde vrijheid van meningsuiting moet wijken voor het CIDI zodra het om de eigen heilige huisjes gaat. Als ik het goed begrijp dan is de redenering van het CIDI de volgend…

De Commerciele Massamedia 109

Journalisten van de financiele redacties lijken doorgaans op sportjournalisten, hetzelfde ademloze toontje van bewondering zodra het om de nobele vormen van het spel gaat of over de topmensen die het econmische schip zo vakkundig op koers houden. Als het fout gaat dan is het voor voor dit slag journalisten onmogelijk uit te leggen waarom het fout gaat. Ik bedoel, net als sportverslaggevers hebben ze zo allemaal een theorietje achter de hand, maar echt oorzaak en gevolg beschrijven, daar doen ze niet aan, want dan blijkt ineens dat ze al die jaren nonsense hebben verkocht. Bovendien geloven de meesten van hen echt in de door hen verspreide propaganda. Dus verwarren ze op het moment der waarheid de aanleiding met de oorzaak. Paniek op de beurzen!!! Ja, dames en heren, dat weten we. Maar door wie wordt die paniek veroorzaakt en welk belang heeft die figuur of die figuren daarbij? Of had niemand al die jaren ergens meer een greep op? Zo ja, waarom dan alle bewondering voor al die kapital…

Het Neoliberale Geloof 92

'Soros Sees End of Dollar as World's Reserve Currency (Update2)
By Edward Evans and Simon Kennedy

Jan. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Billionaire investor George Soros said the fallout from the U.S. subprime crisis will bring about the end of the dollar's status as the world's reserve currency.

``The current crisis is not only the bust that follows the housing boom, it's basically the end of a 60-year period of continuing credit expansion based on the dollar as the reserve currency,'' Soros said in a debate today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. ``Now the rest of the world is increasingly unwilling to accumulate dollars.''

The dollar's share of global foreign-exchange reserves fell to a record low of 63.8 percent in the third quarter as demand for U.S. assets waned after the collapse of the U.S. housing market, according to International Monetary Fund data. It accounted for 65 percent three months earlier. The euro's share rose to 26.4 per…

Het Neoliberale Geloof 91

Kortom: rente omlaag waardoor mensen nog meer gaan lenen en de ballon nog harder wordt opgepompt waardoor de klap straks nog harder wordt, maar wie dan leeft wie dan zorgt.

'Hard Times A-Coming
The Bush Dollar Trap
By DAVE LINDORFF

The first government response to America's sinking economy was denial. We were told as recently as a month ago by administration officials and Wall Street charlatans that the economy was robust and that there would not be a recession. Now we are told that the economy is in trouble, but that the government is taking decisive action to shore it up.
We saw how effective the first "decisive" proposal was. Bush announced a plan to give every adult taxpayer (no poor people, thank you) $800 in a tax rebate this April. The stock market responded to this idea by dropping a few percent. The idea, as I wrote in my last column, was stupid to begin with because, with the US no longer producing much of anything, all that bonus borrowed cash would end up get…

Jim Sinclair 2

Altijd goed om te weten wat de tegenpartij erover denkt. Mijn grote vriend en multimiljonair Jim Sinclair mailde me dit:

'Dear Friends,

First the Fed makes a big slash then the President's Working Committee on Markets - otherwise known as the Price Protection Team or PPT - sits back to see how the market takes it. The Fed and the PPT are totally focused on the equity markets and this morning's activity must be terribly disappointing to both. Anticipate more significant rate reductions with the Bush New Deal on the scheduled meeting day. The Fed will increase liquidity exponentially, taxes will be slashed, and wars will stimulate fiscal spending. The US legislature will create spending on a bi-partisan basis and the President will not veto it. This is all very bullish for gold.I believe all of the above will occur. Such actions simply strengthen the foundations of this generational bull market in gold heading into 2011.Maybe you should breathe deeply, drink some cold water an…

Chalmers Johnson 12

Nogmaals: Chalmers Johnson:

'Going Bankrupt
Why the Debt Crisis Is Now the Greatest Threat to the American Republic
By Chalmers Johnson

The military adventurers of the Bush administration have much in common with the corporate leaders of the defunct energy company Enron. Both groups of men thought that they were the "smartest guys in the room," the title of Alex Gibney's prize-winning film on what went wrong at Enron. The neoconservatives in the White House and the Pentagon outsmarted themselves. They failed even to address the problem of how to finance their schemes of imperialist wars and global domination.

As a result, going into 2008, the United States finds itself in the anomalous position of being unable to pay for its own elevated living standards or its wasteful, overly large military establishment. Its government no longer even attempts to reduce the ruinous expenses of maintaining huge standing armies, replacing the equipment that seven years of …

World Economic Forum

'This week the World Economic Forum is taking place in Davos, Switzerland. Media Tenor is there participating and covering the event for Mediachannel.org. We will be featuring updates and research gathered for the forum here everyday this week.
During this year’s forum a unique study on dialogue between Islam and the West will be released. The results present empirical proof demonstrating the disastrous stage of distrust between both cultures. The research team for the study consisted of Media Tenor, Gallup and Georgetown-University. Mediachannel has published parts of the study in a three-part series. You can view Part I here and Part II here.

UPDATE 1: January 23, 2008By Roland Schatz, Media Tenor
Desire For Death or On Media’s Hunger For Catastrophe
Davos, Switzerland: Driving up to Davos one still had in mind the TV news on the breakdown of the financial markets. Journalists couldn’t be fast enough in comparing the fall of stocks to other historical peaks like 9/11 or the moment w…

Jim Sinclair

Mijn grote vriend Jim Sinclair, volgens de New York Times "mr Gold" himself, zei in 2002 tegen me: 'Listen Stan, put your money in gold. It is now 220 dollar for a troy ounce, but in 2008 it wil be at least 900 dollar. All these personal as well as collective deficits balloon, and it will one day explode.' Ik bedankte hem voor het vriendelijke advies, maar ik heb geen geld en zal dus ook nooit geld kunnen maken. Bovendien, wat moet je met al dat geld, ik heb al genoeg zorgen aan mijn hoof en ik ben journalist en ik interviewde hem als journalist, dus maak je van je positie geen misbruik. Overigens doet een aantal van mijn collega's dit wel, zo weet ik uit directe ervaring. Hoe dan ook, vanmiddag stuurde Jim me dit mailtje en aangezien hij vele malen miljonair is geeft het toch te denken: 'Dear Extended Family, As far as I can recall, today is the first day that a headline appeared on Financial TV saying that the "US budget deficit is about to BALLOON.&qu…

Eva Wiessing van het NOS Journaal

In - ik meen - het 6 uur Journaal van de NOS zei verslaggeefster Eva Wiessing zonder blikken of blozen: 'D'r is heel veel geld verloren vandaag, maar er is ook heel veel geld gewonnen.' En zo is het maar net. Het zegt natuurlijk niets over wat er in feite in werkelijkheid gebeurt en hoe het komt dat juist op dit moment de luchtbel knapt. Het is duidelijk dat het gespeculeer met lucht op een gegeven moment moet fout gaan. Dat weet elke gokker. Iemand roept op zeker ogenblik dat hij uw kaarten wil zien en dan blijkt u de hele tijd gebluft te hebben. Maar dat mag mevrouw Wiessing dus niet vertellen, die moet in vage bewoordingen wat aankwekken. Ik vermoed zelfs dat in haar geval ze volstrekt niet weet wat er werkelijk aan de hand is. Bij het ABN/Amro debacle zat ze er ook volstrekt naast. Waarom niemand deze mevrouw de werking van het kapitalisme uitlegt, is me een raadsel. Misschien weet niemand bij het NOS-Journaal het meer, of durft niemand het meer te zeggen. Ik sprak va…

Chalmers Johnson 11

'Tomgram: Chalmers Johnson, How to Sink America

Within the next month, the Pentagon will submit its 2009 budget to Congress and it's a fair bet that it will be even larger than the staggering 2008 one. Like the Army and the Marines, the Pentagon itself is overstretched and under strain -- and like the two services, which are expected to add 92,000 new troops over the next five years (at an estimated cost of $1.2 billion per 10,000), the Pentagon's response is never to cut back, but always to expand, always to demand more.
After all, there are those disastrous Afghan and Iraqi wars still eating taxpayer dollars as if there were no tomorrow. Then there's what enthusiasts like to call "the next war" to think about, which means all those big-ticket weapons, all those jets, ships, and armored vehicles for the future. And don't forget the still-popular, Rumsfeld-style "netcentric warfare" systems (robots, drones, communications satellites, and the like)…

De Israelische Terreur 295

'AMNESTY INTERNATIONALPRESS RELEASE
21 January 2008

Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: Israel must allow basic necessities into Gaza Israel’s decision to block all fuel supplies to the Gaza Strip constitutes collective punishment and is likely to lead to a public health emergency, Amnesty International said today. The organization called for an immediate lifting of the fuel blockade and of other restrictions which have effectively prevented entry or exit of people and goods from the Gaza Strip since Hamas seized control in the territory, in which 1.5 million Palestinians live, in June 2007."More than 40 seriously ill patients have died since the Israeli authorities closed Gaza's borders, so denying them access to hospital treatment abroad," said Malcolm Smart,, Amnesty International's Middle East and North Africa programme director, "but now the entire Gaza population is being out at risk as electricity and fuel supplies run out."Amnesty Internatio…

Iran 191

'Bush visited the ME to promote war against Iran!”

It is clear that Bush went to the Middle East to talk with Arab leaders about war against Iran.
President Bush's visit to the Middle East, in my candid opinion, was not aimed at bolstering alliances or promoting democracy in the region. It was mainly aimed at preparing for a possible war against Iran in the coming months.
It is clear that Bush went to the Middle East to talk with Arab leaders about war against Iran.
Consider this: All ME states Bush visited are against Tehran’s rising influence and nuclear program. They all have purchased billions worth of U.S. weapons in recent years.
I would advise those who watch the news about Iran and America not to be deceived.
Bush's time in office is running out, and to stop Iran‘s nuclear program, he’s going to attack it - possibly before June - leading to another catastrophe that would have disastrous consequences in the Middle East and the whole world.
Adebisi from USA'

Zie: htt…

CIDI en AIVD 2

Ik heb een vraag aan u. Ik wil de SP Tweede Kamerfractie vragen om de minister van Binnenlandse Zaken onder druk te zetten. De nogal pedante mevrouw Guusje Ter Horst heeft namelijke geen serieus onderzoek ingesteld naar het feit dat de, volgens Haaretz pro-zionistische lobbygroep CIDI, over geheime informatie beschikt van een Nederlandse inlichtingendienst, terwijl die informatie niet beschikbaar mag worden gesteld aan Nederlandse volksvertegenwooridgers. Ik zou graag willen weten wie in het ambtenarenapparaat of de politiek deze geheime informatie naar het CIDI heeft gelekt en waarom. Ik wil de SP verzoeken dit uit te zoeken, middels het stellen van vragen. Wie van u zou zijn naam onder mijn verzoek willen zetten? Hoe meer hoe beter.
Zie: Zoals bekend kwalificeert de Israelische kwaliteitskrant Haaretz het CIDI als een 'pro-Zionistische lobbygroep,' waarvan het bedrijf van een bestuurslid, iin strijd met het internationaal recht, de uitspraken van de Verenigde Naties en de Ned…

De Israelische Terreur 294

Het Parool bericht:

'Verhagen wil bijdragen aan troepen Israël

HERZLIYA - Minister Maxime Verhagen (Buitenlandse Zaken) zal zijn uiterste best doen om Nederland te laten bijdragen aan een internationale troepenmacht, mocht deze nodig zijn om na een Israëlisch-Palestijns vredesakkoord het vacuüm van het teruggetrokken Israëlische leger op te vullen. Dat zei de minister gisteravond in een toespraak op de Herzliyaconferentie in Israël. Volgens Verhagen is een sterke internationale troepenmacht de beste manier om, na de eventuele terugtrekking tot overeengekomen grenzen, Israëls veiligheid te garanderen
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Lees verder: http://www.parool.nl/nieuws/2008/JAN/22/bin3.html
De Palestijnen en de Nederlandse politici moeten er alles aan doen om minister Verhagen te beletten dit plan uit te voeren. Er zit in de top van het ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken een pro-Israel lobby groep, waardoor Nederland tesamen met Duitsland bij stemmingen de meest fervente supporter is van Israel. Bovendien ga…

De Israelische Terreur 293

Interessant artikel:

'Buying Palestinian National Rights
By Dr. Abdul Sattar Qasim

Often Western officials and academics explain the enrollment of the young in militant organization to social and economical reasons. They believe that since the heads of the family are busy trying to put food on the table, that causes many young to develop psychological and social problems, which explains why many turn to violence and seeking revenge from others, or turn to drug dealing and becoming members of criminal gangs that steals and kills. Therefore, they often concluded that improving the economic situation is the key to solving the problems of resorting to violence.
As the Palestinian suffering continues for decades, it has become increasingly difficult for Western politicians to address Palestinians rights, and often they focus on finding a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict without addressing the core issues (such as right of return, ethnic cleansing, dispossession, ...etc.).
Someti…

The Empire 341

'The Prophet Reconsidered
40 years after the death of Martin Luther King Jr., new studies emphasize his economic and social philosophy
By CHRISTOPHER PHELPS

We forget so much. We forget that he was hanging by a thread in 1968 at the time of his death, whose 40th anniversary we will mark in April. We forget that his moral authority had frayed, leaving his fund raising in free fall. We forget that in his final years, he faced not only a rising "white backlash" — the media term for white obduracy in the suburbs and working-class neighborhoods, North as well as South — but resentment from establishment liberals who thought he had executed too radical a turn by opposing a Democratic president and the Vietnam War. We forget that although blacks still looked to him more than any other leader, he was increasingly viewed with cynicism by young militants who derided him as "De Lawd" and thought his nonviolence too tepid for the times. We forget that police agencies from th…

De Israelische Terreur 292

The lives of premature babies being cared for at Gaza's hospitals are threatened if incubators can't be powered. (Wissam Nassar/MaanImages)

Never against! European collusion in Israel's slow genocide Omar Barghouti, The Electronic Intifada, 21 January 2008
The European Union, Israel's largest trade partner in the world, is watching by as Israel tightens its barbaric siege on Gaza, collectively punishing 1.5 million Palestinian civilians, condemning them to devastation, and visiting imminent death upon hundreds of kidney dialysis and heart patients, prematurely born babies, and all others dependent on electric power for their very survival.By freezing fuel and electric power supplies to Gaza, Israel, the occupying power, is essentially guaranteeing that "clean" water -- only by name, as Gaza's water is perhaps the most polluted in the whole region, after decades of Israeli theft and abuse -- will not be pumped out and properly distributed to homes and instit…