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November 16, 2023 at 13:39 #92876AGGuest
A German piece that goes into the question in how far the rich reservoirs of natural gas off the coast of Gaza are relevant or not:
“The Eastern Mediterranean is one of the regions in which the world’s largest new oil and, above all, gas fields have been discovered in recent decades. However, the development and transportation of natural gas is complicated, as the region is a geopolitical hotspot. Nevertheless, the EU in particular, which is looking for alternatives to Russian energy imports, is playing a major role in the Mediterranean energy poker game and is thus caught up in an another conflict of interest with the USA. There are also natural gas deposits off Gaza, which should actually be tapped this year. It is therefore hardly surprising that there are voices on the internet linking the latest escalation in the region to the international energy poker game. But that is too far-fetched. The debate is however still exciting.”November 16, 2023 at 14:40 #92883AGGuest
The Intercept on Google surveillance software possibly against Palestinians:
“Google Activists Circulated Internal Petition on Israel Ties. Only the Muslim Got a Call from HR.
Employees are internally protesting Google’s Project Nimbus, which they fear is being used by Israel to violate Palestinians’ human rights.”
by Sam Biddle
“A Google employee protesting the tech giant’s business with the Israeli government was questioned by Google’s human resources department over allegations that he endorsed terrorism, The Intercept has learned. The employee said he was the only Muslim and Middle Easterner who circulated the letter and also the only one who was confronted by HR about it.
The employee was objecting to Project Nimbus, Google’s controversial $1.2 billion contract with the Israeli government and its military to provide state-of-the-art cloud computing and machine learning tools.
Since its announcement two years ago, Project Nimbus has drawn widespread criticism both inside and outside Google, spurring employee-led protests and warnings from human rights groups and surveillance experts that it could bolster state repression of Palestinians.”November 16, 2023 at 14:53 #92884JackGuest
Israel have started to bulldoze some parts of the hospital, then they will most likely say, “we have destroyed Hamas infrastructure!” and thus they are unable to show any proof because the bulldozer destroyed “it”.
According to our reporting, hundreds of Israeli soldiers are raiding all sections of al-Shifa Hospital.
Sources also say Israeli bulldozers are destroying parts in the southern section of the hospital compound.
An unnamed Israeli military official confirmed to Reuters that Israeli soldiers are carrying out a raid.
“The operation is shaped by our understanding that there is well-hidden terrorist infrastructure in the complex,” the official said, adding that “Hamas has persistently worked to conceal infrastructure and cover up evidence” in Gaza’s hospitals.”
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2023/11/16/israel-hamas-war-live-israel-rejects-un-security-council-gaza-resolutionNovember 16, 2023 at 18:18 #92888JackGuest
Owen Jones shred Piers Morgan, breaking down why this is a genocide:
Piers Morgan was photographed having dinner with pro-israeli extremists some weeks ago:
Piers Morgan’s dinner companion in New York, Nicola Mendelsohn, led Facebook’s procurement of Israeli tech company Onavo.
Onavo was founded by Israeli military intelligence Unit 8200 veterans Guy Rosen and Roi Tiger.
Mendelsohn is married to the ex-head of the Labour Friends of Israel, Jonathan Mendelsohn.
In the midst of his coverage of Israel's war on Gaza, Piers Morgan had a cosy dinner with Israel lobbyist Nicola Mendelsohn in New York on October 22.
She is married to the ex-head of the Labour Friends of Israel, Jonathan Mendelsohn. pic.twitter.com/HlJAWiv81F
— Lowkey (@Lowkey0nline) November 15, 2023
The plot thickens…
Piers Morgan's dinner companion in New York, Nicola Mendelsohn, led Facebook's procurement of Israeli tech company Onavo.
Onavo was founded by Israeli military intelligence Unit 8200 veterans Guy Rosen and Roi Tiger. https://t.co/yiPs4E2jqP
— Lowkey (@Lowkey0nline) November 16, 2023November 17, 2023 at 20:11 #92889JackGuest
The senseless, cruel Israel seems to have non-stop ideas on how to torment the palestinians in every single way:
Israel took Palestinian bodies away from al-Shifa: Gaza Ministry of Health
Speaking from inside al-Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza City, Dr Munir al-Bursh, a general director at the Ministry of Health, accused Israeli forces of taking 18 unburied bodies from the courtyard of the hospital to an unknown location.
He added that Israeli forces were “wandering around the whole hospital, and have blown up the MRI and CT scan machines”.
Sadistic acts like this stems right from the racist mindset ruling Israel.November 18, 2023 at 08:01 #92890JackGuest
Another Likud member call to burn Gaza
Israel bomb Khan Yunis, 20+ killed
Israel give 1 hour for the thousands of people in al-shifa to evacuate!
Israel send missile against Fatah in the Westbank
To call this inhumane is not enough, to call this nazi/fascist-like is not enough.November 18, 2023 at 15:12 #92891SAGuest
Theirs is a discussion and analysis of what Israel has presented as evidence for presence of Hamas in Al Shifa. As you can see it is really rather poor and unconvincing.November 18, 2023 at 15:59 #92892JackGuest
It is ridiculous and now Israel have changed the narrative, now the infamous Hamas headquater is in Khan Younis
“The centre is really in Khan Younis, not al-Shifa Hospital.”
"The centre is really in Khan Younis, not al-Shifa Hospital.”
Former Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert told Euronews that the underground command centre of Hamas is located in Khan Younis, a city in the southern Gaza Strip, not at al-Shifa hospital in the north of the strip pic.twitter.com/bF7ISINUkH
— Middle East Eye (@MiddleEastEye) November 17, 2023
In other news:
Another 80 people just killed when Israel attacked school filled with refugees
Meanwhile social media companies collaborate with the genocidal regime:
Thousands of Gaza war posts removed from social media at Israel’s request
Meta, Facebook and Instagram’s parent company along with TikTok received more than 8,000 requests to take down Gaza war-related posts from Israel.
According to the Israeli state prosecutor’s office, 94 percent of the flagged content has been taken down.
Where are the same social media giants blocking the senseless disinformation/proapganda/dehumanization/incitement by israeli reps and propagandists?
Why are not social media companies approving call to violence against IDF?
Facebook allows posts urging violence against invading Russians
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/3/11/facebook-allows-posts-urging-violence-against-russian-invadersNovember 18, 2023 at 16:41 #92893JackGuest
Video showing dead palestinian bodies everywhere after Israel struck the UN Jabalia school sheltering refugees
How, how on earth can this go on day in, day out?
If another state did this…. there would be a small nuke dropped on them by the west. Here we have a sick, mentally sick, regime that get all the support for doing what it is doing. Unbelievable.November 18, 2023 at 18:15 #92894JackGuest
US openly practice collective punishment by denying aid into Gaza unless hostages are released:
Biden’s top Middle East advisor: Surge in humanitarian relief will come when hostages are released
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2023-11-18/ty-article-live/five-palestinians-killed-in-west-bank-strike-rocket-sirens-sound-in-northern-israel/0000018b-e094-dffa-adef-e6942ae00000?liveBlogItemId=1863655932#1863655932November 19, 2023 at 11:52 #92902JackGuest
Could you guys imagine if there were western journalists that were killed like this day in and day out, imagine the uproar, but as usual palestinians, arabs are “unworthy” victim in the eyes of the west, thus no reaction by the “rules based order”-crowd.
Six journalists, media workers killed in Gaza overnight
Two more journalists and two media workers were killed in the past 24 hours, according to information gathered by the Palestinian press watchdog MADA, the Palestinian Press Syndicate and videos verified by Al Jazeera.
Here are their names:
Mustafa al-Sawaf, journalist
Musab Ashour, photojournalist
Amr Abu Hayya, engineer for Al-Aqsa TV
Abd Alhalim Awad, administrator for Al-Aqsa TV
Earlier, we reported the death of two reporters in Bureij refugee camp:
Sari Mansour, journalist with Quds News
Hassouneh Salim, journalist with Quds News
And just like that:
‘Obvious’ that EU foreign policy chief’s main goal securing release of hostages
Abdel Hamid Siyam, professor and political scientist from Rutgers University, said after the news conference of the EU foreign policy chief in Qatar that it is “obvious” that Josep Borrell’s main goal is the release of hostages.
“He went out of his way to meet families of the hostages in Israel. But he didn’t have time to meet any Palestinian families who also have their members in Israeli jails. Secondly, he did not mention the word ceasefire. He mentioned the word ‘humanitarian pauses’, repeating the UN terminology,” Siyam told Al Jazeera.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2023/11/19/israel-hamas-war-live-israel-attacked-two-schools-killing-dozensNovember 19, 2023 at 17:37 #92908JackGuest
Israeli reprisals against Palestinian prisoners on the rise
Since October 7, Israel has taken retaliatory measures against Palestinians in its prisons, including shutting down electricity inside cells from 6pm-6am and cancelling all lawyer and family visits, the Palestinian Authority commission for prisoners says.
Prevented detainees from closing their cell windows despite the cold weather.
Stopped all doctor checkups.
Prevented 70 percent of sick detainees from taking their medicines on a daily basis.
Decreased the amount of food available to prisoners.
Stopped all yard time.
Confiscated all electronics, bed linens and personal items from detainees.
Is there no sanity left in Israel? How can they not see how fascist and racist-like they have become?November 20, 2023 at 08:47 #92910JackGuest
Could you imagine if muslims blew up synagogues after synagogues, just imagine the upoar but when Israel do it it is not even covered in the media!
Video The Israeli war criminals laugh as they blow up a mosque in Gaza.
The Israeli war criminals laugh as they blow up a mosque in Gaza. pic.twitter.com/EblwBDd1dx
— • (@Alhamdhulillaah) November 19, 2023November 20, 2023 at 14:49 #92919AGGuest
thx for all the info as always 😉
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Anne Boyer, poetry editor with the NYT has resigned over the war (coverage) with a short letter:
“I have resigned as poetry editor of The New York Times Magazine.
The Israeli state’s U.S-backed war against the people of Gaza is not a war for anyone. There is no safety in it or from it, not for Israel, not for the United States or Europe, and especially not for the many Jewish people slandered by those who claim falsely to fight in their names. Its only profit is the deadly profit of oil interests and weapon manufacturers.
The world, the future, our hearts—everything grows smaller and harder from from this war. It is not only a war of missiles and land invasions. It is an ongoing war against the people of Palestine, people who have resisted through decades of occupation, forced dislocation, deprivation, surveillance, siege, imprisonment, and torture.
Because our status quo is self-expression, sometimes the most effective mode of protest for artists is to refuse.
I can’t write about poetry amidst the “reasonable” tones of those who aim to acclimatize us to this unreasonable suffering. No more ghoulish euphemisms. No more verbally sanitized hellscapes. No more warmongering lies.
If this resignation leaves a hole in the news the size of poetry, then that is the true shape of the present. — Anne Boyer “November 20, 2023 at 16:09 #92920JackGuest
Thank you for your links and reports from Germany!
Some more links:
Israeli general hope that palestinians will face a humanitarian crisis/epidemic in op-ed writen in israeli media:
the op-ed was applauded by israeli finance minister Bezalel Smotrich
WATCH: Israeli children sing, “We will annihilate everyone” in Gaza, against a background of destruction on national broadcaster:
🚨WATCH: Israeli children sing, "We will annihilate everyone" in Gaza, against a background of destruction.
Disturbing video was posted, then deleted by Israeli national broadcaster @kann_news.
We captured it and added English subtitles
— Electronic Intifada (@intifada) November 19, 2023November 21, 2023 at 01:56 #92929AGGuest
re: US media changing their positions on hospital bombing / deaths following US WH.
This comes from Responsible Statecraft which makes it no avantgarde but the info is good still (see as well the hyperlinks).
It quotes a survey according to which US/Western papers have changed their policy of reporting about Gaza after Oct. 17th Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital bombing.
Before they e.g. mostly were writing “Palestinian” and trusted Palestinian Health Ministry numbers.
After they mostly write “Hamas” and tend to mistrust the very same institutions denouncing them as “Hamas-led”.
RS stated that this change is due to more aggressive US policy:
“Media amplified US, Israeli narrative on Palestinian deaths
Following senior officials’ lead, many prominent Western news outlets started linking Hamas to hospitals in Gaza.”
“Biden jumped in a week later, stating that he “had no notion that the Palestinians are telling the truth about how many people are killed.” He also privately complained about the New York Times’ headlines on Al-Ahli during a meeting with Wall Street bankers, Semafor reported.
“We all know that the Gazan ministry of health is just a front for Hamas. It’s run by Hamas, a terrorist organization,” U.S. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters on October 26. “We can’t take anything coming out of Hamas, including the so-called ‘ministry of health,’ at face value.”
The political pushback seems to have changed the overall tone of American news coverage. In the weeks after the Ahli attack, many English-language reporters appeared to hedge any Palestinian health ministry claims by noting Hamas’s alleged control of the ministry.”
“CNN and BBC reporters both found that Israeli troops may have tampered with the evidence at Al-Shifa Hospital, a claim that Hagari denies.
Two days after the raid, The Economist reported that “Israeli intelligence officials do not believe that Hamas currently has its main headquarters—to the extent that such a thing exists—below the hospital. These, they say, have probably moved to Khan Younis” south of Gaza City.
Meanwhile, U.S. officials have come around to accepting that Palestinians were telling the truth about their deaths — and may have actually understated the numbers.
“In this period of conflict and conditions of war, it is very difficult for any of us to assess what the rate of casualties are,” Barbara Leaf, assistant U.S. secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs, told Congress last week. “We think they’re very high, frankly, and it could be that they’re even higher than are being cited.”November 21, 2023 at 08:54 #92933JackGuest
Former prime minsiter of Israel Ehud Barak admit on CNN that Israel built a bunker under the Al-shifa hosptal decades ago when Israel occupied Gaza with troops,
Ehud Barak: "Israel built the bunkers under al-Shifa hospital".
And the anchor was shocked pic.twitter.com/C01kaQ5MTx
— Moufid Mostafa مفيد مصطفى (@moufidmostafa) November 20, 2023
Now, why did Israel build a bunker under a hospital? Was that not illegal they said?
In other news veteran israeli politician Danny Danon on BBC make the case of ethnic cleansing in the cynical way that the west should help the poor palestinians!
And there we have it. Ethnic cleansing dressed up as humanitarianism.
Israeli politician Danny Danon. pic.twitter.com/yBgyqX1zoU
— Saul Staniforth (@SaulStaniforth) November 20, 2023November 21, 2023 at 19:51 #92935AGGuest
This re: Germany again:
Not spectacular but to document a “normal” administrative legal case of a protest which was first prohibited by the city of Frankfurt and then the ban was lifted by the court – and then AGAIN the court CONFIRMED the ban!
Translated from the German article in “Junge Welt”
date Nov. 11th, on the occasion of Third Reich pogroms against Jews in 1938 – (commemorated annually in FRG):
(p.s. for instance see the argumentation for banning: “one-sidedly focused on the suffering” of the civilian population in the Gaza Strip.” – apparently 10.000 dead by that date were “one-sided”. This is of course sick.)
Frankfurt: City bans rally to commemorate Nazi pogrom with reference to applicant
By Susann Witt-Stahl
On Wednesday evening, the city of Frankfurt am Main banned a rally entitled “Never again fascism – keep the memory of the Reichspogromnacht alive. Fight anti-Semitism!” was banned. The fact that an anti-fascist commemorative event on November 9 was banned was a “precedent”, explained lawyer Arzu Kazak, who was representing the applicant. Not, however, the attempt by the Frankfurt authorities to restrict the expression of undesirable opinions by “undermining the Basic Law”.
In the current case, the assembly authorities justify their interference with strictly protected basic rights with the political positions of the applicant. She had “appeared with pro-Palestinian or anti-Israeli themes” – at demonstrations that were “one-sidedly focused on the suffering” of the civilian population in the Gaza Strip. The police also cited a “suspicion” of “committed incitement to hatred”: the registrant is said to have accused Israel of “massive war crimes” and “incipient genocide” and referred to the Palestinians’ right to “armed resistance” against the illegal occupation, which is covered by international law.
Because people from the recently banned organization Samidoun and other left-wing groups are also taking part and anti-Zionist messages could be sent out, the planned anti-fascist rally poses a “danger to the security/well-being of the population”, the 13-page order states.
For lawyer Kazak, a ban based on such a “constructed image of danger”, which is attached to a person who cannot even be proven to have engaged in “criminally relevant behavior”, is “clearly unlawful”. The Higher Administrative Court shared this legal opinion and revoked the order on Thursday afternoon in summary proceedings. The commemorative event could go ahead – for the time being. In the evening, the Administrative Court overturned this decision without giving reasons – and the police broke up the gathering after around an hour.
“Anti-fascist rallies are canceled if they do not include solidarity with the apartheid and occupying state of Israel,” criticizes the chairman of the organization Jewish Voice for Just Peace in the Middle East, Wieland Hoban, in an interview with jW. He is particularly appalled by the fact that Germany has chosen Gaza and the Arab world as the final repository for its historical guilt: “The anti-Semitic danger is primarily located among Muslims, while the AfD has been at over 20 percent for months and its agitation against migrants is opportunistically adopted by the centrist parties.”
The applicant for the memorial rally, who has been active in anti-fascist groups since the 1980s and has organized blockades against marches by the NPD, “autonomous nationalists” and Pegida, has put her finger right in this open wound of regressive coming to terms with the past: “Today, the fascists are back on the doorstep of power,” the appeal reads. By suppressing public discussions, a “new interpretation of anti-Semitism” is being enforced, which distracts from the neo-fascist structures as the true originators, neutralizes the anti-fascist motives of its fight – and pursues anything but emancipatory purposes.
“It’s about legitimizing wars externally and repression internally,” explains the applicant. The target of false accusations of anti-Semitism are increasingly “Jews who do not want to be identified with Zionism or Israel”.
“We are tired of the Jewish history of persecution being misused to support a state that breaks international law on a daily basis and oppresses an entire people,” added Wieland Hoban for the Jewish Voice, whose members are subjected to harassment by the German police on a daily basis during their anti-war protests. The ban on the rally once again shows “that Germany has learned the wrong lessons from the Holocaust”.
(…)”November 21, 2023 at 20:14 #92936JackGuest
Despicable video but it also show the brazen racism of the zionists:
This is Stuart Seldowitz, who served as Deputy Director/Senior Political Officer in the US State Department’s Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs from 1999 to 2003. Sinister level of threats & racial & Islamophobic abuse.
Stuart Seldowitz was Deputy Director in the US State Department's Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs from 1999 to 2003.
He seems nice.pic.twitter.com/nWSrpMIZeB
— Lowkey (@Lowkey0nline) November 21, 2023November 22, 2023 at 09:22 #92946JackGuest
The sheer evilness by the US is really something.
Biden admin was concerned a pause in Israeli bombardment would open Gaza up to more journalists to cover Israeli crimes & “turn public opinion”.
Read that again. They strategized how to subvert coverage using Palestinian lives. Then consider how Israel has killed 49 journalists. pic.twitter.com/BNc5VurPGc
— Sana Saeed (@SanaSaeed) November 22, 2023
Have you ever read such cynical, pathological calculation?
No wonder the US never protest the constant israeli killing of palestinian journalists.November 22, 2023 at 09:58 #92947U WattGuest
Seldowitz went back to harrass on other occasions, Jack.
“If we killed 4,000 Palestinian kids, it wasn’t enough…”
Yet another video emerges of Obama advisor Stuart Seldowitz's racist harassment of the same man selling food on the streets of New York.pic.twitter.com/9WZLnP3O7I
— Lowkey (@Lowkey0nline) November 21, 2023
"If we killed 4,000 Palestinian kids, it wasn't enough…"
In a separate incident, US State Department veteran Stuart Seldowitz continues his racist harassment of a street vendor in New York.pic.twitter.com/GP49aoxFzg
— Lowkey (@Lowkey0nline) November 21, 2023
Three times Seldowitz won the US State Department’s Superior Honour Award. He was later a foreign policy advisor to Obama.
He let the mask slip, but how many others at the top of US Government harbour these views in private?November 22, 2023 at 10:29 #92948JackGuest
The israeli supporters are the ones that create antisemitism with statements like this, to be fair to this woman she is not alone, this is what Israel and it supporters deep down want:
Outrage grows after ‘chilling call for genocide’ by Florida Republican Michelle Salzman
Imagine if the roles were reversed, that a politician called for genocide against israelis, that person would be kicked out directly!November 22, 2023 at 11:23 #92949AGGuest
The Intercept reporting on fb and how its “moderation” “failed” to identify Ads that were calling for Holocaust against Palestinians.
It was in fact a test made by NGOs
“Facebook Approved an Israeli Ad Calling for Assassination of Pro-Palestine Activist
After the ad was discovered, digital rights advocates ran an experiment testing the limits of Facebook’s machine-learning moderation.”
“A series of advertisements dehumanizing and calling for violence against Palestinians, intended to test Facebook’s content moderation standards, were all approved by the social network, according to materials shared with The Intercept.
The submitted ads, in both Hebrew and Arabic, included flagrant violations of policies for Facebook and its parent company Meta. Some contained violent content directly calling for the murder of Palestinian civilians, like ads demanding a “holocaust for the Palestinians” and to wipe out “Gazan women and children and the elderly.” Other posts, like those describing kids from Gaza as “future terrorists” and a reference to “Arab pigs,” contained dehumanizing language.”November 22, 2023 at 14:52 #92950RepublicofscotlandGuest
British media reporting that they’ll be some sort of ceasefire in Gaza beginning at 8am tomorrow Thurs 23rd of Nov.November 22, 2023 at 16:33 #92951ETGuest
Consortium news has a piece by Sam Husseini in which he “suggests ways global outrage can be harnessed to help induce a country to invoke the Genocide Convention against Israel at the International Court of Justice.”
He extensively references CM’s article on activating the genocide convention.
It can be found here.November 22, 2023 at 17:50 #92955AGGuest
Harvard Law Review apparently for the first time ever revoked publication of a piece:
The Nation brings it instead.
title of the canceled analysis “The Ongoing Nakba: Towards a Legal Framework for Palestine”
by Rabea Eghbariah
It would have been the first such piece by a Palestinian PhD:
“The vote followed what an editor at the law review described in an email to Eghbariah as “an unprecedented decision” by the leadership of the Harvard Law Review to prevent the piece’s publication.”
Her the prelude:
“On Saturday, the board of the Harvard Law Review voted not to publish “The Ongoing Nakba: Towards a Legal Framework for Palestine,” a piece by Rabea Eghbariah, a human rights attorney completing his doctoral studies at Harvard Law School. The vote followed what an editor at the law review described in an email to Eghbariah as “an unprecedented decision” by the leadership of the Harvard Law Review to prevent the piece’s publication.
Eghbariah told The Nation that the piece, which was intended for the HLR Blog, had been solicited by two of the journal’s online editors. It would have been the first piece written by a Palestinian scholar for the law review. The piece went through several rounds of edits, but before it was set to be published, the president stepped in. “The discussion did not involve any substantive or technical aspects of your piece,” online editor Tascha Shahriari-Parsa, wrote Eghbariah in an email shared with The Nation. “Rather, the discussion revolved around concerns about editors who might oppose or be offended by the piece, as well as concerns that the piece might provoke a reaction from members of the public who might in turn harass, dox, or otherwise attempt to intimidate our editors, staff, and HLR leadership.”
On Saturday, following several days of debate and a nearly six-hour meeting, the Harvard Law Review‘s full editorial body came together to vote on whether to publish the article. Sixty-three percent voted against publication. In an email to Egbariah, HLR President Apsara Iyer wrote, “While this decision may reflect several factors specific to individual editors, it was not based on your identity or viewpoint.”
In a statement that was shared with The Nation, a group of 25 HLR editors expressed their concerns about the decision. “At a time when the Law Review was facing a public intimidation and harassment campaign, the journal’s leadership intervened to stop publication,” they wrote. “The body of editors—none of whom are Palestinian—voted to sustain that decision. We are unaware of any other solicited piece that has been revoked by the Law Review in this way. “
When asked for comment, the leadership of the Harvard Law Review referred The Nation to a message posted on the journal’s website. “Like every academic journal, the Harvard Law Review has rigorous editorial processes governing how it solicits, evaluates, and determines when and whether to publish a piece…” the note began. “Last week, the full body met and deliberated over whether to publish a particular Blog piece that had been solicited by two editors. A substantial majority voted not to proceed with publication.”
Today, The Nation is sharing the piece that the Harvard Law Review refused to run.”November 22, 2023 at 19:34 #92956JackGuest
Raz Segal associate professor (he was on Democracy now back in october) he clearly declare what is going on in Gaza is a genocide:
13 minutes that should be watcehd by every westerner:
Worth 13 minutes of anyone’s time. https://t.co/noj9iecVWs
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 21, 2023
Some group of nations must act and that is quick because Israel intent to make the life in Gaza even more miserable and unlivable than it already is, Israel will enforce their plan of ethnic cleansing the palestinians to the outside world.
Regarding genocide we have the intent we have the result in Gaza by Israel. This is genocide.
I read somehwere that the median age for the people killed in Gaza was like 6 years old.
6 years old.
Think about that. Israel do not wage a war against Hamas, Israel do not wage a war against palestinians, Israel wage a war against small children, toddlers. It is insane what is going on. It is the type of senseless killing you read about in the old testament and it happen right in front of the whole world!November 22, 2023 at 19:59 #92957AGGuest
“Glenn Greenwald: Is Facebook Operating as an Arm of the Israeli State by Removing Palestinian Posts?”
“Meet the Israeli History Teacher Arrested & Jailed for Facebook Posts Opposing Killing of Palestinians”
“On November 9, Israeli police arrested Jerusalem history and civics teacher Meir Baruchin after he posted a message on Facebook about his opposition to the killing of innocent Palestinian civilians. Police seized his phone and two laptops before interrogating him on suspicion of committing an act of treason and intending to disrupt public order. After being in jail for four days, Baruchin was freed but lost his job as a teacher and is still facing charges. “These days Israeli citizens who are showing the slightest sentiment for the people of Gaza, opposing killing of innocent civilians, they are being politically persecuted, they go through public shaming, they lose their jobs, they are being put in jail,” says Baruchin, who says if he had been Palestinian, he would have faced more violence.”November 23, 2023 at 09:43 #92958JackGuest
Former chief persecutor of ICC (2003-2012), Luis Moreno Ocampo, that refused to initiate a case against Israel during his term, came out during the Azerbaijan/Armenia war earlier this year with a statement:
He claimed, and perhaps he is right, that Azerbaijan engaged in genocidal acts.
in another article he claimed the Azeri blockade could be considered genocide:
In that war of 2023, some 40 armenian civilians have been killed. 40 too much of course.
But, in that case this former chief persecutor did use the term genocide with ease. But he refuse to use the same terminology when Israel kill not 40 but some 8000 palestinian civilians, then it is suddenly not a genocide?!
Norman Finkelstein wrote a whole book about ICC hypocrisy and their deceitfulness.
As far as ICC is concerned, they will most likely only initiate a case against palestinian crimes, ICC will never target a western state and certainly not the jewish state, there is way too much israeli lobbying against ICC for that to happen.November 23, 2023 at 17:12 #92959JackGuest
Analysis: How the UK and US media dehumanise Palestinians
Authors examine headlines and front pages from five major news media – Washington Post, New York Times, Guardian, Times, and BBC – showing how they reduce Palestinians to numbers and cover Israel in ways reflecting their governments’ priorities.
Which of course is the reason why so many westerners are so incredibly ignorant of what is going on and fall back on the easy, knee-jerk populistic, islamophobic discourse.November 23, 2023 at 21:45 #92960JackGuest
Just hours before the ceasefire is about to start Israel kill Hamas commander in Khan Yunis, and yeah Israel just bombed another UN school in the area about 50 palestinians killed.
And they do all this right before the ceasefire, what a pathetic regime, killing and violence is all they know.November 23, 2023 at 21:52 #92961ETGuest
Jack, you have been working hard to bring to everyone’s attention the callous Israeli attacks on Al-Shifa hospital and thanks for that. The Israelis (and USA) justified their devastating bombing on their assertion that below the hospital building Hamas had their “command and control” centre.
According to a piece at consortium news the Israelis (and USA) knew that the likely Hamas command centre was else where since at least Nov 14 2023.November 24, 2023 at 01:05 #92962AGGuest
Finkelstein said he thinks the book didn´t sell at all due to its special topic.
I by now assume it had to do with him as you say attacking ICC.
Because the topic itself would haven been enough reason for thousands of students studying intern. law to buy that book.
Unless of course their university syllabus suggested otherwise.
But since I only skimmed it back then I first have to really read it. But most likely it´s impeccable as scholarship goes.
p.s. I am waiting – in vain of course – for German papers warning that fascism in the Netherlands is now rising. After all it´only Muslims.November 24, 2023 at 11:27 #92964JackGuest
The comical IDF soldier that goes around like a goof pointing and claim that everything is releated to Hamas, or should I say it the way the israelis say it “scchaamaaasss”: this is schaamass that is schaamass! Give me a break!
Apparently this “schaaamass” have invented special “schaamass” arches in the “scchaamass” tunnels built by “sschaamass”, I mean this is just hilarious stupid propaganda:
— mike smith (@MikeBlueHair) November 24, 2023
When is he going to point at an empty toilet roll and claim: this is a “scchaamass” tunnel!
They have been there at the hospital for what, 2 weeks now? Or is it 3? And the only thing they managed to show is a dilapidated tunnel, and that is, if these videos really are from under the hospital at all. This is the infamous tunnel that you went to a genocidal war for??
I always thought that israelis were good at propaganda but they suck big time.November 24, 2023 at 14:42 #92974JackGuest
Amazing, Piers Morgan had Norman Finkelstein on the show and for almost 30 minutes, the only thing Piers asked: Do you condemn Hamas.
Note how he try to frame himself as impartial sigh.
When Piers had israeli reps/pro-isrealis they never got these critical questions.
If Piers is horrified by 1000 killed israelis on the 7 of ocotober, why then is he not horrified by 15000 palestinians killed in the most brutal manner?November 24, 2023 at 16:52 #92975JackGuest
Egypt keep throwing palestinians under the bus:
Egypt president says future Palestinian state could be demilitarised
Why should Palestine be demilitarised? Have this vermin ever called for Israel to be demiltised? Because it is them that cause the absolute most killings in the region!
This is why these disgraceful arab leaders cannot be trusted, they have no interest to help their palestinian brothers, sisters, instead they aid the occupier that have as much hate for arabs in Egypt as in arabs in Gaza.
The muted response by arab street is also interesting, is there heavy censorhip in these corrupt arab states for the benefit of Israel/US? I cannot imagine the arab media show what is really going on because then the arab street would explode.November 25, 2023 at 12:43 #92980JackGuest
Democrats demand that Musk censor “Hamas propaganda”
It is the usual crowd of (pro)-israelis Dan Goldman Jamie Raskin Jerry Nadler Bennie Thompson Katie Porter
Adam Schiff and some 20 others.
As usual, the perpetrators/apologists of Israel see themselves as the victims, not the 15000 killed palestinians.
Speaking on Musk he will travel to Israel and meet Netanyahu and tour the 7th october places
Elon Musk to visit Israel, meet Netanyahu amid antisemitism claims: report
For someone that have his roots in South Africa with their history of apartheid, it is absurd that he do not realize that that is what is going on in Israel and even travel and meet with the person responsible for a genocide, ethnic cleansing. Guy is a naive, loose cannon that soon will become the useful idiot for Israel.November 25, 2023 at 15:55 #92981JackGuest
Over 200 palestinians killed, including 50 children in the West Bank since october 7, killings that will face no reporting, condemnation, scrutiny nor penalty.
221 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces and settlers in West Bank
The death toll since October 7, which includes 56 children, accounts for almost 50 percent of Palestinian fatalities in the occupied West Bank for 2023, the UN agency OCHA has said.
But the corrupt Palestinian Authority in the West Bank do nothing about it, instead they invite the enablers:
PM Shtayyeh calls on British Foreign Secretary to pressure Israel to stop its war against the Palestinian people
Speaking of which: https://twitter.com/Lowkey0nline/status/1728345186068041987November 25, 2023 at 15:56 #92982JackGuest
Forgot the text for the Twitter link above: “David Cameron was a patron of the largest settlement building body in occupied Palestine, the JNF.
Alongside the Israeli Prime Minister and President.”November 26, 2023 at 09:02 #92985JackGuest
Truce in Gaza would not keep Israel from showing some goodwill in West Bank where they continue to kill people with total immunity.
Five Palestinians killed and at least 18 wounded in a raid in Jenin that lasted more than 12 hours. Two of those injured are reportedly in critical condition.
On top of that the West Bank keep getting ethnically cleansed, this goes on in 2023 right in front of the whole world:
Farmers in the occupied West Bank say they face near-daily incursions and violence from Israeli settlers, to the point that they live in fear of having their homes and land stolen.
On top of that Israel attack UN peace keeping force in Lebanon:
UN peacekeepers claim attack by Israel
The incident occurred in southern Lebanon during a period of “relative calm”
Israel is such an abnormal case because of the western blocking of any action to stop the israelis senseless acts, Israel is such an outlier because no state would get away what Israel are doing now, such a state would be bombed to bits, occupied (like Germany after WW2). World is upside down when it comes to Israel.