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INTERVIEW: Zionist Agression Victim Brendon O’Connell

Brendon is one of the very few, if not the only one, who speaks out and knows exactly what is going on. It is very interesting to listen to his story. He was arrested for criticizing Israel! But he has what it takes, and decided to fight for the truth against the criminal tribe who controls it all. Money allows them to buy out the morally corrupt and threaten those in power. It takes a society of strong and determined real Patriots to bring this mafia down. 

https://youtu.be/9ND7D1K9MsE

Texas Gov Greg Abbott Knows Who Runs Texas

MONEY: Israel First! Texas Bank Shuts Out “Israel Haters” & Closes BDS Accounts

Add the Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, to the long list of traitors to the United States.This article, however, indeed points at a significant weakness of Israel — BDS. Expect more banks to follow suit in the coming months and years as AIPAC, and other elements of the Israel lobby, exert their influence over American politicians.

This is why everyone should be active in supporting BDS and boycotting all Israeli products. Be part of the change! BDS provides informative resources on how to do so — https://bdsmovement.net/get-involved/what-to-boycott

Texas Gov Greg Abbott Knows Who Runs Texas
Texas Gov Greg Abbott Knows Who Runs Texas

“Exclusive: Texas bank shuts out Israel haters – Diaspora,” Source: jpost.com

The giant Dallas-based bank Comerica announced on Friday that it will close a bank account held by an anti-Israel organization that promotes boycotting the Jewish state.

“Comerica Bank has taken steps to close the account. The account closing, the result of a business decision, will occur in due course. We will have no further comment on this matter,“ Wayne Mielke, the bank’s spokesman, told The Jerusalem Post by email.

The slated termination of the account for the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, which supports the BDS movement, is believed to be the first anti-Israel bank account closed by a US-based bank.

Comercia’s decision to sever its financial relationship with the association comes three days after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law one of the country’s strongest anti-BDS laws. The Texas legislation bars state contracts with companies that support BDS. “You can always count on Texas,” Abbott said. “Any anti-Israel policy is an anti-Texas policy. Texas is not going to do business with any company that boycotts Israel.” He issued his statements at a ceremony marking Israel’s Independence Day that was held at the Jewish community center in Austin.

Traitor! Texas Gov. - Greg Abbott
Traitor! Texas Gov. – Greg Abbott

Rep. Phil King and Sen. Brandon Creighton sponsored the legislation blunting economic warfare against the Jewish state. Texas is widely considered to be one of the most pro-Israel states in America.

A Post press query to the association was not returned. It is unclear if Comerica closed the account because financial business with the association was running afoul of the anti-BDS law or due to a possible violation of anti-terrorism laws. The association, whose headquarters are in Brussels, has a working relationship with a communist North Korean legal group and defends the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear program.

When asked about Comerica and other BDS bank accounts in March, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan told the Post : “Countries have already shut BDS accounts for legal reasons and we urge others to do the same.”

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder said, “On behalf of the World Jewish Congress, I applaud Comerica for this bold and commendable decision to shut down the bank account of the virulently anti-Israel organization, the International Association of Democratic Lawyers.

“The IADL consistently demonizes Israel and defends those who incite against it. In penalizing the IADL, Comerica has demonstrated that it is committed to helping the state of Texas enforce its strict anti-BDS laws, and that it will have zero tolerance for any person or organization that seeks to undermine democracy or promote terror,” he added.

Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz told the Post in February that “the organization [IADL] was founded as a communist front and supported financially by the Soviet Union. It is anti-democratic to its core and supportive of terrorism and repression. No decent person or institution should be associated with or supportive of its anti-democratic agenda and actions.”

The association’s website has at least three pages devoted to criticism of Israel. During Operation Pillar of Defense to stop Hamas rocket fire in 2012, they wrote that the association “condemns illegal Israeli aggression in Gaza.”

Prof. Gerald Steinberg, head of the Jerusalem-based NGO Monitor, told the Post: “The IADL, which describes itself as ‘progressive,’ is a member of the NGO network that leads the demonization campaigns targeting Israel. Like other such groups, they use pseudo-legal claims to deny Israel the right to defend its population from terrorism. Its partners have included the Palestinian Center for Human Rights – a Gaza-based NGO with alleged ties to the PFLP terrorist organization, as documented by NGO Monitor.”

Jan Fermon, secretary-general of the association and a Belgium-based lawyer, wrote the Post by email, saying, “Regarding BDS, IADL supports this movement… IADL engaged in solidarity with the Palestinian people in a very early stage of its existence because it considers the violations of international law and human rights law… by the Israeli authorities as a major obstacle to a just and lasting peace in the region.”

In addition to the association’s account with Comerica, its website solicits donations and lists accounts with Spanish bank La Caixa and PayPal.

Strategies to Fight JWO - Brendon O'Connell & Andrew Carrington Hitchcock

INTERVIEW: Strategies to Fight The JWO – Brendon O’Connell & Andrew Carrington Hitchcock

Brendon O’Connell & Andrew Carrington Hitchcock discuss different and realistic strategies to fight the JWO — this is a must-listen-to interview!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWTKv98DjoY&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Netanyahu failed, Netanyahu needs to go, on this liberal Israeli message that equates him with BDS, in isolating the state

COMMENTARY: Israeli Hysteria Over UN Vote is Solidifying it’s Status as a Rogue State

But will Trump reverse Obama’s actions re settlements? I don’t know. His tweets have actually been careful on this subject; suggesting that he might take Obama’s side against the spoiled child of Israel. Whatever Trump does, the lobby will continue to fragment. That is the larger process at work, and it is good news for Americans and Israelis and Palestinians.

This article is from the extreme left Jewish publication Mondoweiss, and must be taken with a grain of Kosher salt. While it raises many valid and interesting points, the last paragraph (quoted above) sums up its bias quite well. The editor of this article is either very ignorant or turning a blind eye — Trump’s cabinet, family, donors, and other business associates are all Jewish. He won’t be selling Bibi down a river any time soon.

Netanyahu failed, Netanyahu needs to go, on this liberal Israeli message that equates him with BDS, in isolating the state
Netanyahu failed, Netanyahu needs to go, on this liberal Israeli message that equates him with BDS, in isolating the state

“Israeli hysteria over UN vote is solidifying country’s new status, as a rogue state,” Source: mondoweiss.net

President Obama’s decision to allow passage of a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements as illegal has done more to change the shape of the conflict than any other action in the last ten years, even than Israel’s massacres in Gaza. He has nudged Israel, and the media, toward recognition of the country’s new status, as a rogue state; he has split the Israel lobby right down the middle, or down the side anyway; and he has given huge impetus to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS).

That is why Israeli leaders are going crazy this weekend, flinging accusations against the president on the cable networks and national news too. Because what Obama did is so meaningful.

Israel’s supporters long claimed that Israel only makes progress if you embrace it and tell Israel you love it. (Dennis Ross says this all the time.) Obama heeded that advice for years and got nothing. Now he has made one gesture against Israel, and the progress in a few days is amazing.

The media are talking about settlements as never before. Every time I turn on National Public Radio, I hear a story about the settlements. It is about time our country talked about the occupation, as it approaches its jubilee year. And any reasonable person hearing this discussion accepts the simple truth of the U.N. resolution: Israel should not have transferred its population into territories conquered by war. It has destroyed the two-state solution by colonizing the 22 percent of the original territory that the two-state solution treated as Palestinian.

The hysteria against the resolution from Israeli leaders is a reminder to even-moderately-well-informed Americans of ideas that were once heresies but are now hardening into public attitudes here: We give these people tens of billions of dollars and they act like spoiled brats. They have ignored our presidents’ warnings for decade after decade and thumbed their noses at critics because they have the powerful Israel lobby at their beck and call.

Now the country is exposed as never before for Americans, and guess what– the place is haywire! Their prime minister is having a tantrum about American betrayal and non-friendship at his Cabinet meeting, even as they take our $38 billion. His chief diplomat berates President Obama and Ben Rhodes as liars on MSNBC, and does small talk about the Miami Dolphins. These people don’t have a clue: the entire world is against them; the vote was 14-0-1.

Obama’s Failure to Veto signals to Americans that U.S. policy is not going to be dictated by the Israel lobby any more, or at least this once. Certainly the lobby is now split. The centrist and right wing groups that dominate the leadership are all appalled by Obama’s decision and issuing denunciations. The ADL is “outraged” and “incredibly disappointed,” the Conference of Presidents and AIPAC are boiling. The Trump-addled Zionist Organization of America is accusing our president of anti-Semitism.

But liberal Zionist groups have never been so happy. Peace Now, the New Israel Fund, and J Street are supporting President Obama. They do so because their own base is highly critical of Israel– American Jews overwhelmingly support action against settlements– and because the Democratic Party base is even further to the left; and so Israel has become a partisan issue at last, with real debate.

The potential loss of the lobby’s uniform support is what so animates the Israeli political classes right now. As Shmuel Rosner rightly observes, echoing Walt and Mearsheimer of 10 years ago, America is all that Israel has. Its entire foreign policy is a domestic policy: pressure tactics carried out by the lobby on American politicians and media, resulting in a uniformly-supportive policy. Those pressure tactics having failed, Israelis are in full crisis mode.

These people are hysterical for a good reason. They are losing the most important thing they have to maintain the status quo of Jewish supremacy and apartheid, an order that serves the bulk of Israeli society.

They know that Obama’s defection could have great consequences. It could lead to Palestinian actions in international fora. It will give enormous encouragement to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, because Obama’s action is perceived by Israel’s supporters as a mild form of BDS– so why not try the hard stuff?

The consequences are already evident in Israeli society. The Jewish left is correctly accusing the right of isolating Israel. “Bibi” is now BBDS, per a liberal messaging campaign. The right seems determined to isolate Israel even more. Several rightwing Israelis are speaking out against Netanyahu.

A shakeup is happening inside Israeli Jewish society and its political structure that might actually change the country’s direction. It has long been my bet that an Israeli leader is going to emerge who says, “World, we hear you. We are making changes.” I believe that day is approaching more rapidly than people think, and Obama can claim some of the credit. (Though what effect those changes will have is a different question.)

The questions for students of US politics are: How will Trump change Obama’s orientation? And why didn’t Obama act sooner?

Obama vetoed a similar resolution in 2011 because of the Israel lobby; because he was being hounded by establishment Jewish voices who were saying that he was being too tough on Israel, and he could not afford to ignore them as he approached his reelection year. It’s that simple. Presidents take actions in their final months because they finally have some political autonomy.

As for Trump, he also can claim credit for the UN Resolution. If he had not won and not appointed David Friedman, a settler hero, to be his ambassador to Israel, and Steve Bannon, a white nationalist, as a White House strategist, we would be seeing an entirely different political terrain. Hillary Clinton would be the president-elect, and her traditional/conservative Democratic/Jewish establishment fear of alienating her megadonor Haim Saban would have caused President Obama to veto the resolution in the name of continuity. The lobby would be coalescing around right-centrist articles of faith, such as: Settlements are an obstacle to peace, but that’s all. As it is, Saban, and the Democratic Party’s dependence on rich elites, is blamed for the election debacle; and Saban has lost influence.

But will Trump reverse Obama’s actions re settlements? I don’t know. His tweets have actually been careful on this subject; suggesting that he might take Obama’s side against the spoiled child of Israel. Whatever Trump does, the lobby will continue to fragment. That is the larger process at work, and it is good news for Americans and Israelis and Palestinians.

Merkel Jew

German Chancellor Merkel’s Party Labels BDS Anti-Semitic

A sick agenda this woman is allowing to play out in Germany and Europe: She condones massive open door migration to Europe, lies to her electorate about curtailing the veil in order to get re-elected, clamps down of free speech, and now labels BDS anti-Semitic.

Any thinking person can see through her Cultural Marxist agenda — and it won’t be stopping anytime soon as more than 50% Germany seems to support her.

Merkel Jew
We know where Merkel’s loyalty lies

“German Chancellor Merkel’s Party Labels BDS Anti-Semitic,” Source: jpost.com

Germany’s Christian Democratic Union party on Wednesday passed a resolution opposing the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement because the anti-Israel action is antisemitic.

“Who today under the flag of the BDS movement calls to boycott Israeli goods and services speaks the same language in which people were called to not buy from Jews. That is nothing other than coarse antisemitism,” the CDU said.

The CDU likened BDS to the National Socialists who boycotted Jews in the 1930s. BDS dresses up antisemitism in the “new clothes of the 21st century” as anti-Zionism, the party said.

“The German CDU declares with this motion its disapproval and rejection of every form of BDS activity and condemns these activities as antisemitic. The CDU will decisively oppose every hostile action that Israel faces. The CDU professes its deep friendship toward Israel and continues to work toward a peaceful solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians,” the resolution read.

Uwe Becker, the chairman of the CDU branch in Frankfurt, which formulated the resolution and submitted it at the CDU conference, said he was pleased with the result.

Chancellor Angela Merkel was nominated at the convention to run as the party’s candidate in next year’s federal election. The CDU’s resolution appears to be the first German party motion to reject BDS and classify the anti-Israel movement as antisemitic.

Last week, Israel’s ambassador to Germany criticized BDS activities in the state of Lower Saxony.

Writing in the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung daily, Yakov Hadas-Handelsman said: “In Oldenburg a teacher agitates against Israel in an official way; in a magazine of the GEW labor union [the Education and Science Workers Union]. This teacher publicly spreads the proposal to relocate Israel to Baden-Württemberg” in southeastern Germany, wrote Hadas-Handelsman.

The ambassador cited additional outbreaks of contemporary antisemitism in Lower Saxony and asked: “What is wrong in Lower Saxony?”

The administration of the Social Democratic Gov. Stephan Weil in Lower Saxony has been embroiled in state-wide antisemitism scandals since July. Critics say Weil and his government fail to understand new forms of Jew-hatred.

Weil refused to meet with the Berlin office of the American Jewish Committee to find ways to blunt the activities of modern antisemitism in his state.

FL State Sen. Dwight Bullard opposed an anti-BDS measure — and lost his job

COMMENTARY: FL State Sen. Dwight Bullard Opposed an Anti-BDS Measure & Lost his Job

Tectonic shifts in public opinion have occurred over the last year on the BDS issue. People are starting to realize that anti-BDS laws are anti-free speech and anti-American. They will result in radicalization, as these laws inevitably do. It is irrelevant whether Palestinians are activists in this cause, even if they should be. Senator Bullard voted for the purpose of upholding the Constitution – this was a historic event.

And, similar situations happened before with US Congressmen and Congresswomen. Cynthia McKinney is a great example — watch her speak the truth about the Israel Lobby here. 

FL State Sen. Dwight Bullard opposed an anti-BDS measure — and lost his job
FL State Sen. Dwight Bullard Fired For Opposing The Israeli Lobby

“FL State Sen. Dwight Bullard Opposed an Anti-BDS Measure & Lost his Job,” Source: mondoweiss.net

Last week, Congressman Keith Ellison released a statement formally opposing BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions), the global, Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice, and equality. The statement followed the announcement of Congressman Ellison’s bid for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee and a fairly recent campaign by pro-Israel groups to pass BDS blacklist measures in state legislatures across the United States (at least 22 state legislatures have either considered or passed BDS blacklist laws).

Ellison’s public opposition to BDS was met with confusion and shock by progressives, Palestinian rights activists, and Muslim American leaders and welcomed by the media and political establishment as a defense to a xenophobic, alt-right campaign to paint Congressman Ellison as anti-Semitic and “radical.”

But before casting judgment on Congressman Ellison’s unfortunate statement in opposition to BDS, the story of a lesser-known black Democratic elected official should be studied closely.

In October of 2015, a Florida State Senator from Miami, Dwight Bullard, voted against a measure to blacklist companies that endorse BDS. The BDS blacklist bill mirrored a former Florida legislative effort to blacklist companies doing business in Cuba, a law that was blocked by a Miami federal judge and ruled unenforceable (see Odebrecht Construction Inc. v. Secretary Florida Department of Transportation). The judge ruled that measures such as these by state legislatures disregard the Supremacy Clause, the federal government’s power to set foreign policy, in the U.S. Constitution.

Yet Senator Bullard’s reason for opposing the measure was simple; he simply could not vote to restrict the constitutionally protected rights of any group (political boycotts have time and time again been ruled constitutionally protected free speech by the Supreme Court).

A few months after Bullard’s vote in opposition to the measure in committee, the Florida BDS blacklist measure passed 38-0, with 39 of the 40 Florida State Senators sponsoring the measure, including its sole former opponent, State Senator Bullard. Senator Bullard went from being the only member of the Florida Senate to vote against the measure on the record to not just changing his vote in support of it but also being listed as a co-sponsor, something he says party leadership forced him to do.

No other bill in the 2016 Florida legislature would garner as much bi-partisan support.

Fourteen minutes before the final vote on the bill, Senator Bullard sent me a message, “I’ve been threatened over this BDS vote. I need to talk with you…”

And threatened he was.

Just over a year later, Bullard’s position on BDS and a Dream Defenders trip to the occupied Palestinian territories would be the reason his well-respected name would be slandered. Bullard was labeled a “terrorist sympathizer” by media outlets, pro-Israel groups, and by both his Democratic primary opponent and then his Republican general election opponent.

Senator Bullard eventually lost his reelection campaign earlier this month, despite being one of Florida’s few, reliable, progressive state elected officials.

In the months between Bullard’s vote in opposition to the BDS blacklist measure in October of 2015 and his reelection bid in November of 2016, the “threats” that Bullard had confided in me about only escalated.

Then DNC chairwoman and member of Congress, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, told Senator Bullard that his political future was over, he told me. Top donors to the Florida Democratic Party called Bullard personally and threatened their support for him and the Democratic Party; because of his position on the BDS blacklist measure. Zionist activists in Miami held protests outside of the Senator’s office, claiming, “[Bullard’s] message of BDS is not welcome here.”

Senator Bullard’s primary opponent, Andrew Korge, a Democrat and son of a wealthy Democratic fundraiser who is close to former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, attempted to paint Bullard as anti-Semitic and made nefarious claims that Bullard met with “members of a terrorist organization” on his trip to Palestine. And although Bullard defeated Korge in the August 2016 primary election, Bullard’s Republican opponent, Frank Artiles, went on to echo Korge’s claims about Bullard, campaigning on the message that Bullard “made us all less safe” when he “met with a terrorist organization.”

The months of attacks Bullard endured for having the moral courage, as Dr. Cornel West says, to love both Palestinian and Israeli precious brothers and sisters and oppose injustice and inequality, triggered an important debate within Florida Democratic Party circles about the U.S. role in the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Labor unions, teachers’ groups, black Democratic activists, and progressives around the state rallied behind Bullard, and progressives in the party defended the need for a more neutral position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Even Bend the Arc, a progressive Jewish political action committee, invested in supporting Bullard’s increasingly contentious reelection campaign. But a key community was largely missing from Bullard’s reelection campaign—Palestinians.

From Bullard’s initial vote against the BDS blacklist measure to his reelection bid a year later, there was no effort from Florida’s Palestinian community to rally behind Bullard and support him, either through grassroots community organizing or political fundraising. Of the over 500 political contributions to Bullard’s reelection campaign, only two came from Palestinians, one of those two being myself. Despite Florida being home to a significant population of Palestinian Americans, there was no effort to organize volunteers to knock on doors and educate neighbors and community members on Bullard’s candidacy and the issues he fought for.

What message does this silence from Palestinians send to other elected officials who are quiet defenders of Palestinians, yet also hesitant to risk their own political future were they to publicly defend Palestinians rights?

As activists, community organizers, and leaders across the country now reflect on Congressman Keith Ellison’s opposition to BDS, important lessons should be considered from the story of Dwight Bullard.

Palestinian activism in the United States is undoubtedly repressed, threatened, and quelled. As a result, Palestinians in the United States are largely politically disenfranchised.

But recent public opinion shifts among Americans on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, especially among young Americans, with millennials now more likely to sympathize with Palestinians and less likely to sympathize more with Israel than older Americans, allow for important opportunities to organize for Palestinian rights throughout the United States.

With threats to Palestinian activism now focused on state legislatures, where grassroots organizing can have much more of an impact than in Congress, Americans committed to Palestinian rights should embrace this new political environment and engage, not continue to turn away from the political process, as they have been doing for decades.

And as legislative efforts to quell protected BDS activity increase, our resolve to undertake BDS organizing should only continue to increase as well. After all, politics are reflections of movements.

Although Congressman Ellison’s public announcement in opposition to BDS is unfortunate, Congressman Ellison is an ally to Palestinians and should not be ostracized for what I am sure was a very difficult and forced decision for him to make.

At the height of the political-slander campaign against Bullard, I myself told him that his courage on this issue was less important to me than his political future. It was Bullard himself who stood true to his democratic and extremely unpopular convictions, though the result was the loss of a valuable public official who was the sole voice in the halls of power for marginalized communities around the state—Black Lives Matter activists, environmentalists, Fight for $15 activists, teachers, the working poor, Muslim-Americans, amongst many others.

It is our responsibility to work towards a political environment that protects and uplifts public officials like Bullard and Congressman Ellison by investing in community and political organizing, and we should not lose sight of that.

By: Laila Abdelaziz

Laila is a Florida-based community organizer.

You can follow her on Twitter at @lailabdelaziz.

Roger Waters Loses $4 Million Sponsorship Over ‘anti-Israel Rhetoric’

This article is an example how Hollywood, and the entertainment industry as a whole, maintain their grip on dissenting voices against Israel. Roger Waters is one of the few celebrities that has the courage and willing to take the financial hit to speak the truth.

Rogers Waters
Rogers Waters

“Roger Waters Loses $4 Million Sponsorship Over ‘anti-Israel Rhetoric’,” Source: haaretz.com

American Express reportedly refused to fund Waters’ North America tour due to his comments at a previous festival sponsored by the financial company.

Roger Waters’ anti-Israel activism has cost the British rock star millions of dollars and an American Express sponsorship, the New York Post reported.The credit giant took off the table a $4 million sponsorship of Waters’ 2017 tour in North America following his partisan and anti-Israel rhetoric this month at a festival that American Express sponsored, according to the tabloid’s report Thursday.

The credit giant took off the table a $4 million sponsorship of Waters’ 2017 tour in North America following his partisan and anti-Israel rhetoric this month at a festival that American Express sponsored, according to the tabloid’s report Thursday.“Roger is putting on a huge show. The company was asked to sponsor his tour for $4 million, but pulled out because it did not want to be part of his anti-Israel rhetoric,” an unnamed source from American Express was quoted as saying.

“Roger is putting on a huge show. The company was asked to sponsor his tour for $4 million, but pulled out because it did not want to be part of his anti-Israel rhetoric,” an unnamed source from American Express was quoted as saying.

But an official spokesperson for the firm said it never formally offered to sponsor Waters’ 2017 tour.
“When we were approached with the options, we passed on making a bid,” the spokesperson said.
At the Oldchella festival, Waters used his time on stage to blast the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and to call for a boycott of Israel, according to the Post.

“F*** Trump and his wall,” Waters said at the event, calling the billionaire reality star “arrogant, lying, racist, sexist.” He then voiced his solidarity with students protesting for Palestinians. He also urged people to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.

Waters did not reply to requests for a reaction by the Post. Earlier this year, Waters said in an interview that celebrities are afraid to “speak out against Israel’s policies,” as he termed it, because of what he described as financial consequences attached to doing so.

Earlier this year, Waters said in an interview that celebrities are afraid to “speak out against Israel’s policies,” as he termed it, because of what he described as financial consequences attached to doing so.

“I’ve talked to a lot of them, and they are scared s***less. If they say something in public, they will no longer have a career. They will be destroyed,” he said.Waters, the 69-year-old co-founder of the classic rock group Pink Floyd, has been widely criticized for his anti-Israel activities and accused of espousing anti-Semitic symbols, though he has denied doing so.

Waters, the 69-year-old co-founder of the classic rock group Pink Floyd, has been widely criticized for his anti-Israel activities and accused of espousing anti-Semitic symbols, though he has denied doing so.
In a 2013 concert in Brussels, Waters performed on a stage featuring a giant pig balloon emblazoned with a Star of David, among other symbols.The Simon Wiesenthal Center called Waters “an open hater of Jews.” And the Anti-Defamation League’s then leader, Abraham Foxman, in an open letter to Waters earlier this month said his “views on Israel are in fact colored by offensive and dangerous undercurrents of anti-Jewish sentiment.”

The Simon Wiesenthal Center called Waters “an open hater of Jews.” And the Anti-Defamation League’s then leader, Abraham Foxman, in an open letter to Waters earlier this month said his “views on Israel are in fact colored by offensive and dangerous undercurrents of anti-Jewish sentiment.”

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COMMENTARY: Aleppo, Or Gaza What’s The Difference

There is no difference between Aleppo and Gaza when it comes to destroying the Middle East. Russia and Israel are after oil. The next country they will attack will be Iran. These traitors don’t want peace in the Middle East, if they did, these dirty wars would have never taken place. 

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“Aleppo, or Gaza What’s the Difference,” Source: veteranstoday.com

As Western outrage erupts over the relentless destruction of Aleppo and its people, why is there no similar clamor for a halt to the more prolonged pulverizing of Gaza and the continuing slaughter of civilians there?
The UK’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Matthew Rycroft, said the other day: “Russia’s actions in recent weeks have exposed just how hollow Russia’s commitment to the political process is. Today we have seen that commitment for what it really is; a sham….

“I echo the words of the Archbishop of Canterbury who described the destruction of Aleppo as the absolute contempt for the human spirit, for the dignity of the human being…. There can be no military justification for aerial attacks that indiscriminately hit civilians, and their homes and their hospitals.”

Aleppo or Gaza: what’s the difference?

A few days later we were treated to the spectacle of our recently-appointed Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson calling for anti-war protesters to demonstrate outside the Russian embassy in London. Russia, he said, risks becoming a pariah nation and should be investigated for war crimes in Aleppo. He predicted those responsible for war crimes in Syria would eventually face charges before the international criminal court.

Johnson was speaking in a Commons debate in which he apparently rejected the idea of a no-fly zone, warning that we might have to confront and perhaps shoot down Russian and Syrian planes or helicopters that violate the zone. In other words: go to war. “We need to think very carefully about the consequences.” Too right Boris. All the same, he’s looking at “kintetic” options such military action as well as  intensifying sanctions against the Assad regime and Russia. Perhaps he has forgotten how the last proposal for air strikes in Syria, in 2013, was thrown out by the Westminster Parliament.

One is immediately prompted to ask why Boris Johnson busies himself accusing Russia of war crimes and drumming up demos outside its embassy while remaining stoically silent about the diabolical crimes of top pariah state Israel. Shouldn’t he be at least evenhanded in his criticism of regimes that repeatedly violate all decent norms of human behavior?

Why won’t Boris go “kinetic” over Gaza?

Israel and its terrorist founders have been slaughtering and robbing the Palestinian people for nearly 70 years. The Tel Aviv regime continues to illegally occupy Palestinian territory and keep its defenseless citizens bottled up in the shredded leftovers of their homeland and even commits murder and piracy on the high seas to prevent visitors reaching them.  Yet we’ve seen no NATO ships or warplanes off the Gaza coast, no no-fly zones imposed over the still-occupied Holy Land, no boots on the ground, and no arms or military advisers for the Palestinian resistance. In fact, nothing that could be described by Boris as “kinetic”.

Israel, whose “absolute contempt for the human spirit” is extremely profitable, simply doesn’t attract the same high-level indignation. So the evil regime’s demolition of thousands of Palestinian homes for so-called administrative and planning reasons, its wholesale destruction of businesses and infrastructure, its excessive violence against non-combatants, its abductions, imprisonments and assassinations, and especially its programme of blitzkriegs on Gaza slaughtering thousands including many hundreds of children, and reducing the place to rubble… they all go unpunished. None of these crimes can be justified on grounds of defense or security. And in the Palestinians’ case, they have nowhere to run. They cannot escape. To the best of my knowledge, Boris Johnson has never called for those responsible to be brought before the ICC. He hasn’t even threatened sanctions.

Nor is he likely to. For he’s a  “very outspoken friend of Israel” according to former ambassador to London Daniel Taub. Yessir, “he is a very enthusiastic supporter, and his relationship with Israel goes back a long way”.  Taub also says Johnson’s enthusiasm is such that “he jumped on our idea of an Israeli cultural festival in London, and thanks to his backing it will be happening next year”.  We all know how eagerly Britain’s Foreign Office supports the EU-Israel Association Agreement despite Israels’ blatant violation of its key conditions from the very start.

On his visit to Israel last November some Palestinian groups refused to meet Boris after he dismissed British supporters of BDS (that’s the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement) as “lefty academics who have no real standing in the matter and I think are unlikely to be influential… ”  BDS is civil society’s non-violent response not just to the international community’s  inaction but the major powers’ perverse habit of rewarding Israel for its crimes.  Boris said he couldn’t think of “anything more foolish” than to boycott Israel, which he described as “the only democracy in the region, the only place that has in my view a pluralist open society.”

So amusing. But if the boycotts are foolish and ineffectual, as Boris claims, why so many frantic efforts around the world to have BDS outlawed?

Let’s face it, Boris Johnson is a very senior member of the Conservative Party in which 80% of MPs, it is said, are signed-up Friends of Israel. As PM Theresa May recently proclaimed, “the Conservative Party would not be the Conservative Party without CFI [Conservative Friends of Israel].” They wax lyrical about the odious foreign power whose flag they wave in Parliament, as do their fellow stooges in Washington. The insane focus on regime-change in Syria is primarily for the benefit of Israeli expansionism, and the army of highly-placed useful idiots have their orders.

By being part of this grotesque admiration society, and one of Israel’s keenest rewarders, Boris has become the buffoon he always pretended to be. And nudging us towards a second  cold war with Russia just to tick another box for Israel’s grisly ambition confirms him as dangerous as well as daft.

VIDEO: What Is Israeli Nationality?

Ronnie Barkan, from BDS, on Israeli Nationality.

Regarding Israeli nationality, there is no such thing and for a good reason. Why? For the same reason that there’s no constitution in Israel nor any other mechanism to safeguard the rights of all its people. (eg. Those who are not among the select group having: citizenship = “Israeli” ; nationality = “Jewish”).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IYrUhiuZ3Y