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By Grant Smith On November 27, 2009 @ 11:00 pm


US Envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell was highly enthusiastic about Israel’s partial, temporary illegal settlement freeze stating “it is more than any Israeli government has done before and can help move toward agreement between the parties.” In fact, Israel has done more. In 2005 Israel reversed settlement construction and its overt occupation of Gaza. Palestinians situation worsened under a strangulating economic blockade and total Israeli control of borders, airspace and maritime access. Ironically, those Americans seeking a permanent end to Israeli settlement activities face a predicament similar to the Palestinians. Peace in the Middle East depends on reversing a peculiar manifestation of illegal Israeli settlements right here at home. These US settlements were built not on stolen land, but the strategic territory of US governance through violations of the 1938 Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). (daha&helliip;)

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By Israel Shamir

The war in Afghanistan makes no sense at all. The war in Iraq made very little sense, too, but the Afghani war takes the cookie anytime. Our friend Jeff Blankfort quipped: if the Iraqi war was for oil, the US lost. The neocons’ desire to secure the realm of Israel is the only remaining rational explanation for the Iraqi war. However, in case of Afghanistan we have not got even that. No Israeli politician ever asked for regime change in Afghanistan . No oil company asked for it. Nobody wanted Afghanistan . It is a mystery for me, why would anybody want to invade and take over this remote and hard land of poor and ferocious men? There are no spoils to be taken, no oil, no important routes. (daha&helliip;)

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By Angie Tibbs

15 November 2009

British writer and photographer Stuart Littlewood talks to Angie Tibbs about his experience of Israel’s occupation in Gaza and the West Bank, and comments on how British and American collusion, under the auspices of the Jewish lobby, is helping to sustain the world’s most lawless, brutal and unjust occupation regime.

“Lawlessness must have painful consequences for the lawless, not their victims.” (Stuart Littlewood)

Stuart Littlewood is one of the most consistent and passionate writers on the continuing Israeli occupation of Palestine. His book, Radio Free Palestine, and his frequent articles, focus readers on the plight of the Palestinian people, on the occupiers who are responsible, and on the governments who support Israel’s slow-motion genocide and theft of an indigenous people’s homeland, culture and history. I spoke with him recently.

[Angie Tibbs] Has your active support for the Palestinian people always been a part of who you are or was there a defining moment which caused you to speak out?

[Stuart Littlewood] I’m new to this game. The Palestinians’ struggle for justice isn’t taught in school here and our politicians are afraid to discuss it, so the British people are kept in ignorance. (daha&helliip;)

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israeli-blindnessGilad Atzmon – Living on Borrowed Time in a Stolen Land

By Gilad Atzmon • Jan 3rd, 2009 at 17:28 • Category: Analysis, Education, Gilad Atzmon, Gilad’s Choice, Israel, Newswire, Opinions and Letters, Our Authors, Palestine, Religion, Resistance, War, Zionism

Communicating with Israelis may leave one bewildered. Even now when the Israeli Air Force is practicing murder in broad daylight of hundreds of civilians, elderly persons, women and children, the Israeli people manage to convince themselves that they are the real victims in this violent saga.


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Israil’in Lübnan katliamı üzerine yaptığım vicdani çağrı, yeniden.

“Karanlığı lanetlemek yerine bir mum yak” Konfuçius

Ağustos 3, 2006
Israil’i boykot, mazlumlar icin yapilabilecekler

Asagidaki Israil’i Boykot cagrisi Londra merkezli IHRC (Islami Insan Haklari Komisyonu) tarafindan yapiliyor, diger bircok Islami kurulusla beraber. Mazlumlar icin yapabileceklerimzin her biri fedaklarlik gerektirmiyor. Sadece aldigimiz mali secerken dikkatli olmak dahi “gordugumuz kotulugu elimizle, dilimizle duzeltme” yolunda bir adimdir. Benim bildigim iki uc militan siyonistler kontrolundeki firma ismi: Starbucks, Marks & Spencer, Paul & Shark, Nestle (Nescafe, Nestea..), Revlon, Estee Lauder. Daha uzun liste icin:
Support the Boycott Israel Campaign31 July 2006Make sure you are not buying from Israeli companies or those that invest in or support Israel. (daha&helliip;)

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(Washington, DC – 3/26/08) — In a meeting today with Department of Justice officials, civil rights advocates and community-based organizations called on federal prosecutors to honor their plea agreement with a former Univ. of Florida professor acquitted on terrorism-related charges in 2005. Dr. Sami Al-Arian agreed to a 2006 plea agreement with federal prosecutors on the condition that he not be required to testify against others and that he be released for deportation after the end of his current sentence.

SEE: Contact Department of Justice to Honor Plea Agreement for Dr. Sami

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080226-jcook-oct2000.jpgJonathan Cook, The Electronic Intifada, 26 February 2008

Families of those killed in October 2000 protest in West Jerusalem following the release of the Mazuz report, January 2008. (Adalah)

On 2 October 2000, as the Israeli army was beginning its ruthless crackdown on the second intifada in the occupied territories, 17-year-old Aseel Asleh joined tens of thousands of other Palestinian citizens across Israel in taking to the streets in protest and in a show of solidarity with their kin across the Green Line.

A firm believer in nonviolence, Asleh wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the logo of a prominent Jewish and Arab coexistence group, Seeds of Peace, as he marched alongside family, friends and neighbors through his town of Arrabeh in northern Israel.

Within hours Asleh was dead, face down in an olive grove. A bullet, fired from a police gun at point-blank range, had severed an artery near the back of his neck in what looked suspiciously like an execution. Earlier he had been seen fleeing through the grove, chased by a police squad breaking up the demonstration. (daha&helliip;)

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