• Israel to expel Palestinian MP from her home | Middle East Eye
    http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-expel-palestinian-mp-her-home-1780536963

    Israeli army forces stormed the house of a Palestinian politician in the West Bank on Wednesday after a court decision to expel from her home on grounds of posing a threat to public security.

    Khalida Jarrar, a prominent MP with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine party who lives in Al-Bireh, said the Israeli court did not say when she would be expelled.

    Démocratie à l’israélienne. (Rien trouvé en français, mais ils vont certainement se réveiller !)


  • La cible d’Israël n’est pas le Hamas mais un futur Etat palestinien
    Une véritable souveraineté des Palestiniens mettrait fin au droit actuel présumé d’Israël de voler leur terre, de contrôler leurs frontières, de les assiéger et de les bombarder à volonté

    Par Dan Glazebrook. Article publié dans CounterPunch, le 15 août 2014 : Israel’s target is not Hamas, but Palestinian statehood (traduction : JFG-QuestionsCritiques).
    http://blogs.mediapart.fr/blog/jean-francois-goulon/200814/la-cible-d-israel-n-est-pas-le-hamas-mais-un-futur-etat-palestinien

    (...) La version de Netanyahou sur des négociations impossibles à cause du terrorisme palestinien et de la désunion palestinienne était de plus en plus minée par la réalité – et, fait décisif, ses soutiens américains et européens n’y croyaient pas. Le gouvernement israélien a riposté au nouveau gouvernement d’union nationale par « ce qui ne peut être décrit que comme une guerre économique. Il a empêché les 43.000 fonctionnaires de Gaza de devenir salariés du gouvernement de Ramallah, et non plus du Hamas, et a resserré le siège autour des frontières de Gaza, annulant ainsi les deux principaux bénéfices de cette fusion » (Avi Shlaim). Et pourtant, le Hamas a maintenu son cessez-le-feu.

    Ce dont Netanyahou avait véritablement besoin était d’une provocation contre le Hamas, à laquelle ils seraient forcés de riposter. Une telle riposte lui permettrait à nouveau de les dépeindre comme des terroristes assoiffés de sang avec lesquels on ne peut jamais négocier, fournirait l’occasion d’une nouvelle vague de dévastation à Gaza et exacerberait les tensions au sein du gouvernement d’union nationale entre le Fatah et le Hamas.

    Neuf jours près l’investiture de ce gouvernement, le 1er juin [2014], Tsahal a mené une attaque contre Gaza dans laquelle à été tué un jeune garçon de 10 ans circulant à bicyclette. Mais le Hamas s’est encore abstenu de riposter.

    Le jour suivant, cependant, le kidnapping apparent de trois jeunes Israéliens en Cisjordanie a fourni l’opportunité d’une provocation à une toute autre échelle. Ayant accusé le Hamas de ce kidnapping (sans jamais produire ne serait-ce qu’un début de preuve), Netanyahou s’en est servi comme d’une excuse pour attaquer l’ensemble de la direction du Hamas en Cisjordanie, tandis que son ministre des Finances, Naftali Bennett, déclarait : « Nous transformons la carte de membre du Hamas en ticket pour l’enfer ». L’opération Gardien de nos Frères fit exactement cela, avec l’arrestation de 335 cadres du Hamas (dont 50 venaient juste d’être libérés dans le cadre d’un échange de prisonniers) et largement plus de 1.000 rafles (laissant les habitations attaquées « comme si un tremblement de terre avait eu lieu » selon un activiste palestinien). Noam Chomsky observe : « Les 18 jours de saccage […] ont réussi à saper le gouvernement d’union nationale qui était craint et a brutalement accru la répression israélienne. Selon des sources militaires israéliennes, les soldats israéliens ont arrêté 419 Palestiniens, dont 335 affiliés au Hamas, et tué six Palestiniens, fouillant également des milliers de sites et confisquant 350.000 dollars. Israël a également mené des dizaines d’attaques à Gaza, tuant 5 membres du Hamas le 7 juillet. Le Hamas a finalement réagi avec ses premiers tirs de roquettes en 19 mois, ont rapporté des responsables israéliens, fournissant à Israël le prétexte pour l’opération Bordure Protectrice, le 8 juillet ». Ayant donc tué onze Palestiniens en moins d’un mois, Israël s’est servi ensuite des tirs de représailles à la roquette, qui n’ont tué personne, pour lancer le plus grand massacre de Palestiniens depuis des décennies.(...)


  • You might not have heard of the ‘Hannibal Protocol’, but it’s behind one of Israel’s worst atrocities yet - Comment - Voices - The Independent
    http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/you-might-not-have-heard-of-the-hannibal-protocol-but-its-behind-one-

    The Israeli forces didn’t give the Palestinians of Rafah any warning, but embarked on the most aggressive bombing campaign of Operation Protective Edge. Airplanes struck Rafah 40 times, dropping massive bombs on its civilian neighbourhoods, and heavy artillery pumped more than 1,000 shells into the area. Tanks also invaded, firing in all directions, and heavy bulldozers moved in to flatten scores of houses on the heads of people who were still inside.

    Palestinians who did manage to jump into cars to escape the inferno were shot at, and cars carrying injured civilians trying to approach the Rafah hospital were also attacked. The blitz lasted three hours and killed more than 150 Palestinians. It also injured hundreds of others, having buried them under the rubble.

    The colonel who orchestrated the assault on Rafah was Ofer Winter, the commander of the Givati Brigade. A religious settler, on the eve of the Gaza war he dispatched a letter to his troops, laden with biblical references, which perhaps explains the ferocity with which they attacked Rafah.

    #fanatique_religieux #criminel #crimes #atrocités #Israel #Israël



  • ’Holding this medal insults my relatives, slain in Gaza by Israel’
    91-year-old Henk Zanoli returned his Righteous Among the Nations medal to Israel after six members of his Palestinian family were killed in a bombing in Gaza.
    By Amira Hass | Aug. 19, 2014 Haaretz
    http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-features/.premium-1.611272

    In a few words, a letter that arrived by messanger at the Israeli embassy in Holland on Thursday afternoon told the story of three bereaved families whose lives were intertwined: Zanoli, Pinto and Ziadah. Enclosed in the letter was the Righteous Among the Nations medal that was granted to Johana Zanoli-Smit (posthumously) and her son Henk for hiding and rescuing a 12-year-old boy, Elhanan Pinto, during the Nazi occupation of Holland.

    On Thursday, Henk Zanoli, 91, returned the medal to the State of Israel because, he wrote, the state murdered six of his relatives, members of the Ziadah family from the El Boureij refugee camp in the Gaza Strip.

    Zanoli, a lawyer, wrote to Ambassador Hayim Davon that “...for me to hold on to the honour granted by the State of Israel under these circumstances, will be both an insult to the memory of my courageous mother who risked her life and that of her children fighting against suppression and for the preservation of human life as well as an insult to those in my family, four generations on, who lost no less than six of their relatives in Gaza at the hands of the State of Israel.”

    At his mother’s request, Henk set out for Amsterdam one day in 1943 and returned with Pinto, whose parents had been sent to concentration camps from which they would not return. The trip by train to their village in the Utrecht region was difficult and frightening; the campaigns to catch Jews were at their height. The Zanolis were already involved in resistance to the occupation. Johana’s husband was arrested and exiled to Dachau, and a few months before Germany surrendered, he died in the Mauthausen concentration camp. The Nazis executed her son-in-law in the dunes of The Hague for his participation in the Dutch resistance movement. Another of her sons was engaged to a Jewish woman, who was arrested for the crime of being Jewish and murdered. Elhanan Pinto was saved and eventually emigrated to Israel.

    Johana Zanoli and Henk didn’t talk much about the years of the occupation, said Angelique Eijpe, 41, Zanoli’s great-grandniece, who is a diplomat in the Dutch foreign service. Johana Zanoli died in 1980. She didn’t expect to receive a prize for her deeds, nor did her son initiate the receipt of the Righteous Among the Nations award at a ceremony held in 2011 at the Israeli embassy in The Hague.

    The initiator was the survivor, Pinto.

    “Only recently did I discover that they were actually traumatized after losing three family members: a husband, a son-in-law and a fiancee,” said Eijpe. “The entire family was involved in resistance to the occupation, but they didn’t talk about it much. I only remember that they disliked Germans.”

    In the late 1990s Eijpe was studying at Birzeit University on the West Bank where she met Isma’il Ziadah, an economics student who was born in the El Boureij refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. The family originated from the village of Faluja (on whose land is present-day Kiryat Gat and other Israeli communities). They married several years later and since then have been living together abroad. Since 2012 they have been living with their three children in Oman, where Eijpe works as the deputy head of the Dutch diplomatic mission. In June they went to The Hague for their summer vacation and often spoke with their family in Gaza via Skype.

    Skype is a poor substitute for a real meeting. But a real meeting is almost impossible due to the limitations that Israel imposes on the movement of residents of the Gaza Strip. Isma’il and his two older sons (ages 6 and 7), who were registered in the Palestinian population registry, are not allowed to leave or enter the Strip to travel to the West Bank via the Erez checkpoint, to land at Ben-Gurion International Airport, to enter the West Bank via the Allenby terminal on the Jordanian border, or to stay on the West Bank.

    As a Dutch woman, Eijpe, the wife and mother, is allowed to land at Ben Gurion, enter the West Bank via Allenby and visit there. She is not allowed to enter the Gaza Strip via the Erez checkpoint or the Rafah terminal, which aside from a short period after the revolution in Egypt has been open only to Palestinians who are residents of the occupied territories. Isma’il and his two sons last visited the Strip in 2010, entering via Egypt. The Egyptians denied entry to Eijpe. “For us the siege of Gaza is a very concrete, very personal matter,” said Eijpe, who last saw her mother-in-law in 2005.

    In Oman the Skype connection is blocked, so they all particularly enjoyed the unlimited conversations from The Hague. Isma’il spoke with his brothers in Gaza and with his mother, Muftiyah, 70. The children spoke a lot with their cousins and their grandmother, whom they called “Tiyah.” “How you’ve grown,” she said proudly, never tiring of looking at the third grandson who appeared on the computer screen, and whom she didn’t know yet. Since the start of the July 8 assault, they have become more emotionally dependent on these Skype conversations.

    On Sunday, July 20, at noon Isma’il Ziadah spoke to the daughter of one of his brothers who lives in Gaza City. She suddenly received a phone call informing her that “something has happened in El Boureij,” and then the Skype connection was interrupted. That morning it was reported that in the Shujaiyeh neighborhood in Gaza seven Israeli soldiers were killed, as well dozens of civilians living in the neighborhood, whose homes were bombed with their occupants inside or who were shot while fleeing from the neighborhood. Ziadah was unable to contact his family in El Boureij.

    Maybe it’s an electricity blackout, he thought, perhaps a problem due to the bombings. He asked his sons to go play downstairs in the yard. Their games interfered with his feverish attempts to renew contact with his home. And still he didn’t imagine the worst.

    Isma’il’s brother Hassan, 50, a psychologist who lives and works in Gaza, told Haaretz this week: “That night there were many bombings and shellings in the eastern part of El Boureij. Nobody slept, not those in the camp and not us in Gaza. We considered the possibility that they had left the house. Mother and four brothers, their wives and children, live in the house. Khaled, who is a nurse, was in the clinic all the time in any case. His wife and children had gone to her family. The other three brothers, Jamil, 53, Youssef, 43 and Omar, 32, decided in the end to remain, along with our mother. Jamil’s wife, Bayan, also remained, and their 12-year-old son, Shaaban, insisted on staying with them.

    “Two of the wives and their young children, and five of Jamil and Bayan’s six children, drove to Gaza, although the road from the camp was also difficult and frightening, with continuous bombings and shellings.”

    At about 12 noon Hassan spoke by phone with his brother Jamil, to make sure that the children had arrived safely in Gaza. “See you,” said Jamil.

    At about 2:30 p.m. a friend contacted Hassan to tell him that he had heard that the home of someone called Abu Suhayb Ziadah had been bombed. Hassan didn’t imagine that it was the house in El Boureij and that Abu Suhayb was his brother Khaled. He thought that it was one of his relatives, also Abu Suhayb, who lives in Gaza.

    Hassan contacted several relatives — and then he got a call from his brother Sa’ed, who also lives in Gaza. He was crying: “Our home in El Boureij was bombed.” It was a four-story house, the pride of the mother and her sons, a house built on land purchased with savings they all contributed, and to which they moved only in 2003 from a small asbestos-roofed home provided by UNRWA.

    “We all assumed that the army gives people a warning — by phone, with a warning missile — before it bombs a house or shells a neighborhood, that the army would give them time to leave,” Hassan said. “The grandson Shaaban, who is very close to my mother, remained in the house with them. If my mother had had any suspicion that our house was among Israel’s targets, for some reason that I can’t imagine, she wouldn’t have allowed her sons and her grandson to stay. I’m convinced of that.”

    They drove to the hospital in Dir Al Balah to identify the bodies: Four arrived immediately; another two were identified later and brought to the mosque next to the cemetery, just as the funeral was about to begin. Another body was discovered in the ruins of their home: that of Mohammed Maqadmah, 30, a resident of the camp. According to B’Tselem — the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories — he was a member of the military arm of Hamas.

    Hassan Ziadah has been working at the mental-health center in Gaza since 1991. He treats trauma victims and knows how to diagnose his condition and that of his family at present. “Mourning always takes time, but how do you deal with it when the loss is of six family members?” Hassan says. “You’re overwhelmed. You think about mother and then you’re angry at yourself for forgetting your elder brother, or think about your nephew and immediately reprimand yourself for not thinking of your younger brother.

    “And besides, even before we lost them we lived in a situation of tremendous fear, insecurity and a sense of imminent death. This situation didn’t change even after they were killed. So we couldn’t yet begin to mourn naturally. Mourning has its own rituals, both religious and social, that make things easier. But like thousands of others, we were unable to observe these rituals because of the bombings and shellings.”

    One of the trademarks of an Israel Defense Forces assault is the killing of entire families or many members of the same family, inside their homes. B’Tselem has documented 60 such families that were killed during the four weeks of the war: 458 people, including 108 women under the age of 60, 214 minors and 18 men and women aged 60 and over. On July 20 the IDF killed nine families, a total of 73 people.

    The IDF spokesman did not reply to Haaretz’s question as to whether the Ziadah home was bombed by mistake — and if not, which family member was the target of the bombing, and whether the killing of the six civilians in the house is considered legitimate “collateral damage.” The spokesman replied that the IDF invests great efforts to avoid harming civilians, is working to investigate complaints about irregular incidents, and will publish the results after the investigations are concluded.


  • #Palestine #2014 / À propos de Gaza et pour en finir avec la question des religions et de la #Démocratie au Proche Orient
    http://www.larevuedesressources.org/palestine-2014-a-propos-de-gaza-et-pour-en-finir-avec-la-quest

    Une autre façon de poser le problème. Ce point de vue ne relève pas de mon engagement personnel pour la Palestine car ce n’est qu’un regard sur la réalité incontournable de l’état politique des croyances au Proche Orient et la petite réflexion critique des majorités démocratiques que cela inspire. On sait qu’ici, forte de la triste expérience libyenne, j’avais pu prendre parti contre la guerre en Syrie. Concernant la Palestine, mon engagement est de soutenir mes amis palestiniens principalement (...)

    #Agora

    / #Poésie, #Résistance, Palestine, Démocratie, #Israël, #Activisme, #Louise_Desrenards, #Constitution, #2012, #Gaza_Strip,_Gaza_City, #Guerre_contre_Gaza, #Liban, 2014, #Hamas, #Autorité_Palestinienne, #Bordure_protectrice, #Rafeef_Ziadah, We teach life, Sir !, Performance (...)

    #We_teach_life,Sir ! #Performance_parlée


  • Des appels universitaires et d’artistes :

    Artistes Pour la Palestine
    Hamed Abdalla, Samir Abdallah, Haquima Akhabech, Maria Amaral, Jean Asselmeyer, Tayssir Batniji, Mustapha Boutadjine, Dominique Grange, Rachid Koraïchi, Kheridine Mabrouk, Stéphane Rossi, Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Nasser Soumi, Jacques Tardi, Hani Zurob et d’autres, le 2 août 2014
    http://artistsforpalestine.com/fr

    Lettre ouverte sur Gaza et BDS
    Middle East Caucus of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, le 11 août 2014
    http://www.aurdip.fr/Lettre-ouverte-sur-Gaza-et-BDS-de.html

    Israeli arms protest
    Alice Walker, Ahdaf Soueif, Miranda Pennell, Breyten Breytenbach, John Pilger, Miriam Margolyes, Nick Cave, Noam Chomsky, Richard Falk, Victoria Brittain, The Guardian, le 12 août 2014
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/12/israeli-arms-protest

    Solidarité africaine avec la Palestine
    Universitaires africains et africanistes, le 12 août 2014
    http://www.aurdip.fr/Solidarite-africaine-avec-la.html

    Back the Boycott
    Près de 200 philosophes et politistes pour le boycott d’Israel, le 10 août 2014
    http://backtheboycott.com

    La communauté internationale doit accélérer la mise en place d’une « zone de catastrophe humanitaire à Gaza »
    Appel du PNGO, le réseau des ONG palestiniennes, le 13 aout 2014
    http://www.plateforme-palestine.org/La-communaute-internationale-doit,4100

    L’acteur anglais Russell Brand appelle au boycott d’Israël
    Jenn Selby, The Independent, 14 August 2014
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/russell-brand-calls-for-israel-boycott-comedian-urges-big-businesses-

    Plus de 170 universitaires irlandais signent une pétition pour le boycott universitaire d’Israël, le 14 août 2014
    http://www.aurdip.fr/Plus-de-170-universitaires.html

    Un nonagénaire néerlandais retourne sa médaille de « Juste parmi les nations », après la mort de six membres de sa famille à Gaza
    Article d’Amira Hass, Haaretz, le 15 août 2014, et lettre de M. Zanoli, adressée à l’ambassadeur d’Israël à La Haye, le 11 août 2014
    http://www.aurdip.fr/Un-nonagenaire-neerlandais.html

    InCACBI appeals to Infosys and other Indian companies to stop collaboration with Israel
    Près de 200 intellectuels, artistes et universitaires indiens, le 17 août 2014
    http://incacbi.in/incacbi-appeals-infosys-and-other-indian-companies-stop-collaboration-israel

    FCÉÉ Ontario, un syndicat étudiant qui représente 300.000 étudiants de la province de l’Ontario, au Canada, vient juste de voter une résolution pour BDS
    Le 17 août 2014
    https://www.facebook.com/hammam.farah/posts/10102028346364910?fref=nf

    Il faut lever de toute urgence le blocus à Gaza !
    Mego Terzian (Président de Médecins Sans Frontières France), Le Monde, le 18 août 2014
    http://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2014/08/18/il-faut-lever-de-toute-urgence-le-blocus-a-gaza_4472627_3232.html
    –------------------------
    L’affaire Salaita :

    Lettre de l’AURDIP et du BRICUP à la Chancelière de l’Université de l’Illinois, suite à l’annulation d’une position universitaire pour le Dr. Steven Salaita
    AURDIP & BRICUP, le 9 août 2014
    http://www.aurdip.fr/Lettre-de-l-AURDIP-et-BRICUP-a-la.html

    Des pétitions :
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_oGbCNTx7lcvYzQP_kDEZbfclDdu5-GU_HIfCUKfIGQ/viewform

    http://www.change.org/petitions/phyllis-m-wise-we-demand-corrective-action-on-the-scandalous-firing-of-pales

    #boycott #culture #Israël #boycott_culturel #Gaza #Palestine #université #boycott_universitaire


  • Des nouvelles du fascisme israélien :

    Une autre victime de la guerre d’Israël : le droit à l’éducation des Palestiniens
    Aimee Shalan et Samer Abdelnour, Al Shabaka, le 1er août 2014
    http://www.info-palestine.net/spip.php?article14853

    Imagine you are a Palestinian academic or a student
    Nazmi Al-Masri, Mondoweiss, le 12 août 2014
    http://mondoweiss.net/2014/08/palestinian-academic-student.html

    B’Tselem perd l’agrément pour accueillir des citoyens souhaitant y effectuer un service civil
    Gili Cohen, Haaretz, le 14 août 2014
    http://www.agencemediapalestine.fr/blog/2014/08/19/btselem-perd-lagrement-pour-accueillir-des-citoyens-souhaitant-

    Gaza : Haaretz dénonce « une chasse aux sorcières »
    Tribune de Genève, le 16 août 2014
    http://www.tdg.ch/monde/Gaza-iHaaretzi-denonce-une-chasse-aux-sorcieres/story/29535318

    Le fascisme atteint un nouveau sommet en Israël. Interview de Zeev Sternhell
    Gidi Weitz, Haaretz, le 17 août 2014
    http://www.protection-palestine.org/spip.php?article13076

    • Let’s stop using the terms ‘fascism’ and ‘democracy’ from now on | +972 Magazine
      http://972mag.com/lets-stop-using-the-terms-fascism-and-democracy-from-now-on/95649

      There are many words that have a tighter link to Israeli political culture and to the Israeli experience which we should be using when we want to communicate political messages, even negative ones. (...)

      (...) discrimination, violence, racism (...) cannot be reduced to an attack exclusively against the political Right; they carry a broader political and social significance than that. (Perhaps this is precisely why people prefer to shout “fascists,” as it suggests that the target is right wing.)

      (...)

      The word “democracy” is problematic in yet another way. The call to “defend democracy” assumes there is something to defend, and that this something is in danger. This observation is entirely unique to the Zionist Left . The Palestinians in the occupied territories can hardly be expected to feel that there is a democracy worth defending here. Palestinians citizens might have their doubts too. (As MK Ahmed Tibi memorably put it: “Israel is Jewish and democratic. Democratic for the Jews and Jewish for everyone else.”)

      #insupportable #gauche_sioniste


  • Londres et Washington froncent un tout petit peu les sourcils en matière de livraison d’armement à israel :

    Londres menace de ne plus livrer Israël
    Le Figaro, le 12 août 2014
    http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/2014/08/12/97001-20140812FILWWW00313-treve-londres-menace-de-ne-plus-livrer-israel.php

    Israël a envoyé un obus de char qui a tué 20 civils dans une école de l’ONU, parti des USA sans l’approbation d’Obama – La bombe du Wall Street Journal
    Philip Weiss, Mondoweiss, le 15 août 2014
    http://www.aurdip.fr/Israel-a-envoye-un-obus-de-char.html


  • #Palestine, #Israel and #CNN » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names
    http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/08/19/palestine-israel-and-cnn

    An article in the August 18 edition of CNN indicates clearly the kind of misinformation the news media is presenting about the situation, with much of it including half-truths, omissions and distortions that may be more damaging that outright lies. The following are some examples, with commentary.

    It’s unclear how many of the dead were militants. The United Nations has estimated that about 70% were civilians, but Israel has estimated a higher number of militants .”

    Note that CNN did not include any comment on Palestinian estimates, which state that far more than 70% of the victims were civilians. In the view of CNN, only United Nations and Israeli estimates are worth reporting.

    Israel blames Hamas for civilian deaths, saying militants fire rockets from civilian areas and encourage people to stay despite Israeli warnings of impending attacks.

    There is no rebuttal from Palestine; CNN didn’t bother to say that Palestinians deny these charges.

    From the first day, the Israeli delegation to Cairo has worked under very clear instructions, to remain steadfast on Israel’s security needs,’ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday.

    CNN continues to foster the fantasy that the very existence of a poor, vulnerable little Israel is in grave danger from big, bad Palestine. It makes no mention of the fact that Israel has the most modern weaponry on the planet, provided by the United States, or that Israel receives $3 billion a year in aid from the U.S., while Palestine receives nothing. It also doesn’t mention that many of the weapons used against Palestinians citizens are in violation of international law.

    Palestinians say they want an end to Israel’s blockade of Gaza, which they say is suffocating the economy of the small, impoverished strip of land and the lives of its inhabitants.

    Note the phrase ‘they say’, as if there is some doubt about this. The United Nations has condemned this blockade, because it is, indeed, suffocating the economy in the Gaza Strip.

    But Israeli authorities — who retain control of Gaza’s airspace, Mediterranean waters and their shared border — say that releasing their grip on what goes into and out of the territory is too risky as things stand.

    CNN fails to mention that the only border not mentioned in this sentence, that with Egypt, is controlled by Egypt, which does Israel’s bidding. So, in effect, Israel controls all the borders of the Gaza Stip.

    Israel and Hamas, which have fought three major conflicts in the past six years, both seem to be dug in, refusing to give ground on their key demands.

    It isn’t Israel and Hamas; it is Israel and Palestine. If CNN insists in referring to the Palestinians as ‘Hamas’, then it must refer to Israel as ‘Likud’. Hamas is the party in control of the Gaza Strip; Likud is the party in control of Israel.

    Also, to say that they ‘have fought three major conflicts’ is also untrue. The Gaza Strip has suffered and endured three major bombardments by Israel, killing thousands of Palestinians. Genocide is not a ‘conflict’. It is a crime against humanity.

    Without a deal out of the negotiations in Cairo, the stage seems set for further confrontation.

    To call genocide a ‘confrontation’ is an insult not only to the Palestinians, but to anyone who is concerned about human rights anywhere in the world. Over 2,000 Palestinians have been killed; tens of thousands rendered homeless. Hundreds of the dead and homeless are children, many as young as newborns. The death toll of Israelis is 70, with all but three of them soldiers invading Gaza.

    One need not look to the news media for information about the Israeli #massacre of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, or for information about its ongoing #crimes against Palestinians in the West Bank. It is all part of the ongoing genocide of the Palestinian people that Israel has engaged in since its bloody establishment, founded on the ethnic cleansing of at least 750,000 Palestinians in 1947 – 1948. But information is readily available to anyone with access to the Internet. There one can see the reality of life and death for Palestinians. Mangled bodies; anguished, grief-stricken parents; destroyed homes; blood and horror are all there for the world to see, and more and more the world is taking note.

    As mentioned previously, this writer has a young friend who has lived his life in the Gaza Strip. He and this writer are in contact when his friend has electricity, and when he is able to access a computer. This is not frequent; much of his time is spent in trying to obtain shelter, food and water for himself and his family. Their home was destroyed by U.S.-made bombs, delivered by Israel. He also spends time tending to three younger brothers, the youngest only nine, who were seriously injured by Israeli bombs. Such information is not part of CNN’s news reporting.

    Nor is coverage of the thousands of people in various cities around the world, including Tel Aviv, who demonstrate against Israeli crimes. But tens of millions of people on Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites are getting this information. People like this writer’s friend are sending pictures and information about their experiences, and such information is being widely disseminated. Finally, the world is taking notice, becoming more aware of Palestinian oppression and Israeli lies, and seeing genocide happening in front of them.

    Palestinians can have no hope of justice from any U.S.-brokered agreement; the Israeli lobby in the U.S. is too strong. But the growing ostracism of Israel by academics, entertainers and others, and the boycotting of Israeli products by ever-increasing numbers of people the world over, will bring positive results for Palestinians, as these actions did a generation ago for South Africans. One hopes the results will soon be seen, so the horrific suffering of the Palestinian people can end.

    #Médias #désinformation #manipulation


  • Le Qatar s’invite médiateur médiateur dans le conflit israélo-palestinien.
    http://www.argotheme.com/organecyberpresse/spip.php?article2252

    La tribune, du Dr Khalid Al-Attiyah, le ministre d’État aux Affaires étrangères du Qatar, publiée le 18 août 2014 sur le quotidien français « Le Figaro », suggère que son pays joue les médiateurs, en coulisses, pour arriver à la fin du calvaire que vivent les habitants de Gaza. Elle met aussi en exergue que l’objectif de mettre Palestiniens et Israéliens autour du menu de deux Etats, pour gonfler le rôle diplomatique de la petite monarchie de moins d’un demi-million d’habitants, comme une appétence de (...)

    Monde, informations, actualité, international, politique, relations, diplomatie, affaires étrangères,

    / #diplomatie,_sécurité,_commerce,_économie_mondiale, #Israël,_Proche-Orient,_EPU,_droits_de_l’homme,_ONU, Obama, USA, Israël, Proche-Orient, Palestine , Arabie Saoudite, Qatar, Moyen-Orient, (...)

    #Monde,informations,_actualité,_international,_politique,_relations,_diplomatie,_affaires_étrangères, #Obama,_USA,_Israël,_Proche-Orient,_Palestine #Arabie_Saoudite,_Qatar,_Moyen-Orient,_monarchies,_arabes,_musulmans


  • Gaza : un Juste rend sa médaille à Israël - Europe1.fr - International
    http://www.europe1.fr/International/Gaza-un-Juste-rend-sa-medaille-a-Israel-2204497/#

    « (...) Une insulte au courage de sa mère ». Après l’offensive israélienne sur Gaza, Henk Zanoli a estimé que conserver cette médaille serait « une insulte » à sa famille et au courage de sa mère « qui a risqué sa vie et celle de ses enfants ». « Une insulte » aussi à sa grande-nièce tuée chez elle, dans sa maison à Gaza, avec son mari et ses enfants, lors d’un bombardement de Tsahal. Un « meurtre perpétré par l’Etat d’Israël », accuse le vieil homme.

    Dans sa lettre, Henk Zanoli souligne encore que les actions de l’Etat d’Israël à Gaza « ont déjà donné lieu à des accusations sérieuses de crimes de guerre et de crime contre l’humanité ».

    Reprendre sa distinction ? Oui, si... Pourrait-il, un jour, accepter de reprendre sa distinction ? Oui, « si les mêmes droits politiques, sociaux et économiques étaient accordés à tous ceux qui vivent sous le contrôle de l’Etat d’Israël ». Et l’homme de 91 ans de conclure : « si jamais cela arrive, contactez moi... ou mes descendants ».


  • Israéliens et Palestiniens s’affrontent aussi dans les rayons des magasins - RTBF Economie
    http://www.rtbf.be/info/economie/detail_israeliens-et-palestiniens-s-affrontent-aussi-dans-les-rayons-des-magasi

    En Cisjordanie occupée, les ventes de produits locaux n’ont jamais été aussi importantes. Les marques israéliennes, elles, restent en rayon.

    En Israël au contraire, les magasins arabes sont désertés, même les jours de shabbat, journée chômée par les juifs et durant laquelle les Arabes-Israéliens faisaient le gros de leur chiffre d’affaires.

    A l’étranger, la campagne BDS, pour « Boycott, désinvestissements, sanctions », a été lancée il y a plusieurs années. Elle n’avait pas pris jusqu’à récemment dans les Territoires palestiniens, faute de choix face à certains produits israéliens et du fait des restrictions à l’importation.

    La guerre de Gaza et ses 2.000 morts côté palestinien a changé la donne, dit Omar Barghouti, membre fondateur du mouvement BDS dans les Territoires palestiniens. Le boycott populaire est « quasiment sans précédent », dit-il. Son organisation s’emploie à présent à ce que le boycott « se poursuive, bien au-delà » de la guerre à Gaza.

    Pour mobiliser les Palestiniens, des spots télévisés sont diffusés, des appels ont été lancés sur les réseaux sociaux et dans les magasins de Cisjordanie, des militants ont fait le tour des rayons pour recouvrir les produits israéliens d’autocollants proclamant « Boycottez Israël » ou « Pour info : en achetant ce produit, vous versez 16% de son prix à l’armée israélienne ».

    #BDS


  • Israel bars Amnesty & HRW from entering Gaza, hinders investigations – report — RT News
    http://rt.com/news/181184-israel-hrw-amnesty-barred

    Israel has been preventing Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch workers from entering Gaza to investigate allegations of war crimes and human rights violations, claims a media report backed by group members’ statements.

    Both human rights organizations have been unsuccessfully trying to get permission from the regional Civil Administration to enter Gaza since July 7, Israeli outlet Haaretz reports.

    Israeli authorities cited two reasons for their refusal to grant appropriate permits: the closure of the Erez border crossing, located between Israel and the Gaza Strip, and that neither group is part of a list of aid groups approved by the Israeli Ministry of Social Affairs.

    However, an Israeli newspaper pointed out that the Erez border crossing was in fact opened to “journalists, UN employees and Palestinians in need of medical care” during Operation Protective Edge, which began on July 8.

    It also noted that, according to Israel’s COGAT (coordinator of government activity in the territories) guidelines, exceptions can be made for organizations that are not included on the list. The authority states that unrecognized groups “may submit an exceptional request that will be considered in light of the prevailing policy based on the political-security situation”.

    HRW representatives have been barred from entering Gaza through the Erez crossing since 2006, while Amnesty’s representatives have been refused entry since June 2012. The two were able to use Egypt’s Rafah border crossing to enter Gaza until Mohamed Morsi’s government was brought down by the country’s armed forces in 2013. Since then, Egypt has not issued a clear response as to why it has closed its own border, though its military has been active in the Sinai.

    While both HRW and Amnesty International have been actively trying to obtain permission from Israel to enter the Gaza Strip, their requests have been turned down on seemingly bureaucratic grounds.


  • «#Israel y el Estado Islámico forman parte del mismo proyecto» SHEIKH ZIAD DAHER, Representante de #Hizbullah

    Hizbullah se encuentra en el epicentro de una región en permanente conflicto y juega un papel clave, tanto como baluarte de apoyo a la resistencia palestina como a la hora de defender al Gobierno sirio dentro de la guerra que desangra el país desde hace tres años. La ofensiva israelí en Gaza permitió comprobar hasta qué punto la milicia chíí, liderada por Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, constituye una inspiración para #Hamas, la Yihad Islámica e incluso las brigadas de Abu Ali Mustafá, brazo armado del #FPLP. Sin embargo, el frente para Hizbulah no está al sur de Líbano, sino al este, en Siria, e incluso en el propio país del Cedro, donde, por el momento, se mantienen los frágiles equilibrios que evitan la confrontación en un país dividido. La irrupción del Estado Islámico es ahora la principal amenaza, que la formación chií se muestra dispuesta a combatir pese a que en los últimos tiempos algunos de sus feudos en Líbano han sido atacados.
    ...

    http://www.naiz.eus/eu/hemeroteca/gara/editions/gara_2014-08-17-07-00/hemeroteca_articles/israel-y-el-estado-islamico-forman-parte-del-mismo-proyecto


  • A Review of Asher Kaufman. Contested Frontiers in the Syria-Lebanon-Israel Region: Cartography, Sovereignty, and Conflict. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. xv + 281 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-1167-5.

    Reviewed by James R. Stocker (Trinity Washington University)
    http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=41302

    Atop a hill in Lebanon’s Iqlim al-Tuffah, a few miles north of the town of Nabatiyah, lies the Tourist Landmark of the Resistance, a Hizbullah-organized open-air museum that commemorates the Islamic resistance to Israel’s occupation. Visitors are shown a variety of exhibits, including a large pit called “The Abyss” containing remnants of Israeli tanks and weapons, and an underground cave hollowed out by the fighters for use as a bunker and command and control center. When this reviewer visited in late May 2014, a tour guide was on hand to provide commentary and answer questions. When asked why Hizbullah still retained its arms after Israel withdrew from Lebanon in 2000, he insisted that Israel had not yet completely withdrawn; it remained in the Shebaa Farms and seven other Lebanese villages. Once they do withdraw, he continued, the “Resistance” would have no reason to keep its arms. A tour guide is hardly an organizational spokesperson, but these comments underscore the continuing relevance of border disputes in the Lebanese-Israeli-Syrian imbroglio—the arena that between 1973 and 2006 arguably saw the heaviest fighting in the Arab-Israeli conflict.

    To understand the background of such claims, readers are advised to consult Asher Kaufman’s new book about the history of what he refers to as the “tri-border region,” approximately 100 km2 of rugged terrain at the intersections of contemporary Syria, Lebanon, and Israel. This region, a comparative backwater until the middle of the twentieth century, is largely mountainous, containing the Levant’s second highest peak, Mt. Hermon, as well as sources of the Hasbani and Jordan Rivers, and the rich farmland of the Huleh Valley. Previous works such as Frederic C. Hof’s Galilee Divided (1985) have examined the Lebanese-Israeli border dispute, and this book does not detract from their value; still, no other author has done more to look at the tri-border region itself. Indeed, part of the book’s content has been published in three journal articles in the Middle East Journal and one in the International Journal of Middle East Studies.[1] This work brings these insights and more into one volume.

    #Liban #Israël #Syrie #Shebaa #frontière


  • Israeli propaganda starts to wear thin | Opinion , Columnist | THE DAILY STAR
    http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Columnist/2014/Aug-18/267484-israeli-propaganda-starts-to-wear-thin.ashx#axzz3AmMxZhbl

    Resisting and reversing Israeli actions forms the core of Hamas’ and Hezbollah’s strategies, therefore the Israeli spin masters try at all costs to prevent anyone abroad from seeing these Lebanese and Palestinian groups as having been born primarily to fight back against Israel’s excessive occupation and colonization. The easiest way to do this in the fact-light minds of many Western citizens and politicians is simply to associate Hamas and Hezbollah with Al-Qaeda, ISIS and the Taliban.



  • #Israel bars Amnesty, Human Rights Watch workers from #Gaza
    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.611015

    Human Right Watch investigators have been barred from entering Gaza via the #Erez crossing since 2006, while Amnesty’s people have been barred since June 2012. Until the Morsi government in Egypt was brought down, they would enter Gaza from Egyptian territory through the #Rafah crossing.

    #Egypte



  • Par #Yvan_Najiels
    http://blogs.mediapart.fr/blog/yvan-najiels/030814/gilles-deleuze-sur-israel-et-la-palestine-dans-deux-regimes-de-fous-
    #Gilles_Deleuze sur #Israël et la #Palestine dans « Deux régimes de fous » (1983)

    Voilà ce que Gilles Deleuze écrivait à propos de la création de l’état israélien sur le dos des Palestiniens dans son recueil de textes publié chez Minuit en 1983, Deux régimes de fous. Ce texte garde toute sa pertinence. Il illustre notamment très bien l’obscénité de celles et ceux, nombreux hélas, qui crient à l’antisémitisme (pas moins !) pour faire taire (parfois avec le concours de nervis de la LDJ) l’expression du soutien à la résistance palestinienne.

    " D’un bout à l’autre, il s’agira de faire comme si le peuple palestinien, non seulement ne devait plus être, mais n’avait jamais été. Les conquérants étaient de ceux qui avaient subi eux-mêmes le plus grand génocide de l’histoire. De ce génocide, les sionistes avaient fait un mal absolu. Mais transformer le plus grand génocide de l’histoire en mal absolu, c’est une vision religieuse et mystique, ce n’est pas une vision historique. Elle n’arrête pas le mal ; au contraire, elle le propage, elle le fait retomber sur d’autres innocents, elle exige une réparation qui fait subir à ces autres une partie de ce que les juifs ont subi (l’expulsion, la mise en ghetto, la disparition comme peuple). Avec des moyens plus « froids » que le génocide, on veut aboutir au même résultat.
    Les USA et l’Europe devaient réparation aux juifs. Et cette réparation, ils la firent payer par un peuple dont le moins qu’on puisse dire est qu’il n’y était pour rien, singulièrement innocent de tout holocauste et n’en ayant même pas entendu parler. C’est là que le grotesque commence, aussi bien que la violence. Le sionisme, puis l’Etat d’Israël exigeront que les Palestiniens les reconnaissent en droit. Mais lui, l’Etat d’Israël, il ne cessera de nier le fait même d’un peuple palestinien. On ne parlera jamais de Palestiniens, mais d’Arabes de Palestine, comme s’ils s’étaient trouvés là par hasard ou par erreur. Et plus tard, on fera comme si les Palestiniens expulsés venaient du dehors, on ne parlera pas de la première guerre de résistance qu’ils ont menée tout seuls. On en fera les descendants d’Hitler, puisqu’ils ne reconnaissaient pas le droit d’Israël. Mais Israël se réserve le droit de nier leur existence de fait. C’est là que commence une fiction qui devait s’étendre de plus en plus, et peser sur tous ceux qui défendaient la cause palestinienne. Cette fiction, ce pari d’Israël, c’était de faire passer pour antisémites tous ceux qui contesteraient les conditions de fait et les actions de l’Etat sioniste. Cette opération trouve sa source dans la froide politique d’Israël à l’égard des Palestiniens.
    Israël n’a jamais caché son but, dès le début : faire le vide dans le territoire palestinien. Et bien mieux, faire comme si le territoire palestinien était vide, destiné depuis toujours aux sionistes. Il s’agissait bien de colonisation, mais pas au sens européen du XIX° siècle : on n’exploiterait pas les habitants du pays, on les ferait partir. Ceux qui resteraient, on n’en ferait pas une main-d’oeuvre dépendant du territoire, mais plutôt une main-d’oeuvre volante et détachée, comme si c’étaient des immigrés mis en ghetto. Dès le début, c’est l’achat des terres sous la condition qu’elles soient vides d’occupants, ou vidables. C’est un génocide, mais où l’extermination physique reste subordonnée à l’évacuation géographique : n’étant que des Arabes en général, les Palestiniens survivants doivent aller se fondre avec les autres Arabes. L’extermination physique, qu’elle soit ou non confiée à des mercenaires, est parfaitement présente. Mais ce n’est pas un génocide, dit-on, puisqu’elle n’est pas le « but final » : en effet, c’est un moyen parmi d’autres.
    La complicité des Etats-Unis avec Israël ne vient pas seulement de la puissance d’un lobby sioniste. Elias Sanbar a bien montré comment les Etats-Unis retrouvaient dans Israël un aspect de leur histoire : l’extermination des Indiens, qui, là aussi, ne fut qu’en partie directement physique. il s’agissait de faire le vide, et comme s’il n’y avait jamais eu d’Indiens, sauf dans des ghettos qui en feraient autant d’immigrés du dedans. A beaucoup d’égards, les Palestiniens sont les nouveaux Indiens, les Indiens d’Israël. L’analyse marxiste indique les deux mouvements complémentaires du capitalisme : s’imposer constamment des limites, à l’intérieur desquelles il aménage et exploite son propre système ; repousser toujours plus loin ces limites, les dépasser pour recommencer en plus grand ou en plus intense sa propre fondation. Repousser les limites, c’était l’acte du capitalisme américain, du rêve américain, repris par Israël et le rêve du Grand Israël sur territoire arabe, sur le dos des Arabes."


  • # PALESTINE /// Cartographic Representation of the Bombings’ “Atmospheric” Impact in Gaza | The Funambulist

    http://thefunambulist.net/2014/08/15/palestine-cartographic-representation-of-the-bombings-atmospheric-im

    When it comes to the Israeli enforced organization of space in the West Bank and Gaza, one can always turns towards the UN Office for Coordination of Human Affairs in the Occupied Palestinian territories and the regularly updated maps they provide coupled with a multitude of important data. OCHA just released a 120-page “Gaza Crisis Atlas” that superimposes recent satellite photographs of the Gaza strip and their analyses in terms of damage imposed by the Israeli army bombing/shelling of this last month. Each red dot on these documents represents a destroyed structure, and it does not take much time to realize the amplitude of the bombings’ impact on the ground as red dots populate each page of the ‘atlas.’

    http://thefunambulistdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/map-gaza-funambulist-august-15-2014.jpg?w=2560&h=1200&crop=1

    #gaza #israël


  • Poultry products originating from Israeli settlements no longer sent to Europe amid EU sanctions -

    Officials at the foreign and agriculture ministries say that so far no serious economic damage has been done, with diversion to the local market solving the problem.
    By Barak Ravid | Aug. 17, 2014 |Haaretz
    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.610900

    The Agriculture Ministry decided two months ago to divert settlements’ poultry products to markets outside the European Union after the EU imposed sanctions have made it very difficult to send such products to Europe.

    Officials at the foreign and agriculture ministries say that so far no serious economic damage has been done, with diversion to the local market solving the problem.

    On February 17, the European Commission, the EU’s executive body, enacted procedures under which the EU would no longer recognize the authority of Israeli veterinary services for livestock in the West Bank, East Jerusalem or the Golan Heights.

    Without veterinary approval, importing to EU countries becomes virtually impossible.

    According to a senior Israeli official, an investigation showed that hens are supplied by some farms in the Jordan Valley to the Off Tov (Good Chicken) poultry plant, which prepares products exported to Europe.

    The new procedures raised concerns that all the company’s exports to Europe would be blocked, given the difficulty in establishing the source of each product.

    At the end of June, Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir, a member of the right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party, tried to resolve the issue. The ministry ordered the diversion of settlements products to plants that supply local markets, or to countries outside the European Union.

    Hens from the settlements were put on different production lines to distinguish them from other poultry. A delegation of experts from the European Union arrived here in late July to confirm this separation so that exports to Europe could continue.

    The new procedures have affected other items exported to Europe. According to the daily Maariv this weekend, dairy exporters were also told to separate items coming from settlements from those originating within Israel’s 1967 borders.

    Fish products are expected to be next in line for such treatment. A plant at the Atarot industrial area north of Jerusalem raises fish for export to Europe. Other farmers export decorative fish to Europe. Without veterinary approval these companies will have to find another destinations.

    Senior officials at the foreign and agriculture ministries say diversion to the local market will work for fish as well. Wine is also expected to be included in the new arrangement, but this will cause serious damage because many wineries are located across the 1967 borders.


  • Révolté par les crimes de l’Etat d’Israël, un Juste rend sa médaille | Brèves | alterinfonet.org Agence de presse associative
    http://www.alterinfo.net/notes/Revolte-par-les-crimes-de-l-Etat-d-Israel-un-Juste-rend-sa-medaille_b6903

    Un citoyen néerlandais de 91 ans, décoré de la médaille des Justes par l’Etat d’Israël pour avoir sauvé de la mort un enfant juif pendant la deuxième guerre mondiale, a renvoyé sa décoration, pour protester contre les massacres de l’armée israélienne à Gaza.
    Plus précisément, Henk Zanoli, y a perdu six membres de sa famille élargie, l’une de ses petites-nièces étant mariée à un Palestinien de la bande de Gaza, Ismael Ziadah, du camp de réfugiés d’al-Bourej.

    ...

    La cérémonie de remise de la médaille avait eu lieu en 2011 à l’ambassade d’Israël aux Pays-Bas, à La Haye.
    Et c’est à cette même ambassade que jeudi, Henk Zanoli, qui avait exercé le métier d’avocat durant sa vie professionnelle, a renvoyé la médaille, accompagnée d’une lettre où il exprime sa colère et son dégout pour les crimes de l’Etat israélien.

    ...

    « Dans de telles circonstances, conserver un titre qui m’a été décerné par l’Etat d’Israël serait tout à la fois un outrage à la mémoire de mère qui s’était si vaillamment battue pour la sauvegarde de la vie humaine, qu’une insulte envers tous les membres de ma famille, qui à quatre générations de distance, viennent de perdre six des leurs à Gaza, du fait des agissements de l’Etat d’Israël »

    #Israël