• Washington Post reporter moves from covering Israel to working for it | The Electronic Intifada
    https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/michael-f-brown/washington-post-reporter-moves-covering-israel-working-it

    Avant, correspondante pour le WPJ à Jérusalem. Après, conseillère de l’ambassadeur israélien aux Nations Unies. Le même travail en fait.

    One such recent move should have journalists grappling with their ethics: Washington Post Jerusalem correspondent to chief communications officer and adviser to Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations and incoming ambassador to the United States, Gilad Erdan.

    #médias #israël

  • Déclaration sur l’antisémitisme et la question de Palestine
    30 nov. 2020 Par Les invités de Mediapart | Le Club de Mediapart
    https://blogs.mediapart.fr/les-invites-de-mediapart/blog/301120/declaration-sur-l-antisemitisme-et-la-question-de-palestine

    Cent vingt-deux intellectuels et intellectuelles palestiniens et arabes répondent à la définition de l’antisémitisme promue par l’Alliance internationale pour la mémoire de l’Holocauste qui est utilisée, dans plusieurs pays d’Europe et d’Amérique, pour réprimer le soutien aux droits palestiniens. Cette Déclaration est publiée conjointement en arabe par Al-Quds (Londres) et Al-Ayyam (Ramallah), en hébreu par Haaretz (Tel-Aviv), en anglais par The Guardian (Londres), en allemand par Die Tageszeitung (Berlin) et en français par Mediapart.

  • ’Netanyahu endangers Israel’ : Thousands protest against PM across Israel
    Noa Shpigel, Bar Peleg | Nov. 28, 2020 | 9:07 PM - Haaretz.com
    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-100-car-protest-convoy-headed-to-jerusalem-to-demonstrate-against-

    Thousands of protesters demonstrated on Saturday evening against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at intersections, bridges and squares across Israel, as weekly demonstrations continued for the 23rd week in a row.

    Several thousands gathered outside the prime minister’s official residence on Jerusalem’s Balfour Street. Demonstrations also took place in Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Holon and other locations across Israel, including the Arab towns of Taibeh, Umm al-Fahm and Kafr Yassif, calling on the prime minister to resign amid corruption charges.

    Earlier in the day, a protest convoy of more than 100 cars carrying inflatable submarines and F-35 props set out toward Jerusalem to join the weekly demonstration, from Caesarea, where Netanyahu’s private residence is located. They were joined by vehicles from Rosh Ha’ayin, where Alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gantz resides.

    As protesters gathered in Caesarea, Amiram Levin, a retired major general, addressed Gantz, who on Sunday had announced that he has established a governmental commission of inquiry into the submarine affair that has become a central element in the protests.

    Activists are unsatisfied with the commission established by Defense Minister Benny Gantz this past week, which they argue does not have enough legal powers to take action.

    Levin quipped: “Those who have sold and keep selling us the slogan ’Israel comes first,’ are groveling once again, while putting Bibi and themselves first, by setting up a fake commission with no powers.”

    Levin went on to say: “You put Israel last. Defense minister – what a disgrace. Preventing an investigation into the submarine affair is transforming us from a country with corruption to a corrupt country, led by a corrupt regime. We will not agree to this and that’s why we are here.”

    Once the convoys reached the Hemed Interchange on the way to Jerusalem, where some 200 protesters had gathered, they marched. One protest leader was detained on suspicion of having vandalized property with graffiti.

    Two weeks ago, demonstrators confronted the police at the same location, leading to 25 of them being detained. The court issued a restraining order barring many of them from demonstrating at the interchange for 15 days.

    Former Shin Bet director and Navy commander Ami Ayalon lashed out at Netanyahu, saying: "You’ve become a danger to Israel’s security. Approving the sale of advanced submarines to Egypt, while keeping the navy chief, the chief of staff and the defense minister in the dark constitutes a serious blow to the security of the State of Israel.

    “You are crushing Israeli society. But we are here to tell you: ’take the defendant’s seat and fight to prove your innocence,” Ayalon said.

    In Tel Aviv, the director of the Herzliya Gymnasium, Dr. Zeev Degani, called on the police to resign and become teachers. “I invite the police officers whose current job of suppressing legitimate criticism of the government is inconsistent with their personal values, to leave the police - we have a place in the gymnasium,” Degani said. “You can teach citizenship, democracy and human rights.”

    As a demonstration in the central Israeli town of Nes Ziona drew to a close, a confrontation broke out between demonstrators and 15 young people carrying signs that read “Leftists are Traitors.” Witnesses said they cursed the anti-Netanyahu demonstrators, and that a fight had broken out when one of them had struck the car of an anti-Netanyahu demonstrator. Police were called to the scene and separated the groups.

    In preparation for the demonstration in Jerusalem, the police blocked traffic leading up to Paris Square, adjacent to Balfour Street. Indictments were filed this week against two prominent anti-Netanyahu demonstrators, Gonen Ben Yitzhak and Bar Benjamin, for their role in organizing the protests. Ben Yitzhak has been charged with obstructing a police officer and prohibited gathering, and Benjamin has been charged with assaulting an officer under aggravated circumstances.

    Ahead of the protests, a number of leading member groups of the demonstration movement issued statements expressing their support for the protests and lambasting the prime minister.

    The Crime Minister group, of which Ben Yitzhak is a member, said: “The Gonen case illustrates that democracy is deteriorating and the state is diving. Hunting the protesters and turning the police into a political tool illustrates the seriousness of the dangerous processes led by Netanyahu, the clients of dark regimes. Tonight we will prove to the defendant we are determined and he cannot be allowed to crush democracy and evade the serious indictments.”

    The Black Flag movement said: “Another terrible week has passed for the people of Israel, another week in which Netanyahu crushes the economy and fails to deal with coronavirus, but breaks new records of incitement against the citizens of the country. The citizens of the state deserve hope and unity and a government that passes a budget and works for the citizens.”

    #Israelmanifs 23

  • Rep. Tlaib accused of anti-Semitism for comments on Biden pick
    https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/11/tlaib-blinken-anti-semitism-israel-bds-secretary-state.html

    “So long as he doesn’t suppress my First Amendment right to speak out against Netanyahu’s racist and inhumane policies,” Tlaib tweeted. “The Palestinian people deserve equality and justice.”

    Tlaib, who is Palestinian-American, was accused of anti-Semitism for bringing up Israel immediately upon Blinken’s nomination because Blinken is Jewish. Several US Jewish groups and commentators alleged that Tlaib only brought Israel into the conversation because of Blinken’s background.

    Tlaib was specifically referring to recent controversy in the United States over the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, which supports a variety of boycotts against Israel over its treatment of Palestinians. Tlaib is a prominent supporter of the movement.

    #bds #israël #antisémisme (!)

  • Des associations tunisiennes condamnent l’incitation continue de l’administration américaine à la violation par Israël du droit international et réitèrent leur solidarité avec le peuple palestinien

    Les associations soussignées condamnent l’incitation continue de l’administration américaine à l’appropriation par Israël de plus de territoires palestiniens occupés, à leur annexion par la force à son entité coloniale et à ses colonies de peuplement et la dispersion de leurs occupants, bafouant de nouveau le droit international.

    Elles réitèrent leur solidarité absolue avec le peuple palestinien et leur appui constant à la lutte de sa société civile dans les territoires occupés ainsi qu’au sein de la diaspora pour la récupération des territoires spoliés, l’abrogation de l’apartheid israélien, le retour des réfugiés et la sauvegarde du droit de vivre en Palestine dans un cadre de liberté, de justice, d’indépendance et de paix sur le même pied que le reste des peuples du monde.

    https://entreleslignesentrelesmots.blog/2020/11/24/des-associations-tunisiennes-condamnent-lincitation-con

    #international #palestine #israel #tunisie

  • Undeterred by stormy weather, thousands protest outside Netanyahu’s residences
    21 novembre 2020 - Haaretz.com
    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-undeterred-by-stormy-weather-anti-netanyahu-protests-continue-1.93

    Four were arrested as 3,000 rally in Jerusalem, with another 2,500 protesting outside Netanyahu’s private home in Caesarea; 66-year-old woman taken to hospital after alleged police violence

    #Israelmanifs

  • 6 out of 10 people worldwide live in a country that has built border walls

    Days after the drawn-out U.S. elections, a new report reveals that the wall sold by Trump as a supposed achievement of his administration is just one of more than 63 new border walls built along borders or in occupied territories worldwide.

    Today, 31 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, we find ourselves in a world with more walls than ever. 4.679 billion people in the world (60.98%) live in a country that has built one of these walls on its borders, concludes the report “Walled world: towards Global Apartheid” co published by the Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau, Transnational Institute, Stop Wapenhandel and Stop the Wal Campaign.

    Beyond the surge in physical walls, many more countries have militarized their frontiers through the deployment of troops, ships, aircraft, drones, and digital surveillance, patrolling land, sea and air. If we counted these ‘walls’, they would number hundreds. As a result, it is now more dangerous and deadly than ever to cross borders for people fleeing poverty and violence.

    In addition, the research highlights that, as in the United States, immigration and terrorism are the main reasons given by states for the construction of walls, both justifications together represent 50%, half of the world’s walls.

    Israel tops the list of countries that have built the most walls, with a total of 6. It is followed by Morocco, Iran and India with 3 walls each. Countries with 2 border walls are South Africa, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Hungary and Lithuania.

    “The global trend in border management policies is to build a world in which segregation and inequality are reinforced. In this walled world, commerce and capital are not restricted, yet it increasingly excludes people based on their class and origin”, states Ainhoa ​​Ruiz Benedicto, co-author of the report and researcher at the Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau.

    The report focuses on a few specific walls in different regions, highlighting the following:

    Four of the five countries bordering Syria have built walls: Israel, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq.
    India has built 6,540 km of barriers against its neighboring countries, covering 43% of its borders.
    Morocco built an occupation wall with Western Sahara considered “the greatest functional military barrier in the world”, 2,720 km long.

    In addition to physical walls, the militarization of border areas continues to increase, in which walls are just one means of stopping people crossing territories.. The report highlights two cases:

    Mexico has notably militarized its border with Guatemala with equipment and financing through the US funded Frontera Sur program.
    Australia has turned the sea into a barrier with the deployment of its armed forces and the Maritime Border Command of the Australian Border Force, in addition to an offshore detention system that violates human rights.

    The business of building walls

    Finally, the report analyzes the industry that profits from this surge in wall-building and the criminalization of people fleeing poverty and violence. The report concludes that the border security industry is diverse, as shown by the number of companies involved in the construction of Israel’s walls, with more than 30 companies from the military, security, technology and construction sectors.

    “Many walls and fences are built by local construction companies or by state entities, such as the military. However, the walls are invariably accompanied by a range of technological systems, such as monitoring, detection and identification equipment, vehicles, aircraft and arms, which military and security firms provide”, explains Mark Akkerman, co-author of the report and researcher at Stop Wapenhandel. Companies such as Airbus, Thales, Leonardo, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman and L3 Technologies are the main beneficiaries of border contracts - in particular providing the technology that accompanies the walls in both the US and in EU member states. In the specific cases studied in the report, companies such as Elbit, Indra, Dat-Con, CSRA, Leidos and Raytheon also stand out as key contractors.

    “Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it is extremely sad that the wall has become the symbol of our time. Not only is it a betrayal of people’s hopes in 1989, but it also locks us into a fortress with no way out in which we lose our very humanity. All the research tells us that we can expect more migration in the coming decades. Therefore, it is of profound importance to seek other dignified and humane ways to respond to the needs of people who are forced to flee their homes for reasons of poverty, violence and climate change”, warns Nick Buxton, co-editor of the report and researcher at TNI.

    https://www.tni.org/en/article/6-out-of-10-people-worldwide-live-in-a-country-that-has-built-border-walls

    #murs #barrières_frontalières #cartographie #visualisation #frontières #business #complexe_militaro-industriel #migrations #asile #réfugiés #Airbus #Thales #Leonardo #Lockheed_Martin #General_Dynamics #Northrop_Grumman #L3_Technologies #Elbit #Indra #Dat-Con #CSRA #Leidos #Raytheon #chiffres #statistiques #militarisation_des_frontières #contrôles_frontaliers #terrorisme #anti-terrorisme #Israël #Maroc #Inde #Iran #ségrégation #monde_ségrégué #monde_muré #technologie

    #rapport #TNI

    ping @reka @karine4 @_kg_

  • Appel au boycott des produits israéliens : quand le ministère français de la Justice refuse de distinguer entre des produits et des hommes

    Peut-on encore espérer des autorités françaises une attitude rationnelle au sujet des appels au boycott des produits israéliens ? On peut légitimement se poser la question à la lecture d’une récente dépêche du ministère de la justice.

    Dans son arrêt Baldassi du 11 juin 2020 condamnant la France [1], la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme (CEDH) a jugé que l’appel au boycott des produits israéliens ne peut pas en soi constituer une infraction pénale : il est en effet couvert par la liberté d’expression [2]. La France n’ayant pas fait appel de l’arrêt, celui-ci est donc juridiquement définitif depuis le 11 septembre 2020.

    https://entreleslignesentrelesmots.blog/2020/11/16/appel-au-boycott-des-produits-israeliens-quand-le-minis

    #Israël #bds

  • Thousands protest Netanyahu in Jerusalem, at least 18 arrested ahead of demonstration - Israel News - Haaretz.com
    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-police-arrest-demonstrators-during-anti-netanyahu-march-toward-jer

    Thousands are protesting outside the prime minister’s residence on Jerusalem’s Balfour Street Saturday evening, demanding that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu step down in light of his indictments in three corruption cases.

    Protesters marched outside an apartment owned by the prime minister on Jerusalem’s Haportsim Street to his official residence on Balfour. Demonstrators from the culture sector, who have been hard-hit by the coronavirus regulations, erected a “Trojan Horse” installation outside the residence, where the crowd has gathered.

    Protesters tried to begin a protest march throughout the city streets, but were blocked by police at Agron Street. One man was arrested for reasons that are as of yet unclear.

    Hundreds of protesters have gathered in Tel Aviv. A 300-strong protest march has departed from Habima Square, where they are joining another few hundred at Rabin Square. There, Eliad Shraga, the leader of the Movement for a Quality Government, adressed the legal drama surrounding the current governing coalition. In his speech to the hundreds at the square, he said "This two-headed beast isn’t working...the crisis is not managed. "Maj. Gen. (Res.) Amos Yadlin also spoke, deriding the decision-makers and saying that the submarine affair causes him to lose sleep.

    Many protests against Netanyahu are taking place throughout the country Saturday night, at bridges, squares and interchanges. Protesters are reporting violence against demonstrators.

    Police have arrested a suspect for disturbing the peace in Tel Aviv, after he stole a sign from a protester and ripped it up. The protester said that a young man walked up to him and started screaming that he would “kill anyone who opposes Bibi.” Police said the suspect is a 29-year-old Ashdod resident, who has been taken for questioning.

    few hundred are gathered outside Netanyahu’s private home in Caesarea; a protest convoy of dozens of vehicles brought demonstrators from throughout the north. Among the signs are ones reading “Take your son and your wife and go on your way,” a biblical reference. Crowds are singing “Yallah Bibi, go.”

    A few dozen pro-Netanyahu counter-protesters have made an appearance as well, and are shouting “leftists are traitors” and “disease spreaders.”

    A few hundred protesters are also demonstrating in Haifa.

    On Route 4 in the north, between Tirat Carmel and Atlit, a can was reportedly thrown at a protester, and hit him in the head.

    At Ramat Hasharon’s Morasha Interchange, an assailant threw a rock at protesters gathered there, hitting a car decorated with the protest moevement’s black flags and smashing its windshield.

    The vehicle’s owner said she was waiting in her car to join the protest convoy to Balfour Street when she heard a noise and saw that her back windshield had been broken. She did not see who threw it. Police told her they were sending an officer to the scene, but then told her that she should instead drive to the police station and file a report there instead.

    Earlier Saturday, Police attempted to stop a protest march along the road to Jerusalem, which they said was not approved, in which demonstrators are demanding an investigation into the so-called “submarine affair.”

    In a statement, the police said they arrested 18 people who did not listen to police orders, but protesters said that 23 of them had been detained. The statement adds that the march was endangering the lives of the protesters and drivers on the road. Police later released all but two of the 25 protesters arrested to their homes.

    Protesters entered the Hemed Interchange, west of Jerusalem and clashed with police as the march began. Police diverted traffic on the road and set up roadblocks to keep the protesters from advancing.

    According to a police statement, officers had succeeded in stopping the marchers in the Bet Zayit Interchange area, nearly four and a half kilometers from the march’s point of origin. A number of protesters continued marching despite the roadblocks, the statement said. A short while later, the intersection was reopened to traffic.

    The “Investigation Now” protest group said that despite the arrests and the “severe police brutality,” dozens of protesters and one inflatable submarine managed to make their way to Jerusalem. Demonstrators reported that a man with his face covered threw a rock at the protesters on the Chords Bridge.

    #Israelmanifs

    Noga Tarnopolsky
    @NTarnopolsky
    https://twitter.com/NTarnopolsky/status/1327678792651972609

    Anti-Netanyahu protesters outside the prime minister’s prive home in Caesarea, week XXI. @TheBlackFlags1

  • Mourir en silence

    03 jours de grève de la faim, 103 jours de combat contre son arrestation et sa détention sans charges ni procès pour Maher al-Akhras.

    Arrêté le 27 Juillet 2020, puis arbitrairement placé en détention administrative, ce Palestinien de quarante-neuf ans et père de six enfants ne cesse de réclamer sa libération face à l’injustice que représente son emprisonnement sur ordonnance.

    https://entreleslignesentrelesmots.blog/2020/11/10/mourir-en-silence

    #israel #palestine

  • En Cisjordanie, les olives de la colère
    Par Guillaume Gendron, envoyé spécial à Burin (Cisjordanie) — 3 novembre 2020 - Libération
    https://www.liberation.fr/planete/2020/11/03/en-cisjordanie-les-olives-de-la-colere_1804411

    Au Sud de Naplouse, un responsable de la sécurité de Yitzhar et l’agricultrice palestinienne Doha Assos. Photo Guillaume Gendron

    (...) Soudain, un pick-up avale la colline et interrompt le pique-nique. L’homme au volant, robuste gaillard à papillotes blondes et calotte de laine, se présente comme « Yaakov, de la sécurité de Yitzhar ». Doha s’en méfie : l’an passé, il l’avait menacée de la dénoncer au Shabak, les renseignements israéliens. Lui prétend être venu jeter un œil, pour « protéger les arbres des voleurs » et empêcher un nouveau « balagan » (« bordel » en hébreu). Il sous-entend que Doha n’est pas propriétaire des oliviers. La réponse fuse : « J’ai les papiers, ce champ me vient de ma grand-mère. Tu oses dire ça, toi le voleur de terre ? » Le dialogue de sourds s’éternise. « On ne partira pas d’ici, vous ne partirez pas non plus, fait-il mine de concéder. Alors pourquoi pas faire la paix comme les Emirats, hein ? » Doha, dans sa tunique traditionnelle rouge et noire, explose : « Mais eux, ils ne sont pas sur mes terres ! Ces oliviers, je les ai plantés avant même que tu construises ta colonie ! » (...)

  • Thousands protest against Netanyahu across Israel, three attacks reported against demonstrators
    A protester in Ramat Gan was pepper sprayed by someone passing by on a scooter ■ Man in Ramat Hasharon was beaten by two men ■ Protesters say one was wounded after plainclothes officer kicked him in the head
    Bar Peleg, Noa Shpigel, Nir Hasson | Nov. 1, 2020 | 12:04 AM
    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-anti-netanyahu-protests-resume-as-thousands-take-to-streets-across

    Thousands of Israelis returned to the streets and bridges all across the country to protest againt Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday, continuing to demand his resignation over his corruption cases for the 19th week in a row.

    With the protest being held close to the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, groups also protested against the incitement that preceded the murder. Protest groups have sounded the alarm in recent weeks over threats and violence against demonstrators, with several people being indicted for allegedly assaulting protesters.

    Several thousands joined the main protest in Jerusalem’s Zion Square, near Netanyahu’s official residence, with the crowd marching to Balfour Street, where the residence is located.

    Demonstrators then marched around the city, occasionally clashing with police forces. According to police, six protesters had been arrested.

    Witnesses at Zion Square told Haaretz that a protester was assaulted by a police officer and was wounded in the head. Itay Sibel, who witnessed the altercation, said that the protester intervened when plainclothes officers attempted to arrest another demonstrator, and was then kicked in the head by one of the officers.

    The protester fell to the ground, hit his head and was evacuated to receive medical treatment at Shaare Zedek Medical Center. Other protesters have also said they witnessed undercover police officers forcefully subdue demonstrators who they perceived to be as the ones leading the marches.

    Meanwhile, more than 1,000 protesters gathered at Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square, with a separate march of hundreds of demonstrators that set off from Habima Square passing through the square and drawing followers.

    In Caesarea, some 300 protesters gathered at the entrance to the street where Netanyahu’s private residence is located. Smaller protests were also taking place at traffic junctions and city squares throughout the country, with hundreds of people spread out on various bridges overlooking the Ayalon Highway that passes through Tel Aviv.

    A protester in Ramat Gan was pepper sprayed by someone passing by on a scooter and received medical treatment at the scene. “We were standing at a traffic island, there were four of us, and then a few teenagers with hoodies on electric scooters passed by and sprayed right at us,” said the man’s girlfriend. “I saw a cloud of mist, but it hit him directly in the face. They covered themselves up really well so we couldn’t identify them.” Police said they have opened an investigation of the incident.

    A protester at a traffic junction in Hod Hasharon told Haaretz that he had witnessed a violent assault of a demonstrator. According to the witness, a car stopped next to protesters and two men cursed at and beat one of them. “They got into the car and fled,” he said. “Our guy took some serious blows and his megaphone was broken. I realized he was on his way to the emergency room.”

    Police said it had detained two suspects in the attack, and that the protester who was attacked sought medical treatment independently after suffering light wounds.

    At the Caesarea protest, Yaniv Sagee, executive of the Center for a Shared Society at Givat Haviva NGO, said: “Today, hatred and incitement are raging again, and contrary to what you said, Bibi, you are not the address – but rather us. But we did not gather to cry, but to inspire hope. We will prevent the collapse of this country."

    Ahead of the protest, leaders of Crime Minister, among the main groups instrumental in the demonstrations, demanded that the commander of the police’s Jerusalem District instruct officers to work to keep tensions low, following clashes at last week’s protests and at previous ones.

    Meanwhile, police said four youths had vandalized booths belonging to the Peace Now organization at Zion Square, where the Jerusalem protest was held, and that one of them was detained.

    Police also said they had arrested three demonstrators in the afternoon, as they tried to walk on the highway with a setpiece shaped like a submarine and refused to listen to police orders.

    When asked, the officers said the three were arrested for conduct likely to disturb public order and for conspiracy to carry out a misdemeanor. The three have since been released.

    Several thousands protested throughout the country on Thursday, the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Rabin (according to the Hebrew calendar).

    In his speech at the special Knesset session marking 25 years since Rabin’s assassination on Thursday, Netanyahu referred to the protest movement, comparing it to incitement that preceded the killing. “Twenty-five years after Rabin’s assassination, incitement to murder the prime minister and his family persists and no one says a word,” Netanyahu said.

    #Israelmanifs

  • La coopération scientifique Israël-États-Unis élargie aux colonies cisjordaniennes
    Publié le : 28/10/2020 avec notre correspondant à Jérusalem, Guilhem Delteil
    https://www.rfi.fr/fr/moyen-orient/20201028-la-coop%C3%A9ration-scientifique-isra%C3%ABl-%C3%A9tats-unis-%C3%A9larg

    L’ambassadeur américain en Israël a signé ce mercredi 28 octobre un document étendant la coopération scientifique américaine à l’ensemble des établissements israéliens. L’université d’Ariel, située dans une colonie, pourra donc bénéficier de fonds américains.

    En droit international, les territoires conquis par Israël en 1967 la Cisjordanie, la bande de Gaza et le plateau du Golan sont considérés comme occupés. Dans leur coopération, les partenaires d’Israël veillaient donc à ne pas financer de projets israéliens au-delà des frontières internationalement reconnues du pays.

    Mais ce mercredi, les États-Unis ont « retiré les restrictions géographiques » à leur coopération scientifique avec Israël, affirme l’ambassade américaine dans un communiqué. L’ambassadeur David Friedman a jugé qu’il s’agissait d’un « anachronisme », rappelant que l’administration Trump ne considère plus la colonisation comme contraire au droit international. (...)

    #IsraelUSA

  • L’investissement des EAU dans la modernisation des checkpoints israéliens ne fait qu’enraciner l’occupation
    Le 21 octobre 2020 – Observatoire Euro-Méditerranéen des Droits de l’Homme | Traduction : J. Ch. pour l’Agence Média Palestine
    https://agencemediapalestine.fr/blog/2020/10/30/linvestissement-des-eau-dans-la-modernisation-des-checkpoints-i

    Genève – Nous sommes inquiets devant les projets israélo-émiratis de création d’un fonds d’investissement qui permettra de « moderniser » les checkpoints exploités par Israël dans les territoires palestiniens occupés, a dit aujourd’hui dans une déclaration l’Observatoire Euro-Méditerranéen des Droits de l’Homme. Le gouvernement des EAU devrait s’abstenir et cesser immédiatement de nouer tout accord avec Israël qui pourrait contribuer aux violations des droits fondamentaux des Palestiniens et les encourager.

    Mardi dernier, le directeur général de la Corporation Financière Américaine pour le Développement International, Adam Boehler, a annoncé que les gouvernements d’Israël et des EAU allaient créer un fonds d’investissement de 3 milliards de dollars, qui s’appellera le Fonds Abraham, qui chercherait à promouvoir les investissements privés en Israël, en Cisjordanie et ailleurs au Moyen Orient et en Afrique du Nord. L’une des priorités essentielles de ce fonds serait la mise à niveau et la modernisation des checkpoints sécuritaires israéliens dans toute la Cisjordanie occupée.

    L’Observatoire Euro-Méditerranéen a averti que financer la dite « modernisation » des checkpoints israéliens en Cisjordanie contribuerait de façon significative au camouflage de leur intention destructrice et des impacts négatifs sur les Palestiniens pour en faire une réalité permanente et enraciner l’occupation.

    « Les checkpoints sont un symbole de l’assujettissement et de la répression des Palestiniens. Ils devraient juste être démolis plutôt que simplement améliorés. Une cage dorée reste une cage. » Ahmed Naouq, responsable de Campagne à l’Observatoire Euro-Med. (...)

    #IsraelEAU

  • La leçon donnée par l’indien de Bolivie au sioniste latino-américain
    Par Iroel Sánchez - 5 octobre 2020 – Granma – Traduction : Chronique de Palestine – Lotfallah
    https://www.chroniquepalestine.com/lecon-donnee-par-indien-bolivie-au-sioniste-latinoamericain

    (...) Tout racisme est congénital. Les putschistes boliviens se sont rendus en Israël pour obtenir des conseils sur la répression : « Nous les avons invités à nous aider. Ils sont habitués à traiter avec les terroristes. Ils savent comment s’en occuper » (3), a déclaré un ministre du gouvernement de facto à l’agence Reuters, tandis que dans la presse privée contre Cuba et financée depuis les États-Unis – avec le vice d’une certaine académie eurocentrique de plier la réalité à ses schémas – ils cherchaient des références cool au sionisme, bien vu par les centres de pouvoir, aux dogmes qui divisent l’Amérique latine entre une « droite autoritaire » et une « gauche totalitaire », Evo étant accusé d’être un « caudillo » affilié à cette dernière. (4)

    Le « caudillo » totalitaire disait donc une vérité imprononçable par le « démocrate » sioniste : « Il existe des pratiques similaires dans le gouvernement de facto de la Bolivie, par analogie avec le régime d’Israël, parlant de ce qui se passe avec la Palestine, comme le meurtre de personnes, la répression de la population, la censure de la presse et même l’expulsion de journalistes qui tentent de montrer ce qui se passe. »

    Il n’est donc pas surprenant que dans les rangs du sionisme tropical, Evo ait été dénoncé et qualifié de totalitaire, suivant en cela la voie de ceux qui le qualifiaient auparavant de terroriste. Comme je l’écrivais alors : « Evo Morales n’est pas un homme politique traditionnel, ni un militaire. Il s’est forgé une place de dirigeant dans les syndicats et les mouvements sociaux qui ont dû faire face à la répression et aux dictatures pendant longtemps, dans le pays qui a peut-être subi le plus de coups d’État de la planète. Tous ceux qui connaissent le fonctionnement des syndicats et des conseils de quartier en Bolivie savent qu’il s’agit d’une démocratie interne, que toutes les questions sont soumises à l’assemblée dans leur longue histoire de mobilisations, de résistances et de grèves où beaucoup des leurs ont laissé leur vie. (...)

    #IsraelBolivie

  • Les "orphelins de Trump", ces dirigeants étrangers qui sentent le vent tourner
    mercredi 28 octobre 2020
    par Pierre Haski
    https://www.franceinter.fr/emissions/geopolitique/geopolitique-28-octobre-2020

    La scène se passe il y a quelques jours dans le bureau ovale de la Maison Blanche, où Donald Trump vient d’annoncer un accord entre Israël et le Soudan. Devant les caméras, le Président américain s’entretient par téléphone avec Benyamin Netanyahou, et lui tend une perche un peu grosse : « est-ce que Sleepy Joe aurait pu obtenir un tel accord, je ne crois pas », demande-t-il au premier ministre israélien – « Sleepy Joe », évidemment, c’est le surnom péjoratif dont il affuble son rival Joe Biden. Et là, surprise générale, Netanyahou esquive et bafouille qu’Israël est reconnaissant pour « tout ce qui vient des États-Unis ».

    Que Benyamin Netanyahou, le chef de gouvernement étranger qui a sans doute le plus profité politiquement du mandat de Donald Trump, refuse d’accorder au candidat républicain ce coup de pouce qu’il lui demande à un moment difficile de sa campagne, Trump, visiblement, ne s’y attendait pas ; son visage se referme aussitôt. (...)

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    la vidéo :
    https://grabien.com/story.php?id=311345
    #IsraelUSA

  • MBS aurait déclaré que son « propre peuple » le tuerait si Riyad normalisait les relations avec Israël
    Par MEE- Published date : Lundi 26 octobre 2020 | Middle East Eye édition française
    https://www.middleeasteye.net/fr/actu-et-enquetes/arabie-saoudite-israel-normalisation-mbs-palestine
    http://www.middleeasteye.net/sites/default/files/images-story/MBS+Saudi%20Arabia%20AFP.jpg

    Le prince héritier saoudien Mohammed ben Salmane (MBS) a déclaré au milliardaire israélo-américain Haim Saban qu’il craindrait pour sa vie s’il concluait un accord de normalisation avec Israël, a rapporté Haaretz.

    Le prince héritier d’Arabie saoudite a affirmé que s’il emboîtait le pas aux Émirats arabes unis et à Bahreïn, il se ferait tuer « par l’Iran, par le Qatar et par [son] propre peuple », a précisé Haim Saban.

    Le magnat du divertissement a tenu ces propos lors d’un événement de campagne en ligne intitulé « La sécurité et la prospérité d’Israël avec Biden à la Maison-Blanche », organisé mercredi dernier depuis la Floride en soutien à Joe Biden et Kamala Harris, a rapporté Haaretz.

    Les Émirats arabes unis et Bahreïn, qui coordonnent étroitement leur politique étrangère avec l’Arabie saoudite, ont normalisé leurs relations avec Israël en août, une démarche consolidée par une cérémonie de signature qui s’est tenue le mois dernier à la Maison-Blanche.

    Haim Saban, un milliardaire qui a fondé le Saban Center for Middle East Policy à la Brookings Institution, était l’un des rares démocrates présents lorsque les « accords d’Abraham » ont été signés le 15 septembre.

    Vendredi, le président américain Donald Trump a déclaré qu’il s’attendait à ce que l’Arabie saoudite accepte également de resserrer ses liens avec Israël dans les mois à venir. (...)

    #IsraelArabieSaoudite

  • 18e semaine des rassemblements anti-Netanyahu dans tout le pays
    25 octobre 2020 - 09:29 | The Times of Israël
    https://fr.timesofisrael.com/18e-semaine-des-rassemblements-anti-netanyahu-dans-tout-le-pays

    Des milliers d’Israéliens se sont rassemblés, samedi soir, à Jérusalem et à Tel Aviv, mais aussi aux carrefours et sur les ponts de tout le pays lors du dernier mouvement de protestation massif contre le Premier ministre Benjamin Netanyahu et son gouvernement.

    C’est le dix-huitième week-end de rassemblements appelant Netanyahu à démissionner en raison de son procès pour corruption et de sa prise en charge de la pandémie de coronavirus.

    Des manifestations ont eu lieu aux abords de la résidence officielle de Netanyahu à Jérusalem, sur la place Rabin de Tel Aviv et à proximité de l’habitation privée de Netanyahu, à Césarée.

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    Noga Tarnopolsky
    @NTarnopolsky
    https://twitter.com/NTarnopolsky/status/1320083871594172417

    A pro-Netanyahu group at he Jerusalem demo shout “You’ll follow Rabin’s road to hell!” & “Leftists are traitors!” (video @SuleimanMas1)

    #Israelmanifs

  • Le Congrès des Syndicats britanniques appelle à des sanctions contre Israël pour « mettre fin à l’apartheid »

    Le Congrès des Syndicats britanniques a condamné le plan d’annexion israélien, l’appelant « un autre pas significatif vers la création d’un régime d’apartheid » en Cisjordanie.

    https://entreleslignesentrelesmots.blog/2020/10/23/le-congres-des-syndicats-britanniques-appelle-a-des-san

    #grandebretagne #israel #palestine

  • L’UE achète des drones à #Airbus pour repérer les bateaux transportant des migrants

    Airbus et deux sociétés d’armement israéliennes ont reçu 100 millions d’euros pour faire voler des drones au-dessus de la #Méditerranée. Le but : identifier les bateaux chargés de migrants qui tentent d’atteindre l’#Europe, selon le Guardian. Un article d’Euractiv Italie.

    Dans le cadre des « services de #surveillance_aérienne_maritime » qu’elle assure, l’#UE a décidé de recourir à des #appareils_téléguidés volant à moyenne altitude à longue endurance, connus du grand public sous le nom de drones. C’est Airbus qui a été mandaté par Bruxelles pour fournir les engins. Le conglomérat européen spécialisé dans l’aéronautique et la défense travaillera avec la société publique #Israel_Aerospace_Industries (#IAI). Un deuxième contrat a été signé avec #Elbit_Systems, une société d’#armement israélienne privée. Les deux contrats s’élèvent à 50 millions d’euros chacun, selon une information du journal britannique The Guardian.

    Les opérations seront menées en #Grèce et/ou en #Italie et/ou à #Malte selon le contrat-cadre signé entre #Frontex et les fournisseurs, dans le cadre des mesures de contrôle des frontières du sud de l’Europe.

    Le #budget de l’agence européenne de garde-frontières et de gardes-côtes (Frontex), est passé de 6 millions d’euros en 2005 à 460 millions d’euros cette année, ce qui reflète l’importance croissante donnée au contrôle des frontières extérieures en raison de l’immigration. Le service de surveillance aérienne comprendra la mise à disposition d’un flux de #données fiable en temps réel et la capacité de partager ces données en temps réel.

    L’IAI affirme que son drone #Heron, employé couramment par les forces armées israéliennes et allemandes, est en mesure de voler pendant plus de 24 heures et peut parcourir jusqu’à 1 000 miles à partir de sa base à des altitudes supérieures à 35 000 pieds.

    Elbit Systems soutient pour sa part que ses drones #Hermes peuvent voler jusqu’à 36 heures à 30 000 pieds. Le mois dernier, Elbit a annoncé que des drones Hermes avaient été testés avec l’Agence maritime et des garde-côtes britannique au large de la côte ouest du Pays de Galles pour des opérations de recherche et de sauvetage.

    Les drones israéliens sont le résultat d’une technologie de surveillance qu’Israël a développée et testée lors d’une série d’attaques sur Gaza, comme le détaille un rapport de Human Rights Watch. Airbus a fait savoir que son modèle n’était pas en mesure de transporter des armes, et qu’il serait peint en blanc avec le label « Frontex ». Les premiers tests seront effectués en Grèce sur l’île de #Crète.

    Dans le cadre du programme Frontex, le drone italien #Falco_Evo de l’entreprise #Leonardo avait déjà été testé pour des activités de surveillance maritime aérienne dans l’espace aérien civil italien et maltais.

    En juin 2919, le drone avait permis de mettre au jour une pratique fréquemment utilisée par les passeurs : le transbordement de dizaines de personnes d’un « vaisseau -mère » vers une embarcation qui est ensuite laissée à la dérive. La Guardia di Finanza, la police dounière italienne, alertée par les images du drone, avait alors intercepté et saisi un bateau de pêche.

    Reste que l’utilisation de ce type de technologie suscite de nombreuses craintes. Les détracteurs les plus acharnés de la surveillance aérienne par des drones affirment que l’obligation légale d’aider un navire en danger et de sauver des naufragés ne s’applique pas à un engin aérien sans pilote, quel qu’il soit.

    https://www.euractiv.fr/section/migrations/news/lue-achete-des-drones-a-airbus-pour-reperer-les-bateaux-transportant-des-mi
    #complexe_militaro-industriel #business #asile #migrations #réfugiés #frontières #drones #contrôles_frontaliers #surveillance_des_frontières #Israël #EU #Union_européenne #UE

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  • Anti-Netanyahu protests resume in Jerusalem, across Israel, in shadow of right-wing violence
    Bar Peleg, Noa Shpigel, Nir Hasson, Josh Breiner | Oct. 17, 2020 | 10:52 PM - Haaretz.com
    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-anti-netanyahu-protests-to-resume-in-jerusalem-across-israel-as-re

    Demonstrators across Israel report pepper spray attacks, small explosives, and verbal abuse as protests return to Balfour Street and continue throughout the country after emergency order limiting them expires

    Protests renewed in Jerusalem Saturday after a two-week hiatus due to coronavirus restrictions, with 10,000 Israelis calling for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s resignation, while thousands more protested across the country.

    Violent attacks on protesters were reported around the country. Protesters in Haifa, Jerusalem and Ramat Gan were sprayed with pepper spray. Police have arrested seven suspects in the attacks.

    Police arrested nine protesters in Jerusalem after hundreds of people started marching toward the city center. About a thousand protesters managed to evade the police and march through central Jerusalem. Together, they are proceeding towards the market and from there to the Knesset.

    The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court extended the custody of a 19-year-old who is suspected of assailing police officers and attacking protesters with a chair.

    The suspect, Netanel Aharon Haim from Jerusalem, was arrested by undercover police on Saturday for throwing bottles at protesters who were demonstrating on Balfour Street and later attacked officers who were filming him.

    A knife was also found in his pocket, which he said served him in his job at the shuk. Police investigation shows that during the protest Haim shouted tirades at the demonstrators and later hurled a bottle of beer at them.

    Earlier in the evening, a group of young protest leaders led a march through Jerusalem to Paris Square, adjacent to the prime minister’s official residence. A convoy of about 500 cars made the drive from central Israel’s Sharon region to Jerusalem.

    The Black Flags protest group reported that police checked each vehicle at a checkpoint near Abu Ghosh, on the main route to Jerusalem, causing traffic congestion and making it difficult for protesters to get to Balfour.

    Jerusalem’s Balfour street, where Netanyahu’s official residence lies, has been the focal point for ongoing anti-corruption protests. Last month, emergency coronavirus regulations banned travel beyond 1,000 meters from one’s home, effectively barring demonstrators from reaching Jerusalem. While the regulations were in effect, protesters demonstrated at over a thousand designated points across the country, allowing Israelis to demonstrate near their homes.

    Even though the one kilometer protest distance restrictions expired on Wednesday night, demonstrators continued protesting at 1,275 locations around the country. In Tel Aviv, over 1,000 protesters marched from Habima Square to Rabin Square before continuing northward through the city.

    Earlier in Tel Aviv, The Movement for Quality Government held a demonstration in which former minister Tzipi Livni told the hundreds who gathered there that “Netanyahu chose to be the man who destroyed democracy and broke apart Israeli society.”

    She added, “I couldn’t be silent anymore. This is enough.” She told protesters, “you are the best medicine against despair. You are the ones who are bringing back the shine to the eyes of those who lost it.” Addressing Netanyahu directly, she said, “Israel’s citizens are telling you – we’ve had it up to here. You are not the victim in this story and we won’t let you turn democracy into the victim. Israel is a state of law, and no man will be above the law, not even the prime minister.”

    Regarding the protests, Netanyahu said Saturday night that he is not “fighting a war against them.” He said that the government struck down the emergency regulations on Tuesday. “We’re not arguing with the right to protest, it’s clear. By the way, in other countries like Australia, they are.”

    Protesters across country report violence

    Following the demonstration at Habima Square in Tel Aviv, two small explosives were thrown at protesters. According to eyewitnesses, a group of about 20 boys on bicycles arrived at the scene and started verbally abusing the protesters before throwing the explosives.

    Mor, 23, identified 15 to 20 boys on electric bikes and scooters, who called the protesters “traitors” and “leftists”, before one of them threw something in their direction and immediately fled. “There were two powerful explosions,” she said, “luckily nobody was hurt.”

    In Ramat Gan, a couple was pepper sprayed at the end of the protest. One of the two victims, a woman in her 50s who is a resident of the Tel Aviv suburb, said that she was standing at the junction as she does every week. After an hour and a half of protesting, as the couple started home, a car stopped near them and the driver stuck his hand out the window, pepper sprayed them, and fled.

    She said that others came to their aid, and after they managed to regain their vision, another man stood close them on a motorcycle, cursing them and threatening to kill them. “A police officer went by seconds later, and they asked him for help, but he said that he would report it and just drove away.” Her partner said that he knew that there would be people who would react negatively, but that he expected that at least the police would do something.

    Police arrested three Kiryat Yam residents, all in their twenties, suspected of pepper spraying demonstrators in Haifa. A police statement said that a short while before 9 P.M., they received reports of people pepper spraying protesters at a number of sites throughout the city, and that evidence was found in the three mens’ cars linking them to the attacks.

    Police also confirmed reports of a pepper spray incident in Tel Aviv, in which a motorcycle courier with the Wolt delivery service pepper sprayed a 12-year-old girl who was there with her mother and brother, among others, at a protest.

    He was stopped shortly after by a police officer at the scene. The child who was attacked, Rona Gilat, told Army Radio journalist Nurit Kanti that the courier claimed he himself had been attacked, but Gilat’s mother Adi refuted the claim, saying that he was going at about 40 kilometers an hour, against the flow of traffic, making it impossible to attack him.

    Wolt released a statement saying that they are unfamiliar with the incident, but denounce the act of violence and will cooperate with police.

    On Tel Aviv’s Nordau Street, police arrested a 19-year-old suspect who sprayed an unknown substance at protesters, one of whom was injured by the attack and required medical care.

    Earlier in the evening, on Tel Aviv’s Kaufmann street, police arrested a 54-year-old man who cursed at demonstrators and punched one of them in the face. The protester did not require medical treatment.

    Police also reported that in the early evening, they received reports that a suspect pepper sprayed protesters standing on Jaffa’s Yefet Street from a vehicle. None were injured in the attack, and police identified the vehicle a short while later and took in two suspects, a 17- and 20-year-old from Bat Yam, for questioning.

    At a protest in the Jezreel Valley, a video on social media showed a man stopping his car at an intersection, exiting the vehicle, and cursing at a protester, reported to be a woman in her seventies.

    In the northern town of Kiryat Ata, police have opened an investigation after an unknown assailant threw a stone at protesters.

    In the run-up to Saturday night’s demonstrations, protest groups had called for an increased presence in two locations in Holon, which saw exceptional violence against demonstrators on Thursday night. Members of La Familia, the Beitar Jerusalem soccer fan club known for its far-right, anti-Arab ideology, shifted between the two main protest sites in the Tel Aviv suburb in a manner that appeared to have been planned in advance.

    Some 200 protesters gathered at each of the city’s two main protest sites. About 20 pro-Netanyahu counter-protesters also arrived, with a police force separating the groups. Border Police, special forces and other police units arrived at the Holon protest sites on Saturday evening ahead of the protest.

    Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid, speaking from Balfour Street, said of the attacks by La Familia in Holon that “I warned time and time again that Netanyahu’s incitement will turn into violence in the streets. It was clear that it would happen.”

    Meretz MK Tamar Zandberg also said she would submit a request for an “urgent debate in the Knesset regarding violence against demonstrators... in order to stop this madness.”

    At a square in Hadera, eight pro-Netanyahu protesters carrying Likud flags stood next to about a dozen anti-corruption protesters, carrying black and Israeli flags. Three police officers supervised the protests but did not intervene, nor did they attempt to separate the two groups. The anti-corruption protesters said that they had been demonstrating at the square for a while, but the counter-protesters had begun doing so only recently.

    The Likud protesters, most of them teenagers and young adults, shouted pro-Netanyahu slogans at passing cars and cursed at the anti-Netanyahu activists next to them. They refused to be interviewed, and tried to distance Haaretz photographer Rami Shlush from the area by waving their flags at him.

    The Black Flags protest group released a statement saying that “The State of Israel has found itself in the largest health and economic crisis in its history for one reason alone: Benjamin Netanyahu. The defendant, instead of caring for his citizens, cares only about himself and his family.”

    “There is only one way to stop the failed lockdowns and encourage the economy – bring about the departure of Netanyahu, and that the prime minister of Israel will be a man or woman who will deal with the country and not with themselves,” the statement added.

    On Thursday night, at Holon’s Kugel Square, La Familia members sprayed pepper spray at demonstrators, while in the plaza outside the Mediatheque, they hit one protest activist, Sadi Ben-Shitrit, in front of his 8-year-old son and assaulted Haaretz photographer Tomer Appelbaum. If Appelbaum had not tried to separate the assailants and Ben Shitrit, the incident may have escalated. Two minors were later detained on suspicion of involvement in the assault.

    Also on Thursday night, videos on social media showed a police officer pepper spraying a protestor and then kicking a person who was on the ground at a demonstration in Haifa. Eyewitnesses said that “people were banging on [a police] vehicle, and then a police officer arrived and began to spray people with pepper spray indiscriminately, and people began to flee… it’s true that they were provoking the police, but provocation does not warrant such a lack of restraint.”

    #Israelmanifs

  • Cisjordanie : plusieurs pays européens déplorent de nouvelles constructions israéliennes
    Publié le : 16/10/2020
    https://www.rfi.fr/fr/moyen-orient/20201016-cisjordanie-plusieurs-pays-europ%C3%A9ens-d%C3%A9plorent-nouvelles-cons

    L’approbation par Israël de la construction de nouveaux logements en Cisjordanie est « contre-productive » et « compromet » la reprise éventuelle d’un « dialogue », ont dénoncé vendredi dans une déclaration commune plusieurs pays européens.

    « L’expansion des colonies viole le droit international et met encore plus en péril la viabilité d’une solution à deux États pour apporter une paix juste et durable dans le conflit israélo-palestinien », déplorent les ministères des Affaires étrangères allemand, français, britannique, espagnol et italien dans une déclaration commune. (...)

    #IsraelUE

  • Des dizaines de milliers de manifestants contre Netanyahu
    Les rassemblements de ce samedi soir dans tout le pays pourraient être les plus importants à ce jour
    Par Aaron Boxerman et Times of Israel Staff | 11 oct 2020, 12:24
    https://fr.timesofisrael.com/des-dizaines-de-milliers-de-manifestants-contre-netanyahu

    Des dizaines de milliers d’Israéliens ont manifesté contre le Premier ministre Benjamin Netanyahu dans plus de 1 000 rassemblements respectant la distanciation sociale dans tout le pays samedi soir – le quatrième soirée de ce type depuis que le gouvernement a institué une interdiction des manifestations de masse dans le cadre du confinement national dû au coronavirus.

    Des affrontements ont été signalés à Tel Aviv entre les manifestants et la police alors que les autorités tentaient d’empêcher les militants de défiler dans les rues. La police a déclaré avoir arrêté huit manifestants à Tel Aviv et à Jérusalem.

    Les rassemblements de ce samedi soir auraient attiré les foules les plus importantes après des mois de manifestations appelant à la démission de Netanyahu pour ses accusations de corruption et sa mauvaise gestion présumée de la pandémie. (...)

    #Israelmanifs

    • ’You messed with the wrong generation’: Tens of thousands march against Netanyahu across Israel
      Noa Shpigel, Bar Peleg, Josh Breiner | Oct. 11, 2020 | 9:21 AM | 2
      https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-thousands-protest-against-netanyahu-at-hundreds-of-locations-acros

      Recent demonstrations have been characterized by violent incidents against protesters ■ Police disseminate fake news on protesters arming themselves ■ Four arrested in Tel Aviv and later released under minimal restrictions

      Tens of thousands of Israelis protested across the country in hundreds of locations on Saturday night against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the extension of “special emergency” measures, which allow the government to limit demonstrations as part of efforts to combat the coronavirus.

      Since the legislation curbing protests went into effect, demonstrators have regularly gathered within their one kilometer, in accordance with the coronavirus lockdown. These have continued even despite reports of police violence directed at protesters and arrests.

      Hundreds gathered at various junctions in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Pardes Hannah, where a protester was attacked last week. Dozens more were scattered along highways and bridges all over the country. In various cities people formed “human chains,” in compliance with social distance guidelines.

      One protester was arrested after undercover cops started pulling him while he was broadcasting a live video on Facebook. He tried to get away, not realizing they were police. (...)

    • Israel police quote fake post claiming protesters called to use tear gas against them
      Oct. 11, 2020 - Haaretz.com
      https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-police-quote-fake-post-claiming-protesters-called-to-use-tear-gas-

      The Israel police claimed on Saturday that anti-Netanyahu protesters were calling to use tear gas against the police at the demonstrations, basing their information on a false Facebook post shared by right-wing activists.

  • Début le 14 octobre des pourparlers entre Israël et le Liban sur les frontières
    Par Le Figaro avec AFP - 8 octobre 2020
    https://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/debut-le-14-octobre-des-pourparlers-entre-israel-et-le-liban-sur-les-fronti

    (...) Dans un communiqué, le ministre israélien de l’Energie Yuval Steinitz a indiqué que les pourparlers débuteraient le « 14 octobre à la base de la Finul (Mission intérimaire de l’ONU au Liban) » à Naqoura, localité du sud du Liban située près de la frontière israélienne. La délégation israélienne sera composée de six membres dont Udi Adiri, directeur général du ministère de l’Energie, Reuven Azar, un conseiller diplomatique du Premier ministre Benjamin Netanyahu et le général de bridage Oren Setter, chef de la direction des Affaires stratégiques de l’armée.

    La démarcation des frontières maritimes entre les deux pays, toujours théoriquement en guerre, est liée aux projets d’exploration d’hydrocarbures en Méditerranée orientale. Les deux parties « ont intérêt à négocier calmement sans qu’il n’y ait d’incidents à la frontière », a déclaré récemment le général de brigade israélien Assaf Orion, alors que la frontière terrestre a été le théâtre ces derniers mois d’incidents sécuritaires.

    « Je crains toutefois que le Hezbollah (...) tente de frapper alors que ses partenaires politiques (libanais) aillent de l’avant avec ces pourparlers », a-t-il ajouté devant des journalistes. Le mouvement Hezbollah, ennemi juré d’Israël et poids lourd de la politique libanaise, a estimé que ces pourparlers ne représentaient ni une « réconciliation » ni une « normalisation » avec l’État hébreu. (...)

    #IsraelLiban #Frontières

    • Je crains toutefois que le Hezbollah (...) tente de frapper alors que ses partenaires politiques (libanais) aillent de l’avant avec ces pourparlers

      Je crains toutefois qu’Israël viole plusieurs fois par jour l’espace aérien libanais, souvent en rase-mottes, comme il fait de manière continue depuis… toujours, et que ses généraux et politiciens annoncent qu’ils vont commettre des crimes de guerre contre la population libanaise, etc.

  • Sondage : 88% des Marocains refusent de reconnaître Israël et 66% pro-Hirak en Algérie
    Publié Le 07/10/2020
    https://www.yabiladi.com/articles/details/99965/sondage-marocains-refusent-reconnaitre-israel.html

    Des citoyennes marocains, dans les rues de Rabat, protestant contre le plan de paix proposé par Donald Trump. / Ph. Fadel Senna - AFP

    Les résultats de l’Arab Opinion Index, publié par le Centre arabe de recherche et d’études politiques (ACRPS) montrent que 47% des Marocains considèrent la situation économique de leur pays mauvaise. 70% des Marocains interrogés considèrent que la question palestinienne est également la leur, et seuls 4% d’entre eux soutiennent une reconnaissance d’Israël.
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