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Under Joe Biden the Same Old ME Policy

by Oui Sat Aug 1st, 2020 at 07:40:19 AM EST

Was never in doubt with Clinton voices more prevalent amongst delegates than Sanders'.

Palestinian-Americans sidelined during DNC platform debate | Mondoweiss |

According to a document shared with Mondoweiss, DNC delegates expressed their outrage at the exclusion of Palestinian-American voices from the platform drafting process while pro-Israel lobbyists openly bragged about their efforts to strip out language critical of Israel.

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The DNC's disregard for Palestinian-American concerns was particularly galling to Zeina Ashrawi Hutchison, a Sanders DNC delegate from Virginia, who told Mondoweiss that "It's not surprising that the Israel lobby was in full control of the platform on Palestine-Israel. But what is shocking is how out of touch the party and its leadership are with the people that it claims to represent.

If the goal was party unity, they've failed and managed to alienate the majority. Human rights are non-negotiable and the Palestinian people's right to freedom and self-determination will overcome Israeli apartheid and oppression."

Samia Assed, a Sanders DNC delegate from New Mexico, asked, "How can I ask my community to support the Democratic Party while they don't support our cause? How can I discuss my engagement with the party with my nine children?"

Palestinian-Americans and their allies might be able to take some cold comfort from the fact that the platform includes for the first time a provision to uphold free speech rights to engage in boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaigns for Palestinian rights.

Of course American presidential are hardly ever about foreign policy, or abuse of human rights. The last time in memory was the campaign of 1968 with mayor Richard J. Daley and the Chicago Democratic Convention. It did not end well and gave America and the World 'Tricky' Dick Nixon ... and Henry Kissinger.

Nice to have Virtual Party Conventions ... an illustration of failed Trump policy and the SARS CoV-2 pandemic ravishing across all 50 States.

The count of dead Americans has crossed the 150,000 threshold ... and counting. Who needs an enemy when you've got Trump and his GOP bedfellows.

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by Oui on Sun Aug 2nd, 2020 at 01:12:25 PM EST
Does Not Do Her Right ...

"Because as Yitzhak Rabin said, ultimately, the leaders and the people of the region must provide the vision for peace and the will to realize it. The Arab Peace Initiative offers such a vision, a vision of a better future for all of the people of the Middle East. It rests on the bargain that peace between the Israelis and Palestinians will bring recognition and normalization from the Arab states. It is time to advance this proposal with actions, not just words."

In 2010 then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched her Vision for Peace initiative called Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP).

Clinton Unveils Initiatives to Help Muslim Entrepreneurs [cached]

In 2019 GES was hosted in The Netherlands by PM Mark Rutte ... from the original Clinton initiative the "Muslim" intent was erased and replaced by just "business" ...

by Oui on Sun Aug 2nd, 2020 at 01:37:10 PM EST
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Israel Prepares the Ground Work for Iran War

CIA Confirms Role in 1953 Iran Coup

by Oui on Sun Aug 2nd, 2020 at 04:45:41 PM EST

Bus 300 Affair - one photo taken by Alex Levac exposed the lies of Shin Bet in killing two Palestinian detainees

Israeli Posts Photo of Netanyahu. Cop Arrives at His Home, Tells Him to Take It Down | Haaretz - Outline |

Israel Police said in response that they "respect free speech and recognize its special position as a fundamental right. With that, the police act to investigate and check complaints of incitement and calls for violence, which, according to the law, do not constitute free speech. The situation in question will be looked into and dealt with accordingly."

Levac took the photo that Haber posted at the Likud assembly over 30 years ago. He said in the past that he removed the picture at the time after receiving responses to it, but now, ahead of his new photography exhibition, he posted it again.

    Twenty-four photos - some controversial, some more mundane - are being showcased in a new exhibition of works by the veteran Israeli photographer Alex Levac. "Yesh Matzav" ("A Situation") opened over the weekend at Herzliya's Basis Gallery and features a number of images published in the Hadashot and Haaretz dailies beginning in the 1980s.

Over the past few months, Netanyahu has filed a number of police complaints over incitement and violent threats against him and his family, the most recent of which occurred Wednesday. In a press release last month, Netanyahu claimed that some of the calls to kill him and his family members "Are clearly identified with the extreme left."

Incitement by Netanyahu and the Rabin Assassination ...

Netanyahu denies inciting 1995 Rabin assassination | DW |
How Israel's leaders use targeted killings to try to 'stop history' | Times of Israel |

by Oui on Sun Aug 2nd, 2020 at 08:13:09 PM EST
Netanyahu releases election campaign ad criticising Obama over Palestine | MEE - March 29, 2019 |

As Israel's 9 April elections draw closer, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's campaign released a one-minute video online in which he publicly criticises former US President Barack Obama to his face over the occupied Palestinian territories.

The English-language clip, posted on Netanyahu's official Facebook and Twitter pages, shows the Israeli prime minister telling an angry-looking Obama that "Israel obviously cannot be asked to negotiate with a government that is backed by the Palestinian version of al-Qaida".

"We cannot go back to the 1967 lines because these lines are indefensible," he adds in the clip, which is not dated.


Obama, Netanyahu Meet Amid Discord Over 1967 Borders | PBS - May 20, 2011 |
Obama Recounts Confrontation With Netanyahu: I Live in the White House, I Know What I'm Talking About | Haaretz |

Netanyahu's revenge: alliance with Saudi Arabia and the UAE to rid the White House of Democrats ...

New Fascist Pariah States America and Israel Lashing Out

President Trump meets Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu at White House | PBS - March 5, 2018 |

Back on the table: STOP IRAN.

by Oui on Sun Aug 2nd, 2020 at 08:49:50 PM EST
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Follow the instruction video distributed by the US State Department ...

Remember the colour revolutions of 2004 - 2008 - 2014 and the Arab Uprising of 2011 under the Obama/Biden administration?

US Saudi embassy shares video backing protests against 'brutal regimes' | MEE - Dec. 2018 |

The US embassy in Saudi Arabia tweeted a video promoting peaceful protest as a path to "positive social and political changes," but the post was deleted on Friday after reporters asked whether the mission was encouraging Saudis to go out on the streets.

The shared video comes months after a tweet by the Canadian foreign ministry about the arrests of Saudi activists set off a diplomatic row between Ottawa and Riyadh that saw the Canadian ambassador expelled, a freeze by Saudi Arabia on trade and investment and the withdrawal of thousands of Saudi students.

Sent in August, the Canadian tweet expressed concern over the detention of civil society and women's rights activists.

by Oui on Sun Aug 2nd, 2020 at 09:07:59 PM EST
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The Forward: JNF Sends Zionist Message

by Oui on Mon Aug 3rd, 2020 at 08:27:19 PM EST
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by Oui on Tue Aug 4th, 2020 at 05:59:17 AM EST
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I invited him to visit Israels' vibrant democracy.

Is Herzog not aware that Israel's borders are closed to non-citizens?

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Aug 4th, 2020 at 08:27:47 AM EST
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Latest news highly explosive material blew up in a secondary explosion. Looking at the video, it seems the first blast was fireworks ...reminded me of the devastating Enschede double blast.

by Oui on Tue Aug 4th, 2020 at 06:24:30 PM EST
Beirut blast apparently caused by explosive materials seized from ship, stored at port | Times of Israel |

by Oui on Tue Aug 4th, 2020 at 06:39:31 PM EST
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by Oui on Tue Aug 4th, 2020 at 06:44:07 PM EST
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Beirut explosion: more than 50 dead and 2,750 wounded, says Lebanon health ministry

by Oui on Tue Aug 4th, 2020 at 08:45:47 PM EST
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Once homeless, now poised for the House: Protest leader ousts veteran Missouri congressman | LA Times |

Finally the voters made a new choice in St. Louis North ...

by Oui on Wed Aug 5th, 2020 at 04:00:01 PM EST

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