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Silwan Ethnic Cleansing - E Jerusalem

by Oui Thu Jun 10th, 2021 at 02:29:41 PM EST


In Jerusalem's Silwan, Palestinians fear looming ethnic cleansing | Nov. 28, 2018 |

As Hillary Clinton reacted: "This is not helpful." Never ever could the Obama administration hold Israel and PM Netanyahu accountable for tearing up the Oslo Accords.

Ethnic cleansing in East Jerusalem | Electronic Intifada - March 10, 2009 |

Last week when US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held a press conference in Ramallah with Mahmoud Abbas, whose term as Palestinian Authority president officially expired on 9 January, a Washington Post reporter questioned her about the 143 Palestinian homes in Jerusalem that Israel intends to demolish in the coming weeks. She responded: "clearly, this kind of activity is unhelpful and not in keeping with the obligations entered into under the roadmap."

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Just this past week in the East Jerusalem area, 88 homes in al-Bustan, 55 homes in Shufat refugee camp, 35 Bedouin homes on the Jerusalem-Jericho Road, and 66 homes in al-Isawiyya were slated for destruction, affecting more than 2,000 Palestinians, most of whom have lived there for generations. Ras al-Amoud, al-Abasiyya, Sheikh Jarrah and Ras Khamis appear to be next on the list of targeted areas. The affected families see this method of adding new neighborhoods to the demolition list every day as a means of making it more difficult to challenge and protest these eviction orders.

Barack Obama Called an Anti-Semite and a Jew-Hater | by Oui @BooMan on Feb. 15, 2010 |

Anno June 2021 ...

Israeli officials snubbed EU peace envoy during recent visit -- report | TOI |

Jerusalem said angry over failure of EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell to adequately condemn rocket fire at Israel during recent fighting against Gaza terror groups.

Seventy years after Nakba, ethnic cleansing continues on a steady pace. Hands off Israel as the Middle East has gone up in flames. UNSC resolutions and UCJ court ruling on International Law doesn't change policy of an apartheid state. Propaganda rules the western world ...

Europe Sanctions on Belarus and call to free political prisoners. Hypocrisy ... Biden warns: "America is Back".

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America would be wise to tidy up a bit at home before spreading their form of democracy attached to slavery of the laborers and depletion of natural resources in third world countries.

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Last ditch effort: Netanyahu offered to resign, let Gantz serve as PM

However, Gantz's team rejected the offers outright, despite the fact that they would have potentially allowed him to serve 3 years as prime minister, while Netanyahu would serve as an MK. 

In his attempts to thwart the formation of the Bennett-Lapid government, Netanyahu has also offered prime ministerial rotation agreements to Gantz, Bennett, New Hope chairman Gideon Sa'ar, Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin (Likud) and Shas leader Arye Deri. All offers were rejected.

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Can follow the proceedings via i24 television ...

Bennett to Likud hecklers: Tone of your screams is as loud as your failure

Netanyahu in last Knesset speech as PM: We will topple 'dangerous gov't' | JPost |

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Unhappy Yisrael Beytenu MK quits faction, but will 1st vote to install coalition | TOI |

2 Joint List MKs may abstain to ensure majority for new government -- report | TOI |

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Indication is vote to get rid of Likud party Knesset speaker ...

Yesh Atid's Mickey Levy appointed new Knesset speaker

Yesh Atid MK Mickey Levy is appointed the new Knesset speaker, replacing Likud's Yariv Levin, after winning 67 of the parliament's 120 votes.

His rival, Shas lawmaker Yaakov Margi, picks up 52 votes.

Levy will now preside over the confidence vote in the new Bennett-Lapid government, which will begin shortly.

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Naftali Bennett sworn in as Israel's prime minister, ends Netanyahu's reign | JPost |

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Israeli coalition ousts Netanyahu as prime minister after 12 years | The Guardian |

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Anyone with such a twisted view of the world should join the settler community in Judea and Samaria and burn the olive groves of the Palestinian "terrorist" families. Haley is celebrated as a heroin by a vast majority of the Jewish citizens of Israel.

@NikkiHaley said that any country "that believes we need to get rid of terrorist organizations around the world" should stand up for Israel.

Haley arrived in the country on Friday, spending Shabbat in Jerusalem, including a visit to the Western Wall.

Her trip was organized as a solidarity mission in collaboration with Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the largest pro-Israel Evangelical group in the United States, under the auspices of founder and chairman Pastor John Hagee.

by Oui on Mon Jun 14th, 2021 at 04:54:12 AM EST

Israel was ranked in the low 60th spot in the world in advancing gender equality. [Source: WEF's Global Gender Gap Report for 2021]

My earlier writing ...

Rebuilding US Alliance with EU - Human Rights

Signs of Fascism in a Post-Democratic State | Oui @ProgressPond - April 2018 |

The Outcast State of Israel and its turn towards Misogyny, Racism and Fascism

No, the State of Israel encompasses the settlements and occupied territory of the Palestinian people. By definition the State of Israel is NOT a democracy as all of its people does not have a voice. Stop bullshitting and look at the reality of Jerusalem, settlement expansion onto the West Bank, Ambassador David Friedman, US bigoted policy and decades of hypocrisy.

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Meanwhile, a Jpost article, posted in this discussion above, only had pictures of the wives of 3 of the leading (male) politicians.....
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Hebron, the Occupation's Factory of Hate

Israel to 'squeeze in' settler homes approval in flashpoint Hebron area ahead of US election

by Oui on Mon Jun 14th, 2021 at 06:09:43 AM EST

Belgium falls silent one year after Brussels attacks | Arab News - March 23, 2017 |

Charles Michel admits: EU's not in the Middle East `game' | Politico - Jan. 2020 |

European Union and the Middle East: A Historical Analysis | JSTOR - 2004 |

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Hungary tells UK Jewish group to 'mind its own business' over antisemitism | The Guardian - Feb. 2019 |

The secretary of state, Vince Szalay-Bobrovniczky, wrote to Marie van der Zyl, the president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, this week to take issue with the board's account of a meeting between the pair.

The board said the meeting, which took place on 8 February, was "an important opportunity to raise a number of the [BOD's] long-standing concerns directly with the Hungarian government, including the use of antisemitic tropes and ... moves to downplay the role of historical Hungarian leaders in supporting the Holocaust."

Other issues raised by the board included the Hungarian government's attitude to Muslims and migrants, and relations between it and Jewish communities in the country.

Netanyahu greets Hungary's Orban as `true friend of Israel' | AP/Haaretz - July 19, 2018 |

Senior Hungarian official: Netanyahu and Orban belong to same political family | TOI - Feb. 24, 2020 |

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Had US Congress on a leash and the President eating out of his hand ... (Bibi's own words)

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Globalisation: Katsyv links Moscow - London - NY - Tel Aviv

Israeli Bank Laundered FIFA Bribes, Aided Billions in Tax Evasion | OCCRP |

Resigns after seven months for personal reasons ...

by Oui on Mon Jun 14th, 2021 at 09:14:24 PM EST

Netanyahu's relationship with Vladimir Putin was quite friendly, not so with Joe Biden throughout the last 12 years.

by Oui on Tue Jun 15th, 2021 at 08:34:19 AM EST
Bennett-Netanyahu handover meeting lasts only 25 minutes, Bennett unfazed

No further meetings are planned between Netanyahu and Bennett. Netanyahu declined to take part in the traditional transition ceremony, and the brief meeting took place behind closed doors, with no statement to the press.

Sources close to Bennett have said Netanyahu did not allow any of his staff to hold transition meetings before the new government was officially authorized on Sunday.

From the meeting with Bennett, Netanyahu rushed to the Knesset to convene all the MKs in his bloc. He urged the MKs of Likud, Shas, United Torah Judaism and the Religious Zionist Party to work hard together to bring the new government down.

"The fraudulent government will fall quickly because it is united solely on hatred, exclusion and greed," Netanyahu told the MKs.

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VP Biden led regime change in Kiev in 2014, set the stage for Russia as Nr 1 enemy from 2009 going forward ... resumption first chance in Cornwall G7 Summit and Brussels NATO to instigate animosity towards China.

What the world wants China to disclose in Wuhan lab leak probe

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Chanting a series of anti-Arab slogans including "Death to Arabs" and "Burn down your village"

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Lapid condemns Flag march slurs: 'this is not Judaism and not Israeli'

MK Ofer Cassif - the sole Jewish member of the Joint List - tweeted during the march that "the Judeo-Nazis have arrived. Screaming "Muhammad is dead," "Death to Arabs" and "May your village burn."

"In a law-abiding state, this herd would be taken to prison one by one for incitement to murder," Cassif added.
Meretz MK Yair Golan, whose party is also a coalition partner, called outright for the march to be canceled. 

"It's not just the flag march, there will be more nationalistic initiatives whose only goal is to create a war of Gog and Magog," tweeted Golan. 

"A handful of disturbed people led by [far-right MK Itamar] Ben-Gvir and [Religious Zionist Party leader Bezalel] Smotrich will try to set the region on fire. The fate of Israel will be determined by a sane majority or by a crazy minority," he tweeted. 

"I call on the commander of the IDF Southern Command and the commander of the IDF Judea and Samaria Division not to approve of this madness."

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Seven years ago ...

Israel Exacerbating Settler Violence with Gag Orders | July 2014 |

Both Economy Minister Naftali Bennett and FM Avigdor Liberman are inciting hatred and violence between Jews and Arabs. Last night, judeo-fascists  were roaming the streets of Jerusalem chanting derogatory slogans against Arabs calling for their removal from the Jewish state. The results were beatings and more attempted kidnapping of Palestinian youth from East Jerusalem.

Bodies of three kidnapped teens found; Netanyahu calls families | TOI - June 30, 2014 |

Partially buried bodies of Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Shaar and Naftali Fraenkel, who were kidnapped on June 12, found in a field north of Hebron; cabinet meets in emergency session.

Price tag revenge ...

Leader of Terror-Murder Cell Follower of Shas and Beitar Jerusalem | Tikun Olam |

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Fits well with Trumpism

From my diary ...

Trump On the Ropes - Last Minute Attack Ad with LIES

Xenophobia, Israel, Alt-right and the Jewish Question

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