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Annexation Of Land - Changing Borders

by Oui Sun May 8th, 2022 at 08:27:26 AM EST

Building Eretz Israel ...

Statement by UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Hastings on eviction orders of the Residents of Masafer Yatta in the Occupied West Bank


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"Israel has invested, is investing and will invest quite a bit of energy in 'interfering' with the Palestinians wherever it covets their land between the sea and the river, in order to be paid. The excuses change from time to time, from place to place, but the ideology remains."

Jordan warns Israel against eviction of Palestinians in Hebron | MEMO - May 7, 2022 |

Jordan authorities issued Friday warning against Israeli plan to evict 1,300 Palestinians living in eight villages in the South Hebron Hills, a statement reported by the official Petra news agency said.

The statement, which was issued by Jordanian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Haitham abu al Foul, also warned against Israeli plans to approve the construction of 4,988 illegal settlement units in other areas of the occupied West Bank.
"The settlement expansion is a flagrant breach of international law and resolutions," the statement said.

"Abu al Foul stressed that the Israeli settlement policy whether in establishing or expanding settlements, seizing lands or forcibly displacing Palestinians, is an illegal policy which is rejected and condemned," the statement added.

This statement came as Palestinian residents of Masafer Yatta in South Hebron Hills vowed to stay despite Israel's High Court ruling late Wednesday night that the Israeli army could evict them of their eight villages.

The lives of thousands of Palestinians in the southern West Bank have been on hold for more than four decades, ever since the land they cultivated and lived on was declared a military firing and training zone by Israel.

Declaring a certain land as a military firing and training zone by Israel is an introduction to displacing its Palestinian residents in order to be replaced by illegal Israeli settlers.

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Together with @trussliz, I have laid flowers at the national MH17 memorial in remembrance of the victims.

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon May 9th, 2022 at 07:08:34 PM EST
Unbelievable stupidity ... the Rutte virus spreading in The Hague.



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by Oui (Oui) on Wed May 18th, 2022 at 07:47:51 PM EST
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Let them bring more refugees and use the kids as cocaine mules
https:/www.dutchnews.nl/news/2022/05/unicef-says-the-dutch-government-is-failing-refugee-children
by Tom2 on Mon May 9th, 2022 at 07:12:57 PM EST
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Wopke will you speak out about women's rights and their bodies in Red States of America. #NotOurValues

The Netherlands is speaking in a void about Afghanistan after two decades of war. The US is a close ally and should share Europe's Social-Democratic values ... the Enlightenment and Equal Rights. #StopMisogyny

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri May 13th, 2022 at 10:06:55 PM EST
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Strong ties with the British monarchy



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by Oui (Oui) on Fri May 13th, 2022 at 10:07:35 PM EST
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Macron Inks Deal 80 Rafale Fighter Jets UAE

UAE agrees to buy 80 Rafale fighter jets during Macron visit | Gulf Business - Dec 2021 |

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Al-Nakba: The Palestinian exodus of 1948 to the present | Al Jazeera - May 2017 |

Every year on May 15, Palestinians around the world, numbering about 12.4 million, mark the Nakba, or "catastrophe", referring to the ethnic cleansing of Palestine and the near-total destruction of Palestinian society in 1948.

The Palestinian experience of dispossession and loss of a homeland is 69 years old this year.

On that day, the State of Israel came into being. The creation of Israel was a violent process that entailed the forced expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homeland to establish a Jewish-majority state, as per the aspirations of the Zionist movement.

Between 1947 and 1949, at least 750,000 Palestinians from a 1.9 million population were made refugees beyond the borders of the state. Zionist forces had taken more than 78 percent of historic Palestine, ethnically cleansed and destroyed about 530 villages and cities, and killed about 15,000 Palestinians in a series of mass atrocities, including more than 70 massacres.

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Israel continues to oppress and dispossess Palestinians to this day, albeit in a less explicit way than that during the Nakba.



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by Oui (Oui) on Thu May 19th, 2022 at 02:50:30 PM EST
... SwissLeaks affair, involving British bank HSBC in 2008, which monopolized investigative journalists around the world. This affair is a turning point, because it has lifted the veil on the finances of Gertler, the Steinmetz brothers and the unofficial intelligence network of the Franco-Israeli Didier Sabag

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu May 19th, 2022 at 02:53:00 PM EST
Trump's People Pocket Saudi Billions. What About Top Israeli Officials?

The matter raised a big question for Etyan Avriel who asked: Does the deal have an `Israeli' angle - and could former Mossad head Yossi Cohen be involved?

Channel 12 television revealed that Cohen, while still chief of Mossad, helped his daughter Achinoam get a job as a director in a company controlled by Tahnoun bin Zayed, the UAE national security adviser, a counterpart to the head of Mossad in that country. One of bin Zayed's companies has opened an office in Herzliya for the company employing Cohen's daughter, but Cohen denies any improper ties.

"Kushner, Mnuchin, Friedman and Cohen may have made `peace' between `Israel' and several Arab states, but they also leveraged the `peace' into millions of dollars for each one of them personally, and in very short order," the author concluded.



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by Oui (Oui) on Thu May 19th, 2022 at 02:57:16 PM EST
As Mossad chief, Yossi Cohen got his daughter a job with a UAE firm - report | TOI - Dec 6, 2021 |

Former Mossad chief Yossi Cohen helped secure his daughter a job at a firm with links to a senior Emirati official while still serving as head of the spy agency, Israeli television reported.

According to Channel 12 news, Achinoam Cohen Ganonyan began working for Group 42 earlier this year before her father's term as Mossad chief ended.


Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed al Nahyan, the UAE's national security adviser, at a meeting in Tehran with Iran's secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, December 6, 2021. (Atta Kenare/AFP)

Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE's national security adviser and a member of the royal family, is the chairman of Group 42.

The website of the Abu-Dhabi based firm, also known as G42, says it specializes in artificial intelligence and cloud computing.

In July, G42 signed an agreement with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries to cooperate on researching and developing technology to help battle COVID-19.



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by Oui (Oui) on Mon May 23rd, 2022 at 07:37:31 AM EST

DR Congo: The Forgotten Victims of Dan Gertler's Corruption | RAID - Sept. 2019 |

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Mossad Chief's Meddling on Behalf of Israeli Oligarch Angered US Officials, Endangered US-Israel Relations | Tikun Olam |

During his third trip, Cohen entered the meeting with Tshisekedi with an entourage including a locally-based Israeli diplomat and others. But the president dismissed them and told Cohen to enter his private office alone. When Cohen emerged, Congolese security officials escorted him directly to the airport and ordered him to leave the country. Sources told the Operation Gertler reporters that Cohen too grew angry during the meeting, and reminded Tshisekedi that he was a "friend" of US secretary of state Mike Pompeo. He threatened that he would urge the US to withdraw support for his regime. Unbeknownst to Cohen, the president had already complained to the US ambassador about the Israeli spy chief. Another reason for the rancourous meeting was the Congolese leader feared Israel's top spy and his rival, Kabila, were plotting a coup against him. Cohen's deportation ended Isreal's efforts on Gertler's behalf in Congo.

See my earlier writing @BooMan ...

Clients' Wealth and the Mossack Fonseca Scandal | Jun 27, 2018 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon May 23rd, 2022 at 07:44:06 AM EST
Publication De Volkskrant about diamond trade in Congo and Dan Gertler | Feb. 2018 |

Rob Drieduite from Nieuwkoop has lost a case against de Volkskrant, the newspaper reported. The ex-tax official and former employee of the Ministry of Finance is playing a crucial role in a case involving large-scale bribery in the diamond trade in Congo, the newspaper reported in February. According to the newspaper, Drieduite has been on the board of the Fleurette Group for years, a company of the controversial Israeli billionaire and diamond trader Dan Gertler that is suspected of bribery. A criminal investigation is underway in America. In recent years, Drieduite has also been responsible for the administration of various Dutch letterbox companies owned by Gertler.

Fleurette Africa Resources I BV located in The Hague was founded in 2013 by Robert Edgar Drieduite, Eles Dobronsky and Haim Judah Michael Levy.

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon May 23rd, 2022 at 07:46:02 AM EST
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Netanyahu trial, at the break I asked Netanyahu:
"Following the articles on Gertler, who pays the fees of your lawyer Boaz Ben Tzur?

Boaz Ben Tzur also represented witness Israeli-American billionaire Arnon Milchan in corruption Case 1000 against Benjamin Netanyahu. Milchan is best known as Mossad front man for providing nuclear triggers to Israel under Shimon Peres.

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon May 23rd, 2022 at 07:47:21 AM EST
Police Complaint: The billionaire jeweler has sent private investigators on a spy search inside home of journalist Avi Amit | Walla - May 10, 2022 |

"Real Time" reporter Avi Amit filed a police complaint against Dan Gertler: "Hired a private investigator who photographed my home in an attempt to stop the broadcast of the investigation I am preparing on him." Walla! Brenze with details of the strange and disturbing story.

According to sources in the program system, last week Gertler's lawyers (led by attorneys Boaz Ben Tzur and Hagai Halevi) contacted Amit and the program's editor Arnon Gal and asked for an urgent meeting.



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by Oui (Oui) on Mon May 23rd, 2022 at 07:48:38 AM EST
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All American, Spy Felix Sater Working All Sides | May 24th, 2018 |

So this guy Felix Sater was the Intelligence asset working from inside the Trump organization. He has been mentioned before as a FBI asset in Wall Street financial dealings, mob corruption and work for the US Government. Who was his handler? From his statement before the Senate Intelligence committee, he can be seen as the "Deep Throat" working all sides: Russia - Washington - Tel Aviv. I would be not surprised if he liasoned between IC of London - Moscow - Herzliya, the Mossad. He started work for the DIA under the Bill Clinton administration - Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Mujahideen, Pakistan's ISI, Stinger missiles - thinking the Operation Infinite Reach of 1998 and the Clinton pardon of Marc Rich in 2000 - also a Mossad asset. See also the Russia links between Rosneft and Glencore.

In Afghanistan, working for British intelligence and also becme an CIA asset, was our right-wing "friend" Radek Sikorski. Another excellent relationship with Poland, Ukraine and a strong anti-Russian sentiment, dare I say hatred?



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by Oui (Oui) on Mon May 23rd, 2022 at 08:16:33 AM EST
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Jews Are Warmly Embraced In War-Torn Congo of All Places -- but Why? | The Forward - Sept 18, 2016 |

Today in the capital, Kinshasa, there is also a Chabad of Central Africa, one of 13 missions the group has established in African countries, according to its website. The crowd there is never large, but among its supporters is the Israeli billionaire and diamond tycoon Dan Gertler, who has highly lucrative stakes in Congo's coveted cobalt, copper, gold and ore mines, as well as its banking, oil and agriculture industries. Critics say he made his riches through kickbacks and connections with the regime: Gertler and Kabila have been extremely close since the late 1990s, when Chabad's longtime and well connected rabbi, Shlomo Bentolila, first arranged for the two to meet, Gertler told Bloomberg News. It's a relationship that at times has angered competing Lebanese diamond dealers.

Gertler Earns Billions as Mine Deals Fail to Enrich Congo | Pan African Visions - 2011 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon May 23rd, 2022 at 09:42:27 AM EST
Gertler's Bling Bang Torah Gang | Dissident Voice - Feb 9, 2008 |

Maurice Tempelsman is one of the top funders of the Democratic Party who has funded Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Templesman was the unofficial ambassador to the Congo (Zaire) for years, but a new Israeli-American tycoon has replaced him. In the world of bling bling and bling bang, some things change, some stay the same. The CIA, the MOSSAD, the big mining companies, the offshore accounts and weapons deals--all hidden by the Western media.

The holocaust in Central Africa has claimed some six to ten million people in Congo since 1996, with 1500 people dying daily. In January 2008 the International Rescue Committee, who is also discussed in this article, released its second survey of mortality in the Democratic Republic of Congo, estimating that 5,400,000 people have died, or some 1500 people every day. However, IRC statistics are highly biased and politicized. But while the Africans are the victims of perpetual Holocaust, the persecutors hide behind history, complaining that they are the persecuted, or pretending they are the saviors. Who is responsible?

For Israeli-American Dan Gertler, business in blood drenched Congo is not merely business, it is a quest for the Holy Grail. Young Dan Gertler goes nowhere--does nothing--without the spiritual guidance of Brooklyn-born Rabbi Chaim Yaakov Leibovitch, a "personal friend" of Condoleezza Rice. Personal interview, Democratic Republic of Congo, August 2006. Gertler and Leibovitch are two of the principals behind a diamond mining company, Emaxon Finance Corporation, involved in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Gertler and gang won the majority rights to the diamonds from the state mining company, Société Minière de Bakwange, MIBA, found near the government-controlled town of Mbuji-Mayi, the rough diamond capital of the world.



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by Oui (Oui) on Mon May 23rd, 2022 at 09:43:27 AM EST
The Conduct of the Central African Mining & Exploration Company (CAMEC) plc and its Nominated Adviser, Seymour Pierce Limited | May 2011 |

Mr Dan Gertler has built significant business interests in the DRC. Mr Gertler was named honorary consul of the DRC in Israel in April 2003.

CAMEC do not make reference to allegations made against Dan Gertler, either referred to in the admission document of Nikanor, another formerly AIM-traded company in which Gertler was a founding shareholder, or made by the UN Panel of Experts on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and Other Forms of Wealth in the Democratic Republic of Congo.



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by Oui (Oui) on Mon May 23rd, 2022 at 09:44:07 AM EST
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The political corruption is nauseating ... playing with people's lives ... corruption in the highest places of state. So much has already been divulged over the blood diamond's trade by Israeli oligarchs ... quid pro quo, it didn't take long for party leaders to take their share while in office.

So many more names not yet linked ....

"Dan Gertler Takes Role of Maurice Tempelsman"

In 2000, former Congolese president Laurent Kabila (father of Joseph) offered Gertler's International Diamond Industries (IDI) a monopoly on Congolese diamonds, and 88% of the proceeds, worth billions in exchange for Israeli military assistance. Congolese military officials flew to Israel to negotiate the deal.

After the assassination of Laurent Kabila in January 2001, the deal was "repealed."

In The Netherlands ...

Fleurette Africa Resources I BV located in The Hague was founded in 2013 by Robert Edgar Drieduite, Eles Dobronsky and Haim Judah Michael Levy.

The ex-tax official and former employee of the Ministry of Finance is playing a crucial role in a case involving large-scale bribery in the diamond trade in Congo of controversial Israeli billionaire and diamond trader Dan Gertler. Expert in tax havens and moving wealth to overseas destinations.

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon May 23rd, 2022 at 06:55:22 PM EST
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Intelligence ties run wide and deep ...

A People's History of Congo's Jean-Pierre Bemba | Toward Freedom - Sept 18, 2007 |

The George W. Bush action supported the Joseph Kabila government and its backers-at the expense of competing interests: Russian arms dealer Victor Bout's ties to multiple combatants in DRC involved interests aligned with the Democratic National Committee that have backed guerrilla warfare in Sudan, Rwanda and Congo.

The ascension of Israeli-American diamond kingpins Beny Steinmetz and Dan Gertler displaced the DeBeers and the Oppenheimers monopoly out of South Africa, and Maurice Tempelsman, and these latter interests have likely been using Jean-Pierre Bemba to leverage access to minerals and contracts in the Kasai and Katanga provinces.



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by Oui (Oui) on Mon May 23rd, 2022 at 06:56:33 PM EST
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Israel's national security advisor-designate, Yossi Cohen | Aug 21, 2013 |

In his report on this story, Melman alludes to the fact that Cohen trained in the same class of agents with Victor Ostrovsky. The latter was rejected on the last day of his Mossad training. His revenge was to write a juicy tell-all book that revealed many heretofore unknown aspects of secret training.

Though clearly Ostrovsky was a deeply disaffected figure and his candid account of life in the world of the Mossad must be treated cautiously, this passage dealing specifically with Cohen is important to read. If it's true, then it reveals that Cohen has many of the sexual predatory instincts of Israel's generals, political leaders, and security officers.



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by Oui (Oui) on Mon May 23rd, 2022 at 01:46:17 PM EST
Ex-Mossad officials pan 'power-crazy' Yossi Cohen for alleged state secrets leak | TOI - Dec 23, 2021 |

... right-wing pundits and social media users have seemed to rally behind Cohen, rejecting the allegations in a similar fashion to how they have supported Cohen's close associate, former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Channel 13's HaMakor investigative program reported Tuesday that the affair began in late 2018 and saw Cohen brag to the couple about various secret details from the spy agency's operations around the world, as well as provide them with information on his global travels.

"He told lots of stories, including about Mossad," Guy Shiker, a well-known figure in Israeli capital markets, and former husband of the flight attendant, who was not named, told the program. "He's a blabbermouth."

Shiker said Cohen also shared details about his management style.

"He told me, `When I was appointed to be Mossad chief, listen carefully, within 10 days, I fired six [top officials]... because they weren't loyal to the system. They weren't good. They thought I was their best friend when we were equals. The moment I was appointed [I fired them], without mercy.'"

Shiker also said Cohen would send his wife messages in which he referred to her as "my princess" and "my beauty."



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by Oui (Oui) on Mon May 23rd, 2022 at 07:55:28 PM EST
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Israel's ruling coalition crumbles as lawmaker quits, citing abuse of Palestinians
Arab-Israeli lawmaker Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi resigned, MK Idit Silman resigned, ending Bennet's simple majority and triggering fifth election in three years "tailored to attract voters upset with the WAVES of Palestinian retaliatory operations against the Israeli occupation" PLUS benefits.
Likud promises to introduce legislation that would deport relatives of Palestinian resistance members who hold Israeli citizenship; criminalize the flying of the Palestinian flag or burning the Israeli flag, punishable by imprisonment; and revoke the citizenship of those who protest during "times of war."
by Cat on Mon May 23rd, 2022 at 07:20:18 PM EST


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