Civil Wars Expose
Western Hypocrisy And
Trump Is No Better Than
Bush or Obama!
(M. Javed Naseem)
Donald Trump announced during his Presidential campaign that he believed in 2-State (Palestine and Israel) solution to the Palestinian problem. But now he has changed his stance. He announced during campaign that he would stop all wars and there would be no more invasions of other countries. But now he has changed his mind and he is bombing Syria and Yemen. He said many other things to entice American voters and win the elections. Once he was in the White House, things were running on the same pattern as they were during Bush and Obama tenures. As a matter of fact, things are more chaotic than before although he is claiming success during his first 100 days in office.
People were hoping to see a lot of problems solved but in reality, they are facing more problems than in the past. But it’s only the beginning. It can get better, or even worse! Let us hope for the better!
One thing looks certain! It’s not going to get better for the people of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Yemen or Afghanistan. There would be more and more ‘false flag’ operations and America and Europe would continue their joint (financial and military) efforts for the establishment of Greater Israel, at all costs, even WW-III.
Muslim countries would get no relief. Their bombing, pounding and ass-kicking will continue (might even get worse!) till the Zionist objectives are achieved.
This week, people saw a protest rally in London against Israeli ambassador Mark Ragev as he was invited to address the students at London University. Why would a British university invite the ambassador of a country that is violating all U.N. resolutions; is busy in constructing illegal settlements on Palestinian land; violating human rights; and killing innocent civilians in Palestine and Syria? Events like this expose the American, British and European double standards and hypocrisy.
Demonstrators turned out in force at the School of African and Asian Studies in central London to protest the presence of the Israeli Ambassador to the UK. Ambassador Mark Ragev was invited to speak at the prestigious university against the wishes of many students and pro-Palestinian organizations.
Here’s a short video of this event:
Financed Israeli Extremists And Settlements
Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and confidant of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, is a director and board member at the Kushner Foundation which has given money to illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank as well as extremist Jewish groups connected to violent attacks against Palestinians, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported Monday.
The findings are based on tax records from Kushner’s parents for the years 2010-2014, which show that the Charles and Seryl Kushner Foundation gave almost US$60,000 to settlement projects and organizations in Israel, which Washington deems publicly as illegal, yet finds covert ways of funding.
Trump has said that Kushner, who is a married to Ivanka Trump and is an Orthodox Jew, would be “very good” as his Middle East envoy to broker a deal between the Palestinians and Israelis.
The Kushner Foundation gave US$20,000 to the group American Friends in Beit El Yeshive, an organization that supports projects in the ultra-conservative settlement of Beit El.
Beit El was built on private Palestinian land without Israeli government approval, according to Haaretz and human rights groups.
More shocking is that the president of that group is David Friedman, who advised Trump on foreign policy in Israel and Palestine and is his real estate lawyer who told AFP in October that in his view settlements are not illegal and that he believed Trump agrees with him.
To top it all off, the Kushner foundation has given money to one of the most extreme groups within the settler community. The foundation gave funds to the radical “Od Yosef Chai” group in the settlement of Yitzhar.
“This particular yeshiva has served as a base for launching violent attacks against nearby Palestinians villages and Israeli security forces, as well; as a result, it no longer receives funding from the Israeli government,” Haaretz reported Monday.
This settlement is also seen as the leader of the settler movement’s so-called “price tag” policy, which calls for attacks against Palestinians in retaliation for actions of the Israeli government against West Bank settlements.
The Washington Post, which confirmed the Haaretz report on Kushner’s foundation, said this year’s Republican platform’s position on Israel was changed to what Trump called the most pro-Israeli stance “of all time.” It does not explicitly call for a two-state solution and rejects the “false notion” that Israel is occupying the West Bank, the U.S. newspaper said.
Although the U.S. is the number one sponsor of Israel financially, militarily and politically, Trump’s staunch right-wing position will most likely translate into even more suffering and repression for the Palestinian people.
Israel plans construction of
15,000 new settlements in E. Jerusalem
Published time: 28 Apr, 2017
Israeli authorities are planning to build some 15,000 new settlements in East Jerusalem, Reuters and local media reported, citing the Housing Ministry. Palestinian authorities condemned the decision, calling it the “deliberate sabotage” of peace talks.
The Housing Ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality are working on the plan, with proposals for 25,000 homes in Jerusalem, 15,000 of which would be in East Jerusalem, Housing Minister Yoav Galant told Israeli Radio, Reuters reports. The authorities plan to implement the project within two years, he added.
"We will build 10,000 units in Jerusalem and some 15,000 within the [extended] municipal boundaries of Jerusalem. It will happen," he said.
|(A general view shows the Israeli settlement of Ramot © Ronen Zvulun / Reuters)|
“All settlements in occupied Palestine are illegal under international law,” he said in a statement, as cited by Reuters. “Palestine will continue to resort to international bodies to hold Israel, the occupation power, accountable for its grave violations of international law throughout occupied Palestine.”
Israeli authorities could announce news of the construction on Jerusalem Day, which this year falls on May 24, Channel 2 reported. The Israeli national holiday marks the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City after the 1967 Six-Day War.
Reports about fresh plan for settlement enlargement in East Jerusalem come ahead of the official visit of US President Donald Trump, scheduled for May 22. Speaking to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in February, Trump took many by surprise when he called for “holding back on settlements for a little bit.”
The construction of settlements in the West Bank is considered illegal under international law. The international community has long voiced concerns over the controversial practice while condemning the deteriorating security situation between Israelis and Palestinians.
Some 400,000 Israeli citizens are currently residing in the West Bank along with 2.8 million Palestinians, according to Reuter’s data.
Another 200,000 Israelis live in East Jerusalem.
(Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. © Abbas Momani / AFP)
over plans to demolish Bedouin village in West Bank
Published time: 4 Apr, 2017 17:34
The European Union has delivered a public diplomatic rebuke to Israel, which plans to demolish 42 homes in a Bedouin village in the West Bank that are expected to make way for Jewish settlements, accusing it of breaking the Geneva Convention.EU Ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen chose to voice the protest during a traditionally courteous introductory meeting between ambassadors of the 28 EU states and incoming Israeli Foreign Ministry director-general Yuval Rotem. As officials exchanged pleasantries in an upmarket Tel Aviv hotel, Faaborg-Anderson brought the room to a standstill to read a lengthy scathing message, approved by the EU’s security and diplomacy commission, with Rotem stood in the audience.
The Danish diplomat said that the demolition, ordered last month, of Khan Al-Akhmar, located east of Jerusalem in the West Bank's Area C, would result in the compulsory resettlement of about 140 residents, and the destruction of an Italian-funded school, which is providing education for over 150 children from the surrounding.
Those Who Live In Glass Houses …
UK risks being ‘wiped off the map
with nuclear counterstrike’ – Russian senator
Published time: 25 Apr, 2017
The UK, which recently said it could launch a preemptive nuclear strike “in the most extreme circumstances,” runs the risk of being “wiped off the face of the Earth,” the deputy head of a Russian upper house committee said.
|(Image: Alexander Vilf / Sputnik)|
“There is a quite natural question then: what country could be primitively targeted by the UK?” the deputy head of the Federation Council’s Committee for Defense and Security said.
In case the UK strikes a nuclear power, then “the UK, which doesn’t have vast territory, will be literally wiped off from the face of the earth with a counter-strike,” Klintsevich said.
In the event of targeting a non-nuclear country, this will remind of the US nuclear attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, he added.
Klintsevich’s comment comes after Fallon on Monday said that the UK is prepared to carry out a preemptive nuclear strike against any enemies, even if Britain is not under attack.
What a shameless, irresponsible and typical British bullying rhetoric from Michael Fallon!