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Opinion Editorials, February 2017
We in occupied Palestine continue to be guardedly optimistic even after watching the Kafkaesque political "plays" being performed to confuse the public and keep them in the dark and keep them fighting each other (democrat versus republican, Sunni versus Shiaa, Muslim vs Christian etc) while the RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR GET POORER.
Remember to follow the money (do so when you see the links below). But what we common people need to do is refuse the baiting, join hands, and think of the environment, sustainability, hope, love, kindness to one another (while yes exposing the myths and challenging the elites).
John Kenneth Galbraith wrote "In all life one should comfort the afflicted, but verily, also, one should afflict the comfortable, and especially when they are comfortably, contentedly, even happily wrong.
Netanyahu just met Donald Trump and they are very friendly. Both are liars. War criminal Netanyahu’s prerequisites for peace are that a) Palestinians recognize the colonial state as a Jewish state (it is like South Africa saying the prerequisite for peace is to recognize it as a white state) and 2) that the “Jewish state” retain control over the whole area (again like South African white government saying that they want to control the whole area). Trump said that Palestinians are taught to hate and must stop hating Israelis. Netanyahu claimed that just like Chines come from China, Jews come from Judea and so are not colonizes! He also claims Iran places in Hebrew on their missiles that Israel must be destroyed! These two lies and many other lies are typical of congenital liars like Netanyahu. Sorry, "The Jews" (nor "The Christian" or "The Muslims") do not come from our country (Palestine is its geographic name for those who do not know). A minority of people from those religions actually come from here (less than 3% of each adherent of any of these religions come from here in Palestine). There is a myth of "Jewish biology" that is actually taken from Nazi racist myths (themselves stoked by Zionist myths).
see also this Israeli report
"...giving his audience a bit of advice on how to deal with foreign interviewers (Netanyahu said):'Always, irrespective of whether you're right or not, you must always present your side as right.' In 2011, the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, described Netanyahu as a liar in a private exchange with US President Barack Obama at the G20 summit (it was inadvertently broadcast to journalists). "I cannot stand him.
He's a liar," Sarkozy told Obama. The US president Obama responded by
saying: "You're fed up with him? I have to deal with him every day."
Israel is no friend of the US and it intentionally attacked a US ship in International waters killing many US sailors (see http://www.gtr5.com/ ). See also my message from a few week’s ago titled “Meddling in Elections” about the Israeli blatant hijacking of the US democracy
Unconstitutional bill defeated in Virginia
[Zionists cannot stand free speech because they know the truth can be very powerful and they can never defend their positions in fair and open debates. Several leading Zionists outright refuse to debate me (some after having lost a debate). They refuse the light of day. They do use their pressure behind the scenes (behind the curtains) to influence politicians to shut off debate and pledge allegiance to Israel. But they will fail because truth is coming out whether they like it or not.]
Trump’s Refugee Ban – Made in Israel?
[This is an interesting reading tat is highly well documented. Look at the evidence provided and judge for yourself]
Australians say no to visit of Netanyahu
[I shared clear evidence of the lies of Netanuyahu in my last email.
But he is also a war criminal with hundreds of Palestinian children's blood on his hands. He should be arested and brought before international judges.]
The Times of Israel: Meet the Jews in Donald Trump’s inner circle http://www.timesofisrael.com/meet-the-jews-in-donald-trumps-inner-circle/
[of course all are ardent racist Zionist and my Jewish colleagues would tell you these characters do not represent Jews or Judaism. But for good or bad, these individuals who put colonialism and land theft they profit from ahead of US national interests will be guiding US policy at least for four years]
Hebron Youth Against Settlements (HYAS) to Hold Week of Open Shuhada
Street: Events and Protests in Commemoration of Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre Hebron, Palestine February 17, 2017 - Youth Against Settlements will use culture, creativity, and resistance for its annual Open Shuhada Street campaign February 19-25. The campaign , will include community events, nonviolent direct action, and international solidarity actions. 2017 marks 50 years of Israeli occupation and 23 year since the Ibrahimi mosque massacre in Hebron.
On February 25, 1994 Israeli settler Baruch Goldstein opened fire in the Ibrahimi mosque killing 29 Palestinians in worship. Since then, Shuahda Street, once the main street and marketplace, has remained almost entirely closed to Palestinians. There are 18 permanently staffed checkpoints and front doors to Palestinian shops and homes are sealed shut. HYAS Open Shuhada Street campaign, held annually since 2010, aims to reopen Shuhada street and end the closures and inequality in Hebron and throughout Palestine and Israel. The following events below will be held in Hebron between February 19-25.
International solidarity actions and educational events will be held throughout Europe and the US during the week. February 19 to 24 schedule posted here:
[I wrote a book on "Popular Resistance in Palestine: A history of Hope and Empowerment" highlighting the importance of such actions that go back 130 years since the first popular actions against the first zionist colonies in Palestine.
A bedouin in cyberspace, a villager at home Professor and (volunteer) Director Palestine Museum of Natural History Palestine Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability Bethlehem University Occupied Palestine http://qumsiyeh.org http://palestinenature.org Join me on facebook https://www.facebook.com/mazin.qumsiyeh.9***
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