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Trump Mentions the Israeli Apartheid Wall in Support for Building the Mexican Wall

By Mazin Qumsiyeh

Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, February 3, 2017

Palestinians suffering the Israeli apartheid wall, women's line Palestinians suffering the Israeli apartheid wall, men's line

Donald Trump in explaining how effective “the wall” between Mexico and the US would be said to “ask Israel”. This is one liar asking us to ask another liar!

The facts are very clear:

-After most of the residents were ethnically cleansed, a temporary wall of fences was built around remaining 3500 Palestinians in Al-Majdal to starve them until they agreed to leave ‘voluntarily’ in 1951 (long after the end of the 1948 war).  The city was renamed Ashqelon.

-The wall around Gaza was completed before even the first Palestinian suicide bombings started and it was a clear failure. Hundreds of tunnels were dug underneath and used to transport everything from people to camels to cars.

-The wall in the West Bank was less than 25% complete when Hamas made a political decision to stop bombings and run for elections in 2006.  Hamas held to its end of this even though they were not allowed to govern after being elected.  

-The International Court of Justice ruled the wall illegal since it is built in the occupied areas (just like the Israeli colonies are illegal and subject to 4th Geneva convention).

-Even today in 2016, the wall is actually less than 70% complete; nearly 10,000 Palestinians cross to the Israeli side without Israeli permission to work DAILY and so any person interested in doing violence could do it.

-The wall zigzags in ways clearly intended to capture maximum agricultural lands and natural resources instead of being more secure straighter lines in most of its currently built course. (what Zionists call ‘maximum geography with minimum demography’).

-There are Palestinians on both sides of the wall (hundreds of thousands on the so called "Israeli side"). There are also Israelis on both sides of it. Thus, it cannot be a security issue.

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Philosophically and morally, I find walls repugnant. Some who support them say you have to be realistic and accept our divisive human nature and look to protect "our country". But history tells us that nationalism and protectionism lead to catastrophe. You cannot have it both ways: think of your-self as morally superior while also thinking of 'countries' and 'nations' as fighting in a zero sum game.

Actually the competition itself maybe the only zero-sum when you are thinking of sates. The latest spat created by Trump with Mexico will hurt both countries. Trump and his Zionist handlers are also trying to prop-up India (as a balance to Islamic countries); see appointment of the only Indian-American in Trump's cabinet (Nikki Haley, ardent Israeli apologist). This will surely also backfire hurting India, USA, and Islamic countries.

It is exactly like when Zionists pushed for the US war on Iraq that damaged Iraq but also damaged the US ($3 trillion cost and thousands of American lives) and Israel (because removing Saddam strengthened Lebanon, Hizbollah, Syria, and Iran). China will come out a winner because it is working to keep good relations with everyone. 

The MLA just released this report on conditions within Palestinian universities

Kairos, Jewish Voice for Peace and many other groups oppose the appointment of racist Zionist (but that is redundant)  David Friedman who supports violations of human rights (colonial settlements on Palestinian land) as the US Ambassador to Israel and the plan to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. Join them /us
For personal signatures: 


The Jewish racist right wing government of Netanyahu just violated international law again by approving 2500 “housing units” for colonial settlers on Palestinian land.  The white racist government of Trump in the US in parallel issued executive orders banning immigrants from several Muslim countries, building walls, and advancing the Keystone and Dakota Access pipeline (opposed by natives and environmentalists) and denying funding for healthcare in third world countries that helps women. Ironically the signing photo of the latter was Trump surrounded by men! But this begs the question of what we can do to influence such a man. Certainly Netanyahu (the American Prime Minister of Israel) is trying to influence through Kushner the Zionist orthodox son in law of Trump and his “senior advisor on the Middle East. Emails and phone calls are exchanged. Meanwhile Arab and Muslim leaders are busy killing their own people (see below on Saudi Arabia as an example).

The Trump administration ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (soon to be run by an enemy of the agency) to remove its website dealing wit clmate change

Jared Kushner’s name was removed from a website for “Friends of the IDF” (friends of war criminal army of Israel. This is just a PR effort that will not succeed. Here is analysis of what Trump and Netanyahu are up to by esteemed professor Rahid Khalidi
See also: Trump's embassy move to Jerusalem 'self-destructive'

It is time for all of us to act and at least get out into the streets). Protesters in Dakota ae facing freezing temperatures. There will emergency rallies in several US cities tonight (Wednesday) for immigrant and refugee rights and against the band. Just search/google.

As for us here, we continue to struggle and must rethink where and how to push. We are now speaking to more international delegations (three last week). We added friends and followers to our email and facebook posts. We are trying to resist on the ground by many methods. We even planted trees next to the wall just last week.  Please donate to our ongoing positive work of with the youth "thinking globally and acting locally" in Bethlehem University Palestine Museum of Natural History and Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability ( There is still time to donate before the end of the year (tax-deductible in many countries).

Yes Theatre for Communication among Youth ( ) is launching a crowd funding campaign in order to collect fund for the purpose of producing a play, called Educate Ghadeer" "To go to school is not a dream... neither it  shall ever be... it is a RIGHT."  Educate Ghadeer is part of a campaign that is launched to help Ghadeer and kids like her who were born with less equal opportunities to gain education and avoid early marriage. 

Gulf activists reject Saudi-Israeli “flirtation” at Davos

The Saudi Royal family is not only flirting with Israel, they are carrying on the Zionist wish of destroying countries like Yemen and Iraq and Syria. Just look at the carnage in Yemen as an example. Davos is a horrible platform of world elites with very heavy Zionist infiltration. Here is a good evidence of that 


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