SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE TOLD “DON’T GIVE THIS PERFORMANCE IN ISRAEL”

I can’t believe all this drivel stated as if it were fact.

There is no occupation of “Palestine” and the only one hurting “Palestinian” artists are their own leaders who through corruption and deceit deprive them of the millions in funding that should have gone to shore up their economy and living conditions.

Instead of boycotting, why aren’t they sticking to the Oslo accords and sitting down with the Israelis to negotiate a lasting peace agreement?

Unbelievable. These “artists” have too much time on their hands.

Artists for Palestine UK

Why has Shakespeare’s Globe added a performance at Israel’s Cameri theatre  on March 30 to the tour schedule for its production of Hamlet, in breach of the boycott of institutions that reinforce the oppression of Palestinian artists and their communities?

This is the question addressed on Friday (March 25) to artistic director Dominic Dromgoole, as his ten year stint at the celebrated London theatre draws to a close, in an open letter signed by British and Palestinian theatre professionals.

inminds Globe apartheid pic Image projected on the Globe’s iconic riverside building by activists taking part in a protest organised by inminds.com in London on Friday

In 2012, 37 actors, writers and directors protested the fact that Shakespeare’s Globe had invited Habima, the national theatre of Israel, to take part in its Globe to Globe festival.   The specific ground for the protest was that Habima regularly performs in Ariel, the largest of Israel’s illegal settlements in…

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September 11, 2001: “Taboo” In 2016 Election.

I can’t believe that you or anyone can believe the hundreds of lies in Christopher Bollyn’s video link you sent. One long unsubstantiated anti-Semitic monologue!!

THE ONENESS of HUMANITY

By Jerry Alatalo

Suits 1Alphabet Chicago, Illinois native and investigative journalist Christopher Bollyn now resides in Europe. He has toured the United States for many months recently giving his presentation “Solving 9/11 Ends the War”. After sharing Luke Rudkowski’s astonishing encounter with former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, it seemed fitting to follow-up with part of one of Mr. Bollyn’s powerful talks. It’s strongly suggested that Americans become aware of this major issue by finding Mr. Bollyn’s many full lectures, some over 2-hours long, posted on YouTube.

This writer believes Christopher Bollyn is a man of rare true morality and integrity, one who has made the conscious decision to speak the truth about 9/11 in the face of profound personal risk, and that his message imploring the American people to rise up with enough power to manifest prosecution of criminals behind the greatest false-flag operation in history is vital.

Since September 11…

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THOUGHTS ON “SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE TOLD “DON’T GIVE THIS PERFORMANCE IN ISRAEL

So this just appeared on the “Artists for Palestine UK” website. I submitted the first comment which is below. Read their accusations and tell me if you agree. I doubt if they publish my comment however you never know?

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I can’t believe all this drivel stated as if it were fact.

There is no occupation of “Palestine” and the only one hurting “Palestinian” artists are their own leaders who through corruption and deceit deprive them of the millions in funding that should have gone to shore up their economy and living conditions.

Instead of boycotting, why aren’t they sticking to the Oslo accords and sitting down with the Israelis to negotiate a lasting peace agreement?

Unbelievable. These “artists” have too much time on their hands.

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Reply to Daniel Molnar’s Comment on Richard Falk

“to publicize daily and without fail, every act of Israeli inhumanity: the Turkish news: http://www.worldbulletin.net/ is pretty brave in doing that; Al Jazeera America on line is gone. Keep in mind super rich American Zionists are funding various disinformation/ repression efforts.”

Do they also publish every act of Israeli HUMANITY? Or is that too biased? Al Jazeera, funded by billions in petro-dollars died because everyone saw through the staged lies and hidden agenda against the west and Israel in general. They will continue to succeed in the markets where people have already succumbed to their propaganda such as Europe and the Middle-East.

Zionist Hasbarah is not “disinformation/ repression”. It is the conveyance of fact and non-revisionist history.

US Professor Amazed at Wealth in Gaza City; Notes 900 Mosques, Only 2 Libraries

US Professor Amazed at Wealth in Gaza City; Notes 900 Mosques, Only 2 Libraries
MARCH 23, 2016 6:33 AM
Author: Elder of Ziyon

A professor at the Jackson School of International Studies at Washington University visited Gaza City for six hours a few weeks ago, and he was astonished that after reading years of propaganda about how poverty stricken Gazans are, they really aren’t.

I was flooded with impressions as we drove into the old city of Gaza. The first was, unexpectedly, that it looked nothing like India. Given the severe poverty, even humanitarian crisis, that Gaza as a whole is experiencing, I had expected the obvious and wrenching poverty that I had seen in some Indian cities or many other Third World countries, for that matter—collapsing infrastructure, rickety shacks, a surfeit of beggars, children in rags, adults sleeping on the sidewalks. At least in this part of the city and others that I saw later in the day, none of that was visible. Instead, I saw hordes of children going to school, university students walking in and out of the gates of the two universities—both the children and the university students reasonably dressed. I observed morning shoppers buying vegetables and fruits from stands, shopkeepers opening their shops, and people walking purposefully to wherever they were going for the start of the day. There were cranes and construction workers everywhere, with lots of uncompleted buildings being worked on. A garbage truck, with a UN sign on it, was making its rounds.

There was the occasional bombed out building, from the 2014 War. One had the entire top of the building, several stories, simply blown off. But other than those, most buildings were in decent shape, and some apartment buildings were downright nice. There were definitely some junkers on the road, but most of the cars looked like late-model varieties. Some of the side streets were pocked and broken up; the main thoroughfares, though, were in good shape. There were almost no traffic lights, and traffic was a bit chaotic. I must add again that I was in Gaza City (both the old and new parts of the city) only and did not go to some of the outer areas and refugee camps where the bombing in the 2014 war was the heaviest and where, I understand, destruction was massive.

People were certainly not in rags. Men were mostly in chino-type pants and button-down shirts. With very few exceptions, women were covered with the hijab and burka. Perhaps 10-20 percent of them were in black with their faces totally covered. Incidentally, this sort of veiling was not a traditional practice in Palestinian society; it is very much a product of the “new fundamentalism.”

The fascinating people I met during the day actually related to Israel in what I considered a very interesting fashion. In conversation after conversation, there was a kind of by-the-way acknowledgment of the destructiveness of Israel’s policies and, for sure, a general hatred for Israel. But what was striking was how everyone quickly went on from those sorts of almost off-handed comments to criticize how the Hamas government or the people themselves are also responsible for the state of affairs. There was no obsessing about Israel, which I found interesting. Indeed, there might even be a general acceptance of Israel in terms of realizing that Israel will long be part of their future.

Even a professor of international studies had no idea that Gaza didn’t look like the most poverty-stricken parts of Third World countries. The power of anti-Israel propaganda and one-sided media coverage is immense.

And Hamas is building….lots of mosques.
…My final meeting was with a fascinating character, Atef Abu Saif. Atef holds a Ph.D. in political science from the European University Institute in Florence, having worked with a friend of mine, Professor Phillipe Schmitter. Atef is also a novelist. He now teaches political science at Al-Azhar Gaza University and writes frequently, including for the New York Times and Slate. An open member of Fatah (although critical of the Fatah leadership), he has clashed with Hamas on a number of occasions, landing him in jail for short stints.

Atef’s main contention is that there are actually two Gazas. One is the one run by Hamas and includes its supporters. He noted, for example, that there has been a mosque-building binge, leading to a total of 879 mosques in the Strip by 2014, as compared to two public libraries. In his words, “Gaza has become one huge mosque.” The second Gaza consists of the Palestinian public in Gaza, engaged in all sorts of cultural and social activities outside Hamas’s orbit. If not quite a civil society, he intimated, there is a lot that goes on beneath the radar.

My guess is that those libraries were built when Israel controlled Gaza.

Here is the article:

https://www.algemeiner.com/2016/03/23/us-professor-amazed-at-wealth-in-gaza-city-notes-900-mosques-only-2-libraries

How does a person decide to support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel?

How does a person decide to support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel?

As someone who understands the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, supporting Israel seems to be the natural position to take. Shared values of democracy, freedom, and tolerance make backing Israel an easy decision. And yet, we now see ostensibly freedom-loving movements throughout the West turn their backs on the only state in the Middle East where the existence of these very movements is tolerated.

It is true that there are issues of democracy and freedom between Israel and the Arabs. It is possible to argue that refugees exist in squalor, that Palestinian children have died, that the conflict seems endless, and that Israel is the stronger party. But none of these suggest that Israel is the causeof the conflict, nor that it is in Israel’s hands to provide a solution. In fact, as a democratic state with a market economy that seeks foreign investment, Israel has strong motivation to avoid conflict and war. History has taught us that such nations tend to seek peace at almost any cost.

But this means nothing to supporters of BDS, because the movement is entirely based on the manipulation and distortion of the truth. If you engage with BDS supporters and directly challenge them, their response is usually little more than an illogical pack of lies. If someone you know is thinking about supporting BDS, why is it so hard to “show them the truth”?

The simple answer is that BDS is a movement that has reached its verdict beforehand. It does not ask if Israel is guilty. Instead, it seeks to determine the correct punishment for a “criminal” that is already condemned. So when you respond to a potential BDS supporter with facts, you are simply irrelevant to them. It is like bringing evidence to a sentencing hearing that should have been presented during the trial itself. You are simply too late.

Recently, I have heard more than my fair share of lies about Jews and lies about Israel. However, what is different about the recent events I have witnessed is that I have seen how these lies are created.

To continue reading, click  http://www.thetower.org/article/what-the-anti-israel-boycotters-are-saying-when-they-think-were-not-listening/

for the original Tower Magazine article. The extract above is only a brief extract.

Please provide your comments on the merits of the article

Zionism did not stem from the holocaust and no Zionist would claim so.

This was my response to Lillian Rosengarten in Richard Falk’s blog. Just in case he deletes it:

 

Lillian,

Zionism did not stem from the holocaust and no Zionist would claim so. The holocaust gave birth to the United Nations which itself decided to empower the creation of a Jewish and new Arab state. Zionism is rooted in an over 2 thousand year yearning to return to our homeland and simply modernized by Theo Herzl in the late 1800’s after realizing that the world’s nations did not want it’s Jews and no alternative existed but to return home.

Given the ensuing discussions on Ban-ki-Moon, BDS and the UN perhaps the viewers in this blog should note the letter below just sent to our Prime-Minister especially given his statement of trying to make Canada more “impartial” at the UN. Perhaps Richard might comment on the accuracy of their reference to him and Hamas:

PLEASE DISQUALIFY ANTI-ISRAELI CANDIDATES FOR UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR FOR PALESTINE

Dear Prime Minister:

We are writing to you today as the Official Opposition Critics for Foreign Affairs regarding two of the eligible candidates for the position of “Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967”. The two leading candidates, Penny Green and Michael Lynk, have both promoted extreme anti-Israeli views. Canada must strongly and publicly condemn these two candidates and strongly advocate for their disqualification.

According to UN Watch, Ms. Green has posted tweets accusing Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid” and has compared Israel to the Islamic State. She supports the total boycott of Israel as a part of the Boycott, Sanction and Divest (BDS) movement. She even went so far as to complain that the United States and the United Kingdom have not yet started “bombing Israel for its massacres.” It is absolutely outrageous that such an individual can be considered the leading candidate for any UN body.

Michael Lynk, a Canadian who is currently the second ranked candidate, plays a leading role in the Canadian Palestinian Education Exchange (CEPAL), a group which promotes “Israeli Apartheid Week” events, addresses “One State” conferences which seek to eliminate Israel, and calls for the prosecution of Israel for war crimes. Mr. Lynk also blamed the events of 9/11 on “global inequalities” and “disregard by Western nations for the international rule of law.”

Regardless of the questionable nature of even requiring a one-sided UN Special Rapporteur on these issues, the two leading candidates are prima facie disqualified from the position. The rules of the UN Human Rights Council are clearly defined in resolution 5/1 and 16/21 – the criteria of “impartiality” and “objectivity” are to be of “paramount importance” when selecting and appointing mandate-holders. Ms. Green and Mr. Lynk should have been disqualified from the outset. Furthermore, Richard Falk, who held this position in 2014, is an outspoken supporter of Hamas. To avoid further embarrassment and controversy, while also ensuring Israel is not unfairly targeted yet again by a UN body, this position must be filled by a candidate with an objective voice.

As you know, the House of Commons recently adopted a motion to condemn the BDS movement as an unwarranted attack against Israel. To continue standing up for the right of Israel to exist and live in peace with its neighbours, Canada must exercise its influence at the UN. We call on the Government to write to the Council president, South Korean ambassador Choi Kyong-lim, and call on him to disqualify these candidates as they do not meet even the most minimal criteria of impartiality and objectivity as required by Human Rights Council resolutions.

Given your government’s stated intent to continue building on former Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s strong support of the State of Israel, we trust you will receive advice in the collegial manner intended.

Yours sincerely,

The Honourable Tony Clement
Official Opposition Critic – Foreign Affairs

The Honourable Peter Kent
Official Opposition Deputy Critic – Foreign Affairs

Is Israel risking a demographic time bomb?

There are 2 main schools of thought popular in Israel now on this subject.

One view, the Arab population is growing faster then the Jewish population in Israel proper and the idea of one State for 2 peoples risks causing a demographic bomb within a few years after the consolidation of territory under the control of the State of Israel. There is a fear that one day Arabs will outnumber Jews so much that the definition of Israel as a Jewish state will be endangered both by demography as well as by the ballot box.

The second view is that the Arab birthrate is decreasing, so much so that the Jewish rate of births per thousand has actually surpassed that of Arabs in the territories. The belief is that a Jewish majority will be maintained even after the absorption of the entire West Bank. Gaza of course is not part of the equation.

Below are some links of interest that I suggest one view before submitting any comments to this blog. I welcome all opinions as long as there are no personal attacks, no hate speech or vulgarity.

 

Supporting the first view:

https://electronicintifada.net/content/defusing-israels-demographic-bomb/5503

http://www.ibtimes.com/israels-demographic-time-bomb-arab-majority-state-213933

http://www.haaretz.com/netanyahu-israel-s-arabs-are-the-real-demographic-threat-1.109045

 

Supporting the second view:

http://www.theettingerreport.com/Demographic-Scare/The-demographic-bottom-line.aspx

http://www.theettingerreport.com/Demographic-Scare/The-demographic-scaremongering-fraternity.aspx

http://carolineglick.com/the-israeli-solution-2/

Israel’s ‘Demographic Time Bomb’ Is a Dud

http://www.justpeaceforisrael.com/demographic_time_bomb_myth/

 

 

Why uncensored?

There is nothing worse then the so called intellectuals using both the power of the pen as well as the eraser at the same time.

It’s one thing to erase one’s own comments it’s quite another to erase someone else’s just because you disagree with his opinion.

In this blog I will only censor hate and personal attacks. Not opinion.