Israel and Palestine

Mixed bag of news and actions this week- Pick and choose

“We came and turned the native Arabs into tragic refugees. And still we dare to slander and malign them, to besmirch their name. Instead of being deeply ashamed of what we did and trying to undo some of the evil we committed we justify our terrible acts and even attempt to glorify them.”
Nathan Chofshi, 9 February 1959

REFLECTIONS: US Vice President finally came to our region after some delays because no one would receive him accept his Zionist paymasters. It took four weeks of pressure for him to get the meetings with the Egyptian dictator Sisi and the Jordanian king Abdullah.

Egypt was easier than Jordan. Jordan had essentially expelled the Israeli ambassador after a Israeli guard murdered two Jordanians.

The compromise made with Zionist pressure (Zionist Kushner and Zionist Greenblatt) was a half-hearted “regret” from the Israeli government and some compensation money. This after Netanyahu still considers te Israeli murders of Jordanians as a heroic action and there will be no penalty for the murderer (mark my words).

Anyways like many things, the Zionists carry big sticks and Pence finally came to dictate te will of his masters.

Some people attribute his slavishness to his Christian Zionist up-bringing. But like Harry Truman who claimed in public that he supported Zionism (against advise of all people around him) for religious reason and to help the “poor Jews”, in private he articulated exactly why he did this: Zionists had money and power over US media to help him win election.

Read also:
EU warns Turkey against ‘illegal’ Mediterranean gas exploration plans

Same for Pence and Netanyahu (or Obama for that matte). These politicians have no morals and they work for Rothschild than for their own public.

My wish is that Arab leaders would learn that standing up to Zionists (and by extension to Washington which is also Zionist occupied territory) is not only possible but is an existential necessity!!

We should learn from Vietnam, Cuba, Venezuela, Lebanon, Yemen, and China the meaning of dignity!

Working on these big existential problems can be done by thinking globally and acting locally as we are doing here at the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability at Bethlehem University (http://palestinenature.org)

I am American, Jewish, and banned from Israel for my activism. I support nonviolent boycott, divestment and sanctions — the move to ban me and others will backfire
https://www.salon.com/2018/01/ 20/i-am-american-jewish-and- banned-from-israel-for-my- activism_partner/

Quaker group honored by Yad Vashem for helping Jews during Holocaust is now banned from Israel
http://mondoweiss.net/2018/01/ honored-helping-holocaust/

U.S. Federal Court Indicts JDL Leaders for Hate Crimes at Washington AIPAC Conference
https://www. richardsilverstein.com/2018/ 01/11/u-s-federal-court- indicts-jdl-leaders-hate- crimes-washington-aipac- conference/

The European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine (ECCP) statement concerning Israel’s BDS blacklist
http://www.eccpalestine.org/ eccp-statement-concerning- israels-bds-blacklist/

It’s very simple – we walked from London to Jerusalem – 3,300km, across 11 countries in 147 days, to ask for full equal rights for everybody who calls the Holy Land home. This is the story.
https://vimeo.com/242913350

The Launch of “The Way to Bethlehem” Camino Campaign
http://www.thewaytobethlehem. org/

Israeli Journalist: In Israel, Growing Fascism and a Racism Akin to Early Nazism
https://www.haaretz.com/. premium-in-israel-growing- fascism-and-a-racism-akin-to- early-nazism-1.5746488

Stay Human

Mazin Qumsiyeh
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