Archive | April 28th, 2012

PALESTINE NEWS

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Israeli police forcibly prevent Nakba event and Israeli high schoolers cheer for Nazis

Ali Abunimah – The Electronic Intifada – Last night, Israeli police besieged the headquarters of Zochrot, in Tel Aviv, preventing dozens of activists from carrying out a silent action in which they intended to hold signs on Tel Aviv’s “Rabin Square” bearing the names of Palestinian villages ethnically cleansed in 1948.-rh

More Palestinian prisoners join hunger strike 

Harriet Sherwood – The Guardian – The number of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails has grown to 2,000, with more preparing to join the protest next week, according to human rights groups in the West Bank. The Israeli prison service is taking punitive measures against hunger strikers, including solitary confinement, the confiscation of personal belongings, transfers and denial of family visits, say Palestinian organisations.

’60 Minutes’ report on Palestinian Christians gets it wrong

Omar Rahman – +972 – Palestinian Christians are an integral part of the Palestinian people and have been at the forefront of the movement for national liberation. From the earliest days until now, Palestinian Christians have comprised many of Palestinian nationalism’s intellectual pioneers, advocates and political leaders—not the hapless minority caught up in a struggle in which they have no part, as this piece portrays them as being.-rh

Why the sudden interest in East Jerusalem?

Daoud Kuttab – Al Arabiya – A practice described by Palestinians as ethnic cleansing is withdrawing their residency for administrative reasons. The current right-wing government of Premier Benjamin Netanyahu is said to have accelerated this process. As a result of the problems faced by the Palestinians, many opted to apply for Israeli citizenship, as an indirect way of safeguarding their right to their birthplace.-rh

Ralph Nader claims Gaza is a Gulag. Is that useful?

Gisha – Does the situation in Gaza fit what most of us think of as a “humanitarian crisis”? Probably not, but dire poverty and unemployment are exacerbated by Israeli imposed restrictions on movement – particularly on export. Gaza residents are able to travel to other parts of the world via Egypt with almost no Israeli intervention, but Israel still prevents them from engaging with the other part of the Palestinian territory, straining professional, academic, and familial ties under severely restrictive criteria for travel.-rh

Hebron and Metzudat Yehuda checkpoint

Yehudit Keshet and Natanya Ginsburg – Machsomwatch – we saw a field of wheat with about 20 little boys with their kippot bouncing running around and some settler men guarding them with their rifles…….they were tearing up the crops of the Palestinians. When they saw our car stopping and especially when they thought they saw cameras they all ran away back to their settlement of Susiya. They ran back carrying sheaves of wheat. The laurels of the victors.-rh

Israel`s strategy to seize Jerusalem on display for all to see

Joseph Dana – The National – The strategy has a number of fronts: dispossess Palestinians through the creation of national “heritage parks” that lay claim to land through archaeological speculation; deprive Palestinian areas of necessary municipality services; and deny almost every building permit required for natural Palestinian growth in the city. In short, take as much land as possible while making Palestinians` lives as difficult as possible.-rh

PA security sources reveal rise in the number of Palestinians working as agents for Israeli intelligence

MEMO-Middle East Monitor – Australians for Palestine – According to the source, there are various methods used by the Israelis to recruit Palestinians, such as capitalizing on their desire to travel and threatening to prevent them from traveling to study or receive medical treatment. Israelis also target Palestinian minors in Israeli prisons and use drugs in their recruitment. The most insidious method employed is the exploitation of the tough economic conditions in Occupied Territories alongside other deficiencies.-rh

Against the engine of violence: New book explores history of unarmed resistance in Palestine

Jimmy Johnson – The Electronic Intifada – Pearlman begins by presenting a thesis about how a national liberation movement’s structure — mostly either the unity or fragmentation of its leaders and factions — is a reliable predictor of whether it engages in mass unarmed action. More cohesive movements are more likely to opt for an unarmed strategy than fragmented ones, she argues.-rh

“Rebuilding to Remain in Palestine” Helps Jordan Valley Villagers Build Homes on the Land They Own

GLOBAL DONORS FORUM – Rebuilding Alliance helped Al Aqaba construct a kindergarten that now serves 130 children. That kindergarten has attracted the further investment of 17 countries, U.N. Agencies, and NGO’s in Al Aqaba Village despite demolition orders issued by the Israeli Army against the mosque, medical clinic, the kindergarten and all the homes but two, for lack of unattainable building permits. Now the displaced villagers are ready to return home.-rh

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Nine dead in Damascus suicide bomb – Syrian TV


Reuters

A suicide bomber killed nine people and wounded 20 outside a central Damascus mosque on Friday, Syrian state television said, in another blow to a peace plan that the United Nations says President Bashar al-Assad has failed to honour.

The blast ripped through worshippers at the Zain al-Abideen mosque, which was under heavy security for Friday prayers, often a launchpad for anti-Assad protests, opposition activists said. State media said security officials were among the wounded.

“We had been trying to go pray in the area but they stopped us at a checkpoint. Security weren’t letting us in because there are usually protests there,” one anti-Assad activist told Reuters in neighbouring Lebanon.

“Then we heard the blast. It was so loud and then ambulances came rushing past us,” the activist added. “I could see a few body parts and pieces of flesh on the road. The front of a restaurant looked destroyed. People were screaming.”

State television showed images of blackened flesh and a mangled hand lying on a motorway underpass as soldiers and police cleared the area to make way for ambulance crews.

A resident who spoke to security officials at the scene said a man had approached soldiers near the mosque and detonated a bomb belt when challenged. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Earlier, a loud blast was heard in the capital’s al Sinaa district near a garage used by government buses and pro-Assad militiamen tasked with preventing demonstrations.

Shopkeepers said the first blast hit a black Mercedes, which caught fire. The driver was wounded but no one else was hurt.

VIOLENCE “PICKING UP”

The United Nations says Syrian forces have killed more than 9,000 people in the 13-month-old revolt against Assad. Damascus says insurgents have killed more than 2,600 soldiers and police.

Central Damascus has been spared much of the violence, although Friday’s blasts occurred less than a week after a car bomb near an Iranian cultural centre in the capital.

“The action is picking up and it seems the (rebels) and Assad’s forces are starting to battle it out in Damascus as well,” said Mar Ram, an activist in Midan, the district where the Zain al-Abideen mosque is located.

Most independent media have been barred from Syria, making it hard to verify events on the ground.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon accused Damascus on Thursday of breaking its pledge to withdraw heavy weapons and troops from towns, saying he was “gravely alarmed by reports of continued violence and killing in Syria.”

The Syrians for Human Rights Network, one of many groups seeking to topple Assad, said security forces had committed 86 ceasefire violations, including a helicopter gunship opening fire on a civilian area and snipers targeting protesters.

Information Minister Adnan Mahmoud accused rebels of 1,300 truce breaches and said the state “reserved the right to respond to any violation or attack,” state news agency SANA reported.

A handful of U.N. ceasefire monitors is already on the ground and U.N. officials said the full advance team of 30 out of a planned 300-strong presence would be there by Monday.

The slow build-up has sparked derision from Assad’s foes and frustration in Western capitals, where leaders want tough measures imposed on Damascus sooner rather than later.

France says it is planning to push next month for a “Chapter 7” Security Council resolution if Assad’s forces do not pull back – a diplomatic move that could lead to action ranging from economic sanctions to military intervention.

Western powers have said they intend to push for an arms embargo and U.N. sanctions.

Russia and China have made clear that they would veto any attempt to authorise Libya-style military action in Syria and have resisted the idea of sanctions.

 

Hundreds killed since start of U.N. mission, opposition says

ed note–remember as you read this–ASSAD IS NOT KILLING HIS OWN PEOPLE. This is an Israeli/American insurgency aimed at destabilizing Syria with the intended aim of toppling Assad and replacing him with someone who will cooperate with Israel’s long-term objectives in the region. The real murderers and terrorists are the rebels who are getting their funding, training and orders from Israel and the US.

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A Syrian opposition group says it has documented hundreds of deaths since the U.N. peace plan monitors began their work last week.

It has verified the identities of 462 people slain since April 16, when the mission started, the opposition Local Coordination Committees of Syria said Thursday. The number includes 34 children.

“Violent gunfire and bombing on Syrian cities haven’t stopped,” the LCC said.

The monitors report Syria is in “contravention” of its government’s commitment to withdraw its troops and heavy weapons from population centers, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement released by his office.

The U.N. observers are tasked with monitoring the implementation of Kofi Annan’s six-point peace plan, which calls for President Bashar al-Assad’s government and the opposition to end the bloodshed, allow humanitarian groups access to the population, release detainees and start a political dialogue. Annan is the U.N. and Arab League envoy to Syria.

The U.N. Security Council recently authorized sending up to 300 monitors to Syria for 90 days. But as of Wednesday, only 13 were in Syria.

Syria’s information minister said “armed terrorist groups” have committed more than 1,300 violations of a cease-fire since April 12, said the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency, known as SANA. It also reported four Russians will be part of an observer advance team, but that could not be immediately confirmed.

Annan said earlier Syria’s foreign minister told him that heavy weapons and troops had been withdrawn from population centers and that military operations had ended, key elements of the peace plan. But reports of shelling and fighting have been dramatic in recent days. Activists say that a military rocket attack Wednesday killed more than 70 people in the city of Hama.

“This is among the deadliest attacks, and is further proof that the Assad regime has no intention of implementing the Annan plan,” said Rafif Jouejati, LCC spokeswoman.

Ban is “gravely alarmed by reports of continued violence and killing in Syria, including shelling and explosions in various residential areas as well as armed clashes,” the statement said. “He condemns in the strongest terms the continued repression against the Syrian civilian population and violence from any quarter. This situation is unacceptable and must stop immediately.”

The secretary-general is “deeply troubled” that weapons, military equipment and troops have not been withdrawn, his office said.

Ban “reminds all concerned parties, particularly the government of Syria, of the need to ensure that conditions for the effective operation of the United Nations military observers are put in place immediately, including a sustained cessation of armed violence.”

Arab League ministers, at an emergency meeting in Cairo, called on the United Nations to immediately stop the killings and protect civilians.

Al-Assad’s government, as it has done consistently, blamed terrorist groups for the deaths in Hama. The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency said a terrorist group was building a bomb that exploded and killed 16 people, including children.

But activists said the incident, in the Masha’a Altayar neighborhood, was a rocket attack that led to many more deaths when it caused poorly constructed buildings to collapse. Video showed people milling around the rubble. One activist said more than a dozen children were pulled from the wreckage.

The Syrian government’s refusal to abide by its commitment is “precisely what we have been concerned about,” said Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the U.N. “… It is further indication that the government is ready to make commitments and break them just as swiftly, and it certainly casts further doubt — where there was already a great deal — on the government’s readiness to implement the core elements of the Annan Plan.”

The number of Syrian deaths on Thursday rose to 35 people, the LCC said, with many of those deaths in Deir Ezzor, in the east. The dead include four children and two women, the group said.

“It is collective punishment because there are some activists” in that area of Deir Ezzor, said an opposition activist identified as Abu Bilal. “People are trapped in their homes, and the mosques are calling on God for help. The humanitarian situation is bad because we cannot even help our injured. We have no idea if the monitors will visit Deir Ezzor.”

Terrorists set off a car bomb that killed a schoolteacher in the city of Aleppo on Thursday, according to SANA. The report said the attackers targeted “national expertise.” Syrian authorities say terrorists have been targeting educators, engineers and medical personnel during the crisis.

SANA reported nine people, including army personnel, targeted by “armed terrorist groups” were laid to rest. It said 10 civilians were killed in other locations.

For 13 months, violence has raged between al-Assad’s forces and the opposition in a lopsided battle that has seen thousands of civilians killed amid a number of international attempts to broker a peace deal.

The Wednesday incident prompted the opposition Syrian National Council to call for the U.N. Security Council to hold an emergency session to take up the issue of protecting civilians.

The council condemned the international community for continuing to give al-Assad’s government time to implement the peace place because it gives “the criminal regime more time to kill.”

“The regime is committing all sorts of violations to Annan’s plan and … it has not abided by any of the plan’s points,” the national council said in a statement denouncing the Hama incident.

The council said it will continue to support the Free Syrian Army, the anti-regime fighter force, to protect “unarmed people,” regardless of the future of Annan’s plan.

CNN cannot independently verify reports of violence and deaths within Syria, as the government has restricted access by international media.

The United Nations estimates at least 9,000 people have since died in the conflict, while activist groups put the death toll at more than 11,000.

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Ruling on Witch-Hunt Victim Mohamed Harkat Coming Down Tomorrow

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Mo and Sophie Harkat

by Kevin Barrett

 

Mohamed Harkat, an innocent Algerian-Canadian caught up in post-9/11 hysteria, has been living with his wife Sophie Harkat in a situation best described as Franz Kafka’s remake of The Truman Show. For many years, Harkat has been under something approaching house arrest, combined with 24/7/365 surveillance.

Listen to Mohamed and Sophie Harkat on theKevin Barrett show.

Tomorrow, April 25th, the Federal Court of Appeals will rule on Harkat’s challenge to the “Security Certificate” that has turned his life into an Orwellian nightmare. Harkat will respond to the ruling at a press conference at 1 p.m. in the boardroom of the Ottowa District Labor Council, 280 Metcalfe Street, in Ottowa.

CIA whistleblower Glenn Carle

In an interesting twist, still-classified (yet widely-revealed) information suggests that Harkat was falsely accused of involvement in terrorism due to an imaginary or exaggerated connection with another innocent man wrongly suspected of being “al-Qaeda’s banker.” That “banker,” according to his CIA interrogator, whistleblower Glenn Carle, “wasn’t even a member of al-Qaeda.” (Ottowa Citizen)

Additionally, Glenn Carle has his doubts about the alleged al-Qaeda threat itself. He says he discovered, while working as one of the three most senior US advisers on terrorism to the intelligence community, that “the closer one looked at al-Qaeda, the further it receded and the smaller it was.”

Glenn Carle, former CIA interrogator turned whistleblower, will join me on Truth Jihad Radio for a special two-hour interview on Wednesday, May 2nd. Meanwhile, you can read about his revelations relating to Mohamed Harkat here.

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After the Arab spring, the sexual revolution?

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Egyptian women protest against the army's use of violence against them in Cairo in 2011 after images of women who had been brutally beaten were circulated. Photograph: Mohamed Omar/EPA

Egyptian women protest against the army’s use of violence against them in Cairo in 2011 after images of women who had been brutally beaten were circulated. Photograph: Mohamed Omar/EPA

Mona Eltahawy’s ‘Arab men hate women’ article sparks demands for a sea change in engagement between the sexes

An explosive call for a sexual revolution across the Arab world in which the author argues that Arab men “hate” Arab women has provoked a fierce debate about the subjugation of women in countries such as Egypt, Morocco and Saudi Arabia.

Women are deeply divided over the article, entitled “Why do they hate us?”, by the prominent American-Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy, which fulminates against “the pulsating heart of misogyny in the Middle East” and builds to an early crescendo by stating: “We have no freedoms because they hate us … Yes: They hate us. It must be said.”

Eltahawy is not alone in stressing that a revolution has come and gone, but done little for Arab women. There are only eight women in Egypt’s new 500-seat parliament – and not one female presidential candidate. Domestic violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation are still part of the status quo across a region covering more than 20 countries and 350 million people.

“Even after these ‘revolutions,’ all is more or less considered well with the world as long as women are covered up, anchored to the home, denied the simple mobility of getting into their own cars, forced to get permission from men to travel, and unable to marry without a male guardian’s blessing – or divorce either,” Eltahawy argues in Foreign Policy. “An entire political and economic system – one that treats half of humanity like animals – must be destroyed along with the other more obvious tyrannies choking off the region from its future. Until the rage shifts from the oppressors in our presidential palaces to the oppressors on our streets and in our homes, our revolution has not even begun.”

Eltahawy draws on anecdotal and empirical evidence for her tirade: 90% of women who have ever been married in Egypt “have had their genitals cut in the name of modesty”; not one Arab country is in the top 100 nations as ranked by gender equality; Saudi women have been prosecuted for daring to drive a car. Eltahawy nails the paradox that it is women who must cover up – because of the sexual impulses of Arab men.

But plenty of women across the Arab world have taken objection to Eltahawy’s blanket condemnation of men.

“I agree with most of what she said but I think that the one thing that she might be reluctant to admit is that it’s not about men hating women, it’s about monotheistic religions hating women,” says Joumana Haddad, a Lebanese author and journalist. “They continually reinforce patriarchal standards and patterns that have existed long before. There is no harmony possible between monotheism and women’s rights. The teachings deny women their dignity and rights.”

Dalia Abd El-Hameed, a researcher on health issues at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, added: “It is oversimplistic to say Arab men hate Arab women; it presents us as needing to be saved. I don’t want to be saved, because I am not a victim. We can’t put all Egyptian women in one category, let alone Arab women. My problems are not the same as a rural woman from Upper Egypt.”

Sarah Naguib, a political activist in Egypt, said: “I honestly think it’s almost offensive to be asked if Arab men hate Arab women. That’s like saying all Muslims are terrorists and all Jews are evil and the American dream still lives on.”

Lina Ben Mhenni, a Tunisian lecturer nominated last year for the Nobel peace prize, said: “It seems to me that this article inaccurately lumps all men together; from a purely personal perspective, if today I’m seen as a blogger who defends the rights of women as well as of other groups, it’s because I have a father who is more feminist than I am myself.”

Mhenni notes that in Tunisia men and women are working together to defend the freedoms and rights of women. “The examples cited by Mona are real enough, but to speak of hatred as the reason behind discrimination between men and women is exaggerated, uncalled-for even. You have to look at all the historical, social and political factors which are behind all this. Arab regimes have always limited our horizons, undermined our educational systems, and restricted access to culture. It has been a strategy to manipulate the crowd and send it in a certain direction.”

In Beirut, Haddad points out that just as not all men are culpable, some women are. “Many women support such negative notions of femininity: endorsing the alpha male, reinforcing the patriarchal system, obedience, submission, financial dependence. There are many women who do not believe in women playing a role in business or demanding their political rights. According to much of the religious teachings it’s impossible.”

Although that may be true, there is no doubt that even Lebanese law militates against women in places. “There is no law that protects women from domestic violence,” notes Lebanese MP Sethrida Geagea. “A husband can violate his wife and even rape her and there is nothing to protect her. Two months ago we passed a draft law that banned so-called honour killings. Before then, if a father or brother thought a woman from his family was seeing another man he could kill her and would spend no more than two months in jail.

“That has now changed but real change in attitudes will take a lot longer.”

Others say that women are only one of many oppressed groups. In an article on Comment is Free this week, Nesrine Malik argued: “Yes, in Saudi Arabia women cannot drive, but men cannot elect their government; instead they are ruled over by a religiously opportunistic dynasty. In Egypt, it’s true that women were subjected to virginity tests, but men were sodomised. In Sudan women are lashed for wearing trousers, but ethnic minorities are also marginalised and under assault. We must not belittle the issues women face, or relegate them to second place, but we must place them in a wider context where wholesale reform is needed. One cannot reduce a much more universal and complicated problem merely to gender.”

Laila Marrakchi, a Moroccan film-maker, takes issue with the word “hate”, arguing that many Arab men are repressed too. “It’s not hatred, it’s fear of women – which in turn brings the hatred. There is so much frustration among men in the Arab world, it begins with sexual frustration, and the frustration of not being able to speak out, and not having political freedom.”

Tunisia may historically have enjoyed the most liberal attitudes towards women’s rights, but some fear that may be changing, despite last year’s revolution. Saloua Karoui Ounalli, a lecturer in American and English literature at Tunis University, said: “Things have changed in just a few months. I can’t wear miniskirts at work now, on the campus, for fear that someone will attack me. I only wear trousers now. This change in environment began a couple of years back, when the number of women wearing the veil started to increase.”

She says a sexual revolution is desperately needed. “But right now is not the best timing. First you need a cultural revolution to train people to think with a critical frame of mind, to take into account the plurality of cultures in the world, so that they can see Arab culture as just one among thousands of cultures; it isn’t necessarily the best one and doesn’t necessarily possess the truth. A sexual revolution would be a waste of time until you have first taught people to evaluate their own culture with some detachment from the sacred.”

Moroccan journalist Nadia Lamlili says the Arab world does not need a sexual revolution so much as a cultural revolution in the way people are brought up and the way the sexes are segregated.

“It seems to me that the problems facing Arab women derive more from a lack of understanding between the sexes, which is above all due to the two sexes not being allowed to mix, and of the morbid desire on the part of the Arab regimes to keep society divided: men to one side, women to the other,” she says. “By separating the sexes, the Arab regimes want to manage sexual temptation. But it doesn’t take away the temptation. In fact it exasperates and amplifies the temptation, and ends up with violence in dealings between men and women.

“The problem with our societies is that the women are in love with their sons instead of their husbands, and the men are in love with their mothers instead of with their wives,” she adds. “Men and women don’t understand one another due to the fact that their dealings are not at all clear, as they don’t spend enough time together or don’t engage with each other enough.”

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On Marine Le Pen and Populism

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By Gilad Atzmon

 

Marine Le Pen and The French’s Front National are the big winners in the French elections yesterday. France’s Front National scored the best ever presidential campaign first-round result (18% of the votes).

As elsewhere in Europe, the French far right is dealing with matters other political parties prefer to avoid or shove under the carpet. Yesterday results proves that many French are primarily concerned with issues to do with immigration and ‘identity loss’. While the so called ‘far Right’ engages with these matters, the Left and the Centre parties perform an escapist attitude – they prefer to vet the discussion via different means such as political correctness and even legislation. The media, would also shy away from the subject and would prefer to gate-keep any attempt to deal with the ‘unpopular’ topic.

Le Pen’s victory is clearly an alarm call. As the financial turmoil starts to bite, it becomes clear that we are dealing with a ticking bomb. The way to defuse the situation is to launch a free and open discussion on maters to do with ‘belonging’, ‘identity’ and ‘culture’. The Left has been confused about it all for decades. European Left is riddled with contradiction, it would, for instance, support national movement around the world but never at home. The Left would adorably support Palestinian nationalism in Gaza and the West Bank but it would oppose similar English or French patriotism at home. How do we explain or justify such an unprincipled political attitude?

The Guardian refereed to Le Pen today as a ‘populist appeal’. It obviously missed the point once again. Le Pen is popular because she touches some (unpopular) issues no one else, (including the Guardian) dares to touch. It is in fact the Guardian and other media outlets that present a populist approach maintaining some delusional notions of correctness that appear to be detached from the reality in which we are living in.

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Kosovo Massacre Fraud by Former German Minister Scharping Revealed

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Germans caught with pants down over Kosovo: Rudolf Scharping

 

 … by  Sir Vojislav Milosevic

 

Director, Center for Counter-terrorism & World Peace

Belgrade, Serbia

 

These photos clearly show the massacre perpetrated on 29. January in the vicinity of Rugovo, confirming that the plan for the expulsion of the “Kosovars”was put in action.“

 

In Kosovo, the Albanian terrorist movement linked with Germany and USA and escalated their activity toward NATO intervention. Serbs fought against well equipped Albanian armed forces which coordinated their military activity with the help of NATO. The American 30 tons of depleted uranium will continue raging for the next 4.5 billion years of half-life.

All weapons that contain DU are considered to be radioactive poison gas weapons and as such they violate the Geneva Conventions under the 1925 Geneva Poison Gas Control Protocol. 

DU weapons are a permanent terrain contaminant and have a half-life of 4.5 billion years. DU can cause DNA damage, as well as cancer, leukemia and tragic birth defects.  It is a kidney, liver, and neuro-toxin.  Multiple independent studies confirm this.

Under 1244 UN Resolution, Kosovo would remain part of Serbia pending a peaceful resolution of its status. That UN Resolution was blatantly ignored by the US, German and other EU parties in 2008.

NATO Footprint in Kosvo – Where the Drugs Flow

Kosovo is a tiny parcel of land in one of the most strategic locations in all Europe from a geopolitical standpoint of the US military objective of controlling oil flows and political developments from the oil-rich Middle East to Russia and Western Europe.

The controversial piece of real estate today called Kosovo was a part of Serbia until the NATO bombing campaign in 1999 demolished what remained of Milosevic’s Serbia.

Germany’s and Washington’s prompt recognition of Kosovo’s independence in February 2008, significantly, came days after elections for President in Serbia confirmed pro-Washington, it means anti-Serbian, Boris Tadic had won a second four year term.

With Tadic’s post secured, Washington could count on a compliant Serbian reaction to its support for Kosovo. It means that Boris Tadic as elected President of Serbia betrayed the Constitution Act as the supreme law of any country, and became a traitor of the highest level…

                          

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Some of the falsehoods presented as fact about what was happening in Yugoslavia in the 1990s in order to justify foreign intervention have been long known, but they remain unacknowledged by the mainstream media. A recent German TV program about Rudolf Scharping, former German defence minister, is a notable exception.

The Sarajevo market bomb was not set by Serbs but by Bosnian Muslims, as the UN later confirmed. The skeletal “Serb concentration camp” victim was a nonsense, as the BBC’s John Simpson confirmed and the “10,000 deaths in Kosovo” were proved to be a complete myth.

The Commander of the OSCE’s Kosovo Verification Mission in 1999 (just before Yugoslavia was attacked), Roland Keith, and the former Canadian Ambassador in Belgrade James Bissett have both condemned the war and defended the Yugoslav Government.

Lord Gilbert

Bissett said that the 1999 attack was a “put up job” and quotes the most revealing admission by the former British Defense Minister, Lord Gilbert, who told the British House of Commons in July 2000 that the terms that NATO sought to force upon Milosevic at Rambouillet were deliberately designed to provoke war.

Commander Keith described the KLA as a terrorist organisation which had a grip on most villages in Kosovo. He had direct experience of the lies told by villagers about ethnic cleansing and he said he never saw the Yugoslav Army mistreat anyone in Kosovo.

Now we have a respected German Television program “Time Travel” broadcast in January 2012 providing clear proof of the fraud practiced by the German Government to justify to their public an attack on Yugoslavia in 1999.

It is the equivalent of the “dodgy dossier” of that other great “builder of Europe” Tony Blair, and shows the lies told by the then German Minister of Defence Rudolf Scharping to the press.

The proof came from a German policeman who actually took the photographs used by Scharping but who knew there had in fact been no “massacre” of “civilians” but a battle between armed Kosovo terrorists and Serb forces.

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This is a translation of the „Time Travel“ program:

Newsreader: “We will now show you some pictures that are difficult to watch. They were made during the war in Kosovo. They are important because 13 years ago they were presented to the German public as a justification for the war against Serbia. However, those pictures were misused. This at least is the claim by the man who took them with the help of a colleague. He is from the state of Schleswig-Holstein.”

Narrator: “Henning Hensch, who is from Lutenburg, has done a great deal of thinking these last 13 years, ever since he became a part of the story of Kosovo, which had moved all Germans – the story, he claims, that fooled Germany.”

Henning Hensch: For me, Rugovo represents an example of the use of information for political ends.”

Narrator: “As a policeman, Hensch had seen a great deal, but nothing like what he saw in the Kosovan village of Rugovo on 29. 1. 1999. More important, Hensch could not believe the way in which the event was exploited a couple of months later. The then Minister of Defence Rudolf Scharping used the photos as evidence that the Serbs had committed a massacre against the innocent unarmed Kosovo Albanians.”

Rudolf Scharping: These photos clearly show the massacre perpetrated on 29. January in the vicinity of Rugovo, confirming that the plan for the expulsion of the “Kosovars” was put into action.”

Narrator: “However, according to Hensch who took the photos, they represented evidence of a fire fight – not a massacre. On 29. January 1999, Hensch was asked to come to Rugovo (you can see him on the left). At that time he was an OSCE observer in Kosovo.”

Henning Hensch: When we got there, we saw a red van. As far as I can remember, there were 11 corpses, neatly stacked. Evidence of shooting could be seen on the front of the van. It was clear that it was a battle… and nothing else.”

Narrator: “A battle between the UCK rebels and Serbian forces. Three months after the event, Rudolf Scharping unveiled the photos as evidence that a massacre had been carried out on civilians.”

Rudolf Scharping: “This makes it clear that the army and the special police forces and later… gangs of released convicts and others… took part in these murders. These images are shocking…”

Narrator: “The pictures from Rugovo purported to show what the German public desperately needed – a proof that NATO air strikes against Serbia were necessary.”

Henning Hensch: I was having breakfast in Skopje when I heard Scharping express his shock at what the Serbian “bad guys” had done to the “unarmed” Albanians.”

Interviewer: “What were your thoughts?”

Henning Hensch: That he must be off his rocker.”

Narrator:   “These are the photos that Rudolf Scharping didn’t show. He didn’t show the Albanians’ weapons, their UCK badges and membership cards and their ammunition. He didn’t show the clear evidence of fighting.”

Henning Hensch: There can be no talk of a massacre here, and however inconvenient this might sound, these were military battles.”

Narrator: The photos showed by Scharping were taken after the official investigation had been completed and the bodies removed by the Serbian police. Despite the fact that journalists and cameras were present, Scharping stated three months later that the photos were secretly taken and brought to Germany by a German officer.”

Rudolf Scharping: I would very much like to introduce the lieutenant to you, but he is currently undergoing treatment as a consequence of taking these photos and the trauma they caused…”

Narrator: We inquired at the Federal Defence Ministry if a German officer was in Rugovo at that time and if he had taken photos. After a three-week enquiry, we received the following reply: ‘To the best of our knowledge, no German officer taking photos was in Rugovo on 29. January 1999.’ Balkan experts have suspected Scharping for a long time. One of them, Konrad Clewing, has no doubt that the German government sought evidence in order to persuade the public of the need for a war in Kosovo.”

Konrad Clewing: The Socialist/Green coalition government had just come to power in the autumn of 1998 and was desperate to prove its loyalty and ability to its doubting partners.”

Narrator: The manoeuvre was a success. German media believed Scharping’s story of the Rugovo ‘massacre’. The message was: ‘This is why we are fighting!’ but it was propaganda according to Clewing.”

 Konrad Clewing: “The propaganda strategy was further developed and primed during that week against the background of public concern.”

Henning Hensch: “I remember that the public support for military action against Serbia was falling, so they had to pressure the public… which they did using our pictures.”

Narrator: However horrific, the photos were misused according to Henning Hensch to justify a war he considered unsupportable from the very beginning. This has made him suspicious and somewhat embittered.”

Newsreader: We have tried several times to contact Rudolf Scharping… without success.”

James Bissett – Balkan Wars Period

At the time of the events in the late 1990′s several prominent independent individuals spoke out against the position of the west.

Roland Keith, the Commander of the OSCE’s Kosovo Verification Mission, and James Bisset the Canadian Ambassador in Belgrade both condemned the NATO attacks on Yugoslavia.

The then British Defense Minister, Lord Gilbert, told the House of Commons in July 2000 that the terms that NATO sought to force upon Milosevic atRambouillet were deliberately designed to provoke war.

I am convinced that in time and with the help of informed journalism such fragments of truth will be collated into a more balanced picture of the events in Kosovo in the late 1990′s.

„Rambouillet peace conference“ and „Rambouillet Accords“ were nothing else but organized theft of Serbian resources by Western corporations.

Even the Serbophobic New York Times admitted in 1998 article: “Below Kosovo, a war’s glittering prize awaits the conqueror“. However, that same media rarely mentioned the 17 trillion dollars in mineral assets of Serbia.

Serbia’s mineral resources are the richest in all Europe – west of Russia. Although the average person watching the news in the evening has never heard of „Stari Trg“, it has been a prize changing hands for 2.000 years.

The wealth of „Stari Trg“ is legendary. Precious metals were mined there more than 2.000 years ago, first by the Greeks, than by the Romans.

The Grand Prize

These mines were the grand prize in the Nazi occupation of the Balkans during the 2WW, after Germany grabbed control from the British. The mines have great industrial and military importance. The Nazis used batteries produced there to power their U-boats. Today, submarine batteries are still made there.

The enormous mineral wealth of Kosovo is never publicly discussed by U.S. President Clinton, UN Ambassador Richard Holbrooke or the Pentagon generals. They spoke only of „self-determination“ of the Albanian population of Kosovo. They never mentioned what US-imposed „self-determination“ means.

It means colonization under the guise of „liberation“, like what U.S. did to Puerto Rico, Cuba, Philippines, or elsewere, hundred years ago. Serbia wanted to preserve its industry and natural resources for the future.

 In the Meantime, in Washington…

“On behalf of the American people, I congratulate you with the fourth anniversary of your independence”, President Barack Obama said in the telegram sent to Kosovo’s “head of state” on February 17.

According to Obama, since Kosovo’s declaration of independence the country has made significant advancement in the building of a multiethnic, pluralist and tolerant society in the heart of the Balkan area.

“In the light of your efforts to achieve European integration as the continuation of the reforms you are carrying out in the fields of politics, the economy and the rule of law, I am convinced that Kosovo will succeed in securing its full integration in the North-Atlantic community.”

The United States, Obama concluded, will remain one of Kosovo’s strongest partners and Kosovo can count on the ongoing support of the United States in building a better future.

Immediately after the bombing of Serbia in 1999, the Pentagon seized a 1000 acre large parcel of land in Kosovo at Uresevac, near the border to Macedonia, and awarded a contract to Halliburton when Dick Cheney was CEO there, to build one of the largest US overseas military bases in the world, Camp Bondsteel, with more than 7000 troops today.

Camp Bondsteel – Why so Big, and Why Here?

The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, also sent a letter of congratulations to Kosovo’s leadership:

“Kosovo may be a young country, but you hold a promising future, and the United States is committed to supporting an independent, sovereign, multi-ethnic Kosovo. I commend Kosovo’s elected leaders for their dedication to the aspirations of the citizens of Kosovo through stronger democratic institutions, greater economic opportunities, and promoting the rule of law.

This path will lead the citizens of Kosovo to full Euro-Atlantic integration, and to lasting stability and prosperity for your country. The United States is a friend and partner, and we stand with you as we work together for a more secure, peaceful, and prosperous Kosovo. I wish all the people of Kosovo a joyous celebration and best wishes for the year to come.”

Kosovo is not recognized as a legitimate state by either Russia or Serbia or over one hundred other nations. However, it was immediately recognized when it declared independence in 2008 by the Bush Administration and by Berlin.

The US strategic agenda for Kosovo is primarily military, secondarily, it seems, narcotics trafficking. It’s prime focus is against Russia and for control of oil flows from the Caspian Sea to the Middle East into Western Europe.

Kosovo Drug Seizure

It also protects the multi-billion dollar heroin trade, which, significantly, has grown to record dimensions in Afghanistan according to UN narcotics officials, since the US occupation.

Kosovo and Albania are major heroin transit routes into Europe. Kosovo is mentioned as a key point for the transfer of heroin from Turkey and Afghanistan to Western Europe.

Those drugs flow under the watchful eye of the Hashim Thaci puppet-government.

A February 22, 2005 German BND report, labeled Top Secret, which has since been leaked, stated:

Hillary Clinton and Hasim Thaci

“Through the key players—for example Thaci, Haliti, Haradinaj—there is the closest interlink between politics, the economy and international organized crime in Kosovo.

The criminal organizations in the background there foster political instability.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced that Washington will “help” Kosovo to join NATO as well as the European Union.

She made the pledge after a recent Washington meeting with Kosovo „Prime Minister“ Hashim Thaci in Washington where she praised the progress of the „Thaci government“ in its progress in “European integration and economic development.”

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Protesting for Justice in Bahrain

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by Stephen Lendman

 

Long-suffering Bahrainis want democratic change. In response, Al Khalifa security forces attack them.

Washington turns a blind eye. So did Formula One’s governing body. On April 22, Bahrain’s Grand Prix goes on as planned. Protesters call it “blood on the track.”

Money, prestige, and face saving matter most. So does enforcing power through the barrel of a gun. Justice is nowhere in sight.

From April 20 – 22, the February 14 Youth Coalition promised “three days of rage.” Huge masses rally for justice. London’s Telegraph said protesters “flooded a main highway in a march stretching for miles….”

Out with the hated monarchy. Stop the hypocrisy of racing in a virtual war zone. Security forces responded as expected. Violence raged. It still does. Tear gas, rubber bullets, stun grenades, sound bombs, buckshot, and what some called toxic gas are used.

On April 20, Bahrain’s senior Shiite cleric, Sheik Isa Qassim, delivered a sermon denouncing Al Khalifa brutality. Ahead of Sunday’s Grand Prix, he said crackdowns resembled “a war” zone.

“This is a crisis of a government that does not want to acknowledge the right of people to rule themselves and choose their representatives,” he added.

On April 19, the US-based Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) issued a press release denouncing the “indiscriminate and systematic use of tear gas against civilian protesters and densely populated Shia neighborhoods.”

According to PHR’s Richard Sollom, tear gas is “potentially lethal” when used against “men, women, children, and the elderly….” Long-term health consequences include miscarriages and birth defects.

PHR’s past president, Holly Atkinson, said:

“When all eyes turn to Bahrain this weekend to watch the Formula One race, we cannot forget the protesters who are being constantly attacked by their own government.”

PHR expressed concern for tear gas’ “suspected severe health impact on the population.” It also stressed Al Khalifa hypocrisy. Despite promising long needed reforms, excessive force is used. Instead of improved conditions, they’ve deteriorated.

In solidarity with protesters under the banner of “#OpBahrain,” the Anonymous hacking group took down Formula1′s web site. At least temporarily it couldn’t be accessed. An accompanying message said in part:

“For over one year the people of Bahrain have struggled against the oppressive regime of King Hamad bin Al Khalifa. They have been murdered in the streets, run over with vehicles, beaten, tortured, tear gassed, kidnapped by police, had their businesses vandalised by police, and have tear gas thrown in to their homes on a nightly basis.”

It continued saying instead of reform, crackdowns increased. F1′s Grand Prix “should be strongly opposed.” Its governing body knows what’s ongoing but plans to race anyway. Authorities promised to use live fire to assure it.

Anonymous won’t be silent. “We Do Not Forgive. We Do Not Forget. Expect Us.”

An earlier OpBahrain press release said Anonymous launched “Operation Lightening Rod” along with “Operation Gun Shy.” Both provide news on Bahrain.

On April 20, London Guardian Middle East editor Ian Black headlined, “Bahrain Grand Prix revs up polarisation of Gulf state,” saying:

Despite demands to cancel it, King Hamad plans going ahead as scheduled. “Bahrain is gearing up for trouble as the controversial Formula One grand prix gets under way. But whatever the outcome on the track, it’s a fair bet that the Gulf island state’s political tensions are not going to disappear very soon.”

Unwanted foreign journalists were denied visas or entry permission on arrival at Manama’s airport. PR spin doctors try putting a brave face on unspeakable repression and the hypocrisy of racing while it’s ongoing.

“Even the slickest PR cannot disguise the fact that the monarchy has failed to enact constitutional and institutional reforms to ensure a fairer division of power.”

On April 21, London Independent journalist Robert Fisk headlined, “This is politics not sport. If drivers can’t see that, they are the pits,” saying:

“When the Foreign Office urges British motor racing fans to stay away from Bahrain, this ain’t no sporting event, folks, it’s a political one.”

“The Bahraini authorities prove it by welcoming sports reporters but refusing visas to other correspondents who want to tell the world what’s going on in this minority-run, Saudi-dominated kingdom.”

What if Jews, not Shia Muslims, were being attacked, asked Fisk? F1′s governing board would turn tail fast.

An Independent op-ed headlined, “No credit to Bahrain or Formula One,” saying:

“The Formula One Grand Prix should not be happening in Bahrain this weekend. That is the long and the short of it.”

Officials handling security said assuring it can’t be guaranteed. At issue isn’t security, it’s doing the right thing and condemning Al Khalifa brutality by F1 governing board and drivers canceling out and going home.

Two members of the UK-based Force India team asked to leave after seeing petrol bombs burning in streets. A car carrying four team members witnessed police violence against protesters.

Bob Fernley, the team’s deputy principal, let two of his staff go home. They wanted no part of what’s going on. Police already killed one man. His body was found near Mananma clash areas. More deaths and injuries may follow.

April 22 potentially could replicate Derry, Northern Ireland’s January 30, 1972 Bogside Massacre called Bloody Sunday. UK soldiers shot 26 unarmed civilian protesters and bystanders.

Fourteen deaths resulted as well as injuries. Later reports said five civilians were shot in the back. The incident occurred during a nonviolent Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march.

Critics called what happened reckless. Authorities largely cleared participating soldiers of blame. The controversy still resonates today. Everyone shot was unarmed. Much too late to matter, a 2010 Saville Inquiry said killings were “unjustified and unjustifiable.”

In response, UK Prime Minister David Cameron made a formal apology. Lost lives won’t be restored. Nor will surviving family members forgive.

During Sunday’s race, Bahrain authorities promised to use live fire against disruptive protesters. Blood on the streets and track may follow. In his Saturday radio address, Obama said nothing.

The best from America’s State Department was spokeswoman Victoria Nuland expressing administration concern about “the increase in violence in Bahrain, especially leading up to the Formula 1 race. These are unproductive, unhelpful acts….”

Throughout months of state-sponsored terror, the administration’s been largely silent. Comparisons with Syria are obvious, the hypocrisy glaring. Most US domestic and foreign policies disregard fundamental human and civil rights.

Washington gets away with murder. So do valued allies like Bahrain. If blood flows Sunday, expect little said in response. Bahrainis are on their own.

Their courage shows they won’t quit. Eventually they may prevail. Maybe they’ll inspire others. The so-called Arab Spring’s just a slogan, not a reality. Sustained freedom fighting may make it one, and not just in Bahrain.

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CrossTalk on BDS: Sanctioning Israel (ft. Walberg, Baddar and Atzmon)

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What goals has the BDS movement achieved so far? Does it aim for a constructive solution to the conflict? How should Israel react to it? Norman Finkelstein and Noam Chomsky agree that the goal of the movement is to destroy Israel – how valid is this judgment? Can the movement reinvent itself and win support from those who criticize it today? CrossTalking with Gilad Atzmon, Eric Walberg and Omar Baddar.

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A Day in The Life at Strawberry Fields and IMAGINING a FREE Vanunu Mordechai

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by Eileen Fleming

 

“Reality leaves a lot to the IMAGINATION.”-John Lennon

“You must give birth to your images [IMAGINATION]. They are the future waiting to be born. Fear not the strangeness you feel. The future must enter you long before it happens.”-Rainer Maria Rilke

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Because I have been imagining a FREE Vanunu, a FREE Gaza-Palestine and a Nuclear FREE World since 2005 during my first of 7 trips to the so called Holy Land [which is in pieces] I knew I had to do something to mark 21 April 2012, as it begins the first day of the 9th year-on top of 18 years in jail- that Israel’s Nuclear Whistle Blower has been waiting for his right to leave the state.

I began my nine days back in my homeland for my Aunt Kay’s 50th wedding celebration- a very New York wedding: open bar with Top Shelf booze, tons of food and dancing to the beat of Sinatra to Lady Gaga. The two blondes with me-my Aunt and her BGF are in their 70′s!

I ended my nine days in New York at Strawberry Fields on 21 April 2012: Global Call to Free Mordechai Vanunu … – PRWeb

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Eileen Fleming, a school group from Montreal and CHARLIE GUITAR www.nyccharlie.com on 21 April 2012 at Strawberry Fields, NYC:

AROTR 07 “Charlie Guitar” Strawberry Fields

In between the wedding and day of action, I delivered copies of 21 April 2012: Global Call to Free Mordechai Vanunu … – PRWeb to The Colbert Report, DemocracyNOW! I emailed News Tips to multiple New York corporate media News Desks and I spoke on the phone with a 60 MINUTES rep and the International News Desk for NBC, who both requested an email follow up. I complied, but nobody responded and as far as I know, not one US News outlet even noted this day in history.

But the good news is that the restrictions that have denied Vanunu his inalienable human rights expire on 17 May and come June 1st the restriction against his leaving the state end.

On 5 October 2010, Vanunu wrote:

“On this day in 1986, I fulfilled my mission that I took on myself to inform all the world- not governments nor spies organization- but every human being who can read about Israel’s nuclear weapon arsenal as it was published by the Sunday Times, which put Mordechai Vanunu’s story on its front page under the headline:

“Revealed — the secrets of Israel’s nuclear arsenal. For this I was sentenced to 18 years prison in Israel, 12 of them in isolation, and after the release 6 more years without freedom of speech and freedom of movements in Israel.”

The restrictions inflicted upon Vanunu were originally implemented by Britain against Palestinians and Jews after World War II. Attorney Yaccov Shapiro, who later became Israel’s Minister Of Justice, described the Emergency Defense Regulations as “unparalleled in any civilized country: there were no such laws in Nazi Germany.”

 

On 18 September 2004, Yoko Ono awarded Mordechai Vanunu a peace prize founded in memory of and in the spirit of John Lennon’s “Give Me Some Truth” released in 1971. The award was instituted in 2002, when Israeli Zvi Goldstein and Palestinian Khalil Rabah each won for artistic contributions to peace in their homeland.

Ono also awarded $50,000 to New Yorker magazine correspondent and author Seymour Hersh, whom she described as “a staunch seeker of truth” for his investigative journalism.

Ono explained that Hirsh and Vanunu were honored as “people who have spoken out for the benefit of the human race by overcoming extreme personal difficulties and, in doing so, have allowed the truth to prevail. Hopefully [Vanunu] can come and receive the award himself. He did complete his sentence, it’s not as though he’s a criminal. The point is that it’s another statement, a statement that the whole world can share and think about. People power is stronger than the power of institutions.”

In Ray Coleman’s biography of John Lennon, he quotes the artist circa 1969, “I’d like to be like Christ, [he described himself as a Christian communist] in a pure sense, not in the way Russia or Italy think of Christianity or communism. Every body’s uptight and they’re always building these walls around themselves. All you can do is try to break down the walls and show them that there’s nothing there but people. I only know that peace can exist, and the first thing is for the world to disarm…I think I’ll win because I believe in what Jesus said.”

Within minutes of emerging from a windowless tomb sized cell on 21 April 2004, Vanunu announced, “I am not harming Israel. I am not interested in Israel. I want to tell you something very important. I suffered here 18 years because I am a Christian, because I was baptized into Christianity. If I was a Jew I wouldn’t have all this suffering here in isolation for 18 years. Only because I was a Christian man.”

In November 2009, Vanunu suffered another crisis of faith and reverted back to the atheism he embraced in adolescence.

On 16 April 2012, Vanunu emailed me the latest photo of himself from east Jerusalem:

As he wore the same shirt and cross around his neck that he was wearing the last time I saw him in 2009, I felt Vanunu was sending me a message.

And then, I immediately flashed back to the summer of 1966 when I first heard that John Lennon had made a comment to a friend and reporter that the Beatles were more popular with my generation than Jesus was.

I agreed with him, for my friends and I knew every lyric to every Beatles song, but nobody ever quoted Jesus. Lennon made me think about my own hypocrisy, and on a Saturday afternoon in July, immediately after the ritual of weekly confession while I knelt at the altar and mindlessly repeated the same old prayers as the week prior, in the middle of the three Our Fathers and ten Hail Mary’s, it hit me like a light! Those words that I uttered never changed anything, and I got up and walked out, convinced I was doomed for hell, for I had failed at Confession!

I never doubted there was a God, but as Lennon said and I still believe, “That what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong…Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It’s them twisting it that ruins it for me.”

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Lennon also said and sang, “You’re just left with yourself all the time, whatever you do anyway. You’ve got to get down to your own God in your own temple. It’s all down to you, mate…All we are saying is give peace a chance…All you need is love…Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one…Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.”

 

In 2005, Vanunu told me:

“My Christian conversion was also considered as treason and led to me receiving more time in jail than any murderer has ever served. The Israelis have this very beautiful article about freedom and liberty but they want to destroy anyone who criticizes them for revealing the truth to the world. The world must look and see what kind of democracy Israel is when one speaks out the truth…

“I really had no clue what I was doing by getting baptized a Christian; I just felt like I had to do it. It was my way to become a new being. It wasn’t until after my trial that I started to read the New Testament. While I was in prison, I would read aloud for a half hour, twice a day. I would read the entire New Testament and begin it again when I finished the Book of Revelation. I did this for myself, as well as for my captors–not so much the prison guards, but the ones who watched me on camera twenty-four hours a day. Once I covered up the camera that spied on me and was punished with one month in solitary, without any books or radio; no contact with anyone anywhere was allowed. It was just them, watching me, constantly watching me.”

I asked, “Who are they?”

Vanunu replied, “The Shen Beet, you know, like the FBI and the Mossad, like your CIA— they were watching me. They tortured me by keeping a light on in my cell constantly for two years. They told me it was because they were afraid I would commit suicide, and the oppressive camera was for my safety. They recruited the guards and other prisoners to irritate me. They would deprive me of sleep by making loud noises near my cell all night long.
“I chose to read them 1 Corinthians 13, instead.”

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with THE TRUTH! It always protects, it always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. Love never fails. – 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8

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وحدة حقوق الإنسان تحذر من سياسات الاحتلال الجبانة ضد الأسرى

Posted By: Siba Bizri

Arabic Shoah Editor  in Chief 

غزة – فلسطين اليوم

حذرت وحدة حقوق الإنسان بوزارة الداخلية والأمن الوطني من خطورة السياسات الصهيونية التي تمارس ضد الأسرى فيالسجون أمام صمت العالم الذي لا يرى إلا بعين واحدة .

ودعت وحدة حقوق الإنسان في بيان لها اليوم الخميس كل من يدعي الدفاع عن حقوق الإنسان فيما يسمى بالعالم الحر سرعة التدخل للجم الاحتلال وسياساته العنصرية التي يمارسها على الأسرى القابعين في سجونه البغيضة والتي كان آخرها محاولات لاغتيال بعض الأسرى كان آخرها بالأمس محاولة لاغتيال الأسير البطل محمد رميلة من مدينة جنين سبقها أيضا محاولة اغتيالالأسير القائد عباس السيد .

و بينت الوحدة أن الاحتلال ينفذ تلك السياسات في ظل صمت دولي مقيت يعطي الغطاء للعدو الصهيوني لارتكاب المزيد من الحماقات داعية جميع وسائل الإعلام لتسليط الضوء على تلك الممارسات الإجرامية وفضحها بكافة السبل والوسائل المتاحة.

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