‘I was wrong in my presumption that Israel desired peace’ – US ambassador Chas Freeman
### A friend asked me... The Israeli apartheid state is one of your core issues, and I was wondering if you might be able to recommend any pertinent literature on the subject?........ 😃 correction, human rights is my only issue, and therefore the u.s. Israel decimation of Palestinian human rights, a genocide executed by my country, the world's sole superpower, is my top agenda item and with respect I believe it is the top agenda item of every individual on Earth that has retained a large portion of their soul. Indeed, genocide is rightly the red line for every such person. The ethnic cleansing of Palestine by Ilan pappe is the definitive work on the subject. Like everyone who speaks for Israel he has paid an immense price for..........
### A friend asked me... The Israeli apartheid state is one of your core issues, and I was wondering if you might be able to recommend any pertinent literature on the subject?........
😃 correction, human rights is my only issue, and therefore the u.s. Israel decimation of Palestinian human rights, a genocide executed by my country, the world's sole superpower, is my top agenda item and with respect I believe it is the top agenda item of every individual on Earth that has retained a large portion of their soul. Indeed, genocide is rightly the red line for every such person.
The ethnic cleansing of Palestine by Ilan pappe is the definitive work on the subject. Like everyone who speaks for Israel he has paid an immense price for speaking the truth and in his case being self-exiled from Israel to secure a position in teaching in England. As with the others I mentioned below there are our long talks by him on YouTube that are an excellent way of getting up to speed.
As I usually say to those that ask me to direct them to sources on this viciously disputed topic, I recommend that they review the sources that I provide and the first thing they should ask themselves, well, James said that his view is based on scholarly sources, are the sources he is pointing to me to scholarly? I recommend that same question to you. For myself, I don't have the time or interest to build my activism in life on quicksand, on trash from the left, or trash from the right. I'm interested in the truth, and I'll pay near any personal price to find it and then stand on it.
Miko Peled is an Israeli whose father was a famous General in the '67 and '47 Colonial assaults, rapes, plunders, lootings of Palestine. His book, The General's son, is immensely credible and you will easily find numerous hour-long Talks by him on YouTube as he wages a Truth campaign around the country.
If Americans knew, Alison Weir. She has been a truth Warrior since the early 2000s. Her book by that title is a fairly fast read. Roughly half of it is scholarly citations as I recall. And as with Miko, on YouTube you can and should find roughly our long talks as she goes around the country.
Mondoweiss and electronic intifada are absolutely rigorous, truth based, very scholarly, high integrity data sources daily for what's going on.
An age of fools, William Cook. I came across this long synopsis of this book only last week. Had I come across it several years ago before I go so deep into the scholarly inquiry of what the hell was going on between Israel and Palestine, I probably would have quickly discarded it as not believable, not credible, not fact-based. But instead I read it last week and from the perspective of years of rigorous study I found it the most truthful, courageous, important summary of what's going on and has been going on that I can think of. I'm glad I have the years of study to be able to spot the several areas that I still think are questionable in this article. But 98% of it is absolute truth. http://www.countercurrents.org/polya031215.htm
I stopped adding to the following page a year or so ago because the story just doesn't change, it just keeps getting more Savage, more brutal, more cruel , more damning of we Americans that fund it and allow it, and longer. These were the sources that I had built my understanding on which was sufficiently strong that my last Hunger Strike , 52 days, requiring Georgetown University Hospital 8 days to enable me to survive it at the end, was built by that time on sources including these. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2015/08/scholarly-links-on-israel-palestine.html And https://picasaweb.google.com/105834340090771270335/ZioniHolocaust
I am heartbroken by and therefore scathing of the cruel mockery that United States activism has made of the term peace activist for all the decades since Martin Luther King was assassinated. There are some exceptions, and they thereby prove the rule. The glaring exception that I see, the large and growing exception that I see, are the Jews in the United States and Israel that fight with their very lives, their careers, their intellect, their souls, their time, their money, their deep morality, relentlessly for human rights for Palestine. If one ever wondered whether campaigning for human rights for Palestine is anti-Semitic one only need to look at the work of Jewish voice for peace, breaking the silence, if not now, students for justice in Palestine, open Hillel....
Oh, and Haaretz, the paper of Record in Israel of all places! They are for Israel what the New York Times is supposed to be in the United States, the paper of National Record. But the New York Times is the most disgusting, blood-drenched, propaganda arm of Netanyahu's Israeli Nazi Genocide machine.
The UK Guardian also is quite consistently truthful.
99% of the UK and u.s. press act as propaganda arms for Israel, largely because they know that their careers will be assassinated on the spot should they Mumble the truth. The history is clear. Regardless of how senior a reporter may be, within a week or two of mentioning the truth their career is destroyed, they are made an example of, and no one else Ventures there. The same has been done to the US House and Senate. Our American value system is such that we will assassinate other people's children to protect the financial interests of our own.
***** Father of victim of Tel Aviv attack says Israel responsible for driving Palestinians to despair.
***** ### F***! Sanders may have just pulled me into the campaign, not that anyone should care. S***. As if things weren't complicated enough already. Damn. ''Sanders appoints Palestine advocates to committee drafting Democrat’s 2016 platform''
***** Ilan Pappe: Israel Is the Last Remaining, Active Settler-Colonialist Project Ilan Pappe discusses Noam Chomsky, Bernie Sanders and the post-Zionist movement. BY Eli Massey
***** “Defining political issue of our time”: NYU grad student union overwhelmingly votes to boycott Israel over violations of Palestinian human rights
Jewish anti-occupation activists arrested blocking ADL offices during Passover protest
***** STOP. READ. PASS ON. Edelman had always resented Israel's claim on the Warsaw Ghetto uprising as a symbol of Jewish liberation. Now he said this belonged to the Palestinians. NOW.
***** ‘We wasted 40 years talking about nothing, doing nothing’ — Pappe demolishes the peace process
WATCH: Israelis and Palestinians join hands to say no to occupation
Wow. In the eyes of most Israelis, democracy consists of two Jews arguing over the fate of a Palestinian.
***** WOW. 'A nation that is in a civil war cannot publish a civics textbook. It’s ridiculous. In the United States in the mid-19th century, the North and the South would have been incapable of agreeing on a civics textbook. One side thought it was acceptable to enslave millions of Africans, the other side fervently believed that slavery must end.....' Haaretz. Israel is in a civil war, not a war of brothers The history of Jewish sovereignty is being repeated before our eyes. Two states have grown back, the State of Israel and the State of Judea. Uri Misgav
Jewish West Bank settlers are as smug as white South Africans in 1980
***** Obama bring down the house at the Israeli embassy last night. ***** Until a year ago Obama's greatest supporter, I now oppose him, as a tragic failure. But I will not believe until his last day in office that he won't oppose Israel's oppression of Palestinians. It is a fact that he plays a long game, a brilliant game, and I cannot be convinced that this is not the case for Palestinian human rights, full Palestinian human rights. If he does not turn around on that last day, or by that last day, I will condemn his performance for the rest of my life.
***** Israel says (and what do YOU say?): 'The Elders’ advisory council are a who’s who of some of the most tenacious, anti-Israel public figures in the world today. The Elders’ anti-Israel statements and press releases condemning the Jewish state are a sad testament to this fact.' Jerusalem Post........
***** Israel says (and what do YOU say?): 'The Elders’ advisory council are a who’s who of some of the most tenacious, anti-Israel public figures in the world today. The Elders’ anti-Israel statements and press releases condemning the Jewish state are a sad testament to this fact.' Jerusalem Post
Topping the Elders’ list is former US president Jimmy Carter, a man dedicated to the disgustingly fraudulent and anti-Semitic proposition that Israel is an apartheid state. Carter’s defamatory fabrications about the Jewish state include not only the lie that Israel is like apartheid South Africa but also that “voices from Jerusalem dominate our media.” Last year he claimed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wasn’t interested in making peace but said of Hamas arch-terrorist Khaled Mashaal, “I don’t believe that he’s a terrorist. He’s strongly in favor of the peace process.”...... http://m.jpost.com/Opinion/NO-HOLDS-BARRED-Whats-Richard-Bransons-problem-with-Israel-442758#article=6017NThBNTc2RDNDQzA0REMxRjlGQzEyREExNjJGMjNFMzk=
***** Haaretz: Yes, Israel is executing Palestinians without trial
9-year-old girl shot with live ammunition during Friday demonstrations in Kafr Qaddum
***** Haaretz newspaper reported that 50,000 Palestinian homes are threatened with demolition in 1948 Occupied Palestine. The houses will be razed in case of the implementation of the recommendations made by a special committee founded in February 10, 2015, to penalize Palestinians for unlicensed construction.
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