Why Palestine will lose the unfair trade war with Israel | Opinion


12-02-20 07:36:00,




Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh’s strategy of economic disengagement from Israel is likely to fail, but not before it does a lot of damage

Okay, it s a sniffle compared to the coronavirus, but Israel and the Palestinian Authority are now engaged in their very own trade war, though it isn’t a “fair one” comparable to the United States and China….

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    Israel, Palestine, and Torture


    05-01-20 10:06:00,

    Palestinian Detainees torture 30a4b

    There is something quite unseemly in the sordid public spectacle of Benjamin Netanyahu trying so desperately to maintain a failing grasp of prime ministerial power in Israel. As long as he stays in public office Mr. Netanyahu can apparently hold at bay the criminal charges against him for bribery and such.

    The crimes threatening to engulf Netanyahu call attention to a broad array of more heinous crimes that so far have yet to be formally reckoned with in the arena of international jurisprudence. The top tier of Israel’s leadership, including prominently Netanyahu himself, has so far been shielded from legal accountability for war crimes and crime against humanity. This unchecked crime spree has as its goal the violent replacement of the indigenous Palestinians with Jewish settlers whose proliferating settlements have become Greater Israel’s dominant emblem.

    The virtual immunity from criminal prosecution protecting those responsible for a Palestinian version of the Trail of Tears is contributing to the Israelification of ethnic cleansing in the Western Hemisphere. Wayne Madsen writes, “Israel’s genocide advisers and technicians” are “returning to Latin America in force.” He continues,

    Fascist-oriented regimes in Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Honduras, Paraguay, and Chile, eager to displace Indigenous peoples, have invited the Israelis back to their nations to provide advice on depopulating indigenous regions as systematically as Israel has done to Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. 

    In Israel a complex network of officials has conspired together to deploy torture as a key expression of the dominant group’s power over the group targeted for repression, displacement and elimination. The jurisprudence concerning the practice of torture in Israel is replete with loopholes and exceptions. The result is that Shin Bet agents and others are afforded wide discretionary powers to torture Palestinians on the grounds of “necessity” and “ticking-bomb” scenarios.

    It has come to light that many medical doctors and other health professionals are deeply involved in falsifying evidence to downplay accusations of torture.

    Since 2001 the Israeli agency, Shin Bet, has received over 1200 complaints that the torture of Palestinians has taken place in Israeli prisons. This large body of complaints did not result in even a single indictment.

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    21 nov. Leiden: Palestine, Challenges of the Future and the Role of Europe – DocP


    13-11-19 09:34:00,

    The Lutfia Rabbani Foundation celebrates its 40th Anniversary with a lecture to commemorate its Founder: Mahmoud S. Rabbani (1934-2002). This year’s lecture which will be delivered by Dr. Mustafa Barghouti is entitled ‘Palestine: Strategic Challenges of the Future and the Role of Europe’.

    Dr. Mustafa Barghouti is an active participant in the building of a democratic Palestinian civil society. His lecture will also address the need to continue the dialogue and further develop mutual understanding between Europe and the Arab World.

    Following the lecture, a discussion about the role of Europe and the role of entrepreneurship will take place with Mouin Rabbani and Josette Dijkhuizen.

    The event will include a live music performance featuring the Syrian soprano Mireille Bittar, a short exhibition by Disarming Design Palestine and will conclude with a reception.

    Seats are limited – please register as soon as possible here

    Registration via Eventbrite is compulsory.

    Location: Academy Building | Groot Auditorium | Leiden

    Academiegebouw Universiteit Leiden

    Rapenburg 73, 2311GJ

    Time: 14 hrs till 16:45 hrs

    For more information here

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    The Annexation of Palestine – PaulCraigRoberts.org


    02-09-19 05:03:00,

    The Annexation of Palestine

    Over the past 60 years the Zionist Israelis with the help of the “freedom-loving, peace-loving Democratic Western nations” have stolen Palestine and removed the Palestinians from their homes, villages, towns, and country.  Yet if a person says anything about this massive crime against humanity—essentially a holocaust of the Palestinians— the person is threatened with demonization as an anti-semite. For calling attention to a holocaust, the person is called a holocaust denier.


    Remember, when the Russian government accepted the 97% vote of Crimeans to be reunified with Russia of which Crimea was a constituent part for 300 years, Putin was accused of “annexing Crimea.”  When Germany annexed Austria with the approval of a large percentage of the population, Hitler was accused of a massive crime.  

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    US Removes Palestine Authority from List of Countries – Global Research


    28-08-19 02:45:00,

    “Cancelling Palestine (Palestinian Authority or Palestinian Territories) from the U.S. State Department’s list is not related to American national interests,” PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat said. 


    Palestinian officials slammed the United States Sunday for removing it from its list of countries. The U.S. State Department removed the Palestinian Authority (PA) from its list of countries on its website.

    Nabil Abu Rudaineh, spokesperson for the PA presidency said that the removal is  “consistent with the ideas of the Israeli extreme Right and an unprecedented descent in American foreign policy.”

    He also said that the move by the U.S. “comes in the context of desperate attempts to wipe out the Palestinian cause and people.”

    The Palestinians rejected and condemned the move which according to Rudaineh “shows that the US administration is biased in favor of the Israeli occupation.” and it “reflects the content of the so-called American Deal of the Century.”

    He also warned that “there will be no peace, security, and stability in the region without the establishment of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on the June 4, 1967 borders.”

    The Palestinian Liberation Organization Secretary-General Saeb Erekat also condemned the move.

    “Cancelling Palestine (Palestinian Authority or Palestinian Territories) from the U.S. State Department’s list is not related to American national interests,” he said. “The decision aims to support the schemes of the Israeli Council of Settlements.”

    The PA severed its ties with the U.S. after President Donald Trump announced Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in 2017 and moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2018.

    “The current US government implements the Israeli vision of destroying the two-state solution and escaping from its entitlements,” the PA Foreign Ministry said in a statement after the latest move by the U.S.


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