Concerns was raised in a letter published in @guardian after award-winning band @Youngfathers was disinvited from an arts festival in #Germany. #Scottish band was pressured to declare itself non-supporter of pro-#Palestine#BDS movement as a condition of appearing at the festival
Concert organisers, @ruhrtriennale, announced the cancellation saying: “Regrettably, the @Youngfathers have not distanced themselves from the (pro-#Palestinians#BDS human rights movement). We have therefore decided to cancel the concert.”
Former #SouthAfrica, whose racism-discrimination-injustice-brutality–all rolled into an #Apartheid ideology-kept trying to market itself as a “democracy”-It succeeded for a while & ultimately crashed despite believing its power was indestructible. Exactly what #Netanyahu is doing
#Israel markets itself as an indispensable ally of the West; “only democracy” in #ME; defender of western values; bulwark against #Iran & #Islam-behaves with impunity & in defiance of all international laws as if the lifeline it enjoys from #America-renders it indestructible
NEW on coming #Putin@realDonaldTrump summit: (2nd THREAD) 1. In recent days #Moscow passed a two-page document to #Washington that should serve as a basis/draft for a bilateral communique the two Presidents should present after the #Helsinki talks.
2. According to #Rus sources #US accepted the paper but insisted an issue of "#Russia/n interference into American elections in 2016" is mentioned with due guarantees that this doesn't happen again.
3. Other statements on paper allegedly include themes of"sustaining dialogue b/n #Russia/n, #US officials,diplomats,military&security services" as well as development of economic ties,promotion of people-to-people contacts.Bilateral coop called one of factors for global stability
RT Mondoweiss "#Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas granted the #Palestinian nationality to #Swedish activist Benjamin Ladraa (walktopalestin1), 25, & bestowed the Medal of Merit on him in appreciation of his efforts & support of the Palestinian people"
PRESSER: #Russia's FM #Lavrov & #Jordan/ian FM Safadi: 1. Say they're satisfiedd w/ "close & useful interaction" over #Syria both in trilateral format (w/ #US in Amman) & via Astana where Jordan is observer.
Lavrov says #Rus appreciates JRD mediation b/n #SAA&opposition militants
2. #Lavrov, #Safadi discussed "some concrete measures of how to address issue of #Syria/n refugees in #Jordan."
Both reinforced need to comply w/ trilateral agreements over SW de-escalation zone,including,Lavrov stressed,"part on fight w/ #ISIS, #HTS that control 40% of the area"
3.#Lavrov said the SW zone "remains a priority" since as terrorists get driven out,conditions will be created for return of refugees,incl those based now in #Jordan. #Moscow insists broad international coop needed to restore #Syria's infrastructure,create jobs...
If you dance to #TelAviv’s tune—&, sadly, #Trump does—then you believe that the only folk who support #Palestinians are either religion-hating, secular Lefties or radical #Islamists & #Hamas cheerleaders who hang out on the fringes of society. The reality is quite different.
The reality is different as was illustrated admirably at a remarkable gathering of mainstream #American#Christians in St Louis, #Missouri when the #Presbyterian Church overwhelmingly adopted a No. of robust resolutions in solidarity with #Palestine at its 223rd General Assembly
A researcher at the #Palestinian Return Centre in #London-@PietroStefanini, attends a conference where he sees a video by a young Palestinian man-Ahmed Shehadeh speaks passionately about the 70-year ordeal his family has faced living stateless in #Lebanon
Inspired by "I challenge anyone to stay in a refugee camp-not for 70 years-because we were forced out of #Palestine 70 years ago-but for just 7 days" @PietroStefanini travels to the Burj al-Barajneh refugee camp where 50,000 #Palestinian refugees live
Pietro met #Palestinian women whom all still hope they'll be returning to #Palestine: "Our homes were demolished-lives destroyed-We still have our keys because we hope we'll go back 1 day"
Pietro says "What strikes me most is that everyone I meet here is trying to find hope"
#Iran Protests courtesy of the #CIA
Jun 25, 2009 After President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won the Iranian Election, riots and protests erupted in #Tehran, The western media was quick to report on this #PSYOPS.
#US politicians, #Israel, #SaudiArabia & media dream of #RegimeChange in #Iran.
Jan 3, 2018 The more intense and violent demonstrations in Iran have given way to patriotic rallies with thousands of Iranians shouting pro-government slogans.
Jan 3,2018 Are the protests in #Iran spontaneous, or are they the result of another #RegimeChange operation?#TheCorbettReport James explores the past, present & future of #US and #Israel-i involvement in Iran, & the attempts to foment unrest in the country.
These jews, shills, and feds will never bring up certain American National Socialists and White Nationalists. Why? Because these men weren't bought and paid for. They weren't controlled opposition. They were the real thing. Most of them were Christians.
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William Dudley Pelley (March 12,1890 – July 1, 1965) was a journalist, publisher, novelist, and the nationalist founder of the Silver Legion of America (Silver Shirts). Pelley ran for President of the U.S. in 1936 under the banner of the Christian Party.
Fritz Julius Kuhn (May 15, 1896–December 14, 1951), was the leader of the German American Bund. Previously he headed the Bund’s predecessor organization Friends of New Germany. Fritz Kuhn was labeled by the press as "The American Führer"
#US anti-occupation movement @IfNotNowOrg released its “Liberation Syllabus”. Crowd-sourced from teachers, students, journalists & rabbis, syllabus offers a collection of resources—so #Jewish institutions can integrate into curricula to offer balanced lessons about the occupation
Syllabus is part of @IfNotNowOrg’s “You Never Told Me” campaign, in which alumni of #Jewish summer camps, day schools & youth groups are calling on their institutions to change their #Israel education to include honest understandings of the occupation & #Palestinian narratives.
Why is it that #Israel, #US & #UK Govts don’t find the massacre of defenseless civilians, concentrated in a densely populated strip of land,by a hi-tech air force simply unacceptable? #Gaza Strip (139 sq. mi) Population 1.8 Million #LasVegas City (135.8 sq. mi) Population 623,747
Hamas rockets have killed 31 ppl since they started launching rockets in 2001.#Israel had already been bombing BEFORE ANY #Rocket was EVER fired into Israel:
From Sep to Dec 2000
*The Largest Single Cause of these Children's Deaths was Gunfire to the Head rememberthesechildren.org/remember2000.h…
The #UnitedNations still has an unfulfilled promised to🇵🇸#Palestine, a commitment that was adopted 70 years ago at the General Assembly & has not materialized yet: the creation of its free & sovereign State.-🇧🇴#Bolivia's Amb. to the #UN, @SachaLlorenti
"70 yrs ago the #UN made 2 promises to the world
1st was to create a free & sovereign state of #Israel,the promise was fulfilled
2nd promise was to create a free independent & sovereign state of #Palestine
We're talking of more than 70yrs of an unfulfilled promise"#Bolivia UN Amb
"One of the parties has built checkpoints in occupied #Palestinian Territories,
an annexation wall along the #WestBank, illegal settlements,responsible for preventing the return of more than👉#6MILLION👈Palestinian refugees to their homes,..."@SachaLlorenti,#Bolivia's Amb. to #UN
IDF Response #Israeli army claimed a “riot” was instigated by more than 10 #Palestinians & a single rock was flung, leading to the #Israeli army using “riot dispersal means”. It then described how the group “flanked the soldiers”:
Barbara, a doctor, became immersed in the #Palestinian cause nearly 10 years ago after familiarising herself with brutal #Israeli occupation. Before that, she specialised in obstetrics in the #US & volunteered in various #LatinAmerican countries with her husband.
2/21 Following Intl pressure to stop Settlements #Israel began new tactics,under the pretext of natural growth,they expanded & fattened,the existing settlements & connected them to each other & to Israel
Slicing the land blocking any possibility of a contiguous #Palestinian State
3/21 #Israeli Settlements along with their Road Network & Security Zones, occupy about 42% of Palestinian Land.
Roads btw Settlements can only be traveled by Settlers,the basic Human Right of Freedom of Movement within ones Home Country has been taken away from the #Palestinians
#DW#TimSabastien:'The fact is there was no intensive fire by #Hamas gunmen was there? And we know that bc by the evening your Army spokesman #JonathanConricus said"our troops have not taken any sustained direct fire"
So why are u misrepresenting your situation?'#GazaMassacre🇵🇸
#GazaMassacre #DW#TimSebastien:Your military spokesperson said several,that's not dozens? #Oren:Last time there were 12 different protest points
DW:Again you're very diff. from your spokesperson?
Oren:Let's leave that aside
DW:I'm not leaving aside facts, do I leave aside facts?
"a wall of silence": I believe this refusal to engage in argument represents a very serious failure of leadership. Organisations like the LFI, CFI & Board of Deputies & senior politicians like Chukka Umunna cannot avoid debate about the future of #Israel, the West Bank & #Gaza.
"a wall of silence" Does the Board of Deputies really believe that #Israeli forces should have total impunity to maim and kill #Palestinians? Don’t they believe that Israel is in any way subject to the rule of law?
#Netanyahu:"I Deceived the #US to Destroy Oslo Accords" #Israel never wanted peace,they already occupy #Palestine, only maintain the 2-state solution topic alive so they don't have to let Palestinians vote while claiming to be a Democracy.