Look what the Ottomans/Turks did to #Jerusalem 105 yrs ago. Why they lost it and have no claim on it today.
Picture I found in the @OttomanArchive. Looting Jerusalem residents and forced conscription.
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Look what the Ottomans/Turks did to #Jerusalem 105 yrs ago. Why they lost it and have no claim on it today.

Picture I found in Australian Army archives - picture of the hanging of Jews and Arabs photographed by a German officer in Jerusalem Image
Look what the Ottomans/Turks did elsewhere in the Holy Land 105 yrs ago. Why they lost it and have no claim on it today.
The Jaffa district was ruled by Turkey's governor, Hassan Bey. I found these pics of the "Tyrant of Jaffa" in the US Lib or Congress. Image
What did the Turkish Gov. Hassan Bey do in Jaffa? He built a mosque between Jaffa and Tel Aviv, using Jewish gravestones. ImageImage
5/ Never forget that the Turks exiled some 6,000 Jews from Jaffa in 1914-15. They were evacuated by the
@USNavy to Egypt. Turks started the forced exile of Jews again in 1917, thousands died.
Palestine would have been judenrein if not for 2 German generals commanding the Turks. ImageImageImage
6/ Two commanding officers of the German command of the Turkish Army rejected the Turkish orders to exile the Jews of Palestine and to do to the Jews what the Turks had done to the Armenians.
Gens Erich Van Falkenhayn and Kress von Kressenstein. Pics of both with Turkish Pashas. ImageImageImageImage
7/ Haunting pics of life of Jews in Jerusalem under the Turks, photographed by a German soldier (UK war archives). Jews were poor, sick, starving.
Why no young Jewish men? Either incarcerated, conscripted, dead, or fled.
The German caption: Jer'm "merchants." (Like "of Venice?") ImageImageImage

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9 Apr
1/ Remember this NYT-Administration
Collaborative leak on the #Saviz
"Israel-Iran Sea Skirmishes Escalate as Mine Damages Iranian Military Ship"
It is so dangerously wrong & stupid on many levels. The Administration official who outed Israel... nytimes.com/2021/04/06/wor…
2/ Administration official who "outed" Israel gave legitimacy to Iranian retaliation & regional escalation.

NYT called #saviz a "military" ship. It was registered and presented itself as a civilian cargo ship. A more correct description would be "pirate" ship.

The official...
3/ The NYT/official said the #Saviz sabotage was timed to coincide with the US resumption of the #Irandeal negotiations in Vienna.

Balderdash! If #israeli naval commandos were responsible, such a mission 1500 km from Israel would have had months of planning, a ship/sub in ..
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28 Feb
Where does the humiliation of Saudi Arabia originate?
“Obama’s Foreign-Policy Guru, @brhodes NYT, May 5, 2016

"By eliminating the fuss about Iran’s nuclear program, the administration hoped to eliminate a source of structural tension between the two countries, which ...
@brhodes: eliminate tension bw US and #Iran
"would create the space for America to disentangle itself from its established system of alliances with countries like Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, and Turkey." 😱
3/ @brhodes & the humiliation of #Saudi:
“The Democratic Renewal,” Foreign Affairs, October 2020

"The US has never been more tightly aligned with Israel, Saudi Arabia, & the UAE…. US has never been more hostile toward Iran. Terminate the..."
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10 Nov 20
#SaebErekat played a big role in a presentation I made to the @CNN Board of Directors in Atlanta in 2002.
I had finished a month-long content analysis of CNN's coverage of the Palestinians' terror war against Israel's civilians and Israel's Operation Defensive Shield.
2/ I went thru many pages of transcripts. CNN's ME/West Bank correspondents were horribly biased.
CNN's Atlanta crew was stellar, starting w @BillHemmer. He challenged #SaebErakat's fake news.
The Board was impressed that the Atlanta crew was also challenging CNN's reporters.
3/ Let's go to the transcripts. Hemmer & Erekat, Apr 14, 2002.
HEMMER: You brought up Jenin, & you used the word massacre there. Earlier this wk, you said 500 Palestinians were killed there. Do you still stand behind those numbers in the refugee camp?..."
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9 Nov 20
The Palestinian tycoon who is suing Britain over 1917 Balfour declaration | Ahram Online english.ahram.org.eg/News/389526.as…

Munib al-Masri's law suit is insane, particularly so when you see his palace in Nablus. "We live in a big prison."
2/ Pictures of Nablus (Shchem). That's Masri's palace that overlooks the overcrowded Balata refugee camp with ~30,000. Balata's area is probably smaller than Masri's estate.
Masri's worried about the Balfour Declaration when he should be worried about "Après moi, le déluge."
3/ Masri & his Nablus palace.
The alleys of Balata refugee camp nearby.
Who lives in "a prison?"
Who should be suing whom, Munib?
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7 Nov 20
1/ #PresidentElect #Biden scares some Friends of #Israel bc of a big flare-up when Israel announced settlement bldg when VP Biden arrived on March 9, 2010.
Biden condemned the news, realized it wasn't an Israeli policy shift & made up w Bibi.
But the White House wouldn't have it Image
2/ Read my analysis of crisis from 10 yrs.

Inside the White House, Rahm Emanuel's axiom ruled: "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste, & what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you didn’t think you could do before."
3/ SecState Hillary Clinton blasted #Netanyahu on the phone for 43 minutes.
Pres advisor Axelrod on TV: Israel' move was “very destructive … an affront … an insult. … What it did was it made more difficult a very difficult process.”
NYT's Roger Cohen weighed in w WH message. Image
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26 Oct 20
Analysis | What do ordinary Arabs think about normalizing relations with Israel?

POINT OF ORDER! This article and poll were produced by the #Qatar/Moslem Brotherhood propaganda center in Doha, headed by a man suspected of being a Hizbullah spy.
2/ How could the Washington Post publish this?

#Qatar is opposed to the normalization of Arab states and Israel.
Qatar gives aid and refuge to #Hamas.
Leaders of Muslim Brotherhood live in Qatar.
Pic: MB head Yusuf al-Qaradawi w Sheikha of Qatar and serial rapist Tariq Ramadan
3/ #Qatar is in a diplomatic war with much of the Arab world.
In 2017, responding to Qatar's support for terrorism and sponsorship of its Al Jazeera propaganda arm, Saudis, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt broke diplomatic relations & launched a boycott.
Guess the nations the writer attacks.
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