onsdag 13 januari 2021

Covid-19 vaccin och palestinierna

Eftersom det börjat kommas anklagelser mot Israel för att de inte förser palestinierna med vaccin kommer här två artiklar som behandlar ämnet.
- palestinierna har inte velat ha hjälp av Israel för att skaffa vaccin
- palestinska myndigheten  har enligt Osloavtalet kontroll över palestiniernas hälsovård, inte Israel
- när det gäller epidemier/pandemier skall de två parterna samarbeta, vilket palestinierna hittills inte verkar ha varit intresserade av

PA slow to secure Covid-19 vaccines, so it decides to blame Israel (PMW)

Timeline of the PA vaccine activities and libel blaming Israel:‎

Nov. 21, 2020:‎
PA meets with WHO, UNICEF, UNRWA “to ensure that Palestine is provided ‎with adequate Coronavirus vaccines” (Israel not invited)‎

Dec. 12, 2020:‎
PA orders “four million doses of the Russian vaccine… expected in Palestine by ‎the end of this year” (Israel's help not requested)‎

Jan. 9, 2021:‎
PA announces: “Four vaccine producer companies [will deliver for] 70% of the ‎Palestinian people… the WHO will provide for 20%” (Israel's help not needed)‎

Jan. 9, 2021:
PA announces: “Two million doses were ordered [from AstraZeneca]… we ‎received an official response from the company… [Also] the Russian company ‎Sputnik, and a vaccine was ordered… We are not just waiting… we are ‎working…” (Israel's help not needed)‎

Suddenly, after everything the PA was doing independently - it was time to blame Israel: ‎

Jan. 10, 2021:‎
PA Foreign Ministry demands that Israel “ supply the Palestinian people with ‎Coronavirus vaccines… [Israel is] racially discriminating against the ‎Palestinian people, and negating its right to health [services]… an apartheid ‎against the Palestinian people in the field of health” ‎

...While it is unclear why the PA’s planning is not satisfactory, apparently seeing Israel's success ‎obtaining vaccines, the PA then reverted to its default position:  ‎blaming and demonizing Israel. ‎
Finally, it should be noted that the Oslo Accords transferred full responsibility for the ‎health of Palestinians to the PA, which now has completely autonomous health ‎services, for which it receives significant international financial aid. Whereas, Israel ‎regularly supplies healthcare aid to the PA, as it did in the early months of the Covid-19 ‎crisis, Israel does this not out of obligation but out of its concern for the health of its ‎neighbors.‎

"Israel gave 100 doses of coronavirus vaccines to the Palestinian Authority as a “humanitarian gesture” a week and a half ago, the government informed the High Court of Justice on Wednesday.

The government’s acknowledgement followed a High Court petition filed by the family of Hadar Goldin, a soldier whose body is being held in Gaza by the Hamas terror group. Goldin’s family seeks to condition the entry of aid into Gaza — including coronavirus vaccines — on the return of their son’s body...

The issue of Israel’s legal responsibility to the Palestinians in a pandemic is highly contentious and hotly debated by international law experts. The 1995 Oslo II Accord delegates responsibility for health care to the Palestinian Authority. But the same treaty also obligates the two sides to cooperate in fighting epidemics."

As Israel’s world-leading coronavirus vaccination program makes international headlines, Human Rights Watch executive director Ken Roth took to Twitter to spread the lie that Israel is committing an act of racism by not vaccinating all Palestinians living under Hamas rule in Gaza and the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.

UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer explains why Roth’s claims are a deception:

söndag 3 januari 2021

Jesus den första palestinska terroristen enligt palestinska myndigheten

Den palestinska myndighetens premiärminister påstår att Jesus var den första palestinska terroristen, förebilden för alla senare palestinska  terrorister. Kyrkornas världsråd och andra kyrkliga organisationer brukar vara snabba att komma med fördömanden mot Israel, knappast kan vi vänta oss någon reaktion på de palestinska lögnerna.

Palestinian Media Watch: 

PA PM insults Christianity by comparing Jesus to murderers and suicide bombers

PA PM insults Christianity by comparing Jesus to murderers and suicide bombers

Itamar Marcus  | 

In a speech at a Christmas dinner, the PA’s Prime Minister, Muhammad Shtayyeh, repeated the PA’s historically false narrative, turning Jesus into a “Palestinian.” He further insulted Christianity saying that Jesus was “the first Palestinian self-sacrificing fighter” and the one who taught Palestinians “Martyrdom-death”:

PA Prime Minister Shtayyeh: “Our lord Jesus, peace be upon him – the first Palestinian self-sacrificing fighter from whom we learned Martyrdom-death, and who paid for his mission with his life.”

[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 28, 2020]

The Prime Minister’s categorizations of Jesus are insulting to Christians and Christian tradition in many ways:

1. PA PM Shtayyeh: “Jesus… the first Palestinian self-sacrificing fighter”

The PA uses the expression “self-sacrificing fighter,” (Fida’i) for terrorists who have been fighting and murdering Israelis since 1965, including the most loathsome murderers. For example, Palestinian terrorist Ashraf Na’alwa shot and murdered his 2 Israeli coworkers, Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel, a young mother of a one-year-old infant, and Ziv Hajbi, a young father of three. Fatah glorified the murderer repeatedly including this post on its official Facebook page, which called him: "The legend, the heroic self-sacrificing fighter (Fida’i) Ashraf Na'alwa" [Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 13, 2018]

Defining Jesus who preached non-violence (see Matthew 5:39: “Do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also") as a "self-sacrificing fighter" in the category with Palestinian murderers is a desecration.

2. PA PM Shtayyeh: “Jesus … from whom we learned Martyrdom-death.”
The PA’s presentation of Jesus as one who taught Palestinians “Martyrdom-death,” is a grave insult to Christians as well, since the PA promotes Martyrdom-death as something to be aspired due to the rewards in Paradise, among which according to Islam’s tradition the “Martyr” marries 72 dark-eyed virgins. For example, this popular music video has been broadcast on Fatah and PA TV since 2017 right through 2020:

"God, grant us Martyrdom there (Al-Aqsa)...
A million grooms and brides at the celebration
have written the marriage contract in blood on the veil 
(visual of suicide bomber)
A million grooms and brides at the celebration
have written the marriage contract in blood on the veil 
(visual of another suicide bomber)
Filled with desire, they are going to the Paradise of immortals
to a wedding procession with angels

[Many times on Fatah-run Awdah TV and official PA TV, from Dec. 11, 2017 - 2020]

Palestinian Media Watch has exposed repeatedly that the PA inculcates the ideal of becoming a “Martyr” for “Palestine” into the minds of the Palestinian population.

3. PA PM Shtayyeh:  Jesus was “a Palestinian”
This too is an insult to Christianity, as the Christian Bible clearly presents Jesus as a Jew living and interacting with other Jews in the nation of Judea.

Especially around Christmas time, but not exclusively, PA leaders repeatedly publicize their false PA narrative that Jesus was a “Palestinian.” Palestinian Media Watch recently published a collection of such statements, and since then, this falsification of history has continued: 

Official PA TV host: “We wish the Palestinian people wherever they are happy holidays, health, and all the best. May we and you turn the coming years into a message of love, hope, and joy. A message of resolve and patience that characterized the first Palestinian, Jesus, peace be upon him.”

[Official PA TV, Palestine This Morning, Dec. 24, 2020]

4. Moreover, Shtayyeh linked Jesus’ Martyrdom to the “thousands of Martyrs” who have died for “Palestine”:

PA PM Shtayyeh: "The birthday of our lord Jesus... takes place at the same time as the anniversary of the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution (i.e., its first terror attack against Israel called “the Launch” of Fatah), for which thousands of Martyrs have paid with their lives."
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 28, 2020]

Linking Jesus to the thousands of Palestinian “Martyrs,” which is the term the PA uses to define all its suicide bombers as well as all terrorists who were killed while attacking Israelis, is yet an additional desecration of Christianity.

fredag 11 december 2020

Livstids fängelse för palestinska araber om de säljer land till judar

Det är inte ovanligt att Israel anklagas för rasism och apartheid av propalestinska (eller anti-israeliska) röster.

Men enligt de direktiv som Abbas gav så sent som 2014 skall en palestinier som säljer land till en jude dömas till livstids fängelse. Förbudet gäller inte bara på områden som palestinska myndigheten har kontroll över utan också t. ex. i Jerusalem.  Fatah hotar med att de nog kommer att få tag på de personer som säljer. Det är väl rasism om något.

Läs hela rapportenfrån PMW här under!

Abbas’ Fatah threatens Arabs selling land to Jews in Jerusalem

Abbas’ Fatah threatens Arabs selling land to Jews in Jerusalem

By Maurice Hirsch, Adv.  | 

According to Palestinian Authority law, it is a criminal offence for Palestinians to sell land to Jews. The punishment for committing such an offence is life in prison with hard labor.

Fearing that even the draconian law is insufficient to prevent Palestinians who live in Jerusalem from selling their land to Jews, Fatah, headed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, released a clear threat saying that Israel will not be able to prevent Fatah from reaching and punishing these people:  

Fatah will come out with full force against anyone who has sold their conscience and allows themselves to abandon their values, their religion, and their faith and to pursue money and the illegal transfer of their property to the settler associations that are active in Jerusalem…
Regardless of which means of oppression are at its disposal, the occupation state [Israel] will not be able to prevent Fatah from reaching this handful [of people] who have prioritized money over the homeland.”

[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 26, 2020]

The basis for the PA's prosecution of Palestinians for selling land to Jews is article 114 of the Jordanian Criminal Code (1960), which the PA has adopted. The original Jordanian provision stated that a person who attempts to sever any part of the Jordanian territory in order to annex it to a foreign state will be subject to at least five years of hard labor.

Palestinian Media Watch has reported that PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in 2014 passed an amendment to the law - Government Decision with Legislative Effect (No. 20), 2014 - in which he raised the maximum sentence to life imprisonment with hard labor. Earlier this year, PMW exposed that PA had instructed its police force to “take the firmest steps” against anyone selling land to Jews.
In a 2018 study, conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, 87.8% of those surveyed said they would call Palestinians who sell land to Jews "traitors" while 9.1% would call them "corrupt/despicable/non-patriotic." [Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, Dec. 18, 2018]

Fatah’s threats followed the common revisionist history often touted by the PA. Declaring that 360,000 so-called Palestinians live in east Jerusalem, Fatah added that this “proves in a manner that leaves no room for doubt that Jerusalem is an Arab, Palestinian, and Islamic city par excellence…”

When making this claim, Fatah missed critical demographic facts:

  1. The 1922 British census shows that Jews have been the outright majority (more than Muslims and Christians combined) in Jerusalem for at least 100 years. According to the census, 33,971of Jerusalem’s 62,578 residents were Jews:

  2. Following the city’s liberation in 1967, Jews accounted for 74% of Jerusalem’s population. [Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research “Jerusalem: Facts and Trends 2020”]
  3. As of the end of 2018, there were close to 565,000 Jews living in Jerusalem and only 350,000 Arabs. Of them 220,000 live in what Fatah would define as “East Jerusalem.” [Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research “Jerusalem: Facts and Trends 2020”]

Demographic facts of Jerusalem aside, it is clear that the PA law, which prohibits the sale of land to Jews, is fundamentally racist. In apartheid South Africa, black South Africans were “only” banned from owning land in 93% of the country. The PA prohibits Arabs from selling land to Jews on any land the PA claims, including, not only in the areas controlled by the PA, but also “Area C of the West Bank” and Jerusalem, which are under Israeli control.

måndag 30 november 2020

Judiska flyktingar från arabländerna måste beaktas av FN

 I samband med att Israel blev självständig 1948 drevs omkring 800.000 judar ut från arabländerna. De måste vanligen lämna allt de ägde bakom sig, fly och starta ett nytt liv. Många flydde till Israel men inte alla.

Flyktingarna fick ingen internationell hjälp och har inte ens erkänts av FN.

Som jämförelse kan nämnas att för de arabiska flyktingarna från Palestinamandatets område bildade FN ett eget flyktingorgan som fungerar ännu idag efter mer än 70 år.

Israels nya FN-ambassadör Gilad Erdan kommer att ta upp frågan i FN.

UN must recognize Jewish refugees from Arab countries – opinion (Gilad Erdan, Jerusalem Post)

"You won't hear their stories in European Union meetings or see their photographs exhibited in the hallways of the United Nations. Their names cannot be found anywhere among the thousands of UN resolutions discussed and passed over the last seven decades. There is no special day dedicated to their communities or to their memory. They are the 850,000 Jewish refugees expelled from Arab countries and from Iran following Israel’s creation.  

For international bodies such as the UN, they are forgotten refugees. But for us Israelis, their struggle will go on.

There is no argument over the facts: In a display of anger, after failing to prevent the November 29, 1947, UN Partition Plan and the subsequent creation of the State of Israel, Arab countries waged war not only on the newly established Jewish state but also against the peaceful and thriving Jewish communities that lived among them.

Entire communities from Morocco to Iraq, from Egypt to Syria, Lebanon, Iran and more were effectively wiped out. Along with them thousands of years of Jewish heritage, history and culture was erased, too..."

Läs mera här

fredag 27 november 2020

Dubbla budskap om lönebetalningarna till palestinska terrorister

 New York Times rapporterade den här veckan att den palestinska myndigheten överväger att sluta betala lön till palestinska terrorister som sitter i israeliska fängelser och därmed förbättra relationerna till USA.

Ifall detta påstående dyker upp i framtiden kan det vara bra att känna till att på arabiska inför hemmapubliken förnekar man blankt att något sådant kommer att hända.


PA defies coming Biden administration: Palestinian terrorist prisoners will continue to receive “full rights”

Itamar Marcus, Nan Jacques Zilberdik, and Maurice Hirsch, Adv.  | 

The PA apparently deceived The New York Times, which falsely reported:

“Seeking Restart With Biden, Palestinians Eye End to Prisoner Payments.”

Jibril Rajoub, Fatah Central Committee Sec.:

“In no way will any decision be made that detracts from any right [the prisoners] receive today. On the contrary - if we want to change it, we will make it better.”

Commissioner of Prisoners’ Affairs, Qadri Abu Bakr:

“There will be no bargaining over the prisoners’ rights… the prisoners’ rights will be realized. We also deny that the prisoners’ allowances will be paid through social institutions. These news [reports in the NY Times] are completely unfounded.”

The New York Times apparently was deceived by the Palestinian Authority, which resulted in the prominent Times’ story this week headlined: “Seeking Restart With Biden, Palestinians Eye End to Prisoner Payments.”

Nearly every day since the Times’ report, one or more senior PA officials has denied that Palestinian prisoners’ “rights” will be hurt. The head of the PA Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, Qadri Abu Bakr himself, who was quoted by The New York Times as saying: “Economic need must serve as the basis, a single man should not be earning the same as someone with a family,” denied the information when interviewed by a Palestinian TV station. Abu Bakr said that the source was “an American paper… unfortunately we [Palestinians] have adjusted to them and repeated the same things.”

Independent Palestinian news agency Wattan host: “Are there really news reports about transferring these [prisoners’] allowances (i.e salaries) to the [Ministry of] Social Affairs [and paying] according to the prisoner’s living conditions, and not [as is PA law] according to the number of years of his sentence?”

Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Qadri Abu Bakr: “[The New York Times] published it, and [so did] the Israeli papers. Unfortunately we [Palestinians] have adjusted   to them and repeated the same things.”

[Wattan, independent Palestinian news agency, Nov. 22, 2020]

Another top Palestinian official, Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub, said not only will things not get worse for the prisoners, as the Times reported, “if we want to change it, we will make it better”:

Läs mera här!

torsdag 5 november 2020

Inga judar i en palestinsk stat


PMW: For the PA, “Peace” means a judenfrei state ethnically cleansed of all Jews

Maurice Hirsch, Adv.  | 

FN organ fördömer Israel och använder enbart muslimsk beteckning på Tempelberget

Det är något allvarligt fel med Finlands utrikespolitiska ledning. Finland hörde till dem som röstade för sex av de sju anti-israeliska resolutionerna i dag (Finland avstod från att rösta i ett fall).

För Finland är det inget problem att judarnas heligaste plats, Tempelberget, endast kallas vid sitt muslimska namn. Finland tycker också att det skulle var rätt och riktigt att Israel  överlåter Golanhöjderna till mördarregimen i Syrien.

Trots att EU tidigare sagt att de motsätter sig ordalydelsen i de årligen återkommande resolutionerna röstade EU staterna för de flesta resolutionerna.

Det är bara Australien, Canada och USA samt några småstater som har någon moralisk ryggrad överhuvudtaget.

138 UN Nations Call Temple Mount Solely by Muslim name Haram al-Sharif, as UN Singles Out Israel 7 Times, Rest of World 0 (UN Watch)

NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2020 –  A United Nations General Assembly committee today adopted a resolution that referred to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount solely by its Muslim name of Haram al-Sharif, one of seven resolutions passed today that single out or condemn Israel, with zero on the entire rest of the world.

“The UN today showed contempt for both Judaism and Christianity by passing a resolution that makes no mention of the name Temple Mount, which is Judaism’s holiest site, and which is sacred to all who venerate the Bible, in which the ancient Temple was of central importance,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, a Geneva-based, independent non-governmental watchdog organization.

One of the other texts condemns Israel for “repressive measures” against Syrian citizens in the Golan Heights, another renews the mandate of the corrupt UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), while another renews the mandate of the UN’s “special committee to investigate Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs of the Occupied Territories.” (Click here for texts and voting sheets.)

2020 UN Fourth Committee Resolutions Against Israel