fredag 18 september 2020

Finland med och fördömer Israel i FN igen

 FN:s organ för ekonomiska och sociala frågor (UN Economic and Social Council) tillrättavisade Israel för att Israel  är ett hinder för de palestinska kvinnornas rättigheter.

Rådet fördömde bara ett land vid namn, Israel.

Finland vars utrikespolitik när det kommer till frågor om Israel verkar styras direkt av mörkrets makter röstade för resolutionen.


U.N. rebukes only Israel for violating women’s rights (UN Watch)

GENEVA, September 18, 2020 — The Islamic Republic of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Belarus were among members of the UN’s 54-nation Economic and Social Council, a principal organ of the world body, who voted on September 14th to single out Israel as the only country in the world to be rebuked by the council this year for allegedly violating women’s rights.

"In a resolution adopted 43 to 3, with 8 abstentions (see breakdown below), the Jewish state was accused of being  a “major obstacle” for Palestinian women “with regard to the fulfillment of their rights, and their advancement, self-reliance and integration in the development of their society.”

The council declared that “women and girls” are impacted by the “continuing systematic violation of the human rights of the Palestinian people by Israel, the occupying Power.”

The resolution in its preamble made global references to “violence against women and girls in all its different forms and manifestations worldwide” and to the need to “eliminate all forms of violence against women” in “all regions of the world,” however Israel was the only country held up for criticism.

Cuba, Syria, North Korea and Venezuela were among the countries who sponsored the resolution via the Group of 77, a bloc today made up of 134 states, and this year represented by Guyana.

Out of 20 items on the UN Economic and Social Council’s 2020 agenda, only one — Item No. 16 against Israel — targeted a specific country. All the other focus areas concern global topics such as disaster relief assistance and the use of science and technology for development.

The resolution turns a blind eye to how Palestinian women’s rights are impacted by their own governing authorities — the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, and Hamas in Gaza. Nor does it make any criticism or any reference at all as to how women and girls are discriminated against within patriarchal Palestinian society. On the contrary, the resolution praises what it calls “Palestinian initiatives at the legislative, administrative and security levels to advance women’s rights.”..."

Results of the vote to rebuke Israel on women’s rights:

43 YES: Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Botswana, China, Colombia, Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Ghana, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malawi, Mali, Malta, Mexico , Morocco, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Republic of Korea , Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sudan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uruguay.

3 NO: United States, Canada, Australia

8 ABSTAIN: Brazil, Germany, Jamaica, Montenegro, Netherlands, Switzerland, Togo, Ukraine

torsdag 17 september 2020

Palestinska myndighetens direktiv för fredagbönen

 Direktiv från palestinska religionsministeriet:

PA: Beware “alliance with the Jews… obedience to the Jews”  (PMW)

"The Palestinian Authority exposed its true essence as a Jew-hating antisemitic body by condemning the peace agreements signed this week between Israel, the UAE, and Bahrain, because it is an “alliance with the Jews.” Not only is this what the PA believes but this hate message was disseminated by the PA Ministry of Religious Affairs to all mosques in the PA, as part of the instructions to preachers on what to say in their sermons to be given in the PA on Friday.

The weekly instruction sheet disseminated by the PA Ministry of Religion delineates the content to be preached in all sermons in PA mosques, and is signed by Husam Abu Al-Rub, the Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs. For tomorrows sermons, the PA Imams have been instructed to condemn the peace agreement signed this past week and to condemn the Arab countries for signing. There are nine short messages that are to be included in the sermon and this is the first one:..."

“In the name of All Merciful Allah

The State of Palestine

Sept. 16, 2020
The [PA] Ministry of Religious Affairs

Friday sermon Sept. 18, 2020

[Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs] Husam Abu Al-Rub

‘And do not incline toward those who do wrong’ [Quran 11:113, Sahih International translation]

The danger of normalization

  • There is nothing that harms Palestine and its holy sites more than making an alliance with the Jews, being connected to them, and relying on them.
  • Normalization with the Zionist entity is high treason against Palestine, Jerusalem, the blood of the Martyrs, and the suffering of the prisoners.
  • Normalization with the Zionist entity is one of the expressions of sanctimoniousness and hypocrisy and accepting the oppressor and his tyranny.
  • Obedience to the Jews and being dragged after them will lead the nation to weakness, lawlessness, humiliation, and shame.
  • Concentrating all the energies to reject normalization and relations with the Zionist entity.
  • The believer – distress and disasters strengthen him in his faith, confidence, and determination.
  • The source of hope – after Allah – is in endurance and resolve on the rights and principles facing the oppression of the enemies and the abandonment by the brothers and friends.
  • Calling on the Arab and Islamic peoples and the free people of the world to stand with Palestine in order to bring down the agreement of humiliation and treason by the UAE and Bahrain.
  • Calling for unity and unifying the ranks in order to deal with the dangers threatening the Palestinian cause.


måndag 24 augusti 2020

91 år sedan 67 judar dödades i massakern i Hebron

För 91 år sedan, 23-24 augusti 1929, dödades 67 judar i massakern i Hebron. Läs mera här under!

Unprovoked Carnage: The Hebron Massacre of 1929

In the eyes of many, the Hebron massacre is the defining event of the 1929 Arab riots in Palestine.

For centuries, the small Jewish community of Hebron coexisted alongside a much larger Muslim community. Although Jews were never accorded full equality and often faced rampant discrimination and even extreme violence, at times relations were cordial.

1929 was a seminal year for the inhabitants of the Holy Land, as violent Arab riots against Jewish immigration swept through Palestine, which was then administered by the British...

...In all, 67 Jews were murdered, and dozens injured.

Following the attacks, the British High Commissioner Sir John Chancellor visited Hebron. He later wrote to his son, “The horror of it is beyond words. In one house I visited not less than twenty-five Jews men and women were murdered in cold blood.” Sir Walter Shaw concluded in The Palestine Disturbances report that “unspeakable atrocities have occurred in Hebron.”

With their homes laid to waste and their synagogues destroyed, the few hundred Jewish survivors were evacuated to Jerusalem by the British.  Although a small number of Jews returned in 1931, their stay was to prove short-lived as the events of the Arab revolt between 1936-1939 led to the entire Jewish population being removed once more.

The following decade, Israel was established, but Hebron was captured by King Abdullah’s Arab Legion during the 1948 War of Independence and ultimately annexed to Jordan.

Jews only returned to the city in 1968, a year after Israel liberated Hebron from Jordanian control in the Six-Day War.

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onsdag 19 augusti 2020

Palestinska reaktioner på avtalet mellan Israel och Förenade arabemiraten

  

- normalisering av relationerna med Israel är förräderi

- normalisering betyder att man har naturliga relationer med profeten Muhammeds fiender

- palestinska myndighetens stormufti säger i en fatwa att det är förbjudet för muslimer att komma via Förenade arabemiraten för att be i Al Aqsa moskén i Jerusalem

PMW: Israel is “the enemy of Prophet Muhammad” - PA seeks religious war over UAE-Israel peace agreement


Hmm... var det inte annekteringen som skulle ta död på tvåstatslösningen...men tydligen gör ett fredsavtal det också enligt palestinierna.

TOI: "...The agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to normalize ties would kill the two-state solution, strengthen extremists and undermine the possibility of peace, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said Sunday..."

Erekat: Israel-UAE deal is a ‘killer’ to 2-state solution, Kushner is arrogant


A traitor and a tumor - PA demonization of UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed

PMW: Is the Palestinian Authority setting the stage for the assassination of United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed?

While is it unclear whether the PA response to the Israel-UAE peace deal was necessarily intended to incite the assassination of Bin Zayed, there is no doubt that the response has all the required ingredients.

“Traitor,” “tumor,” and “collaborator” are the terms the PA and Palestinian leaders have used to describe bin Zayed and the deal. These expressions are not merely an expression of anger but also - in honor-based societies in which people who are perceived to have betrayed a given norm are executed - have the potential to be seen as a call to action.

torsdag 13 augusti 2020

Israel och Förenade arabemiraten upprättar diplomatiska relationer

 Det tillkännagavs i dag att Israel och Förenade arabemiraten kommer att upprätta diplomatiska relationer. Tidigare har Israel diplomatiska relationer med arabstaterna Egypten och Jordanien.

USA har förhandlat fram överenskommelsen. De israeliska planerna att i enlighet med president Trumps fredsplan annektera delar av västbanken kommer som en följd av överenskommelsen att läggas på is.

Israel and UAE reach historic peace deal, Israel to suspend annexation

Full text: Joint statement on ‘normalization of relations’ between Israel, UAE


onsdag 12 augusti 2020

From Palestine to jail in Mauritius: When Britain deported 1,580 Shoah refugees

 They fled the Nazis to Mandate Palestine in 1940, only to be deported and, over Churchill’s objections, locked up for 5 years; August 12 marks 75 years since their release

Times of Israel:From Palestine to jail in Mauritius: When Britain deported 1,580 Shoah refugees

LONDON — On December 5, 1940, 1,580 Jewish men, women and children were taken from the Atlit detention center near Haifa, transferred on to two ships, and deported to the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.

On their arrival in the small British colony 17 days later, the refugees — who had fled Nazi-occupied Europe three months prior — were taken to the Beau Bassin central prison where they were held behind bars for nearly five years.

torsdag 6 augusti 2020

PLO och Fatah planerar ny intifada

Artikel från PMW:


PLO/Fatah planning violent “comprehensive intifada”

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  | 

  • Fatah threatens: “Don’t try the Palestinians’ patience. Whether this gun is empty or fully loaded, we have a gun in our hand”

  • PA decision: Coming actions will “be based on” previous terror waves

“A popular uprising that will result in a comprehensive intifada” is being planned by representatives from Fatah, the PLO, and other Palestinian groups according to a statement they issued after a meeting last week. Asked by the PA TV host if this would be a “peaceful” and “non-violent intifada,” PLO Executive Committee member Wasel Abu Yusuf answered in the negative, saying that what Fatah and the PLO are planning is based on the previous two intifadas – i.e., PA terror campaigns in which over a 1,300 Israelis were murdered - because “the first Intifada and the second Intifada achieved a lot for the Palestinian cause”:

Official PA TV host: “The statement issued after the [PLO - Fatah] meeting, spoke about ‘developing and implementing coordination on the ground between all the political forces, popular committees, institutions, and activists of the resistance, and working to establish a united national front for popular resistance resulting in a comprehensive intifada.’ I am quoting from the statement…”

PLO Executive Committee member Wasel Abu Yusuf: “We cannot agree to [Israel] establishing facts on the ground…”

Host: “A comprehensive intifada as part of the non-violent popular uprising? Peaceful. A non-violent Intifada.”

Wasel Abu Yusuf: “No. Of course [it will be] a comprehensive intifada, a national rebellion, and everything connected to ending this criminal occupation… This is something necessary, and actually this is all being developed. The first Intifada and the second Intifada achieved a lot for the Palestinian cause…”

Host: “The international community that still is calling for dialogue and negotiation as a path to resolution - do you think it will accept a new Palestinian intifada in 2020, 2021, or 2022? …”

Wasel Abu Yusuf: “Of course. … When we talk about intifada we are talking about the way to escalate the situation.”

[Official PA TV, Topic of the Day, July 28, 2020]

Later in the interview, Abu Yusuf again stressed that the PA leadership is now “acting based on” the two previous intifadas:

PLO Executive Committee member Wasel Abu Yusuf: “When the Palestinian people set out on its first Intifada in response to an attempt to erase the Palestinian cause, and also when it set out on its second Intifada in response to the attempt to harm Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine, and when eternal Martyr President Yasser Arafat at Camp David 2 rejected the harming of the Palestinian refugees’ right of return – the Palestinian leadership is currently acting based on this.”

[Official PA TV, Topic of the Day, July 28, 2020]

A Fatah official made a similarly threatening statement in June in the context of Israel's presumed “annexation” - i.e., application of Israeli law to the Jordan Valley and Jewish towns in the West Bank – which was scheduled to take place on July 1, 2020. He threatened Israel, warning not to “try the Palestinians’ patience”:

Fatah Revolutionary Council Secretary Majed Al-Fatiani: “We say to [Israeli Prime Minister] Netanyahu and his Zionist right-wing, and we say to [US President] Trump… don’t try the Palestinians’ patience. Whether this gun is empty or fully loaded, we have a gun in our hand. Even if you think that we are waving this gun [in vain], don’t try the Palestinians’ patience. How do you know whether this gun is empty or full of bullets? The decision [on how to oppose annexation] is Palestinian… We [Fatah Revolutionary Council] have already said, and the Central Committee and the Palestinian leadership have already said that the Palestinian popular resistance… will escalate and be proportional to the scope of the Zionists’ steps on the ground. If this occupier’s behavior will develop on the ground with a decision on actual annexation or with implementation of actual annexation – then this Netanyahu and this Zionist band of settlers on our lands will see what the Palestinian response is.”

[Official PA TV, Topic of the Day, June 22, 2020]

As Palestinian Media Watch has documented, for the past few months the PA has attempted to heat up the atmosphere among Palestinians so that they will be prepared to engage in violence and terror against Israel when the PA leadership wishes them to do so. The PA has broadcast numerous music videos calling for terror and encouraging martyrdom-death.

The following is a longer excerpt of the interview with PLO Executive Committee member Wasel Abu Yusuf:

Official PA TV host: “The statement issued after the [PLO - Fatah] meeting, spoke about ‘developing and implementing coordination on the ground between all the political forces, popular committees, institutions, and activists of the resistance, and working to establish a united national front for popular resistance resulting in a comprehensive intifada.’ I am quoting from the statement. Is this possible? What is the possibility on this topic?”

PLO Executive Committee member Wasel Abu Yusuf: “There is no possibility at all that we will accept and that the Palestinian people will accept- the Palestinian people has great capabilities. The Palestinian people is here in the occupied Palestinian lands, and also is- More than half of it is outside, in the refugee camps in the world. This also constitutes a fundamental lift for the Palestinian national struggle. And therefore we also cannot agree to [Israel] establishing facts on the ground. We will not accept harming the Palestinian people’s rights.”

Host: “A comprehensive intifada as part of the non-violent popular uprising?”

Wasel Abu Yusuf: “Of course.”

Host: “Peaceful. A non-violent intifada?”

Wasel Abu Yusuf: “No. Of course [it will be] a comprehensive intifada, a national rebellion, and everything connected to ending this criminal occupation, which is implementing all its crimes and aggression against the Palestinian people. This is something necessary, and actually this is all being developed. The first Intifada (i.e., violence and terror, approximately 200 Israelis murdered, 1987-1993) and second Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005, more than 1,100 Israelis murdered) achieved a lot for the Palestinian cause, and everyone thought that the Palestinian cause was diminishing, but it always was in the international community’s priorities. Therefore the Palestinian cause is the basis in this matter.”

Host: “The international community that still is calling for dialogue and negotiation as a path to resolution - do you think it will accept a new Palestinian intifada in 2020, 2021, or 2022? I am asking and not determining.”

Wasel Abu Yusuf: “Of course. In other words, I think that the Palestinian people will not sit idly by given what the occupation is carrying out, and the escalation of its aggression and crimes against the Palestinian people. When we speak about this escalation – the policy of demolishing homes, holding the Martyrs’ bodies, daily invasions, collective arrests that take place daily, the talk about the occupation’s policy of annexation that means erasing the Palestinian rights – in light of all this, the Palestinian people cannot be silent. Therefore, when the Palestinian people set out on its first Intifada in response to an attempt to erase the Palestinian cause, and also when it set out on its second Intifada in response to the attempt to harm Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine, and when eternal Martyr President Yasser Arafat at Camp David 2 rejected the harming of the Palestinian refugees’ right of return – the Palestinian leadership is currently acting based on this… When we talk about intifada we are talking about the way to escalate the situation. We are talking about dealing with the occupation, which is increasing its crimes and aggression against the Palestinian people. There is no possibility of being silent over this.”

[Official PA TV, Topic of the Day, July 28, 2020]

The first Intifada - Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel 1987-1993, approximately 200 Israelis murdered

The second Intifada – PA terror campaign (2000-2005) in which more than 1,100 Israelis were murdered.

The terms "peaceful uprising/resistance,” and “popular uprising/resistance" are used by PA leaders at times to refer to peaceful protest and at times to refer to deadly terror attacks and terror waves. For example, ‎Mahmoud Abbas defined as “peaceful popular” the murderous terror during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), in which 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans and 1 Eritrean) and hundreds wounded in stabbings, shootings, and car ramming attacks. Abbas said: "We want peaceful popular uprising, and that’s what this is." https://palwatch.org/page/9276

The Trump peace plan – US President Donald Trump announced his Israel–Palestinian peace plan "Peace to Prosperity" – commonly known as “the deal of the century” - on Jan. 28, 2020. Main points of the plan: 1- Israeli sovereignty would be applied to the Jordan Valley and all Israeli towns and cities in the West Bank. 2- Jerusalem, including all its holy sites, would remain under Israeli sovereignty with accommodations made to enable access for Palestinians. 3- The remainder of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and part of what is currently Israeli land in the Negev, the Galilee, and Jerusalem - creating a territory almost equal in size to the West Bank and Gaza Strip - would form the Palestinian state, with its capital in neighborhoods in East Jerusalem that are outside of Israel's security wall. 4- The Palestinian state would be demilitarized, with Israel responsible for external security and controlling all airspace. 5- All Palestinian prisoners except murderers, and those who attempted or conspired to murder would be released. 6- Palestinians in refugee camps would be absorbed into their host countries and, subject to certain limitations, into the Palestinian state. 7- Before becoming a state, the Palestinians would have to carry out extensive reform of their laws and institutions, including implementing a new governing system; granting its people due process and basic human rights and freedoms; end all incitement to and incentivizing of terror; end all glorification of terror and martyrdom; disarm Hamas; and adopt a culture promoting peace. The goal of the plan is to create a Palestinian state beside Israel, living in peace and security. The implementation would be facilitated through extensive international investment.