onsdag 9 juni 2021

UNRWA och palestinska myndigheten uppmuntrar till hat mot judar

 Här följer två artiklar som visar att både UNRWA och den palestinska myndigheten lär de palestinska barnen att hata judar.

Secretary Blinken calls out UNRWA antisemitism in US Congress (Jerusalem Post)

Blinken referenced UNRWA educational materials that erase Israel from maps and praise terrorism and martyrdom

EU study finds incitement in Palestinian textbooks, kept from public Jerusalem Post)

Palestinian Authority textbooks encourage violence against Israelis and include antisemitic messages, according to an unpublished report commissioned by the European Union in 2019 and obtained by The Jerusalem Post.

The European Commission kept the report under wraps after receiving it from the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research earlier this year. Brussels directly funds the salaries of teachers and the publishers of textbooks, which, the report indicates, encourage and glorify violence against Israelis and Jews.

torsdag 27 maj 2021

Terrorist blir offer i den palestinska versionen


– footage shows one of the wounded Israelis with the knife still in his back,
moments after the attack

This week, a 17-year-old Arab teenager stabbed and wounded two Israelis. After the attack, one of the victims still had the knife sticking out of his back. The terrorist was shot and killed by an Israeli border patrol officer at the scene.

However, the PA and Fatah portray terrorist stabber Zuhdi Al-Tawil differently. According to their false narrative, the stabber was an innocent school boy, murdered in cold blood by Israel.

The PA completely inverted the events, declaring that terrorist Zuhdi Al-Tawil was the victim of an Israeli attack:

“Zuhdi Al-Tawil, a 17-year-old youth… was shot by the occupation forces and died as a Martyr yesterday [May 24, 2021,] in the French Hill area of occupied Jerusalem, after a stabbing operation by extremist Israelis.”

[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 25, 2021]

Referring to the image below, the official PA daily continued its portrayal of the terrorist as if he was an innocent young man, emphasizing that he was a young student who was unrightfully killed – “with his schoolbag next to him”:

[Website of Al-Jazeera Mubasher, May 24, 2021]

“Local sources said that the Martyr is an outstanding high school student in the sciences track… An image was published on social media of the Martyr on the ground handcuffed with his schoolbag next to him.”

[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 25, 2021]

Fatah likewise claimed that Israel invented the story of the boy’s stabbing attack “as a pretext” to shoot “a young man”. Fatah repeated the Palestinian claim that all reported stabbing attacks against Israelis are fake and made up as a “pretext” Israel “uses every time” to have an excuse to kill Palestinians:

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT – Disproving the Fatah TV host’s lie, footage shows one of the wounded Israelis with the knife still in his back, moments after the attack

Fatah-run Awdah TV host: “Today the occupation police killed a young man at the beginning of his life (i.e., terrorist, stabbed 2) on the pretext of carrying out a stabbing attack – which is a pretext that it (i.e., Israel) uses every time, while it is lenient with the settlers as they riot against the Palestinians, against our people.”

[Facebook page of the Fatah Commission of Information and Culture, May 24, 2021]

However, a Palestinian teenager attempting to murder Israelis should not be unexpected, as this is exactly what the PA/Fatah tell Palestinian youth they expect of them. As Palestinian Media Watch has exposed numerous times, it is the PA and Fatah that have taught Palestinian youth that achieving martyrdom-death while “defending” the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem from danger of “Judaization” is “the path to excellence and greatness” – and preferable to their studies...

tisdag 11 maj 2021

Det drar ihop sig till ett nytt krig mellan Israel och terroristerna i Gaza

 Mer än  700 raketer har avfyrats mot Israel från Gaza under det senaste dygnet. Raketerna har förorsakat åtminstone 3 israeliska dödsoffer och över hundra skadade.

Av raketerna föll 150 inne i Gaza uppger IDF och hur många dödsoffer de förorsakat där är oklart.
200 raketer har skjutits ner av israelisk försvaret.
Raketerna har förutom närområdet till Gaza riktats mot Jerusalem och Tel-Avivområdet. Därför kommer Israel med största sannolikhet att slå tillbaka hårt den här gången. Det verkar också som att Israel inte bara bombat tomma hus och vapenlager utan några terroristledare i Gaza har fått sätta livet till.
Under tisdagskvällen har hundratals raketer avfyrats mot Tel-Aviv området och förorsakat döda och skadade.

Israel under fire: Live updates on rocket alerts (Här kan man se vilka områden som utsätts för raketbeskjutning)

När palestinierna vill ha våld hjälper det inte att Israel försöker lugna ner situationen. Herb Keinon: "As tension mounted in Jerusalem in recent days because of Ramadan, the cancellation of Palestinian Authority elections, slated evictions from Sheikh Jarrah and Jerusalem Day celebrations, some called on Israel to be smart, not right. What did it mean to be smart in these circumstances? Postponing the Sheikh Jarrah evictions, temporarily barring Jews from the Temple Mount and diverting the traditional Jerusalem Day march away from both Damascus Gate and the Muslim Quarter in Jerusalem’s Old City so as not inflame an already combustible situation. And Israel was smart: It did all of the above. The Supreme Court hearing on the Sheikh Jarrah evictions was postponed until June 8, Jews were kept from the Temple Mount on Jerusalem Day on Tuesday, and on that same day the traditional flag procession to the Western Wall through Damascus Gate was diverted elsewhere. But it helped not a whit. Rockets were still fired on Jerusalem, and then they pounded the South. Riots broke out in the mixed Jewish-Arab cities of Haifa, Ramle and Lod, as well as in Arab cities in the Galilee. Arabs blocked roads in the South, and passing motorists were threatened and pelted with rocks..."

Ignoring rocket fire, most foreign media focus on Israel’s airstrikes (Medias rapportering verkar vara lika vinklad som vanligt när det krisar till sig)

De palestinska ledarnas uppmaning till våld ignoreras helt av omvärlden.

- With Abbas and his Fatah party leading the violent Palestinian rioting against Israel in the name of “protecting Jerusalem,” Hamas was left with no choice but to compete with Fatah by attacking Israel.
- Abbas demanded violence using the PA euphemism “peaceful popular resistance” – the Palestinian public understood
- Abbas’ Fatah: “The Fatah Movement with all its elements and leadership calls to continue this uprising” and calls “everyone to raise the level of confrontation in the coming days and hours in the Palestinian lands”
- Abbas’ Presidential Office Spokesman to Palestinians: “The battle of all battles has arrived… [the] “long struggle against a satanic colonialist force”
- The Fatah Revolutionary Council “called on all Fatah’s frameworks everywhere to act to support our people in occupied Jerusalem, who are fighting the occupation authorities’ incessant violations”

måndag 26 april 2021

Varför är det oroligt i Jerusalem?

 Herb Keinon ger fyra orsaker till oroligheterna i Jerusalem:

1) Ramadan 

Det sker alltid en ökning av våldsdåden från palestiniernas sida under ramadan.

2) Det palestinska valet

Alla palestinska grupperingar vill framstå som "försvarare" av Jerusalem. Därför uttrycker också de palestinska ledarna sitt stöd för huliganerna i stället för att mana till lugn.

3) Den politiska situationen i Israel 

Israel har under en längre tid haft en svag regering som har svårt att fungera ordentligt.

4) Iran

Iran försöker alltid ställa till problem för Israel. 

What triggered the uptick in violence? - analysis

söndag 25 april 2021

Närmare 40 raketer mot Israel från Gaza och oroligt i Jerusalem

Skolorna öppnade som normalt idag i samhällena kring Gaza trots att närmare 40 raketer avfyrats mot Israel från Gaza under veckoslutet. Ingen har skadats direkt av attackerna men materiella skador har uppstått och ett par personer har skadats när de skyndat till bombskydd.
Grupper som hör till Fatah och PLFP har tagit på sig ansvaret. Det är alltså grupper som hör till PLO som utfört beskjutningen. Tidigare i veckan kom det krav från palestiniernas sida att USA måste sluta betrakta PLO som en terroristorganisation men vi fick ännu en gång se vad PLO består av för element.

Beskjutningen kopplas ihop med oroligheterna i Jerusalem där arabiska demonstranter drabbat samman med polis och där också judiska demonstranter från extremhögern varit inblandade.
Som vanligt ger de palestinska ledarna Israel skulden för oroligheterna och kallar de arabiska demonstranterna för hjältar.
Oroligheterna i Jerusalem hänger i sin tur ihop med det kommande palestinska valet. Man vill ha fokuset bort från egna problem och framstå som Jerusalems och Al-Aqsa moskéns försvarare.

"...A 21-year-old from Sderot sustained a head injury while running to a shelter during a rocket siren. He was treated at Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon, where his condition was stable. Additionally, an 18-year-old woman suffered an acute anxiety attack because of the alarms and was treated at the same hospital, the medical center said. The IDF did not conduct retaliatory raids in response to the Saturday night attacks in an apparent bid to stave off further violence. Though not unprecedented, this was a relatively uncommon decision by the military, which tends to retaliate harshly to such attacks. Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade claimed responsibility for some of the rocket attacks on Friday night, while the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine’s Abu Ali Mustapha Brigades took credit for attacks on both Friday night and Saturday night. Israel, however, formally holds the Hamas terror group responsible for all attacks from the Strip, seeing it as ultimately responsible for what goes on in the enclave.
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade and Abu Ali Mustapha Brigades tied the rocket launches to the ongoing unrest in Jerusalem, where Arab residents of the capital have repeatedly clashed with police and attacked Jewish Israelis, and where Israeli far-right nationalists have staged violent, racist protests..."

"...The Palestinian factions have succeeded in their effort to turn the dispute over the inclusion of Jerusalem in the upcoming Palestinian elections into a major theme of their electoral campaigns, which are set to begin this Friday.
They are already competing for the title of the best “defenders of Jerusalem and al-Aqsa Mosque” against alleged Israeli efforts to “Judaize” the city and alter the historical and legal status of the holy site.
The factions, specifically Fatah and Hamas, are also seeking to use the issue of Jerusalem as a distraction from the internal problems and challenges they are increasingly facing on the eve of the elections.
Israeli authorities, on the other hand, evidently underestimated the calls made by the factions and their leaders over the past few weeks to turn Jerusalem into a battlefield for “constant clashes” with the Israeli security forces and “settlers.”..."

onsdag 24 mars 2021

EU stater röstade för UNHRC-resolution som fördömer Israel

 Palestinierna skriver en resolution med hjälp av de islamska staterna som fördömer Israel, och flera EU stater väljer att rösta för resolutionen i UNHCR. 

 Resolutionstexten är så verklighetsfrämmande att det är helt oförklarligt att EU stater som påstår sig stå för demokrati och mänskliga rättigheter röstade för den.

De som röstade mot var Österrike, Brasilien, Bulgarien, Kamerun, Malawi och Togo.

För röstade Danmark, Frankrike, Tyskland, Italien, Nederländerna och Polen. 

France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy Back PLO-Sponsored Condemnation of Israel at UNHRC (UN WATCH)

"...The resolution was adopted by a vote of 22 to 6, with 8 abstentions. Bahrain was absent, which may have been deliberate. Those voting in opposition were Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Malawi and Togo. Brazil was the one to ask for a vote, preventing the text from being adopted by consensus.

“The fact that this resolution was literally written by the Palestinians, with co-sponsors that include Pakistan on behalf of the Islamic states as well as Venezuela’s Maduro regime, is clear from the text’s pervasive condemnation of Israeli actions, with no mention whatsoever of Hamas, Islamic Jihad or the Palestinian Authority,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, a Geneva-based human rights organization.

“If the resolution were truly about Palestinian human rights, it would not have completely ignored Palestinian Authority abuses, including arbitrary killings, torture, and arbitrary detention,” said Neuer.

“Astonishingly, the resolution backed by numerous EU states included no reference whatsoever to abuses by the PA, which holds political prisoners and detainees, restricts freedom of the press and the internet, and uses violence, threats, arrests, interrogations and prosecutions to target journalists and dissidents.”

“In all of its six pages, the text further turned a blind eye to PA censorship and site blocking, interference with the rights of peaceful assembly and freedom of association, including harassment of human rights activists, as well as its restrictions on political participation. Nor was there any mention of PA corruption, violence and threats of violence motivated by antisemitism, or  violence and threats of violence targeting LGBT persons, and forced child labor,” said Neuer.

“Likewise, the text omitted any mention of Hamas’ systematic use of torture, oppression of women and LGBT persons, unlawful recruitment and use of child soldiers, and its arbitrary detention this year of Gaza peace activist Rami Aman.”

“In reality, the resolution is not really about Palestinian human rights, but about demonizing Israel. Any self-respecting democracy that supports human rights should have voted to oppose this outrageous text from the PLO.”

UNHRC arms embargo call against Israel passes with EU OK, Bahrain absence ()Jerusalem Post)

"The United Nations Human Rights Council approved a resolution calling for an arms embargo against Israel that had the support of many of the European countries but received a nod of disapproval from Bahrain, which was absent for Tuesday’s vote..."

Resolutionstexten här 

onsdag 10 mars 2021

Vad hände vid fredsförhandlingarna år 2000?

 Om man är intresserad av vad som hände vid fredsförhandlingarna i slutet av år 2000 kan man läsa följande analys. 

In Depth: Arafat Rejected Peace in 2000


Recent peace agreements between Israel and UAE, Bahrain and Sudan have changed the face of the Arab-Israeli conflict and revealed a pent-up frustration among Arab nations with the long-standing Palestinian veto on their ability to normalize relations with Israel.

Arab nations have not suddenly become “pro-Israel” or abandoned their support for a Palestinian state, but they are more willing to call out Palestinian mistakes and lack of gratitude for longstanding Arab support. This dynamic was starkly on display in a recent interview of Prince Bandar bin Sultan of Saudi Arabia on Al Arabiya, a Saudi-owned television channel. Bandar spoke for over an hour, focusing on Palestinian leadership mistakes over the decades, capped off in the final part recounting the colossal error committed by Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat in rejecting a peace agreement with Israel in 2000-2001. Even though these events are twenty years old, Bandar puts it front and center, demonstrating its enduring importance in discourse about the conflict. This article will review the old and new evidence showing the tragedy of Arafat’s “no” response to an attractive peace deal, despite continued attempts by many to absolve Arafat and the Palestinians of fault..."