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Palestinian Authority textbooks encourage violence against Israelis and include antisemitic messages, according to an unpublished report commissioned by the European Union in 2019 and obtained by The Jerusalem Post.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

 

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
– 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

"Introduction


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..."

torsdag 4 mars 2021

ICC och Israel - politik, inte juridik

 Såsom omvärlden behandlar Israel är det inte förvånande att också ICC anslutit sig till hopen och nu beslutat utreda Israels eventuella krigsbrott när de försvarat sig mot terror. 

Det är sorgligt också därför att ICC därmed gör sig till en bricka i det politiska spelet där udden alltid riktas mot Israel.

Honest Reporting lyfter fram fakta som knappast kommer att beaktas av våra inhemska nyhetsredaktioner.

Två viktiga fakta:

- Israel är inte medlem av ICC (har inte undertecknat Romfördraget)

- Palestina är inte en självständig stat

Judge Péter Kovács’ Partly Dissenting Opinion

ICC Gives Itself Authority to Adjudicate Israeli “War Crimes:” What It Means (Honest Reporting)

"What is “international law”? As discussed many times by HonestReporting, international “law” is not a compilation of legislation in the classical sense but, rather, a collection of treaties according to which sovereign states have agreed to abide. In this case, the relevant treaty is the Rome Statute. However, Israel has never agreed to abide by this statute. Nor has the United States, for that matter. This means that in Friday’s ruling, the ICC has “given” itself the power to exercise authority over any sovereign nation, a notion that violates the very nature of international law itself. To put it differently, when nations agree to a treaty, that agreement can and should be enforced by bodies that the various nations have nominated for that purpose. However in this case, the ICC has determined that it is acceptable to impose a treaty even on countries that have never agreed to it....

...prosecutor Bensouda brought the question to a tribunal of three ICC judges to determine whether the ICC can exercise jurisdiction. The panel ruled 2-1 in favor of jurisdiction, with a strong dissenting opinion written by judge Judge Péter Kovács’...

...on Friday, the U.S. State Department under the Biden administration echoed the same underlying US position as the Trump administration, saying (emphasis added): As we made clear when the Palestinians purported to join the Rome Statute in 2015, we do not believe the Palestinians qualify as a sovereign state, and therefore are not qualified to obtain membership as a state, or participate as a state in international organizations, entities, or conferences, including the ICC. We have serious concerns about the ICC’s attempts to exercise its jurisdiction over Israeli personnel. The United States has always taken the position that the court’s jurisdiction should be reserved for countries that consent to it, or that are referred by the UN Security Council.”...


Blinken: US stands with Israel, ICC lacks jurisdiction to hold investigation (Jerusalem Post)

"...The United States firmly opposes and is deeply disappointed by this decision. The ICC has no jurisdiction over this matter," Blinken said in a statement issued early Thursday morning. "Israel is not a party to the ICC and has not consented to the Court’s jurisdiction, and we have serious concerns about the ICC’s attempts to exercise its jurisdiction over Israeli personnel."

Blinken also stressed that the Palestinians don't qualify as a sovereign state and therefore cannot participate in the ICC..."

torsdag 18 februari 2021

Fakenews från alternativ och etablerad media

 Fakenews har blivit ett populärt begrepp i vår tid. Det finns olika former av falska nyheter. 

Vissa producerar medvetet falska nyheter i t.ex alternativa media. Dessa bryr sig överhuvudtaget inte om sanningshalten i det de rapporterar eftersom en av målsättningarna är att förvilla och förvirra konsumenterna. Sådana nyheter är naturligtvis skadliga men de flesta av oss känner igen dem och förstår att åtminstone ta nyheterna med en nypa salt.

Sedan finns det fakenews som förekommer i etablerad media, i våra dagstidningar och TV kanaler. När falska nyheter förmedlas i dessa kanaler är det farligare än i det ovannämnda fallet. Därför att etablerad media påstår att de bekämpar falska nyheter och vi i allmänhet har ett stort förtroende för dem.

 I etablerad media handlar det sällan om att direkta lögner skulle framföras även om sådant kan förekomma. Det handlar mer om att nyheterna vinklas så att konsumenterna får en fel bild av verkligheten. När det gäller Israel har media en storskuld i den negativa uppfattning människor har om Israel.

Som ett exempel på etablerad medias falska nyheter tar jag en artikel från YLE: 

Gaza fick äntligen ett första litet parti vaccin - medan Israel redan har vaccinerat en stor del av sin befolkning

- Rubriken är sann men den förmedlar till läsarna det som också sägs senare i artikeln, att det är fel av Israel att vaccinera sin egen befolkning men inte palestinierna.

- Artikeln avslutas med följande underrubrik och text:

"Israel har en skyldighet att vaccinera människor på ockuperade områden"

"Israel har hänvisat till det så kallade Osloavtalet som ger den palestinska myndigheten ett begränsat självstyre. Enligt Israel gäller detta också ansvaret för vaccineringen av palestinier.

Den palestinska myndigheten och människorättsgrupper anser dock att Israel har både en juridisk, moralisk och humantär skyldighet som ockupationsmakt att se till att palestinierna blir vaccinerade."

Påståendet att Israel har skyldighet att vaccinera är en lögn men rubriken är inom citationstecken så det är inte YLE som ljuger. Men de flesta läsarna ser nog rubriken utan att reflektera över att det är ett citat.

YLE skiver för att så ett frö av tvivel att "Israel har hänvisat till Osloavtalet" och "enligt Israel gäller".

Men det är inte bara något Israel påstår, enligt Osloavtalet har den palestinska myndigheten ansvaret för hälsovården, det är ett faktum. Därför kan man inte kräva att Israel plötsligt skall börja vaccinera dem.

Osloavtalet:

ARTICLE 17

Health

1. Powers and responsibilities in the sphere of Health in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip will be transferred to the Palestinian side, including the health insurance system.

2. The Palestinian side shall continue to apply the present standards of vaccination of Palestinians and shall improve them according to internationally accepted standards in the field, taking into account WHO recommendations. In this regard, the Palestinian side shall continue the vaccination of the population with the vaccines listed in Schedule 3

6. Israel and the Palestinian side shall exchange information regarding epidemics and contagious diseases, shall cooperate in combating them and shall develop methods for exchange of medical files and documents.


- Artikeln avslutas med att hänvisa till källor som påstår att Israel har skyldighet att vaccinera palestinierna. Detta är delvis en falsk nyhet. Det finns grupper som säger så och det finns källor inom den palestinska myndigheten som säger så men det finns fakta som säger något annat.

Den palestinska myndigheten har inte bett Israel om hjälp att skaffa vaccin, de ville själva skaffa vaccin. Det var först i januari som palestinierna tydligen upptäckte att de kunde använda vaccinanskaffningen för att svartmåla Israel. Etablerad media och antiisraeliska grupper var snabba med att haka på. Media har i de flesta fallen senare märkt att det var fråga om palestinsk propaganda men här är tydligen YLE på efterkälken.

Palestinians: We didn't ask Israel for COVID-19 vaccine (Jerusalem Post)

The Palestinians have not approached Israel for help in obtaining COVID-19 vaccines and are planning to purchase them on their own with the help of the international community, Palestinian and Israeli officials said on Sunday.

A senior official with the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Health said that the Palestinians do not expect Israel to sell them, or purchase on their behalf, the vaccine from any country.


- I artikeln låter man också läsarna felaktigt förstå att Israel ockuperar Gaza :

"Men de palestinska områden som Israel har ockuperat har inte hittills nåtts av vaccinet.

Det bor cirka två miljoner människor i Gaza. Över 53 000 människor har smittats av coronaviruset och 538 människor har dött av det."

- Artikelförfattaren anser det också vara värt att nämna att det fanns röster i Israel som ansåg att man borde ha krävt något av Hamas för vaccinleveransen:

"PA har anklagat Israel för att förhala transporten. Israeliska politiker uppges till och med ha försökt ställa villkor och kräva gentjänster för att tillåta vaccinleveranser till Gaza.

Det låter inte så bra men kanske läsarna också behövt få veta att villkoren gällde att man önskade att Hamas skulle ge uppgifter om israeliska gisslan som gruppen håller och krav på att kropparna av dödade israeliska soldater skall återlämnas. Hur som helst, terroristorganisationen Hamas får sin vaccinleverans utan villkor. Intressant kulle vara att veta vilka som får sprutorna.


I en äldre artikel av samma författare förs samma budskap fram, så det är inte fråga om något misstag från YLE:s sida.

Mycket framgångsrik vaccinationskampanj pågår i Israel där smittspridningen är mycket stor – men palestinierna får stå utanför och vänta

Sammanfattning:

När etablerad nyhetsmedia medvetet eller omedvetet sprider falska nyheter handlar det ofta om att vilka uppgifter man tar med och vilka man utelämnar.

I artikeln ovan hänvisar man till sådana som anser att Israel har skyldighet att vaccinera palestinierna och utelämnar fakta som säger något helt annat. Det är inte svårt att hitta uppgifterna i Osloavtalet.

Man citerar palestinska källor som kräver att Israel vaccinerar och utelämnar palestinska källor som säger att palestinierna själva sköter vaccineringen.

För en journalist borde det alltid vara viktigast att förmedla sanningen. De två YLE artiklarna har inte detta som mål utan målet är att ge en bilda av att Israel är skyldig att vaccinera palestinierna och detta är inte sant. Det är inte sant även om vissa kräver det, och den informationen  borde vara YLE:s uppgift att förmedla.


Ett tillägg för att visa hur olika man kan välja att rapportera:

YLENetanyahu fick vänta länge på Bidens samtal, och han är bland de sista världsledarna som Biden ringt.

TOI: Netanyahu was the first Middle Eastern leader to receive a call from Biden, but the 12th world leader overall. 

Några artiklar i ämnet:

Human Rights Watch Chief Ken Roth Spreads Israel Coronavirus Vaccination Lie

Media: Israel Leaves Palestinians Waiting For Vaccines; Truth: Palestinians Never Asked Israel for Help

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


onsdag 3 februari 2021

FN:s råd för mänskliga rättigheter granskas av UN Watch

UN Watch har granskat FN:s råd för mänskliga rättigheter (UNHRC) och dess agerande mot Israel.

Nyttig läsning om man inte tidigare följt med rådets arbete.

Agenda Item 7: Country Claims and UN Watch Responses

An examination of country statements delivered at the United Nations Human Rights Council under the agenda item concerning Israel.


INTRODUCTION

Every session of the UN Human Rights Council devotes a special agenda item to the “Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories,” which is defined by UNHRC Resolution 5/1 as covering “Human rights violations and implications of the Israeli occupation of Palestine and other occupied Arab territories.” The other nine items on the Council’s permanent agenda are all generic, and do not refer to any particular country or situation. There is no special agenda item on Iran, Syria, North Korea, or any other country. Only Israel.


Under the debate that takes place three times a year pursuant to Agenda Item 7, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, North Korea and dozens of other council members and observers routinely accuse Israel of numerous crimes and human rights violations, while making no mention of Hamas, Islamic Jihad or the Palestinian Authority.


The debate is entirely one-sided. Israel, the United States most other democracies no longer participate in the proceedings of Agenda Item 7, in protest against its selectivity. As a result, many claims enter the record at the United Nations despite having no basis in fact.


The purpose of this report is to remedy that situation by providing the first-ever examination of claims made under Item 7, and to provide a detailed analysis, citing to sources of fact and international law. The period covered in this report is the six UNHRC sessions held in 2019 and 2020.


CLAIMS EXAMINED IN THE REPORT

Claim 1: “Israel has occupied Palestinian territory for 70 years”


Claim 2: “Israel is responsible for the impasse in peace talks”


Claim 3: “Israel commits apartheid against the Palestinians”


Claim 4: “Israel commits ethnic cleansing against the Palestinians”


Claim 5: “Palestinian refugees have a right of return”


Claim 6: “Israel’s blockade of Gaza is illegal”


Claim 7: “The protesters at the Gaza border were peaceful”


Claim 8: “The Gaza protesters were civilians”


Claim 9: “Israel used excessive force against Gaza protesters”


Claim 10: “Israel commits extrajudicial killings”


Claim 11: “Israel arbitrarily detains Palestinian children”


Claim 12: “Israel arbitrarily withholds bodies of Palestinian ‘martyrs’”


Claim 13: “Israel withholds Palestinian funds under false pretext”


Claim 14: “Israel restricts the movement of Palestinians”


Claim 15: “Israel harasses Palestinian human rights defenders”


Claim 16: “Israel targets Palestinian media workers”


Claim 17: “Israel suppresses Palestinian freedoms”


Claim 18: “Israel violates human rights in the Golan Heights”


Claim 19: “Israel harasses Palestinian patients during hospital stays”


Claim 20: “Israel hinders the Palestinian fight against COVID-19”


Claim 21: “Israel steals Palestinian natural resources”


Claim 22: “Israel damages Palestinian holy sites”


Claim 23: “Israel engages in military aggression against Syria and Lebanon”

Läs rapporten här

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.