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Jan. 1, 2021, 11:09 p.m.
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Posted by: Stuminator

Posted by: tungsten

It is no secret that Israel is the world’s leading recipient of US aid since World War II. According to data provided by the US Congressional Research Service, Israel has received $146 billion of US taxpayers' money as of November 2020. 

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/12/31/us-money-tree-untold-story-american-aid-israel

And still, all you constantly hear from them is how bad they have it.

Shut up both of you. 

I just sent 20% of my income to them to bomb brown people and you should too.  It’s the cool thing to do.

Jan. 12, 2021, 12:14 p.m.
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A Palestinian boy sits on a chair with a national flag as Israeli authorities demolish a school site in the village of Yatta, south of the West Bank city of Hebron on July 11, 2018. (Photo: Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty Images)

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Today, B’Tselem published a new position paper that details how the Israeli regime enacts in all the territory it contols (Israeli sovereign territory, East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip) an apartheid regime. One organizing principle lies at the base of a wide array of Israeli policies: advancing and perpetuating the supremacy of one group – Jews – over another – Palestinians.

In the position paper B’Tselem rejects the perception of Israel as a democracy (inside the Green Line) that simultaneously upholds a temporary military occupation (beyond it). B’Tselem reached the conclusion that the bar for defining the Israeli regime as an apartheid regime has been met after considering the accumulation of policies and laws that Israel devised to entrench its control over Palestinians.

https://www.btselem.org/press_releases/20210112_this_is_apartheid

Feb. 17, 2021, 8:44 p.m.
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“The International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust is a time to mourn those who disappeared and to reflect upon the choice of the individuals and governments that allowed this genocide to unfold. It is also a call for vigilance and for action, to address the root causes of hatred and prevent future atrocities from happening.”   —  Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, January 27, 2021

On January 27, 2021, the day UNESCO led the world in commemorating The International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Israeli government’s military forces, better known as the Israel Defense Forces (dubbed by the Israeli Government as “the most moral army in the world”), oversaw and orchestrated the obliteration of over ten thousand (10,000) trees in Occupied Palestine.

On January 28, 2021, Middle East Monitor reported that on January 27, 2021 “The Israeli army yesterday destroyed a natural reserve and uprooted at least 10,000 trees in a military campaign in the northern West Bank in a move that Palestinians termed a ‘crime.’” Palestinian official Moataz Bisharat, “who is responsible for monitoring Israeli settlement activity in the Jordan Valley, told Anadolu Agency that the occupation army [Israeli army] pushed military vehicles and dozens of soldiers into the Ainun area in Tubas city in the morning and destroyed a nature reserve built on an area of about 400 dunums (98 acres).”

Bisharat further stated that this nature sanctuary planted some eight years back, was a supervised agricultural Greening of Palestine project overseen by the Palestinian Ministry of agriculture. Included in this list of the unconscionably demolished biodiverse forest, Bisharat lamented the destruction of some 350 olive trees. This nature preserve, he especially bemoaned, “is not more than 300 meters away from residential areas and it served as an ‘outlet’ for residents.”

In God’s name, what reason/explanation/excuse did the Israeli government and its Most Moral Army in the World have to justify destroying a forested 98 acre natural preserve in which those living under a brutal Nazi-like occupation find respite, solace and refuge from the daily brutalities they have to endure?

March 17, 2021, 3:34 p.m.
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Judgments are not intended to imply that we have proof that shows something to be a fact. - ODNI

March 17, 2021, 6:10 p.m.
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Funny (odd) how some things that happened more than 70 years ago are more of a topic than something that is happening right now.

March 19, 2021, 3:57 p.m.
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Posted by: Stuminator

Funny (odd) how some things that happened more than 70 years ago are more of a topic than something that is happening right now.

Why?  Is it Tungsten's birthday?

March 19, 2021, 8:03 p.m.
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Posted by: chupacabra

Posted by: Stuminator

Funny (odd) how some things that happened more than 70 years ago are more of a topic than something that is happening right now.

Whad'ya mean, it still happening. Drip drip drip......

Why? Is it Tungsten's birthday?

And everyday's a birthday for me sunnyjim.

May 4, 2021, 7:58 p.m.
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/05/04/israeli-man-trying-take-over-palestinian-home-says-if-i-dont-steal-it-someone-else

May 5, 2021, 7:08 p.m.
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Savage young Israelis taunt an older Palestinian woman who just saw her home seized by settlers. Twitter photo.

https://youtu.be/t4nZbN78Jkg

May 14, 2021, 5:35 p.m.
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https://electronicintifada.net/content/watch-film-israel-lobby-didnt-want-you-see/25876

https://youtu.be/3lSjXhMUVKE

Judgments are not intended to imply that we have proof that shows something to be a fact. - ODNI

May 15, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
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The U.S.-backed, armed, and funded extreme right-wing government of Benjamin Netanyahu is currently engaged in a systemic collective punishment campaign against the people of Gaza. More than two million of them are trapped in an open-air prison camp with nowhere to run or hide from this scorched earth operation. Children are being slaughtered. Civilian residential buildings are being razed to the ground. Meanwhile ethno-nationalist militias are rampaging through the streets of Israel and terrorizing their Arab neighbors in a campaign of organized mob violence. We must be clear: what started this immediate horror was the intensification of Israel’s ethnic-cleansing campaign against Palestinians in East Jerusalem, forcibly evicting people from their homes to hand them over to Israeli settlers. The incendiary situation was then exacerbated during a Ramadan siege by Israeli forces at one of the holiest sites in Islam, the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

https://theintercept.com/2021/05/14/palestine-israel-hamas-netanyahu-biden/


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May 17, 2021, 1:12 p.m.
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https://fpif.org/understanding-israels-latest-attack-on-gaza-and-who-benefits/

https://youtu.be/Y58njT2oXfE

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/5/18/mapping-israeli-occupation-gaza-palestine


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May 17, 2021, 4:55 p.m.
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Interesting breakdown of all of things that happened to lead up to the current crisis.  What a powder keg.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/13/podcasts/the-daily/israeli-palestinian-conflict-gaza-hamas.html

May 19, 2021, 3:15 p.m.
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Israel Is Wiping Out Entire Palestinian Families on Purpose

The numerous incidents of killing entire families in Israeli bombings in Gaza—Parents and children, babies, grandparents, siblings—attest that these were not mistakes. The bombings follow a decision from higher up, backed by the approval of military jurists.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/05/19/israel-wiping-out-entire-palestinian-families-purpose

https://www.haaretz.com/hblocked?returnTo=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.haaretz.com%2Fisrael-news%2Fgaza-israel-wiping-entire-palestinian-families-hamas-1.9820005

May 21, 2021, 12:46 p.m.
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Numerous outlets reported over the weekend that Palestinian protesters in Toronto had assaulted an older Jewish man. What they did not note, Domise pointed out, was that the older man had been armed and had joined a group of people who had already instigated the fight. The group appeared to be attending a counterprotest by the Jewish Defense League, which the Southern Poverty Law Center designates as a hate group for promoting “a violent form of anti-Arab, Jewish nationalism.” The man told the Toronto Sun that he was not a JDL member.

In response to the video, Toronto Mayor John Tory made a statement condemning antisemitism, as did Ontario Premier Doug Ford. CBC later reported on the full video, which showed that the man had been armed and instigated a fight.

https://theintercept.com/2021/05/20/israel-palestine-canadian-journalists-letter/

https://www.commondreams.org/further/2021/05/20/kill-them-one-one-today-we-are-nazis

https://twitter.com/WBWCanada/status/1395767153157083141

A citizen of Gaza: “Today I did the strangest thing; I gave 2 of my kids to my brother and took 2 of his. This way if (the Israelis) kill an entire one of our families something will still remain of all of us.”#GazaUnderAttackغزة https://t.co/X11oCIUv4J

— Ahdaf Soueif (@asoueif) May 18, 2021


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