BDS update: Anti-apartheid Hagues By Eric Walberg

24 November, 2010 — Eric Walberg

Despite the stranglehold Israel lobbies have on Euro-parliaments and politicians, there have been some surprisingly plucky official moves to protest illegal Israeli settlements recently, notes Eric Walberg

Israeli mayoral visits to Spain and the Netherlands were nixed in September because the delegation included leaders of illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. The visit of thirty Israeli mayors to the Netherlands was organised by the Israeli branch of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) after the Spanish municipal organisation cancelled a proposed visit in light of the Israeli attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.

The Dutch conference was to be hosted by the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG), located in The Hague. The aim of the trip was purportedly to learn more about the Dutch system of local, regional and national authorities, though such official visits are really an Israeli ploy to provide de facto recognition of illegal settlements.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 23 November, 2010: “War Criminals” Leak Strikes at Heart of Israeli Society

23 November, 2010 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Internal Revenue Service Asked to Revoke AIPAC’s Tax Exemption
IMEMC – 24 Nov 2010 – Tuesday November 23, 2010 – 17:40, An 1,389 page filing, demanding that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC’s) tax exempt status be revoked, was received by the Internal Revenue Service, on Tuesday, the Middle Eastern Policy Institute for Research in Washington told The Middle East Monitor.

Palestinian Family Forced From Their Home, Acquired by Jewish Settlers in East Jerusalem
IMEMC – 24 Nov 2010 – Tuesday November 23, 2010 – 17:25, Israeli settlers have been moved into, on Tuesday, houses in the al-Farouq neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber in occupied East Jerusalem, resulting in the expulsion of twenty eight Palestinians.

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24 November 24, 2010 — Gilad Atzmon

war-crimes.jpgA few days ago, British Chief of Defence Staff General Sir David Richards admitted that victory in Afghanistan is unachievable. “In conventional war,” said Richards, “defeat and victory is very clear cut and is symbolised by troops marching into another nation’s capital.”

It took a few years for British military elites to admit that the war in Afghanistan cannot lead anywhere : a valuable lesson to learn from mid to late 20th century warfare, is that conventional military might cannot easily defeat mass civilian resistance.

It is interesting to reflect too, that the Jewish state has exercised a ‘strategy’ of occupation for sixty two years — and for some reason the penny has still failed to drop. The Israelis are still convinced that they can manage to knock down the resilient Palestinians using siege, indiscriminate killing, carpet bombardment and chemical warfare.The results are pretty obvious: and bearing in mind that Israel considers itself to be a ‘Jews only democracy’, then every Jewish Israeli is complicit in a colossal war crime against a civilian population.

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 24 November, 2010: TSA Gestapo Empire

24 November, 2010 — Information Clearing House

Bush Lies – Not Just To Us, But To Himself
By Ray McGovern
Why should George W. Bush have been “angry” to learn in late 2007 of the “high-confidence” unanimous judgment of all 16 U.S. intelligence agencies that Iran had stopped working on a nuclear weapon four years earlier?

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