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On a more personal note, this is an article by/about one of the groups I work for, Staat van Beleg (State of Siege). We record all the violations we can find in all kinds of (written) media and boringly log them in a database. We all do about 3 days a month and then some do the graphics etcetera obviously.



Overview of the barbaric human rights violations by Israel in Palestine for 2016 -- Sott.net
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In strictly legal terms, the Jewish Nation-State Bill offers limited changes. Since its founding in 1948, Israel has defined itself as a state of the Jewish people rather than of all the country's citizens, including its Palestinian minority.

The Law of Return of 1950 allows only Jews to immigrate to Israel and receive citizenship. Adalah, a legal rights group, has documented dozens of laws that explicitly discriminate against Palestinian citizens.

But the new legislation is significant for reasons beyond its immediate legal implications.

Not least, it gives Israel's self-definition as the nation-state of the Jewish people something akin to constitutional standing, observed Ali Haider, a human rights lawyer and former co-director of Sikkuy, an organisation lobbying for equal citizenship rights.

The bill, if passed, will join a handful of Basic Laws intended to provide the foundation for any future constitution. Such laws take precedence over ordinary laws and are much harder to repeal.

"This is a very dangerous step because it makes explicit in a Basic Law that all Jews, even those who are not citizens, have superior rights in Israel to those citizens who are Palestinian," he told Al Jazeera.
Knesset's new bill 'portrays racism as entirely normal' | Middle East | Al Jazeera
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With Israel’s war against BDS getting ever more desperate, we can expect it to get more and more extreme. As long as Israel faces no consequences from Western governments for its human rights violations and war crimes, such dirty tricks campaigns will only intensify.

The Reut-ADL report shows us that while Israel’s global anti-Palestinian war is still dangerous, it has nothing new to propose. However, the lobbyists can’t see the wood for the trees; their loyalty to the rogue Zionist state blinds them to the reality that the only way to bring BDS to an end is for Israel to halt its abuses against Palestinians; end its brutal military occupation; allow refugees to return to their land; and grant full equality to all citizens. All of these are required by international laws and conventions; BDS activists are not asking for anything unsavoury or illegal, unlike their opponents in Reut, the ADL and their ilk, which tells us a lot about the people involved on both sides.
This secretive report exposes the vacuum at the heart of Israel’s war against BDS – Middle East Monitor
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One of my colleagues is Jewish, and lived for a time in Israel. Once or twice I've made the mistake of suggesting in her presence that not everything the Israeli government does is necessarily admirable -- or even legal.

Her response can be summed up as: "I lived there, and I know from personal experience that the Palestinians hate us with every fiber of their beings and want every Jew dead -- for no other reason than because we're Jewish. They are the aggressors, not us, and absolutely anything we do in response to their aggressions is more than justified."

I've learned not to touch the subject in her presence, even when she brings it up (as she often does), because it inevitably leads (and very quickly) to this otherwise calm and rational woman snarling: "You don't get to tell me that anything Israel does is illegal or unjustified!"
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Israeli Companies Are Making a Killing off Technology Perfected Over 50 Years of Occupation | Alternet

They have managed to make money on the occupation in many ways. The EU picks up a lot of the tabs for infrastructure and services that Israel is obliged to provide under international law. Plus they pocket most of the Aid to the Palestinians: 72 Percent Of Aid To Palestine Ends Up 'In Israeli Hands'

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But why are security companies in Israel, as opposed to any other country, so coveted?

“All of the Israeli companies would immediately answer the question: We have actual experience, and we have tested these weapons on human beings,” said Shir Hever, an Israeli researcher and author of the book The Political Economy of the Occupation.
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How Settlement Businesses Contribute to Israel's Violations of Palestinian Rights | HRW
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This is 'look at what Israel did then': Fifty Years Later, NSA Keeps Details of Israel's USS Liberty Attack Secret
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Journalist Hasan Safadi has been detained without trial for speaking against Israel's occupation – Middle East Monitor
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Tourists In Israel Can Now Pretend To Kill Palestinians For Only $115
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Palestinians bury dead in frantic bid to hide bodies from Israeli police | Middle East Eye



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The family feared that the Israeli authorities would take away his body away after armed police stormed into the hospital, while Israeli officers began hurling tear gas into crowds outside the hospital.

Similar scenes were posted online of the body of Mohammed Mahmoud Sharaf, aged 17, shot dead by a settler, being carried by hundreds to his grave.
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Old 07-30-2017, 01:24 AM
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Blocking an 'Israeli Arab' (i.e. uncleansed Palestinian who has Israeli citizenship) member of parlement from entering al-Aqsa, when they parade armed settlers around there about every week, really rubs it in how you can sit in parlement but you are still just an Arab...

Israeli occupation forces prevent Arab MK from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque – Middle East Monitor
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Also: Israeli Mob Nearly Kills 14 Year Old Palestinian "Terrorist," Palestinian Killed for Wearing Palestinian Flag - Tikun Olam תיקון עולם

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The outrageous bill of particulars for the Al Aqsa Intifada keeps mounting. Two days ago a Palestinian doctor was taking his nieces and nephews on a trip to Jerusalem’s main downtown street, Jaffa Road, when a Jewish passerby saw something he didn’t like in the face of one of the man’s nephews, a 14 year-old boy. The “Good Samaritan” immediately went to a light rail security guard and reported the “terrorist” in their midst. At which point the guard ran to the scene and commenced beating the boy senseless without warning or provocation.

The doctor then threw himself physically on top of his nephew to prevent the beating from doing serious damage to his charge. Then other passersby joined in the fray and began shouting racist slogans at the Palestinian family. Many of them had pistols, which they brandished threatening to shoot him.
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Israel Police tells court: Netanyahu suspected of bribery and fraud - Israel News - Haaretz.com

I'm hoping this'll bring him down, but I'm under the impression he's survived things like this before. Still, I regard it as good news.
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We Asked Every U.S. Senator About Israel Killing 17 Palestinians and Shooting Hundreds More

Only Sanders and Leahy (sort of) willing to offer comment (both mildly negative). Leahy's comment suggests the possibility of consequences, but obviously given the response of his colleagues that's unlikely to happen.
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The Dangerous Logic Used to Justify Killing Civilians - The Atlantic

From 2014, around and around we go. No innocent Gazans, no innocent people in the World Trade Center, and so on.
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Why is it that we don't hear more about Netanyahu getting in bed with anti-Semites like this guy?
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Them Dominionists are really stoked for this whole death cult of theirs with the Lamb of God fursona to come murder lots of people and usher in this hallucinatory fevered dream of some bronze age dude.
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Reza Aslan's account of intimidation, threats, and harassment from Shin Bet in Apartheid Israel, when he entered the country on a recent visit.

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“Why do you hate Israel?” She asked.

“I don’t hate Israel,” I replied.

“But you hate our Prime Minister.”

“I’m sorry is your Prime Minister Israel?”
...>snip<...
“You don’t think Israel should exist yes?”

That’s absurd. I’m against the occupation not Israel.

Then the police state part began in earnest
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Write down names of Palestinians you know

Write down names of journalists you associate with

Write down names of Palestinian organizations you support

And constantly, repeatedly, this threat: “if you don’t cooperate it will be a long time before you see your kids again.”
...
I tried to cooperate the best I could. It was 104 degrees. My wife, my two 6yr olds, my 3yr old, and I my two elderly in-laws had been waiting for me in the sun for hours.

But (again the police state tactic): every answer I gave she told me was lie.

“Stop lying!” She’d yell.
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The questions got dumber and more surreal:

“Who did your father work for in Iran?”

I don’t know. I was 7 when we left
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This isn't Israeli state activity (or at least not directly) but I think it fits our late lamented friend watser?'s theme nicely. And it is off the WTF-scale ...

The messianic Zionist religion whose believers worship Judaism (but can't practice it) - Haaretz.com

From the linkIn his sermons, Villegas explains why his community is forbidden to uphold Jewish commandments, and dwells on the essence of the difference between Noahides and Jews. Jews, he says, possess an inner sanctity that draws them close to a divine level: “The Jew has five levels of soul while the Noahide only has three levels and remains on an animalistic level, and this is written in the Kabbalah.”
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The final goal of Rabbi Cherki and the Noahide World Center, we are told, is a modest one: seven billion believers.
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Further to our late lamented friend's plug for "The Lobby" documentary about Israeli state interference in British politics, I'm hearing reports that its sequel, the one that covers the US side of the story, was completed two years ago but has yet to be broadcast while unspecified "editorial and legal issues" are dealt with. The rumour is that it has been buried on the insistence of the Qatari government for fear of an Israel sponsored backlash from Trump's White House.

Al Jazeera denies Qatari emir censored Israel lobby film | The Electronic Intifada

Here's a link to the first or four parts of the original doc:



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Unverified reports of Russian interference with the US election have been whipping through the British media like a hurricane. Fully authenticated reports of Israeli subversion of British Democracy can be heard like the faintest breeze in a distant forest. Labour Party calls for a Government investigation have been ignored. Scandalously the Labour Party is not calling for an internal investigation into the deep penetration of its own structures.
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