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Old 02-07-2017, 11:12 PM
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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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