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Remembering ‘Land Day’ after 39 years

pal-map-1[1]On March 30, Palestinian in Gaza marked the 39th anniversary of Palestinian Land Day by protesting and planting olive trees near the so-called buffer zone east of Gaza in solidarity with Palestinian farmers. Palestinians commemorate Land Day during which Israeli forces carried out a lethal and brutal military attack on unarmed Palestinians in 1976 who were peacefully protesting the Israeli Apartheid regime’s land grab policies.

The Palestinian refugees living in Syria and Lebanon and Syrians in Golan Heights also held protest rallies against Jewish occupation of their ancestral lands.

Scores of visitors, diplomats, lawmakers and artists met at the Embassy of Palestine in Argentina to commemorate the Palestinian Culture and Land Day. Argentina was one of the first countries in Latin America to recognize Palestine as a free and independent state. The unprecedented decision then sparked a strong condemnation from the Zionist regime and local Zionist organizations and rapidly led to many other countries in the region to follow suit.

On March 29, activists representing 120 countries attending the World Social Forum demonstrated in Tunis city in support of Palestinians’ rights to return to their ancestral homes occupied by foreign Jews.

At the time the notorious Balfour Declaration was written by British Zionist leader Lord Balfour, the Palestinian Jews owned only 2.5% of Palestinian land. Now Europe’s unwanted Jews occupies 95% of Palestinian land.

In reality, the Land Day began in the 1890s, as recorded by Theodor Herzl in his Diary: “We shall try to spirit the penniless population across the border by procuring employment for it in the transit countries, while denying it any employment in our own country… expropriation and the removal of the poor must be carried out discreetly and circumspectly.”

On the 28th of March 2015, close to 200 protesters from all over the West Bank gathered in Nabi Saleh to protest the occupation in commemoration of Land Day. The protest was met with extreme violence as the Army and Border Police fired large amounts of tear gas and rubber-coated metal bullets as well as several rounds of M16 live ammunition at the protesters. Watch a video below.

And finally, a soul searching statement by Tel Aviv-based editor and blogger, Edo Konrad, published at +972 news website on March 30, 2015. “The reasons to mark the Land Day are too numerous to list in any one article. But this year, as American liberals search for that disappearing sweet spot between “democratic Israel” and the undemocratic occupation, we ought to remember that the Judaization of Palestinian land is part of the DNA of the Jewish state, on whichever side of the Green Line it happens to operate.”

Morocco: Safer than Europe for Jews

New Yorker Jewish writer Jonathan Katz penned an article, entitled 1 Thing Moroccans Want All Jews To Know, at the Jewish Daily Forward on March 29, 2015. The article is based on Katz’s personal experience during his recent visit to Morocco.

Katz claims that he had visited several European countries in the past and faced antisemitism everywhere – especially in Netherlands and Sweden. In contrast he says that while visiting Morocco or Tunisia, he felt like he was visiting Israel where Jews have found freedom and security.

From Morocco, what I would like to say is this: Tolerance is not the province of Western white people alone. I saw a greater acknowledgment for the intersection of different identities – Moroccan and Jewish, Berber and Muslim, Arab and francophone – than I have ever seen in much of the West,” Katz said.

Yes, Morocco’s support (alongside many Jews’ support) for the Palestinian cause leaves some pro-Israel Jews queasy. But Morocco is in the midst of achieving something that many European countries have not yet started: the idea of a Jew as part and parcel of the country’s heritage,” adds Katz.

Katz says that the hatred toward Jews during the 1960s, which forced 300,000-strong Jewish community to leave Morocco is gone and the remaining 5000 Jews in Morocco face no antisemitism. I guess, Katz is not aware of a study published by Israeli historian professor Yigal Bin-Nun (Bar-Ilan University) in 2013 in which he claimed that Israeli Mossad was behind the exodus of Jews from Morocco.

Canadian documentary photographer Aaron Vincent Elkaim, whose father was a Moroccan Jew, visited his ancestral land recently. He also found a peaceful co-existence between Muslims, Jews and Christians in Morocco.

Last year, Alexandre Sterns, a Mossad agent, who was killed during shoot-out at Brussels Jewish museum was son of a Moroccan Jewish mother and Algerian Muslim father. He was raised as a Jew by his mother, who decided to bury her son in a Muslim cemetery in Morocco.

While Israeli Jews have destroyed over 600 mosques and built settlements, parks and Holocaust museums over Muslim graveyards – Moroccan government and Muslims have looked-after Jewish cementeries and synagogues during the last seven decades.

Muslims in North Africa have a long history of mercy for the Jews. It’s in 711 CE when Almoravids of Spain sent an army under the command of Berber General Tariq Ben Ziyad to liberate Jew Serf (slaves) in Spain. For the next eight centuries (711-1492) Jews in Muslim Spain created the Hebrew Golden Age.

Netanyahu’s ‘Iran-Lausanne-Yemen’ Axis

bomb3[1]On March 29, JTA reported that Netanyahu told his cabinet on Sunday that after receiving briefings from US Senators Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid, he was shocked to learn that the Lausanne (Switzerland) framework deal between FMs John Kerry and Dr. Javad Zarif is worse than Israeli leaders had feared.

After the ‘Beirut-Damascus-Baghdad’ axis, Iran is carrying out a pincers movement in the south (Yemen) as well in order to take over and conquer the entire Middle East. The Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis is very dangerous for humanity and needs to be stopped,” Netanyahu told his anti-Muslim extremist Jew ministers.

McConnell told Netanyahu that if a preliminary agreement is inked this week, Senate Republicans will demand that the agreement come to the Republican-controlled Congress for approval. If there is no agreement, he said, the senators will work on to increase sanctions on Iran.

On Saturday, Zionist Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, director Wiesenthal Holocaust Propaganda Center, published a full-page advertisement in The Jew York Times calling on President Obama to refrain from appeasing Iran

Jewish-controlled media has claimed that Tehran has agreed to ship its stock of enriched uranium to Russia, and limit its uranium-enriching centrifuges to 6,000 for at least ten years. Both claims have been refuted by Tehran.

In response to Netanyahu’s ‘Bomb, Bomb, Bomb … Iran’ rhetoric, I found a good article by former US ambassador Dan Simpson and a statement made by an international lawyer Barry Grossman.

Grossman said that if the so-called P5+1 and Iran talks fail, Netanyahu and the traitors among the US lawmakers would be responsible for the next American Vietnam.

Israel has delivered three major body punches to the United States this month, which means it is time to hit back — unless our government wants to be perceived by Americans, Israelis and everyone else in the world as a bad joke as a world power,” Simpson said.

Simpson made the following suggestions to Barack Obama how to get his and America’s honor and sovereignty back.

1. The United States should expel from Washington Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer, a former Republican Party operative, as persona non grata. He helped organize with House Speaker John Boehner the March 2 Netanyahu speech to Congress. He was born in the United States. It would be educational for him to go live in Israel. A country can “png” another’s ambassador without breaking relations. The US government also could simply isolate Mr. Dermer, granting him no appointments with US officials. Let him talk to his friend Mr. Boehner, which should be a real treat.

2. The United States should eliminate its $3 billion (in real values it’s three-times more than that) in annual aid to Israel, a prosperous, developed country in any case.

3. The next time Israel gets into a war, with Hamas in Gaza, Hizbullah in Lebanon or whomever, as is its wont, and asks for more US arms, remind it of its March 2015 madness and sit on the request.

Lobby fears Nigeria’s new pro-Shari’ah president

nigeria[1]You will never succeed if you’re unjust to your people,” Maj. Gen. Mahammadu Buhari.

On Saturday, 177 million Nigerians (Muslims 51%, Christians 42% and Animists 7%) went to poll to choose country’s next president. Over a dozen candidates are contesting the election but the real fight is between the incumbent Christian president Goodluck Jonathan and a former Muslim president Maj. Gen.  Muhammadu Buhari.

Most analysts predict a victory for Buhari, an honest military officer with an iron fist, over Jonathan, a corrupt and IMF poodle. Buhari has pledged to share Nigeria’s oil fortune with ordinary Nigerian and get the nation rid of Boko Haram, the US-Israel’s Muslim proxy.

The election has been extended for another 24 hours due to some “technical difficulties”. The regions where voting were closed – Buhari shows leading so far, however it’s too early to predict the victory. As expected, there were tribal riots, which killed 25 people but the western media termed them “Muslim-Christian” communal riots.

Katy Lee claimed at VOX, a Jewish news website on March 28: “Jonathan’s time in office has been troubled by a weak economy, high corruption, and a badly worsening conflict with the Boko Haram extremist group based in Nigeria’s predominantly Muslim north. Jonathan’s critics say it has taken him years to fully take on the insurgency that has largely caused suffering to people in the predominantly Muslim north, where Jonathan, a Christian, is less popular. There are now signs that Nigerians from all ethnicities and religions, across the country, could be fed up enough to vote for the opposition.”

Andrew Harding (Jewish), the BBC Africa correspondent reported on March 28: “We’ve seen the impressive patience, discipline – and in the troubled north-east, pure courage – shown by most voters. Then there’s the increasingly sophisticated coalition of election observers, armed with cameras and social media, furiously publishing data and hunting for irregularities.”

Even though, Buhari had maintained good relations with the Zionist entity during his military dictatorship, some members of Zionist-Mafia don’t trust Buhari. For example, Christian Whiton, former senior advisor with State Department under George Bush presidency and the president of pro-Israel Hamilton Foundation, accused Barack Obama for “backing pro-Shari’ah populist Buhari in Nigeria” at Jewish The Commentator on March 27, 2015.

There is a real risk that a Buhari-led Nigeria would take the same path of Turkey over the last decade. There, a populist leader, Recep Erdogan, has fanned the flames of Islamist sentiment to augment his power. In so doing, he has transformed Turkey – nominally a member of NATO – into an ally in name only. Turkey now hosts leadership elements of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood and has aided attacks on Israel. What was once an iconic Muslim-majority nation that embraced modernity and separated mosque and state is now an antagonist of those virtues. An Erdogan scenario in a divided country like Nigeria might lead to sectarian war. Even if that extreme outcome is avoided, the West and its partners might still lose a democratic ally in the struggle against radical Islam,” whined the Talmudic moron.

Goodluck Jonathan met Netanyahu in Jerusalem on October 26, 2014. At a press conference, Netanyahu thanked Jonathan for killing the Palestinian bid for statehood at the UN Security Council.

Nigeria has forged closer ties with the Zionist regime under president Goodluck Jonathan. In 2013, Jonathan visited the Zionist entity first time and signed an aviation deal to allow more Nigerian Christian pilgrims to visit the Holy land where Christians are spitted on by religious Jews.

Jewish actress equates Jews to ‘dogs’

On Friday, Abraham Foxman, the US Jew Supremacist condemned American Jew actress and writer of HBO show ‘Girl’, Lena Dunham, 28, for equating her Tribe with dogs in a recent satirical  piece, entitled, Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz, published by The Jew Yorker magazine in its March 30 issue.

In the article, Dunham asks 35 questions that begins by asking the readers “do the following statements refer to (a) my dog or (b) my Jewish boyfriend?

The article includes tidbits like “He doesn’t tip. And he never brings his wallet anywhere.” Another portion of the article adds: “He comes from a culture in which mothers focus every ounce of their attention on their offspring and don’t acknowledge their own need for independence as women. They are sucked dry by their children, who ultimately leave them as soon as they find suitable mates.”

Some will certainly find Lena Dunham’s stereotypes about cheap Jews offensive. Others will take issue with the very idea of comparing a dog and a Jewish boyfriend. The piece is particularly troubling because it evokes memories of the No Jews or Dogs Allowed signs from our own early history in this country, and also because, in a much more sinister way, many in the Muslim world today hatefully refer to Jews as dogs,” said Foxman.

One has to forgive Foxman, the highest-paid Israeli propagandist for demonizing Muslims. However, one of anti-Arab Jewish scholars, Dr. Bernard Lewis, in his book, The Jews of Islam, debunks Foxman, “For Muslims, hostility to the Jews is not part of the birth pangs of their religion, as it is for Christians. It is rather the usual attitude of the dominant to the subordinate, of the majority to the minority, without that additional theological and therefore psychological dimension that gives Christian anti-semitism its unique and special character.”

Jordana Horn, whined at Kveller, a Jewish parenting blog: “There are many people who seem to believe that if you’re from New York and consider yourself ‘culturally Jewish’, then you can say whatever you want about Jewish people“.

David Remnick, an editor of The Jew Yorker, has defended Dunham’s “Jewish rights” to make fun of fellow Jews:

The Jewish-comic tradition is rich with the mockery of, and playing with, stereotypes. Anyone who has ever heard Lenny Bruce or Larry David or Sarah Silverman or who has read ‘Portnoy’s Complaint’ knows that. Lena Dunham, who is Jewish and hugely talented, is a comic voice working in that vein. Richard Pryor and Chris Rock do the same about black stereotypes; Amy Schumer does it with women and gender. I don’t mind if one reader or another didn’t find the piece funny. People can differ on that. But considering all the real hatred and tragedy in the world, the people getting exercised about the so-called anti-Semitism of this comic piece, like those who railed at Philip Roth a generation or two ago, are, with respect, howling in the wrong direction,” Remnick responded to the paranoid Organized Jewry.

Incidentally, on March 23, 2015, The Jew Yorker magazine published an article penned by John Cassidy calling Ted Cruz, the GOP 2016 presidential hopeful “loudmouth”, who has no chance to win the election. As result of pressure from Israel lobby, the author and the magazine apologized to Ted Cruz, who last year told a Christian conference on Middle East that every good Christian must support Israel.

Some readers might be interested to know that in June 2011, a Jerusalem rabbinical court sentenced a wandering dog (considered an impure animal by Halacha) to death by stoning. Read more here.

Pakistanis against US-Israel-Saudi war on Yemen

After Friday prayer, tens of thousands of Muslims poured into Karachi streets to show their support for Yemen against Saudi-led US proxy war against Yemen. The protesters were carrying anti-Wahabbi, anti-US and anti-Israel banners.

Islamabad has confirmed that it received a request from Riyadh to join the US-Israel-Saudi coalition against Yemen. Pakistan’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif during a cabinet meeting said that if attacked Pakistan army will defend Saudi Arabia, which is considered a token pledge of his loyalty to the Saudi ‘royals’. Sharif spent several years in Saudi Arabia as a ‘royal’ guest while exiled by Pakistan’s fourth military dictator Gen. Pervez Musharraf.

Pakistani Muslims have great affection for Saudi Arabia due to Islam’s two most sacred cities – Makkah and Medinah. However, the great majority of them hate Saudi fitna of Wahabism and Salafism which brought religious sectarianism in Pakistan during the country’s second military dictatorship of Gen. Zia-ul-Haq and destroyed country’s history of religious tolerance.

Military officials from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Kuwait, Morocco, etc. routinely come to Pakistan’s military academy in Kakul for training. Pakistani military has always kept it presence in Saudi Arabia and Jordan to defend those countries against Israeli aggression. In previous Israeli aggression against Jordan, Syria and Egypt – Pakistani pilots participated in wars and shotdown 10 Israeli jets.

The Shia community in Pakistan makes more than 15% of country’s total population of 160 million, which is against Pakistan joining a war against Iran, Iraq, Syria and Yemen. During Muslim independence movement against the British Raj, Shia community played a major role. The ‘Father of Pakistan’, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a Shia. Pakistan is also headquarter of Ismaili shias, whose ancestors, the Fatimid dynasty ruled Morocco and Egypt in the past.

Pakistan army, which like in Egypt, Sudan and Algeria, has ruled the country, direct or indirect, is already overstretched for a war which is fought to serve Israeli and not Pakistani interests in the region.

On Friday, sources in Sana’a confirmed that Israeli fighter jets took part in Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes on Houthis strongholds.

On Friday, Reuters reported that Shia Houthis fighters and allied army units seized the southern city of Shaqra in Abyan province gaining their first foothold on the Arabian Sea.

Hizbullah leader, Sheikh Hassan Nasrullah said on Friday that his group is ready to join Saudi coalition if it’s against Israel.

When Israeli Jews buy a bomb from Hamas

Hamas is a pale image of Jewish Irgun and Lehi gangs, says Jewish author Donald Neff.

I don’t recall the warmongering Benjamin Netanyahu ever claimed that Palestinian Islamic resistance Hamas posses a bomb. But Israeli-born New York city based Jewish playwright, director and actor Misha Shulman’s play, Martyrs Street, claims that the Zionist entity is threatened more by Israeli extremist Jew settlers than Hamas.

The Martyrs Street is produced as part of the so-called Jewish Play Project with the agenda of Israel’s legitimacy.

Directed by Ian Morgan, the drama is set in the West Bank city of Hebron where extremist Jews carried a massacre of Muslim worshipers in 1994. A group of militant Jew settlers buy a bomb from Hamas to settle score with an anti-settler Jew group in occupied Jerusalem.

The Zionist joke is that the so-called Islamic bomb which Hamas agrees to sell to the Jew settlers, was in fact made by two Israelis; an Orthodox Jew settler from Brooklyn named Dvorah, and a secular Palestinian named Nimer.

Shulman says that Hamas sold the bomb in order to start a civil among Jews which would help Palestinian cause in the play. Maybe Shulman never read American Jew Jack Bernstein’s biography in which he claims that European Jew settlers have been at throats of other Jews and Natives since 1948.

The play is based on Misha’s envisions of the Zionist entity in 2030, radicalized and yet seeking peace. A tense, taut thriller with messianic overtones, Martyrs Street is shown currently at the Theater for the New City.

Shulman, a former commander of the Israel Occupation Force (IOF), hopes that his plays will influence Israeli politics to get people to see the value of coexistence. However, Shulman worries that people will feel depressed that nothing will ever change. But he remains hopeful that America can play a role, by applying pressure on the Zionist regime to end the occupation.

Shulman’s plays often confront Jewish ethical conundrums like national duty and collective guilt from the viewpoint of a liberal Israeli dissident. A New Yorker now, he is founding director of the School for Creative Judaism and is currently in training to become a rabbi. Shulman’s first TNC production, “The Fist” (2004), portrayed the dilemma of Israeli Army refuseniks. Some of the dialogue was based on personal statements of Israeli army reservists who signed a public letter stating that they refused to serve in the West Bank and Gaza strip. His next TNC production, “Desert Sunrise” (2005), was a “tragedy with hope” that portrayed an encounter in the South Hebron Hills between an Israeli soldier, a Palestinian shepherd and a young, tormented Palestinian woman, revealing possibilities for “ta’ayush” (living together),” wrote Broadway World com. on February 24, 2015.