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Palestinian resistance icon speaks at European Parliament

If I were a Palestinian at the right age, I would have joined one of the terrorist groups,” said Gen. Ehud Barak, prime minister of Israel, on ABC News, September 10, 2000.

Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence,” said Mahatma Gandhi.

On Tuesday, Haifa-born, Jordan-living, Palestinian resistance icon Leila Khaled, 73, spoke at the European Parliament event honoring Palestinian female freedom fighters. Leila Khaled was invited to address the event by Spanish MEPs Angela Vallina and Javier Couso.

Hundreds of Belgians including Palestinians living in Brussels attended the event, organized by the Spanish delegation of Izquierda Unida (United Left) as part of European United Left/Nordic Green Left bloc in the European Parliament and the Unadikum Brigades of Spain, along with Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, Addameer, and the BDS movement.

The ambassador of Venezuela, Claudia Salermo Calmera, participated in the event, as did MEP Martina Anderson, former Irish political prisoner and Sinn Fein representative, also spoke at the event.

The speakers did not only highlight solidarity with Palestinians, but also with Venezuelan, Cuban, Syrian, and all peoples fighting foreign oppression in the world.

The last time someone enlightened the organized Jewry-controlled European Parliament about the plight of Palestinian women, was not a Palestinian, but an Israeli Jewish academic Nurit Peled-Elhanan in 2005. She is daughter of Israel’s 1967 war-hero Gen. Matti Peled (died 1995), and sister of Israel-US author and activist Miko Peled.

Leila Khaled is member of Damascus-based Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) founded by Dr. George Habash (died 2008). He was born to a Christian family in Muslim-Christian town of Lydda in 1926 – now home to the David Ben Gurion International Airport.

Leila Khaled’s 1973 autobiography, My People shall Live, is worth reading to counter Jewish media lies about Palestinian resistance against the Jewish occupation of Palestine. Her personal blog can be read here.

During her November 2015 visit to Philippines, Leila Khaled compared Palestinian resistance against Zionist occupiers with Moro Muslim resistance against Filipino Christian occupiers (watch video below).

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Hamas to re-join the ‘Axis of Resistance’

Former prime minister of Gaza-ruling Islamic resistance Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh who replaced Khaled Meshaal as head of Hamas early this year, is showing his desire to re-join the Axis of Resistance (Iran-Syria-Hizbullah).

Relations with Iran are excellent and Iran is the largest supporter of the Izz El-Deen Al-Qassam Brigade (Hamas’ military wing) with money and arms,” Yahya Sinwar, Gaza Chief told reporters on Monday. Yahya Sinwar, 54, is one of the founding-commanders of Izz El-Deen Al-Qassam Brigade. He was freed in a prisoner swap in 2011 after spending more than 20 years in Israeli jail.

Sinwar, in his remarks, invited Israeli favorite Mahmoud Abbas , for talks on forming a new national unity government to administer both the Gaza Strip and the Israeli occupied West Bank. 

Khaled Meshaal abandoned his headquarter in Damascus in 2012, in order to avoid supporting Syrian president Bashar al-Assad against US-Israel sponsored insurgents. He found a new sponsor, the oil-rich tiny sheikhdom of Qatar. Since then the Jew York Times lead media have been spreading lies about Iran’s support for Hamas. Both Tehran and Lebanese Islamic resistance Hizbullah never stopped their support for Hamas – financially or otherwise.

Hamas leader statement reflects the latest developments in the region:

  1. The US-Israeli sponsored ISIS terrorists have been defeated in both Syria and Iraq – thanks to Assad’s foreign allies such as Iran, Russia, Hizbullah and Iraqi Shi’ite militia.
  2. Suadi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is planning to withdraw its forces from Yemen.
  3. Qatar has re-established its diplomatic relations with Tehran. Its ambassador Ali bin Hamad Al-Sulaiti returned to Tehran on last Friday. Qatar recalled its ambassador two years ago to please Saudi ‘royals’.

Both Khaled Meshaal and Ismail Haniyeh have visited Iran frequently since 2009 Israeli attacks on Gaza Strip to thank Tehran’s support. In 2014, Meshaal met Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei, the greatest supporter of Palestinian people.

Hamas leaders have realized that Donald Trump with his Zionist Jew son-in-law Kushner as senior adviser on Israeli occupation, Hamas has no other alternative but to re-join the Axis of Resistance against the Zionist entity. They also know such entry must be blessed by Syrian government which would take time but could be achieved with help from Iran.

Ex-UN envoy: Trump takes orders from Netanyahu

American Jewish academic and former UNHRC special rapporteur for the Palestinian Territory occupied by the Zionist entity since 1967, Richard Falk (2008-2014) is the most hated Jewish diplomat by Tel Aviv and Washington. The end of his 6-year mandate was celebrated by no other than US former ambassador at the United Nations Samantha Power.

Don’t be fooled by Israeli hasbara trolls that Richard Falk is anti-Israel. Like tens of  millions of brainwashed Jews and Christians, he too, believes that biblical G-d promised Palestine to Jews. However, he is of the opinion that the 78% of historic Palestine given to European Jews by the US, UK and Soviet Union in 1948 was legal but the remaining 22% occupied by Israel in 1967 should be returned to Palestinian. He also claims that as an American Jew, his loyalty is to USA and not to the Zionist entity.

Falk in his July 29 blog post, entitled, Geopolitical Dirty dreams: Israel’s ‘Victory Caucus’ – claims that regardless of Donald Trump public rhetoric about his intention to resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict once for all in order to establish peace and security for Israeli Jews – he is not in the position at home or in the region to election-pledge without Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s blessings.

It seems likely that Trump, assuming against all reason and evidence that his presidency survives and settles down, will likely do what Netanyahu and his son-in-law tell him to do; leave Israel free to maintain, and as necessary, intensify its policies of oppression towards the Palestinian people as whole that are cruelly subjugated beneath an overarching structure of apartheid. At the same time the US government will continue to give credence to the Big Lie that Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East,” wrote Dr. Falk.

The main trump assignment within the United states will likely be to lend full support to the congressional and state-by-state pushback against the BDS campaign, slandering this nonviolent civil society movement of militant solidarity and human rights by castigating it as the ‘anti-Semitism of our time’,” says Falk.

Falk, like his fellow Jew academic Norman Finkelstein is wrong about BDS. It is nothing but another ploy to legitimize the Jewish occupation of 78% of historic Palestine.

On the international level Trump will be expected by Zionist forces to translate the UN-bashing of Nikki Haley into concrete reality by defunding any organ of the UN (e.g. Human Rights Council, UNESCO) that dares document and ensure Israeli wrongdoing under international law. And regionally, Trump seems determined to champion the dangerous Saudi/Israel agenda on anti-Iran warmongering, a posture that threatens to convert the entire region into a war zone,” adds Falk.

The leaders of the World Zionist movement had openly said that their dream of Eretz Yisrael was a Palestine without non-Jewish Palestinian majority. In 2014, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared: Palestinian State over my Dead Body. Recently, he has proposed to strip off Israeli citizenship of 1.6 million non-Jewish Native Palestinians and forced them to immigrate to the Palestinian state if Donald Trump ever threaten Israel while annexing the illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

Recently, long-time Zionist Jew-thug, Daniel Pipes, told a Congressional committee that the only way to solve the Israel-Palestine crisis is to help Jewish army invade and occupy the West Bank and Gaza strip once again.

Netanyahu raps Irish support for ‘pro-Palestine NGOs’

On July 12, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney (with Jewish family roots) paid a 3-day visit to the Zionist entity. During his visit he held meetings with prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli president Reuven Rivlin, and the West Bank president Mahmoud Abbas. But he was not allowed to enter Gaza Strip to meet Hamas government leaders.

On Tuesday, Netanyahu’s office in a statement said: “PM expressed his dissatisfaction over Ireland’s traditional stance on Palestine and urged Coveney to condemn what he called Palestinian incitement. He also challenged the top Irish diplomat over Dublin’s assistance to the NGOs that call for the destruction of Israel.”

In a news briefing Irish FM said that his discussions with Netanyahu touched on a range of issues, including Israel’s illegal settlements, the humanitarian and political situation in the blockaded Gaza Strip and the so-called peace process.

Of course, we have clear differences on some issues, but these differences are honestly held and openly expressed,” Simon Coveney said.

Coveney during his meeting with Rivlin told the Zionist Jew: “The reason that Irish people are so interested in the Israeli-Palestinian relationship and conflict is because we have had a violent past ourselves, and we see this as one of the great conflicts and divisions in the world. That is why the majority of Irish peacekeeping soldiers are in this part of the world.

Coveney informed Rivlin that he was not anti-Israel or Jew-hater. “I have been to Israel a number of times, and I know there is an impression here that Ireland takes a different position to Israel. Can I say that in essence though, we are yearning for the same thing that I think the vast majority of Israelis are, which is a peaceful future,” he said.

Rivlin during the meeting repeated his invitation to Ireland’s newly elected prime minister Leo Varadkar, an Indian-Irish pro-Israel gay, to visit Israel.

Ireland runs Irish Aid, an official overseas development program for overseas development which funds Palestinian rights groups, such as Al-Haq, Addameer and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights.

Irish people still remember the Muslim generosity, when Ottoman Sultan Abdul Madjid Khan donated money and food during the 1847 Irish potato famine.

Remembering Rev. Brockmann: A friend of Palestine

H.E. Father Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, M.M.

Rev. Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann, former Nicaraguan foreign minister and president of the United Nations General Assembly died on June 8, 2017. He was also a leading voice of conscience on Middle East peace. He is mourned by supporters of nine million Palestinian victims of the Western colonial project in Palestine.

Within hours of the first airstrikes against Gaza, Father Miguel condemned Israel’s actions as wanton aggression by a very powerful state against a territory that it illegally occupies. He insisted it was time for the General Assembly to take firm action if the United Nations does not want to be rightly accused of complicity by omission. In following days, the UN Security Council – which under the UN Charter is supposed to take primary responsibility for peace and security issues – discussed and debated and consistently failed to respond to the growing Gaza crisis, mostly because the veto-wielding United States was active in blocking action. Then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in the midst of the slaughter of Gazan civilians, famously remarked, “We don’t need a cease-fire yet,” wrote Richard Falk, while paying tributes to Rev. Miguel on June 14, 2017.

The small Latin American nation of six million, has long been victim of American imperialism including the notorious Contra guerrilla insurgency that had been funded, equipped and trained by United States.

In order to fund its regime change in Nicaragua without the blessing of the Congress, Reagan administration created the Iran-Contra scandal. According to Barbara Honegger, a member of the 1980 Reagan-Bush campaign team and Reagan White House policy analyst, stated that the Reagan-Bush campaign negotiated with Iranian authorities to delay the release of American embassy staffers in Tehran until after the presidential election, and that military spare-parts sales to Iran pre-paid by the deposed King Reza Shah was part of that bargain. In order to discredit the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the shipment was publicized to be made by Israel. In June 1984, Robert McFarlane claimed that he got the money from Saudi ‘royals’ to fund the Contra rebels.

Barbara Honegger, author of book October Surprise deny the official 9/11 story. “Behind the Smoke Curtain: Or Everything You Think You Probably Know about the Pentagon Attack on 9/11 is Wrong,” she says (video below).

On January 11, 1987, Bernard Gwertzman reported at the Jew York Times: “In May 28-31, 2010, Robert McFarlane and his party of ten made a secret trip to Iran using falsified Irish passports – carrying a Bible with a handwritten verse from President Reagan for Iranian leaders, and a key-shaped cake to symbolize the anticipated ”opening” to Iran.” However, the mission failed when then president Ayatullah Ali Khamenei ordered the party to be deported immediately.

Nicaraguan socialist government build-up an alliance with Cuba, Venezuela, and the Islamic Republic to counter American imperialism. Iran-Nicaragua relations reached the peak under Ahmadinejad presidency. Ahmadinejad along with Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez visited Nicaragua in January 2012 to attend Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega inauguration. Speaking at the ceremony Ortega attacked the US occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq, condemned the killing of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and supported Iran’s right to pursue its civilian nuclear program. He also urged the Zionist regime to destroy its nuclear weapons to foster peace in the region.

President Daniel Ortega visited Iran in June 2007 and met president Ahmadinejad and country’s Supreme Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei.

Ahmadinejad provided over US$550 million aid to Nicaragua to build a hospital, a university, a power plant and an agricultural research center.

Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega severed diplomatic ties with the Zionist entity in 2010, in protest over Israeli commandos storming Gaza-bound Mavi Marmara vessel carrying aid workers – killing nine Turkish citizens aboard. In late March 2017, the serial liar Netanyahu claimed that Israel-Nicaragua agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations immediately which have not materialized as yet.

Iranian foreign minister Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif  visited Managua last year.

Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega government hosted the UN International Conference on Occupied Palestine in Managua on February 4, 2017.

Nicaraguan is a Christian-majority (90%) nation with only 1,500 Muslim community.

1967 ‘Six Day War’ and 50-year of Jewish Lies

Since Golda Meir’s “we’ll never forgive the Arabs for forcing our children to kill them” to “a nation cannot be an occupier on its own land”, lies keep following lies. It hasn’t stopped to this day. Fifty years of occupation, fifty shades of mendacity. And now? Another fifty years?,” wrote Gideon Levy at Israel’s daily Ha’aretz on June 1, 2017.

Fifty years ago, on June 5, 1967, the Jewish army began an unprovoked aggression against its three neighbors – Egypt, Syria, and Jordan. By June 10, with the help of the US and France, it occupied Jordanian controlled East Jerusalem and the West Bank, Egyptian Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian controlled Gaza Strip, and Syrian Golan Height.

The fifty-year-old Jewish lie that Israel fought the six day war to defend itself from the invading Arab armies began on June 1, 1967. On that day, Israeli army’s top generals forced then prime minister Levi Eshkol to appoint Israel’s one-eyed war lord, General Moshe Dayan as country’s defense minister. Until that day, Levi Eshkol (died 1969), a Ukrainian Jew, was holding dual portfolio – prime minister and defense minister. Eshkol was considered dovish. He didn’t want Israel to go to war because he knew the assertions of its hawks that the Arabs were about to attack were propaganda nonsense. He also understood and accepted the advice given to his foreign minister Abba Eban by French President Charles de Gaulle. In a conversation with Eban in Paris de Gaulle said: “Israel shouldn’t go to war, because, if it did, it would create Palestinian nationalism which would never go away.”

On 14 April 1971, a report in the Israeli newspaper Al-Hamishmar contained the statement made by Mordecai Bentov, a member of the wartime national government: “The entire story of the danger of extermination (by Arab armies) was invented in every detail and exaggerated to justify the annexation of new Arab territory.”

On 4 April 1972, the Israeli newspaper Ma’ariv reported a statement by General Haim Bar-Lev, former chief of staff: “We were not threatened by genocide on the eve of the six day war and we had never thought of such possibility.”

In 1972, General Matetiyahu Peled, Chief of Logistical Command during the war and one of 12 members of Israel’s General Staff, addressed a political literary club in Tel Aviv. He said: “The thesis according to which the danger of genocide hung over us in June 1967, and according to which Israel was fighting for her very physical survival was nothing but a bluff which was born and bred after the war.”

British journalist Alan Hart who covered the six day war for UK’s Independent Television Authority, posted his views on the Israeli aggression, entitle, The lies about the 1967 war are still more powerful than the truth.

General Matetiyahu Peled’s son Miko Peled spoke about Jewish occupation and the six day war at San Diego State University on March 30, 2011.

During the six day war, several Pakistan pilots volunteered in Jordanian air force to fight Israeli aggression.

On Monday, the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, a friend of Israel in a statement said: “The occupation of the Palestinian territories and the Syrian Golan imposed a heavy humanitarian and development burden on the Palestinian people,” many of whom are living in refugee camps, in abject poverty and with little or no prospect of a better life. Ending the occupation and achieving a negotiated two-state outcome is the only way to lay the foundations for enduring peace in the region.”

On June 8, 1967, Israeli war planes attacked a spy vessel in international waters in the height of the six day war – killing 34 and injuring another 171 crew members onboard (watch a video below). The vessel USS Liberty belonged to no other than Israel’s surrogate mother and greatest benefactor, the United States.

Palestinian flag flies above Dublin’s City Hall

On May 15, despite objection from Israeli ambassador to Ireland Ze’ev Boker Dublin City councilors raised Palestinian flag above the City Hall to show country’s solidarity with the Palestinian people on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 occupation of Palestinian territories. The flag will stay there for one month.

The gesture is to support Palestinians living under an apartheid worse than South Africa,” said councilor John Lyons.

Ironically, Irish Christian lawmakers and religious leaders had played a major role in the establishment of the Zionist entity in 1948. Arthur James Balfour, also known as Bloody Balfour, one of the signatories of the Balfour Declaration, was chief secretary of Ireland before becoming UK’s foreign secretary.

Alan Cunningham, the last British high commissioner in Jerusalem was born in Dublin. He had been in charge during the mass expulsion of Palestinians by Zionist Jewish militias, an episode called the Nakba or catastrophe in Palestinian history.

On 14 May 1948, British rule in Palestine came to an end; David Ben Gurion declared a state that same day. The transition was marked in a low-key ceremony at which Alan Cunningham inspected a color party.

In November 2017, the Zionist regime and the organized Jewry in Western countries plan to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the notorious Balfour Declaration which laid the foundation of a permanent Western colonial cancer in the heart of Muslim world.

In March 2017, Israeli president Reuven Rivlin extended an invitation to Queen Elizabeth and members of British royal family to attend the event. Queen Elizabeth has never visited the Zionist entity so far.

Three British lawmakers, Baroness Tonge, David Ward, and Lord Ahmad are leading a campaign – demanding that British government apologize for authoring and supporting the notorious Balfour Document which has brought immense sufferings to Palestinian and Arabs.

British prime minister Theresa May under pressure from Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and powerful British Jewish Lobby has refused to apologize for British part in the Balfour Declaration.

Muslim-Irish relations go back to 1847 Irish Famine during which Ottoman Sultan Abdul Madjid Khan I (1839-1861) donated money and food to save tens of thousands of Irish people.