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Israelis scold Huckabee for saying Iran deal sends them to ‘door of the oven’

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2015 by sheriffali

The fallout over Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’s controversial remarks on the Iran nuclear deal has now reached Israel.

 

Over the weekend, Huckabee derided the deal announced in Vienna between six world powers and Iran, saying it would “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.” The comments, which invoked the Holocaust in criticizing the agreement — it restricts Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief — earned swift condemnation from the Anti-Defamation Leaguecomedian Jon Stewart and congressional Democrats, as well as President.

 

Huckabee, as my colleague Jose A. DelReal noted, made hay with the controversy, responding to Obama’s censure with a new attack on the president’s supposed blindness to the real threat that Iran poses.

 

Criticism now, though, has come from a constituency the former Arkansas governor would probably be less inclined to offend: Israel.

Yisrael Katz, the country’s transport minister and a close ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said on Facebook that although he appreciated Huckabee’s concern for Israel, the comments went a bit too far.

 

“Respected Mr. Huckabee: nobody marches the Jews to ovens anymore,” Katzsaid. “To this end we established the State of Israel and the [Israel Defense Forces]; and, if need be, we will know how to defend ourselves, by ourselves.”

 

Katz was not alone in raising an objection.

 

“These are not words that I would use or that I think are appropriate,”said Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, stressing that despite his opposition to the deal, he didn’t believe the White House was acting in bad faith.

 

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United Nations Five [5] Permanent Members Russia, China, France, Britain And The United States Chose Peace Over War, Death And Destruction. Republicans And Benjamin Netanyahu Wants War To Kill More Of America’s Sons And Daughters Like George W Bush And Dick Cheney Did In Iraq!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2015 by sheriffali

[NYT] UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Security Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution that creates the basis for international economic sanctions against Iran to be lifted, a move that incited a furious reaction in Israel and potentially sets up an angry showdown in Congress.

 

The 15-0 vote for approval of the resolution — 104 pages long including annexes and lists — was written in Vienna by diplomats who negotiated a landmark pact last week that limits Iran’s nuclear capabilities in exchange for ending the sanctions.

 

Iran has pledged to let in international monitors to inspect its facilities for the next 10 years and other measures that were devised to guarantee that its nuclear energy activities are purely peaceful.

 

The Security Council resolution, which is legally binding, lays out the steps required only for the lifting of United Nations sanctions.

 

It has no legal consequence on the sanctions imposed separately by the United States and the European Union.

 

The European Union also approved the Iran nuclear deal on Monday, putting in motion the lifting of its own sanctions, which include prohibitions on the purchase of Iranian oil. Europe will continue to prohibit the export of ballistic missile technology and sanctions related to human rights.

 

Diplomats have warned that if the United States Congress refuses to lift American penalties against Iran, the Iranians may renege on their commitments as well, which could result in a collapse of the entire deal.

 

The resolution takes effect in 90 days, a time frame negotiated in Vienna to allow Congress, where members have expressed strong distrust of the agreement, to review it. President Obama, who has staked much of his foreign policy ambitions on the Iran pact, has vowed to veto a congressional rejection of the nuclear accord.

 

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John Boehner Is Setting A Dangerous Precedence For Future Presidents And Should Be Arrested Subsequent to Benjamin Netanyahu’s Address To Congress.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2015 by sheriffali

Republicans and their uninformed, ignorant, brainwashed Obama Haters, blindly supports John Boehner attempt to embarrass President Obama by inviting Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress without the authorization or consultation of the White House, and in that regard they somehow feel they have accomplished some sort of victory for which they fail to see the consequences.

 

John Boehner literally Violated The Logan Act that was Signed into Law by Founding Father John Adams in 1799. The United States Supreme Court has consistently upheld the Logan Act to this day. Failure to prosecute John Boehner’s criminal act would result in far greater consequences for all future Presidents, than Boehner’s adolescence against the sitting President. The Logan Act was put in place for the specific purpose of preventing the illegal action taken by John Boehner.

 

Benjamin Netanyahu’s egregiousness in conspiring with John Boehner and the Republicans isn’t only an affront to the United States, it is an insult to the decent people of Israel for their Prime Minister to participate in such machination.

 

Both John Boehner and Benjamin Netanyahu have chosen this course of action for purely political and selfish reasons, without any consideration for the damage it can bring to their respective countries.

 

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Wake up America! George W Bush and his Administration damage to America will take two decades plus to repair; Obama is doing his best, but he is not GOD! Bush and Cheney Blood Oil Money!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2014 by sheriffali

Cheney’s Company Halliburton benefitted 39.5 Billion from the Iraq War and many others in the Bush Administration are benefactors of the death and destruction we created in 2003 to this present day. All of the money made by the parasitic plagues that eats away at society is BLOOD MONEY.  They should all remember; Karma works both ways; it can be a blessing or a curse. You reap what you sow!

 

In the photograph attached with this blog you would see the Provinces of Iraq; ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron, British Petroleum and Total. Yes, deny it to your heart’s content, but Bush and Cheney invaded Iraq for OIL!

 

4,500 American Soldiers lost their lives; over 50,000 severely injured; tens of thousands suffer with mental problems; we have spent 1.7 trillion dollars thus far; we killed 100,000 plus Iraqis and yes, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, John Bolton, Condoleezza Rice and others in the Bush Administration committed War Crimes against Americans and against Iraqis.

 

But, when America or Israel commits crimes, there is an automatic exemption for the Criminals. I am no defender of Vladimir Putin and what he did in Crimea is wrong, but so are we. I am also no defender of any terrorists or terror group, but the Palestinians are fighting to break a 47 year siege by Israel of their Air, Land and Sea Border. And yes, America has the power to force Israel to lift the siege and allow the Palestinians to live out their God given dreams and aspirations, but, 47 years later, Israel is still killing the people, committing genocide and there isn’t any outburst in America, rather, not all, but many Americans applaud what Israel has done and is doing.

 

President Obama inherited the worst situation than any other American President in the past 70 years; he managed to stop the hemorrhaging of Unemployment, Housing, Our Financial System; More than doubled the Stock Market; kept us out of Wars and where is the gratitude? By a margin of 60%, if the Polls are correct, Americans are dissatisfied with the Job Obama is doing.  

 

All of the Media, Television, Radio, News Papers, Magazines and Publishers are owned by six [6] Corporations and yes, the Media is complicit in all of this debauchery. Look at CNN or FOX, both continually have the War Criminals as guests, lambasting Obama for the disaster they created and they are treated by the Hosts of these two Television Stations with the utmost respect. However, every opportunity natural or forced, the Media in general, tramples over President Obama.

 

More often than not, I wonder just how Mr. Obama feels about how he is treated and the words of Frederick Douglass is a stalk reminder, as how accurately Mr. Douglass articulated the Republican Legislators behavior towards the African American. Mr. Douglass said;

 

“Though the colored man is no longer subject to barter and sale, he is surrounded by an adverse settlement which fetters all his movements. In his downward course he meets with no resistance, but his course upward is resented and resisted at every step of his progress.

 

If he comes in ignorance, rags and wretchedness he conforms to the popular belief of his character, and in that character he is welcome; but if he shall come as a gentleman, a scholar and a statesman, he is hailed as a contradiction to the national faith concerning his race, and his coming is resented as impudence.” [Republican Frederick Douglass, September 25 1883]

 

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“Israel is captive to its destructive process.” Israel and Palestine [TRUTHDIG]

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2014 by sheriffali

 

“A deep and wide moral abyss separates us from our enemies,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said recently of the Palestinians. “They sanctify death while we sanctify life. They sanctify cruelty while we sanctify compassion.”

 

Raul Hilberg in his monumental work “The Destruction of the European Jews” chronicled a process of repression that at first was “relatively mild” but led, step by step, to the Holocaust. It started with legal discrimination and ended with mass murder. “The destructive process was a development that was begun with caution and ended without restraint,” Hilberg wrote.

 

The Palestinians over the past few decades have endured a similar “destructive process.” They have gradually been stripped of basic civil liberties, robbed of assets including much of their land and often their homes, have suffered from mounting restrictions on their physical movements, been blocked from trading and business, especially the selling of produce, and found themselves increasingly impoverished and finally trapped behind walls and security fences erected around Gaza and the West Bank.

 

“The process of destruction [of the European Jews] unfolded in a definite pattern,” Hilberg wrote. “It did not, however, proceed from a basic plan. No bureaucrat in 1933 could have predicted what kind of measures would be taken in 1938, nor was it possible in 1938 to foretell the configuration of the undertaking in 1942. The destructive process was a step-by-step operation, and the administrator could seldom see more than one step ahead.”

 

There will never be transports or extermination camps for the Palestinians, but amid increasing violence against Palestinians larger and larger numbers of them will die, in airstrikes, targeted assassinations and other armed attacks. Hunger and misery will expand. Israeli demands for “transfer”—the forced expulsion of Palestinians from occupied territory to neighboring countries—will grow.

 

Ayelet Shaked, a member of the right-wing Jewish Home Party, on her Facebook page June 30 posted an article written 12 years ago by the late Uri Elitzur, a leader in the settler movement and a onetime adviser to Netanyahu, saying the essay is as “relevant today as it was then.” The article said in part: “They [the Palestinians] are all enemy combatants, and their blood shall be on all their heads. Now this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They should follow their sons, nothing would be more just. They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there.”

 

The belief that a race or class is contaminated is used by ruling elites to justify quarantining the people of that group. But quarantine is only the first step. The despised group can never be redeemed or cured—Hannah Arendt noted that all racists see such contamination as something that can never be eradicated. The fear of the other is stoked by racist leaders such as Netanyahu to create a permanent instability. This instability is exploited by a corrupt power elite that is also seeking the destruction of democratic civil society for all citizens—the goal of the Israeli government (as well as the goal of a U.S. government intent on stripping its own citizens of rights). Max Blumenthal in his book “Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel” does a masterful job of capturing and dissecting this frightening devolution within Israel.

The last time Israel mounted a Gaza military assault as severe as the current series of attacks was in 2008, with Operation Cast Lead, which lasted from Dec. 27 of that year to Jan. 18, 2009. That attack saw 1,455 Palestinians killed, including 333 children. Roughly 5,000 more Palestinians were injured. A new major ground incursion, which would be designed to punish the Palestinians with even greater ferocity, would cause a far bigger death toll than Operation Cast Lead did. The cycle of escalating violence, this “destructive process,” as the history of the conflict has illustrated, would continue at an accelerating rate.

 

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US Congress August 01, 2014: Author and Journalist Laila El-Haddad told Congress: “I woke up this morning and learned that my Tax Dollars killed eight of my family members in Gaza. They were given an eight-second warning.”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2014 by sheriffali

 

  1. El-Farra is the aunt of author and journalistLaila El-Haddad, who testified about the massacre during a Congressional briefingFriday on US complicity in Israel’s onslaught on Gaza, which at the time of publication had claimed nearly 1,700 lives there.

 

An Israeli airstrike on Khan Younis in southern Gaza massacred nine members of the El-Farra family, including five children, early Friday morning.

 

The El-Farra family are relatives of physician Dr. Mona El-Farra, who has been frequentlyupdating The Electronic Intifada on the ever worsening situation there.

 

 

“The house was hit with a rocket, and the whole neighborhood started leaving, running in the street,” she told The Electronic Intifada in an interview on Saturday. “Another rocket, or missile, struck the children and the women who were running outside of the house.”

 

The full interview can be listened to via the player at the top of this page and the full transcript is published below.

 

  1. El-Farra works at thePalestine Red Crescent Societyand is the director of Gaza projects at the Middle East Children’s AllianceShe has been working around the clock treating patients — even after receiving Friday’s devastating news — and she and her colleagues receive hundreds of people needing treatment every day as medical supplies continue to run low or are completely depleted.

 

 

Last week, Dr. El-Farra warned that the situation in Gaza was going to worsen dramatically because of the dwindling availability of water, electricity, basic medications and medical supplies.

 

Decimation

 

The deadly airstrike in Khan Younis happened just three hours before a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire was supposed to begin. Reports indicate that Israel broke the ceasefire just under two hours after it was to be implemented Friday morning. Israel then began heavily bombing Rafah, in the southernmost region of Gaza, killing at least 110 people and decimating entire neighborhood blocks.

 

 

According to Mohammed Omer reporting for Al Jazeera English, “At least 1,680 Palestinians have been killed and 8,500 others hurt in Gaza since Israel’s military offensive began” on 7 July.

 

 

“On Friday, an Israeli tank shell struck an ambulance in Rafah, killing three medical crew members: Yousef Elshiekh Eid, Yousef Darabeh, and Atef Alzamli. Meanwhile, the city’s only hospital, Abu Yousef Al Najjar, has been under constant Israeli artillery shelling, forcing doctors to evacuate their patients and the dead bodies,” he added.

 

On Saturday, Israeli warplanes bombed the Islamic University of Gaza in Gaza City as well as the Imam Shafi mosque. Al Jazeera English reported that “glass from broken windows and notebooks belonging to some of the thousands of students” enrolled at the school were scattered around the premises. No casualties were announced.

 

 

Israeli daily Haaretz reported that according to the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF, by Saturday morning at least 296 children had been killed in the Gaza Strip since the operation began — approximately one third of the fatalities. UNICEF says that of these 296 children, 187 are boys and 109 are girls, with at least 203 of the victims under the age of 12.

 

“Just cannot cope”

 

Meanwhile, Gaza’s ministry of health stated in a press release on Saturday that it has made an emergency appeal to hospitals outside of Gaza to take fifty urgent cases as facilities remain “overloaded, and just cannot cope with the huge numebr of casualities resulting from the latest continuous Israeli bombardment, this time in the Rafah governate.”

 

The statement adds:

 

Rafah’s Al Najjar Hospital, filled to its capacity of 108 beds, had to be evacuated yesterday, leaving only two small hospitals operational to cope with the Rafah population of 350,000 people, and the hundreds and hundreds of injured: the Kuwaiti Hospital with 20 beds, and the Emirati Maternity Hospital with 50 beds.

 

Rafah is still under attack, and the injured must now be transported to either the European Gaza Hospital, almost impossible as it is directly through the line of fire, or the Al Naser Hospital in Khan Younis, which is also dangerous to access. An ambulance taking patients from Rafah to Al Naser Hospital yesterday was attacked by Israeli military, killing the driver and his assistant, and one occupant.

 

 Other casualties of the Israeli assault on Rafah are the 50-60 patients in the area with kidney failure – with the Al Najjar hospital closed, there are now no dialysis facilities. Twenty-four patients a day were receiving dialysis at Al Najjar, and they must now seek treatment elsewhere in Gaza – currently an impossibility.

 

And the UN agency for Palestine refugees, UNRWA, also released a statement on Saturday denouncing Israel’s assaults on hospitals, clinics and paramedics and warned of a “rapidly unfolding” health disaster across Gaza.

 

 

UNRWA states:

 

 

One third of hospitals, 14 primary healthcare clinics and 29 Palestinian Red Crescent and Ministry of Health ambulances have been damaged in the fighting. At least five medical staff have been killed in the line of duty and tens have been injured. At least 40% of medical staff are unable to get to their places of work such as clinics and hospitals due to widespread violence and at least half of all public health primary care clinics are closed.

 

 Transcript: Dr. Mona El-Farra

 

Nora Barrows-Friedman: A few days ago, when we last spoke, you warned that things were going to get much worse in Gaza, especially in terms of health the ability of hospitals to function. And just yesterday, on Friday, nine members of your family were killed by Israeli bombs in Khan Younis, including five children. We are so sorry to hear this news. Tell us a little about what happened on Friday.

 

 

  1. Mona El-Farra:It was five o’clock in the morning, just three hours before the intended announcement of the humanitarian ceasefire. The house was hit with a rocket, and the whole neighborhood started leaving, running in the street. Another rocket, or missile, struck the children and the women who were running outside of the house, and I heard the news — I really felt very bad. I know my family are not different from any other families but it is difficult to know that your cousins and their kids were murdered by the Israelis.

 

 

I telephoned one of my cousins, to see what’s happening, and he told me the story. He was very devastated and in a state of shock. He said “we are going now to bury the dead.” That’s it, that’s what happened.

 

 Then, later, we saw that there was going to be a ceasefire. I went to the Red Crescent to continue, because I couldn’t go to Khan Younis — it was too dangerous, even though there was an intended ceasefire, I didn’t trust that. I went to the Red Crescent around 8:30, to learn later on that the ceasefire had collapsed and did not function. And again, it was very, very bad because the whole preparation — including my staff, and the people in Gaza were looking for some [time] to go out, to shop, to see friends and relatives, just to feel that there are some hours without shelling.

 

Some of my colleagues told me they didn’t sleep since one o’clock the previous night, they were waiting to learn that there was a ceasefire, because the attack against Gaza on services are non-stop. Thousands of explosions hit Gaza cities and towns and refugee camps and it is — Gaza is very small, crowded, and most of the casualities, most of those killed and injured are civilians, women and children.

 

 But even with a unilateral ceasefire, it means there is no political achievement. After all this bloodshed, what we need is a civil movement. We need protection guarantees that this will never, ever happen again.

 

No matter how I describe to you the situation in the ground — maybe I will not be able to describe it because it is simply disastrous. And I don’t like to keep saying “war crimes,” I don’t like to keep staying inside and all this, I just want one simple word — humanity. It has failed with greatness in Gaza, while the governments in the world are silent.

 

I appreciate the movements of the people in the streets everywhere — Europe, United States, every part of the world. But I tell you that the governments has left their humanity. And still, I believe that we will come out of this maybe weak, maybe wounded, because it’s a much heavy burden physically and psychologically, but we’ll be able to continue, because we’re not a case of charity for the world. We have our rights as Palestinian people. And one day justice will prevail — I have strong faith in that.

 

 I believe in love and peace. I believe that justice will prevail. Peace will prevail. I appeal to the world to hear from Gaza that despite the pain, Gaza’s people showed great, real steadfastness and solidarity with each other. Steadfastness and resilience. And despite the minimum resources, all of us will help each other, try to comfort each other despite the lack of resources, the poverty and the dire situation. [Nora Barrows-Friedman]

 

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I wonder, how does Israel, Hamas, America and Russia stack up morally of each other!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2014 by sheriffali

Former Prime Minister to Israel, David Ben Gurion in a letter to his son wrote; “We will expel the Arabs and take their place. In each attack a decisive blow should be struck resulting in the destruction of homes and expulsion of the population.” [Isn’t this is what Aerial Sharon and Benjamin Netanyahu has been doing]

 

For America, Israel is never wrong, despite the killing of innocent children, women and men for 47 years!

 

For Russia, Pro-Russian Separatists is never wrong, despite the killing of innocent people!

 

For 47 years “America” have stood with Israel despite their occupation and siege of the Palestinian people. We have provided the munitions with which they carry out the genocide each and every time there is a conflict. We have never once voted for any Sanctions against Israel, however, when Israel crimes are so self evident, rather than vote, we abstain.

 

Apart from giving not charging Israel for all of the Military Equipment they possess, we provide three billion dollars in annual aid. Israel is the largest recipient of America’s foreign aid. The amazing thing is that the power to end this long ongoing conflict for the past 47 years are in the hands of the Israelis. All they have to do is agree to a two-state solution so that the Palestinian people can live their lives and hopefully live out their God given abilities to educate their children and prosper as other countries have. For all of the 47 years Israel have sealed off the borders of Palestine by Air, Land and Sea. The Palestinian every need is totally dependent on the mood of whoever the Israeli Prime Minister is.

 

Apart from Israel having created the largest human Prison for men, women and children, Israel has been using America’s Tax Payers money to build Israeli Settlements in the West Bank. For a fact, going back to George W. H. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Barack Obama, all of whom have asked Israel to stop expanding the Israeli Settlements, it falls on deaf ears. Israel has taken so much of the Palestinian land that the approximately two million Palestinians are living in a tightly squeezed area. And what does America do, we keep arming Israel, paying for their Iron Dome Defense and paying to service it and yes, we continue to provide the three billion dollars annually.

 

In regards to Russia and China we always criticize them for vetoing sanctions against Iran, Syria and the likes, but we do the same when it comes to Israel. We are quick to label Vladimir Putin as evil for which he is, but essentially, we do the same thing. The United States with its high moral tone always want to take the high-road and condemn others, when it truth and in fact, there isn’t any difference.

 

In the like manner that Vladimir Putin is wrong in providing munitions to the Separatists on the Ukrainian Border with Russia, we are also wrong for condoning the egregious machinations carried out by Israel. This most recent conflict started out with three missing Jewish teenagers who turned out  to have been killed. Only Benjamin Netanyahu can take a Police matter and turn it into a full blown war without any shred of proof that Hamas kidnapped and killed the teenagers. Since July 17, 2014, Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered military action against the people of Gaza that has killed more than 1,600 people, mostly children and have literally decimated schools, homes, building and the only power-plant inside of Gaza, and the world just stands around doing nothing, including America. Now, we are resupplying Israel with more arms and praising them on Television, Radio and Print News.

 

Republicans hate which includes many Democrats for the Moslem world is great in number, no one can seem to understand that one doesn’t have to be a Moslem to have mercy for the People of Palestine. Let me be very clear, I don’t support Hamas or any other terrorists, however, when we in the West and Israel commit War Crimes it is just conflict, but when others do the same thing, it is terror from terrorists.

 

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