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Rafeef Ziadah - 'We teach life, sir', London, 12.11.11

VIEW IN HD RAFEEF ZIADAH is a Canadian-Palestinian spoken word artist and activist. Her debut CD Hadeel is dedicated to Palestinian youth, who still fly kites...

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Apartheid Israel & over 60 years of racism, war, theft & Palestinian genocide

Apartheid Israel & over 60 years of racism, war, theft & Palestinian genocide | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

However there is a further shocking dimension to the human cost of Israel, namely the effect on excess death in its neighbours due to its war and occupation policies. Using UN Population Division data one can estimate that the 1950-2005 excess deaths in all countries partly occupied by the State of Israel in the last 60 years totalled 24 million. The breakdown (1950-2005 excess deaths/2005 population) for the State of Israel and its violated neighbours is as follows: Israel [0.095m/6.685m =1.4%] – Egypt [19.818m/74.878m = 26.5%], Jordan [0.630m/5.750m = 11.0%], Lebanon [0.535m/3.761m = 14.2%], Occupied Palestinian Territories [0.677m/3.815m = 17.7%], Syria [2.198m/18.650m = 11.8%], total = 23.858m/106.854 = 22.3%

(see: “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” (G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007: http://mwcnews.net/Gideon-Polya/).

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Orthodox Jewish woman harasses Palestinian mother

Orthodox Jewish Zionist harasses a Palestinian woman and calls her a whore (sharmouta) in front of her kids. This Orthodox Jewish Settler from Tel Rumeida will pay for all the damage they are causing to our people in our own land of Palestine. This Hebrew woman is known in the city for harassing Palestinians on a daily basis and throwing rocks at them with other Hebrew settlers.

 

There is no future in hatred, bitterness.  This Jewish woman is horrid!  The lessens taught to children!

I'm sure there is more to the story, but I cannot imagine living like this!  Terrible!

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Israel vs Iran: One step to missile strike

Russia's Foreign Minister has warned that an attack on Iran would be a grave mistake - with unpredictable consequences. Sergey Lavrov's statement comes after Israel said possible military action against Iran's nuclear facilities is becoming more likely. Seyed Mohammad Marandi, a Professor at the University of Tehran says Israel will loose if Iran strikes back...

 

[Las Vegas has got Israel at 3:1 odds over Iran in a best of 4 out of 7 Nuclear Conflict......   Wanna' bet?]

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Israeli settlers stone 80-year-old Palestinian woman

Israeli settlers stone 80-year-old Palestinian woman | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
RAMALLAH, October 31, 2011 (WAFA) – A group of Jewish settlers Monday stoned an elderly Palestinian lady as she was picking olives in Mukhmas, a villa...
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Israel Seizes 2 Vessels Trying to Run Gaza Blockade

Israel Seizes 2 Vessels Trying to Run Gaza Blockade | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Two boats carrying 27 pro-Palestinian activists tried to run Israel's blockade on Gaza, when they were intercepted by Israeli gunboats on the high seas about 80 miles from their destination.

 

'high seas' = international waters,   isn't this the definition of 'Piracy'

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If Sen. Ron Wyden wants to end arms sales to Bahrain for ‘violently suppressing peaceful civil dissent’, why not Israel?

“Selling weapons to a regime that is violently suppressing peaceful civil dissent and violating human rights is antithetical to our foreign policy goals and the principle of basic rights for all that the U.S. has worked hard to promote,” Wyden argued.

While this principle should apply to all U.S. weapons sales, it should be even more strictly adhered to when U.S. taxpayers are funding weapons sales through military aid. Israel is the largest recipient of U.S. military aid, scheduled to receive $30 billion in taxpayer-financed weapons between 2009 and 2018, and also violently suppresses nonviolent Palestinian protest and commits grave human rights violations against Palestinians living under its illegal 44-year military occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip . . .

 

[Good Point!  No weapons for Israel OR Bahrain!  

Clean-Up your Human Rights Acts ! ]

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Israel arrests second mosque arson suspect

Israel arrests second mosque arson suspect | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police Sunday said they arrested a second suspect following an arson attack on a mosque blamed on a pro-settler militant group, known by its slogan price tag.Israel named...
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Analysis: Peace no closer as Palestinians ask U.N. for state

Analysis: Peace no closer as Palestinians ask U.N. for state | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A hasty attempt by big powers to refloat Middle East talks -- and spare the United States the embarrassment of vetoing a Palestinian demand for United Nations recognition of...
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Palestine’s UN Cliffhanger, Then and Now | Foreign Affairs

The peace process has yielded little movement since the violence of the second intifada erupted in 2000 and Israel’s subsequent swing to the right. Israel’s hyper-proportional parliamentary system ensures that small parties bear disproportionate influence in governing coalitions. Any government that moves to meet Palestinian demands risks the defection of these parties, some of which seem to exist solely to prevent a peace deal. Israeli leaders are unwilling to tackle the entrenchment of the settlers, illegal under international law, who have become one of the most powerful political forces in the country.

The Palestinian initiative, then, is an act of desperation born of deep frustration. Abbas, who by experience and temperament is not confrontational, has made clear that he prefers negotiations. It was only in the absence of viable terms for talks that he opted to go to the UN, even though he risks alienating the only ally that can deliver Israel in negotiations -- the United States. And if he backs down without achieving anything concrete, or if efforts for a crucial Fatah-Hamas reconciliation are undercut, his political standing at home will be severely weakened. (Hamas, hedging its bets, has dissociated itself from the UN move without opposing it.) Those seeking to persuade him to return to negotiations would have to show him a persuasive path forward -- one that includes a freeze of settlement construction. No wonder he is resorting to the diplomatic equivalent of a Hail Mary pass.

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‘Recognition of Palestine obligatory’ - The Egyptian Gazette

‘Recognition of Palestine obligatory’ - The Egyptian Gazette | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

CAIRO ��" Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a meeting of Arab foreign ministers on Tuesday that the recognition of a Palestinian state is an "obligation".

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"The Palestinian issue is all about human dignity, so we should work hard together to help them obtain their rights. It's our common responsibility.
“The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not only threatening the Middle East, but it's also an international issue. This situation should not continue and Palestine should be recognised," he told the gathering at the Arab League (AL) headquarters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.
"We will all support this. Before the end of this month, we will see that the Palestinian situation has changed. We should work for the Palestinian flag to be raised in the UN.”
The Palestinians are preparing to submit a formal request to become the 194th member of the United Nations when the General Assembly begins its meetings on September 20.
"Let's raise the Palestinian flag as this flag is a symbol of peace and justice in the Middle East," Erdogan added to great applause.
Erdogan, who is on a three-day visit to Egypt, stressed that Israel has isolated itself and must "pay the price" after refusing to apologise for its raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla last year.
Turkey has suspended military ties with Israel and expelled top Israeli diplomats, as it pledges to support the Palestinians' statehood bid. It has also vowed to get the Turkish Navy to escort Gaza-bound aid ships in the future.

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News analysis: Crises with Turkey and Egypt signal political tsunami for Israel

News analysis: Crises with Turkey and Egypt signal political tsunami for Israel | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The political crisis has become a reality well before the Palestinians declare their independent state, writes Haaretz editor-in-chief Aluf Benn, leaving Israel isolated in facing Iran, Turkey and Egypt.
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lucymadi's curator insight, October 28, 3:06 PM

How is Israel handling turkey and Egypt 

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Turkish warships will escort Gaza aid vessels, pledges Turkish PM

Turkish warships will escort Gaza aid vessels, pledges Turkish PM | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Erdogan makes pledge as Israeli-Turkish relations plummet following UN report into last year's Gaza flotilla raid...
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دكتور امريكي يرد على طلاب يهود في جامعة ووترلو في لندن

Jewish American, Dr. Norman Finkelstein, speaks for Palestinians at the University of Waterloo  | دكتور امريكي متخصص بالمجالس السياسي يلقي محاظرة في جامعة ووترلو في لندن ويرد على طلاب يهود يحاولون استعط... |  

"I will not be silenced when Israel commits its crimes against the Palestinians.....If you had any heart in you, you would be crying for the Palestinians, not for Western values...."  (( last 2 words are a guess....crowd noises obscure them))

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Noam Chomsky - Middle East peace

Noam Chomsky, linguistics professor at MIT, speaks-out about US /Obama's policy towards Israel and Palestine.  

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Israel refuses to tell US its Iran intentions |

Israel refuses to tell US its Iran intentions | | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Israel refuses to tell US its Iran intentions...

 

Many observers also believe that the bellicose rhetoric voiced by a number of senior Israeli figures in recent days is largely bluff, designed to goad the international community into imposing sanctions of such severity that Iran would be forced into economic ruin if it persisted with its nuclear ambitions. Israel says that if Iran’s central bank were sanctioned and a ban on Iranian oil exports enforced by an international naval blockade, military action would not be necessary.

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Anonymous threatens cyber attack against Israel; Mossad, IDF websites down

Anonymous threatens cyber attack against Israel; Mossad, IDF websites down | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Anonymous says it will disable government computer systems after Israel Navy interception of 2 Gaza-bound vessels on Friday; calls interception ‘an act of war.’...

In the video, the group accused the Israeli government of breaching international law and of piracy, because IDF naval commandos boarded the boats 35 nautical miles from the coast, in international waters.

“We do not tolerate this kind of repeated offensive behavior against unarmed civilians,” the group said in the video message.

“We along with 127 countries recognize Palestine as a state for the people of Palestine and such acts by you and your military are acts of war against a sovereign nation,” they added.

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Campaign to Wake Up the British Parliament

Campaign to Wake Up the British Parliament | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The Israeli leadership needs to be held to account for its acts of violence and destruction against Gaza's children. Please join our campaign to raise awareness in the British Parliament, and to ask the government to apply pressure on the Israeli government to respect the rights of Gaza's population. We want to send each MP a gift of conscience, and ask them to be guided by their morality to stand up to human rights violations.

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Israeli navy intercepts Gaza-bound boats.....Israeli pirates!

Israeli navy intercepts Gaza-bound boats.....Israeli pirates! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli navy Friday boarded two boats carrying pro-Palestinian activists toward the Gaza Strip in a fresh challenge to Israel's blockade of the Islamist-controlled territory.

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A U.N. report on Israel's interception of the 2010 Turkish ship said the blockade was a "legitimate security measure," adding "its implementation complied with the requirements of international law." Turkey has rejected that ruling.

Pro-Palestinian groups behind the latest attempt to reach Gaza by sea condemn the blockade as illegal and inhumane.

"We are going to keep sending boats until the immoral blockade of Gaza is lifted," Claudia Saba, a spokeswoman for the Irish Ship to Gaza group told Irish state broadcaster RTE.

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BREAKING: Obama & Israel to Launch War with Iran!!

FBI Insider: Obama Administration Likely Manufactured Dubious Terror Plot No information about plot exists within FBI channels Paul Joseph Watson 

 

'Red Flag ' operation would explain the bogus Iran assasination plot story perpetrated by the Obama regime.......believe the attack when you see it though.....I wouldn't be surprised if they do a tactical assault on Iran's nuclear facilities to shut down the manufacture of weapons grade Uranium.  

 

 

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Abbas puts damper on bid to renew talks

Abbas puts damper on bid to renew talks | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Leader signals he will nix any U.N. plan that disregards Palestinian conditions for resuming negotiations.

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But he said that “we will not deal with any initiative” that does not demand a halt to Israeli settlement construction or negotiations based on borders before the 1967 war, when Israel captured land the Palestinians claim for their state.

The Quartet statement made no such demands.

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Palestinians Demonstrate in Support of UN Membership Bid

Palestinians Demonstrate in Support of UN Membership Bid | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Palestinians across the West Bank have been demonstrating this week to show support for statehood. The display comes ahead of a speech Friday by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in which he is expected to demand membership in the United Nations.
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A little history lesson (division of Palestinian rejectionism) - video

A little history lesson (division of Palestinian rejectionism) - video | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
As everyone knows, the United Nations is about to debate the question of a statehood for the Palestinians.

 

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Israel evacuates embassy in Jordan - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Israel evacuates embassy in Jordan - Middle East - Al Jazeera English | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Ambassador temporarily withdrawn in view of planned "million-man march" against diplomatic mission in Amman.

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Roughly half of the country's six million population is of Palestinian origin. With Palestinian-Israeli peace talks stalled, some Jordanians fear Israel may try to deport Palestinians to Jordan.

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The Cutting Edge News

The Cutting Edge News | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey threatened on September 8 to have Turkish warships escort aid ships travelling from his country to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. Tensions in the eastern Mediterranean have been high due to the distinct chill in military and diplomatic relations between Israel and Turkey.
Turkey has denounced Israel’s blockade of Gaza ports and has demanded an apology for the deaths of Turkish nationals who were killed in 2010 onboard a pro-Palestinian flotilla by Israeli commandos. Erdogan also said that Turkey had taken steps to stop Israel from unilaterally exploiting natural resources from the eastern Mediterranean, according to Al Jazeera's translation of excerpts of an interview.

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