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08:01 [ Veterans Today ]

Real Translation: Putin, Israeli Air Force operations are undertaken in violation of Syria’s sovereignty

Editor’s note: Fake translations of this story are on the internet. This is a real one and Israel’s story about it’s pilots not seeing the Russian plane are cast aside as the total bullshit they are.

07:42 [ WashingtonPost ]

Putin blames downing of Russian plane in Syria on ‘tragic chance events,’ plays down Israeli culpability

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday described the downing of a Russian plane in Syria as the result of “tragic chance events,” appearing to dial back a rare flare-up in tensions with Israel.

07:39 [ Prof Ferrada de Noli ‏/ Twitter ]

Missiles „fired from the sea“ on #Lattakia, #Syria, were launched by #France’s frigate FS Auvergne. That, simultaneously with #Israel Jet-fighters attacking the port city, near Khmeimim #Russia Air Force base. (https://www.rt.com/news/438676-french-frigate-mediterranean-missiles/ …). FS „Auvergne“ in image below #svpol #Idlib

(17.9.2018)

07:32 [ CommonDreams.org ]

After Russian Military Aircraft Shot Down Near Syria, Russian Claims Israel ‚Deliberately Staged This Provocation‘

According to Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov, the Russian transport plane was shot down Monday night, local time, as Israel F-16’s attempted to use it as cover while carrying out a bombing mission against targets in the Latakia region of western Syria near the Meditarranean coast.

„By using the Russian plane as cover the Israeli air pilots made it vulnerable to Syrian air defense fire. As a result, the Ilyushin-20, its reflective surface being far greater than that of the F-16, was downed by a missile launched with the S-200 system,“ Konashenkov told reporters.

15.09.2018 - 09:20 [ Bernie Sanders / theGuardian.com ]

Future of the international left: A new authoritarian axis demands an international progressive front

There is a global struggle taking place of enormous consequence. Nothing less than the future of the planet – economically, socially and environmentally – is at stake.

At a time of massive wealth and income inequality, when the world’s top 1% now owns more wealth than the bottom 99%, we are seeing the rise of a new authoritarian axis.

While these regimes may differ in some respects, they share key attributes: hostility toward democratic norms, antagonism toward a free press, intolerance toward ethnic and religious minorities, and a belief that government should benefit their own selfish financial interests. These leaders are also deeply connected to a network of multi-billionaire oligarchs who see the world as their economic plaything.

15.09.2018 - 09:10 [ Raw Story ]

Here are 5 shady ways Trump, Israel and Russia are colluding on the world stage

That’s not the first time the government of Israel has surprisingly popped up during the Russia probe, investigations into President Donald Trump and his associates and White House policy on a number of issues. It should be noted that whatever Israel’s role has been in propping up Donald Trump, it’s fairly shocking, given that the Trump campaign was arguably propelled by white nationalists and avowed anti-Semites.

11.09.2018 - 19:02 [ Haaretz ]

Anti-democratic Revolution

It would be a mistake to believe that the court on its own has the strength to deal with Shaked’s revolution, because it is a victim of the same assault against our democratic regime. Powers of all kinds — legal, public, academic and political — must unite against Shaked’s overbearing tactics, whose purpose is to change the nature of the government and the state. They are a clear danger to Israel’s character.

09.09.2018 - 13:17 [ Israel Today ]

ANALYSIS: Israel Heavily Involved in Widening Syrian War

(6.9.2018) The Syrian civil war is slowly turning into a regional conflict which has the potential to become a world war and Israel is heavily involved in it.

As we reported on August 23th Israel and the United States are now working together to contain the growing Iranian threat and to prevent further Iranian entrenchment in Syria.

09.09.2018 - 12:35 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Corruption Probes Will Take ‚Months‘ to Complete, Prosecutor Says

(4.9.2018) The Tel Aviv district attorney for economic and tax crimes said Tuesday that it will take “months” before investigations are completed on corruption cases involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Liat Ben Ari Shwekey said the investigations could not be speeded up at the expense of the truth.

09.09.2018 - 12:25 [ Haaretz ]

16-year-old Gazan Shot to Death by Israeli Soldiers While Waving His Hands; Army to Investigate Incident

On Friday, during the weekly „March for Return“ protests that Palestinians have held on the Gaza-Israel border since the end of March, 17-year-old Bilal Hafaje was killed by live Israeli fire, while at least another 30 were wounded, the Gaza Health Ministry reported.

Gaza’s Health Ministry also said that a 19-year-old Palestinian man died of wounds he had sustained in clashes along the border on July 14. The ministry identified the man as Amjad Hamdona, whose death brings the amount of demonstrators killed along the border to 174.

06.09.2018 - 19:48 [ ]

In Secret Program, Israel Armed and Funded Rebel Groups in Southern Syria

Israel also provided salaries to rebel fighters, paying each one about $75 a month, and supplied additional money the groups used to buy arms on the Syrian black market, according to the rebels and local journalists.

The payments, along with the service Israel was getting in return, created an expectation among the rebels that Israel would intercede if troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad tried to advance on southern Syria.

When regime forces backed by Russian air power did precisely that this past summer, Israel did not intervene, leaving the rebel groups feeling betrayed.

06.09.2018 - 06:13 [ Fox News ]

Haley: Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian ‚deal of the century‘ can happen if Abbas comes to the table

While many critics of the Trump administration have claimed there is no peace plan, Haley said she had read it, but told reporters that it would not be rolled out during this month’s United Nations General Assembly debate when Trump and other world leaders will address the global body.

“I can tell you that (White House senior adviser) Jared Kushner and (Trump’s special envoy for international negotiations) Jason Greenblatt have done unbelievably detailed work in it. I have read the plan. It is thoroughly done. It is well-thought-out from both sides, the Palestinians and the Israelis.“

06.09.2018 - 06:06 [ Haaretz ]

Abbas: Trump’s Team Offered Me to Establish a Jordanian-Palestinian Confederation

(3.9.2018) The Palestinian president did not detail the administrative implications of such a plan and what level of autonomy a Palestinian state would have under a Jordanian confederation. According to him, he completely rejected the offer as long as Israel is not mentioned as a party.

06.09.2018 - 06:04 [ Radio Utopie ]

Doppelagent Abbas

(1.5.2018) Abbas ist Kollaborateur der israelischen Besatzungsmacht. Seine Aufgabe ist es, effektiven Widerstand gegen die Besatzung zu verhindern, stattdessen die Vorurteile vom primitiven, überall lauernden palästinensischen Judenmörder und Barbaren zu bedienen, alle Unterstützer der palästinensischen Sache entweder zu vergraulen oder mit solchem Wahnsinn genau so zu diskreditieren wie die Palästinenser insgesamt, und der Regierung von Benjamin Netanjahu auf jede erdenkliche Weise in die Hände zu spielen, genauso wie bisher und das möglichst so, dass es schlichter gestrickten Charakteren nicht auffällt.

04.09.2018 - 07:20 [ Times of Israel ]

AG decries attacks on media, in veiled criticism of Netanyahu

Speaking at a conference organized by Hadashot TV news, Mandelblit said, “A free press is an essential component of a democratic society and it is of utmost importance to protect and guard it.”

He added that the role of the media was similar to that of the police and law enforcement.

02.09.2018 - 18:20 [ Jonathan Cook ]

Mit der Kürzung der UNRWA-Mittel durch die USA ist eine tiefere finstere Agenda im Gange

Das US-Außenministerium sagte am Freitag, dass es seine jährlichen Beiträge in Höhe von 360 Millionen Dollar an das Hilfswerk der Vereinten Nationen für Palästinaflüchtlinge (UNRWA) nicht mehr fortsetzen und ihm ein Drittel seines Budgets entziehen werde. US-Beamte bezeichneten die Organisation als „irreparabel fehlerhaft“.

02.09.2018 - 17:08 [ Gideon Levy / Haaretz ]

Shame on You, America

The United States has spent hundreds of billions on unnecessary wars, but only the UN relief agency for the Palestinians is improperly run

02.09.2018 - 09:33 [ Newsweek.com ]

The Weak are Slaughtered, the Strong Prevail: Netanyahu Says Israel Will Not Shy Away From Conflict

(31.8.2018) It is significant that Netanyahu made the fiery remarks at the country’s top-secret nuclear research facility. Israel is the only state in the Middle East to possess nuclear weapons, though its policy of “strategic ambiguity” makes it difficult to say how large its atomic armory is. Estimates reach as high as 400 nuclear warheads.

02.09.2018 - 09:21 [ theSouthAfrican.com ]

Israel MP claims “Africans have no culture, they should be kicked out”

(7.8.2018) Israeli MP Oren Hazan, from the ruling Likud party, has sparked international outrage with his comments about Africans.

In a video posted on the Facebook page of the UK Likud branch, Hazan said that Africans have no culture and that African refugees should be stopped having children.

Hazan also called African immigrants a “threat to Israel” that would destroy the country.

“If we don’t kick them out they will kick us out. We need to destroy the problem when it is still small,” said Hazan.

01.09.2018 - 16:47 [ europa.eu ]

Informal meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers (Gymnich) – August 2018

Preliminary remarks by Federica MOGHERINI, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, following the Informal Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers (Gymnich), on 31 August 2018 in Vienna.

27.08.2018 - 05:59 [ Al Jazeera ]

Bolton: US to act ‚very strongly‘ if Syria uses chemical arms

(23.8.2018) Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday during a visit to Jerusalem, John Bolton said: „We now see plans for the Syrian regime to resume offensive military activities in Idlib province.

„We are obviously concerned about the possibility that Assad may use chemical weapons again.

„Just so there’s no confusion here, if the Syrian regime uses chemical weapons we will respond very strongly and they really ought to think about this a long time,“ he added.

25.08.2018 - 12:49 [ Haaretz / googleusercontent.com ]

More Ops, More Secrets, More Money: Mossad’s Supercharged Transformation

Technological developments are obliging espionage agencies to adopt diverse methods of operation: not only to dispatch agents to enemy countries and to recruit local sources for intelligence, but also to dupe people into serving as agents without their knowledge, to use mercenaries and to rely on new capabilities, such as cyberattacks. To avoid biometric identification, as well as to evade security cameras, espionage organizations are being compelled to make increasing use of unwitting local agents.

25.08.2018 - 12:37 [ israelnationalnews.com ]

Netanyahu: media corruption case is dead in the water

(17.8.2018) Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was questioned in his home today (Friday) by police investigators, regarding an alleged tit-for-tat between himself and media mogul Shaul Alovich, who served as Communications Ministry Director under Netanyahu.

Netanyahu is now convinced that the case – known as Case 4000 – „has collapsed for good,“ according to sources close to him.

25.08.2018 - 12:33 [ Haaretz ]

$162K in Confiscated Jewelry Returned to Telecom Tycoon Embroiled in Netanyahu Corruption Scandal

(5.8.2018) Supreme Court Justice Isaac Amit on Sunday ordered police to return jewelry worth 600,000 shekels ($162,200) to Shaul and Iris Elovitch because it was seized without a court order.

The jewels were confiscated during the investigation of Case 4000 (the Bezeq bribery case). Amit said that taking the jewelry without a court order was illegal, thereby overturning rulings by the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s and District courts, and contrary to the state’s position.

25.08.2018 - 12:03 [ Marian Houk ‏/ Twitter ]

;So you don’t give money to Gaza?; she asked; when he said he doesn’t, she told him that he was lying + she could see it in his body language.

‚Why are you nervous?‘ she asked. He replied, ‚B/c you’re applying pressure’…She said: “Maybe you’re nervous because you’re a criminal”

22.08.2018 - 08:56 [ Al Jazeera ]

Hamas: End to Israel’s Gaza blockade ‚around the corner‘

Hamas leader Ismail Haniya said an end to Israel’s decade-long blockade of Gaza was „around the corner“ as talk of a possible truce deal intensifies.

Indirect negotiations between Gaza’s Hamas rulers and Israel brokered by Egyptian and UN officials have reportedly included discussion on easing the blockade, but by no means a complete lifting of it.

21.08.2018 - 14:08 [ Radio Utopie ]

Israel, Irak legalisieren zivilen Besitz von Pistolen und Maschinengewehren

Entgegen dem weltweiten Trend, Schusswaffen, die im Besitz von Bürgern sind, mit Hilfe von Anreizen, Überzeugungsarbeit oder Amnestiegesetzen zur Abgabe ihrer Waffen zu bewegen, werden im Irak und in Israel unter bestimmten Voraussetzungen Zivilisten ihre Waffen behalten oder eine solche erwerben können.

20.08.2018 - 07:37 [ ORF.at ]

US-Sicherheitsberater spricht mit Netanjahu über Iran

Der Nationale Sicherheitsberater der USA, John Bolton, ist gestern in Tel Aviv zu Gesprächen über die Iran-Politik mit Israels Premierminister Benjamin Netanjahu zusammengetroffen. Es gehe bei den Unterredungen in Jerusalem vorrangig um das Raketenprogramm des Iran sowie um dessen nukleare Ambitionen. Bolton sprach von einem „Atomwaffenprogramm“ des Landes.

15.08.2018 - 22:38 [ antikrieg.com ]

Massaker als „Zusammenstöße“ schöngeredet

Wie FAIR bereits öfter aufgezeigt hat, wird der Begriff „Zusammenstoß“ fast immer verwendet, um ungleiche Machtverhältnisse schönzureden und dem Leser den Eindruck zweier gleichberechtigter Seiten zu vermitteln. Er verschleiert die Machtdynamik und die Art des Konflikts selbst, z.B. wer ihn ausgelöst hat und welche Waffen, wenn überhaupt, eingesetzt wurden. „Zusammenstoß“ ist der beste Freund eines Reporters, wenn er Gewalt beschreiben will, ohne Machthaber zu beleidigen – in den Worten von George Orwell, „um Dinge zu benennen, ohne mentale Bilder von ihnen aufzurufen“.

15.08.2018 - 22:36 [ FAIR ]

Laundering a Massacre By Labeling It a ‘Clash’

It obscures power dynamics and the nature of the conflict itself, e.g., who instigated it and what weapons if any were used. “Clash” is a reporter’s best friend when they want to describe violence without offending anyone in power—in the words of George Orwell, “to name things without calling up mental pictures of them.”

15.08.2018 - 07:26 [ New York Times ]

Israeli Airport Detention of Prominent U.S. Jew Prompts Uproar

Israeli airport security, long extolled for its success in preventing terrorism, seems to have another target recently: critics of Israel.

On Sunday, officers at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport pulled aside Peter Beinart, a liberal American Jewish journalist, after he landed and interrogated him about his political activities. Mr. Beinart, an author and CNN contributor, is known for his love of Israel as well as his vocal opposition to its occupation of Palestinian territory.

His case is not unique.

14.08.2018 - 19:06 [ Haaretz ]

Israel, U.S. Embassies in Germany Receive Hostile Letters With White Powder

Berlin police say threatening letters containing a white powder have been sent to both the American and Israeli embassies in the German capital.

Police spokeswoman Kerstin Ismer told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Israeli embassy received a letter July 24 and the U.S. Embassy on July 26.

14.08.2018 - 18:26 [ Ronald Lauder / New York Times ]

Israel, This Is Not Who We Are

Its Declaration of Independence guarantees “complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex,” as well as a guarantee of freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture.

Theodor Herzl, Chaim Weizmann, Zeev Jabotinsky, David Ben Gurion and Golda Meir always emphasized the need to combine Jewish nationalism with universal humanism. So now, when Israel’s government appears to be tarnishing the sacred value of equality, many supporters feel it is turning its back on Jewish heritage, the Zionist ethos and the Israeli spirit.

14.08.2018 - 18:21 [ Haaretz ]

Ronald Lauder Warns Israel: Nation-state Law Will Harm Ties With World Jewry

World Jewish Congress chief and former Netanyahu confidant urges Israeli leaders to ‚rethink their destructive actions‘ in New York Times op-ed

14.08.2018 - 17:46 [ Tagesanzeiger.ch ]

Der Adrenalinpegel in Israel steigt bedrohlich hoch

Aber es war doch Khni­fess, der vor zwei Wochen auf die Büh­ne stürm­te. Er rief «Ras­sist, Ras­sist!» und ging auf den ehe­ma­li­gen Ge­heim­dienst­chef Avi Dich­ter los. Die Faust­schlä­ge von Khni­fess pras­sel­ten auf ins­ge­samt acht Bo­dy­guards nie­der, die sich ihm in den Weg stell­ten. Wie­der und wie­der griff er an. Die Aufnahmen dieser Sze­nen, wie Khni­fess den am Po­di­um ste­hen­den Ab­ge­ord­ne­ten der rechts­kon­ser­va­ti­ven Regierungspartei Li­kud at­ta­ckier­te, sorgten in Israel für grosses Aufsehen.

14.08.2018 - 07:36 [ Peter Beinart / Forward.com ]

Peter Beinart: I Was Detained At Ben Gurion Airport Because Of My Beliefs

Then he told me that on my last trip to Israel I had participated in a protest, which is true. He asked where it occurred and I answered “Hebron.” He asked its purpose and I answered that we were protesting the fact that Palestinians in Hebron and across the West Bank lack basic rights. (I wrote about the protest at the time). He asked how I had become involved in the protest and I mentioned The Center for Jewish Nonviolence. He asked if the Center had incited violence, and I replied that, as its name suggests, it practices non-violence. My interrogator then replied that names could be misleading. The government of North Korea, he observed, calls itself a democracy but is not. I told him I didn’t think the Center for Jewish Nonviolence and the North Korean government have much in common.

12.08.2018 - 16:20 [ Haaretz ]

How Evolution Became a Dirty Word in Israel

The main question is whether in the Israel of 2018 an effort is being made to blur the Earth’s age or conceal biology’s most significant theory. How can one present the scientific truth to the average Israeli, who is curious and has a wide variety of beliefs? Is there anywhere in Israel where an exhibit claims unapologetically that man descends from apes? Is there any public explanation of Darwin’s theory?

If there is such an exhibition, I don’t know where it is. My searches came up with nothing. But no website or museum that I visited claimed that it was required to conceal, blur or distort the truth; instead, precautions were taken simply to avoid flak.

12.08.2018 - 16:08 [ HaMoked - Center for the Defense of the Individual ]

The Disappearing Plot of Land: the state issued an entry permit to „the Seam Zone“ to a Palestinian to tend his lands, after insisting for two years that his plot is not there

Since 2003, the Israeli military has imposed a draconian permit regime in the West Bank areas trapped between the separation wall and the Green Line (the armistice line between Israel and the West Bank), an area it refers to as „the Seam Zone“. The permit regime applies to Palestinians only; Israelis and tourists do not require a permit to enter the Seam Zone or stay in it. Palestinians who live in the Seam Zone or wish to enter it in order to tend to their lands, visit relatives or conduct business, are forced to obtain a permit, subject to the regulations of a stifling and highly bureaucratic military mechanism, which dictates a myriad of conditions for the receipt of permits to enter and stay in the Seam Zone.

In March 2016, a Palestinian resident of the village Qaffin submitted a request for an entry permit to the Seam Zone for agricultural purposes, in order to cultivate land owned by his family for generations. The man, who had previously received a number of permits for the very same plot, received no response to his request for several months…

12.08.2018 - 15:44 [ 972+ magazine ]

Tens of thousands of Palestinians and Jews protest Nation-State Law

(12.8.2018) “We are not going to rest after this incredible protest,” Barekeh continued. “We are marking the beginning of the way and there is no way back until the law is rescinded. Our struggle will be here, a popular parliamentary and democratic struggle for Arabs as well as Jews.”

“I came to France from Morocco when I was 10 years old,” Eva Illouz told the crowd. “Although I was Jewish and from Morocco, I went to the same schools as the French, and my teachers gave me grades just like the French. I felt that I wasn’t defined by my origin or religion. As a girl I felt deep in my bones the meaning of living in a country where I am treated as an equal.”

12.08.2018 - 15:25 [ Democracy Now! / Youtube ]

Horror on Gaza Beach: New York Times Photographer Witnesses Israeli Killing of 4 Palestinian Boys

(17.7.2014) Israel says it is considering a new ceasefire proposal from Egypt that would take effect on Friday. There is no word yet from Hamas, which rejected the last proposal on the grounds its leaders were never consulted and the terms would have allowed for the continued siege of Gaza and for Israeli bombardment at will. The news of a fresh proposal comes just as a five hour humanitarian pause has ended. The United Nations asked for the break to let Gazans receive supplies and repair damage following 10 days of Israeli bombings. On Wednesday, an Israeli gunboat shelled a beach killing four boys who were playing. The boys were all between the ages of nine and 11 and from the same extended family. Seven other adults and children were wounded in the strike. The scene was witnessed by several international journalists, including our guest Tyler Hicks, a Pulitzer Prize-winning staff photographer at The New York Times. We are also joined from Gaza City by Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous, who has interviewed family members of the young victims

12.08.2018 - 15:18 [ BBC ]

Eyewitness: Gaza beach shelling

(9.6.2006) „Three children were there, two with severe deep cuts in their heads.

One girl was just screaming, crying out for her father: ‚Dad, my dad.‘

It was a terrible scene, with blood everywhere. We could see a gunship in middle of sea, so we knew what had happened.

The medics arrived and started moving the bodies away. I helped them. It was shocking – it’s the first time I have been around to see this kind of thing.“

12.08.2018 - 14:55 [ Haaretz ]

Rights Groups Demand Israel Stop Arming neo-Nazis in Ukraine

(9.7.2018) They argue that these weapons serve forces that openly espouse a neo-Nazi ideology and cite evidence that the right-wing Azov militia, whose members are part of Ukraine’s armed forces, and are supported by the country’s ministry of internal affairs, is using these weapons.

An earlier appeal to the Defense Ministry was met with no response.

12.08.2018 - 14:10 [ UN Tribune ]

UN Peacekeepers Observe IDF Interacting With Al Nusra in Golan

(4.12.2014) UN troops monitoring the 1974 ceasefire between Israel and Syria have witnessed interactions between members of the Israeli Defence Forces and the Al Nusra Front who have taken over a large part of the Golan Heights.

12.08.2018 - 09:55 [ Haaretz / googleusercontent.com ]

FULL TEXT: Haaretz Publisher Schocken Calls for Israelis to ‚Join the Struggle‘ at Nation-state Rally

One of the most significant threats to Jewish nationalism, as expressed in the nation-state law, is Arab representation in the Knesset, according to a portion of the Israeli population. So I tell you, the Arab citizen: Do not give the right-wing government a prize – despair and isolation. You all have the political power to reshape public discourse in Israel by participating in elections. Use it.

And to all the citizens of Israel, from every tribe, I call to join the struggle against the elimination of democracy, to develop an Israeli society, pluralistic and prosperous, with the participation of minorities in the economy and in politics.

12.08.2018 - 09:45 [ Ynetnews.com ]

Arab protesters say not enough attended thousands-strong anti-Nationality Law protest

Approximately 20-25 thousands people showed up in solidarity against the law, a number in which Agbariyah expressed disappointment.

“I expect that out of a million-and-a-half Arab citizens, at least 200,000 should turn up. It is unacceptable if we don’t manage to bring the Arab public to this protest,” Agbariyah complained. “Arab Knesset MKs have to get the crowds into the street. Committees, mayors of mixed cities, mayors of Arab cities—everyone should be uniting as one.”

12.08.2018 - 09:36 [ Haaretz ]

Tens of Thousands Gather in Tel Aviv for Nation-state Law Protest Led by Israeli Arabs

Tens of thousands of demonstrators protesting the nation-state law gathered in Tel Aviv Saturday night in the wake of last week’s mass march, which drew tens of thousands of Israelis to protest in solidarity with the country’s Druze community.

Demonstrators marched from Rabin Square to the plaza of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, which began at 8:00 P.M. Protesters gathered at Rabin Square. A rally under the name „Abolish Nation-state Law – Yes to Equality“ took place after the march.

11.08.2018 - 20:04 [ Radio Utopie ]

Israel: Großdemonstration gegen „Nationalstaatsgesetz“

Am 4. November 1995 wurde auf dem heute nach ihm benannten Rabin Platz der israelische Ministerpräsident Yitzhak Rabin nach dieser Rede von einem faschistischen Attentäter ermordet. Ein halbes Jahr später kam Benjamin Netanyahu an die Macht.

Über 22 Jahre später nun demonstrieren in diesen Minuten Zehntausende in der größten interreligiösen, interethnischen und interkulturellen Demonstration in der Geschichte Israels gegen das von der Regierung Netanyahu in Form eines der israelischen „Grundgesetze“ eingebrachte neue „Nationalstaatsgesetz“, welches unvereinbar ist mit der israelischen Unabhängigkeitserklärung von 1948.

11.08.2018 - 19:18 [ עומדים ביחד نقف معًا ‏ / Twitter ]

Tens of thousands are gathering RIGHT NOW in Tel Aviv’s Rabin square in to protest the #NationStateLaw, in what appears to be the THE LARGEST JEWISH-ARAB DEMONSTRATION IN HISTORY OF ISRAEL. This is our answer to the racist government.

11.08.2018 - 15:08 [ Radio Utopie ]

Warum Israels „Grundgesetze“ nicht vergleichbar sind mit unserer Verfassung

Sehr zum Leidwesen der E.U.-Reichsbürger und ihrer entsprechenden Pendants kann in der Berliner Republik die Verfassung nur durch Zwei-Drittel-Mehrheit in zwei Parlamentskammern (Bundestag und Bundesrat) geändert und nur durch eine Volksabstimmung gestürzt werden.

Im Gegensatz dazu werden Israels „Grundgesetze“ lediglich in einer einzigen Parlamentskammer (der Knesset) mit absoluter Mehrheit beschlossen, wie alle anderen Gesetze. Inwieweit sich der Status der „Grundgesetze“, die irgendwann einmal eine Verfassung bilden sollen, überhaupt von allen anderen Gesetzen unterscheidet, ist in Israel bis heute umstritten.

11.08.2018 - 11:23 [ STANDING TOGETHER עומדים ביחד نقف معًا ]

STANDING TOGETHER עומדים ביחד نقف معًا

„The movement has begun to succeed where others faltered, drawing on the strategies and lessons of successful left-wing populist movements around the world. The movement is young — it first appeared in late 2015 — but it has been steadily growing in size and influence… Standing Together — identifiable by its signature purple paraphernalia — has, over the past year or two, become ubiquitous at protests around the country.“

10.08.2018 - 12:00 [ Haaretz ]

Demonstrate With the Arabs

The demonstration called for Saturday night in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square by the Higher Arab Monitoring Committee, which represents Israel’s Arab community, is the most important of all the protests that have taken place against the nation-state law. It’s also one of the most important demonstrations in Israel in the past several years.

No minority in Israel suffers as much discrimination as the Arab minority, which is also Israel’s largest minority. It is frequently the target of normalized, institutionalized racism.

09.08.2018 - 22:28 [ VOL.AT ]

Palästinenser wollen vorerst Beschuss auf Israel einstellen

Israelische Medien berichteten auch am Donnerstag von Verhandlungen über eine langfristige Waffenruhe zwischen Israel und der Hamas unter ägyptischer Vermittlung. Die Hamas hatte am Montag Gespräche mit Ägypten über eine Waffenruhe bestätigte. Von Israel gab es dafür keine offizielle Bestätigung.

09.08.2018 - 18:36 [ memri.org ]

Qatar’s Opposition To Trump’s Forthcoming Middle East Peace Plan As Reflected In Qatari Cartoons

(2.8.2018) In recent weeks, the Qatari media has been slamming the Trump administration’s efforts to advance a regional peace plan that has come to be known as the „Deal of the Century.“ Qatari media reports and articles about this plan have described it as serving Israel’s interests while eliminating the Palestinian cause. Furthermore, following reports in the non-Arab media that Saudi Arabia has been involved in formulating this plan, and against the backdrop of the growing crisis between Qatar and the „Arab Quartet“ – i.e. the four countries, led by Saudi Arabia, which have been boycotting Qatar for the last year – the Qatari media has been accusing Saudi Arabia and other Arab regimes of collaborating with the Trump administration and betraying the Palestinians.