By Pepe Escobar for The Saker Blog and thereafter widely distributed
Nakba, May 15, 2021. Future historians will mark the day when Western “liberal democracy” issued a graphic proclamation: We bomb media offices and destroy “freedom of the press” in an open air concentration camp while we forbid peaceful demonstrations under a state of siege in the heart of Europe.
And if you revolt, we cancel you.
Gaza meets Paris. The bombing of the al-Jalaa tower – an eminently residential building which also housed the bureaus of al-Jazeera and AP, among others – by “the only democracy in the Middle East” is directly connected to the verboten order carried out by Macron’s Ministry of Interior.
For all practical purposes Paris endorsed the occupying power’s provocations in East Jerusalem; the invasion of al-Aqsa mosque – complete with tear gas and stun grenades; racist Zionist gangs harassing and crying “death to Arabs”; armed settlers aggressing Palestinian families threatened with expulsion from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan; a campaign of carpet bombing whose lethal victims – on average – are 30% children.
Paris crowds were not intimidated. From Barbes to Republique, they marched in the streets – their rallying cry being Israel assassin, Macron complice. They instinctively understodood that Le Petit Roi – a puny Rothschild employee – had just firebombed the historical legacy of the nation that coined the Déclaration Universelle des Droits de L’Homme.
The mask of “liberal democracy” kept falling again and again in a loop – with imperial Big Tech dutifully canceling the voices of Palestinians and defenders of Palestine en masse, in tandem with a diplomatic kabuki that could fool only the already brain-dead.
On May 16, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi chaired a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) debate via video link that had been stalled by Washington, non-stop, throughout the week. China presides the UNSC throughout May.
The UNSC could not even agree on a mere joint statement. Once again because the UNSC was blocked by the – cowardly – Empire of Chaos.
It was up to Hua Liming, former Chinese ambassador to Iran, to break it all down in a single sentence:
“The US doesn’t want to give the credit of mediating the Palestine-Israel conflict to China, especially when China is the president of the UNSC.”
The usual imperial procedure is to “talk”, “offer you can’t refuse” Mafia-style, to both sides under the table – as the combo behind Crash Test Dummy, an avowed Zionist, had already admitted on an appalling White House tweet “reaffirming” its “strong support for Israel’s right to defend itself”.
Liming emphasized, correctly, “this is the key reason why any solution or ceasefire between Israel and Gaza or other forces in the region would be temporary.”
The whole Global South is incessantly bombarded by the imperial “human rights” rhetoric – from convicted crook Navalny to fake reports on Xinjiang. Yet when there is a real human rights catastrophe unleashed by the settler colonialist ally’s carpet bombing, Liming pointed out how “the hypocrisy and double standards of the US have been exposed again”.
One phone call can stop it
Amos Yadlin is the former IDF Military Intelligence Directorate chief, and also former Israeli military attaché to the US.
In a meeting with South African Zionists, he admitted the obvious: the Zionist carnage against Gaza can be stopped by Crash Test Dummy – who happens to be, what else, a Zionist puppet.
Yadlin claimed that the Crash Test Dummy administration, rather the combo behind it, was getting “impatient” and he would be “not surprised if this will all stop in 48 hours.” And once again he had to reinforce the obvious: “When the Egyptians ask Israel to stop, Israel doesn’t want to stop. But if the Americans will ask Israel to stop, Israel will have to listen.”
The Empire practices trademark doublespeak when referring to the “international community” – which in theory gathers at the UN. The concomitant 24/7 propaganda barrage applies only to the motley crew of partners in crime, minions, lackeys, poodles and vassals, imperially ignoring and/or pissing on the heads of over 80% of the planet. Confronted with the reality of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Ukraine and others, “rules-based international order” does not even qualify as a joke for retards.
So next time you see some sub-zoology specimen deploying the “Israel has the right to defend itself” Maximum Stupidity argument, the only possible response is to unleash facts as missiles.
Every sentient being with a conscience knows Palestine faces a racist settler colonialism project boasting an armed-to-the-hilt-military and several nuclear bombs, specialized in practicing state terrorism.
Gaza though is a particularly horrifying case. Population: nearly 2 million people. One of the top densely populated areas on the planet. A de facto open air concentration camp where no less than 50% are children, one in ten stunted to a great extent because of food shortages provoked by the Israeli blockade. The official Israeli military plan is to allow just enough food in so the whole population barely survives. 50% of the population depends on food aid.
No less than 70% of families are refugees, who were ethnically cleansed from what is now southern Israel: there are roughly 1.46 million refugees out of a population of 1.9 million.
Gaza has 8 refugee camps – some being bombed as we speak. Never forget that Israel ruled Gaza directly from 1967 to 2005 and did less than zero to better their appalling conditions.
There are only 22 health centers, 16 social services offices and 11 food distribution centers, serving roughly 1 million people. No airport or port: both destroyed by Israel. The unemployment rate is 50% – the highest on the whole planet. Clean water is available to only 5% of the population.
But then there’s the Resistance. Elijah Magnier has shown how they have already pierced Israel’s pre-fabricated aura of invulnerability and “prestige” – and there’s only one way to go, as the speed, accuracy, range and potency of rockets and missiles can only improve.
In parallel, in a wise strategic move, Hamas and Islamic Jihad have made it very clear they prefer that Hezbollah does not get itself directly involved – for now, thus allowing the whole Global South to be focused on the carnage perpetrated against Gaza.
“A landscape of iron and desolation”
Sociologie de Jerusalem, by Sylvaine Bulle, is a short but quite illuminating book showing how the battle for East Jerusalem is as imperative for the future of Palestine as the tragedy in Gaza.
Bulle focuses on the “internal racism” in Israel directly linked to the hegemony of extreme-right Zionist “elites”. A key consequence has been the “peripherization” and marginalization of East Jerusalem, thrown into a situation of “forced dependence” of Westernized West Jerusalem.
Bulle shows how East Jerusalem only exists as “a landscape of iron and desolation”, through a juxtaposition of ultra-dense and totally abandoned zones. Palestinians who live in these areas are not regarded or respected as citizens.
It got much worse after 2004 and the construction of The Wall – which prevented the daily mobility of Palestinians living in the occupied territories and the Palestinians in Jerusalem. That was an extra fracture, with parts of East Jerusalem isolated on the other side of the wall and a lot of people now living in a real no man’s land. Very few across the “liberal democratic” West have any idea how does that feel in practice.
Palestinians in East Jerusalem don’t have Israeli nationality. Most have Jordanian passports. Yet now even Palestinians with Israeli nationality are rebelling – in most cases in very poor towns in the center of the country. Young generations simply have no reason to believe they belong in Israel.
As for Israeli secular leftists, they have been “neutralized” and carry no political power, as they were incapable of integrating the working masses, which in turn were completely captured by hardcore religious extremists.
Bulle’s conclusion, expressed with way too much diplomacy (this is France, after all), is inevitable: the state of Israel is more and more Jewish and less and less democratic, a de facto Zionist regime. She believes it might be possible to rebuild the link between Jewish national identity and democracy, including the rights of Palestinian minorities.
Sorry, but that’s not gonna happen, as the current tragedy, which started in East Jerusalem, graphically shows.
The Via Dolorosa continues – as we all watch in horror. Just imagine the inter-galactic Western levels of hysteria if Russia or China were bombing, firing shells and missiles and killing children in residential areas. No wonder the Empire of Chaos – and Lies, posing as a “liberal democracy” while enabling the murderous Zionist project, is firmly flirting with the dustbin of History.
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Here is a link on Youtube from an Egyptian channel. Similar links have recently been deleted. Youtube has disabled subtitles.
Essentially, they are saying that the Egyptian Army has entered Gaza with its ambulances and doctors. The Israelis have been told that if any Egyptians are killed, the Egyptians will retaliate.
Glad to hear, thanks! I
I hope there is some kind of voentorg arriving too..
In fact, were not we still under state of siege, with our the borders totally closed, we should, and probably would, flooding Gaza to help by any means, through air, land or sea…
In this sense, as this all stated as Israeli provocation, I wonder whether this is part of the Great Reset, I mean the take over pof Gaza, as the pandemic acts this way as instrumental to avoid any Western people to arrive in Gaza to help, as happened before with the several “flotillas”…where some activists were killed by the army of the Zionist entity ( from now on I refuse to name this “organization to kcommit crime” in any other way…)
Notice that the pandemic started after “The Deal of the Century” went gto waste…
Why haven’t Egypt, Turkey, Jordan cut ties with that heinous Apartheid country?
Why don’t Turkey, China and Russia send a flotilla of help to Gaza backed by their respective navies?
Why is everyone so freakin scared of those Fake Hebrews in Apartheid Israel? (see link below re: F.H.)
Everyone is saying STOP THE MASSACRE, but no one, absolutely no one is doing anything about it?
SHAME ON THE WORLD!
I am truly pissed at humanity right now, even though I know this time around civilians throughout the world are in solidarity with Palestine. Still…
They are all slave states and have no rights.. So don’t expect help from the slaves… By the way not only Arabs or turks are the slaves. The west too is inslaved big time
The only free country are very few, you van actually count them on one hand.. That’s why
Yes, it is true. In Canada NDP opposition asked the Liberal PM to propose a ceasefire…..but both Liberals and Conservatives refused to let the motion pass, while on the streets people are chanting”Free Palestine”…
The NDP have only recently come to the table. UP to a few weeks ago Jagmeet Sing, the NDP leader, was still all in for the old canard of “right to defend”. Only a rebellion in the ranks forced him to accept even the proposal of proposing a ceasefire, knowing it would be shot down by the Liberals and Conservatives.
Singh speaks up about identity politics, but up til now has never advocated for Palestinian equality – ’til now and the grassroots are starting to act against him. j
In a recent poll, all voters of all persuasions – Conservatives included – were generally positive in supporting human rights for Palestine. It is the power hungry leaders and manipulators of the parties that will not accept the common Canadian perspective wanting Israel to stop violently colonizing Palestine and create a real democracy and not a fake theocratic one.
The “Right to Protect” comes to my mind. USA and NATO invoke this “right” whenever and wherever fit their political needs but nobody dare to claim that Palestinians deserve to be protected. Erdogan (Turkey) looks like the only hope. You are right to be “truly pissed”…I am too.
Actually Egypt is doing a tremendous amount, but you wont hear about it in the western press…
Egypt has warned israel very sternly that they must not invade gaza, otherwise many agreements between the two countries will be suspended and then sent convoys of military vehicles carrying field hospitals and supplies into gaza with the implicit warning that any harm that befalls these vehincles will have to be answered for…
egypt is also try to enforce a seizefire agreement that guarantees the rights of palestinians to east jerusalem, and the US has endorsed it
Thank you for this news. It is so typical these days for good news to be suppressed. I think it is a psy-op against anyone who cares about humanitarian values, to make them feel alone, out of touch. To make them doubt their own convictions.
I recall reading quite a while ago (I think it was Noam Chomsky around 2001 or so) that in the US, Generation X was said to have gone completely materialistic, unlike the Boomer hippies, and most of us–practically all of us, including me–believed it. It turns out to have been a media-driven generational change, grossly exaggerated and helped along by “Madonna,” the little harlot, and anyone caring about non-materialistic values felt like an anachronism.
Since realizing that, I have become aware of other media manipulations.
Voentorg arriving…inspiring…you will reap what you sow…
Also read at Marwa Osman Twitter account that the Syrian people in occupied Golan Heights have joined the call for Open General Strike in Palestine….
Also that Islamic Jihad Movement leader of the Al-Quds Brigades in the North Gaza Brigade Hussam Abu Harbid “Abu Ubaida”, has fallen, 37 years old..this is the mood in North Gaza now…
This resembles increasingly the Houthi rising…
Ihope nobody in Tel Aviv glues an eye this night, especially Netanyahu…
You are right. Everything happening in Israel is modelled precisely after the Houthis uprising. The objective is the same, which is to raise the Palestinian resistance to the level of the Houthis, and for a long and protracted war to make life in Israel as hellish for the Jews as it has been for the Palestinians.
Must be a cold day in hell if our Sissiboy is doing anything to aid the people of Gaza. Either that, or he’s just staging what’s essentially a photo op for domestic consumption. But time will tell.
This is the Via Dolorosa indeed. The torture and crucifixion of Palestine.
Pepe, merci beaucoup.. again many thanks for frank and lucid article on Nakba.
BUT unbelievable.. perhaps a shill, in an earlier article here ´´Senior Military Officers’ Open Letters to Macron – Commentary & Background.´´ with the first comment from Mr/Ms..Yrreiht states:
´´´Yrreiht on May 17, 2021 · at 10:06 am EST/EDT
In the 2nd paragraph, you write “that there had also been a massacre of hundreds of Algerians at around this time”.
Wait, No No NO ! This was a big fake news, clearly debunked by Bernard Lugan.´´
Such massacre happened in Alger (mai 1945) but never in Paris.´´
Even Wankerpedia-Wikipedia with full MOSSAD/MI6/Murdoch endorsement clearly prints;
´´Paris massacre of 1961 occurred on 17 October 1961, during the Algerian War (1954–62). Under orders from the head of the Parisian police, Maurice Papon, the French National Police attacked a demonstration by 30,000 pro-National Liberation Front (FLN) Algerians. After 37 years of denial and censorship of the press, in 1998 the French government finally acknowledged 40 deaths, although there are estimates of 100 to 300 victims etc.,
October 2001 there was commemorative plaque placed on Port Saint Michel..“
What’s next..Club Med/Club Méditerranée SA offering surfing trips to Gaza trips!!!
And to EU Countries governments… especially Germany and France… Hitlers’ killing of millions of jews is not a license for the Israeli Jews to kill the Palestinians…
Your hypocritical mantra that protesting Israeli’s crimes against Palestinians is anti-semitism… is a Bull Shit as the Palestinians are Semites… (too)… probably more so than the Jews in Israel… as they have been gathered together from countries allover the world…. and sent to Israel…
Lets us instead stop buying anything from Israel… or selling to them… Ban all trade with Israel, Sanction Israel in every way possible… until they sit down with the Palestinians and agree on a lasting peace AND compensate the Palestinians for the losses, that can be compensated… lost lives can’t…
It is time Israel makes up the damage fully.. this applies to any country or human being who supports in any way Israel’s genocide on the Palestinians…
I find the use of the anti-semitism is merely a ploy to put others on the defence in a discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The quotes below show I am in good company.
“An anti-Semite used to mean a man who hated Jews. Now it means a man who is hated by Jews.”– Joe Sobran
“Anti-Semitic…it is a trick, we always use it.” – Israeli Minister Shulamit Aloni
In general, anyone who is winning a debate with a Jew is called antisemitic.
Anti-Semites used to believe Jews were incapable of abiding by universal values. Now the Israeli-aligned Jews say it’s anti-Semitic to expect them to abide by universal values. I don’t see what they hope to achieve with this.
pepe is angry, sad…disgusted. invariably in the past his posts shine with humour, not so this time. pepe pulls no punches, he is retching, disgust pens every word.
We are all angry, sad, disgusted and also nauseated, especailly we living in the EU before the mutism of our sold elites.
If of anything served this pandemic is to unveil what all this crap was about…
No need for more theater…
Pepe was careful with hyperbole. Only one—”carpet bombing”—slipped in. Not carpet bombing, Pepe, ethnic cleansing bombing, precise to obliterate social infrastructure, some high rise housing and a killing a few children for the necessary terror effect in which the IDF specializes.
How Pepe contained outrage is a lesson in professional writing.
In short form, he has recorded the inhuman, criminal, colonial apartheid reality enslaving the Palestinians.
That he offers no hope is correct. Short term, nothing can save the enslaved. Longer term—better rockets and missiles and eventually the defeat of the IDF when Hezbollah entices the Israelis to attack northward.
It will take a few years to get more and better rockets, drones and missiles to the Palestinians. But they will need the neighbors to help.
Israel will eventually fall into a trap of its own making. The consequence then will be the emancipation of the Palestinians. Until then, many more will be maimed and killed. Mostly children and young teens who lash out with rocks against steel and democratic bombs and missiles fired at them by America’s friend, the only democracy in the Middle East.
That is correct. Carpet bombing was introduced in World War Two and repeated in the Korean and Vietnam wars. The actual phrase means bombing a specific area with a mass of bombs. Carpet bombing is not used any more, as not only is it too expensive, but it can prove to be ineffective. You had that famous case in France in 1944, when German positions were carpet bombed, after which British tank units went on the offensive. They lost 200 tanks.
“Israel will eventually fall into a trap of its own making.” — In my view it only had a life of up to 120 years (1948-2068) at most. So at 73 it is well past the mid-point and on the slide to nowhere. Once the usd$ fades as a reserve currency and Eygpt (and others) stop valuing the pay-off sit-down money then the unsustainable Israeli economy will implode and the current European crusade (originally by German guilt and now by Khazar proxy) will be over and done for a couple of centuries. A lot of noise from the cultists but you can bet your last dollar they all have their second passport ready for the dash back ‘home’ if/when the time comes.
Palestinians are equated to “Untermensch=terrorists” and criminal bloody aggression becomes automatically self-defense.
A fake constructed manipulated moral stand they must have learned from the German Nazi regime.
An all of us, watching this tragedy are silenced under the threat of anti-semitism.
Where is justice? Where is God?
That’s a good question, probably hidden underground somewhere scared to death of the animal she’s created named, Adam.
God is with the Israelis, of course. They invented Him first
The Houthis have given the strongest statement of support. The ‘others in the resistance front’ Hezbollah and IRGC are ‘like a diamond to the Houthis’ and were ‘kept in safe places to help give operational and strategic advice and guidance on tactics and procedures.’ When the Houthis say they will give to the Palestinians ‘everything we have’ they are sharing their ‘diamonds’.
“Today in #Palestine we fight alongside you side by side & shoulder to shoulder w/ everything we have and we can,” the leader of Houthi Ansarullah movement, Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi, said on Tuesday.
He said Yemen would work to raise money to help the Palestinian people and get prepared for any new development, adding the Yemenis are in constant cooperation with the Palestinians and others in the resistance front.
Press TV Tuesday, 11 May 2021 5:39 PM [ Last Update: Tuesday, 11 May 2021 6:07 PM
Hopefully this alliance will yield enough weapons to overwhelm the Iron Dome.
“MADE IN YEMEN:” HOUTHI EXHIBITION SHOWCASE NEW DRONES, MISSILES, AND NAVAL MINES
Thu, 04/08/2021 – 8:30pm
“Made in Yemen:” Houthi Exhibition Showcase New Drones, Missiles, and Naval Mines
The accumulated balance of evidence strongly suggests that Iran and Lebanese Hezbollah have developed powerful military and technical advisory missions in Yemen since 2014. According to Yemeni leaders present in Sana’a between 2014 and 2017, IRGC advisors were confined to Sana’a and to a missile construction site in Sa’ada. These advisors were “like a diamond to the Houthis” and were “kept in safe places to help give operational and strategic advice and guidance on tactics and procedures.”86 Lebanese Hezbollah operatives were more numerous and were not only kept in Sana’a and Sa’ada but also allowed forward as far as command posts and the Red Sea coastal defense sites.87 … A number of small-scale military industries have been established since 2014 to support the Houthi war effort and maximize domestic reuse and production capabilities, in order to minimize the effect of the international arms embargo on the Houthi movement … As mentioned earlier, a missile construction hub was transferred from Sana’a to Sa’ada. In Hodeida, a drone workshop operates, drawing on a supply of rolls of fiber-glass to make airframes.91
Lodestar: thank you for supplying us with that website.
What it suggests is, there’s more going on than what the Media is covering or reporting.
Obviously, the US/Israel govts are very aware of that situation. It may be a reason why Netanyoo is acting so ferociously against the Palestinians.
Israel is very aware of how the world is moving away from the US hegemony, towards the growing power of China and it’s many friendships with most all of Eurasia, parts of Latin America, some African territories, parts of the Middle East and even some European countries. They ARE ALL tired of US Supremacy and its destructive financial/military juggernauts.
Not too sure about the Small Wars Journal (SMW) which is based in VA (home to many US govt agencies) and run by two ex-USMC officers.
If you check out the specific authors on the linked Houthi Exhibition article you will see very definite establishment backgrounds and resumes (eg right wing academic institutions like Claremont and various think tanks). And here’s more background on one of the co-authors, Robert Bunker: “Past professional associations include Minerva Chair at the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College and Futurist in Residence, Training and Development Division, Behavioral Science Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy, Quantico.”
The rest of the SWJ website is also filled with articles by some very dubious sources eg Lawfare (numerous!), RAND, Australian Security Policy Institute (ASPI – a seriously anti-China), National Endowment for Democracy aka NED …..do I need to continue?
This particular article that’s linked above has a clear bias and sub-text, especially in the final “Analysis” section – to link Iran (and Hezbollah) directly to the Houthi missile program or, as the authors phrase it in their article, “ongoing pan-Shiite geo-political activity orchestrated by the Iranian regime”.
Once again, the use of the word “regime” is always a dead giveaway as to the true beliefs and motives of the writer.
Small Wars Journal was run by Dave Dilegge a retired USMCR Intelligence and Counterintelligence / HUMINT officer recently deceased. I would expect a bias but was looking for factual. Factual and bias are two different things. Iran’s Press TV covered the Hothis backing of Palestine. I also wanted to know what was brought to the table with this relationship. There is no reason to question the authenticity of the facts, weapons, allies etc. found in Small Wars even though they didn’t seem to like it. And in fact questioned “The current technical capabilities of the Houthi armaments industry”. But to their credit did go on to say…it is clear that Iran and the Houthis have developed a small but effective military industry in Sanaa and Saada. As the UN Panel of Experts documented, this industry fuses imports from Iran (e.g., drone engines, guidance systems, liquid/solid-fuel components) with domestically available military items and imported industrial materials (e.g., fiberglass).
With IRGC (and Hezbollah) technical personnel and material resources situated in Yemen, the illicit shipment of weapons components from Iran (and other countries, including China) ready for assembly, and a dedicated Houthi armaments budget (as some % of the diverted Yemeni Government revenues), the missile and drone higher end weaponry at the exhibition can conceivably be termed “Assembled in Yemen” while the lower technology naval mines (with their blatant English labeling) may legitimately be claimed to be “Made in Yemen.”
In broader context, the Houthi Exhibition can be considered as yet another indicator of ongoing pan-Shiite geo-political activity orchestrated by the Iranian regime as it challenges Sunni states (de facto Western allies) for greater strategic influence in the Middle East. At the operational level, the evolving quality of armaments (and their growing quantity) at Houthi disposal—directly tied to IRGC initiatives—will increasingly imperil Saudi Arabian security interests and the sea lines of communication (SLOC) in Western Yemeni waters.
The big point is using “Assembled in Yemen” or “Made in Yemen” when referring to the weapons photographed in this exhibition is close to a mere matter of semantics with the realization that the weapons will go to Palestine.
Sometimes a biased article can tell you more if based on facts. Albeit there might be some articles on their site I would not accept however this was an Exhibition, the weapons are real that is what I wanted, their beliefs and agenda are of no consequence to me
The topic of the State of Israel and its continued military occupation of the State of Palestine has been a point of contention in the halls of governments and in partisan social networks for over 70 years.
The population of Israeli Jews in Israel is about 7 million and Israeli citizen Arab Gentiles is about 2 million (see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Israel ).
The population of Arab Gentiles in the State of Palestine is about 5 million
Look at the current geographic map of Israel and Palestine
How can this dispute ever be resolved when the current geography of the two countries claimed by either party looks like a quilt with regions and pockets of Jews and Gentiles residing in close proximity to each other?
This is a Gordian Knot that cannot be untied unless major concessions are made by those decision makers from both sides take a different approach.
1. “Forget the ancient history.”
This is the first step and probably the most difficult since it involves a political ideology that teaches that Jews have the right to return and claim all of Palestine as the promised land of “Israel” based upon Hebrew bible interpretation, which is the nexus of Zionism. However, 40 percent of Jews in Israel are secular (Hiloni), which translates to roughly 3 million out of the 7 million Jews in the State of Israel who don’t believe in the God of Abraham at all.
This is a clear proof that Zionism for these 40 percent of Jews has no meaning for them from a religious perspective.
2. “There has to be a land swap.”
The current map shown above is untenable for a unified Jewish and Arab Gentile peoples. It’s ridiculous to pass through another country’s border to arrive at a different location within your own country. Therefore a land swap has to be agreed to so the geography of the State of Israel is contiguous as well as for the State of Palestine. Natural resources such as aquifer potable water, minerals, ores, etc. and access to the Mediterranean Sea for maritime commerce has to be accounted for so that each of the two countries has equal opportunity to develop a viable domestic economy and be able to trade internationally.
3. “Jerusalem must be its own City-State.”
The Vatican City-State in Italy is the center for Roman Catholicism and Jerusalem must have the same status as a center of worship for the Hebrew, Christian and Muslim faithful. It must have its own government and security police force and both Israel and Palestine must provide access for worshipers and tourists to enter and leave without fear of reprisal.
Can this be done? Only if reasonable and rational leadership from both sides negotiate based upon rational discourse, concern for peace and for the future of Jews and Gentiles.
Way too late for concessions, have you noticed we are witnessing the genocide of Gaza in prime time?
The events that unfolded beginning with the six families being evicted from their homes in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah was the first visible spark from the hot embers of freedom that continually burn in the hearts of the Palestinian people. That and the fact this is the final week of Ramadan and thousands of Muslims traveled to Al-Aqsa Mosque to pray and were abruptly and violently dispersed by the Zionist police force using crowd control ordnance without regard to injuries suffered by the worshipers.
Here is an excellent video that summarizes another incident in the sullied history of occupied Palestine.
That is why I am of the opinion that despite the latest talk about the 2-State solution no longer being considered, I feel it is the only viable solution to maintain peace between the two peoples.
the only viable solution is for the Khazar colonists to go back to their swamp in Khazaria and parasite on their own kind.
Like gypsies, they need a host to parasitize on an to dehumanize and gaslight.
Why not have the Jews go back to where they came from—or, if they are no longer welcome there—then on to the land in Patagonia they have set aside for this eventuality? Accommodating them on the land of Palestine is an outrage against the rights of the Palestinians. See what Nasrallah is saying.
@PokeTheTruth: “Therefore a land swap has to be agreed to so the geography of the State of Israel is contiguous as well as for the State of Palestine.”
I think the actions of the State of Israel have delegitimized its right to be part of The Holy Land.
2. “There has to be a land swap.”:
Yea, of course: The Arabs of Israel should give up all those areas, farmlands and settlements that had an overwhelming Jewish population in 1946 (except the ultra-orthodox parts of Yerushalaïm/al-Quds who were mostely anti-Zionist), and the Israëli-Zionist Jews should return all areas , villages. towns, Cities, farmlands, wild lands and water resources that had an Arab population of more than 40% in 1946.
The Negev desert mus be ceded to Hezbollah so that they need not send their rockets from heavily populated ‘Aza strip, and so that they can use the airstrips there for fighter aircraft.
I think your article is important because it breaks through all the censorship and brainwashing we have intentionally had to endure being citizens of the West, stating the truth as it needs to be seen.
probably the most glaring prime time occurence is the zero footage of damage disruption in israel. we get 24/7 gaza destruction. we used to get a reporter in bomb vest and helmet showing off a crack in the sidewalk where a eneny missile hit. but not anymore. no footage of missile hitting. not footage of pipelines burning. i have to read extensively just to know ports and such were even hit. that information censorship is glaring as to the hubris of the zionazi. the Hasbro clowns are in force on multiple sites disseminating how pals are finished.
You mean ‘hasbara’?
Pepe is correct in identifying the mask of liberal democracy as the issue but I don’t think it is falling, the world may recognise the hypocrisy, but does it change the circumstances for the Palestinians definitely not. The way I see it is that Netanyahu was in trouble both legally and politically so they simply reverted to form and sparked an outbreak of hostility in order to attack the defenceless Palestinians in the Gaza concentration camp. With the attention now drawn away from Netanyahu’s problems the real mask of liberal democracy has achieved its desired outcome. Netanyahu will probably gain stronger support electorally from this and thus further the Zionist terror agender. The only positive outcome is that the resistance is now awakening within the walls of occupied Palestine. I recall all the talk of the missile that landed near the reactor changing the attitude of the Zionists this outbreak of violence is their change of attitude. The mask will truly fall when the Zionist State is disarmed of WMD and US funding of such is terminated.
Reuters reported this on 5th May 2021 :
[b]”Israel’s president picks Netanyahu opponent Lapid to form government”[/b]
[i]Israel’s president on Wednesday chose Yair Lapid, a centrist politician and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s strongest rival, to try to form a new government, but his path to success was still uncertain.
Israel’s longest serving leader, Netanyahu, 71, has been fighting to hold onto office through four inconclusive elections since 2019 and corruption allegations that he denies.
President Reuven Rivlin, in a televised address announcing his choice of Lapid, said the former finance minister had the pledged support of 56 of parliament’s 120 members, still short of a majority.[i/]
Soon after all hell broke loose. The timing is impeccable.
Well, the moment Netanyahu gets dethroned he’s in the courts fighting corruption charges etc.
He’s another man from marketing trying to spin his existance etc.
With his close connections to Trump he is now definitely on the Biden hit list.
Perhaps it could be said that this conflict is good for Netanyahu politically, but that doesn’t mean this conflict is good for the Zionist state.
Are Netanyahu and Hamas colluding to keep Netanyahu in power? No.
Would it make Hamas look bad if they were colluding to keep a corrupt criminal in power in Israel, to the detriment of the Zionist state? No.
Is there anything to be gained from this war by the Zionist state and the people of Israel? No.
Is Israel winning this war? No.
Is there a major global disinformation campaign going on around the war in Israel? Yes.
“Soon after all hell broke loose. The timing is impeccable.”
Start at ca. 7:00.
There is no such thing as liberal democracy, as the phrase means nothing. You either have a democratic system, or you don’t. The word ‘liberal’ can be used to describe a specific economic system or economic policies, and it’s very popular with Wall Street and with Washington DC, the latter accusing President Putin of terminating “liberal democracy” in Russia. The accusation is laughable. What Washington DC in fact stated is that it is very displeased that Putin terminated the plundering of Russia by Western banks and corporations which existed during Yeltsin’s reign. Washington is nostalgic for the old times.
Superb article Pepe! Extraordinary how the world reacts to this sort of aggression to a (country?) with out a navy, without and air force, without tanks and heavy equipment!!!
It’s not a war…it’s murder!
They’re good at bombing towers, aren’t they?
Ten years ago Israeli F-16s used to waltz in and out of Syria at will, merrily bombing away. Today Israel has even more expensive fighter-bombers, the F-35s, but they no longer waltz in and out of Syria; the F-35s sneak around the borders of Syria, lob a missile or two and scurry off like naughty boys breaking a window and running away.
Ten years ago Israel prided itself on the compassion with which its military field hospitals tended the wounds of NATZO’s ISIS headchoppers in Syria. Today there are very few ISIS headchoppers left for Israel to tend.
Eight years ago Israel’s nuclear-ready submarine (gift of Mutti Merkel) was poised offshore of Damascus, given place of honour by NATZO’s Armada, ready to launch two cruise missiles (gift of Uncle $cam). Both missiles went off course and plopped harmlessy into the sea. The NATZO Armada and its Israeli submarine sidekick withdrew and have not returned since.
Today we see F*planes waltzing in and out of Gaza at will, still bombing merrily — but Gaza now has better missiles and can retaliate deeper into Israel. Once again Iron Dome (aka Patriot) proved itself useless, as useless as it was against Saddam’s scud missiles. Despite 3 vicious Israeli onslaughts in ten years, Gaza still refuses to sign off its offshore gas to Nathan Yahoo’s business associates.
For the time being Gaza is standing alone — the weakest part of the Axis of Resistance. But behind Gaza loom the rest of the Palestinian Resistance; and behind them the Lebanese Resistance (Hezb), the Iraqi Resistance, the Syrian Arab Army, and the Iranian army.
I live in Israel because I used to be a Christian Zionist. As an ex-South African it was with regret that I saw Israel turn more and more to Apartheid (pronounced Apart-Hate). Today I am neither a Christian nor a Zionist. But Christian powers (Catholic, Orthodox or Protestant) should think carefully about their future in the Holy Land if they continue to turn a blind eye (and even help) the Apart-Hate State.
Dr N.G. Maroudas,
With all due respect, the South African Apartheid policies (that were derived from the policies of separate development) were never based on, or developed from a position of hate. Although Anti-Apartheid activists have always made the claim – that Apartheid was simply based on White supremacy. But, numerous records and books exist and are on file about how and why those policies were developed and none of those reasons show any evidence of hatred, even if those policies were misguided, they were meant to solve a very complex problem in South Africa: How to manage such a diverse nation of peoples (artificially created by the British in 1910 and inherited by the Afrikaners in 1948 when they came into power) without conflict. What to do? They decided to keep the segregation laws already put in place by the British, but to refine those laws and build on them – and their intentions were made very clear.
Here are a few quotes by the minister that was in charge of developing the Apartheid policies in the 1950’s regarding reasons for and objectives with such an approach:
1. “My point is this that, if mixed development is to be the policy of the future of South Africa, it will lead to the most terrific clash of interests imaginable. The endeavours and desires of the Bantu and the endeavours and objectives of all Europeans will be antagonistic. Such a clash can only bring unhappiness and misery to both. Both Bantu and European must, therefore, consider in good time how this misery can be averted from themselves and from their descendants.
They must find a plan to provide the two population groups with opportunities for the full development of their respective powers and ambitions without coming into conflict. The only possible way out is the second alternative, namely, that both adopt a development divorced from each other. That is all that the word apartheid means.”
– Speech as Minister of Native Affairs, 5 December 1950
2. “… the present Government adopts the attitude that it concedes and wishes to give to others precisely what it demands for itself. It believes in the supremacy of the European in his sphere, but, then, it also believes equally in the supremacy of the Bantu in his own sphere. For the European child it wishes to create all the possible opportunities for its own development, prosperity and national service in its own sphere; but for the Bantu it also wishes to create all the opportunities for the realisation of ambitions and the rendering of service to their own people.
There is thus no policy of oppression here, but one of creating a situation which has never existed for the Bantu; namely, that, taking into consideration their languages, traditions, history and different national communities, they may pass through a development of their own. That opportunity arises for them as soon as such a division is brought into being between them and the Europeans that they need not be the imitators and henchmen of the latter.”
– Speech as Minister of Native Affairs, 5 December 1950
3. “According as a flourishing community arises in [the indigenous] territories… the need will develop for teachers, dealers, clerks, artisans, agricultural experts, leaders of local and general governing bodies of their own. In other words, the whole super-structure of administrative and professional people arising in every prosperous community will then become necessary…
The limited territories are, however, as little able to carry the whole of the Bantu population of the reserves of the present and the future – if all were to be farmers – as the European area would be able to carry all the Europeans if they were all to be farmers, or as England would be able to carry its whole population if all of them had to be landowners, farmers and cattle breeders.
Consequently, the systematic building up of the Native territories aims at a development precisely as in all prosperous countries. Side by side with agricultural development must also come an urban development founded on industrial growth. The future Bantu towns and cities in the reserves may arise partly in conjunction with Bantu industries of their own in those reserves. In their establishment Europeans must be prepared to help with money and knowledge, in the consciousness that such industries must, as soon as possible, wholly pass over into the hands of the Bantu.”
– Speech as Minister of Native Affairs, 5 December 1950
I feel it’s important to start setting the record straight factually about Apartheid was really about. The Afrikaners/Boers of South Africa are easily the most slandered nation on the planet because of decades of disinformation campaigns and gratuitous exaggerations about Apartheid, while never presenting all the facts or the full context.
@My Fellow South African. At the End of Days we shall be judged not by our fine words but by our good deeds. So pardon me for paying no attention to Ministerial pronouncements. I admire the Afrikaaner nation, their courage, their endurance, their intelligence, their Christian piety, the way they came to see that Christ was against segregation. “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” — St.Paul. The good thing about South Africa was, it turned its back on Apart-Hate without bloodshed. The bad thing about Israel is that it increasingly embraces Apart-Hate and bloodshed; even worse, bloodshed in the Holy Land. Will Israel repent in time, like South Africa did?
“The Lord wants no sacrifice from you but that you come to him with clean hands and a pure heart” — Jeremiah.
I am always taken aback when individuals, who very well know and accept that the Western corporate media are propaganda instruments of the Zionist-Anglo-American establishment, somehow take CNN and the BBC’s version of what happened in South Africa as gospel truth.
The ANC’s headquarters were in London during the “struggle”, from where they conducted their brutal terrorist campaign in South Africa.
The Western press gave them decades of glowing press, while vilifying the previous government for every action taken to suppress their terrorist activities.
Every single action done to Syria, for instance, was done, by the same actors, to the previous SA government.
The economic sanctions, the boycotts, the demonizing of the “regime”, the false reporting, the sponsoring of terrorism.
The only difference between SA and Syria is of course that the West’s proxy, Mandela’s ANC, won in SA’s case.
The result is the same as in all the other Western interventions “to spread democracy” and “protect the people”.. The same as in Libya, Iraq and Ukraine;
Decay and chaos.
Absolute nonsense rule by a minority that lived lavishly with a majority in poverty and highly policed had noble intentions of development? You must think we are all stupid.
You can go to any country today where you have Europeans and indigenous peoples living in the same lands (for example Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia – you can also find this in Asian countries) and you will find the Europeans are almost always living ‘lavishly’ as opposed to the indigenous peoples.
Why? Because indigenous peoples simply do not build or develop the same type of modern infrastructures like Europeans do (simply put, indigenous peoples are not industrialized, and do not industrialize themselves).
There are always stark visual differences between how peoples live when you find two, or more, different civilizational models in the same land. People who don’t understand this concept have a tendency to mis-attribute the indigenous people’s relative poverty and say it’s due to European oppression, or suppression – or worse. Moreover they often feel they need to “punish” those Europeans who are living according to their own natural cultural and civilizational construct as it is found in Europe.
The Apartheid government understood the tendency very well of wanting to blame white people for the poverty of black people, which is why they invested 100’s of millions of Dollars* in developing the traditional tribal homelands of black South Africans (these moneys came from white taxpayers – black people didn’t have to pay any taxes during the Apartheid period). After Apartheid ended very limited further development has occurred in those indigenous areas and some of those homelands remain almost completely rural and un-developed – even though there is now an African government in place that has all the wealth of the land in its hands.
Strong policing was necessary in South Africa to keep everyone safe and to reduce crime. What’s happening in South Africa today on that front? Highest crime, murder and rape statistics in the world, not to mention some of the deepest corruption in the world. But, activists are simply blind to that.
* Between 1962 and 1972 the UN paid out $298 Million USD to underdeveloped countries. In that same period South Africa (the Apartheid government) spent $558 Million USD on the development of the traditional tribal homelands for Self Rule.
Amazingly, many activists have compared the Homelands under Apartheid to the Gaza strip … Such a level of ignorance is beyond description, yet the origins of that ignorance are found in how the lies about South Africa were framed by radical activist groups abroad.
Another excellent article from Pepe; I love his writing style.
Just happened to stumble upon this from an Australian academic who asserts there is a glimmer of hope that the tide is turning. It will take time but the momentum is building.
For those interested:
Iranalyst Burchill writes “Israel is very concerned that the apartheid label will bring BDS activists into the mainstream and ultimately drag recalcitrant Western governments with them.”
Wishful thinking, to the point of naivity. Irgun was, is, and will always continue to be a terrorist organisation that could not care less about this silly notion that the Zio state can be dealt with in the same way as the South Afrika apartheid regime. No way. Not even their horrendous crimes compare with those of the SA regime.
The only solution is enhanced military capabilities of the Resistance. There seems to be some hope in that respect.
“Not even their horrendous crimes compare with those of the SA regime.”
It’s not clear what this statement is based upon, but it’s a good example of the wild statements often made about the brutality of the the Apartheid state, so what are the facts?
“Then there are people who argue that apartheid was a policy in terms of which huge numbers of black people were killed by the apartheid government. It is indeed true that black people were killed by the apartheid government, but the correct figures will come as a surprise to many people. The Human Rights Committee and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission found that roughly 21 000 people died in political violence between 1948 and 1994. Of those 21 000 people, roughly 100 were killed by white rightists and roughly 600 by members of the security forces. Roughly 19 000 people died following the ANC’s launch of the people’s war against competing black [black against black] institutions and organizations.”
Anybody who actually takes the time to look into the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report (spearheaded by Rev Desmond Tutu among other prominent black human rights activists), will be able to to confirm these stats.
Dear South African,
Would you kindly make contact with me? My email is at the bottom of every page and is;
I would much appreciate it.
US is a vassal of Israel. Israel was supposed to be the Super Power ruling earth. Rothschild Family long in the tooth vile ~ Opium Wars via Rothschilds. China has not forgotten nor forgiven. Fritz Kraemer, Pepe, he was mentor to Kissinger. Kraemer’s book, On Excellence. The worst of our species? Shakespeare: Hells empty & the devils are all here. Long past time Aparteid Israel is stopped. Tragedy is, USA is where the genocide is to be continued, e.g., covid & jabs biowar. Pine Needles, Pine Tar, can be immune strengthening.
Is the US a vassal to Kurdistan too?
You know..the US is very obsessed with the creation of Kurdistan and the protection of Kurds. Why is that? Do Kurds have a lobby in Washington, do they control Washington?
This is the same nonsense as saying US being a vassal to little Israel. Please, give me a break!
@Dave: “US is very obsessed with the creation of Kurdistan”.
Naturally; because Eretz Kurdistan is a Zionazi project: a synthetic puppet country run by Israelis to expedite the export of Rothschild-owned Iraqi oil through land stolen from Syria.
Nonsense, Iraqi (or Kurdi) oil customers are 60% European and American, the rest are Russians and Chinese, so an independent and united Kurdistan is in the interest of the EU and the US.
This has nothing to do with the small number of Jews in high positions in the US, though some of them might be Machevillian indeed, that does not mean the rest of the majority “white” elite are innocent bystanders.
“This is the same nonsense as saying US being a vassal to little Israel. ”
USA *is* a vassal to “little Israel.”
So, no breaks being given.
It is obvious who is in charge in this abusive relationship.
See France24 program listed up-thread.
See new Giraldi piece at Unz.com.
Among many others.
Thank you Pepe for another very readable and informative bit of reporting… which is extremely rare, and needed now, more than ever before.
… and… not in reality, really that hard.
I hadn’t heard it, but the statement cited in the Elijah Magnier article, from Bunny Yahoo,
If you consider the new and increasingly important “informational warfare” component of contemporary war, then the deafening silence of the “West – first world?! liberal democracies?! somewhat substantiates this chilling claim.
Well, something is definitely going on behind the scenes from the people.
Is very, very salient, diametrically juxtapositioning hasbara hope,
Your article never directly addresses the fact that any thing that represents a Jewish national identity is antithetical to democracy as it is considered in the past 100 years.
The very core of this supremacist value-set includes:
1. we are different from everybody who is not us
2. we are above everyone who is not us
3. it is expected that if others (not us) need be disadvantages for our benefit, it should be done
The great reset makes the majority of the residents of the empire even more vulnerable to even more entrenched cancel culture mechanisms and processes.
Global war is well underway, and the would-be schmuck superpower has been at it for a while.
With a vast arsenal of facts, the truth, supported by facts, need be carpet-bombed” onto the cognitively shell-shocked citizens of the west.
At a certain point, of critical mass of the citizens just not being able to deny the facts, despite the enormous non-stop shill-shelling.
This is the immediate first step.
Democracy is the garment with which power is adorned under the pretext that there is popular representation (legislative power).
But this representation is, in fact, that is to say concretely, categorical and not popular because it is controlled by political parties under the influence of the money powers.
Origin of modern democracy (french link) :
The Israelis I have known are leftist-progressives, and are no more represented by the Polack-piglet than the man in the moon..
Unfortunately the voice of reason has been stifled for a while now, while global military-corporate fascism marches on..
Good writing Pepe!
With all the usual angry spills and other very thoughtful solution, this can be solved by xmas. No joke! Lets get down to Ground Zero Reality!
The current death count on both sides is 1:20
Make it 1:10 by June – yes in 2 wks time and we’ll see a change of wind
and if unrepented and msg not received, make it 1:1 by xmas, an eye for an eye, blood for blood, the old fashion way, as per their holy books!
Unfortunately, they are not listening and they wont listen… why?
Because they can. (like their big bro)
Now, when they lost their ears, being cut off, there is nothing more to hear. Peace.
Unfortunately, if we were to go the quick and dirty way…
Of course, USSA will scream like the B!tch as it is and most probably send their boys down there…
of which russia + china + iran will be waiting…
it would be a better option for them to have USSA’s last war away from their front and back door…
either way USSA must be finished off, and the dominos will fall as it is arranged…
The quick and dirty way has friends and supporters – Pepe prob has inside story to that
The ultimate is the same – fast forward and skip all the bs – nuk or no nuk?
Its the same game, the final round.
The difference is the venue.
Unfortunately… xmas is not very far away…
Be well be safe
The parties to the Abraham accords, after extensive failures of their Patriot systems, were just about to spend billions of dollars on the Iron Dome system, after enormous marketing efforts by Netanyahu. It appears they won’t be doing that now.
The first week of the conflict is over, and the Zionist regime has nothing to show for it.
The first week’s surprise by the resistance was the unveiling of the Ayash guided rocket, which closed Ramon airport an hour after it had been designated to take the place of Ben Gurion airport, after Ben Gurion itself was struck and halted.
The second week’s surprise has been resistance submarines and divers, and the attack on the off-shore gas platform off the coast of Ashdod is perhaps testament to this.
Normal life in the Zionist state has come to a total standstill. Six thousand Israelis have reportedly requested help dealing with psychological trauma in the past few days, by the Zionist regime’s own admission.
The Zionist economy was still recovering from covid, and now it has been paralyzed. There are reports that this war is causing around 960 million dollars losses to the Israeli economy every 3 days, not taking infrastructure damage into account, which in of itself is quite extensive and unprecedented.
There are reports that many Israelis have packed their bags and are waiting for flights to be reinstated so they can leave. The Zionist regime needs Jewish immigrants to feel safe, naturally, otherwise they will return to their own countries. Who wouldn’t? This has been the main stated objective of this little war, as far as the IRGC Qods Force is concerned. It is important to note that this time around, it was actually Hamas that started the war, and for once it wasn’t the Zionist regime.
We have seen that for days now the IDF has been posturing for a ground invasion of Gaza. Their airstrikes have failed to neutralize missile launch pads, and have become haphazard strikes against random civilian targets, meant to demoralize the Palestinians. And yet, no ground invasion has materialized. Hamas officials have warned that entering Gaza will be easy, but leaving will be very costly for the Zionist regime. Hamas has warned that entering Gaza will mark the end of the Zionist regime.
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the Qassam brigades report that Sderot, Ashkelon and Tel Aviv have been extensively struck this morning, in response to Israeli airstrikes against Gaza.
The resistance has issued a statement today, that there will be no ceasefire unless on their own terms. Many within the resistance are of the opinion that this war must continue until all the occupied territories are liberated, or all the Palestinians are dead. I assume that they are quite tired of living as second class slaves in their own land.
Today, Ismail Hanieh sent a letter to Ayatollah Khamenei, officially requesting more help, in any shape or form afforded. More help is reportedly on the way, courtesy of the Qods Force.
While the overall vibe of Western media is that Israel is winning and the poor poor Palestinians are hopelessly losing, that is only for the benefit of the Israelis, so their morale doesn’t plummet.
The Palestinian resistance is fighting on bravely. The blood of every new martyr hardens their resolve. And they have no plans to stop fighting. The resistance objective is to make this war drag on for as long as they can, until the Zionist state becomes an unfeasible place for living or investing.
Meanwhile, the Zionist regime needs this war to be over immediately. Every day that it continues is a monumental failure for them.
Do not be sad for the Palestinians. Be sad for the millions of Jews, brought from all across the world, who must all return to their homes now after their long holiday. They are just normal people, trying to live normal lives. The Qods Force understands this, and does not wish harm on any of them. But I am afraid that they will be forced to leave, and there is no way around this.
There will be no two-state solution, as the Zionist state has no right to exist. The conflict will only be resolved when all Jewish immigrants return to their homes, or all Palestinians are dead.
Anonymous (the one at 4.53am) makes some interesting claims which I have not seen elsewhere:
1. billion dollar investments in Iron Dome cancelled because as useless as Patriot.
2. Zionazi regime has nothing to show for bombing Gaza [I agree, no gas contract].
3. attack on Ashdod gas platform possibly by Resistance divers and sub
4. Hamas started the war and is challenging IDF to put boots on ground in Gaza.
5. Sderot, Ashkelon and Tel Aviv were struck this morning in response
6. Ismail Hanieh letter to Ayatollah Khamenei, help is reportedly on the way
7. they have no plans to stop fighting. [This fits with promises from Hezb a few weeks ago (here on Saker) of increased and coordinated Resistance]
Thats my default position, but you know too, the price is very high!
… and I have learn to be like water.
Lets see if china + russia + iran can do some miracle here.
Everything under heaven has its ripen time.
When god/force is with you and god/force is for you, you are invincible.
No one is born slave. Fight bravely, friend. I stand w you.
May your god be with you and for you.
Pls keep us posted. Stay alive.
be well be safe
The bigger problem is that they (elites), dont care and know that there is not much anyone can do, to stop the rabid and sick animal called, democracy.
As of an hour ago, a new round of rocket fire has been launched against the Zionst state.
The Qassam brigades have announced that as retaliation for Zionist airstrikes against Gaza, they have targeted Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Beersheba. Air raid sirens were heard in Beersheba soon after the announcement.
The Zionists are reporting 14 injured in rocket strikes against Eshkol, West Negev, this morning. Other Zionist sources place the number at 5.
Qassam brigades are reporting that the Zionist city of Ofakim has been targeted by rockets.
Air raid sirens have been reported from Ofakim, Mehavim and the West Negev.
Qassam brigades have shelled the city of Sderot.
Zikim military base was struck by rockets as IDF forces were amassing there.
Nahal Oz military bases have been struck by rockets. Military vehicles have reportedly been damaged at the base.
The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine military brigades have struck Sufa military base with rockets. The Hamas Qassam brigades then followed up by shelling the base.
The city of Netivot has been struck early this morning.
A Zionist military helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing when Kissufim was struck by multiple rockets.
Qassam brigades have struck Mivtahim, the Urim base of Unit 8200 and the military base at Re’im with rockets this morning.
Palestinians all across the occupied territories are on strike today, demanding the right to protest. Palestinian unity in recent days has been unprecedented. Last night Hamas issued a statement calling for all Palestinians to go on strike and join the war. The Palestinian response has been unanimous today. We will be witnessing a full scale rebellion in the days to come.
Today, Tuesday, has been named the day of wrath and rebellion. Palestinian youth are out in the streets in full force, fighting the Israelis in any way they can.
Large scale violent protests in Bethlehem have been met by police tear gas to disperse the crowds.
In West Jenin, Palestinian protestors have been dispersed using some kind of nerve gas. Dozens of Palestinians are reporting breathing problems.
One Palestinian teen protester has been shot dead by Zionist security forces in al-Khalil.
Palestinian dead number 213 so far, with 61 children, 36 women, and 16 elderly among them. The number of Palestinians injured is 1442, mostly women and children.
Gaza has been struck 70 times since early this morning.
thank you, A, for your concise report, much appreciated. blessings.
Esperança e fome de.justça para a humanidade. Aqui na América foram tantas e cont uam sendo. Mas o que aconteceu, acontece e continuará acontecendo sob o desmando do Imperador bonequito branco em relações as Nações é muito triste.
translation … mod
Hope and hunger for.justice for humanity. Here in America there have been so many and counting. But what happened, happens and will continue to happen under the demotion of the White puppet emperor in relations the nations is very sad.
Where is zionist putin on Palestine. He like the other war criminals and Jewish mafia servant is silent.
Shame on Russia and putin. Stop licking zionist behind now, learn from Richard Boyd Barrett
In parallel, in a wise strategic move, Hamas and Islamic Jihad have made it very clear they prefer that Hezbollah does not get itself directly involved – for now, thus allowing the whole Global South to be focused on the carnage perpetrated against Gaza.
So that’s why it is all “Quiet at the Northern Front”
On the other hand Hezbollah knows it’s vulnerabilities in the Bekaa valley. Lebanon would cease to exist within one hour. No air defense
@CampaignObserver: “in the Bekaa valley. Lebanon would cease to exist within one hour.”
Perhaps it escaped your observation, but the Bekaa valley was where the IDF was stopped, and its slow retreat from Lebanon (under Sharon) began. Perez then tried “bombing the shit out of them”. Our Shimon was real smart, he noticed “No air defense”). But Lebanon lasted more hours than Israel has bombs.
As for Hezb’Allah “knowing its vulnerabilities” Hezb must have learnt their lessons in Lebanon (where IDF withdrew in 2006) and in Syria (where IDF was reduced to snapping around the periphery 2011-2021).
Christian Zionist Pastor John Hagee said Israeli army spokesman @LTCJonathan assured him during a briefing that all deaths in Gaza were the result of Hamas rocket misfires – “It’s the terrorists that are killing their own people!”
US Christian Zionists have always supported what the Ashkenazim have done in Palestine. Pastor Hagee is speaking for millions of them, as their end-times eschatology includes the expulsion of indigenous Palestinians from their homeland to make way for their warrior messiah coming back to Earth to smite all unbelievers, which includes most of the very same Ashkenazim they now support. Netanyahu must know that as he accepts their millions of dollars with a big smile on his face.
This latest conflict has nothing to do with the Palestinians, it has everything to with Turkey coordinating an Intifada so they can take control of the Israeli Economic Exclusive Zone off the coast via an agreement with Gaza’s Hamas leadership, thus sabotaging the proposed Italy-Greece-Cyprus-Israel Mediterranean gas pipeline, and at the same time rallying and uniting the Islamic world for the Palestinian cause (pretext) under neo-Ottoman leadership.
@Dave: “This latest conflict has nothing to do with the Palestinians”
Have you tried telling that to the Palestinians?
POlitics makes strange bedfellows.
Sure, Turkey has its own reasons for coming to the aid of the Pals.
The USA, europe, and others have left a power vacuum there, and Erdogan has seen an opportunity.
Whose fault is that?
Thierry Meyssan at Voltaire.net has quite interesting take on what is going on now in Greater Palestine.
He concurs that Erd is supplying weaponry to Gaza. Well, good on him! TM’s analyses are often way out ot the box! Here he speculates that the USA/Pentagon has gotten tired of Israel and furthermore that Israel also falls within the USA’s plan to ereadicate all states in the MENA so as to get access to all of the assets in that part of the world. I.e., not an exit plan (per Obama) but a “let’s get this over with” plan that includes Israel as one of the states to clear out of the way qua state. This would of course ultimately nullify the idea that Isreal is calling the shots.
It sounds kind of far-fetched to me, but there are plenty of interesting observations along the way in this longish article.
The Isrealis must experience “am eigenen Leib” what they have inflicted on the Pals for over 50 years now.
I am elated to hear that Israelis who can leave are leaving. But what about the vaxx passports?? Are these vaxxed coming here to shed prions?
Perhaps Pals or Arab Israelis can take over their homes.
To put presure omn the EU, if more was needed, Biden used his satrap in Morocco, whom Trump gave West Sahara as a present for recognizing Jerusalem as Zionist capital, to launch an invasion of Spain with some 5000 takfiri entering Spanish territory overnight….
It is obvious that when the time arrives nobody is spared, thus submission and servitude by Spain till now served of nothing…That´s the fate of puppets…
This is clear menace for the EU to remain shut up while Gaza is destroyed. Blinken says they are working behind the scenes to stop the violence, but that only means they are conceeding Netanyahu the three days more he asked for to obliterate the remaining Palestinian resistant people in the Holy Land…
As China is Chair is one again criticising USA holding back on a third statement or Resoltion……I wish it could take the initiative and say stuff USA and Israel….we are sending in aid supplies fuel water generators hospital ships rescue and rebuild teams etc plus military to protect Palestine from a state that has on intention of sticking to any of the 30 Resolutions and is a danger to humanity and we will prosecute for war crimes and reparations and a solution.
I was looking for Battiato´s music, since he passed away today, and found this lecture by Sheikh Imran Hossein made a year ago, which imo comes of actuality, as he states we are “transitioning from 2 to 3 stage of shades, and from Pax Americana to Pax Judaica”…Could that mean that the Biden administration is full Israel puppet?
Curiously, he is also previewing a connection with the virus, the lockdown and the pandemic in general with the events happening durinf this past year, and, even more curious, like I am increasingly feeling, he is recommending leaving the West…