Dissidenza ebraica

Did you say freedom of expression?

February 2015

 On 7, 8 and 9 January, Paris and its suburbs were the scene of acts of extreme violence in which ten people were killed. The impact on France has been considerable. Historians, political scientists and sociologists will long debate how young Frenchmen or women, with chaotic and unsatisfactory lives and belonging to social groups that have faced every kind of discrimination, have come to murder in cold blood journalists, police officers and employees or clients of a kosher grocery. The various paths leading to these events and their consequences, have yet to be fully investigated. Some no doubt lead to Daech (as ISIS is commonly known in France) and its leadership, which can be traced back to the Ba’athist army and bureaucracy in Iraq, and whose policy – if indeed it has one – is evidently to punish the West. Others lead to the social conditions that have prompted these young people to be fascinated with the violence present in various media, and to be so susceptible to indoctrination that leads them to kill and be killed in turn. There is also the acute suffering of the Palestinians whose fundamental human rights are being violated on a daily basis. The crisis they face is almost beyond words. A report recently published by the Association of Israeli and Palestinian Physicians for Human Rights confirms that the Israeli military attacked civilian and military targets indiscriminately in their assault on the Gaza Strip last summer, and that more than 70 per cent of the casualties were civilians. Nearly 2,200 Palestinians were killed and more than 10,000 were injured, not to mention the wholesale destruction of houses, schools and hospitals. Among the civilians killed were 17 journalists.

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The "NO, Mr. Netanyahu" NY Times Ad published today; The Hill ad published tomorrow

02 Mar 2015

This is the ad, signed by over 2,600 people, that appears today in the New York Times, and tomorrow on Capitol Hill in "The Hiill" newspaper (read in every Congressional office and in the White House) can be viewed here:

https://org.salsalabs.com/o/525/images/Final netanyahu ad.pdf

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Bibi switches his American dependence to the wealthy far right

Jews for Justice for Palestinians, February 12th, 2015

Sheldon Adelson, he may not have the youth, the looks or the respect of American Jews but he has the money, the far-right connections and the heart of Netanyahu
Sheldon Adelson, he may not have the youth, the looks or the respect of American Jews but he has the money, the far-right connections and the heart of Netanyahu

A new, GOP-centred Jewish alliance powered by Sheldon Adelson is gradually taking its place.

Haaretz
February 11, 2015

Who are Benjamin Netanyahu’s American victims? Not Barack Obama. Despite Bibi’s best efforts, he’s still in office, and retains the affections of most American Jews. Not the left-wing activists who oppose a Jewish state within any borders: Bibi’s settlement mania has been a bonanza for them. “We’ve got to give credit to Netanyahu,” declared BDS leader Omar Barghouti last December. “Without him we could not have reached this far.”

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Zionist Fuelled Islamophobia on the rise in Europe

February 2015

 

 instead of joining the progressive, normative agenda of fighting all forms of racism and uniting society in this struggle, so as to protect at least Jews, Zionism and its many agents are now spreading a toxic agenda in Europe, likely, if not countered and checked, to make both Jews and Moslems unsafe in their European abode, thus again benefitting Israel in a number of ways, including one not mentioned above – presenting it as the advanced guard of ‘western civilization’ in the Middle East, or the carrier of what they term ‘Judeo-Christian civilization’ [3], uniting against the presumably ‘barbaric’ Islam. That this is done while the West and Israel are both occupying Moslem and Arab territories illegally, and are responsible for many thousands of deaths of Moslems, is the icing on the racist cake, fuelling the propaganda of extremist organisations like ISIS, and further alienating both Moslems and Jews from their host societies in Europe, and, importantly, from each other. Instead of being united against racism, as happened in the past, two communities are now poised against each other, mainly as a result of Israeli actions and propaganda, rather than the realities in Europe alone. The series of mass-murders enacted in Gaza by Israel has played a major role in turning European Moslems against Zionism, where before, many such communities where indifferent to the suffering of the Palestinians, combining lack of knowledge with apathy. Gaza changed all that.

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Who Speaks for the Jews?

The Jewish Daily Forward, February 11, 2015

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It’s not simply that we are a fractious bunch whom even Moses had trouble controlling. At least since our great dispersion two millennia ago, we’ve learned to find vitality and sustenance in a dynamic pluralism that resists centralization.

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