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Name: R. Daneel Olivaw
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Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw | Sat Feb 6, 2016, 09:56 AM (0 replies)

Face the nation discussion...


Talking points are out.

Sander's commercial doesn't have enough POC.

Strange. If Bernie had more POC, and there were POC for those who are not blind or politically devious, he would be criticized for pandering.

I wonder how much these pundits get paid to prop up a crumbling establishment?
Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw | Sun Jan 24, 2016, 11:27 AM (2 replies)

Commentary on Charlie Rose tonight...

Charlie had 3 pundits/reporters on and they were very frank on Bernie's and Hillary's chances.

None were gushing over Clinton. Their comments seemed fairly supportive of Senator Sanders.

One did point out a scenario where Clinton goes negative by painting Bernie as a big bad socialist.

Go for it...
Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw | Wed Jan 13, 2016, 11:33 PM (9 replies)

The occupation mentality, in Chicago and Palestine

http://mondoweiss.net/2015/12/occupation-mentality-palestine
Yet, under Mayor Emanuel, a former civilian volunteer on an Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) base, and Garry McCarthy, the now former Chicago Police Superintendent (Emanuel fired him Dec. 1), it seems that parts of Chicago were treated as if they were occupied territory under police or paramilitary rule.

That is, under arbitrary martial law, just like the repressive martial law regime of the Israeli Defense Forces in the occupied territory of Palestine. Martial law or occupation law is arbitrary as it is not law, but is the manifestation of the occupying military commander’s “will.”

How could this be in the civilian government of Chicago? In part, because Police Superintendent McCarthy and the City of Chicago sought out and received training by Israeli occupation forces in “counter-terrorism” policing, that is, “pacifying” a population through aggressive intelligence gathering and the application of military force. Counter-insurgency is the term used for when this doctrine is applied by military forces.

This collaboration between Israel and U.S. police agencies, including Chicago, emerged after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington. Since then, by one count, at least 300 high-ranking sheriffs and police from cities both large and small have received counter-terrorism training in Israel. For instance, in January 2003, 33 senior U.S. law enforcement officials from Chicago and other major American cities flew to Israel for sessions on “Law Enforcement in the Era of Global Terror.”

Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw | Thu Dec 24, 2015, 10:21 AM (7 replies)

Merry Christmas and get out of Israel, you blood-drinking Christian vampires

http://mondoweiss.net/2015/12/christmas-christian-vampires

The Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism wrote a letter to the state prosecutor calling for an investigation over Gopstein’s latest remarks, listing numerous incidents of incitement. But Gopstein is Israel’s teflon man, nothing sticks to him. He was arrested for incitement last December, along with other members of La Familia, after the torching of a bilingual school in Jerusalem. Israeli defense minister Moshe Ya’alon considered declaring Lahava a terrorist organization at that time, but Gopstein suggested outlawing the Islamist Movement instead. Coincidentally (or not), last month the government of Israel did outlaw the Islamic Movement of Northern Israel and shut down 17 affiliated charities.

However, Gopstein remains free. Meanwhile, Haaretz reports indictments have not been served on the torching of the bilingual school and “it seems the case is going to be closed.” The state prosecutor’s office received the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism letter calling for an investigation, but ” “no decision has been made yet” on the Lehava case.”

Gopstein is the leader of a Kahanist network that has wreaked criminal havoc all over Israel and Palestine. From the torching of mosques, churches and schools, to price tag attacks, to murder. Investigations come and go, everything seems to fall off him like water off a duck’s back. No wonder Gopstein and his cohorts keep smiling.
Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw | Wed Dec 23, 2015, 08:11 PM (13 replies)

Palestinian family found unconscious inside home after tear gas attack

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/22986-palestinian-family-found-unconscious-inside-home-after-tear-gas-attack

A Palestinian family were reportedly left unconscious when suspected Israeli settlers attacked their home with tear gas overnight Monday.

Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld confirmed graffiti and a gas canister were found at the home in a village near Ramallah.

Rosenfeld said they were investigating the case as a "criminal incident with nationalistic motives."
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The graffiti reportedly read "Revenge" and "Greetings, from prisoners of Zion", leading Israeli media to link the incident to a recent controversy surrounding the detention of Israeli settlers suspected of an arson attack that killed three members of the Palestinian Dawabsheh family, including an 18-month-old baby, earlier this year.


I wonder what excuses Israel will come up with to protect these terrorists?

Not enough evidence?

They know who they are, but national security?

They're just misunderstood would-be murderer colonists?


Take your pick or add some more.
Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw | Tue Dec 22, 2015, 01:03 PM (0 replies)

Greece set to recognize a Palestinian state

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4742039,00.html

Greece is set to recognize a Palestinian state in a parliamentary vote to be attended by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday, a government source said.

A solemn ceremony will accompany the vote as Greece joins dozens of other countries that accord recognition to Palestine, the source said.

Abbas arrived in Athens on Sunday ahead of the vote and was set to meet with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday.

Last week, the Greek parliament's foreign affairs committee unanimously approved a motion to recognize Palestine.
Tsipras travelled to Israel last month when he met with both Abbas and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw | Tue Dec 22, 2015, 11:28 AM (8 replies)

Ministers approve bill to shutter all shops on Saturday

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4742407,00.html

A bill to shut all business-related locations – from shopping malls to warehouses – on Saturday and holidays was unanimously approved on Sunday by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation. The Weekly Day of Rest Bill is now to go to the Knesset for a first reading within days.
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Zohar rejected the possibility that the move would be damaging to Israel's four million secular Jews and Arabs. "Everyone will be happy for the Sabbath to become a day of rest and not a day of work. After all, that's how we lived until a few years ago. The majority of people don't even go shopping on the Sabbath and there's no reason for a clothing store to be open on the Sabbath. It's over. If they want to, they can go to a movie theater or café."

Other politicians were staunchly opposed to the bill. "The bill is draconian and violates the status quo, so the ministerial committee decided to tie it to the executive committee," said MK Rachel Azaria (Kulanu). "The bill will thus fulfill the needs of the primaries that it was meant for and will not become a law."

"This is a bizarre bill that will finish, divide, and destroy Israel from within, and could lead to a civil war," said MK Yoel Razvozov (Yesh Atid)."The vast majority of Israel's Jews have fun and shop on Saturday without doing anything to hurt those who observe traditions. Israel will transform into Iran."
Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw | Mon Dec 21, 2015, 03:35 PM (8 replies)

Israel plans to build walls around Palestinian towns

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/22911-israel-plans-to-build-walls-around-palestinian-towns

Media reports in Israel have reported that the army is planning to build walls around Palestinians towns and villages on the pretext that it will stop stones being thrown at illegal Jewish settlers.

“The army will build 9 metre high walls in the areas of Beit Ummar, Al-Arroub, Gush Etzion, and the areas surrounding Highway 60, south of the West Bank,” claimed Channel 2 TV.

In response, Mustafa Barghouti, the Secretary-General of the Palestinian National Initiative, told Anadolu, “The Israeli army’s decision to build walls around important and vital areas in the southern part of the West Bank aims to control large Palestinian areas for settlers. It also aims to isolate the areas from each other in order to prevent any chance to establish a Palestinian state.”


What Israel can't steal for its illegal colonies will just be ghettoized.

Never again has become a hollow slogan.
Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw | Fri Dec 18, 2015, 09:06 PM (6 replies)

‘NYT’ and ‘Washington Post’ run (settler) professor’s articles defending settlements

http://mondoweiss.net/2015/12/washington-professors-settlements

Two years ago, Kontorovich emigrated to Israel from the US, and moved to Alon Shvut, an Israeli colony south of Bethlehem. According to his listing at the Jerusalem Centre for Public Affairs, Kontorovich now lives in Neve Daniel, another settlement within the Bethlehem governorate.

But Kontorovich is not just a settlement resident; a video that has come to light shows him expressing support for a notorious right-wing settler group that sees all of the West Bank as “the exclusive possession” of Jews.

In December 2013, Kontorovich gave a talk as a guest of Women in Green (WiG) “on how to apply Israeli sovereignty overc Judea and Samaria without jeopardizing the existence of Israel as a Jewish state.”

The event took place in Ush Ghurab, on the outskirts of Beit Sahour, where settler activists waged a long campaign to ensure the land remained out of bounds for local Palestinians.


And the hasbarist trolls will be by in short order to scream about anti-semitism while overlooking their own.

I applaud Mondoweiss for shining a light on illegal colonist-Americans and the Israeli apartheid state.

Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw | Fri Dec 18, 2015, 02:57 PM (12 replies)
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