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This Day. Netanyahu’s lesson from the Tiananmen Square massacre

June 4 is the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in China. Concerning this event, Benjamin Netanyahu, at the time Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and former Ambassador to the United Nations and an American businessman with the Boston Consulting Group, was reported by the Israeli daily newspaper Yediot Aharonot in November, 1989, to have said the following:

“Israel should have taken advantage of the suppression of the demonstrations in China, while the world’s attention was focused on these events, and should have carried out mass deportations of Arabs from the territories. Unfortunately, this plan I proposed did not gain support, yet I still suggest to put it into action.”

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The Illegitimate State of Israel (I): Zionist Terrorism and Crimes in Palestine – 1939-1945

First in a series published on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of Al Nabka, May 15, 2021

Complied and edited with an introduction by Tony Seed based on the Encyclopedia of the Palestine Problem authored by the late Issa Nakhleh

Part Two – The Illegitimate State of Israel (II): Zionist Terrorism and Crimes in Palestine – 1946 (forthcoming)

Part Three – The Illegitimate State of Israel (III): Zionist Terrorism and Crimes in Palestine – 1947 (forthcoming)

Part Four – The Illegitimate State of Israel (IV): Zionist Terrorism and Crimes in Palestine – 1948 (forthcoming)

Part Five – The Conspiracy to Expel and the Expulsion of Palestinian Arabs – 1948-1950 (forthcoming)

Introduction

(Updated May 23) – On May 14, 1948, the Zionist state of Israel was established by unilateral declaration in defiance of the United Nations and international law on the basis of 33 massacres, terrorism and the dispossession and mass expulsion of the indigenous Palestinian people from their land by the foreign-armed Zionist state and its militias with the backing of the great powers, the United States in the first place, as well as Canada. Some 750,000 Palestinians were forced to flee. Palestinians were forced from their lands and homes due to military attacks by Zionist forces, supported by the British and U.S. governments. The Israeli Zionist forces attacked 774 cities and villages, and occupied 80 per cent of the Palestinian soil after killing nearly 15,000 Muslim and Christian civilians.

Of this population, approximately one-third were forced to migrate to the West Bank, another third to the Gaza Strip, and the remainder to neighbouring countries such as Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, registered as refugees with the United Nations and forcibly denied the right of return.

Another 350,000 were dispossessed in 1967 following the Six-Day War during which Israel occupied the Gaza Strip, West Bank, Sinai Peninsula and Golan Heights. The number of Palestinians in the Diaspora now numbers over 5 million people. “We must do everything to ensure they [the Palestinians] never do return … The old will die and the young will forget,” said David Ben-Gurion, the founder of Israel, in 1949. But the young have not forgotten.

For the information of readers, we are serializing in five instalments chapters from the Encyclopedia of the Palestine Problem (1999), a 1,000-page work in two volumes by the late Issa Nakhleh*, a distinguished lawyer and statesman, which provide detailed information on the years 1939-1948, as to the nature and methods of the illegitimate Zionist conquest of Palestine of May 15, 1948. These are not otherwise available on the Internet. Much of the information is derived directly from British Colonial files in London. To proceed directly to this exhaustive work, scroll down the page. Continue reading

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The Truth, Distinguished Delegates

Each year I stand before the UN Assembly as Israel’s prime minister and try to distract and mislead you; now I will tell the truth about Iran, the Palestinians and Israeli democracy

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Netanyahu shows guided missile sites in Beirut during his address at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at UN headquarters, Sept. 27, 2018.

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Netanyahu’s speech to the US Congress really helps Obama against Iran

By MAHDI DARIUS NAZEMROAYA*

Americans protest against Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the US Congress.

Americans protest against Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the US Congress.

(March 3) – A lot of focus has been made about the tensions between US President Barack Obama’s administration and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The tensions pivot on Iranian-US nuclear negations and Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of the US Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 3, 2015.
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Netanyahu’s warmongering, anti-Iran tirade to US Congress

Americans protest against Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the US Congress.

Americans protest against Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the US Congress.

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wasws.org (March 4) – The speech delivered Tuesday March 3rd by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to an extraordinary joint session of the US Congress consisted of a hysterical anti-Iran tirade and an implicit denunciation of the Obama administration for what was portrayed as an outright betrayal of the security interests of both Israel and the US.

Netanyahu’s appearance, organized behind the back of the White House, marked an unprecedented—and constitutionally dubious—bid by an American political party to bring a foreign head of state before Congress in order to condemn and undermine the policies of a sitting president. Continue reading

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Three US families fund half of Netanyahu’s re-election bid

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On March 5, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a warmongering, backward speech to an extraordinary joint session of the US Congress attacking Iran, Syria, Yeman and Lebanon.

The US Congress interrupted the Israeli’s speech 39 times to applaud. Twenty three of these times were standing ovations. Over 10 minutes of the 40-minute speech consisted of applause. In other words, 27 per cent of the time Netanyahu spoke was actually the US Congress applauding and doing standing ovations.

Israel gets over $3 billion a year in mostly U.S. military aid. More than 90 per cent of Netanyahu’s election campaign money comes from the United States, according to records published by Israel’s State Comptroller Office … “Why get money from Israel when you can get it from the U.S.?” SHEERA FRENKEL in BuzzFeed News

But then Netanyahu (Nitai) also holds American citizenship. Those currently asking whether the US Congress represents the USA or Israel might ask just whom this Zionist represents. Continue reading

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Israel’s Netanyahu lied about Iran with infamous ‘clear red line’ threat, Mossad leak reveals

‘Leaks” have their own backstory. Coming just before Netayanhu’s appearance in front of a US Congress presided over by the greatest liars, can we believe it is all mere coincidence? – TS

Zero Hedge (Feb. 23) – It was just over 12 years ago when then Secretary of State Colin Powell spoke to the U.N. Security Council on February 5, 2003, and lied to a packed auditorium of world leaders and the entire world, making the case that Saddam Hussein’s Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Continue reading

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Khaled Meshaal’s interview about Israel’s war on Gaza

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal talks during an interview in Doha, Nov. 29, 2012. (photo by REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal talks during an interview in Doha, Nov. 29, 2012. (photo by REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)

We reproduce Khaled Meshaal’s exclusive interview with Prof. Adnan Abu Amer of Al-Monitor. Meshaal is head of the Hamas Political Bureau and he explains Hamas’ position vis-à-vis the current Israeli onslaught on Gaza and his organization’s position about the ceasefire and the broader situation. “Any initiative that doesn’t stop the aggression and end the siege on Gaza would not be acceptable to our people. That’s why the Egyptian initiative was rejected.”

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Ceasefire scam

[Pepe Escobar] Western corporate media is hysterically peddling a ceasefire in Gaza proposed by Egypt. I have definitely confirmed the text was concocted by Phantom of the Opera Tony Blair, former (failed) Quartet Middle East envoy, and then shown to Sisi and co. NO Palestinian – not to mention anyone from Hamas – was consulted; no wonder they rejected it. The fact that Israelis instantly accepted it spells out everything one needs to know about the scam. 

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Case of missing youth used to undermine Palestinian unity government

Left to right: Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaer, Naftali Frankel

Left to right: Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaer, Naftali Frankel

We are posting below excerpts from a June 16 item by Ramzy Baroud published in the Palestine Chronicle. Although written before the Zionists’ disinformation about the three missing Israeli youth came to light, the item outlines attempts of the Netanyahu government’s to manipulate the situation for self-serving reasons to undermine the unity of the Palestinian people, specifically the newly formed unity government between Hamas and Fatah. Continue reading

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Nakba Day 2012: Repudiate Harper dictatorship’s support of Israel as a “Jewish” state

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The politics of assassination – Flanagan & Harper style

By TONY SEED*

On November 30, 2010 the former chief of staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the architect of his 2004 election campaign, Thomas Flanagan, called for the assassination of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Flanagan is an American-born and -trained political science professor at the University of Calgary, author, and neo-conservative backroom operator who became active as a leading official in the extreme right Reform Party before managing Harper’s campaign to capture the leadership of the Canadian Alliance in 2001. Continue reading

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