While economic conditions have improved in the West Bank, the conditions in Gaza continue to worsen after months of siege, devastating attacks and incursions. Largely, economic conditions in the Occupied Territories are greatly controlled by outside powers – most directly the Israeli occupation – and the donor nations which contribute aid money. Economic growth, without independence, continues to be tied to a relaxation of restrictions and an influx of donor dollars. Join us for a discussion on the economic conditions in Palestine and their prospects for change in the coming year.
Does humanitarianism delay a political solution to the question of Palestine? With the siege on Gaza and the occupation effecting the population in dramatic fashion and eliminating basic human needs for millions, there is a noticeable shift in the discourse on Palestine; that is a shift away from the struggle for freedom and toward a struggle for survival. If Palestinians are consumed with surviving for just another day they cannot focus on liberating their land. How does humanitarianism reinforce this situation and how can Palestinians avert suspended catastrophe?
The Palestine Center is an independent think-tank committed to communicating reliable and objective information about the Palestinian political experience to American policy makers, journalists, students and the general public. Established in 1991, it is the educational program.
The Palestine Center brings together people and resources within the American and Palestinian communities to educate about Palestine and the Palestinian people’s ongoing quest for sovereignty on their land, civil and political rights and an end to Israeli occupation.
The need for an organization such as The Palestine Center can be found in the effects of the economic, cultural and political oppression Palestinians have endured and which continues on a daily basis in East Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, the surrounding refugee camps and for Palestinians world-wide as they struggle to retain their homeland.
Palestinians’ ability to maintain their daily lives and strengthen their democratic political system depends on international humanitarian and non-governmental organizations.
a high-profile neoconservative think tank in the United States is reportedly working to establish a link between Iran, the Yemeni opposition groups and al-Qaeda militants. The alleged connection between Iran, the Shia Houthi fighters in northern Yemen, the Yemeni separatists in the south and the militants.
Since the post WWII era, many organizations just like the CSIS have been manipulating the US government to their own power hungry advantage and to their own agenda, without our knowledge. It is time we recognize who these people are and their strategic effects on the US government. It is time to put a stop to their control over America, now! To do this, we need to inform the American people of each organization one by one, alerting Americans to the organizations involved in affecting changes in our country that are illegal and unconstitutional.
Dick Cheney, James Woolsey, Henry Kissinger, James Schlesinger are all current CSIS members.
Mark Neuman, a longtime Jewish Republican activist and White House official during the Reagan administration, in reference to his support of George W. Bush, was quoted as saying this about George W. Bush, â€œHe will surprise people with how diverse his administration will actually be.â€
Diverse meaning the coalition between Jewish Neoconservative Democrats, Christian Compassionate Conservative Republicans, Jewish Republicans, Black Republicans and Black Neoconservatives. All of these movements divide party lines because they all have the same political agenda, which is, in a nutshell, US global domination with Israel by its side. These guys are always blaming the â€œevil terroristsâ€ for everything that is wrong in the world and assert America as the â€œgood-guy-super-power-super-heroâ€ of the world.
Now, that all sounds nice and dandy but itâ€™s just not true. Weâ€™d all love America to be the â€œgood-guy-super-heroâ€ of the world. But, sadly, itâ€™s not real, itâ€™s not the truth, itâ€™s just a pretty picture painted with propaganda and lies, framed by your television set. What is real? What they do not show us on TV. The blood, the oil, the money, the power, the greed, land grabbing, hatred and Zionism.
The US Government has been giving military and monetary aid to Israel in their persecution of Palestinians and in the occupation of Palestinian land.
Palestinians have the right to return to their homeland. Because they are not being allowed to return to their native land, this angers many Arabs, many whoâ€™ve become â€œterroristsâ€ in retaliation for Israeli occupation. These Arab revolutionaries or â€œterroristsâ€ know that the United States of America is aiding Israel in the oppression of their people. This makes them very angry at the United States. They want the US to mind its own damn business. Under the US constitution that would be the right thing for us to do.
Neocons are notorious for avoiding all explanations for terroristsâ€™ hatred towards America, because that would bring questions about US globalization and imperialism. So they â€œexplainâ€ terrorists as â€œfreedom hatersâ€ or â€œanti-Semiticsâ€ (ignoring the obvious fact that Arabs canâ€™t be anti-Semitic since they are Semitic) who are insane suicide bombers that enjoy killing people and themselves just because they oppose freedom and American values. The reason for terrorist activity is vastly more complicated than this Neocon explanation. Alternative media sources are trying to get the real news out but in these paranoid â€œPatriot Actâ€ times, it can be very difficult.
â€œIn spite of constant reassurances about the term â€˜democracyâ€™ one is rarely allowed to criticize the country of Israel without suffering some punishing consequence for it. If you are a Jew you may survive the accusations of anti-Semitism but if you consistently express yourself online in any dissidence about Israelâ€™s current politick, you will probably not be immune to cyber attack.â€ OR worse. Most assassinations in the world including 138 journalist, and political figures is thought to be Mossad operatives.
Neocons support the most extremist elements in Israel such as the Likud Party. The Likud party is made-up of Jewish Zionists.
â€œThe war in Iraq was conceived by 25 Neoconservative intellectuals, most of them Jewish, who pushed President Bush and the Republican Party to change the course of history.â€
The AEI is considered by the US government to be Americaâ€™s foreign policy â€œexperts” that many members of US congress and executive branch depend on for policy decisions. None are ever in the best interest of America.
This Neoconservative think tank is a conglomeration of various groups including, CSIS, JINSA, AEI, ZOA, AIPAC, The Likud Party, the US Government, all of witch represent the Jewish community and Israel. Nothing American except payment made by the American tax-payer, and our sons & daughters in the USA military.
JINSA, CSIS, AEI and AIPAC are all Neoconservative Zionist think tank organizations working together to control US government policy, change laws and basically transform America to fit their ideals and agenda. These organizations were not formed with the interest of the American people in mind.
These Zionist Neoconservative organizations are mostly made up of un-elected officials. They are unconstitutional and un-American organizations that have an iron clad hold on our country and our lives as American citizens.
This needs to change. It can change with our US citizenship involvement in government lobbying with the Senate and Congress. â€œWe the peopleâ€ can regain our country and fight for our freedom from corporate tyranny perpetuated by these Neoconservatives.
Use your power as voters and US citizens. Our founding fathers decreed that WE rule this land and it is our long overdue responsibility to oust these treasonistic traitors of the American way. The future of America and the world depends upon it! If we do nothing, we are as much to blame as these corrupt corporate tyrants controlling our government.
Work to take back our country and our government today. Release our people from the tyranny of this Zionist occupied government once and for all!
Hypocrisy over the word â€œterrorismâ€ is not an innocent dispute over semantics; it kills.
What if the entire tale of the Jewish Diaspora is historically wrong? Which of course it is !!
“It’s all fiction and myth that served as an excuse for the establishment of the State of Israel.”
What if the Palestinian Arabs who have lived for decades under the heel of the modern Israeli state are in fact descended from the very same “children of Israel” described in the Old Testament?
And what if most modern Israelis aren’t descended from the ancient Israelites at all, but are actually a mix of Europeans, North Africans and others who didn’t “return” to the scrap of land we now call Israel and establish a new state following the attempt to exterminate them during World War II, but came in and forcefully displaced people whose ancestors had lived there for millennia?
What if the entire tale of the Jewish Diaspora — the story recounted at Passover tables by Jews around the world every year detailing the ancient Jews’ exile from Judea, the years spent wandering through the desert, their escape from the Pharaoh’s clutches — is all wrong?
That’s the explosive thesis of When and How Was the Jewish People Invented?, a book by Tel Aviv University scholar Shlomo Zand (or Sand) that sent shockwaves across Israeli society when it was published last year. After 19 weeks on the Israeli best-seller list, the book is being translated into a dozen languages and will be published in the United States this year by Verso.
Its thesis has ramifications that go far beyond some antediluvian academic debate. Few modern conflicts are as attached to ancient history as that decades-long cycle of bloodletting between Israelis and Palestinians. Each group lays claim to the same scrap of land — holy in all three of the world’s major Abrahamic religions — based on long-standing ties to that chunk of earth and national identities formed over long periods of time. There’s probably no other place on Earth where the present is as intimately tied to the ancient.
Central to the ideology of Zionism is the tale — familiar to all Jewish families — of exile, oppression, redemption and return. Booted from their kingdom by the Romans around 2,000 years ago, the “Jewish people” — sons and daughters of ancient Judea — wandered the earth, rootless, where they faced cruel suppression from all corners — from being forced to toil in slavery under the Egyptians, to the Spanish massacres of the 14th century and Russian pogroms of the 19th, through to the horrors of the Third Reich.
This view of history animates all Zionists, but none more so than the influential but reactionary minority — in the United States as well as Israel — who believe that God bestowed a “Greater Israel” — one that encompasses the modern state as well as the Occupied Territories — on the Jewish people, and who resist any effort to create a Palestinian state on biblical grounds.
Inventing a People?Â CALL THEM ZIONIST !!
There never was a Jewish people, only a Jewish religion, and the exile also never happened — hence there was no return. Zand rejects most of the stories of national-identity formation in the Bible, including the exodus from Egypt and, most satisfactorily, the horrors of the conquest under Joshua.
The transformation of the Jewish people from a group with a shared cultural identity and religious faith into a vanquished “people” — was a relatively recent invention, hatched in the 19th century by Zionist scholars and advanced by the Israeli academic establishment.
NOW, Monitoring Middle East Studies on Campus. … Israel in the American Classroom .
Campus Watch has been widely accused of intimidating US scholars who have expressed views critical of US and Israeli policies in the Middle East. The organisationâ€™s goal, according to critics, is to pressure US universities to avoid hiring left-wing lecturers or awarding them tenure.
â€œStudents who study here need to know who their lecturers are, and if there are lecturers who oppose the state of Israel it is important to publish their names.â€
Eliminate “TRUTH” from the equation,Â target professors for criticising the occupation, joining protests against Israelâ€™s separation wall, signing petitions or attending conferences critical of Israel, defending the UN report of Judge Richard Goldstone on last winterâ€™s attack on Gaza, or calling for a boycott of Israel.
Any professor, politician, religious leader, or author who opens a discussion critical of Israeli-USA policies have their opinions condemned asÂ â€œmorally repugnantâ€ and warning that they are â€œwelcome to search for a personal and professional home elsewhereâ€.
An occupation based on lies and genocide cannot afford to have freedom of speech and expression locally or on international level. Isrealis with their powerful Jewish lobby groups in North America and Europe â€“ and the Zionist monopoly on western mainstream media â€“ demand that all their Zionazi activities be kept under the carpet and instead their Palestinian and Lebanese victims be blamed for everything which goes wrong in the Middle East.
The latest example of Israeli rudeness is their on-going diplomatic war with Turkey as result of Turkey TV showing the true nature of Israelis.
All 50 states of the USA have chapters of these foreign lobbies located with-in the state, influencing all State governments, universities, and polling places.
We are and have been facing a coup d’etat, most evident with the 2000 and 2004 elections.
The hopeful 2006 & 2008 elections have not paid off for the American people.
THE FIX IS STILL PRESENT AND SEEMINGLY WILL STAY SO. THE CORRUPTION CONTINUES IN BOTH PARTIES UNABATED.
Ronald L. WaldronÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Jamestown, NY 14701