Have you ever come across an Irish person so hyper sensitive about Anti-Semitism and who responds to the slightest sniff of it by going off in completely paranoid waxing lyrical rants? If isn't Jewish he is married to a Jewess who has really gotten inside his mind. He also obviously spends a lot time reading Jewish stuff because of the things he pulls up. You can learn a decent bit from roc_ in a way that you cannot from L'Chaim who is super cagey.
But stuff that would be obscure to your average or even bright and concerned non-Jew. roc_ sees the world completely from Zionist Jewish goggles. Look I left the Presbyterian Church in Ireland at fourteen but I got sussed very early on in my posting as being from an Ulster Presbyterian background because even though I'm not a Unionist let alone a Loyalist I think and feel in very Ulster Presbyterian ways and I can never escape from that without being utterly false to myself. It would be possible to direct roc_'s energies in much more positive and productive directions but when it comes to very basic fundamentals you are never going to change him. In all years of living here have you ever come across a character remotely similar to him?
I have L'Chaim on ignore though I look at some of his posts. I enjoyed him being trashed in debate by a flegger but that also showed how little he is concerned about Irish history.
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- A group of Israeli settlers injured four Palestinians in Hebron city overnight on Friday as they raided the Wadi al-Hassin neighborhood, located directly beside Israel’s illegal Kiryat Arba settlement.
The Palestinians sustained light to moderate wounds, according to locals, in the attack.
Palestinian Red Crescent sources said that two Palestinians were transferred to a hospital for treatment, one of whom sustained an arm fracture and the other suffered from a head injury.
Locals said that Israeli settlers had attacked Palestinian houses in the neighborhood. Several residents told Ma’an that they had reported the incident to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Israeli police.
Local sources added that Israeli forces were present in the area at the time and had witnessed the assaults, without intervening.
An Israeli police spokesperson was not immediately available for comment. A spokesperson for ICRC said she would look into reports on the incident.
Israeli new outlet Ynet reported that a Jewish Israeli and two Palestinians had been injured during a "stone-throwing" incident between Israeli settlers and Palestinians in Hebron.
Ynet said that the Israeli and Palestinians were evacuated from the scene for medical treatment after the Israeli army "separated both sides," contradicting local testimonies that Israeli authorities in fact had done nothing to prevent the attack on the Palestinian neighborhood and shot stun grenades at Palestinians in the area.
The pro-Palestinian activist group International Solidarity Movement released a video of the incident, purpotedly showing Israeli settlers throwing stones at Palestinians on their way back from Shabbat prayers. "Soldiers failed to disperse the settlers, but rather chose to disperse the Palestinians present with stun grenades," the group said.
Israeli occupation forces attack Palestinian summer camp near Ramallah city this morning .
These tents were a summer camp for forty-five Palestinian children who were attacked by tear gas and sound grenade from the Israeli occupation forces while sleeping this morning in Ramallah.
A bit of information to those oiks that try to deny the existence of the Palestinians . They weren't from Arabia but native to the Middle East and they didn't just appear in the 20th century
"Ancient Egyptian Records Indicate Philistines Weren't Aegean Pirates After All New study of 3,200-year-old documents from Ramses III suggests the much-reviled Philistines were not alien belligerents but native Middle Easterners. By Ariel David Jul 23, 2017 Research into ancient Egyptian records from the 12th century B.C.E. is shedding new light on a mystery archaeologists have been debating for decades: the origin of the Philistines and other marauding “Sea Peoples” that appeared in the Levant during the late Bronze Age. The research, and other recent discoveries, suggest the enigmatic Philistines may have been a native Middle Eastern population, rather than invading pirates from the Aegean islands, as traditional scholarship holds. The Philistines may also have played a much less nefarious role than previously thought in the sudden and unexplained collapse of great civilizations – including the Hittite empire, Egypt and Mycenae – that occurred around the 12th century BCE. Uncovering the Philistine graveyard, dating to about 3,000 years ago, in Ashkelon. Gil Cohen Magen “We shouldn’t think of the Philistines and the other Sea Peoples as this huge coalition of Mediterranean fighters who whoosh through the land and destroy everything in their way,” says Shirly Ben-Dor Evian, the curator of Egyptian archaeology at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, whose doctoral research at Tel Aviv University resulted in the article published last week in the Oxford Journal of Archaeology. Biblical influences The study reinterprets ancient Egyptian records from the reign of Pharaoh Ramses III, which have long been known to researchers and have formed the basis of what we know about the early history of the Sea Peoples, of which the Philistines were just one group." (Continued)
The IDF is hording "38,000 films, 2.7 million photographs, 96,000 audio recordings and 46,000 maps and aerial photos."
"These are all scattered amongst Zionist archives in Israel. They have been collected since 1948 under orders from David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister of Israel. Two of the items are labelled “The History of Palestine from 1919” and “Depiction of the IDF’s Treatment and Harsh Handling of Palestinians in the Territories.” These two collections are stored in the central archive in Tel Hashomer, outside Tel Aviv.
Most of the items were looted and confiscated in the 1982 Lebanon war. They include never-before seen films seized in Beirut, which “were erased from consciousness and history” as Sela said. She recently made her first film titled “Looted and Hidden: Palestinian Archives in Israel”.
In her film, Sela also includes her encounter with Khadijeh Habashneh, a Jordan-based Palestinian filmmaker and former head of the Palestinian Cinema Institute (PCI). The PCI was active from the end of the 1960s until the early 80s. The Institute’s archive documented Palestinians’ suffering in refugee camps, resistance and battles against the IDF, as well as everyday life from even before 1948.
The archive, based in Lebanon by 1982, disappeared after the IDF entered Beirut. Sela provides testimonies from numerous soldiers of looting many items and depositing them in Israeli archives. After years of legal battles, she was permitted to see more archives, some of which belonging to Habashneh. She unveiled many more of these items in her books, articles and catalogues, and in her recent film.
Dr. Gish Amit, an expert on Zionist cultural aspects at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, conducted similar research. The study exposes Israel’s attempt to also hide written material seized from Palestinians. According to Haaretz, Israel’s National Library holds about 6,500 Palestinian books and manuscripts which were taken from homes whose owners left in 1948. They were collected by Israeli soldiers and The National Library.
Sela compared Israel’s erasure of history to that of the Nazis. She said “as the daughter of Holocaust survivors. I grew up in a home without photographic historical memory. Nothing. My history starts only with the meeting of my parents, in 1953. It’s only from then that we have photos. Before that – nothing.”
When asked what should be done with the material, she said it had to be returned just as Israel fights to return what the Nazis looted from Jews in the holocaust. “The historical story is different, but by the same criterion, practice what you preach. These are cultural and historical materials of the Palestinian people”, she added.
In her opinion, Israel wants not only geographic control over Palestine, but control over culture and consciousness as well. Seizing visual history prevents the construction of identity, and what Israel did was seize the history of a whole people.
Sela admits that there is much more to be unveiled, and believes that the “erased narrative” should be restored into history books."
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Living under occupation and apartheid, going home after Friday prayers is by no means simple for Palestinians in Hebron. With three checkpoints located within 100 metres of one another, stops, checks, detainments, intimidation and restrictions are commonplace as Palestinians attempt to access their place of worship and return home afterwards.
As this Palestinian man - in need of a walking stick - attempted to go home, he was aggressively stopped by an Israeli Border Police man, while settlers drove by to enjoy this act of intimation and control. Unable to pass through a 'Jewish area only', the Palestinian man was forced to take the long route home, while the Israeli Border Police man spat at the floor where he had stood.
WASHINGTON – Earlier this month, one of America’s largest civil-liberties organizations announced opposition to a congressional bill that would target international efforts to boycott, divest and sanction Israel, setting up an uncomfortable fight between US-based Israel lobbies and free-speech advocates.
The American Civil Liberties Union – a union at the forefront of several battles against the Trump administration over the rights of immigrants, refugees and minority groups facing systemic discrimination – said the bill would make worse a 1970s-era law that had already stymied the ability of individuals and companies to exercise their constitutional right to boycott.
But the Israel Anti-Boycott Act was jointly introduced in March by a Senate Democrat and House Republican, with cosponsors from both sides of the aisle – a rare moment of bipartisanship in 2017 – as several other legislative items on Israel have wrought division.
In recent years, efforts to legislate against the BDS movement have largely taken place at the state and local level. That tactic has proven successful on paper: The nation’s largest states, including California, Texas, Florida and New York, have all passed harsh measures that effectively prevent their states from aiding businesses that partake in boycotts of Israel.
But this new bill takes a different approach, reacting to new global efforts beyond the reach of any one state. It was drafted in reaction to a decision from the UN Human Rights Council last spring to compile a “blacklist” of companies operating in the Palestinian territories, defined by them as anywhere beyond the pre-1967 war Green Line.
The anti-boycott act would amend the Export Administration Act of 1979 – originally written to protect US companies from Arab League sanctions on Israel – to protect Israel and Israeli businesses from international boycotts of virtually any kind. Specifically, the bill would criminally penalize any US person seeking to collect information on another party’s relationship with Israel in pursuance of a boycott.
The ACLU has been joined in recent days by several other civil liberties advocates warning that the law would encroach on free speech: One’s right to join a boycott called for by an organization such as the United Nations. They claim that the law, as it is currently written, is blatantly unconstitutional in this regard.
They have never revoked the Israeli citizenship of a Jew, no matter what he/she did![/QUOTE)
You will see more and more of this kind of thing in the future. Up to now several people have been expelled to Gaza even though they were born and raised in Israel. It is all part of the demographics game Netanyahu plays.
Keep the numbers of non-jews down by any means whether by killing them or expelling them on the most tenuous of excuses