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Key facts and figures on the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.
The global domination of European style religious nationalism in the formerly colonized lands of the Judeo-Christian imperialists is all coming apart at the seams in this most interesting of interesting times. . Pelosi and Biden are in a very hot seat right now and the American press is desperately suppressing the actual news of what is happening. Italian dock workers have refused to load munitions on a ship bound for Ashkelon. The game is over if the American workers get their act together, refusing to manufacture the weapons and the taxpayers refuse to pay for them. That's doubtful though, given the makeup of the insurrectionists they've busted being predominantly middle management and above. The hard right Zionists own the Trumpanzees.
Italian Dockers Refuse to Load Arms Shipment to Israel in Solidarity with Palestine [Updated] - Left Voice
After discovering that a shipment of arms destined for Israel was arriving in Italy’s ports, workers refused to load the ship in support of the Palestinians fighting for their lives against Israeli occupation.
Greta Berlin wrote: A missile worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, launched from an Israeli F-16 worth $20 million, that consumes fuel of $6,000 per hour, destroys the homes of #Gazans living on less than $1 a day.
Following is the fable that was published on May 14, 1948 by a pack of industrial fascist religious nationalists calling themselves Jews, when the British Mandate expired, declaring independence from something they claim never existed.
Jews were never in the majority in Palestine, even during the few hundred years they ruled it, until 1948, when nearly a million native Palestinians were run off their land at gun point, including some 50, 000 Palestinian Jews, 8 of whom died and Sabra and Shatilla. The first two attempts were both dismal failures because of the failure of the Jews to uphold Torah law. The third promises to end in a catastrophe that will resonate through the ages if the Zionist Project in Occupied Palestine is not stopped and all three governments be replaced with a proper secular constitution guaranteeing #EqualityForAll very soon.
You can't take the vision of a return to Zion out of the Jews because that's our ancestral land. I could feel their presence everywhere when we visited in 1977, but I could also feel their revulsion at the occupation and the wall hadn't even been built yet. I cried the first time I saw a picture of the Jerusalem skyline with the wall in it.
Noam Chomsky wrote:
When Israelis in the occupied territories now claim that they have to defend themselves, they are defending themselves in the sense that any military occupier has to defend itself against the population they are crushing... You can't defend yourself when you're militarily occupying someone else's land. That's not defense. Call it what you like, it's not defense"
Let's call it what it is and that's a brutal apartheid and genocidal colonization of an ancient agrarian culture by industrial fascist terrorists claiming to represent all of the world's Jews. . I suppose it's only fitting that Theodor Herzl, a racist atheist, should be declared the "spiritual father" of this erzatz "Jewish State" that is neither Jewish or democratic, but controlled by fewer than 20 families.
This declaration very conveniently omits mention of Zev Jabotinsky and his band of eastern European terrorists who engineered the "Holy Cost", bullying the "Big Four" into going to war against Hitler, decimating orthodox opposition to the colonization of Palestine in the process. Jabotinsky was killed in 1942 and the influence of his "Iron Wall" essay obscured in the roots of the Likud Charter and the madness we're witnessing today.
They flattened the tower in Gaza housing Al Jazeera's offices a few hours ago. There are rallies happening all over the world today in solidarity with Palestine.
THE DECLARATION OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL
May 14, 1948
On May 14, 1948, on the day in which the British Mandate over a Palestine expired, the Jewish People's Council gathered at the Tel Aviv Museum, and approved the following proclamation, declaring the establishment of the State of Israel. The new state was recognized that night by the United States and three days later by the USSR.
ERETZ-ISRAEL [(Hebrew) - the Land of Israel, Palestine] was the birthplace of the Jewish people. Here their spiritual, religious and political identity was shaped. Here they first attained to statehood, created cultural values of national and universal significance and gave to the world the eternal Book of Books.
After being forcibly exiled from their land, the people kept faith with it throughout their Dispersion and never ceased to pray and hope for their return to it and for the restoration in it of their political freedom.
Impelled by this historic and traditional attachment, Jews strove in every successive generation to re-establish themselves in their ancient homeland. In recent decades they returned in their masses. Pioneers, ma'pilim [(Hebrew) - immigrants coming to Eretz-Israel in defiance of restrictive legislation] and defenders, they made deserts bloom, revived the Hebrew language, built villages and towns, and created a thriving community controlling its own economy and culture, loving peace but knowing how to defend itself, bringing the blessings of progress to all the country's inhabitants, and aspiring towards independent nationhood.
In the year 5657 (1897), at the summons of the spiritual father of the Jewish State, Theodore Herzl, the First Zionist Congress convened and proclaimed the right of the Jewish people to national rebirth in its own country.
This right was recognized in the Balfour Declaration of the 2nd November, 1917, and re-affirmed in the Mandate of the League of Nations which, in particular, gave international sanction to the historic connection between the Jewish people and Eretz-Israel and to the right of the Jewish people to rebuild its National Home.
The catastrophe which recently befell the Jewish people - the massacre of millions of Jews in Europe - was another clear demonstration of the urgency of solving the problem of its homelessness by re-establishing in Eretz-Israel the Jewish State, which would open the gates of the homeland wide to every Jew and confer upon the Jewish people the status of a fully privileged member of the comity of nations.
Survivors of the Nazi holocaust in Europe, as well as Jews from other parts of the world, continued to migrate to Eretz-Israel, undaunted by difficulties, restrictions and dangers, and never ceased to assert their right to a life of dignity, freedom and honest toil in their national homeland.
In the Second World War, the Jewish community of this country contributed its full share to the struggle of the freedom- and peace-loving nations against the forces of Nazi wickedness and, by the blood of its soldiers and its war effort, gained the right to be reckoned among the peoples who founded the United Nations.
On the 29th November, 1947, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the establishment of a Jewish State in Eretz-Israel; the General Assembly required the inhabitants of Eretz-Israel to take such steps as were necessary on their part for the implementation of that resolution. This recognition by the United Nations of the right of the Jewish people to establish their State is irrevocable.
This right is the natural right of the Jewish people to be masters of their own fate, like all other nations, in their own sovereign State.
ACCORDINGLY WE, MEMBERS OF THE PEOPLE'S COUNCIL, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF ERETZ-ISRAEL AND OF THE ZIONIST MOVEMENT, ARE HERE ASSEMBLED ON THE DAY OF THE TERMINATION OF THE BRITISH MANDATE OVER ERETZ-ISRAEL AND, BY VIRTUE OF OUR NATURAL AND HISTORIC RIGHT AND ON THE STRENGTH OF THE RESOLUTION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, HEREBY DECLARE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A JEWISH STATE IN ERETZ-ISRAEL, TO BE KNOWN AS THE STATE OF ISRAEL.
WE DECLARE that, with effect from the moment of the termination of the Mandate being tonight, the eve of Sabbath, the 6th Iyar, 5708 (15th May, 194, until the establishment of the elected, regular authorities of the State in accordance with the Constitution which shall be adopted by the Elected Constituent Assembly not later than the 1st October 1948, the People's Council shall act as a Provisional Council of State, and its executive organ, the People's Administration, shall be the Provisional Government of the Jewish State, to be called "Israel".
THE STATE OF ISRAEL will be open for Jewish immigration and for the Ingathering of the Exiles; it will foster the development of the country for the benefit of all its inhabitants; it will be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel; it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex; it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture; it will safeguard the Holy Places of all religions; and it will be faithful to the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.
THE STATE OF ISRAEL is prepared to cooperate with the agencies and representatives of the United Nations in implementing the resolution of the General Assembly of the 29th November, 1947, and will take steps to bring about the economic union of the whole of Eretz-Israel.
WE APPEAL to the United Nations to assist the Jewish people in the building-up of its State and to receive the State of Israel into the comity of nations.
WE APPEAL - in the very midst of the onslaught launched against us now for months - to the Arab inhabitants of the State of Israel to preserve peace and participate in the upbuilding of the State on the basis of full and equal citizenship and due representation in all its provisional and permanent institutions.
WE EXTEND our hand to all neighbouring states and their peoples in an offer of peace and good neighbourliness, and appeal to them to establish bonds of cooperation and mutual help with the sovereign Jewish people settled in its own land. The State of Israel is prepared to do its share in a common effort for the advancement of the entire Middle East.
WE APPEAL to the Jewish people throughout the Diaspora to rally round the Jews of Eretz-Israel in the tasks of immigration and upbuilding and to stand by them in the great struggle for the realization of the age-old dream - the redemption of Israel.
PLACING OUR TRUST IN THE "ROCK OF ISRAEL", WE AFFIX OUR SIGNATURES TO THIS PROCLAMATION AT THIS SESSION OF THE PROVISIONAL COUNCIL OF STATE, ON THE SOIL OF THE HOMELAND, IN THE CITY OF TEL-AVIV, ON THIS SABBATH EVE, THE 5TH DAY OF IYAR, 5708 (14TH MAY,194.
Yitzchak Ben Zvi
Rabbi Wolf Gold
Dr. Abraham Granovsky
Herzl Vardi Rachel Cohen
Rabbi Kalman Kahana
Rabbi Yitzchak Meir Levin
Meir David Loewenstein
Rabbi Yehuda Leib Hacohen Fishman
David Zvi Pinkas
Ben Zion Sternberg
* Published in the Official Gazette, No. 1 of the 5th, Iyar, 5708 (14th May, 194.
Fighting in Israel and Gaza has surged to its worst levels since 2014 in nearly a week of unrelenting Hamas rocket barrages and deadly Israeli airstrikes.