Sonntag, 26. April 2015

Zionistische Hetze gegen Palästinenser-Kongress in Berlin

Übt sich Henryk M. Broder endlich in Palästina-Solidarität?
Die Zionistische Lobby in Deutschland hat zum wiederholten Male versucht, Andersdenkenden ihr Recht auf freie Meinungsäußerung streitig zu machen. In einer beispiellosen Hetzkampagne haben das Zentralorgan des Zentralrates der Juden in Deutschland - die "Jüdische Allgemeine "-, die Schmuddel-Blättchen des Springer-Konzerns, das American Jewish Committee (AJC) und andere zionistische Extremisten zusammen mit ihren deutschen Sayanim (Inoffizielle Mitarbeiter des Mossad) eine Veranstaltung zu torpedieren versucht. Gegenüber den zig-Tausenden von palästinensischen Teilnehmern, brachte die zionistisch-organisierte Massendemonstration nicht mehr als 150 Hanseln auf die Beine. Welcher Demokrat will sich schon mit einer ungerechten Sache - wie dem zionistischen Besatzungsregime in Palästina - gemein machen außer einigen verbohrten Zionisten und deren deutschen Philosemiten? 

Mit welchen propagandistischen "Massenvernichtungswaffen" da auf harmlose "Hamas-Spatzen" geschossen worden ist, zeigen die bombastischen Parolen einiger Organisationen oder der Springer-Presse wie der B. Z. in Berlin: ""Hass-Konferenz von 3000 Islamisten in Treptow". Oder: „Terror-Unterstützer dürfen nicht ungestört Hass und Feindschaft verbreiten“, fordert die zionistische Organisation American Jewish Committee. Politisch völlig von der Rolle scheint der Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland zu sein, wenn man seiner Postille glauben kann: "Eine Terrororganisation wie die Hamas darf in Deutschland keine Plattform bekommen", zitierte die "Jüdische Allgemeine" den Präsidenten des Zentralrats der Juden in Deutschland, Josef Schuster. "Ich hoffe, dass man Wege findet, diese antisemitische Hetze der Hamas in Berlin zu unterbinden." Dass sich Politiker wie Volker Beck von den Grünen oder andere politische "Schwergewichte" aus dem Berliner Politzirkus faktenfrei dazu äußern, überrascht nicht. Wie wäre es, wenn man die zionistische Hetze gegen Palästina einmal in Berlin unterbinden würde oder der Berliner Verfassungsschutz in Zukunft einmal die Zusammenkünfte der rechtszionistischen und antideutschen Gruppen beobachten würde, die die Existenz des palästinensischen Volkes in Frage stellen und nicht anerkennen wollen? 

Auf seine unverwechselbare Art hat der zionistische "Hofnarr" und Mitarbeiter des Springer-Konzerns, Henryk M. Broder, der Konferenz seine Aufwartung gemacht, dieses Mal jedoch ohne seinen muslimischen Diener Hamed Abdel-Samad. Broder kam nur mit seinem Hund und zeigte seine "Solidarität" mit dem geknechteten Volk der Palästinenser, indem er sich ein "Palästinenser-Tuch" umhängte. Aber alle, die mit diesem journalitischen Clown zu tun hatten, reagierten gelassen und angemessen. Es herrschte Volksfeststimmung. Selbst Broder konnte nichts Anrüchiges an diesem Happening feststellen, außer der Tatsache, dass sich die Teilnehmer für ein Palästina einsetzten, das auch Israel mit einschloss. Aber dem Zionisten Broder sollte bekannt sein, dass weder auf israelischen Straßenkarten noch in irgendeinem israelischen Schulbuch "Palästina" eingezeichnet ist. Broders Clownerie kann man hier belächeln. 

Schade, dass Henryk M. Broder seinem alten "Freund" Abraham Melzer auf der Konferenz nicht über den Weg gelaufen ist. Auf dieser Konferenz ging es um die gerechte Sache der Palästinenser und nicht um halluzinierten "Hamas-Terror". Die Hysteriker und Verleumder befinden sich in den oben erwähnten Organisationen und Medien, die die Sache der zionistischen Kolonisatoren und Unterdrücker betreiben. Mit ihnen darf sich die deutsche Zivilgesellschaft nicht gemein machen.

Erschienen auch hier.

Mittwoch, 22. April 2015

Die neue religiöse Intoleranz

Die Gesellschaften des Westens sind im Zuge der Ereignisse vom 11. September 2001 intoleranter geworden, insbesondere gegenüber dem Islam. Diese Intoleranz zeige sich unter anderem darin, dass Frankreich und Belgien ein Burka-Verbot, das die Totalverschleierung von muslimischen Frauen in der Öffentlichkeit gesetzlich verbietet, erlassen haben, und die Schweiz ein Referendum über ein Verbot von Minaretten abgehalten hat, obwohl es nur vier landesweit gibt. 

Für Martha Nussbaum, Professorin für Rechtswissenschaften und Ethik an der University of Chicago, beruhe diese Haltung auf Angst. Sie sei eine "verdunkelnde Voreingenommenheit", die den Fokus auf die eigene Person lege und "die anderen Menschen in die Dunkelheit verbannt". Die Angst verenge die Sicht auf die Welt und die Mitmenschen. Für die Autorin stelle die Burka keine Bedrohung für die Umwelt dar, da sie weder die öffentliche Sicherheit bedrohe noch eine Degradierung der Frau symbolisiere. 

Letzterem Argument wird aber heftigste von zahlreichen weiblichen muslimischen Intellektuellen widersprochen, weil die Burka nichts mit dem Islam zu tun habe, das heißt, sie ist nicht im Koran erwähnt, sondern sei ein überkommenes kulturelles Herrschafts- und Unterdrückungsinstrument einer patriarchalisch-dominierten Männerwelt. Nussbaums Argument, dass das Tragen der Burka ein Ausdruck von Religionsfreiheit sei, ist zurückzuweisen, da über sie und selbst über das bloße Kopftuch nichts im Koran steht. Im 4. Kapitel führt sie einige wenig überzeugende Argument an, warum das Burka-Verbot unbegründet ist. 

Ihre Behauptung, dass in Europa weniger Rücksicht auf religiöse Minderheiten genommen werde als in den USA trifft zu, weil, wie sie argumentiert, in den USA die Heterogenität der Gesellschaft zur Gründungsidee gehöre. Die amerikanische Einwanderungsgesellschaft bedarf zu ihrer Integration das moralisch-zivilreligiöse Selbstverständnis. In Europa dagegen werde der Nationalstaatsgedanke noch stark durch Abstammung, Volkszugehörigkeit und Religion bestimmt. Diese Elemente behinderten den Schutz religiöser Minderheiten. Folglich werde die "amerikanische Lösung" in Europa dringend gebraucht. Ob die individuelle "Tugend der Bürgergesellschaft" der richtige Weg ist, um die Toleranz gegenüber den verschiedenen Religionen und Lebensstilen zu befördern, scheint in den USA oberflächlich zu funktionieren. Ob diese Erfahrungen aber als Modell für Europa taugen, mag dahingestellt bleiben. 

Einen Ausweg aus der Politik der Angst, wie der Untertitel suggeriert, liefert das Buch konkret nicht. Sieht man einmal vom Appell an das Mitgefühl für den anderen Menschen ab, fordert die Autorin die Leser/innen auf, die eigenen Werte und Handlungsmuster zu hinterfragen sowie Respekt vor dem Neuen zu haben. Das Buch ist gut lesbar und könnte zum Abbau von Vorurteilen beitragen.

Zu beziehen hier.

Dienstag, 21. April 2015

Abolish the Zionist Mythological Narrative

Miko Peled, the son of general Matityahu Peled and author of the highly acclaimed book "The General's Son", destroys in his lecture the historic fairy tales that the Zionist fabricated around their conquest of Palestine. The Zionist claim a "right of return" to their ancient homeland while they are denying the same right to the Palestinians who they dispersed in 1948. They use the tales of the bible as a cadastre. The returning Jews were not the ones who were expelled from their homeland several thousand years ago. Neither were they their descendants. But they still claimed some heritage to the ancient Hebrews. That's all what Zionism is about, and the world excepted this historic nonsense. When the right of return of the Palestinians comes up in a discussion, the Israeli government and their Zionist supporters refuse to talk about it. For the Zionists, it's a political no-go. And they are not troubled by their double standards. 

For Peled, there cannot be a balanced presentation of this tragedy, like the Zionist lobbyists claim in the U. S., Great Britain, Canada, Australia, Germany or elsewhere. They use this pleaded argument in order to thwart the truth about Israel's ongoing crimes against the Palestinian people. 

Right now, the Zionist lobby in Germany does everything in their power to prevent a congress on "Palestinians in Europe" on 24 April 2015 in Berlin from taking place. They use the most primitive agitation against the organizers such as "anti-Semites and murderers would be offered a platform in Berlin". The Zionist Lobby and their media supporters put pressure on the owners of the "Berlin Arena" to cancel the event. The tabloid B.Z. headlined: "Hate Conference of 3000 Islamists in Treptow." 

Another attack on freedom of expression by the Zionist lobby was carried out at the University of Southampton, Great Britain. The conference was supposed to take place from 15-17 April 2015 under the title: "International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Responsibility, and Exceptionalism". Everything went fine till the Zionist lobby torpedoed the event by slandering the upcoming conference and their distinguished speakers. Allegedly, "anti-Semitic views" would be aired. Two rich patrons threatened the University Directorate to cease support. The caving in of the university before the Zionist lobby made the farce complete.

It seems as if the Israeli government is above the law. Its crimes are all committed under the pretext of security. According to Peled, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) is "the best trained, best equipped, best fed terrorist organization in the world". They have generals and nice uniforms but their "entire purpose is terrorism". By this terrorism, the Israeli army controls an entire population, said Peled. 

The racist regime in South Africa and the racist laws in the South of the U. S. were not abolished by consensus. "But Zionism just like racism has to go. The Zionist state has to be replaced by a democracy." Zionism is a racist ideology. The subtlety of this racism can be studied in the book of his sister Nurit Peled-Elhanan, "Palestine in Israeli School Books". How segregated Israelis and Palestinians live even in "united" Jerusalem exemplified Peled by telling that he met his first Palestinians in a dialog group in San Diego, although he was born in Jerusalem. 

The criticism of the Zionist occupation regime is manifold, but it is still far from a resounding success. Despite the enormous crimes committed by the regime, and the exposure of President Obama by Netanyahu before the whole world public support in the US and Germany is as strong as ever. The secret helpers of Israel, the so-called Sayanim, contribute much to the invincibility of Israel's misbehavior in international affairs. These Sayanims are the real problem for a free society because they work in camera for Israel. 



First published hereherehere and here.

Dienstag, 14. April 2015

"The United States of Israel"

Miko Peled - Gideon Levy - Huwaida Arraf
On an all-day conference in Washington on the power and the influence of the Israel Lobby organized by the "Institute for Research/Middle East Policy" and the "Washington Report for Middle East Affairs" Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy delivered an impassioned speech at the National Press Club blaming the Zionist lobby for the dominant role Israel plays in U. S. politics. 

"Let's call it from now on the United States of Israel." According to Levy, one has to ask oneself who is the superpower between the two. The American political class is permanently talking of an "ironclad friendship" between the U. S. and Israel, but for Levy it's a "corrupting friendship". "If there wouldn’t be an Israel lobby, Israel would be a better place to live in, Israel would be a more just place. And I think that if it wouldn’t be the Israel lobby, the US would be a better place and a more democratic place."

Change can only come from within the U. S. "In Israel – is a lost case, forget about it. Israeli society has surrounded itself with shields, with walls, not just physical walls but also mental walls." According to Levy, Israel can live with this brutal tyranny of the occupation because

- It deeply believes that "we are the chosen people. Then we have the right to do what we want." 

- Never in history has an occupier presented himself as a victim, as "the only victim around".

- Israelis have undertaken the " systematic dehumanization of the Palestinians". The occupation does not involve questions of human rights. Almost no one in Israel "will treat the Palestinians as equal human beings like us".

Levy painted a very realistic picture of his country, which the U. S. public has never been confronted with. The fawning U. S. media do a very good job to keep the American public misinformed. The Americans know nothing about the rampant racism, the supremacist Zionist ideology, and Israeli exceptionalism.

Of course, the mainstream media did ignore Gideon Levy's speech. On the panel were to other prominent speakers: Miko Peled, who wrote an excellent book "The General's Son", criticized the fabricated Israeli narrative that is propagated by the Zionist Hasbara and AIPAC. Without this false narrative. Israel would lose its legitimacy. 

Huwaida Arraf introduced herself as a "Palestinian citizen of Israel". "It's an assertion of my national identity." She rejected being called an "Israeli Arab" or "Arab Israeli" and even a "Palestinian Israeli". The Israeli government has been trying to eradicate our national identity for decades. She mentioned the 50 Israeli laws that discriminate against non-Jews. Arraf was born in the U. S. but is also a "Palestinian citizen of Israel". She and her family do not visit Israel anymore because of the strip search and the degrading treatment by entering and leaving Israel.

Due to the three speeches, one gets the impression that there are no moral boundaries for Israel and the country can behave like a bully, without fear of any consequences. 

Watch the three excellent speeches here.

First published here, here and here.


Montag, 13. April 2015

Freedom for Mohammed al-Roken

Dr. Mohammed al-Roken
The Arab dictatorial regimes suppress criticism against anybody who dares to speak out against their authoritarian rule or uses his right of freedom of speech. In Saudi Arabia Raif Badawi and Waleed Abu al-Khair have been sentenced to long terms of imprisonment. In the Saudi dungeons, hundreds of prisons are left to rot. Over 90 were beheaded in 2014. 

The situation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is almost as bad as in Saudi Arabia. The glittering facade in Dubai pretends normality and Westernization. The human rights lawyer Dr. Mohammed al Roken is a victim of this glamorous image. In reality, the UAE is a repressive regime like all the regimes on the Arab Peninsula. 

Al-Roken has been championing for political reforms and defending human rights in his country. He is respected for his impartiality and his respect for the opinion of others. His work centered around defending fundamental rights of other people. He called for greater transparency in the UAE, immediately thereafter the regime cracked down on him. For applying Emirati law to defend his countrymen, up till now, he spent a thousand days in prison. 

Together with 93 other human rights activists, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The trial was a sham, and the charges were made up. Allegedly, they were accused of "overthrowing the government". Before he was put in jail, the regime harassed and intimidated al-Roken. 

Instead of putting him in jail, the government should have hired him as a consultant for civil liberties. Shortly before his arrest, a high member of the royal family consulted him on domestic issues. How can the government flip-flop its opinion? 

U.S. President Barack H. Obama and the other world leaders should stand up for the freedom of Raif Badawi and Mohammed al-Roken and all the other prisons of conscience.

First published herehere and here.

Mittwoch, 8. April 2015

"Israel is a Gangster State"

Israel's Occupation Vandalism.
The latest attack on freedom of expression by the Zionist lobby was carried out at the University of Southampton, Great Britain. The conference was supposed to take place from 15-17 April 2015 under the title: "International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Responsibility and Exceptionalism". Outstanding speakers were invited such as Richard Falk, former UN special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, Gabi Piterberg, a historian at the University of California at Los Angeles, Israeli academic Ilan Pappé and Palestinian historian Nur Musalha. 

The organizers of the conference, Professor Oren Ben-Dor from the University of Southampton, and Professor George Bisharat from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, expressed their thanks towards the University "for ensuring academic freedom within the law and for taking steps to secure freedom of speech within the law".

Everything went fine till the Zionist lobby torpedoed the event by slandering the upcoming conference and their distinguished speakers. Allegedly, "anti-Semitic views" would be aired. Two rich patrons threatened the University Directorate to cease support. The caving in of the university before the Zionist lobby made the farce complete. It seems as if the Zionist lobby is afraid of the truth about the crimes against humanity committed by the Zionist occupation regime in Palestine against the indigenous people and the real owners of the Land of Palestine. 

The British journalist and film maker John Pilger wrote in an email on April 3, 2015 to Media Lens: "Israel is a gangster state. It holds the world record in the breach and defiance of international law. It regularly massacres and terrorizes the Palestinian civilian population of Gaza, which even David Cameron has described as an “open prison”. Its courts uphold racism as state policy. It has re-elected a congenital liar as its prime minister." 

In Germany, the Zionist lobby also prevents events, and the German politicians cave in every time. In the US, the situation is worst. The US Congress is firmly in the hand of the Zionist lobby, and the US senators are working against their own president. Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is openly agitating against the US President. The rest of the world has long made up its mind about this "rogue state" as all opinion polls show. John Pilger's film "Palestine Is Still The Issue" shows the whole dilemma of the Palestinian people and the Israeli occupier.

Published here


Montag, 6. April 2015

Israel is "an extreme right-wing Regime"

In the Irish Parliament, senator David Norris rips Israel apart. "Israel changed from a left-wing, socially-directed country to an extreme right-wing regime that's behaving in the most criminal fashion." The Israeli ruling class uses "unscrupulously the Holocaust to justify what they are doing and it's time that rag was torn away from". "America has a shameful role to play in this." The speech is a pleasure to listen to. Who is going to hold such a speech in the German Bundestag?