JEWS AND PALESTINIANS

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I start my Day on the computer reading The Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, The Washington Post, and then move on to many other different on line news sites.

Why do I start with Israeli news organizations? Because that’s where Armageddon is located and starts. Armageddon was derived from Har Megiddo located in Palestine during the occupation of Judea and Samaria 2000 years ago. Israel had ceased to exist as a kingdom some 800 years earlier.

Har Megiddo-Armageddon still exists as a physical place, but is now located in temporal Israel recreated from the Bible after an absence of some 2800 years.

It should be a wonder to thinking people everywhere, how it came to be, that after 2000 years of a bloody human history of Wars and Conquest, Nations and Empires, Invasions and Resistance, the most explosive and divisive issue confronting humanity Today, is still over the occupation of Judea and Samaria in Palestine?

The following Editorial from Israel’s Haaretz newspaper tells us the reality of what is developing in Israel even though the Israel government and the settler supporters cannot or will not recognize it, and if they do, it’s because they naturally consider Jews to be superior to Palestinians, like the Nazis considered themselves superior to Jews in another place and Time

Netanyahu’s Apartheid Vision for Israel’s Future

In the real world, outside the realm of speechmaking, Netanyahu is only ready to hold empty and aimless talks with the Palestinians.

Haaretz photo

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented his current political vision to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee this week. While saying that that he does not want a binational state, Netanyahu stressed that Israel “must control the entire area for the foreseeable future.” He explained that he was prepared to divide the land but “the other side is unwilling,” and that the Middle East is subject to Islamic religious influences that preclude any possibility for peace.

The Separation WallOn the face of it, this position does not seem extremist. It’s accepted by most Israeli Jews, according to multiple surveys that have been conducted over the last 15 years, ever since the Camp David summit. Most people support the idea of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, but believe that it is not practical since there is “no partner” on the other side. The same majority, including Netanyahu, opposes the notion of a binational state with equal rights for all its citizens, Jews and Palestinians alike.

Netanyahu has cleaved to this line for his entire tenure: Verbal consent to dividing the land – which distinguishes him from the extreme right and from settler leaders – security wallwhile in practice adopting policies that thwart the realization of such partitioning. He has consistently refused to talk about future borders with the Palestinians, demanding that they recognize Israel as “a Jewish state,” developing and expanding settlements across the West Bank and presenting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as an enemy and instigator to violence.

settlement buildingIn the real world, outside the realm of speechmaking, Netanyahu is only ready to hold empty and aimless talks with the Palestinians, or to discuss “small steps to reduce tension,” without relinquishing any control on the ground.

His words this week acknowledged Israel’s total domination over the territories, discarding the dual pretense of a “temporary war-like situation,” which the state has regularly presented to the High Court of Justice for decades, and the pretense of a Palestinian Authority supposedly enjoying autonomy in managing Palestinian affairs, as Israel likes to present things.

Netanyahu’s opposition to a binational state leads to a clear conclusion: As long as “Israel’s Palestinians on the way to work in the Settlementscontrol of the area” continues, millions of Palestinians in the territories will remain in the inferior status of subjects devoid of civil rights. Their settler neighbors, meanwhile, enjoy such rights unhampered.

The regime described in Netanyahu’s vision has a name – it’s called apartheid. There is no other term for two populations living in the same area, one with political rights and the other under perennial military occupation. No security argument or warnings about the effects of Islam can whitewash the implications of this vision. Netanyahu’s words should shock anyone who is concerned about the justice of Israel’s cause and the country’s future. Concerned people should unite and form a national salvation front that will work to replace this government.

Over 1,300 Palestinians Shot In Last 11 Days

HAVING EYES THEY WILL NOT SEE

Gideon

Gideon Levy is a Haaretz columnist and a member of the newspaper’s editorial board.

Levy joined Haaretz in 1982, and spent four years as the newspaper’s deputy editor. He is the author of the weekly Twilight Zone feature, which covers the Israeli occupation in the West Bank gideon levyand Gaza over the last 25 years, as well as the writer of political editorials for the newspaper.

Levy was the recipient of the Euro-Med Journalist Prize for 2008; the Leipzig Freedom Prize in 2001; the Israeli Journalists’ Union Prize in 1997; and The Association of Human Rights in Israel Award for 1996.

His new book, The Punishment of Gaza, has just been published by Verso Publishing House in London and New York.

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I consider Gideon Levy to be one of the last of the Jewish Prophets calling for Truth and Justice for the Palestinian cause. He is despised by the Israeli right wing as a traitorous self-hating Jew, and recently has needed bodyguards because of Jewish extremist threats on his life.

This recent article in Haaretz is the Ying to the previous Yang Haaretz article in this Blog.

Israel’s Sleeping Beauties Have Awoken From Their Deathly Silence
Israelis didn’t know about the Palestinians’ suffering beyond the dark mountains a half an hour away. For the most part, they didn’t want to know.
Gideon Levy Oct 15, 2015 2:02 AM

gideon pictureA Palestinian girl slings stones at Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. October 14, 2015

What did you think, the Palestinians would sit still indefinitely? Did you really think Israel would continue on its course and they’d just bow their heads in submission?

Do you know many historical examples of that? Is there one example of a brutal occupation that persisted without stoking resistance? Apparently that’s what you thought, otherwise there would have been public pressure long ago to act, because who wants terror?

But Israel slid into a deathly silence, with darkness over the abyss, and now it’s acting surprised. It voted for the right, for ultra-nationalism, racism and messianism, and now it’s feelings are hurt.

After all, what did it ask for but some quiet, to be left alone from the occupation to which it’s not even linked, and from the resistance that has fallen on it like a natural disaster. Sleeping beauty has awoken to the sound of stabbings and car-rammings, and through the cobwebs of sleep it’s asking: How did this happen? How can they be doing this to us again?

You can’t blame Israelis — they were busy doing other things and knew nothing. Bar Refaeli’s wedding weighed heavily on people’s minds, as did events at the Allenby 40 nightclub. Israelis didn’t know exactly what was going on over there, beyond the dark mountains, half an hour’s drive from their homes — for the most part, they didn’t want to know.

The media gladly succumbed to their wishes. They hid the crimes of the occupation from people’s sight — such pictures don’t buoy ratings. The image of a Palestinian as a human being doesn’t sell newspapers. The media never reported what those people go through and what they really desire. It sufficed with diversions, incitement and propaganda. That pays better.

Politicians promised that everything would be fine, rabbis incited, settlers torched, the whole world is against us, just leave us alone. Then out of the blue those knife-wielding youngsters with murder in their eyes descended upon us. The quiet dissolved, security fizzled, businesses collapsed, dreams of jeep tours and quick vacations became uncertain.

The government blames the Islamic State and the left blames the lack of “peace talks.” Experts on Arab affairs — the southern branch of the Shin Bet security service and Military Intelligence — say it’s because of “incitement.” The wise sages of security issues say, as is their wont, that this time the other side must be hit hard. Everyone agrees that the Arabs are to blame because they were born to kill. Through this stupefying haze all connection to reality has been lost.

In the meantime, Jerusalem has become the capital of apartheid. No other city so discriminates and dispossesses or is so violent. Gun-toting Mayor Nir Barkat, who’s largely responsible for the discrimination and dispossession in his city, incites against a third of its population — an unbelievable phenomenon in its own right.

And you thought 300,000 people would acquiesce? That they’d watch settlers invade their homes as city hall denied them minimal services amid maximal property taxes? That they’d look on while the occupier arbitrarily denied them residence status, as if they were migrants in their own city?

That they would put up with Jewish gangs beating them up in full view of policemen and forgive? That a young man growing up in this reality — with his neighborhood a Soweto — would spend his life washing dishes and building homes for Jews with no chance of escaping his ghetto?

Did you really think right-wing provocations on the Temple Mount would pass quietly? That the burning of the Dawabsheh family would pass with no response — and even more so the defense minister’s arrogant claims that Israel knew who the perpetrators were but wouldn’t arrest them?

That their children would be burned helplessly with Israel not punishing anyone and they’d remain silent? That the response to all this would be more of the same: We’ll demolish, detain, dispossess, oppress, torture and kill more than ever — and (Jewish) Zion will be redeemed?

Declare this in the house of Jacob, and publish it in Judah, saying,
Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:

Jeremiah 5

‘Holocaust makes Israelis think international law doesn’t apply’

Gideon Levy was the most outspoken critic of Israel’s war in Gaza

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kills the prophets, and stones them which are sent to you

It was my intention to write and post an article about Pope Francis I Today, the 2nd article on the evolving Papacy.

The Papacy and the Vatican Curia is the oldest continuing, functioning government on earth, having mutated from the power structure of the Emperor gods of Rome to the Pope of Rome with the turn of a page in history.

The power structure of the Papacy was the mold and model for the power structures of the kings of Europe, and by extension, to the Americas, and the larger secular world beyond, these last 1500 years.

Anyone having eyes wide open will see and understand, those power structures are being shaken to their very foundations these days. The traditional levers of power no longer work as they have in the past for the “kings of the earth,”  Bible language for The 1%, Presidents, Prime Ministers, CEOs, and other IDOLS of the People these days.

That project has been preempted by the unfolding events in Jerusalem and in particular, this article that appeared in Israel’s Haaretz on line newspaper Today.

I start my Day reading Israeli news media, The Jerusalem Post and Haaretz, because that’s where Armageddon the place is located, and where it starts, leading to Armageddon and that Battle of The Great Day of God Almighty. Even the secular, non religious people know and understand the implications in that word.

WWI was supposed to be the War that ended all Wars, but the Signs of the Times are pointing to humanity just arriving at the threshold of that possibility with WWIII-Armageddon in the developing stages in Syria.

Armageddon was derived from Har Megiddo located in occupied Judea and Samaria in Roman Palestine 2000 years ago. Israel did not exist as a kingdom then, having disappeared some 800 years earlier.

Har Megiddo-Armageddon still exists as a physical place, but now it is located in temporal Israel recreated from the Bible after an absence of some 2800 years. It should be a wonder to thinking people to consider that after 2000 years, the most explosive issue confronting humankind these days is still over the occupation of Judea and Samaria in Palestine.

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The Orchestra Fanning the Flames Belongs to the Old Israeli Strategy

Israeli public apathy to the Netanyahu government’s provocations in Al-Aqsa and incitement against the Palestinians cannot be explained without understanding the role of the Labor Party in falling in line.
Yitzhak Laor Oct 12, 2015 5:56 PM

Israeli IncitersThe orchestra fanning the flames: Naftali Bennett, Benjamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman

When my father wanted to explain to me how close the Revisionist right wing was to fascism, he went as far as the example he saw in Italy during his service in the British Army: In one of the towns in Calabria, he came to a square with an ancient and magnificent historical appearance, but behind the facades of the buildings there was nothing – empty stone scenery built during the time of Mussolini.

My father may have made a mistake: Despite the brown shirts of Beitar in its early days and the “Tel Hai salute,” a sort of Roman straight-armed salute, Herut never became a fascist party. All that remained were the bombastic clichés. The Italians, if we can remain there for another minute, called Mussolini’s pompous language “trombone.”

It could be that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trombone blasts, with the cymbals of Avigdor Lieberman and Naftali Bennett – the orchestra of those fanning the flames – belongs to the old Israeli strategy: Panic as a way to scare the people, and with the popular panic to garner support around the world, as in “They are killing Jews again!?” This method worked in 1967, when only the top brass of the army knew the truth about the “existential danger.”

According to this explanation, the Palestinian knives, which killed and wounded Israelis over the past two weeks, are a successful replacement for the missiles that would have landed on us if Netanyahu had gone to war against Iran. That is why we must give praise: The knife panic accompanied by a trombone is better than a missile panic accompanied by sirens. And even if Netanyahu is truly panicking, we must glorify: If he has started a war, and instead of knives Shahab missiles were landing here, with what weapons would the incited and panicked citizens have been equipped?

And if he is really immersed in a state of panic, it would be proper to calm him: As prime minister you have never done anything, nothing, except for political maneuvering; but the people are united, including Yair Lapid, no one has risen up against you, not during the time of the “social protests” not during Operation Protective Edge, and not even the dozens of Israeli dead in the operation gave birth to peace and refusal movements in the style of the 1980s.

All around the carnival of executions celebrates. “Neutralizing” it is called by the press, who participate in producing the panic. Do you see? A little blood, and the media is already no longer against you, Netanyahu. The opposite is true: A sort of huge chameleon reddens with the first blood that is spilled in the streets, and will not rest until it turns into a flood, a reality production without any investment, with advertisements.

The journalists themselves have lost all shame. After all, no one will remind them of their leading the herd. The national memory has shrunk: From the 2,000-year-old memory of the Temple to the two-day memory of Facebook.

Relax, Barack Obama did not even mention Palestine in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, the administration will send weapons and you will be able to open a heroic war against the refugee camps. Once again the trombone will incite the terror and the eternity of Israel; planes will defeat the stones, bottles and knives; and demonstrators along the fence in Gaza will be shot like dogs, until the fire is really kindled. And then you will pass out medals and speeches.

A united, courageous nation is behind you. There is no opposition, Netanyahu. Look at contemporary poetry and literature and be convinced: As with you, only the desire to be seen as successful rules them. Compare the number of demonstrators on behalf of animals with the number of Hadash and Meretz demonstrators last weekend, make yourself comfortable and listen to the spokesmen of the Labor Party, who accompany the flames.

It is impossible to explain the public apathy to your government’s provocations in Al-Aqsa, and your incitement against the Palestinians, without understanding the role of the Labor Party in falling in line behind you. Its spokesmen are trying to copy your trombone using a flute. A flute that wants to be a tuba, and will vanish like a fart.

Many streets will be named after you, Netanyahu, and parks, and centers for disabled veterans, but your achievements will amount only to Youtube clips of speeches at the United Nations, with unrivaled smooth talk. If only you stuttered a little, and thought about the horror that will befall the greater land of yours and your settlers.

The article above is written by a Jew living in Israel. Not all Jews in Israel are Zionists.

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kills the prophets, and stones them which are sent to you, how often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and you would not!
Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
For I say unto you, You shall not see me henceforth, till you shall say, Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord.

Matthew 23

The woman said to him, Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet.
Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and you say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
Jesus said to her, Woman, believe me, the hour comes, when you shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
You worship you know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
But the hour comes, and NOW IS, when the True worshipers shall worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him.
God IS a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in Spirit and in Truth.

John 4

Thus says the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that you build for me? and where is the place of my rest?
And all these My hand made, and all these have become,” says the Lord. “But to this one will I look, to one poor and of crushed spirit, who hastens to do My bidding.

Isaiah 66

I agree and see it like Pope Francis who said, “Inside every Christian lives a Jew.”

גיָדַע שׁוֹר קֹנֵהוּ וַחֲמוֹר אֵבוּס בְּעָלָיו יִשְׂרָאֵל לֹא יָדַע עַמִּי לֹא הִתְבּוֹנָן:

דהוֹי | גּוֹי חֹטֵא עַם כֶּבֶד עָו‍ֹן זֶרַע מְרֵעִים בָּנִים מַשְׁחִיתִים עָזְבוּ אֶת יְהֹוָה נִאֲצוּ אֶת קְדוֹשׁ יִשְׂרָאֵל נָזֹרוּ אָחוֹר: