PA stands for Palestinian Authority, The legislative body currently governing the West Bank. August 14, 2011 by Yasir M. Tineh Headed by Mahmoud Abbas the PA is recognized as the government in control of Palestinian security and civilian affairs. The PA is considered by many of not being an independant Palestinian force but rather just another proxy of Israeli [...]
by Lizzy Ratner on August 12, 2011 | Mondoweiss It’s T minus twelve days until Glenn Beck’s big End Times powwow in Jerusalem (an event he has predicted “will change the direction of the world”), and the wing-nuts are coming out of the, well, wings to support it. Tea Bagger-turned-Presidential candidate Herman Cain is set [...]
[ 12/08/2011 - 03:07 PM ] AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Fanatic Jewish settlers attacked Palestinian homes in the old city in al-Khalil on Wednesday evening for the second time in two days. The attacks take place when families gather at sunset to break their fast (Iftar). Settlers from the Yeshai settlement built on confiscated Palestinian land at [...]
On September 28, 2010 Robert Lindsay posted this blogpost on his weblog about the video: Barbara Lerner Spectre Video: Lots of Comments, Little Sense ~ by Robert Lindsay An interview with Barbara Lerner Spectre, head of a Jewish society in Sweden, is getting a lot of airplay all over the Anti-Semitism Sphere on the Net. [...]
Jews for Justice for Palestinians | Aug 10, 2011 New Knesset bill is a danger to Israeli democracy The things endangering the support of the nations of the world for Israel – and among marginal elements also the recognition of Israel as the national home for the Jewish people – are the occupation and the [...]
Over the past few days, more than 250,000 Israelis have protested in the streets of Tel Aviv and other cities over the rising costs of housing and food. The protesters there borrowed much from the Arab Spring. They even carried banners that read “Leave, here is Egypt” in both Arabic and Hebrew, and used the well known Arab Spring chant where they kept the first part of it in Arabic and added a Hebrew part to it to become “Al-Shaab yurid Tzedek Chevrati” (The People demand Social Justice”).
On Twitter, Egyptians followed the protests, using a derogatory hash tag that makes funny analogies [Ar] between the events the took place during the Egyptian revolution, and imaginary similar events using names of Israeli officials and mock characters instead. However the name of the hashtag #ThawretWeladElKalb, which literally translates to “Sons of Dogs Revolution,” sparked lot of debate on both sides.
Israeli Elizabeth Tsurkov noticed the hashtag and tweeted her disappointment with it.
She also added:
On the other side of the border, people were divided. While some defended the hashtag, others found it inappropriate.
@cold0shoulder: An Israeli exclusive: protesting in someone else's occupied land!
Comr4da – who agrees with Ramy Zreik [Ar] that such protests might only lead to building new settlements on occupied land – said:
@Comr4de: الى المعاتيه اللى بيأيدوا مظاهرات الصهاينه.الحل الوحيد لمشكلة السكن اللى هى سبب التظاهر هو سرقه أرض جديده لبناء مستوطنات
Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff also tweeted:
@CarlosLatuff: Egyptians don't be fooled. Protests in Israel have more to do with middle class living costs than against occupation
From Tunisia, Marwan-el-Tounisi added:
@Marwouantounsi: I am Tunisian and I support this: #ThawretWeladElKalb 10000%, Die Zionists.
On the other hand many others opposed the hashtag. Sara Abdelazim believes that generalization is bad. She added:
@Lujee: So for years ppl complain that nobody in Israel speaks up against what their government is doing and when they do, they get insulted for it?
Differentiation between Jews, Israelis and Zionists in daily Arabic language is sometimes not that clear. So, Nada Iskandar – who believes the hash tag is racist – tweeted that we should pay attention to such differences. Essam El-Zamil also decided to stop using the hashtag since some of the participants in the protests are Arabs. Ahmed Saker and Amr El Gohary found the hashtag childish and non-constructive respectively.
I do not hate Israelis (although the Arab educational system raises you up to hate Jews automatically, and to feel superior towards others in general) but I definitely oppose and hate the crimes done by the state of Israel, just the way I do with our Arab dictatorships (keeping in my mind that Israel has been acting way more merciful with its own citizens, unlike our almighty police-state regimes). On the other hand, I also have the same feelings towards Arab suicide bombers who kill people in a night club or a school bus. I believe killing a human cannot be justified what so ever, regardless of the ideology, identity, or religion of the victim and the victimizer.
Mona then added how the peaceful protest of Arabs in their Arab Spring shouldn't be stopped there.
Arabs cannot give up the peaceful path they chose, just when the subject comes to their “classical enemy” Israel. Arab revolutionaries should act more responsible not to contradict themselves and clearly understand what Gandhi once said “an eye for an eye makes the world blind”. They should give up their long heritage that is filled with epics about revenge represented within heroic frames.
Arabs should also understand that their revolutions will only stand up truly when they strongly believe that the revolutions are not only against figures of their regimes but also revolutions to reconstruct their cultures and root out all forms of discrimination because simply discrimination can never be justified and verbal abuse only makes you look worse. Arabs cannot label every Israeli as a criminal, and ironically enough, they do not know that people who protested recently in Israel come from different backgrounds including anti-occupation activists and Arab-Israelis.
Another Israeli blogger, The Elder of Ziyon, wrote saying that the reference of Jews as dog is historic.
In fact, calling someone a dog is also one of the most common swear words in Egypt. It is so common that it is one of the few swear words that are not censored in movies. Recently there was a debate in Egypt on whether a political reform should come first, or the rights of the poor; and an Egyptian blogger wrote a post under the name “It's the poor first, sons of dog [Ar]“, attacking those who care about political reform and constitutional changes more than social justice. The blog became so popular so that many people used to quote its title in their discussions on and off-line.
And finally, Ahmed Kamal suggested an alternative hashtag.
@ahmed_virgine: Thawret Welad El3am ,,,hom mesh bany admen zayena ….wallahe alsho3oa 3′albana al7okam homa wlad elkalb.
[ 09/08/2011 - 01:40 PM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Sheikh Ekrema Sabri, the head of the higher Islamic authority in occupied Jerusalem, has denounced the Jewish settlers’ desecration of the Aqsa Mosque in the holy month of Ramadan. He said in a statement on Tuesday that the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) always intimidates the Palestinian [...]
English translation below the French text La police arrête une soeur avec le jilbebe Il sont rien a faireQUELLE ABOMINATION !!! Témoignage d’une femme musulmane âgée de 32 ans. Ce dimanche 31 juillet 2011 vers 18h, mon amie et moi marchions paisiblement en direction de la gare d’ Aulnay sous Bois. Arrivées près du parking [...]
By Lawrence Davidson | 9 August 2011 | Redress Lawrence Davidson views the Israelis and Americans responsible for cultivating the environment in which Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik thrived and found encouragement. Israel and its “right-wing Zionists” By now the world is aware that, despite the ardent wishful thinking of the Western media, the [...]
TheAngryindian 07.06.2001 ‘As for a climactic conflict between a once-Christian West and an Islamic world that is growing in numbers and advancing inexorably into Europe for the third time in 14 centuries, on this one, Breivik may be right’. -Patrick Buchanan [FOTO: Public memorial one day after the Breivik attacks. Credit: Johannes Grødem] As sensible [...]
Tents of right wing sttlers, rotshild, Tel Aviv, Israel, 4/8/2011. Source and more Photography on the FlickrStream of Activestills Why So Serious ? by .@YasirTineh: The Chutzpah of Israeli Tent Protests Filed under: Photography, Protest, Racism, Zionism
[ 06/08/2011 - 09:30 AM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stormed the holy Aqsa Mosque at midnight Friday and forced Muslim worshippers out of it, the Quds media center said on its website on Saturday. It said that the soldiers encircled the mosque then broke into it forcing all those inside to [...]
[ 05/08/2011 - 06:23 PM ] AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authority banned the Athan (call for prayer) from the Ibrahimi mosque 52-times during the month of July. Director of the Islamic Awkaf department in the district of al-Khalil, Zaid al-Ja’bari, said on Thursday that the Israeli occupation bans the Athan often on the pretext [...]
PNN – Palestine News Network – 05.08.11 – 11:04 Tel Aviv – PNN – After initially supporting a bill in the Israeli parliament that would change Israel’s definition as a “Jewish and democratic state” to “the national home of the Jewish people,” several MKs from the opposition Kadima party withdrew their signatures from the bill. [...]
PNN – Palestine News Network – 04.08.11 – 11:08 Tel Aviv – PNN – Forty Israeli MKs proposed a law on Wednesday that would change Israel’s definition as a “Jewish and democratic state” to “the national home for the Jewish people.” Israeli Knesset, PNN archives The bill was supported by MKs from the right-wing governing [...]