Sunday, 2 June 2019

Jewish American BDS activist banned from entering Israel



Jewish American BDS activist banned from entering Israel



Jewish American BDS activist banned from entering Israel

Jewish American BDS activist banned from entering Israel


The Israeli Population and Immigration Authority barred a Jewish American Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activist from entering Israel on Sunday.
The Israeli Ynet news outlet reported that the ban came upon instructions by Israeli Minister of Interior Aryeh Deri and recommendation by Israeli Minister of Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan.
Erdan later commented on the incident saying that "The rules have changed. Israel will not show restraint towards those who try to hurt it."
The news site added that Ariel Elyse Gold, a BDS activist, was denied entry into Israel landing at the Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.
Gold wrote on her official Facebook page, "I am in the Tel Aviv airport getting deported. I got a visa in advance to enter the country but they are refusing to honor it and are deporting me now."
Israeli minister Erdan later posted on his Twitter saying “we prevented Ariel Gold, an extreme boycott activist, from entering the country. Our policy is clear: Those who campaign towards boycotting Israel and come here in order to cause harm—won’t be allowed to enter the country. The rules have changed, and Israel will not show restraint towards those who try to hurt it.”

Germany to condemn BDS movement as 'anti-Semitic'



Germany to condemn BDS movement as 'anti-Semitic'

Germany to condemn BDS movement as 'anti-Semitic'

Germany to condemn BDS movement as 'anti-Semitic'


The German Bundestag (parliament) is set to pass a resolution, on Friday, condemning the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) as anti-Semitic and urges the government not to fund groups or activities that question Israel’s right to exist and to defend itself.
The text of the resolution stated that “all-encompassing calls for boycotts in their radical nature lead to the stigmatization of Israeli citizens and citizens of Jewish faith as a whole. This is unacceptable and worthy of the sharpest condemnation.”
It added, “The arguments and methods of the BDS movement are anti-Semitic” and reminiscent of Germany’s Nazi past.
This non-binding resolution is sponsored jointly by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian-Democratic Union and the Social Democrats, which is one of three motions on the BDS movement that will be considered in the German parliament, on Friday.
German lawmakers will also vote on two other resolutions against BDS, proposed by two opposition parties, the Alternative for Germany (AfD) and the Die Linke.
The Die Linke text is the softest of the three, urging Germany to condemn “anti-Semitism within” the BDS movement, however, it does have a chance of passing.
The upcoming vote has caused public discourse in Germany, with many critics claiming that the proposed resolution is draconian, due to it suppressing pro-Palestinian groups’ freedom of expression.
As a response to the resolution, a 50-member group, made up of Jewish academics from Germany and from Israel, have published a petition opposing it.
The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement is a global campaign promoting various forms of boycott against Israel until it meets what the campaign describes as "Israel's obligations under international law," which include its withdrawal from the occupied territories, removal of the separation wall in the occupied West Bank, full equality for Arab-Palestinian citizens in Israel, and promotion of the right of return of Palestinian refugees to their homelands, now known as Israel.
Although the BDS movement has been opposed by many Jews around the world, the movement still gained numerous supporters, including celebrities, such as Roger Waters and Stephen Hawking.
In response to the movement, Israel passed a law in 2017 prohibiting the entry of foreigners who call for boycotts on Israel or its illegal settlements. The law truly banned several Americans who planned to visit Israel, including Ariel Elyse Gold, a Jewish American BDS activist and national co-director of CODEPINK, a women's peace organization.


Palestinian FM condemns Germany's vote to define BDS as 'anti-Semitic'

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned, on Sunday, the German Bundestag (parliament) for voting in favor of defining and condemning the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) as "anti-Semitic."
Germany's vote to define BDS
In a move welcomed by Israel, a majority of German legislators in the Bundestag voted in favor of the resolution, entitled "Resisting the BDS movement decisively – fighting antisemitism," to label BDS as an entity that uses anti-Semitic tactics to fulfill its political goals.
The text of the resolution stated that “all-encompassing calls for boycotts in their radical nature lead to the stigmatization of Israeli citizens and citizens of Jewish faith as a whole. This is unacceptable and worthy of the sharpest condemnation.”
The Palestinian Foreign Ministry commented on the voting in a statement, saying that “the decision came under the pretense that BDS aims to strip Israel of its right to self-defense, which reflects first that the role and action of the organization is so influential that Israel and its supporters began to look for a pretext or justification for attacking the organization and distorting its image.”
The statement continued, “Israel continues to impose its wishes on the representatives of the European peoples by blackmail them using the historical German stigmatization of the Jews to achieve what it [Israel] wants.”
The ministry stressed that the decision “disregards the fact that Israel is a state of ethnic cleansing, a state of racial discrimination, an outlawed state that commits crimes against the Palestinian people and occupies the Palestinian land while going unpunished.”
The BDS movement posted on its Twitter, condemning the motion as anti-Palestinian, "The German establishment is entrenching its complicity in Israel's crimes of military occupation, ethnic cleansing, siege and apartheid, while desperately trying to shield it from accountability to international law."
“The German parliament’s equation of the nonviolent BDS movement for Palestinian rights with anti-Semitism is based on outright lies. It’s not only anti-Palestinian McCarthyism, it is a betrayal of international law, German democracy and the fight against real anti-Jewish racism.”
The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement is a global campaign promoting various forms of boycott against Israel until it meets what the campaign describes as "Israel's obligations under international law," which include its withdrawal from the occupied territories, removal of the separation wall in the occupied West Bank, full equality for Arab-Palestinian citizens in Israel, and promotion of the right of return of Palestinian refugees to their homelands, now known as Israel.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Palestinians injured during 71st Nakba Day in Gaza protests

Gaza protests
Gaza protests
At least 100 Palestinian protesters were shot and injured with Israeli live ammunition, on Wednesday, during mass protests commemorating the 71st anniversary of Nakba Day or "catastrophe" near the return camps along the eastern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip.

Local sources confirmed that thousands of Palestinian protesters in Gaza, which has suffered from a 12-year-long Israeli siege, arrived to the eastern borders via buses to demand their right of return as refugees to their original homelands, now in present-day Israel.
Sources said that Israeli forces opened heavy fire and fired tear-gas bombs towards the protests.

gaza protests

Medical sources confirmed that 47 Palestinians were shot and injured with live ammunition, while dozens of others suffered from severe tear-gas suffocation.
Sources added that Israeli forces and snipers were deployed across the borders.

May 15th 1948, known as the Nakba or “catastrophe,” re-focuses the world’s attention on the 750,000 Palestinians displaced during and after the establishment of the state of Israel, and the more than five million Palestinians who remain refugees as they wait to return to their lands in Israel.

gaza protests

It is noteworthy that Palestinians in Gaza have been participating for over a year in "The Great March of Return" protests along Gaza's borders, which began on March 30th 2018, during which Israeli forces killed at least 305 Palestinians, including 59 children, 10 women, and one elderly, and injured 17,335 others.

Friday, 10 May 2019

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian protester Friday 10 May 2019


Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian protester and injured at least 30 others with live fire during protests at the fence separating Gaza from Israel.

current event of palestinian unrest

current event of palestinian unrest

At least 200 Palestinians have been killed since the protests started in March 2018, including dozens of children. 

The weekly protests in Gaza demand an end to Israel's 12-year blockade of the territory. The UN says the blockade "amounts to collective punishment."

▪️ 53% of people there live in poverty
▪️ 68% are food insecure
▪️ Most of the tap water is undrinkable 

Friday, 3 May 2019

Gaza under Attack now 3-5-2019

Gaza under Attack now 3-5-2019


Gaza under Attack


Sensitive content about Gaza:
It's going to be a rough night for #Gaza... Israel occupation forces air strike just targeted a group of #Palestinian protesters killed 4 and injured many others, occupied Palestine, 3 May 2019.
#GreatReturnMarch
#Gazaunderattack

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Israeli airstrikes target sites in northern Gaza Strip

gaza under attack


Israeli warplanes out airstrikes across the besieged #Gaza Strip, on predawn Thursday, allegedly in response to the launch of incendiary balloons by Palestinians, according to a statement by the Israeli army.
Hebrew-language news outlets said that Israeli warplanes carried out airstrikes, targeting several Hamas movement sites, located in northern #Gaza.
An Israeli army spokesperson said that the airstrikes “came in response” to alleged incendiary and explosive balloon launches by Palestinians from Gaza towards southern Israel.
One incendiary object, which was allegedly launched from Gaza, caused a small fire in an open field in the Eshkol Regional Council.
The spokesperson added that the Hamas movement “is fully responsible for the situation in Gaza.”
No injuries were reported.

 
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