Chairperson of the Board of israAID Meira has been active in the world of non-profits and their management for over 30 years.
You can continue wasting your breath and time hating Israel but it just washes over their heads as they get on with life and helping others. What have you done today to help anyone? Maurice Boland.italkfm.blogspot.com.es
She holds a BA in General History and Art History from Hebrew University, and studied Management at the Lahav School for Executive Education Tel Aviv University. For 15 years, she served as the Coordinator for Special projects and events at the JDC-Brookdale Institute, as well as the Manager of their Middle East program meant to enhance the quality of health care systems in the entire region. She co-chaired the Israeli NGO Aid without Borders from 2000-2002, and has spent the last 10 years fighting for Humans and Human rights for Palestinians. In addition to chairing the board of Directors, Meira has organized IsraAID workshops, conferences, and forums, as well as co-lead programs in the field.
I can find no affiliation to Zionism or zionist Israel in fact the chairperson of the board states” I for the past 10 years have been fighting for humanity and equal human rights for Palestinians”.
Below is the list of donors and partners,none have a stated interest in ZIONISM APART FROM Israel foreign affairs department possibly.
So as they say the devil is in the research ,and paperwork.So as far as hating Israelis, Israel AND THE JEWISH RACE, I don,t .I DO HATE WHAT THE LIKES OF BIBI NETANYAHU, THE I D F,ZIONIST FAR RIGHT, Israelis Zionists, Zionist jews of America,for what they are doing to the PALESTINE STATE AND ITS SHOOT TO KILL POLICY OF THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIANS.I do believe that the JEWISH ZIONIST MOVEMENT WISHES TO FULFILL THE WORDS OF THE TALMUD.”TO ENSLAVE ALL NONJEWISH ,”GENTILES” , STARTING WITH THE GENOCIDE OF THE PALESTINE PEOPLE AND ERASING ALL VILLAGES ,TOWNS ,AND CULTURE FROM THE FUTURE GREATER ISRAEL STATE.
As scary as the current political atmosphere is for the anti-occupation Left in Israel, it is no surprise to anybody who has skin in the game. Just months after Israel conquered the West Bank and Gaza Strip in 1967, Jewish Israeli philosopher Yeshayahu Leibowitz warned that sooner or later the occupation would come home to roost.
“A state ruling a hostile population of 1.5 to 2 million foreigners would necessarily become a secret-police state, with all that this implies for education, free speech and democratic institutions,” Leibowitz wrote in 1968.
And yet, we return to our original premise: why is the current atmosphere any different than the years and decades past? People have been declaring Leibowitz’s prophesy fulfilled for over four decades now. Maybe there has been no dramatic turn for the worse. Maybe we are simply witnessing the latest dip in the depressing trajectory we’ve been following since June 6, 1967 — or, as many Palestinians would argue, since May 15, 1948.
At the end of the day it doesn’t really matter. Soon Israeli Right will celebrate 50 years since the occupation began, while multiple generations of Israelis and Palestinians will have never known a political system that treats all of its subjects equally. Institutional psychology teaches us that institutions are inherently averse to change, that their natural state is fighting to preserve the status quo. In Israel, that means fighting to maintain the occupation, fighting to retain military control over the West Bank, to some extent over the Gaza Strip, and on a number of levels, over the Palestinian people themselves.
After 50 years, it is only natural to perceive anything that challenges the occupation and Jewish political supremacy, the status quo Israel’s government is fighting to preserve, as a threat to the regime. And in the popular lexicon of contemporary Israeli political thought, a threat to the current Israeli regime is a threat to the Jewish people. And that, although it may not be articulated quite in those terms, is where human rights and anti-occupation activists find themselves today.
Remembering the context
The important thing to remember, and this becomes exponentially more difficult as it becomes more personal, is that Israeli human rights and anti-occupation activists are not the ones who most need and deserve the world’s attention here. Israeli human rights activists are not under attack not because of who they are or what they believe in, they are under attack because work threatens the occupation.
And while the political atmosphere in Israel is becoming increasingly hostile to the politics of left-wing Israelis, Palestinians living under Israeli military rule have not had freedom of expression for five decades. They do not have the rights of assembly, of free speech, to vote, to enter or leave their country, to move about freely within that country, to conduct trade, to live with their chosen spouses.
Natalie Cole, whose hit songs included the duet Unforgettable with her father Nat “King” Cole, has died aged 65.
The Grammy-winning singer died on Thursday night at a hospital in Los Angeles, her publicist told the Associated Press news agency.
She rose to fame as an R&B artist with tracks such as This Will Be and Inseparable.
The singer had recently cancelled a series of performances, including one on New Year’s Eve.
“Natalie fought a fierce, courageous battle, dying how she lived… with dignity, strength and honour. Our beloved mother and sister will be greatly missed and remain unforgettable in our hearts forever,” said a statement from her son Robert Yancy, and sisters, Timolin and Casey Cole, AP reported.
she was a staunch supporter of the Palestinian freedom movement and against the apartied in Israel especially the maltreatment of Ethiopian jews because of the discrimination between black and white jew by the zionist Jewish ruling class and the genocide of the Palestinian race.
The singer had battled drug problems and hepatitis in the past, and underwent a kidney transplant in 2009.
Her greatest success came with her 1991 album, Unforgettable… With Love, which paid tribute to her father with reworked versions of some of his best-known songs, including That Sunday That Summer, Too Young and Mona Lisa.
On the hit track Unforgettable, her voice was remixed with her father’s, 25 years after his death.
The album went on to win six Grammys, including album of the year, as well as song of the year for the title track.
The daughter of crooner Cole and jazz singer Maria Hawkins – who worked with Duke Ellington – Natalie grew up surrounded by music in an affluent neighbourhood of Los Angeles.
Her father died from lung cancer when she was only 15, and she struggled to come to terms with his death. However, she appeared to find solace in music.
She began performing in college and had early success with her debut album Inseparable in 1975. The album track, This Will Be, became a top ten hit and went on to win Cole a Grammy for best female R&B performance.
Cole was also named best new artist at the Grammys – and the album’s title track, Inseparable, became another chart hit.
The follow-up albums Natalie and Unpredictable cemented her success, with tracks such as Sophisticated Lady and I’ve Got Love On My Mind bringing further chart glory.
In 1977, she had two platinum albums and her own Christmas special – and two years later she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
But her drug issues came to prominence in the 1980s and there followed a predictable slump in her career, as she battled addiction.
She re-emerged on the music scene in 1987, signed to a new label and with a new sound. Jump Start (My Heart) and her cover of Bruce Springsteen’s Pink Cadillac were among her notable pop hits, while 1989’s Miss You Like Crazy won her international acclaim.
She returned to the classic standards associated with her father in the 1990s, telling the Associated Press, she had to “throw out every R&B lick that I had ever learned and every pop trick I had ever learned”.
“I didn’t shed really any real tears until the album was over,'” Cole said. “Then I cried a whole lot.
“When we started the project, it was a way of reconnecting with my dad. Then when we did the last song, I had to say goodbye again.”
In 2008, 17 years after Unforgettable… with Love, Cole released Still Unforgettable, which included not only songs made famous by her father but other artists, including Frank Sinatra.
The same year, she was diagnosed with Hepatitis C – which she believed was the result of her intravenous drug use in the early years of her fame.
Her battle with drugs, including heroin and crack cocaine, was charted in her 2000 autobiography Angel on my Shoulder.
She underwent a successful kidney transplant in 2009 – after being inundated with offers of kidneys from fans – and continued to tour and make public appearances on TV shows, including American Idol.
“I am a walking testimony to you can have scars,” she told People magazine. `”You can go through turbulent times and still have victory in your life.”
Cole was married three times, and had one son.
The daughter of jazz and pop legend Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole forged a successful career in three phases. She began in the ’70s as a soul-rooted artist with albums like Natalie and Unpredictable, had success in…allmusic.com
A few days ago I received a number of comments from Khaled Azzam, a Palestinian, who incidentally filled me in on some of the harrowing details of what goes on in his country. One story I’ve been on the verge of highlighting is so horrendous I’ve actually backed off because the last thing I want are people to say ‘oh I’ve just got it in for the Zionists!’ It’s about the theft & sale of Palestinian organs & I for one do not doubt the several reports I’ve been sent confirming this is indeed the case.
When one has already committed so many heinous crimes, what difference does another one make? So I thought what better than to come from the horse’s mouth but before you read Khaled’s comment I would like to refer to I just want to draw your attention to something I posted on the 27th October which I now believe has everything to do with the need for organs as well as the usual advantage of killing two birds with one stone by the fact that Palestinians are being killed. Here’s a snippet –
Video after video proves the IDF aren’t soldiers but evil, racist, cowardly thugs. Of course mainstream media never show videos which would prove that for decades Palestinian kids have been used as target practice. Now young women are being executed in cold-blood. This recent wave of violence has come about all because of one man’s actions – Netanyahu.
1) He ordered the storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the West Bank. He knew this would spark trouble.
2) It did & as a result Netanyahu decreed Palestinian stone throwers could be shot dead! So you seize their mosque & when the youths fight back the only way they can Netanyahu says – SHOOT THEM DEAD! Naturally, with Zionist controlling the media, the world says NOTHING!
3) But Netanyahu’s ruse wasn’t entirely fruitful so the Israelis put a new meaning to the word skulduggery – they dressed up as Palestinians in order to mingle among unsuspecting youths. They would encourage them to throw stones…… & then wallop! Several videos showed these ‘Palestinians’ suddenly pulling out guns. It was so blatant it was sickening. If you don’t believe me here – stick this in your pipe – click caption for video…….
4) Small wonder a few Palestinians decided to become suicide ‘stabbers’.
5) Now with the fear factor having been deliberately ramped up, the green light was given by Netanyahu for the IDF to literally execute unarmed Palestinian women.
TO SOME EXTENT ONE CAN BE EXCUSED BECAUSE THE MEDIA HAS NO OPTION BUT TO PLAY BALL. WHATEVER IS DECIDED IN THE KNESSET THE MEDIA HAVE TO GO ALONG WITH IT. SO, IF YOU DO NOT 100% BELIEVE THAT ALL THIS RECENT TROUBLE HAS SPECIFICALLY BEEN ENGINEERED BY THIS DEPRAVED LUNATIC NETANYAHU THEN YOU ARE NOT THINKING STRAIGHT. IT’S AS SIMPLE AS THAT!
“It’s getting worse Michael, Every year or two I will go to Palestine to visit my family who live in the west bank so I know & see the Israeli truth through personal experience. I fly from JFK to TEL AVIV & upon arrival Palestinians are sent to a holding area where we are interrogated like dogs. The airport security is really IDF soldiers who literally speak to us as if we are garbage.
The first time I went I thought I’d be okay because of my US passport. They asked what I ate, what my cell number is in the states, what my dad’s cell number is, questioned as if I’m a criminal who’s come to do crime. If you are lucky they let you go, I know of people spending days in that holding area…
Then I came to the realization that the second I am identified, I will be kicked out of the country & not allowed to return. Being killed for that cause is fine but to be kicked out of my family’s birthplace & not allowed to return is my worst nightmare..
Today I spoke to someone from New Jersey where a Rabbi was caught selling organs on the black market.. hardly made the news locally & it was on the hush hush.. then they released the rabbi saying he would buy the organ from a needy person & sell it in the states..
I then read about how the IDF told Palestinian families of murdered kids that if they want to bury their loved ones, they had to do it without an autopsy & fast… ugh… they are taking the organs of the Palestinians.. this is why they are killing them two a day..
I remember reading an article written by a Jew to the Jewish people giving them instructions how to frame & kill a Palestinian… under the knife attack pretext… than they steal the organs & sell them… If you ever see the IDF in action, they literally listen to the settlers, not the other way around… its so weirdly evil.”
There are two short videoAre young Palestinians deliberately killed – Organs to orders – reports of Rabbis selling Palestinian organs & an article about a Doctor admitting Israeli pathologists harvested organs without consent.
Amanda Jayneas you know Adrian,this was the agenda all along.I have actually read about everything you have stated,including the Brooklyn rabbi.apparently they are making millions dealing in stolen organs.
Tim GingellYep I’ve been following this and the truth is out there, we just need to stand strong and keep sharing it, hardly anyone reads my posts when I mention Gaza, they will like a pic of a fluffy bunny but look the other way when I mention Gaza, the Zionists are playing the whole world like puppets and you aren’t allowed to question it without being branded an anti Semite… What about the fact they are anti humanitarian as well and guilty of far worse than what they bleat on about what happened to them during the war. They are warmongers hiding behind a veil of religion
The video, where the disabled Palestinian young man got killed In COLD blood by ZIONIST Egypt. The sea FULL with blood cry emoticon
Alberto Smith Saravia wrote:
Egyptian soldiers shot and killed a young mentally-ill Palestinian man swimming in the sea off Rafah, despite Gazan security yelling to them that the man was impaired. He crossed only feet into Egyptian territory and was clearly not doing ANYTHING except swim – he was naked, for goodness sake – but that was enough to kill him for. The Egyptians have learned much from their Zionist masters….
At least someone is still willing to stand up for the people all the people whatever color race or creed. This comes from a man who marched with Marther Luther King Jr, and fought for people’s rights even before we were born. He did this out of his heart and not out of interest like Hilary Clinton trying to win the Hispanic vote. He walked to work, rides coach and his campaign is funded by the people. When you have the most iconic civil movement groups, smartest individuals, bands, Veterans and even the youngest YouTube Conservative icon like CJ Pearson supporting you, it’s for a reason! He’s always been part of the Independent Party. He’s running as a Democrat for political reasons. So who should be worried about a so called “Democratic Socialist?” I’ll tell you who; The Rich and Wall Street! The Democrats are with Hilary, The Republicans are with Trump, but the people are with BERNIE SANDERS.
Donald Trump is a billionaire who thinks that wages in America are too high. He thinks we should not raise the minimum wage. He wants to give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to his millionaire and billionaire friends.
He is playing off the anxiety and the fears of the American people, the fears about terrorism, the fears about our economy and then trying to get us to hate Mexicans or to hate Muslims. That is not what America is supposed to be about.
PALESTINE At first, Israel begins issuing expulsion orders in Jerusalem
Palestinians say deportation orders could facilitate mass expulsion of Palestinians from Jerusalem
Nasouh Nazzal, Correspondent December 16, 2015
Image Credit: AP
Ramallah: In a first, the Israeli regime has begun issuing ‘administrative expulsion orders’ for Palestinian teenagers in occupied Jerusalem.
Previously, the regime has practiced administrative detention, which is rejected by the internationally community, in which it holds Palestinians in jail without charges.
The new administrative expulsion orders could facilitate the mass deportation or expulsion of civilian Palestinians from their homes in occupied Jerusalem, according to Amani Sarahna, a senior official at the Palestinian Prisoners Club.
In the past, the Israeli Central Court has issued restraining orders preventing Palestinians from entering occupied Jerusalem, but this is the first time military commanders are issuing expulsion orders.
“The regime has issued deportation orders of teenagers between the ages of 16 to 20 from different neighbourhoods in occupied east Jerusalem, “she told Gulf News. “Its shocking.”
The military commanders also issue a map of Jerusalem’s boundaries illustrated the areas they are not allowed to approach.
“There is an extreme intensification of Israeli punitive measures against Palestinians,” Amani added.
So far, the Prisoners Club has issued letters of objection to Israeli authorities over the orders but lawyers will not be able to see the evidence against their clients due to the use of ‘secret’ evidence issued by Israeli security services.
The deportees are all residents of occupied Jerusalem and hold blue-coloured Israeli-issued Jerusalem identity cards. It is unclear whether IDs would be revoked after expulsions.
Last week, Gulf News reported of a systematic Israeli plan to shift Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem as well as the removal of Arabic signage from a popular marketplace.
Palestinians accuse Israel of trying to change the facts on the ground and Judaise Jerusalem completely, erasing all traces of Palestinian and Muslim heritage.
Violent clashes in the past few months between Israelis and Palestinians which has killed over 100 Palestinians began when Jews began illegal raids of Al Haram Al Sharif.
Under a status quo agreement, Jews are allowed to visit the Muslim holy site, which they believe was built on the Temple Mount, but not perform religious rituals.
The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations (UN) says the Tel Aviv regime is harvesting the organs of Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied territories.
Riyad Mansour said in a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday that the bodies of the Palestinians killed by Israeli forces are “returned with missing corneas and other organs, further confirming past reports about organ harvesting by the occupying power.”
“A medical examination conducted on bodies of Palestinians returned after they were killed by the occupying power found that they were missing organs,” Mansour wrote in the letter.
The Palestinian envoy further protested Israel’s “persistent aggression against the Palestinian people” over the past month and the regime’s “insistence on use of violent force and oppressive measures.”
The issue of organ theft by Israel was first brought to the fore in a report published by Sweden’s most highly-circulated daily Aftonbladet in 2009.
US daily The New York Times also said in an August 2014 report that transplant brokers in Israel have pocketed enormous sums of money. Based on the Timesanalysis of major organ trafficking cases since 2000, Israelis have played a ‘disproportionate role’ in organ trafficking.
The Palestinians whom Mansour was referring to were killed amid tensions in the occupied territories, which have dramatically escalated in recent weeks.
The Israeli regime’s imposition of restrictions in August on the entry of Palestinian worshipers to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) has become the lightning rod for the surge of recent confrontations.
According to the latest figures by the Palestinian Health Ministry, at least 74 Palestinians have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces since the beginning of October. At least 11 Israelis have also been killed during that period.
The bodies of the Palestinian victims are most often held in Israeli custody for long periods of time before they are returned to relatives.
tomie jones says -enough you Zionist Jewish bastards.killing palesItian men, women, and children, You steal the organs from the bodies for transplant and then only then do you return to their loved ones IF THEY ARE LUCKY. The unlucky ones do not even get that. I WANT TO WRITE MORE MUCH MORE BUT NOT NOW. I am too depressed and upset. I really do not know what to do.
I SAY THIS THOUGH IF THE WORLD GOES TO WAR. ISRAEL, AS THEY HAVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS, THEY WILL USE THEM.WE WILL HAVE ARMAGEDIN.OH, AND YOU SHOULD SHOVE THAT PIECE OF PLASTIC UP WHERE THE SUN DOES NOT SHINE YOU HARBINJER OF DEATH THAT YOU ALL ARE.