(VIDEO) MintPress Founder, Mnar Muhawesh: One State Solution Is Only Solution For Peace In Israel
MINNEAPOLIS — “Palestine-Israel: Understanding The Conflict At Hand” presented MintPress founder & editor in chief Mnar Muhawesh as a panelist, along with two members of Jewish Voices for Peace , Cindy Cohen and Asa Diebolt, joined by Palestinian-American and Anti-War Committee member Sabry Wazwaz to discuss solutions to peace in the Holy Land and ending Israeli apartheid.
Below is an edit of the highlights from the peace forum. Panel members asked for more understanding of the real human issues–religion aside– and knowledge about the extent of the Zionist Israeli government apartheid action and relief from the futile argument that Israel is a democracy and home to only the Jewish people– making genocide and ethnic cleansing of Palestinian Muslims and Christians acceptable in the name of Judaism. Muhawesh discussed the media’s responsibility in covering this conflict as a human rights issue, how to identify this as an effect of imperialism of dividing Muslims and Jews to exploit those two religious populations to further “conquer” the Middle East region.
So what’s the solution? End religious privilege and superiority in the Holy Land and create a one state solution where all religious people, whether Christian, Muslim or Jew have equal rights living side by side in peace as they did for generations before the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.
Video courtesy of Bill Sorem.
‘ I Stand With Israel ‘ Hecklers Interrupt & Attempt to Hijack Panel
Below is the full length panel discussion on the solutions for peace in the holy land and ending the violence. The panel was interrupted by hecklers who demanded to stand with Israel despite Israeli apartheid and genocidal actions.
Video courtesy of Bill Sorem.
Good morning to RADIO JONES listeners this Friday 5th February on Talk Radio Europe….
Being the first Friday of the month I will welcome back my co-host, activist and author Ray Woolford for our monthly look at news from across the world.
With that in mind we can go over to the USA to meet a member from inside the #BernieSanders camp #ShayDavis. She describes herself as a recovering ex-Republican and is now a vocal supporter of the only candidate who has the potential to tip #HilaryClinton from her lofty perch. Well, with calls for a recount after the first round of elections in Iowa, Shay will speak to us from inside the camp live today.
#KerryMcCarthy is Labour MP for Bristol East and shadow Secretary for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Coming to us live from the UK she will speak about #TheFoodWasteReductionBill to require the Secretary of State to establish incentives to implement and encourage observance of the food waste reduction hierarchy; to encourage individuals, businesses and public bodies to reduce the amount of food they waste; to require large supermarkets, manufacturers and distributors to reduce their food waste by no less than 30 per cent by 2025 and to enter into formal agreements with food redistribution organisations.
Then to an update on the piece of international corporate policy making that should have us all out on the streets and shouting. #TTIP. According to #GlobalJusticeNow, the European Commission is trying to legitimise the handing of special legal privilege to big business. It’s not about making things fairer, but trying to buy off opposition. It’s an assault on the sovereignty of Britain and the EU. Well now Germany’s largest association of judges and public prosecutors have criticised the set of reforms lending some heavy weight to the growing awareness.
#TheFoodFoundation is an independent organisation that aims to present solutions to government and the private sector to address the growing challenges facing the UK’s food system. With rising prices, increased global demand, and reduction in productive land, from the field to the fridge, there are new and increasing challenges to Britain’s current public policy on food.
Let’s hear from #LauraSandys of the organisation.
And then to the #HousingBill. #NikAntoniades is very interested in promoting reform of housing law so as to return to security of tenure both in the private and public sectors and a return to rent control. In his view it is a no brainer that such a policy will have obvious benefits; not only for tenants, allowing for families to establish roots and stability for children to learn while still allowing landlords to make a reasonable income
In the UK 25% of adults are obese, the highest prevalence in Europe, and type 2 diabetes has risen by 65% in the past 10 years with no sign of slowing down. Together they cost the NHS £16 billion a year and the UK economy at large £47 billion a year, these perilous percentages and shocking statistics have presented themselves despite the fact that as a population Britons are following the dietary advice that is being recommended. But that’s just it…..the government backed recommendations are wrong, so much so that a group of very emminent GP’s, including #DrAseemMalhotra, and other medical and nutritional professionals have come together to set up an independent public health charity called the #PublicHealthCollaboration (PHC). Director#SamFeltham will tell us about the essential crowd-funded campaign.
It`s supremely good at what it does, American films and TV programs are willingly accepted by the world at large, influencing subconsciously the opinions of the audience.
In the UK, “Trick or Treat” was unknown until ET was shown to participate in that exclusive US pastime, UK youngsters now regard “Trick or Treat” as a normal British event, and why not, it`s a situation that has occurred throughout history; The days of the week that we use all come from Norse pagan Gods.
In the 50`s, 60`s and 70`s the US media presented communism as the big boogieman, John Wayne made a fortune fighting the pinko communists, all good entertaining stuff and it reinforced anti-Communist sentiment. Hollywood has gone quiet on Commy bashing since China emerged as the future superpower.
Arabs have replaced communists with Muslim Arabs now portrayed as the totally bad guys, strange really as Hollywood used “The Tales of a thousand and one nights” for years as a rich source of scripts portraying the Middle East as a mysterious and romantic place, Rudolph Valentino made a fortune from his Arab acting roles.
The US emerged from WW2 as the worlds superpower, and following the collapse of the USSR became the undisputed world superpower. Like Britain before, US dominance resulted in US influence prevailing, like Britain before, US interests were not always appreciated, indeed like Britain before, US interests were sometimes rejected, and like Britain before the US has been known to impose US interests by force.
Iraq, Libya and Syria have all suffered US force, While other Arab States, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia with regimes as repressive as any, are ignored by The US who regards them as friends.
Zionist Israel is also regarded as a friend, a close friend, of the US and as a friend of the US is immune from Iran type sanctions or Iraq type attacks, that is simply the way of the world, like Britain before the US chooses it`s response to any situation in anyway it want`s and as the current superpower there is nothing anyone can do about it.
US public opinion is strongly supportive of US policies, particularly in the case of Zionist Israel, and the current superpower, with a population of 350 million can easily ignore the opinions of the Middle East with a population of some 400 million, no matter how justified those opinions may be.
Will this situation be permanent?
You can bet your bottom dollar that it won`t, and like Britain before experienced, if you lose your dominant position, you also lose what you had imposed on others when you had the military force to do so.
The problem for Israel, is Zionism is completely rejected by the Wider Arab world, it`s not a simple problem of Jews or Christians or Muslims, it`s Zionism, which by definition has to conduct Genocidal Apartheid to remain Zionist, with or without the friendship of the US or US public opinion.
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.
“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.
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….
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.
SO SUPPORT BERNIE SANDERS FOR PRESIDENT
Israel ‘harvesting Palestinians’ organs’
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.
Today is Friday and so RADIO JONES is back at 12 pm GMT…..on talk radio Europe
Today we will start by looking at the ongoing FIFA scandal which seems to be so much darker then anybody could have imagined. #JamesMDorsey, a journalist, and academic at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore, smelled several rats many years ago and is unsurprised by the current bans imposed upon Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini. He will join me today to discuss the situation in detail, and in the light of the brilliant Panorama program broadcast last week.
And the love affairs that many an ex-patriot have had with Spain was first well-documented by the English author who wrote novels and travelogues based on his experiences traveling around Europe. His best-known work The Bible of Spain accounts his extensive travels in the country delivering the Scriptures to the Catholic masses, which quickly brought him into conflict with the Catholic Church and the conservative authorities. Borrow aficionado, Peter Missler, brings to life this colourful character.
#DrVinhChung is an American doctor of pharmacology and theology who found himself in the USA as a young child having been one of the original Vietnamese Boat People. Several decades later he is passionately grateful for the opportunities that he was given by his adopted country and is very well-placed to comment on the issues in and around America´s attitudes to accepting refugees. He will answer the questions about whether all refugees are created equal?
And how can we let this week pass without a look at the unique and controversial Donald Trump. The brilliant author and campaigner ·#RaymondBechard is the best person to bring us this analysis.
He writes: ¨Who else do you know who is a billionaire, real estate magnate, best-selling author, game show host, with a clothing line and a board game? It is the spirit of # DonaldTrump’s message that his supporters connect with, not the “facts” he states. His supporters aren’t really worried about facts, subtlety, complexity or nuance. He understands that the enormous, complex issues we face today are looked upon with suspicion by millions of Americans who want simple, broad answers. While this is not a terribly evolved way of thinking, it is their worldview and Trump, reflecting it masterfully, is their champion. Trump is the quintessential Public Relations Showman. He has been well known to Americans for over three decades. He times his headline-grabbing messages to capture the news media at least once a week. In fact, the pattern of his “stay in the news” messaging is about every six or seven days. The news media finds him irresistible because he gets ratings and reporting on him is very inexpensive. He dominates the coverage of the long Presidential process because he is and always has been an entertainer. And the only thing Americans love more than being entertained is the entertainers themselves. (Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sonny Bono are some examples of Republicans who were elected President, Governor and Congressman respectively). This all has to be very frustrating to the other Republican candidates because they are boring and seem oddly out of touch in comparison to Trump. All of this being said, his biggest supporter has to be Hillary Clinton. This is because Trump is destroying the Republican’s process of finding a nominee for the general election AND the fact that he could never win the general election in November 2016.¨