Posts Tagged Palestine
In this collection the Palestine Photo Project presents more than 200 photos from pre-1948 Palestine. These are organized into eight collections ready to be explored. Some of the images I recognize from lengthy excursions through the excellent site Palestine Remembered, but this is a worthy collection and an excellent quick visual reference for the “We made the desert bloom” crowd.
In the following video you have the oh! so British sounding Baron Lord Jacob Rothschild addressing the creation of Israel, due to the 100 year anniversary of the Balfour Declaration which the Jewish Theresa May Government is making into an annual British event (UN)worthy of celebration. Here the despicable old creature boasts of how that document is the greatest writing in thousands of years of Jewish history.
ED Noor: Wait! You mean, it was not a ROMAN CATHOLIC Church on stolen Palestinian land that was destroyed? It is grand to see that the destroyed holy space was repaired, but the title of this article on a Catholic site seems a tad misleading! I mean, it was Jewish fanatics who burned down The Church of the (Multiplication of) Loaves and Fishes, was it not? Oh, hold on. Gotta have that heavy hand of Judaism involved in its resurrection. If there is grandstanding to do, call in one of the Chosen. Try not to gag as you read the following.:
“We are bound together. We are all equal before God, and equal before the law,” Rivlin said. “The state of Israel is … deeply committed to the freedom of religion and of worship for all religions and believers. We stand up for religious freedom because, as a people, we know very well what it means to suffer religious persecution. And we stand up for religious freedom because we are a democratic state.
“The last time I was here, we stood together and looked at the burned walls and the terrible graffiti,” the president said. “Today, I visit here again, and see the renewal of this historic, special, and holy place. I want to thank all the people who worked hard to restore this place, and to say clearly; that hate cannot win.” ~ Israeli President Reuven Rivlin
Why do they hate this particular church more than the rest? Because this is where Jesus performed the miracle it was named after. This lovely piece of tile flooring beneath the main altar survived the attack. I just question the wording of the title because it is NOT an Israeli church. In fact, I imagine many rabbis would have conniptions to call it a church in their land of synagogues.
For More: The Catholic Register
“Meanwhile, the Bedouin village of al-Araqib was demolished for the 109th time on Wednesday.”
Israeli forces stormed, on Monday morning, the village of Khirbet Abziq, east of Tubas in the northern Jordan Valley, and seized two agricultural tractors while abusing Palestinian citizens.
Witnesses said, according to Al Ray, that Israeli soldiers broke into AL-Madareb, in Khirbet Abziq, and seized two agricultural tractors belonging to Fayez Nghneghya and Nemr Horoub, and took them to a nearby military camp.
They pointed out that the seizure happened repeatedly, in an attempt to harass citizens and force them to leave Khirbet Abziq.
More than two dozens of tractors were confiscated in different areas of the Jordan Valley, over recent months.
ED Noor: Just a reminder of the geographic lay of the land.
It is noteworthy that dozens of citizens living in Khirbet Abziq, mostly refugees from the pre-1948 occupied territories, are being deprived of many basic essential services under Israeli policies. The tractors are used for agriculture and water transference.
ED Noor: Israel wants them out. Plain and simple. This is not news but in its current madness, these folks are stirring every pot they can and trying to create as much chaos as possible, wherever possible, whenever possible. Israel has no set borders and never shall if she has anything to say about it since her only goal is to expand.
Source: IMEMC News
Once again, a lot of editorial cartoons on matters political. I think the entire world will be glad when the American elections, dominating the headlines everywhere, are over and we can focus on other matters, matters that you can be sure are being pushed hard behind the scenes while all attention is intently focused upon Trump and Clinton…..
ED Noor: Above: Water collection then and now. A man collects water from a small container; behind him the former (newly built) water system for his area lies in ruins. Gaza stat: In Gaza there are 1.8 M Palestinians of which 1.4 are homeless.
The extension of Israel’s broader policy towards all Palestinians.
This policy is guided by two principles:
To obtain the maximum amount of Palestinian land with the minimum number of Palestinian people; and
To concentrate a maximum number of Palestinians onto a minimum amount of land.