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Max Blumenthal, Director and Writer of Killing Gaza, and Dan Cohen, Cinematographer and Editor of Killing Gaza, discuss their documentary Killing Gaza that details the Israeli War crimes committed against the people in Gaza


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fly b (26)
Sunday May 20, 2018, 7:01 pm
“Killing Gaza” with Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen.
Published on May 19, 2018

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Max Blumenthal, Director and Writer of “Killing Gaza,” and Dan Cohen, Cinematographer and Editor of “Killing Gaza,” discuss their documentary “Killing Gaza” that details the Israeli War crimes committed against the people in Gaza.

fly b (26)
Monday May 21, 2018, 12:28 am
NYC: People’s Monday for #YaserMurtaja
Monday, 21 May
7:00 pm
Grand Central Terminal
89 E 42nd St

Yaser Murtaja was a 31 year old Palestinian man from Gaza City. He was a father and a husband. He was also a renowned photojournalist.

On April 6, 2018 he was covering a Palestinian demonstration at the Israeli border. Despite the fact that he was taking photographs and was wearing a blue vest that indicated he was a journalist, Yaser was shot and killed by an Israeli sniper.

5 weeks later, 60 Palestinians were killed in a demonstration at the Gaza fence, in a single day.

If you believe that Yaser Murtaja’s life mattered, then come meet us at the clock in Grand Central so we can tell Yaser Murtaja’s story.

fly b (26)
Monday May 21, 2018, 6:47 pm
How Long Will We Pretend Palestinians Aren’t People?
May 18, 2018

Monstrous. Frightful. Wicked. It’s strange how the words just run out in the Middle East today. Sixty Palestinians dead. In one day. Two thousand four hundred wounded, more than half by live fire. In one day. The figures are an outrage, a turning away from morality, a disgrace for any army to create.

And we are supposed to believe that the Israeli army is one of “purity of arms”? And we have to ask another question. If it’s 60 Palestinians dead in a day this week, what if it’s 600 next week? Or 6,000 next month? Israel’s bleak excuses – and America’s crude response – raise this very question. If we can now accept a massacre on this scale, how far can our immune system go in the days and weeks and months to come?

Yes, we know all the excuses. Hamas – corrupt, cynical, no “purity” there – was behind the Gaza demonstrations. Some of the protestors were violent, sent burning kites – kites, for heaven’s sake – across the border, others threw stones; though since when has stone-throwing been a capital offence in any civilised country? If an eight-month old baby dies after tear gas inhalation, what were her parents doing bringing their infant child to the Gaza border? And so it goes on. Why complain about dead Palestinians when we have the Sissis in Egypt and the Assads in Syria and the Saudis in Yemen to contend with? But no, the Palestinians must always be guilty.

The victims are themselves the culprits. This is exactly what the Palestinians have had to endure for 70 years. Remember how they were to blame for their own exodus seven decades ago, because they followed the instructions of radio stations to leave their homes until the Jews of Israel were “driven into the sea”. Only of course, the radio broadcasts never existed. We still must thank Israel’s “new historians” for proving this. The broadcasts were a myth, part of Israel’s foundational national history invented to ensure that the new state – far from being founded on the ruins of others’ homes – was a land without people.

And it was a marvel to behold the way in which the same old reporting cowardice began to infect the media’s account of what happened in Gaza. CNN called the Israeli killings a “crackdown”.

References to the tragedy of the Palestinians in many news media referred to their “displacement” 70 years ago – as if they happened to be on holiday at the time of the “Nakba” – the catastrophe, as it’s known – and just couldn’t make it home again. The word to use should have been perfectly clear: dispossession. Because that is what happened to the Palestinians all those years ago and what is still happening in the West Bank – today, as you read this – courtesy of men like Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law, a supporter of these wretched and illegal colonies built on Arab lands and appropriated from Arabs who have owned and lived on the land for generations.

And so we come to the most ghastly of all fateful events last week: the simultaneous bloodbath in Gaza and the glorious opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem.

“It’s a great day for peace,” Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, announced. When I heard that, I wondered if my hearing was defective. Did he actually say those words? Alas, he did. At times like this, it is an immense relief to find that journals like the Israeli daily Haaretz maintain their sense of honour. And the most remarkable piece of reportage came in The New York Times where Michelle Goldberg caught perfectly the horror of both Gaza and the embassy opening in Jerusalem.

The latter, she wrote, was “grotesque… a consummation of the cynical alliance between hawkish Jews and Zionist evangelicals who believe that the return of Jews to Israel will usher in the apocalypse and the return of Christ, after which Jews who don’t convert will burn forever.” Goldberg pointed out that Robert Jeffress, a Dallas pastor, gave the opening prayer at the embassy ceremony.

And Jeffress it was who once claimed that religions like “Mormonism, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism” lead people “to an eternity of separation from God in hell”. The closing benediction came from John Hagee, an end-times preacher who, Goldberg recalled, once said that Hitler was sent by God to drive the Jews to their ancestral homeland.

Of Gaza, she added: “even if you completely dismiss the Palestinian right of return – which I find harder to do now that Israel has all but abandoned the possibility of a Palestinian state – it hardly excuses the Israeli military’s disproportionate violence.” I’m not so sure, though, that Democrats have become more emboldened to discuss Israeli occupation, as she thinks. But I think she’s right when she says that as long as Trump is president, “it may be that Israel can kill Palestinians, demolish their homes and appropriate their land with impunity”.

Rarely in modern times have we come across an entire people – the Palestinians – treated as a non-people. Amid the trash and rats of the Sabra and Chatila refugee camps in Lebanon – oh fateful names they remain – there is a hut-museum of items brought into Lebanon from Galilee by those first refugees of the late 1940s: coffee pots and front door keys to houses long destroyed. They locked up their houses, many of them, planning to return in a few days.

But they are dying fast, that generation, like the dead of the Second World War. Even in the oral archives of the Palestinian expulsion (at least 800 survivors are recorded) organised in the American University of Beirut, they are finding that many whose voices were recorded in the late 1990s have since died.

So will they go home? Will they “return”? That, I suspect, is Israel’s greatest fear, not because there are homes to “return” to, but because there are millions of Palestinians who claim their right – under UN resolutions – and who might turn up in their tens of thousands at the border fence in Gaza next time.

How many snipers will Israel need then? And of course, there are the pitiful ironies. For there are families in Gaza whose grandfathers and grandmothers were driven from their homes less than a mile from Gaza itself, from two villages which existed precisely where stands today the Israeli town of Sderot, so often rocketed by Hamas. They can still see their lands. And when you can see your land, you want to go home.

fly b (26)
Tuesday May 22, 2018, 4:02 pm
Toulouse: Israeli Ambassador Not Welcome!
Wednesday, 23 May
6:30 pm
2 Rue Alsace Lorraine
Toulouse, France

Stop the Israeli crimes! The Israeli ambassador is not welcome in Toulouse. Shame on those who roll out the red carpet stained with Palestinian blood.

The blood of the over 120 dead Palestinians and thousands of wounded since 30 March is not yet dry, and a gala dinner is being organized on 23 May in the salons of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Toulouse, with the participation of the Mayor of Toulouse, a vice-president of the region and, as the guest of honor, the Israeli ambassador representing a racist, colonial state that has systematically perpetrated massacres against the Palestinian people for 70 years.

This propaganda-business operation occurs when, aside from the USA and a few satellites, the entire planet – and even, lately, President Macron! – has condemned the bloody repression against unarmed demonstrators seeking their right to return to the lands from which they were dispossessed in 1948 and the lifting of the Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip that has lasted for nearly 11 years.

To justify the gala dinner, a conference is being organized on “Israeli innovation,” an undignified celebration at a time when Israeli companies have received nearly a half-billion dollars in European public money, when European agencies are buying Israeli drones, some of which are being tested in Gaza.

We must put an end to impunity and the Israeli occupation and apartheid regime by building our solidarity with the Palestinian people, in particular through the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign (the State of Israel must be sanctioned and held accountable for its crimes.) With a priority demand: no weapons from Israel, no weapons for Israel.

We salute and support the Palestinian resistance – Sumoud – and the Great Return March. Long live Palestine, liberated from the regime of Israeli oppression and apartheid!

RASSEMBLEMENT le 23 mai à 18h30
devant la CCI, 2 rue Alsace Lorraine – M° Esquirol ou Carmes

Halte aux crimes israéliens !
L’ambassadrice d’Israël n’est pas la bienvenue à Toulouse
Honte à celles et ceux qui lui déroulent un tapis
rouge du sang des

Le sang des Palestiniens – plus de 120 morts, des milliers de blessés depuis le 30 mars – n’est pas encore sec qu’un dîner de gala est organisé le 23 mai dans les salons de la Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Toulouse avec la participation du Maire de Toulouse, d’une vice-présidente de la région et, comme invitée « d’honneur » l’ambassadrice d’Israël représentante d’un Etat raciste et colonial auteur de massacres méthodiques du peuple Palestinien depuis 70 ans.

Cette opération de propagande-business survient alors qu’à part les USA et quelques satellites, l’ensemble de la planète (et même tardivement le Président Macron !) condamne la répression par un bain de sang des manifestants désarmés qui revendiquent depuis le 30 mars leur droit au retour sur les terres dont ils ont été dépossédés en 1948 et la levée du blocus israélien sur la bande de Gaza qui dure depuis près de 11 ans.

Pour justifier le dîner de gala est organisée une conférence sur« La valorisation de l’innovation Occitanie -Israël… ». Une collaboration indigne à l’heure où les entreprises israéliennes auraient touché près d’un demi-milliard d’argent public européen, à l’heure où des agences européennes se fournissent en drones israéliens dont certains sont testés à Gaza.

Il faut mettre fin à l’impunité, et au régime d’occupation et d’apartheid israélien, en développant notre solidarité avec le peuple palestinien, en particulier par la campagne Boycott Désinvestissement Sanctions (l’État d’Israël doit être sanctionné et rendu comptable de ses crimes). Avec pour exigence prioritaire : pas une arme d’Israël, pas une arme pour Israël.

Nous saluons et soutenons la résistance palestinienne – Soumoud – et la marche du retour. Vive la Palestine libérée du régime d’oppression et d’apartheid israélien !

2018 – Le Temps de la Palestine Toulouse

Premiers signataires : Association France Palestine Solidarité 31, Association des Palestiniens de Toulouse, Attac 31, CGT Educ’Action 31, Collectif Coup pour Coup 31, Campagne BDS Toulouse, NPA 31, PCOF 31, SUD Santé Sociaux 31, Union des EtudiantEs de Toulouse, Union Juive Française pour la Paix…

Charleroi: Rally for Gaza in Solidarity with Palestine.

Friday, 25 May
5:00 pm
On the steps of the Hotel de Ville
Charleroi, Belgium

In homage to the victims of the Great Return March

For the right of return of Palestinian refugees

For an end to the blockade on Gaza

For an end to occupation

For an end to discrimination

For the boycott of Israel

Stop the massacres! Support the Palestinian resistance!

Vendredi 25 mai, de 17 à 18 h, sur les marches de l’Hôtel de Ville de Charleroi (place Charles II )
En hommage aux victimes de la Grande Marche du Retour

-Pour le droit au retour des réfugiés palestiniens

-Pour la levée du blocus de Gaza

-Pour l’arrêt de l’occupation

-Pour la fin de la discrimination

-Pour le boycott d’Israël

Stop aux massacres

Soutien à la résistance palestinienne

fly b (26)
Thursday May 24, 2018, 8:10 am
Video: “Nikki Haley, the blood is on your hands!” VIDEO
24 May 2018

Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, barely uttered a few words of her lecture at the University of Houston on Tuesday before students interrupted her with protests against her complicity in Israel’s recent massacres in Gaza.

“Nikki Haley, the blood is on your hands, you continue to sign off on the genocide of a native people,” one student called out, kicking off the protest.

The video above, which circulated widely online, shows students holding up Palestinian flags and chanting, “Nikki, Nikki can’t you see? You are on a killing spree.”

They also chanted “free Palestine.”

According to The Houston Chronicle, several dozen protesters took part. After a few minutes, police “escorted” the protesters out, “while Haley waited, quiet, at the podium,” the newspaper reported.

Another camera angle shows Haley’s face as the students chant:

Haley’s visit to the University of Houston was sponsored by its administration. “We are privileged to have her visit our university,” President Renu Khator, stated.

Khator’s attitude highlights the vast gulf that typically exists between the corporate and government-aligned elites that run US universities, who generally abhor dissent that challenges the status quo, and students who take seriously calls for equal rights and global justice.

Prior to Haley’s speech, more than a dozen organizations, including Students for Justice in Palestine, the Muslim Student Association and Students for a Democratic Society, had condemned the university’s invitation to Haley, citing her unconditional defense of Israel’s slaughter in Gaza.

Following Israel’s massacre of dozens of protesters in a single day on 14 May, Haley told the UN Security Council that “no country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has.”

She then walked out as the Palestinian Authority representative was about to speak.

The groups also noted Haley’s history of opposing free speech by advocates for Palestinian rights.

“Nikki Haley’s longtime commitment to silencing the voices of those who have spoken out against Israel’s atrocious acts against Palestinians traces back to her tenure as state governor of South Carolina,” the groups said. “Haley spearheaded the unconstitutional anti-BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) movement, making South Carolina the second state in the nation to sign into law a bill that prevents businesses from engaging in their First Amendment right to boycott.”

Campus newspaper The Cougar spoke to students who took part in the protest against Haley:

Omar Barghouti, a human rights defender and co-founder of the BDS movement, welcomed the students’ action.

“Israel’s regime of settler-colonialism and apartheid may think that just because it is in bed with the xenophobic right-wing Trump administration its massacre of Palestinians in Gaza will go unpunished,” Barghouti told The Electronic Intifada.

Barghouti added that “effective measures of accountability” being adopted around the world, including mass protests, waves of new support for BDS and calls for an arms embargo on Israel, were giving “tremendous hope to the tens of thousands of protesters in Gaza who are peacefully demanding their right to return to their homes.”

“The brilliant protest of student activists in Houston against empire and its extremely pernicious symbols is part of this hope,” Barghouti stated.

Tuesday’s protest against Haley recalls similar actions against Israeli and American officials involved in war crimes who have been given platforms by university administrations.

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday May 24, 2018, 8:20 am
I had noted this earlier but just was able to come to comment. I wish more people on C2 would view videos such as this - but the audience of this type of "caring" from C2 members doesn't seem to be here. I shared this video on FB in hopes of giving it more exposure.

Yes, there are many things the American people need to wake up to, and this is certainly one of them. If the American people could only understand, if even in a self interest type of way, that our billions going to this Nation of Israel is promoting terror upon another people and that at least by withdrawing our funds we in fact could use this to help our own people with funding our educational system or obtaining a Universal Health Care system. In our self interest, perhaps fewer lives would be lost in Gaza, because Israel would have to fund it all themselves.

In any case I'm tired of sending over blood money.........depriving our own citizens to kill other people who are only wanting the freedom to travel, have clean water, opportunities for their children, and to be treated with respect and dignity of their own humanity.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Thursday May 24, 2018, 2:35 pm
I agree with Dandelion's comment! Without support from America, Israhell would do a lot less harm. And why is the rest of the world not doing anything to prevent Israhell from doing what crimes thy are capable of doing to Palestanian's. Outrageous/horrific crimes against Gaza. Thanks Fly for posting!
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