UK company boycotts Israeli consumers – BRILLANT, JOIN THE WORLD BOYCOTT OF ISRAEL!!!

Israeli computer engineer discovers he cannot order scarf online from London-based Pashmina company because it has joined Muslim consumer boycott against IDF operation in Gaza

Meiron Gestman, a computer engineer from Ramat Gan, discovered to his surprise on Monday that he could not purchase a scarf online from the London-based Pashmina company.

The reason for this was that the company which he wished to order from had joined a boycott against Israel due to the military operation in Gaza.

“I checked why they didn’t charge my credit card, and they told me they were participating in a voluntary boycott on Israel due to “the horrors committed by the Israeli army,” he said.

Behind the boycott is a British organization of Muslim consumers, who have imposed a boycott on Israel as well as all Jewish-owned American companies in protest against the fighting in Gaza and the US’s support for Israel in the battle.

The boycott received a warm welcome by many British internet sites, especially those related to Islam, and reports have been published by British newspapers. However Pashmina stressed to Gestman that it was only boycotting Israel, not all Jews.

‘Pashmina’ is not the only British company to have joined the boycott. Last week ‘FreedomCall’, a telecom company based in the UK, terminated all communications with the Israeli MobileMax following the Gaza operation.

The British-Muslim websites recommend boycotting a number of large firms, most of which manufacture products in Israel and all of which sell their products in Israel.

Among these are AOL, Coca-Cola, Delta-Galilee, Estee Lauder, Johnson and Johnson, Marks and Spencer, Revlon, Starbucks, McDonalds, Danone, Disney, IBM, Kimberly, Nestle, Nokia, and Intel.

‘Captives of Arab propoganda’

“I tried to convince the person who sent the email that he’s wrong,” Gestman told Ynet. “They’re just captives of the successful propaganda of the Arab side, and I wanted to help explain our side. They see things very superficially and one-sidedly.”

“I asked him whether he boycotted American products because of what they did in Iraq or whether he was boycotting Palestinian products because they were firing missiles on kindergartens in Israel. He didn’t really know what to say and answered pretty stupidly.”

The email sent to Gestman in reply to his questions said the company had boycotted other countries, such as Myanmar. It said the boycott was imposed out of shock at the number of civilians killed by Israel, but did not wish to undermine the suffering of Israelis or any victims wherever they may be. The company did not respond to any of Ynet’s emails.

Britain has been known for a number of boycotts against Israel, among these an academic boycott and a consumer boycott. The boycotts have had few economic ramifications, and the British government has consistently opposed them.

Ref: Ynet

Israel may file complaint over Hamas’ use of schools (we not only slaughter for peace we sue aswell)

Olmert, Barak and Livni meet to discuss IDF strike near UNWRA school in Gaza, which left dozens of Palestinian civilians killed


Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Defense Minister Ehud Barak met Tuesday evening to discuss an earlier incident in which dozens of Palestinians were killed following an Israel Defense Forces strike near a school belonging to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) at the Jabalya refugee camp in Gaza.

The limited cabinet is examining the possibility of filing a complaint with the United Nations over the use of UNWRA schools made by Hamas gunmen in the Gaza Strip.

Inquiry
IDF: Mortars fired from bombed school / Hanan Greenberg
While UN spokesman reports at least 30 casualties from attack near UNRWA school in Jabalya, army claims strike targeted terrorists firing mortar shells from structure moments earlier
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An inquiry into the incident revealed that the IDF soldiers acted according to procedures and fired back at gunmen firing mortar shells from the school. The investigation also revealed that Hamas launching cells were operating within the school. The shells landed outside the school yard.

IDF and intelligence sources said that Hamas was attempting to hide the circumstances of the incident. Members of the organization were also killed in the strike.

The army released a video showing the terrorists firing mortar shells from the school yard, and the cabinet is considering using the video in a possible complaint filed with the UN.

The cabinet will meet again Wednesday to discuss the continuation of the military operation in the Strip.

Sources in the IDF said earlier that several Hamas gunmen were inside the UNWRA school, including Imad and Hassan Abu-Askar. The army also said that a rocket launching cell had been firing rockets at Israel from the school.

The UN’s al-Fahoura school housed Palestinians forced to leave their homes which are located near the border fence for fear for their lives. The residents were living in the school’s classrooms and corridors.

Earlier Tuesday, Palestinians reported that 13 people, including nine members of one family, were killed as a house in the Zeitoun neighborhood sustained a direct hit. Among the dead were six children aged one to 12.

Some 40 people were living in the four-story structure, and all gathered in the ground floor for fear of a shell hitting the upper floors. A missile fired by a warplane caused the building to collapse. Rescue teams searched for bodies and survivors under the rubble for hours. Palestinians reported that the rescue teams were shot at several times as they attempted to evacuate the injured.

Ref: Ynet


This is not a joke!
This is propaganda strategy in action by a sick sick state…

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Finkelstein on Gaza (Israel´s war is not with Hamas but with Int. community!)

Guilty by association; Israel

AIR MASSACRE

PROPAGANDA

ISRAELI CAMP MASSACRE
(shatila)

Perspective; Occupied Gaza like apartheid South Africa, says UN report (Friday 23 February 2007 )

Occupied Gaza like apartheid South Africa, says UN report

Officials inspect the damage to the Palestinian interior ministry building following Israeli air strikes on Gaza city. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

The Palestinian interior ministry building following Israeli air strikes on Gaza city in June last year. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images
A UN human rights investigator has likened Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories to apartheid South Africa and says there should be “serious consideration” over bringing the occupation to the international court of justice.

The report by John Dugard, a South African law professor who is the UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, represents some of the most forceful criticism yet of Israel’s 40-year occupation.

Prof Dugard said although Israel and apartheid South Africa were different regimes, “Israel’s laws and practices in the OPT [occupied Palestinian territories] certainly resemble aspects of apartheid.” His comments are in an advance version of a report on the UN Human Rights Council’s website ahead of its session next month.

After describing the situation for Palestinians in the West Bank, with closed zones, demolitions and preference given to settlers on roads, with building rights and by the army, he said: “Can it seriously be denied that the purpose of such action is to establish and maintain domination by one racial group (Jews) over another racial group (Palestinians) and systematically oppressing them? Israel denies that this is its intention or purpose. But such an intention or purpose may be inferred from the actions described in this report.”

He dismissed Israel’s argument that the sole purpose of the vast concrete and steel West Bank barrier is for security. “It has become abundantly clear that the wall and checkpoints are principally aimed at advancing the safety, convenience and comfort of settlers,” he said.

Gaza remained under occupation despite the withdrawal of settlers in 2005. “In effect, following Israel’s withdrawal, Gaza became a sealed-off, imprisoned and occupied territory,” he said.

Prof Dugard said his mandate was solely to report on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories and he described as a violation of international humanitarian law the firing of rockets by Palestinians from Gaza into Israel. “Such actions cannot be condoned and clearly constitute a war crime,” he said. “Nevertheless, Israel’s response has been grossly disproportionate and indiscriminate and resulted in the commission of multiple war crimes.”

Ref: Guardian

Israel; Always the Victim – Not even close!

Israel has successfully portrayed itself as the victim with the duty to defend its people, but the reality is that everyone has the right to defend its people and to live in security. These are not luxuries to be enjoyed by Israelis alone in the Middle East.

The Israelis insist that the latest violence began when Hamas “ended” a six month truce. I didn’t know there was a truce.

During this six-month truce, the International Middle East Media Center (a collaboration of international and Palestinian journalists) reported that the Israeli army killed 23 Palestinians, wounded 62, and kidnapped 38 residents in the Gaza Strip.

Truce? What truce?

In terms of the daily life for Palestinians in Gaza, Israel has been blocking medical supplies, food, and fuel on a regular basis for the past two years. Prior to the latest attacks, many have died from treatable illnesses due to the blocking of medical supplies. A Reuters article (12/30/08), citing research from Save the Children (UK), noted that 70% of Palestinian children already had a vitamin A deficiency and almost half of children under age two were anemic due to the border blockade. Early last year, a Toronto Star article (2/11/08) featured Palestinians from Gaza who have been driving on cooking oil due to fuel shipments being blocked.

What would Israel’s response be if the situation were in reverse?

Sadly, our media has not covered these tactics. Instead, it has generally chosen to publicize the Israeli spin of victimhood.

Israel. Always the victim.

Even with the Israeli Army’s revelation in a January 4, 2009 Haaretz article that they overestimated Gaza’s rocket severity, Israel won’t give up its victimhood card. The bombing continues, as does the self-righteousness that comes with it.

Perhaps, Israeli historian Ilan Pappe put it best in his recent article, “Israel’s righteous fury and its victims in Gaza.” He wrote, “The self-righteousness is a powerful act of self-denial and justification. It explains why the Israeli Jewish society would not be moved by words of wisdom, logical persuasion or diplomatic dialogue.”

Israel. Always the victim.

Though we live in the 21st century, it seems that maybe our Western world (specifically the US) has been caught in a time warp. There are those who actually think that it can atone for the crimes of WWII by giving Israel the green light to commit more crimes against humanity. But ignoring Israel’s embargo of food, medicine, fuel, and the killings of Palestinians actually dishonors the memories of those who were murdered for who they were during WWII.

Just because there are no ovens or gassing in the current conflict doesn’t mean that it is less of a genocide or holocaust. And when Israel intentionally blocks humanitarian goods and aims to make life so miserable that Palestinians will want to leave all the while dehumanizing them in the process, Israel is committing genocide.

Article II of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide does not make exceptions for motive. In other words, using Hamas as an excuse is unacceptable. The Convention discusses “Deliberately inflicting conditions of life calculated to destroy a group includes the deliberate deprivation of resources needed for the group’s physical survival, such as clean water, food, clothing, shelter or medical services. Deprivation of the means to sustain life can be imposed through confiscation of harvests, blockade of foodstuffs, detention in camps, forcible relocation or expulsion into deserts.”

It is what it is and whitewashing it doesn’t change the reality, regardless of the Israeli spin.

In recent days, the inter-active forums on the internet have been filled with pro-Israel posts referring to Palestinians as vermin who should be exterminated. These Hitleresque statements, of course, are said within the context of self-righteousness and victimhood.

Israel. Always the victim.

At some point, I have to believe that even those who have abused this card will tire of it.

Someday.

For now, the words of respected journalist and media reform advocate, Bill Moyers, come to mind. “Democracy without honest information creates the illusion of popular consent at the same time that it enhances the power of the state and the privileged interests that the state protects.”

We need to think about that as our corporate media becomes more of a mouthpiece for the government and less interested in hard reporting and truth-telling.

Israel. Always the victim? Not even close.

Ref: PalestineChronicle.com.
– Sherri Muzher J.D. with emphasis in International Law. She contributed this article to PalestineChronicle.com.

“Jordan and Egypt should take over Palestine” says ex US UN ambassador Bolton – Egypt rejects Israeli-American 3 state solution

WASHINGTON: Former acting US ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton said Monday that settling the Arab-Israeli conflict on the basis of a two-state solution was no longer workable and suggested splitting Palestine between Egypt and Jordan. “Let’s start by recognizing that trying to create a Palestinian Authority from the old PLO [Palestine Liberation Organization] has failed and that any two-state solution based on the PA is stillborn,” Bolton wrote in The Washington Post. “Hamas has killed the idea, and even the Holy Land is good for only one resurrection.”

Hamas won parliamentary elections deemed fair by international observers in 2006 but was boycotted by the West for refusing to give up armed resistance against Israeli occupation.

A two-state solution has been officially adopted as the basis for solving the Middle East conflict by all interested parties, including Israel and the administration of US President George W. Bush, in which Bolton has served. But he now argues that the peace process is “obviously not progressing … probably going backward.”

“Instead, we should look to a ‘three-state’ approach, where Gaza is returned to Egyptian control and the West Bank in some configuration reverts to Jordanian sovereignty,” says the former ambassador, who now works for the American Enterprise Institute, a hard-line pro-Israeli think-tank in Washington.

“Having the two Arab states re-extend their prior political authority is an authentic way to extend the zone of peace and, more important, build on governments that are providing peace and stability in their own countries,” he wrote. – AFP, with The Daily Star

Ref: Daily Star

Egypt rejects Israeli-American 3 state solution

A three-state-solution for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict may be edging out the two-state solution promoted in the road map peace plan, which the U.S. and Israel say is no longer viable, according to U.S. and Egyptian officials.

Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations wrote in a Washington Post article Monday that the conflict would be resolved through a solution that excludes a Palestinian state.

The three-state-solution aims to transfer Gaza to Egypt and the West Bank to Jordan

The so-called three-state-solution proposes transferring control of Gaza to Egypt and the West Bank to Jordan while Israel maintains control over Ramallah and Nablus. The plan proposed by the U.S. is backed by Israel as an alternative to the road maps’ two-state solution.


“Without a larger Egyptian role, Gaza will not, and perhaps cannot, achieve the minimal stability necessary for economic development,” the conservative wrote in the Washington Post as the Israeli military tightened its deadly grip on the territory.

“The logic to this position [of the two-state solution] is long past its expiration date. Instead, we should look to a “three-state” approach, where Gaza is returned to Egyptian control and the West Bank in some configuration reverts to Jordanian sovereignty,” Bolton wrote in the article.

Egyptian analysts saw it coming
” Israel wants to wash its hands of the Palestinian problem it created by tossing Gaza and exporting its problems to Egypt and the West Bank to Jordan. ”
Beshir Abdel Latif, political analyst

Israeli’s undeterred assault on the Gaza Strip is part of the Jewish state’s strategic plan to prevent the emergence of a sovereign Palestinian state by forcing Egypt to assume control of the embattled Hamas-run enclave, according to Beshir Abdel Latif, senior editor of Democratiya magazine and political analyst at the Ahram Center in Egypt.

“The creation of a symbolic “Palestinian state” that does not surpass a few villages or towns and has no real sovereignty over its land, air or resources is the façade Israel wants to create,” he told AlArabiya.net on Tuesday.

Abdel Latif went on to say that the alternative three-state-solution ensures the continuous geographic disunity of Palestinian lands.

“Israel wants to wash its hands of the Palestinian problem it created by tossing Gaza and exporting its problems to Egypt and the West Bank to Jordan,” he said.

Gradual decrease of Palestinian land (in green) highlights a foreign policy of elimination

Such a plan is not new, however, according to one Egyptian diplomat, who said such a plan has been in place for decades.

“Making Egypt, and particularly the Sinai Peninsula, the alternate home to Gazans is an alternative Israel has been suggesting in recent diplomatic talks,” Dr. Abdulaah Mishaal told AlArabiya.net.

“The alternative enables Israel to shrug off its responsibility of the impoverished enclave,” which Isaac Rabin famously wished the sea would swallow up, he said.

A so-called Palestinian state would then consist of Ramallah, Nablus and other small towns which have no real sovereignty but are effectively controlled by Israel would make up the so called Palestinian state

As if to back up Egypt’s fears, Bolton wrote that the three-state-solution is the only recourse if peace in the region is the goal.

“Having the two Arab states re-extend their prior political authority is an authentic way to extend the zone of peace and, more important, build on governments that are providing peace and stability in their own countries,” he wrote.
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Egypt’s official response
” Egypt will not fall into this Israeli trap. Egypt rejects this plan. ”
Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian President

In a national address, Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak, blamed by many for failing to completely open the Rafah border crossing into Gaza, indicated that Egypt’s decision to keep the border closed is a strategic move to fend off Israel’s attempt to toss Gaza to Egypt.

“Egypt will not fall into this Israeli trap. Egypt rejects this plan,” Mubarak said at the start of the Jewish state’s 10-day-old offensive on the Mediterranean coastal strip of 1.5 million Palestinians.

Taking on Gaza would also mean selling out the cause of Palestinian state, said Egyptian General Gamal Mazlum, head of Center for Arms Forces Studies.

“It is hard to grasp perhaps for the average citizen who only looks at Gaza massacre from a humanitarian angle. But what is behind Israel’s constant raiding and blockading of Gaza? We don’t need to guess as John Bolton already said it,” he told AlArabiya.net.

Mazlum added that Egyptian forces were well aware of Israel’s long-term aims and would not allow Israel “to transform the ongoing Israeli-Arab conflict into an Arab-Arab conflict between stateless Palestinians and Egyptian citizens and Jordanian citizens.”

ref: Al arabiya


This is the master plan!
That Bolton is a zionist is well-known.
Every day is a proof of that Israel never wants a Palestine!

Never trust USA and ISRAEL!

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