Kissed By Heaven


​Heaven descends

Caresses your cheeks

Poses a kiss

On your weary brow

​You smile

Life blooms

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With a tight embrace

and few tears

Heaven holds your heart

Washes your feet

You smile

Life blooms

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I Miss You


What! Spring still visits you, my sweetheart, despite all that pain?


Does he still yearn to give your wounded cheeks a kiss?


Does he still caress your velvet plaits with scent of roses and jasmine?


Do daffodils still bloom in your meadows, in spite of death-makers?


O, do poppies still grows yearning to touch the feet of your beloved,

Enchanted, as prophets adoration of Heaven?

This is My Palestine


I miss you sweetheart, I miss your embrace


Take me to you, embrace me, never let go


Shatter me under the beats of your heart,  let me divvy with your breath


Fade away   dissolve into nothingness

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اشتقت اليك


ما زال الربيع يزورك يا حبيبة، مع كل ذياك الالم؟

اما زال يرنو الى وجنتيك الجريحتين بقبلة؟

ويمسح بعطر الورد والياسمين، جدائلك المخملية ؟

اما زال النرجس يزهر فوق رباك رغم انف صانعي الموت؟

اما زال يكبر الحنون تحت اقدام حبيبك يلامسها بعشق وبشوق الانبياء للجنة؟

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اشتقت اليك يا حبيبتي، لدفئ حضنك

خذيني اليك، لا تتركيني ولا تفلتيني

دعيني اتفتت تحت دقات فؤادك، اتلاشى بين انفاسك

اذوب … اذوب حتى العدم

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A young Poet


 

حكاية عشق ابدية


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ذات ليلة مخملية سمراء مقدسية

دنا القمر من القمر

تعانق القمران

وبلهفة العشاق تبادلا النظرات والأشواق

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همس البدر في اذن من يهوى

كفكفي الدموع يا حبيبة

قد أطَّ لمرآها عرش الرحمن

ولآهاتك الحرَّى المهيبة

اهتزت الأكوان

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بالامس يا أحبتي

روى لنا الدهر حكاية

عن كونٍ هام بقمرٍ

عن قصة عشق ابدية

بين الخالق والمخلوق

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بين الارض وبين السما

طأطأت رؤوسها الكواكب وسجدت النجوم

بين الصخرة والفردوس

قد مد حبل من نور

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هنا قبَّلت الثرى الثريا

هنا صلى الانبياء

هنا عهد هنا وعد

هنا سعد وحبور

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هنا طافت ارواح الشهدا

مع قرع للطبول

هنا ترتيل الملائك

تقتفي اثر الرسول

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هنا صوت الحق يعلو

وهنا الباطل يفنى

وظلام الظلم يُمحى

هنا جبر للكسور

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Eternal Love Story


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Once upon a velvet night … A Jerusalemite night

The moon approached the moon

Two moons embraced

Like, true lovers, they gazed and exchanged tenderness

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The moon whispered to his beloved’s ear

Sweetheart, let me dry your tears

Your tears shook the Throne of the Most Sublime

Your dignified sighs shattered the cosmos

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Yesterday, my beloved

Epoch told us a story

About a Universe

Who fell in love with a moon

A never ending love story

Between Eternal and mortal, Infinite and finite

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Heaven and Earth entwined

Planets bowed down, and stars prostrated in awe

Between a rock and Paradise

A rope of light unfurled

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Here, galaxies kissed earth

Here, prophets prayed in adoration

Here, an oath… Here, a promise

Here, joy, bliss and delight

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Here, souls of martyrs flew above

Buoyant, to drumbeats below

Here, the chanting of angels

Following footsteps of the messenger

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Here, the sound of truth is loud and powerful

Here, falsehood is defeated

Here, darkness of oppression does not stand a  chance

Here, hearts are consoled, wounds are healed

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A Refugee


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I too, was once a refugee

Shipped away in a truck

Wearing two dresses and jumper

In the heat of summer June

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Fearing for her children,

Mama, ran away with four daughters

The oldest was seven and new born baby boy

Thousands upon thousands, fleeing for safety

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Unlike many, I survived the bombing

Unlike many, didn’t drown at sea

Day after day, I waited to go home

Listening to the news, ever since

Hoping to hear “Palestinians, time to return”

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A refugee in Libya, stranger in a strange land

Teacher asked, “where are you from?”

Full of pain, guilt and shame

I couldn’t pronounce the name

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Lips sealed, and mouth dried out

I trembled and cried, sobbed out loud

Palestine, Palestine, Palestine

Raged in my anguished brain

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Living on donation and UN aid

Flour and oil and sardine cans

Used clothes and shoes with holes

Too much to bear, for self-respecting souls

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Children too, weep loss of dignity

Rob of homeland and rape of identity

Children too ache of humiliation

Of having no place to call home

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Celebrating Sexual Orientation, the Road to Liberation?


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I cannot help but notice the striking commonalities between two  politically active groups who perceive themselves as uniquely “oppressed”, perpetually “persecuted”, “hated” and “marginalized” :
  •  A small part of their perception of the self has become their entire identity
  •  They display symptoms of victim-hood syndrome and excessive sense of persecution
  • They exhibit intense craving for, and demanding of world-love, by hook or by crook
  •  They use slander and ad hominem attacks as means to win the debate, against those who stand by in bewilderment, and against those who don’t celebrate with them their self-obsession and self-adoration
  •  They criminalize those who ask questions, show signs of concern or express different opinions, share some doubts or dissent

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In recent years, the entire Western political paradigm has been encapsulated in two main campaigns: the first being the right of LGBT to proselytise their lifestyle (specially amongst children) and to publicly celebrate their sexual orientations, and the second being “israel’s right” to defend itself.

The spectrum of political debate has shriveled to two pivotal topics, spinning in the orbits of “same-sex love” on the Left and “israel adoration” on the Right.

The candidate/ party who are most able to exhibit more love and support to both are the most likely to climb up the political ladder resuming leadership.

The more dedication a candidate/ party shows to both LGBT and the Jewish State the more chances of scoring high on the scale of “civility”

Too much time, energy and money has been invested in expressing “pride” of sexual orientation, and in publicly celebration sexual behaviour, all with the blessing and support of the political “elite”, world leaders and dubious institutions.

What a devious way to divert attention from scrutinizing the REAL issues of PERSECUTION, OPPRESSION and INJUSTICE !

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The global and annual LGBT exhibitionist celebrations -under the banner of fighting for human rights against “persecution”, is coupled with persistent attempts to insert this “fight” in every other liberation and/or human right movement.

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Juxtaposing the six colours ( hijacked rainbow bright colours which are for CHILDREN, which lures and attracts the little ones) over every other flag, became the litmus test for measuring the “progressiveness”, “civility” and “worthiness” of support of any particular organization, country and movement.

Does this not cause people to THINK, that maybe something is not quite right here?

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Why on earth should “progressiveness” be defined by how much one takes pride in the sexual behaviour of a small group of people?

Why on earth should mankind be classified and divided according to their sexual preferences?

Why on earth should anyone be called “hater” and “intolerant” if one says they do not like their children, nor themselves to be exposed to live-porn?

Why on earth should anyone be labeled as “homophobic” If they kindly request from their brothers in humanity to keep bedroom acts where it belongs, in the bedroom, and spare our children the obscenity of premature exposure to unwanted sexuality or nudity?

How can such a request be considered “persecution” and “oppression”?

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Logic of the absurd

If you are a Palestinian fighting for the freedom of your people and the liberation of your homeland, you have to give up your alienable rights to the land, and flatly aplogise for not liking very much the idea of sharing your home with your rapists, otherwise you would be called “racist antisemite” who wants to “ethnically cleanse” Jews, “persecute” them and deprive them from their “human rights”.

If you are a Palestinian who cherishes his history and traditional values, you have to give up your ethics and culture, start competing with “israel’s Pride Parade”.

You need to understand that your support for the “gay pride” public celebration of the particular sexuality of a very small segment of the population, is the first and conditional step toward the liberation of your homeland.

In order to succeed in defeating your oppressors, you have to make their sexuality  your number one priority; compete with “israel”, organise PPP “Palestinian Pride Parades” which are bigger, more radical and louder than that of “israel”, otherwise you would be seen as a “backward Arab” and you would be called “intolerant homophobe”.

For whose agenda?

We began to feel the pressure demanding to insert sexual orientation as an”integral” part for our movement, which is extremely insensitive and divisive move at this stage of our struggle.

We began to feel the heat of abuse because we express concern for our children and ask for some sensitivity towards our culture

Having the view that sexuality is a private matter does NOT mean one is hateful or homophobic.

Muslim societies are concerned for the welfare of the whole society, and not just the pleasure of a few.

Exhibitionism and public display of sexual activity is deemed harmful for society, specially the most vulnerable and most worthy of protection, namely the children.

Premature exposure of young children to sexuality is like force feeding a newborn with chilli con carne and beefsteak followed by few cigarettes and an alcoholic drink.

Children are not designed or ready to cope with sexual activity as much as babies are not ready to digest heavy meals.

It is not rocket science to know that such early exposure is harmful to children.

When I expressed my concern for children, I was attacked, ridiculed, accused of being “racist”, “Homophobic”, insulted and threatened of being blocked by one prominent activist for Palestine.

Finally,

It is obscene that a self-profiled “supporter” of Palestinians, would completely ignore, reject and campaign to change fundamental aspects of Palestinian culture, ethics, model of society etc.

The Palestinian model of society has been successful in peacefulness, harmony,  tolerance and family cohesiveness, since centuries and more, contrary  to the imposed “Western” model, which arguably has failed in these respects.

What sort of support are we seeing, when in essence it asks us to abandon our cultural identity?

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Chomsky and Palestine


JINSA (Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs) concludes that the best way of defending “israel” and countering its de-legitimization is to allow and participate in its criticism.

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“I regard myself as a supporter of Israel ~~ Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is a “cultural zionist” who endorses the Jewish Zionist conquest of Palestine: He wants a softer occupation, he does NOT condemn the creation of an alien entity on a land stolen, acquired by military conquest, genocide, terrorism and ongoing atrocities but just merely condemns some mistreatment of Palestinians that give his “israel”  he supports, a bad name and bad reputation.

The “master of linguistics”, the prominent scholar, Noam Chomsky, reputed for his accurate, articulate and precise use of correct vocabulary, uses carefully crafted, most suitable words to express his thoughts…. So when he describe the Palestinians as: “essentially caged animals”, what does that tell of him?

Would this “master of linguistics” ever use such words to describe Jews?

This is precisely the Zionist-Jewish hate vocabulary of choice when it comes to Palestinians: “animals”

Noam Chomsky‘s role as a gatekeeper (whether intentional or not) is to  deflect attention from:
CRIMES committed by the Jewish-Zionist global network including major false flag operations like 911.

He also deflects attention away from the supremacist ideologies of his tribe by pointing the finger at “imperialism”.

By pointing the finger at US’s crimes, he deflects attention away from the Jewish power inserted inside US governmental institutions, that shape its domestic and foreign policies virtually entirely, even against US self interest.

He is the guru of the Jewish Left, as well as the Left at large.

His influence on stifling the minds of many and framing the progressive liberal discourse should not be underestimated or ignored

Chomsky (the g-d of the Jewish left) is AGAINST  the full Liberation of Palestine, thereby arguably against the restoration of International Law. He cares more about the survival of “israel” and the normalization of the Jewish-Zionist project of conquest of Palestine than he cares about the Palestinians’ struggle for liberation.

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Obviously, Chomsky approaches the subject of Palestine from a compromised position, his loyalty is where his heart is, where his tribe is.

Chomsky and most so called Jewish “supporters” are dedicated to the preservation and continuation of the usurping, illegitimate and illegal entity called “Israel”

By their criticism of “Israel’s” behavior instead of its illegitimacy, they deflect from the core of the problem, which is the illegality of “Israel’s” very EXISTENCE, which came to be through TERRORISM, MASSACRES, WARS of CONQUEST and GENOCIDE, crimes ongoing to this day.

By criticizing “israel”, they hope to take the steering wheel from the Jewish “Israeli” right and mellow down the face of an exponential scale ROBBERY and TERROR, into a more acceptable face, which treats the residual Palestinians a teeny weeny better, while Jewish coreligionists KEEP the LOOT.

By easing the barbaric savagery and giving the few residual Palestinians some nominal “rights”, they hope that the International Community will not turn against “Israel” and its global jewish allies.

Both Right and Left (Zionists and anti-Zionists) are dedicated to the illegal preservation of “Israel”

This is the reason why the activity of some Jewish “supporters” can be so detrimental to the Palestinian cause. Their intentions are concealed, and are contrary to / Palestinian aspirations of Freedom and Liberation.

They help preserving and finalizing the Zionist project of KEEPING the LOOT, while providing backup and coverup for the world Jewry support of the openly aggressive Jewish Zionists’ colonization, shielding it against world outrage. Thus causing immeasurable harm to those whom they are pretending to be helping.

Such harm is difficult to discern and it is far more dangerous, because it subdues the victim and leads him to a bleak destiny with total submission, without any resistance.
Those whose individual identity is entangled with “israel” being and remaining a “State for Jews” no matter under what explanation, and no matter at what the cost, cannot be considered genuine supporters of Palestine.

Those individuals whose identity is entangled with “israel” being and remaining a “State for Jews” irrespective of any pretext or explanation, cannot be considered genuine supporters of Palestine, and logically can not be considered neither as genuine defenders of “Human Rights”, to the contrary.

Palestine was a peaceful country for centuries. Since over seventy years it is a country under destructive attack from a foreign Jewish collective unable to integrate peacefully and unwilling to adhere to even the most elementary rules of human cohabitation. The majority of world Jewry Left and Right has been the major overt support of these Crimes, while covert support by deflection and diffusion of resistance, has been provided by some Jews who in essence are accomplices and collaborators of the Crimes they feign to oppose.

Noam Chomsky is part of the latter.

The litmus test of sincerity would be their views with regards to Palestinians’ aspiration of FULL LIBERATION, FULL RETURN of our exiled Nation, and FULL SOVEREIGNTY by Palestinians over our Country.

NOT a Sell Out


This heart, where sorrow dwells

Refuses to surrender

Madly in pain

Stubborn and defiant

Snatches a moment of joy

To fly above the masses of agony

His outcry… NO

I am NOT a sell out

 

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أنا لا أساوم


ويأبى القلب الذي استوطنته الأحزان  أن يستسلم

يتألم  بجنون لكنه عنيد  ويكابر

يقتنص  من الفرح لحظة

يطير بها فوق جموع أوجاعه

صارخاً لا . . . أنا لا أساوم

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Is Torah “Antisemitic” ?


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if you do not obey the Lord, your God,

to observe to fulfill all His commandments

and statutes which I am commanding you this day,

that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:

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You shall be cursed in the city, and you shall be cursed in the field

Cursed will be your [food] basket and your kneading bowl

* * * * *

Cursed will be the fruit of your womb,

the fruit of your soil, the fruit of your livestock,

those born from your cattle and the flock of your sheep

* * * * *

You shall be cursed when you come,

and you shall be cursed when you depart

* * * * *

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The Lord will send the curse of shortages, confusion, and turmoil upon you,

in every one of your endeavors which you undertake,

until it destroys you and until you quickly vanish,

because of your evil deeds in forsaking Me

* * * * *

The Lord will make pestilence cleave to you,

until it has exterminated you from upon the land,

to which you are coming, to possess it

The Lord will strike you with consumption,

fever, illnesses with burning fevers,

a disease which causes unquenchable thirst,

with the sword, with blast,

and with yellowing,

and they will pursue you until you perish

* * * * *

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And your skies above you will be [like] copper,

and the earth below you [like] iron

* * * * *

The Lord will turn the rain of your land into powder and dust,

raining down upon you from the heavens until you are destroyed

* * * * *

The Lord will cause you to be broken before your enemy:

you will come out against them in one direction,

but you will flee from them in seven directions.

And you will become a terrifying [example] to all the kingdoms on earth

* * * * *

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Your corpse will be food for all birds

of the heaven and for the beasts of the earth,

and no one will frighten them [away]

* * * * *

The Lord will strike you with the boils of Egypt,

with hemorrhoids, with oozing sores,

and with dry lesions, from which you will be unable to be cured

* * * * *

The Lord will strike you with insanity,

with blindness, and with bewilderment

* * * * *

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You will grope at midday,

as the blind man gropes in the dark,

and you will be unsuccessful in your ways.

You will be only oppressed and robbed all the days,

and no one will save [you]

* * * * *

You will betroth a woman, but another man will lie with her.

You will build a house, but you will not live in it.

You will plant a vineyard, but you will not redeem it[s fruits]

* * * * *

Your ox will be slaughtered before your eyes,

but you will not eat from it.

Your donkey will be snatched right in front of you,

and it will not return to you.

Your flock will be given over to your enemies,

and you will have no savior

* * * * *

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Your sons and daughters will be given over to another people,

and your eyes will see [this] and long for them all day long,

but you will be powerless

* * * * *

A people unknown to you will eat up the fruit of your soil

and [the result of] all your toil.

You will be only wronged and crushed all the days

* * * * *

You will go insane from the vision before your eyes that you will behold

* * * * *

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The Lord will strike you on the knees and on the legs

with a terrible skin eruption from which you will be unable to be cured;

[it will eventually cover you] from the sole of your foot to the top of your head

* * * * *

The Lord will lead you and your king whom you will have established over you,

to a nation unknown to you or your fathers;

and there, you will serve other deities [made] of wood and stone

* * * * *

And you will become an [object of] astonishment,

an example, and a topic of discussion,

among all the peoples to whom the Lord will lead you

* * * * *

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You will take much seed out to the field,

yet you will gather in little,

for the locusts will finish it

* * * * *

You will plant vineyards and work [them],

but you will neither drink of [their] wine, or gather [the grapes],

because the worms will devour them

* * * * *

You will have olive trees throughout all your boundaries,

but you will not anoint with [their] oil,

because your olive trees will drop off

* * * * *

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You will bear sons and daughters,

but you will not have them,

because they will go into captivity

* * * * *

All your trees and all the fruit of your soil the cicada will make destitute

* * * * *

The stranger who is among you will arise above you,

higher and higher,

while you will descend lower and lower

* * * * *

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He will lend to you,

but you will not lend to him.

He will be at the head,

while you will be at the tail

* * * * *

All these curses will befall you,

pursuing you and overtaking you to destroy you

because you did not obey the Lord, your God,

to observe His commandments

and statutes which He commanded you

* * * * *

And they will be as a sign and a wonder,

upon you and your offspring, forever

* * * * *

because you did not serve the Lord, your God,

with happiness and with gladness of heart,

when [you had an] abundance of everything

* * * * *

Therefore, you will serve your enemies,

whom the Lord will send against you,

[when you are] in famine, thirst,

destitution, and lacking everything,

and he will place an iron yoke upon your neck,

until he has destroyed you

* * * * *

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The Lord will bring upon you a nation from afar,

from the end of the earth,

as the eagle swoops down,

a nation whose language you will not understand

* * * * *

a brazen nation,

which will not respect the elderly,

nor show favor to the young

* * * * *

They will devour the fruit of your livestock and the fruit of your soil,

to destroy you.

They will not leave over anything for you of the grain,

wine, oil, offspring of your cattle or flocks of your sheep,

until they annihilate you

* * * * *

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And they will besiege you in all your cities,

until your high and fortified walls in which you trust come down,

throughout all your land.

And they will besiege you in all your cities

throughout all your land, which the Lord, your God, has given you

* * * * *

And during the siege and the desperation

which your enemies will bring upon you,

you will eat the fruit of your womb,

the flesh of your sons and daughters,

whom the Lord, your God, gave you

* * * * *

The most tender and delicate man among you,

will begrudge his own brother

and the wife of his embrace and the rest of his children,

whom he will leave over

* * * * *

of giving any one of them of the flesh of his children that he is eating,

because not a thing will remain for him in the siege

and in the desperation which your enemies will bring upon you,

in all your cities

* * * * *

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The most tender and delicate woman among you,

who would not venture to set her foot upon the ground,

because of delicateness and tenderness,

will begrudge the husband of her embrace

and her own son and daughter

* * * * *

and the infants who emerge from between her legs,

and her own children whom she will bear,

for she will eat them in secret,

in destitution, in the siege and the desperation

which your enemies will inflict upon you, in your cities

* * * * *

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If you do not observe to fulfill all the words of this Torah,

which are written in this scroll,

to fear this glorious and awesome name, the Lord, your God

* * * * *

Then the Lord [will bring upon] you

and your offspring uniquely [horrible] plagues,

terrible and unyielding plagues,

and evil and unyielding sicknesses

* * * * *

And He will bring back upon you all the diseases of Egypt

which you dreaded,

and they will cling to you

* * * * *

Also, the Lord will bring upon you

every disease and plague

which is not written in this Torah scroll,

to destroy you

* * * * *

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And you will remain few in number,

whereas you were once as numerous as the stars of the heavens

because you did not obey the Lord, your God

* * * * *

And it will be, just as the Lord rejoiced over you to do good for you and to increase you,

so will the Lord cause to rejoice over you

to annihilate you and to destroy you.

And you will be uprooted from the land

which you enter therein, to possess it

* * * * *

And the Lord will scatter you among all the nations,

from one end of the earth to the other,

and there you will serve other deities

unknown to you or your forefathers, [deities of] wood and stone

* * * * *

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And among those nations,

you will not be calm,

nor will your foot find rest.

There, the Lord will give you a trembling heart,

dashed hopes, and a depressed soul

* * * * *

And your life will hang in suspense before you.

You will be in fear night and day,

and you will not believe in your life

* * * * *

In the morning, you will say,

“If only it were evening! ”

and in the evening, you will say,

“If only it were morning!”

because of the fear in your heart

which you will experience

and because of the sights that you will behold

* * * * *

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And the Lord will bring you back to Egypt in ships,

through the way about which I had said to you,

You will never see it again.

And there, you will seek to be sold to your enemies

for slaves and handmaids,

but there will be no buyer

* * * * *

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These are the words of the covenant,

which the Lord commanded Moses

to make with the children of Israel

in the land of Moab,

besides the covenant

which he made with them in Horeb

Devarim- Deuteronomy- Chapter 28 ; 15-69

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“I will surely gather all of you, Jacob;

I will surely bring together the remnant of Israel.

I will bring them together like sheep in a pen,

like a flock in its pasture;

the place will throng with people

Micah 2: 12

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Then I said,

“Listen, you leaders of Jacob,

    you rulers of Israel.

Should you not embrace justice,

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    you who hate good and love evil;

who tear the skin from my people

    and the flesh from their bones;

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who eat my people’s flesh,

    strip off their skin
    

and break their bones in pieces;

who chop them up like meat for the pan,

    like flesh for the pot?”

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Then they will cry out to the Lord,

but he will not answer them.

At that time he will hide his face from them

    because of the evil they have done.

This is what the Lord says:

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“As for the prophets
    

who lead my people astray,

they proclaim ‘peace’
    

if they have something to eat,

but prepare to wage war against anyone

    who refuses to feed them.

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Therefore night will come over you, without visions,

    and darkness, without divination.

The sun will set for the prophets,
   

 and the day will go dark for them.

The seers will be ashamed
  

  and the diviners disgraced.

They will all cover their faces
    

because there is no answer from God.”

But as for me, I am filled with power,

    with the Spirit of the Lord,
 

   and with justice and might,

to declare to Jacob his transgression,

    to Israel his sin.

Hear this, you leaders of Jacob,
    

you rulers of Israel,

who despise justice
    

and distort all that is right;

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10 who build Zion with bloodshed,
    

and Jerusalem with wickedness.

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11 Her leaders judge for a bribe,

    her priests teach for a price,
    

and her prophets tell fortunes for money.

Yet they look for the Lord’s support and say,

    “Is not the Lord among us?
    

No disaster will come upon us.”

12 Therefore because of you,
    

Zion will be plowed like a field,

Jerusalem will become a heap of rubble,
    

the temple hill a mound overgrown with thickets

Micah 3

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I Dream of a World, With No Colour Red


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I would love to wake up one morning

Not thinking of children sobbing or dying

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When I lay my head down at night

Not to see babies maimed or crying

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At the break of dawn, as the sun begins to shine

I would love to hear the giggling of my heart and the prayer of my soul

Without suffocating with the smoke of war

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When I look up at evening sky glittered with stars

To be carried far, where only angels dwell and fairies fly

Not chased by “humans” with glacial stares

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When I gaze at my baby laughing

To rejoice at the twinkle in his eyes

Not tormented, for the millions of long lost smiles

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When I hold my daughter in my arms

To sway with tender love serene

Not to tremble at the shrieking echos of  fathers screams

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When I close my eyes to sleep

To bathe in rainbow with no colour red

No colour red… No colour red

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I dream of a world, with no colour red

No colour red… No colour red

No more wounds… No more tears… No more blood

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Daughters of Palestine Roar for Freedom



This is the authentic beautiful, truthful, roaring voice of Palestine, throughout Her young poetesses 

NOT the sellouts who are campaigning only to “live side by side” with their rapists

NOT those who are desperate to absolve the usurpers of Palestine from their crimes,

NOT those who are tirelessly working to enable the robbers to keep the loot legally, thus finalising the Zionist project.

This daughter of Palestine puts to shame, all the self-appointed “leaders” who pretend to be our representatives and claim to speak on our behalf

This lioness, this beautiful daughter of Palestine delivers her roaring speech in classical Arabic, like shooting bullets

Her name is Shahd, Listen to the ten years old, roaring 

(her name means Honey)

Translation (by Nahida Exiled)

My feelings echo the feelings of every Palestinian child,

Every Palestinian girl and boy

I am feeling VICTORY and JOY, all simultaneously mixed

Today, today we speak of words, our lips have yearned long to utter,

Words of VICTORY;

Victory in Gaza…

Gaza is victorious

Today in Gaza, tomorrow in Jerusalem,

The day after tomorrow in all of Palestine

We will liberate all of Palestine,

from Ra’ss Ennaqoureh to Um elrashrash

We will Liberate All of Palestine

We say to them (our occupiers)

You are the ones hiding in shelters

We are the strong ones

We, the children

You are the ones who widowed our women,

Orphaned our children and killed our elderly

Despite all of that, we stand in dignity

We will continue to resist the your occupation

We will resist

You are nothing but a nation of occupation, of oppression

You have not a shred of compassion

You kill women and children and accuse them shooting rockets

Avichay Adraee , women and children shooting rockets?

You are a liar, you and your entire army are liars and oppressors

Without one shred of mercy

You are transgressors, ruthless and corrupt

I swear, I swear, I swear, we will liberate Palestine,

I swear we will pray prayers of gratitude,

But in Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, God willing

We will liberate the entire land of Palestine

 We will kick you out of our land

We will stand above the last damn Zionist corpse of you,

Here in Gaza, with our dignified feet, insha’Allah”

#شـاهد ,, ماذا قالت طفلة من غزة لأفيخاي أدرعي !!
و كيف احتفلت غزة #بأطفالها و #شبابها و #قيادتها بالانتصار الجديد

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Her name is Jana: “Go from my land, you are TERRORISTS” 

 

 

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Her name is Nagham (Tune)

 

Listen to Nagham reading her own poems

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Two awe-inspiring poems by child poet Nagham Sami El-Yaziji


(her names means Tune)

Translation (by Nahida Exiled)

Peace be with you, mercy and blessings
I am poet Nagham Sami El-Yazji
From Gaza,
But my native city is Yaffa
God willing, we will return to Yaffa

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First poem (recited in Palestinian dialect)

I am eight

EIGHT years of bombing and destruction,

Fear and dispossession

I survived three wars

THREE wars

Each is more horrific than the previous

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Is there a little girl, in this entire universe

who ever lived three wars, in such a brief age?

I was asleep, in the arms of mama and baba

Safe, tranquil and serene

Suddenly, they bombed our home

Our home is destroyed

My family were martyred

Mama died

Baba died

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At night, who will embrace me when I hear the bombing?

Who will buy me Ramadan’s lantern?

Who will buy me Eid clothes?

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I don’t want anything from you

I don’t want food, clothes or toys

All I want is safety, tranquility and peace

I want my family

I want my home, my beautiful memories

I want to sleep in serenity, wake up in serenity and play free

O world

O WORLD

Is that too much to ask?

Is that too much for me, a Palestinian child, to ask?

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Nagham reads her second poem in Classical arabic

I am Naghamu

I am a child

The nectar of my dreams infuses my lungs with life

Love runs in my veins

I embroider my tears in my heart

To wear, a dress of sorrow

Swathing me with light of dawn

I am a child

I am Naghamu

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People say, my name is a tune

People say, I am a song, soft and delightful

They didn’t know that phosphorus bombs have ignited our calm nights

They didn’t know that the bombing has created my first revolution

The revolution of my exiled father

The revolution of my childless grandmother

The revolution of our budding childhood

The revolution of our traumatised home

The revolution of our usurped neighbourhood

The revolution of our parched blood

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What is my name?

What is the meaning of my name?

The relevance of my name?

When a nightmare is crushing my lungs

Without food, without a home, without a name

Without hope, without love, without a dream

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What is my sin?

What is my sin? answer me

I, what did I… do?

What did I do?

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Did I commit a crime for loving this universe, O mama?

Is my crime that I fell in love with this universe for a moment, mama?

I don’t adore it any more

How can I adore it without mama, without Muna, without Huda, without Rami?
I am Naghamu

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I remember, Lema and Nour

 

Her name is Lema, listen to her whispers roaring

 

 

A letter to Arabs


This poem was read by Nourul-Islam abu Huwaishel just 45 minutes before he was killed by the Jewish state:

A letter to Arabs


In Gaza, we are alright
Comfort us with good news about you
In war, we are alright
How about you?

Our martyrs are under rubble
Our children are living in tents
Asking about you, where are you?
In Gaza, we are alright
Comfort us with good news about you

The Sea is behind us, but we still resist
Our enemy is in front of us, but we still resist

We’ve got enough weapons, food, and promises of peace
We thank you for your “support”

Our souls, our wounds, our skies, our homes, our faces, our blood, our eyes, our coffins;
Protect us from your promises and your words

In Gaza, we are alright
Comfort us with good news about you

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Her name is Tune


Listen to Nagham reading her poems

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Two awe-inspiring poems by child poet Nagham Sami El-Yaziji
(her names means Tune)

Translation (by Nahida Exiled)

Peace be with you, mercy and blessings
I am poet Nagham Sami El-Yazji
From Gaza,
But my native city is Yaffa
God willing, we will return to Yaffa

* * *

First poem (recited in Palestinian dialect)

I am eight

EIGHT years of bombing and destruction,

Fear and dispossession

I survived three wars

THREE wars

Each is more horrific than the previous

* * *

Is there a little girl, in this entire universe

who ever lived three wars, in such a brief age?

I was asleep, in the arms of mama and baba

Safe, tranquil and serene

Suddenly, they bombed our home

Our home is destroyed

My family were martyred

Mama died

Baba died

* * *
At night, who will embrace me when I hear the bombing?

Who will buy me Ramadan’s lantern?

Who will buy me Eid clothes?

* * *
I don’t want anything from you

I don’t want food, clothes or toys

All I want is safety, tranquility and peace

I want my family

I want my home, my beautiful memories

I want to sleep in serenity, wake up in serenity and play free

O world

O WORLD

Is that too much to ask?

Is that too much for me, a Palestinian child, to ask?

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Nagham reads her second poem in Classical arabic

I am Naghamu

I am a child

The nectar of my dreams infuses my lungs with life

Love runs in my veins

I embroider my tears in my heart

A dress of sorrow

Swathing me with light of dawn

I am a child

I am Naghamu

* * *
People say, my name is a tune

People say, I am a song, soft and delightful

They didn’t know that phosphorus bombs have ignited our calm nights

They didn’t know that the bombing has created my first revolution

The revolution of my exiled father

The revolution of my childless grandmother

The revolution of our budding childhood

The revolution of our traumatised home

The revolution of our usurped neighbourhood

The revolution of our parched blood

* * *
What is my name?

What is the meaning of my name?

The relevance of my name?

When a nightmare is crushing my lungs

Without food, without a home, without a name

Without hope, without love, without a dream

* * *

What is my sin?

What is my sin? answer me

I, what did I… do?

What did I do?

* * *
Did I commit a crime for loving this universe, O mama?

Is my crime that I fell in love with this universe for a moment, mama?

I don’t adore it any more

How can I adore it without mama, without Muna, without Huda, without Rami?
I am Naghamu

Perpetual Nakba


In 1948 WAR, my grandmother was a young mother,

My mother was a child in 1948

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In 1967 WAR my mother was a young mother,

I was a child in 1967

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In 1987 WAR, I was a young mother,

My daughter was a child in 1987

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In 2014 WAR, my daughter is a young mother

My granddaughter is a child in 2014

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EVERY SINGLE ONE of us,

FIVE generation girls/ women/ mothers/ grandmothers

Have lived the Nakba

Repeated over and over and over again

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Enemies of Life


In Devil’s temple, they chose to pray

 

On corpses of babies they preyed inside

 

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A pothole of Hell called “Israel”

 

Ogres of Zion crawled, side by side

 

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Nightmare creeps of doom and gloom

 

Squirmed upon the Holy Land

 

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Demons buzz above the ground

 

Raining death, drab, cold and blind

 

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Gushing throe, crushing below

 

Leaving oceans waste behind

 

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One stinky breath of Satan-yahu

 

Ghostly spell, all life denied

 

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Hold on, you creeps, not so fast

 

Your karma awaits: “meet me outside”

 

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My Beloved Little Ones


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Children of the stones

 

Children of Palestine

 

Beacons of Dignity

 

Lanterns of Hope

 

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Freedom-lovers, Life-Givers

 

Before you courage, I stand in awe

 

At your wounds, I lower my gaze in shame

 

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In altruism, you are the masters

 

For Humanity…  The Inspiration

 

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Before the beauty of your scarred faces

 

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I bow my head down

Kiss your feet

In utmost love and adoration

 

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Terminology and Palestine


 

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I receive this email from Dr Gabi Weber 

Dear friends of Palestine,

In recent years, the discussion about alternative solutions in Palestine has intensified. At various conferences held, among other places, in Haifa, Ramallah, Munich, Stuttgart and Dallas, the subject of ODS – One Democratic State – was analysed as a viable solution, i.e. one state for all. This important discussion is now coming to Zurich. Why now? How could ODS be implemented? Where do the current political parties in the region stand?  What would this mean for the people and the region?  We invite you for an in-depth discussion of ODS on the 17-18th May for a two-day conference in Zurich:

 

ODS One Democratic State in Palestine / Israel

May 17th 2014: Public symposium at Volkshaus, Zurich: 10:00am to 9:30pm, Stauffacherstrasse 60, 8004 Zurich

–        with Ghada Kharmi, Ilan Pappe, Samir Abed-Rabbo, Rania Madi, Yoav Bar, Radi Jarai, Ofra Yeshua-Lyth and many more.      In the evening, open discussions with the speakers will be held

May 18th 2014: Workshops sessions for activists and speakers at Quartierzentrum Aussersihl Zurich: 11am to 4pm, Hohlstrasse 67, 8004 Zurich

–        with activists from solidarity groups from Switzerland, Germany, Austria & others

All lectures and discussions will be held in English, with little to no translation.

Tickets: will be sold at the door for CHF 35 (basic ticket) or CHF 70 (support ticket: includes donation for event). In cash only, allows access to all activities held on both days; food and drinks not included.

Ticket Reservation: via email to onedemocraticstate@gmx.ch stating your full name, number of tickets, and whether you plan to attend the Saturday, Sunday or all sessions. Please RSVP by latest May 13th.

Presented by:

Further information about ODS can be found at: www.odspal.jimdo.com and www.ods-palestine.ps

Please distribute this e-mail and flyer to other interested parties and please spread to your websites, Facebook pages, etc.

In Solidarity,

Shirine Dajjani, ODS Zurich

This was my response:

Dear Gabi

I would like to bring to the attention of the conference, to Palestinians who call for ODS and their supporters, the following points hoping that my concerns would be incorporated in the discussion and taken seriously:

The hidden dangers of the use of incorrect terminology in our struggle:

a) In calling “Israel” APARTHEID

b) In calling for Abolition of Zionism,

c) In calling for One Democratic State solution as opposed to LIBERATION

d) In the Obliteration of Concepts of Resistance and Liberation

 

1) Presenting “Israel” an Apartheid is a CONCEALMENT of GENOCIDE

Calling the Zionist entity mere “apartheid”, i.e “separation”, would only serve in concealing the true expansionist  GENOCIDAL nature of the Jewish state, thus whitewashing and minimising its century old crimes of ethnic cleansing and slow genocide.Such perception diminishes the Palestinians alienable rights into some modest demands of betterment of treatment by simple changes and modifications to “Israel’s” laws, naively assuming that such aims could be achieved by campaigning to put pressure on “Israel”  in order to revise some of its policies.

“Apartheid” presents “Israel” as a “normal” and “legitimate” political system which contains only few holes, some racist laws, and wrong policies which can easily be changed and corrected. Such use would no doubt promote the legitimization of this entity.

From a legal aspect, crimes of apartheid does not carry the same weight under International Law as Crimes against Humanity, which “Israel” is guilty off, thus may be harder to prosecute.

Campaigning to demand that the existing Jewish state, would change some of its policies (rather than to call for its dismantling and delegitimisation, to end this entity, once and for all) would simply enable the total usurpation of historic Palestine.

 

 

2)   Abolition of Zionism is absolutely vacuous and meaningless

 

Zionism is “JEWISH NATIONALISM, an ideology needed at a certain time to BRING JEWS to Palestine and to create a homeland for Jews, and now a significant percentage of them are already there. Zionism has ACHIEVED ALL ITS GOALS. So as an ideology and a concept, it is not even needed anymore, because all its aims have been achieved and abandoning it is surplus.
Imagine if we had an aim and call it RFP (Rat Free Palestine), then in 5 years from now, we achieve that aim, how meaningful can it be if international groups for the rights of rats to come after we achieved our goal, and to demand that we abolish RFP ideology! Their campaign is not only meaningless and pointless but also stupid

 

3) Transforming “Israel” into one democratic state is sugar coated poison


This is a glaring call for:
a)  Legitimizing “Israel”, worse, it is a call for promoting the enlargement of its boundaries, to encompass the ENTIRE land of Palestine, by annexing what remains of Palestine.
b) Wiping out the Palestinian Identity by giving Palestinians “Israeli” citizenship, thus covertly calling for the “israelization” of what remains of Palestinians,
c) Fantasising the idea of “equal rights” under “Israeli” authority, without taking into consideration the root causes of the racist laws, namely the ideology of supremacy and the “chosen-mess” with all its abhorrent implications, is detrimental to the just cause of Palestine.

By defacto, and sheer reality on the ground, “Israel” holds and will continue to hold all the apparatus of power in all spheres; military, academia, financial, political, social, media.
The mirage of equality in an inherently supremacist society is one of the most deceptive baits Palestinians could contemplate it is beyond naive to think otherwise.Promoting a solution in which criminals, thieves and murderers for several generations, reap the fruits of their deeds and get rewarded with keeping the loot is a mockery of every ethical principle humanity ever developed.
It is a moral degradation which justifies and paves the grounds for more wars of conquests and genocide.After witnessing their ruthlessness and inhumanity for seven decades as well as witnessing the deeds of their lobby and powerful organizations in many countries, is not idiotic to embrace the idea of imposing foreign-terrorist-racist-supremacist invaders on our lives by our own freewill?

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The one state means in plain language:

1) Inviting the Zionist entity to ANNEX and OCCUPY what is left of Palestine.2) Blessing the invaders with the “right” to keep the LOOT of whatever they have captured through wars of conquest and aggression.

3) Enabling the invaders to ENLARGE and EXPAND their entity, a small step towards a “greater israel”.

4) Embracing the finalization of the Zionist project.

5) Campaigning to upgrade the Palestinians’ status from “occupied Palestinian” to “slave Israelis”, living under the boot of Jewish supremacists who see Palestinians and other goyim as animals created only to serve Jews.

6) Absolving war criminals, murderers and land grabbers of all responsibility before the law, nay, rewarding them for their crimes.

 

This poll which clearly concludes that “Most of the Jewish public in Israel supports the establishment of an apartheid regime in Israel if it formally annexes the West Bank

Is this “one-israeli-state” what Palestinians have been “yearning” for, for decades?Is this what they have been striving for and have sacrificed their lives for generations to achieve ?Is this what will fulfill their aspiration and make their sacrifices worthwhile?

  • Voluntarily legalizing the theft of their own Homeland !
  • Willingly aiding to finalize the Zionist project !
  • Submissively allowing the criminal Jewish-Zionist state to get closer to becoming “greater Israel” !
  • Gracefully helping the genocidal entity to expand even more, annexing what is left of Palestine!


4) The only fair and just solution is  FULL LIBERATION
by all legitimate meas of resistance

Hereby, for the sake of historical truth, and for defending, preserving and protecting the rights of future Palestinian children, I call upon this conference, and upon my brothers and sister, Palestinians and supporters alike to unite under the banner of LIBERATION, affirming our Inalienable Rights and clarifying our aims and aspirations to ourselves and to the world by SIGNING  this  Declaration

 

There is also a realistic proposal for our Jewish supporters who are serious about helping Palestinians in regaining their rights 

 

 

Best regards
Nahida Izzat, aka Exiled Palestinian

 

Imagine This !


With the “good” example of Balfour Declaration as a precedent,

IMAGINE THIS:

Nahida, Exiled Palestinian Declaration

Nahida, Exiled Palestinian [who has been languishing in exile for decades, along with millions of exiled Palestinians] view with favour the establishment in Britain of a national home for the LGBT people [who have been denied the right to express a national sovereignty and denied the right to exercise their cultural, political and national identity and aspirations as an oppressed and persecuted minority].

Exiled Palestinians will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-LGBT communities in Britain, or the rights and political status enjoyed by LGBT in any other country.

Exiled Palestinian, will go a step further and promises to give:

State of California to Yemeni people
State of Colorado and Kansas to Afghan people
State of Georgia to Pakistani people
State of Texas to Iranian people
States of Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia to Iraqi people
States of New Mexico and Arizona, to Mexican people
States of Washington, Oregon, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma to Black African people
States of Nevada, Utah, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Florida to South American people,

Furthermore, Exiled Palestinian promises to give:

France to Algerian people,
Germany to Turkish people,
Spain to Moroccan people
Italy to Libyan people
Finland to Zambian people
Russian Federation to left-handed people
Finland to Red-Haired people
Norway to people who like spaghetti and apple Juice

Exiled Palestinian invites people of FB vote for this Declaration please .

(Disclaimer: this is of course a satire)

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Alice in Holy-land


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Alice was falling up, then rising down,

With a quantum leap, transcending

Into a parallel universe

Were every thing is upside down,

And nothing is what it seems to be;

In a forgotten land, once called Palestine.

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In this land of wonders, Alice saw

Murderers get Nobel peace prizes,

Thieves are the guardians

Of peace and security,

War criminals are the law,

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In this land of faith, Alice saw

Strangers claiming that

God gave them every thing;

For they are the chosen

Above all others,

Despite the fact: most of them

Don’t even believe in God.

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In this land of pain, Alice saw

Olive trees uprooted for having roots in the past,

Farmers beaten for harvesting their crops,

Men shot for wanting to pray,

Women imprisoned for having a family,

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Children killed for going to school,

Babies gassed for… being.

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In this land of sorrow

Alice saw people in refugee camps;

With large rustic keys around their necks,

Gazing away in despair

At beautiful, invisible homes in the distance,

With no keyholes, no doors, not even walls.

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In this land of history

Alice saw signs for peace;

That only led to war and terror;

Road maps, but no roads;

Security zones, with no security;

Miles long checkpoints, where nothing is checked.

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In this land of paradox

Alice saw a queen of hearts

Leading an army with hearts of stone,

Yet Alice picked up stones

With tender hearts,

Stones with tongues

That can dance and even sing.

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I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think
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And through the rabbit hole

Alice came out again,

Disorientated and bewildered

Alice was in Holy-land

She went, she saw, she understood.

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Thank you Lina


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When I visited my friend, we sat to watch the news together with her little girl Lina, who surprised us with her wisdom and compassion.

Six-year-old Lina
Sitting with her mum
In her world of dreams
Watching news

Gazing away
Abruptly she says
“Mama
You know
Those Jews
Who took our land
If suddenly
They changed their mind
Decided
To give it all back
Even our trees
And our food
Then they’d become poor
They wouldn’t have to worry
We will give them
Some of our food
Share with them
Every thing we have
Mama
We won’t be bad”

This little Lina
Only months ago
Had a soldier’s gun
Pointing against her head

This little Lina
Only weeks ago
Had her uncle’s home
By their bulldozers
Razed to the ground

This little Lina
Didn’t know that
Only today
Some settlers
Protected by guns
And soldiers,
Invaded her village
Silwan
Near Jerusalem
Forced the inhabitants out
Of their homes
And occupied them

This little Lina
Proved very wrong
All that they say
“The abused …
Will become the abuser”

This little Lina
Never lost her soul
This little Lina
No doubt
Is our hope
And our ultimate victory

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I am so blessed


I Am So blessed

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I am so blessed

Being a Palestinian

Being a refugee

For over fifty years

I am so blessed

I wasn’t in the tank

With an army uniform

Killing and destroying

To frighten people away

It was a barren land

Later on to say!

I am so blessed

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Being under curfew

For most of my life

I am so blessed

I wasn’t with the army

Erecting high walls

Shooting at civilians

At every check-point

I am so blessed

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Losing my father

In one of their raids

I am so blessed

That it was not I

Flying planes of terror

Firing that missile

Then Laughing and rejoicing

The mission was a success

I am so blessed

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Watching my brother

Being taken away

I am so blessed

I wasn’t one of those

Kicking till he bled

From his nose and head

I am so blessed

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Burying my baby

With a bullet in her heart

I am so blessed

I wasn’t that soldier

Who took a baby’s life

Nor was I his mother

Who welcomed him a hero

When coming back home

I am so blessed

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Sleeping in a UN tent

Shivering in the freezing cold

I am so blessed

I wasn’t that settler

Who occupied my home

Justifying massacres

With a “PROMISE SO DIVINE”

Then, tossing and turning

 All night long

Wondering what’s wrong

Haunted by his deeds

Searching like mad

For a long lost peace

Which he can’t find

I am so blessed

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 Holding David’s stone

In my little hand

I am so blessed

I wasn’t giant Goliath

With mass-destruction might

Seeing himself invincible

With no hope in sight

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I Sing for Life


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by Palestinian poet Tawfeeq Ziyad

And I’d give half my lifetime to he who makes a crying child laugh

And I’d give the other half to protect a green flower from decay

And I’d walk a thousand years following a song

And I’d cross a thousand valleys whose paths are full of thorns

And I’d sail every sea that is rough to gather the scent at the lilac shores

 I am humanity in the shape of human

So would I relax, while the chaste blood is being spilled!!

 I’m singing to life

For to life I offered all my poems

 And my poems are all I’ve got

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The Curse of Chutzpa


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Gilad Atzmon argues that in order to best support Palestine we must cease to view the Palestinian struggle as “just another apartheid” or “just another colonial project”

What makes the occupation of Palestine “unique” is not the “specialness” of the suffering of Palestinians, nor is it the “uniqueness” of their tragedy or the “importance” of their cause.

What makes it “unique”is the fact that: those Jewish Zionists who occupy Palestine, those Jewish Zionists who support them, and even many of those Jewish anti-Zionists who oppose them view themselves as “unique”.

Many Jewish anti-Zionists view themselves as unique in the sense that they frantically hold on the notion of the “uniqueness” of the “Jewish suffering” and the inevitability of future “multi-holocausts” due to historic, intrinsic and incurable human-condition called “anti-semitism” which is in their view a “special” case of racism of inexplicable “hatred” for Jews.

With a considerable majority, whether hard-core Zionists, soft, liberal, or anti-Zionists, they have acquired a distorted image of themselves, their suffering, their history, their morality, and that of the world.

At the core of this perceived “uniqueness” lies the rotten seed of millennia of indoctrination with the concept of “CHOSEN-NESS” which gave birth to troubling concepts such as the so called “Jewish chutzpa“, the perceived feeling of “exclusivity”, “specialness”“elitism”, and the illusion of having “special mission”, “higher” morality, “superior” intellect, and “unique” history and suffering.

The failure of Jewish communities -liberal and otherwise- to acknowledge, address and deal with this “heritage” in a sincere and healing manner will provoke severe and unavoidable consequences.

As it appears,  many people of those who identify themselves as Jews fail to see the there is a fundamental contradiction and total incompatibility between their claim of humanism and their practices of exclusivity, and their claim of “high Jewish morality” and their real life practices of slander and excommunication when dealing with others whom they disagree with.

How can they talk about such a notion as “Jewish morality” or “Jewish heritage”:

While practicing oppression, either physical -as in the case of Zionist occupiers- or mental and psychological as in the case of anti-Zionists practice of thought oppression;

while viewing “the other” as less able intellectually or morally (i.e inferior) who is in constant need for guidance;

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e placing themselves “at the helm” of social progress and imposing themselves as “guardians” of anti-racist campaigns and as “leaders”  of liberation movements;

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appointing themselves as the intellectual and moral “elite” with the exclusive privilege to define the meaning of words such as racism and the right to identify who is racist or not;

while granting themselves the irrevocable and the unquestionable right to label, ostracize and excommunicate others as they wish;

Those who are engaged in the above appear to lack the most rudimentary qualities of modesty and humility needed to enable us humans to examine and evaluate our own words, actions and thoughts.

Thus they fail to gain the insight needed to self-reflect, self-criticize, self-improve thus to integrate without causing others to feel intimidated or oppressed.

Sooner or later people of the world (Palestinians included) will have to come to face such dreadful reality and deal with it.

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Who is there?


Oh human

Can’t you see!

I am precisely like you

I don’t like being humiliated

I am no one’s doormat

I’m person in my own right

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When I was born

I was born innocent

Happy and free

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And I want to live

A normal life

With dignity

Wouldn’t you?

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I realise there is a dawn

Waiting to be born

And that… after hardship… passes away

Ease will come to life… very soon

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But… they inflicted so much

Pain and cruelty

Upon this little girl

And upon her homeland

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The world is watching

Eyes open wide

In bewilderment

And disbelief

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“What we are watching

Is a fiction movie

It’s not really true”

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While in exile

Puzzled… I agonize

Wiping tears off my saddened face

Searching around

Any one there?

This is My Palestine

Looking up… into sky

Did You hear my cries?

Did You witness the crime?

In Palestine, Something Miraculous Happens

Suddenly

Knock… knock

A gentle tap

Yes, coming

Who is there?

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Hope is here

Smiling at my heart

Standing by my door

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BIZARRE


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A century of savage aggression;
Ethnically cleansing us,
Slow-genociding us,
Slaughtering our babies,
Breaking the bones of our children,
Shooting at point blank our boys and girls,
Imprisoning and torturing our bravest,
Assassinating our finest,
Denying our refugees the right to go back home,
Eradicating our exquisite architectural heritage,
Dissecting and disconnecting our towns,
Uprooting our fruit and olive trees,
Stealing our water and resources,
Destroying our Biblical villages,
Demolishing our homes,
Mutilating our landscape,
Deforming our valleys,
Maiming our hills,
Polluting our environment,
Desecrating our places of worship,
Violating the sanctuary of our ancestors,
Defecating  our cultural buildings,

Disfiguring our treasured and much loved land into a nuclear dump,

Transforming our peaceful, hospitable, inclusive, agricultural, life-fostering spiritual Holy Land,
Into a satanic, exclusivist, tribalistic, unholy, militaristic fortress
For the production of weapons of mass destruction.

Then,
After all that;

They get “offended” that
WE DO NOT PARTICULARLY LOVE THEM !

HELLO…

How can one “love” evil?

Are they really humans,
Or was I right in my childhood perception ? *

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* When I was a little girl, and because people in my village used to speak of them in fear and whispers, for the massacres and bloodshed caused by them -Deir Yassin is just next door, so for many years I used to think that they are huge scary monsters

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When a dress becomes an act of Resistance


The Vibrant Colours of Palestine

When I was  young, I was fascinated by the beautiful dresses of my grandmothers, their intricate colourful embroidery, their comfort and modesty appealed to my taste. It became a ritual for me to “borrow” such dresses from both my grandmothers, whenever we went to visit. My happiest and most exciting were the times I would wear such a dress and run outside to play, or to walk to the apple and grape orchard of my grandfather.

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As I grew older, my fascination grew, to the delight of my grandmother, who was overjoyed to see one of her granddaughters taking a liking to something she likes and wearing her embroidered dresses and coin-decorated hat. Filled with pride and happiness and with her usual huge grin, she would always choose the best of her dresses and help me put it on.

Several years later, I was able to produce some of my own embroidered dresses, and wore them with passion.

Until one day, my sister  told me a story that made me not only want to wear my Palestinian dresses out of love for the artwork and the beauty they represent, but also for a totally different reason.

My sister who lives in Australia, told me that she was shopping one day, and was enthralled to find one of the shops displaying some of these Palestinian embroidered dresses and crafts.

She ran into the shop in utter joy and excitement. She told the shopkeeper how wonderful these pieces are, and was about to tell her that she is a Palestinian herself and this is her Homeland’s traditional costume.

But before my sister could say a word, the shopkeeper made a shockingly false statement: “oh, this is our “Israeli” traditional dress and embroidery” ! ! !

My sister was left gobsmacked, outraged and fuming with anger!

“These people have no decency

They have no shame

Not only that they ROBBED our Homeland,   waterbooks organs, trees,  stones, homes,  property, food and native dishes, including hummus and falafel, but even our embroidery and traditional dress.

A disparate gang of rootless, disconnected robbers who have NO homogeneous culture, so they invent one by stealing ours !!”

The theft of Palestine became the greatest robbery in the history of mankind, a robbery of millennia old heritage and the attempted destruction of a superbly refined  and peaceful agricultural culture.

Caressed with the same gentle hands that tended the land, painted with love and embroidered with tenderness, one stitch at a time, a visual poetry exquisitely echoing the vibrant breathtaking beauty of the landscape, my Palestinian dresses became since that day, more than the beautiful traditional dress of my grandmothers, they are no longer mere functional and durable garments;

 Since that day, wearing my Palestinian dress, became a Historic Statement to set the records straight.

My Palestinian dress became an act of RESISTANCE.

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“Vote-Giving”? – No Thank you. We Choose LIBERATION


A Jewish “Israeli” man messaged me to inquire why am I opposed to the idea of what he calls “vote-switching”.

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This is my response:

The idea of “vote giving” is a pathetic one, in so far that it is primarily ineffective, and what is more it gives YOU, “Israeli” Jews, the impression that YOU are being “helpful” and “generous” by “giving” us “something”, on the other hand it stages Palestinians in the most undignified position at the receiving end of the occupier’s “charitable”  deed. While in reality it is mere vacuous bubble, smoke in the air:

1) It gives the fake impression of legitimacy to an entity which is in reality ILLEGITIMATE, an attempt to “beautify” and “democratize” that which is heinously ugly and fundamentally undemocratic.

2) It is a form of normalization, where Palestinians under occupation and in exile are hoodwinked to believe that “they are voting”, when in reality they are “voting” in a system and for a system that is oppressing them.

3) “Giving” us YOUR vote CHANGES NOTHING ON THE GROUND, no matter how wild your imagination is, you know as much as I do that the outcome of such ridiculous move is NOTHING:
a) in terms of election results; knowing that you can only chose between two evils: evil and “lesser” evil as it is the case in all Western “democracies” but on a much deeper and worse level in the Zionist entity.
b) in terms of how “honest” are those “Israelis” who will vote for you as a Palestinian (not much confidence there).
c) in terms of the number of “Israeli” Jews who would be sooooo “generous” as to “give” us their vote. you know how pathetically insignificant your numbers are, no need to pretend otherwise.

4) If we really want to achieve REAL CHANGE on the ground, one needs clearly defined aims and objectives. My objective, which is irrefutably, the objective of the majority of Palestinians is the LIBERATION of Palestine. What is yours?

5) We are sick and tired of being told what to do to achieve our goals, what is good for us, how to resist, what should our future be like, or have occupiers vote on our behalf, we especially sick and tired to hear from those who caused our Nakba in the first place, YOU Jewish “supporters”. If you really are sincere in your desire to help, you really need to learn to be HUMBLE for once and  accept to sit in the back seat and let the only LEGITIMATE Nation of Palestine DECIDE for ourselves without your “supervision”, “mentoring”  and “steering”. You are NOT God’s “chosen”, your are NOT “superior” human-beings, NOR are you intellectually “superior” than anyone else.  Our future is NOT entangled with yours because you have made a mess in an entire region of the world for almost a century in ever greater murderous genocidal criminality. Individually and collectively Jewish “Israelis” are accountable for past and ongoing Crimes Against Humanity. Legally and Historically you will have  to bear the consequences. The “golden times” of warmongering, land theft and  assassination of children will soon be over.

6) We need ACTION that brings CHANGE not just  symbolic gesture which makes YOU feel good, while leaving us stagnating, like rabbits running till exhaustion in a cylinder only to stay still…
It is exactly like you coming to help building a demolished house only for it to be re-demolished again and again and again and again; useless “action” of alleged “resistance” only to deplete our time, energy and resources and achieve NOTHING on the ground but the illusion of “victory”.
If your really want to help then, go all the way and do the REAL STUFF.

7) The REAL STUFF is NOT a “Kum ba yah” song, oh let’s hug each other then miraculously your bullets would molest our babies less aggressively, your bombs would fall softer on our heads or our decades of excruciating pain of exile would suddenly taste sweeter. We do NOT need a “vote” from an “Israeli” OCCUPIER to elect another “Israeli” OCCUPIER, what we need is REAL ACTION of goodwill and sincerity that proves to us that you are genuinely sorry for what you have done and willing to put things right, i.e:

a)  Total disengagement with the Zionist entity, abandon the so called “Israeli” citizenship, and think of ways to stop the illegitimate illegal flood of Jews who have nothing to do with Palestine.
b) If you really so love the land and so hate the crimes committed and so hate injustice, you can apply for Palestinian citizenship.
c) Work within the International Legal system to help Return all STOLEN LAND and PROPERTY and to facilitate the RETURN of ALL refugees.
d) Participate, collect information and help facilitate Law-suites against “israeli” criminals whether soldiers,  settlers or outside collaborators, promoters and financiers.
e) Work within YOUR communities world wide to bring change in their supremacist attitude and criminal behaviour (for financing and supporting criminals)
f) Work through legal avenues to REVOKING ISRAEL’S UN MEMBERSHIP. The racist genocidal occupation entity, which was in breach of UN Charters, which has violated and defied more UN resolutions and charter principles than any other. This illegitimate entity has no moral or legal ground whatsoever to be a member of the UN. Its membership is a disgrace on the face of humanity and a mockery of International Law. Israel’s UN membership should have never happened in the first place.

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8) Insisting on squeezing the Palestinian struggle to fit the apartheid model of South Africa or black America is a double whammy:

Firstly, presenting the Zionist entity as a normal state with a few apartheid policies that can be changed is fundamentally false:
a) what is happening in Palestine is NOT mere segregation and apartheid, what is going on is ethnic cleansing, wiping a country off the map and slow genocide.
b) Racism in the “Jewish state” is ideological, grounded in “sacred” texts, cultural practices and the inherent concept of “chosen-ness”, unlike South Africa in which racism was a momentary convenience, reflecting opportunistic fulfillment of self-interest of a white minority.

Secondly, when activists are intoxicated with the deceptive mantra of “Equal rights, One State, Two People”, offered as the best formula and ideal model of solution  rather than other successful models of Liberation, such as Algeria for example, that means the they  participates in whitewashing and rewarding the century-ongoing Zionist crimes, such paradigm gives a lee-way to the thriving of an illegal genocidal expansionist racist entity. Such solution would mean blessing the EXPANSION of “Israel” and granting the Zionist occupier a comprehensive and “peaceful”  take over, and unrestricted control over our land and our lives.

Like North America, South Africa was conquered and subsequently ruled by white Europeans several centuries ago, i.e. BEFORE International Law adopted through the  Nuremberg Principles right after WW2, explicitly prohibited land acquisition through military conquest, and clearly defined Crimes Against Humanity, amidst them Wars of Aggression and Conquest , Genocide and Instigation of Wars & Crimes against peace, and War crimes  to be the worst categories of crimes. All the latter Crimes having been, and still are in even worse manner, perpetrated by Jewish Israelis.

Furthermore, this “one-state, two people” approach fully ignores the unbalanced premise of the reality on the ground, and the implication such proposal would have – namely the finalization of the aims of the racist, expansionist and exclusionary Jewish Nationalist experiment called “Israel”. It would de facto annex all residual Palestinian post-1967 Bantustans, and attach them to what would inevitably be “Israel” no matter what convoluted name would be attached to. Because indeed, there is no need to be a rocket scientist to know full well who would keep the arsenal, who would keep the apparatus of power, judicial, military, executive, financial, etc.

All the while the demand granting equal rights to all, includes supremacists and invaders who have no historic or legal rights to the land, who are still flocking to Palestine as we speak, armed to the teeth by their support networks in US-America, in other words, these are active dangerous psychopathic criminals.

Zionist Jews did not come to Palestine with olive branches to begin with, they did not come with peaceful intentions of co-existence with the indigenous population. They gushed in like savages, terrorizing unarmed peaceful farmers and land tenders, they tortured and imprisoned, they came to destroy, “cleanse”, conquer and dominate.

A century on, their racist ideology, their use of terror, and their abominable psychopathic behaviour has only intensified, and drastically. The vast majority of that artificial “society” -and for very specific supremacist ideological reasons- are unwilling/ incapable of viewing the “other” as equal and over the passing of time they have shown to be unwilling to become modest or peaceful , let alone remain peaceful.

Would any decent human-being force a mother to marry the murderer of her child?

Would any decent human-being find it acceptable to force a child to live with his paedophile abuser?

Would any decent human-being accuse these people, child and mother of “immorality” or call them “unrealistic” for refusing to tie their future with their abusers?

Through the delusional “Equal Rights, One State, Two People” proposal, the FACTS ON THE GROUNDS would remain unchanged, and probably aggravated, since these FACTS, stock and barrel, would remain in the hands of SUPREMACISTS.

This is NOT a solution.

“Israelis” who claim to have understood the role of their community in the CREATION and CONTINUATION of Palestinian Nakba, those who claim to be disgusted with the crimes of their society, those who say they feel remorseful and repentant, if they are indeed honest, then the least they could do is to show some signs of sincerity, meaning to show the desire and determination to correct the mistakes of their “people”.

Only then their victims may investigate the fragile alleys of forgiveness or punishment. The victims should have the last say irrespective of what their judgment might be, they should not be vilified, indicted or moralized with, for they have suffered more than enough for almost a century.

The emergence of forgiveness and reconciliation requires certain conditions:

1) Stopping the crime
2) Admitting of guilt
3) Asking for pardon
4) And most importantly rectifying the wrong

None of these conditions are ever considered as an option amongst that mighty sick racist Zionist society as a collective.

Those very few individuals who show some support for Palestinians are rarely, if ever, able to accept even the return of refugees. They NEVER go beyond calling for “equal rights”. i.e. they NEVER go as far as total RESTITUTION and REINSTATEMENT of ALL PROPERTY and RIGHTS to the dispossessed Palestinians.

Morally blinded (by self interest) and submerged in dishonesty (due to the conflict of interest) they pretend not see that such approach is fatally flawed from its inception. For it equates between AGGRESSORS and VICTIMS. It ABSOLVES the CRIMINALS from being PROSECUTED by LAWS of JUSTICE, and it ABSOLVE them from GIVING BACK REAL ASSETS of LAND and PROPERTY.

If Jewish “Israeli” peace activists fail to see the lopsided morality in such approach, then they need to go back on their knees for some self-reflection and pray to see some light that might help restore their humanity.

In my entire life, I have met ONE, only ONE EX-“Israeli”, who calls himself Palestinian Hebrew. He vehemently rejects “Israel” with all its aggression, violence, theft and supremacy. He took the most admirable stance by imposing exile upon himself even though he was born in a settlement near Al-Quds/ Palestine, because he MORALLY REFUSES to BE PART of that RACIST CRIMINAL SOCIETY.

Such is my brother, such is a person of moral rectitude who is worthy of Palestinian citizenship upon liberation of Palestine.

Make no mistake, the fate of Palestine will be the forbearing sign indicating the shape of the future of International Relationships. By failing to liberate Palestine, we forfeit International Law, and that unambiguously opens the gates to an abyss. Any predatory group equipped with some military, would be vindicated to conquer and destroy whatever they want, wherever they want, on the primitive basis of military force. Basically a staggering regression back into the Stone Age methodology, expanded globally by contemporaneous weaponry’s range and effect, which is biocidal,and instantaneous .

In conclusion, in this war-ridden era it has become a matter of acute urgency and prime importance, that Nations reconvene as a Community, to fulfill its responsibility to Restore International Law, as well as to affirm universal  principles of ethics, in order to stop the bloodshed and destruction of our beautiful planet, by stopping predators and warmongers by all means necessary.

The following are the aims of most Palestinians,

FULL LIBERATION of Historic Palestine. The Holy Land must be free from racists committing atrocities. A way must be found, to bring reason to the Holy Land, and there is no other way than to evict foreign criminals. Keep in mind that before the invasion by Jewish foreigners, Palestine was characterized by the harmonious coexistence between respectively a Palestinian Muslim majority, a Palestinian Christian minority and a Palestinian Jewish minority. To restore this harmonious cohesive fabric is the only way forward.

FULL SOVEREIGNTY of the Palestinian Nation over their ancestral country: Palestine, with a constitution and a political system of their own independent choice. For the sake of International Peace and Security.

PROSECUTION OF WAR CRIMINALS, plans of which should start without delay, A Palestinian JUDICIAL and IMMIGRATION System, will respectively prosecute former “Israeli” criminals and their associates, and/or grant or decline on an individual basis, a Right to Remain, based on criteria solely to be defined by said Immigration and Integration Services. Anyone who can prove non-participation in the ex-Israeli occupation apparatus, and who has demonstrated ability and willingness to a respectable and law-abiding conduct, will probably obtain a chance to gain unrestricted Palestinian citizenship, with equal rights.

RETURN, RESTITUTION and COMPENSATIONS: Palestinian refugees have the unconditional Right of Return. Palestine and the Palestinian Nation at large, are entitled to full and unconditional Restitution of their land and property whenever possible, assorted with appropriate Compensation for more than seven decades of deprivation and slow genocide, Cultural destruction, and a whole array of atrocities and usurpation. .

Now, the question is:

Would you or any “Israeli” Jew be interested to join us in our struggle for LIBERATION as one of us, as an EX-”Israeli” and a future Palestinian?

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When I was seven, Jesus cried…


When I was seven
I was living
In a beautiful village
North of Jerusalem
Near the heart of Palestine

I used to play
Where Jesus used to pray
I ran up the hills
Where he used to walk
Listening through the wind
To the echo of his talk
“Oh, children of God,
Love one another”

A man of Palestine
Gentle, kind, and giving
A true prince of peace
Ever so loving…

Up above my head
White fluffy clouds
Slept all day
On my blue sky’s lap

I used to lie down
Jumping with my soul
Up in to heaven
Weaving with the clouds
Snow white and teddy bears

I’d make up stories
Dressed up as a princess
Dancing with the fairies
Flying on the wings
Of a pure white bird

With a magical brush
That no one could see
I painted the world
With colours of the rainbow

I flew wiping tears away
Of every human face
Putting a big smile
Right in their place

I spoke every language
With no words at all
With all words of love
They answered my call

Every drop of water
Every grain of sand
Every green leaf
Felt God’s loving hand

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One summer day
My life was turned
Up-side down

My peaceful world
SUDDENLY .. ran away
Leaving me to drown
Shivering all alone
In the grave-yard of town

THE SIX-DAY WAR
EVER SO CRUEL
The army of Zion
Marched ready to fight
Crushing us with bombs
Proud of all their might

Stealing our country
Was a “ God given right”
Killing.. maiming.. destroying
“CHOSEN”, so it’s all right
Bombing peaceful towns

All night and day
Killing young children
So, no longer to play

Tearing clouds apart
Scaring them away
Burning innocent lives
Chasing dreams away

Filled with shame and guilt
Of Hitler’s holocaust

Followers of Christ
People of the west
Cheered .. rejoiced ..hurray
To a cheap victory

While Jesus was weeping
Crying out loud
The murder of his children
And the rape of his land
When I was seven
Jesus cried
Ever so hard ! !

My First Letter


My first letter

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During the 1967 war, I was only seven when we were forced to leave Palestine in search of safety, thinking that it’s only a matter of weeks before we could go back home. We were denied that right ever since.

As a refugee in Jordan I wrote this letter to my auntie who stayed behind in Palestine.  However, she never received it.  When I saw her 37 years later, I read the letter to her face to face.

Dearest Auntie Intisar,

I have been waiting

For many, many days

Many, many weeks

To come back home

And see you

Give you a big hug

I miss you so

I miss my bedtime stories

You used to tell me

Ali Baba, wishater Hassan

I miss your warm and gentle hand

Stroking through my hair

Till I fall asleep

I tried to come with my mum

And cross the boarders

Many times

“They” wouldn’t let us through

If I’d known

That this is what they’d do

I would never ever have left Palestine

But don’t worry auntie

Because I have a plan

When I grow up

I’ll go to university

I’ll study magic

And I’ll become a fairy

I’ll turn all the soldiers into little ants

Harmless, tiny and peaceful

They’ll go away

And Leave us alone

We’ll cross the boarders

And be together again

In our homeland

Palestine

Love, hugs and kisses

Your niece

Nahida

  ♥ ♥ ♥

Don’t . . .


A PALESTINIAN QUOTE 

From

مركز أحرار لدراسات الأسرى

النسخة الفيسبوكية لمركز احرار لدراسات الاسرى وحقوق
الانسان تحت اشراف الاستاذ فؤاد الخفش الباحث المختص ومدير مركز احرار
لدراسات الاسرى

Don’t call me a Palestinian of the Palestinian Territories because it is called Palestine.

Don’t give me a fraction of my homeland and call it a solution.

Don’t give me oppression and call it peace.

Don’t give me a Bantustan and call it a home.

Don’t give me a prison and call it freedom.

Don’t draw the borders of my existence according to your whims and interests and call it a state.

My home is not a disfigured result of a till-death-do-us-part-marriage between the occupier and the champions of negotiators-for-life that yields a Bantustan on 20% of my homeland.

My home is not a “lets legitimize the Zionist racist colonization of Palestine and hope they accept us and allow us to live with them one day” tale for the sake of fame and a shoulder pat from “conditional-supporters”, while giving the Zionist usurpers a right to my land which they stole and continue to colonize… a right to my home which they destroyed and continue to destroy…. a right to my village which they ethnically cleansed and continue to do so to the rest of Palestine… a right to Palestine, the Palestine they raped and continue to rape for over 63 years, a rape they are proud of and celebrate very year while denying us even the tears and the memories and the names of the victims they massacred and the villages they erased.

My Palestine is the home that is mine since the dawn of history till the end of history.

My Palestine is the home of my ancestors, the home between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River.

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PALESTINE: Now What?


We’ve just witnessed the warm embrace given to Palestine by the entire
decent world, excluding of courses those who chose the side of evil,
throwing themselves in an obscene disgrace, slaves at the feet of the
“chosen”.

Such memorable event might not change much on the ground, however, one cannot dismiss its huge significance, that event is a signal indicating shifting of power worldwide.

WORLD GET READY

Palestinians did not give up before, and they have no intention to give up now. They will continue to pursue the course of JUSTICE and LIBERATION by ALL MEANS they deem necessary and appropriate.  

  • FULL LIBERATION of Historic Palestine. The Holy Land must be free from atrocities committing racists. A way must be found, to bring reason to the Holy Land, and there is no other way than to evict foreign criminals.
  •  FULL SOVEREIGNTY of the Palestinian Nation over their ancestral country: Palestine, with a constitution and a political system of their own independent choice. For the sake of International Peace and Security.
  • PROSECUTION OF WAR CRIMINALS, plans of which should start immediately without delay, A Palestinian JUDICIARY and IMMIGRATION System, will respectively prosecute former “Israeli” criminals and their associates, and/or grant or decline on an individual basis, a Right to Remain, based on criteria solely to be defined by said Immigration and Integration Services.
  • NATIONALISATION AND PALESTINIAN CITIZENSHIP, anyone who can prove non-participation in the ex-Israeli occupation apparatus, and who has demonstrated ability and willingness to a respectable and law-abiding conduct, will probably obtain a chance to gain unrestricted Palestinian citizenship, with equal rights.
  • RETURN, RESTITUTION and COMPENSATIONS: Palestine and the Palestinian Nation at large, are entitled to full and unconditional Restitution of their land and property whenever possible, assorted with appropriate Compensation for more than seven decades of deprivation and slow genocide, Cultural destruction, and a whole array of atrocities and usurpation..
  •  REVOKING ISRAEL’S UN MEMBERSHIP. The racist genocidal occupation entity, which was in breach of UN Charters, which has violated and defied more UN resolutions and charter principles than any other. This illegitimate entity has no moral or legal ground whatsoever to be a member of the UN. Its membership is a disgrace on the face of humanity and a mockery of International Law. Israel’s
    UN membership should have never happened in the first place.

Beloved People of Gaza


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Beloved people of Gaza

Treasured heroes of Palestine

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Teachers of love, courage and dignity

Archetype of humanity

.

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 Allow me to kneel down

And wash your feet with my tears

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Kiss your blessed hands

And sprinkle your beautiful faces

With musk and scented rose petals

.

 .

While we sat pondering like fools

Utterly helpless

Talking much and doing little

Going round and round in circles

Thinking how to help

What to offer you to relief some of your pain

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 .

As usual

Full of surprises

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You come out to our rescue

Soothe our agony

You offer most precious gifts

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Lessons in bravery

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Steadfastness, patience, perseverance,

Defiance, resilience

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Optimism against all odds

Creativity in the face of utter oblivion

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You’ve demonstrated

We are the captives

You are the free one

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You have chosen resistance over subjugation

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You decided

Never to surrender

Never to be enslaved

Not even to superpowers

Would we ever learn from you?

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In Palestine, Something Miraculous Happens


By Nahida- Exiled Palestinian

 

In Palestine 

 
Terror reigns
Psychopaths claim dominance
and a “G-d given right to rob, kill and maim
 
In Palestine
Terror reigns
 
Smiles … wiped of innocent faces
 Little girls weep
Little boys butchered
Babies are slain
In Palestine
Terror reigns
Criminals are the law
They bomb, they shoot, they smite
With mini-nukes they wipe life out
In Palestine
Terror reigns
Without “lamp-shades”, bodies mutilated
Without “cremationovens”, toddlers charcoaled 
 
Without “gas-chambers”, Tiny tots… exterminated
In Palestine
Terror reigns
Aggressors crowned with victim-hood”
Their victims… “anti-Semites”, “filled with hate” !
They murder then cry
Sneer as they lie
They twist and deceive, innocence they proclaim
 Apart from themselves, Everyone to blame
 
In Palestine
 
Primary colours no longer three
 Red and green, black and white
Freedom painted red… Love is green
Sacrifice and faith black and white
In Palestine
 Out of the ashes humanity rises tall
 Resilience leaves you you speechless
Courage takes your breath away

and in contrast 

Bottomless cowardice

As never seen before

In Palestine
Something miraculous happens
 The more people die
The more hope is born!
Hope… Astounding
 Bequest of the Divine
 
Seen in every face 
Written with every name
 

Gaza Speaks


By Nahida Exiled Palestinian

LOOK AT ME
 I would love to write poetry about love, 
Paint rainbows and butterflies, 
Smell the scent of pink rose buds, 
And dance; 
Dance with the melody of jubilant bluebirds
I would love to close my eyes and see children smiling 
No guns pointing at their heads 
Tell them stories of lily-like fairies in far-away lands
 Not of bullets shrieking…. missiles exploding 
But 
How can I? 
  
How can I? 
 
  
How can I?
How can I? 
 
There is a dagger in my heart 
I am hurting 
Hurting
 I bleed, 
I cringe 
I cry 
HUMANITY, WHERE ARE YOU? 
I am being slaughtered 
Under your watchful eyes
 I am cold… cold…. cold 
I cringe
 I cry 
Humanity, where are you? 
Why do you turn your face away? 
Why do you keep looking the other way? 
I am here
 Languishing 
In Gaza’s alleyways 
Humanity, where are you?
 Look at me 
See me 
I am here 
Sighing 
In Gaza’s alleyways
 I cringe

I cry
 Humanity,
 Enough turning the other way ! 
Turning a deaf ear
 Turning a blind eye
 
While I,

and oh ! 
My poor children
Die

Conflict of Interest and the Obliteration of Concept of Liberation


By Nahida – Exiled Palestinian
We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population“. ~~ [41] The Koenig Report

We have to kill all the Palestinians unless they are resigned to live here as slaves.” [42]~~ Shlomo Lahat,  mayor of Tel Aviv

We shall reduce the Arab population to a community of woodcutters and waiters.” [43]~~ Uri Lubrani, Israeli Prime Minister David Ben Gurion’s special adviser on Arab Affairs

We declare openly that the Arabs have no right to settle on even one centimeter of Eretz Israel … Force is all they do or ever will understand. We shall use the ultimate force until the Palestinians come crawling to us on all fours.” [44]~~ Raphael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Armed Forces

Between ourselves it must be clear that there is no room for both peoples together in this country. We shall not achieve our goal if the Arabs are in this small country. There is no other way than to transfer the Arabs from here to neighboring countries – all of them. Not one village, not one tribe should be left“. [39]~~ Joseph Weitz, head of the Jewish Agency’s Colonization Department

Source

Through many years of campaigning for Palestine, I came to realize that the movement is heavily infiltrated by Jewish Zionist and anti-Zionist activists, thus affecting at core level the path, aims and strategy of the movement. These elements have also managed to influence many in the movement including some Palestinian “intellectuals”.

Of course, I do not object to the participation of Jewish supporters in the Solidarity Movement with Palestine, however I strongly object to them having leadership and senior influential positions in the Movement:

NOT because they are Jewish;

NOT because of some alleged primitive irrational “hatred” for Jews;

and certainly NOT because of some ridiculous claim of “hidden anti-Semitism”;

But simply because of CONFLICT OF INTEREST, whereby many of those supporters actually and  admittedly harbour love, warm feelings and affection towards the “Jewish state” and its “population”. Many in fact have close relatives and family members who live in occupied Palestine.

Through this configuration, and motivated by sentimental attachment and kinship loyalty, they were keen to obliterate the concept of LIBERATION and to remove it completely from the vocabulary of activists, and inserting instead the concept of “two people, one future“, i.e. “working for justice” has been twisted to mean working for peace and security for both “Israelis” and Palestinians.

Some other consequences of allowing such elements at the heart of the Solidarity Movement is their STEERING the movement towards a position more favourable to “Israeli” Jews through the continual deflection from understanding the role of  international Jewish organizations in financing, promoting, sustaining and  defending the “Jewish state”.
This inappropriate form of control aims to polish up the ugly image of  racist Jewish “Israelis”, by prohibiting discussions related to four main identifiable problems and forbidding the scrutiny of  these vital topics:

1) The problem of the Ideology of Jewish Supremacism. (access to information denied by accusation of anti-Semitism)


2) The problem of Global Jewish-Zionist Networking.
(access to information denied by accusation of anti-Semitism)

3) The problem of idolizing the Holocaust -which is used as a tool to further Zionists aim. (access to information denied by accusation of Holocaust denial)

4) The problem of manipulating world policies through False-Flag operations. (access to information denied by accusation of being a conspiracy theorist)

 Disinformation leads to a misguided Solidarity

The suppression of the crucial information listed above has succeeded in blurring the vision, aims and strategy, thus steering the Solidarity Movement away and causing it to go completely off track.

Whereas, activists are prevented from scrutinizing or analysing these alarming problems through smear and intimidation;

Whereas, the concept of LIBERATION has been removed from the vocabulary of activists only to be replaced by “security for both“, and “equal rights for all” including land-thieves, mass-murderers and serial-killers;

Whereas, debates are framed and political discussions are limited to a mere criticism of some “Israeli” policies;

Whereas, activists are allowed only to analyse the Palestinian problem through the paradigm of two words,  Imperialism and Zionism;

Whereas, the greatest danger to Palestinian Struggle for Liberation is the trap of the so called “abandoning Zionism; (for what is abandoning a word or a concept when they keep the loot?)

Whereas, instead of supporting the FULL LIBERATION of Palestine, activists are tricked into promoting the ANNEXATION of what is left of Palestine, thereby creating defacto an even greater “ISRAEL”;

Whereas, activists are prevented from understanding the motivator and animator of the Jewish-Zionist occupiers’ sadistic behaviour (i.e the concept of “choseness”, an ideology of racism and supremacy));

Whereas, attempts are made to actively “normalize” a militaristic supremacist society, thus creating a false image of that society;

Whereas, deception and lying to Palestinians and the world was used by pretending that “It is possible to achieve equality with such supremacists”;

Whereas, activists are prevented from understanding the methods used to influence world-governments policies and public opinion (by deflecting from examining the work of the global Jewish-Zionist Networks including those who present themselves as representatives of Jewish communities, and deflecting from scrutinizing Mossad’s international criminal work and their False Flag ops.

Whereas, activists were prohibited from understanding the way the Holocaust is used as a justification to the theft of Palestine, the ongoing ethnic cleansing of its indigenous people and the permanent usurpation of Historic Palestine;

With all the above, it becomes clear that the Solidarity Movement has been hoodwinked and steered away from being a vibrant campaigner for the Liberation of Palestine into an agent of protection of the interest of the occupiers and their international network of support, with its powerful lobby , financial support  and human resources.

By abandoning the concept of LIBERATION, the Solidarity Movement is led to a cul-de-sac where a just solution can NEVER be found. Thus the Movement is rendered paralyzed and totally ineffective.

When activists are prohibited from promoting the Liberation of Palestine, as to not hurt the “sensitivities” of those who worry about the future of Jewish “Israelis”, i.e. perpetrators of egregious crimes, of them losing privileges and being brought to justice, then some soul searching and profound ethical re-evaluation is much recommended.

When activists are diverted from exploring the underlying racist and  supremacist ideology behind zionism, and when they are hindered from discovering that this ideology is neither accidental nor peripheral, but essential characteristic of “Israeli” society, then the Solidarity Movement loses a key argument to galvanize public opinion, in spite of the fact that this public opinion is overwhelmingly opposed to racism and supremacy.

When activists are slandered for discussing the global Jewish-Zionist Networks which has been vital for the survival of  the Zionist entity, through their financial, moral, political and even militaristic support, the Solidarity Movement (willingly or unwillingly) not only fails to neutralize such networks, but it actually participates in protecting these
networks and deflecting away from their criminal activities.

When on one hand activist’s attention is steered in one direction, namely the rejection of a soon to be irrelevant and defunct word, Zionism, and on another hand they are forbidden to reject the material manifestation of Zionism, namely the presence of mainly criminal occupiers under the banner “Israel”, then the outcome of this literally schizophrenic outlook, is an oxymoronic circular race, going nowhere.

When activists are obliged to look at Palestine only through the prism of alleged “uniqueness” and “eternity” of Jewish suffering, and through the absurd concept of a “national homeland for the Jews” at the cost of another people’s existence, then the Solidarity Movement acts as an enemy against the inalienable Human Rights of Palestinians to live on their ancestral Homeland, with unobstructed sovereignty, like any other peaceful Nation..

When a Solidarity Movement frames the quest to resolve the situation, with antisocial parameters such as alleged “rights” for Jewish foreigners to settle and to own, -and this with total impunity, land they conquered by terrorism and on which they still perpetrate atrocities tantamount to slow genocide, then this strictly controlled PSM is an irrefutable collaborator of a “final solution” which consists of expatriation, genocide, ethnic cleansing, robbing an entire population of its basic Human Rights, only to be enslaved under the thumb of a supremacist collective,, who enjoys ruthless power, equipped with an enormous arsenal, absent of even the remotest sign of guilt or remorse, let alone considering the normative procedure of Restitution and Compensations.
Such “final solution” would become a Carte Blanche for future conquests, future unrestricted genocides, endless wars; basically human regression.

By insisting on squeezing the Palestinian struggle to fit the apartheid model of South Africa, it is a double whammy:

Firstly, presenting the Zionist entity as a normal state with a few apartheid policies that can be changed is fundamentally false:

a) what is happening in Palestine is not mere segregation and apartheid, what is going on is ethnic cleansing, wiping a country off the map and slow genocide.

b) Racism in the “Jewish state” is ideological, grounded in “sacred” texts, unlike South Africa in which racism was a momentary convenience, reflecting opportunistic fulfillment of self-interest of a white minority.

Secondly, when activists are spoon-fed with the mantra of “Equal rights, One State, Two People”, offered as a model of solution  rather than other successful models of Liberation, such as Algeria for example, that means the Solidarity Movement  participates in whitewashing the century-old Zionist crimes, such paradigm gives a lee-way to the thriving of an illegal genocidal expansionist racist entity.

Like North America, South Africa was conquered and subsequently ruled by white Europeans several centuries ago, i.e. BEFORE International Law adopted through the Nuremberg Principles right after WW2, explicitly prohibited land acquisition through military conquest, and clearly defined Crimes Against Humanity, amidst them Wars of Aggression and Conquest , Genocide and Instigation of Wars & Crimes against peace, and War crimes  to be the worst categories of crimes. All the latter Crimes having been, and still are in even worse manner, perpetrated by  Jewish Israelis..

Furthermore, this “one-state, two people” approach fully ignores the unbalanced premise of the reality on the ground, and the implication such proposal would have – namely the finalization of the aims of the racist, expansionist and exclusionary Jewish Nationalist experiment called “Israel”. It would de facto annexe all residual Palestinian post-1967 Bantustans, and attach them to what would inevitably be “Israel” no matter what convoluted name would be attached to. Because indeed, there is no need to be a rocket scientist to know full well who would keep the arsenal, who would keep the apparatus of power, judicial, militaristic, executive, financial, etc, all the while the demand granting equal rights to all, includes supremacists and invaders who have no historic or legal rights to the land, who are still flocking to Palestine as we speak, armed to the teeth by their support networks in US-America.

Insisting on following the South African Anti Apartheid model as a strategy, rather than pursuing the path for Liberation would be FATAL to the Palestinians legitimate aspiration of freedom and liberation.
such solution would mean granting the Zionist occupier a comprehensive and “peaceful” take over, and unrestricted control over our land and our lives.

Furthermore, by allowing infiltrators to target and marginalize Palestinians and pro-Palestinian activists who call for Full Liberation, the Solidarity Movement exhibits serious symptoms of loss of focus and confusion, wasting time and effort, to the sole benefit of the occupier.

Zionist Jews did not come to Palestine with olive branches to begin with, they did not come with peaceful intentions of co-existence with the indigenous population. They gushed in like savages, terrorizing unarmed peaceful farmers and land tenders, they tortured and imprisoned, they came to destroy, “cleanse”, conquer and dominate.

A century on, their racist ideology, their use of terror, and their abominable psychopathic behaviour has only intensified, and drastically. The vast majority of that artificial “society” -and for very specific supremacist ideological reasons– are unwilling/ incapable of viewing the “other” as equal and over the passing of time they have shown to be unwilling to become modest or peaceful , let alone remain peaceful.

Would any decent human-being force a mother to marry the murderer of her child?

Would any decent human-being find it acceptable to force a child to live with his paedophile abuser?

Would any decent human-being accuse these people, child and mother of “immorality” or call them “unrealistic” for refusing to tie their future with their abusers?

 

Through the delusional “Equal Rights, One State, Two People” proposal, the FACTS ON THE GROUNDS would remain unchanged, and probably aggravated, since these FACTS, stock and barrel, would remain in the hands of SUPREMACISTS.

This is NOT a solution.



An INFORMED Solidarity would regain it clarity of vision and could be steered back to track

No fair-minded person would talk about a practical, realistic future solution without considering the following:

  • FULL LIBERATION of Historic Palestine. The Holy Land must be free from atrocities committing racists. A way must be found, to bring reason to the Holy Land, and there is no other way than to evict foreign criminals.
  • FULL SOVEREIGNTY of the Palestinian Nation over their ancestral country: Palestine, with a constitution and a political system of their own independent choice. For the sake of International Peace and Security.
  • A Palestinian JUDICIARY and IMMIGRATION System, will respectively prosecute former “Israeli” criminals and their associates, and/or grant or decline on an individual basis, a Right to Remain, based on criteria solely to be defined by said Immigration and Integration Services. Anyone who can prove non-participation in the ex-Israeli occupation apparatus, and who has demonstrated ability and willingness to a respectable and law-abiding conduct, will probably obtain a chance to gain unrestricted Palestinian citizenship, with equal rights.
  • RETURN, RESTITUTION and COMPENSATIONS: Palestine and the Palestinian Nation at large, are entitled to full and unconditional Restitution of their land and property whenever possible, assorted with appropriate Compensation for more than seven decades of deprivation and slow genocide, Cultural destruction, and a whole array of atrocities and usurpation.

Make no mistake, the fate of Palestine will be the forbearing sign indicating the shape of our future. By failing to liberate Palestine, we forfeit International Law, and that unambiguously opens the gates to an abyss. Any predatory group equipped with some military, would be vindicated to conquer and destroy whatever they want, wherever they want, on the primitive basis of military force. Basically a staggering regression back into the Stone Age methodology, expanded globally by contemporaneous weaponry’s range and effect, which is biocidal, and instantaneous .

In conclusion, in this war-ridden era it has become a matter of acute urgency and prime
importance, that Nations reconvene as a Community, to fulfill its responsibility to Restore International Law, as well as to affirm universal  principles of ethics, in order to stop the bloodshed and destruction of our beautiful planet, by stopping predators and warmongers by all means necessary.

Lala-Land: Minimizing Genocidal “Israel” as mere Apartheid and the Myth of “One State”


This poll which clearly concludes that “Most of the Jewish public in Israel supports the establishment of an apartheid regime in Israel if it formally annexes the West Bank comes as a slap in the face of those so called “supporters” who want to trick Palestinians into accepting the so called “One State” solution as an alternative to liberating Palestine, thus inviting “Israeli” Jews to EXPAND and ANNEX the entire land of Palestine, while knowing that such fabricated “society” is rampant with supremacy and racism. Those who tirelessly advocate for “equal rights” for thieves and mass murderers conveniently “forget” that such “solution” would only help finalize the Zionist project.

How can “equal rights” ever be achieved when 70% of “Israeli-Jews” believe they are the “chosen”. It’s about time that our “supporters” took into consideration that ideological component which create such racist supremacist “society” and foment hatred and contempt of the “other”. It is crucial to understand such glaring factor -which they adamantly refuse to integrate into the equation, before suggesting “solutions” to Palestinians.

Promoting the one state solution – i.e the state of Israel – that will annex