RAMALLAH (Ma’an) –Letters of accession for 15 international multilateral treaties and conventions were handed to the relevant parties on Wednesday after being signed by President Mahmoud Abbas a day earlier, Palestinian officials said.
When the kingdom of Jordan relinquished its bilateral, consensual trusteeship of East Palestine (also known as the ‘West Bank’) to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), as the representative of the Palestinian people, the PLO declared the State of Palestine on 15th November, 1988 claiming the territory allotted to Palestinians in the Partition Plan, with Jerusalem as its capital. Continue reading Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Palestine→
This video was recorded December 27, 2012. If you do not speak Hebrew, click the YouTube button, then when the YouTube page opens, ‘CC’ button on the video for captions. It’s astounding how much patience the Palestinians have with this Jewish colonist ‘settler’ who is attempting to take and use their land.
ERETZ-ISRAEL [(Hebrew) – the Land of Israel, Palestine] was the birthplace of the Jewish people. Here their spiritual, religious and political identity was shaped. Here they first attained to statehood, created cultural values of national and universal significance and gave to the world the eternal Book of Books.Continue reading Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel→
Below is the full text of the ‘Partition Plan’ for the British Mandate Palestine (UN General Assembly Resolution 181). Note especially that it guarantees civil rights to all and very specifically delineates territory allocated to Jews and to native Palestinians. Keep in mind that this was explicitly referenced within both Israel’s and Palestine’s declarations of independence. Continue reading UN Resolution 181: Partition Plan→
“All of Ramallah is a jungle, there are monkeys, dogs, gorillas. The problem is that the animals are locked, they can’t come out. We’re humans. They’re animals. (5:19) They aren’t human, we are. (5:21)
The difference between a Jewish and a non-Jewish person stems from the common expression: ‘Let us differentiate.’ Thus, we do not have a case of profound change in which a person is merely on a superior level. Rather, we have a case of ‘let us differentiate’ between totally different species.
This is what needs to be said about the body: the body of a Jewish person is of a totally different quality from the body of all nations of the world. The entire creation exists only for the sake of the Jews.
Top rabbis move to forbid renting homes to Arabs, say ‘racism originated in the Torah’
Dozens of Israel’s municipal chief rabbis signed on to the ruling, which comes just months after the chief rabbi of Safed initiated a call urging Jews to refrain from renting or selling apartments to non-Jews.
Dec. 7, 2010 Ha’aretz
A number of leading rabbis who signed on to a religious ruling to forbid renting homes to gentiles – a move particularly aimed against Arabs – defended their decision on Tuesday with the declaration that the land of Israel belongs to the Jews. Continue reading Racism originated in the Torah→
Shimon Gapso, an Israeli mayor of Upper Nazareth, recently said (paywall) that Upper Nazareth is a Jewish city and “will be Jewish forever.” In response to this, and in consideration of anti-Arab statements Gapso allegedly made in the past (and, say, his opposition to the establishment of Arab schools in his city), Israeli civil rights groups called on the attorney general to investigate Gapso’s racism. Continue reading Israel and Racism→
The Prime Minister’s Office is weighing an online public diplomacy project using the country’s university students. The students participating in the project, who would post on social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter on Israel’s behalf, would not identify themselves as official government representatives. Continue reading Prime Minister’s Office sponsors Hasbara Program→
Israel has numerous illegal colonies in East Palestine (the ‘West Bank’) that are euphemistically called “settlements” that are illegal under international law. Territory for these illegal colonies are acquired in several underhanded ways: the Israeli military (IDF) declare an area to be a ‘closed military zone’ and prohibits any Palestinians from living in the area or accessing their property. A short time later the territory is transferred to the Jerusalem National Fund (JNF) and administered by the Israel Land Administration (ILA). Continue reading Illegal Colonies→