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Gaza poverty rate goes through roof after war

INDUSTRIES, MINISTRIES, MEANS OF LIVELIHOOD DESTROYED
Of course all of that destruction – from the civil infrastructure (power, water/sanitation, healthcare, schools), to industries including factories and agricultural properties to housing was designed to degrade the living standard of Palestinians in Gaza to encourage them to emigrate more quickly. Jews from Brooklyn would like a nice flat on the Mediterranean. So now the poverty rate in Gaza has skyrocketed as refugees, some now for the second time, are homeless on top of the crippling siege, which by the way is a weapon of war between States. Continue reading Gaza poverty rate goes through roof after war

Boycott of Israel to be stepped up

SOUTH AFRICA TRADE UNIONS UNITED
Indigenous people in South Africa that participated in the historic struggle for their freedom and dignity now band together in a fearless and principled gesture of solidarity with Palestine, through trade unions and vow to ‘step up’ the boycott of “Israel”- the only country in the world currently practising apartheid, which is a crime. Continue reading Boycott of Israel to be stepped up

Desperation shows as AIPAC drafts anti-boycott laws

ISRAEL LOBBY WRITING LAW TO CRIMINALISE BOYCOTT
Though Jews in “Israel” and elsewhere pretend that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement is a non-starter, has had no effect on “Israeli” economy and doesn’t worry “Israel” at all, it clearly does. In April of this year, a secret meeting was held in London, attended by representatives of 20 countries with the focus on how to counter the growing BDS movement and it’s success. Finance minister Yair Lapid and (in)Justice minister, Tzipi Livni have both spoken publicly about the fear of growing BDS success. And it is a success: massive Dutch pension funds have divested, as have a number of other firms, Jewish squatters in the Jordan valley farming on Palestinian land have seen their produce boycotted (UPC code beginning with 729) by not only individuals but stores are just not stocking them. So now comes the loud and always pushy Jewish lobby in America, AIPAC, to presume to write legislation for the American Congress criminalising citizens’ rights of free choice – whether to buy or boycott, and also separately to tie anti-boycott legislation in EU to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. That alone shows the level of success BDS is having and the level of panic in “Israel” over it. Continue reading Desperation shows as AIPAC drafts anti-boycott laws

Israeli economy to benefit from Gaza reconstruction

‘CHUTZPAH WRIT LARGE’
As only “Israel” can muster, the hubris of destroying the homes and infrastructure of those they occupy in Gaza -in blatant contravention of international law- it now demands that its own economy benefit from any and all reconstruction of Gaza. Due to its unlawful siege of Gaza and subsequent total control of goods entering the crossings into Gaza, “Israel” restricts all construction materials that are not sourced from its own Jewish population’s companies. Outside construction materials procured by the EU from sources outside “Israel” are held captive on various pretexts and not allowed to enter Gaza or with such incredible delay that those materials, in the interest of expediency, were procured from “Israeli” Jewish companies in order to complete reconstruction projects. This is how it has been and how it is now, in a manner that evokes the nefarious and unethical business practices that we are all assured repeatedly are merely “canards” though they are documented historically. Keep in mind that “Israel” intentionally destroyed concrete factory in Gaza, specifically so that it would not be possible for that construction materiel could not be natively sourced. Continue reading Israeli economy to benefit from Gaza reconstruction

Boycotts of Israel gather steam

FLOODGATES HAVE OPENED, ROGUE STATE FACES CONSEQUENCES
While its patron, America, protects it from within the UN Security Council promising to veto any Chapter 7 resolution with actual military consequences, “Israel” is not completely covered. It seems that it has forgotten that individual nations are perfectly free to enact their own sanctions, outside of the rubric of the United Nations, and that is something even their erstwhile ‘superpower’ patron cannot protect it from facing. Growing calls for boycotts and arms embargoes worldwide from individual nations continue to mount, hopefully, to finally get this rogue “mad dog” nation to heel and curb its voracious appetite for destruction and deaths of Gentiles in Palestine. Sound harsh? That’s just plain honesty. And that’s not a fraction as harsh as the Jewish ethno-supremacists’ thinking or speech about genociding Gaza and completely subjugating the ‘West Bank’ of Palestine. It’s time to call a spade a spade and reject the thought- and language-policing that has enabled this repellent slaughter and oppression to continue. Continue reading Boycotts of Israel gather steam

Why Israel Spies On The USA (& allies): Global Crossing Is The Trojan Horse- Pt.4

ISRAEL’S WORLDWIDE SPYING & CONTROL NETWORK
Part 1 of this series introduced us to Global Crossing: what it is, who is involved and how it links to “Israel.” Part 2 explained how this fibre optic network is set up to micromanage the affairs of humankind and do so within a totalitarian system, as well as the criminal aspects of Global Crossing and their financial fraud. Part 3 explained how Global Crossing and Clearstream are interlinked into all electronic financial transactions, essentially the network over which these transactions must travel, the money laundering involved and how it is done. This instalment shows how it all ties together so “Israel” can spy on not just its patron, the United States, but the entire world and manipulate it all. Continue reading Why Israel Spies On The USA (& allies): Global Crossing Is The Trojan Horse- Pt.4

Global Crossing, Clearstream Global Money Laundering, Tax Evasion- Pt. 3

ALL BANKING INTERLINKED FOR SPYING & CONTROL
Part 1 of this series introduced us to Global Crossing: what it is, who is involved and how it links to “Israel.” Part 2 explained how this fibre optic network is set up to micromanage the affairs of humankind and do so within a totalitarian system, as well as the criminal aspects of Global Crossing and their financial fraud. This instalment explains how Global Crossing and Clearstream are interlinked into all electronic financial transactions, essentially the network over which these transactions must travel, the money laundering involved and how it is done. Continue reading Global Crossing, Clearstream Global Money Laundering, Tax Evasion- Pt. 3

Global Crossing, Fraud, Fascist Zionist Neocons, Israel- Pt. 2

FIBRE OPTIC NETWORK: SPYING, STEALING & RULING
From the first part of this series, it was revealed who was involved in this scam, and how even the sitting American president in White House protected his friends and investors from consequences. This instalment details how this network was set up to spy, control, steal and rule the world through data and the control of that data. Continue reading Global Crossing, Fraud, Fascist Zionist Neocons, Israel- Pt. 2

Israel’s mask is slipping, losing friends

MASK OF CIVILITY OFF, BARBARISM NOW PLAIN
After the “communication problems” put a quick end to a phone call between American Secretary of State John Kerry and “Israeli” Prime Minister Netanyahu (read: one hung up on the other), the two haven’t spoken since according to the Jerusalem Post. As the true barbarous Jewish supremacist, Gentile-hating nature of “Israel” is laid bare for all the world to see, it is causing us to shed our illusions that it was ever civilised. It is losing friends – friends it desperately needs. It has been excluded from high-level international meetings regarding its savage war on Gaza, making clear that it is not the powerhouse it believed itself to be. It knows it will be dragged before the ICC in the Hague, and despite disrespecting and betraying its patron America on a routine basis, begs those same to protect it from the consequences of its war crimes. But that isn’t all. Continue reading Israel’s mask is slipping, losing friends

Gaza war hurt Israeli airlines, tourism: need government assistance

DAMAGE TO ECONOMY, IMAGE OVER GAZA
Tourism is big business in “Israel,” and this latest genocidal project on Gaza has deeply hurt the economy. The businesses in the south have all but collapsed after nearly a month of inactivity. Tourism lost over $500 million and 280.000 tourists. And the four “Israeli” airlines are struggling as well, asking the government for benefits, loans and compensation. Continue reading Gaza war hurt Israeli airlines, tourism: need government assistance

War on Gaza costing Israeli economy to lose almost $1 billion so far

PRODUCTION, TOURISM & DAMAGES
While the Americans donate billions in military hardware and foreign aid funds, still Israel cannot cope with the costs of the recent genocidal project on Gaza. Losses in terms of military outlay are enormous and the military will want more shekels. Losses in tourism are very large because no one wants to be there right now. Losses in production are enormous because factories in the South are closed, people in the South have moved northward and are demanding financial compensation from the government. Trade is down over 40%, and at least one country has announced a full boycott, while Chile has suspended trade. Ministers of parliament in various countries are also raising the issue of formal boycotts. And Israel’s economic situation is not going to get any better, which is why now is the perfect time to start boycotting not only goods made in Israel and its illegal colonies in Palestine, but any company that sells goods made by Israelis (and services, too). Exert pressure in the weakest points to effect serious change because all the protests around the world aren’t doing anything to force the Jewish military state to stop its onslaught of Gaza or oppression in the ‘West Bank.’ Continue reading War on Gaza costing Israeli economy to lose almost $1 billion so far

Gaza: destruction statistics

HORRIBLE DESTRUCTION IN NUMBERS
Since the beginning of the Jewish military state’s genocidal campaign against Gaza in which it has performed 40.000 “raids” and dropped more tonnes of explosives than in the entire Vietnam War, it has destroyed:

Power grid:
power plant and fuel tank,
at least 15 power lines
Water/Sanitation:
Sewage treatment plant
Numerous water lines and water tanks
Communications
Mobile network (Jawwal)

Ministry of Finance building destroyed
Ministry of Agriculture building destroyed
Ministry of Interior
2 branches of Islamic National Bank (Gaza City, and Khan Younis)

Gaza port and many fishing boats

  • 7500 houses destroyed
  • 74 mosques levelled
  • 170 organisations destroyed
  • 152 educational institutions destroyed

Healthcare facilities/personnel: (as of 27 July)

  • 6 hospitals and 10 PHC clinics were damaged,
  • 34 health facilities were closed,
  • 12 ambulances were damaged,
  • 38 health personnel injured,
  • 2 pharmacists,
  • 3 paramedics,
  • 1 assistant pharmacist,
  • 1 Labs and blood bank manager.
  • 1 nurse,
  • 1 administration manager died after Israeli airstrikes hit sites in their immediate vicinity / nearby land

Media (from IFJ):

  • al-Shorouq building (Al-Aqsa TV station, in the Alnaser neighbourhood of Gaza)
  • Al-Aqsa radio station (in the El-Sheikh Radwan neighbourhood in northern Gaza.)
  • National Media agency – the offices were destroyed
  • Wattan Radio station – the offices were destroyed
  • Aljazeera TV Channel – bullets were fired at the offices and staff were forced to evacuate

The media workers who have been killed are: (as of 25 July)

  • Hamid Shehab, who worked for 24 Media, and was killed by a rocket while driving a car in the Gaza Strip area on the night of 9 July. The car was parked outside Shehab’s house when it was hit and it was clearly marked as a press vehicle.
  • Mohammed Smirir, who worked for Gaza Now website, and was killed in an Israeli war jet bombardment on Deir Albalah town, south of the Gaza Strip on 11 July.
  • Khaled Hamed, 25, who worked for Ray News Agency, and was shot dead while covering Israeli military operations in the Shochaeyah Gaza neighbourhood on Sunday 20 July.
  • Abdurrahman Abu Hina, who worked for Alkitab TV, and was killed by an Israeli bomb which destroyed his house on 23 July. His brother and grandfather were also killed in the attack.

Other media workers who have suffered injuries include:

  • Ziad Awad, who worked for Nabaa News Agency, and was hit in the head by shrapnel while working in the field.
  • Mahmoud Alloh, who worked for Wattan Radio Station, and was hit in the chest by shrapnel while working in the field.
  • Sami Thabit, who worked for Palestine Today TV, and was hit in the chest by shrapnel while working in the field.
  • Anas Abu Meiliq, who worked for Anadol News Agency, and was hit in the leg by shrapnel while working in the field.
  • Ahmad Shayah, who worked for Alkitab TV and Media Town Agency, and was hit in the face by shrapnel while working in the field.
  • Mohammed Masharawi, who worked for Media Town Agency, and was hit in the hand by shrapnel while working in the field.
  • Suhair Kharaz, a female journalist who worked for the Ray News Agency, and was hit in the shoulder and leg by shrapnel while in her house which was destroyed.

Citizens of Gaza:

  • 1210+ dead, mainly civilians
  • 7000+ wounded
  • 215000 displaced, (1 in 5 people)

Economy:
$3 billion lost from Gaza’s meagre economy as of 22 July
Agriculture (as of 17 July – Arabic): $24 million

More than one way to inflict damage

PHYSICAL • PSYCHOLOGICAL • FINANCIAL
Israel is facing significant financial losses during its genocidal campaign against Gaza. The manufacturer’s association estimates losses up to 345 million shekels as of 17 July. Ben Gurion airport is shut down with flight bans and restrictions widened, though a second airport in the Negev has been opened. Israel is desperately attempting to play both ends of the spectrum: “We are so threatened, we must kill Palestinian children!” and “It’s perfectly safe and fine here, come back! We have a lot of tourist attractions for you to see. And we need the money.” Anyone can clearly see that only one of those can be true. And those financial losses are significant and will only grow. Continue reading More than one way to inflict damage

New trend? Maldives to boycott Israeli products

CAN’T HAPPEN OFTEN ENOUGH! MORE MUST JOIN IN
Due to protection of the Americans, thus far the Jewish military state has not had any significant repercussions or consequences for its many war crimes against Gaza, crimes against humanity there and in the Palestinian ‘West Bank’ and al-Quds/Jerusalem. A few days ago it was reported that trade was down 40% in the Jewish military state, affecting its economy. It is reported today that it is losing $125 million in tourism as well. But the real economic loss will occur when more countries officially boycott the military state and prohibit any imports of its products. Chile has suspended all trade negotiations. Maldives is the first to officially boycott, and though it is small, an avalanche can begin with small pebble falling. Let’s hope this is a new trend, as is Israeli diplomats being ejected from numerous countries, and the recalling of diplomatic staff from the military state. Continue reading New trend? Maldives to boycott Israeli products

Israeli trade down 40% following military operation on Gaza

SHORT-SIGHTED, DECLINES WILL CONTINUE
Though warned in no uncertain terms earlier this year about the inability of its protector to stave off international condemnation and isolation as well as economic actions (such as formal sanctions and informal BDS, the Jewish military state charged ahead with its revenge bombing of Gaza. Its economy was already faltering and feeling the weight of successive divestments of major pension funds, academic boycotts and the growing popular movement around the world. The EU decided to enforce its own labelling laws and require that goods grown or produced in occupied Palestine be truthfully labelled, so individual consumers could make an informed choice. This has caused significant damage to the settlement colony industries. And that was before its genocide project in Gaza. It’s only going to get worse for the Jewish military state. Continue reading Israeli trade down 40% following military operation on Gaza

IDF’s Gaza Assault is to Control Palestinian Gas, Avert Israeli Energy Crisis

This is not all that surprising, really. Israel covets resources that other neighbouring countries possess: Palestine’s Jordan fertile valley and huge underground aquifer (over which some of the illegal settlements are built, what a coincidence!) and a bit of oil, Lebanon’s Litani River and it’s portion of the offshore Mediterranean gas. Lebanon even took Israel to court over it and lost. So now comes the revelation that this latest destruction and slaughter in Gaza isn’t about Israel’s “security” or Hamas at all,  though those are the excuses: it’s about taking over Palestine’s portion of the oil and gas off of it’s shore in its territorial waters. Israel’s chronic lying and flimsy pretexts, as well as its flouting of international law and civilised norms of behaviour are why no one can take it seriously or respect it at all. Continue reading IDF’s Gaza Assault is to Control Palestinian Gas, Avert Israeli Energy Crisis

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Breaks through in New York as Israel Escalates Attacks on Palestinians

BDS Yes!
10 July, 2014 WAFA
As Israel escalated its assault on the Palestinian people, more than 100 human rights activists gathered Monday evening near New York City’s iconic Brooklyn Bridge to mark the 9th anniversary of the July 9, 2005 Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel, Wednesday said a press release  by Adalah-NY, the New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel. Continue reading Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Breaks through in New York as Israel Escalates Attacks on Palestinians

17 EU Members Take Action Against Corporate Complicity with Israeli Crimes

Measures are welcome but Israel’s persistent human rights violations must be met with more impactful consequences
7 July, 2014 BDS Movement
At least 12 more European governments published online guidance warning their citizens and businesses about risks involved in trade and other economic links with illegal Israeli settlements on Thursday and Friday, bringing the total number of countries to publish such advice to 17. Continue reading 17 EU Members Take Action Against Corporate Complicity with Israeli Crimes

BDS is about justice, not anti-Semitism

BDS stickers: Boycott Israeli ApartheidConsidering that typically the most enthusiastic of socialists are Jews, and of course the disastrous Jewish revolution in Russia was created and carried out by the vile and bloodthirsty Jewish Cheka, you can take this for what you will [I am opposed to Jewish socialism and communism]. But the point stands that BDS is a call from Palestinian civil society to the world to assist in their struggle by putting pressure on Israel that the governments of the world, so far, have been unwilling to exert to bring the rogue state in line with civilisation. Many Jewish groups have attempted to hijack BDS and make it their own, side-lining the Palestinians themselves and their Gentile supporters, in their perpetual pathological need to be the centre of everything. Others continually pretend that BDS is about the mythical ‘anti-semitism‘ in a transparent attempt to protect their tribal state from the consequences of its despicable acts. Resist all of that nonsense, remain focused on what matters, and stand up for those whom the Jews, in their rogue state, are brutally oppressing. Continue reading BDS is about justice, not anti-Semitism

12 more EU states warn against business with Israel

4 July, 2014 PressTV

illegal israel-settlement.maale adumim
Illegal Israeli Colony – Ma’ale Adumim. Reuters

Twelve member states of the European Union (EU) have warned their nationals against doing business in Israeli settlements built on the occupied Palestinian territories.

Israeli media reported on Friday that the group, comprised of Austria, Malta, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Greece, Slovakia, Belgium, Portugal and Croatia, said the settlements in the occupied West Bank, East al-Quds (Jerusalem) and Golan Heights are illegal and doing business with them carries legal and financial risks. Continue reading 12 more EU states warn against business with Israel

Portugal joins growing list of EU states advising against doing business beyond Green Line

flag of PortugalOn 2 July, 2014 the Jerusalem Post noted that Portugal joins a “growing list of EU states advising against doing business beyond the ‘Green Line,'” which is a euphemism for the cease-fire line of  1967 and is not the actual territorial border of Israel (which has not changed since it was claimed and recognized in 1948). Portugal joins Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy in cautioning its nationals against doing business with Israeli businesses located within Palestine. BDS is growing and Israel is unable to stop it. Continue reading Portugal joins growing list of EU states advising against doing business beyond Green Line

Britain’s biggest trade union slams Israeli apartheid, commits to BDS campaigning

4 July, 2014 Middle East Monitor
UNITE the Union logoUnite, Britain’s biggest trade union, has slammed Israel as “guilty of the crime of apartheid” and committed itself to BDS campaigning.

The Labour party’s biggest union backer considered three motions related to Palestine at its annual policy conference in Liverpool this week, of which two were carried. Continue reading Britain’s biggest trade union slams Israeli apartheid, commits to BDS campaigning

Palestine activists celebrate as SodaStream shuts UK store

Demonstration outside SodaStream's Brighton UK store
Demonstration outside SodaStream’s Brighton UK store

3 July, 2014 Amena Saleem of Palestine Solidarity Campaign via Electronic Intifada

Palestine solidarity activists are celebrating huge victories over SodaStream this week for the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign. Continue reading Palestine activists celebrate as SodaStream shuts UK store

IMF urges Israel to lift restrictions on Palestinian economy

4 July, 2014 Ma’an

IMF LogoThe International Monetary Fund on Thursday said the economy in the West Bank and Gaza is weakening and urged Israel to lift restrictions on the Palestinians.

After briefing the international donor community and the Palestinian Authority, IMF mission chief Christoph Duenwald said in a statement that the authority is “doing a commendable job” managing the economy in difficult circumstances. Continue reading IMF urges Israel to lift restrictions on Palestinian economy

Israeli forces confiscate contents of Hebron factory

Palestinian factory workers: their dairy products are very threatening!
Palestinian factory workers: their dairy products are very threatening!

As part of the ongoing collective punishment and revenge on Palestinians, this is the second time goods have been confiscated (the first were shoes in a shoe shop, because everyone knows shoes are very threatening). And since this pattern of collective punishment continues, it is obvious to the world that it has nothing whatsoever to do with the “missing” Jewish settler colonists, and everything to do with ‘crushing Hamas’ (the only party that poses a real challenge to Jewish power in the Levant), dissolving the Palestinian unity government, further harming the Palestinian economy, asserting Jewish dominance, and of course, revenge. Even the Israeli government knows that the world isn’t fooled and won’t excuse this barbaric behaviour. Continue reading Israeli forces confiscate contents of Hebron factory

Oil in Palestine – a gurgle of hope

Will the Israelis allow the Palestinians to exploit their own oil?
[Does Palestine need permission from a hostile foreign country -or any foreign country- to do so? – ed.]
20 March, 2014 The Economist

A Palestinian pumps gas
A Palestinian pumps gas

Ramallah – Confident of striking oil in the rocky hills of the West Bank, Palestine’s government is to tender a concession for exploration around Rantiss, a village north of Jerusalem near the armistice line that separated Palestinian territory from Israel in 1967. “We would net $1 billion over a decade,” says President Mahmoud Abbas’s economic adviser, Muhammad Mustafa, who expects to launch a tender imminently. He points to commercial production by an Israeli company, Givot Olam, which is drilling just inside Israel, tapping the same reservoir. Continue reading Oil in Palestine – a gurgle of hope

Palestine to move on with oil plan in West Bank despite Israeli objections

Oil Pump
Oil – Palestine has it, Israel wants it and will steal it

Israel covets – desperately covets – not only Palestine’s territory (sans Palestinians, bien sûr!) but its resources: the fertile Jordan valley, the enormous underground water aquifer that sits beneath the illegal Jew-only Israeli colonies, but also the minerals and oil under the ‘West Bank’ in Palestine and that off the shore of Gaza, as well as the natural gas. They want it all – except the Palestinians, who they are just as happy to kill as deport to somewhere else (they would be happier genociding them all, they celebrate their mythic genocides, and fantasise about this quite openly). But even China takes note of the Jewish propensity for thievery of resources and what actually belongs to whom. China, of course, cannot be guilt-tripped (a Jewish speciality of course) about World War II, nor is it a major adherent to any of the Jew-inspired ‘big three’ monotheistic religions. China, and the Chinese people, understand the ‘long game,’ and can play the ‘great game’ much, much better than Jews who have a notoriously short temper, short vision and revel in revenge and petty slights of Gentiles. This, among other things, will be their undoing. Continue reading Palestine to move on with oil plan in West Bank despite Israeli objections

French government warns against business with settlements

Emblem of the French Republic
Emblem of the French Republic

The consequences, in the purse most of all, continue to accrue for Israel and its insane policy of land/territory/resource theft. This is not the first European country to advise its nationals against doing any business with a business located on stolen Palestinian land/territory, nor will it be the last. And the consequences will continue to mount until either Israel starts a devastating world war or capitulates and joins humanity and civilisation. The former is much more likely than the latter, considering Jewish behaviour throughout history.

26 June, 2014 IMEMC

France has advised its citizens and companies against doing business with Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, according to the Electronic Intifada: Continue reading French government warns against business with settlements