12 Years LaterNetanyahu Is Out
2021A coalition Israeli government was elected to replace Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday. It is great news because Netanyahu,
the Israeli Prime Minister for the past twelve years, was bad for all
of Israel and the middle east. Any leader who starts wars for personal
gain and power is not an actual leader.
What's next for the coalition government?
Certainly they need to clear out twelve years of corruption. The banner above says, “End Israeli Apartheid.” That would be great. To say End Oppression is also a good motto, wherever you are, whether it is Jerusalem or Minneapolis. Voter rights and a truer democracy would also be good. And its military needs to be integrated. Do I know how tough all of that would be? Yes, I do.
sometimes fall into the shorthand notion of the Two-State Solution. It
sounds simple enough. Too simple. As simple and as stupid as a wall.
The Two-State Solution is no solution. It is just more division. Israel
needs more communication, more talk, more cooperation, more compassion,
and way less fear.
Sunday was a good day for Israel and Palestine. May there be many more.
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protesters gathered outside the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem
last night. Protesters said that Netanyahu
is leading Israel into chaos to prevent a changed government.
referred to recent violence in Israel and the Operation Guardian of the
Walls, placing blame with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and
saying “the sane
majority demands a change”
from Netanyahu's leadership. They called on political leaders to work
to create a unity government in Israel that would lead to national
peacemaking and save Israel from Netanyahu's dangerous
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- Change The WorldProtests
May 22, 2021Global
protests in support of peace and Palestine are taking place today and
The locations and links are listed at Samidoun
- Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity, with 53 protest locations
in the United States today.
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Walk This WayMore Than 230 Dead In Gaza, 12 Dead In IsraelIsraeli
May 20, 2021Egypt
negotiated a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas effective
at 6 p.m. U.S. central time tonight and 2 a.m. Friday morning in Israel.As
of tonight, the Israeli aerial and artillery campaign killed more than
230 people in Gaza, half of them civilians. Rockets
from Gaza killed 12 people. Israeli shells damaged Gaza hospitals,
schools, electricity, water, sewers, roads, and tunnels. One five-foot,
Israeli unexploded rocket damaged a bedroom and flattened
What Caused The Fighting?It's
election season again in Israel. Twelve-year Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu
is facing a multi-count
corruption trial and a re-election campaign.
of course, the military conducts a new wave
of Palestinian colonization, and after
Palestinian demonstrations, bombs Gaza (the Gaza concentration camp).
Netanyahu is wagging the dog. More than 242 people are dead
so that Netanyahu
can get re-elected.
On Sunday's Face The
Nation, John Dickerson asked Netanyahu,
are under investigation for bribery, fraud, breach of
trust. You've also had some difficulty — four failed
put together a government in the last 23 months. This leads to the
criticism that your current actions are basically an effort to stay in
Netanyahu insisted and then told an irrelevant story about a soldier
who “died in my arms.”The
Gaza bombings are a military
campaign for right-wing votes.
Unfavorable Reactions To The
at the U.S. House of Representatives, Reps.
Mark Pocan and Rashida Tlaib introduced a resolution to block
a $735 million sale of precision-guided weapons to Israel.
Ocasio-Cortez said, “We have a responsibility to
protect human rights.”
We should “not
be rubber-stamping weapons sales to the Israeli government as they
deploy our resources to target international media outlets, schools,
hospitals, humanitarian missions, and civilian sites for bombing.”
should be required “to respect basic Palestinian
rights,” she said.
the U.S. Senate today, Senator
Bernie Sanders introduced a similar resolution to block
weapons to Israel. Senator Sanders said, “At
a moment when U.S.-made bombs are devastating Gaza, and killing women
and children, we cannot simply let another huge arms sale go through
without even a congressional debate. I believe that the United
States must help lead the way to a peaceful and prosperous future for
both Israelis and Palestinians. We need to take a hard look at whether
the sale of these weapons is actually helping do that, or whether it is
simply fueling conflict.”
a special meeting of the United
Nations General Assembly today, Secretary General
António Guterres called for a halt to the bloodshed and
fighting must stop immediately,” he said.
“I appeal to
all parties to cease hostilities now, and I reiterate my call on all
sides for an immediate cease-fire.”
Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)
is a Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality. BDS
upholds the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same
rights as the rest of humanity. Lobbying
and other tactics against BDS were revealed in a 2018 exposé
& part 4).And
at Last Week Tonight (last weekend), John Oliver offered a Peace Plan
in an envelope, which is more than Jared Kushner ever had.
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