Posts Tagged ‘Uri Avnery’
And anyway who has hijacked the Jews?
High Quality option shows up at YouTube
Some of the web sources in the video:
May 10, 2009
Hitler’s freedom from International Debt Slavery
May 10, 2009
‘Gaza II’ unfolding in the East
Israeli “Death to Arabs” Facebook group
Sir Winston Peres 09/05/09
“This is a process with no results,” Lieberman said. “Everyone is earning a living off of it. There are conferences and there are meetings in five-star hotels.” — He happens to be right.
(Haaretz: “Lieberman: ‘Peace industry’ nothing but a waste of money”) NEW! May 9, 2009
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Bin Laden Hype Misled Public
His weekly postings are an insight into an Israeli Peacemaker, his latest post (A Judicial Document) has just been uploaded:
|A Judicial Document
• 21/03/09 • More…
|The Rape of Washington
• 14/03/09 • More…
• 07/03/09 • More…
|10 Ways to Kill Fatah
• 28/02/09 • More…
|The Great Gamble
• 21/02/09 • More…
TANTALUS IS punished by the Gods for reasons that are not entirely clear. He is hungry and thirsty, but the water in which he stands recedes when he bends down to drink from it and the fruit above… • 14/02/09 • More…
“I have some good news and some bad news,” the sergeant in the joke tells his men. “The good news is that you are going to change your dirty socks. The bad news is that you are going to exchange… • 07/02/09 • More…
A SPANISH JUDGE has instituted a judicial inquiry against seven Israeli political and military personalities on suspicion of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The case: the 2002 dropping of… • 31/01/09 • More…
THE FULL meaning of this episode should not escape anyone. It was the first test of strength of the lobby in the new Obama era. And in this test, the lobby came out with flying (blue-and-white) colors. The administration was publicly humiliated. The White House did not even try to hide its abject surrender. It declared that the appointment had not been cleared with the President, that Obama had no hand in it and did not even know about it. Meaning: of course he would have objected to the appointment of any official who was not fully acceptable to the lobby. The portrayal of the power of the lobby by Professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, has been fully vindicated.
THIS HAS a significance which goes far beyond the already far-reaching implications of the affair itself. Many people in Israel, who view the establishment of the new rightist government with apprehension, cite as their main fear the danger of a clash with the new Obama administration. Such a clash, they believe, could be fatal for Israel’s security. But the rightists deride such arguments. They assert that no American president would ever dare to confront the Israeli lobby. The captive congressmen and senators, as well as the supporters of the Israeli government in the media and even in the White House itself, would sink on sight any American policy opposed by even the most extreme right-wing government in Israel. Now the first skirmish has taken place, and the President of the United States has blinked first. Perhaps one should not rush to conclusions, perhaps Obama needs more time to find his bearings, but the signs are ominous for any Israeli interested in peace. It may be too early to call this episode the Rape of Washington [...]
It is important for governments and peoples to know that the unconditional support for the Israeli Right does not represent the majority of Jews in the US, the UK and other countries. The Jewish public is far from monolithic. The majority is liberal and believes in peace and human rights. Until now this was a silent majority, out of fear of a repressive establishment. It is indeed “a time to speak out”. I believe that it is in the interest of Israel to support these groups [...]
A comment left on a post (lost the source):
I heard a phrase of late, that goes something like this:
“It used to be that an ‘anti semite’ was something you called someone who hates ‘Jews’, nowadays, it’s something you’re called when ‘Jews’ hate you!”
A listener to Uri Avnery’s speech on March 8th
I was a bit disturbed by the speaker’s apparent definition of ‘post-Zionism’ as meaning what’s happened has happened and it is all water under the bridge now, Israel exists, the Palestinians have been dispossessed and there is nothing we can do about it. This implies that today’s ongoing theft of Palestinian land and resources will also ultimately be (very reluctantly) accepted by the Israel Left as unfortunate ‘facts on the ground’ in more or less the same terms as GW Bush’s famous letter to Sharon. So why have we been struggling all these years if in the end we are going to throw in the towel and say to Israel: we are post-Zionists so everything that you have stolen is now your’s to keep? –source–
The CV of Obama’s Budget Director:
- Advisor, Russian Finance Ministry During the Reign of the Jewish Oligarchs
- Advisor, Central Bank of Iceland — Before the Crash of 2008
- Advisor, Rahm Emanuel and Bill Clinton on the disastrous NAFTA bill that devastated U.S.
Orszag is an economist who served six years in the Clinton administration (1993-8) under Robert E. Rubin, the former treasury secretary who recently resigned from his senior position at the woefully mismanaged and nearly bankrupt Citigroup. The fact that Orszag was a protege of the now disgraced Rubin certainly does not bode well for the Obama administration. –more–
Later in the questions and answers he is challenged on his statements
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Uri’s intro – his first words – 4 minutes:
The historical background to the conflict ala Uri Avnery:
Solutions 19 minutes:
Current situation 22 minutes:
.Current situation (Cont) 2 min 30
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Video added to observe his style – this is not the most important content
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Questions from the Audience:
Guardian’s Ian Black asks about 2 state solution 2minutes
2 States and Morality 14 minutes:
.US Administration, George Mitchell 5 minutes:
One State or two states 6 minutes:
The Zionist Left has collapsed 4 minutes:
Israeli left to renew 6 minutes
Uri 85 years old and wants peace in his lifetime 20 seconds:
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Sunday March 8th (afternoon) Uri Avnery in London:
Includes panel of authors of IJV book + Miri Weingarten + Uri Avnery.
This meeting will be full. To attend you must register in advance.
Cost: £15 (£10 for students and unemployed).
At Jeffrey Hall, Institute of Education, Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL.
2.00 A Time To Speak Out: Independent Jewish Voices on Israel, Zionism and Jewish Identity:
3.30 Miri Weingarten, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). Chair: Tony Klug
5.00 Uri Avnery, “The Anger, the Longing, the Hope: Searching for Peace in Israel/Palestine”.
Israel’s leading peace dissident, former member of Knesset, Uri Avnery, in discussion with Ian Black, Guardian Middle East editor.
Snippets from Uri Avnery’s latest weekly post:
Not only did Barak destroy the “Zionist Left”, but he also dealt a shattering blow to Fatah, the movement that had promised the Palestinians peace with Israel. Not content with that, Barak allowed Ariel Sharon to carry out his provocative visit to the Temple Mount, accompanied by hundreds of soldiers and policemen. Thus he triggered the outbreak of the 2nd intifada and prepared the ground for Sharon to come to power.
When Sharon was elected Prime Minister at the beginning of 2001, he was determined to destroy Arafat and Fatah. He blockaded Arafat in the Ramallah Mukataa and demolished the Fatah infrastructure throughout the occupied territories. When Arafat was murdered (one can guess by whom) Mahmoud Abbas was elected to fill his place.[...]
The Israeli government – and its satellites in Washington DC – were not content with that. They tried to establish Muhammad Dahlan, a man considered by many Palestinians as an agent of Israel and the US, as the strong-man of the Gaza Strip. To preempt this move, Hamas assumed direct power in the Strip, turning it into “Hamastan”. Thus Abbas lost all power over almost half of the Palestinians in the occupied territories.
This would probably have been impossible if Israel had not completely cut off the Gaza Strip from the West Bank, in violation of the agreements it had signed. In Oslo it was declared that the West Bank and the Strip constitute one single entity, and that they would be connected by safe passages. In practice, not a single passage was opened, not for a single day. Those who claim that Israel has served the Strip to Hamas on a platter do not exaggerate. [...]
MANY PEOPLE around the world believe in the anti-Semitic myth that we Jews are immensely clever and that all our actions prove our diabolical cunning. Therefore, the ascent of Hamas must be the result of a shrewd Zionist conspiracy. The existence of Abbas (and Arafat before him) hinders the Jews from taking hold of the whole country, because the world demands a compromise with the “moderate” Palestinian leadership. But the world accepts that there can be no compromise with the murderous Hamas, and therefore the clever Jews are interested in a Hamas victory. [...]
I propose a compromise between the two perceptions: Israeli policy is indeed foolish, but there is method in this foolishness. It can go on only because it conforms with a deep-seated desire, which most people are not conscious of or do not want to admit: to hold on to all of Eretz Israel and not to allow a Palestinian state to come into being.
If we want to change this, we must drag the unconscious motivation up to the level of consciousness: what do we want? Peace or more territory? Co-existence between two states or occupation and eternal war?
It is too late to turn the wheel back. Hamas is now a part of reality. It is in the Israeli interest that a Palestinian unity government be set up, a government with which we can reach an agreement that will be kept. If we have already played such a pivotal role in turning Hamas into a central Palestinian power, by all means let’s talk with them!
This way we can also free Gilad Shalit in a prisoner exchange – before his 1000th day in captivity.