Palestinian prisoners overshadowed by war

Sheikh Khader Adnan consoles the mother of Samer al-Issawi. (Photo: Al-Akhbar)
Published Friday, October 31, 2014
The situation in Palestine is never monotonous or quiet. The intensity of the events in Palestine leads most news to be forgotten the next day. As such, the recent war on Gaza and its repercussions have pushed the question of prisoners out of the limelight from the media and political circles.
Gaza – Samer al-Issawi and Sheikh Khader Adnan – the two men who symbolize the “battle of the empty stomachs,” with their hunger strikes – are currently held in Israeli prisons far away from the cameras or any active mobilization on the ground.
Issawi, from Jerusalem, has broken all hunger strike records with his 9-month strike. However, his cause only attracts the attentions of a narrow circle of people, mostly human rights activists. The same goes for Sheikh Adnan, one of the most prominent leaders of Islamic Jihad in the West Bank, who is renowned for his inflexibility and solid positions while being interrogated.
The malaise of the Palestinian street concerning the issue of prisoners could be explained by the fact that the besieged Gaza Strip is still recovering and considering issues beyond those of daily life. This is in addition to the Palestinian media’s neglect of this important cause. This led to the lack of popular focus on the issue.

“I almost forgot my children when I saw all that blood spilled in Gaza,” Issawi said. “The war is over, but the question of reconstruction took over the streets and the media.”

In the occupied West Bank, it seems the disturbance caused by the seasonal processions and sit-ins supporting the prisoners is too much for the Palestinian Authority security forces, who compete with the Zionist state in arresting members of the Resistance. This has created a climate that prevents any popular mobilization.
This marginalization took place in parallel with the wide campaign of arrests conducted by the occupational forces, targeting the top leadership of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, including members of the legislative council after three Zionist settlers went missing this past June in Hebron. The incident shook the Israeli military establishment and was enough to make the Israeli forces re-arrest prisoners freed in the Gilad Shalit exchange in 2011, in violation of the understanding and terms of the deal sponsored by Cairo.
The Zionist state grabbed this valuable opportunity and found the legal basis in decree 1651, which allows “re-arresting freed prisoners until the end of their original sentence date, in case they commit a violation.” Since June, the decree gave Israeli forces a solid legal ground to arrest 63 freed prisoners. Then the war came and went and they remained under detention, including three women: Mona Qadan, Bushra al-Tawil, and Shireen Issawi (Samer’s sister).
Issawi’s mother described her ordeal to Al-Akhbar.
“My heart is burning for my two imprisoned sons, Samer and Medhat, and my daughter Shireen, who is a lawyer and is currently in solitary confinement since last May, without a real trial or any mobilization in the media or the street for their release.”
With deep sorrow, she explains that her son Samer, who is in Gilboa prison, suffers from chronic pain in the head, back, and kidneys. He barely survived a sickness that struck him repeatedly due to his on-going hunger strike. “Medical care in the prisons is deteriorating. Even the amount of food is becoming too meager following the war on Gaza, which forces prisoners to buy their needs from the canteen,” she explained.
As for the setback in the prisoners’ cause, Issawi believed it was due to the carelessness of human rights organizations in general, their reduced influence on the ground and with the public, and delays in providing prisoners with lawyers, like what happened with her son Samer. This is in addition to the fear of persecution and arrest.
The catastrophe that befell Gaza also played a pivotal role in reducing media attention to the cause of the detainees. “I almost forgot my children when I saw all that blood spilled in Gaza,” Issawi said. “The war is over, but the question of reconstruction took over the streets and the media.”
The father of imprisoned Sheikh Khader echoed her thoughts.
“The Palestinian street of all components and political colors is currently focusing on the Strip, which led many to ignore the prisoners’ cause,” he told Al-Akhbar.
He added that the enemy did not allow the family – except his two daughters Maali and Bissan – to visit Adnan since his arrest, so they filed a complaint at the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Randa Moussa, Adnan’s wife, told Al-Akhbar will join the battle of empty stomachs once again, in the event his administrative detention is renewed next January. However, she refused to blame the Palestinian National Authority for the neglect and public apathy.
“The authority was never behind this deadly indolence,” she said with high enthusiasm. “Those who believe in this cause should face the authorities and take to the streets, even if it meant arrest. Freedom is not without a price.”
During the ceasefire talks in Cairo, the Palestinian negotiating team failed to obtain any real guarantees for the release of the “Shalit deal” prisoners or prevent their re-arrest. However, Hamas seems to be hiding its most important cards related to a prisoner exchange, to be revealed in the next few days.
On the other side, and amid Hamas reassurances leaked to the media from time to time, the enemy exploits the current idleness in dealing with the prisoners’ issues and focuses attention on Jerusalem. Repression inside the prisons has reached a climax. The head of Israeli prison services recently decided to lift the ban on the use of firearms during prison cell searches.
According to media spokesperson for the Palestinian Center for Prisoners Studies, Riad al-Ashqar, restrictions against those freed in Wafa al-Ahrar [prisoner exchange operation], especially those who joined the hunger strike, were not merely the result of the killing of the three settlers. It became apparent two months following the deal, claiming they did not present themselves at civil administration headquarters or that they left their areas of residence. Ashqar went back to the beginning of the unending series of detentions, when the enemy detained freed prisoner Ayman al-Sharawneh at the end of January 2012, three months into the deal.
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This article is an edited translation from the Arabic Edition.
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Anti-Zionist Wit Vs. “Chosen” Gutterisms: Dieudonné and Imperialist Subservience To Jewish Supremacy

Anti-Zionist champion
and infuriator of the 
European establishment.
The United Kingdom. That gleaming beacon of democracy. That illuminating shimmer of human rights. That incandescent emanation of justice. That grand representative of the poor, downtrodden and marginalized. That empire of benevolence which stands out in the history of not-so-benevolent empires. That crux of all that is good in a world gone so, so very bad.

An assessment of the utmost accuracy, right?

Wrong. Dead wrong.

More like that putrid vassal of World Jewry. That effervescently vile regime of “shabbos goyim”. That repugnant gang of invaders, occupiers, oppressors and Zionist-serving hellspawn. That detestable client state of the Talmudist Rothschild dynasty’s dominion (1), which has invaded 90% of the countries on the face of the earth (2). That hideous, colonist-breeding homeland of Benjamin Disraeli, the Jewish-Zionist prime minister who has sired generations of Zionist interlopers (3). That abhorrent origination point of oneArthur James Balfour, who sold Palestine to his “chosenite” overlords and thus put an official British stamp on the genocide to come (4). That spineless, gutless, yellowbelly but somehow still pompous gaggle of grovelers whoseintelligence services were well aware of the attacks that Jewish terrorist groups like Irgun and Stern carried out against their nation, most prominently the infamous King David Hotel bombing, but did nothing to stop the flow of terror other than the conduction of a few cosmetic raids and arrest operations (5). 

Splendiferous imperialist
delusions aside, the British
state is nothing but an
outpost of international

The United Kingdom. That rancid, corrupt, pathetic excuse for a country that inflicted the curse of Tony Blair on the world, whose premiership was controlled by a “Jewish cabal” (6),whose rise to political stardom began in an“Israeli” embassy in 1994 and who was nothing but a demented, warmongering tool for the likes of Lord Michael “Cashpoint” Levy (7) and Lord Peter Mandelson, the Zionist chieftain who assisted Levy in fomenting the “New Labor Revolution” scam (8). That violent, sanguinary, servile stooge of Zion that brought the cowardGordon Brown to power, who kneeled before the “Holocaust” idol on a visit to the Zionist occupation regime (9), declared his nation a “true friend” of the usurping Jewish entity (10) and still, still, STILL got burned in the end by the extremist Zionist operatives Jon Mendelsohn and property tycoon David Abrahams (11). That Global-South-destroying, racist, hateful isle of iniquity that took the likes of Blair and Brown and raised the stakes just a bit further with an even fouler creature: David Cameron, a product of literal Jewish royalty (12). 

When the latter view of the UK is accepted as having a firm, irrefutable basis in reality and the former view of the UK is rejected as a fantasy situated somewhere between hogwash and poppycock, it is quite easy to understand why Dieudonné (or Dieudo for short), the French-Cameroonian comedic virtuoso and anti-Zionist activist who has been struggling against a systematic Jewish-Zionist censorship campaign for over a decade due to his challenging of the primacy of Jewish suffering and his pro-Palestine, pro-Iran, pro-Hizbullah, pro-Resistance, liberationist views, was declared “persona non grata” and prevented from setting foot on British soil (13). Home Secretary Theresa May, the official responsible for banning Dieudonné, was coerced into doing so by none other than the Board of Deputies of British Jews (14), arguably the most influential and heavy-handed Zionist Lobby group in the UK.

Sarah Silverman: 
A leading voice of Jewish 
“comedic” degeneracy.

The punchline is a glorious one though. While the politically dissident Dieudonné is barred from entering British territory on utterly and absurdly baseless grounds,subversive Jewish comedienne Sarah Silverman (15) and Jewish comedy mogul Larry David of “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” fame (16) make their way in and out with no issue. This is of the utmost significance due to the UK’s population being in the neighborhood of 82% Christian, compared to a staggeringly meager 0.02% Jewish. Silverman is widely known for her “I hope the Jews did kill Christ. I’d do it again. I’d fucking do it again — in a second” declaration (17), as well as her unspeakably obscene film“Jesus Is Magic”, which features a sex scene with her own twisted version of Jesus Christ. Larry David for his part did his own rendition of Jesus-defiling when he urinated on a picture of Christ in one of the more sickening episodes of his aforementioned show “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (18), which, for the record, has also featured chauvinistic, ultra-Zionist, anti-Palestinian tropes (19). 

One is not inclined to offer advice to an empire on how to run its affairs in a more efficiently repressive manner, for as Palestinian academic and anti-orientalist pioneer Edward Said wrote in a July 2003 Los Angeles Times essay, “Every empire tells itself and the world that it is unlike all other empires, that its mission is not to plunder and control but to educate and liberate (20),” but some nuance and observation are exceedingly necessary. It transcends the limits of irony that Dr. Said penned a piece that was rightfully ferocious in its criticism of “US power” in a newspaper owned by billionaire scoundrel Sam Zell, a preeminent Zionist who has donated countless millions to synagogues, Jewish day schools, Mossad’s Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center and the “Israel” Center for Social and Economic Progress (21). Dr. Said was known for his sharp polemics and criticisms of Western hubris but in this instance, clearly, he failed miserably to be polemical or critical enough.

Larry David:
Raging, Christ-hating,
Zionist stalwart of
the smut-factory known
as Hollywood.

What needs to be intimately comprehended here, and it is a point that is interchangeable with the case of the UK rejecting Dieudo but accepting Silverman and David, is that while a brilliant intellectual like Said was able to unleash a tirade against American imperialism in a major mainstream newspaper without having to worry himself sick over any possible backlash, he could not utter a word about the ruling class, that is, the Jewish-Zionist ruling class, in which American imperialism is in service of. With more irony still at hand, in the same paper, an obnoxiously arrogantZionist Jew can tickle his own fancy about Organized Jewish Interests controlling the media, Hollywood, Wall Street, the government, and, if it wasn’t nauseating enough, that he hopes this domineering trend will continue (22). Which then begs a rather obvious question: If the “American Empire” can be criticized, but “the Jews” cannot, despite the fact that “the Jews” openly brag about their status as worldbreakers and globebenders, who is really running the show here?

An empire is categorized by an amalgamation of neo-nationalism, xenophobia, warmongering euphoria, prevailing arrogance from the richest of the rich to the poorest of the poor, a culture of excess, decadence and a glorification of its leaders as demigods worthy of worship, sometimes even overtaking the place and necessity of religion itself. Religion, while disregarded on the spiritual and moral levels and stripped of any attribute that could amount to free-thinking or resistance, is then used by an empire to keep its citizenry in check, foster an identity that can be tapped into down the line for any imperialist adventurism surely to arise and also to create a false sense of hope and faith in a god misinterpreted.

Therefore, an empire of prestige, or state of note for that matter, will defend its “interests”, culture and identity and will not, under any circumstances, allow any individual or group even a scintilla of leg room to undermine its authority. So when the ostensibly “Christian” British state, known and hated the world over for its “Christian” missionary activities that cloaked so many if not all of its genocidal invasions, chucks its “Christian” identity to the wayside and castigates a man likeDieudonné, who identifies himself as an “Islamic-Christian (23)”, while welcoming filth-peddlers and desecrationists like Sarah Silverman and Larry David, it is betraying an upsetting truth that many Brits may not be able to accept: Their country is not the great power that they’ve been brainwashed into believing it is since birth. Their country is a subcontractor for a far more powerful, far more sinister force. Their country is not Christian. Their country has no love or respect for Jesus Christ The Messiah. Their country is not sovereign. Their country is on its knees, its forehead at the feet of the Rothschilds and other “chosenite” overlords. Their country is subservient to Jewish supremacy.

As is America. The US and UK regimes are empires and imperialists only in name, for they do not serve their own interests but the interests of Organized Jewry, which sends its Christ-hating spokespersons into the public eye to bash and humiliate what they allegedly hold most dear while they remain deafeningly silent. But when opponents of Zionist-subverted Western policy criticize the parasitic, plutocratic elite running the West into the ground, they are not greeted with the same silence. They are not even greeted with accusations of “anti-Westernism”. No, they are bombarded with the gobbledegook of “anti-Semitism”. Pounded with the sheer irrationalness of “Jew-hatred”. Browbeaten for spitting on the “memory” of the “Holocaust”. This is not just an exercise in hypocrisy alone. Hypocrisy represents the mere obviousness of the matter. This is proof, the kind comprised of unbreakable stone embedded in unshakeable ground, that imperialism, while a terribly real threat that must be combated and stopped, is only vice president in the hegemonic power structure; its agents are “shabbos goyim” and its boss is Zionism.

Gordon Brown
put the interests
of Zionist war criminals
above and beyond
the interests of the
nation he was prime
minister of.

Further confirming and interconnected with this very point is that the aforesaid British ex-premier Gordon Brown, under heavy pressure from the Jewish-Zionist Lobby (24), approved a change to its universal jurisdiction law that would protect “Israeli” war criminals from prosecution, including Tzipi Livni and Ehud Barak (25). 

The message that the West and the British regime in particular are sending is as reprehensible as it is telling: Baby-killing, civilian-besieging, land-thieving “Israeli” war criminals should be protected, while those who condemn such acts of barbarity must be condemned themselves. Christ-hating, filth-slinging, egregiously offensive Jews like Sarah Silverman and Larry David must have their “freedom of speech” upheld, while those who stand against such disgracefulness must be declared “persona non grata”. Jewish interpretations of history must be imposed on the world, while those who have the gall to question it must be punished for sticking a knife in Jewish sensitivities. What is held so dear by 2 billion Christians and 2 billion Muslims must be disregarded, while Jewish “sanctities”, and this word is used tremendously loosely, must not simply be defended but paid homage to and even worshiped.

Moreover, Sarah Silverman and Larry David, described as “dirty Jews” who “assert their Jewishness emphatically” through anti-Christian attacks on “family-friendly culture” by Josh Lambert, an academic director of the Yiddish Book Center and visiting assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts (26), are not fringe elements of the global Jewish community. They are not extremists, cuckoos, cranks, or exceptions to some prevailing Jewish morality. They are in fact living, breathing manifestations of Jewish tradition. They can even be considered an extension of the Jewish smut peddlers that birthed and still dominate pornography in America. One of those Jewish porn kings, the notorious Al Goldstein, said that, “The only reason that Jews are in pornography is that we think that Christ sucks (27).” 

Despite Jewish claims
to the contrary, the
Talmud is a book
of the most despicable racism 
and hatred, especially towards
Jesus Christ and his holy

So despite their secularism, atheism, agnosticism or whatever version of godlessness or spiritual ambiguity they claim to adhere to, the truth is, hatred of Isa al-Masih (Jesus Christ the Messiah) is the lifeblood of the Jewish religion-culture. Whether one reads the Talmud itself (28), the late, great Israel Shahak’s Jewish History, Jewish Religion: The Weight Of Three Thousand Years” (29), Jesus In The Talmud” (30) by Professor Peter  Schäfer or all of the above, the shocking, hideous actuality is that Jews believe that Isa al-Masih is being boiled in hot excrement in the fires of hell for being a black magic and witchcraft practitioner, a sorcerer, a sexual deviant, an idolater, a person of wickedness, a self-mutilator and the son of a whore. Yes, even the pristine Mother Mary, championed by Muslims, Christians and humanity-embracing non-believers alike for her purity, steadfastness and courage, is assailed by the monstrous, supremacist, devilish Talmud.

With Dieudonné still being attacked, the latest of which being a failed attempt to link him to a video calling for the release of man who tortured and murdered a French Jew back in 2006 (31), as well a court order to remove certain parts of a Youtube video of his (32), a discussion is needed more than ever on what is the true root of the world’s hardships. It extends well beyond the parameters of the political gangsterism and criminal organization of Zionism and deep into the heart of Jewish Identity Politics.

Whether it’s a Zionist Jew like Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan, the illegitimate “Israeli” regime’s Deputy Minister of Religious Services, who declared that the hierarchy of the human species has “Jewish men who have sexual relations with Jewish women” sitting at the top, and “male goyim” and “female goyim” subsisting at the bottom (33), or an “anti-Zionist” Jew like Philip Weiss, who thinks that Jews count as “5/3 of a man” when it comes to commenting on the issues of the genocidal Zionist entity and its bullying lobby apparatuses (34), what lies at the core, what unites seeming opponents such as these, is their fundamental, visceral belief in Jewish supremacism. This horrific ideology, which is responsible for so much death, chaos, destruction and pain in every region of this precious planet, should not be excused; it shouldn’t be downplayed; it shouldn’t, under any circumstances, be whitewashed; it shouldn’t, no matter whose feelings get hurt, be capitulated to; it must be challenged, it must be beaten down, and, for the sake of humanity, it, alongside its trusty counterparts White Supremacy and Takfirism, must be sent back to the hellish dark ages from which it was initially spawned.

Jewish supremacy has
no place in a civilized world.

In a civilized world, the brotherhood of humanity should triumph over the tight-knittedness and arrogance of the few; tyrants should be disgraced and forced to bow humbled at the doorstep of the once wretched; invaders should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, a law that is derived from Divine Justice; those who desecrate what is sanctified should be banished to a fate so detached from normality that they will not be able to express their regret even after an infinite number of lifetimes pass; clannish guilds of capitalism, terrorism and imperialism will be pursued to the ends of the earth for every ghoulish crime that they committed. In a civilized world, Resistance will reign supreme and evil will perish. In a civilized world, supremacy of any kind, in any form, most especially one as barbarous as the Judaic incarnation, would be an anachronism.

What does it say about the state of this world that such a hateful, anti-human ideology is not only tolerated but applauded? What does it say about this world’s peoples who have allowed this ideology and its adherents to establish an Empire, a “Jewish Utopia”, with bases on just about every continent? It says that this world is not civilized, despite all attempts by the US-“Israeli” Empire and its Islamophobic, orientalist pundit network to convince us otherwise, and that this world’s people have been duped in an elephantine way. It says that this madness has to stop.

It says that this insanity is unacceptable, and that the Zionist-nuke-enforced doctrine of Jewish superiority over Gentiles is a categorical falsity; one that must be struggled against until it ceases tormenting the peoples of the Global South and Global North. As the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.) declared,

“All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor does a non-Arab have any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor does a black have any superiority over a white except by piety and good action.”
And also,
“Just as the fingers of the two hands are equal, so are human beings equal to one another. No one has any right, nor any preference to rule over another. You are brothers.”
These concepts are anathema to the Jewish supremacists and their cohorts.

Dieudonné understands
that the concept of 
multi-ethnic solidarity
is key to overthrowing 

We Gentiles should recognize the sagacious words of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.) and reconcile them with the words of the prophet who came before him, Jesus Christ the Messiah (A.S.): “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?” The words of the Messiah (A.S.) can be summed up in short: Division is synonymous with Zionism’s triumph, whereas unity is synonymous with Zionism’s failure.Dieudonné recognizes this clearly, hence why his brilliant comedy transcends ethnic, religious and national lines (13).

Our quest to bury Jewish supremacy and keep it buried should officially be dubbed “Operation United Against Zion”. And first on our takedown list are thepro-“Israel” gatekeepers who masquerade in “leftist” garb (35). 

Those cowards, hypocrites and stooges who pay lip service to resistance; who pose as fronts for the Palestinian cause while denigrating its greatest allies, Hizbullah, Syria and the Islamic Republic of Iran; who declare their opposition to imperialism and capitalism but never name the names that implement these horrors “for fear of the Jews”; who outright reject the undeniable fact that Jewish-Zionist neocons orchestrated the annihilation of Iraq (36); who wouldn’t for a minute even contemplate mentioning the usurping Zionist entity as the culprit behind 9/11 and other shadowy false flags; who contemptibly depict those who reject the official, nonsensical story of the “Holocaust” as persons not even worthy of living let alone speaking with; who attack a brave soul like Dieudonné but who remained in the doldrums of abstruseness on the likes of Silverman and David after they insulted Jesus Christ; who tell us that they represent “freedom” but fail to mention that their definition of “freedom” is immensely different from our own. Their “freedom” is that of living under the “Jewish Utopia” after International Zionism has picked apart all of its enemies (37); our “freedom” is that of liberation, plain and simple.

Let these gatekeepers crumble first. And then, let the false kings sitting behind the gate who signed their paychecks and marveled at their collaborationist efforts crumble next. Never will the gutterisms of “the chosen” ever drown out the wit of the anti-Zionists, endless resources of the former be damned to the darkest, deepest, foulest depths of the wrong end of the afterlife. Give ‘em all hell. Or even better, in the spirit of brother Dieudonné, give ‘em a quenelle.

~ The End ~


(1) The Zionist Infestation Of Africa: Zimbabwe To Uganda, Congo To Somalia And Beyond by Jonathan Azaziah, Mask Of Zion

(2) British Have Invaded Nine Out Of Ten Countries  – So Look Out Luxembourg by Jasper Copping, The Telegraph

(3) The Disraeli Saga by Shifra Horn, Haaretz

(4) Despite Abbas And Balfour, We Will Return To Our Homes In Palestine by Shahd Abusalama, The Electronic Intifada

(5) How Zionist Terrorism Became British Spies’ Biggest Enemy by Calder Walton, Foreign Policy

(6) Fury As Dalyell Attacks Blair’s ‘Jewish Cabal’ by Colin Brown and Christ Hastings, The Telegraph

(7) Michael Levy: Lord Cashpoint by Paul Vallely, The Independent

(8) Mandelson On Judaism, Lord Levy And His JC Dad by Jenni Frazer, The Jewish Chronicle

(9) Gordon Brown Visits Jerusalem Holocaust Memorial Yad Vashem On Israel by Melissa Kite, The Telegraph

(10) Brown: U.K. A True Friend Of Israel, Will Work Toward Terror-Free Future by Haaretz

(11) Some People Never Learn The Lesson by Gilad Atzmon, The Truth Seeker

(12) All In The Family: David Cameron’s Jewish Roots And The Coreligionists Who Brought Him To Power by Martin Iqbal, Empire Strikes Black

(13) Don’t Laugh! It’s “Anti-Semitic”! – International Zionism’s Crusade Against Dieudonné and The Global Jewish Assault On Freedom of Speech by Jonathan Azaziah, Mask of Zion

(14) The Quenelle: Blame Dr Strangelove And The Bomb by Stuart Littlewood, Dissident Voice

(15) Sarah Silverman’s UK Debut Was No Laughing Matter by Ed Stafford, The Guardian

(16) My Breakfast With Larry David by Peter Rosengard, The Jewish Chronicle

(17) Seeing Shlock: Jewish Humour And Visual Art by Judy Batalion, Jewish Quarterly

(18) Larry David Blasted For ‘Curb’ Episode Where He Urinates On Jesus Painting by Fox News

(19) Curb Your Racism by Eleanor Kilroy, Mondoweiss

(20) Blind Imperial Arrogance by Edward Said, Los Angeles Times

(21) Billionaire Boychiks Battle For Media Empire by Nathaniel Popper, The Jewish Daily Forward

(22) Who Runs Hollywood? C’mon by Joel Stein, Los Angeles Times

(23) Op-Ed: Dieudonné: Anti-Semitism That Makes People Laugh by Giulio Meotti, Arutz Sheva

(24) Bowing To Jewish Pressure by Gilad Atzmon, Uprooted Palestinians

(25) UK Amends Law To Protect Israelis From Prosecution by Jonny Paul, The Jerusalem Post

(26) ‘Dirty Jews’ And The Christian Right by Josh Lambert, Haaretz

(27) Triple-Exthnics by Nathan Abrams, Jewish Quarterly

(28)  The Truth About the Talmud: A Documented Exposé of Supremacist Rabbinic Hate Literature by Michael A. Hoffman II, Independent History and Research

(29) Jewish History, Jewish Religion: The Weight Of Three Thousand Years by Israel Shahak, Pluto Press

(30) Jesus In The Talmud by Peter Schäfer, Princeton University Press

(31) French Court Acquits Dieudonne Over Anti-Semitic Video by The Times Of Israel

(32) Remove Parts Of Quenelle Youtube Video, Dieudonne Ordered by Jewish Telegraph Agency

(33) The Hierarchy Of The Human Species As Told By Eli Ben Dahan by Uri Masgav, Haaretz

(34) When A Jew Gets 5/3 Of A Vote… by Philip Weiss, Mondoweiss

(35) Gatekeeping For Zion by Philip Giraldi,

(36) Jewish At The Root: Iraq’s Destruction, Hell Weapons, Hatred, Networking And The Interconnectedness Of It All by Jonathan Azaziah, Mask of Zion

(37) PSYWAR: The Fake Fall Of Tripoli And The Zionist Dragon’s Butchery Across Palestine II by Jonathan Azaziah, Mask of Zion

UNSC to debate on Israel’s Judaization of al-Quds


United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is holding an emergency meeting on Wednesday at the request of Kingdom of Jordan to debate Israel’s latest plan to build 1,060 new illegal Jewish houses in al-Quds (East Jerusalem) near the so-called Temple Mount (Wailing Wall).

President of the Palestinian National Unity Government Mahmoud Abbas, a USraeli agent, also submitted a request for an emergency UNSC session, calling for international efforts to help stop Israeli violations in East al-Quds as well as assaults by Israeli settlers on the al-Aqsa Mosque.

Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz reported on Tuesday that Benjamin Netanyahu has this new housing project on the table even before the recent 50-day war with Hamas. The fanatic Jews have been in the process of Judaization of al-Quds since it was captured from Jordan by Israeli army in June 1967.

Both the US and EU have condemned the illegal housing plan but judging the past UNSC record, such condemnation is not worth the ink on paper. Even if the majority of 15-member UNSC support Jordan’s complaint, the resolution would certainly get vetoed by one of the Israeli puppet UNSC veto powers (the US, Britain or France).

Bruce Katz, the co-president of Montreal-based Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU), said in an interview with Iranian Press TV that Obama administration is blackmailing Mahmoud Abbas on behalf of the Zionist regime over UNSC debate.

Basically this discourse goes back to the original error that Palestinians made allowing the United States to become the unilateral broker in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The threat to the remove the carrot of $ 700 million is nothing short of blackmail. It is a type of blackmail that has been used by Washington whenever Palestinians have attempted to challenged the Israeli regime, Katz said, adding, “That is something going on for decades.”

Here is some truth coming from horse’s mouth. Nicholas Saidel (Jewish) wrote at Israeli news website +972 0n January 3, 2014.

Jewish demand for prayer on the Temple Mount, and the push in the Knesset for new laws regarding the status of the Temple Mount, is a two-pronged strategy spearheaded by settler rabbis and their representatives and sympathizers in Israel’s right-wing coalition government, (especially in the Jewish Home party and Likud MK Moshe Feiglin). Many of the provocative calls to prayer are made by a messianic organization called the Temple Institute, whose mission is to rebuild the ancient Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount grounds – thereby destroying both the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque,” Saidel said.

“It is worth noting that in challenging the status quo of the Temple Mount, these religious-Zionist rabbis and their congregants are also challenging traditional Jewish law concerning worship on the Temple Mount. A rabbinic decree on the issue, which since the pre-Israel time of Abraham Isaac Kook (1865–1935), who served as Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi of British Mandatory Palestine, proscribes Jewish visitation due to the possibility of the ritually impure walking upon, and thus desecrating, the Holy of Holies – a room housing the Ark of the Covenant where only the high priest may enter on Yom Kippur. This law was confirmed by Israel’s chief rabbinate in 1967 and again in 2013 after incidents involving Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount began to increase. It is illuminating that these settler rabbis will contravene halacha in order to fulfill their expansionist aspirations. Such prioritization of territorial acquisition at the expense of well-established religious law casts these rabbis’ character as apolitical religious figures merely seeking worshipping rights further into doubt,” Saidel added.

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Is Lebanon’s Court of Publications in service to journalists or politicians?

(Illustration: Pavel Constantin)
Published Friday, October 31, 2014
Lebanon’s Court of Publications has been very active recently. The entire political class seems to be satisfied with its performance, and perhaps sees it as a suitable tool for repression and a new source to “make” money from journalists, who are accused of “defamation” and “slander.” Accusations of corruption leveled by journalists against corrupt officials are punishable crimes, whereas the corrupt reap millions.
In six months (from March 2014 until September 2014), Lebanon’s Court of Publications has issued 40 court rulings against media outlets and journalists, the majority of which are cases of libel and slander. The prosecutors, mostly politicians and officials, have won 37 out of 40 lawsuits, while the Court, whose responsibility is to protect media freedoms, found only three defendants to be innocent. During the same period, 36 lawsuits were filed, and rulings in these cases are not expected to be any different.

In six months (from March 2014 until September 2014), Lebanon’s Court of Publications has issued 40 court rulings against media outlets and journalists.

The Court of Publications appears to be very active in condemning journalists, whereas its role is to protect them and defend media freedoms, which the political authorities have continuously sought to restrict. This approach seems to be working, and it is not limited to suppression of media freedoms. In fact, for many politicians, the Publication Court has become a source to earn money, and they managed to make millions through it. All it takes is for a journalist to accuse an official of corruption, theft, or a crime to end up having to pay at least three million Lebanese liras ($2,000) [in compensation].
This is not an exaggeration or a joke. The amounts ordered by the Court of Publications (personal fines and compensation) in favor of the plaintiffs is proof of that. MP Michel Aoun, leader of the Free Patriotic Movement, is at the top of the list of politicians who have filed defamation lawsuits [against journalists] and made money as a result. In six months, Aoun has managed to win nine court rulings, eight against Al-Mustaqbal newspaper. The sum of money ordered by the court in relation to these lawsuits amounts to close to 167 million Lebanese liras (~$111,333), 135 million ($90,000) of which come from Al-Mustaqbal newspaper alone.
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea and his party come in at second place. The Court has issued five provisions in lawsuits filed by Geagea and the Lebanese Forces. They won four cases and lost one. The amount of money ordered by the court in relation to the four provisions is 48 million LL ($32,000), of which 19 million LL ($12,666) were paid by former MP Nasser Qandil in two lawsuits filed against him.
Former head of General Security Jamil Sayyed won three cases worth 29 million LL (~$19,333). The Court also issued verdicts in favor of MP Oqab Saqr, former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, head of Hezbollah’s Central Liaison and Coordination Committee
Wafik Safa, and others. Most of these payments have not been made as many cases were appealed, which often results in modification of the verdict. However, this does not change the fact that these fines ordered by the court place great pressure on journalists.

Compensations demanded by plaintiffs range from 20 million LL (~$13,333) … to 10 billion LL (~$6.6 million).

Compensations demanded by plaintiffs range from 20 million LL (~$13,333) – the amount usually requested by Aoun as compensation for “damage” caused by the “hurtful” words of reporters – to 10 billion LL (~$6.6 million), the standard compensation Geagea requests when he is described as a “criminal” or a “killer.” As for Sayyed, the compensation he demands ranges between 50 and 100 million LL (~$33,333 – $66,666). Even former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora recently demanded that journalist Rasha Abu Zaki pay 100 million LL (~$66,666) in compensation, after she accused him of resetting accounts to zero and manipulating budget numbers, although her findings were based on documents issued by the Lebanese Audit Bureau.
On August 29, Ghassan Rifi, director of As-Safir newspaper’s bureau in Tripoli, published an article titled, “When the Police Burglarize People’s Livelihoods.” Rifi criticized acts committed by members of the Internal Security Forces, who had illegally confiscated grapes from a Syrian refugee who was selling them on a cart across Azmi roundabout in the northern city of Tripoli. Pictures of the confiscation were widely shared on social media, showing witnesses who confirmed Rifi’s claims. The Directorate General of the Internal Security Forces did not show any concern for the incident, but was bothered by Rifi’s criticism of the security establishment, which “damages” its stature and thus requires his prosecution.
The Directorate filed a lawsuit against Rifi for defamation and slander. The Public Prosecutor acted immediately. On September 25, Attorney General Charbel Abu Samra listened to Rifi, who conveyed the violations of the security forces in a professional and objective manner, without slander, defamation or libel. He said that he presented facts supported by pictures and witness accounts. The case was postponed for the court to listen to witness statements.
After the hearings, the public prosecutor will have two options: either retain the complaint, or file a lawsuit against Rifi for slander, defamation, and libel, thus the case would be transferred to the Publications Court.
Ironically, journalists today have become aware that appearing before the Court of Publications, which was created to protect them, implies their inevitable defeat in court.
Based on a series of previous rulings and interpretations by head of the Court of Publications Judge Roukoz Rizk, and considering the latter’s approach in dealing with these cases through attempts to locate slander, defamation, and libel terms without thorough investigation, it is most likely that (should the case be referred to the Court of Publications) the ruling will not be in Rifi’s favor.
This conclusion is based on the Court’s recent track record. Rizk adopts a clear principle: A journalist is guilty – regardless of the information they present – until proven innocent. Even initial documents presented by journalists do not constitute sufficient evidence to acquit them as has been shown by recent rulings. After all, they have accused the corrupt of corruption.

[S]ince 2006, [Al-Akhbar] has had more than 85 lawsuits, mostly related to slander, defamation, libel, and false news, filed against it.

The judiciary acts immediately, by condemning journalists and exonerating the corrupt. Rizk disregards Article 387 of the Penal Code, which “exonerates slander directed against a civil servant in connection with a public service in the event that the acts, the subject of the libel claim, are corroborated.”
The Court’s approach reinforces the repression exercised by the security institutions, politicians, and capital owners to crack down on journalists, as reflected by the large number of such cases in court.
A case in point is Al-Akhbar, which, since 2006, has had more than 85 lawsuits, mostly related to slander, defamation, libel, and false news, filed against it. The unfair verdicts issued in these cases have prompted Al-Akhbar to request that Rizk not preside over cases related to the newspaper, but he did not comply with its demands.
This article is an edited translation from the Arabic Edition.


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Hamas leader speaks to the ‘Wailing Wall’


This post is not about the so-called Holy Wailing Wall aka Temple Mount, which several historian have claimed to be foundation of an old Roman fortress. It’s also not about the Zionist entity’s plan todemolish Al-AqsaMosque built on top the fortress nearly 1200 years ago. The Israeli plan is supported by the inventor of the ‘Six Million Died’ myth, Elie Wiesel through his illegal Jew settlers’ group Elad.

This post is about Qatar-based Hamas’ political Guru Khaled Meshaal, who spoke to Adam Ciralsky (Zionist Jew), former CIA employee turned journalist. The interview was published by Vanity Fair on October 21, 2014.

I never understood why some anti-Zionist Muslim leader would be so naïve to agree giving an interview to a pro-Israel Zionist journalist. It would be far better if this leader visits East Jerusalem and talk to the Holy Wailing Wall, as I did in 1995. Don’t such leaders realize that in their bid to capture wider audience, they always end up victims of Zionists’ distorted version of the message? I never approved Ahmadinejad, Rouhani, Nasrallah, Dr. Morsi or Chavez awarding interview to professional Zionist liars.

Having said that, let me review Meshaal-Cirasky lengthy interview in which Cirasky tried his best to confuse Meshaal and cornered him to spill some ‘antisemtic beans. For example, Cirasky grilled Meshaal to admit that Hamas fighters kidnapped and killed three Jew settlers without mentioning that it was Meshaal who was almost killed as result of Israeli Mossad assassination attempt on his life in Amman (Jordan) in 1997 on direct orders from Netanyahu.

American Jewish investigative journalist Max Blumenthal reported in July that bodies of three Jew settlers were found by Israeli internal security force even before Netanyahu blamed Hamas of kidnapping them. This means, it was a hoax created by the Zionist regime to counter its internal political tug-of-war, which enabled it to wage a 50-day brutal war against 1.7 million non-Jews in Gaza.

Cirasky accused Hamas for digging tunnels under Israeli towns in order to kill Jews. In response Meshaal asked him if that was true then how come Hamas fighters never used these tunnels to attack Israeli civilians before or during the recent war.

In response to his views on US-led ‘Alliance of Absurds’ against ISIS in Syria, Meshaal said:

I spent some of the most important years of my life in Syria. A big part of Hamas’s course was shaped there, and I am pained by what the country is going through today. Much of what’s happening does not serve the interests of regional countries and their people.”

Cirasky asked Meshaal that after huge human and infrastructure losses, does he believe that Hamas won against Israel? Meshaal responded:

“The steadfastness showcased by Gaza is a victory. It sent a message to the world that there is something called the Palestinian cause that the occupation must be brought to an end, that the settlements’ expansions must stop, and that the blockade on Gaza must be lifted.”

In response to Cirasky curiosity how Meshaal views Netanyahu as a person, Meshaal replied:

I don’t have a message for Netanyahu, because he is a criminal, and he is responsible for the war on Gaza. He and the Israeli leadership committed war crimes against our people in Gaza. But I have two messages, one to the world’s great powers, and especially the United States: that its global dominance puts political and moral responsibilities on its shoulders. On top of these responsibilities is the need to put an end to the longest, or let me say, the last occupation in the world, and that is the Israeli occupation. This is a moral responsibility.”

The second message is to the Israeli people. Your leadership is lying to you, and is leading you to failed adventures. War crimes are being perpetrated against the Palestinian people in your name. This will not provide you with any security, peace, or stability. It will not secure any future for you,” Meshaal added.

I believe Israeli professor Neve Gordon, here, and American writer and radio talk-show host Mark Glenn, here, described Netanyahu far better than Khaled Meshaal.

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Nasrallah Ashoura

by Jonathan Azaziah (Mouqawamah Music EXCLUSIVE)

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Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s recent Ashoura speech — which Mouqawamah Music excerpted just the other day via Al-Manar — was a blistering takedown of Wahhabi-Takfirism and it was quite possibly his most brilliant, in-depth denunciation of the twisted, perverted ideology yet, as he categorically broke down its dangers from the historical, cultural, political, military and security angles, as well as the increasing need for Sunni-Shi’a unity to confront it. Hizbullah’s Secretary-General also discussed the dangerous rise of atheism in the Arab-Islamic world, an obvious side-effect of the Takfiri sickness afflicting the region and yet another issue that requires steadfast and committed Sunni-Shi’a unity to tackle and ultimately defeat it.

At one point during the speech, the living Resistance legend refers to the “Jewish occupation of Palestine” before immediately changing his phrasing to the “Zionist occupation of Palestine”, and then subsequently quipping that he doesn’t want to hear anyone yell “anti-Semitism”. This reflects Nasrallah’s suaveness, charisma and abyssal understanding of geopolitical affairs, as he has never shied away from  blasting Jewish power by name in any instance previously, but there is indeed a time and place for everything.

The real highlight however was the Sayyed pointing the finger directly at the House of Saud — as he did in the wake of the Saudi-backed Takfiri attack on the Iranian embassy in Beirut last November— for the growth of the Takfiri Frankenstein. He made it clear that stopping its dissemination rested squarely on Riyadh, due to the Saudis providing Takfiri groups with extensive financial and governmental support since they arrived on the regional scene.

On top of being an important polemic on the thought process which ISIS and like-similar groups operate with, Nasrallah’s speech was also a powerful reminder that Hizbullah — contrary to the imbecilic remarks and pseudo-analyses of its sectarian opponents who constantly refer to it as an “extension” or “proxy” of Iran, which is currently in a rocky state of detente with the Saudi regime — is an independent movement which has no problem calling a spade a spade, diplomatic niceties be damned, when something so dear, nay, FOUNDATIONAL to its very being, namely Islam itself, is under existential attack from US-“Israeli”-backed forces. Labaykah ya Nasrallah!



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