Israel SITREP: The Christ-hating Israelis are at it again

Remember this:

or, for that matter, this:

Well, our Israeli friends have done it again, check out this article by RT: (just ignore all the explaining away and other cop-outs in the text of the RT article).
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‘McJesus’ statue sparks riot at museum in Israel as protesters call for removal of ‘offensive’ art

An art exhibit featuring a crucified Ronald McDonald caused chaos in the Israeli city of Haifa last week, after members of the country’s Arab Christian minority took offence at the depiction and protested outside the museum.Hundreds of Christian protesters called for the statue, titled ‘McJesus,’ to be removed from the museum, with Israeli police saying that some rioters even hurled a firebomb at the building and threw stones, shattering windows and injuring officers. Crowds were eventually dispersed with tear gas and stun grenades, according to the Associated Press.

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Christian Palestinians protesting in front of the Haifa Museum to the sculpture “McJesus” by Finnish artist Jani Leinonen, depicting Ronald McDonalds clown on the cross.

However, it seems the protesters missed the point of the exhibit, which was not intended to be an attack on Christianity, but instead meant as an artist’s statement on capitalism, corporate domination and how modern society and culture worship false gods. The exhibit also includes Barbie-doll boxes with Jesus and the Virgin Mary inside.

The sudden focus on the exhibit came as a surprise to Museum Director Nissim Tal, however, since the art in question had been on display for months already without issue. It is believed that photos of the controversial statue recently published on social media prompted the protests.

The work has also been shown in other countries without problems, although Israel’s Christians make up a tiny percentage of the population in a country which is already rife with ethnic and religious tensions.

Wadie Abu Nassar, an adviser to church leaders who have demanded the exhibit’s removal, told the AP it was necessary to understand that freedom of expression “is interpreted in different ways” in different societies. “If this work was directed against non-Christians, the world would be turned upside down,” he said.

The museum has refused to remove the artwork, saying that it must uphold freedom of expression and resist pressure. “If we take the art down, the next day we’ll have politicians demanding we take other things down and we’ll end up only with colorful pictures of flowers in the museum,” Tal said, adding: “We will be defending freedom of speech, freedom of art, and freedom of culture, and will not take it down.”

Israeli Culture Minister Miri Regev, who has earlier been accused of supporting censorship after pushing legislation commanding national “loyalty” in art, also called for the exhibit to be taken down, saying it was “disrespectful.”

The museum has hung a curtain over the entrance to the exhibit and put up a sign saying that it is not intended to offend, but that is the “maximum” it will do, its director added. Protesters, however, have refused to give up, with one reportedly camping outside the museum in a tent with a sign calling on artists to “respect religions.”

In another twist, the Finnish artist who produced the ‘McJesus’ statue, Jani Leinonen, also wants the work taken out of the Haifa museum, but not because he doesn’t want to offend. Leinonen said he supports the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, which aims to pressure Israel to change its policies toward Palestinians.

Nadine Nashef@nanninenashef

The McJesus Saga keeps getting better and better. Apparently Finnish artist Jani Leinonen is a activist/supporter and wants his work taken out of the Haifa museum. He wasn’t aware it was being exhibited there. 😂

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Bottom line is this: if it is anti-Christian, then even a BDS-supporting goy will get his 15 minutes of fame in the “only democracy in the Middle-East”.

These guys, and the al-Qaeda crazies, are the forces which the West chose to support in the Middle-East.

Bravo!

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So much for the ridiculous claim that israel is a democracy: israeli Supreme Court Refuses to Allow Discussion of Full Equal Rights & ‘State of All Its Citizens’ Bill in Knesset

Israeli Supreme Court Refuses to Allow Discussion of Full Equal Rights & ‘State of All Its Citizens’ Bill in Knesset

By Adalah,

The Israeli Supreme Court early this afternoon, Sunday, 30 December 2018, dismissed the petition filed by Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel on behalf of Knesset Members Jamal Zahalka, Hanin Zoabi, and Joumah Azbarga (Joint List) against the Knesset Presidium’s decision to reject their proposed bill Basic Law: State of all its Citizens. In doing so, the Supreme Court refused to even allow a discussion of equal rights and a state for all of its citizens in the Knesset.

The Knesset Presidium refused to allow the submission of the bill – which declares Israel a “state of all its citizens” – based on the claim that Israel is a Jewish state.  This bill was initiated by Zahalka, Zoabi, and Azbarga in response to the new Basic Law – The Nation State of the Jewish People, passed by the Knesset in mid-July 2018.

The judgment follows a hearing on the petition last week, Monday, 24 December 2018, during which the justices received an announcement of early elections, and the decision to dissolve the 20th Knesset.

Adalah General Director Hassan Jabareen (center with hat) speaks to journalists together with Arab members of Knesset on Monday, 24 December 2018, prior to the hearing on their petition at the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem. (Photo by Mati Milstein)

Chief Justice Hayut, who headed the three-justice panel hearing the case, hinted then that the court would consider the MKs’ petition, filed six months ago and not heard to date, as theoretical. Today, the petition was indeed dismissed for these reasons.

As the petition also attacks the constitutionality of the very bylaws used to disqualify the bill, there is no justification for the court’s decision to consider the petition as purely theoretical in nature, in Adalah’s view.

The court today chose to uphold the Knesset Presidium’s decision to prevent its own Palestinian Arab minority members from initiating a bill and a debate to promote democratic values on the basis of equality for all.

Adalah responded immediately to the court’s decision:

“This decision violates the basic right to full equality for Palestinian Arab citizens of the state. This judgment is the second in six years that the Israeli Supreme Court has decided to uphold the Knesset Presidium’s authority to prevent Arab MKs from submitting bills and initiating debate that challenges Israel’s character as a state of the Jewish people only. In both of these cases, the court exploited the announcement of early elections as a justification to dismiss these cases.

“This petition confronts a matter of principle – the right to equality and a state for all its citizens – that will certainly remain in the public discourse and as a key political platform of Arab MKs, and it is not expected to change.”

Adalah’s General Director Hassan Jabareen and Adalah Attorney Fady Khoury represented the Arab MKs in this case.

The original source of this article is Adalah

حيفا تهتف ضد التواطؤ العربي وتناصر فلسطين من قلب فلسطين

الميادين نت

2018-05-19 

أجواء حذرة تسود حيفا صباح اليوم بعد ليلة حافلة بالاعتداءات والمواجهات بين شرطة الاحتلال وفلسطينيين تظاهروا دعماً لغزة ونددوا بالتواطؤ الرسمي العربي مع الاحتلال، ومراسلة الميادين تشير إلى اعتقال 19 فلسطينياً وإلى الاعتداء على النائبين في “القائمة المشتركة” حنين الزعبي وجمال زحالقة.

رغم التضييق والحصار والتهديد حضرت حيفا. حضرت بكل شجاعة وجرأة في زمن التواطؤ السافر والتبعية الوقحة. بالأمس ناصرت حيفا فلسطين من موقعها في قلب فلسطين. أهلها الأصليون كان يعرفون مسبقاً تبعات مشاركتهم وتعبيرهم عن الوفاء وما يجره ذلك من سياط يحترفها الجلاد. كانوا يعرفون أن تعبيرهم عن أصالتهم ونصرتهم للقدس وغزة وفلسطين هو تهمة لا يتحملها الاحتلال وتحد يستفزه ولا يمكن أن يمر مرور الكرام.
مع ذلك حضرت حيفا. حضرت وهي تنظر شرقاً حيث يتم اعتقال ناشطين في بلاد خليجية بتهمة الخروج على سياسة ولي الأمر. هناك حيث باتت مناصرة القضية الفلسطينية تهمة أيضاً.

في حيفا اعتدت قوات الاحتلال بالضرب على فلسطينيين خرجوا في تظاهرة نصرة لغزة والقدس.
وأفادت مواقع فلسطينية أن أجواء حذرة سادت صباح اليوم في المدينة المحتلة، بعد ليلة صعبة من الاعتقالات والمواجهات بين شرطة الاحتلال وفلسطينيين تظاهروا بذكرى النكبة، وضد مجزرة غزة، ونقل سفارة أميركا للقدس المحتلة.
وذكرت مراسلة الميادين أن جنود الاحتلال قاموا بالاعتداء على النائبين في القائمة المشتركة جمال زحالقة وحنين زعبي واعتقلوا 19 فلسطينياً.
المتظاهرون نددوا ليلة أمس الجمعة بنقل السفارة الأميركية إلى القدس واستنكروا التواطؤ العربي مع المشاريع الصهيونية الأميركية ولا سيما من قبل السعودية.

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وكانت الشرطة الإسرائيلية استعدت منذ ساعات ما بعد العصر للتظاهرة، وتناقل نشطاء من حيفا أنباء عن تمركز قوات كبيرة من شرطة الاحتلال في مواقع مختلفة من المدينة واستخدام سيارات “مدنية” لا تحمل لوحات رسمية.
وواصلت الشرطة قمع المتظاهرين بالقوة واستقدمت تعزيزات كبيرة، ونقل ناشطون ومواقع فلسطينية أن قوات الاحتلال أحاطت بالمتظاهرين، ومنعت أي أحد من الخروج منها أو الدخول إليها، ولاحقت بعضاً منهم في الشوارع.
أحد المتظاهرين قال للميادين: “نحن تجمعنا هنا اليوم وهذا ليس التجمع الأول، منذ المجزرة التي ارتكبتها إسرائيل في غزة نحاول أن نلتقي ونتجمع ونسمع صوتنا في ظرف أن الدول العربية تخلت عنا، وليس لدينا سوى أن نوجه دعاءنا إلى الله أن يقوينا، فليس لنا سواه لأننا فقدنا الأمل من كل الدول العربية التي تخلت”.
وأضاف “نحن هنا، قليلون لكن هذا القليل هو ما يمكن أن نقدمه لأخواننا في غزة الذين يقبعون في سجن كبير وظروفهم صعبة ويقدمون أرواحهم ودماءهم”.
وقال متظاهر آخر: “وجودنا الآن هو إثبات بأن حيفا فلسطينية، هذه الأرض فلسطينية، ونظام الأبرتهايد سوف يزول، نحن نتضامن اليوم مع شهداء غزة، ونتظاهر ضد إسرائيل الصهيونية العنصرية، وننادي كل العالم أن يفهم أن هذا الكيان هو كيان فصل عنصري ويجب محاربته ومقاطعته”.

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الجبهة الشعبية: لتتحول الضفة إلى كتلة لهب

الشرطة قمع المتظاهرين بالقوة واستقدمت تعزيزات كبيرة

الجبهة الشعبية لتحرير فلسطين رأت أن تنظيم الوقفة الحاشدة في حيفا “تأكيد على فشل محاولات الاحتلال لتهويد مدننا الفلسطينية وطمس هويتها وطابعها العربي أو قتل فكرة المقاومة داخل أبناء الداخل المحتل”.
ولفتت الجبهة إلى أن الفعالية الحاشدة والرسائل السياسية القوية التي خرجت من قلب حيفا عروس الكرمل، أثبتت أنها كانت وما زالت وستبقى “عربية فلسطينية”.
الجبهة الشعبية أكدت على أهمية استمرار مسيرات العودة وانتقالها إلى كافة ساحات الوطن والشتات، لمواجهة السياسات الإجرامية الصهيونية، ولإسقاط المشاريع التصفوية، داعية مدن وقرى الضفة لتتحوّل إلى كتلة لهب غاضبة في وجه الاحتلال الصهيوني ومواقعه العسكرية ومستعمراته.

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MASS CASUALTIES PUTTING HEALTH WORKERS IN GAZA UNDER EVEN GREATER STRAIN

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Amid further mass casualties on the third consecutive Friday of the “Great Return March” protests, health workers were put under yet further considerable strain and a number of them were injured.

Today, a Palestine Red Crescent Society medic in Rafah was shot in the knee with live ammunition, and a further 10 paramedics had to evacuate their medical point near Khan Younis after inhaling tear gas.

Even before Israel’s violent response the protests, health workers in Gaza were under huge strain due to the cumulative effects of a decade of blockade, which has degraded health and other essential services as well as the economy and living conditions, in addition to previous mass casualty events. Burnout and emotional exhaustion was already a significant feature among Palestine’s medical workforce. Now, they are once again experiencing the most difficult conditions, working long hours in tense situations and assisting casualties with often horrifying and life-changing injuries.

Last Friday, the World Health Organisation reported that five ambulances were damaged in attacks, three paramedics were injured by direct fire to the lower limbs, one by a tear gas cartridge to the head and that 29 healthcare staff suffered from tear gas inhalation.

Attacks on Palestinian health workers, facilities and ambulances by Israeli forces have been a painfully regular and repeated feature of the past decade, as MAP has emphasised in its publications and advocacy.

“Regretfully, no one has been held to account for any of the multiple attacks on protected medical personnel and facilities, and this impunity makes recurrence much more likely,” added Aimee Shalan.

“The prolonged and often traumatic stressors endured by health workers in Gaza are almost inconceivable for people not trapped there. On an almost daily level, they see and suffer what many of us won’t in a lifetime,” said Aimee Shalan, CEO of Medical Aid for Palestinians.

Today, at least 969 injuries have been reported by the Ministry of Health. More than 1,200 were reported to have been shot in the last fortnight. At least 26 protesters are reported to have been killed.

A medic treating severely injured protesters in a hospital in Gaza told MAP that the types and numbers of injuries “would overwhelm any European hospital and be classified as a “major incident”, let alone a local hospital in Gaza with a shortage of disposables and man power for this kind of injury. This is happening every Friday.”

With the sheer number of casualties threatening to overwhelm available services, communities in Gaza are stepping up to support them. In Khan Younis in the south of Gaza, for example, MAP has learned of groups of students of healthcare subjects banding together to form “rescue teams” to offer treatment and support the work of professional responders.

Those inside hospitals and clinics are working long hours to keep essential services running alongside caring for thousands of new patients. The physical health of unarmed protesters is clearly under threat in Gaza, but so too is the mental wellbeing of those who are once again bravely striving to save lives and limbs.

As we celebrate the steadfastness and resolve of Gaza’s medics, we are also outraged that their safety is once again endangered as they carry out their vital humanitarian functions.

MAP repeats its call on the UK government and the international community to support the demand of UN Secretary General for there to be independent investigations into the violence at the Gaza perimeter protests.

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Hezbollah Hails Palestinians’ Heroic March of Return

31-03-2018 | 09:12

Hezbollah issued the following statement:
 
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The resistance Palestinian people has once again in Gaza presented the purest images of sacrifice, stressing with the blood of its martyrs, their raised fists and echoing cries their stable right to a liberated and dignified Palestine that embraces all its sons whether those who are inside, abroad or all over the diaspora.


Friday’s events have stressed again that the Palestinian cause is alive and that the resistant Palestinian people is always ready to pay huge sacrifices for the sake of liberating its land and nation.

The March of Return, that witnessed massive participation, caused despair to the enemies of the Palestinian people as well as all the betrayers and conspirers against their cause. It is a strong massive response to the so-called “deal of the century”, showing the Palestinians’ adherence to their historical and patriotic rights and that they would never compromise any right of them no matter what are the sacrifices.

As Hezbollah hails and respects its people in Palestine on their Land Day, it expresses deep condolences to the families of hero martyrs and pray for those wounded to get well soon. Hezbollah further calls all the free people of the world, especially the Arab and Muslim peoples, to hold their responsibilities in backing the Palestinian people and offer all possible kinds of support in their struggle to liberate their land and restore their sanctities.
Source: Hezbollah Media Relations, Translated by website team
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Great Return March: ’Israelis’ Martyr, Injure Palestinians Protesting By Thousands

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30-03-2018 | 12:48
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“Israeli” occupation forces martyred at least one Palestinian protester and injured several others before and during the ongoing Great Return March by thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and along the so-called buffer zone set up by the Zionist entity. 

Thousands of Palestinian men, women, and children gathered on the “buffer zone” in the Gaza Strip on Friday, March 30, which marks the Palestinian Land Day, when Palestinians annually protest to demand the right of return for those Palestinians who have been driven out of their homeland due to the “Israeli” occupation.

The protesters have set up tents for a six-week protest action to demand that the displaced Palestinians be allowed to return to the land that belongs to them.

Expecting the protests, the Zionist apartheid regime earlier deployed 100 snipers to the Gaza border and authorized them to use live ammunition and “a lot of force” against the protesters.

Footage from the scene of the ongoing protest also showed “Israeli” tanks and armored vehicles deployed and moving along the buffer zone.

The Zionist occupation forces have been firing live bullets and tear gas to disperse the protesters.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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 March 30, 2018

A Palestinian kid was injured on Friday by the Zionist occupation troops while taking part in  “The Great March of Return” in Gaza.

The protests which erupted in the various Palestinian cities left seven Palestinians martyred and 500 of others injured, according to the latest toll issued by the local Ministry of Public Health.

Source: Al-Manar Website

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March 30, 2018

A Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli occupation troops in a clash on the Gaza border on Friday, the local health ministry said, as thousands marched in a major protest.

Mohammad Najjar, 25, was shot in the stomach in a clash east of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip, the ministry said in a statement.

He was the second Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in Gaza on Friday.

Hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza head to border areas with the occupied territories to take part in “The Great March of Return”, a six-week protest for a right of return of Palestinian refugees to their occupied land.

Source: AFP

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