US Envoy Holds Image of Al-Quds without Al-Aqsa Mosque, Dome of the Rock!

 May 23, 2018

Friedman Quds image

US Ambassador to the Zionist entity David Friedman was photographed Tuesday holding an aerial image of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) bearing a simulation of the so-called “Third Temple” instead of the Al-Aqsa holy mosque and the Dome of the Rock.

First reported on the ultra-Orthodox news site Kikar Hashabat, the photo of Friedman holding the poster was taken during a tour of Bnei Brak held by the Achiya organization, which aids Israeli children who suffer from learning disabilities, Israeli Haaretz newspaper reported.

A statement issued by the embassy later claimed that Friedman “received the photo from one of the organization’s employees and “was not aware of the image thrust in front of him when the photo was taken.”

According to the statement, Friedmen was “deeply disappointed that anyone would take advantage of his visit to Bnei Brak to create controversy.”

The embassy which has been recently relocated from Tel Aviv to Al-Quds in a provocative move by Washington, said that the US policy “is absolutely clear: we support the status quo on the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount.”

For its part, Achiya has issued an apology to Friedman and the embassy, saying a staff member on its behalf presented the picture to the ambassador, who “was unaware of its content,” the Israeli daily reported.

SourceIsraeli media

Zionist Occupation Authorities to Tighten Control over Sanctities in Al-Quds

December 27, 2017

Al Quds

The Zionist occupation authorities plan to establish 16 police station in Al-Quds in order to tighten control over the Islamic and Christian sanctities in the holy city.

The Zionist plan includes also installing 40 surveillance cameras to be used by the occupation forces to monitor Bab Al-Amoud area in Al-Quds.

Source: Al-Manar Website

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Iran: US further isolated after Jerusalem al-Quds move

Neither East Nor West: A One Palestinian Palestine

22-12-2017 | 15:30
When facts get blurry, returning to history can be useful. The colonialization of Palestine and its occupation by “Israeli” forces is not a saga based on which Palestinian grandparents make up stories to tell the new generations. In fact, these grandparents were exiled from their homeland, Palestine, where the “Israeli” apartheid entity was established and its immigrants came to become the settlers of these occupied lands.

Al-Quds

After more than 69 years to the plight of the Palestinians, and the day when the “Israelis” attacked Palestinians and committed the infamous Deir Yassin Massacre, US president Donald Trump announces his decision of moving the US embassy to Occupied Al-Quds [Jerusalem] and simply declares that Al-Quds to be the capital of the occupying apartheid regime. At least since the 1967 war, the United States has been “Israel’s” strongest advocate.
A Quick Historical Review

Al-Quds, the capital of Palestine, is an Arab and Muslim small country in the Asian continent that has a very sensitive strategic location owing to its history, geography, and the fact that it is the cradle of different civilizations and religions.

For Muslims, Al-Quds was the first qibla, before the Kaaba in Mecca. This spot was the place from which Islam’s Prophet Muhammad proceeded on his journey, described as the ascension to heaven in Islamic literature. It is also the place in which Jesus called for Christianity, shared the Last Supper with his disciples. Historically speaking, Al-Quds has generally been the site for Muslim pilgrimage, prayer, study or residence. Al-Aqsa Mosque was a particular seat of learning.

This city, where people from the different faiths lived together, became witness to the worst crimes committed by the “Israeli” apartheid entity which was established in 1948 by virtue of the Balfour agreement, which was set up by Britain in the course of World War I. The roots of the idea of establishing an “Israeli” apartheid entity goes back to decades earlier. In 1896, Theodor Herzl, a Jewish journalist living in Austria-Hungary, published the foundational text of political Zionism, Der Judenstaat [“The Jews’ State” or “The State of the Jews”], in which he asserted that the only solution to the “Jewish Question” in Europe was the establishment of a state for the Jews.

It is worth mentioning that in 1916, when Palestine was still under the rule of the Ottoman Empire, the Jews back then were not Zionists, and they constituted 3 per cent of the population who lived side by side with people of other faiths. It is worth noting here that the people of Palestine differentiate between Judaism and Zionism. The latter is not a faith, but rather a political phenomenon with expansionist, racist and colonialist aims that under the cover of the Jewish religion takes on a religious appearance and tries to pursue its goals as the savior of the Jewish people.

Muslims represented the majority of the population back then, followed by the Christians.

If we are to overview the entire history of the region, the story becomes endless. But the guidelines provided above present a few of the links that make up a full chain; the bigger picture.

Palestine and the Iranian Revolution

In 1979, a dramatic change took place in the Asian continent. A popular movement led by Imam Ruhollah Khomeini was initiated in Iran and an Islamic Republic was established. Iran no longer was a client to the United States of America. The Asian country also no longer supported what it declared to be an occupation, and an apartheid regime.

For three decades before the Islamic revolution, between “Israel’s” illegal establishment in 1948 and Iran’s revolution in 1979, the two countries had close relations based on common strategic interests. Iran became an important source of oil for “Israel”, and “Israel” became an important source of weapons for Iran. It has been reported that thousands of “Israeli” businessmen and technical experts aided Iranian development projects.

Even before the revolution, Ayatollah Imam Khomeini paid a great deal of attention to al-Quds, the holy Aqsa mosque, and the Palestinian cause.

As early as 1968, Ayatollah Imam Khomeini addressed the Palestinian cause in his struggle. The ideas behind the revolution inspired the slogan “Neither East, nor West – Islamic Republic!”

“My proposal for establishing an Islamic government does not mean a return to the past. I am strongly for civilization and progress”, said Ayatollah Imam Khomeini in January 1979. By that, he meant that Iran does not have to be under the impact and rule of the communist thought at that time represented by the Soviet Union, nor by the capitalist ideology that was raised as the only method of success by the US. Yes, rejecting both the influence of capitalism and communism, Iran decided to become independent and different. For Imam Khomeini, “Neither East Nor West” was a proposal that proves the freedom from subjugation and guarantees success in creating an independent strong identity and defending rights.

For Ayatollah Imam Khomeini, who descended from the Islamic Shia school of thought, the oppressed and the oppressors was a notion that was the focus of his attention. It was a must to support the oppressed, and not only in defend Islamic sanctities. It was the spirit of the revolution that rose from the people with Ayatollah Imam Khomeini’s leadership to support the oppressed across the world in order to realize a just cause.

But of course, Palestine was of vital importance owing to its Islamic identity. Deciding to establish an “Iran” with an independent Islamic identity, Iran’s Ayatollah Imam Khomeini stressed throughout his discourses that Palestine is a central cause to the Muslims.

In an interview when in exile in Iraq’s Najaf city during the early 60s, he said

“When you realize that the blood of your innocent brothers and sisters are shed in the holy land of Palestine and when you notice that our territories have been occupied, and our homes are demolished at the hands of the Zionist criminals, under such circumstances there is no other course left but continuing of jihad. It is incumbent upon every Muslim to extend his material and spiritual aids in this lofty struggle.”

In remarks at a meeting with a group of Palestinians and Bishop Cappucci on 2 April 1979, Ayatollah Imam Khomeini said

“For many years now, perhaps twenty years, I have repeatedly aired my views on Palestine and “Israel”, and I will say again: We condemn “Israel”. “Israel” is an usurper. The land it has taken, it has taken unlawfully. Al-Quds must be freed and “Israel” driven out. The Arab governments must unite and drive “Israel” out of their lands and sever the hands of the colonizers.”

In 1979 and shortly after the revolution, Ayatollah Imam Khomeini designated the last Friday of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan as a new national holiday – al-Quds Day– to “proclaim the international solidarity of Muslims in support of the legitimate rights of the Muslim people of Palestine.”

Ayatollah Imam Khomeini always considered that returning to Islam and uniting is a prerequisite to save Palestine and block Zionism’s expansionist plans. Islamic differences were never an issue for Ayatollah Imam Khomeini, in fact he always called on Muslims to put their differences aside and seek unity.

Imam Khomieni, addressing the Muslims altogether stressed that the apartheid regime will not stop at a certain end, noting

“I have continuously spoken about “Israel” and its crimes in my sermons and writings, and have brought to the notice of the Muslims that “Israel” is a cancerous tumor in a corner of the Islamic countries which will not be satisfied with Al-Quds and the other places. No, they (the Zionists) intend to move on. They are the followers of America’s policy and America does not simply aspire after one place . . . the Muslims must awaken.”

Extracting of the Ashura philosophy in Islam, Ayatollah Imam Khomeini noted in another sermon

“Truth will defeat the satanic and tyrannical forces. Your troubles and suffering are not new to Islam and the Muslims, the forces of tyranny have always opposed Islam and fought with the Muslims.”

While addressing the people, he pointed out to the different dimensions of the war on Palestine and the Muslims, and explaining at the time the notion of the “colonialization of the mind” and how it is used to manipulate the people of the region as means to weaken them.

“Those who seek to rule over these countries (the imperialists) have, through the distorted propaganda they have circulated over the past few hundred years and the influence they have achieved in the universities and the centers which educate the sons of Muslims, made the Muslims lose hope in themselves, they have made them lose themselves. The Muslims must strive to find their greatness.”

In the Last Message, The Political and Divine Will of His Holiness the Ayatollah Imam Khomeini, reiterated that the international Zionism does not stop short of any crime to achieve its base and greedy desires, crimes that the tongue and pen are ashamed to utter or write.”

Iran Maintains Position; Palestine Central Cause 

After the passing away of Ayatollah Imam Khomeini, the pro-Palestinian discourse did not stop. It is true that the two countries do not share the same borders, and they come from different Islamic schools of thought, and they speak two different languages, but Ayatollah Imam Khomeini had demonstrated that nothing can impede Iran from standing by Palestine and the Palestinians. It is Islamic values and ethics that form the driving force behind the Iranian support, and true values do not die in general.

In fact, the speeches of His Eminence Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei, leader of the Islamic Revolution, are a continuation to that same identity that supports the Palestinian cause. From the Islamic Republic’s point of view, it is and has always been a confrontation against oppression and distortion.

In all his discourses, Ayatollah Khamenei describes unity as the only way to resist the aggression of the enemies of Islam. He explains that “unity is not the same as adopting identical views. On the contrary, it means that people with various tendencies must move shoulder to shoulder and consider national interests as preferable to everything else, especially their own interests. They must not allow selfishness enter political and social arenas.”

Pointing out to the importance of confronting the “Israeli” apartheid regime and realizing the liberation of Palestine, Ayatollah Khamenei noted in one of his speeches that “pinning hopes on the compromise process and begging the Zionist enemy for peace. This option will only help “Israel” to humiliate the Palestinians and dictate its demands to them. This is what we have already witnessed.”

Also, stressing the idea of colonialization and usurping of property and land, Ayatollah Khamenei highlighted in a ceremony that “Palestinians are by no means going to live outside their own country forever. Or if they are living inside the country, they are never going to be an oppressed minority forever, making room for the invading outsiders to stay in their country.”

Just like Ayatollah Imam Khomeini, Ayatollah Khamenei time and again reassures that Iran’s position on the issue of Palestine is crystal clear.

“Our position on the issue of Palestine is also clear. We believe that all Palestinian lands belong to the Palestinians. Those who tried to wipe Palestine off the map of the world made a mistake. Such a thing will not happen. Palestine will survive. The usurpers have occupied Palestine for a few decades, but there is no doubt that Palestinian lands will be restored to the people of Palestine and to the world of Islam.”

The “Israeli” soldiers have carried out all sorts of crimes against the Palestinians; from killing the people, destroying their homes and farms and arresting and torturing men and women and even their children, to humiliating and insulting that nation and trying to destroy it, to building illegal settlements and attacking the Palestinian refugees in the camps inside Palestine.

Al-Quds: Neither East nor West

Very recently, Ayatollah Khamenei said in comments on the US move to declare Al-Quds as capital of the “Israeli” apartheid regime “Today, the issue of Palestine is at the top of the political issues of the world of Islam and the Islamic Ummah. Everyone is responsible towards defending Palestine, and the freedom of Palestine and the Palestinian nation. Everyone is responsible towards fighting and working to that end.”

He pointed out to the “Israeli” regime and the US’s desperation

“The enemy is desperate in this regard. You should know this. When they claim that they want to declare al-Quds as the capital of the Zionist regime, this is a sign of their desperation and incapability. Their hands are tied on the issue of Palestine. Without a doubt, by doing so, they will receive a harsher blow and the world of Islam will stand up against them.”

Today, Iran stands strong in face of the US decision, and voices support to the Palestinians as well as urges the international community to act. Iran does not stand alone but is supported by regional players both state and non-state actors. For instance, as Lebanon’s Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah clearly stated that the resistance stands with utmost readiness to defend al-Aqsa mosque and support the Palestinian brethren, Turkey’s Erdogan pointed out that al-Quds is a “red line” for Muslims who will not accept any aggression on its Islamic sanctuaries, and said that what “Israel” is doing against Palestinians wolf does not do against the sheep.

Today, Iran reiterates “neither East, nor West” but an independent Palestinian Palestine that has the right to preserve its people, land and sanctities. No East Al-Quds and no West, but a one Palestinian al-Quds acknowledged as the capital of Palestine and its native people.

Source: Al-Ahed News

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Neither East Nor West: A One Palestinian Palestine

22-12-2017 | 15:30
When facts get blurry, returning to history can be useful. The colonialization of Palestine and its occupation by “Israeli” forces is not a saga based on which Palestinian grandparents make up stories to tell the new generations. In fact, these grandparents were exiled from their homeland, Palestine, where the “Israeli” apartheid entity was established and its immigrants came to become the settlers of these occupied lands.

Al-Quds

After more than 69 years to the plight of the Palestinians, and the day when the “Israelis” attacked Palestinians and committed the infamous Deir Yassin Massacre, US president Donald Trump announces his decision of moving the US embassy to Occupied Al-Quds [Jerusalem] and simply declares that Al-Quds to be the capital of the occupying apartheid regime. At least since the 1967 war, the United States has been “Israel’s” strongest advocate.


A Quick Historical Review

Al-Quds, the capital of Palestine, is an Arab and Muslim small country in the Asian continent that has a very sensitive strategic location owing to its history, geography, and the fact that it is the cradle of different civilizations and religions.

For Muslims, Al-Quds was the first qibla, before the Kaaba in Mecca. This spot was the place from which Islam’s Prophet Muhammad proceeded on his journey, described as the ascension to heaven in Islamic literature. It is also the place in which Jesus called for Christianity, shared the Last Supper with his disciples. Historically speaking, Al-Quds has generally been the site for Muslim pilgrimage, prayer, study or residence. Al-Aqsa Mosque was a particular seat of learning.

This city, where people from the different faiths lived together, became witness to the worst crimes committed by the “Israeli” apartheid entity which was established in 1948 by virtue of the Balfour agreement, which was set up by Britain in the course of World War I. The roots of the idea of establishing an “Israeli” apartheid entity goes back to decades earlier. In 1896, Theodor Herzl, a Jewish journalist living in Austria-Hungary, published the foundational text of political Zionism, Der Judenstaat [“The Jews’ State” or “The State of the Jews”], in which he asserted that the only solution to the “Jewish Question” in Europe was the establishment of a state for the Jews.

It is worth mentioning that in 1916, when Palestine was still under the rule of the Ottoman Empire, the Jews back then were not Zionists, and they constituted 3 per cent of the population who lived side by side with people of other faiths. It is worth noting here that the people of Palestine differentiate between Judaism and Zionism. The latter is not a faith, but rather a political phenomenon with expansionist, racist and colonialist aims that under the cover of the Jewish religion takes on a religious appearance and tries to pursue its goals as the savior of the Jewish people.

Muslims represented the majority of the population back then, followed by the Christians.

If we are to overview the entire history of the region, the story becomes endless. But the guidelines provided above present a few of the links that make up a full chain; the bigger picture.

Palestine and the Iranian Revolution

In 1979, a dramatic change took place in the Asian continent. A popular movement led by Imam Ruhollah Khomeini was initiated in Iran and an Islamic Republic was established. Iran no longer was a client to the United States of America. The Asian country also no longer supported what it declared to be an occupation, and an apartheid regime.

For three decades before the Islamic revolution, between “Israel’s” illegal establishment in 1948 and Iran’s revolution in 1979, the two countries had close relations based on common strategic interests. Iran became an important source of oil for “Israel”, and “Israel” became an important source of weapons for Iran. It has been reported that thousands of “Israeli” businessmen and technical experts aided Iranian development projects.

Even before the revolution, Ayatollah Imam Khomeini paid a great deal of attention to al-Quds, the holy Aqsa mosque, and the Palestinian cause.

As early as 1968, Ayatollah Imam Khomeini addressed the Palestinian cause in his struggle. The ideas behind the revolution inspired the slogan “Neither East, nor West – Islamic Republic!”

“My proposal for establishing an Islamic government does not mean a return to the past. I am strongly for civilization and progress”, said Ayatollah Imam Khomeini in January 1979. By that, he meant that Iran does not have to be under the impact and rule of the communist thought at that time represented by the Soviet Union, nor by the capitalist ideology that was raised as the only method of success by the US. Yes, rejecting both the influence of capitalism and communism, Iran decided to become independent and different. For Imam Khomeini, “Neither East Nor West” was a proposal that proves the freedom from subjugation and guarantees success in creating an independent strong identity and defending rights.

For Ayatollah Imam Khomeini, who descended from the Islamic Shia school of thought, the oppressed and the oppressors was a notion that was the focus of his attention. It was a must to support the oppressed, and not only in defend Islamic sanctities. It was the spirit of the revolution that rose from the people with Ayatollah Imam Khomeini’s leadership to support the oppressed across the world in order to realize a just cause.

But of course, Palestine was of vital importance owing to its Islamic identity. Deciding to establish an “Iran” with an independent Islamic identity, Iran’s Ayatollah Imam Khomeini stressed throughout his discourses that Palestine is a central cause to the Muslims.

In an interview when in exile in Iraq’s Najaf city during the early 60s, he said

“When you realize that the blood of your innocent brothers and sisters are shed in the holy land of Palestine and when you notice that our territories have been occupied, and our homes are demolished at the hands of the Zionist criminals, under such circumstances there is no other course left but continuing of jihad. It is incumbent upon every Muslim to extend his material and spiritual aids in this lofty struggle.”

In remarks at a meeting with a group of Palestinians and Bishop Cappucci on 2 April 1979, Ayatollah Imam Khomeini said

“For many years now, perhaps twenty years, I have repeatedly aired my views on Palestine and “Israel”, and I will say again: We condemn “Israel”. “Israel” is an usurper. The land it has taken, it has taken unlawfully. Al-Quds must be freed and “Israel” driven out. The Arab governments must unite and drive “Israel” out of their lands and sever the hands of the colonizers.”

In 1979 and shortly after the revolution, Ayatollah Imam Khomeini designated the last Friday of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan as a new national holiday – al-Quds Day– to “proclaim the international solidarity of Muslims in support of the legitimate rights of the Muslim people of Palestine.”

Ayatollah Imam Khomeini always considered that returning to Islam and uniting is a prerequisite to save Palestine and block Zionism’s expansionist plans. Islamic differences were never an issue for Ayatollah Imam Khomeini, in fact he always called on Muslims to put their differences aside and seek unity.

Imam Khomieni, addressing the Muslims altogether stressed that the apartheid regime will not stop at a certain end, noting

“I have continuously spoken about “Israel” and its crimes in my sermons and writings, and have brought to the notice of the Muslims that “Israel” is a cancerous tumor in a corner of the Islamic countries which will not be satisfied with Al-Quds and the other places. No, they (the Zionists) intend to move on. They are the followers of America’s policy and America does not simply aspire after one place . . . the Muslims must awaken.”

Extracting of the Ashura philosophy in Islam, Ayatollah Imam Khomeini noted in another sermon

“Truth will defeat the satanic and tyrannical forces. Your troubles and suffering are not new to Islam and the Muslims, the forces of tyranny have always opposed Islam and fought with the Muslims.”

While addressing the people, he pointed out to the different dimensions of the war on Palestine and the Muslims, and explaining at the time the notion of the “colonialization of the mind” and how it is used to manipulate the people of the region as means to weaken them.

“Those who seek to rule over these countries (the imperialists) have, through the distorted propaganda they have circulated over the past few hundred years and the influence they have achieved in the universities and the centers which educate the sons of Muslims, made the Muslims lose hope in themselves, they have made them lose themselves. The Muslims must strive to find their greatness.”

In the Last Message, The Political and Divine Will of His Holiness the Ayatollah Imam Khomeini, reiterated that the international Zionism does not stop short of any crime to achieve its base and greedy desires, crimes that the tongue and pen are ashamed to utter or write.”

Iran Maintains Position; Palestine Central Cause 

After the passing away of Ayatollah Imam Khomeini, the pro-Palestinian discourse did not stop. It is true that the two countries do not share the same borders, and they come from different Islamic schools of thought, and they speak two different languages, but Ayatollah Imam Khomeini had demonstrated that nothing can impede Iran from standing by Palestine and the Palestinians. It is Islamic values and ethics that form the driving force behind the Iranian support, and true values do not die in general.

In fact, the speeches of His Eminence Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei, leader of the Islamic Revolution, are a continuation to that same identity that supports the Palestinian cause. From the Islamic Republic’s point of view, it is and has always been a confrontation against oppression and distortion.

In all his discourses, Ayatollah Khamenei describes unity as the only way to resist the aggression of the enemies of Islam. He explains that “unity is not the same as adopting identical views. On the contrary, it means that people with various tendencies must move shoulder to shoulder and consider national interests as preferable to everything else, especially their own interests. They must not allow selfishness enter political and social arenas.”

Pointing out to the importance of confronting the “Israeli” apartheid regime and realizing the liberation of Palestine, Ayatollah Khamenei noted in one of his speeches that “pinning hopes on the compromise process and begging the Zionist enemy for peace. This option will only help “Israel” to humiliate the Palestinians and dictate its demands to them. This is what we have already witnessed.”

Also, stressing the idea of colonialization and usurping of property and land, Ayatollah Khamenei highlighted in a ceremony that “Palestinians are by no means going to live outside their own country forever. Or if they are living inside the country, they are never going to be an oppressed minority forever, making room for the invading outsiders to stay in their country.”

Just like Ayatollah Imam Khomeini, Ayatollah Khamenei time and again reassures that Iran’s position on the issue of Palestine is crystal clear.

“Our position on the issue of Palestine is also clear. We believe that all Palestinian lands belong to the Palestinians. Those who tried to wipe Palestine off the map of the world made a mistake. Such a thing will not happen. Palestine will survive. The usurpers have occupied Palestine for a few decades, but there is no doubt that Palestinian lands will be restored to the people of Palestine and to the world of Islam.”

The “Israeli” soldiers have carried out all sorts of crimes against the Palestinians; from killing the people, destroying their homes and farms and arresting and torturing men and women and even their children, to humiliating and insulting that nation and trying to destroy it, to building illegal settlements and attacking the Palestinian refugees in the camps inside Palestine.

Al-Quds: Neither East nor West

Very recently, Ayatollah Khamenei said in comments on the US move to declare Al-Quds as capital of the “Israeli” apartheid regime

“Today, the issue of Palestine is at the top of the political issues of the world of Islam and the Islamic Ummah. Everyone is responsible towards defending Palestine, and the freedom of Palestine and the Palestinian nation. Everyone is responsible towards fighting and working to that end.”

He pointed out to the “Israeli” regime and the US’s desperation

“The enemy is desperate in this regard. You should know this. When they claim that they want to declare al-Quds as the capital of the Zionist regime, this is a sign of their desperation and incapability. Their hands are tied on the issue of Palestine. Without a doubt, by doing so, they will receive a harsher blow and the world of Islam will stand up against them.”

Today, Iran stands strong in face of the US decision, and voices support to the Palestinians as well as urges the international community to act. Iran does not stand alone but is supported by regional players both state and non-state actors. For instance, as Lebanon’s Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah clearly stated that the resistance stands with utmost readiness to defend al-Aqsa mosque and support the Palestinian brethren, Turkey’s Erdogan pointed out that al-Quds is a “red line” for Muslims who will not accept any aggression on its Islamic sanctuaries, and said that what “Israel” is doing against Palestinians wolf does not do against the sheep.

Today, Iran reiterates “neither East, nor West” but an independent Palestinian Palestine that has the right to preserve its people, land and sanctities. No East Al-Quds and no West, but a one Palestinian al-Quds acknowledged as the capital of Palestine and its native people.

Source: Al-Ahed News

Either America or Al-Quds إما أميركا… وإما القدس!

Either America or Al-Quds

al-Quds

Ibrahim Al-Amin

What Donald Trump did yesterday might be the best opportunity to stabilize the situation originating from the settlement colonial project called “Israel”. Yesterday, dissolutely and rudely, America has told us – despite the will of some of its allies and partners in the colonial project – what it has been telling us throughout the ages and eras that it is the source of our oppression, misery and injustice.

This means, we will not recover an inch of Palestine unless we declared an all-out war against it and work to turn its life into hell, its banner into a slogan of shame, and its army into a mobile monster in the world. Isn’t it time for the Arabs to realize that America, in short, is the origin of scourge and evil? As for “Israel”, let us leave it aside. Whatever is said about its “power, superiority and preparation”, it is but an American-British colony that cannot live one day without the protection, care and blind support of the West.

This colonial West, and specifically the United States of America, is the reason for the existence of the usurper entity. All its efforts forcibly extend “Israel’s” artificial existence, which is contrary to truth and logic and the movement of history, as it waits for its definite end.

This is the lesson the arsonist at the White House is teaching the Arab people today. Some Arab rulers have not understood for seventy years that “Israel” is nothing without the protection of the West and will not exist without America’s cover and support. “Israel” is no longer the source of fear and anxiety, after the destruction of its military legend by the popular resistance in Lebanon and Palestine. Nothing that it does alone can keep it alive, not even for one hour.

Today, the moment when someone amongst us Arabs proclaims the full submission to America under the banner of “peace” is nothing more than subordination and surrender. At the moment when the free world stands helpless and idly in the face of the cowboy’s madness, we have nothing left but to stand up for our dignity. We have to address the root of the problem and not its symptoms. We have no choice but to raise the slogan, voice, and fists as one and shout: “Death to America!” We have to declare an all-out war on America and its interests everywhere.

This move was necessary, even though it was expected a short while ago. This symbolic move for the Arabs and Muslims which is extremely dangerous and terrible and which Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri called “a new Balfour Declaration” was necessary for us to make sure that our real battle was with America before “Israel”; the America which was founded – like “Israel” – on the massacre and the destruction of an entire civilization, where the “Paradise of Freedom” was built on the ruins [of these civilizations]; America, which never flourished except through the exploitation of the world, the vulnerable people, and through colonial wars; America that covered up and covers up all of “Israel’s” crimes, massacres, and racist and settlement policies. It is useless to fight “Israel” and leave it [America]. Perhaps some Arabs need this extra lesson, rather this shock, this earthquake, giving Al-Quds to the invaders, so that they know that betting on America is a form of absurdity, suicide or conscious betrayal. Precisely today, all Arabs have to choose: either America or Al-Quds!

Whoever chooses Al-Quds must know that the battle requires an alliance with everyone who stands up to America. He has to understand that inciting people against America means inviting them to oppose and fight it by all means and reject all that comes from it, even if it comes wrapped in the delusions of the solution or the desired antidote.

Those who choose to belong to and defend Al-Quds must work unceasingly, with all their might, to kill every American soldier outside his country’s borders, to occupy, burn or destroy America’s embassies all over the world. Let us expel from our country every American employee, diplomat, politician or others, and everyone who receives a salary from the US government. Let us face their fake democracy, cut off all the projects of their mercenaries in our countries and the world that serve suspicious agendas that only serve “Israel”, behind false slogans about “human rights, development and progress”.

Those who choose Al-Quds must choose the time of total resistance, which obligates us to do something that is not simple, but possible, in order to abandon everything that is related to them. Those who choose Al-Quds must work to make the American people aware that their responsibility is great and that they will pay the price of the policies of the ones they chose to govern their country.

It is true that it is a long and arduous process, but it is a compulsory path for anyone who wants to get rid of “Israel’s” nightmare and its arrogant servants sitting on the throne of power in our country – the perpetrators of legitimacy, justice and freedom. What the rulers of the kingdoms of oppression did in the Arabian Gulf, and before them governments in the Mashriq [the region of the Arab world to the east of Egypt] and North Africa, would not have been possible if it hadn’t been for our silence to their conspiracy, the submission of some of us, accepting this and promoting the culture of surrender.

Today, Donald Trump opens the door to a new opportunity for the resistance movement in Palestine and the Arab world. “He is helping us” – with thanks – to redirect attention to the harsh truth, which is America’s direct influence or through “Israel” is the only purpose that is supposed to be confronted and to turn the table over the heads of its collaborators.

Source: Al-Akhbar Newspaper, Translated by website team

إما أميركا… وإما القدس! 

ابراهيم الأمين 

ما فعله دونالد ترامب، أمس، قد يكون الفرصة الأنسب لتثبيت الموقف من أصل المشروع الاستعماري الاستيطاني الذي يحمل اسم «إسرائيل». أميركا التي عادت فقالت لنا أمس، بفجور وفجاجة، وضد إرادة جزء من حلفائها وشركائها في المشروع الاستعماري، ما تقوله لنا على امتداد الحقبات والعهود، بأنّها مصدر قهرنا وبؤسنا وظلمنا.

أي أننا لن نسترجع شبراً من فلسطين إلا إذا أعلنّا حرباً شاملة عليها، وإذا عملنا على تحويل حياتها إلى جحيم، ورايتها إلى شعار العار، وجيشها إلى وحش متنقل في العالم. أما آنَ أن يعي العرب أن أميركا، باختصار، هي أصل البلاء وأصل الشر؟ أما إسرائيل، فلنتركها جانباً، إذ مهما قيل عن «قوّتها وتفوقها وتحضّرها»، فليست سوى مستعمرة أميركية – بريطانية، لا يمكن أن تعيش يوماً واحداً بلا حماية الغرب، ورعايته، ودعمه الأعمى.

هذا الغرب الاستعماري، وتحديداً الولايات المتحدة الأميركيّة، هو علّة وجود الكيان الغاصب، وكل ما يبذله من جهود، يمدّد قسراً وجود إسرائيل الاصطناعي، المخالف للحق وللمنطق، ولحركة التاريخ، في انتظار أن تنتهي إلى حتفها الأكيد.

لم يعد أمامنا سوى رفع الشعار
والقبضات والهتاف الواحد: الموت لأمريكا!

هذا هو الدرس الذي يلقنه اليوم للشعوب العربيّة، مشعل الحرائق المعتوه في البيت الأبيض. بعض الحكام العرب الذين لم يفهموا منذ سبعين عاماً، أن «إسرائيل» هذه، ليست شيئاً من دون حماية الغرب… ولن يكون لها وجود من دون غطاء أميركا ودعمها. «إسرائيل» هذه، لم تعد مصدر الخوف والقلق، بعد تحطّم أسطورتها العسكريّة على صخرة المقاومة الشعبيّة في لبنان وفلسطين… وكل ما يمكن أن تقوم به، وحدها، لا يستطيع أن يبقيها، ولو لساعة واحدة، على قيد الحياة.

اليوم، في اللحظة التي يطلع بيننا، نحن العرب، من يعلن الخضوع الكامل لأميركا، تحت راية «سلام» ليس إلا تبعيّة واستسلاماً… وفي اللحظة التي يقف فيها «العالم الحرّ»، عاجزاً ومكتوف اليدين، أمام جنون الكاوبوي، لم يعد أمامنا سوى أن ننتفض لكرامتنا، أن نذهب إلى معالجة جذر المشكلة لا عوارضها. لم يعد أمامنا من خيار، سوى أن نرفع الشعار والصوت والقبضات والهتاف الواحد: «الموت لأمريكا»! أن نعلن الحرب الشاملة على أميركا ومصالحها في كل مكان.

كان لا بد من هذه الخطوة، وإن كانت متوقّعة من زمن غير قصير، هذه الخطوة العالية الرمزيّة بالنسبة إلى العرب والمسلمين، البالغة الخطورة والفظاعة، التي نعتها الرئيس نبيه برّي بـ «وعد بلفور جديد»… كان لا بدّ منها لنتأكد من أن معركتنا الحقيقية هي مع أميركا قبل إسرائيل. أميركا التي تأسست مثل إسرائيل على المجزرة، وعلى إبادة حضارة كاملة لتبني على أنقاضها «جنّة الحريّة». أميركا التي لم تزدهر يوماً إلا عبر استغلال العالم، والشعوب المستضعفة، وعبر الحروب الاستعماريّة. أميركا التي غطّت وتغطّي على كل جرائم إسرائيل، ومجازرها، وسياساتها العنصريّة والاستيطانيّة… لا يجدي أن نحارب إسرائيل ونتركها. وربما كان بعض العرب يحتاج إلى هذا الدرس الإضافي، بل قل هذه الصدمة، هذا الزلزال، إهداء القدس إلى الغزاة، حتى يعرف أن الرهان على أميركا ضرب من ضروب العبث أو الانتحار أو الخيانة الواعية. اليوم تحديداً، بات على كل العرب أن يختاروا: فإما أميركا وإما القدس!

إنّ من يختار القدس، عليه أن يعلم أن المعركة تتطلب التحالف مع كل من يقف في مواجهة أميركا. وعليه أن يعي، أن تحريض الناس على أميركا، يعني دعوته إلى معارضتها ومقاتلتها والانتفاض عليها بكل الوسائل. ورفض كل ما يأتي منها، حتى ولو كان مغلفاً بأوهام الحل، أو الترياق المنشود.

إنّ من يختار الانتماء إلى القدس والدفاع عنها، عليه العمل من دون توقف، وبكل ما أوتي من قوة، لقتل كل جندي اميركي خارج حدود بلاده، ولاحتلال سفارات أميركا في كل العالم أو إحراقها وتدميرها. لنطرد من بلادنا كل موظف أميركي، دبلوماسي أو سياسي أو خلافه. وكل من يتقاضى راتباً من الحكومة الأميركية. لنواجه ديموقراطيتهم الزائفة، نقطع السبل أمام كل مشاريع مرتزقتهم المنتشرين في بلادنا والعالم، في خدمة أجندات مشبوهة لا تخدم إلا إسرائيل، خلف شعارات مزيّفة عن «حقوق الإنسان والتنمية والتقدم».

إنّ من يختار القدس، عليه أن يختار زمن المقاومة الشاملة، التي تلزمنا بعملية ليست بسيطة، لكنها ممكنة، من أجل التخلي عن كل ما له صلة بهم. ومن يختار القدس، عليه العمل على إشعار الشعب الأميركي بأن مسؤوليته باتت عظيمة، وأنه سيكون من يدفع ثمن سياسات من يختارهم لحكم بلاده.

صحيح أنها عملية شاقة وطويلة، لكنها مسار إلزامي لكل من يريد التخلص من كابوس إسرائيل، ومن خدمها الأذلاء المتربّعين على عروش السلطة في بلادنا، مغتصبي الشرعية والعدالة والحريّة. وما فعله حكام ممالك القهر في الخليج العربي، وقبلهم حكومات في المشرق وشمالي إفريقيا، لم يكن ممكناً لولا صمتنا عن تآمرهم، ولولا خنوع بعضنا، وقبول هذا البعض، بل الترويج، لثقافة الاستسلام.

اليوم، يفتح دونالد ترامب الباب أمام فرصة جديدة لتيار المقاومة في فلسطين والعالم العربي. «يساعدنا» مشكوراً على إعادة توجيه الأنظار صوب الحقيقة القاسية، وهي أن نفوذ أميركا المباشر أو من خلال إسرائيل، هو الهدف الوحيد المفترضة مواجهته، وقلب الطاولة على رؤوس المتعاونين معه.

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HASAN NASRALLAH: HEZBOLLAH IS MAKING HISTORY OF ENTIRE REGION

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15.09.2017

Hasan Nasrallah: Hezbollah Is Making History Of Entire Region

Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters via a screen during a rally marking Al-Quds day in Beirut’s southern suburbs, Lebanon June 23, 2017. (REUTERS)

On September 12, Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah said at a religious event that Hezbollah is “making the history of the region, not only the history of Lebanon”, according to the Lebanese al-Akhbar newspaper.

At the same event, he announced that Syria and its allies have won the war in Syria, according to the Lebanese al-Akhbar newspaper.

We have won in the war [in Syria], what remains are scattered battles,” Nasrallah said at the event.

Moreover, Nasrallah added that the Syrian opposition had failed to achieve anything, and now they want to negotiate to get some benefits. Nasrallah also said that the war on ISIS was harder and more dangerous than the war with Israel in 2006.

Since 2011 we knew that what was going on is a great conspiracy, and that there is a US-Israeli-Qatari-Saudi project that aims to eliminate the resistance and end the Palestinian cause,” Nasrallah said.

Nasrallah also revealed that at the beginning of the crisis in Syria he visited Iran and met with Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei to warn him from what is going on in Syria.

“Back then, everyone was convinced that the [Syrian] regime will fall after two or three months. We explained our view of the enemy project for him [Khamenei], and that if we didn’t fight in Damascus we will fight in Hermel, Baalbek, al-Dahieh, Ghazieh, the Western Beqaa and the South [of Lebanon] … The leader [Khamenei] agreed and continue: not only in these areas but also in Kerman and Khuzestan and Tehran … and he said [Khamenei]: this front has several axis: Iran axis, Lebanon axis and Syria axis and the leader of this axis, Bashar al-Assad… We should work for him to win and he will win,” Nasrallah said about his meeting with Khamenei.

Furthermore, Nasrallah revealed that after a year or two of the crisis Saudi Arabia told al-Assad that if Syria announce cutting its ties with Iran and Hezbollah in a press conference, the crisis will be over.

Nasrallah also said that Hezbollah warned its friends in Iraq that if they didn’t fight ISIS and it captured Deir Ezzor it will enter Iraq. Hezbollah prediction were indeed accurate and ISIS did enter Iraq because the Iraqis didn’t fight ISIS inside Syria back then.

This speech can be considered the most important speech by Nasrallah during 2017. As the speech reveals that the Syrian crisis in 2011-2012 was in reality moved by the political disagreement in the region, not by the will of the Syrian people.

Pro-Resistance Activists to Zionists: “If You Think about It, We’ll Wipe You out!”

A new front has been opened this week between the Zionist entity and pro-Lebanese resistance activists, but this time on social media.

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Hezbollah Military Media Center launched a hashtag campaign dubbed: “If you (just) think about it (war against Lebanon), we’ll wipe you out,” with Hebrew subtitles, in response to an earlier message delivered by Israeli occupation military spokesman to the Arab press, Maj.Avichai Adraee.

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The Israeli spokesman published on his account on social media (both Facebook and Twitter) a picture of himself holding a sign with Arabic words saying “If you dare, we will surprise you.”

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In an another post, Adraee said: “They said ‘If You revert, We Too Will Revert,’ we say: ‘If you dare, we will surprise you,’” referring to the name of operation launched by Hezbollah against ISIL terrorists in Syria’s Qalamoun countryside.

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The hashtag created by Hezbollah Military Media Center went viral on social media, with hundreds of pro-resistance activists used it, posting photos that portray the Israeli failure in Lebanon.

Source: Hezbollah Military Media Center

Hezbollah declares victory over Deash terrorists in Syria

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BREAKING NEWS OF SAUDI CROWN PRINCE’S “SECRET” VISIT TO ISRAEL BRINGS EMBASSY SCRAMBLE

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11.09.2017 

Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

Clearly the war in Syria and the international push for regime change against Assad has created strange alliances in the Middle East over the past few years. Among the strangest bedfellows are the Israelis and Saudis. It’s no secret that common cause in Syria of late has led the historic bitter enemies down a pragmatic path of unspoken cooperation as both seem to have placed the break up of the so-called “Shia crescent” as their primary policy goal in the region. But that’s perhaps why few pundits seemed overly shocked when Israeli media late last week began reporting that a Saudi prince made a secret visit to Israel, in spite of the fact that the kingdom does not recognize the Jewish state, and the two sides do not have diplomatic relations.

Last Wednesday (9/6) Israel’s state funded Kol Yisrael radio service made cryptic reference to the “secret” yet historic visit while withholding names and specifics. “An emir of the Saudi royal court visited the country secretly in recent days and discussed with senior Israeli officials the idea of advancing regional peace,” the station reported. It added further that, “Both the Prime Minister’s Office and the Foreign Ministry refused to comment on the issue.”

Breaking News of Saudi Crown Prince's "Secret" Visit To Israel Brings Embassy Scramble

Left: Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, Right: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

The visit is said to have occurred the same week Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed “unprecedented” relations with the Arab world. Netanyahu made the comments before members of the foreign ministry and said, “Things that are happening today between Israel and the Arab world are unprecedented. Cooperation on a wide range of issues are occurring behind the scenes, more than at any time in Israel’s history.”

But on Sunday reports began to emerge that the unidentified Saudi royal in question is no less than Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, which would indeed be shocking news:

On Sunday, the IUVM Online Arabic news outlet identified the Saudi official who reportedly visited Israel as Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, the Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia and heir apparent to the throne.

The IUVM Online report cited a United Arab Emirates intelligence officer, who claimed that bin Salman was the member of the Saudi royal family who met with Israeli officials in last week’s secret meeting.

Western journalists also began on Sunday to report the dignitary as being Crown Prince Salman – something which could have huge geopolitical consequences for the region given that such a high level meeting would possibly take place at all.

 Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman was on secret visit to Israel. 

The reports were immediately disputed and subject to disbelief and controversy. As bin Salman’s name continued to circulate Sunday, the Saudi Embassy in Washington D.C. attempted to shut down news of the visit. A senior Saudi diplomatic official took to Twitter with a simple “Nope” in reference to the allegations.

Of course, if true such a dramatic move between the countries would signify a monumental shift in relations and outlook. On Sunday Israeli media was also broadly advancing bin Salman’s name as the Saudi emir in question.

Breaking News of Saudi Crown Prince's "Secret" Visit To Israel Brings Embassy Scramble

Multiple Israeli outlets on Sunday identified Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as having met with senior Israeli officials early last week.

Though initial reports in Israeli media speculated that it could mean positive momentum on the Palestinian issue, it is unlikely that the future king of Saudi Arabia himself would suddenly pay a personal visit to Israel over an issue which has stalemated regional diplomacy for decades. It also doesn’t appear that Israeli policy on settlements has undergone any significant on the ground change. If true, public knowledge of the visit will certainly result in embarrassment for both countries, especially on the Saudi domestic front.

The initial Israeli public radio report referenced the visit of “an emir of the Saudi royal court” on Wednesday while saying the trip took place “in recent days”. As both Israel and Saudi Arabia have been so heavily invested in pursuing regime change in Syria, and at a time when other world powers seem to be backing off, it is inconceivable that Syria wasn’t high on the agenda during the unprecedented visit.

The timing of the meeting also seems more than just coincidental in relation to last week’s Israeli airstrike on a Syrian military facility, which took place in the middle of the night Wednesday (or more precisely Thursday morning at 3:00 am). As we reported at the time, Israel’s brazen act of aggression was designed to provoke a response from Syria. As the Syrian government stands poised to be victorious in the more than 6-year long conflict while rapidly regaining more and more territory, Israel seems desperate to keep the war going and is still making last ditch efforts to draw external powers deeper into Syria, though framing its aggression as “humanitarian”.

Could the two powers have been engaged in face to face talks over renewed efforts at ramping up the stalled war for regime change in Syria? After all, Israel’s declarations of its willingness to do anything to prevent an enduring Iranian presence in Syria have reached a new erratic pitch of late. During Netanyahu’s recent contentious summit with Vladimir Putin in Sochi, the Israeli leader reportedly warned Putin that Israel would not tolerate an enlarged and stronger Shia sphere of influence along Israel’s border. Yet the current trajectory of the war in Syria ensures just that, especially after the US-Russia brokered Astana agreement seemed to give tacit approval of Iranian troop presence in parts of Syria, while placing Russia in the driver’s seat. It was further revealed that a senior Israeli official accompanying Netanyahu on the trip threatened to assassinate Syrian President Assad by bombing his palace in Damascus, while further adding that Israel will seek to derail the Astana de-escalation deal.

As for Saudi Arabia, while its deep embroilment in inter-GCC diplomatic war with Qatar seems to have tempered what used to be routine calls for Assad’s departure, it must be remembered that the current unraveling of the GCC is ultimately benefiting IranIt is entirely possible that the Iran issue alone might drive the kingdom into direct engagement with Israel no matter the risks and political embarrassment (for example, news of the visit hands Iran a propaganda victory and likely more influence on the so-called Arab street, even perhaps within Saudi’s own domestic population).

Saudi Arabia could also be worried about future blowback from its well-documented actions in Syria. A WikiLeaks cable released in 2015 as part of the “Saudi Leaks” trove of internal leaked Saudi diplomatic memos speaks to just this scenario. Though the memo’s exact date is unknown, it was drafted sometime in early 2012 based on internal references in the Arabic text. It spells out the kingdom’s internal long term rationale on Syria: that should the Syrian regime “be able to pass through its current crisis in any shape or form” then increased “danger for the Kingdom” means Saudi Arabia must “seek by all means available and all possible ways to overthrow the current regime in Syria.” A full translation of the key passage reads as follows:

“In what pertains to the Syrian crisis, the Kingdom is resolute in its position and there is no longer any room to back down. The fact must be stressed that in the case where the Syrian regime is able to pass through its current crisis in any shape or form, the primary goal that it will pursue is taking revenge on the countries that stood against it, with the Kingdom and some of the countries of the Gulf coming at the top of the list. If we take into account the extent of this regime’s brutality and viciousness and its lack of hesitancy to resort to any means to realize its aims, then the situation will reach a high degree of danger for the Kingdom, which must seek by all means available and all possible ways to overthrow the current regime in Syria.

Whether or not it was in fact Crown Prince Salman that himself went to Israel, the timing of the high level delegation’s visit is simply impossible to ignore. Simply put, Syria was without a doubt discussed… and shortly thereafter Syria was bombed. Such direct and closer relations among perennial enemies could be a sign of more escalation and desperate measures to come in the region. This is certainly not – as Israeli media reported – a sign of regional peace.

Saudi Crown Prince’s Secret Trip to Tel Aviv: Riyadh Moving Closer towards Normalization with ‘Israel’

11-09-2017 | 14:39

Following the bold announcements of Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding the unprecedented relationship between Tel Aviv and some Arab states, new information uncovered the secret visit made recently by a Gulf delegation to the occupation entity.

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According to 360 ‘Israeli’ website, it was Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman the leader of the delegation that met with Netanyahu secretly.

According to the website, an Emirati intelligence officer accompanied bin Salman, along with former General who is close to the royal family, Anwar Eshqi, beside several other senior figures.Meanwhile, Netanyahu’s office as usual declined to comment on the issue not to embarrass Saudi Arabia, which in parallel presents itself as defender of the Palestinian cause, fixed, and just rights of the Palestinian people, all denied by the ‘Israeli’ apartheid regime.Commenting on the issue, member of the “Coalition for al-Quds” Saleh al-Shwaiky stressed rejection of such visits no matter what are the circumstances.Speaking to the al-Ahed news website, al-Shwaiky said:

“According to us, we have a firm stance that criminalizes normalization of diplomatic ties with Zionist occupation regime, in addition to all suspicious attempts that some make secretly to get closer to the entity that is attacking our Palestinian people, land and sanctities.”

The Maqdessi activist wondered why some Gulf figures in particular want reconciliation with ‘Israel’ whilst neglecting their responsibilities in supporting the Palestinian cause.

He further censured the parity of this group with the colonial powers that are based on making Tel Aviv a natural part of the region without caring for the tragedies it caused to the Palestinians.

“Instead of fighting Yemen and killing civilians there, they should have moved towards the al-Aqsa Mosque that is being violated everyday by the Zionist settlers. They should have saved all the potentials and money to resist in Palestine and liberate al-Quds from the Zionist dirt.”

The Saudi crown prince’s visit to Saudi Arabia represents a turning point in the path towards normalizing ties between the Saudi Kingdom and ‘Israel’, paving the way for other sides to adopt the same policy that has been executed secretly for some considerations, which practically means aborting work to solve the Palestinian cause.


Source: Al-Ahed News

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الأقصى وعرسال… تكامل الشعبي وتآمر الرسمي

الأقصى وعرسال… تكامل الشعبي وتآمر الرسمي

صابرين دياب

أغسطس 8, 2017

في الوطن العربي، ربّما بغير ما هو في معظم البلدان، يتناقض الشعبي والرسمي إلى مستوى تناحري. أينما يتّجه الرسمي، يأخذ الشعبي اتجاهاً آخر ينقضه وينفيه، ذلك لأنّ الرسمي نتاج تراث سياسي أنتجته الثورة المضادة على الأقلّ منذ سايكس – بيكو، فكان جرَّاء ذلك النبت القطري ببنيته السياسية المرتبطة بالخارج ارتباط يؤكده حبل سري مع المستعمر الغربي والكيان الصهيوني.

ودون عودة بعيدة حتى للتاريخ والوقائع الحديثة في الوطن العربي، فإنّ ما يدور اليوم وخاصة في لبنان، وفلسطين، يقدّم لنا صورة كاشفة عن حدثين نقيضين يعمل كل منهما في اتجاه مضادّ للآخر ونافٍ له.

على المستوى الشعبي في فلسطين، ولأكثر من أسبوعين دخل الشارع الفلسطيني المقدسي ومن تمكّن من الوصول من المناضلين/ات من المحتلّ 1948 جولة مواجهات ساخنة مع جنود وشرطة ومخابرات الكيان الصهيوني بكلّ ما وهبتها أميركا والغرب من سلاح وتقنية. اعتمد العدو أشدّ قمع ممكن وأسوأ حرب نفسية بهدف التحطيم المعنوي.

سلاحه القمعي ما وهبته إياه أميركا والغرب

وسلاحه النفسي تهافت معظم الحكام العرب على الاعتراف والتطبيع، وحتى التنسيق مع الكيان ضدّ المقاومة. لكن لا هذا ولا ذاك ثنى الفلسطينيين عن الإصرار عن مواجهة العدو بلا أيّ سلاح، سوى الوطنية والثقافة والدين والتاريخ، وهي الأسلحة التي يفتقر لها العدو مقابل افتقار جماهيرنا لسلاح القتل والخبث والفتك النفسيّين.

وكان للفلسطينيين ما أصرّوا عليه، لا معابر إلى ثالث الحرمين، إلى الأقصى، لا بوابات معدنية ولا خشبية ولا إلكترونية، ليعود العدو للبوابتين الكلاسيكيتين: نقاط التفتيش، وعيون العسس.

حاول المخروقون نفسياً ومعنوياً التقليل من الانتصار في حرب الموقع هذه، وحرب الموقع هي نعم: الانتصار في موقع، ومن ثمّ التكامل مع موقع، فمواقع أخرى منتصرة كما كتب انطونيو غرامشي، المناضل الإيطالي ضدّ الفاشية وصولاً إلى اصطفاف المواقع معاً لتشكل حرب جبهة واسعة.

ولكن، من جانبنا، لنا العبرة في ما يقوله العدو حيث الاشتباك الداخلي في أوساطه نقداً لسلطته الحالية التي تمثل أقصى العنجهية الصهيونية. هذا ناهيك عن استخدام معارضي سلطة العدو لهذه الهزيمة، في تعزيز رصيدها الانتخابي. وعليه، اعتقد محترفو الهزيمة من العرب بأنّ القدس انتصرت أم أنكروا ذلك، فلا قيمة لما يزعمون.

ولم يكن لدى نتنياهو سوى المتاجرة بقاتل المواطنين الأردنيين بدم بارد في عمّان، ليستقبل القاتل ويسأله السؤال الذي قُصد به تحقير النظام الأردني، وكأنّ هذا القاتل كان يقوم بعمل بطولي: «هل تحدّثت مع صديقتك»؟ وهو سلوك استفزازي تحقيري بمنتهى الصلف والصفاقة.

بعد انتصار الأقصى أو الانتصار للأقصى، لم تخجل أنظمة عربية وإسلامية كثيرة، من محاولة السرقة العلنية لشرف الموقف، لم يكن ذلك مدهشاً ولا مستغرباً، حيث الوقائع ظاهرة للعيان، ولكنها تكشف عن هشاشة البحث عن نصر ما، وسرقته بعد أن كانت هي نفسها في صف العدو بهذا الأسلوب أو ذاك!

في المقلب الآخر، كانت حرب الموقع تأخذ مجراها الشريف المشرّف في جرود عرسال في لبنان، حيث تتكاتف المقاومة والجيشان السوري واللبناني ونصف الدولة اللبنانية، للإجهاز على إرهابيّي النصرة بأسرع التوقعات وأقلّ التكاليف.

وكذا كان المقدسيّون وفلسطينيّو 1948 قد أهدوا نصر الأقصى للعرب والمسلمين، فإنّ المقاومة وسيّدها قد أهديا نصر عرسال لجميع اللبنانيين، وجميع المقاومين.

وأيضاً، إذا كان نصر القدس الجزئي، قد طعنته أكاذيب الأنظمة مكشوفة العورة، فإنّ انتصار عرسال طعنته الأنظمة نفسها، وقطاعات كثيرة من السياسيين في لبنان نفسه.

صحيح أنّ الأنظمة العربية التابعة تتواصل مع بعضها ومع الكيان الصهيوني، وتتمظهر جبهتها بلا مواربة، ولكن قوى المقاومة ودعمها الشعبي من القدس إلى عرسال إلى بيروت إلى دمشق، تتواصل على الأرض ميدانياً وروحياً.

ولعلّ هذا ما يؤكد لنا حقيقة، أن ّالمشترك العربي هو شعبي لا رسمي، وهذا ليس بالأمر البسيط، بل هو الأساس.

 

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The Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated and Ikhras Shoe-Of-The-Month Award winning Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) continues to lie to the U.S. public. After extensive consultations and planning with the Lebanese and Syrian governments, Hezbollah resistance fighters joined a coordinated assault on Al-Qaeda and ISIS terrorists based on the outskirts of the Lebanese town of Arsal. The operation unfolded on the mountainous, barren and unpopulated region of Joroud Arsal which spans the border of Lebanon and Syria. The highly anticipated assault took place after exhaustive negotiations failed to secure the Al-Qaeda fighters’ withdrawal from the area. The Syrian administration had agreed to permit the local Al-Qaeda leader, Abu-Malek Al-Talli (infamous for kidnapping a group of Nuns and chopping off the heads of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers), and his fighters to join their fellow “mujahideen” in the Al-Qaeda-held, Northern Syrian city of Idlib. When Al-Qaeda overran Idlib in March of 2015, this same CAIR “activist” congratulated the Syrian people on its “liberation.”

As a condition for his fighters’ withdrawal to Idlib, Abu-Malek demanded that he be provided safe passage to Turkey with tens of millions of dollars and all his wives. When it became apparent further negotiations would be futile, the Hezbollah resistance forces took part in a closely-coordinated operation with the Lebanese and Syrian militaries to uproot Al-Qaeda fighters from the region. Any force entering this desolate area with the intention to commit a massacre would be disappointed to discover it is uninhabited.

If the so-called activists and self-appointed spokespersons for U.S. Muslims at CAIR are not going to ikhras, they should at least refrain from lying to their fellow Americans and offering cryptic support for terrorists in the collective name of the U.S. Muslim community. Muslims who were born and raised in the Arab world, speak Arabic with native ability and are well-informed about Arab geography, politics and current events have a moral responsibility to tell the truth and expose CAIR activists’ cryptic support for terrorism and the lies peddled to the U.S. public in our collective community name.

Hezbollah Congratulates Palestinians: Only Resistance Path Can Liberate Occupied Land

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 July 27, 2017

Hezbollah congratulated on Thursday the Palestinian people on the great victory represented by obliging the Zionist enemy to cancel all the arbitrary measures it had taken in Al-Aqsa Mosque’s vicinity, noting that the Israelis aimed deeply at controlling this major Islamic symbol away from the Arabs and the Muslims.

In a statement, Hezbollah considered that this victory is the  fruit of the Palestinians’ steadfastness and bloody sacrifices made for the sake of protecting the sanctity Al-Aqsa from the Zionist desecration, adding that admitting the path of resistance is the only way to liberate the occupied land and regain the sanctities.

Hezbollah pointed out that the Palestinian uprising against the Zionist measures at Al-Aqsa Mosque is a shining torch which illuminates the path of the Umma that, according to the statement, has to provide the Palestinian people with all the forms of support.

Source: Hezbollah Media Relations

 

 

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Scores of demonstrators vented their anger at new security measures at the al-Aqsa Mosque in al-Quds [Jerusalem]. Hezbollah flags were waved and “Israeli” flags were burned outside the “Israeli” entity’s London embassy over the weekend.

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The Kensington protest on Saturday was organized by a group called Palestinian Forum in Britain to counter “‘Israeli’ aggression in Jerusalem [al-Quds]” after the apartheid “Israeli” regime introduced metal detectors following the killing of two policemen on 14 July.

Videos of the London protest, posted online by both Palestinian and “Israeli” supporters, show a group of young men seizing an “Israeli” flag, running away down the street with it, and later setting fire to it with a blowtorch.

Press Attaché Yiftah Curiel tweeted that the protesters were “sick” and “thugs” for “cheering on the bloodshed”.

Saturday’s event was one of a series of flare-ups around the world, with protests in Turkey, Jordon, Malaysia and Lebanon, as Muslim communities reacted to the apartheid entity’s new measures at one of Islam’s holiest sites.

In the Irish city of Derry, residents held a silent protest for Palestinians in Gaza, in which they lit a candle and shared a message of solidarity for Gaza’s population, who last month had their electricity supplies cut further.

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الأقصى .. المسجد اليتيم .. والخطوط الحمر الثرثارة

ربما تحتوي الصورة على: ‏‏‏5‏ أشخاص‏، و‏‏أشخاص يبتسمون‏، و‏‏‏‏أشخاص يقفون‏، و‏نشاطات في أماكن مفتوحة‏‏ و‏لقطة قريبة‏‏‏‏‏

 بقلم نارام سرجون

الى جانب الحرية والديمقراطية اللتين صرت أحتقرهما سأضيف مصطلح (الخط الأحمر) الى قائمة الكلمات التي فقدت سمعتها وتحولت الى كلمات مشحونة بالطاقة السلبية وتفوح منها رائحة الشيطان ..

 انني كما تعرفون لاأتردد في المجاهرة باحتقاري لكلمتي “الحرية والديمقراطية” لكثرة ما لاكتهما أسنان جورج بوش وتوني بلير ولكثرة ما تنقلتا بين شفتي كوندوليزا رايس السوداوين وضاجعتا لسان ديك تشيني وجون بولتون وكولن بأول حتى صرت أحس بلعاب كل هؤلاء يرطب جلد هاتين الكلميتن كلما مرّتا على لساني فأحس برغبة في التقيؤ ..

ان الحرية والديمقراطية كأجمل عبارتين تحولتا برأيي الى أسوأ كلمتين لأنهما تورطتا بدماء ملايين العرب والمسلمين وحملتا وزر كل جرائم الغرب منذ أن وصفت اسرائيل بأنها واحة الديمقراطية في الشرق وأن العرب حاربوها لأنها أول ديمقراطية وصلت اليهم .. ولأن يدي الحرية والديمقراطية منذ عهد بوش ملطختان بدم مليوني عراقي .. وخلف كل يتيم وأرملة وثكلى تقف هاتان الكلمتان كملائكة العذاب .. ولم تعد هناك قوة في الأرض تعيد لي علاقتي بالحرية والديمقراطية .. فما بيننا انكسر الى الأبد .. وصرنا أعداء الى يوم الدين .. وخاصة منذ أن زنا بهما الثورجيون الإسلاميون في الربيع العربي ونادوا يشعارات الحرية التي جعلت مذاق الحرية بمذاق الزنا في الضمير .. ولن أبالي باحتجاج واعتذار كل منظري الحرية والديمقراطية وعشاقهما وكل من يعزف الأناشيد لهما وينظم القصائد الحمراء لهما ..

ولكن قائمة الكلمات التي أحتقرها كبرت وتكاثرت في السنوات الأخيرة وضمت اليها “الاستبداد” و”الرأي الآخر” و”اللاجئين” و”الخلافة” و “دولة الشريعة” و “العرب” و “النفط” و“حماس” و “المثقفين العرب” وكل الكلمات التي تبين أنها محشوة بالتبن والسم .. الا أن القائمة استضافت اليوم عبارة جديدة لم أتوقع ان تبلغ بسرعة هذه المكانة من الاحتقار الشديد والازدراء في نفسي .. بل انها استقرت على رأس قائمة الكلمات المزني بها والتي تطل عليك مثل اطلالة مومس ترقص .. ولكن ثوبها الأحمر يضفي عليها نكهة تهريج كوميدية تدغدغني وتضحكني الى حد محرج يكاد يحبس أنفاسي خلف كل ضحكة فلا أقدر حتى على الشهيق .. هذه العبارة هي عبارة (الأقصى خط أحمر) ..

لاتضحكوا لأن العبارة حلت محل (قضية فلسطين المركزية) في أفواه الخطباء والسياسيين وصارت موضة التضليل الجديدة .. وما جعل العبارة من أحقر العبارات وأسوأها سمعة في نظري هو أنها صدرت عن أحقر شخصيات العرب والمسلمين .. فقد أصدرت الجامعة العربية ورئيسها (خطها الأحمر) لإسرائيل لأنها تجاوزت الخط الأحمر في الأقصى .. ورسمت الجامعة العربية الخط الأحمر ثم ألقته أمام نتنياهو كي يرتعد جسده ويرتجف ويتعرق ويشحب لونه وهويرى احمرار لغة الجامعة العربية واحمرار خطوطها .. وكان ملك الأردن سباقا الى القاء الخطوط الحمر في الأقصى ..

كما أن سانشو الفلسطيني وصبي أردوغان وخادم القرضاوي المخلص (إسماعيل هنية) قد ألقى خطبة عصماء في غزة وذكّر نتنياهو بأن (الأقصى خط أحمر) !!..

ولاأعرف من اين يأتي هنية وغيره بخطوطهم الحمر .. من تركيا الإسلامية الاردوغانية المشغولة بخطوط حمر الأكراد وادلب وقتلة نور الدين زنكي الذين ذبحوا اللاجئين الفلسطينيين في حلب ؟؟.. أم من السعودية المشغولة في رسم الخطوط الحمر لفقراء اليمن ؟؟.. أم من قطر أم من الامارات؟؟ أم من الكويت ؟؟ وكلها دول محتلة .. أم من الأردن الذي يحكمه ملك أمه يهودية؟؟ .. أم من ليبيا الممزقة التي صارت مثل قوم عاد وثمود اثر تحريرها على يد الإسلاميين .. أم من منظمة العالم الإسلامي أم من اتحاد علماء المسلمين؟؟

إسماعيل هنية: المسجد الأقصى خط أحمر

هل سيأتي هنية وغيره بالخطوط الحمر من جبهة النصرة أم من أحرار الشام أو فيلق الرحمن أم جيش الإسلام الذي يقصف دمشق والذي حظي بمباركة حماس باستشهاد زهران علوش الذي انتقم لإسرائيل من دمشق واذاقها ماذاقت سديروت وعسقلان من قذائف حماس التي وصلتها من دمشق عبر أنفاق سيناء التي حفرتها آلات حفر حزب الله العملاقة المستوردة من ايران ..

ولاأستبعد أن نسمع هذه العبارة اليوم من اقذر الأشخاص .. في فتاواهم في الحرم المكي وربما يظهر أنور عشقي ويذكرنا بأت الأقصى خط أحمر (للشيعة) وليس لليهود .. ولاشك اننا سنسمعها من سكارى بول البعير الذي سيصبح أيضا بلون أحمر لأن موضة الكلام هذه الأيام هي اللون الأحمر والغضب الساطع الآتي .. الذي لم يسطع حتى اليوم منذ ستين سنة ..

أنا على يقين أن نتنياهو يفضل جدا اللون الأحمر في الخطوط العربية والإسلامية وهو بلاشك يراه أجمل الألوان لأنه لم يفعل شيئا في حياته من اذلال للعرب ولفلسطين الا بعد أن رفعت في وجهه الخطوط الحمر العربية والإسلامية .. وصار الإسرائيليون مثل كلاب بافللوف يسيل لعابهم بمجرد أن يرفع العرب عبارة (الخطوط الحمراء) ..
وحتى هذه اللحظة لم يرسم اردوغان خطوطا حمرا لنتنياهو بل ذهب الى الخليج ليؤسم خطوطا حمراء في قطر لأن مايقدر على قوله لفلسطين وللأقصى محدود جدا ومثير للحرج الشديد لتفاهته ولن يرفع يده بعلامة رابعة التي تحدى بها المصريين ولن يتجرأ على الالتفات نحو الأقصى .. وعرفنا ذلك منذ أن قتل له الإسرائيليون في مسرحية سفينة مرمرة عددا من مواطنيه وصبغوا بحر عزة بدم الأتراك الحمراء ورسموا بها خطا أحمر له ولم يفعل شيئا بل عاد الى نتنياهو صاغرا وقبل يديه ورجليه ليسمح للسفير التركي بالعودة الى تل أبيب .. ودخل السفير التركي سفارته ي تل أبيب واختفى لايلوي على شيء ..

على العرب والمسلمين أن يستحوا من بيانات الخطوط الحمر التي يتسلى بها نتنياهو بل ويفضلها أمام مواطنيه كي يظهر أمامهم بطلا فهو محاصر بالخطوط الحمر وهو يدري أنها أوهى من خيط العنكبوت .. فليس فقط حسن نصرالله كشف للاسرائيليين أنهم يسكنون في بيت العنكبوت وأنهم واهنون وواهمون .. بل ان نتنياهو اليوم يظهر لجمهوره أنه محاط بخطوط العنكبوت الحمراء التي يلقيها العرب .. فللعرب عناكبهم وبيوت شعرهم الحمراء التي هي أوهى من بيت العنكبوت ..

الجامعة العربية وإسماعيل هنية وكل من يستعد لالقاء خطبة “الخطوط الحمراء” عليهم أن يتذكروا أن من يلقي الخطوط الحمراء يجب أن يكون لديه أخلاق ومواقف بطولية ومبادئ ..

فكيف تستوي مبادئ الخطوط الحمر وحماس مشردة بين القصور وبين القصور .. وقد خذلت نفسها ورحلت الى تركيا وقطر ونافقت السعودية وسكتت عن حرائم السعودية في اليمن .. وكيف تتشدق الجامعة العربية بالخطوط الحمر وهي التي لم تترك أمام إسرائيل خطا دفاعيا واحدا يردع إسرائيل بعد أن قدمت الغطاء لتدمير العراق وتدمير ليبيا وتدمير سورية وهو مشغولة بتدمير ايران وحزب الله ..

أنا أعلم ان نتنياهو يضحك في سره وهو يعلم ان تلك الرسائل المشفرة من العرب عن الخطوط الحمر تعني له إشارة التأييد والمبايعة .. كما حدث عندما كان الملك فيصل يجاهر بعدائه لإسرائيل ولكنه كان يحارب عبد الناصر عدو إسرائيل .. وهو الذي حرض اميريكا على مصر رغم أنه في العلن قال مالم يقله مالك في الخمر لتحرير فلسطين .. ونتنياهو لن ينسى أن الملك عبد الله الأول ملك الأردن بشر الفلسطينيين بالنصر في خطبه ولكنه كان قد باع فلسطين بخمسة عشر ألف جنيه ذهبي في عقد بيع شهير لافراغ فلسطين من العرب عندما خدع السكان وطلب منهم مغادرة قراهم ليسمحوا لجيشه بالقتال دون ايذائهم فدخل الإسرائيليون قرى فلسطين وهي فارغة أحيانا ..

ونتنياهو لم ينس خطابات الملك حسين قال للفلسطينيين قاتلوا بأسنانكم لتحافظوا على الضفة والاقصى والقدس في حرب 67 ولكنه كان قد سحب الجيش والسلاح من كل الضفة .. والذي كان يصر على تهديد إسرائيل بالثأر من هزيمة 67 ولكنه طار الى اسرائيل لتحذير غولدامائير من هجوم يبيته السوريون والمصريون في حرب 73 .. واليوم يرث ابنه ذات الوظيفة ويرفع عبارة (الأقصى خط أحمر) .. وهي رسالة مشفرة للاسرائيليين وعبارة طمأنينة وقعت بردا وسلاما على قلوبهم لأنهم يعرفون ان القادة العرب الموثوقين لايلقون عبارات التهديد جزافا بل هي اشارى خدعة وخيلة لإسرائيل ..

كل من هدد اسرائيل بالخطوط الحمر لايملك أي خط أحمر ولا حتى خيط عنكبوت .. لأن الخطوط الحمر تأتي من المواقف الثابتة .. وليس من التذبذب السياسي .. فلايستطيع من فقد استقلاله السياسي والعسكري أن يهدد بالخطوط الحمر .. ولايستطيع من رفع شعار (غزة بانتظار الأبطال .. اردوغان وحمد ومرسي) ان يرسم خطوطا حمرا ..

ولاتستطيع جامعة عربية دمرت خطوط دفاعها أن تثرثر ببيانات الدفاع عن الأقصى .. الخطوط الحمر لاتأتي الا من السياسة المدججة بالأخلاق وبالسياسة التي لاتشترى بالدولار ولاتتلون ولاتطعن ولاتتبع مزاج الأمير والأميرة .. لأن من باع وطنه يوما بالدولار سيسكت اليوم بحفنة من الدولارات .. ويترك الأقصى ..

نتنياهو لايخشى أيا من هؤلاء .. ولايستمع الى تلك الخطب الجوفاء .. بل هو يخشى الخطوط الحمراء التي لاتتكلم والتي لاتثرثر بها أفواه الثرثارين .. تلك الخطوط الحمراء التي حاول أن يكسرها في الشمال بكل الوسائل القذرة وبالاستعانة بأولئك الذين يشنون حملة الخطوط الحمراء عليه اليوم ..

انه لايخشى الا الجيش السوري وجيش حزب الله .. والجيش الإيراني .. ومئات آلاف الشبان والشابات الفلسطينيات الأحرار الذين لاينتظرون الغضب الساطع القادم من بلاد الفتاوى التكفيرية وبلاد بول البعير وآبار النفط الأسود .. بل لديهم في قلوبهم غضب ساطع .. هؤلاء هم من يحملون الخطوط الحمراء لرايات إسرائيل الزرقاء .. وهؤلاء هم من بقي للأقصى الذي صار في زمن الإسلاميين (المسجد اليتيم) .. وصدقوني لن يخذلوه ..

 

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The al-Aqsa Metal Detectors Aren’t A Security Measure

 

Israel has been using the pretext of security to quietly continue the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their land.

By Diana Buttu

July 23, 2017 “Information Clearing House” –  Yesterday, thousands of Palestinians came to Jerusalem to perform the most simple, most peaceful act: prayer. Palestinians – Muslims and Christians, women and men, young and old – prayed in the streets after refusing to enter through the new metal detectors and barricades erected by Israel in front of the al-Aqsa compound. Israeli forces, armed with live ammunition, stun grenades, sound bombs, water cannon and tear gas, came prepared to kill.

And they did: by the day’s end Israeli forces and armed settlers had killed three young Palestinian men and injured more than 450 others, some of them very seriously. Israeli forces even raided a Palestinian hospital in an attempt to arrest those injured by their weaponry.

Israel claims that the metal detectors are necessary for Israel’s “security” following an incident last week in which two armed Israeli officers were killed. These metal detectors are not about security, but rather about deliberately attempting to bar Palestinians from their places of worship. Contrast, for example, Israel’s recent stance towards the Temple Mount Faithful – a group of Jewish extremists who have openly announced that they seek the destruction of the al-Aqsa compound in order to build a Jewish temple in its place.

Yet, while openly advocating for the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians and the destruction of Muslim holy sites, the Israeli government continues to allow this group to enter the al-Aqsa compound (including with arms) under the guise of “freedom of religion”.

In 1990, this group attempted to lay a cornerstone for a Jewish temple at the compound triggering protests in which some 20 Palestinians died.

The demand for freedom of religion for Palestinians – the ability to worship without the interference of Israel’s armed forces – is conveniently ignored. The metal detectors must be viewed in their proper context: as another of Israel’s settler-colonial acts of erasing us, the indigenous population, erasing our homes, our culture and our religious sites and replacing us with settlers.

For his part, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is happy to see Jerusalem erupt in violence. Facing a corruption investigation for a submarine scandal, Netanyahu is refusing to remove the metal detectors so as to ensure that attention is deflected from this deal and instead focused on violence. You see, in Israel, “security” sells – it ensures votes and ensures that corruption charges are deflected.

To be clear, no Palestinian wants to see their holy sites turned into places of armed conflict. But using the guise of “security”, Israel has ensured that we, Palestinians, live as prisoners in our homeland.

In the name of “security,” Israel expropriates Palestinian land. In the name of “security”, Israel builds Israeli-only settlements on stolen Palestinian land. In the name of “security” Israel demolishes Palestinian homes and schools and in the name of “security” Palestinians are besieged in Gaza, forced to live without electricity, adequate medical supplies or water and even barred from accessing the sea.

And, when Palestinians are gunned down by mass murderers, as they were in the 1990s in Hebron by Baruch Goldstein, in the name of “security”, Palestinians – and not Israelis – are subject to increased security restrictions. In short, Israel seeks to turn Jerusalem into Hebron: blocked off from Palestinians, with convenience for Israeli Jews taking precedence over Palestinian rights. So as Israel continues to gun down Palestinians, who will provide security to Palestinians?

This security will not come from the current unelected Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, who spent four days in China as Palestinians were barred from accessing al-Aqsa compound and as Gazans suffered under a siege that he has openly supported. Nor, of course, will it come from a silent international community that only knows how to wring its hands and meekly condemn Israel.

Rather, Palestinians will continue to bravely stand and defend themselves, bowing down only to the God they worship and never to Israeli diktats.

Diana Buttu is a Palestinian lawyer and analyst who served as a legal adviser to the Palestinian negotiating team from 2000 to 2005.

This article was first published by Al Jazeera 

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Information Clearing House.

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Source: Pulsetine, Translated by website team

22-07-2017 | 13:48

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Erdogan condemns al-Aqsa violence before flying to Gulf states

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the violence in East Jerusalem and called on the governments concerned to resolve the situation at al-Aqsa, during a press conference in Istanbul on Sunday.

He said he and French President Emmanuel Macron do not “approve the violations against the rights of life, the rights of property and the right to worship no matter who does it.” He went on to invite the Israeli administration to behave “according to the rules of a settled society, [of] justice and of basic humanitarian values.”

Disputes regarding the holy site of al-Aqsa Mosque have sparked violent clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian demonstrators in recent days.

Erdogan also mentioned his upcoming trip to the Gulf region, where he will be visiting Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in a bid to resolve the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its neighbouring countries. Gulf States have cut ties with Qatar after accusing the country of supporting terrorism.

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‘Israel’ Puts Army in Occupied Palestine on High Alert

July 22, 2017

Clashes between Palestinian youths and Zionist occupation soldiers

The Zionist newspaper Maariv reported on Saturday that the Israeli Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot decided to put the army on high alert, fearing the spread of Palestinian protests.

The paper added that Eizenkot’s decision came in light of the bloody events which took place on Friday that left three Palestinians dead and hundreds of others injured.

The stabbing operation in Ramallah which claimed three Zionist settlers was also behind Eizenkot’s decision, according to Maariv.

Source: Al-Manar Website

 

Day 1 recap of Lebanese border offensive: map

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 A.M.) – The first day of the Qalamoun offensive is in the books and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah have succeeded in capturing a large chunk of this border region.

The offensive began at 10:30 P.M. (Damascus Time) on Thursday night, when a Hezbollah and Republican Guard group stormed the large hilltop of Tal Burkan in the Faleeta Barrens of rural Damascus.

Within a half hour of launching the attack, the Syrian Army and Hezbollah had successfully overrun the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham militants and imposed full control over Tal Burkan.

Following the capture of Tal Burkan, the Syrian Army and Hezbollah took a short break until 5 A.M. the following morning, when they stormed a number of hilltops in the Faleeta Barrens.

The Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah managed to capture nine sites in the western Qalamoun region on Friday, killing and wounding at least 25 Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham fighters during the battle.

According to a Syrian government source, the Republican Guard and Hezbollah captured the following sites on Friday:

  • Tal Burkan (Syria)
  • Al-Karah Al-Awal (Syria)
  • Dalel Al-Hajj (Syria)
  • Harf Al-Sabeh (Syria)
  • Sahel Al-Rahweh (Lebanon)
  • Dahr Al-Haweh (Lebanon)
  • Wadi Daqiq (Lebanon)
  • Wadi Zarzour (Lebanon)
  • Taftanaz (Lebanon)

A Syrian government source in Damascus told Al-Masdar News on Friday night that their forces are attempting to pressure the HTS militants to surrender the territory they control in exchange for free passage to the Idlib Governorate.

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‘Israeli’ Aqsa Policies in Palestinian Eyes: Escalation Always 1st Option, The Enemy Will Pay a Heavy Price!

Occupied Palestine: Al-Ahed Team

As the ‘Israeli’ occupation regime intensifies its apartheid measures restricting access to al-Aqsa Holy Mosque, Palestinian voices stressed that their first option ever will remain escalation against this cruel entity, adding that the enemy will pay a heavy price for this.

 

‘Israeli' Aqsa Policies in Palestinian Eyes: Escalation Is Always First Option, The Enemy Will Pay a Heavy Price!


Following heroic Palestinian resistance operations against the occupation army soldiers, the enemy tended to impose new so-called ‘security’ measures which included the installation of metal detectors and cameras.

It was last Friday that a heroic operation carried out by Palestinian youngsters in the Old City of occupied al-Quds martyred three Palestinians, killing at least two ‘Israeli’ occupation soldiers and wounding several others, the last incident before such restrictions were imposed.

Nevertheless, scores of Palestinian worshipers held prayers outside the compound, neglecting the ‘Israeli’ will to deprive them from performing their religious duties in such a sacred site.

Seeking official stances regarding the ongoing tensions, al-Ahed team in Palestine managed to conduct several interviews with Palestinian figures:

In this regard, the head of the “al-Morabiteen in al-Quds” group Yousef Mukhaimer stressed the invalidity of the fait accompli recently imposed by the authorities of the Zionist enemy in the al-Aqsa Mosque and its surroundings.

 

‘Israeli' Aqsa Policies in Palestinian Eyes: Escalation Is Always First Option, The Enemy Will Pay a Heavy Price!


Mukhaimer confirmed that this new reality did not, and will not provide the occupation any legitimacy or eligibility within the Muslims’ first Qibla [destination].

“What has been happening since last Friday, from terrorizing worshipers, preventing residents from reaching the mosque, and then installing electronic gates at the main entrances under security pretexts is entirely unacceptable and must be addressed at various levels,” Mukhaimer told al-Ahed’s correspondent.

He warned that this invasive attack is not a coincidence but rather the implementation of preplanned schemes.

“We are looking very seriously at the direct targeting of the al-Morabiteen who have formed – and continue to be – the line of defense of the honorable city from the occupation’s ambitions and its settler groups, who are pursuing the construction of the so-called Temple,” Mukhaimer said.

He explained that the main aim of what is happening now is to enable the advocates of the Temple and other extremist Zionist groups to widely desecrate the al-Aqsa Mosque after they have emptied it of its Muslim worshipers in full view of the nation which has not acted until this moment despite the looming dangers threatening the mosque and its identity.

“The situation has reached its lowest point. Denying access to the Aqsa Mosque is no longer confined to the people of the Gaza Strip or some areas of the West Bank, but today it includes all those who are outside the borders of the holy city,” Mukhaimer adds.

He stressed that the people of al-Quds with all their religious components and locations have taken it upon themselves to confront the attempts to enable the western settlers to tamper with “our sanctities and toy with our sentiments, no matter the challenges and costs.”

Mukhaimer concluded by saying: “Our message today to the people of the nation throughout the globe is that al-Quds and the Aqsa is not the property of the Palestinians. Protecting the sites is a collective responsibility no one is excluded from, both on the official and popular level.”

Additionally, member of the Political Bureau of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Kayed al-Ghoul, called on local forces and factions to use the current “opportunity” and work on framing any upcoming resistance action within a comprehensive uprising against the Zionist occupier and its Judaization projects.

 

‘Israeli' Aqsa Policies in Palestinian Eyes: Escalation Is Always First Option, The Enemy Will Pay a Heavy Price!


“I believe that what is happening could trigger a new intifada,” al-Ghoul told al-Ahed. “Therefore the political authorities are required to prepare for the aftermath and provide the organizational pillars and other elements to ensure the continuation of this intifada as an effective method of struggle in confronting the occupation’s and its settlers’ roistering”.

Al-Ghoul expressed no “doubt [that] al-Quds always represents a spark for the Palestinian uprisings.”

“Therefore, the recent aggressive ‘Israeli’ actions are an explosion factor in what lies in the hearts of the masses of our people, who have a large reservoir of anger towards the occupation’s expansionist and racist policy,” he added.

“In order to be able to deal with this policy, we need to unify the Palestinian position in resisting these measures. In this period, we also need to focus on strengthening the steadfastness of our people in al-Quds, who are threatened by the danger of mass displacement in the coming period.”

The “Popular Front” leader also pointed to the “need to bring back the liberal nature of the struggle of the Palestinian people so that it will be an open and comprehensive conflict with the occupation throughout the country.”

Al-Ghoul called on the Arab people to defend the al-Quds cause, support the struggle of the Palestinian people and press their regimes that brag about the al-Quds cause through satellite channels without lifting a finger over the growing Zionist violations.

Earlier on Tuesday, Palestinian military wings of various political factions in the besieged Gaza Strip warned the apartheid “Israeli” entity of continuing its restrictive policies at al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East al-Quds during a press conference.

Warning that “Israel’s” aggression on al-Aqsa represents a “spark that will explode in the region,” they further stressed that “the expense of attacking al-Aqsa will be very big in which neither the occupation army nor its settlers would be able tolerate.”

“We will have our strong and supreme word if Zionist plans against al-Aqsa continue,” the groups had warned in the press conference. “We will not allow our enemy to invade our al-Aqsa, our holy sites, and our people in al-Quds.”

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19-07-2017 | 15:52
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Netanyahu Invites Top Saudi Officials to Al-Aqsa

18-07-2017 | 15:25

Local Editor

Amidst the escalation of tensions in al-Aqsa as well as the Saudi-“Israeli” normalization of ties, the “Israeli” entity’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited top Saudi officials to visit the al-Aqsa mosque.

Saudi King Salman and

The invite came after Saudi King Salman personally passed a message of objection to the entity after the apartheid “Israeli” regime decided to place metal detectors at the entrance to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday.

Salma’s message was passed to the “Israeli” entity via Washington that the compound should be reopened to worshipers, Saudi news site Elaph reported on Tuesday.

For its part, the Waqf – the Muslim religious body that has authority over the site – announced that the metal detectors are an attempt to change the status quo and called on worshipers not to enter the site.

According to the report, Netanyahu sent a message in response to the Saudi King’s demands, in which he vowed that the status quo at the site won’t be harmed, and even invited senior Saudi officials to al-Aqsa Mosque to examine it for themselves.

However, he did not receive a response from the Saudis.

The report went on to say that in a phone call Netanyahu held with Jordanian King Abdullah on Saturday night, Bibi protested a speech by the speaker of the Jordanian Parliament, Atef a-Tarawana, who attacked the “Israeli” entity over its conduct on the al-Aqsa Mosque area. “The speech was irresponsible,” Netanyahu told Abdullah.

Accordingly, there was no comments from “Israeli” Prime Minister’s Bureau.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

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Hezbollah denounces all the repressive measures taken by the Zionist enemy against al-Aqsa Mosque and the worshippers

17-07-2017 | 14:20

Local Editor

Hezbollah issued the following statement:

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Hezbollah hailed the blessed jihadi operation carried out by three Palestinian heroes at al-Aqsa Mosque.

During the operation, the Palestinian heroes had been martyred after a number of “Israeli” soldiers had been killed.

In its statement, Hezbollah said, “This brave operation is the result of the deep rooted Resistance and a proof of al-Aqsa Mosque’s rank in the hearts of Palestinians.”

Al-Aqsa “is a steppingstone for the war against the occupation,” the group stated, adding that “on this land, Resistance fighters offer their lives cheaply to liberate the land and restore dignity and independence.”

Hezbollah further noted that “What the sons of the al-Jabbarine family – Mohammad, Mohammad and Mohammad – did is a mighty act by all standards.”

“An act to be followed by all those with proud spirits who reject humiliation and occupation,” the group said, pointing out that “It is a lesson to be learned from by all free people in our nation as means to face the arrogant oppressors.”

Accordingly, Hezbollah strongly condemns all repressive measures carried out by the “Israeli” enemy against al-Aqsa Mosque and its people which is escalating on a daily basis.

Consequently, the group urged the political and media voices that condemned this heroic operation to specify their stance in the battle of permanent conflict with the occupation, its masters and supporters.

Source: Hezbollah Media Relations, Translated and Edited by website team

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