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June 3, 2009
Jewish settlements stir rising tensions in Israel

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dismissed U.S. demands for a settlement freeze as unreasonable. But in an apparent gesture to President Obama, Netanyahu has begun dismantling small settler outposts built without formal government authorization.

That led to violence earlier this week as mobs of Jewish settlers attacked Palestinian workers in one town on the West Bank. The attacks were staged as a protest against the removal of several settler squatter camps by the government. 

Worldfocus partner The Media Line reports on the rising tensions from one tiny settlement outpost, built illegally, by a small group of Jews.

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#34

Looks like Barack Obama has figured out that one of the main obstacles to mideast peace are the illegal Jewish settlements.The West Bank and Gaza Ghetto are Occupied Territories according to international law,The Geneva Convention,countless UN resolutions Israel has continuously ignored.
It is important to note that these Illegal settlements are exclusively Jewish,built on stolen private land,and are connected by roads that are also exclusive.The IDF supports the whole ROTTEN system and is let loose on the Non Jewish captive Palestinian populace corralled in Israel designed walled reservations.The Aim is to make the lives of these Non Jews so insufferable as to drive them off their lands and bring in Jewish Israelis.
Now if you build an Apartheid society not too many would argue it’s not wrong,but the Israeli model is Funded buy things like tax free Israel Bonds and other slippery financial instruments with origins MOSTLY in these United States.
Furthermore,Israel receives over $10 million a day in US DOLLARS that we know of.Unique in the annals of US foreign aid:US “CASH” is deposited in the Israeli treasury at the beginning of each year,and the US taxpayer pays the interest on that Borrowed money.Israel invests in turn that New money and collects interest.How sweet ‘Tis.
According to the Christian Science Monitor,the cost of Israel to the American TAXpayer has been over $1.6 TRILLION since 1973.http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/1209/p16s01-wmgn.html

#33

Bruce, Many good points, but I disagree with on. Why do you call Israeli Forces Defense Forces per you (IDF) next time it should be Israeli Occupation Forces/ or Israeli Offense Forces (IOF)

#32

The West Bank and Gaza Ghetto are Occupied Territories according to international law and countless resoultions Israel has continuously ignored.Only “disputed” in The minds
of Israel and her supporters.
It is important to note that these illegal settlements are exclusively Jewish,and are connected by roads that are also exclusive.The IDF supports the whole ROTTEN system and is let loose on the Non Jewish captive Palistinian populace corralled in Israel designed Ghettos.The Aim is to make the lives of these Non Jew so insuferable as to drive them off their lands and bring in Jewish Israelis.
Now if you build an Apartheid society not too many would argue it’s wrong,but the Israeli model is Funded buy things like tax free Israel Bonds and other slippery financial intsruments with origins MOSTLY in these United States.
Furthermore,Israel receives over $10 million a day in US DOLLARS that we know of.Unique in the annals of US foriegn aid:US “CASH” is deposited in the Israeli treasury at the begining of each year,and the US tapayer pays the interest on that Borrowed money.Israel invests in turn that New money and collects interest.How sweet ’tis.
According to the Christian Science Monitor,the cost of Israel to the American TAXpayer has been over $1.3 TRILLION since 1973.

#31

Miss Kashava has more integrity and courage than you. She is honest and says I do not know when she does not know. But, you do not know and keep writing wrong information on the website. You keep saying five Arab armies attacked Israel. There were no states that can send an army. Most of these states had just finished French or British colonialism. But your job is to continue the Zionist lie which began in 1898 in Bale and convince the world that you have a right to a state. This will never happen the way you want!!!! Israel won some wars with American technology and Western money, but indeed lost the peace in the last 62 years.

#30

Boris: you are a very confused man. You do not know much about the world. You have been.Manipulated and indoctrinated in a culture of hate and lies. Your defense of Israel is similar to those who defended Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia. One day you will go back to Russia, where you belong

#29

Stop telling me who I am and why I came to Israel. I am trying to stop lies you are spreading on that web site and I don’t care how you call me. I am doing this for naïve people like Niila Keshava. Here just a few Falsification you posted recently:
“there has been Jewish presence in the Middle East, but never exclusive, and indeed never a country”- you Can’t rewrite the History!
“If there was no Holocoust, the Jews would have created one to force the world to create a state for themselves”-False!
“Five Arab armies did not attack Israel in 1948”- Thruth, they Did Attack!
“The situation in Palestine is worse than that of Darfur, because in Israel natives are being oppressed by newcomers like you”- Bias and false!

#28

boris: I hope more Russians continue to speak against the USA like you, so America stops sending you the billions you get to feed and defend Russians in Palestine. All Russians converted to Judaism to immigrate out you included. One day you will lose big time. You are not an honest man.

#27

To “Son” of Jerusalem: This is Arab mentality never admit that they badly lost and blame others for that and portray them self as innocent, helpless victim (only23 thsd army) against Israeli aggressor (huge 30 thsd army). In 1967, 1972 and 1982 Arab armies get giant arsenal and support from Soviets but you blame them on that defeat. Vietnamese in the same time did opposite with Soviets help. How you explain that? So call Arab “Peace initiative” is demand to Israel to surrender. All 22 Arab countries want total distraction of Israel. In Darfur Arab militia kill about 0.5 million and displace 2.0 million, but of cause you are blaming again Israel not Arab!! Big LIE.
Palestinian driving Japanese and German cars, watching flat screen TV’s, but you are saying that situation is worst then in Darfur. What is worst?? Maybe in Darfur they all driving Rolls Royce’s??
Palestinians are living under Hamas law, “not Russian immigrants law”.
I am sure that Susan Walsh and you are the same person.

#26

Boris: I am not Susan Walsh, but I have red her writings to you and others and she is a very well informed person unlike you. You want me to admit that Israel fought five Arab armies, not true. All historians state that the Arabs failed to assemble more than 23, 000 soldiers in 1948, and Israel put together more than 30, 000. For that See William Cleveland’s book and see Basil Davidson and See the How Israel was won. You say that Israel is at war with 22 Arab countries (Right wing propaganda) Israel is at peace with Jordan, Egypt, Qatar, Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritania, and talking about peace with Syria, Lebanon, the Palestinians, Saudi Arabia. In the Arab Peace Plan, Israel is offered a peace with 57 countries including Iran if the question of Palestine is solved according to international Law (not Russian immigrants Law). So those who have washing your Brain, I doubt you have any, have done a good job. The situation in Palestine is worse than that of Darfur, because in Israel natives are being oppressed by newcomers like you, in the Sudan, Western Governments including Israel want Oil from that region and that is why the Sudanese opposition have diplomatic representation in Tel Aviv, and Israel has military installations and military basis in the Horn of Africa. Israel has a vested interest in breaking up the Sudan so it can have cheap oil and can have more water space on the Red Sea. You think that Hamas and Fatah are armed well compared to all the Nuclear Bombs, Tanks, Jest fighters, and many more that you cry to West to give you, so you can kill civilians and then go around and cry that you are a small nation. Get your facts straight first and then debate people

#25

To “Son” of Jerusalem: Again and again you avoid admitting that 5 Arab countries (pop. 80millions) started aggression against Israel (pop. 1million) in 1948. Your tactics is to portray Palestinian as a small helpless nation fighting with giant Israeli emporium, but in a reality Israel is fighting against all 22 Arab states. Cheap propaganda slogan you are using many times: “comes from Russia, is given a gun to kill Palestinians” or ”Liberman is killer”. In your words it sounds like situation in West Bank or Gaza is the same like in Darfur, but in a reality Palestinians (Hamas, Fatah, Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad) are very well arm and train terrorist organizations and they choose to fight and should take casualty like a men and don’t cry like children.“Brain wash”- you told me that before, when you used name Susan Walsh. Why you are using few different names for blogging?? You don’t have more slogans from your “good new historians”??

#24

Boris: I red this version of History the way you red it. Howerver, I went beyound that and looked for good historical facts and found other books that negate all what you said. No serious historian is beleiving the old Jewish narrative which you stated. All good new historians and finding facts to the contrary. But, someone like you comes from Russia, is given a gun to kill Palestinians and is given free house and money just to come to Palestine is going to say what you saying. I feel sorry for you because you have brain washed.

#23

To “Son” of Jerusalem: I did some study after your advice it‘s not about Holocaust, it’s about 1948:
On May 1948, Israel declared the independence and the following day Arab states (Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon) invaded newly-established State. Jews had no heavy machine guns, artillery, armored vehicle, before the arrival of arms shipments from Czechoslovakia, there was roughly one weapon for every three fighters. Jordan’s Arab Legion was considered the most effective Arab force. Armed, trained and commanded by British officers. The Grand Mufti of Amin al-Husayni, the Chairman of the Arab Higher Committee collaborated with Nazi Germany during World War II. He asked Arab League: “to settle the question of Jewish elements in Palestine and other Arab countries in accordance with the national and racial interests of the Arabs …” Arab refugees were strongly encouraged to leave by Arab leaders promising to purge the Land from Jews. Most of them left in hope to return in a few days without ever seeing Israeli soldiers.

#22

Broris: Go read some histroy before you write. All what you wrote is based on Zionist lies. Israel was the aggresspr from day one. Until now it is. If there was no Holocoust, the Jews would have created one to force the world to create a state for themseleves. Go study before you write

#21

To “Son” of Jerusalem, N. Keshava, S. Walsh, D. Hoffman: Imagine that armies of 5 Arab countries did not attack Israel in 1948. On that time it was not even a real State, it was Jewish refugee camp of survives from horror of “civilize Europe”. Arab (you) thought that they can very easy “resolve Jewish problem”. Arab (you) thought that 5 regular armies of “Great Islam worriers” will finish job of Nazi in a few days. But, now Arab (you) cowardly lie that Israel “drove Palestinian out their homes”??!! Imagine that Arab did not start all aggressions wars:
In 1948, 1956, 1967, 1972 and 1982. I am sure that two nation will be able to live together, if Arab (you) did not started all aggressions. Stop lie and make false accusation, Arab (you) have Imperial logic of using power.
“Son” of Jerusalem, again most of your numbers of Palestinian killed baseless.

#20

Boris: In the last 8 years only, Israel killed more than 9000 Palestinians. In the first Intifada, Israel killed 1300. In the Lebanon war, Israel killed or allowed the killing of more than 20,000 Palestinians. Deir Yasin and many other Massacres that have been committed by Israel aginst my people Christians and Muslims. In addition, to the many people that are killed while waiting to go to a hosiptal or go abroad for medical attention. Soon, some people will come with exact numbers. Boris, imagine you never drove the Palestinians out of their homes in 1948, we will be more than 15 million by now

#19

To “Son” of Jerusalem: Where did you get that number 150.000 killed Palestinians, give us that source and how did you get 15%, by “twisting numbers”?. Palestinian population grows from 1.2mil in 1948 to 5.2mil in 2008, but Arab propaganda calling that grow of 4mil as “Genocide”, “Expelling” and “Murder”?!

#18

JGE: So if they kill you want to kill too. Since the ISraeli occupation of historic Palestine in 1948, Israel killed more than 150,000 Palestinians. In ratio to the Population from that time until now,Israel has killed more than 15% of the Palestinian people. As a Palestinian Christian, I do not care about Syria, Iraq, or anyone else. I need you to tell why are you killing me and destroying my houses in Jerusalem? I have seen all your wrtings before with Mr. Hoffman and I know the limits odf your information and I know who twists facts. Living in Jerusalem tells that you are the one who needs more education and not Mr. Hoffman

#17

Son of…. J. You have forgotten Hafes el Assad the dictator of Syria that killed a whole village 25,000 people that opposed him. Arafat that killed all of his enemies. Sadam from Iraq, and on and on. The Israelis will defend themselves . So you are lying and/or delusional. Ask your twin DH (DisHonest) for all the lies and twists that has been spreading. Hamas kills Arabs in Gaza, and now Hamas and Fattah are killing each other.

#16

Boris: The Germans had the same logic as yours and were deafeted very bad and were brought to their knees. Soon you and you a like will go down. But, I assure that the Palestinians will not destroy your homes or your churches, or your lives the way you have been doing to them. The Palestinians will allow you to live in freedom and will open their schools and hospitals for Jews. Not the way you have been treating them. the logic of power is only used by cowards such as Stalin,Hitler, Mosolini and now the Israelis who came to the region from Europe and Russian. We all know what happend to dictators. Boris, I hope you tell the Americans who have been financing your occupation that you would support native Americans to take their country back!!!!!

#15

To Niila Keshava.I know the history of America. Arab conquers territory of N.Africa, Egypt and Middle East in the same way, by force. I am not denying your right on Land which was belonging to your People. But in human history was, is and will be the rule of Power. I’ve never denied that we (Jew) took our Land by wining 5 wars with Arab countries. So, if Indians will be able to come back after thousand years and take back their Land, nobody will be blaming them for that. But many people like “Son” of Jerusalem are blaming Jews for taking their Land back, with all kind of dirty propaganda lies. I don’t want to repeat all his lies and prove to him and you anything. We learn in our long history many lessons and one of them is: only strong Army will protect your Nation.

#14

Boris: You are a typical “Israeli Jew” who master’s one art: the art of twisting facts and taking things out of context and lying. I never said that territory is irrelevant in the context of occupation. I said that the story of prophets Solomon and David has nothing to do with territory it has everything to do with a prophet teaching morality which you lack, laws, not lying, not killing, and not discriminating against others. Thus there is a huge difference between what I said and what you wrote. You came back from Russia claiming that this territory belonged once to a Jewish prophet. I am telling you that your claim is baseless on many grounds. As the native American is telling us, less that 500 years ago his family owned Atlanta, can he go and claim it.? Muslims controlled Spain for more than 800 years and there many proofs of that, can they go and claim it? You have been digging in Jerusalem for 42 years and in Palestine for 61 yeas, you failed to demonstrate any connection between you and Palestine. Our Genes are different, our looks are different, our food is different, our values are different. Yes there has been Jewish presence in the Middle East, but never exclusive, and indeed never a country

As for Lieberman, he does not scare Palestinians, he is scared of Palestinians. And that is why he is going around the globe crying.

As for Palestinian suffering, just looks around and see how many Palestinians have died due to check points and how many Palestinians are unemployed because of the occupation. How many women were forced to deliver by check points and how many people can not attend weddings and funerals in Jerusalem because Russians and Eastern Europeans like you are running the country. I think Israel can do much better to hire someone else to do its Azbra than a Russian like you who lacks everything including honesty

#13

Boris, you said the land was belonging to you. I am part Cherokee Indian. I think i will to to down town Atlanta and claim part of Peachtree Street! Maybe I can plant some corn and cook a rabbit.

#12

“Son” of Jerusalem: What you and many like you do not want to understand that lie and false you are spreading will not change History. In your last blog you sad: “This makes territory irrelevant”
But why you are crying every day about Israeli “occupation of Palestinian territory”,but according to your “logic” territory irrelevant!!
You are accusing Avigor Liberman of killing Palestinian. If you are afraid him so much it doesn’t make him a killer. It makes you a scary Liar. Since new Israeli government gets control, there was not any significant violence between Israeli and Palestinian, there was violence between Palestinians.
I am sure that you watch WF report on April 22, 2009: Palestinian are sitting on leather sofa in a nice house and enjoying watching Turkish TV’s soap opera, and you did not make any comments on that report, because it makes all your statements about “Palestinian suffering” a big LIE.

#11

Boris: the kingdom is irrelevent to the story. what you and many like you do not want to understand is that Solomon and David were prophets and not kings. This makes territory irrelevant. The important thing is the message and the teaching of those prophets. When they see you and Avigdor killing in their name they are looking down at you in shame and sorrow. Is prophetDavid asking you to kill Palestinians and expel them from their homes? Is he asking you to use his name for cheap historical miscaractraizations the way you have been doing. Go read and understand your holy book before asking others to do so

#10

To “Son” of Jerusalem. My English is so bad and can’t understand your “brilliant logic”. Please, explain me one last time: in your history, Kingdom of Israel ever existed or not?

#9

They practiced the Christian and the Muslim as well as the Jewish relgion. You can not sparate the three from one another and if you do you are not a good Jew and not a good believer. The old Testement, the new testemnt and the Holy Koran are gods books and must be respected equally by all three religions. If for one reason you thing that Mohammad and Moses and Jesus are not related through Abrahm and Izek and Ishmeal you do not know anything about history. Lookt at the Encycl Britinca and see the relationship between the three. the question now is, why do you think that David and Solomon are not muslim or christian prohpets as much as Jewish prophets. I told you before that you are a racist Russian, you did not believe me. Now you are proving it

#8

To “Son” of Jerusalem. Finally you’ve admitted existence of King David and King Solomon. Now, please tell me which religion King David and King Solomon did practice?? Christianity started aprox. in 1 century, Islam in 7 century.
I learned history before internet era. You can get the same facts in encyclopedia Britannica. Have heard about Britannica? or it’s not official for you also??

#7

To Niila Keshava: You sad: “ My view is simple and secular: don’t steal”.
My view is simple, too: Jewish have full rights to take back the Holy Land which was belonging to them!!

#6

You mean kindoms of Solomn and David. Both are Muslim and Christian Prohets too. What gives the Jews the right to cliam them for themselevs. Boris can you read something other than Wikapidia that has not academic values

#5

History curse for “Son” of Jerusalem open official encyclopedia on line “Wikipedia”: Time line of Middle East history.
Kingdom of Israel mentioned in 2nd millennium BC.
Rise of Islam in 620 AD (Middle Ages). It means that Israel founded 2620 years before Arab/Muslim Caliphates.

#4

Boris: you drive Gilberto’s point home. Chechens came back to Chechnya, in less than 12 years. Palestinians want to go back to their land Palestine in less than 60 years. But Jews have never had a land of their own. Judaism is a religion not a nationality and never a country. Your manipulation of history that Palestine is your homeland is an imperial invention so Western powers can stay close to the Red Sea, Suez Canal, Straights of Hormouz and other strategic water routs in the region. A bigger manipulation and a cheaper lie is coming back after 2500 years. As if Middle Easter Jews are connected to Russian and other Easter European Jews by blood or Genes. Look at the names Boris, and Avigdor , how Jewish are they? How many Jews changed their names to manipulate the world that they are Jewish ( Shamir, Sharon, Peres, Ramon, and others have changes their Easter European names to Biblical names to continue the lie) But, to convince your self of this religious zealotry is very sad and sickening to me and many people around the world. Jews have lived around the globe as a religious minority among many others. They have been respected most by Muslims in the Middle East. Most if not all of your synagogues have been left intact around the Arab and Muslim worlds. I wish I can say the same thing about Muslim and Christian places in Israel.

#3

Jewish “settlements” is stealing land in the eyes of the Palestinians. It is reclaiming land in the eyes of fundamentalists Jews. If religion is true, then it is the Jew’s land. If religion is not true, the world commuinity has a big problem! A friend said that God gave the land to the Jews if they would spread the news of God to the world, but since they kept it to themselves they broke the terms of the agreement, so it is not there land anymore! My view is simple and secular: don’t steal.

#2

Hi, Gilberto. See: WikipediA: Chechnya.
The entire ethnic Chechen populations was deported to Kazakhstan and Siberia in 1944 near the end of World War II by Stalin. Chechens were allowed to return to their homeland after 1956.

#1

Historically, are there any other peoples, besides the Jews who have returned in large numbers to an ancestral homeland which is co-occupied by another group? How did/do these groups deal with each other? Thanks.

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