Saturday, 17 March 2012

'US will try to preserve low-grade instability in Syria'

Press TV

March 16 2012
The secretary-general of the Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah has called on the Syrians to start political dialogue to resolve their differences.

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has warned that any other course of action would result in more bloodshed.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011. The violence has claimed the lives of hundreds of people, including many security forces.

Damascus blames ‘outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups’ for the unrest, asserting that it is being orchestrated from abroad.

Press TV has conducted an interview with Lawrence Davidson, a professor at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, to get more on the issue.

The video offers the opinions of two additional guests: Omar Nashabi from Al Akhbar, a daily Arabic language newspaper published in the Lebanese capital Beirut, and Jiwad Rashad from Syrian Social Club.

What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview:

Press TV: What the Syrian government has done so far in terms of the constitution, in terms of the reforms, is much more than what for example Yemen has done under this joint US-Persian Gulf Arab countries mainly Saudi Arabia and we can include some of the other countries from the Persian Gulf area also. But Syria is accused of doing nothing and when it comes to the efforts by President Bashar al-Assad and his government, why this contradiction?

Davidson: I think it is a political positioning, if you will. There is no inherent contradiction. The government in Syria has in fact set forth a program of reform. Now that has been done under pressure but it has been done and I think that a certain amount of pressure will have to be maintained on the government to make sure that there is a modicum of follow-through on this.

But that pressure cannot be in the form of a civil war and that is really what these outside agitators, if you will, and their supporters really want. The United States, the Saudis, what they want is regime change and clearly in the case of Syria, the only way you are going to get regime change is by a very bloody and destructive civil war and so it is [de facto] that is what they are trying to do.

That is why they are smuggling the weapons; that is why they are enticing Syrian soldiers to desert and that is why these Saudis are pouring in the money. Now that seems to me that strategy has resulted in the pressure that is factionalizing the opposition and so there probably are a lot of Syrians who had started out in the opposition and demonstrated in the streets, etc. would say OK, let's take the government out of its words, so to speak, and see where these proposed reforms go.

And I think that they are wise decision under the circumstances because the alternative is pretty bad. However, I do not think that we should kid ourselves. If there is going to be serious follow-through on these reforms, people are going to have to periodically take to the streets in a non-violent fashion but in a relatively massive fashion to make sure the government knows they are still there.

Press TV: We saw in the hundreds and thousands today Syrians poured out; Kofi Annan tomorrow will be making his revelations to the UN. What do you think? Is this the point where some of the Arab countries such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia along with the US and its allies have realized their approach has not worked, of course given the fact that Russia and China have stood firmly against them?

Davidson: I am not sure if that is the case. I think they have realized that they cannot promote outright civil war and get their regime change, but I think that they are perfectly willing to maintain a low-grade unstabilizing kind of profits. So I do not think that the smuggling of the weapons and the funding of an armed opposition, I do not think that is going to go away; I do not think it is going to go away even if everybody else is satisfied with the reforms of the government.

So my feeling is that you are going to have this sort of insidious, periodic outburst of violence, car bombing, the whole nine yards, I think that is going to go on for a while yet because a certain modicum of the instability particularly in a place like Syria are distracting the government say from its confrontation with Israel, making nervous the Iranians. I think that that kind of low-grade instability is something that the US will try to maintain.

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Syrian opposition coalition formed without the SNC

Five Syrian opposition groups on Saturday announced the formation of a new coalition, a sign of growing opposition to the Western-backed Syrian National Council (SNC) a year after the start of the protest movement.

The five groups said their yet unnamed coalition would act independently from the SNC, the main opposition coalition which was set up in August.

The new group is made up of the liberal National Movement for Change, the Islamist Movement for the Fatherland, the Bloc for Liberation and Development, the Turkmen National Bloc, and the Kurdish Movement for a New Life.

Asked about relations between the new coalition and the SNC, Ammar al-Qurabi, leader of the National Movement for Change, told AFP his "coalition was not set up in opposition to anyone, other than Assad's regime, but rather to unite the opposition outside the SNC."

"We see the SNC as a temporary structure which will disappear with time, while our own coalition is a more long-term entity that will be there after liberation" in Syria, according to Imamuddin al-Rashid, head of the Movement for the Fatherland.

The SNC has emerged as one of the main voices of the opposition, but is often criticized by activists inside Syria who say the mostly exiled leadership has little connection to protesters on the ground.
The SNC was dealt a blow earlier this week when three prominent members resigned in frustration.
"There is a small group that wants to monopolize the SNC and all the decision-making," Kamal al-Labwani, one of those who quit, told AFP. "They are doing nothing for the opposition.

"Some are in it for personal gain and the Muslim Brotherhood is trying to monopolize aid and weapons to gain popular influence on the ground."
(AFP, Al-Akhbar)
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Iraq Vows: No Arms to Syria to Cross Our territory

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Iraqi flagIraq has informed Iran that it will not permit arms shipments to Syria to pass through or over its territory, government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said on Saturday.

Baghdad informed Tehran through the Iranian ambassador "that Iraq will not permit the use of its air space or its territory for the transit of any arms cargo to Syria," Dabbagh said in a statement.

"Neither cargo of arms nor munitions coming from any party or country will pass the air space or borders of Iraq and no combatant from any side will have the right of passage to Syria," he added.

On Friday, the United States said it was concerned about Iranian aid cargo flights over Iraq to Syria, saying it has warned Iraq they might contain arms that could be used by Damascus to crush protests.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki insisted Friday that all items transported through Iraq to Syria were humanitarian goods, after a US newspaper reported Iran was moving weapons to Syria via Iraqi air space.

"Iraq does not allow its land or its skies to be a passage for weapons in any direction, and from any source," Maliki said in a statement released by his office.

He said shipments going through Iraq were "only carrying humanitarian goods, not weapons."

Source: Agencies
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Syria Terrorist Blasts Kill Civilians, Police

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Two terrorist attacks rocked the Syrian capital on Saturday, killing several civilians and police.
"Two terrorist bombings struck Damascus this morning," the television said, adding that preliminary reports suggested the attacks were car bombs.

The first blast targeted the criminal police headquarters in the Duwar al-Jamarek area, while the second hit an office of Syria's intelligence services on Baghdad Boulevard in Al-Qasaa district.

The television broadcast photos and videos of the explosions, with blood and body parts being scattered.

Syrian cities have been targets of many terrorist attacks, with dozens of civilians and security forces have been killed.

DAMASCUS, (SANA)_ Two terrorist attacks targeted Damascus Saturday morning as Preliminary Indications Point to 2 booby-trapped Cars Attack.

The two terrorist attacks targeted two crowded places in the capital: Customs Square, and the zone linking Baghdad Street to al-Qasaa' Quarter.

Scores of civilians and security personnel were martyred in the two terrorist attacks targeted the Criminal Police Force Headquarters and the Air Security Directorate.


Two faces of the Same Shekel: "Hey free Israel", "Hey anti-zionist zionist" ... "Our enemy and your enemy is one"

The latest scandals of Istanbul Council

[On behalf of the moderate Sunni majority, a representative for "general body of the Syrian revolution" demanded Israel support of the Syrian revolution "against" enemy "Shiite!!?

Exposing the untold...
141 members of the "Istanbul Council"...
71 of them not declared..
What Are Israel's terms to meet with Ghaliun? ..
Ghaliun to Israelis: "You have to restrain Arour"...
Tel Aviv announced the creation of the "Israeli coordinating in support of the Syrian revolution" led by Likud member Ayoub Al-qarra and Israeli MP's, rabbis and retired military personnel and Muslim clerics from the Arabs of Palestine 1948. The Announcement was made during a "solidarity" stand in front of the Russian Embassy in Tel Aviv last week (see the Video).... ] 

The conspiracy on Syria, like all conspiracies is "made in Israel"!


A member of "general body of the Syrian revolution" claiming to represent the moderate Sunni majority addressed the Israeli coordination committee skillfully touched the feeling of what he called, the "freemen of Israel", and avoided completely the blood torrent in Gaza, and the Sunni Palestinian resistance factions confrenting the Israeli aggresion, saying:

"Hey freemen of the state of Israel ... Arabs, Yahood, Duruz.. and all spectrum within Israeli society, we demand you to to support the Syrian "revolution" and give-up "the terrorist, sheaa Assadi regime", killing its people, and supporting terrorist organizations like Hezbollah firing rockets on Israelis, participating in killing Syrians. We witnessed Hezbullah rockets falling on Zabadani where many Hezbollah and Irani fighters were captured... Iran supports the criminal regime, threatens Israel, its security and people, Ahmadinejad, many times threatened to raze Israel from the map and very soon will have nuclear bomb. Our enemy is your enemy; we need freedom, security as you do. Our aims and our enemy are one."

Meanwhile, Alain Juppe urged the Syrian opposition to stop "tearing itself apart" in an interview published on Friday, in which he also opposed providing Syrian rebels with arms.

"There are some opponents whose attitudes are seriously weakening the opposition -- as long as they continue to tear themselves apart and fight amongst themselves," Juppe said in an interview with French newspaper Le Monde.
"We are doing everything to try to unite the opposition around the Syrian National Council and to convince them to be more inclusive, to welcome Alawites, Christians," he said. "They are not doing well enough.

Its two late Mr. Juppe,

The Syrian People Said its Word, therefore, after Anan's visit to Damucus, an the rise of Islamic Jihad with weapons that can reach Tel Aviv, a delegation from Hamas headed by Mousa Abu Marzouk (NOT Mishaal) met Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah met Monday to “to resolve the developments in Syria and the relations with the Muslim Brotherhood amid the developments in the Arab World, as well as on cooperating to find the “right channels to improve Iran’s ties with the Arab countries which would be based on trust”.
On Wednesday as part of a visit to Tehran, ignored by PIC, Mahmud Zahar met with Iranian Parliament speaker Ali Larijani and the head of Iran's supreme national Security Council Saeed Jalili late who reiterated Iran's unwavering support for the Palestinian cause, and cautioned Zahar against "plots" seeking to divide the Palestinian resistance. Zahar was quoted as saying that "the principles and strategy of the Palestinian Islamic resistance will not change." “The regional Islamic revolutions are all in line with strengthening the Islamic objectives, the upcoming victory of the Palestinian nation, and changing the power balance in the region,” he said.

According to English Alakhbar "In recent months, divisions have opened between Hamas chief Khaled Meshal, who lives in exile, and members of the group's Gaza leadership, including Zahar.

Meshal said in May 2011 he was ready to give negotiations with Israel "a chance," and offered tacit support for the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel.
He has also publicly supported peaceful "popular resistance," and engaged in a reconciliation deal with rival Palestinian group Fatah, even backing an agreement to have Palestinian president and Fatah chief Mahmoud Abbas serve as the head of a temporary consensus government.
Those positions have put him at odds with much of the leadership in Gaza, which has warned that it expects to be consulted about key decisions, including on reconciliation with Fatah."
According to PIC, Mishaal and Hamas delegation arrives Friday in Turkey to meet with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the moderate sunni Sultan, and a number of Turkish officials, and discussthe latest developments relating to the Palestinian (SYRIAN) issue..

Meanwhile, pregnant US "Palestinian" Community Network, after "years of work, persuasion, temptation, pressure and coercion" delivered a bastard.
On the "Popular resistance" and "Activisim front,"

The illusion to be accepted as equals with "Chosen" is intact, thus equating oppressors and supremacist with oppressed, ignoring the ugly fact that 70% of "Israeli" Jews believe that they are the "chosen"?, facilitating the normalization and the whitewashing of the crimes" "while knowing that the oppressor suffers from the "chosen" superiority complex, and "foolishly accepting the finalization of the Zionist project by embracing Post-Zionism with all its supremacists racist attitudes"

"Abunimah, the self-claimed "owner of Palestine", the self-appointed Future-Immigration-Minister, hopes to facilitate the continuous invasion of the supremacist "chosen" occupiers! How amazing! How just! How very generous! How pathetic!"
 "Abunimah, continues to further deceive his people, the victims, when he lays the claim that as a prerequisite to having "self-determination", Palestinians are implicitly asked not only to pre-forgive and grant their oppressors total and unconditional amnesty before they even stop their crimes, but also they are suppose to defend the sensitivities and shield from attacks, the present occupiers and those who support them.

Moreover, the victims of decades of racism are supposed to secure the future of the supremacist victimizers, and to reassure and guarantee the abusers that their crimes don't matter, no matter what they do, they will always be accepted as equal (though as "chosen" they will be a little bit more equal than others), and their freedom (to continue their oppression, theft, crimes and mischief) will always be granted."
Gilad Atzmon has become
a favorite target of the
Jewish tribal nexus and
its allies because he
is fearless enough to
take on the issue of
Jewish supremacism.

Electronic Ali expose his tue face
"A group of prominent Palestinians made their required obeisance to Jewish sensibilities and launched an attack on Gilad Atzmon. "Atzmon is not only a longtime defender of Palestine, he has also emerged as one of the most powerful voices in anti-Zionist discourse. Why attack him at all, of course, but why especially now?" Asked Richard Edmondson.

Here is some answers:

Ali Abunimah wants to protect and enhance his western-based solidarity  Career. Over five years ago he did exactly the same to Israel Shamir, Deir Yassin Remembered and me.

"Abunimah is nothing but a gatekeeper on the payroll of his Jewish Zionist friends. They pay him with the currency he appreciates: publicity and access to the Jewish-owned media. Totally unheard of previously, his articles began to be published in the important American papers. Some friendly Jews set him up with his Electronic Intifada. They keep the discourse within its permitted limits."

"He (Gilad) has examined, and written about, the issue of “Jewishness”, about HIS “Jewishness”, and about mine"
"If there are those who dislike Atzmon’s ideas, they are free to write their own and express disagreement. They are free to state that Atzmon does not represent them. But to organize a list of those who agree to disavow him is disgraceful, and in my opinion does not serve the cause. There should be a retraction and an apology"

Because "The Wandering Who?, rocked the boat," said Gilad, "it also has managed to unite Alan Dershowitz and Abe Foxman with Ali Abunimah and Max Blumenthal." he added and confirmed that he do not have any plans to slow down or drift away. "it is our duty to ask: Who are the Jews? What is Judaism? And what is Jewishness all about?....The fact that some activists shy away from asking those questions doesn’t mean that the rest of us also should behave cowardly...What we are witnessing here is a clear Zionist shift from the discourse of a “promised land” to one of a “promised detractors may have to actually read my book and decide exactly what they are against."

(Tim King )

Know Your Enemy! End the Ridiculous Persecution of Gilad Atzmon said "Tim King of Salem News "Just know this: every time one of our dedicated writers falls under a public attack over criticism of Israeli military politics, those leading the charge with their same lame false claims of 'antisemitism' are insincere and acting out of pressure from Israel, even if they don't know it.

Every time. No exceptions.

When an activist for Palestine is killed and reports say the killers didn't carry out the murder on behalf of Israel, they are lying. When they say Ken O'Keefe or Gilad Atzmon are antisemitic, they are lying."


 "Not in my name!" responded Nahida, the exiled Palestinian to the zionist, anti-zionist zionists campain.
"What is shocking in this whole fiasco is the striking similarity of the method, the timing, and the type of accusation between the anti-Zionist Jewish “supporters” and hyper-Zionists. It is a carbon copy of the Anti Defamation League and the Board of Deputies of British Jews style that aims to “silence by slander” those who dare to speak the truth or go deeper in their analysis by looking at motivation and methods of operation of the criminal entity and it's global supporters." she said.

 "Finally, it appears that years of work, persuasion, temptation, pressure and coercion have yielded its fruits, with the publishing (made it into hyper Zionist hate-site Harry's Place) of the joined statement by Mr Ali Abunimah and a few others, in which they brazenly called upon Palestinians and their supporters to disavow Gilad Atzmon because of his alleged "anti-semitism". 

Here, I cannot help but wonder, what does Ali Abunimah mean exactly when he invites people to disavow Atzmon?

Can this "disavowal" be understood as a modern secular-leftist substituted for the "good old" Judaic concept of Herem?

Are we not entitled to ask then, if that concept of "disavowal" is by any chance related to the Talmudic concept of excommunication, in which "the Talmud forbids coming within six feet of a person who has been excommunicated"?

Ali Abunimah opens his statement with the declaration: "Granting No Quarter", calling to deprive the accused of any mercy or forgiveness. Such daring harsh words which mean "not to allow someone any mercy" eerily resemble the sinister Kabbalistic invocation of Pulsa diNura, a "ceremony in which the angels of destruction are invoked to block heavenly forgiveness of the subject’s sins",

It appears, yet again, that some people are determined to thrust us back into the Dark-Ages. Not only do they exhibit severe intolerance towards those whom they disagree with, but also instead of defending their position and "refuting" such disagreeable ideas with logic, factual information and reason, they resort to fight them with unsubstantiated accusations. 

Furthermore, they actively and shamelessly participate in barbaric rabbinic medieval type of behaviour, in which they call for the "disavowal" (modern-secular for excommunication) of those whom they perceive as "heretics" for daring to think outside the box or for being crazy enough to talk about taboos and cross the boundaries of "permissible" debate. Amazingly, even those who refuse to abide by such "rabbinical-style" orders are also sentenced for being guilty by association, so they get the excommunication treatment too!

I would like to remind Mr Ali Abunimah and the few individuals who signed his statement, that in our Islamic heritage, Arabic tradition and Palestinian culture that they claims to defend and protect, such concept of
excommunication , Herem, Pulsa diNura, and exclusion from mercy and forgiveness, are non-existent.

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Israel Shamir: To disavow or debate Abunimah

Israel Shamir, like Gilad Atzmon, is a brilliant pro-Palestinian ex-Israeli-Jew whose thoughts on Jewish identity politics and Zionism have elicited the ire of the gatekeepers.
His lack of appreciation for Gilad Atzmon’s The Wandering Who? is curious; maybe it’s because Shamir has worked the same territory himself and grown tired of it. Aside from that, his latest politically-incorrect tirade is right on the mark.

Listen to my interview with Israel Shamir:

To disavow or debate Abunimah

by Israel Shamir

To disavow or debate Abunimah – this is the correct question. Indeed, an American citizen, born in Jordan, who never tread on the land of Palestine, decided to ostracize Gilad Atzmon, a native Palestinian, born and bred on its soil – a silly idea! Next step, he will forbid earthquakes and hurricanes to occur.

For me, there is a terrible sense of deja-vu. Some ten years ago, the same Abunimah and his obese Lebanese boyfriend successfully hunted me out of the pro-Palestinian movement, saying that without Shamir, they will win sooner. Ten years passed, and the movement did not get to the mark it was then.

This repeat proves that Abunimah is nothing but a gatekeeper on the payroll of his Jewish Zionist friends. They pay him with the currency he appreciates: publicity and access to the Jewish-owned media. Totally unheard of previously, his articles began to be published in the important American papers. Some friendly Jews set him up with his Electronic Intifada. They keep the discourse within its permitted limits.

This is expected: the Palestinian discourse is heavily policed one; the Jews can’t allow it to run free so they would not get unexpected results. They deform it by using their anti-zionist agents like despicable Roland Rance and Greenstein, and by their Palestinian stooges like Abunimah. You can easily understand who is doing their work: they are allowed to appear in the mainstream media on regular basis, so they have to be enemies.

And despite revulsion I feel every time his name is mentioned, I’d say: something good may come even of an Abunimah. Remember Gollum who helped to destroy the Ring: even he was useful, in the last run. So one does not have to ostracise him; let us tolerate him until his own brothers will deal with this treacherous beast as he deserves.

As for Gilad Atzmon, his recent writing disappointed me, for he went heavily into navel-glazing of Jewish identity search. In my view, this is a dead-end; but a writer and a thinker should be allowed to explore dead-ends. And anyway, nobody forces us to read all these endless soul-search reports. Still, he wrote many wonderful pieces and will write many more, after he will exhaust his soul-searching.
However, as I wrote previously, his writing is fully within the framework of Jewish thought, partly in the tradition of Weininger and early Zionists, partly in the latest post-Zionist Israeli line. Our Arab brothers, perhaps, are not sufficiently aware of that; their interference is utterly out-of-place in this inter-Jewish polemics. The most important signee against Gilad, the heir to Edward Said’s cathedra in the Columbia U, Joseph Massad, whom I do respect for his brave struggle against the Gay International, failed to understand it again: years ago, he proclaimed Israel Shahak, another inter-Jewish heretic, “an anti-Semite”.

Our Arab brothers will do well if they will stand out of this debate: let the Jews fight out the battle for their identity. As it happens, Gilad is their strongest champion on the Jewish side, they should cheer, not discourage him.
- Israel Shamir
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Military correspondent for Israel's Channel II in Hospitality of the Syrian Revolution capital and Deraa!?

March 16, 2012 22:03 Number of Views 2271

Itay Angel entered Deraa and the surrounding area via Jordan with the help of "Al Jazeera" photographer, in Homs Mr. Rami and "Omari battalion" and the members of the "General Authority of the Syrian Revolution!"?

المراسل العسكري للقناة الإسرائيلية الثانية في ضيافة عاصمة الثورة السورية وثوارها... درعا!؟

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Iranians feel as if their arms are being twisted, & are not known for crying "uncle."


"... The views of average Iranians reflect slightly different priorities. There is no doubt that citizens' daily lives are deeply affected by international sanctions -- Iran's import-dependent economy is struggling, and the riyal has lost half its buying power since the beginning of the year. What's more, the progress of Iran's nuclear program isn't a top priority for many of the country's citizens. Nevertheless, it is increasingly difficult to find people who believe the leadership should concede on this issue.
While complaints are rampant about the soaring prices of consumer goods, and Iranians lay plenty of the blame at the feet of the government for economic mismanagement and long-standing corruption, shutting down Iran's nuclear program -- which, incidentally was originally started with the help of the United States in the 1970s -- is out of the question. The essence of the not-so-sophisticated argument employed by Iranians at all levels of society is: "If other countries can have enrichment programs, why can't we?"...
Iran's sanctions profiteers also have their choice of luxury goods to choose from in Tehran. An insane proliferation of European luxury cars has been building in the capital for several months -- a Maserati dealership is set to open any day now, just off one of central Tehran's main squares. Some Iranians see their country's capacity for unchecked consumption as progress, but it's also a reminder that the economy is still functioning, even if top White House officials insist that sanctions are "working."
What is really at stake is Iran's relatively high standard of living, not something so grave as starvation. Iranians asked about their country's economic struggles resent comparisons with any countries other than those of the developed world.
"You can't compare us to Africa," they say, with the understanding being what they mean is that "we're better than that." They don't even accept comparisons with Arab countries and their uprisings. Turkey and the United Arab Emirates -- relative success stories in the region, which Iranians believe have thrived due in large part to Iranian investment -- are topics better left alone.
Iranians are unsatisfied with many aspects of their leadership, but certainly aren't eager for a war or even a revolution. They are proud of their accomplishments, old and new, and want to be acknowledged for both. From Tehran, it's hard to see how Washington's strategy -- which seems to hold no incentives for the Iranian state or its people -- can ever fulfill these aims. Iranians feel as if their arms are being twisted, and one thing that should be crystal clear by now is that they are not known for saying "uncle."
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Global Hunger Strike with Hana Shalabi

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On the 27th day of her open hunger strike, thousands of people across the world joined a one day fasting in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoner inside "Israeli" jails Hana Shalabi.

Event organizers expected thousands of people across the world to join in the protests, calling for "Israel" to respect international human rights.

Student organizations in Europe, including at Edinburgh University, took part in the 12 hour-long fast.

In Palestine hundreds of people clutching pictures of Shalabi gathered outside Ofer Prison near Ramallah, shouting slogans at "Israeli" soldiers guarding the facility.

"Shalabi is suffering spells of dizziness, muscular wasting and loss of consciousness," her lawyers and medical observers said.

The 30-year-old female is held under administrative detention laws, which allow the "Israeli" military to hold Palestinians on secret evidence without charge or trial for renewable six-month sentences.

Her protest is part of a spreading movement by Palestinian prisoners ignited in December by Khader Adnan who ended a near-fatal fast of 66 days after "Israeli" authorities agreed to cut his detention period.

With Shalabi's condition is serious, and 23 other Palestinians pledging not to eat while in "Israeli" custody, calls have mounted for "Israel" to repeal the controversial policy it has applied to detainees from the West Bank, which it has occupied since 1967.

The policy has come under attack from human rights groups, with Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch saying administrative detention violates international law.

"This magic phrase endangering public order used by the "Israelis" to justify administrative detention is a dishonest instrument," Jawad Boulos, Shalabi's lawyer said.

"Some of those behind bars are not even accused of being violent, and their detention has more political motives," he stressed.

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Israel Academic Boycott Leader Studies at Tel Aviv Uni/B.D.S.

by Laura Stuart

Laura StuartFriday, March 16th, 2012
 The Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement is a good idea it is the institutional lie that is the problem. In my opinion B.D.S. is just a ploy for diverting time and energy of the people of conscience and keeping them busy within the parameters pre ordained by the powers that be. Today the B.D.S. campaign has been completely exposed. Read all about it in the Jewish Chronicle “Boycott, What Boycott? U.K. Business With Israel Is Booming” the article goes on to trumpet that
business over the last year with Israel has increased by a massive 34%
This was much to the delight of Matthew Gould the U.K. ambassador to Israel, who also said
“There is a lot of noise around boycotts but these figures show that it is just noise, and the trade relationship speaks for itself.”
Do as I say, not as I do.
But that is not all. For the B.D.S. campaigners, there has been more humiliation this week when it transpires that Omar Barghouti, leader of the B.D.S. movement whilst calling his disciples to an academic boycott attends Tel Aviv university. Omar Barghouti is a founding member of P.A.C.B.I. who have released a statement saying that Palestinians have no other choice than to sometimes study in Tel Aviv, however, Mr Barghouti gained his first degree in Electrical Engineering in Colombia University, so presumably could have studied in the United States or indeed in Egypt where he grew up.

For an interesting read of Omar Barghouti’s background read this article “The Chutzpah of Omar Barghouti“. Personally I wonder how as an exiled Palestinian he manages to live in Ramallah, who facilitated that? Ironically he views himself as one of the 99% read here – I wonder what the many Gazans unable to leave Gaza to pursue any academic career think of that?

So there we have it, B.D.S. is an #EpicFail. As I have said before the only redress for the Palestinians will be found when we Muslims follow Islam and look for an Islamic solution.

Boycott is anyway an entirely Jewish concept as we were already told by our Hebrew speaking Palestinian friend Gilad Atzmon when he wrote this article “The Herem Law in the context of Jewish past and present“. A very enjoyable read on the concept of kosher democracy.

Earlier this week I wrote about the “pond life” that exists amongst the leaders of the political left. (Incidently, talking of hopping things, Barghouti in Arabic means flea). The majority of left wing activists are very caring people who love to try and make a difference where they see a clear injustice, such as the the one perpetrated against the Palestinian people.

Feeling the need “to do something” as a human that cares, is a very natural response to Israeli ethnic cleansing, land theft and war crimes. Clearly the hands of the U.N. the E.U. and Western governments are tied and they are unable to change the situation in the Middle East by political or by legal means. Arab governments for years were too busy stealing the wealth of their own nations and oppressing their own populations to have any motivation to help the Palestinians who now have little left to steal anyway.


In such an environment of International deceit it has been left to the few honest people on the street, to stand up and highlight Israeli injustices and to try to shame our leaders into taking some action. Boycott Divestment and Sanctions was exactly one such action that every person could participate in and feel that they were doing at least something positive.

As long as the Palestine Solidarity Campaign is operating within the parameters set out by its anti Zionist, Zionist members and its sister organisation the B.D.S. campaign, seeks only kosher solutions, then obviously nothing is going to change for the Palestinians.

Posted by on March 16, 2012.

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