israel, Land Of (fake) Miracles

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Israel, Land Of Miracles
By Gideon Levy

The days of kites abound with miracles here. The fact that more Israelis were scratched while shaving in recent months than from kite fires is attributed entirely to miracles

A great miracle occurred on Moshav Tkuma. A cinder carried by a paper kite from Gaza landed in a kindergarten yard. The kindergarten teacher called what she saw in the sky a finger-size glowing ember. She was the first to detect it and rushed to get all the children into the protected area. A small boy wearing a large kippa said a miracle had happened.

The reporter of Kan 11 TV in the south, Itzik Zoaretz, did not miss the opportunity to explain the proportions of the averted disaster: The cinder landed a few meters away from a jute roof in the yard. Jute is flammable material. If the jute had caught fire…

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israelis Just Keep Killing People, Stealing Land

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Israelis Just Keep Killing People, Stealing Land

 by Uri Avnery

One can look at events in Gaza through the left or through the right eye. One can condemn them as inhuman, cruel and mistaken, or justify them as necessary and unavoidable.

But there is one adjective that is beyond question: They are stupid.

If the late Barbara Tuchman were still alive, she might be tempted to add another chapter to her groundbreaking opus «The March of Folly»: a chapter titled «Eyeless in Gaza».

The latest episode in this epic started a few months ago, when independent activists in the Gaza Strip called for a march to the Israeli border, which Hamas supported. It was called «The Great March of Return», a symbolic gesture for the more than a million Arab residents who fled or were evicted from their homes in the land that became the State of Israel.

The Israeli authorities pretended…

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Global Jewish Groups Issue Joint Statement in Support of #BDS Movement

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Global Jewish Groups Issue Joint Statement in Support of BDS Movement

By Telesur,

The BDS solidarity campaign includes 37 Jewish groups in 15 different countries, including South Africa, Brazil and Germany.

An unprecedented joint statement has been issued by dozens of Jewish groups in several countries offering their support to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. They affirmed that their condemnation of the Israeli state does not amount to antisemitism.

“As social justice organizations from around the world, we write this letter with growing alarm regarding the targeting of organizations that support Palestinian rights in general and the nonviolent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, in particular,” the letter began.

“These attacks too often take the form of cynical and false accusations of antisemitism that dangerously conflate anti-Jewish racism with opposition to Israel’s policies and system of occupation and apartheid.”

The letter went on to note that history…

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israel threatening more genocide in Palestine

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Israel`s Defense Minister Says «Large And Painful Military Operation» Set For Gaza

After last weekend’s significant escalation in Gaza involving Israeli airstrikes on 40 targets, which reportedly killed two teens and wounded over a dozen others, and over 30 rockets launched by Hamas toward southern Israel, all signs are currently pointing toward a broader outbreak of fighting as in new comments the Israeli defense minister is preparing the public for «a large and painful military operation» to come.

Israeli officials and media have broadly referred to this latest flare-up of hostilities as the biggest attack since Operation Protective Edge in 2014, and now Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman is warning that Israel is prepared to go to war if Gazans don’t cease releasing incendiary kites and balloons in attempts to set communities and farmlands in southern Israel ablaze.

Gaza during the 2014 war. 

Liberman issued the warning at a press conference…

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Το κολλητάρι του ακροδεξιού Κούρτς θέλει εργασιακή γαλέρα την Ελλάδα γιατί «τουλάχιστον στην Αυστρία οι εργαζόμενοι θα πληρώνονται το 12ωρο»

Δεν περιμέναμε κανένα Κυρανάκη να μας επιβεβαιώσει όταν αποκαλύπταμε τα σχέδια Μητσοτάκη για εργασιακό μεσαίωνα στην Ελλάδα.

Περιμέναμε όμως να αρχίσουν κάποια στιγμή και τα επιχειρήματα… 5χρονου για να μας πείσουν γιατί είναι καλο να γίνει το 8ωρο, 12ωρο.

Γελάστε (ή καλύτερα κλάψτε) ελεύθερα: 

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Ο οίκος Standard & Poor’s αναβάθμισε την προοπτική της Ελλάδας σε «θετική» από «σταθερή»

Ο οίκος πιστοληπτικής αξιολόγησης S&P Global Ratings αναβάθμισε την προοπτική (outlook) της Ελλάδας σε θετική, από σταθερή, ενώ επιβεβαίωσε ότι διατηρεί την πιστοληπτική ικανότητα της χώρας στη βαθμίδα Β+/Β.

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