Maybe Israel’s new Nation-State Law is lacking in its wording, but the double standard of the Palestinian Nation-State Law, that is definitely racist & apartheid, was totally lost on the Israelis who were protesting alongside of those seeking Israel’s demise.
By Ryan Jones
Those opposed to Israel’s new Nation-State Law were at it again on Saturday, gathering in Tel Aviv to protest what they insist is a “racist” piece of legislation.
Many of those in Israel’s minority communities are troubled by the wording of the law, which in enshrining this as the “Jewish state” fails to mention at all the nation’s minorities or equality between all citizens, regardless of race or religion. Continue Reading »
With a vaguely worded decree from Palestinian autocrat Abbas, his gov’t in the West Bank further restricts social media and news websites in what critics say allows Mahmoud Abbas to jail anyone on undemocratic charges of harming ‘national unity’ or the Palestinian ‘social fabric.’
By the Associated Press
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has clamped down on social media and news websites—the main outlets for debate and dissent in the West Bank—with a vaguely worded decree that critics say allows his government to jail anyone on charges of harming “national unity” or the “social fabric.”
Rights activists say the edict, issued without prior public debate last month, is perhaps the most significant step yet by Abbas’ government to restrict freedom of expression in the West Bank. Continue Reading »
New South Wales Supreme Court Judge ruled pro-Palestinian activists will be unable to protest outside the Israeli Film Festival in Sydney.
A pro-Palestinian protest at the opening night of the Israeli Film Festival in Sydney will not go ahead, a judge ruled. Protesters responded that they will “not be silenced.”
A pro-Gaza rally in Sydney, Australia, July 20, 2014. – Photo: Reuters
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New South Wales Supreme Court Judge Peter Hidden ruled Wednesday in favor of the police, who had applied to the court to block the planned protest on Thursday night because it would disrupt inner-city traffic during a peak hour.
Reports emerged explaining what happened in Gaza when Palestinians protested against Hamas.
Ever wonder why so few Palestinians protest the actions of their leaders and the organizations that hold sway over their society? The answer is simple: fear.
Hamas fighter – Photo source: Israel Today
This was poignantly and horrifically demonstrated on Monday when a group of some 20 Palestinian residents of Gaza held an impromptu demonstration to protest the rocket attacks emanating from their territory that have resulted in a devastating Israeli military response.
It didn’t take long before Gaza’s Hamas overlords became aware of the protest, and it took even less time before gunmen had rounded up and publicly executed the demonstrators for having the gall to exercise free speech. Continue Reading »
Protesters shout ‘Israel killers, Hollande accomplice,’ as pro-Gaza demo rages in Paris despite city ban.
Hundreds are rallying in support of Gazan Palestinians on Saturday in northern Paris, despite the recent ban of such gatherings in France.
Pro-Palestinians protest in France against Israel 19 July 2014 – Photo: Jacques Demarthon /AFP
“We are all Palestinians” and “Israel killers, Hollande accomplice,” shouted the protesters, according to witness accounts. Police fired teargas fired at the protesters, some of who retaliated by hurling rocks at security officers.
The Israeli offensive has stoked passions in France — which has the largest Muslim population in western Europe as well as a 500,000-strong Jewish community. Continue Reading »
Paris bar pro-Palestine, anti-Gaza operation protests after previous demonstration grew violent, with attacks on Jews, their synagogues, and Jewish stores.
By The Associated Press
French authorities are forbidding pro-Palestinian protests in some cities after violence marred a recent march against the violence in Gaza, as Jewish-Muslim tensions in France have reached their highest level in years.
A protester wearing a kaffiyeh and wrapped in a Palestinian flag raises his fist on July 13, 2014 in Paris, where anti-Israel protesters trap hundreds in Paris synagogue – Photo: AFP/ KENZO TRIBOUILLARD
Moderates on both sides called Wednesday for calm, and for a halt to fighting in the Mideast. Continue Reading »
British leftists protest broadcaster’s idea of balance, ‘airbrushing’ out Israel’s preexisting military control of Gaza, and the imbalance of power between the sides.
The BBC is widely believed in Israel to be biased in favor of the Palestinians. Yet in Britain, which can fairly be called the nerve center of Western pro-Palestinian sentiment, hundreds of left-wingers have protested in recent days over what they call the state broadcaster’s pro-Israel bias in its coverage of the fighting with Gaza.
Protesters outside BBC headquarters in London, (illustrative). – Photo: AP
The Independent reported Wednesday that protesters have rallied outside Broadcasting House, the BBC’s London headquarters, as well as in Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle. Continue Reading »
The PA accuses Israel of using live ammunition to disperse rock-throwers, while its own police force actually does use live fire against it’s civilian protesters.
By Dalit Halevi
The Palestinian Authority (PA) frequently accuses Israel of using excessive force, including live bullets, when dispersing violent riots by Palestinian Arabs.
A newly released video shows that the PA security forces use the same tactic it accuses Israel of applying.
Dozens of Palestinian Arab youths hit the streets of Ramallah in protest against the PA’s security cooperation with Israel. The protesters used methods usually described by the PA as a “peaceful demonstration” when they are used against Israeli troops, including rock throwing, casting iron bars, and attempting to break into a police station. Continue Reading »
1200 Muslim Brotherhood supporters demonstrated in Jordan against Kerry’s peace initiative, burning Israeli flags.
By Elad Benari, Canada
Hundreds of Islamists rallied in Jordan on Friday against a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), The Associated Press (AP) reported.
Jordanians protests against Kerry’s framework – Photo: Reuters
The largest protest in months came hours before Jordan’s King Abdullah was scheduled to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama in California.
The 1,200 protesters affiliated with Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood, who demonstrated against Secretary of State John Kerry’s peace framework, also burned the Israeli flag, reported AP.
The protesters also demanded that King Abdullah II “revoke the peace treaty with the Zionists,” the report said, referring to the 1994 peace treaty signed between the two countries. Continue Reading »
Arab protesters in the northern Israeli city of Akko say that “only a large and strong Muslim state can calm the rage.”
A group of Arab protesters in the northern Israeli city of Akko had one message for the world on Friday, Channel 2 News reported.
Burnt pick-up truck during clashes between protesters and riot police in Cairo- AFP/Khaled Desouki
“Only a large and strong Muslim state can calm the rage,” the report quoted several dozen Arab demonstrators in the city as having said.
The Arabs were part of a group who demonstrated after Friday prayers in Akko against an anti-Islam film that has sparked outrage in the Muslim world. Continue Reading »
An Israeli filmmaker went into hiding after his movie, which places Islam in a negative view, sparked protests against U.S. diplomatic missions.
An Israeli-American filmmaker went into hiding Tuesday after his movie, which provides a negative view of Islam and its founder, the Prophet Mohammed, sparked violent protests yesterday against U.S. diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya, which resulted in the death of four Americans.
People shout and hold slogans in front of the U.S. embassy during a protest in Cairo – Reuters
Sam Bacile, a 56-year-old California real-estate developer, produced and directed the two-hour controversial film, titled “Innocence of Muslims,” The Wall Street Journal reported. Continue Reading »