End of Occupation » No 1090

After taking the check for one hundred million dollars from Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Mahmoud Abbas went to see Benny Gantz

December 29th, 2021

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met with the Israeli defense minister on Tuesday to discuss “security and the economy,” several Israeli press headlines reported. The interview took place at Benny Gantz’s residence in central Israel. The senior Israeli official has officially confirmed that he has met the leader of the Palestinian Authority.

“I met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas this evening (Tuesday). We discussed the implementation of economic and civil measures, and the importance of strengthening our security coordination (…) ”, wrote on Twitter Benny Gantz, shortly after the announcement by his ministry of a meeting with Mahmoud Abbas.

On the Palestinian side, the Minister of Civil Affairs, Hussein al-Sheikh, a close friend of Mahmoud Abbas, indicated on Twitter that this meeting had focused on “security, economic and humanitarian” issues, on “tensions” linked to the activities of the settlers Israelis in the occupied West Bank and on “the importance of creating a political horizon” to achieve a “solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (more…)

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End of Occupation » No 1089

 The construction of Israel’s Gaza concentration camp is complete

Par Haidar Eid

Israel announced the completion of an underground wall and maritime barrier surrounding the besieged Gaza Strip. Not a single mainstream media outlet used the term “concentration camp” to report on it but they should have.

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a concentration camp as “a place where large numbers of people (such as prisoners of war, political prisoners, refugees, or the members of an ethnic or religious minority) are detained or confined under armed guard —used especially in reference to camps created by the Nazis in World War II for the internment and persecution of Jews and other prisoners.”

And a death camp is “a concentration camp in which large numbers of prisoners are systematically killed!”

The Gaza Strip, occupied and besieged by apartheid Israel, has been transformed into both; the difference is that it is larger than all known concentration and death camps created by the bigoted Western regimes in the 20th Century. Israel’s decision to redeploy its troops around the densely populated coastal strip in 2005, and then impose an unprecedented, medieval siege in 2006 that has shattered all spheres of life, and then carry out four massive attacks that have killed more than four thousand civilians, including women and children, does not seem to be enough for the ruling Zionist elites of the rogue state.  (more…)

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End of Occupation » No 1088

At Canada’s top university, leading Jewish groups lose an antisemitism battle

The working group’s decision not to adopt the IHRA definition is a notable loss for Jewish organizations that have worked assiduously in recent years to convince universities, governments and other institutions to accept it.

By Arno Rosenfeld

When the University of Toronto announced that it had accepted all the recommendations of a campus working group on antisemitism, much of the Canadian Jewish establishment reacted with frustration and anger.

“This report is beyond disappointing,” Michael Mostyn, chief of B’nai Brith Canada said in a statement. Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center, a group based in Toronto, said the report showed “a lack of commitment and courage,” while StandWithUs Canada said it used “misleading framing.” (more…)

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End of Occupation » No 1087

By charging Israel with ‘apartheid,’ former Israeli AG joins list of those Greenblatt and Deutch deem anti-Semitic

The growing list of those who say Israel practices “apartheid” in occupied territories and west of the Green Line is joined by Michael Benyair, a former Israeli attorney general. But US advocates maintain a taboo on that word in the U.S. discourse.

BY PHILIP WEISS  DECEMBER 7, 2021

As the apartheid charge against Israel proliferates, Israel’s advocates have fought back by saying that it’s antisemitic to make the charge. Here is Jonathan Greenblatt saying so in November to the organization he heads, the Anti-Defamation League, in a speech on antisemitism:

Now don’t get me wrong, there certainly are things that the Israeli government has done that deserve rebuke. But criticizing the actions of a government is categorically different than deeming it illegitimate because of wildly inaccurate claims that it is instituting an apartheid or leading a genocide (more…)

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