• Comment l’occupation a fini d’imposer la mentalité coloniale à la société israélienne | Sylvain Cypel
    http://orientxxi.info/magazine/comment-l-occupation-a-fini-d-imposer-la-mentalite-coloniale-a-la-societ

    En 1967, le rêve sioniste d’une « société juive » régnant exclusivement sur une terre qui n’appartient qu’à elle s’est évanoui, avec la conquête de nouveaux territoires qui bouleversent le rapport démographique entre juifs et Palestiniens. En cinquante ans d’occupation, la culpabilité qui fondait autrefois le déni israélien de la Nakba a peu à peu cédé la place à une mentalité coloniale et à une indifférence quasi générale aux souffrances infligées aux Palestiniens, au plus grand bénéfice des partis d’extrême droite. Source : Orient XXI

    https://seenthis.net/messages/614562 via Rezo


  • Israel sides with anti-Semites - Haaretz Editorial
    Haaretz.com
    http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/editorial/1.801073

    The Hungarian government’s announcement that it will remove posters denouncing Hungarian-born Jewish tycoon George Soros before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s arrival in the country does not in any way mitigate the premier’s scandalous behavior in this matter.
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his party, Fidesz, are conducting a nationalist, racist and Islamophobic election campaign. With rhetoric that is most familiar to the Israeli ear, they claim that Soros is funding civil society organizations and liberal nonprofits in Hungary. The Jewish community in Hungary has expressed concern that the campaign is encouraging anti-Semitism, and the Israeli ambassador in Hungary issued a condemnation and demanded the posters be removed. But the Hungarian right’s ideological partners among the Israeli right wing were infuriated by the ambassador’s announcement, as it ostensibly defended Soros, whom they see as assisting the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement against Israel.
    Netanyahu, as usual, succumbed to the pressure, and his office ordered the Foreign Ministry to issue a clarification, stating that the earlier condemnation “in no way was meant to delegitimize criticism of George Soros, who continuously undermines Israel’s democratically elected governments by funding organizations that defame the Jewish state and seek to deny it the right to defend itself.”
    Ultra-nationalism is and has always been inherently linked to anti-Semitism, including hatred of the “universal Jew,” whose very existence is seen as a threat to subvert the world’s division into nations. The behavior of the Netanyahu government shows that even Israel, the Jewish state, is not immune to this hatred.
    Israelis don’t need Soros to know that Jews can be declared subversives in their own country. Those who advance universalist agendas and fight for human rights, including the rights of minorities and foreigners, are denounced in Israel as enemies. Their Jewishness is irrelevant to this loyalty test. Moreover, the more Israelis view the occupation not as a problem to resolve but as the flagship of Jewish nationalism, the more its opponents are perceived as enemies of the people.
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    It seems loyalty to Israel is being evaluated by new parameters in keeping with the spirit of the times. Two weeks ago Orban praised the Holocaust-era Hungarian ruler Miklos Horthy, who collaborated with the Nazis and under whom half a million Hungarian Jews were sent to the death camps. Israel protested Orban’s comments, but so as not to affect Netanyahu’s planned meeting with him next week, made do with the weak clarification offered by the Hungarian foreign minister.

    The more nationalistic Israel becomes, the more the hatred of those carrying the banner of moral values and a universalist identity will grow, and they will be perceived as enemies even if they are Jews. At the same time, Israel’s affection will grow for those who promote nationalism and xenophobia, even if they are anti-Semites.
    The above article is Haaretz’s lead editorial, as published in the Hebrew and English newspapers in Israel.

    https://seenthis.net/messages/614496 via Nouvelles d’Orient


  • La répression en Egypte décidément très active en ce moment. Après un écrivain en principe libre mais interdit de quitter le pays et la censure de chansons du groupe Cairokee, un opposant, prof à l’Univesrité d’Assouan, accusé d’incitation au meurtre contre le président Sissi.
    (https://seenthis.net/messages/614304)

    مصر : إحالة معارض شهير للمحاكمة بتهمة التحريض على قتل السيسي | رأي اليوم
    http://www.raialyoum.com/?p=708166

    https://seenthis.net/messages/614427 via gonzo


  • Une alyah avec retour pour les Français déçus d’Israël -
    Libération
    http://www.liberation.fr/planete/2017/07/10/une-alyah-avec-retour-pour-les-francais-decus-d-israel_1582944

    « Des olim français blindés de thune, il y en a, mais ce n’est pas la majorité, raconte une de ces conseillères, qui a voulu rester anonyme. Beaucoup viennent en Israël dans l’espoir d’une vie meilleure. Ils s’imaginent que les problèmes qu’ils rencontraient en France vont s’évanouir en Israël alors qu’ici, ils empirent en raison des difficultés et du stress. » Et de poursuivre : « Au fil des mois, j’ai vu des gens aux abois sombrer dans la dépression parce qu’ils n’avaient pas d’emploi et que leurs économies fondaient comme neige au soleil. Quant aux dossiers de couples qui se brisent et dont l’un des conjoints rentre en France en laissant l’autre sur place avec les enfants, on ne les compte plus. »

    Ballottés entre un parent (généralement le père) en France et l’autre en Israël, plusieurs de ces adolescents se retrouvent le jeudi soir, très tard, aux environs de Kikar Haatsmaout, la place centrale de Netanya. Plus vraiment français mais ne se sentant pas non plus israéliens, ils ont déjà eu maille à partir avec la justice locale pour des petits vols avec violence . « Et alors ? C’est pour ça qu’on est des merdes ? interroge un ado d’environ 16 ans. Les gens nous prennent pour des moins-que-rien, mais que veux-tu qu’on fasse ? Ici, on n’a pas grand-chose à espérer à part être envoyés sous les drapeaux à l’âge de 18 ans, et si on retourne en France, on sera bons pour le chômage. Où qu’on aille, toutes les portes sont fermées. »

    Nissim Behar correspondant à Tel-Aviv

    https://seenthis.net/messages/614352 via Nouvelles d’Orient


  • Netanyahu réprimande le chef de la diplomatie irlandaise en visite pour son soutien aux Palestiniens
    The Times of Israël | Raphael Ahren | 11 juillet 2017
    http://fr.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-reprimande-le-chef-de-la-diplomatie-irlandaise-en-visite
    http://cdn.timesofisrael.com/uploads/2017/07/ראש-הממשלה-בנימין-נתניהו-נפגש-עם-שר-החוץ-של-אירלנד-11.07.171-300x

    Le Premier ministre a pris à parti Simon Coveney, représentant d’un pays qui ne parvient pas à condamner la glorification du terrorisme et qui finance des ONG niant la légitimité d’Israël

    #Israel_Irlande #Israel_Europe

    https://seenthis.net/messages/614306 via Loutre


  • Le mouvement BDS fête ses 12 ans, et voici 12 nouvelles qui montrent que notre mouvement connaît un succès grandissant
    Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), 9 juillet 2017
    https://www.bdsfrance.org/le-mouvement-bds-fete-ses-12-ans-et-voici-12-nouvelles-qui-montrent-que-n

    BDS Movement Turns 12, Marks Anniversary With List of 12 Wins in 2017
    Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), 9 juillet 2017
    https://bdsmovement.net/news/bds-movement-turns-12

    #Palestine #BDS

    https://seenthis.net/messages/614198 via Dror@sinehebdo


  • From boredom to labor and labor to boredom | MadaMasr
    Lina Attalah
    https://www.madamasr.com/en/2017/07/02/opinion/u/from-boredom-to-labor-and-labor-to-boredom/?mc_cid=a840ee4478&mc_eid=f9f1783efa

    You were sitting, smoking a cigarette, in our new office space underneath a canvas bearing the words: “this sea is mine.” The line comes from a Mahmoud Darwish poem, A Mural, popularized in poetic resistance to political and corporate colonization.

    The canvas is now four years old. Back then, some weeks after Mada Masr was born on June 30, the day of a military political take-over in Egypt, the bloodiest event in the country’s modern history took place. Over a thousand people belonging to or sympathizing with the Muslim Brotherhood were killed when their sit-ins were cleared out.

    A curfew was imposed by the military to contain the ensuing chaos. It started at 7 pm and ended at 6 am everyday. After work, we often gathered at one of our homes, some of us cooking, some of us painting to kill the time and the boredom.

    We had been dramatically laid off as a team a few months earlier. Fearing the boredom of being without a newspaper in the midst of an imminent and radical political upheaval, we started an online publication. At the time, I wrote, “We wanted to re-appropriate our journalism on this heated day, because it is through the prism of this craft that we engage with politics and activism.”

    I might as well have also said that it is through the prism of this craft that we resist existential boredom.

    #Egypte #journalisme #ennui

    https://seenthis.net/messages/614159 via Nouvelles d’Orient


  • Simon Veil, la Hongrie, l’antisémitisme, Netanyahu, et Macron – charlesenderlin
    https://charlesenderlin.com/2017/07/11/simon-veil-la-hongrie-lantisemitisme-et-netanyahu-et-macron

    Mais, juste avant, le 16 juillet, Benjamin Netanyahu sera l’invité du Président français Emmanuel Macron, lors de la commémoration de la rafle du Vel d’Hiv. Pourtant, ce lieu n’était t pas un camp de concentration. Il n’y avait pas d’allemands sur place. C’était une opération de la police française. Et, au fil des décennies, un long contentieux entre la République et ses juifs. Finalement ce fut Jacques Chirac qui dans son discours du 16 juillet 1995 a reconnu « La France, patrie des Lumières et des Droits de l’Homme, terre d’accueil et d’asile, la France, ce jour-là, accomplissait l’irréparable. Manquant à sa parole, elle livrait ses protégés à leurs bourreaux. » Depuis le FN, Marine Le Pen, mais aussi Eric Zemmour, et Alain Finkielkraut rejettent cette prise de position.
    Cette histoire est franco-française et ne concerne pas directement la Shoah mais un crime français. Le fait que Netanyahu soit invité à prendre la parole au cours de la cérémonie brouille les choses. Par sa participation, de fait, se considérant comme représentant l’état nation du peuple juif, il assume en quelque sorte la responsabilité du judaïsme français. Sans compter le fait que Macron accueillera le dirigeant israélien, allié aux adversaires de sa politique européenne..

    #Hongrie #Israël #génocide #Nétanyahou

    https://seenthis.net/messages/614099 via Nouvelles d’Orient


  • Jared Kushner Tried and Failed to Get a Half-Billion-Dollar Bailout From Qatar
    https://theintercept.com/2017/07/10/jared-kushner-tried-and-failed-to-get-a-half-billion-dollar-bailout-fr

    NOT LONG BEFORE a major crisis ripped through the Middle East, pitting the United States and a bloc of Gulf countries against Qatar, Jared Kushner’s real estate company had unsuccessfully sought a critical half-billion-dollar investment from one of the richest and most influential men in the tiny nation, according to three well-placed sources with knowledge of the near transaction.

    https://seenthis.net/messages/613999 via Nidal


  • Draft bill bars certain terms in parliament -
    vers l’interdiction d’utiliser les termes « génocide arménien » et Kurdistan au parlement turc ?

    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/draft-bill-bars-certain-terms-in-parliament.aspx?pageID=238&nID=1

    A draft bill proposed by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has recommended imposing sanctions on who use the terms “Armenian genocide” and “Kurdistan” in addresses to parliament’s General Assembly. 

    The change comes as part of an 18-article draft bill, expected to be discussed at parliament next week, overhauling the internal regulations of parliament. The AKP says the changes are necessary to overcome what it says are opposition parties’ efforts to slow down legislative works. The draft bill includes sanctions for lawmakers who use the expression “Armenian genocide” while describing the 1915 killings of Armenians.

    #Turquie #Arménie #Kurdistan

    https://seenthis.net/messages/614062 via Nouvelles d’Orient


  • Israël vs Soros : qui est le déconstructeur ?
    http://www.dedefensa.org/article/israel-vs-soros-qui-est-le-deconstructeur

    Israël vs Soros : qui est le déconstructeur ?

    Il y a à nouveau un très sérieux accrochage entre Israël et Soros, cette fois de la manière la plus officielle puisqu’il s’agit d’une communication du ministère israélien des affaires étrangères rectifiant un communiqué de l’ambassadeur d’Israël en Hongrie. Ce dernier (l’ambassadeur) avait condamné une campagne officielle du gouvernement hongrois contre Soros justifiée par l’action du milliardaire-activiste qui soutient la politique de migration en UE, que refuse la Hongrie.

    Des affiches dans ce sens ont été placardées sur la voie publique, sous le titre “Ne laissons pas le dernier mot à Soros”. Là-dessus, des graffitis ont souvent été apposés sur ces affiches, de caractère antisémite (notamment “Juif puant”). C’est alors qu’intervient l’ambassadeur israélien à (...)

    https://seenthis.net/messages/614039 via dedefensa [RSS]


  • Un chant d’amour
    Israël-Palestine : 50 ans de passion française en BD | Le Club de Mediapart

    https://blogs.mediapart.fr/rene-backmann/blog/090717/israel-palestine-50-ans-de-passion-francaise-en-bd

    Voici un livre (*) que le président de la République aurait avantage à lire. Surtout à la veille de recevoir Benjamin Netanyahou, invité à Paris à l’occasion du 75ème anniversaire de la rafle du Vel d’Hiv, le 16 juillet 1942. Cette confusion délibérée entre les crimes antisémites commis par l’Etat, les « fautes du passé », justement reconnues et condamnées par Jacques Chirac en 1995, et la présence à Paris du premier ministre qui nie les droits des Palestiniens, occupe et colonise leur terre, et qui s’efforce d’assimiler toute critique de sa politique à une agression antisémite est pire que désastreuse, imprudente dans le pays où coexistent les plus importantes communautés juive et musulmane d’Europe. Elle établit un amalgame malsain, entretenu, jour après jour, par la coalition d’extrême droite qui gouverne aujourd’hui Israël entre la cause des Français juifs et celle que défendent, en violation du droit international, les actuels dirigeants israéliens.

    https://seenthis.net/messages/613808 via Nouvelles d’Orient


  • I hope Turkey avoids our mistakes in fight against terrorism : US ambassador

    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/i-hope-turkey-avoids-our-mistakes-in-fight-against-terrorism-us-a

    U.S. Ambassador to Ankara John Bass has said Turkey should “avoid making the mistakes that the U.S. made” in its fight against terrorism, warning that an overly broad definition of terrorism could erode fundamental freedoms. 

    “We hope our friends in Turkey will avoid making some of the same mistakes that we have made,” Bass said during the Independence Day reception hosted by the U.S. consulate in Istanbul on the evening of July 6. 

    “Unfortunately it has been another painful year since many of us gathered last July, a few short days before the terrible events of July 15,” he added, referring to last year’s military coup attempt in Turkey.

    “Our socities, America, Turkey and those of many of our friends, have again suffered pain and loss at the hands of terrorists. As we saw almost one year ago today, on the terrible night of July 15, Turkish citizens defended democracy against the people who attacked it, at great coast,” he said, extending the U.S. government’s “deep condolences to everyone in this country who has suffered losses from violence over the last year.” 

    “If we have learned anything from last year and the violence of this year, it is that the only answer to terrorism and violence is justice and tolerance,” Bass added. 

    “We support the Turkish government’s ongoing efforts to bring to justice those who were responsible for the terrible events of a year ago. In our own experience dealing with terrorism in recent years, in the U.S., we have learned some painful lessons. Among those lessons, we have learned that rushing to justice or making an overly broad definition of terrorism can erode fundamental freedoms and undermine public confidence in government. We learned those lessons the hard way. It is our hope that our friends in Turkey will avoid making some of the same mistakes that we have made,” he said.

    https://seenthis.net/messages/613443 via Nouvelles d’Orient


  • Macron soutient un État palestinien indépendant | Middle East Eye
    7 juillet 2017
    http://www.middleeasteye.net/fr/reportages/macron-soutient-un-tat-palestinien-ind-pendant-72819652
    http://www.middleeasteye.net/sites/default/files/000_QB76E.jpg

    Le président Emmanuel Macron qui a reçu mercredi le président de l’Autorité palestinienne Mahmoud Abbas, a réaffirmé le soutien de la France à une solution à deux États pour ramener la paix entre Israéliens et Palestiniens.

    Il a aussi dit soutenir l’initiative de dialogue du président américain Donald Trump, qui a rencontré en mai les dirigeants israéliens et palestiniens et espère relancer des négociations de paix.

    « Cette paix doit passer par la réalisation des droits légitimes des Palestiniens à disposer d’un État indépendant, et passe aussi par la sécurité d’Israël, à laquelle la France est indéfectiblement attachée », a dit le président français.

    Mais il a exprimé sa « préoccupation face à la dégradation de la situation en Cisjordanie, à Jérusalem-Est et à Gaza », et a souhaité que « la France puisse faciliter les discussions ».

    « Il n’existe aucune alternative viable à une solution à deux États mais aujourd’hui cette solution est mise en péril sur le terrain et dans les esprits », a-t-il poursuivi.

    « Les causes de cette érosion sont connues : la France a toujours condamné la poursuite de la colonisation, illégale au regard du droit international, et qui a atteint depuis le début de l’année un niveau sans précédent », a poursuivi le président français.

    « L’absence d’horizon politique nourrit le désespoir et l’extrémisme », a-t-il conclu.

    Les deux dirigeants ont par ailleurs signé un accord pour créer un lycée français à Ramallah, qui ouvrira à la rentrée.

    #Palestine_France

    https://seenthis.net/messages/613319 via Loutre


  • New guideline allows Israel to deny entry to visitors over ’BDS activity’ -

    Regulation follows the passing of a law this past March that forbids the issuance of a visa or other entry permit to foreign citizens who have called for a boycott of Israel or the settlements

    Ilan Lior Jul 06, 2017
    read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.799805

    The Population, Immigration and Border Authority last month issued a directive implementing the recently-passed law that blocks entry to Israel of visitors because of “BDS activity.”
    The regulation, entitled “Handling entries at Israel’s international border crossings,” lists 28 reasons for refusing someone entry to Israel, and constitutes the first time such a policy has been set down in writing. “BDS activity” is specifically listed. The regulation follows the passing of a law this past March that forbids the issuance of a visa or other entry permit to foreign citizens who have called for a boycott of Israel or the settlements.
    Other reasons the regulation gives for refusing entry include risk of security or criminal activity; lies told at the border; suspected intent to remain in Israel illegally; lack of cooperation with border officials; an inappropriate visa; entry with the intent to work illegally; disrupting public order; impersonation; violent behavior; suspected intent to carry out missionary activity and past refusal of entry or illegal presence. Another reason to refuse entry is “suspicion of becoming a burden on the state,” presumably meaning someone suspected of not having the financial means to finance his stay in Israel.
    The regulation makes it clear that this is not a definitive list and that border guards are permitted to refuse entry for other reasons as well.
    Over the past year, at the instruction of Interior Minister Arye Dery and Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan, Israel has blocked the entry of a few people known to support the BDS movement, which calls for boycotting, divesting from and sanctioning Israel to pressure it to end the occupation, at the very least. In December, entry was denied to Dr. Isabel Phiri, a Malawi citizen who lives in Switzerland and is a senior official in the World Council of Churches. At the time, the Population Authority said, “This is actually the first time the State of Israel is refusing the entry of a tourist because of anti-Israel activity and the promotion of economic, cultural and academic boycotts against Israel.”

    #BDS #Israël

    https://seenthis.net/messages/612970 via Nouvelles d’Orient


  • Israeli, Palestinian officials react to UNESCO vote against Israeli policies in Jerusalem
    July 5, 2017 7:52 P.M. (Updated: July 5, 2017 11:00 P.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=777924
    http://www.maannews.com/Photos/437423C.jpg

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee adopted a resolution on Tuesday reaffirming the international body’s non-recognition of Israeli sovereignty in occupied East Jerusalem, and condemning Israeli policies in the Old City, sparking reactions from both Palestinian and Israeli officials.

    Ten member states voted in favor of the resolution, three against, while eight states abstained.

    The resolution referred to Israel as an “occupying power” in East Jerusalem, and stated that UNESCO “regrets the failure of the Israeli occupying authorities to cease the persistent excavations, tunneling, works, projects and other illegal practices in East Jerusalem, particularly in and around the Old City of Jerusalem, which are illegal under international law.”

    The resolution, unlike one in October 2016, did not mention specifically the issue of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

    Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon condemned the resolution as “disgraceful.”(...)

    https://seenthis.net/messages/612896 via Loutre


  • Israel’s Relations with the Syrian Rebels: An Assessment :: Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi
    http://www.aymennjawad.org/20017/israel-relations-with-the-syrian-rebels

    With this overview of the dynamics in these border areas, it remains to be asked what exactly are the Israeli goals and interests here. Much of the recent analysis has used the terminology of a “buffer zone” in relation to Israel’s border policies, meaning that the goal is to create an area of allied or “friendly” forces that will keep elements considered active threats to Israel away from the borders.[61] In this regard, the main threats are thought to be Iran and allied militias such as Lebanon’s Hizballah, the concern being that were the regime to regain full control over Quneitra governorate, Iran and its allies would have free access to this territory to build a Golan “resistance” front against Israel, which would at minimum entail the threat of small-scale attacks to harangue Israeli forces in the Golan and “test the waters,” so to speak, and at worst a full-scale invasion of Israeli territory.

    It may in fact not be necessary for Iran to station its own personnel or members of foreign client forces in Quneitra in the future: It could well realize aspirations to build a “resistance” front in the area by “native proxy” through the multiple Syrian Hizballah groups that have arisen in the course of the civil war. Broadly speaking, Syrian Hizballah groups can be divided into two types: larger movements like Liwa al-Baqir, which claims 4,000 fighters[62] and has developed considerable networks within Aleppo province, and small-scale “special operation” groups that deploy to a number of different fronts depending on military needs and a sense of crisis. Some of these small Syrian Hizballah outfits have deployed to the Quneitra front,[63] though there is no evidence that they have done so to prepare for an imminent attack on Israel. In a future scenario of the development of a broader “resistance” along the Golan, these smaller groups may well be a key actor to threaten Israel.

    A related source of concern has centered on the Druze village of Hadr, in that Samir al-Quntar–a Hizballah commander of Druze origin–and Farhan al-Sha’alan–an NDF commander originally from the Druze village of Ein Qiniyya in the Golan Heights–were trying to build a “resistance” movement in Hadr in order to target Israel.[64] Both men were killed in a suspected Israeli airstrike in December 2015. No hints have emerged since of the revival of such a project.

    Yet the case of Hadr actually shows that the “buffer zone” narrative, while seemingly convincing in its simplicity, does not fully account for Israel’s approach towards these border areas. On the general level, it is certainly true that in a choice between regime and rebel control over towns like Jubatha al-Khashab, the preference is that rebel forces should control them. With Hadr, however, Israel’s concern is that the village should not fall into rebel hands, despite concerns about Hizballah using it as a base for recruitment of personnel to target Israel. This position has arisen in deference to the sentiments of the Druze community in Israel and the Golan Heights, who understandably fear the fate of their co-religionists should the village ever fall to the rebels. Muru Hawran demonstrated an awareness of this lack of Israeli willingness to see Hadr fall, elaborating, “All that is happening is an international game at the expense of Syrian blood: settling of accounts.”[65] In a similar vein, he was clear that he still considered Israel to be an enemy state, but justified Fursan al-Jawlan’s acceptance of aid through Israel on the grounds that it is better to do so than to “destroy oneself.”[66]

    https://seenthis.net/messages/612511 via assalam12


  • Armement : l’Allemagne vend trois sous-marins à Israël pour un montant de 1,5 millions de dollars | Le courrier du soir
    Par
    Cheikh Dieng -1 juillet 2017
    https://lecourrier-du-soir.com/2017/07/01/armement-lallemagne-vend-trois-sous-marins-a-israel-pour-un-mont
    https://lecourrier-du-soir.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Sous.jpg

    L’Allemagne signe un juteux contrat d’armement avec Israël. C’est en tout cas ce qu’a révélé le média allemand Der Spiegel qui affirme que le Conseil de Sécurité Nationale allemande a approuvé la vente de trois sous-marins à Israël. D’après Jerusalem Post qui cite des sources allemandes, Israël recevra trois sous-marins dauphins de plus pour un montant de 1,5 milliards de dollars.

    Le contrat a été signé entre Israël et l’entreprise allemande Thyssenkrupp. D’après Jerusalem Online, le contrat a été approuvé lors de la dernière visite du Premier ministre israélien, Benjamin Netanyahou, en Allemagne. Cependant, le contrat peut être résilié à tout moment car des soupçons de corruption sont évoqués lors de l’achat d’un sous-marin allemand par Israël dans le passé.

    « Un contrat qui secoue la classe politique allemande »

    Une enquête est ouverte par la justice allemande et les autorités du pays ont clairement fait savoir que si les soupçons de corruption sont confirmés, le contrat sera tout simplement résilié. En effet, l’entreprise allemande Thyssenkrupp avait été accusée d’avoir soudoyé des autorités étrangères pour promouvoir ses sous-marins.

    https://seenthis.net/messages/612361 via Loutre


  • Arab lawmakers vow to step up calls to #boycott #Israel due to wave of pro-settlers legislation - Israel News - Haaretz.com
    http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.799336
    http://www.haaretz.com/polopoly_fs/1.646295.1426026107!/image/2955151250.JPG_gen/derivatives/headline_1200x630/2955151250.JPG

    MK Haneen #Zoabi tells fellow Mks ’without punishment, sanctions and boycott by the Europeans and the international community, Israel will continue unhindered and will even get worse’

    #bds

    https://seenthis.net/messages/612338 via Kassem


  • Yemen In Crisis: How To Stop The World’s Worst Cholera Outbreak : Goats and Soda : NPR
    http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/06/30/534873405/how-to-stop-the-worlds-worst-cholera-outbreak
    https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/06/29/gettyimages-508199736_wide-09b353a4d24c948569abfa993f689f20d5188203.jpg?s=1400

    Yemen is struggling to control a cholera outbreak that the U.N. is calling “the worst ... in the world.”

    As of June 26, the World Health Organization estimates that there have been nearly 219,000 cases and 1,400 deaths since the start of the outbreak in late April. The outbreak is adding to a humanitarian crisis brought on by a civil war that’s lasted more than two years.

    WHO has approved use of a vaccine in Yemen, but it works best if given before an outbreak starts. The organization is considering whether provinces neighboring those with rampant cholera would make good targets for a vaccine campaign. Some areas may not be safe or accessible for vaccine workers because of fighting.

    #yémen #santé #choléra

    https://seenthis.net/messages/612351 via Reka


  • Rif : les sécuritaires déclarent la guerre à Driss El Yazami - Le Desk
    https://ledesk.ma/2017/07/04/rif-les-securitaires-declarent-la-guerre-driss-el-yazami

    Répression policière et discours sur les droits de l’Homme ne peuvent plus cohabiter à l’aune des événements qui agitent Al Hoceima et sa région depuis des mois. Cet attelage impossible a montré encore une fois ses limites avec la fuite organisée des extraits d’un rapport accusateur du CNDH destiné à la Justice, provoquant une réplique furieuse de la frange sécuritaire du régime
    La charge est d’une violence inouïe et elle émane de Barlamane, un site de propagande acquis aux sécuritaires. Son article au canon intitulé « Qui aiguillonne le Conseil d’El Yazami pour attiser les événements d’Al Hoceima après l’accalmie ? », accuse sans fards le Conseil national des droits de l’Homme (CNDH) d’être un instrument de « parties dans le Rif qui refusent un retour au calme dans le Rif ».

    Capture écran de l’article à charge contre le CNDH paru le 3 juillet sur le site Barlamane

    La thèse est la suivante : alors que le roi a donné ses instructions pour que soient châtiés les responsables du fiasco du programme économique et social Al Hoceima, manarat al moutawassit, le CNDH « sur lequel il était compté alors qu’il reçoit des sommes astronomiques de la part du contribuable », s’est transformé en outil entre les mains de « certaines parties » – non citées dans l’article – destiné à produire des « rapports tendancieux et fallacieux à partir d’initiatives douteuses dont le but est de souffler sur les braises pour provoquer l’incendie ».

    #Maroc #hirak #Rif

    https://seenthis.net/messages/612711 via Nouvelles d’Orient


  • Hungarian premier praises Hitler ally, Israel accepts clarification to avoid marring Netanyahu visit

    Viktor Orban’s remarks placed Israel in an embarrassing position in light of Netanyahu’s slated visit. After protesting remarks, Israel decided to consider matter resolved even though Hungary didn’t apologize

    Barak Ravid and Amir Tibon Jul 02, 2017
    read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.798853

    Two weeks before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is due to join a diplomatic summit in Budapest, tension erupted between Israel and Hungary over a speech by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in which he praised the leader of Hungary during the Holocaust, Miklos Horthy, who collaborated with the Nazis. Israel protested the remarks, but according to a senior Israeli official, Jerusalem agreed to accept a weak clarification by the Hungarian foreign minister in order to avoid damaging the upcoming summit.

    The affair began on June 21, when at a political rally of Fidesz, the party Orban heads, the prime minister said of Horthy, who was regent of the Kingdom of Hungary from 1920 to 1944: “The fact that history did not bury us after World War I was thanks to a number of extraordinary statesmen like the regent, Miklos Horthy. This fact cannot be contradicted by mentioning the unfortunate role of Hungary during World War II.”

    According to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, Horthy led anti-Semitic policies, passed laws against the Jews over the years, was an ally of Adolf Hitler and collaborated with the Nazis during World War II. From 1942 to 1943, Horthy resisted German pressure to place the Jews in ghettos and deport them to extermination camps. But after Germany conquered Hungary in 1944, Horthy appointed a puppet government obedient to the Nazis and gave it full authority to act against the Jews. As a result, half a million Hungarian Jews were sent to extermination camps; most were murdered in Auschwitz.

    Orban’s remarks were made as part of an extremist nationalist and racist campaign he is conducting ahead of elections in 2018 and to prevent his party’s voters from leaving it for the extreme right-wing party Jobbik. One of Orban’s close advisers is the American political consultant Arthur Finkelstein. The latter served as campaign director for Benjamin Netanyahu’s and Likud’s campaigns in 1996 and 1999, and for Yisrael Beiteinu and its chairman, Avigdor Lieberman, in 2006. He was also deeply involved in the Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu’s joint campaign in 2013.

    Orban’s statements drew criticism from the Hungarian Jewish community and the World Jewish Congress. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., the leading institution in Holocaust research in the United States, released an unusually harsh statement in response to Orban’s remarks: “The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum condemns any attempt to rehabilitate the reputation of Hungary’s wartime leader, Miklos Horthy, who was a vocal anti-Semite and complicit in the murder of the country’s Jewish population during the Holocaust.”

    The U.S. museum also wrote that Orban’s praise for Horthy as a statesman was “a gross distortion of historical fact and is the latest in a long series of propagandistic attempts of the Fidesz political party and the Hungarian government that Mr. Orban leads to rewrite Hungarian history.”
    Orban’s remarks placed Israel in an embarrassing position considering that Netanyahu is to meet his Hungarian counterpart at a summit in Budapest on July 18, and the next day he and Orban are to meet with the leaders of Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. This is Netanyahu’s first visit to Hungary since he returned to the prime minister’s office in 2009.
    Still, Orban’s remarks required a response by the government in Jerusalem and four days after the speech, Israel’s ambassador in Budapest, Yossi Amrani, issued a statement noting that Orban’s words were very disturbing and the collaboration of the Horthy regime with the Nazis must not be forgotten, as well as the race laws enacted during his time and the destruction of Hungary’s Jewish community. “Whatever the reason and national goal might be, there is no justification for such statements,” Amrani said in a public statement.
    A senior Israeli official said that Amrani also communicated through quiet channels with senior officials in the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office and the Foreign Ministry in Budapest, demanding clarifications and saying Israel hoped Orban’s statements would not cast a pall over the upcoming summit. A few days later, when the Hungarian government had still not issued a clarification, Amrani gave an interview on a major Hungarian television station and reiterated Israel’s demand for clarification and a warning that the tension could hurt the summit.
    Quiet diplomatic contacts had been underway since Wednesday in an attempt to resolve the crisis, and on Saturday Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto spoke by phone to Amrani to put an end to the affair. In a statement to the press released after the phone call, Szijjarto said he had made clear to the Israeli ambassador that the Hungarian government had zero tolerance for any kind of anti-Semitism.
    Szijjarto also said that he told Amrani that “the regime of Miklos Horthy had its positive times but also very negative times and we must respect the historical facts that clearly indicate this.” The foreign minister added that the positive part of Horthy’s legacy was his work to stabilize Hungary after World War I, but the very negative part was “his historical sin,” when contrary to his promises he did not protect the Jewish community, passed laws against it and that hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were killed in the Holocaust. “All of these are historical sins whose seriousness cannot be diminished,” Szijjarto said.
    Although Szijjarto did not clarify Orban’s remarks, apologize or express regret for them, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, with an eye on the upcoming summit, decided to act with restraint and end the affair. Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said in response: “Israel believes that the statements by the Hungarian foreign minister to the Israeli ambassador in Budapest constitute an important clarification with regard to recognition of Horthy’s crime against the Jews of Hungary. We will always remember the 564,500 of our brothers and sisters of the Jewish community of Hungary who were murdered in the Holocaust.”
    Zionist Union Ksenia Svetlova turned to Netanyahu on the issue. “As you dared to cancel your meeting with the German foreign minister after he met with Breaking the Silence, I demand that you cancel your visit to Hungary and your meeting with Viktor Orban, who has expressed sympathy for his country’s dark past from the time of the Holocaust, and not for the first time.”
    "I expect the person who turned the ’whole world is against us’ [mantra] into a career to have the same standards against people from the extreme right in the world," she added.
    “These says I am working on an amendment to the proposed entry into Israeli law so that it prohibits the entry into Israel of declared anti-Semites, people who oddly enough have become his party’s partners, and are even invited by them to visits to Israel,” Svetlova said.

    #Israel #genocide #Hungary #Hongrie

    https://seenthis.net/messages/611892 via Nouvelles d’Orient


  • Réfugiés égyptiens à Gaza : « Nous avons échappé à une mort certaine »
    par Isra Namey | 30 juin 2017 – Al-Jazeera – Traduction : Chronique de Palestine
    http://chroniquepalestine.com/refugies-egyptiens-a-gaza-avons-echappe-a-mort-certaine
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    Rafah, Gaza – Survivant dans une tente délabrée dans le sud de Gaza, Salman Shigan ne peut pas retourner chez lui de l’autre côté de la frontière avec l’Égypte voisine – parce que sa maison n’existe plus…

    « Nous nous sommes échappés de la persécution insupportable et de la mort presque certaine aux mains de l’armée égyptienne, au cours de ce qu’ils appellent les ‘opérations antiterroristes’ contre les groupes djihadistes dans le Sinaï« , déclare à Al Jazeera cet homme de 71 ans.

    La maison familiale de Shigan dans le nord du Sinaï a été démolie par l’armée égyptienne en 2015, alors que les soldats s’activaient à vider les zones où des combattants armés auraient été cachés. L’incident a provoqué pour lui une crise cardiaque. Après s’être rétabli partiellement, lui et sa famille – soit 24 enfants et petits-enfants – ont fui vers Gaza à travers un tunnel utilisé par les contrebandiers.

    L’armée égyptienne n’a aucunement compensé la famille pour la destruction de sa maison. « Ils nous ont laissé face à un destin inconnu avec nos jeunes enfants … Maintenant, nous vivons dans des conditions abominables et souffrons énormément de manquer des services de base comme l’eau et de l’électricité », raconte Shigan. (...)

    https://seenthis.net/messages/611823 via Loutre



  • Au moins c’est franc. L’ambassadeur des Emirats en Russie affirme que la liberté de la presse ne fait pas partie des objectifs de son pays.

    UAE ambassador threatens further sanctions against Qatar | World news | The Guardian

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/28/uae-ambassador-threatens-further-sanctions-against-qatar

    Ghobash said he understood there was a risk that Qatar was being forced into a closer relationship with Iran. “We are asking Qatar to make a choice and we realise they may choose to take the route to Iran, and we are willing to accept the consequences of that.”

    Asked whether the closure of al-Jazeera was a reasonable demand, he said: “We do not claim to have press freedom. We do not promote the idea of press freedom. What we talk about is responsibility in speech.

    “Freedom of speech has different constraints in different places. Speech in our part of the world has a particular context, and that context can go from peaceful to violent in no time simply because of words that are spoken.”

    https://seenthis.net/messages/610915 via Nouvelles d’Orient