• Ce que dit Emmanuel Macron
    http://orientxxi.info/magazine/ce-que-dit-emmanuel-macron,1824

    Quels sont selon vous les principaux intérêts que la #France doit défendre en Afrique du nord et au #Proche-Orient ? Selon Emmanuel Macron, les intérêts que la France doit défendre sont de trois ordres. « Nos intérêts sécuritaires, d’abord, c’est avant tout lutter contre le terrorisme. Protéger les Français en France et dans le monde doit être notre préoccupation constante. Puis nos intérêts climatiques (…), et enfin nos intérêts économiques ». Pour garantir la sécurité des Français, la France doit tout autant (...)

    #Magazine

    / #Syrie, #Maghreb, #Iran, #Israël, Proche-Orient, France, #Conflit_syrien, #Union_européenne, #Diplomatie, #Élection_présidentielle, Arabie (...)

    #Arabie_saoudite


  • Anti-settlements resolution in Mass could be ’last straw’ for many Dems, warns party boss in AIPAC’s pocket

    http://mondoweiss.net/2017/04/settlements-resolution-massachusetts

    This is good news. The Massachusetts Democratic Party is getting involved in the Israel/Palestine issue, with rival resolutions that are already dividing the state committee.

    Writes Shira Schoenberg at Mass Live:

    Democratic State Committeewoman Carol Coakley, of Millis, introduced a resolution, which will be voted on by the State Committee later this month, condemning Israeli settlements as “obstacles to peace” and urging Massachusetts’ members of Congress to oppose the settlements.

    James Segel, a former aide to Congressman Barney Frank, at a public hearing on Wednesday introduced an alternative resolution urging support for a two-state solution and acknowledging that there are many impediments to peace — including both Israeli settlement expansion and Palestinian incitement and terrorism.

    Longtime Democratic Party boss/treasurer Steve Grossman, who also headed the Israel lobby group AIPAC, is upset that anyone would take a stance against settlements:

    “I think passage of the Coakley resolution would be deeply divisive at a time when Democrats should be working on common shared principles and values, and I think it would harm the Democratic Party,” warned Steve Grossman, a former state Democratic Party chairman and a lifetime member of the Democratic State Committee who previously led the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a national pro-Israel lobby.

    Here’s the Globe’s panicky report, which gives Grossman paragraph after paragraph to sound off:

    State Democratic Party heavyweights are sounding a red alert against a provocative proposal for their state committee to declare opposition to Israeli settlements in the West Bank without specifically mentioning Palestinian violence, a step some top leaders fear would lead to an exodus of Democratic voters…

    Grossman… said it feeds a “one-sided blame game,” which is playing out across college campuses and in pockets of the “progressive wing of the Democratic Party,” and would send a disturbing message to many Democratic activists.

    “A lot of people would read about it and would read the language and say: ‘Frankly, that’s the last straw. This is not a place I feel comfortable any longer,’ ” Grossman said.

    “Many would see it as an attempt to drive a rhetorical stake through Israel’s heart and lay the blame — not part of the blame, but virtually the exclusive blame — for the failure of the peace process at Israel’s door, to the exclusion of any responsibility by Palestinians,” he said.

    Here’s that resolution. Very mild! We affirm our support for longstanding US policy, from Johnson to Obama, that settlements “are an obstacle to peace.”

    #Israël #colonies #Etats-Unis

    https://seenthis.net/messages/592492 via Nouvelles d’Orient


  • Le commerce des armes selon la géopolitique post-guerre froide
    https://www.argotheme.com/organecyberpresse/spip.php?article3068

    L’Institut international de recherche sur la paix de de Stockholm, plus connu sous son acronyme « SIPRI », vient de publier une base de données, des grandes nations exportatrices d’armes ainsi que de leurs meilleurs clients. Les chiffres de cette ONG suédoise concernent toutes les périodes depuis 1988, nous vous proposons ce sujet sur celle de 2011 à 2015. Depuis les révoltes des populations arabes pour déloger les despotes qui passent des décennies à la tête des Etats, le désordre fomenté par les (...)

    Internet et entreprises qui soumettent des articles pour des liens retours.

    / censure, presse, journaux, dictature, expressions, liberté, #Israël,_Proche-Orient,_EPU,_droits_de_l’homme,_ONU, Terrorisme , islamisme , Al-Qaeda , politique , , économie, politique, arts, corruption, opposition, (...)

    #Internet_et_entreprises_qui_soumettent_des_articles_pour_des_liens_retours. #censure,presse,_journaux,_dictature,_expressions,_liberté #Terrorisme_,_islamisme,Al-Qaeda,politique, #économie,_politique,_arts,_corruption,_opposition,_démocratie #Obama,_USA,_Israël,_Proche-Orient,_Palestine #fait_divers,société,_fléau,_délinquance,_religion,_perdition #Afrique,_Monde_Arabe,_islam,_Maghreb,_Proche-Orient, #Russie,_Poutine,_Europe_de_l’Est,


  • Le commerce des armes selon la géopolitique post-guerre froide
    http://www.argotheme.com/organecyberpresse/spip.php?article3068

    L’Institut international de recherche sur la paix de de Stockholm, plus connu sous son acronyme « SIPRI », vient de publier une base de données, des grandes nations exportatrices d’armes ainsi que de leurs meilleurs clients. Les chiffres de cette ONG suédoise concernent toutes les périodes depuis 1988, nous vous proposons ce sujet sur celle de 2011 à 2015. Depuis les révoltes des populations arabes pour déloger les despotes qui passent des décennies à la tête des Etats, le désordre fomenté par les (...)

    Internet et entreprises qui soumettent des articles pour des liens retours.

    / censure, presse, journaux, dictature, expressions, liberté, #Israël,_Proche-Orient,_EPU,_droits_de_l’homme,_ONU, Terrorisme , islamisme , Al-Qaeda , politique , , économie, politique, arts, corruption, opposition, (...)

    #Internet_et_entreprises_qui_soumettent_des_articles_pour_des_liens_retours. #censure,presse,_journaux,_dictature,_expressions,_liberté #Terrorisme_,_islamisme,Al-Qaeda,politique, #économie,_politique,_arts,_corruption,_opposition,_démocratie #Obama,_USA,_Israël,_Proche-Orient,_Palestine #fait_divers,société,_fléau,_délinquance,_religion,_perdition #Afrique,_Monde_Arabe,_islam,_Maghreb,_Proche-Orient, #Russie,_Poutine,_Europe_de_l’Est,


  • #Israël-Palestine : l’heure de #Marwan_Barghouti ?
    https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/200417/israel-palestine-l-heure-de-marwan-barghouti

    En prenant la tête d’une grève de la faim qui touche déjà près d’un détenu palestinien sur quatre, le dirigeant le plus populaire de #Palestine lance depuis sa prison un double défi. Au gouvernement israélien, tenté par un refus de négocier lourd de menaces. Et à Mahmoud Abbas, dont l’immobilisme est de plus en plus critiqué.

    #International


  • Guerre en #Syrie : #Israël campe sur ses positions
    https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/200417/guerre-en-syrie-israel-campe-sur-ses-positions

    Si Israël a vivement dénoncé l’attaque à l’arme chimique du 4 avril, le pays n’entend pas modifier sa politique vis-à-vis du conflit syrien. Depuis 2011, l’État hébreu s’en tient à des frappes ciblées pour protéger sa frontière et empêcher les convois d’armes à destination du Hezbollah, allié du régime syrien.

    #International


  • Israel fighting to stop FIFA from suspending settlement soccer teams -
    Move against six teams initiated by Palestinians, backed by FIFA panel; Israelis pessimistic

    Barak Ravid Apr 20, 2017
    read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.784442

    Israel is increasingly concerned that when the FIFA Congress holds its annual meeting in another four weeks, the international soccer federation will decide to suspend six Israeli soccer teams based in West Bank settlements.
    Consequently, ambassadors in dozens of capitals worldwide have been ordered to work with officials of their host countries to foil the move.
    An official involved in the issue said that two weeks ago, Israel learned that Palestinian Football Association President Jibril Rajoub had asked to put the issue of the settlement teams on the agenda of both the FIFA Council, which will meet in Manama, Bahrain on May 9, and the FIFA Congress, which will meet in the same city on May 10 and 11.
    On Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry sent a cable to dozens of Israeli embassies instructing embassy staffers to try to persuade their host countries to remove the issue from FIFA’s agenda or ensure that no vote on it takes place. But the official said Israel must be prepared for the worst-case scenario, in which a vote does take place. If so, Israel’s chances of winning are negligible.
    “Our growing assessment is that the FIFA Congress is liable to make a decision on suspending six Israeli teams that play over the Green Line, or even on suspending Israel from FIFA,” the cable said. “We urge you to contact your countries’ representatives on the FIFA Council as soon as possible to obtain their support for Israel’s position, which rejects mixing politics with sport and calls for reaching an agreed solution between the parties ... and to thwart an anti-Israel decision if it is brought before the council.”

    #BDS #Israel #Palestine

    https://seenthis.net/messages/591331 via Nouvelles d’Orient


  • Barghouti’s N.Y. Times article met by Israeli ritual of diversion and denial -

    Comparing article to terror attack and suggesting sanctions against the Times, as Michael Oren did, is more damaging to Israel’s image

    Chemi Shalev Apr 19, 2017
    read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.784060

    At the end of his opinion piece in the New York Times about the Palestinian prisoners’ strike, Marwan Barghouti was originally described as “a Palestinian leader and parliamentarian.” After 24 hours of outrage and condemnation, an editor’s note conceded that further context was needed, pointing out that Barghouti had been convicted on “five counts of murder and membership in a terrorist organization.” News of the clarification spread like wildfire on social media. It was described in glowing terms as yet another historic victory of good over evil and of the Jewish people over its eternal enemies.
    It was another example of the time-tested Israeli ritual of accentuating the insignificant at the expense of the essence, the results of which are well known in advance. First you manufacture righteous indignation over a minor fault in an article or the problematic identity of its writer, then you assault the newspaper or media that publicized it and cast doubt on its motives, then you demand to know how this was even possible and who will pay the price. In this way, the Israeli public is absolved of the need to actually contend with the gist of the article or public utterance, in this case Barghouti’s claims that he was physically tortured, that almost a million Palestinians have been detained over the years, that their conviction rate in the Israeli military court system is absurdly high, whether it’s really wise to hold as many as 6,500 security prisoners in custody at one time and so on.
    The guiding principle of this perpetual war waged by Israel and its supporters against the so-called hostile press - to paraphrase a legendary John Cleese episode about a visit by German visitors to Fawlty Towers - is “Don’t mention the occupation!” After one spends so much energy on protestations and exclamations of how unthinkable, how outrageous and how dare they, there’s very little enthusiasm left to consider eternal control over another people or the malignant status quo that many Israelis view as the best of all possible worlds or how is it even possible that someone who is defined by former Israeli Ambassador and current deputy minister Michael Oren as a terrorist and a murderer on a par with Dylann Roof, who killed nine African American worshippers in a church in Charleston, is considered by many people around the world, including those at the New York Times, as an authentic leader whose words should be read and heard.
    In an interview with IDF Radio on Tuesday, Oren put the ingenious diversionary strategy on full display. He described Barghouti’s op-ed as nothing less than a “media terror attack.” To this he added a pinch of conspiracy theory with a dash of anti-Semitism by claiming that the Times purposely published Barghouti’s article on Passover, so that Israeli and Jewish leaders wouldn’t have time to react. Then he approvingly cited the wise words of his new oracle, Donald Trump, describing the publication of the article and its content as “fake news.” And for his grand finale, Oren intimated that the proper Zionist response would be to close down the Times’ Israel office, no less.
    In this way, anyone who wants to address Barghouti’s claims substantively, even if it’s to criticize them, is seen as collaborating with a terrorist and enabling terror. It’s the same system by which anti-occupation groups such as Breaking the Silence are tarred as traitorous, backstabbing informants so that no one dares consider the actual testimonies they present about the hardships of occupation and the immorality of forcing the IDF to police the West Bank. What’s hilarious, however, is that so many Israelis and Jews are convinced that articles such as the one written by Barghouti, which most readers probably view as yet another tedious polemic about an intractable Middle East conflict, somehow causes more harm to Israel’s image than a senior government official who compares a news article to a terror attack and who recommends closing down the offices of the most widely respected news organization in the world, a la Putin or Erdogan.

    #Palestine #Israel #Barghouti

    https://seenthis.net/messages/590911 via Nouvelles d’Orient


  • L’« homonationalisme » drapeau de l’occupation israélienne
    http://orientxxi.info/lu-vu-entendu/l-homonationalisme-drapeau-de-l-occupation-israelienne,1804

    Tel-Aviv a été déclarée en 2012 « meilleure ville gay du monde » à l’issue d’une #Enquête menée par le site gaycities.com et American Airlines, ce qui lui vaut une fréquentation touristique conséquente, notamment en juin, au moment de la Gay pride. Mais cette image « sea, sex and sun » d’ouverture et de tolérance présentée à l’Occident n’est qu’un mirage, selon Jean Stern. Car #Israël, pays à la fois colonisateur et largement homophobe, a du mal à passer pour un défenseur des libertés, même si sa politique de (...)

    #Lu,_vu,_entendu

    / Israël, #Propagande, #Minorités, Enquête, Sexualité

    #Sexualité
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    "http://iremmo.org/rencontres/controverses/tel-aviv-strategie-marketing-gay-de-netanyahou"


  • 700 Palestinian prisoners held in Israel declare mass hunger strike -

    Thousands of Palestinian prisoners have threatened hunger strike over past several weeks in campaign spearheaded by imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti

    Yaniv Kubovich and Jack Khoury Apr 16, 2017 1
    read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.783772

    700 Palestinian prisoners currently held in Israel announced the start of a indefinite hunger strike in prisons on Sunday, according to a statement released by Israel’s Prison Service. Imprisoned Fatah official Marwan Barghouti spearheaded the campaign, though Hamas and Islamic Jihad prisoners held at Hadarim prison will join the campaign largely associated with Fatah.
    The hunger strike is expected to expand Monday morning, with over 2,000 prisoners participating. Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah announced his support of the strike, as did leaders of Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
    Nearly 2,900 Palestinian prisoners jailed in Israel and affiliated with Fatah have threatened to launch a hunger strike over the past several weeks. Barghouti, the campaign’s organizer, has often been floated as a possible successor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
    The fate of more than 5,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israel, whose number has grown considerably in the past 18 months due to the wave of stabbing and car-ramming attacks (the “lone-wolf intifada”), affects nearly every family in the territories. A hunger strike, if it is widely observed and well managed, could immediately turn up the heat in the Israeli-Palestinian arena. If down the road a threat to the strikers’ lives develops, it could lead to another wave of violence.
    The April 17 date was originally chosen with an eye on the start of Ramadan, which is toward the end of May. A full hunger strike during Ramadan, when Palestinians fast by day and break their fasts at night, could be religiously problematic. Setting a potential strike period of a little over a month will allow the struggle against Israel to escalate, but also limits it in time so as to prevent a total loss of control. It also marks the annual Palestinian prisoners day anniversary.

    #Palestine #Prisonniers #Israël

    https://seenthis.net/messages/590059 via Nouvelles d’Orient


  • #seenthis_fonctionnalités : Les mots « flous »

    En ajoutant une étoile à la fin de l’URL de la page d’un thème, on obtient une sélection beaucoup plus large de billets : non seulement les billets avec ce hashtag précis, mais aussi ceux avec des hashtags plus généraux, dont on a déterminé qu’ils revenaient fréquemment à proximité du hashtag qu’on cherche (par exemple : Liban / Syrie / Hezbollah…).

    Par exemple :
    https://seenthis.net/tag/liban*

    Je vois que le squelette n’a pas été totalement maintenu et affiche une erreur, mais apparemment la liste des messages, elle, est correcte.

    Pour comprendre ce principe de « flou », on peut aller sur la page du mot-clé lui-même et regarder la colonne de droite :
    https://seenthis.net/tag/liban
    il y a une liste des « thèmes liés » :

    #liban / country: liban / country: lebanon / #réfugiés / organization: hizballah / #migrations / city: beyrouth / #asile / #syrie / #international / country: syrie / #réfugiés_syriens / #israël / #proche-orient / city: beirut / country: israël / country: syria / country: israel / person: michel aoun / city: alep / person: saad hariri / #beyrouth / #hezbollah / region: proche-orient / #liban / #france / region: moyen-orient / #jordanie / currency: usd / country: états-unis / country: jordan / #israel / country: iran / city: gaza / #crimes / country: russie / #hassan_nasrallah / #michel_aoun / #syrie / #déchets

    On voit que, notamment grâce à la thématisation automatique OpenCalais, c’est plutôt pertinent (oui, pour ceux qui l’ignorent : « #déchets » est tout à fait pertinent ici).

    https://seenthis.net/messages/589555 via ARNO*


  • #seenthis_fonctionnalités : Les thèmes privilégiés d’un.e auteur/autrice

    Grâce aux hashtags et aux thèmes automatiques, Seenthis fabrique une liste (pondérée) des thèmes privilégiés d’une personne. Cela apparaît en colonne de droite de la page d’un.e contributeur.trice. Par exemple :

    Country:France / Continent:Europe / City:Paris / #femmes / Country:Grèce / #sexisme / #Grèce / #racisme / Currency:EUR / #Palestine / #travail / Country:Israël / Country :États-Unis / #Israël / Country:Allemagne / #féminisme / Person:Encore / City:Gaza / Country:Suisse / Country:Royaume-Uni / City:Londres / City:Bruxelles / Person:Charlie Hebdo / Country:United States / #santé / Currency:USD / #prostitution / City:This / Person:Alexis Tsipras / #politique / Country:Israel / Country:Russie / #histoire / #viol / City:New York / #migrants / #cartographie / #photographie / Country:Espagne / #écologie / Company:Facebook / #inégalités / #réfugiés / Country:Palestinian Territories / Country:Italie / Person:François Hollande / #journalisme / Country:Japon / Continent:Afrique / #art / #culture_du_viol / Country:Syrie / Country:Iraq / City:Athènes / City:Lille / #France / #austérité / #littérature / Person:Manuel Valls / #Suisse / Person:Tony Blair / #misogynie / #éducation / #audio / #islamophobie / Country:Algérie / #plo / #Internet / ProvinceOrState:Cisjordanie / #asile / City:Bonne / #Union_européenne / #cinéma / PublishedMedium:The New York Times / NaturalFeature:Philippe Val / #sorcières / #livre / #revenu_garanti / City:Die / Country:Afghanistan / Person:Hillary Clinton / #photo / #chômage / Country:Danemark / Person:Mona Chollet / Region:Moyen-Orient / #gauche / City:Lyon / Country:Chine / #capitalisme / Person:Jeremy Corbyn / Country:Belgique / #colonisation / #qui_ca / City:Amsterdam / Organization:Académie française / City:London / #violence / Facility:Palestine Square / Country:Liban / #discrimination / #shameless_autopromo / #médecine / Company:Google / #radio / Country:Pays-Bas / Organization:Hamas / ProvinceOrState:Bretagne / ProvinceOrState :Île-du-Prince-Édouard / #société / City:Munich / #domination / City:Nice / City:Cologne / #Europe / Organization:Sénat / #nourriture / Region:Proche-Orient / Person:Christiane Taubira / Country:Suède / Organization:White House / Person:Donald Trump / Person:Laurence Rossignol / Company:Le Monde / #voile / #historicisation / Continent:America / #childfree / Person:Arnaud Leparmentier / #revenu_de_base / #théâtre / ProvinceOrState:Québec / Person:Philippe Rivière / #imaginaire / City:Strasbourg / Country:Finlande / City:Venise / #migrations / #Etats-Unis / Country:Arabie saoudite / City:Jerusalem / #Gaza / Country:Greece / City:Beyrouth / City:Toulouse / #islam / City:Marseille / Person:Mark Regev / Country:Grande-Bretagne / Person:encore / #Genève / City:Ramallah / #temps / #géographie / #sexe / Person:Osez / Country:South Africa / #patriarcat / Country:Pakistan / City:Bordeaux / #urbanisme / Person:Richard Malka / Person:Frédéric Lordon / Continent:Amérique / Company:The Guardian / #occupation / Person:Alain Juppé / Person:Denis Robert / Region:Méditerranée / PublishedMedium:The Guardian / #science / #BDS / City:Damas / Person:Peter Brook / City:Oslo / City:Dublin / #violences_sexuelles / City:Pomerol / City:Juif / Person:Paul Guers / City:Mayenne / #laïcité / Person:Jean-Luc Mélenchon / #censure / Organization:Tsahal / Person:Daniel Schneidermann / Organization:United Nations / Country:Bolivie / Position:Prime Minister / #domination_masculine / City:Nesle / Person:Virginia Woolf / ProvinceOrState:Maine / City:Montsoreau / Person:Jean-Louis Barrault / Person:Paul Dutron / Person:Lino Ventura / Person:Max Weber / City:La Tour / Company:Charles Oulmont /

    À une époque, on avait un gadget trop mignon : on pouvait balancer ça d’un clic sur Wordle pour obtenir une représentation graphique (ici @odilon) :
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/odilodilon/6684464421

    Flickr

    https://seenthis.net/messages/589559 via ARNO*


  • Australia is in danger - Opinion - Israel News
    The state Down Under recently revoked the visa of a noted Palestinian activist - the long arm of Israel is most apparent
    Amira Hass Apr 12, 2017 4
    read more: http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.782881

    Why is the Australian government afraid of Bassem Tamimi, a Palestinian from the village Nabi Saleh? Last Wednesday, Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection revoked the entry visa it had given him a day earlier.

    Tamimi, who with other popular resistance activists in his village and across the West Bank have managed to focus international attention on the evils of the Israeli occupation, was invited by a left-wing organization and some pro-Palestinian groups to hold a series of lectures and meetings in Australia. No less than Tamimi, they were shocked by the hysterical revocation of his visa. As expected, pro-occupation and pro-expulsion websites were delighted.

    The revocation document, posted on the website of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), says “the [immigration] department has recently been made aware of information that indicates there is a risk that members of the public will react adversely to Mr. Tamimi’s presence in Australia regarding his views of the ongoing political tensions in the Middle East. his presence in Australia would or might pose a risk to the good order of the Australian community.”

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin couldn’t have better formulated the rationale for silencing any opposition voice. What Tamimi has to say is displeasing to some anonymous parties, it says in Australian. Between the lines: These elements could run wild trying to silence him or disrupt events he participates in, and the Australian authorities would be helpless to confront them due to their power (political, financial, physical, or all of these combined). In other words, he constitutes a risk because others will abuse their power in order to silence him.

    #Australie #Palestine #Israël

    https://seenthis.net/messages/588378 via Nouvelles d’Orient


  • Not Just for the Sake of Syrians, but for Our Sake

    Precisely the Arabs in Israel, who are fighting discrimination and oppression, must not stutter when it comes to the injustices perpetrated across the border

    Odeh Bisharat Apr 10, 2017 12:16 AM
    read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.782651

    What can the Arabs in Israel do for their Syrian brethren? They have no army, no diplomatic clout, no logistical capabilities that could allow them to offer civilian support. The only thing that remains is moral support – words. “You have neither horses nor treasure to give … so let the words rejoice if circumstances be grim,” said the poet Al-Mutanabbi. But the Arab leadership in Israel has failed in the realm of words as well.
    The truth is that even if the Arabs in Israel manage to give verbal support to Syria’s citizens, that will not change the balance of power at all between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, or between Syrian President Bashar Assad’s murderers and the fanatics backed by Qatar. In the situation we’re in, the battle over what position should be taken toward Syria is a battle over the moral image of Arab society in Israel, over its attitude toward the terrible massacre going on across the border.
    >> Israeli Arab party fails to condemn Assad’s gas attack in Syria, slams U.S. strikes <<
    And if in the hard days of the chemical-weapons assault on Khan Sheikhoun almost none of the leaders of Arab society in Israel saw fit to condemn the Syrian regime, that’s cause for concern. Even those who did condemn it, by the way, did so weakly, to the point where it could not be said whether the statements were condemnation or commentary.
    Condemnation of Assad produces furious responses from his supporters, as if he were Mother Theresa, censured out of nowhere. But Assad was part of a bloody regime even before the appearance of ISIS and the Nusra Front. On June 26, 1980, when Hafez Assad waited on the steps of the presidential palace to welcome an African guest, two bombs were thrown at him, miraculously missing their target. Revenge was quick to follow. The next day, June 27, at dawn, a group of some 60 soldiers, led by Muin Nassif, deputy of Rifaat Assad, the president’s brother, boarded helicopters and flew to the Tadmor Prison in the heart of the desert. There, the soldiers broke up into smaller groups and opened fire on the prisoners locked in their cells. Five hundred prisoners were murdered in cold blood. That story appears in Patrick Seale’s biography of the senior Assad.

    #Syria #Palestine #Israel

    https://seenthis.net/messages/587631 via Nouvelles d’Orient


  • Poker Menteur de Donal Trump pour les Palestiniens...
    https://www.argotheme.com/organecyberpresse/spip.php?article3053

    Dernièrement Donald a émis une invitation pour Mahmoud Abbas, le leader palestinien qui feigne, à ce jour, de ne pas donner suite. Elle date du 10 mars, depuis beaucoup d’eau a coulé sous le pont liant la résistance palestinienne à la Maison Blanche, thème que beaucoup de journalistes et de médias refusent d’aborder. Le pathos de la diplomatie palestinienne a beaucoup changé depuis la mort du charismatique Yasser Arafat. Alors que la manipulation des lourds supports, de la presse internationale, (...)

    diplomatie, présence, officiels, relations, échanges, politique internationale, rapports,

    / Netanyahou, François Hollande, Toulouse, Canard Enchaîné, Israël, élections , censure, presse, journaux, dictature, expressions, liberté, #Israël,_Proche-Orient,_EPU,_droits_de_l’homme,_ONU, Obama, USA, (...)

    #diplomatie,présence,_officiels,_relations,_échanges,_politique_internationale,_rapports, #Netanyahou,_François_Hollande,_Toulouse,_Canard_Enchaîné,_Israël,_élections #censure,presse,_journaux,_dictature,_expressions,_liberté #Obama,_USA,_Israël,_Proche-Orient,_Palestine #Palestine


  • After Trump request, Netanyahu formulating goodwill gestures toward Palestinians -

    At the meeting the security cabinet decided to curb settlement construction, Netanyahu told the ministers: We must not mislead the Americans, they are tracking every house in the settlements, including in East Jerusalem.

    Barak Ravid Apr 02, 2017
    read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.780952

    The Trump administration is asking Israel to carry out a series of goodwill gestures toward the Palestinians, both in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the security cabinet last Thursday, when he announced plans to curb construction in the settlements. 
    These measures should have an immediate effect on the Palestinians’ economic situation, ministers and senior officials who attended the meeting told Haaretz.
    >> Get all updates on Israel, Trump and the Palestinians: Download our free App, and Subscribe >>
    During Thursday’s meeting, Netanyahu said several times that U.S. President Donald Trump is determined to advance the Israeli-Palestinian issue and for the two parties to reach an agreement, the sources said.
    >> Analysis: Israel’s most right-wing cabinet ever curbs settlement construction - but the settlers keep mum >>
    Netanyahu said he did not know exactly how Trump wants to make progress, but the prime minister stressed the importance of Israel demonstrating goodwill and not being seen as the one causing the U.S. initiative to fail.
    Three ministers and two senior government officials who participated in Thursday’s meeting, or who were updated on the details of it, briefed Haaretz on what happened behind the scenes during the nighttime discussions about contacts between the United States and Israel on the Palestinian issue.
    All five asked to remain anonymous because of the sensitivity of the matter, and also because it was a closed meeting.
    Netanyahu said he intends to agree to the American demands for additional goodwill steps in the West Bank and Gaza, with the potential for an immediate uptick for the Palestinian economy. He did not provide details about what moves would be taken, but a number of the ministers present understood that one possible step would include granting the Palestinians permission to build in Area C (some 60 percent of the West Bank, under full Israeli civil and security control).
    Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who has blocked previous efforts by Netanyahu to take similar actions, once more presented his reservations. Bennett said he expects that any actions Israel takes on the ground, and the goodwill gestures to the Palestinians, will not expand into moves with major foreign policy implications.

    The Beit Aryeh settlement, north of Ramallah, April 1, 2017. Netanyahu has pledged to curb settlement construction.THOMAS COEX/AFP
    The leader of the far-right Habayit Hayehudi party added that if Netanyahu does consider such moves, he expects the matter to be brought back to the security cabinet for a further discussion and approval.
    Netanyahu scheduled a meeting with the Israel Defense Forces’ Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, and other officials, for Sunday, when they will attempt to put together the package of goodwill gestures and other steps.
    Even though the Prime Minister’s Office stated in recent days no limitations will exist on construction in the Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem situated over the Green Line, Netanyahu sounded less emphatic in the security cabinet meeting and hinted that there would not be full normalization on this issue.
    “There are no limitations on construction in Jerusalem, but we will need to act wisely,” he told ministers, hinting it’s possible that certain limitations may be imposed on building in the capital.
    In addition, Netanyahu informed the security cabinet a decision had been made to limit the activities of the highest-level planning committee of the IDF’s Civil Administration, which approves building plans for the settlements. Instead of meeting once a week, as was customary, the committee will now meet only once every three months.
    Netanyahu told the ministers that each of the committee’s meetings – during which decisions are made and then revealed about building plans for the settlements, even if they are only minor technical decisions – leads to media reports, which then causes friction and tension with the international community. Accumulating such plans and having them brought up for discussion only four times a year will limit the amount of global protest, added Netanyahu.
    At the same time, limiting the activities of the IDF’s planning committee could also have an influence on the number of plans approved, as well as the pace at which they advance.
    A senior member on the Yesha Council of settlements in the West Bank said fewer committee meetings would mean a slowdown in the planning process. It would be enough for Netanyahu or Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman to cancel just a single committee meeting for supposedly technical reasons in order to create a situation in which no plans are approved for a full six months.
    In a meeting of the heads of the coalition, Bennet turned to Netanyahu and said that the new policy on settlement construction will be tested by how it would be implemented. “I ask that after Passover a date would be set for the Supreme Planning Committee to convene in order to approve construction plans,” said the education minister. Netanyahu did not respond, but his chief of staff, Horowitz, said that he will check and will soon schedule a committee meeting.
    Netanyahu also told the ministers Thursday that stricter limitations and supervision will be imposed on construction in unauthorized outposts. It is assumed no further construction will be allowed in existing unauthorized outposts, and new ones will be removed shortly after they go up.

    Palestinian women in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, March 30, 2017. New goodwill gestures would aim to improve the Strip’s dire economic situation.SAID KHATIB/AFP
    Even though the new construction policy is not part of an agreement with the United States, or even part of the unofficial understandings with the White House, the Trump administration is following their implementation very closely, said Netanyahu.
    Israel must keep to its new policy of restraint and implement it strictly, without trying to deceive the Trump administration, because the Americans know about every house being built in the settlements, he added.
    At Sunday’s Likud ministerial meeting Monday morning, Horowitz, who manages communications with the White House on the issue of the settlements, said that originally the Americans had requested a complete freeze in construction. "It started from zero," Horowitz told the ministers. “The result we reached was much better.” Prime Minister Netanyahu said in response: “I won’t go into it here, but you don’t know how right he is.”

    #Israël #Palestine #Etats-Unis #colonisation

    https://seenthis.net/messages/585118 via Nouvelles d’Orient


  • Quand des banques françaises participent à la #Colonisation israélienne
    http://orientxxi.info/lu-vu-entendu/quand-des-banques-francaises-participent-a-la-colonisation-israelienne,1

    Huit associations et deux centrales syndicales publient aujourd’hui Les liaisons dangereuses des banques et assurances françaises avec la colonisation israélienne, un #Rapport d’une trentaine de pages qui dénonce la complicité des groupes financiers français BNP Paribas, Crédit agricole, Société générale, Banques populaires-Caisses d’épargne (BPCE) et Axa avec les banques et entreprises israéliennes impliquées dans la colonisation des territoires palestiniens occupés. La création par #Israël de colonies de (...)

    #Lu,_vu,_entendu

    / Israël, #Palestine, #Cisjordanie, #France, Colonisation, #Droit_international, #Finance, #Jérusalem-Est, #État_palestinien, (...)

    « http://www.un.org/fr/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=S/RES/2334(2016) »
    « http://www.consilium.europa.eu/fr/press/press-releases/2016/01/18-fac-conclusions-mepp »
    « http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/dossiers-pays/israel-territoires-palestiniens/processus-de-paix/article/israel-palestine-9-cles-pour-comprendre-la-position-de-la-france »
    « http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Publications/GuidingPrinciplesBusinessHR_FR.pdf »
    « http://www.assemblee-nationale.fr/14/dossiers/devoir_vigilance_entreprises_donneuses_ordre.asp »
    « http://www.france-palestine.org/Les-liaisons-dangereuses-des-banques-et-assurances-francaises-avec »


  • Poker Menteur de Donal Trump pour les Palestiniens...
    http://www.argotheme.com/organecyberpresse/spip.php?article3053

    Dernièrement Donald a émis une invitation pour Mahmoud Abbas, le leader palestinien qui feigne, à ce jour, de ne pas donner suite. Elle date du 10 mars, depuis beaucoup d’eau a coulé sous le pont liant la résistance palestinienne à la Maison Blanche, thème que beaucoup de journalistes et de médias refusent d’aborder. Le pathos de la diplomatie palestinienne a beaucoup changé depuis la mort du charismatique Yasser Arafat. Alors que la manipulation des lourds supports, de la presse internationale, (...)

    diplomatie, présence, officiels, relations, échanges, politique internationale, rapports,

    / Netanyahou, François Hollande, Toulouse, Canard Enchaîné, Israël, élections , censure, presse, journaux, dictature, expressions, liberté, #Israël,_Proche-Orient,_EPU,_droits_de_l’homme,_ONU, Obama, USA, (...)

    #diplomatie,présence,_officiels,_relations,_échanges,_politique_internationale,_rapports, #Netanyahou,_François_Hollande,_Toulouse,_Canard_Enchaîné,_Israël,_élections #censure,presse,_journaux,_dictature,_expressions,_liberté #Obama,_USA,_Israël,_Proche-Orient,_Palestine #Palestine


  • TOP ISRAELIS HAVE WARNED OF #APARTHEID, SO WHY THE OUTRAGE AT A UN REPORT ?
    https://theintercept.com/2017/03/22/top-israelis-have-warned-of-apartheid-so-why-the-outrage-at-a-un-repor

    IN HIS MEMOIR, the Israeli journalist Hirsh Goodman described how he returned home from the Six Day War in June 1967 to hear the country’s founding father and first prime minister, David Ben Gurion, speak on the radio. “Israel, he said, better rid itself of the territories and their Arab population as soon as possible,” recalled Goodman. “If it did not Israel would soon become an apartheid state.”

    Goodman was born and raised in apartheid-era South Africa. “That phrase, ‘Israel will become an apartheid state,’ resonated with me,” Goodman wrote. “In a flash I understood what he was saying.”

    In a flash. Yet fifty years later, despite an entrenched and ongoing occupation, Israel’s defenders angrily reject any invocation of the A-word. [...]

    [...] To mention the grotesque crime of apartheid in the same sentence as the democratic state of Israel, they claim, is “slander”, a “smear”, a “despicable” and “blatant lie”, a shameful act of “Israel-bashing” and a “new form of anti-Semitism.”

    So what, I wonder, does that make Ben Gurion? Dishonest or despicable? How about Yitzhak Rabin, who told a TV journalist in 1976 during the first of his two terms as Israel’s prime minister, “I don’t think it’s possible to contain over the long term, if we don’t want to get to apartheid, a million and a half [more] Arabs inside a Jewish state”? Was he also engaged in a smear campaign against the nation he led?

    In recent years, two more former Israeli premiers, Ehud Olmert and Ehud Barak, have echoed their illustrious predecessors’ warnings. Olmert has predicted that “if the two-state solution collapses, and we face a South African-style struggle for equal voting rights, then the State of Israel is finished” while Barak has declared that “if this bloc of millions of Palestinians cannot vote, that will be an apartheid state.”

    Are they Israel bashers, too?

    #Israel #Israël

    https://seenthis.net/messages/581473 via Kassem


  • Palestinians urge EU to stop holding official meetings with Israel in #Jerusalem
    http://www.haaretz.com/misc/article-print-page/.premium-1.778016

    While European representatives serving in Israel avoid holding official meetings or tours beyond the Green Line in Jerusalem, they often visit the Foreign Ministry and other government ministries in the western part of the city. This despite the fact that Europe doesn’t recognize West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and doesn’t have an official mission there.

    Moreover, annual EU reports have carried a recommendation to hold all meetings with senior Israeli officials outside Jerusalem, but it wasn’t acted on. Diplomatic sources estimate that the letter seeks to prepare the ground for the possible transfer of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. By raising the demand, the Palestinians want to equate West Jerusalem to East Jerusalem.

    #UE #Europe #complicité #Israël

    https://seenthis.net/messages/579437 via Kassem


  • Israël ferme le bureau d’un cartographe palestinien à Jérusalem – Site de la chaîne AlManar-Liban

    http://french.almanar.com.lb/300441

    Il a été arrêté et libéré mais son matériel est confisqué et son bureau fermé, mis sous scellés pour six mois. Je croise les doigts pour qu’il ait pensé à bien faire ses sauvegardes.

    http://french.almanar.com.lb/framework/includes/uploads/2017/03/manar-07526670014895082305-757x354.jpg

    La police de l’occupation israélienne a fait fermer mardi un centre d’étude palestinien de Jérusalem-Est annexée, et brièvement arrêté son directeur, le célèbre cartographe #Khalil_Toufakji, l’accusant de travailler pour le compte des services de sécurité palestiniens.

    Selon l’AFP, la police israélienne a fait état de la fermeture pour six mois d’un bureau « dépendant de, et financé par, l’Autorité palestinienne », interdite d’activité politique et culturelle à Jérusalem-Est, la partie palestinienne de la Ville sainte, occupée par Israël.

    #israël #palestine #cartographie #occupation #annexion #colonisation

    https://seenthis.net/messages/578136 via Reka


  • Netanyahu expects to reach deal with U.S. on restrained settlement construction -

    ’There’s no blank check from Trump for construction in the settlements and that was known from the first minute he entered the White House,’ says Israeli official.

    Barak Ravid Mar 15, 2017
    read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.777320

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expects to reach understandings with the United States within a few weeks on curbing construction in the settlements, according to an Israeli official.
    Although the understandings with U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration are likely to include Israeli willingness to impose significant restrictions on construction in West Bank settlements, the Prime Minister’s Bureau believes that this will not weaken the coalition.
    “There’s no blank check from Trump for construction in the settlements and that was known from the first minute he entered the White House,” said the official, who is involved in contacts between Israel and the United States on the subject. “We are looking for the common denominator with the Americans that will allow construction on the one hand, and on the other promote with the Trump administration diplomatic moves in many areas.”

    Israeli-U.S. negotiations on restraining settlements.
    Netanyahu met on Monday evening for more than five hours with American envoy Jason Greenblatt. Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, was present for most of the meeting and the most significant part of the conversation dealt with the attempt to formulate understandings on construction in the settlements.
    Netanyahu and Greenblatt are expected to meet again this week before the envoy leaves the country.
    Speaking at a Tuesday press conference at his office, Netanyahu described his conversations with Greenblatt as “good and thorough.” Netanyahu added: “I can’t say that we finished or summed things up; we are in a process, but a process of true and sincere dialogue in the positive meaning of the word. It is not yet open to the press.”

    #colonies #Israël #Palestine #Etats-Unis

    https://seenthis.net/messages/578271 via Nouvelles d’Orient


  • Khalil Toufakji, cartographe palestinien de la colonisation, longuement interrogé - Libération
    http://www.liberation.fr/planete/2017/03/14/khalil-toufakji-cartographe-palestinien-de-la-colonisation-longuement-int

    Habituellement prompte à communiquer sur l’arrestation de terroristes ou présumés tels, la police israélienne commente peu celle, mardi matin, du principal cartographe palestinien #Khalil_Toufakji. Pas plus qu’elle n’explique pourquoi ses bureaux ont été vidés et les ordinateurs saisis. Il a été libéré en fin de journée après de longues heures d’interrogatoires mais son matériel et ses locaux sont toujours placés sous scellés.

    ...

    Peu connu du grand public, bien qu’il apparaisse dans le documentaire de Charles Enderlin, Au nom du Temple, le sionisme religieux contre la paix, Toufakji n’est pas un excité. En fait, ce scientifique résidant dans le quartier de Wadi-Joz (Jérusalem-Est) est un paisible grand-père qui s’attache depuis des années à étudier l’extension de la #colonisation israélienne dans la partie arabe de sa ville ainsi qu’en #Cisjordanie. Et il le fait bien, ce qui déplaît aux Israéliens.

    Comme quoi la #cartographie n’est pas un métier sans risque #Israël #Palestine #répression

    https://seenthis.net/messages/578116 via odilon


  • Trump & les sunnites au Moyen-Orient, jusqu’où va protection biaisée d’Israël ?
    http://www.argotheme.com/organecyberpresse/spip.php?article3042

    Le 1er ministre de l’Etat hébreu, Netanyahou a rencontré, le 9 mars 2017, le leader russe Poutine. Le lendemain, le 10 du même mois, Donald Trump invite Mahmoud Abbas à une visite. Première du genre, émise à un chef d’Etat étranger, par celui qui souffre du préjugé d’être infréquentable. A première vue, on croirait à une coordination entre Moscou et Washington, si en politique toute coïncidence ne saurait être fortuite. L’actuel président américain qui se dit plus préoccupé des affaires internes, ne (...)

    diplomatie, présence, officiels, relations, échanges, politique internationale, rapports,

    / Netanyahou, François Hollande, Toulouse, Canard Enchaîné, Israël, élections , #Israël,_Proche-Orient,_EPU,_droits_de_l’homme,_ONU, Terrorisme , islamisme , Al-Qaeda , politique , , Obama, USA, Israël, (...)

    #diplomatie,présence,_officiels,_relations,_échanges,_politique_internationale,_rapports, #Netanyahou,_François_Hollande,_Toulouse,_Canard_Enchaîné,_Israël,_élections #Terrorisme_,islamisme,Al-Qaeda,politique, #Obama,_USA,_Israël,_Proche-Orient,_Palestine


  • إفراج متأخر عن الدقامسة لم يمنع الأردنيين من الاحتفالات الواسعة : ليلة ليلاء في اربد وتهاني بعد الخبر.. الأمن نقل “البطل” سرّا وسلمه للمحافظ.. وتحذيرات للحكومة للحفاظ على سلامته.. | رأي اليوم
    http://www.raialyoum.com/?p=636618

    Décidée dans la plus grande discrétion et effective à la fin du week-end, à une heure du matin, les manifestations de joie et les commentaires qui ont accompagné la libération du "héros" (c’est le terme souvent employé) jordanien devrait inciter les partisans d’une normalisation accélérée avec Israël à réfléchir.Il avait emprisonné pour le meurtre de 7 Israéliennes en 1997.

    #jordanie #israël

    https://seenthis.net/messages/577196 via gonzo