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AIPAC’s Anti-BDS Resolution Easily Wins Bipartisan Support
by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
Wednesday Jul 24th, 2019 10:34 PM
Palestine remains the litmus test issue and once again, the Democrats showed their true colors on July 23, 2019 with 209 Democrats joining 189 Republicans in voting for pro Zionist Israel AIPAC’s HRes 246, Roll Call 497 opposing the Boycott Divest Sanctions Movement of the Palestinian Liberation Struggle. See http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2019/roll497.xml. The bill may be found at https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/246/all-actions?overview=closed&q=%7B%22roll-call-vote%22%3A%22all%22%7D
Palestine remains the litmus test issue and once again, the Democrats showed their true colors on July 23, 2019 with 209 Democrats joining 189 Republicans in voting for pro Zionist Israel AIPAC’s HRes 246, Roll Call 497 opposing the Boycott Divest Sanctions Movement of the Palestinian Liberation Struggle. See http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2019/roll497.xml. The bill may be found at https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/246/all-actions?overview=closed&q=%7B%22roll-call-vote%22%3A%22all%22%7D

The daily horrors perpetrated by Zionist Israel, the infamous American military base created in 1948 by stealing Palestinian land to promote oil profits and munitions profits, the only reason the military exists, may be found on many websites. Here are a few:

https://www.aljazeera.com/topics/subjects/israelipalestinian-conflict.html
Short video with split screen showing differences of West Jerusalem and East Jerusalem, demonstrating Israel is an apartheid state, reminiscent of segregated USA and similar to the difference in treatment between the workingclass neighborhoods and wealthy neighborhoods in the USA, at:
https://interactive.aljazeera.com/aje/2018/east-west-jerusalem/index.html

“Did Israel Inspire Trump’s Family Separation Policy” by Ramzy Baroud, 6/29/18 at
https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/06/29/did-israel-inspire-trumps-family-separation-policy/

“The Real Story Behind Israel’s Blooming Desert” by Whitney Webb, 6/15/18 at
https://www.mintpressnews.com/israel-desert-bloom/244003/
Though the official narrative of the state of Israel claims that it has turned the land it occupies from an empty desert into a lush, agricultural wonder, the actual fate of the land following Israel’s establishment in 1948 tells a very different story. Indeed, prior to 1948, the historical record demonstrates that Palestinian farms were very productive and that both Palestinian Arabs and Jewish settlers were successful farmers. For example, a UN report on agriculture in Palestine between 1945 and 1946 recorded that Palestinian-grown crops accounted for nearly 80 percent of Palestine’s total agricultural yield that season, with Palestinian farms producing over 244,000 tons of vegetables, 73,000 tons of fruit, 78,000 tons of olives, and 5 million liters of wine. UN Report is at http://www.palestineremembered.com/Acre/Books/Story831.html
Two years later, when the majority of Palestinians were forced from their land during the “Nakba” that founded the state of Israel, the farms and orchards that had previously been tended by Palestinians were left abandoned, as their owners fled under the threat of death at the hands of Zionist militias.
As Israeli historian and journalist Meron Benvenisti detailed in his book Sacred Landscape: The Buried History of the Holy Land Since 1948:
By April 1948 Jewish farmers had already begun harvesting the crops that had ripened in the abandoned fields and picking the citrus fruit in Arab groves. […] by mid-1949 two-thirds of all land sown with grain in Israel was abandoned Arab land.”
Thus, it was land theft that was largely responsible for Israel’s initial agricultural production, not the labor or agricultural expertise of Zionist settlers.
Indeed, if Israel has not actually improved the land by making “the desert bloom” but instead degraded the land, the legitimacy of the state of Israel itself becomes questionable, as it suggests that its native inhabitants – the Palestinians – were better caretakers of the land than the current occupiers. For this reason, Israel must continue to propagate the myth regardless of the facts, and continue to deny Palestine’s rich cultural history and agricultural legacy.
With Israel now facing the consequences of its mistreatment of the land and its resources, the historical revisionism once used to sell the disparity between Israeli and Palestinian agricultural prowess has become ineffective. For that reason, Israel must now use other tactics — chemical warfare through toxic agrochemicals, the physical destruction of Palestinian agricultural infrastructure, and illegal blockades – in order to keep the artificial narrative alive, creating the illusion of primitivism and scarcity where none exists.

http://www.martinmcmahonlaw.com
The milestone must read $34.5 billion lawsuit exposing the US-Zionist theft of Palestinian land is at http://www.martinmcmahonlaw.com/Tamimi_Complaint.pdf on the website of the plaintiffs' attorney, Martin McMahon and Associates and may be found with the use of PACER at the site of the US District Court, District of Columbia, Case 1:16-cv-00445, Tamimi v Adelson.

The defendants include Sheldon Adelson, Norman Braman, Lawrence Ellison, Daniel Gilbert, John Hagee, Lev Leviev, Irving Moskowitz, Haim Saban, Elliott Abrams, American Friends of Ariel, Friends of Israel Defense Forces, Gush Etzion Foundation, The Hebron Fund, G4S PLC, RE/MAX, LLC, Readymix Industries, Veolia North America, Volvo Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co, Motorola Solutions, Inc, and Nordstrom, Inc.

The Complaint is for 1. Civil Conspiracy, 2. War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide, 3. Aggravated and Ongoing Trespass, 4. Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) Violations under 18 USC §1962(C), 5. War Crime of Pillage.

“Why Palestine is Still the Issue” by John Pilger, 7/11/17 at
https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/07/11/why-palestine-is-still-the-issue/
and his 2002 movie, “Palestine is Still the Issue” is at
http://johnpilger.com/videos/palestine-is-still-the-issue
and
https://vimeo.com/17401477

“Israeli High Court Rules to Allows And Expand Use of Torture” by IMEMC News, 11/29/18 at
https://www.mintpressnews.com/israel-high-court-rules-allow-expand-use-torture/252378/
http://imemc.org/article/israeli-high-court-rules-to-allow-expand-use-of-torture/

The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions: http://icahd.org/


Meyer Lansky, a Jewish gangster, was a proud Zionist and contributed money and guns to the founding of Israel. See:
Cuba Pre-1959: The Rise and Fall of a U.S. Backed Dictator with Links to the Mob by Timothy Alexander Guzman, July 23, 2015 at
http://www.globalresearch.ca/cuba-pre-1959-the-rise-and-fall-of-a-u-s-backed-dictator-with-links-to-the-mob/5464738

“Hidden in Plain Sight: The Shocking Origins of the Jeffrey Epstein Case” by Whitney Webb, 7/18/19 at
https://www.mintpressnews.com/shocking-origins-jeffrey-epstein-blackmail-roy-cohn/260621/

For more information on the BDS movement, see:
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)
“Representatives of Palestinian civil society launched the BDS movement in 2005. They called upon "international civil society organizations and people of conscience all over the world to impose broad boycotts and implement divestment initiatives against Israel similar to those applied to South Africa in the apartheid era ... [including] embargoes and sanctions against Israel."”

“The call for BDS specified that "these non-violent punitive measures" should last until Israel fully complies with international law by (1) ending the occupation and colonization of all Arab territories and removing the barrier wall; (2) affirming the human rights of Israel's Arab-Palestinian citizens to full equality; and (3) affirming the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their land as required by UN General Assembly Resolution 194.”

“BDS was a major factor behind the 46 percent decrease in foreign direct investment in Israel in 2014, according to a UN report. A World Bank report revealed that Palestinian imports from Israel dropped by 24 percent in the first quarter of 2015.”

https://secure.avaaz.org/act/media.php?press_id=586 (Divestment Petition information to companies from people around the world)
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/israel_palestine_this_is_how_it_ends_loc/?slideshow (petition)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93hqlmrZKd8&feature=youtu.be
https://wedivest.org/
http://bdsmovement.net/;-
https://bdsmovement.net/news/boycott-israel-philharmonic-orchestras-conference-music-education
http://www.pacbi.org/
http://pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=869
http://www.quitpalestine.org/
http://www.bilerico.com/2013/05/saying_no_to_frameline_and_israeli_apartheid.php
http://endtheoccupation.org/
http://www.vtjp.org/
http://israeldivestmentcampaign.org/

Only Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party support the Palestinian Liberation Struggle and the BDS Movement 100%. Change your party registration now to either one of these two parties and join the overwhelming majority of the people of the world in saying Stop US Aid to Israel! You can register online at https://registertovote.ca.gov/
For more information, see:
http://www.peaceandfreedom.org/home/
http://www.cagreens.org/


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I support the BDS movement 100%boycott, divestment, sanctionsThursday Jul 25th, 2019 7:59 PM

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