1 Mar 2019

Palestine In Pictures: February 2019

Israeli occupation forces killed four Palestinian children and one adult during the month of February. 
Palestinians take cover after Israeli forces fire tear gas toward protesters during Great March of Return demonstrations east of Gaza City on 1 February. Mohammed Zaanoun ActiveStills 
The Electronic Intifada: A sixth Palestinian, Ahmad Ghazi Abbas Abu Jabal, 30, died on 3 February from wounds sustained during protests along Gaza’s boundary with Israel the previous month.
The four children killed during the month were all injured by Israeli fire against Palestinians protesting along Gaza’s boundary with Israel during Great March of Return demonstrations.
Hasan Iyad Abd al-Fattah Shalabi, 13, was shot in the chest and killed during protests east of Khan Younis, southern Gaza, on 8 February.
That same day, Hamza Muhammad Rushdi Ishtaiwi, 17, was fatally shot in the neck during protests east of Gaza City.
Hasan Nabil Ahmad Nofal, 16, died after he was struck in the head with an Israeli-fired tear gas canister during protests east of Bureij in central Gaza on 12 February.
Yusif Said Hussein al-Dayeh, 14, was shot in the chest and killed during protests east of Gaza City on 22 February.

Truth, Responsibility & Why Jordan Peterson Is Wrong On Genesis

By : Dr. Jordan Peterson is to be admired for standing up to the seemingly endless onslaught of stultifying dogma which now pervades our culture. He is the first to show any real success in doing so and, thus, demonstrates that success is indeed possible.
There is so much to like about Dr. Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. In an age of entitlement and offence, this book is a breath of fresh air. It has, however, been extensively reviewed elsewhere and I won’t be doing that here. Instead, I’m going to focus on where I think Dr. Peterson goes wrong.
I intend to be somewhat direct.
The word “truth” appears 115 times, no less, in 12 Rules. It is a book in which he advocates for truth and encourages others to be fearless in seeking truth in their personal lives. However, I feel that Dr. Peterson has fallen short himself, and what he presents as “truth” is, at times, no such thing, but a projection of a very personal world view. To illustrate this, I will refer specifically to his treatment of Genesis from the Old Testament.
But first, some context…
His book is billed as a “message about the value of individual responsibility,” and individual responsibility is something I very much agree with. However, when it comes to responsibility, he advocates two very different ideas of what it means. Men have responsibility for all things including a responsibility for women, but women it would seem are to have little responsibility beyond that of raising children.

Netanyahu’s Possible Indictment And Jewish Dialectics

'Israel is far from an ethical realm. It is institutionally racist towards the indigenous people of the land as well as African immigrants, and  it is also abusive to its poor. ...the Jewish state is a an abusive tribal ghetto ran by oligarchs and underworld characters.'
By Ex-Jew Gilad Atzmon: The Jewish State  is an unusual place. It indicts its leaders and occasionally even locks them behind bars. Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav was found  guilty of "rape, sexual harassment, committing an indecent act while using force, harassing a witness and obstruction of justice". He was sentenced to seven years in prison. Veteran Israeli PM Ehud Olmert was convicted of two counts of bribery and was also sent to prison. Yesterday Israel’s attorney general published his decision to indict Mr Netanyahu on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in connection with three cases.

When Is Genocide Not Genocide? When Jews Or Young Turks Do It

Not, it seems, when it happens to Goyim like the Orthodox Christians and Armenians and especially not when the Jews themselves are the perpetrators
By Richard Galustian: When talking of the 20th Century if one asked the average educated person what was the first genocide of the 20th Century, most people would immediately say, the Jews by Germans led by a fascist Nazi regime.
That would be wrong. 
The first such mass killings in the 20th Century was of the Armenians by Ottoman Turks with German Military Advisors. In fact in 2015, German President Joachim Gauck acknowledged Germany's "co-responsibility" for the Armenian genocide, while a book published in the same year by the journalist Jürgen Gottschlich detailed the political collusion of Turkey's most important European ally in the First World War, which provided military advice and training for the Ottoman Empire throughout the Wilhelmine period, a point that Hitler was mindful of; the proof was revealed by him in a speech, extract which is below:
Adolf Hitler: “I have issued the command and I'll have anybody who utters but one word of criticism executed by a firing squad that our war aim does not consist in reaching certain lines, but in the physical destruction of the enemy.

Russian Envoy To UN Humiliates Neo-Con-Artist Henchman Elliot Abrams, Says He's a Scheming Liar

'He has a pretty filthy past if we can say so. In 1985, he got kicked out of the State Department because he concealed his participation in the Iran-Contra scandal. It involved supplying arms to death squads rampaging in Latin America. This scenario is practically being repeated now with regard to Venezuela. ...Elliott Abrams's face was worth seeing at that moment. He covered his face with his hands.'
By Oscar Platt: Elliott Abrams has had a difficult month. Two weeks ago, the Reagan-Administration crony had to sit through a public interrogation at the hands of newly elected Somali Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who, referring to Abrams' involvement in the the Iran-Contra scandal, asked "Why should we trust you?"
He fumbled his way through that one, and was only saved by the media, who predictably accused Rep. Omar an anti-semitism. Clearly she was on to something.

Martha Stewart Gets In On The Weed Game At 77

"I was totally high with Snoop.
...That's a good thing."
By Tyler Durden: Martha Stewart is teaming up with the world's largest cannabis company, Canopy Growth Corp. in an advisory role to help develop a "broad new line" of products for both people and animals. 
"I am looking forward to working with the Canopy Growth team," said the 77-year-old Stewart in a Thursday statement