Friday, May 27, 2016

Some May 2016 quotes from the heart of Israel

IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Yair Golan speaks at a Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at Kibbutz Tel Yitzhak on May 4, 2016

"If there is something that frightens me about the memories of the Holocaust, it is the knowledge of the awful processes which happened in Europe in general, and in Germany in particular, 70, 80, 90 years ago, and finding traces of them here in our midst, today, in 2016."

SOURCE: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.717948

THEN, a few days later...

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon explains his resignation at IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv on Friday, May 20, 2016
"But to my great sorrow, extremist and dangerous elements have taken over Israel and the Likud Party and are shaking the foundations and threatening to hurt its residents."
 

"Sadly, senior politicians in the country have chosen the way of incitement and segregation of parts of Israeli society instead of unifying it and bringing it together. It is unbearable to me that we will be divided among us out of cynicism and lust for control, and I expressed my opinion on the matter more than once out of honest concern for the future of society in Israel and the future of the next generations."

SOURCE: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.720653

Ex-Israeli Prime Minister and Ex-Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak with wife Nili Priel
Israel has been "infected by the seeds of fascism," former prime minister and defense minister Ehud Barak said during a TV interview on Friday night. (May 20, 2016)

Responding to the resignation of Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon earlier in the day, Barak said that it "should be a red light for all of us regarding what's going on in the government."

Ya'alon's resignation is "the end of a chain that began with the case of the soldier who shot [a wounded Palestinian assailant to death], such incidents give us an X-ray image that is opposed to the will of the people."

"What has happened is a hostile takeover of the Israeli government by dangerous elements. And it's just the beginning."

"Life-sustaining Zionism and the seeds of fascism cannot live together," Barak told a Channel 10 interviewer.

SOURCE: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.720715

Monday, May 23, 2016

[ePalestine] PSR: Asynchronous and Inseparable Struggles for Rights and a Political End-Game (By Sam Bahour)


As part of the 6-month policy research on new directions for the Palestinians conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) under the title:

What directions for Palestinians?
Changing the Status Quo: What directions for Palestinians?
September 2015-March 2016


My contribution may be found in the following paper which addresses the one-state - two-state debate:

Asynchronous and Inseparable Struggles for Rights and a Political End-Game
Sam Bahour, author

Radi Jarai and Mohammad Daraghmeh, commentators
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

[ePalestine] Haaretz: Why Would That General Compare Israel to 1930s Germany? Hmm...

BRILLIANT! And in an Israeli English newspaper...tell me the times are not changing...

Haaretz

Why Would That General Compare Israel to 1930s Germany? Hmm... 

B. Michael May 15, 2016

http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.719740

http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.719740

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