Mandela sprak zich herhaaldelijk kritisch uit over westerse landen… In 2003 sprak hij zich uit tegen de plannen van de Verenigde Staten en het Verenigd Koninkrijk om Irak binnen te vallen. Hij omschreef het als een ‘tragedie’ en zei dat de Verenigde Staten meer verschrikkelijke misdaden begaan had dan welk ander land, refererend aan het in de Tweede Wereldoorlog werpen van atoombommen op Japan.
Dit gebeurde in de tolerante stad Amsterdam, onder de ogen van iedere Amsterdammer die het wilde zien. Een aanzienlijk deel van de Nederlandse 'politiek-literaire elite' collaboreerde ook toen met de macht.
Net zoals na de Tweede Wereldoorlog bijna iedereen in Nederland in het verzet leek te hebben gezeten, zo durft nu de strijd is gestreden ook de huidige generatie volop kleur te bekennen. De mainstream media klinken zolang er geen negatieve consequenties zijn te verwachten buitengewoon strijdvaardig en heldhaftig. Zo bericht NRC/Handelsblad na de dood van Nelson Mandela:
Een van de talloze Israelische bombardementen van het bevolkingsrijke Gaza. De Nederlandse 'politiek-literaire elite,' waar volgens Henk Hofland 'een natie niet zonder [kan],' is hierover muisstil omdat ze weet wat ze absoluut niet mag vertellen.
The punishment of Palestinians for the crime of voting the wrong way was severe. With constant U.S. backing, Israel increased its violence in Gaza, withheld funds that it was legally obligated to transmit to the Palestinian Authority, tightened its siege, and in a gratuitous act of cruelty, even cut off the flow of water to the arid Gaza Strip. The Israeli attacks became far more severe after the capture of Corporal Gilad Shalit on june 25, 2006, which the West portrayed as a terrible crime. Again, pure cynicism. Just one day before, Israel kidnapped two civilians in Gaza – a far worsde crime than capturing a soldier – and transported them to Israel (in violation of international law, but that is routine), where they presumably joined the roughly one thousand prisoners held by Israel without charges, hence kidnapped. None of this merits more than a yawn in the West.
Hannah Arendt heeft gelijk gekregen, opnieuw spelen de Joden in Israel de rol van 'hofjoden,' ditmaal voor de belangen van de Amerikaanse machthebbers. Opnieuw worden de Joden in Israel gebruikt en worden ze daarvan de dupe. Zoals Arendt benadrukte zou door de Palestijnen te verdrijven de haat alleen maar kunnen toenemen onder de Arabische buren. Israel zou immers alleen kunnen overleven door
Deze doelen blijken nu volledig identiek te zijn aan die van de extremisten wat betreft de toekomstige politieke inrichting van Palestina. Het is de doodsklap voor die joodse groeperingen in Palestina zelf die onvermoeibaar hebben gepleit voor een vergelijk tussen de Arabische en de joodse bevolking. Anderzijds zal het de meerderheid onder het leiderschap van Ben-Goerion aanzienlijk versterken…
Door de resolutie zo bot te verwoorden op een moment dat hun geschikt leek, hebben de zionisten voor een lange tijd iedere kans op onderhandelingen met de Arabieren verspeeld, want wat de zionisten ook mogen aanbieden, ze zullen niet vertrouwd worden. Dit zet op zijn beurt de deur wijd open voor een macht van buiten om het heft in handen te nemen zonder de twee meest betrokken partijen te raadplegen. De zionisten hebben nu daadwerkelijk alles gedaan om een onoplosbaar ‘tragisch conflict’ te creëren, dat alleen kan worden beëindigd door het doorhakken van de Gordiaanse knoop. Het zou erg naïef zijn om te geloven dat het doorhakken van de knoop altijd in het voordeel van de joden zou uitpakken en ook is er geen enkele reden om aan te nemen dat het zou resulteren in een duurzame oplossing.
To put this into perspective, the Middle East must create jobs at twice the pace of the United States in the go-go Clinton years, in an increasingly competitive international environment that is already accommodating the rise of India and China. Without making deep structural reforms, Middle East governments will never be able to meet the employment needs of its increasingly disaffected youth—a stark fact that, left unaddressed, leaves an entire generation ripe for radicalization. Unemployment is a problem throughout Arab society, but it is most acutely a youth issue. Fifty percent of those unemployed are between the ages of 15 and 24. Unemployment is also highest among those with some formal education. In the past, these young graduates could expect employment in the public sector, but as formal education has significantly expanded over the past generation and government coffers have come under increasing pressure, the public sector can no longer absorb what public school systems produce.
Beiroet voor de zoveelste maal door Israel gebombardeerd. Terreur die wordt gesteund door onder andere de EU waar Geert Mak propaganda voor maakt.
Met het oog op het politieke misbruik van het begrip 'terrorisme' nog enkele gegevens:
Nelson Mandela was the head of UmKhonto we Sizwe, (MK), the terrorist
wing of the ANC and South African Communist Party. At his trial, he had pleaded
guilty to 156 acts of public violence including mobilising terrorist bombing
campaigns, which planted bombs in public places, including the Johannesburg
railway station. Many innocent people, including women and children, were
killed by Nelson Mandela’s MK terrorists. Here are some highlights
Although Mandela was a controversial figure for much of his life, he became widely popular following his release. Despite critics who continued to denounce him as a communist sympathizer and terrorist, he gained international acclaim for his activism, having receivedmore than 250 honours, including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Soviet Order of Lenin, and the Bharat Ratna.
En nu maar wachten wat de nestor van de polder journalistiek, Henk Hofland, te melden heeft over het een en ander, nu bekend is geworden dat
Zionistische 'hufterigheid en agressie' die door de polder intelligentsia worden getolereerd en gesanctioneerd in het kader van de 'democratie' en de 'mensenrechten.'
You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s Speech at the Special Knesset Session Marking 100 Years Since the Birth of the Late Avraham Stern (“Yair”), de zionistische terrorist van de LEHI,
It carried out the November 1944 assassination in Cairo of Lord Moyne, along with several attacks on the British administration in Palestine. It was described as a terrorist organization by the British authorities and was banned by the newly-formed Israeli government under an anti-terrorism law passed three days after the group's September 1948 assassination of the UN mediator Folke Bernadotte. The United Nations Security Council called the assassins "a criminal group of terrorists," and Lehi was similarly condemned by subsequent United Nations mediator Ralph Bunche.
Joodse terroristen mogen van het zogeheten 'Verlichte, democratische' Westen datgene doen wat niet Joodse terroristen niet mogen doen. Het is een duidelijk voorbeeld van het huidige omgekeerde antisemitisme dat joden nog steeds als een ander soort beschouwt.
West Bank settlement firms not invited to Dutch-Israeli cooperation forum
Torn between interests of Israeli hosts and commitments given to public, Holland feels heat ahead of economic cooperation forum.
Haaretz, 6 December 2013
By Amira Hass
Only days before the Netherlands-Israel Cooperation Forum kicks off in Herzliya, the Dutch government is being pushed to publically clarify its policies against cooperation with Israeli businesses in the settlements - or those who are connected to Israeli rule in the West Bank - and to declare that such businesses will not be invited to participate in the Forum seminars.
The forum is intended to deepen the economic relations between Holland and Israel, with a focus on the fields of agricultural technology, water and energy. Senior government officials from both countries – including the prime ministers, foreign ministers and economic ministers of each – are due to attend, evidencing the importance each nation attributes to the forum.
But the Dutch government now finds itself facing a severe conflict of interests. Their Israeli hosts - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Economy Minister Naftali Bennett - are pushing the economic interests of the settlements, while Holland has promised its public that it will avoid any economic cooperation with West Bank settlement entities.
Last week, Dutch journalists, members of parliament and lawyers commented in various ways on the contradiction between the Dutch government's stated policy and its activities with the Cooperation Forum: The website of the Dutch Embassy in Tel Aviv recently included names of factories located in the settlements or who operate in the West Bank in a list of parties interested in meeting with Dutch businessmen who are coming to the forum as part of the official delegation.
In addition, the Dutch did not plan on including the “Territorial Clause,” which would stipulate that the forum only take place in sovereign Israel, in the memorandum of understanding that is being formulated for the event.
The wording of the agreement defining the forum's activity has not yet been finalized, and the outcome is expected to be an important test of the applicability of the European Union's settlement guidelines and of the political will behind the Dutch government’s declarations.
Last Tuesday, the Dutch government voted on a resolution demanding Holland explicitly exclude the "settlement economy" from its economic cooperation agreements with Israel. The resolution, proposed by the opposition Socialist Party, was defeated in parliament by a vote of 77 to 73, but despite its failure, the debate and pressure on the government have not calmed down.
Thirteen professors of international law sent a letter to Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans, criticizing his statements from last week in a debate in Parliament. Timmermans, of the Labor Party, stated that since the forum does not have legal status, there is no reason to include a territorial clause.
The professors wrote in response: “It was the Dutch government that initiated the intensification of the bilateral relations with Israel, which resulted in the creation of the Netherlands-Israel Cooperation Forum. The government formalizes, supports, and is a co-organizer of this forum, and it therefore bears responsibility for the forum as a whole.”
The writers stated in their letter that if the joint memorandum of understanding fails to include an explicit reference to the Dutch position on the matter, the nation's ability to prevent participation in the settlements project, “which is in violation of international law,” will be weakened.
The Netherlands stands at the forefront of international law and must preserve its reputation as such, they wrote, reminding readers that the International Court of Justice is located within the country's borders.
After the resolution was rejected, members of four left-wing opposition parties presented Timmermans with official questions in parliament. He answered them on Wednesday in writing. Technically, Timmermans wrote, it was not possible to filter out the names of the companies from the settlements who signed up to participate, but “the Dutch government hasn’t invited any companies from settlements to any component of the Forum. This also applies to the workshops.
“If a Dutch company registers for a meeting with an Israeli company in view of activities in or in the interest of settlements, then contact will be established with this Dutch firm and attention will be drawn to the Dutch discouragement policy," wrote Timmermans.
“If a Dutch company still wants to proceed with the meeting, the message will be that the Dutch government cannot offer services to this company," he continued, "The organization in the context of the forum of a match-making event is a service. Therefore, such a company will not be present at the forum or a networking reception."
“The Dutch Embassy in Tel Aviv has informed the Israeli government that the discouragement policy is applicable to the cooperation forum. Israel has taken note of that,” wrote Timmermans.
The Dutch foreign minister reported that the Palestinian Authority requested to limit the forum’s activities to the June 4, 1967 borders. The Netherlands had made it clear, Timmermans said, that the Dutch policy was still in force: that all the territories annexed to Israel after 1967 (including those in East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights) are not being considered part of Israeli territory.
Between December 7 and 9, a business mission from the Netherlands led by Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans and Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lillianne Ploumen will lead forums in Israel and Ramallah, which will deal with economic cooperation between Holland and Israel, and Holland and the Palestinian Authority, respectively.
Rutte and Timmermans’ counterparts, both Israeli and Palestinian, will also be present at the respective forums. Dutch businesspeople from the water management, energy, gas and agriculture sectors will play an important role in the mission, and meet with representatives from Israeli and Palestinian companies from these sectors.
The forums, slated to take place every two years, are meant to strengthen economic ties with Holland, though ties with Israeli companies are worth far more to Holland economically and technologically. In 2012, trade between Israel and the Netherlands reached a peak at over $5 billion. The Netherlands’ support budget for the Palestinian Authority between 2012 and 2015 is 65 million euros, 35 million of which is spent on security, good governance and rule of law, with 9 million going toward water management and sanitation systems.
Twee terroristen vrienden begroeten elkaar aller hartelijkst. De Nederlandse intelligentsia kijkt de andere kant op, zoals altijd.