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Posted 24 September 2010 - 13:14
Posted 24 September 2010 - 23:12
Izrael je odbacio nalaze izvještaja Savjeta za ljudska prava Ujedninjenih nacija i ocijenio ga "parcijalnim".U izvještaju UN zaključeno je da je napad izraelskih marinaca na brodove s humanitarnom pomoći koji su krenuli u Gazu "teško kršenje ljudskih prava".
"Kao što se očekuje od jedne demokratske zemlje, Izreal je vodio istragu i još uvijek istražuje o incidentu pred Gazom", saopštilo je izraelsko ministarstvo vanjskih poslova.
Ministarstvo precizira da izraelska istražna komisija, u kojoj su dva strana posmatrača, nastavlja rad, a Izreal je isto tako pristao da učestvuje u istrazi koju je pokrenuo glavni tajnik UN-a.
"Izvještaj objavljen u srijedu je parcijalan i pristran, kao i organizacija koja ga je izradila", saopštilo je ministarstvo.
Izraelski komandosi su 31. maja u zoru napali konvoj od šest brodova koji se kretao prema Gazi, ubili devet turskih putnika i izazvali tals međunardnih osuda.
Prema izvještaju UN-ovog Savjeta za ljudska prava objavljenog u srijedu, postoje "dokazi" koji omogućavaju da se podrži sudsko gonjenje Izreala zbog napada na brodove.
Izrael tvrdi da je djelovao poštujući međunarodne zakone
Posted 28 October 2010 - 01:02
The right may not be leading us anywhere, but the garbage it is spreading in the meantime is piling up higher and higher.
By Gideon Levy
From Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to MK Danny Danon, from Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman to MK Anastassia Michaeli, from MK Michael Ben Ari to MK Yaakov Katz - all of them are Arab haters, whether openly or not. Most of them have never even met an Arab, but they know everything about them. Not one of them has even begun to think of Arabs as being equal to Jews.
Netanyahu cloaks his hatred and condescension with cloying love of the nation, Katz with hollow love of the land. But love has nothing to do with it. The only thing they are trying to do is obscure its opposite. Behind their initiatives, wrapped in the flags of the Jewish nation, their hatred and perceived lordship seethes. They know, to their chagrin, that the Arabs will remain here for all time, despite all the measures being taken against them. The only explanation for these lawmakers' actions is that they are giving vent to their heart's desire.
Do they think their hate laws will alter the Arab people's consciousness? That the Arabs will declare "loyalty" to Israel and then be loyal? That this will prevent them from marking the Nakba and transform them into Zionists? Their homes will be demolished and they will be bond servants? They will recognize the state as Jewish and forgo their aspirations?
Repressive force is the primary means used by the government against the Arabs in Israel and the Palestinians in the territories. The police, the army, the Shin Bet security service and the Border Police are the government's principal agents in these sectors. The right wing believes force will preserve the occupation and prevent the Arabs of Israel from rising up; but above all, it will hurt them. And that is a pathological approach. It is not only generated by hatred, it also fuels hatred among its victims. In the end, it will be self-fulfilling and the Arabs of Israel really will rise up in revolt. So besides being amoral, this ethnic hatred is also not very smart.
All that remains from the doctrine set forth by Ze'ev Jabotinsky and Menachem Begin, which contains liberal and democratic elements, is hatred. Begin has morphed into MK Miri Regev. There is no agenda, no vision. Try to find out what the right expects to see in another decade; all that remains is their loathing of the Arabs. That is the right's problem. The problem of the other camp, if it still exists, is that it has no one who can stop the right.
Manifestations of hatred are received with sympathy or indifference, even by those who should be standing in the breach: the opposition, the media and the education and judicial systems.
The damage the right wing is inflicting upon us will linger for many years after it leaves office. It's hard to uproot hatred that has been planted so deeply. The right may not be leading us anywhere, but the garbage it is spreading in the meantime is piling up higher and higher.
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Posted 08 November 2010 - 13:31
Last Updated: Nov 8, 2010
The unflattering, and hotly contested, epithet follows an edict from Safed's senior rabbis ordering residents not to sell or rent homes to "non-Jews" - a reference to the country's Palestinian Arab citizens, who comprise a fifth of Israel's population.
At an emergency meeting called last month to discuss the dangers of assimilation caused by Arab men dating Jewish women, the 18 rabbis warned that Safed and its 40,000 Jewish residents were facing an "Arab takeover".
The number of Arabs in the city, though low, has been steadily rising as the student body at Safed Academic College has expanded. There are now some 1,300 Arab students enrolled at the school.
The rabbis' statements have provoked a series of attacks by ultranationalist Jews, in which several Arab homes have been attacked to chants of "Death to the Arabs". In one recent incident, three Arab students were beaten as shots were fired.
Jamil Khalaili, 20, a physiotherapy student at the college who rents an apartment with a friend in a Jewish neighbourhood, said the atmosphere in Safed was rapidly deteriorating.
"We're being treated like criminals, like we're trying to steal their homes," he said. "It's got to the point where many of my friends are wondering whether to leave. I want to study here but not if it costs me my life."
Leading the opposition to the presence of Arab students in the city is Safed's chief rabbi, Shmuel Eliyahu, who is employed by the municipality as head of its religious council.
"When a non-Jew moves in, residents begin to worry about their children, about their daughters. Many Arab students have been known to date Jewish girls," Israel National News quoted Mr Eliyahu as saying.