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Qatari Emir ain’t a thing no mo but Redherring to derange Arab-Media-Whores away from Arabspringers Tsunami in the Middle East especially when Romney & Obama jointly declared in Boca Raton Debate that Bashar Assad days are numbered in Syria.Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani ain’t democracy to be taken seriously. He’s an old schooler struggling to survive Arabspring. Israel is pleased with Liposuctioned Qatari Emir to tour Gaza during Schools, Mosques & Hospitals Bombing Festival. Gaza Penis-Size-Rockets on Gush Katif & Sderot failed to aid Israel enough to hijack Boca Raton Debate to extort both Obama & Romney to commit that Israel as dear as Japan. Israelifirsters of America got the message clear that attacking Israel ain’t as attacking USA. Romney & Obama jointly used the most powerful Jewish weapon ever even more powerful than Iranian Nukes: The Syria genocides Rhetoric to save the White House from Israeli armatures as Zionist used the Holocaust as powerful weapon for 64 years to get Palestine. USA taken Rain-Cheque on Gaza until election is over. Qatari Emir ain’t a thing no mo but Redherring to derange Arab-Media-Whores away from Arabspringers Tsunami in the Middle East as Bashar Assad days are numbered. Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani is in Gaza to buy time and reward on behalf of DC Both PLO and Hamas for the child-play with Israel that got $1 billion for Iron Dome and Magic Wand systems, fleet of F35 for free & unprecedented DoD-IDF Joint Operation. The published Narrative is a very Powerful Argument that attracts inflammatory commentaries. Urban Accuracy Requires Profanity to deliver honest opinion. You have the right to edit my narrative to meet your Reader’s Perusal. I will annal your noted commentary unedited below. Please don’t delete mine based on how I look or prejudice if any. It will be nice if you quit fiction Crave and read painful facts. Please let your readers read mine to. I am too old to spam & be deceptive. I mean no offense. Kudos.
Now Shut-up, Sit-down & Listen to Muhannad Abd al-Hamid of Al-Monitor Arab horsemanure..Your discretion is advised:
Qatar Emir's Gaza Visit Shifts Focus Onto Palestinian Unity
The visit of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, to the Gaza Strip raises big questions: Will Qatar and its Emir reinforce the separation between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, and abandon the efforts to end the state of division which culminated in the Doha Agreement? Or will the visit carry a surprise? Here, it is fair to assume that the Emir and his delegation will travel to Ramallah and announce the initiation of the implementation of the Doha Agreement, though there have been no introductions or preparations for such a step. This reinforces the belief that the step is a unilateral one [taken by Qatar]. This implies the following: First, Qatari legitimacy will be granted to the sacked, rebellious, divisive and illegal government of Hamas, which took power through a military coup in 2007. Separation between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank will be reinforced. This situation will further weaken Palestinian cohesion in the face of the fiercest Israeli settlement activity yet, which undermines the components of the Palestinian state. Second, Qatari legitimacy will be lent to the principle of using force to resolve internal differences. This principle has been used by Hamas through military coups, controlling institutions by force, and imposing the authority of a single party. This has led to the violation and indefinite disablement of the democratic process. The terms of the Legislative Council and the presidency expired two years ago, but no elections have so far been held. Disrupting the reconciliation means not resorting to the people as a reference, in line with the principle of political Islam: You commit to democracy once and only once. Third, Hamas will be rewarded for having disrupted the implementation of the Doha Agreement and linking the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip to [the Doha Agreement]. This contradicts the Cairo and Doha Agreements and the results of the Palestinian National Dialogue, which put the task of reconstruction on the agenda of the National Unity Government, in the context of strengthening the unity of the Palestinian homeland and the integrity of its institutions. Fourth, in this senior official visit, the Qatari government overrode the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) as the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, and as the National Authority’s reference in the occupied territories that has the right to withdraw confidence from any Palestinian government.
The PLO deemed the government of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh illegitimate and called for its dismissal after its bloody coup in the Gaza Strip. Also, the Legislative Council is part of the National Council, which has the right to intervene in all aspects of Palestinian affairs. The historical, voluntary absence of Hamas and the Islamic Jihad from PLO institutions does not mean that their legitimacy should be removed, but means that we should include these factions in the PLO institutions under its main system. The reconciliation agreements provide for settling this issue through elections. Fifth, the Arab League has endorsed the positions of the Palestinian legitimate representative in line with the Arab League Charter. It has refused to deal with the sacked Hamas government and has deemed it illegitimate. Even the government of Tehran, which has strong ties with Hamas, refrained from inviting Ismail Haniyeh to the [Non-Aligned Movement] Summit as it contradicts with the Palestinian legitimacy approved by the Islamic countries. This visit is a violation by Qatar of the Arab League’s position. Former presidents who have surpassed the organization and sought to adopt an alternative to it are Saddam Hussein — who later backed down — Moammar Gadhafi, and Hafez and Bashar al-Assad. They did so in the context of employing the Palestinian factor as a bargaining chip. But they did not succeed. Sixth, if the State of Qatar has reneged on its efforts toward Palestinian reconciliation, does this mean that it supports the establishment of an Islamic emirate or state in the Gaza Strip? This is a logical conclusion even if the intent is otherwise. The question is: What would the function of such a state be? Would it be a substitute for the states in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, or a [temporary] station to transfer control to the West Bank? The most important question is: What is the program of the “emirate” to resolve the national question? Theoretically, Hamas claims that Palestine — from the River Jordan to the Mediterranean Sea — is an Islamic state, that it does not recognize the state of Israel and endorses a long-term truce. Practically, Hamas is allowing Israel to impose the project of division of roles, with the population being given to political Islam and the land to the occupying state, in addition to dropping the Palestinian demand for ending the occupation and settlement activity. Hamas’ experience in controlling security across the Gaza borders is reassuring and encourages the Israelis to reinforce their control over the West Bank. What is common between the legitimate authority in the West Bank and the sacked authority in the Gaza Strip is security control and suppressing all attempts of resistance, through security coordination and the adoption of the slogan of resistance and preparing for confrontation.
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All that is necessary for triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.. Edmund Burke. First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. Time is up! Standup like a man or die like a coward 1000 times.
Obaid Karki is a Sexagenarian UAE Paleoconservative Provocateur Arabspringer with a Picassoic Attitude, Blackbelt Diehart Paulite Constitutionalist Libertarian, Diogenesist, Spinoziste, Qutbist, Kabbalist, Pantheon, Hexalingual, Automath, Antitribal-Gentiles-Cabal, Unaffiliated to State or any Religiosity Cult and Seigniorage Banksters Sharia Scam. In short. I am the one your mom never warned you about.Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani ain’t democracy to be taken... more
An Israeli airstrike on a vehicle in the southern Gaza Strip Wednesday killed two people, Hamas and health officials said. A Hamas security official said the strike hit a car that belonged to the group's interior ministry. (Sept. 19)An Israeli airstrike on a vehicle in the southern Gaza Strip Wednesday killed two... more
JERUSALEM — Israel and Hamas announced an agreement on Tuesday to exchange more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for an Israeli soldier held captive in Gaza for five years, a deal brokered by Egypt that seemed likely to shake up Middle East politics at a time when the region is immersed in turmoil.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel told his nation in a live address on television that the soldier, Staff Sgt. Gilad Shalit, who was captured in June 2006 at the age of 19, could be home “within days,” ending what has been widely seen in Israel as a national trauma.
In Damascus, Syria, Khaled Meshal, the political leader of Hamas, said in a televised address that the negotiations had been “very, very difficult” and called the deal “a national accomplishment” that augured well for the Palestinians, who he said hoped to “cleanse the land, and liberate Jerusalem, and unite the Palestinian ranks.”
It was unclear what drove the two to accept a deal that had been on the table for years. But both stand to benefit politically and had reasons to distract attention from the efforts of Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, as he circles the globe seeking votes for his bid to gain United Nations membership for a state of Palestine.
Egypt played a central role in the deal, helping bolster its international standing at a time of growing internal political strife as well as strains with Israel, which has seen its relationship with Egypt deteriorate since President Hosni Mubarak was toppled in February. Just last month, an Egyptian mob attacked Israel’s embassy and its diplomatic staff was evacuated.
Mr. Netanyahu, whose cabinet voted 26 to 3 in favor of the prisoner swap, said he felt it important to move on the deal now, given what he called the “storms” in the Middle East.
“With everything that is happening in Egypt and the region, I don’t know if the future would have allowed us to get a better deal — or any deal at all for that matter,” he said. “This is a window of opportunity that might have been missed.”
An Israeli official said on Tuesday that Israel had sent a letter of apology to Egypt for the deaths of several of its troops by Israeli forces chasing Palestinian militants into Sinai in August.
Many aspects of the agreement were not revealed, including the names of important Palestinian prisoners expected to be released. But Israeli journalists said after an intelligence briefing that Marwan Barghouti, a top leader of the Fatah group sentenced to five life terms and seen as a possible successor to Mr. Abbas, would not be freed. Mr. Meshal said that the total would be 1,027, among them 315 prisoners serving life sentences and 27 women.
According to Israeli television, Israel would first release 450 prisoners as Sergeant Shalit is sent to Egypt, possibly in a week. Two months later, the television said, the remaining prisoners would be released. None of the details could be confirmed officially.
Sergeant Shalit was seized in a cross-border raid by Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups in June 2006 and taken into the Gaza Strip.
Hamas, which rejects Israel’s existence, is regarded by much of the West as a terrorist organization. It won Palestinian parliamentary elections in 2006 and took full control of Gaza in 2007, routing the Palestinian Authority forces loyal to President Abbas of Fatah, Hamas’s rival. Since then, Israel has maintained a blockade on Gaza to isolate Hamas, although it has eased many restrictions on imports.
A prisoner exchange deal for Sergeant Shalit had seemed close in late 2009, but the talks collapsed. Israel and Hamas each blamed the other. Israel had balked at releasing some of the prisoners demanded by Hamas, including those convicted as planners and perpetrators of some of the deadliest terrorist attacks in recent years.
Another stumbling block was Israel’s fear of letting some of the prisoners back into the West Bank where they might engage again in violence. Previous intelligence chiefs lobbied strongly against such a move.
But the chiefs of all three Israeli intelligence agencies — Mossad, Shin Bet and Military Intelligence — have been replaced in the past year and those objections were partly overcome, according to Israeli officials and analysts. In the current deal, only some prisoners were expected to be permitted into the West Bank.
Amnon Zichroni, an Israeli lawyer who has worked on such issues, told Israel Radio that one reason for the shift was that violence was a less popular form of protest against Israel in the West Bank today, and, he said, “there are increasing efforts to minimize any form of terrorism as a form of resistance.”
Despite efforts to renew peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, there is little optimism regarding success. The prisoner exchange, assuming it is carried out, seems likely to increase the popularity of Hamas among Palestinians as well as that of Mr. Netanyahu’s Likud Party in Israel, perhaps temporarily sidelining Mr. Abbas.
For years, Israelis have embraced the Shalit family, with many viewing the abducted soldier as, in effect, their own son.
Tens of thousands of Israelis joined the Shalits in the summer of 2010 for parts of a 12-day march from the Shalits’ home in northern Israel to Jerusalem to publicize their son’s plight. Since then, the parents have spent many days in a tent near the prime minister’s residence to draw attention to their son.
Mr. Netanyahu said he had telephoned the Shalits earlier in the day to tell them he was bringing their son home.
“When I took office I took it upon myself, as a personal mission, to bring Gilad home to his family,” Mr. Netanyahu said.
He said he had told his negotiators to hold the talks “under the guidelines important to Israel: the need to bring Gilad home and the need to keep Israel’s citizens safe.”
For Palestinians, the plight of thousands of their sons in Israeli prisons has been equally traumatic, and the possibility of their release drew enormous attention.
In Gaza, night had fallen when the news of a possible exchange began to circulate. Usama Sarhan, 34, a night security guard in a grocery store in Gaza City, expressed guarded optimism as he headed off to catch Mr. Meshal’s address on television. Wary because a deal had been reported to be close previously, he said that if the prisoner trade succeeded, it would be “a victory for Gaza.”
Later, thousands poured into the streets in Gaza and the West Bank in celebration.
Ismail Haniya, the top Hamas leader in Gaza, said at a public rally outside the parliament building in Gaza City that Hamas would begin preparations to receive the prisoners, but gave no indication of timing.
Among those celebrating on the streets was Bahaa al-Madhoun, a Hamas official, whose family was waving a Palestinian flag from their car as he drove past honking motorcycles and trucks blaring music.
“This is a huge happiness for the Palestinian people, that their prisoners are being released from prisons,” he said. “The Palestinian people have been waiting for that for years. The resistance won, and the Palestinian people won.”
Anthony Shadid contributed reporting from Beirut, Lebanon; Stephen Farrell from Gaza; and David D. Kirkpatrick from Cairo.
A version of this article appeared in print on October 12, 2011, on page A1 of the New York edition with the headline: Deal With Hamas Will Free Israeli Held Since 2006.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/12/world/middleeast/possible-deal-near-to-free-captive-israeli-soldier.html?_r=1&pagewanted=2JERUSALEM — Israel and Hamas announced an agreement on Tuesday to exchange more... more
SO THE PALESTINIANS MADE SUCH A BIG DEAL ABOUT STATEHOOD.
IN THE END IS THAT WHAT THEY WANT?
OR JUST ANOTHER MANIPULATIVE PLAY TO PIT ISRAEL AS THE BAD GUY.SO THE PALESTINIANS MADE SUCH A BIG DEAL ABOUT STATEHOOD. IN THE END IS THAT WHAT... more
The recent call by U.S. Senator Charles Schumer for increased rail safety funding and the creation of a “no-ride” list for Amtrak trains is yet another reminder of just who is stoking fear of Muslims in America.
In an interview last year with a Jewish radio talk show in New York, Senator Schumer said he believed that HaShem (an Orthodox Jewish term for “God”) gave him the name “Schumer” — which means “guardian” — so that he could fulfill his “very important” role in the U.S. Senate as a “guardian of Israel.” Presumably, Schumer’s God-given role also includes turning the country he is actually paid to represent — the United States — into an Islamophobicpolice state.
Americans wondering what happened to their freedoms since 9/11 need to understand the key role played by ardent pro-Israelis like Schumer in undermining their civil liberties under the guise of protecting them from terrorism.
On October 11, 2001, exactly one month after 9/11, Senator Joe LIEberman introduced a bill to establish the Department of Homeland Security. Since then, “the No. 1 pro-Israel advocate and leader in Congress” has been the main mover behind such draconian legislation as the Protect America Act of 2007, the Enemy Belligerent, Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010, and the proposed Terrorist Expatriation Act, which would revoke the citizenship of Americans accused of providing “material support” to a foreign terrorist organization,
LIEberman, who was Barack Obama’s mentor when he entered the Senate, has even proposed a bill which would give the president the power to kill the Internet in the event of a so-called “national cyber-emergency.”The recent call by U.S. Senator Charles Schumer for increased rail safety funding and... more
Egypt permanently reopens its border with Gaza, opening access to Palestinians. The Rafah border had been blockaded by Egypt and Israel after Hamas took control of Gaza in June 2007.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFxqtvtpIbgEgypt permanently reopens its border with Gaza, opening access to Palestinians. The... more
As President Obama continues to reach out to the Muslim world, it is downright disgusting to see how he keeps sucking up to a part of the world that has a very strong dislike for America and, no matter what Obama does, will keep right on disliking us.
In his latest speech to the Muslim world, Obama called on the State of Israel to commit suicide.
Obama called on Israel to pull back to the borders that existed before the 1967 war. That would require Israel to give up every inch of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. It would force several hundred thousand Israeli Jews out of their homes and leave the Jewish state with indefensible borders. Under those conditions, Israel would be left with a border that is less than nine miles wide at its narrowest.
No president of the United States, Republican or Democrat, has ever called on Israel to return to its pre-1967 borders. Every president, except Obama, has recognized that Israel is surrounded by enemies that have vowed to wipe it off the map, and that includes Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas and his ‘moderate’ Fatah faction.
If Israeli prime minister Binjamin Netanyahu has any balls, he will tell President Obama to take a flying leap!
Despite his phony declarations of friendship for Israel and empty promises of an 'ironclad' commitment to its security, Obama has finally exposed himself as a true enemy of Israel. AND THE SAME GOES FOR ANY AMERICAN JEW WHO CONTINUES TO SUPPORT OBAMA, NOW THAT HE’S AS MUCH AS THROWN ISRAEL UNDER THE BUS. http://barkgrowlbite.blogspot.com/2011/05/obama-calls-on-state-of-israel-to.htmlAs President Obama continues to reach out to the Muslim world, it is downright... more
Activists with a group called Move Over AIPAC protesting the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) stranglehold on the US Congress... in style and song in DC's Union Station.
Flashmobs have definitely made a come back in the world of activism, for better or worse.
The US gives Israel $3 billion in military aid a year. That hasn't brought peace to the region. That hasn't made Israel or Palestine safer. Rather it keeps us all on the brink of war.Activists with a group called Move Over AIPAC protesting the American Israel Public... more
Palestinian militant group Hamas have condemned the killing of Bin Laden, Reuters reports, calling it the "assassination" of an "Arab holy warrior".
http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2011/may/02/liveupdates.htmPalestinian militant group Hamas have condemned the killing of Bin Laden, Reuters... more
Kidnappers apparently behind the heinous murder of an Italian activist in Gaza belong to the Salafist movement whose extremism is more hardline than that of Hamas.Kidnappers apparently behind the heinous murder of an Italian activist in Gaza belong... more
A kidnapped Italian activist has been found dead in Gaza after he was killed by a radical Islamist group.
It's the first time a foreigner has been killed in the Palestinian territory after being kidnapped.
The Salafist extremists, who claim to be inspired by Al Qaeda, posted a video of Vittorio Arrigoni on YouTube, tied up and blindfolded.
They threatened to kill him by 5pm on Friday, if Hamas did not release a number of Palestinian prisoners including one of the group's leaders.
But a spokesman for the Islamist movement Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, said: "The Italian was killed by suffocation and his body was found in a street of the city of Gaza."
Mr Arrigoni was an activist with a pro-Palestinian group called the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), and was also working as a blogger and writer.
Mr Arrigoni is the third member of the group to be killed in Gaza: US activist Rachel Corrie died in March 2003 after being crushed by an Israeli military bulldozer and British activist Tom Hurndall died in January 2004, nine months after being shot by an Israeli soldier.
Mr Arrigoni became famous in Italy for his passionate defence of Palestinian rights under Israeli occupation particularly during Operation Cast Lead. His kidnapping was the first in four years in Gaza.
Source: Sky News And RTA kidnapped Italian activist has been found dead in Gaza after he was killed by a... more
First, they came for the hairdressers… can the nail technicians be far behind?
Gaza police order male hairdressers to quit workingFirst, they came for the hairdressers… can the nail technicians be far behind?... more
Some stinging remarks about U.S. professors and Palestine from University of Illinois law school professor Francis Boyle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5wtE9wd1uU&feature=player_embedded#Some stinging remarks about U.S. professors and Palestine from University of Illinois... more
One document quoted Erekat as telling an Israeli official: “It is no secret that …we are offering you the biggest Yerushalayim in history.” He used the Hebrew word for Jerusalem.One document quoted Erekat as telling an Israeli official: “It is no secret that... more
Fuck Hamas. Fuck Israel. Fuck Fatah. Fuck UN. Fuck UNWRA. Fuck USA! We, the youth in Gaza, are so fed up with Israel, Hamas, the occupation, the violations of human rights and the indifference of the international community! We want to scream and break this wall of silence, injustice and indifference like the Israeli F16’s breaking the wall of sound; scream with all the power in our souls in order to release this immense frustration that consumes us because of this fucking situation we live in; we are like lice between two nails living a nightmare inside a nightmare, no room for hope, no space for freedom. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/recent-news/22567-gazas-youth-manifestoFuck Hamas. Fuck Israel. Fuck Fatah. Fuck UN. Fuck UNWRA. Fuck USA! We, the youth in... more
Which country has the closest and most loyal relationship with Israel? Hint: It's not the USA
http://www.forgetthebox.net/mag/too-close-for-comfort-isreal-canadian-relations.phpWhich country has the closest and most loyal relationship with Israel? Hint: It's... more