Israel has once again bombed their concentration camp in Gaza (archived). The camp at 365 square kilometers, inclusive of the permimeter "no-go" zones where Israeli guards shoot to kill, is the largest of its kind dwarfing historical examples while holding an estimated 2 million prisoners. Since 2005 Israel has maintained land, sea, and air blockades while only making infrequent ingresses into the camp, usually in the form of mortar and missile fire.
Last week a bill in the Israeli Knesset that proposed treating Jewish and Arab citizens equally under the law was quietly disqualified from consideration without drawing any mainstream international attention (archived). Justifications from various officials of the Jewish state on why they can't be inclusive included:
We would be seeing here a kind of creeping conquest from Africa.
I think that ‘Judaizing the Galilee’ is not an offensive term. We used to talk like that. In recent years we’ve stopped talking like that. I think it’s legitimate without violating the full rights of the Arab residents of Israel.
There is place to maintain a Jewish majority even at the price of violation of rights.
Israel is a Jewish state. It isn’t a state of all its nations. That is, equal rights to all citizens but not equal national rights.
Everyone has his own Judaism. In the nation-state bill, when it talks about a Jew, it means the nationality. (archived)
The roughly 2 million prisoners of the 365 square kilometer concentration camp operated by Israel in the Gaza Strip would have been unaffacted by the limited human rights bill.
Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr, who commands a militia that violently opposed the US occupation of Iraq is set to have candidates on his ticket see a dominating election win. Candidates in al-Sadr's Sairoon coalition have won in 10 of Iraq's 18 provinces and the city of Baghdad which allocates a majority of parliament's 329 seats.
Incumbent Prime Minister Abadi’s coalition, favored by the United States and forecasted to win, is third place overall and fifth place in the capital. As the proxy war in Syria continues to rage, this Iraqi power shift towards alignment with Iran is not favorable to Israel and the United States.
Overnight the continuing escalation of direct, as opposed to proxy, conflict in Syrian hit a new high as the Israelis launched their largest missile barrage in the 7 year history of the Syrian "Civil" War (archived). Not content to let the big countries work through their issues by proxy while US President Trump contemplates a withdrawal from the theater, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's behavior increasingly parallels that of the late Paraguayan President Francisco Solano Lopez in 1864.
It is quite understandable that those who are scared for the safety of their children would consider leaving Germany. I hear this from my own Jewish friends. But we must do everything to avoid that.
There is no word yet on whether Klein, Merkel, or others are considering bringing back exit visa requirements as part of that everything.
Members of Germany's Jewish population are being warned to avoid wearing the traditional kippah cap in favor of alternative headcoverings (archived). The rise in anti-Jewish violence appears to be tied to increasing immigration and diversity with Arabic speaking Germans presenting the greatest threat to streetwalking Jews. This not the first time Jews in Germany have been subject to escalating violence, but the move from German speaking Germans to Arabic speaking Germans as aggressors this century brings new energy to an old meme.
Today the Syrian government announced President Bashar al Assad returned his "Legion of Honor" award to the US pantsuit slave state of France via the Romanian embassy (archived). Former French President Chiraq presented Assad with the decoration in 2001.
Overnight the US, Airstrip One, and France launched missile strikes against Syria which were condemned by both the Russians and Chinese. Out of 103 missiles launched, 71 were reportedly intercepted leaving 32 to strike targets. This move comes 373 days after Trump last directed US cruise missiles towards a Syrian airbase's pussy. Syria and Russia are reporting that this attack was "absorbed" with personel having been withdrawn from the target sites days in advance while the US insists no warning of the attack was offered.
The latest reports on the situation in Syria indicate the Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Donald Cook1 is in Syrian waters where it is being intimately buzzed by Russian warplanes. With diplomatic channels between the US and Russia dramatically reduced following British aggitation, Pantsuit just might get their war if this dance continues. Make Green, Great Again!
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