ISRAEL = NO DEMOCRACY AT ALL = LIKE ALL ISRAELI PROPOSITIONS = PURE LIES
Max Blumenthal Demolishes Talking-Points About Israel’s ‘Liberal Democracy’
One of the great non-sequiturs of our political discourse is that Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East.
ISRAEL CONDUCTS = Terror wars
ISRAEL = Restrictions of civil liberties
ISRAEL = Hard-Far-Right political Factions Rule
ISRAEL’S NEW LAWS = END Israeli democracy.
ISRAEL = OCCUPYING STATE
Tzipi Livni = Accused Netanyahu of, “an attempt to transform Israel into a type of dictatorship” with “the gravest challenge to democracy since the establishment of the state in 1948.”
ISRAEL = LIMITED FREE SPEECH = Max Blumenthal: “not talking about Iran you’re an anti-Semite and I condemn that.” or a self-loathing Jew.
ISRAEL = “has never been a democracy…It’s a settler, colonial state that privileges the Jewish majority, which it created through violent methods of demographic manipulation over the indigenous Palestinian outclass.” — Max Blumenthal
Tzipi Livni = ex-Likud + ex-aide to Arial Sharon = Warn Israel is a fascist state = The Occupation Laws are creeping back over the green line, and right-wing elements are cracking down on democratic rights afforded to Jewish master class inside Israel = Feeling a slight scintilla of the oppression Palestinians have felt since 1947 Israel formed.
ISRAEL = Institutional discrimination and apartheid
ISRAEL = Right-Wing anti-democratic laws = Target human rights NGOs = B’Tselem = Make them out to be traitorous to the Jewish state of Israel.
ISRAEL RIGHT-WING LAWS = Mostly Avigdor Lieberman’s Russian Yisrael Beiteinu party supported by Netanyahu = Attacking NGOs = Association for Civil Rights in Israel = Document abuses by Israeli army in West Bank.
ISRAEL = STARNGLE HOLD ON WEST BANK FREEDOMS = A kind of fascist onslaught.
ISRAEL = Attacks human rights organizations
ISRAEL = ALLOWS blacklisting of supposedly traitorous professors
ISRAEL = ALLOWS funding from groups like Pastor John Hagee Christian Zionist that fund pro-settlement LAND ROBBERY organizations but BLOCKS FOREIGN FUNDING for left-wing groups.
ISRAEL = Nakba Law = Ongoing dispossession of Palestinians + Ethnic cleansing of 750,000 Palestinians in 1947 and 1948 to make way for a demographically contiguous Jewish state.
ISRAEL = Forbids Arab schools in Israel teaching about the Nakba or the Palestinian narrative.
ISRAEL = Ultra-nationalist party run by Lieberman laws applies financial penalties to any nonprofit organization that observes ceremonies associated with the Nakba where Palestinians mourn this dispossession.
ISRAEL = Attack on Arab sector and their civil society inside Israel by Defunding them.
ISRAEL = Law bans any calls for boycotting Israel = Bans BDS movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel + Bans calls for Israel to obey international laws
ISRAEL = Status as a Jewish exclusivist state = NOT A DEMOCRACY
ISRAEL = LAW establishs civil penalties for any citizen of Israel who calls for BDS
ISRAEL = Anyone saying Boycott an Israeli business in the occupied territories or writes an op-ed on that can be sued without evidence in a civil court and seek financial penalties claiming damage to their business.
ISRAEL = ANTI-FREEDOM OF SPEECH LAWS = NOT A DEMOCRACY
ISRAEL = “Members of the Kadima, the principal opposition party, waved black flags to mourn the death of democracy after Israel’s Parliament passed two bills that will tilt the balance of the country’s Supreme Court sharply to the right. The legislators involved had their flags confiscated before being expelled from the chamber.” = Tilted right since Aharon Barak tried basic laws that protected human rights in Israel and the occupied territories.
ISRAEL = COURTS increasingly packed with right-wing figures — even a settler on the Supreme Court.
ISRAEL = Law of Entry and Return = Bans West Bank Palestinians from marrying Palestinians who are citizens of Israel or uniting with family members who live there = Limit freedom of movement for demographic reasons = Prevent more Palestinian families inside Israel
ISRAEL = Requires justices to have served in the Israeli military = Prevents any Arabs from serving on the court.
ISRAEL SUPREME COURT = Ruled Israel can annex or expropriate Palestinian land in the West Bank to establish quarries and conduct mining that will profit companies that exist inside Israel proper.
ISRAEL Supreme Court = The one Arab justice refused to stand for Hatikvah, the Israeli national anthem, an ode to Jewish nationalism = Efforts to strip him of his position on the Supreme Court for doing that.
ISRAEL VIOLATES DEMOCRACY = Definition of democracy is not only majority rule, but also protection of minorities. = ISRAEL MASS MURDERS MINORITIES
ISRAEL = “Israel was established as a state for Jews. It has a minority who of course has citizenship rights, but the specific way in which land is owned in Israel is predominately that the Jewish agency purchases land on behalf of the Jewish people, and then leases it out to its Jewish citizens.”
ISRAEL Apartheid = Land laws = Palestinian citizens of Israel are citizens with NO national rights = Arab ID cards identifies them as Arab = Palestinians who live inside Israel are unable to lease land because the land is controlled by the Israeli Land Authority, which is itself controlled by the Jewish National Fund.
ISRAEL = Jewish National Fund controls seven out of the 13 seats on the Israeli Land Authority’s Board, a majority = Provide land exclusively for the Jewish people, which means it’s Jews-only land.
Jewish National Fund (JNF) = Controls 20% of land in Israel = Palestine’s best and most arable land + Through its control of the Israeli Land Authority, it actually controls far more.
ISRAEL = NOT allowed a single Arab town to be established since its foundation in 1948
ISRAEL = ONLY town established was to “concentrate the Bedouin population” after they ethnically cleanse them from their land in the Negev desert = One village was demolished 32 times = Wiped off the map in favor of a pine forest funded by an evangelical television station called God TV.
ISRAEL = Replaced Bedouins with small Jewish communities for army veterans who have just had children
ISRAEL = Allows Jewish Communities of under 500 people in Israel to discriminate on the basis of ethnicity.
ISRAEL = Palestinian citizens of Israel are WORSE OFF than second-class citizens = NO national rights and NO property rights.