Historic Vote in House of Commons: ‘The Israeli government has lost the support of the House’

UPDATE: White House official supposedly said this: “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickenshit,”

UPDATE: Israeli president recently said “Israel is a sick society“, the guy is even a Likud party member.

(Absolutely stunning. This is a MUST READ. The British lower house of parliament, the House of Commons, voted by an overwhelming majority, 274 to 12, to recognize the state of Palestine alongside Israel back on Oct. 13th of this year. As stated in the following article, that vote followed a similar result in Swedish parliament and will probably help inspire the Spaniards to do the same. What is even more shocking is how the MPs debated the issue, bringing up things that websites like mine and activists like Chomsky and Finklestein and many others have been saying for decades. This statement was made in the House of Commons not a month ago in Britain:

 “[Since] the triumph of military Zionism and the Likud-run governments we have seen a new barbarism in that country. We have seen it in the Lebanon invasion, in the attack on the Mavi Marmara and the flotilla, and, above all, in the three attacks on Gaza —Operation Protective Edge, Operation Pillars of Defence,Operation Cast Lead.. ” Labour MP for Hammersmith Andy Slaughter

Like I said, this is a must read. You won’t see this on Prison Planet that’s for sure)

by Amira Howeidy, al-Ahram from Oct. 23, 2014

‘The Israeli government has lost the support of the House’

Following in the Swedish parliament’s footsteps in recognising Palestinian statehood, the British House of Commons voted yes for Palestine 13 October. The Spanish Socialist Party now wants the Madrid parliament to do the same.

A staggering 274 British MPs voted for and 12 against this motion:

This House believes that the Government should recognise the State of Palestine alongside the State of Israel, as a contribution to securing a negotiated two state solution.”

While this largely symbolic recognition is unbinding on the government and will not bring a Palestinian state into fruition, the moral and political significance of the arguments put forth by British MPs in debate far outweigh the importance of the motion itself. At the same time, the motion made the lengthy four-hour long debate —largely in favour of Palestinian rights — possible. And this couldn’t have been done without pointing out, in the words of MPs, Israel’s “bullying”,  its violations, illegal settlement expansion, repeated wars on Gaza, and subsequent “humanitarian crisis of catastrophic.

The debate clearly reflected growing frustration with Israel, with its latest war on Gaza proving to be a turning point. “The Israeli government has lost the support of the House,” precisely because of Gaza, concluded Conservative MP Andrew Griffiths for Burton and Uttoxeter.

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Rafeef Ziadah – ‘We teach life, sir’, London, 12.11.11

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Operation Protective Edge: Israel Set to Repeat the Horror of Operation Cast Lead

by Scott Creighton

(You can go to #GazaUnderAttack to keep up with what is happening)

In the wake of the June 12th disappearance and alleged murder of three Israeli youths, Naftali Frenkel (16, from Nof Ayalon), Gilad Shaer (16, from Talmon), and Eyal Yifrah (19, from Elad), the latest Israeli “crisis” has, so far, claimed the lives of at least 7 Palestinians but that number promises to increase rapidly.

The Israelis have named their new genocidal slaughter-fest Operation Protective Edge.

One has to admit, it has an more marketable ring to it than the 2008 Operation Cast Lead, which killed over 1,400 Palestinians (6 Israeli soldiers killed, 3 Israeli civilians compared to 491 Palestinian soldiers and 926 civilians).

And “Protective Edge” is even slightly better marketing than Israel’s Operation Pillar of Cloud (or Pillar of Defense) which they conducted on Gaza, again under the cover of an Obama election this time in Nov. of 2012, which claimed the lives of 6 Israelis (4 civilians) and 160 Palestinians (107 of which were civilians)

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Christiane Amanpour is Just Pathetic

by Scott Creighton

When someone says it takes a lot of effort to spin Israel as the perpetual victim in whatever atrocity  they commit, they could easily be talking about this recent pathetic display by sycophantic CNN policy pitch-person Christiane Amanpour.

This over-paid hack hag starts the hit-piece interview with Khaled Mashal with a voice over claiming he represents a pariah (Hamas) “considered by Israel and the U.S. and much of the West to be a terrorist organization”

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Israel Targets International Journalists in Gaza While Obama Poops on Peace Prize

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Israeli officials Tweet picture of fake Gaza hospital sign to justify their bombing of hospitals.

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Obama responds to Israeli aggression in Gaza while the rent-a-crowd in Thailand chants “Obama! Obama! Obama!”

Israel is stepping up their brutal and illegal attack on Gaza making ready for their ground assault. In order to do that, they decided to silence the would be witnesses of their criminal aggression by sending them a message. A clear and distinct message:

“Early this morning, just after dawn, the Israeli military targeted two media buildings in the Gaza Strip, injuring six journalists with one losing his leg in an amputation after the bombing. “We obviously know there are journalists in the building,” said IDF spokesperson Avital Leibovich hours later, confirming the Israeli military knowingly targeted news organizations in a military strike to destroy an antenna that was located on the roof of the building.  Leibovich continued, “so we did not attack any other floor in the building, but my advice to journalist visiting Gaza is to stay away from any Hamas positions, or Hamas sites, or Hamas posts for their own safety.” Mondoweiss

Israel agents phone Gaza media threatening to flatten their buildings to the ground unless they evacuate,” said Fear on Twitter.

Israel is removing the press so they can do what they are about to do in the dead silence, in the dark.

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Israeli Warmonger Claims they Didn’t Kill Enough Palestinians During Operation Cast Lead

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: This from a writer who was invited to stand with AIPAC and J Street (yes, J Street stands with Israel on the issue of bombing and murdering Palestinian children). The writer, MJ Rosenberg, had this too say about the offer:

“In God’s name, why would anyone join a rally to support such abominations?”

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ICC is Puppet of the West: Shreds Remaining Credibility by Refusing to Investigate Operation Cast Lead

by Scott Creighton

There is even more evidence today that the International Criminal Court (ICC) is nothing more than a pro-Western front group doing the bidding of imperialist nations across the world.

“This dangerous decision opens the ICC to accusations of political bias and is inconsistent with the independence of the ICC.”

“It also breaches the Rome Statute, which clearly states that such matters should be considered by the institution’s judges.” head of Amnesty International’s International Justice campaign

The ICC has refused to investigate Israel for war-crimes committed during the 2008-2009 bombing of the civilian population in Gaza known by the operational name given it, Cast Lead. As many as 1,440 Palestinians were killed during the 20 days of the IDF’s attacks on the civilian population.

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