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By Stuart Littlewood ~ 13 January 2012 ~ source: click on the scales.

Stuart Littlewood argues that given Israel’s reliance on exports to Europe and its contempt for the EU-Israel Association Agreement, which calls for “respect for human rights and democratic principles”, the EU should impose sanctions on the Jewish apartheid state but won't because of the power of the Zionist lobby, the obedience of Israel's stooges and the cowardice of the political élite.

The imprisonment and collective punishment inflicted on the civilian population in the overcrowded enclave of Gaza continues without let-up.

For example, those whose children were killed or maimed by Israel’s murderous blitzkrieg three years ago (Operation Cast Lead), and whose homes were destroyed, have received no response to the criminal complaints submitted on their behalf by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights. Not only that. They are still subjected to air-strikes, shelling or sniper fire on an almost daily basis, and live in constant fear.

Murder, stonewalling and strangulation

A total of 1,419 Palestinians were killed during Operation Cast Lead, 82 per cent of whom were civilians. A further 5,300 were injured. Israeli forces directly targeted and attacked private homes and civilian institutions, including hospitals and schools. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights says it has submitted 490 criminal complaints to the Israeli authorities on behalf of 1,046 victims. “To date, only two substantive replies have been received. The overwhelming majority of complaints have been simply ignored.”

How would that sit with you if the same thing were to happen in the leafy suburbs of London, Paris, Berlin or New York?

“Israel’s separation policy includes not only a block on travel for work, for trade, for family reunion, for medical attention and for worship in Jerusalem, but also targets higher education by making it virtually impossible for Gaza students to reach the eight Palestinian universities in the West Bank.”

The strangulation also continues. In theory there are four crossings through which vital supplies can be brought in from Israel and beyond (including the occupied West Bank) – Sufa, Nahal Oz, Kerem Abu Salem and Karni. Only Kerem Abu Salem, a small crossing in the south of Gaza, has been allowed by Israel to operate on anything like a normal basis, say reports.

Since the closure of Karni last March, the Israelis have made sure that all goods brought into the Gaza Strip have to go through the Kerem Abu Salem crossing. The capacity of this crossing, as you might have guessed, is insufficient for needs and its location means longer distances, longer journey times, higher fees and higher costs for Gaza's merchants. And of course those extra charges have to be passed on. Now I read that the Karem Abu Salem crossing is to be demolished.

As for the movement of Gaza’s people, the charity Oxfam’s latest Gaza blockade fact sheet (December 2011) reports [[http://tinyurl.com/6o4vk69]] there are only two crossings, one between Gaza and Israel, and one between Gaza and Egypt. Israeli security clearance is still required to use either crossing.

The Erez crossing (to Israel) remains open but most traffic has been moved to the Rafah crossing (to Egypt), reducing natural movement between Gaza and the West Bank. The overall ban on exit and entry is still in place.

For UN local humanitarian staff Israel is approving fewer permits than before the promised “easing”, while permit policy for aid workers and medical patients remains arbitrary, unpredictable and time consuming.

The report also says the near-total ban on exports continues, with 2011 exports running at less than 1 per cent of pre-blockade levels. It says:

       In 2011 to date, only 196 trucks of exports have left Gaza. This is only 14 more trucks than in 2010 and far below the 25,480 truckloads of goods needed annually to meet pre-blockade export levels. It is also significantly less than the 400 trucks of exports promised each day under the 2005 Agreement on Movement and Access. Four truckloads of strawberries recently left Gaza between 27 and 29 November 2011. Before that, there have been no exports since May 2011 when 1 truckload of flowers was allowed to be exported to the Netherlands.

For a long time Israel's intention has been to impose a final separation between the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, even though the two are internationally recognized as one integral territory. Under international law everyone has the right to freely choose their place of residence within a single territory.

Israel’s separation policy includes not only a block on travel for work, for trade, for family reunion, for medical attention and for worship in Jerusalem, but also targets higher education by making it virtually impossible for Gaza students to reach the eight Palestinian universities in the West Bank. I’m reminded of Berlanty, a Christian girl from Gaza who was living in the West Bank and studying for her degree at Bethlehem University. She was about to sit her finals when she was detained at the Israeli checkpoint between Bethlehem and Ramallah after attending a job interview.

The self-styled “most moral army in the world” blindfolded and handcuffed Berlanty, loaded her into a military jeep and drove her from Bethlehem to Gaza, where she was dumped in the darkness late at night and told: “You are in Gaza.”

The West Bank remains cruelly occupied with dead-of-night raids and arrests, even of children. The Israel government continues to instal armed squatter-thugs in hundreds of illegal “settlements”, from where they swoop down to terrorize local Palestinian communities and destroy their crops and other property.

Israel as usual acts in defiance of all law and standards of decency. And as usual the international community does nothing except wring their hands and turn their backs in a funk.

It’s simple to understand: play dirty and you get sent off

If Western governments weren't so corrupt the answer would be obvious. Suspend Israel from the 1995 European Union-Israel Association Agreement. The purpose of the Agreement is to promote (1) peace and security, (2) shared prosperity through, for example, economic cooperation, free trade and free movement of capital, and (3) cross-cultural rapprochement. It governs not only EU-Israel relations but Israel's relations with the EU’s other Mediterranean partners – including the Palestinian National Authority.

“… the EU could, at a stroke, end the evil occupation, the murder and the land theft, and perhaps resolve the whole problem in the Holy Land, by pulling the plug – as provided for under Article 2 of the [EU-Israel Association] Agreement – instead of continuing to reward Israel for its crimes.”

To enjoy these privileges Israel undertook to show "respect for human rights and democratic principles" set out as a general condition in Article 2, which says:

    Relations between the Parties, as well as all the provisions of the Agreement itself, shall be based on respect for human rights and democratic principles, which guides their internal and international policy and constitutes an essential element of this Agreement.

This clause allows steps to be taken to enforce the contractual requirement regarding human rights and to dissuade partners from policies and practices that disrespect those rights. The agreement also requires respect for self-determination of peoples and fundamental freedoms for all.

Even the Israelis must know that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the UN in 1948, Article 13, states: (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state, and (2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.

But Israel, with its racist and territorial ambitions, shows the same contempt for the rules of association as it does for international law.

From the outset it had no intention of playing the game. It relies on the power of the lobby, the obedience of its stooges and the cowardice of the political élite to deflect criticism, overcome objections and lean on the referee.

In 2002 the EU Parliament did actually vote to suspend the agreement on the grounds of Israel’s violations of human rights. The resolution called for an arms embargo against Israel and Palestine, and condemned the “military escalation pursued by the Sharon government" and the "oppression of the Palestinian civilian population by the Israeli army". The fat slugs in the EU Commission ignored the will of the parliament, and consequently there has been no improvement in Israel’s behavior.

It’s time to try again, and to stomp on the unelected EU Commission if need be. Israel relies heavily on exports to Europe where it enjoys “favoured nation” trading terms. So the EU could, at a stroke, end the evil occupation, the murder and the land theft, and perhaps resolve the whole problem in the Holy Land, by pulling the plug – as provided for under Article 2 of the Agreement – instead of continuing to reward Israel for its crimes.
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...Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with.

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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2012, 10:59:50 PM »
Israel supplies tapping equipment to european intelligence agencies and have unlimited access to them.
Guess who they have been monitoring. They got dirt on every european politician like brothel footage , cocaine sniffing party pictures, evidence of bribes, etc.. and those who haven't been compromised by blackmail are simply threatened into compliance.

 
This banning system obviously needs some work..

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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2012, 02:50:51 AM »
and those who haven't been compromised by blackmail are simply threatened into compliance. 



Associated Press reports Vidarr smokes marijuana. Public is appalled. Impeachment hearings scheduled.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2012, 03:03:55 AM by pope daniel »
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2012, 01:58:19 PM »
Israel supplies tapping equipment to european intelligence agencies and have unlimited access to them.
Guess who they have been monitoring. They got dirt on every european politician like brothel footage , cocaine sniffing party pictures, evidence of bribes, etc.. and those who haven't been compromised by blackmail are simply threatened into compliance.

“If current trends are not stopped and reversed, the establishment of a viable Palestinian state within the pre-1967 borders seems more remote than ever.”

I guess it would take another Adolf type to clean up this mess. However, I won't hold my breath.
"At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to state this or that or the other, but it is "not done".
...Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with.

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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2012, 02:46:32 PM »
They don't, because Ms. Cleavage, the Frenchman and the rest of them are controlled by the same folks who control all of us too.

Speaking of .... (this may have been posted already sometime in the past)

Jews and their lies about 6,000,000 -- Here are some interesting facts:

Time to Fully Cremate A Body, Using Modern Forced Gas-Jet Chambers = 3.5 Hrs
No. Of Bodies= 6,000,000

6,000,000 Bodies @ 3.5 Hrs = 21,000,000 Hrs
21,000,000 Hrs Divided By 24 Hours= 875,000 Days
875,000 Days Divided by 365 Days= 2,397 Years

1 Crematorium Chamber would take 2,397 Years to cremate 6,000,000 bodies working 24/7
5 Chambers 479.5 Years 24/7, 10 Chambers- 239.7 Yrs
20 Chambers- 119.9 Yrs, 40 Chambers - 60 Yrs
80 Chambers - 30 Yrs

(about 1600 chambers would be necessary as they can only be used about half the day, and do require maintenance and repairs .....)

The continuous demonization with grave falsehoods by the Jews is only confirmation of the ongoing war being waged by them.

A defense that they believe shields them from reactive measures to their global malfeasance.
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2012, 05:20:54 PM »


Associated Press reports Vidarr smokes marijuana. Public is appalled. Impeachment hearings scheduled.

i was not just smoking marijuana.. "scorched earth technique" was actually named after the way i handled  the bong.

but that was decades ago.. 
This banning system obviously needs some work..

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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2012, 06:05:55 PM »
i was not just smoking marijuana.. "scorched earth technique" was actually named after the way i handled the bong.

but that was decades ago..

Vidarr, pardon my ignorance please, but what is a 'bong'?
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...Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with.

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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2012, 08:59:53 PM »
Vidarr, pardon my ignorance please, but what is a 'bong'?

It's a pipe that passes the smoke through water to cool it and render it smoother and less harsh.

http://tinyurl.com/7xltf7l
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2012, 09:08:09 PM »
It's a pipe that passes the smoke through water to cool it and render it smoother and less harsh.

http://tinyurl.com/7xltf7l

Oh, I see. I've never tried that, though I did have puff of M. at a party many years ago and I promptly fell asleep. Luckily I was in good company.  ;)
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...Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with.

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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2012, 09:44:03 PM »
Oh, I see. I've never tried that, though I did have puff of M. at a party many years ago and I promptly fell asleep. Luckily I was in good company.  ;)

Gotta love it!  :)

As to Israel... the Jews own the EU as they do the UN, NATO and every other alphabet soup agency they ever set up. Relief for the Palestinians from those quarters will never be forthcoming. After all we know they get 3 billion a year (minimum) to lock down Gaza and bribe Congress and the EU. It is the west that pays for their glorious war deeds.
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2012, 10:18:35 PM »
Gotta love it!  :)

As to Israel... the Jews own the EU as they do the UN, NATO and every other alphabet soup agency they ever set up. Relief for the Palestinians from those quarters will never be forthcoming. After all we know they get 3 billion a year (minimum) to lock down Gaza and bribe Congress and the EU. It is the west that pays for their glorious war deeds.

Sadly yes, thanks to our very own traitors.

"At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to state this or that or the other, but it is "not done".
...Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with.

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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2012, 06:20:20 AM »
Sadly yes, thanks to our very own traitors.


Catholic historian Alan Fimister, author of "Robert Schumann: Neo-scholastic Humanism and the Unification of Europe," published by Peter Lang, affirms that Schuman's actions in 1950 to found what would later be the European Union were, to a remarkable degree, the conscious implementation of the Neo-Thomistic project of Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903).

http://www.zenit.org/rssenglish-23687


The first European Community was the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) from which the other communities developed. These were eventually merged into the European Community and then placed within the larger framework of the European Union, which now includes intergovernmental cooperation on security and foreign affairs as well as the "communitarian" supranational tasks of the original community.

The political leaders who founded the ECSC were overwhelmingly Catholic: Robert Schuman was intensely loyal to the faith and affirmed publicly that papal encyclicals "define Catholic doctrine and bind in conscience"
http://www.ewtn.com/library/CHISTORY/zcathorigeu.htm



I think in this picture Blair is signing his catholic conversion papers...or was that later?


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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2012, 08:15:14 AM »
Catholic historian Alan Fimister, author of "Robert Schumann: Neo-scholastic Humanism and the Unification of Europe," published by Peter Lang, affirms that Schuman's actions in 1950 to found what would later be the European Union were, to a remarkable degree, the conscious implementation of the Neo-Thomistic project of Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903).

In 1950? Interesting, I did not know that, but then, I grew up in the ''Protest-ant'' region.

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I think in this picture Blair is signing his catholic conversion papers...or was that later?

At one point Alastair Campbell, Blair's director of strategy and communications, intervened in an interview, preventing the Prime Minister from answering a question about his Christianity, explaining, "We don't do God".[33]
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He had informed Pope Benedict XVI on 23 June 2007 that he wanted to become a Catholic. The Pope and his advisors criticised some of Blair's political actions, but followed up with a reportedly unprecedented red-carpet welcome, which included Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, who would be responsible for Blair's Catholic instruction.[41]
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Prime Minister Tony Blair spoke publicly today about how his father, Leo, was adopted after his traveling entertainer parents left him with a couple they met on tour.
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Former British PM Tony Blair’s family is also of mixed heritage. His father, Leo Blair, was the illegitimate child of English actors (although Tony was born in Scotland). His mother, Hazel Corscadden, was the daughter of a butcher, and the family owned a grocery store. Tony Blair’s maternal grandmother, Sarah Margaret Lipsett, from Donegal, allegedly have German Jewish blood and emigrated to Ireland in the 18th century. Tony Blair himself was raised an Anglican but recently converted to Catholicism, his wife’s religion.

http://theinfounderground.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=9449
"At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to state this or that or the other, but it is "not done".
...Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with.