The Third Intifada. Israel’s Crimes. Palestine’s Wrath. Ray of Hope?

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The Third Intifada. Israel’s Crimes. Palestine’s Wrath. Ray of Hope?

Palestinian protesters wave national flags during clashes with Israeli security forces on the eastern outskirts of Gaza City, near the border with Israel, on January 12, 2018. (AFP Photo/Mohammed Abed)

Written by Michael WelchRichard FalkRichard Silverstein, and Laith Marouf. Originally published on GlobalResearch.

“What they need to do is they need to occupy the bases of the Canadian Armed Forces! They need to occupy the military hardware factories! They need to occupy their courts and stop the shipping of these weapons to apartheid Israel! Anything less than that will not actually cleanse them from the blood on their hands as Canadians!” 

– Laith Marouf, from this week’s interview

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Conversations with Richard Falk, Richard Silverstein and Laith Marouf

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As of 2:00 am on May 21 by the Israel-Palestine hour this morning, or 7:00pm EDT on Thursday, the two sides of the disputing rivals had ceased hostilities – at least for the time being.

By the standard account, the bitter eruption rose up on May 6 when Palestinians rose up in protest to a Supreme Court of Israel ruling on the matter of evicting six Palestinian families from their housing units in Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem. This was followed the next day by Israeli police storming the Al-Aqsa mosque, the third holiest site in Islam and firing stun grenades, rubber bullets and tear gas at the worshippers in attendance.

Then on May 10, Hamas, the militant force governing over Gaza, wanted Israeli security forces removed from Sheikh Jarrah and the Temple Mount complex, location of the holiest site in Judaism which also housed Al-Aqsa Mosque. When Israel refused they fired rockets on targets in Israel. What followed was a campaign of airstrikes by Israel.

What followed was the most destructive period of violence in years.

The following clip recorded by Middle East Eye is just a sample of what the last two weeks were like. (Click here to watch the clip)

Regrettably, violence in the region tends to spring up from time to time. And absent being held to account for past crimes by the UN, Washington, or really anyone, Israel will most likely continue on setting up more shelters on occupied land, and besieging the beleaguered Gaza, and ignoring the human rights of their Palestinian neighbours frankly at levels well beyond the harsh treatment of Blacks in modern day America.
But something is a little different this time. Despite Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ technology taking out as many as 90 percent of rockets, some projectiles, cruise missiles no less, are punching through and hitting Israel stronger than ever. The Palestinians in Israel are themselves taking action in the streets, in businesses, and synagogues. And even in the United States, while the President continues to disappoint with his tepid remarks about the right of Israel to defend itself, sharp and popular critics in Congress such as Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are speaking out loudly against continuing to arm Israel despite its ongoing abuses against Palestinians.

Do these and other unique scenarios marking this 11 day period of terror mean things will be different now or in the long term? This is the question running through this Global Research News Hour and its sixty minute broadcast.

On the show in our first half hour, Richard Falk, professor emeritus of law at Princeton university talks to listeners highlighting some of the less talked about elements of the past month, including how it was incited by right wing settlers and during the Islamic holy period known as Ramadan. He also discussed attacks on media and the prospects for victory for Palestinians in the long term.

Following that, we hear from Richard Silverstein, a progressive blogger focused on the Israel-Palestine conflict. He will dwell on the growth in Hamas’ arsenal, the growth of Palestinian solidarity in Israel, and the potential ability of the International Criminal Court to wound Israel’s prospects.

Finally, Palestine activist and commentator Laith Marouf joins us again to dwell on the motives of the new Palestinian resistance, the prospects for the conflict to intensify, and the goals of Canadians wishing to show their solidarity with the damaged but determined victims of 73 years of Israeli confrontation.

Richard Falk is an international law and international relations scholar who taught at Princeton University for forty years and holds the title of professor emeritus. In 2008 he was also appointed by the UN to serve a six-year term as the Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights. He contributes regularly to Global Research.

Richard Silverstein is a political writer and commentator. Since 2003 he has authored the progressive Jewish blog Tikun Olam, which focuses on exposing the excesses of the Israeli national security state. He contributes regularly to Middle East Eye, and has contributed in the past to Truthout, Alternet, Haaretz, Mint Press News, Jewish Forward, Los Angeles Times, Comment Is Free and Al Jazeera English.

Laith Marouf is a long time multimedia consultant and producer and currently serves as Senior Consultant at the Community Media Advocacy Centre (www.cmacentre.org) and the coordinator of ICTV, in Canada (www.tele1.ca). Laith derives much of his understanding of Middle Eastern Affairs from his ancestral background of being both of Palestinian and of Syrian extraction. He is currently based in Beirut.

(Global Research News Hour Episode 317)

The Global Research News Hour airs every Friday at 1pm CT on CKUW 95.9FM out of the University of Winnipeg. The programme is also podcast at globalresearch.ca .

Other stations airing the show:

  • CIXX 106.9 FM, broadcasting from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. It airs Sundays at 6am.
  • WZBC 90.3 FM in Newton Massachusetts is Boston College Radio and broadcasts to the greater Boston area. The Global Research News Hour airs during Truth and Justice Radio which starts Sunday at 6am.
  • Campus and community radio CFMH 107.3fm in  Saint John, N.B. airs the Global Research News Hour Fridays at 7pm.
  • CJMP 90.1 FM, Powell River Community Radio, airs the Global Research News Hour every Saturday at 8am.
  • Caper Radio CJBU 107.3FM in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia airs the Global Research News Hour starting Wednesday afternoon from 3-4pm.
  • Cowichan Valley Community Radio CICV 98.7 FM serving the Cowichan Lake area of Vancouver Island, BC airs the program Thursdays at 9am pacific time. 

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✡︎ Millennial Holocaust Survivor ✡︎

Antisemitic nonsense and lies by a bunch of 88 lovers. There’s collateral damage because Fakestinians keep harboring Hamas terrorists and letting them live among the women and children they use as human shields. It’s very saddening and regrettable, but the truth is that there wouldn’t be any civilains involved if Fakestinian “civilians” weren’t supporting Hamas terrorists every chance they get. The death of Fakestinian children is their parents’ and family’s fault.

Philanthropists and humanitarians the likes of Lord Rothschild and the British elite realised how moral it is to support our return Western Europe and Russia to Palestine and that support is now a norm globally. Arabs that behave morally can become Israeli citizens, but terrorists need to be crushed and everyone from Delhi to Moscow to the Holy See to D.C. undertands that.

Last edited 2 months ago by ✡︎ Millennial Holocaust Survivor ✡︎
concrete mike

Is that you tommy jensen?

john wooh

One question for u, im not a jew hater, i hate liars, opressors, thiefs, murders, cheaters, slave traders, pedofiles, banksters, occupiers and so on.

I dont care from which heritage/race/nation/religion they are, thats why i hate the Vatican, British Empire, Ottomans, Nazi-Germans, US-Mafia-Wallstreet, i dont hate their people i hate their elites/leaders/secret society and what they did to others.

Cant u look in the mirror and see what ur leaders did to others and ask yourself, how would you feel if somebody did that to you?

Your Tribe has some of the best people on this world, but also the worst.
I like what u did with the Brits in the ME and to the Nazis after WW2(hunting them in Exil)

How many slavic people civilians were killed in WW2? nobody talks about this why ?

You treat the Palestinian in a inhuman way, this has to stop now, like normal Jews/Israelis showed support for the opressed this are the first steps in the right direction.

Last edited 2 months ago by john wooh
Daniel

Tell us what they “did with the Brits in ME” that you “like” and tell us why they did it?

Daniel

Did you forget “Russian oligarchs” in your hate list?!

S Balu

MILLENNIAL HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR
FIRSTLY THERE IS NO CREDIBLE RESEARCH DOCUMENT TO PROVE THAT NAZIS KILLED SIX MILLION JEWS THIS ONE BIG MYTH zionist are PEDDLING
REAL NAZIS ARE FAKE JEW WHO ARE OCCUPYING PALESTINE AND NOW YOU ARE CAUGHT IN CAMERA HENCE YOUR OUTRAGE AND COMMENT AS YOU ARE SHOWING YOUR TRUE NATURE

GoHomeFakeJews

There’s no business like SHOA business. Holohoax genocidal baby killing thieves and Poor White Eastern European trash will leave Palestine dead or alive

Millennial holocaust survivor??? My left bollock…. you lying Y!d… always playing the ‘victim status’. we know your deception, you f!lthy j3wz… you lying, f!lthy, nasty j3wz.

Arch Bungle

Richard Falk is Jewish. Siverstein is Jewish. Nothing antisemitic here.

Last edited 2 months ago by Arch Bungle
GoHomeFakeJews

Can never be anti semitic because you and 85% of fake jews askeNAZI in Israel are not real jews/semites. You managed to lie and murder your way into the land of the Palestinians but your Fraud is uncovered. Go home to your filthy european ghettos or Nasrallah will send 6 million of you back in body bags

Israel is an Apartheid State

BDS!

Arch Bungle

Then BSD!

GoHomeFakeJews

Then BDSM?

Josh

The problem with the ‘experts’ and politicians in the west is that they perceive this situation as some sort of an abstract concept, bordering on the realm of philisophical debate as if in a classroom.
It is not.
It is very much a real thing, with real human beings in real actual life. On real planet Earth, no less.
When the west admits to itself that everyone else is human as well, this will change.

yuri

what I want to happen cannot until amerika crumbles…when US cannot subsidize Israel 3.8 $ billion each year then real solutions can be developed

USA destroys russia and china

Pa(lie)stinians can go to hell

Arch Bungle

israe(lies) can certainly go to hell, in this life and the next.

GoHomeFakeJews

FakeJew P1gs are gonna fry in Palestine

Israeli Pride

There will be no 3rd Intifada, we are going to slaughter them after Bibi is gone. Get ready, those 11 days were just the tip of the icebreg for us. Motherfuckers will learn how to swim or die in more bombings, and the West Bank Palestinians will behave or we will crush them with an Iron Fist too. No one messes with Israel.

The end

Did anyone expect that these creatures learned any lessons from WWII period?