Tuesday, March 13, 2012

491 Egypt prosecuting US NGOs for interfering in Egyptian politics. US suspends aid in retaliation

Egypt prosecuting US NGOs for interfering in Egyptian politics. US
suspends aid in retaliation

(1) Israeli Apartheid Week coming up. One State conference at Harvard in
March
(2) Egypt vows not to yield in prosecuting US NGOs for interfering in
Egyptian politics
(3) US aid to Egypt suspended over arrest of Democracy activists. But
Obama offers aid to Arab Spring
(4) US NGO Row could unravel Camp David Accords
(5) UN report says Israel's Judaisation strategy is dispossessing
Palestinians
(6) Andrew Adler still not arrested, despite suggesting that Mossad kill
Obama
(7) Should Andrew Adler be arrested for hate speech?
(8) Gilad emails the target of blocking tactics
(9) New Book by Jack Bernstein, Benjamin H. Freedman, Albert Einstein,
Samuel Untermeyer
(10) Restrictive Covenants bar Ethiopian (black) Jews from certain
neighbourhoods in Israel
(11) A new generation of Ethiopian Jews take to the street to protest
Racism against them in Israel
(12) "Our Blood is only good for Wars": Ethiopian Israelis protest racism
(13) Hitler had a son with a French teenager

(1) Israeli Apartheid Week coming up. One State conference at Harvard in
March


Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 17:45:07 +0200 From: Mazin Qumsiyeh
<mazin@qumsiyeh.org>
Subject: [HumanRights] One democratic state and more actions

Israeli Apartheid Week is around the corner.  Mobilize, organize, attend,
spread the word http://apartheidweek.org

*One single democratic state in Palestine: A Republic of all its citizens!
http://www.1not2.org (Hebrew, English, Arabic)*

One state conference at Harvard University March 3-4, 2012: The purpose of
this conference is to bring students from across Harvard University
together to enrich academic discussions about possible solutions to the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The aim is to explore the merits of a
one-state solution, a framework in which Israelis and Palestinians can
share a liberal democratic state. http://www.onestateconference.org/

Israel bars Al-Quds University doctors from practicing in East Jerusalem

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/israel-bars-al-quds-university-doctors-from-practicing-in-east-jerusalem-1.412538

  [I teach at Al-Quds University and Israel does not like the fact that
it is called Al-Quds and is located in Abu-Dis (a suburb of Arab
Jerusalem) so the apartheid system is punishing the graduates as a form
of pressure/retaliation]

http://qumsiyeh.org

Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh teaches and does research at Bethlehem and
Birzeit Universities in occupied Palestine. He serves as chairman of the
board of the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People and
coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in
Beit Sahour He is author of "Sharing the Land of Canaan: Human rights
and the Israeli/Palestinian Struggle" and "Popular Resistance in
Palestine: A history of Hope and Empowerment"

(2) Egypt vows not to yield in prosecuting US NGOs for interfering in
Egyptian politics


From: "Sadanand, Nanjundiah (Physics Earth Sciences)"
<sadanand@mail.ccsu.edu> Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012

Egypt’s Premier Vows Not to Yield in Prosecuting 19 Americans

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK

Published: February 8, 2012

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/09/world/middleeast/egypts-premier-vows-to-prosecute-19-americans.html


CAIRO — The military-appointed prime minister vowed Wednesday that Egypt
would defy Washington’s pressure to halt criminal prosecutions of 19
Americans as investigating judges accused them of manipulating the
Egyptian political process and improperly collecting information to send
home to the United States.

"Egypt will not kneel," Prime Minister Kamal el-Ganzouri said, brushing
aside the increasingly forceful warnings from President Obama and
Congressional leaders that the United States could withhold $1.55
billion in annual aid to Egypt over the case.

The investigating judges’ statements were the first in which they laid
out their evidence against several nonprofit groups, including some
politically connected American organizations. The case has brought on a
crisis in the 30-year American alliance with Egypt, which has long been
considered a pillar of regional stability.

In a televised news conference, the Egyptian judges overseeing the
investigation only added to the confrontational tone surrounding the
case. Judge Sameh Abu Zaid declared that the groups did not qualify as
"civil society" organizations because their purpose was purely
political, to influence the political situation in Egypt.

The groups include the National Democratic Institute and International
Republican Institute, federally financed American groups with close ties
to Congressional leaders that are chartered to promote democracy abroad.
Adding to the political sensitivity, the Egypt chief of the Republican
Institute is Sam LaHood, the son of Ray LaHood, secretary of
transportation and a former Republican representative.

Egyptian officials have said the case grew out of an investigation into
illicit foreign financing of nonprofit groups here. It is in many ways
an easy case to make because almost every independent human rights or
advocacy group is unlicensed, foreign financed and therefore illegal.
The former government of President Hosni Mubarak, however, long
tolerated such unlicensed groups, deliberately keeping them in legal
twilight and always vulnerable to prosecution.

Saying that they had collected "dangerous" evidence, the investigating
judges described a variety of discoveries, including reports that at
least one group had asked what the judges suggested were inappropriate
questions touching on religious divisions, and then sent that
information back to foreign capitals, and a map showing Egypt divided
into four parts. The judges said piles of cash worth hundreds of
thousands of dollars had also been found. (They did not say which groups
did what.)

The discovery of the map fed a popular conspiracy theory here that the
United States might seek to divide Egypt into multiple parts as British
colonialists once divided up the Arab world. But officials who worked
for some of the accused organizations have said the maps were
government-issued charts of election districts.

To Egyptians, the reference to questions about religion was reminiscent
of the frequent suggestions by some Egyptian officials who have, after
outbreaks of sectarian violence, routinely blamed unnamed "foreign
hands" for stirring strife between Muslims and Christians. The questions
appear to have been part of a poll conducted by the International
Republican Institute and are available on its Web site. The group has
said that the poll, which also contained political questions, was part
of its efforts to help open up Egypt’s political process.

At times, the prosecutors were either confused or provided information
that appears to be misleading. Judge Zaid said at one point that an
American organization had financed a secret group called the Arrow of
Confidence, which in turn created a project to take photographs of
churches and military installations under the name "April 7." To
Egyptians, that was unmistakable invocation of a well-known activist
organization, the April 6 Youth Group, which government officials have
accused of taking American money and blamed for stirring up street
protests.

But instead of a secret American-backed group, the Arrow of Confidence
is an officially licensed Egyptian human rights organization, formally
recognized since 2007. The group received German financing to hold a
seminar on social media that just happened to take place on April 7,
said Nihal Nasr el Din, the founder of the Arrow of Confidence.

"This is nonsense and a big lie," she said in a telephone interview.

The German backer, the Konrad Adenauer Institute, is so far the only
non-American group involved in the prosecution. The institute has
operated in Egypt for three decades, mostly in collaboration with
officially authorized organizations that include Cairo University.

All the accused groups say they seek to promote democracy, not to
interfere with politics.

Charles W. Dunne, Middle East director for Freedom House — another
American group chartered to promote democracy whose staff has been
charged in the case — said the grab bag of inflammatory insinuations
cited in the news conference was evidence of the political character of
the case. "Every morning you wake up and you find the Egyptians have
found some new way to escalate this," he said.

Forty-three people have been charged in the case, including the 19
Americans. But many of those charged appear to be outside the country;
perhaps as few as half a dozen of the Americans are inside Egypt, and
they are barred from leaving. Sam LaHood and as many as five other
Americans are taking shelter in the United States Embassy for fear of
arrest.

The investigating judges said that if convicted of participating in the
foreign financing of unlicensed nonprofit groups, the suspects could
face jail sentences of as much as five years. The judges also said they
expected the investigation to continue, potentially snaring other
foreign-financed nonprofit organizations and rights groups as well.

In an effort to resolve the matter, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of
the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will travel to Egypt to meet with his
counterpart on Egypt’s ruling military council. His trip was previously
scheduled but is now expected to include discussion of the case.

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are stepping up pressure as well. "There are
committed opponents of the United States and the U.S.-Egypt relationship
within the government in Cairo who are exacerbating tensions and
inflaming public opinion in order to advance a narrow political agenda,"
Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, and Senator Joseph I.
Lieberman, independent of Connecticut, said in a joint statement.
"Congressional support for Egypt — including continued financial
assistance — is in jeopardy. A rupture in relations would be disastrous,
and the risks of such an outcome have rarely been greater."

(3) US aid to Egypt suspended over arrest of Democracy activists. But
Obama offers aid to Arab Spring


http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/13/us-usa-budget-foreign-idUSTRE81C1C920120213

Obama proposes $800 million in aid for "Arab Spring"

(Reuters) - The White House announced plans on Monday to help "Arab
Spring" countries swept by revolutions with more than $800 million in
economic aid, while maintaining U.S. military aid to Egypt.

By Susan Cornwell

WASHINGTON | Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:39pm EST

In his annual budget message to Congress, President Barack Obama asked
that military aid to Egypt be kept at the level of recent years -- $1.3
billion -- despite a crisis triggered by an Egyptian probe targeting
American democracy activists.

The proposals are part of Obama's budget request for fiscal year 2013,
which begins October 1. His requests need the approval of Congress,
where some lawmakers want to cut overseas spending to address U.S.
budget shortfalls and are particularly angry at Egypt.

Obama proposed $51.6 billion in funding for the U.S. State Department
and foreign aid overall, when $8.2 billion in assistance to war zones is
included. The "core budget" for the category would increase by 1.6
percent, officials said.

Most of the economic aid for the Arab Spring countries -- $770 million
-- would go to establish a new "Middle East and North Africa Incentive
Fund," the president said in his budget plan.

Analysts said it was difficult to tell how much of the proposal was
actually new money.

"As presented it's very difficult to determine if the Arab spring fund
is new wine in new bottles or old wine in new bottles," said John
Norris, a former U.S. foreign aid worker now at the Center for American
Progress.

The Middle East and North Africa Incentive fund "will provide incentives
for long-term economic, political, and trade reforms to countries in
transition -- and to countries prepared to make reforms proactively,"
the White House budget document said.

The proposal said this approach "expands our bilateral economic support
in countries such as Tunisia and Yemen, where transitions are already
underway."

It would also build on other programs for the area, including up to $2
billion in regional Overseas Private Investment Corporation financing,
up to $1 billion in debt swaps for Egypt, and approximately $500 million
in existing funds re-allocated to respond to the region last year, the
budget document said.

It did not say how the Middle East and North Africa Incentive Fund would
be divided between countries, or give any other details of the plan.

Egypt has long been among the top recipients of U.S. aid, getting about
$1.6 billion annually, mostly in military assistance. In fiscal 2012,
$250 million of aid approved for Egypt was economic; $1.3 billion was
military and there was a $60 million "enterprise fund" approved by Congress.

No U.S. assistance is moving to Egypt at the moment, U.S. lawmakers and
their aides said last week. Some legislators favor cutting off aid to
Egypt entirely if it does not drop accusations against American
democracy activists and lift a travel ban on them.

Obama continued the practice of putting proposed foreign assistance for
war zones in a separate account. This account, known as the "Overseas
Contingency Operations," includes $8.2 billion for the State Department
and foreign aid.

It includes $3.3 billion for Afghanistan, $1 billion for Pakistan, and
$4 billion for Iraq, where U.S. troops have left the country but the
State Department has picked up some of their functions such as police
training.

(Editing by Christopher Wilson)

(4) US NGO Row could unravel Camp David Accords

Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 10:42:57 -0800 (PST) From: Eric Walberg
<efgh1951@yahoo.com>

http://news.antiwar.com/2012/02/12/top-egypt-mp-us-aid-cut-would-violate-1979-peace-deal/

Top Egypt MP: US Aid Cut Would Negate 1979 Peace Deal

US NGO Row Could Force Major Changes to Camp David Accords

by Jason Ditz

February 12, 2012

The multi-month row between the US and Egypt’s military junta has
reached serious levels in recent weeks, as top US
officials<http://news.antiwar.com/2012/02/12/2012/02/01/senators-levin-mccain-egypt-juntas-us-aid-in-jeopardy/>
  have openly threatened to revoke all aid from the junta to punish it
for charging Americans
<http://news.antiwar.com/2012/02/12/2012/02/05/egypt-files-charges-against-ngo-workers-including-19-americans/>
with illegally peddling political influence ahead of the parliamentary
elections.

  Because Egypt is one of the top recipients of US aid, American threats
to revoke the aid were seen by many as something too big for Egypt to
resist. But comments from one of the top MPs in the Freedom and Justice
Party (FJP) suggest Egypt isn’t going to take this lying down.

MP Essam El-Erian, the chairman of Egypt’s Foreign Affairs Committee,
pointed out that the US aid wasn’t just a "no-strings attached" gift by
the administration, but a required US contribution
<http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=257553>  under the
terms of the 1979 Camp David Accords. Revoking the aid, then, would be a
negation of that treaty, and would have the parliament pushing for a
renegotiation of some of the more onerous terms.

Which would not only be a major loss for the US, but would be a
political gain for the FJP. Many Egyptians have been irked by that
treaty’s restrictions, and
<http://hotair.com/archives/2012/02/06/gallup-71-of-egyptians-oppose-further-u-s-foreign-aid/>
recent polls also show a strong majority who don’t want to receive aid
from the US in the first place, particularly given the US attempts to
meddle in their political process.

What started as a few raids against a few US-funded NGOs looks like a
full-scale diplomatic split now, and the dramatic US overreaction may
give Egypt’s new power brokers the excuse they need to revisit the terms
of their treaty with the US and Israel.

UN report accuses Israel of pushing Palestinians from Jerusalem, West Bank

(5) UN report says Israel's Judaisation strategy is dispossessing
Palestinians


From: Kristoffer Larsson <krislarsson@comhem.se> Date: 14 February 2012
05:59

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/02/12/un-report-accuses-israel-of-pushing-palestinians-from-jerusalem-west-bank/

UN report accuses Israel of pushing Palestinians from Jerusalem, West Bank

Agence France-Presse  Feb 12, 2012 – 12:00 PM ET

JERUSALEM – Israel is dispossessing Palestinians in east Jerusalem and
the West Bank as well as its Arab minority with a "strategy of
Judaisation," a United Nations representative charged on Sunday.

Presenting her preliminary findings after a tour of Israel and the
Palestinian territories this month, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the
right to adequate housing, Raquel Rolnik, said she had seen a pattern of
discrimination.

"From the Galilee and the Negev to east Jerusalem and the West Bank, the
Israeli authorities promote a territorial development model that
excludes, discriminates against and displaces minorities, particularly
affecting Palestinian communities, side by side with the accelerated
development of predominantly Jewish settlements," she said.

"As a whole, it is clear that Israeli policies and practices for the
Palestinian population in east Jerusalem and the West Bank violate
international human rights and humanitarian law," she added.

The Palestinians have frequently accused Israel of trying to push Arab
residents of east Jerusalem out of the city by making it almost
impossible for them to obtain building permits.

Many simply build without the permits, but then face home demolitions
that they say are both costly and traumatic.

In the West Bank, residents of areas under full Israeli military and
civil control face similar restrictions, and the Bedouin community, both
in the West Bank and inside Israel, accuses the government of trying to
forcibly resettle them away from their traditional lands.

Rolnik’s report also noted "the dire conditions faced by the population"
in the Gaza Strip, highlighting "the detrimental effects of the blockade
on the housing situation and on infrastructure."

Israel imposes strict rules on the import of items it says could be
utilized by the Hamas rulers of Gaza, making construction in the coastal
territory difficult.

Rolnik warned that Israel was "obligated under international law to find
an appropriate housing solution for the protected persons, the
Palestinian residents, living under its occupation."

Rolnik has spent the last two weeks conducting tours in the area and
meeting with officials in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.

Her findings will be presented to Israel and the Palestinians, before
being compiled into a final report due out in May 2013.

The initial findings presented on Sunday also accuse Israel of violating
the rights of "low income persons of all identities, who find it
increasingly difficult to obtain housing under existing policies."

Rolnik noted that the state controls 93% of the land inside Israel,
providing it with a "golden opportunity to promote housing," she said.

"You can control land prices here, unlike other countries," she said.

(6) Andrew Adler still not arrested, despite suggesting that Mossad kill
Obama


http://immigration-globalization.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/its-been-month-since-andrew-adler.html

Monday, February 6, 2012

It's Been A Month Since Andrew Adler (A Jewish American Publisher) Wrote
An Op-Ed Proposing That Israel
Should Assassinate Obama. Any Punishment?

{photo}
ANDREW ADLER PROPOSED THAT ISRAEL SHOULD ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT OBAMA
{end}

It's been about a month since the above "American" Jew openly proposed
that Israel's MOSSAD (an Israeli agency like our CIA) should assassinate
President Obama. The Secret Service paid him a visit but nothing came of
it - no arrest, no jail time, no charges filed, etc.

Adler resigned from his post at the newspaper. He apologized and got a
slap on the wrist from his Jewish brethren (but only for actually
writing what they surely talk about amongst themselves in private).

The main stream media didn't cover this story. FOX news? No. CNN? No.
ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC? No.

Just for a second imagine if a Muslim American did the same thing? Or
imagine if a White Christian American did this? It would be front page
news from L.A. to New York. But, a Jew does it and he gets off with a
simple apology.

Q: What does this tell you about the power structure in the United States?

A: Jews run this country, every institution, from top to bottom.

Article Link:
Major Media Suppressing Obama Assassination Story ==

Andrew Adler's Op-Ed In The Atlanta Jewish Times:
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/284979-ajt.html

See it hi-res at http://links.veronicachapman.com/Adler-ajt+.pdf

(7) Should Andrew Adler be arrested for hate speech?

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120206232146AA30Cw4

Should Andrew Adler be arrested for hate speech and suggesting a
diabolical plot to harm the president?

February 10, 2012 - 3 days left to answer.

Answers (2)

He should get a visit from Secret Service but if it isn't credible that
he'll do anything he should be released since we have freedom of speech.
But since President Obama loves the constitution so much and has police
disrupting OWS protestors since his contribution donors don't like them
expressing their 1st admendment rights, expanded the patriot act, is
trying to pass SOPA, passed ACTA, passed the NDAA, etc... Mr. Adler is
probably going to vacation in GITMO for as long as the government feels
it is needed. ==

Sure he should. But since he is a jew he won't be. He knew that, or he
wouldn't have said what he said to begin with. If this guy was White and
or he had any involvement with a Patriot organisation he would have been
detained indefinitely by the traitorous NDAA.

I do agree with Wiz about free speech, but not in this case. "Hate
speech" is stupid. I can like, dislike or love, hate someone or
something for ANY reason I choose. That scum adler could have said he
hated obama for his skin colour or ears or whatever and that is his
right, but talking about someones murder is different. He didn't just
mention it in passing or to a friend, but he put it in writing and
published it! Anyone other than a jew would have been arrested the same
day, but we all know that Obama's "change" was a farce and his intention
all along was to preserve the status quo.

Source(s):
Common sense

(8) Gilad emails the target of blocking tactics

About 20% of my emails never reach the recipients - they bounce, because
ISPs have me on a "Spam" database. Probably others do not reach the
recipients too, being blocked without me being informed.

Gilad is also the target of blocking tactics.

From: "Judith" <leeversj@optusnet.com.au> Subject: re Gilad Atzmon
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 15:56:23 +0800

Hi Peter,
Are you having any trouble with Gilad's emails?

I can read what he sends but cannot open any of the stuff he offers for
further reading. Going back over 12 months of his emails - every single
item on every single email is blocked by ipctrack.com with a message
saying Squarespace Account not available. I find this stunning that
email coming to me has been so compromised. Is this aimed at me (I doubt
it) or has all email coming from Gilad to his readers been compromised.
Appreciate your input
Judith Leevers

Comment (Peter M.):

It can hardly be accidental that Gilad's emails are blocked. Many of
mine are too. This is the Zionists' machination - they have got the
agencies and ISPs spooked about the threat of "Anti-Semitism".

Gilad has emailed me personally at times, but I do not seem to be on his
email list.

Can I suggest that you report the problem to him:
- by email (use several addresses)
- by phone
- through other people close to him.

Please ask him to add me to his mailing list.

It's important to provide other ways, apart from email, by which other
people can contact one.

(9) New Book by Jack Bernstein, Benjamin H. Freedman, Albert Einstein,
Samuel Untermeyer

From: Cynthia Jones <jonesstreetusa@yahoo.com> Date: 19 February 2012 00:13

I wanted to let you know about a new book in which I believe you will be
very interested.  There is nothing in it you don't already know, but it
is an excellent, low cost primer for those just being introduced to
"conspiracies" and how they pertain to the United States especially, in
particular, that of Zionism.

It is available on Amazon for only $10.00 although they do not have the
full description up yet.  For that, you can go directly to the
publishers website. (link below)  It is also available wholesale to
qualified resellers.

https://www.createspace.com/3795174

The Life of An American Jew in Israel

Benjamin H. Freedman-in His Own Words

Authored by Jack Bernstein, Benjamin H. Freedman, Albert Einstein,
Samuel Untermeyer ...

Publication Date: Feb 14 2012

ISBN/EAN13: 1470057050 / 9781470057053

(10) Restrictive Covenants bar Ethiopian (black) Jews from certain
neighbourhoods in Israel


http://www.forward.com/articles/150403/?picks_feed=true

Echoes of U.S. Racism in Israel
Covenants Like Those Barring Ethiopians Were Once Common

By Leonard Fein

Published January 29, 2012, issue of February 03, 2012.

http://www.forward.com/articles/150403/#ixzz1lDiV1h2w

An easy case followed by a harder case: At the beginning January,
Israel’s Channel 2 reported that it had encountered in the town of
Kiryat Malachi what used to be called here in the United States a
"restrictive covenant." Such a covenant is a legal device that enables
the seller (or renter) of real estate to forbid the sale or sublease of
the property in question to persons of a designated race. You want make
sure no African Americans (or Jews, for that matter) move in to your
neighborhood? Get all your neighbors to sign a covenant that they won’t
sell to African Americans — or, as in the Israeli case at hand, to
Ethiopian Jews. ...

Contact Leonard Fein at feedback@forward.com

(11) A new generation of Ethiopian Jews take to the street to protest
Racism against them in Israel


http://www.forward.com/articles/149864/

Restive Ethiopians Take to Street

New Generation Emboldened To Protest Racism in Israel

{photo}
GETTY IMAGES
No to Racism: Thousands rally in Jerusalem to protest racism against
Ethiopians in Israel.
{end}

By Nathan Jeffay

Published January 22, 2012, issue of January 27, 2012.

KIRYAT MALACHI, ISRAEL — Covering the shabby concrete storefronts in
this small Israeli town are graffiti messages expressing the anger some
Ethiopians feel over what they see as racism.

An unemployed Ethiopian immigrant waiting at the bus terminal says he
has little hope of finding a job.

In a predominantly Ethiopian neighborhood named for Zionist forefather
Theodor Herzl, residents complain that landlords use racist deals to
keep them out of apartment blocks where white Israelis live.

Welcome to the epicenter of the growing movement of Ethiopian Israelis
fighting what they call omnipresent discrimination and even blatant
racism in the Jewish state.

"It’s funny that Herzl was a man who said that Jews should be together
but… it’s full of Ethiopians living separately," said protest leader
Rachel Sium-Aaron, 26, pointing to a sign emblazoned with Herzl’s name.

Few Israelis had heard of Kiryat Malachi, much less been to the
down-on-its-heels town of 25,000 on the road to Beersheba from Ashdod,
until television news reports in early January broke the scandal of
apartment leases that supposedly barred Ethiopians from living there.

Ethiopians responded by mounting one of the biggest demonstrations in
their community’s short history, drawing about half of the town’s
estimated 5,000 Ethiopians into the streets on January 10.

The East African immigrants and their allies staged a similarly sized
protest on January 18, outside the Knesset in Jerusalem.

Ethiopian elders say the protests, organized using social media and led
by people in their 20s, represent a dramatic new stage in their
community’s history.

Many of the protest leaders are second-generation immigrants who grew up
in Israel and may feel more confident protesting racism than their
parents, who came from Ethiopia in the famed airlifts of so-called
Falasha Jews.

"The youngsters didn’t appreciate what was happening until now," said
Yaakov Kabada, a leader of Kiryat Malachi’s Ethiopian community. "But
now they have woken up. Now it’s all bursting out."

Studies reveal that de facto school segregation exists in some places in
Israel, with some schools populated entirely by children of Ethiopian
origin. In Kiryat Malachi, some neighborhoods appear to be populated
almost entirely by African immigrants.

"‘Ethiopian only’ schools are a disgusting and condemnable phenomenon
that stain the entire education system," Alex Miller, chairman of the
Knesset Education Committee, said in September.

(12) "Our Blood is only good for Wars": Ethiopian Israelis protest racism

Protesters march in front of the Knesset and hold signs which read,
'Blacks and Whites – We're all Equal' and 'Our Blood is Only Good for Wars.'

By Oz Rosenberg

Haaretz

Published January 18, 2012.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/thousands-in-jerusalem-protest-racism-against-ethiopian-israelis-1.407998

Some 5,000 people were demonstrating in Jerusalem on Wednesday in
protest of the racism against Ethiopian immigrants in Israel.

The protesters blocked a major road in Jerusalem and marched in front of
the Knesset while holding signs that read, "Blacks and Whites – We’re
all Equal", "Social Justice," "Our Blood is Only Good for Wars."

The protesters were marching toward Kikar Tzion in Jerusalem, where they
plan on holding a mass rally.

Among the protesters was Mulet Araro, a 26-year-old student from Kiryat
Malachi, who set out on foot to Jerusalem from his home on Monday.

"I believe that a small group can create change," Araro said. "The
struggle does not stop here – all means are valid except violence."

Social activist Daniel Bahart said the protesters had a list of demands
and are ready to propose solutions as well.

"We hope at least one of the decision makers will come down to us, hear
us and respond to our demands. Of course we expect [Immigraant
Absorption Minister] Sofa Landver to talk to us," he said.

Landver said last week, in response to protests against discrimination
of Israelis from Ethiopia, that they should be grateful for what they
have received from Israel.

"We have problems and we will not rest until things change. As of now
the response to racism has been merely cosmetic. There are still
numerous racists in the schools who receive wages from the state, there
is segregation in schools, nightclubs…we’ll continue demonstrating until
these issues are solved," he said.

Meretz Knesset members Ilan Gilon and Nitzan Horowitz on Monday
submitted a proposal to the ministerial legislation committee banning
discrimination in renting or selling a home on the basis of nationality,
skin color, sexual inclination, handicap and political association.

However the committee put off discussing the proposal for a month, in
what Gilon called a deliberate attempt to scrap it once the public
uproar died down.

"It is clear the cabinet is trying to bury the proposal and silence the
Ethiopian immigrants’ outcry," Gilon said.

A week ago, hundreds demonstrated in Kiryat Malakhi to protest
discrimination in the wake of the reported refusal of housing committees
to sell apartments to Israelis of Ethiopian origin.

(13) Hitler had a son with a French teenager

From: Ionut Dobrinescu <idobrinescu@gmail.com> Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2012
10:16:04 +0200

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/9088865/Hitler-had-son-with-French-teen.html

Hitler had son with French teen

Adolf Hitler had a son with a French teenager while serving as a soldier
during the First World War, according to new evidence.

Hitler is said to have had an affair with Charlotte Lobjoie, 16, as he
took a break from the trenches in June 1917  Photo: AP

By Peter Allen, Paris

1:47PM GMT 17 Feb 2012

Jean-Marie Loret, who died in 1985 aged 67, never met his father, but
went on to fight Nazi forces during the Second World War.

His extraordinary story has now been backed up by a range of compelling
evidence, both in France and in Germany, which is published in the
latest edition of Paris's Le Point magazine.

Hitler is said to have had an affair with Mr Loret's mother, Charlotte
Lobjoie, 16, as he took a break from the trenches in June 1917.

Although he was fighting the French near Seboncourt, in the northern
Picardy region, Hitler made his way to Fournes-in-Weppe, a small town
west of Lille, for regular leave.

There he met Miss Lobjoie, who later told their son: "One day I was
cutting hay with other women, when we saw a German soldier on the other
side of the street.

"He had a sketch pad and seemed to be drawing. All the women found this
interesting, and were curious to know what he was drawing.

"I was designated to approach him."

The pair started a brief relationship, which resulted in the birth of
Jean-Marie, who was born in March 1918 after being conceived during a
'tipsy' evening in June 1917.

Miss Lobjoie later told Jean-Marie: "When your father was around, which
was very rarely, he liked to take me for walks in the countryside.

"But these walks usually ended badly. In fact, your father, inspired by
nature, launched into speeches which I did not really understand.

"He did not speak French, but solely ranted in German, talking to an
imaginary audience. Even if I spoke German I would not be able to follow
him, as the histories of Prussia, Austria and Bavaria where not familiar
to me at all, far from it.

"My reaction used to anger your father so much that I did not show any
reaction."

Jean-Marie was, like thousands of other French children with German
soldier fathers, badly treated by his peers at school.

He was referred to as 'the son of the Bosh', and often had fights as he
tried to defend his father, who had by now disappeared over the border
back to Germany.

Miss Lobjoie, meanwhile, refused to discuss Jean-Marie's father, and
ended up giving her only son away for adoption in the 1930s to a family
called Loret.

His real father would not recognise Jean-Marie, but continued to stay in
contact with Miss Lobjoie.

Incredibly, Mr Loret went on to fight the Germans in 1939, defending the
Maginot Line before it was bypassed during the Nazi invasion which
resulted in France being occupied from 1940 until 1944.

Mr Loret even joined the French Resistance, and was given the codename
'Clement'.

Just before her death in the early 1950s, Miss Lobjoie finally told
Jean-Marie that his father was arguably the most infamous dictator in
human history.

Mr Loret said: "In order not to get depressed, I worked non-stop, never
took a holiday, and had no hobbies. For twenty years I didn't even go to
the cinema."

Mr Loret recently began investigating his past in great detail,
employing scientists to prove that he has the same blood type as Hitler,
and that they even have similar handwriting.

Photographs of the two also reveal an astonishing resemblance.

Other elements which corroborate the story are official Wehrmacht, or
German Army, papers which show that officers brought envelopes of cash
to Miss Lobjoie during the Second World War.

When Miss Lobjoie died, Mr Loret also found paintings in her attic which
were signed by Hitler, who was an accomplished artist.

In Germany, meanwhile, a picture of a woman painted by Hitler looked
exactly like Miss Lobjoie.

Francois Gibault, Mr Loret's Paris lawyer, said: "He first came to see
me in 1979, but was a bit lost and did not know whether he wanted to be
publicly recognised as Hitler's son, or to erase all that completely.

"He had the feelings of many illegitimate children: the desire to find a
past, however heavy, but also the fear of returning to the old routine.

"I talked with him a lot, playing the role of psychologist rather than
lawyer."

Mr Gibault said that Mr Loret's own children might now be in a position
to claim royalties from Mien Kampf ('My Struggle'), Hitler's famous book
which has sold millions of copies around the world.

Mr Loret wrote a book called 'Your Father's Name Was Hitler' in 981, and
it is now set to be re-published with all the new evidence.

Hitler, who was born in an Austrian village, frequently spoke of his
love for France, and especially for Paris.

In December 1940, he paid an emotional visit to the capital city, where
he was pictured saluting Napoleon's tomb in front of his bemused generals.

More intriguingly still, Hitler transferred from Vienna part of the
remains of Napoleon II, Napoleon Bonaparte's son with Marie Louise of
Austria.

Hitler often enthused about the greatness of Napoleon, saying that he
wanted to have as big an impact on history as the Frenchman.

Although he never officially had any sons or daughters of his own,
Hitler often spoke of his love of children and animals.

He married his mistress, Eva Braun, as the Red Army shelled his bunker
in Berlin, in 1945, and committed suicide shortly afterwards.

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