by Jonathan Azaziah
Both the English and Arabic thesauruses and dictionaries are going to need to be adjusted so “steadfastness” and “sumoud” have Al-Araqib as synonyms and alternative definitions. The Bedouin Palestinian village in occupied Al-Naqab–referred to by the terrorist ‘Israelis’ as “the Negev”–has just been demolished by the Zionist occupation for the 133rd time. The 132nd demolition was just three weeks ago on August 16th. It’s just about unfathomable to the human mind that anyone, especially a people as besieged, oppressed, colonized and brutalized as Palestinians, can still find the heart and soul just to wake up in the morning–let alone resist–after your livelihood has been ripped out from underneath your feet. Or better yet… Bulldozed. But somehow, that is exactly what the indigenous of Al-Araqib continue to do. 133 atrocities but they remain undeterred. They keep defying; keep fighting; keep living. Continue reading Palestine’s Al-Araqib: Demolished By ‘Israel’ For The 133rd Time But Undeterred And Still Resisting
by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah
After 69 years of Nakba in Palestine; after 69 years of destruction, from the 531 villages, towns and cities eviscerated during the Zionist terror gangs’ Plan D to the ongoing IOF demolitions of homes and infrastructures in the West Bank and sacred Al-Quds; after 69 years of mass murder, from the 10,000 martyrs in 1947-1948 to the ritualistic slaughter of over 2,200 Palestinians including more than 500 children in Operation Mighty Cliff (Protective Edge); after 69 years of environmental ruination that didn’t make the “desert bloom” but rather made the God-blessed, green paradise that Palestine was into an industrialized nightmare, from the uprooting, burning and destroying of olive trees, to the poisoning of wells, to the drying up of bodies of water, to the contamination of soil and air from the illegal nuclear weapons program in Dimona; after 69 years of devilish destabilization through the arming and backing of ethno-sectarian proxies, from the Kurdish Barzani mafia in Iraq in the 1950s, to the Phalangists in Lebanon during the Zionist-engineered Lebanese “Civil” War, to the Takfiri terrorists wreaking havoc across our region today; after 69 years of ethnic cleansing and expansionism that have turned 7.5 million Palestinians into refugees; after 69 years of hateful Jewish supremacist aggression against the sanctities of Islam and Christianity; after 69 years of Zionism manifesting as a “state”, and after 133 some odd years of Jewish colonization in the Holy Land, there are only three words that properly encapsulate our pain, our sadness and our rage: DEATH TO ‘ISRAEL’. Continue reading Only Three Words Needed On the 69th Nakba Day: Death To ‘Israel’
by Jonathan Azaziah
What if there was no Hizbullah? Resistance and Liberation Day isn’t merely a time of celebration in commemoration of the history-echoing victories achieved by Hizbullah. It is also a time for deep reflection, as Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah noted in his breathtakingly wonderful speech today. Indeed it is a time when we should be reflecting on where we are in our struggle, the severity and the status of the regional and international equations, and how to progress forward towards our ultimate goal of rendering ‘Israel’ obsolete. And I can’t think of a more profound point of pondering than the following question above: What if there was no Hizbullah? We don’t have to start as far back as 1982 when the Lebanese Islamic Resistance first emerged out of its humble beginnings of namelessness, nor do we need to refer to the ‘93 and ‘96 ‘Israeli’ aggressions, nor the liberation itself on May 25th, 2000, as the majority, not the vast majority or even most persons, unfortunately, but the majority of Lebanese agree that Hizbullah’s triumph over the cancerous Zionist entity and the end of the monstrous occupation were good things. So let us start with the 2006 July War and allow me to ask again: What if there was no Hizbullah? Continue reading Resistance and Liberation Day Reflections: What If There Was No Hizbullah?
by The International Middle East Media Center
Israeli police officers demolished, on Monday morning, the al-‘Araqib Bedouin village in the Naqab, for the 82nd consecutive time, rendering the families homeless again. Continue reading Al-’Araqib Bedouin Village Demolished For 82nd Time
A Palestinian official says Israel has allocated some USD 17 billion to Judaize East Jerusalem al-Quds in the occupied West Bank.
The assistant secretary general for Palestine and authority on issues in the occupied territories for the Arab League, Mohammed Sabih, warned that al-Quds is in real danger and in the dire need of concerted international efforts to defend itself.
Palestinian officials are warning that Israel demolishes Palestinian houses in Jerusalem al-Quds to force their owners to leave the city. Continue reading Usurping Zionist Entity allots $17bn to Judaize Holy Al-Quds
by The International Middle East Media Center
Following the first phase in approving a controversial bill to officiate Israel as a uniquely Jewish nation state, Israeli authorities now intend to build a water barrier to expand its political hegemony. Israel’s Foreign Minister, furthermore, has proposed paying off Palestinian citizens to leave the country.
PNN correspondence reported, Sunday, that Israeli sources plan to build the intended barrier 2.8 miles high.
Israeli sources claim that the troubled security conditions in Egypt have forced Israel to make this decision to abort any attempt from outsiders to sneak into “Israeli beaches”. Continue reading Israel to Build Water Barrier Along Jordan and Egypt
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman proposed on Friday that Palestinians with Israeli citizenship be offered financial incentives to leave Occupied Palestine and relocate to a future Palestinian state.
As one of the most strident voices in favor of the separation of Israelis and Palestinians, Lieberman added that Palestinians living in Jaffa and Acre, two mixed cities on the Mediterranean coast far from the West Bank, should be encouraged to move if they want.
“Those (1948 Palestinians) who decide that their identity is Palestinian will be able to forfeit their Israeli citizenship and move and become citizens of the future Palestinian state,” he wrote in the manifesto, entitled Swimming Against the Stream, published on his Facebook page and his party’s website.
“Israel should even encourage them to do so with a system of economic incentives,” he said. Continue reading Israeli FM proposes bribes for 1948 Palestinians to leave Occupied Palestine
JERUSALEM (AFP) — Israel on Wednesday revoked the residency rights of the widow of a Palestinian who carried out a deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, drawing condemnation from human rights groups.
The move came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he would seek broad powers to rescind the residency and welfare rights of any Palestinian citizen of Israel or resident of annexed East Jerusalem if they or their relatives participated in unrest.
“I have ordered the cancellation of Nadia Abu Jamal’s permit to stay in Israel. Anyone who is involved in terror must take into account that there are likely to be implications for their family members too,” Israeli Interior Minister Gilad Erdan said in a statement. Continue reading Zionist entity revokes residency of Palestinian Resistance martyr’s widow
Israel will no longer be defined in its Basic Laws as “Jewish and democratic,” but instead as “the national homeland of the Jewish people” according to a proposal endorsed by the Israeli government on Sunday, amid growing violence and discrimination against Palestinians with Israeli citizenship and Bedouins in Occupied Palestine.
Following a stormy meeting, the cabinet voted 14 to six in favor of a proposal to anchor in law Israel’s status as the national homeland of the Jewish people, with ministers from the two centrist parties voting against, Israeli media reported Sunday.
“The cabinet today approved a draft basic law: Israel is the national state of the Jewish people,” a statement from the Likud party, one of whose MPs was a sponsor, read.
The proposal would mean Israel would no longer be defined in its Basic Laws as “Jewish and democratic,” but instead as “the national homeland of the Jewish people.” Continue reading Israel approves ‘Jewish state’ bill, pushes for right to revoke citizenship