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Post time 2011-10-20 08:21:31 |Display all floors
Mossad has been quite good at infiltrating their agents into western countries, controlling their mainstream media, bribing and blackmailing their politicians and organizing false flag attacks.

Their viciousness can be seen in the attacks on the USS Liberty, 9-11 in NY and 7/7 in London.

Their modern-day cowardice can be seen in the way their IDF foot soldiers performed against Hezbollah in 2006.

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Post time 2011-10-20 08:37:31 |Display all floors
Originally posted by hikinmike2 at 18-10-2011 23:36
Anti-Zionist has become synonymous with anti-semetic.  The hangover from WW II.

It was always the most effective weapon in the zionist arsenal - making the Jewish people into a facade behind which to conceal zionism.

Not all Jews are zionists and not all zionists are Jews.

The establishment of the facade goes back a long way - and you can trace it back to the malaria pandemic which brought about the real collapse of the egyptain Empire and the migration of the ruling elite to the Southern European lands.

The priesthood that was tasked with concealing the true history has evolved into the modern day zionist cult.

The wolf is your shepherd.
Man created god before god created man and the world has been in turmoil ever since. Dots freak some people out - so they join them with lines that aren't really there.

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Post time 2011-10-21 05:17:15 |Display all floors

Conditions not ripe for dialogue with Israel

Thursday 20 October 2011.

Conditions not ripe for dialogue with Israel --- Palestinian PM.

The Palestinians are not ready to resume dialogue with Israel as sought by the Mideast diplomatic Quartet, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said on Wednesday.

"Our own assessment is that the conditions are not ripe at this juncture for a meaningful resumption of talks," he said at the annual gala for the American Task Force on Palestine, a pro-Palestinian lobby.

On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the Palestinians' refusal to negotiate directly with Israel at the next meeting of envoys from the Quartet - the United States, European Union, United Nations and Russia - set for October 26 in Jerusalem.

For Fayyad, who underscored his "commitment" to peace with Israel, "it's not for lack of talks" that the process has failed.

"It's precisely because those talks were attempted so many times before, but not on the basis of terms of reference that were consistent with what is required to bring this conflict to an end in a manner that is remotely related to what international law requires," he insisted.


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Post time 2011-10-27 05:47:28 |Display all floors

Palestinians seek UNESCO vote despite US opposition

Wednesday 26 October 2011.

The Palestinians will seek a vote on their bid for full membership of UNESCO on Oct. 30, Foreign Minister Riyal al-Malki said on Wednesday, despite what he called U.S. threats to pull funding from the U.N. cultural agency.

The initiative is part of a Palestinian push, opposed by the United States, for recognition as a state in the U.N. system -- a move the Palestinians hope will strengthen their standing vis-à-vis Israel.

UNESCO is the first U.N. agency the Palestinians have sought to join as a full member since applying for full membership of the United Nations on Sept. 23.

The bid for a full U.N. seat, which can be granted only by the Security Council, is destined to fail because of opposition by Washington, which has a veto in the forum.

But UNESCO is one agency the Palestinians can join as a full member regardless of their wider U.N. status.

Malki said a Palestinian representative would address UNESCO's General Conference on Sunday and the Palestinians were aiming for a vote the same day.

"We are trying with all effort, through our ambassador in UNESCO, to have a vote on our request for membership of UNESCO at the time that we give the speech," he said in an interview with Voice of Palestine radio broadcast on Wednesday.

"We hope that we will succeed in this effort despite our recognition of great pressure which the United States of America is leading inside UNESCO," Malki said.

He said there were "great threats ... that if Palestine's membership of UNESCO is approved, the United States will stop its assistance to that organisation".


A vote in favour of Palestinian membership would trigger an automatic cutoff in U.S. funding to the agency under U.S. law. The United States provides 22 percent of UNESCO's funding.

The UNESCO board decided on Oct. 6 to allow the 193 member states to vote on the Palestinians' application for full admission -- a bid signalling new Palestinian determination to ignore pressure from Washington, one of the Palestinian Authority's main donors.

The United States views the Palestinian quest for recognition as a state in the U.N. system as a unilateral move unhelpful to its efforts to revive peace negotiations with Israel, which it says are the only way forward.

The Palestinians say peace talks with Israel, which also opposes the Palestinian U.N. initiative, have brought them no closer to their goal of independence in the two decades since the negotiations first got under way.

The prospect of the Palestinians seeking full membership of other U.N. agencies heavily funded by the United States could threaten U.S. financial support for bodies including the World Health Organisation.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Reuters in an Oct. 12 interview she had made the case to U.S. lawmakers that the administration should have the flexibility to decide whether or not to cut off such agencies if they take in the Palestinians.

Speaking about the UNESCO membership bid, Malki said the United States wanted to make it seem like the Palestinians would be to blame for any financial pain.

"They want to make Palestine responsible for all these results, and therefore, matters will not be easy in UNESCO in the coming two days, but despite that, we will continue in our effort," he said.

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Post time 2011-10-27 08:02:35 |Display all floors
You are fantasming, I can assure you that Israel is the first country to be criticized in Europe forums. CD low IQ dumbs like timbadumb or tigrssdumb or dragondumbs are jsut like Hello Kitty compared with what you can read on european forum about Israel, zionism, etc.

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Post time 2011-11-1 04:49:17 |Display all floors

Palestine becomes member of UN cultural body

Monday 31 October 2011.

The U.N. cultural agency has admitted Palestine as a full member in a highly divisive bid that opponents say could harm renewed peace efforts.

U.S. lawmakers had threatened to withhold some $80 million in funding to UNESCO if it approved Palestinian membership.

Huge cheers went up in UNESCO after delegates voted to approve the membership Monday.

One shouted "Long Live Palestine!" in French.

Palestinian officials are seeking full membership in the United Nations, but because that effort is expected to take some time, they separately sought membership at Paris-based UNESCO.


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Post time 2011-11-1 05:25:35 |Display all floors

US to stop UNESCO funds

Tuesday 1 November 2011.

The United States said Monday it is stopping financial contributions to UNESCO after the Palestinians were admitted to the organisation as a full member.

"We were to have made a 60 million dollar payment to UNESCO in November and we will not be making that payment," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters.

She said the Palestinian admission "triggers longstanding (US) legislative restrictions which will compel the United States to refrain from making contributions to UNESCO."

The United States, Israel's top ally, in the 1990s banned the financing of any United Nations organisation that accepts Palestine as a full member.

The United States provides about 22 percent of its annual budget.

Nuland echoed earlier remarks by the White House which said UNESCO's admission of the Palestinians as a full member was "premature" and undermined international peace efforts and hopes of direct talks on a Palestinian state.

The vote "is regrettable, premature and undermines our shared goal of a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East," Nuland said.

The vote, backed by 107 countries in the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organisation, was a symbolic victory for the Palestinian drive towards full statehood recognition.

But the United States, which has vowed to block a separate Palestinian call for statehood recognition at the United Nations, believes the campaign detracts from tough bargaining needed with Israel on the terms of a Palestinian state.

Nuland said the United States is aware its own interests could be undermined by its withholding funding to UNESCO.

"Under UNESCO's constitution, a member state will have no vote in the general conference if it gets more than two years in arrears in its contribution. So our actual arrearage status will begin in January," she said.

"We now need to have consultations with Congress," she said.

"Not paying our dues into these organisations could severely restrict and reduce our ability to influence them, our ability to act within them, and we think this affects US interests," Nuland said.

"So we need to have conversations with Congress about what options might be available to protect our interests," she said, declining to elaborate.


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