• Lillian Rosengarten

Israeli settlers have sharply increased their terrorist attacks throughout the West Bank under the protection of Israeli occupation forces.


The closed off Bethlehem area which is the epicenter of Palestine's COVID-19 outbreak and under strict measures of quarantine, has been targeted by Israeli settlers who uprooted at least 1200 olive and vine trees as part of their environmental terrorism.


At the same time the Israeli army stepped up the expansion of the massive settlement bloc of "Gush Etzion" to complete the siege and isolation of occupied Jerusalem.


The toxic Israeli campaign seeks to destroy Palestinian statehood and the chances for peace.


The besieged Gaza Strip is one of the most vulnerable spots on earth for the spread of COVID-19 due to its long and painful military siege.



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Palestinians have been forced into poverty and lack of opportunities because of Israel’s aim to continue ethnic cleansing of Palestine.


Although there is no unity, Netanyahu gave a “victory” speech to a half empty hall. He did not utter the word “Arabs”once.

The audience broke into “non-unity” chants. Netanyahu did not mention that one in every four Israelis lives below the poverty line or that Israel’s education system is performing below the OECD average.(organization for economic cooperation and development.) He did not talk about how Giv’at Olga in the north has transformed from an immigrant  absorption center to a neighborhood of high rise apartments which most Israelis cannot afford to buy.


He did not explain why the government has not implemented plans to promote affordable housing , while destroying public housing.


He neither mentioned Palestine or Palestinians nor the serious indictments against him. He did not address the fact that he does not hold a majority of seats. To enact immunity laws and save himself from trial, Netanyahu will need 61 members in the Knesset to form a coalition, not just a relative majority.


The promise made by the Joint List Odeh, is that Netanyahu will be ousted thanks to Arab voters. Let us hope. ( Ayman Odeh is an Israeli Arab lawyer, the leader of the Hadash Party, the Arab Party in then Knesset.)



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My Friends,


I am so impressed with Bernie Sanders. “to be for the Israel people and to be for peace in the Middle East does not mean that we have to  support right wing racist governments that currently exist in Israel.”


Bernie gets my vote!


Sen Bernie Sanders told a CNN Town Hall in Las Vegas on Tuesday that if elected  president his foreign policy would  prioritize justice and peace in the  Middle East and not reflexively back Israel against the Palestinians.


“ What American foreign policy has got to be about in the Middle East is bringing the Israelis and bringing the Palestinians together under the banner of Justice ,” said Sanders.  “We could do it, we have the wealth to do it. It cannot just simply be that we’re pro Israel and we ignore the needs of the Palestinian people.

The senator also said his administration would call on Saudi Arabia and Iran to set  aside their differences and find common ground.


Let us hope!


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