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    Our closest ally in mideast after Saudi Arabia is in news again:

    Marjorie Cohn, Contributor
    Professor Emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law

    Israel And U.S. Hide Names Of Companies Supporting Israeli Settlements

    Israel seeks to suppress the identities of the companies that support the settlements because it is feeling the pinch of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

    12/04/2017

    In December 2016, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution reaffirming that Israel’s Jewish settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) are illegal and calling on Israel to stop settlement activities in the OPT. Resolution 2334 says the settlements have “no legal validity,” calls them “a flagrant violation under international law,” and demands Israel “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities.”

    Nine months earlier, the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC), in Resolution 31/36, had ordered the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights to “produce a database of all business enterprises” that “directly and indirectly, enabled, facilitated and profited from the construction and growth of the settlements.”

    The database was scheduled for release in December 2017. Meanwhile, the Israeli and U.S. governments have been trying to prevent that list ― which reportedly includes at least 150 local and international companies ― from becoming public. “We will do everything we can to ensure that this list does not see the light of day,” Israel’s U.N. ambassador Danny Danon told The Associated Press. U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said, “We just view that type of blacklist as counterproductive.”

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b04dacbc9bd97b





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    ACLU Sues Over Arizona Law Targeting Anti-Israel Boycotts

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    The lawsuit says Jordahl boycotts businesses that support Israel's treatment of Palestine and the Arizona law, enacted in March 2016, violates his free speech rights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enhanced_deficit View Post
    By 2050 there won't be a real Israeli state either, so I guess it all balances out.
    They fought the Wars
    They lost.
    They turned friends
    into enemies.
    Who became
    friends of our enemies.
    They stood alone, in splendid isolation,
    And said it was their only choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raginfridus View Post
    By 2050 there won't be a real Israeli state either, so I guess it all balances out.
    I'll take the other side of that bet, trends have a way of changing.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Which trend?
    They fought the Wars
    They lost.
    They turned friends
    into enemies.
    Who became
    friends of our enemies.
    They stood alone, in splendid isolation,
    And said it was their only choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raginfridus View Post
    Which trend?
    The demographic trend.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment






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