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On Election Day, Israeli citizens vote also for disenfranchised Palestinians


On election day, we’re all dropping two ballots in the box. The upper 1 percent as well as all the others – Ashkenazim and Mizrahim, men and women, heterosexuals and the LGBT community, right-wing and left, secular and religious and even the Arabs among us – all of us are voting twice.

We, Israeli citizens, are also voting instead of the 2.5 million Palestinians over the age of 18 who live in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip. Our votes also determine their lives, their futures and their disasters, no less and perhaps even more than our own.

Although Israel is a democracy for Jews, it is also a greedy capitalist state, in which the government and society’s responsibility for the individuals and their well-being are reduced to the shameful minimum. Poverty and social gaps are not a plague from heaven.

They are a result of the policy that determines resources and incomes based on classes, regions, background and ethnicity, tracking and investment methods that discriminate against the most important resource of all – human beings. But even in the greedy, capitalist state that Israel has become, there are some additional rights that are reserved for Israeli citizens – aside from the right to vote – that can be used to challenge the arbitrariness and indifference of a crony capitalism.

We have the right to protest, to strike, to organize, to talk, write, know, find out, broadcast radio shows, and fill the boulevard with tents. On the other hand, the rights of the Palestinians to fight against Israel’s violent, arbitrary rule are completely trampled. They are either systematically ignored, or violently repressed.

Palestinian resistance is labeled terror, or anti-Semitism, [how many Americans understand that these occupiers are not even Semites?] or a breach of the state’s security, or unilateral steps, or a violation of law and order, or a lack of public interest.
If Israel were the democratic state it purports to be, every individual within its borders would have the right to vote. But it’s not.

The territory that elected governments rules extends from the sea to the river. Greater Israel. Within that territory live two peoples – Jewish Israelis and Palestinians. But only a minority of Palestinians are citizens with the right to vote. Both peoples have the right to self-determination; in the meantime, only one has realized it.

The principle of inequality between the two peoples (and not just the inequality among various Jewish ethnic groups) has guided each and every government to rule over this singular territory. It is expressed in two separate legal systems, uneven allocations of natural resources and budgets, as well as in differences of freedom of movement, the choice of places to live, and more.

So don’t call it apartheid. But the unequal development of the two peoples in the same greater land is the guiding principle and philosophy. Even if it isn’t officially declared, it emanates from every built acre and every electric pole or water tower.

The Israeli government must be accountable in some way to the voters that it rules. But it sees itself as completely unaccountable to those it rules without the right to vote. Therefore, the government that will come to power as a result of Tuesday’s elections – like all governments since 1967 – is far freer to determine the fate of all the Palestinians living in these lands than it is to determine the future of Israelis with the right to vote.

With each election that passes, the government’s abuses of those without the right to vote grow stronger, because the large majority of Israeli voters choose in these democratic elections to let the abuses grow stronger. Unfortunately, the same decision will be made today. Until when? Until the domination over the Palestinians stops paying off for us, the Jewish Israelis.

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On May 15, 1948 Rothschild Jewish militias launched a massive attack on the indigenous inhabitants of Palestine to ethnically cleanse them from their land in order to establish Israel as their Jewish state. This lead more than 750,000 Palestinians to flee their homes and become displaces as refugees in the neighboring countries. Most of the families that fled did not even have time to pack their belonging or anything in fear of being massacred by the vicious Jewish militias who went through villages massacring its inhabitants who refused to leave, most of whom were poor villagers and unarmed farmers. “We must do everything to insure they never return. The old will die and the young will forget” David Ben-Gurion – First Prime Minister of Israel, 1949.

Zionist Identity Thieves

“For the Mandates Commission, Palestine had never ceased to constitute a separate entity. It was one of those territories which, under the terms of the Covenant, might be regarded as “provisionally independent”. The country was administered under an A mandate by the United Kingdom, subject to certain conditions and particularly to the condition appearing in Article 5: “The Mandatory shall be responsible for seeing that no Palestine territory shall be . . . in any way placed under the control of the Government of any foreign Power”. […] Palestine, as the mandate clearly showed, was a subject under international law. While she could not conclude international conventions, the mandatory Power, until further notice, concluded them on her behalf, in virtue of Article 19 of the mandate. The mandate, in Article 7, obliged the Mandatory to enact a nationality law, which again showed that the Palestinians formed a nation, and that Palestine was a State, though provisionally under guardianship. It was, moreover, unnecessary to labour the point; there was no doubt whatever that Palestine was a separate political entity.” DocumentLink

The Rothschild's Jews stole the identity of Judaism and then the identity of Palestine.

Rabbi Yosef Tzvi Dushinsky, Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem (1867-1948)
"We wish to express our definite opposition to a Jewish state in any part of Palestine."

Contrary to the Hasbara, Palestine has existed far longer than any Jewish kingdom or Jewish State. By denying the existence of Palestine and the Palestinian people, the longer history of Jewish existence in the region, as Palestinian Jews, is being denied.


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"There can be no kind of discussion of a voluntary reconciliation between us and the Arabs.... Any native people ... view their country as their national home.... They will not voluntarily allow, not only a new master, but even a new partner.... Colonization can have only one goal. For the Palestinian Arabs this goal is inadmissible. This is in the nature of things. To change that nature is impossible . . . colonization can, therefore, continue and develop only under the protection of a force independent of the local population-an iron wall which the native population cannot break through. This is, in total, our policy towards the Arabs. To formulate it any other way would only be hypocrisy."--Vladimir Jabotinsky --(18 October 1880 – 4 August 1940), was a Revisionist Zionist leader, author,orator,and founder of the Jewish Self-Defense Organization in Odessa. With Joseph Trumpeldor he co-founded the Jewish Legion of the British army in World War I and later established several Jewish organizations, including Beitar, haTzohar and the Irgun (terrorist group).
The Hebrew word for Bramble is Atad אטד which is called in Arabic Gharqad:
Hidden, difficult to penetrate.