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Dutch TV Parodies Israeli Singer’s Eurovision Song Contest Performance

By Richard Edmondson | Fig Trees and Vineyards | May 26, 2018

In case you haven’t heard, an Israeli singer by the name of Netta Barzilai won this year’s Eurovision song contest. The win was announced on May 12 and was much celebrated by Israeli officials at the time. A video of the somewhat obese Barzilai doing her winning “chicken dance” performance can be accessed here. The video you see below is a parody of that performance which aired Saturday May 19 on Dutch TV.

The Dutch parody has prompted the usual accusations of anti-Semitism you would expect. Aviv Shir-On, the Israeli ambassador to the Netherlands, complained that the performance “packages anti-Semitic stereotypes as jokes.” An article, published yesterday at Mondoweiss, quotes Shir-On additionally as saying:

“Freedom of speech, freedom of the press and satire, are important elements of a democratic and pluralistic society, as exists in the Netherlands and Israel. We cherish and respect these principles, yet in that show you went too far.”

Don’t you just love it when Zionists talk about how much they’re in favor of freedom of speech–even as they’re attempting to get laws passed limiting yours. So far as I know, Martine Sandiforte, the Dutch singer doing the parody, hasn’t been arrested for “holocaust denial” yet, but I suppose that’s a possibility that can’t be ruled entirely out.

The timing of all this, of course, probably had a lot to do with the Dutch decision to air such a parody. The Eurovision contest, on May 12, preceded by a scant couple of days the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem and also ran concurrent to the bloody massacres by Israel of Gaza protestors.

Conceivably it may additionally have had something to do with Israel’s destruction of a Dutch project in a Palestinian village in the West Bank just under a year ago. On June 30, 2017, a Dutch news site, the NL Times, reported the following:

Israel demolished a Dutch development project consisting of 96 solar panels and other equipment for supplying power to Palestinian village Jubbet Adh Dhib on the west bank of the Jordan. The Netherlands spent about half a million euros on the project last year. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is furious, AD reports.

Funny how Shir-On, the Israeli ambassador, seems to have omitted any mention of the destruction of the solar panels when he was busy accusing the Dutch TV producers of packaging “anti-Semitic stereotypes as jokes.”

Three cheers for Palestine… and three cheers also for the Dutch. An amusing parody of Israel is a service to humanity.

May 26, 2018 Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Timeless or most popular, Video | , , | 2 Comments

Travel Surveillance, Traveler Intrusion

The Cato Institute | April 4, 2013

Featuring Edward Hasbrouck, Journalist, Consumer Advocate, Travel Expert, and Consultant, The Identity Project (PapersPlease.org), Author of the book and blog, The Practical Nomad; and Ginger McCall Director, Open Government Program, Electronic Privacy Information Center; moderated by Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute. The United States government practices surprisingly comprehensive surveillance of air travel, amassing data about the comings and goings of all Americans who fly. Travel expert Edward Hasbrouck has been researching travel surveillance for many years. His findings reveal a stunning level of government surveillance, control of the traveler, and intrusion into commercial travel IT systems.

Audio podcast (listen while viewing the slides)

Slides and notes

Edward Hasbrouck’s blog

http://www.cato.org/events/travel-sur…

May 26, 2018 Posted by | Civil Liberties, Full Spectrum Dominance, Timeless or most popular, Video | , | Leave a comment

Congressional bill would apply Israel-centric definition of antisemitism to campuses

By Alison Weir | If Americans Knew | May 25, 2018

A group of US lawmakers from both houses of Congress introduced legislation on Wednesday to apply an Israel-centric definition of anti-Semitism to the American educational system. If passed, this would likely be used to to censor information on Israel-Palestine on U.S. campuses.

The basic formulation on which the definition is based was originally created by an Israeli official in 2004. Versions have since been inserted into various entities both internationally and in the U.S., where a definition created in Europe in 2005 was adopted by an Israel partisan in the State Department in 2010. This definition is now called “the State Department definition” of antisemitism. It is this version that the current law would apply to U.S. campuses. (For more information see this.)

The current legislation (H.R.6421 & S.2940) is entitled “A bill to provide for the consideration of a definition of anti-Semitism for the enforcement of Federal antidiscrimination laws concerning education programs or activities.” (Text here) The short title is ‘‘Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2018.’’

A similar bill, “Anti-Semitism Act of 2016,” was supported by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Jewish Federations of North America, and the Simon Wiesenthal Center but was not enacted.

Legal experts have warned that such bills would violate the First Amendment. Palestine Legal points out:

The redefinition of antisemitism is so broadly drawn—and its examples so vague—that any speech critical of Israel or supportive of Palestinian rights could conceivably fall within it. For example, a human rights supporter who speaks out for Palestinian rights, citing reports by such bodies as the United Nations or Amnesty International regarding Israeli human rights abuses, could be labeled antisemitic for applying a double standard by requiring of Israel behavior not expected or demanded of others.

If U.S. government entities adopt and apply this overbroad re-definition of antisemitism to censor political viewpoints critical of Israel, they would likely violate the First Amendment.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) stated that the 2016 bill posed “a serious threat to the First Amendment free speech rights of those on campus who may hold certain political views.”

The ACLU stated: “The First Amendment prevents the federal government from using its great weight to impose severe penalties on a person simply for sharing a political viewpoint critical of Israel.”

In some cases legislators may not be fully aware of what the bill contains and how it can be used. A press release from Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers fails to inform the public that the definition is a nontraditional one that when applied to campuses will likely restrict certain factual statements about a foreign country.

The Times of Israel reports that other co-sponsors of the bill are Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Florida), Rep Jerrold Nadler, (D-New York), Rep. Peter Roskam, (R-Illinois), Rep. Doug Collins, (R-Georgia), Sen. Tim Scott, (R-South Carolina), and Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania). The previous bill had 23 co-sponsors.

Similar legislation is also being introduced in state legislatures around the country, with South Carolina recently passing it. While most South Carolina state legislators considered the bill an insignificant gesture, their action made headlines in Israel, where it was seen as a major breakthrough for the country.


Alison Weir is executive director of If Americans Knew, president of the Council for the National Interest, and author of “Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel.” 


Click image to see video. Hannah Rosenthal adopted the new definition while she served as Antisemitism Envoy in the State Department.

May 25, 2018 Posted by | Civil Liberties, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Full Spectrum Dominance, Video | , , , , | 1 Comment

Simple Dreams

Al-Haq | May 24, 2018

May 24, 2018 Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Subjugation - Torture, Timeless or most popular, Video | , , , | 1 Comment

Ken Livingstone: I resigned for the greater good of the Labour Party

May 23, 2018 Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Full Spectrum Dominance, Video | , | 1 Comment

NGOs Are The Deep State’s Trojan Horses

corbettreport | May 21, 2018

The Trojan horse was the earliest recorded military psyop. That psyop continues to be deployed on unsuspecting populations and it is just as useful as ever, but today’s tricksters have donned the mantle of philanthropy, and their Trojan horses are not wooden statues but non-governmental organizations offering “aid” to foreign nations. In today’s edition of The Corbett Report, we’ll learn about how NGOs are the deep state’s Trojan horses.

TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES: https://www.corbettreport.com/ngo/

May 22, 2018 Posted by | Deception, Timeless or most popular, Video | | 1 Comment

Sheldon Adelson, the Godfather

If Americans Knew | May 21, 2018

Wendy Mesley discusses Sheldon Adelson’s role in getting the U.S. embassy moved to Jerusalem, as well as his massive influence on Donald Trump and American politics in general.

May 21, 2018 Posted by | Corruption, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Timeless or most popular, Video, Wars for Israel | , , , , , | 1 Comment

BBC gets “technical difficulties” when reporter mentions MI6’s involvement in torture

May 19, 2018 Posted by | Timeless or most popular, Video | , | 3 Comments

Dr Amer Ghantous on Al Jazeera March 2011 lies on Syria

Eva K Bartlett | May 17, 2018

When in Syria, and before going to Dara’a itself, I interviewed Dr. Amer Ghantous about his experiences and observations on having worked in a military hospital in Dara’a governorate in March 2011. He spoke of being instructed to give priority to treating any civilians who came to the hospital before soldiers. He also spoke of the hospital receiving soldiers who had clearly been shot by snipers.

In this short clip, Dr. Ghantous speaks of the lies of Al Jazeera, and touches on the pre-planned nature of events in March 2011. Full interview to follow.

May 18, 2018 Posted by | Deception, Fake News, Mainstream Media, Warmongering, Timeless or most popular, Video | , | Leave a comment

Emily Thornberry powerfully condemns the Gaza massacre committed by the state of Israel

Bypass Mainstream Media | May 15, 2018

May 17, 2018 Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Video, War Crimes | , , , , | 3 Comments

Mercury improves child behavior! – US Mainstream Media Report

May 15, 2018 Posted by | Deception, Fake News, Mainstream Media, Warmongering, Science and Pseudo-Science, Timeless or most popular, Video | | 1 Comment

I’ve studied nuclear war for 35 years — you should be worried. | Brian Toon

TEDx Talks | Feb 1, 2018

For the first time in decades, it’s hard to ignore the threat of nuclear war. But as long as you’re far from the blast, you’re safe, right? Wrong. In this sobering talk, atmospheric scientist Brian Toon explains how even a small nuclear war could destroy all life on earth — and what we can do to prevent it. A professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Brian Toon investigates the causes of the ozone hole, how volcanic eruptions alter the climate, how ancient Mars had flowing rivers, and the environmental impacts of nuclear war. He contributed to the U.N.’s Nobel Peace Prize for climate change and holds numerous scientific awards, including two NASA medals for Exceptional Scientific Achievement. He is an avid woodworker. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

May 13, 2018 Posted by | Militarism, Timeless or most popular, Video | 2 Comments