#Iran: We saved the Jews three times; #Netanyahu should learn history – Diplomacy and Defense – Israel News | Haaretz

Dr. Angela Joya

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s accusations in his recent speech to the U.S. Congress that Iran wants to destroy Israel.

In an interview with NBC, Zarif said that “Iran saved the Jews three times in its history,” insinuating that Netanyahu should brush up on his history lessons.

Zarif said Netanyahu distorts both the current reality and the writings in Jewish sources and the Bible.

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Sanctions cannot stop the Iranian nuclear program, only a deal can

please take a close look to the graphic here and read the text below it:

No nuclear deal is worse for the west and for the regular Iranian people

No nuclear deal is worse for the west and for the regular Iranian people

No deal is worse for the west (no control at all, Iran can ditch the NPT at all and use its full power to go nuclear), and for the Iranian public (the only ones in Iran who are suffering):
https://100wordz.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/ban-ki-moon-iran-facing-difficulties-to-import-food-and-medicine/

(the 100wordz links just cite popular western or Israeli news sites – sources included)

BTW Iranians will not standup against the regime, because of hurting sanctions.
They are too busy having 3 jobs to support their family because of the sanctions.

Even if US and Israeli politicians would like to see it this way:
https://100wordz.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/netanjahu-aid-irans-citizens-should-be-starved-in-order-to-curb-tehrans-nuclear-program/

The sanctions could not stop Iran to go from approx. 3k centrifuges to 19k centrifuges, only a deal can. In the case of the deal they are willing to go back to 6k centrifuges and export enriched uranium out of the country, under IAEA supervision.

You think you know about Iran and Iranians?? Think twice:

http://theotheriran.com/tag/minorities/

http://theotheriran.com/tag/usa/

The Guardian: US condemns shelling of UN school in Gaza but restocks Israeli ammunition

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/30/us-firm-condemnation-shelling-un-school-gaza

US condemns shelling of UN school in Gaza but restocks Israeli ammunition

  • White House issues unusually strong rebuke after 16 deaths
  • But Pentagon confirms that US resupplied Israel with ammunition
Palestinians inspect a damaged classroom of the UN school in Jabalia, northern Gaza, 30 July 2014.
Palestinians inspect a damaged classroom of the UN school in Jabalia, northern Gaza. Photograph: Mohammed Saber /EPA

The United States issued a firm condemnation of the shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza that killed at least 16 Palestinians on Wednesday, but also confirmed it restocked Israel’s dwindling supplies of ammunition.

The White House expressed concern that thousands of civilians who had sought protection from the UN were at risk after the shelling of the girls’ elementary school. Some 3,300 civilians were taking shelter there, after being told by Israel to leave their homes.

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, which runs the school, said its initial assessment was that it has been struck by Israeli artillery.

“The United States condemns the shelling of a UNRWA school in Gaza, which reportedly killed and injured innocent Palestinians – including children – and UN humanitarian workers,” said Bernadette Meehan, a spokeswoman for the White House’s National Security Council.

“We are extremely concerned that thousands of internally displaced Palestinians who have been called on by the Israeli military to evacuate their homes are not safe in UN designated shelters in Gaza.”

Meehan and other US officials that condemned the attack did not specifically accuse Israel of responsibility for the shelling, saying there were conflicting reports about the circumstances of the incident that required further investigation. They did not specify the nature of those conflicting reports.

 

More than half of 15 to 18 year old children of Gaza show signs of suffering full or partial post-traumatic stress disorder (PSDT)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/gaza/11020070/Gaza-conflict-causing-PTSD-in-children-after-seeing-dead-bodies-and-witnessing-heavy-shelling.html

A 9-year-old girl is covered in shrapnel wounds at Al Shifa hospital in Gaza City

A 9-year-old girl is covered in shrapnel wounds at Al Shifa hospital in Gaza City Photo: Rex

More than half of 15 to 18 year olds in Gaza show signs of full or partial post-traumatic stress disorder after seeing dead bodies and witnessing heavy shelling, according to a new study.


It found 91 per cent of the teenagers reported seeing mutilated bodies on television, 88.5 per cent had heard artillery shelling, 86.6 per cent had seen the aftermath of shelling, and 86 per cent had heard the sound of war planes overhead.

Professor Panos Vostanis from the University of Leicester’s Greenwood Institute of Child Health, one of the co-authors of the study, said: “The toll on the mental health of these young people tends to be exacerbated by poverty, which is endemic in Gaza. It’s a double whammy for many of them.

Israel-Gaza conflict: Young Americans judge Israel’s actions in Gaza differently

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/israelgaza-conflict-young-americans-judge-israels-actions-in-gaza-differently-9644622.html

Nothing is more deeply etched into US foreign policy than standing by Israel, and suggestions made by some conservatives last week that Mr Obama was chafing at that compact were hardly to be taken seriously. Nor is America about to join in any call for Israel to be brought before the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity for its actions in Gaza – if only because, as the main supplier of its arms, that would be a risky tack.

Yet there are times when the friendship can be uncomfortable, and that was on full display through most of last week when civilian casualties in Gaza were soaring and, in particular, when destruction came to a UN school in Gaza with the loss of as many as 20 lives.

When it is not at war, Israel has tested not just Mr Obama, but also George W Bush and Bill Clinton before him, with its settlement building in the West Bank.

A Washington Post-ABC News poll last week confirmed what he could have guessed: 52 per cent of Americans disapprove of his handling of the Gaza emergency, while 39 per cent approve. And a Pew survey, released before the attack on the school, found that only 19 per cent of Americans blamed Israel for the current violence while twice as many, 40 per cent, placed the blame on Hamas.

But there is another interesting divide in the US which, when this crisis has settled, the Israeli leadership might at least want to heed. A new Gallup poll finds that while Americans aged over 65 support Israel’s actions by a margin of 24 points, those under 30 oppose them by a margin of 26.

American tolerance with Israel, in other words, might be weakening.

Mr. Netanyahu: Show Your Evidence To The World.

THE ONENESS of HUMANITY

Posted on July 13, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

oneness3Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu has said, with regard to his government’s assertion that Hamas carried out the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers, that, “we know Hamas did it.” Mr. Netanyahu, the world must see the evidence.

Hamas denies any responsibility for the kidnap and murder of the three Israeli teens. What would Hamas gain by carrying out the crimes Israel accuses them of? Let’s say that Hamas kidnapped the teens to hold them for a ransom of release of a number of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons. Why would they kill the teens and lose their bargaining position? These are questions having to do with conjectures, but according to Israeli officials, they “know Hamas did it”, so where is the information which led to that certainty?

Why is it important that Israel show the world their proof? Because Israel is…

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Another expert contradicts Netanyahu – Israeli Ex-Atomic Chief: Iran 10 Years Away from Nuclear Weapons, and doubts that Iran is after them at all

Another Israeli expert has contradicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s assessment of Iran’s nuclear program.
“The Iranian nuclear program will only be operational in another 10 years,” said Uzi Eilam, the former head of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission, during an interview with Ronen Bergman published today in the Israeli daily, Ynet.

“And I’m not even sure that Iran would want the bomb – it could be enough for them to be a nuclear threshold state …”

Netanyahu had said that Iran was 6-7 months from being 90% of the way to building a bomb during an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” program.

 

The Israeli PM, who has been warning about an impending Iranian nuclear bomb for almost 20 years, has been relatively quiet during this year’s round of talks toward a comprehensive deal with Iran, which are set to resume on May 13 in Vienna Austria.

Several current and former Israeli defense and intelligence officials have cast doubt on Netanyahu’s statements on Iran’s nuclear program

“[Israel’s leadership] presents a false view to the public on the Iranian bomb, as though acting against Iran would prevent a nuclear bomb. But attacking Iran will encourage them to develop a bomb all the faster,” said Israel’s former Internal Security Chief, Yuval Diskin, at an Israeli forum on Apr. 26, 2012.

“I don’t think [Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei] will want to go the extra mile. I think the Iranian leadership is composed of very rational people,” he said.

“[Attacking Iran is] the stupidest thing I have ever heard…It will be followed by a war with Iran,” said Meir Dagan, the former head of the Mossad, during a May 2011 Hebrew University conference.

“It is the kind of thing where we know how it starts, but not how it will end.” he added.

http://www.payvand.com/news/14/may/1057.html

 

Martin Indyk, US´ “honest broker” in the Israeli Palestinian “peace” talks

“Indyk, a former US ambassador to Israel, was selected by Secretary of State John Kerry for the role of Special Envoy for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority…

…the Americans were hardly honest in their dealings with both parties. In fact, the US was not a third party at all, but was and remains steadfast in the Israeli camp. ..Martin Indyk, the prospective harbinger of peace, worked for the pro-Israeli lobby group AIPAC in 1982. AIPAC is a rightwing outlet that has invested unlimited funds and energy to impede any just and peaceful resolution to the conflict…Indyk’s most important contribution to Israel, however, was the founding of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) in 1985, another Israeli lobby outlet..”
http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/04/24/moral-crisis-at-heart-of-obamas-peace/