22 comments on “Zionists throwing elderly Palestinian woman out of her home

  1. All Zionists or some Zionists?

    Or is this just the same old anti-semitic canard as I suspect

    No I haven’t bother to watch this before you ask

  2. iain brown on said:

    SOME ZIONISTS dickhead,and you cant even bring yourself to watch the footage.Shame on you!

  3. Zionists will apologise for anything (well some of them anyway). We (all of us) should have learned that by now!

    The anti semitism comes from excusing this inhuman behaviour.

  4. ross bradshaw on said:

    This looks like it is Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem. #1 This is not an anti-Semitic canard, this is an elderly woman being thrown out of her home by ultra-Zionists – the same group that chanted in praise of Baruch Goldstein at a recent Purim. I’ve been there, in company with hundreds of young Jews from Israel in support of the Palestinians. How does criticising this incident make anybody an anti-Semite? And #3 why should the behaviour of these settlers cause anti-Semitism? It is their behaviour that is wrong, not their ethnicity. This is understood by the people of Sheikh Jarrah who have welcomed Israelis and internationals coming to support them.

  5. cliff foot on said:

    #4 – think you’re right Ross, does look like that part of East Jerusalem, shameful and unforgivable behaviour on this clip. Sadly, no surprise from such people.

  6. iain brown on said:

    #6,John P reid, are you taking the p##s or just being ridiculously pedantic?. She has just been ethnically cleansed from her centuries old historic homeland by a bunch of settler,mostly US Zionists who have barely been there for decades at most.

  7. The property in question has been deemed to legally belong to the Jews taking possession of it. Israel’s Supreme Court judged it so. Socialist Unity has no reason for opposing the decision of the court, whose deliberations considered all sides in the dispute.

  8. iain brown on said:

    Ben#8, its absolutely fine because the Israeli Supreme Court deemed it so.You are having a laugh surely. When was the last time they ruled in favour of indigenous Palestinian Arabs?

  9. just passing on said:

    Ben has made an interesting point; namely that this sort of ethnic cleansing is completely supported by the Israeli state-thereby continuing a tradition that is at least 70 year old.

  10. David Ellis on said:

    #8 `Israel’s Supreme Court judged it so. Socialist Unity has no reason for opposing the decision of the court, whose deliberations considered all sides in the dispute.’

    Socialists do not recognise the authority of Israel’s Supreme Court because they do not recognise the legitimacy of Israel itself. Israel is a colonial, apartheid, genocidal state with a pre-proscribed notion of who constitutes a citizen and what they can believe. Democratic nation states were carved out of the old feudal religion dominated empires. Zionism is trying to recreate feudalism and establish a Jewish Empire dominated economically by monopolists and ideologically by a reactionary theocracy.

    Socialists, if they are serious, support the Palestinian National Democratic Revolution which will reunify Palestine (Israel, Gaza, West Bank, Refugees) under the democratic control of the entire population allowing Muslims, Jews, Christians and those of no faith to once again live in harmony. They oppose those of both side who would impose the bantustanisation of Palestine a step towards its eventual obliteration from the map.

  11. Binkstein on said:

    Two wrongs never make a right, but couldn’t this woman be rehoused in one of the many homes that Iraqi, Egyptian or Libyan Jews had to flee?

  12. Binkstein: Two wrongs never make a right, but couldn’t this woman be rehoused in one of the many homes that Iraqi, Egyptian or Libyan Jews had to flee?

    Why didn’t you include Polish, or is it a racial thing?

  13. Let’s be pedantic about this. The land that these houses are on MAY – there is doubt – have been at one time owned by Jewish organisations, but the people who live at Sheikh Jarrah were settled there when the area was not under Israeli control and did not dispossess the alleged landowners. By and large those living there now are refugees from West Jerusalem or their families. As one of the people from Sheikh Jarrah said, OK, the settlers can have my house if I can have the house back that my family left in 1948. This is the root of the problem. The law is discriminatory. Even if it is lawful to return the land to the Israeli successor organisation to that which owned the land (and that is a big if, and there are issues about the succession)why is it not lawful for the Palestinians to take back their old properties in West Jerusalem? Those settlers taking the Palestinian houses have got no historic connection to the Jewish organisation that once had land there.

  14. Omar on said:

    ross bradshaw,

    As far as I know,Ross, East jerusalem is still considered Occupied Territory under international law and, as such, is subject to: “The Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 and the Hague Regulations of 1907 forbid occupying powers to alter the lifeways of civilians who are occupied, and forbid the settling of people from the occupiers’ country in the occupied territory.”

  15. Funky Joe Stalin on said:

    David Ellis,

    Socialists, if they are serious, support the Palestinian National Democratic Revolution which will reunify Palestine (Israel, Gaza, West Bank, Refugees) under the democratic control of the entire population allowing Muslims, Jews, Christians and those of no faith to once again live in harmony.

    There’s nothing wrong with that except of course that it is a totally fantastical premise. Most people in Israel actually live fairly harmoniously and peacefully together – despite the misrepresentations of this board. I could introduce you to mixed Arab Jewish couples who live in Israel if you like, but it might burst your bubble a little.

    The closest the region ever got to Socialism was the establishment of the state in 1948 and the democratic leadership of the Labour Movement and the Socialist Kibbutz movement for decades, establishing universal healthcare and education and centralised industries. All else in the region is driven by feudalism and sectarianism.

  16. Joe what an absolutely astonishingly blind, rose-tinted view of a society which is nothing more than an apartheid state: Different roads and laws for Jews, different criminal justice system for Arabs, regular murder, terrorism and violence directed against Arabs with impugnity.

    I think you’re the one living in a bubble. Just because some have found success in Israel – after all, with the massive, massive financial, military and technological subsidy it gets, it’d be hard not to! – you can’t ignore the theft of land and water, the demolition of homes, the constant attempts to make Palestinians’ lives so miserable they just want to leave.

    Stay in your bubble, but you’re gonna be more and more alone in there.

    It’s just amazing that anyone can talk of the ethnic cleansing of 750,000 Palestinians as “the closest the region ever got to socialism”. Did you know that universal healthcare that’s introduced over the corpses of thousands of Arabs isn’t actually socialist?

  17. Manzil on said:

    Funky Joe Stalin,

    Given that the viability of an independent Palestinian state alongside an Israeli state has essentially been made impossible by the actions of successive Israeli governments, the idea of a single democratic state without regard for ethnicity or faith, while not especially likely in the present circumstances, isn’t any more fantastical than the alternatives which are bandied about.

  18. Hi everyone – just to clarify something, most of the comments on this article are from when it was first posted. So if you see your name on here as the author of a comment, check the date. It’s definitely you! Up to comment 16, they’re all a year old.