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Lee Elbaz wearing a star of David, arrives at federal court in Greenbelt, Md., Tuesday July 16th, 2019. Elbaz was CEO of an Israel-based company called Yukom Communications. She has been convicted of engaging in a scheme to dupe investors through the sale and marketing of financial instruments known as “binary options.”

US jails Israeli binary options crook Lee Elbaz for 22 years; must repay $28m

Judge says CEO in $140m fraud targeted elderly, vulnerable victims; as she sobs, her lawyers claim she was ‘middle management,’ point finger at her bosses Yossi Herzog, Yakov Cohen

ELBAZ TO APPEAL BOTH CONVICTION AND SENTENCE

By ERIC CORTELLESSA and SIMONA WEINGLASS
19 December 2019

Lee Elbaz, an Israeli woman convicted in August 2019 for binary options fraud, enters the Greenbelt, Maryland courthouse on July 25, 2019. Behind her is Larry Burton, an American man who testified during the trial that he lost $140,000 to the Israeli-run website BinaryBook.com (Photo credit: Times of Israel)
Lee Elbaz, an Israeli woman convicted in August 2019 for binary options fraud, enters the Greenbelt, Maryland courthouse on July 25, 2019. Behind her is Larry Burton, an American man who testified during the trial that he lost $140,000 to the Israeli-run website BinaryBook.com (Photo credit: Times of Israel)
GREENBELT, Maryland — Israeli binary options fraudster Lee Elbaz was sentenced to 22 years in prison by a court here on Thursday.

US District Judge Theodore Chuang told Elbaz, 38, that her actions cost vulnerable investors their life savings, homes and even their marriages. “This was a very significant crime with significant harm to victims,” the judge said.
The judge further ordered Elbaz to pay $28 million in restitution to her victims. The government has 90 days to find more victims, which may raise the restitution amount.

Elbaz, who has been in jail since her conviction in August, was brought to the court in an orange jumpsuit. She sobbed intermittently throughout the hearing, and grasped the arm of one of her attorneys as the judge announced the sentence.
Defense attorney Barry Pollack said his client would appeal her conviction and sentence, which he called “much harsher than it needed to be.”

Elbaz was found guilty by a Maryland jury on August 6 on three counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with a vast scheme to defraud investors all over the world out of more than $140 million.
Elbaz was the CEO of Yukom Communications Ltd., one of more than a hundred binary options companies that operated in Israel between the years 2008-2018.
She is one of 21 indicted defendants who worked for Yukom, which operated the websites BigOption and BinaryBook, and was the first to be tried. Elbaz was arrested by the FBI on September 14, 2017, as she got off a plane at JFK airport in New York. She was indicted by a US federal grand jury in March 2018 for participating in a scheme to “defraud investors in the United States and across the world.”

Fifteen additional defendants were indicted in November.

Yukom employees pretended to be from other countries, lied about their professional qualifications and adopted “stage names.” Elbaz used the alias “Lena Green” while interacting with investors, according to prosecutors.

Yukom employees also falsely guaranteed profits, lied about their historical rates of return, and didn’t tell investors that they only made money if their customers lost money, prosecutors said.

An email instructed BinaryBook sales representatives to target retirees, Social Security recipients, pension holders and veterans as clients, according to court filings accompanying guilty pleas by former employees.

Justice Department prosecutor Henry Van Dyck said most of the victims lost everything they invested. “Nobody was looking out for these investors,” he said. “They were rooting against them.”

He said that videos from inside Yukom showed that employees enjoyed their work, and that Elbaz fostered a work environment where it was fun to defraud investors.

“There was a mentality at this company that the defendant fostered, with gongs and bells, to say this is exciting, it’s a good thing to defraud investors. That culture that permeated company is no doubt one of the reasons why this fraud grew from a few hundred thousand dollars and a few employees to hundreds of employees and millions and millions of dollars in losses to investors,” he said.

During the hearing, Judge Chuang read off a long list of victims who had lost their life’s savings as a result of Elbaz’s actions.

“Among such victims was Larry Burton, who lost over $200,000 including $70,000 from his retirement account. He also borrowed 30,000 for his investment and afterwards had to refinance his home. There’s James Freeman, age 67, who lost $304,000, his entire life savings. Terry Pocket lost $247,000 including $94,000 from his 401k fund. He also said he lost his life’s savings and had to borrow money to pay for his mortgage. Mr. Hanow lost $175,000 including large sums from his IRA and retirement funds and had to take a job as a truck driver to help pay off his losses.”

The judge continued to enumerate victims, including a man who “lost so much money he tried to commit suicide.”

The judge said that Elbaz and others specifically targeted vulnerable people, including the elderly, and tried to get people addicted to trading like in a casino. He said that Elbaz would suggest that clients use their retirement funds for investments.

Elbaz’s lawyer tried to persuade the judge that she was “middle management” and that her bosses Yossi Herzog and Kobi Cohen were the heads of the conspiracy. Herzog and Cohen, who have both been indicted, are still at large.

“Yes, there was harm done here,” defense attorney Pollack said. “But not all of that harm can be laid at Ms. Elbaz’s doorstep.”

Pollack had asked for a sentence of five years in prison for his client. Prosecutors recommended a prison sentence of nearly 34 years, the top of the sentencing guideline range for Elbaz’s case.

Binary options fraud flourished in Israel for about a decade before the entire industry was outlawed via Knesset legislation in October 2017, largely as a result of investigative reporting by The Times of Israel that began with a March 2016 article entitled “The wolves of Tel Aviv.” At its height, hundreds of companies in Israel were engaged in the widely fraudulent industry, employing thousands of Israelis, allegedly fleecing billions out of victims worldwide.

Many of the fraudulent operatives have since moved their operations abroad, or switched to other scams, though Israeli law-enforcement authorities have proved unwilling or unable to prosecute more than a handful of alleged offenders. By contrast, the US government is ratcheting up efforts to bring Israeli offenders to justice.

Nimrod Assif, an Israeli lawyer who has sued several binary options companies on behalf of victims, said in response to Elbaz’s sentencing, “I estimate that hundreds, if not thousands, of Israelis were engaged in pretty much the same conduct for which Elbaz was convicted and sentenced. Their fate is different only because they did not target Americans, or haven’t been caught. If Israeli law enforcement authorities had done their job, we wouldn’t have come to this sad day.”
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That the following news-story is yet another big story that isn't getting any coverage in the west, I regard as yet another sign that non-Jewish media outlets have been successfully intimidated by the weaponised anti-semite slur.

In addition to the troubling western news-media silence towards this story, is that this story appears to be yet more evidence that a common conditioning of Israelis is an upbringing in a society that justifies lying, cheating and ripping-off of non Jews.

Here is the headline that you won't see in the media:
AMERICAN-ISRAELI JEW OPERATING FROM ISRAEL, WAS DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR $2.4M IN INVESTOR LOSSES

Whereas the Jewish-Israeli newspaper I have taken this from has a headline and angle that tries to imply she is a good person now doing the right and noble thing.

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The defence lawyer for the CEO Lee Elbaz is using a very revealing tactic.
He is basically arguing that since Liora Welles had a job that entailed professional lying and cheating from Israel, and was good at it, how can the jury know whether Liora Welles is lying in court?
Elbaz’s defense lawyer, Barry Pollack, depicted Welles as a skilled liar and manipulator who was fingering her former boss, Elbaz, in an effort to get a lighter sentence.
“You were a very good salesperson at Yukom; you were good at lying to people?” Pollack suggested.
“Mr. Pollack, that was part of the job,” she replied.
“And you were good at it?”
“I’m taking responsibility, I’m here, aren’t I?” said Welles.
“Telling people what they want to hear is part of being a salesperson,” said Pollack. “And these are the people that you most need to sell?” he asked, gesturing towards the prosecution attorneys.
“I had a choice to come back here. I came back and took responsibility. I knew I might be charged,” she said.
“If you had stayed in Israel you could have been extradited?” suggested Pollack.
“I don’t know,” said Welles, “I hear the laws of extradition are pretty hard.”
Convicted binary options operative: ‘I’m taking responsibility for what I did’

Liora Welles is just one of thousands of Israelis who worked in widely fraudulent industry

Convicted American-Israeli binary options fraudster Liora Welles pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in December 2018, and as part of her plea deal agreed to cooperate with US prosecutors and to testify at court proceedings or trials on the government’s behalf.
On July 22 and 23, Welles testified on behalf of the prosecution at the trial of Yukom Communications CEO Lee Elbaz, who was indicted by a US federal grand jury in March 2018 for allegedly participating in a $145 million scheme to “defraud investors in the United States and across the world”.

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Lee Elbaz wearing a star of David, arrives at federal court in Greenbelt, Md., Tuesday July 16th, 2019. Elbaz was CEO of an Israel-based company called Yukom Communications. She is accused of engaging in a scheme to dupe investors through the sale and marketing of financial instruments known as “binary options.”

All sales agents claimed to have expertise in the stock market and financial trading, she said, and they claimed to be calling from London, as opposed to Israel.

Pollack showed Welles an email that had been sent to employees by management.

“We all have goals to reach but naturally not at all costs,” it read. “We are a company that works towards being clean and orderly. We do not charge clients credit cards without their approval and we do not charge by making false promises.”

“Did Yossi Herzog tell people to work clean?” Pollack the defence lawyer asked Welles.

She replied: “The company’s definition of clean is not Webster’s definition of clean. The company had its own internal dictionary. It meant work convincingly and manipulatively. It meant telling better, more convincing lies.”

Binary options fraud flourished in Israel for about a decade before the entire industry was outlawed via Knesset legislation, in October 2017, largely as a result of investigative reporting by The Times of Israel that began with a March 2016 article entitled “The wolves of Tel Aviv.” At its height, hundreds of companies in Israel were engaged in the widely fraudulent industry.

Despite the fact that thousands of Israelis were employed in the binary options industry, Israeli prosecutors have to date only indicted three, for their role in a separate alleged fraud.
See the whole article here:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/convicted ... HNc9HYuh4E
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More evidence of the rampant racism that is created by and benefits people who regard themselves as 'Jews'...

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Amazon offers free delivery to controversial Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank [i.e. to Jews]
But it only offers free delivery to their Palestinian neighbours if they list their country as Israel.

The e-commerce giant, which entered the Israeli market for the first time in November, offers the discount to customers “if your delivery address is in Israel, your items are eligible and your total order reaches the minimum threshold for free delivery $49” according to Amazon website.

By gathering all the addresses in the West Bank listed as Israeli by the militant organization Peace Now and distributing them via the Amazon delivery portal, the FT found that the company's offer also extends to almost all Israeli settlements in the disputed area, although they are widely considered illegal under international law.

However, Palestinian customers who choose their address as the Palestinian Territories are subject to shipping and handling fees of up to $24.

Nick Caplin, an Amazon spokesperson, said that even though the promotion does not officially include the Palestinian Territories, "If a customer in the Palestinian Territories enters their address and chooses Israel as their country, they can receive free delivery through the same promotion."
However, these details are not specified anywhere on the Amazon website.

Contested territory
Israel has occupied the West Bank since it tore the region from Jordanian control during the 1967 war. Today it is home to some 460,000 Israelis, who live in settlements widely regarded as illegal by the international community. The Palestinians denounced the increasing normalization of these settlements, which are guarded by the Israeli army, as an obstacle to a possible peace negotiated with Israel.

Last month, the Trump administration rolled out its long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, which in fact called for the creation of a torn and torn Palestinian state surrounded by Israel. The Palestinians were outraged, President Mahmoud Abbas said that the plan "undermines the rights of the Palestinians and denies all agreements and resolutions of international legitimacy".

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Mail deliveries to the Israeli-occupied West Bank must pass through Israel before reaching Palestinian territory and are often subject to long delays.

However, human rights experts say that by offering the rebate exclusively to addresses listed as Israeli settlements in the West Bank, and not to the Palestinian territories, Amazon is plunging into a geopolitical dispute that increasingly creates two sets of rules for two increasingly intertwined populations.

Michael Sfard, an Israeli international human rights lawyer, said Amazon’s policy is “blatant discrimination against potential customers on the basis of their nationality” in a single geopolitical area.

Meanwhile, Peace Now said that the disparity in Amazon services between Israelis and Palestinians "adds to the overall picture of a group of people enjoying the privileges of citizenship while another people living in the same territory does not have".

https://www.fr24news.com/A/2020/02/amaz ... ments.html

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Check this out...
Trump proclaims national day honouring racist rabbi, Menachem Schneerson

President Donald Trump recently proclaimed April 3rd 'Education and sharing day, U.S.A' in honour of a man known as 'The Rebbe'. Such a day has been proclaimed by every U.S. President for the past 42 years. But the Chabad leader that this national day celebrates disseminated some teachings that were profoundly problematic…

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By Alison Weir | April 6th, 2020

The proclamation called upon “all government officials, educators, volunteers, and all the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.”

This was not the first such proclamation. For 42 years presidents from both parties have proclaimed a national day to honor Rabbi Schneerson.

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What they probably didn’t know is that some of Schneerson’s lesser-known teachings are extremely problematic on a number of levels. Among other things, they help fuel some of the most violent attacks against Palestinians by extremist Israeli settlers and soldiers.
For example, Schneerson taught that non-Jews were “created to serve the Jews”.

To learn about Schneerson and his teachings, read the following article.

...It is my feeling that all Americans should know the facts reported below. Year after year after year, American citizens are being told to honor Rabbi Schneerson. We need to know what The Rebbe taught, consider the implications for us and for others, and decide for ourselves whether we agree with the annual decree that we celebrate his views.

Some of Schneerson’s rarely reported teachings:
“The difference between a Jewish and a non-Jewish person stems from the common expression: ‘Let us differentiate.’ Thus, we do not have a case of profound change in which a person is merely on a superior level. Rather, we have a case of ‘let us differentiate’ between totally different species.”
“This is what needs to be said about the body: the body of a Jewish person is of a totally different quality from the body of [members] of all nations of the world … The difference in the inner quality between Jews and non-Jews is so great that the bodies should be considered as completely different species.”
“…the general difference between Jews and non-Jews:
A Jew was not created as a means for some purpose; he himself is the purpose, since the substance of all [divine] emanations was created only to serve the Jews.”
“The important things are the Jews, because they do not exist for any aim; they themselves are [the divine] aim.”
“The entire creation exists only for the sake of the Jews.”
https://israelpalestinenews.org/trump-p ... ly+Updates
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Rabbi Schneerson sounds like the type if Jew who would indulge in goyim child sacrifice for the sacred kabbala. After all, goyim are an entirely different and much lower specie so the lowly goys can just suck it up. Goyim should be proud to be allowed to take part in such a tradition.

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Check this out for chutzpah!

Murderer gets prime role at Jewish memorial service

The people of Israel honoured an Israeli military commander who murdered a teenager protesting against the Jewish occupation. The murderer had shot the non-Jewish youth in the back with three shots as he fled after throwing a rock at his car in a military-occupation convoy.
The 'investigation' into the murder concluded it was a military "professional mistake".
Nessie presumably will sympathise with the Jewish murderer who murdered someone he regarded as goyim, by "mistake". :(
Apr 30, 2020 by Gideon Levy

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Colonel Yisrael Shomer

At the memorial service he read that the audience should remember “all who were killed within the country and outside it by murderers”.
..did a muscle in his face twitch when he read “mourn the radiance of their youth and their wonderful heroism”.

Did he think about Mohammad Kosba, a 17-year-old child of refugees, whose two brothers had been killed by IDF soldiers and a third one wounded, and who threw a stone at the brigade commander’s car and then tried to run for his life?

Did Mohammad Kosba’s memory even flit through Shomer’s head, or do Palestinian youths not have “radiance of youth” or “wonderful heroism” and so he’s totally forgotten the incident, as has the IDF?

It happened on Friday, July 3, 2015. Shomer, then the Binyamin Brigade commander, was in his car with his driver on the road between Qalandiyah and A-Ram. There was heavy traffic, as usual. At a gas station the youth came close to the brigade commander’s car and threw a heavy stone at it from close range.
No one was hurt, but the commander was infuriated and got out of his car to chase the escaping youth. He fired at least three bullets at him at close range, all of which hit him in the upper body, until the teenager fell into a pool of his own blood on the road.
After that, either the commander or his driver approached the dying youth, turned over his body with his foot, got back into the car and sped away. It didn’t even occur to him to call an ambulance. Hit and run. He shot an unarmed teenager in the back, when he no longer posed a threat, then fled. That was the heroism of the Binyamin Brigade commander, or, more accurately, his cowardice. A hero against fleeing teenagers.

What happened next could have been predicted: The military police “investigation,” or caricature of one, passing the case to the military prosecution, and the automatic decision to close the case. Why, did sombody die? Even an appeal to the attorney general didn’t help; the killing had been a “professional mistake,” in the words of the military advocate general. There was a slight delay in his advancement, but now Shomer occupies the prestigious post of Nahal Brigade commander.

But that wasn’t enough for the IDF. For shooting an escaping youth, shooting to kill, not only was there no prosecution, not only was he not booted out of the army with his tail between his legs, not only was his military career not halted, not only was there no denunciation or apology, not only was there no embarassment — on the contrary. The killer was chosen to represent the IDF at the most important ceremony on Memorial Day.

The IDF is proud of Shomer and his actions. It views him as a hero. This is his moral legacy to soldiers: Shoot fleeing teenagers and represent the IDF. Almost no one protested this desecration of the memory of the fallen; no one complained about this moral rot.

At the start of the ceremony Shomer was also given the honor of accompanying the president and chief of general staff as they entered, both wearing medical masks. But even the most hermetically sealed mask couldn’t block the stench and the shame.

https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premiu ... igL4iJqRhc
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Jewish Court in occupied Palestine has allowed a Jewish racist murderer to murder a Palestinian who was non-Jewish.
The Jewish murderer was allowed to return home to a Jewish-only, illegal, occupation settlement.
In other words, Israeli Jews permit institutionalised racist justification of murders as long as the murder is of Jews against non-Jews.
Court rules allow suspected Israeli [JEW] killer of Palestinian woman to go back to [ILLEGAL occupation] settlement home

An Israeli district court has ruled to allow a young settler, suspected of killing a Palestinian woman after throwing stones at her car, to return to his home...

The minor was arrested in October 2018 at a religious school in the settlement of Rehelim, along with other students who were suspected of throwing rocks at the vehicle of a Palestinian family.
According to the indictment, the accused and other students at the Pri Haaretz yeshiva were standing along Highway 60 between the Rechelim and Tapuach junctions, south of Nablus, “when the youth lifted a rock weighing almost two kilograms with the intent of using it to harm passengers in an Arab vehicle. [The JEWISH youths were] driven by a racist ideology and hostility towards Arabs.”

The stone went through the windshield of the car, hitting 47-year-old Aisha Rabi in the head. She died shortly after, while her husband Yacoub suffered light injuries. The other suspects were later released, and the suspect alone was indicted for manslaughter, after traces of his DNA were found on the stone.

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.pr ... -1.8815179
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Screengrabs from the video that shows instructors at a settlement academy openly promoting Jewish supremacy...and lauding Adolf Hitler!! :?

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'YES, WE'RE RACISTS. WE BELIEVE IN RACISM'

Embracing racism, rabbis at pre-army yeshiva laud Hitler, urge enslaving Arabs

Recordings show instructors at settlement academy openly promoting Jewish supremacy; principal says Arabs want to live under Israeli occupation due to their genetic inferiority

By TAMAR PILEGGI | 30th April 2019

Two rabbis at a pre-military religious academy in a West Bank settlement were recorded making derogatory and racist comments about Arabs, defending Adolf Hitler’s worldview, and openly promoting Jewish supremacy.

In a series of undated recordings published by Channel 13 news on Monday, Rabbi Eliezer Kashtiel, the head of the Bnei David academy in Eli, can be heard calling for the enslavement of the “stupid and violent” non-Jews due to their genetic inferiority.
“The gentiles will want to be our slaves. Being a slave to a Jew is the best. They’re glad to be slaves, they want to be slaves,” he told a class in one of the video clips. “Instead of just walking the streets and being stupid and violent and harming each other, once they’re slaves, their lives can begin to take shape.
All around us, we are surrounded by peoples with genetic problems. Ask a simple Arab ‘where do you want to be?’ He wants to be under the occupation. Why? Because they have genetic problems, they don’t know how to run a country, they don’t know how to do anything. Look at them.”
In the lecture, Kashtiel goes on to embrace racism against non-Jews.
“Yes, we’re racists. We believe in racism… There are races in the world and peoples have genetic traits, and that requires us to try to help them. The Jews are a more successful race”
In another clip from the Bnei David Yeshiva published by Channel 13, Rabbi Giora Redler can be heard praising Hilter’s ideology during a lesson about the Holocaust.
“Let’s just start with whether Hitler was right or not. He was the most correct person there ever was, and was correct in every word he said… he was just on the wrong side.
The real Holocaust was not when they murdered the Jews, that’s not it. All these excuses — that it was ideological or systematic — are nonsense,” he said. “Humanism, and the secular culture of ‘We believe in man,’ that’s the Holocaust.”
After the footage was aired on Monday, Kashtiel and Redler, in a statement to Channel 13, acknowledged making the remarks but claimed the comments were taken out of context.

Kashtiel said he was “pained” that his “lesson on human rights” was misinterpreted, telling the network he meant the precise opposite, and was calling for “social responsibility and caring for the weak.” He said his references to slavery and racism were a “modernist-socialist interpretation” of those concepts.

In his lesson, Redler said he was simply trying to “explain Hitler’s morbid logic” and accused the media of a “cynical smear” against him days before Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Rabbis teaching at the Eli academy — a darling of the national religious camp for funneling of thousands of religious officers into senior combat positions in the IDF — have a history of making controversial and illiberal remarks.

In 2016, the co-founder of the Bnei David academy, Yigal Levinstein, was recorded in class calling gay people “sick and perverted. In another lecture that year, Levinstein claimed that drafting women to the IDF was making them “crazy” and stripped them of their Jewishness.

Bnei David’s other co-founder, Rabbi Eli Sadan, preaches against educating women, claiming that independent thinking “neuters their most important capability… to build the home.”

Last year, footage surfaced of another Bnei David teacher, Rabbi Yosef Kelner, lecturing students on women being “weak-minded” and possessing a reduced capacity for spirituality.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/embracing ... 7xSRbxRDew
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The Israeli [Jewish] settlement of Yitzhar, long a byword for nationalist extremism and anti-Palestinian violence, was in the news again on Monday, after [Jewish] residents erected a sign outside the settlement stating: “This road leads to the community of Yitzhar. Entry for Arabs is dangerous.”

...the racism of Yitzhar [Jewish] settlers can only be understood as part of, rather than extraneous to or exceptional from, historic and contemporary policies implemented and supported by Israel’s political and military leadership, judiciary, and a majority of its Jewish public.

The exclusion and removal of Palestinians from land and communities by violence, legislation and de facto practice, is an integral part of Israel’s history, beginning with the displacement caused by pre-state Zionist settlers and the ethnic cleansing of the Nakba.

Today, Jewish Israeli control of land and resources - at the expense of Palestinian citizens - is ensured through various laws and planning mechanisms, including a refusal to allow internally displaced Palestinians to return to their lands, and the role of residential admissions committees.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/i ... WUx515IskU
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The photo below is of American Gold medal winning sprinter Tommie Smith with Silver medal winning John Carlos, during the award ceremony of the 200m race at the Mexican Olympic games in 1968.

As a statement against the violent and murderous racial discrimination blacks at that time were subjected to in America they accepted their medals on the podium barefoot, and bowed their heads when the American national anthem played and raised a fist with a black glove. And all three medal winners wore human-rights badges on their jackets.

Because of that peaceful show of protest against racism they were NEVER allowed to compete for their country EVER AGAIN.
NEVER EVER AGAIN!!
When they returned home Smith and Carlos were subject to abuse and they and their families received death threats.
A famous sports writer described them as "a couple of black-skinned storm troopers" who were "ignoble" and "juvenile".

This shows how white America has never allowed black Americans any form of protest at their treatment. Never, ever.

So white’s have no justifcation to complain when that protest NOW turns ugly and violent. YOU chose that! You chose that by punishing them for peaceful protest for decades.

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Tommie Smith later said,
"If I win, I am American, not a black American.
But if I did something bad, then they would say I am a Negro.
We are black and we are proud of being black.
Black America will understand what we did tonight."
Tommie Smith stated in later years that
"We were concerned about the lack of black assistant coaches. About how Muhammad Ali got stripped of his title. About the lack of access to good housing and our kids not being able to attend the top colleges."
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