[ Ed. note – A movie produced by CBN, the Christian Zionist broadcast outlet, has just debuted in theaters. Entitled “In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem,” it is touted as a “docudrama” and purports to relate the history of the 1967 Six-Day War, particularly with regard to the capture of East Jerusalem. Christian Zionists, of course, view this as a fulfillment of biblical prophecy, and the photo above is a scene from the film portraying Israeli soldiers praying at the Western Wall following the capture.
Trump, along with his wife and daughter, have visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem, with the president sporting a Jewish yarmulke–this as Palestinians prisoners are on day 36 of a hunger strike and as people throughout the occupied territories held a general strike in solidarity with the prisoners.
In Manger Square in Bethlehem, protestors gathered to protest Trump, who is scheduled to make a stop there tomorrow.
[ Ed. note – What is becoming increasingly clear is that so enslaved to AIPAC are US Congress members, they will go on supporting Israel no matter how many Palestinian youths are shot down by Israeli forces. Described as a poet as well as a gifted math student, Fatima Hjeiji, 16, was shot multiple times by Israeli police on the evening of Sunday, May 7. The Israelis allege she attempted to carry out a stabbing attack. Her funeral was held today.
[ Ed. note – Yesterday the British Medical journal The Lancet published a special edition devoted to “Israel’s achievements in health.” According to an executive summary on the journal’s website:
Last week all 100 members of the US Senate signed onto a letter criticizing the UN, and particularly the UN Human Rights Council, for seeking to “advance an anti-Israel agenda.” In the above video, Bernie Sanders, probably beloved by more liberals than any other member of the Senate, attempts to justify his decision to add his signature to the letter.
A valuable lesson the Palestinians have given to the world: no matter how badly the deck may be stacked against you, never give up! Tuqu is a town in the Bethlehem Governorate. It is located in the West Bank–internationally recognized as Palestinian land. The soldiers in this video are occupiers in every sense of the word. And in the face of fierce Palestinian determination, they are reduced to looking like doofuses. As I say, it’s a valuable lesson.
Today is April 28–what has been designated as a “day of rage” in Occupied Palestine. From Ma’an News’ coverage:
“Open Bethlehem” is a documentary by Palestinian filmmaker Leila Sansour, who was born in the town of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. The town, as the film shows, is now surrounded by Israel’s apartheid wall. Screenings of the film are presently being held in Northern California.