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Israeli politician calls on UN to stop using the term ‘occupation’

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, Tzipi Hotovely on 1 May 2017 [Tzipi Hotovely /Facebook]
Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, Tzipi Hotovely on 1 May 2017 [Tzipi Hotovely /Facebook]

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, Tzipi Hotovely, has called on the United Nations to stop using the term “occupation” in reference to Israel’s control over Palestinian lands.

The senior official claimed that the international organisation has been lured to repeating the “Palestinian propaganda vocabulary” and claimed that Israel does not occupy the land of anyone.

“As a proof, this year marks the 50th anniversary of Israel’s liberation of Jerusalem and the West Bank,” she claimed.

Hotovely’s remarks came in response to UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, who accused the Israeli occupation of putting more burdens on the Palestinians and preventing them from developing.

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The Israeli politician has called on the UN chief to reform what she called the distortion in the United Nations terms and to retract his statements.

“These are facts on the ground,” she said, adding that the term occupation was invented by the Palestinian propaganda machine, and it is very regrettable that the United Nations is being drawn to echo and use it in its speech and literature.


When the international organisation stops using distorted and false terms such as “occupation”, confidence will be restored in it as an institution established for justice and truth.

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  • Mary Burke

    Keep that biblical reasoning out of it. Do some reading on Zionist Movement. Go back to the late 1800’s and to from there. It’s religious nonsense that set this horror upon the world. The Holy Land? No I don’t believe that’s accurate.

    • peepsqueek

      Just for balance– In the year 1900 there were 53 independent Countries on the planet. Today there are 193– 57 of them are declared Muslim States. and then there is 1 tiny Jewish State.

      Whether you believe in the stories, fantasies, and mythology of the ancient texts, it is all part of the development of mankind. I agree that when the Church ruled Europe it was called the dark ages well into the middle ages, but they really were not following the path of the fictional Jesus. On the other hand– Islam would not exist if Muhammed had not started an ISIS-style campaign to conquer and unify the Arabian peninsula under one faith, with the specific goal of outlawing all other faiths, which to this day August 5, 2017, are forbidden in the whole of Saudi Arabia.

      • You are ignoring colonization and its downfall. Why? Not a convenient part of your weird story? For a stated atheist you sure are awfully knowledgeable of Judaic religious parts of history but for some reason want to ignore political parts, as well as use Biblical history while denouncing Muslim history? Why all the anger at Islam? Are you also upset with the other several billion people worldwide who are not Christian, Muslim, or Judaic?

        It is pretty obvious which version of history you support, My question is how much do they pay you to push the Israeli preferred version of historic events?

        • Ricardo Silva

          Israelis and Zionists are compulsive liars. Trying to reason with these Sadistic Genocidal Scam Artists is a complete waste of time. The best to do is to isolate them. Boycott Israel — Block the Trolls.

          • peepsqueek

            How many Islamic Countries are you boycotting today in the name of Human Rights, for institutional apartheid, religious apartheid, sectarian apartheid, gender apartheid, repression of free speech, press, and expression?

            If your ambition was really about “human rights” you would not be singling out Israel for boycott in a sea of Islamic Countries with abysmal human rights records.

        • peepsqueek

          First, those who believe in the concept of God and those of use who question it, have access to the very same knowledge of history and documentation of events.

          Second, I am not angry with those who call themselves Muslims, Christians, and Jews, I am critical of those who stand behind ancient religious text to justify everything they do, even if it is contrary to the text itself.

          Third, I do not get paid to answer your questions, even though your post has very little to offer other than a personal attack, which is why I stopped to use my real name, that has an unusual spelling, allowing people to look me up and harass my family. And yes, even Christians, claiming to be followers of Jesus, can be pretty nasty as well.

  • Ricardo Silva

    That’s why Israelis get Skin Cancer. They can Propagandise all they want…. but they cannot fool the Sun. 😛

  • Ricardo Silva

    The way Israelis act… the only places in Europe where they’ll be accepted are Auschwitz And Treblinka.

  • Ricardo Silva

    The Rothschilds set up the Illuminati in 1776 to subvert the Christian basis of Western Civilization. They took over much of Freemasonry and used it to infiltrate all social institutions. Mouthing words like “freedom,” “equality” and “progress,” they are bent on melding family, race, religion, and nation into a malleable anonymous mush. Their world police state, now called “globalization,” lies behind the facade of “The Patriot Act” and “The War on Terror.”

    Harold Wallace Rosenthal says, “Most Jews do not like to admit it, but our god is Lucifer…and we are his chosen people. Lucifer is very much alive.”

    This statement applies to modern culture as a whole. We do not like to admit that our “secular” society is based on a cosmic rebellion against God. Its true satanic character is becoming more evident every day.


    Rosenthal says the “Jews” have built an earthly empire partly by rejecting Christ’s vision of a spiritual kingdom based on brotherly love. Jewish bankers plan to govern the world from Jerusalem according to their own interests.

    He says the Jewish religion is essentially a disguise for a racial imperative. “We can live among other people and states [by] persuading them that the Jews are not a distinct people but the representatives of a religious faith…”

    “Jewish” power was created through control of the monetary system.

    “Through our national bank, the Federal Reserve, we extend book credit which we create from nothing to all local banks …[Thus] we bring industry, management and labour into our debt…and pit management against labour so they will never unite and attack us and usher in a debt-free industrial utopia.”

    Through control of banking, the “Jews” acquired a total monopoly of “the movie industry, the radio networks and the newly developing television media…we took over the publication of all school materials… Even your music! We censor the songs released for publication long before they reach the publishers…we will have complete control of your thinking.”

    He boasts that they even implanted a “guilt complex” over the Holocaust and anti Semitism that prevents society from addressing the problem.

    “We Jews have put issue upon issue to the American people. Then we promote both sides of the issue as confusion reigns. With their eyes fixed on the issues, they fail to see who is behind every scene. We Jews toy with the American public as a cat toys with a mouse.”

    Rosenthal avers that society can only escape this death clutch by violent action not education.

    “History has been written in blood, not with ink. No letter, editorial or book has ever rallied the people or stopped tyranny. We understand this principle and are forever propagandizing the people to write letters to the President, to Congress…Woe be unto us if they ever see the futility of it, lay down the pen and employ the sword.”

    But Rosenthal is not worried. Alluding to the promotion of feminism and homosexuality, he says:

    “We have castrated society through fear and intimidation. Its manhood exists only in combination with a feminine outward appearance. Being so neutered, the populace has become docile and easily ruled. As all geldings…their thoughts are not involved with the concerns of the future and their posterity, but only with the present and with the next meal.”

    Rosenthal talks about how a “Jewish” invisible government also controls the USSR, and how the UN is “nothing but a trap door to the Red World’s immense concentration camp.” He says this invisible power is responsible for the wars and revolutions of the last 200 years.

  • As I recall the British government promised the Palestinians a homeland in Palestine if the Palestinians would fight on the British side against the Ottoman Empire in the Great War, which was a promise made a year before another part of the British government decided to award some of the same territory to European Jews via the Balfour Declaration.

    Ben-Gurion’s intent from 1936 on was to steal as much of Palestine as possible by any method including mass murder. There is a letter of his to that effect.

    Do remember that part of Palestine was to remain UN-Mandate territory including Jerusalem. What happened to that? Israel attacked the UN and drove them out of Palestine too.