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TL;DR: No, the image is photo-shopped. This is shown by: Finding an earlier published image which is extremely similar, aside from the content of the placard being Israeli flag (star of David) instead of a message; and no other changes aside from minor image processing ones (different compression ratio, minor cropping) Preponderance of circumstantial ...


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In 1947, the United Nations voted to partition British Palestine Mandate territory, by allotting 55% to the Jewish population and 45% to the Arab population.(1). The Palestinian Arabs and surrounding Arab states rejected the division of the land on which they had settled and lived for years.(2) (in the interest of fairness Jews were also settled and lived in ...


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The first part of the quote is actually from General Golan. Here is a slightly different translation: If there is one thing that is scary in remembering the Holocaust, it is noticing horrific processes which developed in Europe – particularly in Germany – 70, 80, and 90 years ago, and finding remnants of that here among us in the year 2016 International ...


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No. This is an urban legend. The name Pepsi-Cola has been around since about 1898. An archival page from the Soda Museum (via Wikipedia) explains: Cola is a term based on the African kola nut and it was used for its caffeine content. Caleb's drink didn't contain either the kola nut or any caffeine, but it did taste pretty close to the already popular "...


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There are several issues with these maps. Map of 1946. There was no country of Palestine. The entire area was under British control. Source. It might be a better idea to have a map of land owned by Jewish vs Arab hands. I doubt that an accurate map like that exists.. (Per @Evargalo, map like that exists, it provides more proof of the inadequacy of the ...


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Did Zionists “take over” 73% of their land from Palestinians? "Take over" is a bit vague, and subject to interpretation. The situation is muddled enough that it is not really valid to say "yes" or "no" to that objectively. As the question currently focuses on 1948, let's look at the immediate history lead up to, and following that period. In 1947, the ...


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TL;DR: The words of this out of context quote are correct, the origin for this quote in terms of authorship are correct, the origin in terms of attributed time are not correct. Both, misattribution of time and lack of context, make this essentially correct quote problematic. Source According to David Ben Gurion's 1954 book Rebirth and Destiny of Israel he ...


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TL;DR: There are inaccuracies and biases in the map, however it seems to be based on facts. There is a well sourced infographic, which is very similar. Cartographic Regression: Good.Is Prior to 1917, the region was part of the Ottoman Empire. The area shown as "1917 Palestine" was then the Mutasarrifate of Jerusalem, the western part of the Vilayet of ...


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The report you cite makes reference to an operation called "The Hornet's Nest". However I was not able to find any reference to an operation by that name. No mention of a “hornet’s nest” plot can be found in Snowden’s leaked trove of U.S. intelligence documents, and even though Snowden has not publicly refuted the claim, it is safe to assume that the ...


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In short NO. The longer answer is that while many things are not allowed, in a conflict zone, like in all wars, soldiers and other participants sometimes do things that are not allowed. In the cases where the (Israeli) authorities learn about it, they prosecute the offenders to the full extent of the law, just like other Western democracies treat violations ...


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Well, since no-one provided a complete answer so far I'll try to do it (though I am an Israeli, so I'm biased). The answer to the question in the title is yes. The data I'm about to bring is taken from B'Tselem which is the "Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories". According to the B'Tselem report, between Jan 19, 2009 (the ...


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According to the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, yes he did. There is no direct video evidence that Mr. Shabazz said the lines in question, but positions previously espoused by Mr. Shabazz are in line with the quote. Both the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center quote Mr. Shabazz in saying the exact quote. ...


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To answer this controversial question, data will be used from Freedom House, a U.S.-based non-governmental organization (NGO) that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom, and human rights. The measure of the level of democracy in nations throughout the world published by the Freedom House,the Middle Eastern countries with the highest ...


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An anonymous person wrote a comment on July 21, 2014 on PressTV.ir that uses David Attenborough name. That comment was strongly upvoted and people made Facebook memes out of it. Given that social media activity the Arab News took it as fact for their article on August 8, 2014. The blog Toxic Drums analyses the case in more detail. Anyone could have ...


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The body of the question has this clarification (screenshot if you can't find it for some reason http://imgur.com/b4YZ5 or if it's edited): Does anyone have any statistics on that... So let me try and answer that part: Any civilian killed, especially children is tragic and it's hard to speak of it as cold statistics, but since it was requested, here is ...


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No in 1935 Hitler passed a law banning any flag being displayed except the swastika and the blue and white Zionist flag, which is pretty amazing This is obviously false. There was never a time in Germany where only two flags where allowed. Wikipedia has a list of official flags used in Germany between 1933 and 1945, which were of course legal at the time,...


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Wiktionary support, verb: To back a cause, party, etc., mentally or with concrete aid. To help, particularly financially. Although there is evidence that Hitler agreed to (perhaps initiated) a framework for resettling Jews to Palestine, this does not imply he backed the Zionist cause in the political meaning of support. The Haavara Agreement was a ...


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Let's address the claim piece by piece, in context: While the world celebrates gay marriage victory: Well, at least parts of the world other than Palestine, whether it be Gaza (where you get 10 years of prison officially for gay sex) or West Bank (where you merely live in a society that - according to Pew poll in 2014, has only 1% of people who ...


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Short answer This is a very subjective way of classifying UNESCO resolutions. No resolution is officially against any country and the count of '46' is pretty dishonest as it considers resolutions and decisions of very different nature, and with more or less links to the state of Israel. Meanwhile, Unesco has often criticized other countries' cultural ...


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Yes, Israel has been known to have nuclear capability since the late 1960s. As recently declassified documents show, they've reached secret agreement with US administration, which'd turn the blind eye. On the other hand Israel would maintain it's policy of deliberate ambiguity. National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 189 Israel Crosses ...


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The maps from the original question are incorrect on the points that Sklivvz points out in his excellent answer, but correct on many important parts. The greatest fault of the original map is the lack of information about the cause, and that it does not show any disengagement by Israel - which did happen. The borders did not grow uniformly through time, ...


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Wikileaks, which is closely associated with Snowden, states that the story is false: Ground zero for false "Snowden docs show ISIS leader trained by Mossad" story goes back to last month in Algeria http://www.algerie1.com/actualite/snowden-le-chef-de-leiil-al-baghdadi-a-ete-forme-par-le-mossad/ … It has also tweeted the following, which would ...


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georgechalhoub, in his answer, has discussed one particular perspective on this issue. I will provide a quick summary of it below (for the sake of collecting information into one answer - for more detail and links, see his answer), and then provide some additional perspectives that demonstrate why this is not a straightforward question. Then, I will give an ...


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Here is the speech, which I can understand as I speak Hebrew. My personal translation from 0:41 to 1:10: If there is something that frightens me about the memory of the Holocaust, it is the identification of the awful processes which happened in Europe in general, and in Germany in particular, 70, 80, 90 years ago, and finding evidence of them here, ...


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McDonald's Israel (distinct from McDonald's Corporate) supports Israel in the sense that it pays taxes and is a corporate citizen on the ground. Beyond that, it has not taken actions that could be classified as "first tier corporate support to the cause of Zionism" (which is simply a classification for donors to a specific organisation anyhow). For ...


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No, Israelis don't die from peanut allergies at all, and considerably fewer people die from food-related allergies than from terror attacks. it's a very distasteful and cynical argument. There is no place for comparison between accidental or health-related death and murder, in the US more women die from breast cancer each year than are killed by their ...


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The claim is 100% false Summary US spent - using the most low possible definition (welfare spending only) $2000 per person per year in 2010. US aid to Israel was $45/person/year before 1970 US aid to Israel since 1970 on average was $160 for economic aid, $80 direct military aid (total $240), and $234 in aid allocated for purchasing military equipment from ...


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Both the ADL and the SPLC report that he said this: "Kill every goddamn Zionist in Israel! Goddamn little babies, goddamn old ladies! Blow up Zionist supermarkets!" — Speech during protest of B'nai B'rith International, Washington, D.C., 2002 SPLC During an April 2002 demonstration the NBPP organized in front of the B'nai B'rith building in ...


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It is certainly not legal for settlers to shoot Palestinians, and if a settler is found to do so, he or she will be tried under Israeli law. The question is how strong enforcement is. The settlers are in an area that has never been annexed to Israel. I will use the term settler for all Israeli civilians living outside the armistice lines of 1967 and outside ...


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This is almost an exact duplicate of this sister SE site question: https://history.stackexchange.com/questions/633/what-is-the-basis-for-the-claims-that-israel-mean-exiled-for-their-sins The answer is similar to what I posted here earlier (got deleted for lack of sources) But it is basically the same answer: Israel is the name given to Jacob, and means ...


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