Posts Tagged ‘humanitarian’
If they were REALLY concerned only about getting needed supplies to Gaza, and not just with stirring up conflict with the Israeli authorities and hatred towards the Israeli Jews, why would the “humanitarian activists” refuse the offer of the Greek government to ship all of the so-much-needed supplies to Gaza?
The leopard has so clearly revealed it’s stripes…Why does the world not see this?
At least the Greek and Turkish governments seems to have come to their senses with their respective legal actions succeeding in stopping the the sailing of this abomination…at least for now…
Kol Ha Kavod (congratulations, and thank you), Greece and Turkey!…
Flotilla activists reject Greek offer to ship aid to Gaza
Harbor-bound pro-Palestinian activists say Athens’ offer to deliver aid to Strip a scheme concocted in cahoots with Israel
Reprinted from ynetnews.com
Participants of the Gaza-bound flotilla claimed Sunday that Greece’s offer to ferry their humanitarian aid cargo to the Strip through the Ashdod or El Arish ports, in coordination with the United Nations, was a fraud.
The activists rejected the offer, calling it “a fraud that aims to preserve Israel’s blockade on Gaza.”
Earlier Sunday, Athens – whose authorities have so far prevented any vessel associated with the flotilla from leaving its ports to Gaza – stated that “Greece reiterates its willingness and proposes to undertake the task of transporting the humanitarian aid, with Greek vessels or other appropriate means, through the existing channels…
“To this avail, Greece will come into immediate and direct contact with the UN and all the concerned parties, in order to render the mission feasible on behalf of our country.”
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has reportedly called Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the latest developments in the Palestinian arena and the efforts to restart the peace talks with Israel, as well as convey Athens’ offer.
Members of the “flotilla coalition” said the offer was the result of the two’s conversation, and slammed Abbas for “stabbing us in the back.”
The activists further quoted a 2008 statement by the Palestinian president suggesting that any attempt to breach the blockade was “a foolish game.” They claimed that Abbas said at the time that since all vessels entering Gaza undergo security checks, they can hardly be seen as “breaching the siege.”
Meanwhile, the American passengers of the “Audacity of Hope,” which was prevented from sailing to the Gaza Strip on Saturday, have declared a hunger strike and staged a protest outside the US Embassy in Athens.
Some activists also marched on the Israeli Embassy in the Greek capital and together with local pro-Palestinian Greek activists staged a protest rally.
Protesters were reportedly shouting “Free Palestine,” “Stop the occupation,” and “Lift the Gaza siege.” One of the American protesters described the atmosphere as “very supportive.”
Members of the various organizations taking part in the flotilla said that would try to set sail again on Monday.
Former Israeli Dror Feiller, who is among the flotilla’s organizers, said that “there are still surprises to come. We intend to set sail soon. If the Greek want to stop us – let them stop up. We won’t stop trying.”
Tags: flotilla, gaza, greece, humanitarian, Turkey
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From the Israeli scientist that brought you crossword puzzles for the blind…bigger and better things for the visually challenged…
Israeli scientists develop ‘virtual cane’
Hebrew University unveils innovation which could significantly improve orientation, mobility of sight-impaired people
Reprinted from ynetnews.com
Yissum Research Development Company Ltd, the technology transfer company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem presented a major new innovation – a virtual cane that will significantly improve the orientation and mobility of sight-impaired people.
The new device can assist blind people in estimating the distance and height of various obstacles. The invention was patented by Yissum, which is now seeking strategic partners for further development.
Dr. Amir Amedi from the Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada (IMRIC) and at Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and his team recently developed the device to help in spatial navigation for the blind.
Unlike a white stick that can give the blind input from only a meter away, the device can function at a much shorter distance and up to some 10 meters in all directions. Dr. Amedi said the device can also distinguish between smiling and sad faces and can be used for research on how the brain flexibly changes upon receiving input and on brain reorganization in the blind.
Amedi added that the blind user functions like a dolphin or bat, with sonar-type signals reacting to surroundings.
The invention, which was unveiled at the Presidential Conference last week, functions as a virtual flashlight and can replace or augment the classic white cane. The virtual cane emits a focused beam towards surrounding objects, and transmits the information to the user via a gentle vibration, similar to a cell phone vibration.
A Yissum press release noted that the cane incorporates several sensors that estimate the distance between the user and the object it is pointed at. This allows the blind person to assess the height and distance of various objects, reconstruct an accurate image of the surroundings and navigate safely.
The virtual cane is extremely small, easy to carry, accurate, can function for up to 12 hours and is easy to charge. Using the device is highly intuitive and can be learnt within a few minutes.
Yaacov Michlin, CEO of Yissum said, “Dr. Amedi’s promising invention can endow visually impaired people with the freedom to freely navigate in their surroundings without unintentionally bumping into or touching other people and thus has the potential to significantly enhance their quality of life.”
Yissum is a Research Development Company of the Hebrew University and was founded in 1964 to protect and commercialize the Hebrew University’s intellectual property.
Tags: blind, hi-tech, humanitarian, israeli, virtual cane
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NOT food, concrete and medical supplies…
Listen to the show…
Gaza is booming, with the opening of new shopping malls, sports clubs with olympic-sized swimming pools, gourmet restaurants and seaside tourist resorts…
At the same time, Israel is treating palestinian terrorists and their children in Israel’s hospitals…at the expense of Jewish charity organizations!
Flotillas of aid ships should be traveling from Gaza TO Turkey instead of vice versa, since the economic, social and health conditions in Gaza are markedly BETTER than they are in Turkey…not to mention most of Black Africa and the rest of the Arab world…But try to tell THAT to the (mis-guided) bleeding-hearts in the Western media…
And then there’s Islamic Sharia law taking hold in Gaza, largely at the expense of the rights of palestinian women…You won’t believe some of the laws being enforced under Sharia in Gaza, Iran, Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries…Guess the “Human” rights organizations don’t consider women “human”…
Also…Do you really want sitting on the US Supreme Court (lifetime appointment) one Elena Kagan, who forged Harvard’s “Islamic Finance Project”, stated purpose: “to promote Sharia compliance in the U.S. financial sector”…Gaza coming home to roost in America?
Tags: booming, crisis, elena kagan, gaza, humanitarian, israel, law, marty roberts, podcast, sharia, Turkey, women's rights
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Maybe the “humanitarians” on these ships thought that they needed a weapons cache to defend themselves from food and medicine thieves…More likely, they wanted violent clashes with the Israeli authorities…which they provoked and got…
Weapons, including knives, Molotov cocktails, detonators, wood and metal
clubs, slingshots and rocks, large hammers and sharp metal objects. In
addition, gas masks were found, pointing to the prior intention of the ship’s
passengers to use violence against IDF soldiers who would then be forced to
use riot dispersal methods.
IDF Spokesperson 01 June 2010 , 01:15 Arnon Ben-Dror
Reprinted from IDF Website
After IDF soldiers succeeded in stopping the attack against them by
passengers on board the Mavi Marmara ship, the ship was brought to the
Ashdod port and arrived in the late hours of Monday evening (May 31).
Flotilla participants were brought off the ship and taken for questioning.
Once the activists left the ship, security forces began a thorough search
and found a supply of weapons, including knives, Molotov cocktails,
detonators, wood and metal clubs, slingshots and rocks, large hammers and
sharp metal objects. In addition, gas masks were found, pointing to the
prior intention of the ship’s passengers to use violence against IDF
soldiers who would then be forced to use riot dispersal methods.
The Mavi Marmara was the last among the flotilla ships to arrive on Monday
to Ashdod. Beforehand, the other five ships participating in the flotilla
arrived. Unlike the Mavi Marmara, passengers on board the other ships
cooperated with the security forces. The removal of passengers from the
ships was secured by Israeli Police special forces, headed by the Yamam
Special Police Unit, in addition to Military Policemen and naval officers
who assisted in escorting the passengers to the security examination site
set up in the Ashdod port.
In this security check, personnel from the Oz Unit of the Ministry of the
Interior waited for the passengers of the flotilla, and verified the
identification of the passengers using their passports. Some of the
passengers were arrested and some deported. Due to the extremely violent
attack by passengers on board the Mavi Marmara against IDF soldiers, these
passengers were detained for questioning at the port.
Among the IDF representatives who arrived to the Ashdod port throughout the
day were Deputy Chief of the General Staff Maj. Gen. Benny Gantz, Head of
the Operations Directorate Maj. Gen. Tal Roso, GOC of the Southern Command
Maj. Gen. Yoav Galent and GOC of the Home Front Command, Maj. Gen. Yair
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Any Humanitarian Aid That Was on The “Free Gaza” Flotilla is Already Being Delivered to Gaza…By IsraelWritten by Marty Roberts on June 2, 2010 – 11:44 am -
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IDF forces unload the humanitarian cargo from
the Gaza Flotilla and bring the aid through the Kerem Shalom crossing.
An average of 10,000 tons of aid a week are imported into the Gaza Strip in
coordination with international organizations through the land crossings.
However, there remains a maritime closure on the strip as Hamas continues to
smuggle weapons through tunnels for use against Israeli civilians.
Tags: aid, flotilla, free, gaza, humanitarian, israel
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Special Marty Roberts Show…The Israeli Assault on the “Free Gaza” Flotilla…
New Show/Podcast!!!…Also…Video Footage!!!
Israel’s maritime blockade of Gaza…Why?…Legal or not?…
Humanitarian crisis in Gaza…Is there one?…If so, why?…Is Israel responsible?…
The “Free Gaza” flotilla…Spnsored by the Turkish IHH…Who or what is the IHH?…Humanitarians or violent jihadists?…
The Israeli commando assault on the flotilla…Who was trying to massacre whom here?…Did the Israeli commandos behave properly?…Too strong?…Too weak?…
All this and more on “The Marty Roberts Show”…
Below is aerial footage showing the misnamed “peace” activists throwing an
Israeli soldier off the top deck of the boat, and beating up other soldiers
with iron bars:
Here they use firebombs and metal pipes against Israeli soldiers:
Gaza flotilla participants invoked killing of Jews :
Tags: aid, blockade, flotilla, gaza, humanitarian, idf, israel, maritime, marmara, marty roberts, navy, podcast
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Please, Don’t confuse me with the facts…
The inevitable confrontation between the Israeli Navy and the so-called “Humanitarian Aid” flotilla of ships on the way to Gaza should take place tomorrow, on the Sabbath. It might be worth your while to understand just what Israel’s maritime blockade is all about before listening to all the media condemnations of Israel’s policy. It just might have something to do with the fact that Gaza is currently under the control of the terrorist organization, Hamas. Israel is currently engaged in an armed conflict with Hamas.
Oh, and by the way, there IS NO humanitarian crisis taking place in Gaza…thanks to Israel. Be brave enough to listen to the facts, presented right here…Plus…Protests against Disney’s crowning of a Jew as Hollywood’s next “Prince of Persia”…
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Palestinians Let Their Humanitarian-Aid-Provided Meat Go Rotten..Then They Try and Sell It to the JewsWritten by Marty Roberts on April 9, 2010 – 10:26 am -
First, taxpayers’ money is used to supply “aid” to the supposedly hungry palestinians. Next, those in charge of seeing to it that the “aid” gets to those that need it botch the job…the meat designated for the hungry palestinians goes rotten. Not wanting to miss an opportunity to put their foreign aid to good use, not to mention an opportunity for corrupt palestinian officials to pocket a few bucks, the palestinians brilliantly decide to try and sell the rotten meat to the Jews. If we can’t eat it, at least it might make some Jews REALLY sick!! What more could you ask for?
A palestinian dream come true…
Unfortunately for said palestinian creeps…BUSTED!!! (by the Jews)
Poultry Council inspectors seize van carrying 1.5 tons of rotten beef from Palestinian Authority on eve of Passover. Meat originally transferred to Palestinians as humanitarian gesture from Brazil
Reprinted from Ynetnews.com Sharon Roffe-Ofir
The Poultry Council’s enforcement unit this week thwarted the smuggling of 1.5 tons of rotten meat from the Palestinian Authority into Israel. The beef was transferred to the Palestinians as a humanitarian gesture from Brazil, but after it went bad, they decided to try to market it in Israel.
The stale meat was seized Saturday night, after Poultry Council inspectors spotted a Toyota van making its way from Umm Reihan to Barta’a in the Wadi Ara region.
The inspectors, who were waiting to catch egg smugglers, realized that the vehicle was making its way to northern Israel with goods from the territories. “The vehicle appeared to be sinking as the merchandise was so heavy,” said Tomer Rahamim of the enforcement unit.
‘Gastric trouble avoided’
The inspectors ordered the driver to stop near a Border Guard base in Harish, and found 70 boxes inside the vehicle, carrying 24 kilograms of meat each.
The van’s driver said he was asked to transfer the goods from a truck which came from the territories to a truck on Highway 65 in Wadi Ara. According to Rahamim, “The driver said the truck waiting for him on the road was to market the meat in the northern region.”
The driver, a resident of the Arab town of Tayibe, was detained for questioning and will be indicted in the coming days. The rotten meat was handed over to the Agriculture Ministry and was destroyed. An examination revealed that it was transferred to the PA from Brazil.
“They took the good meat, and tried to market the meat that went bad. They replaced the old stickers with a new expiry date,” said Rahamim. “This meat is kept and transported without any veterinary conditions, and when it reaches restaurants and stores the buyer has no idea where it came from. I assume that had the meat reached its destination, many people would have suffered from gastric trouble during Passover.”
Members of the Poultry Council’s enforcement unit are working day and night to prevent the smuggling of eggs from the PA into Israel. Some 6,000 eggs caught on three different occasions this week have been destroyed.
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