Thursday, April 25, 2019

UK cinemas urged to boycott Israeli film festival

Thu Apr 25, 2019 09:47PM [Updated: Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:54PM ]
Anti-Israel activists around the world are calling for boycotting the Israeli-sponsored Seret Film Festival, due to be held in the UK in May 2019. (Photo created by the BDS Movement's website)
Anti-Israel activists around the world are calling for boycotting the Israeli-sponsored Seret Film Festival, due to be held in the UK in May 2019. (Photo created by the BDS Movement's website)
Twenty filmmakers, screenwriters, actors, and film critics have urged film theaters in the United Kingdom to boycott the Israeli film festival Seret, co-organized by the Tel Aviv government, in protest at the Zionist regime’s atrocities against Palestinians.
“We’re shocked and dismayed to see how many mainstream cinemas … are hosting this year’s Israeli film festival, Seret, whose funders and supporters include the Israeli government and a clutch of pro-Israel advocacy organizations,” the cinema professionals said in a letter published by The Guardian on Thursday.
“Two months ago, a commission set up by the UN human rights council concluded that the actions of Israeli soldiers against Palestinian participants in the Great March of Return in Gaza may constitute ‘war crimes or crimes against humanity’. ‘Particularly alarming,’ said a member of the commission, was ‘the targeting of children and persons with disabilities’,” reads the letter.
“This UN report is the latest in 70 years of reports of mass expulsions, killings, house demolitions, detention without trial, torture, military occupation and military onslaught against the indigenous population, the Palestinians. But none of this appears to disturb the cinemas involved in the festival,” the letter added, protesting at the UK cinemas’ indifference to the Israeli atrocities.
“We cannot understand why cultural institutions continue to behave as if Israel is an ordinary democracy. It is not. Palestinians deserve better than this. UK cinemas should not be hosting Seret,” it reads.
Prominent British filmmakers Ken Loach and Mike Leigh are among the artists who have written the letter.
Other signatories include Amir Amirani (director, producer), Roy Battersby (director), Haim Bresheeth (writer, filmmaker), David Calder (actor), Prof Ian Christie (film writer, broadcaster), Dror Dayan (filmmaker), Helen de Witt (film programmer), Saeed Taji Farouky (filmmaker), Deborah Golt DJ (broadcaster), Ashley Inglis (screenwriter), Paul Laverty (screenwriter), Sophie Mayer (film critic, curator), Rebecca O’Brien (producer), Pratibha Parmar (writer, director), William Raban (filmmaker), Leila Sansour (director), John Smith (artist, filmmaker), and Penny Woolcock (filmmaker).
Earlier, the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) had also called on all participants to withdraw from the Seret festival taking place in London, Brighton and Edinburgh, from May 6 – 17.
The Seret festival tries to falsely project Israel as “a melting pot of cultures, religions and social backgrounds,” rather than as an apartheid and colonial regime that has more than 65 racist laws discriminating against its indigenous Palestinian citizens, the Campaign said.
“In addition to Israeli ministries and diplomatic missions, the festival is also sponsored by racist, anti-Palestinian, Israeli government-backed agencies, including the World Zionist Organization and the Jewish Agency,” the Campaign added, in a statement published by the BDS Movement’s website.
Last year, a wave of cancellations and boycotts hit a film festival in Tel Aviv over Israeli government sponsorship, with a total of 14 filmmakers, actors and other artists withdrawing or, if unable to do so, declaring support for the boycott.
Also in 2018, the Oscar-winning star, Natalie Portman, boycotted a ceremony in Israel that would have honored her.
“PACBI, as part of the growing Nobel Prize-nominated Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, calls on filmmakers participating in SERET to withdraw from this blatant propaganda festival and urges people of conscience to boycott it in its entirety,” the statement added.
The BDS movement was initiated in 2005 by over 170 Palestinian organizations that were pushing for “various forms of boycott against Israel until it meets its obligations under international law.”
Read more:
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/04/25/594361/Israel-festival-seret-UK-cinemas-boycott-BDS

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Russia launches new submarine, carrier of Poseidon underwater drones


Russia launches new submarine, carrier of Poseidon underwater drones

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Pravda Report: Russia’s new nuclear submarine Belgorod was launched at Sevmash submarine making factory in Severodvinsk on April 23. The submarine will be the first carrier of Russia’s new ominous weapon – the Poseidon underwater drone. The underwater vehicle can be equipped with both conventional and nuclear munitions to strike aircraft carrier groups, coastal fortifications and infrastructure.

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The submarine and the Poseidon drones will undergo tests for two years before they can officially join the Russian Navy.
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Military experts believe that Russia can use the Poseidon underwater drone only in the event of nuclear aggression against Russia as a retaliatory strike. The drone is very hard to detect as it can travel at large depths and build unpredictable routes.

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US seeking surprise nuclear attack potential: Russia

US seeking surprise nuclear attack potential: Russia

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by Jim W. Dean, VT Editor  … and Press TV, Tehran
Editor’s Note: The US missile shield story is an old one but current events make it a front stage news item now. The US has announced that it is moving head on hypersonic missile development, but is acknowledged to be way behind Russia.
While the US and NATO focused on their massive 10+ to 1 superiority over Russia, the Russians, with a much smaller economy had to spend their defense money wisely. They focused on cutting edge technology and “defense” which was their critical need, and less expensive.
Electronic warfare was another area where it had to excel as being ahead in that game could negate an adversary’s numerical air superiority, as in having its planes just fall out of the sky due to the electronics failing to work, or being able to defeat offensive air to air munitions’ guidance systems.
And lastly Russia also upgraded its “mutually assured destruction” armaments, as that balance of power resulted in no big shooting war during the Cold War. To save money Moscow needed retaliatory missiles that could not be intercepted, hence large quantities would not be needed.
As stated below, those European countries hosting US missile shield are playing a dangerous game and those locations would have to be attacked very quickly in a hair trigger war, which is why this new Cold War is so dangerous. There is little time to think before having to make a decision to fire off everything you have while you still can do so.
I my book this is an insane position to put a well armed adversary into as the slightest mistake or misjudgment would result in massive destruction with no winners. Color me scared, of all the crazy people in positions of power… Jim W. Dean ]
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Putin with this front line
– First published … April 25, 2019 –
The United States has been deploying missile defense systems near Russia to establish a nuclear shield that would make delivering a surprise nuclear strike on the country possible, says a top Russian general.
Lt. Gen. Viktor Poznikhir, First Deputy Chief of the Russian General Staff’s Main Operations Department said Wednesday that the US was trying to form a missile defense network to try and shoot down missiles that are fired in response to a nuclear attack.
“The deployment of missile defense systems near our borders creates a powerful strike potential for the US enabling it to deliver a surprise [the attacked party won’t be able to strike in response] missile and nuclear strike on Russia,” the general (pictured below) told the Moscow Conference on International Security on Wednesday.
The global missile defense system, which comprises a host of Patriot and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) systems, give Washington the potential to destroy intercontinental ballistic missiles of Russia, China and other possible adversaries while they are still in launchers. (Editor’s note: I think they meant “launch stage” here.)
Poznikhir further warned that countries that are currently hosting or are slated to host the US missile shield components would be in trouble in case of war because these systems provide for major targets for Russia.
They also raise the possibility of widespread radioactive contamination because in the host countries as the missile defense systems’ limited range means the incoming ICBMs will be destroyed over their own territories.
“Therefore, the countries taking part in implementing the Pentagon’s anti-missile plans may suffer,” he explained.
Russia ready to respond
Pznikhir said Russia has not been sitting idly by to watch the US military buildup and has already developed adequate measures to make sure the shield can be defeated. He named the upcoming Sarmat ICBM and the Avangard hypersonic warhead as two of the Russian weapons that are designed to bypass American defenses.
Sarmat is said to have virtually no range limit. The missile is planned to replace the Soviet-era Voyevoda and is able to carry massive payloads across the North or the South pole to anywhere on the planet.
The missile was featured for the first time in Putin’s annual address to the Federal Assembly in early March 2018, where he showcased the missile system as the centerpiece of Russia’s renewed and super advanced weapons.
The general repeated the worlds of Russian President Vladimir Putin that Russia was not interested in a strategic arms race and ” is urging the United States to return to the negotiating table for a constructive dialogue on the issues of missile defense and the search for mutually acceptable solutions.”
The Avangard, on the other hand, is a strategic intercontinental ballistic missile system equipped with a glide vehicle capable of flying at hypersonic speed. Upon re-entry, the vehicle keeps changing its flight path and its altitude, breaching any missile defense.
Both Russia and China have complained in the past that the American missile defense systems deployed in South Korea, Japan, Romania and other countries around the world have long-range radars that can be used to gather intelligence from Russian and Chinese territories.
Moscow has also warned that such system can be used in offensive role, firing missile into Russian territories in case of a military confrontation.
Russia and the US have been clashing over the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force (INF) treaty, a soviet-era pact that bans deployment of missile with a range from 500 kilometers to 5,500. Both countries have suspended the treaty, accusing each other of violating its terms.

Israel responsible for sickening bombing massacres in Sri Lanka

Israel responsible for sickening bombing massacres in Sri Lanka

Time.com reporting ISIS behind attack which means it's the ISRAEL-SAUDI-USA axis of evil
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Editor’s Note: ISIS claiming responsibility means that it was the US-Israeli-Saudi axis of evil that was behind the sickening Easter Sunday bombing massacre in Sri Lanka.
Why would they chose to attack Sri Lanka, a small and relatively insignificant island nation? The immediate thought I had is ‘what has Sri Lanka done to annoy Israel?
The answer was not hard to find, just look at the Wikipedia page entitled “Palestine–Sri Lanka relations”
“Relations between Palestine and Sri Lanka started in 1975 when the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) opened up an embassy in Colombo.After the Palestinian Declaration of Independence on 15 November 1988,the Republic of Sri Lanka and the Republic of Maldives were among few of the first countries in the world to recognize the State of Palestine.[1][2] Left wing government lead by Sirimavo Bandaranaike during the 1970s closed down the Israel embassy in support of the Palestinian cause.”
“Sri Lanka currently supports the two state solution for the conflict. In 2014 Sri Lanka donated 130 million rupees to Palestine as humanitarian aid. During the UN speech of president Maithripala Sirisena he expressed support for the liberation struggle of the Palestinian people and urged the United Nations and all Member States to approach the Palestinian issue in a more humane manner taking the inhumane conditions they face into consideration. Sri Lanka has being voting in support of Palestine in almost every resolution brought to the UN.”
“Sri Lanka also strongly opposed the US President Donald Trumps decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in the UN, Sri Lanka Palestine Parliamentary Friendship Association (SLPPFA) held a massive rally lead by the Minister for health and nutrition of Sri Lanka in support of Palestine during the issue. Sri Lankan president and the chairperson of the centre-left Sri Lanka Freedom Party,Maithripala Sirisena also assured that Sri Lanka is committed to stand by the struggle for independence of the Palestinian people, president also gifted a plot of land for Palestine in Colombo to open up a new embassy.”
So there you have it – Sri Lanka has long been one of the strongest supporters of the Palestinian cause, therefore we need look no further for an explanation as to why she was attacked and know who was behind it – the criminal apartheid state of Israel. Ian

Time.com
ISIS Claims Responsibility for Sri Lanka Terrorist Attack

by Billy Perrigo
The terrorist group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the bomb attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed at least 321 people on Easter Sunday, but provided no evidence.
In a bulletin posted by its Aamaq news agency, ISIS said: “The perpetrators of the attack that targeted nationals of the countries of the coalitions and Christians in Sri Lanka before yesterday are fighters from the Islamic State,” according to a translation by the Associated Press.
The news came on Tuesday as the Sri Lankan minister of defense Ruwan Wijewardene said the attacks were in retaliation for last month’s terrorist attack against Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which 50 people were killed. He did not immediately offer any evidence. “The preliminary investigations have revealed that what happened in Sri Lanka was in retaliation for the attack against Muslims in Christchurch,” he told the Sri Lankan parliament.
Later on Tuesday, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe warned more explosives were “out there,” acknowledging his security services had failed to act on an advance warning that a terror attack was being planned. He said some security officials would lose their jobs as a result. Wickremesinghe said that an attack at a fourth church had failed.
Sri Lanka first blamed a local Islamic extremist group called National Thowheeth Jama’ath for the attack, but officials said it had received help from an international terrorist organization, according to the New York Times. Sri Lanka has implemented an “emergency law” giving police powers to detain suspects without a warrant, and 40 people have now been arrested in connection to the attacks.
ISIS has now lost all the territory it once held in Iraq and Syria following an offensive by Syrian opposition forces in March, but terror experts warn it is still a threat.
“ISIS very likely will continue to pursue external attacks … against regional and Western adversaries,” the U.S. Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, warned in a January report.

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