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On Monday, alone, at least 58 Palestinians were killed and more than 2700 wounded. Palestinians include Christians. According to VOA, “Critics have faulted Israeli forces for using live fire during weeks of protests in Gaza…”
Sheldon and Miriam Adelson bought this Embassy move for $20 million in campaign donations to Trump, and $5 million to the Trump inaugural committee. They are also supporters of Trump’s longtime friend Netanyahu. Sheldon Adelson owns the Las Vegas Venetian Hotel-Casino Resort, where NY AG Schneiderman accuser Michelle Manning Barish’s ex-husband, and father to her child, just opened a restaurant with Trump’s former cook: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/05/14/ny-ag-schneiderman-accuser-michelle-manning-barish-linked-to-trump-and-trump-mega-donor-sheldon-adelson Boycott the Venetian Casino-Hotel, as well as their Sands Macau!
Venetian Casino-Hotel in Las Vegas.
“Deadly Protests Engulf Gaza as US Opens Embassy in Jerusalem
May 15, 2018 2:28 AM, VOA News
More protests are expected Tuesday along the Gaza border following a day of clashes in which Israeli forces killed at least 58 Palestinians and wounded more than 2,700.
Monday was the deadliest day of cross-border violence in Gaza since a 2014 war with Israel.
The clashes happened as U.S. and Israeli officials celebrated the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem less than 100 kilometers away. The Israeli military said more than 40,000 people protested.
Along with rejecting the U.S. Embassy move, Palestinians are also protesting to mark the anniversary of what they call the “nakba” or “catastrophe” in reference to the hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who were expelled or fled during the 1948 war surrounding Israel’s creation.
Some countries, including U.S. allies France and Britain, called for restraint on Israel’s part to curb the bloodshed. But the U.S. did not join the call for Israel to limit its response to the protests and laid the blame for the violence on the militant group Hamas that controls Gaza.
“We shouldn’t lose sight that Hamas is responsible for the entire situation,” White House spokesman Raj Shah said. He accused Hamas of “engaging in cynical action” to promote the protests against the Jewish state and the U.S.’s action in moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem even as most countries have kept their diplomatic operations in Tel Aviv.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called the Israeli actions “massacres.”
As the U.S. embassy was opened, U.S. President Donald Trump, in a video message, proclaimed Jerusalem as “the capital of Israel.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared, “We are in Jerusalem and we are here to stay.”
Shah said the Gaza violence and the opening of the embassy in would not affect U.S. efforts to forge an Israel-Palestinian peace accord.
But any semblance of peace was far from a reality along the Gaza border, where protesters massed along the dividing fence. Clouds of black smoke from tires set afire by the protesters filled the sky.
Some demonstrators hurled stones, firebombs and explosives at Israeli security forces, who responded with tear gas and gunfire.
Netanyahu said on Twitter: “Every country has an obligation to defend its borders. The Hamas terrorist organization declares it intends to destroy Israel and sends thousands to breach the border fence in order to achieve this goal. We will continue to act with determination to protect our sovereignty and citizens.”
Trump defied the sentiment of many governments around the world in December by upending longstanding U.S. policy to move the American embassy to Jerusalem.
Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a White House adviser and part of the U.S. delegation at the ceremony, said, “While presidents before him have backed down from their pledge to move the American embassy once in office, this president delivered. Because when President Trump makes a promise, he keeps it.”
In one of the few references at the celebration to the Gaza protests, Kushner called the Palestinians protesting in Gaza “part of the problem and not part of the solution.”
In his video remarks, Trump described the moving of the American diplomatic outpost to Jerusalem as “a long time coming.” But the U.S. leader said the United States “remains committed to a lasting peace agreement” between Israel and the Palestinians.
In Twitter remarks from Washington, Trump said, “A great day for Israel!” and congratulated the country. But he did not mention the violence.
Arab leaders condemned the U.S. action, with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri calling the embassy move “provocative” and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif describing it as “a day of great shame.”
Abbas said he “will not accept” any peace deal with Israel that is proposed by the Trump administration. He said the new U.S. facility in Jerusalem “is not an embassy, it’s a U.S. settlement outpost in Jerusalem.”
Critics have faulted Israeli forces for using live fire during weeks of protests in Gaza, while Israel says its actions are necessary for security as people threaten the border fence. The Israeli military said it launched five airstrikes in Gaza on training camps of Hamas militants.
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called on Israel to respect the “principle of proportionality in the use of force” and should act “with utmost restraint to avoid further loss of life.”
The new U.S. Embassy site is an interim location operating inside the existing U.S. consulate building in Jerusalem while a search begins for a larger site.
Israel sees all of Jerusalem as its capital, while most Palestinians hope to see East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.
The issue has long been seen as one of the last big items that would need to be resolved in any Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.
Heather Murdock contributed to this report.”
Len Blavatnik (Access Industries), Sheldon Adelson (Trump mega-donor), Lev Leviev were sued re Israeli settlements on Palestinian land. Leviev and Blavatnik, both Russian oligarchs, are connected to Chabad Lubavitch of which Ivanka and Jared are members. Adelson has also donated to Chabad. See: http://www.martinmcmahonlaw.com/Tamimi_Complaint.pdf
It’s hard to top the $20 million given by the Adelsons to get Trump elected. They are behind the US moving its Embassy to Jerusalem, and almost certainly behind the cancellation of the Iran deal. Sheldon Adelson is the owner of the Venetian Hotel Casino-Las Vegas Sands Corporation. He bought the original Sands Hotel and Casino (later destroyed and a new one built) which was, at one time, partially owned by mobster Meyer Lansky. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meyer_Lansky https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sands_Hotel_and_Casino https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheldon_Adelson
At the dedication were Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Trump mega-donors Sheldon and. Miriam Adelson, and some Republican Members of Congress, etc. See: https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/14/610944471/u-s-dedicates-new-embassy-in-jerusalem
Somehow Kushner on Monday brings to mind this blog post: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/03/14/trump-son-in-lawadvisor-jared-kushner-to-gain-over-400-million-from-chinese-partners-in-mark-of-the-beast-tower-666-5th-ave/
Photos of Israel by US Embassy in Israel via Flickr. Kushner speech image is screen shot from their youtube video.