Clashes erupt during journalist’s funeral in Jerusalem (VIDEOS) — RT World News

13 May, 2022 21:21

Clashes erupt during journalist’s funeral in Jerusalem (VIDEOS)

The funeral of an Al Jazeera reporter escalated into
violence between Palestinians and Israeli security forces
Clashes erupt during journalist’s funeral in Jerusalem (VIDEOS)
erupted in Jerusalem on Friday during the funeral of Shireen Abu Akleh,
a veteran Palestinian journalist who had worked at Al Jazeera for more
than two decades. The reporter was killed earlier this week under
unclear circumstances during an Israeli military raid in the West Bank.

Israeli police blamed the violence on Palestinian “rioters” who allegedly pelted the hospital compound from which the funeral procession began with stones. Policemen “were forced to act,” Tel Aviv insisted, with security forces deploying crowd control measures to disperse the “rioters.”

from the scene shows Israeli police charging the funeral procession and
beating Palestinians with batons. People carrying the reporter’s coffin
were apparently targeted as well, nearly dropping the casket on the
ground. At least 10 Palestinians were injured in the violence.

Akleh was killed on Wednesday during a military raid on the city of
Jenin in the northern part of the West Bank. The Palestinian authorities
were quick to blame the Israeli forces for her death, claiming the
51-year-old journalist was shot in her head. Another Palestinian
journalist, Ali Samoudi, was reportedly wounded in the back during the
deadly raid on the city. He was hospitalized in stable condition.

Al Jazeera, a state-owned Qatari network, has strongly condemned the killing of the reporter, branding it a “heinous crime” and pinning the blame on Israel for her death.

“We hold the Israeli government and the occupation forces responsible for the killing of the late colleague Shireen,” the network said in a statement, urging an independent and transparent investigation.

Israel has expressed its readiness to conduct a joint probe into the
incident with the Palestinian authorities, it demanded they surrender
the bullet that mortally wounded Abu Akleh. The Palestinian Authority,
however, has rejected the initiative.

On Friday, the Israeli
military released an interim report on the incident. The report,
however, lacked any conclusions, merely stating it was impossible to
determine whether the fatal bullet was fired by Israeli troops or some
Palestinian militants.

Holocaust Supremacy Slights All Non-Jewish Genocides. Example: Armenian Genocide. Victimhood Competition. |

Specific Steps For True Genocide Recognition Equality: DEFINITIVE WORK. USHMM. Aharon

How Do We Remember the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust, by Eldad Ben Aharon. 2020. PRIF Report 6/20, Frankfurt

Victim Competition, Genocide Recognition Inequality, and the Only Way To Overcome Holocaust Supremacism

This work, focusing on the Armenian Genocide, provides valuable lessons. It shows how non-Jewish genocides can try to be heard in our Holocaust-saturated world.

Throughout this work, Aharon overemphasizes the role of Turkey in preventing greater appreciation of the Armenian Genocide. In actuality, Israel has a deeply-rooted antipathy towards giving equal credit to non-Jewish genocides. For a frank admission of this fact, see:


Eldad Ben Aharon gets right to the point, “Over the last forty years, the memorialization of the Holocaust has become a distinct aspect of Western culture, encompassing reparations, museums, memorials and documentaries, and even legislation criminalizing its denial. Education about the Holocaust, and its continued memorialization is led by, among others, powerful transnational organizations such as The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), and by national research institutions such as Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). However, there is no comparable culture of memorialization of the Armenian genocide.” (p. 1. Emphasis added).

That’s just it. And neither is there a “culture of memorialization” in existence for any other non-Jewish genocide. Only the Jews’ Holocaust enjoys this expansive privilege. No one can even imagine the Polokaust assuming the status of “a distinct aspect of Western culture”.


Ben Aharon writes, “For example, since the 1980s, parliaments in Israel, the Netherlands and Germany have tended to see the relationship between Holocaust memory and the Armenian genocide as a ‘zero-sum game’: in other words, the more the Armenian genocide is recognized, the less ‘unique’ the Holocaust will become.” (p. 18).

Notice the fact that the European Parliaments do not care if the Holocaust infringes on the Armenian genocide: Their only concern is that the Armenian genocide (and all other non-Jewish genocides) may infringe upon the presumed specialness of the Holocaust!

The author then brings up Michael Rothberg (pp. 19-20) and his so-called “multidirectional memory” as a means of ending victimhood competition. It does no such thing: It merely pretends that the zero-sum game does not exist, and creates a disguise for continued Holocaust supremacy. See the link.


A canned rationalization for emphasizing the Holocaust is that it is necessary to prevent a repetition of genocides, to “fight extremism”, to “promote tolerance”, etc. If so, this is equally true of the teaching of all genocides. Eldad Ben Aharon comments, “…recognition of the Armenian genocide could also help to reduce competition among victims’ groups, specifically the assertion that the Holocaust is ‘unique’ in human history, and to underpin the universal lesson of the Holocaust by affirming protection of minority rights.” (p. 2).

What exactly is a “minority”? Ironically, Holocaust supremacism infringes upon all the non-Jewish minorities. Aren’t the Armenians a minority? Frankly speaking, aren’t the Poles also a minority–at less than 1% of the world’s population?


President Jimmy Carter got a report from the Presidential Commission on the Holocaust, and this led to the construction of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum right in the U. S. capital. The author thus evaluates the report:

“The report issued by the commission was greatly influenced by the concept of the uniqueness of the Holocaust. This led to recommendations for special days of remembrance for the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, a dedicated education program, and the establishment of the USHMM as a national memorial.” (p. 7).

Needless to say, there was no Presidential Commission for any other genocide. And if, as Ben Aharon suggests, we are moving away from the “uniqueness of the Holocaust” (in favor of the “Holocaust unprecedented” vague rhetorical construct: p. 10), it is clear that the USHMM was built on false pretenses. So shouldn’t all the more the USHMM be torn down, or transformed into a museum of all genocides (on an equal footing with each other)?


We often hear the line that the over-attention to the Jews’ Holocaust is not a problem because, after all, Holocaust museums usually mention other genocides, and the non-Jewish genocides (occasionally) make an appearance in the American classroom. And of course American students can always learn about non-Jewish genocides on their own time (assuming that they ever will). This is far, far from genocide-recognition equality.

Even if the Armenian genocide was everywhere recognized as a bona fide genocide this, by itself, would not redress the grotesque imbalance of the memories of different genocides. Aharon shows the many steps that would need to be taken in order to make the Armenian genocide equal to the Holocaust, and the same steps would have to be completed by all other non-Jewish genocides:

“Parliamentary recognition of the Armenian genocide could also be critically important to what next steps could follow because there is a ‘spectrum of acts’ of recognition. This concept should also be clarified: on that spectrum, the above recognition is the first step. But it could be extended at a later period to further action and measures. For example establishing a special commission of experts as with the ‘Presidential Commission on the Holocaust’ instituted by President Carter. This future commission could possibly recommend that the country hold official commemoration days, build local memorials and museums and set up educational programs. Moving further along the spectrum, the Armenian genocide could be included in national curricula which, after implementing the above practices, could be more easily grasped and assimilated by educators and minorities as well as immigrant communities. All in all, the measures that go beyond symbolic recognition, however, are quite advanced steps which could take some time (years) and come at a later time or not at all.” (p. 21. Emphasis added).

Will all or most of this ever happen? Not very likely, certainly not as long as the Holocaust sits on the throne.

Full article here:

Police bodycam shows Black Panther director Ryan Coogler’s arrest – BBC News

Black Panther director Ryan Coogler was mistaken for a bank robber when he handed a note to a member of staff.

The piece of paper simply gave his account details and the amount of money he wanted to withdraw – but it led to Mr Coogler’s arrest.

Officials Won’t Let Some Ukrainian and Russian Ship Crews Enter the U.S. Because They Might Try To Stay – Nwo Report

Comment by tonytran2015: Or may it be that they all are both too skilled and too white for their immigration?

Source: NwoReport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are denying entry to some Ukrainian and Russian seafarers at American ports, fearing they might try to overstay their visas or otherwise remain in the U.S. upon reaching American soil.

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The latest example is the response to actress Emma Watson’s pro-Palestinian Instagram post, which led (predictably) to Israeli officials and supporters accusing her of anti-Semitism…

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The state of Maharashtra in India has become a bloody battleground as monkeys and dogs seem to have declared war on one another, apparently after a pack of dogs killed a baby monkey…