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Lior Brosh's comments

  • Alsop and Ahrends among 700 UK names pledging to a cultural boycott of Israel

    Lior Brosh's comment 18 February, 2015 3:04 pm

    But Abe, I did answer.
    I said that the Palestinians had a way out with 4 Israeli Prime Ministers offered them the disputed land but they didn’t take it.

    Let’s simplify the situation shell we - We have two nations at the same spot. One chose to move on, forget about the past, build, create progress and look into the future. The other chose hate and revenge. That is why the Jewish people formed Israel and the Palestinians formed nothing!

    And you are no difference, instead of embrace the Israelis that against the occupation you are gathering worldwide haters to punish them all.

    Cthulu, you clearly didn't read my response and you are hiding your full name so like this boycott, you are irrelevant. Good bye.

  • Alsop and Ahrends among 700 UK names pledging to a cultural boycott of Israel

    Lior Brosh's comment 17 February, 2015 1:34 pm

    Ctulu,
    We had this discussion covered-up top to bottom already on the previous hate campaign.
    Israel already offered the Palestine’s the disputed territories.
    First it was Rabin, then it Peres, then in was Ehud Barak and then by Olmert.
    Every time they came to an agreement and it was signing-up time suddenly the PA leaders vanished…

    So what now, who should Israel talk with regards to any future agreements? In one hand Hamas’s agenda is the destruction of Israel and on the other hand they have Abas that refuse to recognise Israel as a Jewish state, deny the holocaust and continue worldwide propaganda against Israel.
    Israel never attacked unless provoked and this is the situation. And since the Palestinians chose terror organizations to lead them, they are where they are.

    I hope you don’t mind me asking, are you also preparing boycott against Russia? China over Tibet? Qatar, which was built by slave labour and sponsor worldwide terror? How about Jordan for their recent bombing in Iraq and Syria which killed 7000 people…? (Let me guess when Jordan bomb, all the dead are IS militants but when Israel bomb it is all children and woman, right?)
    How about turkey? For the occupation of Hatay province and Cyprus? What about the entire Middle East region that have zero respect to human right laws and treat woman as objects? Where is your protest? Where is your boycott?

    You are singling out one country and targeting Israel, because it is easy, it is fashionable, it is free marketing, old fashioned hatred or maybe just have nothing else to do.

    This group is completely insignificant to be honest. I am not sure what is more pathetic, this boycott or the time I am actually spending on responding.

  • Alsop and Ahrends among 700 UK names pledging to a cultural boycott of Israel

    Lior Brosh's comment 17 February, 2015 9:26 am

    The truth of the matter is that Europe has a sick obsession with the Jewish state. That really what it is all about!

    The reason your campaigns always fail it that because it fuelled with hate, lies and empty comments. This is no different from the attacks on Jewish communities we see every single day. You are no different - You use and abuse every stage for your own personal hate agenda.
    It is nothing to do with justice or the Palestinians because somehow you always manage NOT to condemn REAL atrocities and injustice around the world.

  • Alsop and Ahrends among 700 UK names pledging to a cultural boycott of Israel

    Lior Brosh's comment 16 February, 2015 10:11 am

    ohh, good morning Europe. what do you know, its 2015 with 1939 mentality.

  • RIBA overturns controversial Israel motion

    Lior Brosh's comment 5 December, 2014 5:19 pm

    Kate,
    Israel offered the Palestinians their land back many times and they refused every peace deal that was offered to them (by Rabin, Peres, Ehud Barak and Olmert)
    Their Leaders do not fight for freedom, they are fighting against it and that is why their people are stuck in a limbo land with an uncertain future.

    All you write is empty comments with zero knowledge...

  • RIBA overturns controversial Israel motion

    Lior Brosh's comment 5 December, 2014 1:53 pm

    In response to Brendan M and Abe
    How come when there is a vote against Israel it is ‘democratic vote’ but when the vote is FOR Israel suddenly it becomes anti-democratic?
    RIBA motion was followed by one sided presentation with no one questioned the content of this presentation, how come this is democracy when the voters were not presented by the two sides?

    I agree with you that this is disgrace to RIBA…for letting some individuals to use and abuse RIBA stage and ‘royal’ title for their own personal hatred toward Israel.

  • RIBA overturns controversial Israel motion

    Lior Brosh's comment 4 December, 2014 6:29 pm

    Frirish,
    My agenda is very clear, to keep RIBA focusing on its members and promote British Architecture.
    You will find hard to believe but this is RIBA’s agenda as well.

  • RIBA overturns controversial Israel motion

    Lior Brosh's comment 4 December, 2014 4:59 pm

    Finally, common sense has prevailed over this lengthy / costly and ludicrous campaign.
    Now that this is over, I do hope that RIBA can now focus on its members and fight for further changes in the planning system that is vital for the future of architecture in the UK.

    For those people who are disappointed about this decision, if you do your research I am sure you will find a more appropriate platform for whatever agenda you have.
    Boycotting does not promote dialogue between sides (which is badly needed in this current situation) it only creates further division and this is not good for peace or a stable future.

  • Autumn Statement 2014: at a glance

    Lior Brosh's comment 3 December, 2014 6:51 pm

    While every reform (as minor as it is) can only improve the current dysfunctional planning system - this is simply not enough.
    We need planners with design knowledge and education knowing the importance of good and innovative design.
    The current situation is a tick box system with too many grey areas which allows the planner complete control to refuse the application (even if all boxes are ticked).
    Councils are currently allowed to refuse applications if guidelines change even AFTER submitting the application – this has to change. Every application should be based on the guidelines that are in force AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.
    Negotiation time over the application is down to the planners, which planners never give reasonable time for amendment which leads to refusal or withdrawal.

    The appeal system also needs to looked at, while the current targets may say 8 weeks to decision, it takes over a year for a small renovations / rear extension to be considered….
    As well as our clients being exhausted by the planning process, by time we get an appeal decision the project can then become irrelevant which results in loss of opportunity and business

  • Palestinian and Israeli architects divided over UKTI visit

    Lior Brosh's comment 27 November, 2014 2:36 pm

    I would like to congratulate the UKTI for promoting British architecture and helping us to get work abroad.
    I am glad that they are being open minded and have not given in to the recent bully / hate campaign lead by the RIBA’s motion.
    It appears that the UKTI is doing the job that should be RIBA’s purpose and at least they are engaging with both sides to create work that benefits both sides. i.e. does not create further divisions.

    However, it is a shame that the AAP chose to miss another opportunity of progress to build for its own people and chose again the path of hate and revenge which lead to nowhere.

    Regarding the destruction of holy and historic places by Israel; I am slightly shocked by this statement as the Palestinian's Wakf is digging under the temple mount since the 1990’s to destroy any proof of Jewish past ownership of the land. They also destroyed the Tomb of Josef and vandalised badly the Rachel's Tomb. So this is far from being one sided story.

    I wish that RIBA will put the same amount of energy to promote change within our outdated and dysfunction planning system in the UK instead of fighting foreign wars it does not understand and can't possibly win.

  • Trade delegation mission to Israel and Palestine: profession reacts

    Lior Brosh's comment 24 November, 2014 1:16 pm

    I would like to congratulate the UKTI for promoting British architecture and helping us to get work abroad.
    I am glad that they are being open minded and have not given in to the recent bully / hate campaign lead by RIBA.
    It appears that the UKTI is doing the job that should be RIBA’s purpose and at least they are engaging with both sides to create work that benefits both sides. i.e. does not create further divisions.

    The 51 day war was actually a 55 day war since the Hamas (which is viewed as a terror group by the UK and other countries) had been firing a barrage of missiles into Israel days before the war started. So, Israel decided to take action like any country would do to defend its citizens (a small detail that was omitted from every British news channel and by the above article).
    The blockade in Gaza started because of constant hostility towards Israel. This blockade was also imposed by Egypt however, this was not mentioned by the leaders of the Hate Campaign.
    The fact is that this is a complex situation with a long history and it is irresponsible and damaging to think that Israel is the only guilty partner here.

    I wish that RIBA will put the same amount of energy to promote change within our outdated and dysfunction planning system in the UK.

  • RIBA councillor slams delegation to Israel

    Lior Brosh's comment 15 November, 2014 4:57 pm

    Answering George Oldham;
    I am sorry, but this how it was portrayed and therefore this is the outcome
    Please let me quote for you some of the recent headlines:

    “Royal Institute of British Architects backs Israel boycott motion”
    “Libeskind and Meier attack UK architects over Israel boycott”
    “Israeli architects applaud RIBA retreat from call for boycott”
    “Israeli architecture association faces ban from international forum”
    “Boycotting the architects of Israel’s occupation”

    I have plenty more if you wish…

    A quick question to you and Angela Brady…
    Did you pass a motion to ban the Architectural Society of China (ASC), over the occupation of Tibet?
    Did you pass a motion to ban Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB) over the occupation of Cyprus and the Hatay province?
    Did you pass a motion to ban on Iran and Saudi Arabia for not letting woman practice architecture?
    Did you pass a motion to ban The Union of Architects Of Russia over the occupation of Ukraine?
    Did you pass a motion to ban RIBA members that build in countries such as Qatar that sponsor world terror?
    Did you pass a motion to ban RIBA members that build in countries that do not have human right laws?
    Did you pass a motion to ban RIBA members that build in occupied Gibraltar?
    RIBA also did nothing about RIBA members that participated in competitions to build in Libya when Muammar Gaddafi was in power.
    Did RIBA ever fight to return all the stolen architectural items stolen by Britain and held in Museums under the titles “given as a gift”?

    You mentioned that Israel does not comply with UN law; however it is not the only country that doesn’t comply with UN laws. I would love to hear why you and Angela Brady chose to single out one country.
    Please don’t give the same old story about how Israel is different from the rest. I would like an honest answer of why RIBA has chosen to ignore everything else that is going wrong in this world and single out the only democratic country in the Middle East.
    I am concerned at the personal reasons that such a motion was brought up in the first place. Why were all of RIBA’s members not asked to vote on this? Why were only a select few at the top involved?
    The motives do not sit comfortably with me at all.

  • RIBA councillor slams delegation to Israel

    Lior Brosh's comment 14 November, 2014 10:37 am

    With regards to the spokeswoman quote below
    “…considering the Institute’s role in engaging with communities…”
    The key word is ENGAGE -Where does a boycott fit in with engaging?

    I don’t understand what this boycott is supposed to achieve?
    All RIBA is doing is singling out one country out of 195 and potentially opening itself up to discrimination and racist lawsuits charges.
    Who exactly is going to pay the bill?

    Why can’t RIBA stick to its true motives and promote British Architecture?
    They didn’t boycott China over the occupation of Tibet
    They didn’t boycott Turkey for the occupation of Cyprus and the Hatay province
    They didn’t stop British Architects running to build in Libya when Muammar Gaddafi was in power
    They don’t stop British Architects building in Qatar which is a major funder of world terror
    They don’t boycott any British Architects building in the occupied Gibraltar
    They don’t promote the return of stolen architectural items that sitting in the British museums

    Why the double standards?

    Is there any chance RIBA can commit itself to its true motives and help British Architects just a little bit?
    For example - push for reform in our dysfunctional planning system? Just a thought…

  • RIBA Council members travel to Israel and Palestine for talks on settlements

    Lior Brosh's comment 12 November, 2014 2:58 pm

    Abe, you simply don’t get me! I don’t want it to be a political discussion because RIBA is not the stage.
    A boycott is an act of hatred and pure discrimination, and if you think this will help the situation then you are very much mistaken.
    This outpour of anti-Israel energy and hatred is not bringing the 2 sides any closer to peace. Peace is what’s needed for all the people of that region i.e. not by adding fuel to an already well-lit fire.
    Violence has already escalated towards Jewish communities all over Europe as a result of hate campaigns even though they had nothing to do with the latest conflict in Gaza.

    RIBA should stick to its original motives and let the elected politicians to do their jobs instead of listening to the street mob.
    If I oppose to the current Israeli policies I have the choice to vote for the relevant parliament party and I don’t want RIBA to use my fees for their own political gains
    I would like RIBA to promote good design & architecture and create more work for architects in the UK. I would like them to fight for architects rights instead of sending a “superior expert panel” abroad to deal with subject they have no desire to understand and will never win.

    Architects supposed to come with a creative solution to a problem – boycott is not a creative solution.

  • RIBA Council members travel to Israel and Palestine for talks on settlements

    Lior Brosh's comment 11 November, 2014 4:11 pm

    Dear Abe,
    This is simply not true; RIBA was founded in order to promote British Architecture – that’s it!
    Therefore, as a British Architect member I’d much prefer them to push for reform in our dysfunctional planning system that gives absolute control to planners that have zero knowledge or understanding about architecture & design.
    I am personally frustrated at how easy it is for projects to be stuck for ridiculous reasons for months in the appeals system and the outdated bureaucracy of the UK planning system.

    If RIBA would like to fight for the worldwide justice of architecture then why not fight to recover and hand back to its original owners all the architectural items that have been stolen from countries in the past and are currently sitting in British museums?

    Israel is a democratic country where you have full freedom of speech and press, therefore people behind the ‘campaigns of hate’ know they can get away with it.

    It seems unjust that this blanket approach towards Israeli architects will alienate the architects that make a conscience choice not to be involved in the projects that are based in disputed land.

    There is so much wrong within the Middle East at the moment but RIBA decides to pick up on a small and easy target to get political gain in knowing that they can safely send their ‘panel of experts’ as judges.

    I would like to see how they would be welcomed in China or Turkey !?

  • RIBA Council members travel to Israel and Palestine for talks on settlements

    Lior Brosh's comment 11 November, 2014 2:50 pm

    Dear Abe,
    This is simply not true; RIBA was founded in order to promote British Architecture – that’s it!
    Therefore, as a British Architect member I’d much prefer them to push for reform in our dysfunctional planning system that gives absolute control to planners that have zero knowledge or understanding about architecture & design.
    I am personally frustrated at how easy it is for projects to be stuck for ridiculous reasons for months in the appeals system and the outdated bureaucracy of the UK planning system.

    If RIBA would like to fight for the worldwide justice of architecture then why not fight to recover and hand back to its original owners all the architectural items that have been stolen from countries in the past and are currently sitting in British museums?

    Israel is a democratic country where you have full freedom of speech and press, therefore people behind the ‘campaigns of hate’ know they can get away with it.

    It seems unjust that this blanket approach towards Israeli architects will alienate the architects that make a conscience choice not to be involved in the projects that are based in disputed land.

    There is so much wrong within the Middle East at the moment but RIBA decides to pick up on a small and easy target to get political gain in knowing that they can safely send their ‘panel of experts’ as judges.

    I would like to see how they would be welcomed in China or Turkey !?

  • RIBA Council members travel to Israel and Palestine for talks on settlements

    Lior Brosh's comment 10 November, 2014 6:29 pm

    In response to Abe Hayeem,
    I am sorry, but I refuse to be dragged into your delusional campaign of hate and biased/one-sided account of history.

    While you are trying to use this stage for your own political agenda I tried to stay on the subject - “If RIBA should take a political role as judge & prosecutor for the dozens of conflicts around the world”?
    If yes, should RIBA Members sponsor the travel, food, salaries and all the expenses involved for the expeditions of the “expert” judge panels?
    Since RIBA already took the role as a judge & prosecutor which is fine - why did they choose to target one single country?

    This is not justice, it is simply discrimination. The reason Israel was chosen is because it is an easy target which is fashionable to bash.

    I have lived in Britain long enough to know that the UK loves to hate Israel. I noticed that when I first came to London as a student many years ago, a London based architect refused to let me into his house for the only reason that I was born in Israel.

    Weak people hate, strong people embrace. RIBA has the opportunity to embrace and support the Israelis that do indeed refuse to build in the disputed land OR just become another Bully and boycott them all.

  • RIBA Council members travel to Israel and Palestine for talks on settlements

    Lior Brosh's comment 7 November, 2014 6:08 pm

    The main question is if RIBA should take a political role and if it should why it does choose to target only one country?

    You may argue that in the 70’s RIBA took the same action against South Africa but the question if there are any similarities or whether is simply fashionable to bash Israel without understanding the history of the region.

    If it is not about fashion or like the Jewish Chronicle claims as “anti-Semitic” then why did RIBA not choose to take action against China over the occupation of Tibet?
    What about Turkey over the occupation and settlements of Cyprus in the 1970’s or the Hatay Province occupied in the late 30’s?
    Should we also take actions against our own British Architects that build in Gibraltar, Falkland Islands or even Northern Ireland?
    In all of the above areas there were architects building in these areas, why did RIBA choose to do nothing?

    Also, the question should be asked is why our honourable RIBA members mentioned the word ‘apartheid’. As if you look into the actual reality, Israel is the only country in the area that treats its 1.6 million Arab minorities with full equal rights; they can work, build, buy properties, pay taxes, vote to the parliament and have elected members in the parliament.

    I wouldn't brand RIBA as Anti-Semitic however whatever they are trying to achieve is a wrong decision, being carried out in the wrong way & with many questions marks over its motives!

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