Saturday, January 9, 2010
Rich Siegel – "In Palestine" [Video-Music]
It is a beautiful song...so civilized and compassionate- and such solid proof that decent Jewish individuals support Palestine. Look at most every pro-Palestine effort and you find helpful Jewish individuals who are warm and supportive of Palestine- and Palestinian resistance- FREE GAZA!
In bending over backwards to be supportive of Palestine far too many people are reluctant to say WHOA DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE EMPOWERING HAMAS & ISLAMIC JIHAD!!!
New initiatives for Palestine keep popping up.... and from what I can see they are very much centered on promoting a one state 'solution'.
But isn't that exactly what Israeli war mongers and illegal settlers want- all of Palestine?!
Meanwhile, a lethal combination of anti-America rhetoric and bad arguments tend to infiltrate "pro-Palestine" news and opinion, which pretty much guarantees that wiser folks, and most Americans, will find other very important things to care about.
Yes the hegemony of the ongoing Israeli made Nakba is a huge tragedy and a horrible crime against all of humanity.
Yes the Palestinian cause was a very just cause... but why do so many pro-Palestine activists think rock throwing is non-violence?
For all the many very real non-violent Palestinians, we need to be aware of political realities and the importance of diplomacy... and the crucial need to support a negotiated end to the horrors and the hate generated by the Israel/Palestine conflict.
"Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace..."
Letter to the Editor of Yedioth from UNRWA Spokesperson rejecting false allegations
The article in your paper today (8 January 2010) "Israel to pay the UN Compensation" falsely alleges that there were militants in our compound in Gaza when it was attacked by the IDF on 15 January 2009. This is blatant misinformation. At no stage has any evidence been produced to show that there were militants in any UN installations during the fighting in Gaza. The constant repetition of these falsehoods has had the unfortunate effect of embedding them in the minds of the Israeli public.
RE: Clinton pushes to revive stalled Middle East peace talks
Good to hear that the Obama administration is reinvigorating a push for peace in the Middle East- specifically a push for Palestine to become an independent and viable state. It will not be easy... but it is very necessary for everyone's sake.
Anne Selden Annab
A Palestinian woman walks behind a partly cut olive tree in the northern West Bank village of Burin, Thursday, Jan., 7, 2010. According to Burin's mayor, Jewish settlers cut more than 20 olive trees in the village in protest against the Israeli army's recent evacuation of an unauthorized settlement outpost in the area. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)
Dead Sea Scrolls: "...What is more important is how to safeguard them and protect them from any form of exploitation."
Bone of contention
Friday, January 8, 2010
January 6, 2010 - 9:30am
The new TSA security directive following the failed Christmas Day terrorist attack on a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit raises the specter of ethnic and religious profiling in the most direct way since the 9/11 attacks. The first thing that needs to be acknowledged is that the primary blame for all kinds of negative fallout from terrorist attacks -- whether they succeed in killing the innocent or, as in this case, are simply a halfwit setting fire to his own trousers -- belongs squarely with the terrorists themselves and with their sympathizers...READ MORE
Children are often the forgotten casualties of war, but for a badly burned girl from Gaza, there is a brighter future ahead
Farah Abu Halima, 3, arrived in Escondido from Gaza back in November. She has scars on her face and on her abdomen, but Friday morning she began her long road to recovery.
Her caretakers, a host family in Escondido, said her home in Gaza was bombed in January 2009 during an Israeli air strike, and she is lucky to be alive.
"An F-16 with white phosphorus went over the roof and rained white phosphorus and killed at that spot six people from the family of 17," said Amal Atieh, a nurse who is Farah's host mother.
Nigerian-Americans including Follisito Ogunfiditimi, right, stand outside the Theordore Levin United States Courthouse in Detroit, Friday, Jan. 8, 2010. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian suspect who allegedly tried to set off an explosive device aboard Northwest 253 on Christmas day as it came in for a landing in Detroit from Amsterdam, is scheduled to appear in federal court Friday. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
People carry signs and flags outside the Theodore Levin United States Courthouse in Detroit, Friday, Jan. 8, 2010. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian suspect who allegedly tried to set off an explosive device aboard Northwest flight 253, pleaded not guilty to charges of trying to ignite a chemical-laden explosive on the U.S. airliner on Christmas Day. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)