The inhumane blockade was endured in order to gain freedom for the Palestinian prisoners released as part of the exchange deal. It was besieged Gaza which liberated our prisoners, not the largesse of the Israeli government.
Israeli military investigation revealing that the attack was carried out by Egyptians, not Palestinians, has been ‘embargoed’ by the military.
Stuart Littlewood views the hypocrisy of Western civic leaders who are falling over one another honouring Gilad Shalit for “sitting behind his armour plate picking out soft targets among the women and children packed into the Gaza Strip” while ignoring the vilest crimes committed by Israel against civilians, including children.
The one-sided media coverage of the prisoner exchange was treating Israeli Jews as people, while dismissing Palestinians as “unpeople”.
Oh Israel… Would you give a scorpion to the little one who asked for an egg?” And would you offer prison, torture and exile to the children that ‘cry freedom?’
Israel can’t be trusted. Its promises lack credibility and honor. Despite releasing 447 prisoners and promising another 550, new arrests are made regularly.
At times I feel like the bearded old man going nuts over the passing ship missing the point… If going nuts as the ship passes helps, three rescues show promise.
What do we know about this alleged conspiracy? And what are the facts pertinent to this explosive charge? Who is behind this amateurish plot?
The imminent release of some 1030 Palestinians from Israeli bastilles, dungeons and concentration camps is a definitive victory for Palestine and its struggling people by all conceivable standards.
I can’t deny that I’m pleased for Gilad Shalit and his parents. On the other hand why is there such a torrent of sympathy for Shalit when the much-hyped thousand-for-one prisoner swop leaves 8,000 Palestinians still rotting in Israeli jails.
Why do our political leaders act in such duplicitous and hypocritical fashion? Obama is probably going to appear as embarrassing hypocrite in all future relevant and objective histories.
The champion of Israel within the British government, an Israel flag-waver, defence secretary Dr Liam Fox, decided to jump rather than be thrown from the battlements.
Israel is a modern day Sparta, a regional killing machine. Israel is democratic in name only, affording rights solely to higher income and wealthy Jews. It can mobilize over 600,000 combatants in 72 hours, equipped with nuclear and other state-of-the-art weapons.
There are so many doubts and questions surrounding the alleged Iranian-sponsored assassination plot against the Saudi ambassador, that for Barack Obama to take a prominent role in announcing the case may prove to be a serious political and diplomatic mistake.
Israelis, themselves, are as victims as the Palestinians although to a very lesser extents. Those Israelis are being misguided, mass-brainwashed, and militarily driven by deliberately distorted and misinterpreted theology, political Rabbis, and Western Zionist imperialist powers to execute the colonial Zionist project of establishing Greater Israel in the heart of the Middle East.
Halting the Jewish settlements construction in Palestine is a Road Map obligation. It’s not a precondition.
The details of threats and bribery that led to the 1947 UN recommendation to partition Palestine and includes quotes demonstrating strong State Department and Pentagon opposition to it.
The decision makers in these US institutions have been manipulated into sanctioning the racial bigotry that has allowed the Zionist leaders of the state of Israel to corrupt American foreign policy.
Issues that should concern everyone, but especially in America, have been subverted, degraded, perverted, retracted, eradicated, expunged, obscured, obliterated, squashed or zapped!
These kids are in the direct firing line – Khan Yunis is attacked almost daily, and the shadows under the eyes of the kids in the video and the pics are testament to the sleepless nights they suffer – from drones, F16s, rockets, hunger, or just sharing a small room with ten others.
The situation for those Palestinians under Israeli domination is likely to get worse before it gets better. And it is going to take a force of catastrophic intensity to really change Israeli behavior.
Security prisoners are punitively isolated for extended periods. Administrative detainees are held indefinitely without charges or trial. Children are treated like adults.
Palestinian prisoners are continuously subject to lengthy solitary confinements, sudden night raids and torture. The prisoners’ hunger strike was called to protest the solitary confinement of some prisoners, including Marwan Barghouti.
Netanyahu says that Israel would like to be the first to recognize Palestine. His wish will be granted very soon, as Israel weeps in grief and guilt before the world and asks for forgiveness.
Susan Rice is outraged at security council because it failed to address an urgent moral challenge in Syria. But Rice have no problem to cast veto to kill the Palestinians’ bid.
If this Palestinian Statelet is approved, it would mean legitimizing the Zionist occupation of Palestinian land and legitimizing Israel as a Jewish State changing the struggle from resistance of illegal occupation into conflict over borders between two states.
In America, you can shout “you lie!” at President Barack Obama, no one will touch you. But disrupting a speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, you are criminal and will be prosecuted in U.S. courts.
Has anyone noticed that the political air is wafting rancid lately? That is the smell of modern barbarism. Modern barbarism is a malodorous umbrella concept. Underneath the umbrella are lots of fetid phobias, isms and behaviours: Islamophobia, homophobia, xenophobia, semi-fascism, scapegoating, stereotyping, bullying, libelling and a growing, aggressive intolerance of everything and everyone who is not to the liking of the modern barbarian.
Israel doesn’t negotiate. It demands. Israel accepts Quartet peace plan, making Palestinian UN membership conditional on negotiating peace with an unwilling partner.
Do the people who have been hurt by Jews in Zionism’s name include the Palestinians? If the answer is “No”, why not? If the answer is “Yes”, why is that most Jews can’t say sorry to the Palestinians for the terrible wrongs done to them in Zionism’s name?