The massacre continues

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Israeli forces killed four Palestinians in Gaza City on Thursday after targeting a cemetery in the Sheikh al-Radwan district, Gaza health official Ashraf al-Qidra said.

Israeli forces air strike Gaza funeral, killing four
Israeli forces air strike Gaza funeral, killing four

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Having visited Palestine, I don't see how any reasonable person can come to the…

Having visited Palestine, I don't see how any reasonable person can come to the conclusion that their cause is a worthy one. The lady in this video, a Jewish American, shares her experience having spent some time in the West Bank.

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h/t +Ellim Sluouf
Why US and Israel wants to ban this video…:
If you want to really understand what it's like to be a Palestinian trying to live a normal life in their Own Country, under the control of Israel, then please watch this video.
Look you can surely spend an hour to really find out what is and had been happening not only in Gaza, but in the West Bank as well.
PLEASE watch, it could just as easily have been you.
#tobs #palestine

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Supports the view that israel has been employing a strategy of frustrating Hamas…

Supports the view that israel has been employing a strategy of frustrating Hamas to the point that they retaliate and then they advance further into destroying the Palestinian people and stealing their land.

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"Israel" finally admits, after more than 1,000 innocent Palestinian civilians were killed, that Hamas didn't kidnap the 3 Israeli teens after all. Criminal liars.

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Hamas Didn’t Kidnap the Israeli Teens After All
Instead, it was some guys acting as a rogue “lone cell.”

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The Jews flourished in the Arab world, at a time when they were being persecuted…

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The Jews flourished in the Arab world, at a time when they were being persecuted throughout all of Europe.
This is one of the most important videos I came across. You CANNOT change history. It clearly states the truth about the relationship between Muslims and Jews who lived peacefully for years before Zionism was introduced by European Jews who immigrated to Palestine. It also explains in detail the truth about how the Zionists occupied a land that wasn't theirs, and in order to do so, killed hundreds of thousands of the people who were living there. This includes the destruction and wiping of Palestinian villages, in hope that the Palestinian identity will be erased and the Palestinian conflict forgotten.

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By Nelson Mandela, in Jefferson Corner – America's Speaker's Corner, 28 March…

By Nelson Mandela, in Jefferson Corner – America's Speaker's Corner, 28 March 2001

 

"If you want peace and democracy, I will support you. If you want formal Apartheid, we will not support you. If you want to support racial discrimination and ethnic cleansing, we will oppose you."
 

Dear Thomas,

I know that you and I long for peace in the Middle East, but before you continue to talk about necessary conditions from an Israeli perspective, you need to know what’s on my mind. Where to begin? How about 1964.Let me quote my own words during my trial. They are true today as they were then: “I have fought against white domination and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

Today the world, black and white, recognize that Apartheid has no future. In South Africa it has been ended by our own decisive mass action in order to build peace and security. That mass campaign of defiance and other actions could only culminate in the establishment of Democracy.

Perhaps it is strange for you to observe the situation in Palestine or more specifically, the structure of political and cultural relationships between Palestinians and Israelis, as an Apartheid system. This is because you incorrectly think that the problem of Palestine began in 1967. This was demonstrated in your recent column “Bush’s First Memo” in the New York Times on March 27, 2001.

You seem to be surprised to hear that there are still problems of 1948 to be solved, the most important component of which is the right to return of Palestinian refugees. The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is not just an issue of military occupation and Israel is not a country that was established “normally” and happened to occupy another country in 1967. Palestinians are not struggling for a “state” but for freedom, liberation and equality, just like we were struggling for freedom in South Africa.

In the last few years, and especially during the reign of the Labour Party, Israel showed that it was not even willing to return what it occupied in 1967; that Settlements remain, Jerusalem would be under exclusive Israeli sovereignty, and Palestinians would not have an independent state, but would be under Israeli economic domination with Israeli control of borders, land, air, water and sea.

Israel was not thinking of a “state” but of “separation”. The value of separation is measured in terms of the ability of Israel to keep the Jewish state Jewish, and not to have a Palestinian minority that could have the opportunity to become a majority at some time in the future. If this takes place, it would force Israel to either become a secular democratic or bi-national state, or to turn into a state of Apartheid not only de facto, but also de jure.

Thomas, if you follow the polls in Israel for the last 30 or 40 years, you clearly find a vulgar racism that includes a third of the population who openly declare themselves to be racist. This racism is of the nature of “I hate Arabs” and “I wish Arabs would be dead”.

If you also follow the judicial system in Israel you will see there is discrimination against Palestinians, and if you further consider the 1967 Occupied Territories you will find there are already two judicial systems in operation that represent two different approaches to human life: one for Palestinian life and the other for Jewish life. Additionally there are two different approaches to property and to land. Palestinian property is not recognized as private property because it can be confiscated.

As to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, there is an additional factor. The so-called “Palestinian autonomous areas” are Bantustans. These are restricted entities within the power structure of the Israeli Apartheid system.
 

The Palestinian state cannot be the by-product of the Jewish state, just in order to keep the Jewish purity of Israel. Israel’s racial discrimination is daily life of most Palestinians. Since Israel is a Jewish state, Israeli Jews are able to accrue special rights which non-Jews cannot do. Palestinian Arabs have no place in a “Jewish” state.

Apartheid is a crime against humanity. Israel has deprived millions of Palestinians of their liberty and property. It has perpetuated a system of gross racial discrimination and inequality. It has systematically incarcerated and tortured thousands of Palestinians, contrary to the rules of international law. It has, in particular, waged a war against a civilian population, in particular children.

The responses made by South Africa to human rights abuses emanating from the removal policies and Apartheid policies respectively, shed light on what Israeli society must necessarily go through before one can speak of a just and lasting peace in the Middle East and an end to its Apartheid policies.

Thomas, I’m not abandoning Mideast diplomacy. But I’m not going to indulge you the way your supporters do. If you want peace and democracy, I will support you. If you want formal Apartheid, we will not support you. If you want to support racial discrimination and ethnic cleansing, we will oppose you.

When you figure out what you’re about, give me a call.

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Mandela’s Memo to Thomas Friedman About Israel & Palestine | Keghart.com
Dear Thomas,. I know that you and I long for peace in the Middle East, but before you continue to talk about necessary conditions from an Israeli perspective, you need to know what’s on my mind. Where to begin? How about 1964.Let me quote my own words during my trial. They are true today as they …

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