Lasting solution: single state in Israel/Palestine, committed to civil & human rights of all peoples within its boundaries

Posted in Israel, Gaza, Hamas, Palestine, Palestina, Free Palestine, Bush, Zionism, War Crimes, Bsuh, Neocons on January 19, 2009 by fuckisrael

Open Letter to President Obama by US Academics

Among many important points made in the statement, focusing on justice, it states:

“Almost certainly, the only hope of a lasting solution is a single state in Israel/Palestine, committed to the civil and human rights of all peoples within its boundaries, irrespective of religion or ethnicity. That is, after all, the standard to which we hold all other states in the world, Israel alone excepted.”

Who said there was no hope in the US civil society? This is perhaps one of the most promising statements to come out of the US in response to Israel’s atrocities in Gaza and, in fact, to its 60-year-old, multifaceted injustice against the indigenous people of Palestine.

Omar

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Dear President-elect Obama

January 12, 2009

Open Letter

Editor’s note: The following is a letter addressed to US President-elect Barack Obama calling for the United States to change its policies vis-a-vis the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, especially in light of Israel’s current onslaught against the Gaza Strip. It was signed by more than 900 academics, most of them based in the United States, and made available to The Daily Star by the campaign’s organizers.

Once, in what was perhaps an unguarded moment, you stated that: “Nobody’s suffering more than the Palestinian people”. After days of relentless Israeli bombing in the Gaza strip that has already killed over seven hundred people, most of them civilians or policemen, and injured over three thousand, many of whom may yet die for lack of medical supplies and facilities, your words have never rung more true. And yet, so far, your signal response to this latest assault on the Palestinians, that the UN Secretary General diplomatically calls “disproportionate”, has been to defend Israel’s right to respond to rocket attacks that, while rightly condemned, are mere pinpricks in comparison to the horrific consequences of Israeli bombardment and of the ongoing blockade on Gaza.

Does this mean that on the long way to the White House you have trimmed your sails and, for the sake of securing the power you will soon assume, fear now to speak truth to power? Does this mean that, unlike Dr. King, your sense of justice is adjustable for the sake of political expedience? Those who supported you from the early days of your primary campaign did so not on account of your response to economic crisis, but because they believed in your sense of justice and your commitment to put an end to business-as-usual in Washington, and because they believed in your genuine desire to shape a new and different world order.

In 1981, while you were an undergraduate at Occidental College, you were among the first of a courageous group of students and faculty who, while the cause was still unpopular or unheard of, spoke out for divestment from the apartheid regime in South Africa. You knew then that it was imperative to place pressure on a racist regime which shamefully oppressed a black and coloured population that was discriminated against, subject to pass laws and control of its every movement, parceled into Bantustans, and subject to detention, torture and extra-judicial execution. When the black population protested, like the school children of Soweto, they could be summarily shot down by police or army. The ANC, under Nelson Mandela, was proscribed as a terrorist movement, its leaders were imprisoned, tortured or killed, its guerillas faced the overwhelming power of the South African army, equipped and trained in part by the United States and its European allies. A regime that was so unafraid to use violence in the defense of its discriminatory and racist regime, and so unashamed to do so in the face of international condemnation, could only understand the language of force. The divestment movement in which you so actively participated understood that the euphemistically and cynically named policy of “constructive engagement” was a moral and practical failure and that only the non-violent force of a financial boycott on the South African regime had any hope of bringing an end to apartheid without an horrific bloodbath.

Public figures as diverse as Bishop Desmond Tutu and President Jimmy Carter have recognized that Israel too maintains an apartheid regime, in practice if not in name. South Africa, now a functioning multi-racial democracy, was a white state for a white people. Israel is a Jewish state for a Jewish people. Its non-Jewish, mostly Palestinian Arab citizens are discriminated against in numerous ways, economically and civilly. The dispossessed and ethnically cleansed Palestinian populations, dispersed in the diaspora and in the refugee camps of Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon, are denied the internationally recognized right of return. They have had their lands and homes taken from them by armed and “legal” force, are subject to collective punishment, prolonged states of siege, the absolute and deliberately destructive control of their daily movements. Where South Africa instituted the pass laws, the checkpoints that have proliferated all over the West Bank and at the exits from Gaza prevent students from reaching their schools and hospitals, workers from reaching their places or work, keep farmers from their fields, the sick from the few hospitals that survive to serve them. The illegal settlements, that in contravention of all international laws regarding occupation have proliferated across the West Bank, are designed to be permanent “facts on the ground” and have divided recognized Palestinian territory into segmented islets, into besieged Bantustans, with the intent of preventing a contiguous Palestinian state. A so-called security wall, illegally built, as even the Israeli Supreme Court recognized, on Palestinian territory, has cut farmers from their lands and turned formerly prosperous villages into isolated prisons. Regular Israeli military incursions into Palestinian cities and refugee camps, and bombings from the air, have killed innumerable civilians, many of them children. Since the election of Hamas, in fair and open elections, Israel has subjected the civilian population of Gaza to a prolonged state of siege, designed to suffocate them into submission, depriving them at will of water and power, medical supplies and food, and of access to the outside world. The most recent, all-out assault on Gaza, the disproportionate and bloody use of excessive force, is no act of self-defense, but the dramatic extension of an insidious policy of extermination of a people that refuses to disappear.

Every one of these acts is a crime against humanity. In their ensemble, they constitute one of the most massive, ethnocidal atrocities of modern times. Almost alone among nations, Israel acts in flagrant violation of international law and UN resolutions and does so with impunity. That it can do so is in large part the consequence of the uncritical support offered to Israel by a succession of American administrations. Without the military and economic aid of the United States, which amounts to more than a third of all US foreign aid, Israel could not have mounted its violent offensives against the Palestinians or Lebanon, could not maintain its security apparatus, could not afford the illegal settlements that seek to expand Israel into what remains of Palestinian territory. The United States has supplied the F-16s that are bombarding the Palestinians, their schools, police stations and mosques, and the cluster bombs that continue to kill and maim children and farmers in southern Lebanon. America continues to support Israel to the tune of billions every year at the expense of US taxpayers and at the expense of its moral standing in the world.

You will continue to do so, according to your own web page, because “our first and incontrovertible commitment in the Middle East must be to the security of Israel, America’s strongest ally in the region.” You and your Vice-President, Joe Biden, not only “defend and support the annual foreign aid package that involves both military and economic assistance to Israel”, but moreover “have advocated increased foreign aid budgets to ensure that these funding priorities are met.” In doing so, you lend your support, in the name of the United States, to a regime no less criminal in its acts and in its policies towards its own minority population and its dispossessed Palestinian neighbors than South Africa was in the 1980s. Then, it was argued, South Africa was our strongest ally in the region, a bulwark in the war against communism, a crucial supplier of uranium and other minerals, a prosperous Western-style democracy, if not the only democracy on the continent. To bring down the South African apartheid regime, it was argued, would be to create chaos in southern Africa, unleash a bloodbath in which whites and blacks alike would suffer, and pave the way for a communist or dictatorial postcolonial regime. The divestment movement, a non-violent coalition of students and academics, union members and churches, came together in the spirit of the Civil Rights movement to challenge those self-serving assumptions. It changed the direction of US foreign policy, disgracing its support of a racist regime, and placed effective pressure on the apartheid regime to begin serious negotiations with the ANC. Through a combination of diplomacy and divestment, we did end apartheid, making way for a functioning multi-racial democracy that confronts its challenges, indeed, but has not dissolved into chaos or tyranny.

It is time for the United States to place a similar pressure on Israel. That Israel has been America’s beneficiary, unchallenged in its war crimes and in its acts of terror, uncontested for its racist civil constitution and illegal occupations, has not been to the United States’ advantage. On the contrary, such unquestioning support of Israel has fuelled the legitimate anger of the Islamic world, supplied the justification for terrorism, and continually tarnished the United States’ reputation among the democracies of the world. That the United States has stood so often alone in defending Israel before the court of world opinion in the United Nations is not a sign of its virtue, but of the obstinacy and arrogance of its stance. But it is not for the sake of the reputation or advantage of the United States that you should take a new path in relation to Israel. It is in the name of justice. It is not just to support the territorial ambitions, realized settlement by settlement, of a Zionist minority in the region. It is not just to continue to supply Israel with the most advanced weapons and the most deadly arms in order that it may murder civilians, children and policemen. It is not just that we should support Israel with all our diplomatic force and financial aid, while leaving Israel’s victims to die slowly for lack of food, medicine, water and power. It is not just that we should sacrifice a dispossessed people for the security of a state that discriminates and expropriates, continually and violently ignores UN resolutions and international appeals, collectively punishes those whose right to resist occupation is recognized in international law.

There is no road to peace through such injustice. It may be that the compromise in the end will be the establishment and security of two separate states. Almost certainly, the only hope of a lasting solution is a single state in Israel/Palestine, committed to the civil and human rights of all peoples within its boundaries, irrespective of religion or ethnicity. That is, after all, the standard to which we hold all other states in the world, Israel alone excepted. But no solution at all will be possible until we hold Israel accountable for its criminal violence and its illegal acts, until we cease to supply it with the means to pursue a course of domination and expansion, with arms and warplanes, with finance and diplomatic support. In wake of the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza, your recent expression of “deep concern” is not enough. It is time for constructive disengagement from Israel, financial, diplomatic, military. What worked in the case of South Africa, divestment and pressure, may finally work in the Middle East.

Without such justice, there will be no peace.

Obama has to support the International Tribunal for War Crimes against Israel…

Posted in Israel, Gaza, Hamas, Palestine, Palestina, Free Palestine, Bush, Zionism, War Crimes, Bsuh, Neocons on January 19, 2009 by fuckisrael

Or The World Order lead by the US and the rule of International Law will definitely fall apart

 

The Attack by Israeli forces to the populated Gaza strip and the silence of the world could mean the end of the structures and institutions created after the Second World War. If a new order emerge of the chaos in the international relations when the old rules are been used discretionary by the world powers and the United States loses definitely its position is still not clear. Shall Russia, China and Europe work together a new framework or are we heading to a time of disorder and chaos? Obama has the historical opportunity to revive at least the illusion of an international order respected by everyone. He can choose now if his administration will be a respected one by showing leadership or will continue the path of G. W. Bush and further destroy the US reputation.

 

The passivity in the blooded attack by military Israeli forces to an enemy with almost nothing to put against in military terms and the bombardment of cities with huge numbers of civilian causalities can be compared with the worst crimes perpetrated in times of war in the past. Here are Guernica, Warszawa Ghetto, Dresden, Faluya, Leningrad and Gaza in the same shameful company.

 

To clarify my opinion that we are heading to the total disintegration of the World Order can we take some recent events in the international arena.

 

Georgia attacked the South Ossetian capital last year in order to recover what they considered was Georgian territory from the separatist that wanted being included in the Russian Federation. Russian reacted with unexpected force sending a large contingent of tanks and military aircraft to “punish the aggressor” and “save lives of Russian Citizens”. The Russian military power crashed in a few days the Georgian army and bombed a few small towns in Georgia. The situation bring the world to the edge of a bigger war when the USA send war ships to the black sea and the NATO made sharp statements against Russia. The press in the West condemned Russia without exception. The Russian opinion could not understand why the West could see what was happened there, but the Russians government retired relatively quickly from Georgia due to the international press ion. Now, the question is: Do you thing that Russia shall doubt to bomb anybody that treat their citizens in the future when Israel can do that without punishment? The relation of forces involved in the two cases can not be different in any realistic timeframe.

 

We can compare too how the so called “International Community” i.e. The US and the EU treated the conflict between Serbia and Kosovo and how they treated Israel-Palestine. It is obvious that despite the great similarities in the two conflicts the reactions are very different.

 

Serbia send the army to take control of the historical Serbian region of Kosovo that was claiming independency and carried out armed attacks to the Serbian population and government institutions in the region. The population of Kosovo was mainly emigrated Albans that had become majority. The West reacted with unrestricted support to the Kosovo rebels and together with the US bombed Serbia in order to stop the Serbian military operation in the region that was classified as “Ethnic Cleaning” by human right defenders in the West.

 

In Palestine have we a people that had been displaced from their properties, houses and soil during more that 60 years by now. All attempts to resist this crime have been declared as terrorism, despite that the UN: s foundation chart gave the right to every people in the world to resist foreign occupation by any means. We have to have in mind that the Nazis also called terrorists to the resistance fighters in France, Norway, Greece, Italy, Russia and many others places.

 

However when the Palestinian people resist the “Ethnic Cleaning” of Palestine and Israel react as Serbia did when Kosovo Albans claim Serbian soil, West react completely different, despite that Kosovo was Serbian from the beginning meanwhile Palestine had been Palestine for more that thousands years now. Here nobody talk about an independent Palestine, About a Palestine State, about to bomb Israel in order to put a stop to the killing of the Palestinians as they did to save the Albanian population from Serbian retaliation. Instead The West recognises Kosovo as an independent state and gave the power to a narco-terrorist organisation in Kosovo.

 

When Israel react harder than Russia did in Georgia to the attacks of the Islamic resistance in Gaza nobody send wars ship to the coasts of Israel as they did with Russia. Not Russia that take note of the situation and surely glad can cons ate that there is not such a thing as international law. The governments and free press of the West have not condemn Israel as they did with Russia and surely they are not going to treat with broken commercial and military cooperation as they did with Russia.

 

We see the end of the World leaded by the West.

 

If the US chose the wrong way this time nobody will hear what they have to say in the future. Not Russia, Not China, Not South America, Nobody. Maybe is better in this way. Why maintain in artificial life something that does work anyway. The Chairman of the UN General assembly seems to think in similar terms when he said last week that the Security Council is in practice dead and called to the General Assembly to treat the siege and bombardment of Civilians in Gaza. The Result was 142 votes in favour of the condemnation of Israel, 4 against (of which one vote was against because Venezuela demanded harder measures and the others 3 were the US, Israel and a little Island in the Pacific) and 8 abstentions. This shows a broad international consensus about what the world feels and what the US supports.

 

Barak Obama has one time opportunity to initiate his period with justice and restore some credibility to the damaged image of the US. In a time in which the US is heading to an economic meltdown and thereby further loose of its influence in the international relations will be sound and wise to adhere to the rest of the World and stop being the eternal opponent to the will of the community of nations. We can wait and see what Barak Obama will do but not so long time. He has at most 6 month to begin deliver concrete changes in the right direction. After that the disillusion will growth exponentially in the US and around the world.

 

Nobody likes thieves 

Nobody likes thieves. It is about time people started calling a spade a spade. True, Jews were incinerated in ovens in Nazi Germany (so they say six million of them, or however many) in 12 years. 26 million Soviet citizens died in 4 years. True, Hamas fired rockets at Jewish settlements set up on the former homes of Palestinians, taken away from them by Israelis. True, Israeli civilians were killed in the process. But how many innocent civilians has Israel massacred? 

 

True, Hamas fired rockets at Jewish settlements set up on the former homes of Palestinians, taken away from them by Israelis. True, Israeli civilians were killed in the process. But how many innocent civilians has Israel massacred? And then it claims it is the eternal victim?

 

Nobody likes thieves. And why is it that every time one places an article which places in question the policy of Tel Aviv, that an army of cyber hackers appears, sending viruses to forums and news sites which “dare” to claim that Israel is not in the right? Is this freedom of speech? Is this freedom of expression?

 

Nobody likes thieves. It is about time there was an open and free and fair debate about the entire Middle East question and let us launch this debate, once and for all.

 

For a start, nobody is being anti-Semitic in bringing into question the policies defended by Tel Aviv, the more so because the word “Semitic” refers to the languages spoken in the Middle East region, including Arabic, and therefore any such accusation is as ludicrous as it is inaccurate, so let this be the end to the “anti-Semitic” accusation once and for all.

 

Nobody likes thieves. It is about time Israel ’s sheer hypocrisy and idiotic stupidity were outed, once and for all. How can this country claim any right and reason is on its side when it is flouting international law with every second that passes? The United Nations Organization set out a very clear definition as to what Israel is and the territory that Israel occupies today has nothing whatsoever to do with the area constituted by international law, therefore Israel is in violation of international law while it occupies territories that do not belong to it. Israel is a thief. Nobody likes thieves.

 

No occupation, no problem

No occupation, no problem. Why is it that Israel does not understand the simple precept that it has no right whatsoever to occupy lands which do not belong to it? Giving up the Gaza strip does not equate the building of colonies on the West Bank .

 

Nobody likes thieves. Until Israel moves back to the territories designated as “Israel” when the country was set up, carved out of Palestinian lands by an international community shocked by Nazi humanitarian crimes against this ethnic group, among many others (who mentions the Negro holocaust – slavery – for instance, in which tens of millions of Negroes were slaughtered?) how can it expect to claim the moral high ground? No occupation, no problem.

And regarding “atrocities”, so long as Israeli forces slaughter 250 children in two weeks, any claims that Israeli civilians are victims to Hamas rockets must surely fall on deaf ears. And what are the Palestinians supposed to do? Sit back, watch their lands be taken over, place their hands on their hearts and sing “Hallelujah”? No occupation, no problem. Nobody likes thieves.

 

War crimes

The UN High Commissioner on Human Rights declared on Friday that war crimes may have been committed by Israeli soldiers in Gaza . War crimes were already committed in Palestinian territories and in the Lebanon by Israeli forces, without the international community raising an eyelid. Yet these days, practically everyone outside Israel agrees that enough is enough. The sad thing is that Israel ’s policies give rise to those who claim that Hitler was right and to who question why the Jews have been thrown out of everywhere, practically, during the last five thousand years of history.

Of course war crimes were committed by Israelis in Gaza . Bombing a UN school for a start is called what? Self-defence? And 250 children in ten days? Is this what Tel Aviv calls an Act of God? Or Yahweh?

 

The way forward

Israel exists, period. But Israel means the original boundaries drawn up by the UNO. Until Israel respects the norms of international law, it cannot claim full rights as a member of the international community. Firstly, Israel must leave the lands it occupies illegally. Nobody likes thieves. No occupation, no problem.

Secondly, the international community has to decide upon the status of Jerusalem. It does not belong to Jews, or Arabs. It belongs to everyone. Therefore why not constitute an international city there, set up the UNHQ in Jerusalem and make it an international forum for debate? As we see, the solution is perfectly simple. Until then, there will be problems. Nobody likes thieves. No occupation, no problem.

Jewish Member of Parliament likens Israelis to Nazis

Posted in Israel, Gaza, Hamas, Palestine, Palestina, Free Palestine, Bush, Zionism, War Crimes, Bsuh, Neocons on January 17, 2009 by fuckisrael

Jewish Telegraphic Agency January 16, 2009 LONDON (JTA) – A Jewish member of Britain’s parliament accused Israel of exploiting Holocaust guilt to justify its actions in the Gaza Strip.

“The current Israeli government ruthlessly and cynically exploits the continuing guilt among gentiles over the slaughter of Jews in the Holocaust as justification for their murder of Palestinians,” Sir Gerald Kaufman, a veteran MP of the governing Labour Party and a long-time critic of Israel, said Thursday in parliament.

Referring to his personal background, as the son of Jewish refugees from Poland, he said: “My grandmother was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her home town. A German soldier shot her dead in her bed. My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza.”

Kaufman compared the Hamas militants in Gaza to Jewish resistance fighters during the Second World War, saying: “The spokeswoman for the Israeli army, Major Leibovich, was asked about the Israeli killing of, at that time, 800 Palestinians. The total is now 1,000. She replied instantly that ‘500 of them were militants’. That was the reply of a Nazi. I suppose the Jews fighting for their lives in the Warsaw ghetto could have been dismissed as militants.”

Israel launched major operations in Gaza on Dec. 27 after Hamas ended a fragile cease-fire with a massive intensification of rocket attacks into southern Israel.

Israeli War Crimes on Gaza in youtube:

Former Captain in the Israeli Air Force said “Israel is committing War Crimes in Gaza”

What Israel Army Is hiding from the world (video)

And watch this one!!! what do you call this??

Images of Israeli war crimes against Palestinian children in Gaza, If there is a God,They will pay for that… in this life or the next…


And this one…

If your child become a bit of carbon like this little child maybe you also become a suicide bomber. What I know about that..

VIDEO; What You Need To Know About Israel’s “Colonies”
Anna Baltzer, a young Jewish American, went to the West Bank to discover the realities of daily life for Palestinians under the occupation. What she found would change her outlook on the conflict forever. She wrote this book to give voice to the stories of the people who welcomed her with open arms as their lives crumbled around them. For five months, Baltzer lived and worked with farmers, Palestinian and Israeli activists, and the families of political prisoners, traveling with them across endless checkpoints and roadblocks to reach hospitals, universities, and olive groves.

Baltzer witnessed firsthand the environmental devastation brought on by expanding settlements and outposts and the destruction wrought by Israels Security Fence, which separates many families from each other, their communities, their land, and basic human services. What emerges from Baltzers journal is not a sensationalist tale of suicide bombers and conspiracies, but a compelling and inspiring description of the trials of daily life under the occupation. Anna Baltzer is a Jewish American graduate of Columbia University, Fulbright scholar, and two-time volunteer with the International Womens Peace Service in the West Bank, where she documented human rights abuses and supported the nonviolent resistance movement to the occupation.

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Hugo Chavez about the Holocaust in Gaza Palestina, Engl. & German

Posted in Israel, Gaza, Hamas, Palestine, Palestina, Free Palestine, Bush, Zionism, War Crimes, Bsuh, Neocons on January 17, 2009 by fuckisrael

The israeli (cowards) TERROR on civilians

Posted in Israel, Gaza, Hamas, Palestine, Palestina, Free Palestine, Bush, Zionism, War Crimes, Bsuh, Neocons on January 17, 2009 by fuckisrael

“We are All Palestinian”: Gaza, the War, and Global Solidarity

Posted in Israel, Gaza, Hamas, Palestine, Palestina, Free Palestine, Bush, Zionism, War Crimes, Bsuh, Neocons on January 17, 2009 by fuckisrael

 

Across the world, the Israeli bombardment of Gaza has been viewed with horror and outrage. The massive loss of human life in the densely-populated occupied territory has sparked worldwide condemnation and protest. In Europe, North America, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Asia, millions of people have demonstrated against the Israeli version of “shock and awe.” The number and size of these protests are a testament of global solidarity with the Palestinian cause, and open new fronts against Zionism and U.S. foreign policy in the region.

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The Genocide of a Nation, With the Full Support of the United States Government

Posted in Israel, Gaza, Hamas, Palestine, Palestina, Free Palestine, Bush, Zionism, War Crimes, Bsuh, Neocons on January 17, 2009 by fuckisrael

I recently read that one of my heroes, Kevin Barrett, is leaving the country.  Barrett is a strong proponent of 9/11 truth and an even stronger enthusiast for human rights.  He cited several things, pictures of dead babies on the news overseas, probably the most exasperating, but he mentioned something else that should hit all of us square between the eyes, as well…the American Dream is dead.  He, like so many of us, is just plain fed up with the lack of conscience of this country’s leadership.  I have to say, that I can’t blame him.  

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