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Saturday, September 08, 2007


But Only God Can Make A Tree

To the exiled and the occupied, we say: You shall return and you shall remain and we will prevail, for our cause is just. We will put on our embroidered robes and kafiyyas and, in the sight of the world, celebrate together on the day of liberation. Dr. Haidar Abdul Shafi
photo: San Diego Union Tribune A Palestinian farmer in the midst of his destroyed olive trees.
Throughout the centuries, Palestinian farmers have made their living from olive cultivation and olive oil production; 80 percent of cultivated land in the West Bank and Gaza is planted with olive trees. [1] In the West Bank alone, some 100,000 families are dependent on olive sales. [2] Today, the olive harvest provides Palestinian farmers with anywhere between 25 to 50 percent of their annual income, and as the economic crisis deepens, the harvest provides for many their basic means of survival. [3] But despite the hardships, it is the festivities and traditions that accompany the weeks of harvesting that have held Palestinian communities together and are, in fact, a demonstration of their ownership of the land that no occupation can extinguish except by the annihilation of Palestinian society itself.

And that is precisely what Israel has been doing -- through brute force and far more insidious ways. Read more

Salam, Umkahlil:

Peace and blessings be unto you.

While looking for the article about the Jewish “Israeli” girl who received a suspended sentence for helping the Palestinian Resistance, I found this news item. I added the appropriate subtitle.

Palestine Forever.

Your friend in resistance,

- global_activist

“Israeli” Police break up “Israeli” neo-Nazi ring in “Israel”


Another Result Of Ashkenazi “Aliya” Shocks “Israelis”


Sunday September 9, 2007 9:31 PM
Associated Press Writer
JERUSALEM (AP) - Police said Sunday they have broken up a cell of young Israeli neo-Nazis accused of a string of brutal racist and anti-Semitic attacks, videos of which were played on television to a stunned national audience.
The eight suspects, all immigrants from the former Soviet Union in their late teens or early 20s, are seen in the videos kicking victims on the ground to a bloody pulp, hitting a man over the head with an empty beer bottle and proclaiming their allegiance to Adolf Hitler with a Nazi salute.
Sixty years after the Nazi Holocaust killed 6 million Jews, incidents of anti-Semitism continue to outrage Israelis and the discovery of such violence in their own country dominated morning radio shows and made the front pages of newspapers with headlines such as ``Unbelievable.''
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