Sunday, February 03, 2008
'Darling, I am not Israeli'
An overwhelming majority of Palestinians throughout the world consider the sixtieth anniversary of the imposition of Zionism on Palestine not as something with which to reconcile; from an Open Letter to the Beatles: "Beatles, don't let it be! Palestinian Dispossession and Israeli Apartheid are no Cause for Celebration":
"There is no reason to celebrate! Israel at 60 is a state that is still denying Palestinian refugees their UN-sanctioned rights, simply because they are 'non-Jews.' It is still illegally occupying Palestinian and other Arab lands, in violation of numerous UN resolutions. It is still persistently and grossly breaching international law and infringing fundamental human rights with impunity afforded to it through munificent US and European economic, diplomatic and political support. It is still treating its own Palestinian citizens with institutionalized discrimination."
Dr. George Habash, one of 750,000 refugees from 1947-48:
"... Jewish fighters stormed the house, screaming "Out! Out! Get out!" My mother and my sister's children - including a small child we had to carry - ran out, as did other relatives and neighbours. We had no idea where to go, but the Jewish soldiers ordered us to get moving. So we walked. It was a hot day in Ramadan. Some people around us were saying it was the Day of Judgement, others that we were already in Hell. When we reached the outskirts of town, we found a Jewish checkpoint where those leaving were being searched. We had no weapons. But our neighbour's son, Amin Hanhan, apparently had some money concealed on him and wouldn't let them search him. A Zionist soldier shot him dead right in front of our eyes. His mother and sister rushed to him, wailing. His brother, Bishara, had been in elementary school with me and we were friends. We used to study and play together ... You wonder why I have chosen this road, why I became an Arab nationalist. This is what Zionism is about. After all this, they talk about peace. This is the Zionism that I knew, that I saw with my own eyes." George Habash
Habash interview in 1997, published in the Journal of Palestine Studies , (1998) vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 86-101http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0377-919X(199823)28%3A1%3C86%3ATSAIWG%3E2.0.CO%3B2-M (
And Palestinian director Hani Abu Assad on so-called "Israeli" Arabs:
"I remind him[journalist to Abu Assad] he may become the first Israeli director to win an Oscar. He, in return, chuckles.
"'Darling,' he says with slight cynicism and contempt, 'I am not Israeli.'"
'Faeces Change the Face of Gaza'
By Mohammed Omer
Report dated 30th Jan 2008
And People living in caves, south of Hebron -
Your portfolio: Eddie Gerald
BBC News In Pictures
30 Jan 2008
I have read about the cave-dwellers before when they were being evicted by the 'Light Unto Nations', but this is the first time I've seen images of these poor destitute people.
Just shows you the range of punishment that can be meted out for the crime of being a non-Jew.
How long it is going to be before there is an outbreak of typhoid or cholera in Gaza, I wonder?
As we all know, these two diseases don't practice Israeli racist supremacy, and will target anyone, Jewish or Palestinian.
All the bestU!
i think htats why most north americans side by idely watchin the palestinians & jews fight.
im canadian, born and bred, i fail to acknowledge the state of israel, i dont think justifing this genocide base on the actions of one man seems logical.
Maybe its just me....
For those palestinians though i pray that everyone gets what they deserve.