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You’re right. It’s worse.

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on December 2, 2009 at 8:38 pm

“But there’s a difference between saying you dislike Israel’s politicians and saying they behave like Nazis, a difference between criticizing a separation fence and calling it an Apartheid Wall.” – Vancouver Sun

“UN agent: Apartheid regime in territories worse than S. Africa” – Haaretz.com

Fool me once….

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on December 2, 2009 at 3:23 pm

“Israel approved on Wednesday the construction of 84 buildings in West Bank settlements, despite a 10-month moratorium on new building in the territories that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced last week. ” – Haaretz.com

Slowly, but surely

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on December 1, 2009 at 12:21 pm

No justice. No peace.

“Palestinians and foreign activists on Tuesday attacked Israeli settlers who had seized a disputed house in mostly Arab east Jerusalem armed with an Israeli court order, an AFP photographer said.” – AFP

Slowly, but surely

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on November 27, 2009 at 8:15 am

Does anyone seriously believe that Israel wants peace?

“Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Thursday ordered the IDF to issue a temporary freeze order, but at the same time allowed the construction of 28 new public buildings in settlements.” – Haaretz.com

Jurgen Elsaesser on the drum beat to war with Iran

In Central Asia, Iran on November 26, 2009 at 5:16 pm

“No matter how tall, all walls fall”

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on November 6, 2009 at 12:40 pm

“The weekly demonstrations against the West Bank separation barrier in the towns of Bil’in and Na’alin, which take place every Friday, reached new heights this week when activists, seeking to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the falling of the Berlin Wall, knocked a part of the barrier over.” – Haaretz.com

Go Palau!

In Cuba on October 29, 2009 at 11:37 am

“The nonbinding resolution has been an annual ritual for 18 years. The vote this time of 187 in support, 3 opposed and 2 abstaining underlined the utter lack of support for the 50-year-old American attempt to isolate Cuba. (Israel and Palau joined the United States, while the Marshall Islands and Micronesia abstained.)” – The New York Times

This reminds me of the results of another annual UN resolution.

Question of Palestine – Peaceful Settlement of the Question of Palestine (UNGA 63)

164 Yes – 7 No – 3 Abstentions

No: Australia, Israel, US

Abst: Canada

J Street: a wolf in sheep’s clothing?

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East, The United States of America, Washington D.C. on October 29, 2009 at 8:21 am

“On many of the specific issues, J Street is AIPAC lite.  It accepts an Israeli state based on religion, not on equal rights for all citizens, specifically supporting the apartheid-like right of any Jew to “return” without affording similar rights to Christians or Muslims who resided in Palestine before 1948. Its Executive Director Jeremy Ben-Ami calls a one-state solution to Israel/Palestine with all citizens having the same rights a “nightmare.”” – Philip Giraldi – antiwar.org

I suppose the one-state solution in South Africa – with all citizens enjoying the same rights – is also a “nightmare”. Israel-Palestine is already one state, with the Israeli government effectively controlling all land and people between the Mediterranean Sea and the River Jordon. God forbid they should have equal rights.

Bill and Kathleen Christison on Palestine

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on October 24, 2009 at 3:33 pm

But this is classic colonialism, designed to make things just enough better to take the edge off the anger of the colonized: you fill the natives’ stomachs and hope they become tame, that they won’t want to resist your oppression, that they’ll forget that they have no freedom, that they still live under oppression, always at the mercy of a colonialist oppressor who has no intention of relinquishing his domination or ending his exploitation of the oppressed and their resources.” – counterpunch.org

Financial Times on Goldstone Report

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on October 23, 2009 at 11:21 am

“From the moment Mr Goldstone, former chief prosecutor for the UN special tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda, was appointed, Israel refused to co-operate with him and denied him entry. It was his reputation the government feared (and attacked) not his methods.” – Financial Times