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Palestinian Crisis 2008 into 2009

The attack by Israel on Gaza escalates with more air attacks and now the beginnings of a ground invasion of troops. There are now approaching 400 deaths of people in Gaza including many women & children in response to four Israelis regrettably killed. If 400 Israelis had been killed there would be massive outrage and action taken by World Governments, are the lives of Palestinians worth so much less? I try to repress the notion that this death and destruction may be a part of an election campaign to be held in Israel in six weeks time.

Demonstrations all over the Globe are making no difference and there are the inevitable calls for a UN Security Council Resolution calling for Israeli restraint. Even if a resolution was passed without the US veto, what difference would this make.

Israel, ….has been the subject of 138 resolutions. Not surprisingly, most of those resolutions call upon Israel to comply with basic principles of international law embodied by the UN Charter. Many of them condemn actions taken by Israel and call upon Israel on more than one occasion to comply with previous resolutions that Israel ignored and continues to ignore to this day.” (From Media Monitors)

In addition Israel has illegal nuclear weopons in defiance of International Law.

This country, Israel, considers itself above the Law and believes, I suspect, that the Holocaust sixty years ago absolves it from any condemnation of any action it may take. Well not any more, that was all several generations ago and Israel will be judged on its deeds. The US should find some courage, resist the Jewish vote and threaten to cease or reduce its financial support unless Israel returns to the original UN recognised borders and co-operates with it’s neighbours, including Palestine.



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3 thoughts on “Palestinian Crisis 2008 into 2009

  1. I agree with you wholeheartedly. Some Jewish Israelis even agree that the oppression and murder of Palestinians is unjustifiable. I had the privilege of seeing Anna Balzer speak two years ago at our local university. Buy her book if you ever get the chance.

  2. It is often difficult to cooperate with your neighbor when he fires over 6,000 rockets into your back yard over the past 3 years.

    Just because a man with a six-gun didn’t kill you the first five shots is no reason to cooperate with him for the sixth.

  3. David, it is also difficult to co-operate with your neighbour when he steals your land and builds a wall to keep you from your farms and controls the borders that he creates, cutting off your supplies and preventing you from trading.

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