17 June, 2021

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The Conflict Between Israel And Gaza: Silence Of UN And The US Led World System

By Siri Gamage –

Dr. Siri Gamage

Dr. Siri Gamage

On again and off again ceasefires, rocket launches, bombings and killings involving Israel and Gaza dominate television news at this time. When the indirect talks between the two sides fail in Cairo, the military campaigns restart and the destruction caused by Israeli bombings in Gaza is there for all of us to see. Buildings with several stories, UN schools, civilian areas, shops, electricity generating facilities or any other civilian facility is not out of bound for the Israeli military forces if they believe there are Hamas fighters in them. By now over 2000 casualties and over 10000 injured have been reported in Gaza whereas the Israeli casualty figure is less than 70, overwhelming majority being military personnel. In the meantime, rockets from Gaza keep coming to Southern Israel and other parts but they are ineffective and crude creations as the US funded and provided Dome shield is capturing and destroying them once in the air.  These rockets fall largely in vacant areas of land causing no major injury to the civilians in Israel. The casualty rate from such rockets has been remarkably low. Yet the fear caused by these rockets seems to be vey high among the population in Israel subjected to such attacks.  Fear –real and constructed- is an important weapon in modern warfare.

The scale of firepower available to Israel vs Gaza militants is drastically uneven. Israel has a regular army, airforce, navy, and intelligence services well funded by the government of Israel. It is receiving ammunition, rockets, bombs, armed vehicles, guns, planes and ships from major arms suppliers from around the world on the top of Israel’s own capacity to manufacture such weapons legally. Added to this, Israel also seems to employ a well-funded, highly professional public relations machinery to provide its version of the events to the world through international media.

The world leaders, in particular President Obama, are alarmingly but not surprisingly silent about the ongoing carnage going on in Gaza due to the close relationship between Israel and the US as allies and friends in the Western sphere. Middle Eastern countries that had voiced their concerns in previous episodes of military conflict are also silent on this occasion. Even the humanitarian catastrophic unfolding in Gaza with Israeli bombings does not seem to be moving Obamas of this world to either exert greater influence on Israel or to condemn its disproportionate attacks in Gaza causing enormous amount of civilian casualties.

It appears that the strategy on the part of the US and other Western powers is to allow enough time and space for Israel to continue its military campaign to such a point that Hamas, the elected government in Gaza, and it’s armed wing plus other armed groups are annihilated beyond repair. Unlike in other armed conflicts, there don’t seem to be concerns about collateral damage this time when it comes to Gaza attacks by Israel. Israel, led by Prime Minister Netanyahu, is hitting hard, and hitting at any target if Israeli war planners deem it necessary to teach a lesson to Hamas and bring its carders to their knees. The publicly pronounced goal however is to secure Israeli populations security and stop the rockets coming from Gaza. Israel leadership argues that so long as rockets keep coming from Gaza, there will be no talks with Palestinians in Cairo, and Israel will employ disproportionate lethal “weapons of deep penetration and destruction”(WDPD) to hit hard at Hamas.

The UN seems to be irrelevant in this time of human destruction, carnage, and terror unleashed by Israel on the Gaza population except as providers of humanitarian assistance and temporary refuge. Security Council is hamstrung in taking any meaningful decisions because historically the US has used its veto power when discussions on this conflict took place. It is also important to note that the US tried to negotiate a peace deal between Israel and Palestinians without success before and while the current round of hostilities started.  The world body responsible for world peace and security is busy issuing statements about the rise of Islamic terrorists in northern Iraq or the Ukrainian conflict. Both these conflicts are much more important to Western powers than the Israeli and Palestinian conflict because the Western governments know that Israel has the upper hand in that conflict compared to Palestinians who are under long-term occupation and oppression. To obtain an understanding of the extent of Israeli occupation and Palestinian oppression, see this video produced by some human rights activists who visited the West Bank:

Though the root cause of the conflict between Israel and Palestinians is the former’s occupation of Palestinian land and numerous check points, settlements, roads and other facilities created exclusively for the Jews, dispossession plus the daily humiliation caused, the Israeli, Australian, British and US media give prominence to the Israeli line of argument as to why the current military campaign was started? Namely, it is to provide security to the Israeli population. For this to happen and quietness to dawn on Israel, the argument goes that the rockets from Gaza has to stop completely. The implication drawing from this line of argument is that the carnage being created in Gaza by Israel is justified, irrespective of the human and physical destruction, the imbalance in fire power between the two sides, and the disproportionality of fire power used by Israel. Furthermore, these media in Western capitals also adopt the Israeli line that Hamas has to be blamed for the destruction caused by Israel. So for Israel and its backers in the Western capitals, the conflict between Israel and Palestinians, in this case in Gaza, starts from the fact of firing rockets and disturbing peace and quiet in Israeli life.

What about the ‘peace and quiet’ of the Palestinians? This is a secondary issue for the above players in the world stage. For those who are supporting the Israeli view, when and if Hamas stop firing rockets to Israel from Gaza, the heavens will open, and people in Gaza will be able to live happily thereafter because Israel will stop bombings and other targeted killings. Is this so? Not quite. One has to listen to the Palestinians to understand why? From their point of view, the Israeli occupation and the blockade of Gaza from air, land, and sea will not stop, even if the rockets being fired from Gaza are stopped. In the view of Palestinians, including Hamas, it is the Israeli occupation that is the root cause of the conflict. Until a permanent solution to this is found through negotiations, peace in Israel is not secured.

But who can negotiate such a peace deal? Could the US be the broker for peace while at the same time being a close ally of Israel? There is differing opinion about this. But the intention of this article is not to dwell on this topic. It is basically to question the world powers’ conscience and the inability of the current world system and it’s multilateral agencies to exert enough pressure on Israel, being the occupying power, to move in the direction of peace negotiations rather than a military solution. Though it is reported that over 300,000 Jews live in the West Bank in well-secured settlements with government subsidies, and the hard line, conservative parties in the coalition are pressing for further expansion of such settlements -not less- from a long-term perspective, it makes every sense to reach a settlement with Palestinians. Yet Israel seems to be unwilling to do so citing its long-term security. The question one has to ask in this situation is whether Israel has much to lose materially if the occupation is ended, now that it has built a security wall separating so called Palestinians areas from the so called Jewish areas? Water seems to be a crucial factor for Israel along with the land, more than security that is driving its cravings for Palestinian occupation at any cost.

Those Western governments that are advocating human rights, civil rights, and political rights of peoples governed by tyrants or semi dictators in the name of democracy in various parts of the world thus do not seem to have legitimacy for their calls for such rights so long as they are simultaneously supporting Israel’s occupation of Palestine, modern day apartheid being implemented on Palestinians’ land, and the ongoing carnage and human misery in Gaza. For such governments, there can’t be one logic applied to Israel as a nation among nations and another to various other nations who engage in mischief. The US and it’s allies need to try to resolve the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinians by investing more resources and political will instead of repeating the Israeli line and setting aside the issue saying either it is too difficult or it is up to the warring parties to settle for peace.  The Palestinians have two choices in this context:  Succumb to Western and US pressure and accept the minimum to enjoy modern amenities of life in relative peace or suffer the consequences of a world system and its inaction if they choose to ask for their lost land, equal rights, self determination and liberation from occupation.

The disenfranchised and humiliated Palestinian population under occupation and modern apartheid deserve the same quality of life, security, and opportunities as those desired by Israelis. In an age where Russian or Chinese expansionism is criticised by Western governments and it’s media as unacceptable and wrong in international law, it is very difficult for the observers of international affairs to understand how these governments can tolerate and almost accept Israeli expansionism that has been at play for over thirty years, against so many UN resolutions?

Countries like China, Russia, and India also have a special duty to exert their political and moral power on the world stage to canvass support for a negotiated settlement.  So should all peace loving peoples, organisations, and individuals around the world.  When the mainstream media are biased, one option for these individuals and groups to obtain a balance of reports about the conflict is to access various online media and sites.  We are living in an age where governments are increasingly controlling-not only governing- our lives.  The tide can be reversed if as informed citizens we look at alternative news sources to obtain accurate reports about what’s happening in the world.

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    US has carried out more than 100 airstrikes against ISIS for killing around 100 people but no response to the Israeli bombing of Gaza killing thousands nor the mass killings by Assad in Syria. US and UN double standards.

    Use of veto in the security council is the main obstacle to peace around the world.

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      Dr. Siri Gamage

      RE: The Conflict Between Israel And Gaza: Silence Of UN And The US Led World System..

      “The world leaders, in particular President Obama, are alarmingly but not surprisingly silent about the ongoing carnage going on in Gaza due to the close relationship between Israel and the US as allies and friends in the Western sphere. Middle Eastern countries that had voiced their concerns in previous episodes of military conflict are also silent on this occasion.”

      This is Double Standards, Colonialism and imperialism all wrapped into one.

      See hoe the Arabs were mislead to sporting Britain against the ottoman empire, and the stupidity of the Ottoman Empire , the three pashas, to enter the World War 1. and the resulting chaos in the Middle east, that still continue today.

      The US got in to act only after world War 2.

      The Arabs are all screwed up and going afte reach other based on Religious Myths and New Interpretation by the Devil Following Wahhabi and theirs clones.

      Read the Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1915.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sykes%E2%80%93Picot_Agreement

      Sykes–Picot Agreement

      “The Sykes–Picot Agreement, officially known as the Asia Minor Agreement, was a secret agreement between the governments of the United Kingdom and France,[1] with the assent of Russia, defining their proposed spheres of influence and control in the Middle East should the Triple Entente succeed in defeating the Ottoman Empire during World War I. The negotiation of the treaty occurred between November 1915 and March 1916.[2] The agreement was concluded on 16 May 1916.[3]”

      “The agreement effectively divided the Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire outside the Arabian peninsula into areas of future British and French control or influence.[4] The terms were negotiated by the French diplomat François Georges-Picot and British Sir Mark Sykes. The Russian Tsarist government was a minor party to the Sykes–Picot agreement, and when, following the Russian Revolution of October 1917, the Bolsheviks exposed the agreement, “the British were embarrassed, the Arabs dismayed and the Turks delighted.”[5]”

      British–Zionist discussions during the negotiations

      “Following the outbreak of World War I, Zionism was first discussed at a British Cabinet level on 9 November 1914, four days after Britain’s declaration of war on the Ottoman Empire. At a Cabinet meeting David Lloyd George, Chancellor of the Exchequer, “referred to the ultimate destiny of Palestine.”[7][8] Lloyd George’s law firm Lloyd George, Roberts and Co had been engaged a decade before by the Zionists to work on the Uganda Scheme.[9] In a discussion after the meeting with fellow Zionist Herbert Samuel, who had a seat in the Cabinet as President of the Local Government Board, Lloyd George assured him that “he was very keen to see a Jewish state established in Palestine.”[7][10] Samuel then outlined the Zionist position more fully in a conversation with Foreign Secretary Edward Grey. He spoke of Zionist aspirations for the establishment in Palestine of a Jewish state, and of the importance of its geographical position to the British Empire. Samuel’s memoirs state: “I mentioned that two things would be essential—that the state should be neutralized, since it could not be large enough to defend itself, and that the free access of Christian pilgrims should be guaranteed. … I also said it would be a great advantage if the remainder of Syria were annexed by France, as it would be far better for the state to have a European power as neighbour than the Turk”[7][11] The same evening, Prime Minister H. H. Asquith announced that the dismemberment of the Turkish Empire had become a war aim in a speech at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet.[12]”

      “In January 1915, Samuel submitted a Zionist memorandum entitled The Future of Palestine to the Cabinet after discussions with Weizmann and Lloyd George. On 5 February 1915, Samuel had another discussion with Grey: “When I asked him what his solution was he said it might be possible to neutralize the country under international guarantee … and to vest the government of the country in some kind of Council to be established by the Jews”[13][14] After further conversations with Lloyd George and Grey, Samuel circulated a revised text to the Cabinet in the middle of March 1915.”

      “Zionism or the Jewish question were not considered by the report of the de Bunsen Committee, prepared to determine British wartime policy toward the Ottoman Empire, submitted in June 1915.[10]”

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      Let’s have some honesty here. ISIS or whatever it is called today, kills hundreds every single day. What it does, provides the cover for Israel to carry out it’s atrocities in Gaza against a people who can in no way themselves. It is one thing to sympathise with the dispossessed disenfranchised Palestinians, and quite another to defend the barbaric ISIS, which is no better than Israel.

      Then again, you blame Al Assad for defending the Syrians (Muslims, Christians and others) against the Wahhabi hordes form the surrounding countries in order to impose their religion on them. He deserves our respect for doing so agaisnt all odds.

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    Intolerance and dogmas:

    Israel’s intolerance towards Palestinians has its roots in the beliefs of the Jews that they are the chosen people of that land.

    Muslims’ intolerance towards others has basis in Qur’an as to what should be done with disbelievers of Islam when they have power.

    Similarly the Sinhalese Buddhists’ intolerance towards Tamils, Muslims and others have basis in their gospel Mahavamsa, which states that Buddha has endowed Sri Lanka to his chosen people, the Sinhala Buddhists and Tamils are outsiders.

    Now you can see a thread running in these instances of intolerance of one people against others.

    These are not different from the the most extreme cases of intolerance by the Nazis, Hutus, and many other instances of intolerance in Europe and elsewhere.

    There is little to be gained by analyzing a particular instance of intolerance ignoring or even condoning others.

    The best course of action is to globally ban and abolish these dogmatic books, or dogmas poisoning the minds of people. Anything else is a waste of time.

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    Dr. Siri Gamage,

    “The scale of firepower available to Israel vs Gaza militants is drastically uneven. Israel has a regular army, airforce, navy, and intelligence services well funded by the government of Israel. It is receiving ammunition, rockets, bombs, armed vehicles, guns, planes and ships from major arms suppliers from around the world on the top of Israel’s own capacity to manufacture such weapons legally. Added to this, Israel also seems to employ a well-funded, highly professional public relations machinery to provide its version of the events to the world through international media.”

    Sri Lanka was in a very similar situation to the above – The scale of firepower available to Sri Lanka vs Tamil militants is drastically uneven.

    When it conducted its war against Tamils violating international laws and committing genocide of Tamils – 147,000 or more civilian men, women and children were mass murdered in secret, but now with ariel photos and other evidence including from soldiers it has become an open secret.

    Dr. Siri Gamage, did you condemn the Sinhalese government’s savage attack on Tamils in Vanni?

    If not, aren’t you a hypocrite condoning your government while protesting against Israel?

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    Dr Gamage:

    This must be a difficult situation for us, and our government spokesmen twist and turn when asked. The US, Britain and most of their allies supported us with arms etc when our governments at various times needed to quell uprisings – remember 1971, 1987-89, and the war against the latterly evil LTTE? Who raised their voices then? Now, we have got into bed with our new friends Australia too (still showing strong affinity with their beloved white only policy). With all this history, we cannot but choose to hunt with hounds and run with the foxes. Key players in our ruling regime have sworn allegiance to the ‘evil one’ so how can they raise their voices without sounding hypocritical? (Let Weerawansa putha do it for them is one way, I suppose.)

    Remember, the Gaza blockade is NOT ONLY by Israel alone, but by EGYPT too. Why is is that none of the big Middle Eastern countries are eager to support the Palestinian cause in a big way? Saudia, Egypt et al even Iran are very low key. This is a complex web that has been intricately woven and we all find ourselves treading eggshells.

    It is made even more difficult by the Rajapaksa Regime asking the UN to allow us to be allowed to sort out our own affairs and then trying to finger about in other peoples business.

    Those who want to know and need to know have plenty of access to a variety of information, fact and opinion. Information to the common man will only do so much; what we need are leaders who will organise and lead the people to the promised land of fairness for all, less government and more freedom.

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      Springu,all said and done, you analysed it right but skipped your doormat why so so?? `evil one`?/ the tree worshipers of Lumbini??

      Legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between temple and State.

      Professor/Priest/politician/police/social worker has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own.

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    Dr Gamage,

    Your article clearly points out that asymmetrical approach of not only big powers, international organizations, regional powers and within the country. You undoubtedly prove that what happened in the North East of Sri Lanka over 60 years is nothing different to Palestine. The UN, USA, India, Russia, China all kept silence when the Sinhalese government was occupying the Tamil homeland, continuous state sponsored massacres, continuous bombing and shelling, economic blockade etc. etc. exactly similar to what is happening to Palestine.

    Unfortunately, this is the nature of politics.

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    Spring Koha, you are right, there are so many hypocritical Sinhalese pointing the finger at Israel while condoning the atrocities and genocide of their recent war against Tamils.

    Hypocrites, stop the propaganda and try to think straight,; you can’t deny justice to one people and advocate justice for another at the same time.

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    The US has been complicit in Israel’s crimes against humanity. It has aided and supported a very violent occupier, it pretends to condemn land grabs and illegal settlements, yet does nothing to stop it, every time the apartheid nation attacks unarmed civilians, which always results in the deaths of thousands of civilians, the US congress immediately passes a resolution support the rogue state and justifies children being blown up as “Israel having the right to defend itself”. So who speaks out and “defends” the rights of unarmed civilians? Not the Arab nations, not the rest of the world.
    These long suffering Palestinians have endured too much. They have been under occupation for around 50 years, blockaded, and live in open concentration camps. Their children have been kidnapped by the hundred, and thrown in Israeli jails, with no access to legal representation, nor are their families able to see them.
    Their water has been stolen, they are denied fishing in their own territories, they have had their orchards destroyed, homes demolished, and have lost so much to a greedy and ruthless occupier.

    There is one entity that could easily stop the massacre and the occupation, that would be the US. The US has given more than 100 billion in aid, and the most deadly weapons to this racist state, knowing it will be mostly used on unarmed civilians, yet it does not threaten to stop that aid. When aid to an evil nation is stopped, and boycotts, divestments and sanctions are placed, just like in apartheid South Africa, pariah states will start singing a different tune. It is time the apartheid state of Israel was held responsible for the slaughter of civilians, and it is time it’s aider and enabler did the right thing by the Palestinian people.

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    Thanks Siri Gamage for putting this issue in right perspective.

    This catastrophe, even as we speak, enveloping within the Gaza strip did not begin 6 weeks ago. One needs to know the background to what is happening now, in order to have any chance of advancing the kind of proposals that are required to resolve the matter. But if we just take the events of the last few weeks first, and put them in striatum, i.e. the sequence of events which has led to this situation, it all started with the murder of three settler teenagers from an illegal Jewish settlement in the West Bank, which is entirely separate from Gaza. There is no border between West Bank and Gaza. In fact there is a very great deal of Israel territory between the West Bank and Gaza. Three settler teenagers were kidnapped and cruelly murdered in cold blood by somebody. Not only no one has established a case, nor has anyone produced a scintilla of evidence than any particular Group or political Organization was involved in this crime. We have no idea as yet, who killed these three youngsters and why. But one thing is very noticeable with absolute certainty, and that is that nobody in Gaza was involved in the killing of these youths in the West Bank.

    If you simply look at the map, and you will know if you don’t know already, that Gaza is absolutely sealed off, cut off completely from the rest of the world. It is fenced, it is watch towered, it is surrounded from all sides, sea and land, and also of course entirely controlled from the skies, no one and absolutely no one can get in or out of Gaza onto the West Bank without being stopped, searched and verified purpose of visit. It is simply impossible. So what was Israeli’s response to the killing of its 3 teenagers in the West Bank? It was to ruthlessly bombard and kill more than 2000 people, most of them innocent women and children, most of them younger than the 3 teenagers that had been murdered in cold blood in the West Bank. Now that is such an extraordinary thing, and yet all of the so called Western media and the political class continues to repeat the mantra that Israel has the right to defend itself, and that no country could tolerate the murder of these three teenagers in the West Bank. Now this is a case of collective punishment of an entire set of innocent people by a crime committed by someone else.

    To understand how grotesque what Israel is doing to Gaza today, is like the American bombardment of Iraq on the pretext of eliminating WMD in response to attacks on their own twin towers by citizens of another country, Saudi Arabia. It is frequently said although it is a complete lie, that the resistance in Gaza is causing these huge numbers in civilian deaths, 2195 dead and counting, with about 10,000 maimed, most of them forever. There are no facilities, no rehabilitation, no wheelchairs, in fact most of the wounded would either die or survive only half their lives, or their lives unalterably ruined in the course of this conflict. It is further said that the resistance is using these people as human shields. In examining that statement, if it was true, what kind of people would murder the human shields? What kind of country would be allowed to get away with that without a public outcry? What makes it worse is that it is a lie in any case. Reporters on the ground in Gaza have categorically reported that they have seen no evidence of Hamas using the people of Gaza as human shields.

    What it means is, that the resistance fighters are living amongst the people. But everyone in Gaza is living amongst each other. There is no jungle in Gaza, in which the fighters can hide, there are no mountains in which they can hide. Gaza is only 25 miles long and 4 miles wide, and almost 2 million people live in it. It is reportedly one of the most densely populated areas on earth. There is nowhere for the resistance to be let alone hide, except amongst its own people. In any case it must be understood that the resistance are the people, and the people are the resistance. Palestine does not have an army, goes without saying it does not have an airforce, it does not have a navy, all it has are fighters with overwhelmingly small arms, and they fight from their own streets, as their own streets are being invaded.

    Another point that must be known is that 80% of the people living in Gaza are refugees in what was once their own country. Secondly, they are completely locked up in their own country with nowhere to go, nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. All the gates are locked against them leaving. Not only the Israeli gates, but that one gate that leads to that Arab and Muslim country, Egypt. Now we know why Morsi (Muslim Brotherhood) was overthrown, so they could put this stooge military junta in power in Cairo, which would openly collaborate with the massacre of now over 2000 Palestinians just across the border in Gaza. Also known as the largest open-air prison camp in the world. Can you imagine guards in watch towers, never mind bringing in aerial and naval support, being ordered to bombard and kill large numbers of prisoners in a prison yard, just because they were in some some riot, or they were rising up against their conditions? It seems inconceivable that that could be done, but that’s exactly what’s happening in Gaza.

    What’s worse is through the wire fence they can see their lands, what used to be their homes, but has now being built and lived on and enjoyed by foreigners, who came from England, from Paris, Brooklyn, New York, in fact mainly from the US of A, who are living on their ancesstral lands. Whilst they, for nearly 67 years have been living in this caged lands as refugees, with no ability to move anywhere, no Passports, no papers, no Visas, no permission to travel. Just trapped in this open air prison, and they can see when they get high on a rooftop, the very lands they were chased from, when Israel was first created.

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    It is said, this time gaza invasion is because of multiple reason and one of those is shallow seas of Gaza has deposits of gas. So, gaza-ns will never get that sea back.

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    I do not particularly care for Islam, but the issue here is beyond religion. Israel has clearly overextended itself with the open support of the US. Dr. Gamage forgot to point out that the West, especially Europe, is also silent because of so-called “Holocaust guilt.” 69 years later Israel is exploiting that guilt to further its own apartheid agenda. Time for the world to not lay so much emphasis on the “Holocaust”; many other groups of people besides Jews died in WW2, in all manner of brutal ways.

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      “especially Europe, is also silent because of so-called “Holocaust guilt.” 69 years later Israel is exploiting that guilt to further its own apartheid agenda.”

      Yes Lester and No,
      Arent we up against an Aggressive Palestine that has spread its wings internationally? Pan_Arab to Pan_Islam of recent.

      The Truces that were broken by the Islamist from Roman Emperor times as soon as the dogs got home because the koran is the final law (state run by religion)
      In these war games Europe UK,France, Germany (since of late to WW2)have taken different sides with ottomans,onwards for their own slice of power and wealth.

      Arent they firing weapons after the Gaza giveaway and even now just to prove their presence which we all know by the `incest spawning`.

      Less is More and there is no cure for that in a congested situation unless you like pavement hawking.

      Its time the sticks and stones Palestinians tightened their belts and even begged for a solution phase wise (good behavior) and stuck to it than let macho’s play all and sundry in the world. f*-ing 3 hrs before at air-port is a curse for all and the funds on security for others bollocks.

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        Missing the point, Javi. The problem is not Islam, Hamas, or Judaism, but Zionism. Those people who live in remote Jewish-only settlements, subsidized by the State and protected by a heavy military presence – those people are Zionists. Zionism, a belief system that encompasses aggressive territorial expansion for the Jewish state – was brought to Palestine by European Jews, primarily Ashkenazim. Zionists carried out acts of terrorism during World World II, to drive the British out, such as the bombing of the King David Hotel, assassinating British political officials in the region, bombing buses with Arabs, and attacking Arab villages. Zionists also carried out acts of terrorism in neighboring Arab countries to turn the Arab population against the Jews, so that the Jews would move to Palestine. Zionism does not view Palestinians as equals.

        Lastly, I would point out that the Palestinian issue is separate from the rise of Islamic insurgency in the region. The Islamic insurgency is due to the power vacuum left by the Americans, after they removed Saddam Hussain. The primary goal of the backers – Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan – is to weaken Iran and the Shiite alliance of Iran/Iraq/Syria. That is why the backers are supporting Islamic rebels in Syria to overthrow Assad. The Islamic insurgency is also sustained by a massive transfer of weapons from Libya to places like Syria. Again, this is possible only because the West removed Gaddafi.

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          Lester so we both know the reflections so while on the beat let’s play it with a quick beat. I watched Soylent Green` in 1970. Gandhi, Gas Atom are used Elastoplast. Iceland’s trawlers go out to see and are back with canned fish just like Robo TT.

          Sky Banner (nee green down under) I dislike him¬ he started selling tits page 3 to eves drop.
          Post man’s son, Nasser the pan_arab and pan_islam- Suez canal closure- Arafat, Saddam Gadhafi, The House of Saud.
          Both above are triggers as much as 1917, 3 Nov. gentleman’s agreement. So they fought for home after big boy, small boy an exclusive win for the sleeping giant thanks to them.
          Fast Ships- VOC Dutch- first world multi national corporation was the envy of Brits, French, . Britain lost its very first battle to the VOC in China where the trading of Gold and Silver were heaviest for silk tea.
          The French hit the republic and VOC quickly negotiated with Virgin Queen after the fire in the wind assisted the Lilliput’s to beat Gulliver.
          See Belfast it’s not `wasp` vs `wic` but the power of the yacht that is UK’s heritage. Religion is only trigger- anyone who swallows the whole lot would fire his own foot. So we separate state from religion because any big bully, who feels confident that he can win the war, can start a war at any time.
          There is no point in forcing the power a small number to sit they are robos too.
          Because some psycho blond goes to the partition wall instead to Lama school and be back complacent, to earn wisely. We have to observe, to negotiate as civilized and get what we can- just like series of part payment in a lost sale- be chinese in thought.Palestanians have to be forced to sit and negotiate for something they would definetly like gaza and strictly abide expecting a better future. remember 10 American charities purchased the top horticulture green houses for the Palestinians (aren’t there zionist ;).Talk,not the stupid fight.

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    Israel cannot be blamed fully. There was a Peace treaty initiated by Egypt. Thereafter, Hamas kept on launching rockets at intermittent periods and recently they have constructed a tunnel to Israel for purpose of launching a surprise attack. Moreover, in June the Hamas have admitted and claimed responsibility for kidnapping and killing three innocent Israeli teens. This was admitted by a senior Hamas leader, Saleh al-Arouri who is the founder member of the Organizations Military Wing. Doesn’t it look a cowardly act to kidnap and kill three innocent Israeli youths. This is sheer evil motive to disrupt peace. The Hamas are only provoking and have never shown any interest in truce. Hamas have failed to practice tolerance. If Hamas can stretch a friendly arm towards, I think Israel will lend a helping hand to the Palestinians. After all Israel has been recognized by the UN.

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    The Conflict Between Israel And Gaza: Silence Of UN And The US Led World System:
    Navi Pillay under going late menopause symptoms along with ban Ki Moon.

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    There is also a news item that states that the Jordanian-based Arab Bank has funded Hamas’ terror activities that injured and killed American citizens in Israel from 2001 – 2004. Funds had been transferred on the pretext of funding charity to relatives of 55 known suicide bombers over three years. These charities are supposed to be fronts which fund Hamas violence. Some of the Hamas members include spiritual leader, Ahmad Yassin whose name is in the US terror list. Though the Arab Bank denies such allegations, it maintains that money transferred to Yassin was a clerical error. However developments of this case may expose the terror activities of the Hamas. If this is the situation, one ponders whether Muslims are acting in a calculated & systematic manner to disrupt peace in the Middle-East. I think all Muslim front offices should be monitored in the best interests of maintaining peace.

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