Is Israel A Moral Cripple?

Palestinian people lost their bid for state recognition…….but all is not lost…..they turned to the International Criminal Court as a way to force Israel to face what they had done in Gaza and other such attacks….

An Israeli source has published a good piece on the attempt by the Palestinians…..

 

Haaretz.Com.

Why I Won’t Serve Israel – NYTimes.com

One big story during the Israeli attack on Gaza was the IDF soldiers that refused to serve and kill innocent civilians……their story was big news in Europe and Israel……but few were interviewed other than some passing comments……This piece is a good look at why some chose to face desertion charges than be part of the attacks on Gaza….

Please read……it explains the thinking behind some of the refusals….

I appreciate a person that is true to their convictions.

 

Why I Won’t Serve Israel – NYTimes.com.

‘Oppressed Becomes The Oppressor’ | Ace News Room 2014

An op-ed I wrote a couple years ago and was submitted to Ace News Room 2014…..they picked it up and I thank them for that…..

Israel and the West Bank are seeing up ticks in violence and most of it is race based……and nowhere does it make news news unless it is an Israeli that is attacked by a Palestinian…..and then it becomes a blow against democracy.

The problem is there is NO one with half a brain that considers Israel a democracy…..it is s a slogan that has NO basis in reality.

Please tell me what you think…..

 

‘Oppressed Becomes The Oppressor’ | Ace News Room 2014.

Talk of a third Intifada: Where to from here, Palestine? | Middle East Eye

The tit for tat violence in the area around East Jerusalem has prompted some to call for a 3rd intifada….a popular uprising of Palestinians against the occupation, destruction and theft that Israel is perpetrating against the population of the territories.

Personally, I think it is a good idea…..but more on the lines of the 1st Intifada and not the mindless violence of the 2nd…………

 

Talk of a third Intifada: Where to from here, Palestine? | Middle East Eye.

Shock and horror at killings, but not when victims are Palestinians

I admit it….I usually watch the news on BBC….why?  They for the most part are much better than the news in the US.  I have found their Achilles Heel…..Israel.

There needs to be more outrage at the treatment of Palestinians by the media……

In the latest violence in East Jerusalem they spent 2 or 3 days on the attack and the de4aths that it produced ….Jewish deaths.  They are not so forth coming when Palestinians are shot for throwing rocks……

This article makes good points and emphasizing the point that I question.

 

Shock and horror at killings, but not when victims are Palestinians.

Israel: Boycott, Divest and Sanctions

Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) is a movement to punish Israel for its neglect and punishment of the Palestinian people……but wait!  What is BDS?

In 2005, Palestinian civil society issued a call for a campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights. A truly global movement against Israeli Apartheid is rapidly emerging in response to this call.

Learn more
Read the 2005 call in full
What should I boycott?

I am old and cannot get around as I did in my younger days……so I boycott anything Israeli….just my small part……

Sodstream….that cutesy little expensive machine that turns water into some form of soda…..the factory is in the Occupied Territories and is own by an Israeli and the factory uses Palestinians to work the plant at “slave” wages….recent the BDS has done some harm to their bottom line….job well done.

Next is Scarlett Johannson…..she resigned from a humanitarian organization within the UN to become spokesperson for Sodastream……..,I will not watch her movies or anything she does…..tome she is a douche!

Now….if you watch TV you have seen the real estate ads for ReMax…I believe there is a balloon or something featured in the ad…….time for Americans to boycott ReMax……

The Colorado-based real estate firm RE/MAX is profiting from Israel’s relentless theft of Palestinian land.

Active in the Israeli market since 1995, RE/MAX sells and rents houses and apartments in colonies reserved exclusively for Jews in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Much of that work is coordinated in an office that the Israeli subsidiary of RE/MAX runs in Maale Adumim, a major settlement in the West Bank.

A United Nations report published last year suggested that the firm’s parent company in the US could be “held accountable” for assisting Israel’s crimes. RE/MAX International, which is headquartered in Denver, “has constant interaction and influence” over its franchises around the world. The company also provides “brand name affiliation,” training and other services, according to Richard Falk, the report’s author, who was then the UN special rapporteur for the West Bank and Gaza.

Screen grab from Re/Max site………

DO NOT let these a/holes profit from the theft of Palestinian land!

There are many other situations that are part of BDS….check them pit and do yopur part to see that the Palestinian people get the justice they deserve.