Intifada for Dummies

I have been writing about the “intifadas” of the Palestinians….I was in the area when the first one was happening….December 1987……I witnessed some amazing bravery and gonads by the Palestinian protesters…..

Americans do not understand what or why the intifadas were important…..they were the people of the Occupied Territories trying to reclaim their heritage and their rights…..something most Americans could understand and would understand if it were anybody but Palestinians protesting Israel.

I have tried to explain as best as I can but I have fallen short on every occasion……I did find a good article by Ramzy Baroud that does the very thing that I tried……

Please check it out if you are interested in knowing why a people would resort to this sort of situation……

Whether history moves in a straight or cyclical line, it matters little. The uncontested fact is that it is in constant motion. Thus, the current situation in Palestine is particularly frustrating to a generation that has grown up after the Oslo Peace Acco

Source: Intifada for Dummies: Why a popular uprising is yet to take off?

Take a little time and see why a people would feel the necessity to resort to this as a way to make a point…….

There Will Never be Peace In The Middle East

Today BiBi comes to Washington to be sure that the “dogs” still remember their obedience training …..and I would bet there will be little mention of the problems Israel is having trying to subjugate the Palestinians…..I’m sure it will all be ignored as “self-defense”….something that Israel will not allow the Palestinians to practice…..

Recently when asked about the chances of a peace deal in the Middle East Obama said……

President Obama “has concluded that a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians is beyond reach during his presidency and will press Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to take steps to preserve the mere possibility of a two-state solution,” the Washington Post reports.

“The issue has taken on greater importance with the recent wave of stabbings carried out by Palestinians against Israelis, senior administration members said during a conference call with reporters about Netanyahu’s visit next week.”

“………Greater importance with the recent wave of stabbings carried out by Palestinians……..”?  WTF?

No mention has been made of the opposite side of the conflict……

IMEMC News: The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, on Monday evening November 2, that 74 Palestinians, including 17 children and two women, have been killed by Israeli army fire, and more than 2355 have been injured, since October 1, 2015.

Somehow that stat is NOT important enough to mention……to be truthful…..there have been about 10 Israelis killed with others wounded…..

Can you see why the Palestinians could be a bit pissed?

The media makes it out as the Palestinians are the only ones that are committing crimes……did you know that a rock thrower now could be sentenced to 20 years in an Israeli prison?

At what point does the Western press stop pretending that they are unbiased?  Are they afraid of what will happen if they give the American people the truth or the real news?

The US needs to stop blindly supporting a country that is committing more crimes against humanity than the Russians…..

Can you now see why the world,  especially the Arab world,  has a dislike for American policies?

Apartheid Makes A Comeback

Apartheid was the system of government and segregation used by the government of South Africa for decades……once the system was eliminated the world thought that it would never make a comeback…..they were WRONG!

Israel is turning into an apartheid state with its handling of the Palestinian question and the West Bank……I pointed this out in an op-ed that I wrote for Ace News Room……..

Source: Apartheid: Then And Now ! | In Saner Thought

After it was published I found another person that sees the inevitability of the situation……

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert criticized incumbent leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s foreign policy on Friday in an interview with Al Jazeera English, saying that Israel is at risk of becoming an apartheid state.

The television interview, which Al Jazeera described as Olmert’s first international interview since he was sentenced for eight months in jail for fraud and breach of trust this past May, aired on Friday evening.

According to excerpts released before the interview aired, Olmert rejected Netanyahu’s claim at the UN that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas isn’t interested in negotiations with Israel. “[Abbas] certainly is a partner for peace. There is no other,” Olmert was quoted as saying. “He is the president of the Palestinian Authority and he, time and again, proved that he’s against terror and that he is ready to spell it out in the strongest possible terms.”

The West was a major mover on the apartheid thing for South Africa……it needs to once again get on the horse and ride to the aid of a people oppressed by a government that wants world recognition.

But in case you still cannot see it…… their own words……

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With the “Wall” in place it has become an apartheid state… matter how you try to spin it….the truth is the truth!

Mismanaging the Conflict in Jerusalem – International Crisis Group

I have been surprised at the number of media reports on the conflict now being fought in Israel and the Occupied Territories……but I guess this time they cannot ignore the situation as they have done in the past…..

BiBi has made an unfortunate statement that turned the world ‘s head toward Israel and the fighting…..and I have read a report that states that the situation is being mismanaged by Israel….

Source: Mismanaging the Conflict in Jerusalem – International Crisis Group

I trust the Crisis Group because they are for the most part non-partisan….they take the situation and analyze it from several points…..the proper way to analyze ANY situation…..

Also over the weekend there was an event that got very little coverage….but I believe that it is an important situation that could be used to quell some of the violence…..

Thousands of Israelis march in Tel Aviv calling for peace talks with Palestinians—Thousands of Israelis took the streets of Tel Aviv on Saturday night, calling for new peace talks with the Palestinians, amid an international effort to quell a month-long Israeli-Palestinian wave of violence.

Source: Thousands of Israelis march in Tel Aviv calling for peace talks with Palestinians – Xinhua |

Yes We Have An Intifada!

Please take some time and learn about the situation developing in the Palestinian territories…….this is an event that the world would like to ignore….please do not let them win.

The Palestinians have decided enough is enough….after decades of the world ignoring their plight and the media only reporting news after a Jew is attacked or killed…..the people have taken it into their own hands to do something about an uncaring world…….

Intifada in English is translated as uprising, rebellion or resistance…….the Palestinians have had at least 4 in the history of the Palestine-Israel conflict…..

In the past I have tried to keep my readers abreast of the situation and alerted to the possibility of further violence and counter-violence…..but if you need a refresher course… my past post……

Source: Remember The “Intifada”? | In Saner Thought

  • In the Israeli-Palestine conflict:
    • First Intifada, a Palestinian uprising against the Israeli occupation lasting from December 1987 to 1993
    • Second Intifada, a period of intensified Israeli-Palestinian violence, which began in late September 2000 and ended around 2005
    • Silent Intifada, a series of violent acts and attacks in Jerusalem in 2014 sometimes referred to as the “Third Intifada”
    • “Al-Quds Intifada” or “Wave of Terror” – 2015 escalation in Israeli-Palestinian conflict, sometimes referred as the “Third Intifada”

Recently the Palestinians have once again decided it is time for some real resistance and stop waiting for a fickle world to do the right thing…..we are having another round of violence….but this time the media and the world seems to be more alert to the situation……

Source: Of Course, It Is an Intifada: This Is What You Must Know by —

This time around the Palestinian people are doing this on their own……it has not been the master plan of some leader……there was no master plan of what to do and what results were acceptable…..of course the media is running around trying to find the leadership so that they can get some type of scoop…..but there is a problem with this type of thinking…..NO one knows who to contact…..Two weeks into the outbreak of security clashes between Palestinians and settlers in Jerusalem, Palestinian factions have yet to step in and lead the popular uprising.

Source: Who is leading the intifada? – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

What I have seen in this edition of an intifada is that the Palestinians are doing things to get the Israelis to overreact… far it is working……because of the overreaction the media has become more involved than normal…..unlike past intifadas and even without leaders….the Palestinians are coordinating well…………..

Source: The ‘smartphone intifada’ – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

This is a people that have been driven to violence…..below is the face of the conflict that the wold should remember…..a people mistreated into facing tanks with children…..

Time for the world to stand up to Israel and demand that they begin a withdrawal of Palestinian territories……and to end their genocidal tendencies…..

Thanx for caring enough to look at this situation……

Why Is Israel Protected By The Media?

I have always asked this question…..the media will report every attack by a Palestinian on a Jew down to the minute detail and they overlook all the death that is caused by the IDF….why is that?

This report just yesterday is what I am talking about…..

Two Palestinian men boarded a bus in Jerusalem and began shooting and stabbing passengers, while another assailant rammed a car into a bus station before stabbing bystanders, in near-simultaneous attacks Tuesday that escalated a monthlong wave of violence. Three Israelis and an attacker were killed. The Jerusalem attacks, along with two stabbings in central Israeli city Raanana, marked the most serious outbreak of violence in the current round of tensions. More than 15 people were wounded, many seriously. The violence, coming at a time when peace prospects appear nil, have fueled a sense of panic in Israel and raised fears that the region is on the cusp of a new round of heavy violence. Police closed major highways in and out of Jerusalem, while PM Benjamin Netanyahu called an emergency meeting of his Security Cabinet.

A police rep said a number of immediate steps were under consideration, including sealing off Arab neighborhoods in east Jerusalem, where many attackers have come from, and making it easier to get gun licenses. Some government ministers have called for even more dramatic measures. The Israeli military says hundreds of Palestinian protesters in Gaza gathered Tuesday near the Israeli border and threw stones and burning tires toward Israeli positions. The army says it is using “riot dispersal means” against the crowd. Israeli security officials said Tuesday’s seemingly coordinated attacks indicated the outburst of violence was starting to take on a more organized fashion; they said Israel expects the current wave to last at least a few more weeks.

This made the headlines in the West…..but this list never made to the same “reliable” news sources…….

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Since 01 October the Israelis have killed 24 from Palestine……including 8 children…..and injured 1000+ protesters……Where is the outrage and the news reports on these unfortunate people?

And then there is the price Palestinian women have paid……..

  • At least 535 women have been killed by Israeli occupying forces (IOF) since 29 September 2000.
  • Since 1967, about 10,000 women have been arrested or detained by the IOF; 25 women are currently prisoners. There are 5621 total prisoners, leaving many women to serve as head of household.
  • 48,488 structures have been demolished by Israel since 1967, displacing scores of women.
  • Women are not sheltered from the current deteriorating situation in the OPT. Since 15 September, the IOF has killed at least 4 women, injured 7 and detained 4, while extremist settlers have assaulted at least 4 women.

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Why does the MSM protect Israel from criticism?  Is there something they would like to tell the American people about this protection?  I am beginning to believe part of some past accusations could be correct……

This man should be on a wanted poster……

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Here is a wild idea for Israel…..give all Palestinians the equal arms and fight it out….no planes only a coward fights from planes….

I know it is a laugh……why would Israel give up its advantage when trying to eliminate an ethnic group, right?

Speaking of cowards…….Please do not get me started on the USS Liberty incident!

Is There News The MSM Will Not Report?

The Western media makes damn sure that we know when a Palestinian man goes on the rampage a stabs an Israeli…..or when someone does berserk I rams something with a car….. there are many stories over the years like this…..violence committed against poor Israelis by “crazed” Palestinians…..

But yet are unsurprisingly silent when Israelis go on the war path to local Palestinian villagers…..

Source: Palestinians targeted by ‘surge’ of settler violence – Al Jazeera English

I try to point out these incidents as I am made aware of them… one of the most recent occurrences……

The Palestinian teen was shot in cold blood by Israeli police while settlers cheered, his family says.

Source: The controversial killing of Fadi Alloun – Al Jazeera English

The Western media will never post anything that would put Israel in a negative light… matter how horrendous the acts may be……and if for some reason that happen to report on a touchy situation….it will be immediately followed by some Holocaust reference….

Israel has the protection of the US mainstream media……

And that is the truth of it all!