Fantastic Posts That Are Must Reads ~~ VOLUME 7

1. Richard Forer – Cutting Through the Confusion About Israel/Palestine (Must Read)

By Richard Forer


In the spring of 2009, I was a member of a group that put up a billboard criticizing Israel’s lethal use of force during Operation Cast Lead in Gaza. A year later, the group received a letter from a college student – referred to as “J” below – asking it to remove the billboard. The student said that he had researched the Gaza invasion and had concluded that both sides were equally responsible for its consequences. He felt that the billboard unfairly placed the blame for all of the destruction solely at the feet of Israel. I replied to the student with the following letter, some of which contains passages from my forthcoming book.

Hi J,

Thank you for your letter. First, I assume you are Jewish. Is that correct? Before I get into the specifics of your letter I want to talk about a few things you might find interesting. I do so because everyone involved in the Israel-Palestine issue has the potential to change the world from an arena of Us against Them into one of peace and respect. But that requires undeviating self-honesty, which leads to compassion, clarity and understanding. Most people do not take up the challenge of looking deeply within for fear of what they might find. They revert to the safety of their presumed identity and the beliefs and images that make up and reinforce their identity. Attachment to a limited or exclusive identity always carries with it the consciousness of Us against Them. The consciousness of Us against Them requires that there be unending conflict.
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2. Yvonne Ridley – Americans in Gaza Freedom Flotilla Prosecuted as Terrorists

By Yvonne Ridley

AMERICA is still embarrassed by the infamous McCarthy Hearings which ruined the lives of thousands of innocents during the Fifties.

Anyone then, suspected of being linked to communism was arrested, interrogated and either imprisoned or forced to give names of others suspected of communist tendencies. And so the fear and intimidation spread like a great plague across the USA.

Names were blacklisted, careers and lives ruined as the authorities ruthlessly traded on peoples’ fears, paranoia and weaknesses.

With little or no evidence people were found guilty and anyone daring to question any of the actions and the wild accusations also had suspicion cast upon them. But hey folks, that was back in the Fifties and various administrations resolved the same insane hysteria, hatred and fears would never again cast a dark shadow across the Land of the Free.
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3. Stuart Littlewood: The Knesset comes to Westminster

by Stuart Littlewood

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Britain’s Conservatives talk the same bollox as Israel’s Regev
The new line-up at Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office looks like this…
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs – William Hague
Minister of State – Jeremy Browne
Minister of State – David Lidington
Minister of State – Lord Howell of Guildford
Parliamentary […]

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4. Mohamed Khodr – Petition: A World United for the Freedom of Humanity…Freedom of Palestine

by Mohamed Khodr

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[Author’s Note: I urge all worldwide citizens who read this petition to please consider signing it to provide a voice for the voiceless Palestinians and to disseminate it as widely as possible urging others to do the same. Thank you for your humanity.]
This Petition will be presented to […]

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5. The Final Turkel Commission Report – Submitted To: The Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu

by Mohamed Khodr

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July 4, 2010
Submitted To:
The Most Honorable Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin NetanyahuIn response to the world’s outrage (except the U.S.) against Israel’s May 31st murderous attack on peace activists aboard the “Free Gaza Flotilla” delivering humanitarian aid to besieged Gaza, Benjamin Netanyahu and his […]

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6. Yousef Munayyer: Israel’s History of Impunity

by Yousef Munayyer

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Last week the government of Israel announced the launch of an investigation into the events surrounding the deadly Memorial Day flotilla raid which left nine activists dead. Many international bodies including the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU), as well as human rights groups like Amnesty […]

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7. Flotilla Check: Facts and Israeli Lies

by Haitham Sabbah

Thumbnail image for Flotilla Check: Facts and Israeli Lies Flouting international demands for an independent investigation of its deadly attack on a humanitarian aid flotilla in international waters, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has formed an internal commission composed of three Israelis and two, non-voting international observers. The commission chair, retired Israeli Supreme Court justice Jacob Turkel, expressed his […]// Related Posts with             Thumbnails

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8. Glenn Greenwald: The Strange and Consequential Case of Bradley Manning, Adrian Lamo and WikiLeaks (Must Read)

by Glenn Greenwald

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On June 6, Kevin Poulsen and Kim Zetter of Wired reported that a 22-year-old U.S. Army Private in Iraq, Bradley Manning, had been detained after he “boasted” in an Internet chat — with convicted computer hacker Adrian Lamo — of leaking to WikiLeaks the now famous Apache Helicopter […]

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9. Alison Weir: Israel’s Flotilla “Investigation” – Accused Murderer Chooses Own Jury; Court Reporter is Family Member

by Alison Weir

Thumbnail image for Alison Weir: Israel's Flotilla "Investigation" – Accused Murderer Chooses Own Jury; Court             Reporter is Family Member Another Compromised ReporterThe New York Times, whose regional bureau chief has a son in the Israeli military, reports that Israel has just appointed a panel charged with investigating its attack on an aid flotilla that killed nine aid volunteers, including a 19-year-old American.
Isabel Kershner, who is an Israeli […]

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10. Stephen Lendman – Gaza Flotilla Massacre: Goldstone Commission II Essential

by Stephen Lendman

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The Flotilla attack was a well-planned act of premeditated murder in international waters, the Netanyahu government (on June 14) announcing an inquiry commission this writer discussed in a same-day article.
It explained the planned whitewash of a grievous crime against humanity, one Israel mustn’t be allowed to get away […]

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11. Stuart Littlewood: Israel’s ‘friends’ still shamelessly swinging from the chandeliers at Westminster

by Stuart Littlewood

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It’s been one atrocity after another, so you’d think that Israel’s cheer-leaders scattered about the upper echelons of the British Establishment would have the decency to keep quiet and “consider their position”.
But no. In the wake of the Free Gaza flotilla hi-jacking this letter appeared in The […]

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12. Stuart Littlewood: What sort of Christians become Zionists?

by Stuart Littlewood

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“We categorically reject Christian Zionist doctrines as a false teaching that corrupts the biblical message of love, justice and reconciliation” – The Jerusalem Declaration
Not all Jews are Zionists. Many reject the Zionist project and fight against it.
So why on earth would a non-Jew wish to be one? Indeed, […]

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13. B’tselem: Gaza, 95% of factories are closed, 93% of water is polluted

by Haitham Sabbah

Thumbnail image for B'tselem: Gaza, 95% of factories are closed, 93% of water is polluted Most of Gaza’s factories have closed and its water is polluted as a result of Israel’s siege policy, according to a new report being released today by the Israeli Human Rights group – B’tselem.
The siege policy has “led to economic collapse in Gaza,” B’tselem noted in a 44-page report (PDF) that looked at Gaza, the […]

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14. White House Correspondent Helen Thomas-A Casualty of Zionist Duplicity

by James M. Rockefeller

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Zionist operatives ambushed veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas, a friend and a great American. When they won, America lost.
When reviewing the unedited video of her “interview,” what you see is a rabbi rephrasing her answers to a question about Israel. Her response: “They should get […]

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Source: Desert Peace

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