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Aylan-KürdiThe following poem by Emma Lazarus is so fitting to the plight of the refugees that one may be misled to think she wrote it for the families like Aylan’s, the toddler whose little body was washed ashore not far from Rhodes, the Mediterranean Island the name refers to, instead of the Statue of Liberty and American immigrants.

May I remind those Xenophobic-Westerners like the Hungarian PM Viktor Orban (if I were the descendant of Atilla the Hun, I would shy away from making bigoted remarks about others)that we are all the descendants of immigrants.

The New Colossus

As if Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. (devamını oku…)

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Has Israel ever attacked US? Not just once, but this is probably the oldest known one.

The day Israel attacked America

Bu da program muhtevasından derleme:

http://haber.stargazete.com/dunya/israil-abd-gemisini-bilerek-vurmus/haber-959340

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… and a few cases of unnoticed infatuations:
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By Grant Smith On November 27, 2009 @ 11:00 pm

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US Envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell was highly enthusiastic about Israel’s partial, temporary illegal settlement freeze stating “it is more than any Israeli government has done before and can help move toward agreement between the parties.” In fact, Israel has done more. In 2005 Israel reversed settlement construction and its overt occupation of Gaza. Palestinians situation worsened under a strangulating economic blockade and total Israeli control of borders, airspace and maritime access. Ironically, those Americans seeking a permanent end to Israeli settlement activities face a predicament similar to the Palestinians. Peace in the Middle East depends on reversing a peculiar manifestation of illegal Israeli settlements right here at home. These US settlements were built not on stolen land, but the strategic territory of US governance through violations of the 1938 Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). (devamını oku…)

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By Angie Tibbs

15 November 2009

British writer and photographer Stuart Littlewood talks to Angie Tibbs about his experience of Israel’s occupation in Gaza and the West Bank, and comments on how British and American collusion, under the auspices of the Jewish lobby, is helping to sustain the world’s most lawless, brutal and unjust occupation regime.

“Lawlessness must have painful consequences for the lawless, not their victims.” (Stuart Littlewood)

Stuart Littlewood is one of the most consistent and passionate writers on the continuing Israeli occupation of Palestine. His book, Radio Free Palestine, and his frequent articles, focus readers on the plight of the Palestinian people, on the occupiers who are responsible, and on the governments who support Israel’s slow-motion genocide and theft of an indigenous people’s homeland, culture and history. I spoke with him recently.

[Angie Tibbs] Has your active support for the Palestinian people always been a part of who you are or was there a defining moment which caused you to speak out?

[Stuart Littlewood] I’m new to this game. The Palestinians’ struggle for justice isn’t taught in school here and our politicians are afraid to discuss it, so the British people are kept in ignorance. (devamını oku…)

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israeli-blindnessGilad Atzmon – Living on Borrowed Time in a Stolen Land

By Gilad Atzmon • Jan 3rd, 2009 at 17:28 • Category: Analysis, Education, Gilad Atzmon, Gilad’s Choice, Israel, Newswire, Opinions and Letters, Our Authors, Palestine, Religion, Resistance, War, Zionism

Communicating with Israelis may leave one bewildered. Even now when the Israeli Air Force is practicing murder in broad daylight of hundreds of civilians, elderly persons, women and children, the Israeli people manage to convince themselves that they are the real victims in this violent saga.

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Israil’in Lübnan katliamı üzerine yaptığım vicdani çağrı, yeniden.

“Karanlığı lanetlemek yerine bir mum yak” Konfuçius

Ağustos 3, 2006
Israil’i boykot, mazlumlar icin yapilabilecekler
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Asagidaki Israil’i Boykot cagrisi Londra merkezli IHRC (Islami Insan Haklari Komisyonu) tarafindan yapiliyor, diger bircok Islami kurulusla beraber. Mazlumlar icin yapabileceklerimzin her biri fedaklarlik gerektirmiyor. Sadece aldigimiz mali secerken dikkatli olmak dahi “gordugumuz kotulugu elimizle, dilimizle duzeltme” yolunda bir adimdir. Benim bildigim iki uc militan siyonistler kontrolundeki firma ismi: Starbucks, Marks & Spencer, Paul & Shark, Nestle (Nescafe, Nestea..), Revlon, Estee Lauder. Daha uzun liste icin: http://www.inminds.co.uk/boycott-israel.html
Support the Boycott Israel Campaign31 July 2006Make sure you are not buying from Israeli companies or those that invest in or support Israel. (devamını oku…)

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By Ronnie Kasrils, The Electronic Intifada, 8 April 2008

As a 10-year-old growing up in Johannesburg, I celebrated
Israel’s birth, 60 years ago. I unquestionably accepted
the dramatic accounts of so-called self-defensive actions
against Arab violence, to secure the Jewish state. The
type of indoctrination South African cartoonist Zapiro so
bitingly exposes in his work, raising the hackles of
scribes such as David Saks of the South African Jewish
Board of Deputies. When I became involved in our
liberation struggle, I became aware of the similarities
with the Palestinian cause in the dispossession of land
and birthright by expansionist settler occupation. I came
to see that the racial and colonial character of the two
conflicts provided greater comparisons than with any other
struggle. When Nelson Mandela stated that we know as South
Africans “that our freedom is incomplete without the
freedom of the Palestinians,” [1] he was not simply
talking to our Muslim community, who can be expected to
directly empathize, but to all South Africans precisely
because of our experience of racial and colonial
subjugation, and because we well understand the value of
international solidarity.
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CIVIL RIGHTS ADVOCATES URGE DEPT. OF JUSTICE TO HONOR AL-ARIAN PLEA
AGREEMENT

(Washington, DC – 3/26/08) — In a meeting today with Department of Justice officials, civil rights advocates and community-based organizations called on federal prosecutors to honor their plea agreement with a former Univ. of Florida professor acquitted on terrorism-related charges in 2005. Dr. Sami Al-Arian agreed to a 2006 plea agreement with federal prosecutors on the condition that he not be required to testify against others and that he be released for deportation after the end of his current sentence.

SEE: Contact Department of Justice to Honor Plea Agreement for Dr. Sami
Al-Arian
(http://e2ma.net/go/1000695473/894544/32712693/goto:http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=628)
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