La farce du faux Sommet de la paix d'Annapolis
Comme une insulte à l'intelligence pour ceux qui suivent un tant soit peu l'actualité, on nous a monté un beau grand cirque médiatique encore une fois pour nous faire croire que les États-Unis et Israël sont vraiment intéressés à voir un vrai processus de paix s'installer entre les palestiniens et Israël. Et durant juste la semaine précédant le sommet d'Annapolis aux États-Unis qui a réunit le faux gouvernement Abbas de la Palestine et les deux criminels de guerre George Bush et Ehud Olmert, Israël s'est livré à au moins une quinzaine de crimes de régime d'apartheid contre les palestiniens et de nettoyage ethnique systématique. Comment peut-on affirmer vouloir la paix alors que toute l'armée israélienne est prête à envahir massivement la Bande de Gaza?
Le siège de la Bande de Gaza prend des tournures catastrophiques observé par beaucoup d'observateurs internationaux. On refuse même de laisser passer des enfants et des malades qui ont besoin de traitements dans des hôpitaux sur le territoire contrôlé par Israël, de même que les médicaments et autres équipements cruciaux pour les hôpitaux en Palestine. Ceci a déjà causé la mort inutile de plusieurs personnes juste ces deux dernières semaines, ce qui est complètement criminel selon le droit international qui classe ce genre de comportement dans la catégorie de punition collective.
Israël occupe 78% du territoire original de la Palestine et a des vues sur le reste du Moyen-Orient, projet de reconstituer le "Grand Israël". Ce qui explique bien pourquoi Israël cherche à provoquer tous ses voisins, que ce soit le Liban, la Syrie, l'Égypte, l'Iraq, l'Iran ou la Palestine. Il se trouve que l'Establishment en Israël, les Sionnistes et le complexe militaro-industriel, couplé avec quelques fanatiques religieux et ultra racistes, est extrêmement paranoïaque. Et ils projetent psychologiquement toutes ces fausses motivations sur les autres.
Et dire qu'on vient de confirmer encore qu'Israël possède des bombes nucléaires depuis le temps de Nixon, dans les années 60. Qui est l'agresseur et le danger réel et qui hallucine sur des ennemis potentiels partout, mais qui a lui-même menacé et attaqué à maintes reprises ses voisins???
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Il faut dire un mot des « concessions » qui auraient été consenties par le gouvernement israélien dans la préparation de cette réunion. 450 détenus palestiniens devraient être libérés – mais on en compte au total plus de 10 000 – et les autorités israéliennes ont arrêté pour le seul mois d’octobre 600 Palestiniens ! Le gouvernement israélien a annoncé qu’il démantèlerait les colonies "illégales" (rappelons que, du point de vue du droit international, toutes les colonies sont "illégales", mais Israël désigne ainsi celles qui n’ont pas eu l’approbation officielle des autorités) – mais cette promesse a déjà été faite mille fois et elle n’a jamais été tenue. Rappelons que même le démantèlement de certains checkpoints en Cisjordanie, qui transforment chaque déplacement des Palestiniens en cauchemar et qui pourtant a aussi mille fois été promis, ne s’est jamais effectué. Un rapport des Nations unies révélait que le nombre de barrages (roadblocks) avait atteint 572, une augmentation de 52% par rapport aux 376 barrages qui existaient en août 2005. Enfin, mesure vraiment concrète, à partir du 2 décembre, Israël réduira ses fournitures d’électricité à Gaza, ce qui revient à une punition collective considérée par le droit international comme « un crime de guerre ».
Voici pour les concessions israéliennes sur le terrain. Quant au fond du débat, qui peut croire un instant qu’Israël retournera aux frontières de 1967, alors même que le président Bush refuse ce retrait total ?
Palestinian police answerable to Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas have been terrorizing non-conformist Palestinian journalists throughout the
Assaults on journalists and cameramen increased dramatically recently especially in the aftermath of the American-hosted peace conference in
Just to 'prove' how serious
There are many more.... these are the most talked about...(Click on the numbers to read the articles)
"We had been waiting for an urgent referral to an outside hospital for the past six days, until he died today," said Dr. Ismail Yassin Monday, in response to the death of one more patient at the Gaza Children's Hospital.
Tamer al-Yazji, a 12-year-old chicken pox patient, died on Monday on his hospital bed after his referral to an Israeli hospital had been delayed.
Ethnic cleansing, one sick Palestinian child at a time.
The folks in the Israeli government who thought up the concept of denying children treatment by delaying it until the kids die must be very proud of themselves.
A Palestinian citizen suffering kidney failure has died on Friday in Jabalia to the north of the Gaza Strip after being blocked from travel abroad for treatment by the IOF troops' tight siege.
Medical sources told PIC correspondent that Jamil Hamad, 49, a father of seven children, could not have his dialysis after 23 of those machines in the Strip were out of order out of a total of 66 ones found in the Strip.
Ethnic cleansing by denying and/or delaying treatment of desperately ill Palestinians is completely despicable.
The Israeli government has elevated their well-developed" black art" of collective punishment to utterly new heights with this kind of behavior.
Israeli human rights group, Gisha, projected that electricity cuts would "cause certain and serious harm to the health and well-being of
The name of the country
This cannot be how thinking Israelis want their country to be perceived.
When you witness it, you are left in disbelief; how can it be happening? But it is occurring daily; what seems to be purposeful hindrances to
The Hebrew Haaretz newspaper has unveiled in its late edition on Monday a "serious" PA-Israeli document that aims at liquidating the right of return of millions of Palestinian refugees to their homeland in the 1948-occupied Palestinian lands.
According to the paper, an Israeli group close to Israeli premier Ehud Olmert along with a Palestinian team associated with PA chief Mahmoud Abbas had negotiated the possibility of replacing the RoR with some economic projects that could cost 90 billion dollars.
The document, the paper added, was an initial semi-official attempt to dismantle the barrier of the RoR and to transform it into economic benefits that could help reaching practical solutions to the issue.
November 27 at
Rice: "No one believes failure is an option" No one?? How's about EVERYONE??? Who are they trying to kid????
"The mountain went into labor, then it gave birth to a rat ," so says the famous Arab proverb. This adage is likely to caricature the outcome of the upcoming American-sponsored "peace conference," slated to take place on 27 November, in
Forecasting the failure of the
The Israeli mayor of Jerusalem (the city has two mayors: one Israeli, one Palestinian) Uri Lupolianski announced Wednesday that his municipal government would engage in a 'development plan’ for East Jerusalem, a plan which Palestinian residents of Jerusalem claim is actually annexation of Palestinian land for Israel.
Lupolianski presented the plan at a City Hall news conference Wednesday, stating that it is a 'way to keep
Smooth move, and so nicely timed; just barely a week before the
This highly touted "meeting/conference/symposium" - whatever you want to call it - is about to explode in this administration's face like a bad trick cigar.
Neither Abbas nor Olmert really have the strength of position, nor the support of their people, to achieve anything meaningful, if this even if this event goes forward.
Olmert: "Did you hear THAT!!!!"
Bush: (picks up red phone) "Okay, okay. I'm invading, I'm invading. Relax, already."
The preparations for a mass invasion of
The Israeli daily newspaper Maariv reported that the chances of a major Israeli incursion into the
"...chances of a major Israeli incursion into the
Increased, my astrolabe!
Israeli officials have been telegraphing that once
And watch for that right-on-cue lobbing of homemade shells - allegedly fired by Palestinian resistance factions - across the border to happen very, very soon as the justification for such an invasion.
Take a good look at this map, because if
We're already in
We're threatening to nuke
There are rumblings coming out of Tel Aviv about
Turkey has been getting attacked by Kurdish guerillas, who have been trained by MOSSAD commandos, all with our blessing.
Starting to see a pattern develop here?
Then there is the little-noticed news that the Israeli Parliament has given preliminary approval to a bill, in violation of international law and United Nations resolutions, which would seize East Jerusalem as a permanent part of
# * Resolution 127: " . . . 'recommends'
# * Resolution 162: " . . . 'urges'
# * Resolution 250: " . . . 'calls' on
# * Resolution 251: " . . . 'deeply deplores' Israeli military parade in
# * Resolution 252: " . . . 'declares invalid'
# * Resolution 267: " . . . 'censures'
# * Resolution 271: " . . . 'condemns'
# * Resolution 298: " . . . 'deplores'
# * Resolution 446: " . . . 'determines' that Israeli settlements are a 'serious obstruction' to peace and calls on
# * Resolution 452: " . . . 'calls' on
# * Resolution 465: " . . . 'deplores'
# * Resolution 471: " . . . 'expresses deep concern' at
# * Resolution 476: " . . . 'reiterates' that
# * Resolution 478: " . . . 'censures (
# * Resolution 672: " . . . 'condemns'
# * Resolution 673: " . . . 'deplores'
Any bets on a second Israeli invasion of
An ambulance rushing a heart attack victim to
A nine-year old Palestinian boy died in
The killing Palestinian children by denying them medical treatment has to rank as an absolutely new moral low for this Israeli government.
This kid was only 9 years old.
And by punishing children in this unconscionably evil way, by denying care, they are punishing that kid's entire family.
"Ali Murad Abu Shaweesh was 12 when Israeli soldiers shot him in the back. Ali was killed on the same day in June, 2001 that Sharon refused to let the Israeli foreign minister, Shimon Peres, meet with Yasir Arafat, yet his death also went unnoticed by American television news. But not entirely unnoticed, since the Israeli soldiers, who taunted the Palestinian boys over loudspeakers outside the Khan Yunis refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, goading them to come out and throw rocks, did so under the gaze of Chris Hedges, a reporter for the New York Times.
"Children have been shot in other conflicts I have covered--death squads gunned them down in El Salvador and Guatemala, mothers with infants were lined up and massacred in Algeria, and Serb snipers put children in their sights...in Sarajevo--but I have never before watched soldiers entice children like mice into a trap and murder them for sport," Hedges wrote. His account, coolly factual yet full of passionate intensity, was written not for his own paper but for Harper's Magazine, which sent Hedges to
The season's first hailstorm Tuesday was a blessing in disguise for cluster bomb-infested parts of southern
"You go back and re-write it so we can order the Americans to kill the Iranians for us!"
Remember a few days ago I equated
Read that first sentence. I rest my case. Israel, as an entire nation, is clinically insane.
And they really DO have nuclear weapons!
The six Israeli women who feature in the documentary "To See If I'm Smiling" each wrestle with memories of their compulsory military service that they would rather erase.
But after years of trying to bury the past, they have spoken out in a film that explores the darker side of Israel's 40-year-old occupation of the Palestinian territories and examines its impact on a generation of young men and women.
Although female soldiers are kept out of the front line, Israel is one of the only countries to enforce military service for women. Yarom aims to highlight the fragility of some girl soldiers -- many still in their teens when they start their two year army stint -- and the violence into which they are thrust.
SWELLING the ranks of the US Army to 547,000 troops by 2010 will probably not be enough to meet its needs, the army chief of staff George Casey said today.
"I believe that the 540,000 we're building here is a good milestone. I believe it is probably not big enough," he told US legislators.
The next draft won't only be coming for America's suns: it will be coming for America's daughters as well.
One of the forms of this legislation in committee right now stipulates that no American can go on to pursue their education without having completed their "national service".
The newly formed Genocide Prevention Task Force indicated Tuesday night that it will not be examining whether Israel has committed genocide in the West Bank and Gaza despite earlier statements that it would be addressing the subject.
"Its task is not to determine which situations, past or present, including the West Bank and Gaza, constitute genocide, but to develop policy recommendations that enable the United States to prevent future genocides from occurring," Cohen, along with co-chair Madeleine Albright, said in a statement issued Tuesday night.
"Hey, don't worry, Israel: your existing and on-going genocide against that Palestinians is just fine with us!" - official white horse souse.
This alleged human rights committee has just completely delegitimized itself in the eyes of every thinking person on this planet.
Benefits to Israel of U.S. Aid
Since 1949 (As of November 1, 1997)
Foreign Aid Grants and Loans
Other U.S. Aid (12.2% of Foreign Aid)
Interest to Israel from Advanced Payments
Total Benefits per Israeli
Cost to U.S. Taxpayers of U.S.
Aid to Israel
Interest Costs Borne by U.S.
Total Cost to U.S. Taxpayers
Total Taxpayer Cost per Israeli
- Congress Watch: A Conservative Total for U.S. Aid to Israel: $91 Billion—and Counting
- Congressional Research Report on Israel: US Foreign Assistance by Clyde Mark (213K pdf file)
- U.S. Aid To Israel: The Strategic Functions
- U.S. Aid to Israel: What U.S. Taxpayer Should Know
- U.S. Aid to Israel: Interpreting the 'Strategic Relationship'