‘THROW PAPA FROM THE TRAIN’
Yesterday I took a trip to downtown Jerusalem on the Light Rail. On the way home the train was stopped by Israeli Border Police because there was a Palestinian sitting in my car with his son. The Police rudely demanded to see his Identity Card and then ordered him to get off the train. He was dong nothing wrong, just going home with his son the same way I was doing …. They held up the train for ten minutes as the man protested that he was doing nothing wrong. By this time his son was hysterical as other passengers surrounded the man to give (im)moral support to the Police. Eventually he agreed to leave the train and we continued on our journey.
Just another day in Jerusalem😦
BUT you must remember …
The man was a Palestinian … a major crime in the city of Jerusalem.
This just a week after Netanyahu’s infamous speech where he said;
Jews and Arabs should reach out to each other, get to know each other’s families.
Listen to each other.
Jews and Arabs should treat one another with the same dignity and respect you’d want for your own family.
Our land is too small, it’s too precious to fill it with discord and hate.
Here is the complete speech on video …
So I ask, after what I witnessed yesterday, how is this Arab man and his son supposed to believe anything that Netanyahu says?
Hate still rules in the Holy Land!
According to the Neanderthal Sector of the Israeli Rabbinate, Gays are an abomination and individually very sick people.
Now the fascist spokesman of the Israeli settler movement adds his two Shekels to the matter ….
‘Gay marchers aim to destroy Judaism’
Marzel is not the first fascist to persecute gays, he learned it from the nazis themselves …
Modern, public gay bashing is definitely not new. In the early 60’s, David Susskind interviewed the then Premier of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev and asked him if it is true that Tchaikovsky was gay.
The Premier responded; “Yes, but that is not the only reason the Soviet People love him”!
Bottom line is LIVE AND LET LIVE!!
The Mayor of Jerusalem will boycott the Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem today …..
The following report is in his own defense of the decision (Click on link)
Nir Barkat says he needs to take into consideration all of the capital’s residents to avoid causing offense
On the other hand, the arrogant Prime Minister couldn’t care less who he offends ….. so he did!
Words of the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem; “It is simply horrendous that the Prime Minister supports these parades. It’s a huge embarrassment; he should come back and apologize in public. He cannot be the Prime Minister of Israel.”
(Click on link to see full report)
Jerusalem Chief Rabbi condemns gay pride parade, calls on Netanyahu to give ‘public apology’ after voice support for parade.
Apologise he won’t …. this would defeat his entire purpose of Pinkwashing the entire event as can be seen in the following ….
Pinkwashing is Israel’s propaganda strategy of trying to market itself as LGBTQ friendly, while at the same time taking attention away from the occupation.
The message from the spoof is clear: “you can’t wash away the occupation.”
OR ~~~ HOW CAN THE MOST HATEFUL COUNTRY IN THE WORLD HAVE THE MOST HUMANITARIAN ARMY?
Israel finds itself in a dilemma these days …. it wants you to believe that its army is the most humanitarian in the world, but it is a contradiction to their overall policy of hatred.
So, in an attempt to change this image a new chief rabbi was just appointed to the IDF. Following are some of his thoughts …..
It’s OK for a soldier to kill a wounded assailant …
“Suicide bombers who were wounded must be killed.”
“Terrorists should not be treated as human beings, as they are ‘animals,’ and the rule ‘He who is merciful to the cruel eventually would be cruel to the merciful’ applies to them.”
It’s OK to rape a non Jewish woman in time of war …
“As part of maintaining fitness for the army and the soldiers’ morale during fighting, it is permitted to “breach” the walls of modesty and “satisfy the evil inclination by lying with attractive Gentile women against their will, out of consideration for the difficulties faced by the soldiers and for overall success.”
On the question of hating thy neighbour …
To continue collecting tourist dollar$, Israel wants you to believe it is the most gay friendly country in the world ….
But here is the reality;
“Gays and lesbians should be treated with love and support, but they are sick or deformed.”
Pinkwashing aims to appeal to Western liberal sensitivities – and attract sex tourism dollars – by portraying Israel as a haven of LGBTQ rights and fun in the region, while maligning Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims more generally as barbaric and intolerant.
Remember all of the above whenever you are tempted to support the IDF in any way!
“Where’s Wiesel’s Tattoo?”
Incredibly, there apparently is no existing image of Elie Wiesel’s alleged tattoo.
This is the only known footage of Wiesel with both sleeves rolled up, and no tattoo is visible anywhere on the left arm, which is where Wiesel claims he still has this tattoo.
For over 70 years Elie Wisel conned the world with tales of his suffering in Auschwitz. He managed to make million$ with his ‘Holocaust Bu$ine$$’ without ever proving that his stories were true.
Elie Wiesel has stated it in interviews …
March 25, 2010, University of Dayton: A student asked Wiesel if he still has his concentration camp number and if it serves as a reminder of those terrible experiences. “I don’t need that to remember, I think about my past every day,” he responded. “But I still have it on my arm – A7713. At that time, we were numbers. No names, no identity.”
Yesterday he took his secrets to the grave ….
World laments death of Holocaust survivor, author Elie Wiesel
Israeli leaders past and present, world leaders, Jewish organizations and even celebrities all lamented the death of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, whose passing at the age of 87 was announced Saturday by the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial.
Full AP Report HERE
The world will never really know the truth about this man
You may ask why I even care about the above….
While Wiesel lived a life of luxury, better than many Kings, below is how real survivors struggle with their day to day lives.
(Click on links)
Rambling down Memory Lane…….
Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those slaughtered in Orlando, Florida yesterday. May they find comfort knowing that they are not alone in this sorrow.
When a crazed Jew attacked and killed a participant in last year’s Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem, it was called murder.
When Timothy McVeigh, Christian White guy, killed 168 w/truck bomb in Oklahoma, nobody blamed Christianity or the Bible. he was called a mass-murderer.
BUT, when a crazed, homophobic Muslim kills 50 people in a Gay Club in Orlando, it is called an act of terrorism.
Both the Democrats and the Republicans were quick to condemn the attack yesterday as an act of terrorism. Both are blind to the reality of hatred.
Let’s look at the murderer in question ….
A man who called 911 to proclaim allegiance to the Islamic State terrorist group, and who had been investigated in the past for possible terrorist ties, stormed a gay nightclub here Sunday morning, wielding an assault rifle and a pistol, and carried out the worst mass shooting in United States history, leaving 50 people dead and 53 wounded.
The attacker, identified by law enforcement officials as Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old who was born in New York, turned what had been a celebratory night of dancing to salsa and merengue music at the crowded Pulse nightclub into a panicked scene of unimaginable slaughter, the floors slicked with blood, the dead and the injured piled atop one another. Terrified people poured onto the darkened streets of the surrounding neighborhood, some carried wounded victims to safety, and police vehicles were pressed into service as makeshift ambulances to rush people to hospitals.
Homophobia isn’t prerogative of a single religion.
ISIS isn’t REALLY Islamic but it doesn’t matter since after Orlando Shooting the name of game is “blame Muslims”
From our Associates and friends …
From Carlos Latuff
From Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD
Condolences to the families of the mass shooting in Florida and to the victims of the bombings in Damascus and Iraq. Innocent civilians continue to pay a price for the greed of the few who see mayhem and murder as good for their political agenda. My friend’s car has a sticker “Who profits?”
From CAIR National
The Jewish Voice for Peace issued the following statement …. it reflects the thinking of many of us, regardless of our religious connections.
JVP’S NETWORK AGAINST ISLAMOPHOBIA STATEMENT ON HORRIFYING ATTACK IN ORLANDO
JVP’s Network Against Islamophobia issues the following statement in response to the horrific attack at “Latin Night” at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016:
We are grieving today with and for the Orlando LGTBQ community, and, in particular, the queer and trans Latinx communities that were the targets of this horrifying attack. Our hearts break for all those lost and their loved ones, for all those injured and traumatized.
We cannot ignore that this murderous attack takes place in the context of a political climate in this country where homophobic, transphobic, racist, and Islamophobic laws are commonplace, and where the same politicians promoting those laws adamantly oppose any restrictions on guns and assault weapons.
We are outraged that some of those same politicians–as well as the media, police, and others– are using this tragedy to demonize the Muslim community. It is appalling to instrumentalize the horror of these murders in order to spread dangerous Islamophobic messages, including characterizing Islam as uniquely threatening and homophobic. We know that such anti-Muslim narratives contribute to increased harassment and violence against Muslims or those perceived as Muslim, including LGBTQ members of those communities.
As LGBTQ people and allies, let us respond in ways that reflect a proud queer history of fighting back against all hatred and oppression. As we mourn all those who were murdered and reflect on this tragedy, we must continue to put all our energies into standing strong against homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, racism, and all forms of hatred, and to build for justice within and among our communities.
Bottom line is: don’t let hatred become the cause of your blindness to reality!
OR …. RABBIS CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH
Above is a photo I just took of a pack of Israeli cigarettes. The box at the bottom of the box is a warning from the Israeli Ministry of Health stating that ‘Smoking is hazardous to your health’ ….
The yellow pull tab at the top claims that these cigarettes are ‘Kosher for Passover’ ….
Suicide might be painless …. but cancer or heart disease isn’t!
Death is NOT KOSHER …. apparently neither are some rabbis!
At 8 P.M. tomorrow evening sirens will sound throughout Israel. Traffic will come to a complete halt as Israelis stand in silence for one minute to honour and remember their fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism. This will be followed by ceremonies at military cemeteries and government institutions all evening and all of the next day until sundown.
Who will stand with me to honour and remember the hundreds of Palestinian children and women killed by Israeli soldiers and zioterrorists?
Who will stand with me to honour the memory of Democracy itself in Israel??
Hopefully I will not be standing alone.
Here I present a recent post from the archives dealing with some recent killings …
A TIME FOR ALL JEWS TO MOURN
According to both Jewish and Muslim rituals, a dead person must be buried as soon as possible. Notifications are usually posted in Jewish neighbourhoods in Israel to announce the time of the funeral. Announcements are made via loudspeakers from local mosques announcing the same.
This week was different as death notices for a murdered Palestinian child appeared in Jewish areas …
As well as one for a young girl stabbed to death at Jerusalem’s Pride Parade
Death notices, in the style of the public mourning notices that are commonplace across Israel, have appeared — posted in public areas and online, in Hebrew and English — mourning the two lost children and noting the climate of hatred that spurred on these Jewish extremist attacks. Controversial for their inventive remixing of a “classic” Israeli cultural phenomenon, the mourning notices easily attract attention. They were created by Ilana Sichel and Romy Achituv, writers and artist-activists who sought to commemorate what they called the victims of “our society’s ills: our intolerance, our hatred, our prejudice.”
Whatever the reasons are for this show of solidarity, they are positive moves. Perhaps it is in preparation for the demise of the Jewish State itself, if these senseless murders continue.
The following is a MUST READ
All Israelis Are Guilty of Setting a Palestinian Family on Fire
It’s simply not possible to cheer for the brigade commander who shoots a Palestinian teenager, and then be shocked by settlers who throw a firebomb at an inhabited house.
Israelis stab gay people and burn children. There isn’t a shred of slander, the slightest degree of exaggeration, in this dry description. True, these are the actions of a few. True, too, that their numbers are increasing. It’s true that all of them – all the murderers, everyone who torches, who stabs, who uproots trees – are from the same political camp. But the opposing camp also shares the blame.
All those who thought that it would possible to sustain islands of liberalism in the sea of Israeli fascism were shown up this weekend, once and for all. It’s simply not possible to cheer for the brigade commander who shoots a teenager, and then be shocked by the settlers who set a family on fire; to support gay rights, and hold a founding conference in Ariel; to be enlightened, and then pander to the right and seek to partner with it. Evil knows no bounds; it begins in one place and quickly spreads in every direction.
The first breeding ground of those who torched the Dawabsheh family was the Israel Defense Forces, even if the offenders didn’t serve in it. When the killing of 500 children in the Gaza Strip is legitimate, and doesn’t even compel a debate, a moral reckoning, then what’s so terrible about setting a house on fire, together with its inhabitants? After all, what’s the difference between lobbing a fire bomb and dropping a bomb? In terms of the intention, or the intent, there is no difference.
When the shooting of Palestinians becomes an almost daily occurrence – two more have already been killed since the family was burned: one in the West Bank, another on the border of the Gaza Strip – who are we to complain about the fire throwers in Duma? When the lives of Palestinians are officially the army’s for the taking, their blood cheap in the eyes of Israeli society, then settler militias are also permitted to kill them. When the IDF’s ethic in the Gaza Strip is that it is permitted to do anything in order to save one soldier, who are we to complain about right-wingers like Baruch Marzel, who told me this weekend it was permissible to kill thousands of Palestinians in order to protect a single hair from the head of a Jew. Such is the atmosphere, such is the result. Original responsibility for it goes to the IDF.
No less to blame, of course, are the governments and politicians who vie with each other over who can suck up the most to the settlers. Whoever gives them 300 new homes in exchange for their violence at the flagship settlement of Beit El is telling them not only that violence is permissible, but also that it pays. It is already hard to draw the line between throwing bags of urine at police officers and fire bombs into people’s homes.
Also to blame, of course, are the law enforcement authorities, starting with the Judea and Samaria District Police – the most ridiculous and scandalous of all police districts, and not by chance. Nine Palestinian homes were torched in the past three years, according to B’Tselem. How many people have been prosecuted? None. So what happened in Duma on Friday? The fire was simply better, in the eyes of the arsonists and their minions.
Their minions also include the silent, the forgiving and all those who think the evil will remain forever within the confines of the West Bank. Their minions also include the Israelis who are convinced that the People of Israel is the chosen people, and as a result is permitted to do anything – including torching the homes of non-Jews, with their inhabitants inside.
So, too, many of those who were shocked by the act, including figures who have visited the victims in Sheba Medical Center, outside Tel Aviv – the president, the prime minister, the opposition leader and their aides – imbibed the racist, infuriating “You have chosen us from all the peoples” with their mothers’ milk.
At the end of a terrible day, it is this that leads to the burning of families whom God did not choose. No principle in Israeli society is more destructive, or more dangerous, than this principle. Nor, unfortunately, more common. If you were to examine closely what is concealed beneath the skin of most Israelis, you would find: the chosen people. When that is a fundamental principle, the next torching is only a matter of time.
Their minions are everywhere, and most of them are now tsk-tsking and expressing dismay at what happened. But what occurred couldn’t have not happened; what happened was dictated by the needs of reality, the reality of Israel and its value system. What happened will happen again, and no one will be spared. We all torched the Dawabsheh family.
Juliano Mer-Khamis, the 54-year old founder of The Freedom Theater in Jenin, was murdered five years ago today by unknown assailants.
The murder remains unsolved to this day but his memory lives on as does his dream for a Free Palestine.
Presented here is a post I wrote at the time of his assassination …
A PART OF ALL OF US WAS MURDERED IN JENIN
Yesterday I reposted a piece from Mondoweiss thinking it was real and true …. (Click on link)
Apparently it seems it was meant as an April Fool’s joke. This was the opinion of most of the comments to the post, but I was sure it was the real thing. Turns out I was the fool for believing it.
For this I apologize to my readers … zionism is definitely not a laughing matter and I hope the usually honest site it came from will issue the same apology that I am posting here.
NOOOOOOOOO! This is not an endorsement of the man’s candidacy …. far from it!
My personal hatred for him and his father goes back over fifty years as can be seen in THIS post from the archives.
To claim and condemn him for the following is utterly ridiculous. This is NOT a nazi salute …
The righteous supporters in the Clinton camp were way too quick to jump on the condemnation wagon, which prompted me to write this.
When an Abe Foxman says the following, one really has to look at the situation with open eyes and mind ….
Abe Foxman calls episode ‘about as offensive, obnoxious and disgusting as anything I thought I would ever witness in the United States of America’; says Republican candidate knew exactly what he was doing
(Click on link to see full report)
Once again I stress that this is NOT an endorsement of Donald Trump. Hopefully he will be defeated in the primary because of his racist policies, but not because of fabricated ones such as the one above.
I must add …. where were the Foxman’s condemnations when this photo was taken?
Do you see a difference here? I don’t.
“That which is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour.
That is the whole Torah, the rest is commentary.”
Going through the archives I found some must reads … some that may have been missed over the years.
This one was written 10 years ago .. but it could have been written today;
A MESSAGE TO MY FELLOW JEWS
IF YOU LOVE ISRAEL SPEAK UP FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE!
I have often said that it is very difficult to remain objective towards something when the subjective circumstances seem to be stronger.
The case of Israel and Jews is one of the cases that comes to mind. Many Jews outside of Israel support Israel blindly. The attitude is very similar to the American attitude during the Vietnam War… “My country right or wrong”..
That concept alone is wrong. If you really love something than you let it know when it is wrong… this is not happening in the case of Israel. If you really love Israel then you must treat it as you would treat your own child. Not to do so will only make a very bad situation that much worse. As a result, Israel will think it has a ‘green light’ to pursue its policies of occupation, apartheid and most recently, brutal aggression towards its neighbours. Since the war started in Lebanon, the aggression against the Palestinians in Gaza has not subsided. Do not let our brothers in Palestine think we have forgotten them..
If you support these policies and actions, then you do not love Israel as you claim you do. You are, in effect, helping Israel self destruct.
In order to survive and flourish, Israel needs peace. There is no other way. The Torah is the Law that governs the lives of observant Jews. Rabbi Hillel said the following regarding the Torah…
“That which is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour.
That is the whole Torah, the rest is commentary.”
Answer the following questions….
DO YOU BELIEVE THAT…
*Peace in the Middle East will only come about with mutual recognition and respect and must be seen as just by both sides.
*Peace requires the end of illegal occupation and settlement.
*Violence against civilians is unacceptable.
*Israel’s policies in the West Bank and Gaza are breeding hatred and resentment.
*It is crucial that Jews speak out for Palestinians’ human rights.
*The values of Israeli society have been corrupted by the Israeli State’s human-rights abuses.
*A lasting peace must be seen as just by both sides.
*Britain, the EU, the USA, Russia and the UN must be persuaded to implement UN resolutions on Palestine.
If you answered yes to all or most of the above questions then you must act on the situation. To remain silent is to be as guilty as the government of Israel is. To remain silent is to witness the very destruction of the State of Israel… from within.
Show your support for justice by speaking out against the wall of apartheid.
Speak out against the occupation of Palestine.
Speak out against the war in Lebanon.
Boycott Israeli goods until Israel becomes a State worthy of your support.
Show that you truly love israel and fight for PEACE and JUSTICE… nothing else will do!
Some more must reads from the past ….
(click on links)
and finally ….
Supporting the BDS Movement , boycotting Israeli products, specifically those from the illegal settlements in the Occupied Territories is a great way to help the growing economy of Palestine and showing your solidarity with its people.
But now, thanks to the initiatives of the Northern California branch of the International Solidarity Movement, you can purchase products made in Palestine itself. They created a ‘shopping site’ called PALBOX.
Ordering from them is one of the greatest ways of showing solidarity with the people of Palestine, especially its farmers and those involved in cultural activities.
Palestine is literally across the road from where I live, but the infamous wall and checkpoints make it impossible for me to go on a shopping spree there, so I ordered from PALBOX and my treasures arrived today ….
The treasures inside included …..
Palestinian Olive Oil
The olive tree is the virtual lifeline of Palestine, hence it is one of the major targets for destruction by zionism itself. Some of the trees are over a thousand years old and have provided a livelihood for hundreds of Palestinian families. Every drop of oil in the bottle is precious and represents all that Palestine stands for.
Also included were 2 bars of Olive Oil Soap ….
That’s not all …..
No better way to enhance the taste of your salads and enjoy the taste of Palestine itself.
HERE are some easy recipes that I found online using Za’atar.
And from the Artistic Community ….
A beautiful handcrafted necklace made by Katie Miranda, resident cartoonist at Mondoweiss. Many of her works appeared on the pages of this Blog.
Katie studied the art of Arabic calligraphy with a master calligrapher while on a three year Solidarity Mission to Palestine with the International Solidarity Movement.
The necklace would be a perfect gift for the special woman in your life.
Her beautiful creations can be ordered separately from THIS site
And finally …. a treasure to enjoy over and over again ….
From Palestinian Artists …. a Gift of Music
Included is an album of music sung but Dr. Haidar Eid, BDS activist, and professor of Postcolonial and Postmodern Literature at Gaza’s al-Aqsa University.
Thanks to the electronic media, the cultural treasures of Palestine cannot be blocked by any wall or blockade. Become a part of this.
Here’s how to get your virtual treasure box ….
Click HERE to get to PALBOX’s order page.
Keep the following in mind when you order ….
Palbox helps Palestinian farmers, artists and artisans, as well as entire communities that benefit from Fair Trade community development. Second, downloadable music and visual art bypasses the Israeli blockade of Gaza, and provides a living for Palestinians under siege. 100% of your purchase goes to the Northern California chapter of the International Solidarity Movement, which has been participating in Palestinian nonviolent resistance to Israeli repression since 2001.
The songs are dedicated to the courage and resistance of the Palestinian people on the journey to justice and freedom. All proceeds from sales of the songs will be donated to the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
The ISM is a Palestinian led movement dedicated to resisting the Israeli occupation through non-violent means. In addition, Norcal ISM pays bail money for Palestinians arrested for political reasons, and gives travel grants to volunteers going to Palestine.
Is there a better way to support the Palestinian Cause? I think not!
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– Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – Nov. 19, 1863
“Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure.
We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.
The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us–that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion–that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.”
Image of Lincoln by Charles White
This morning I received an email from Sue, the daughter of the woman pictured above, informing me of the passing of her mother Anne Yellin yesterday, just a month short of her 99th birthday. She lived a full life and changed the lives of many who knew and loved her, including my own.
Anne played a special role in my life and I credit her more than anyone else for making me what I am today. It was she that handed me the leaflet in front of Woolworth’s in 1960 …. the leaflet that changed my life as can be seen in THIS post from the archives.
Anne was a pillar of the community I grew up in, known to all and loved by all. She was predeceased by her loving husband Jack, a veteran of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, in his own right, a true hero. She is survived by two loving daughters and Sue and Nancy and their children. May they all be comforted in the knowledge that the memory of their mother and grandmother will live on for years to come.
Bella Ciao dear Comrade and Friend!
My dear friend Matt Weinstein adds the following …
A good friend and one of the great “old-timer” activists and champions of peace and justice passed away today: Ann Yellin. She was a friend of my parents and a doting mom to her two daughters, Sue and Nancy as well as a very loving grandma. Ann, an RN by trade who worked for many years at Coney Island Hospital, was married to Jack Yellin, a veteran of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade—those courageous premature anti-fascists who fought in Spain before WW II, standing up to Franco and his backer, Hitler. And she was very proud of him. He died a long time ago but Ann carried his memory with her as the years passed and that memory helped bolster her to carry on. Ann was active throughout her life—she was a member of the Brighton Beach and Manhattan Beach chapter of Women Strike For Peace, fighting for a world free of the nuclear threat and then later in the Shorefront Peace Committee—its successor. Strongly opinionated but never wavering in her commitment, Ann Yellin was a strong partisan of socialism and with that as her goal she was one of those rare women who translate their beliefs and world outlook into concrete action on behalf of humanity. She was a beautiful woman—inside and out. We won’t soon forget her and the larger than life contributions she made for a better world.Ann died a month before her 99th birthday.
In honour of Anne’s 90th birthday, Matt wrote the following … (Click on link)
And finally, a Biblical tribute to our wonderful Woman of Valor …
Eshet Chayil אשת חיל (Psalm 31 Hebrew and English text translation)
When my son was about four years old he played a little game; if he saw someone or something that he didn’t want to see he would close his eyes and imagine that they were gone.
He was four at the time but thankfully outgrew this as he got older and learned to accept the reality of situations. Israel is almost sixty eight and still plays that game in regards to the existence of Palestine. Will they ever grow up?
Despite the fact that most of the world now recognises Palestine as a state (as can be seen in the following image), Israel still closes its eyes to that reality …
The reality I speak of is that Palestine is HERE and is HERE TO STAY! Whether or not Israel refuses to open its eyes to that FACT will not change the situation.
On the other hand, see how Palestine is seen when it is opportune for the zionists to almost acknowledge its existence …. (a post from the archives)
SUDDENLY THERE IS A PALESTINE AND PALESTINIANS
Did you ever notice that one of the hardest words for a zionist to utter or put into print is Palestinian? The word itself confirms that there is a Palestine.
News reports in the zionist media refer to Palestinians as Arabs, or at best, Israeli Arabs.
BUT, if any of the above are involved in a suspected terrorist attack there suddenly is a Palestine and Palestinians, except in the extreme right media as seen below.
Did you ever notice that?
Below the images presented are some examples of what I am talking about
First some images … and a short video
The video contains pictures of different Palestinian cities during the 1920’s and 1930’s, before the creation of the state of israel by the zionists in 1948.
How the right wing ziopress usually refers to Palestinians …
The following are examples from the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
A Palestinian terrorist used his car to deliberately drive into a crowd of Israelis near a light-rail train station in Jerusalem. Three Israeli soldiers were injured Wednesday evening in the day’s second vehicular terror attack.
Whereas Israel takes measures to maintain public order and uphold the delicate status quo on the Temple Mount, many on the Palestinian side exploit the holy sites to inflame passions and undermine the long-standing modus vivendi in the city.
You might find this post from the archives of interest …. be sure to click on the highlighted links.