Any news and articles on the occupation and Apartheid of Palestine.

'Peace Talk', 'Two-State Delusion' - 3 Decades of Disengenious and farcical musing.

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By  - Appeared in OpEdNews on 10/19/2014

Some musings........

Often musing is necessary to keep one's sanity, the hope is that someone reads one's thoughts, interjects their own and either tell you that you are NOT insane or that you are off your rockers, both of which I consider a solace.

We learned on Friday (10/3/14), that Sweden's newly elected Social Democrat prime minister Stefan Loefven announced that his country will recognize a Palestinian state, becoming the first EU member in Western Europe to do so.

The British Parliament quickly followed suit.

It must be noted that 7 EU members in Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean, namely; Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Poland and Romania have already recognized the Palestinian state.

Among the non-EU members, Iceland is the only other western European nation to have done so. So Sweden's significance in joining the 130 other countries around the world in recognition of Palestine is due to it being the first Western European country.

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What Led Israel to Stop the Assault — and What Comes Next?

 

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To discuss the lead-up to the ceasefire and what to expect from the talks in Cairo, we are joined by author and scholar Norman Finkelstein. Posted August 06, 2014 on DemocracyNow. Support DemocracyNow

AARON MATÉ: Israel has pulled its ground forces from the Gaza Strip as a 72-hour ceasefire takes hold. In addition, Israeli and Palestinian factions have agreed to attend talks in Cairo on a longer-term agreement. Gaza officials say at least 1,865 Palestinians, most of them civilians, died during Israel’s offensive, which began on July 8th. Israel says 64 of its soldiers and three civilians have been killed. Nearly a quarter of Gaza’s 1.8 million resident were displaced during the assault, which destroyed more than 3,000 homes.

Earlier today, the Israeli military sent out a message reading, quote: "Mission accomplished: We have destroyed Hamas’ tunnels leading from Gaza into Israel. All of Israel is now safer." Palestinians coming home to their neighborhoods report massive amounts of destruction.

GAZA RESIDENT: [translated] I am destroyed. I’m shocked. I have heart problems, and then I saw our house. We were all shocked. We don’t know what to do. Look at our houses and our children. Everything is destroyed, four apartments. All my children are stranded in the schools. Where are we supposed to go?

AMY GOODMAN: In other developments, a prominent Foreign Office minister in Britain, Sayeeda Warsi, has resigned, saying Britain’s policy on the crisis in Gaza is, quote, "morally indefensible." In an interview with The Huffington Post, Warsi criticized Britain for pressuring Palestinian leadership not to seek justice at the International Criminal Court. On Monday, Human Rights Watch urged Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to seek ICC jurisdiction over crimes committed on and from Palestinian territory. The group detailed multiple examples of Israeli soldiers shooting and killing fleeing civilians in Gaza.

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Brilliant idea to support the ME peace process and stop the occupation of GAZA

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Italiano sotto- Deutsch unten - Español abajo  - Français dessous -

Yesterday we started this FB page (WAVE OF HANDS UNITED FOR GAZA) inspired by friends of an Israeli musician who posted these anonymous pictures of hands and passports.

I believe this is a brilliant idea because it allows everybody, kids included to write on their hands and share their nationality. I could develop the whole thing on more than a FB page. I plan a separate site for that.

I act and dedicate all of my time, with no income, out of a deep sense for civic virtue, because I sense the urgency to act and feel like I have something to offer that can develop into the BIG thing you're all wishing for. While you all have a life, earn money, go on vacation, play with kids, walk the dog, cook dinner and laugh with friends, I do this. I don't mind. I am strong. I think my time is worth it because I believe I can deliver something BIG, the one big thing you all need.

The "stand with Palestine - hands with message and passport idea" takes 5 minutes, it's fun for your kids, educative, unifying, and inspiring. Today I expect to see many hands images with your passports posted on my wall, so that I can share them anonymously on the WHUG page.

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