Saturday, November 14, 2009

Western Interventon: Saviour or Virus?

Does an increase in Western interevntion in the affairs of a sovereign nation increase its potential for domestic and international terrorism?

Taking and No Giving

Does dispossessing the land of Palestine help protect the State of Israel?

Friday, October 16, 2009

Do you recognise Israel's right to exist?

Based on basic human and democratic principles, I cannot accept a supremacist, illegally occupying force that expands at the expense of a nation that wants nothing more than the basic recognition of its heritage, culture, identity - and existence - as a viable, independent state.

No, I cannot accept Israel’s right to exist as a supremacist state.

But I do recognise that Israel is a supremacist state that has become no more than a colonising pariah that wishes to eradicate any trace of a nation once called Palestine.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Road Map to Zion

While Washington and Israel speak of establishing a "road map" to peace with a people they cannot afford to grant statehood to, the Zionist train continues to carve out an ever-expanding map of Israel at the expense of historic Palestine. This paradoxical set of actions ensures a road of continuous conflict that provides Israel an excuse to punish the Palestinians into total submission – and out of Palestine - forever.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Zionist Mail 2

"If I were a Palestinian of the right age, I'd eventually join one of the terrorist organizations."

(Ehud Barak, current Israeli Defense Minister)

A simple equation

60 year ethnic cleansing campaign +

41 year-old illegally occupying force +

41 year-old illegally occupied people +

World’s largest concentration camp


Zionist Mail

". . . Let us not today fling accusation at the murderers. What cause have we to complain about their fierce hatred to us? For eight years now, they sit in their refugee camps in Gaza, and before their eyes we turn into our homestead the land and villages in which they and their forefathers have lived.

We should demand his blood not from the [Palestinian] Arabs of Gaza but from ourselves. . . . Let us make our reckoning today. We are a generation of settlers, and without the steel helmet and gun barrel, we shall not be able to plant a tree or build a house. . . . Let us not be afraid to see the hatred that accompanies and consumes the lives of hundreds of thousands of [Palestinian] Arabs who sit all around us and wait for the moment when their hands will be able to reach our blood."

(Moshe Dayan, a former Israeli Defense Minister, 1956)

Friday, January 9, 2009

The hidden story

This is not a conflict. It is an ongoing neo-colonial war that began in 1948, accelerated post 1967 and continues unabated today. And it’s cruellest outcome – apart from a well-hidden ethnic cleansing campaign financed and supported by Washington – is that the occupier is seen by many as the victim and the occupied the aggressor.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Hezbollah and Hamas - Genesis

I wonder which scenario is more believable: Hezbollah and Hamas are the defensive offspring of Israel’s Zionistic forty-one-year-old occupation? Or, a group of people whose agenda is to cause terrorism and bring about the destruction of Israel? Whichever way you look at it, the truth can always be found on the ground. In this case, Palestine. Or whatever is left of Palestine. So, in order to understand – and comprehend – from whence these two organisations came from, we must look at how they were conceived.

Sabra and Shatila. These two words either evoke condemnation or praise. Condemnation in the Arab-Muslim-humane world; praise from the sympathisers and apologists of Zionism. Which, frankly put, calls for the destruction of Palestine so that a supremacist state only for Jews can exist in a nation called Israel. And this ideal, conceived in 1879 by Theodor Herzl in the first Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland, is sadly coming to fruition.

In 1982, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), headed by Ariel Sharon, orchestrated a crime against humanity in southern Lebanon. With IDF assistance and complicity, Lebanese Christian Phalangist militiamen entered the Sabra and Shatila Palestinian refugee camps, where they systematically butchered, castrated, raped and murdered men, woman and children. A refugee camp! And out of the burning ashes of Sabra and Shatila rose Hezbollah.

Would you expect anything less? If your town was murdered, raped and pillaged, would you not expect an organisation to band together to not only seek revenge but to prevent such a massacre from happening again? Or would it be more realistic to feel sympathy towards your murderers? To be almost apathetic in seeing your very people - brothers, sisters, mother and father - die before your eyes? I leave these simple questions to be answered not only by your mind but also with you heart. For they are the same questions the founding members of Hezbollah asked themselves in Southern Lebanon on that most despicable of days in 1982. They remain the same questions they ask themselves today.

Even though Hamas was formed in 1988, its roots can be traced to 1948. That year saw the displacement of a quarter million Palestinians from their homeland from which they would never return, despite countless UN resolutions opposed, violated and blocked by Israel and the US. The year before, with pressure from Britain and the US, the UN brokered a Partition plan, which amounted to Palestinian geo-political suicide. The Jews, who accounted for 7% of the population, were offered 55% of Palestine; while the Palestinians, who accounted for 93% of the population, were offered 45% - of their own land!

If your nation, city, town or village were given the same offer, by someone who had no right to offer your land away, would you accept it? A simple question often has a simple answer. The continuous loss of historical Palestine is illustrated in any atlas or map – for those willing enough to make a comparison between 1948, 1967 and today. Therefore, is it any surprise that a resistance group - whether its called Hamas or the Palestinian Liberation Army – did and do everything they can to end a now four-decade-old siege?

The word Hamas is an acronym for Zeal. 2000 years ago, the Romans laid waste to Jerusalem when the Jewish “zealots” wanted to end their “occupation”. The Romans called these zealots “terrorists” since they did not respect Roman presence or law. Sad how history can often repeat itself in such coincidental, yet ironic, circumstances. Do you think the Jews of Jerusalem 2000 years ago considered the zealot a terrorist? Do you think those same Jews had the same right to live in peace without Roman occupation? More importantly, did the zealots rise before or after Roman occupation? Again, simple questions beg simple answers.

It is unfortunate my conclusion states the obvious: that Hezbollah and Hamas were and are the direct responses to Israel’s neo-colonialist empire that began in 1948 and its continuing illegal occupation initiated in 1967. The fact such truisms are seldom heard, said or known speaks volumes of much of the media’s contempt for truth and obedience to its masters. However, as long as the US funds and supports the world’s second worst rogue state, itself being number one, there shall be no peace in the Middle East. Hezbollah and Hamas, whose sole purpose is to free their people from a tyrannical force - as did their Zealot counterparts in Rome - shall remain “terrorists” in the eyes of those who cannot see and in the ears of those who will not listen.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The lonely occupier

It is one thing to be occupied. Another to be occupied illegally. Physically. Economically. Politically. Geographically. Militarily. Despotically. Dictatorially. Mentally. Spiritually.

Like a man who rapes a woman and rapes her again when she fights back, Israel’s ethnic cleaning of the Palestinian entity has no bounds. For over six decades, Palestine has been ravaged by a man who wishes to live alone. A man who uses a past not his own to justify his future existence – at the expense of a woman whose only crime was to exist at all.

Her presence makes him ill. Her rebellion fuels his incessant assault and dispossession of her soul. Hence, rape becomes a just cause in pursuit of his ultimate goal – a world shaped in his own image. A world barren, desolate, just like him. A world he only occupies.