Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Best Actor, Actress, Supporting, Extras etc etc Award

Many of the news I received of late, are email-subscription from Window Into Palestine. Though they are not the only blog/site available, they are, one of the most active, such as the the news below.

Israeli's - Have they no blood ???



As you can imaging on days like this I
watch the TV news on several multinational
channels
especially due to the fact that I
speak 5 languages
and politics runs in my blood....

Taking of
blood , I noticed
(and not for the first time)
that all
the Israeli-victims shown on all channels,

never do have blood running..... Which leaves me with two possibilities
(or two explanations) :


1- The Israelis have no
blood
2- Israeli-victims are no victims , but rather actors .

So please , if anyone in the near future sees any
Israeli-victim
of the Hamas rockets , wounded with blood.....
then please let us
have a copy of that picture .

Thank you !! Sherlock Hommos sceptic-photo-analyst

****.****

Monday, January 12

What will you do if you were born a Palestinian?

Salah Mansour

After doing lots of research on the internet, I was shocked to find that the most candid answer to this question comes from Israelis; most importantly from Israeli leaders who gained political notoriety as a result of crushing Palestinians. This question started to interest me several years ago when I read a eulogy written by Moshe Dayan (a former Israeli Defense Minister) to his Israeli friend who was killed by a Palestinian from the Gaza Strip in 1955:

". . . 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." (Iron Wall, p. 101)

Similarly, Ehud Barak (the current Israeli Defense Minister) was asked this question, and his reply was:

"If I were a Palestinian of the right age, I'd eventually join one of the terrorist organizations." (interviewed by Ha'aretz's Gideon Levy in March 1998)

Here in America, we're a brought up to believe in our sacred right to bare arms because the right of self-defense is enshrined in our American constitution. As an American, I have the right to defend my home and family here in Chicago by all possible means, even if my defense results in the death or injury of the assailant. However, as a Palestinian defending my home and family in Palestine, that makes me automatically the "terrorist" in the eyes of many in the Western world. It should be noted that when Palestinians rocket Israeli towns, they are rocketing their own homes and farms which have been usurped by Jews who recently escaped European anti-Semitism and pogroms, here are the names of a few of the usurped Palestinian towns which are located in what is now southern Israel: al-Majdal Asqalan, Faluja, Yibna, Huj & Najd.

The more I research Israeli history, the more I discover that Israelis have a hidden empathy to what Palestinians have experienced for the past 60 years. In my opinion, this is a proof that this conflict isn't only a colonial conflict over lands, but most importantly it's a conflict about the national identity which is connected to the land. Deep at heart, every Israeli Jew suspects that the Zionist narrative to be farce. However, because Israel was created by usurping Palestinian rights, Israelis and most Jews find it necessary to deny Palestinians of their national rights and identity. This Israeli insecurity (or paranoia) increases whenever Palestinians assert their national identity (i.e. resistance to colonialism, demanding the right of return, ..etc) because it reaffirms that this is a conflict that will transcend generations.

Our DATE is 60 years LATE, God willing sooner or later we shall return.

* Salah Mansour is the founder and editor of PalestineRemembered.com, the largest Palestinian online community.


4 comments:

Kata Tak Nak said...

I think the Israelis shown were actually victims of pontianaks who sucked their blood dry.

rerama salju said...

Salam CA,
Salute dengan kesungguhan CA,Keep it up,bro,tq for sharing...that is what I can say now....

cakapaje said...

Salam Cikgu,

Hmm...you may have a point there; that's a theory that needs serious thinking.

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam rs,

Jangan salute saya, lebih ramai yang melakukan dengan lebih gigih di beberapa yahoogroups dan juga google, terutama sahabat dari JIM. Dan lebih lagi, saudara kita kita Palestine yang tidak henti berjuang, mereka lebih banyak berkorban dan harus dikagumi.