Israel’s Prime Minister acting tough?

Debbie November 15, 2012 8
Israel’s Prime Minister acting tough?

Israel launches Pillar of Cloud  targeted killing against a defenseless civilian population.

Palestine has been under military occupation for six decades.

 

by Debbie Menon

 

Ken O'Keefe vs. Daniel Pipes

 

 

Peace activist Ken O'Keefe stressed "…without the cover of the EU and our Western nations, Israel would not be able to continue this collective punishment on an innocent population…. "

He added if Western cover was removed from giving impunity to crimes committed by Israel against defenseless people they would not have gone unpunished.

As Israel continues its assault on Gaza, death toll reaches ten, with dozens injured.

RT Reports:

19:40 GMT: Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov calls for end to violence in Gaza.

­19:34 GMT: Egypt's president orders UN representative to call for emergency security council meeting over Israel Gaza strikes, spokesman says, according to Egyptian state TV.

­19:27 GMT: Egypt has decided to withdraw its ambassador to Israel.

­19:22 GMT: Former US President Jimmy Carter was quoted by Israel's Haaretz daiy as saying: “Both sides should cease all hostilities; Israel should end its blockade of Gaza".

Read more live updates here: 

Palestinians wheel a wounded child into a hospital after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City November 14, 2012. (Reuters)

A Palestinian carries a wounded woman into a hospital after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City November 14, 2012.

 

Most Palestinian leaders languish in Israeli jails or are killed in Israeli aristrikes.

IMEMC – Two Palestinians were killed, four others two injured, one critical, by Israeli air strikes targeting Gaza city on Wednesday afternoon.

Little girl reported to be Renan Arafat, killed earlier today by an Israeli airstrike Samar Abu Elouf
 

Local sources said that an Israeli military unmanned plane fired a missile at a car near Gaza City hospital killing Ahmad al-Ja’bari, 52, and Mohamed al-Hiems, 30. Four others were injured one critical. Al-Ja’bari was a commander of the al-Qassam Brigades of the Hamas movement.

Another air raid targeted a civilian car near the Gaza city port on Wednesday afternoon. Local sources said that two men who were inside the car were injured and moved to a nearby hospital.

Meanwhile Israeli F16 fighter-jets fired missiles at residents’ homes in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, no injuries were reported. 

Yesterday a resistance fighter died of wounds suffered last Saturday during the latest wave of Israeli military escalation against the coastal region. 

The death of the two men today brings the number of Palestinians killed by the Israeli army since Saturday to ten, including a 15 and 17 year-old brother, while dozens of residents, including children, were injured by Israeli fire and shells in the coastal region.

Witness: Palestinian Loss of Homes & Villages carry on uninterrupted daily supported and aided by the purveyors of  “democracy” and “human rights”

 

 

What I oppose strongly is "blind", knee-jerk support for Israel, especially when she is in the wrong. Israel continues to build walls across occupied territories the UN said Israel must give back. Israel continues to bulldoze Palestinian homes, farms, orchards. Israel continues its "extra-judicial" assassinations — including on foreign soil and usually taking "collateral" civilians with it.

Israel does not have a moral leg to stand on with regard to its treatment of Arabs now or ever. Bombing innocents as revenge for real wrongs committed is also wrong. In that sense, two wrongs do not make a right and Arab terrorism is just as wrong as Israeli terrorism.

Gandhi said 55 yeas ago: "Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French. What is going on in Palestine today cannot be justified by any moral code of conduct. If they [the Jews] must look to the Palestine of geography as their national home, it is wrong to enter it under the shadow of the British gun. A religious act cannot be performed with the aid of the bayonet or the bomb."

"They can settle in Palestine only by the goodwill of the Arabs.. As it is, they are co-sharers with the British in despoiling a people who have done no wrong to them. I am not defending the Arab excesses. I wish they had chosen the way of non-violence in resisting what they rightly regard as an unacceptable encroachment upon their country. But according to the accepted canons of right and wrong, nothing can be said against the Arab resistance in the face of overwhelming odds."

Gandhi's words still ring true.

8 Comments »

  1. Mick November 15, 2012 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Is there not a test for psychopaths ? We must make it illegal for psychopaths to hold any office, especially Israel..

  2. rexw November 15, 2012 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    One has to see the video associated with this article as almost a waste of time. With due respects to PressTV anyone could receive a list of the question asked, beforehand and quickly craft the answers that will come from people like Daniel Pipes. Why do they bother then?. Do we expect to receive an explanation as to why these events in the past days have happened. Does Pipes have a direct line to the leader of the Israel murderers, Netanyahu? Of course  not.  So its Gaza and the UK and Florida, three differing viewpoints with little point to it at all. One can resolve nothing with arguments that are unconnected.  

     

    Far more relevant would be to question someone who has an understanding of the machinations of the Israeli mindset, the influences that are tumbling around in the war office of the Knesset, the likely support or otherwise from the US, some of these are possibly foregone conclusions.  

     

    How is it than one can quote the US Ambassador to Israel in such a broadcast? He doesn’t represent the American viewpoint in any way and is in the position of appearing as just another stooge, which quite plainly, he is.

     

    Does one think for one second that in light of the happenings with the Israeli planes attacking defenceless civilians, that Shapiro actually rang Ms Clinton with her friends in the wine country of South Australia?  Hardly. Shapiro is confident enough to know he can almost say anything and it will be right. He is an Israeli. Who he represents is a moot point indeed, of little consequence. Truthful or otherwise, Obama will go along with it.   Sadly, that is the way it appears to be although, all things considered, Obama does have a few other matters that have his knickers in a knot right now.  

     

    But as I have said earlier today in a different forum, Petraeus, as a Dominionist (Chrisitan Fundamentalist) , fraternising as he has been with the despicable Jewish Neocons, (6.000 US dead thanks to them) and his allegiance to the Israelis, well known, he was the perfect choice for the GOP in 2006. He’ll rise again though. According to the scriptures it has been done before, so why not Petraeus.

  3. Debbie
    Debbie November 15, 2012 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    STOP deluding the world Mr. Pipes! Let's arm Palestinians and let's have a REAL WAR for CHANGE!

  4. Mikael November 15, 2012 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    Israel is not what it seems to be, what I am fed up with is all the "niceness" always highlighted when we talk about Israelis/Jews/whatever and always, conviniently, they the /MSM/westernpolicies, is never ever mentioning or write about what happens Inside Palestine the rest of the.. time, never.   What always happens, conviniently, of course is that WE always have to "defend" a "terrorist" attack from the EVIL PALESTINIAN MUSLIMs, juhuu. All the fu… time. No matter what did infact happen before the escalation occured, do you understand. That my freind IS the problem, the second problem is the Palestinians themselves. There is a time when the road ends in a crossing, what to do, to remain passive or aggresive, both against the 5th biggest army in the world, is lunacy and a waist of efforts. There is just one option left, a massive non violent peoples uprising. The Fatha/Hamas/The Muslim BrotherHood iis as we have been witnessing, american/anglo saxon and zionist runnerboys and is utterly corrupted, to the very core.  

     

    The uprising must not end before they, the sacking of the traitors are done, and start to create a more aggressive goverment, not lame ducks, paid by the very same force that is killing You, What else is there to do.

     

    70 years of hanging around the skirts of the EU have resulted in nothing, the zionist controlled MSM makes that viable and have upheld the insane propaganda for decades.   Never for a moment belive its an equal match, its not, never have been, What a shame it is, even to the fact that I have to make sutch comments everywhere. The selfimposed censor against the lunatics in Tel-aviv is mind boggeling, and almost scary.

     

    My country is so massivley zionist controlled that News is better in the Israeli side of it, in my country they don't allow comments at all.   peace

  5. Michael L Bollman November 15, 2012 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    jews are fucking vermin
    and it is up to all of us world wide to wipe these animals off the face of the map

  6. Naeem November 16, 2012 at 2:39 am - Reply

    Finally hamas launced a  true rocket yesterday when they unleashed the fajr 5 an iranian made artillery which is 333m in diamter and 900 Kg in weight. And 3 israelis were killed now the resitance needs a DETERANCE and if they have these in the hundreds the satnic israeli's will have to stop their evil aggression. Egypt  will not intervene most of their military hardware is given to them by the US which has a neutraliseing swith which will make the hardware useless. Both erdogun and Mursi will be exposed as fake islamic leaders if israel carries out another holocaust.

  7. Patricia November 16, 2012 at 8:59 am - Reply

    With every brutal action against the Palestinians by the Israel's my heart fills with hate! The word Israel is a synonym for Evil.

  8. Andrea November 16, 2012 at 10:24 am - Reply

    I posted a comment  similar to Debbie's regarding Palestine needing munitions to defend themselves against terror weapons on Press TV. Press TV  would not even post my comment. Strange moderation!  

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