From the Independent:
Ireland moves to ban Israeli goods from occupied Palestinian territories
Senator Frances Black says the bill should show Ireland to be on the right side of ‘international law, human rights and justice’
I’m sure this is making bigly news here in America. I have invented a category that sits right beneath fake news — it’s called no news.
This is not news here in America because it shows us to be a hypocritical, biased participant in the Middle East.
Not on the New York Times, not on CBS News, not on CNBC.
It’s not news so that shit didn’t happen here.
From Ariel Gold at Codepink:
Gilad Erdan, the Israeli Minister of Internal Security and Aryeh Deri, Israeli Minister of the Interior are charging me with the “crimes” of documenting the occupation, telling soldiers they are violating Jewish values and being an “extreme boycott activist.”
How sad and fascistic Israel’s government has become!
Oy, the shonda!
We live in a post 9/11 age where you’re either for us or against us and no protest is allowed! That applies in the Israel as well.
Also not in the coincidence column both our fabulous orange haired skidmark Trump is equalled in corruption by the bribe-a-licious Netanyahu and his porcine wife.
These are not people of virtue and leadership, they’re power pigs.
From the Daily Beast here:
The divide between the Democratic base—which is increasingly progressive—and establishment Democrats was on display again this week. We saw it after at least 60 Palestinians were killed, including women and children, and reportedly 2,700 were injured by the Israeli military during protests in Gaza on Monday. Despite this incident marking the biggest loss of life since the 2014 Gaza war, most leading Democrats were silent.
Ahem, lining up right behind Trump and Pence and the Pentagon to put their quiet stamp of approval on the decades long occupation.
From CBS News here:
Netanyahu defends use of deadly force in Gaza, says Hamas put “children into the line of fire”
From the Telegraph here:
Palestinian health officials said 58 people were killed along the Gaza border, including six children under the age of 18. The youngest fatality appeared to be a 14-year-old boy named Ezzaldeen al-sammak. More than 1,200 others were shot and wounded during Monday’s protests, according to the Palestinian health ministry.
Netanyahu’s mission in life is to dehumanize the Palestinians. He wants to portray Hamas as animals that kill their own children.
Look at the second excerpt and you see that there were no children killed by Israelis, they’re happy to kill young teenages sometimes and mostly adults.
1200 people were shot, that’s a lot of people and here we have Netanyahu propagandizing all over this situation.
Netanyahu is a vision-less war pig. He’s happy to keep killing and he has no plan to make it stop. He’ll just sit there, build settlements, move embassies, take away rights and if Palestinians protest he’s happy to kill them.
From NBC here:
Several high-ranking Trump administration officials, including Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and adviser, attended the embassy opening in Jerusalem Monday.
Her husband, Jared Kushner, spoke briefly about the protests at the event.
“As we have seen from the protests of the last month, and even today, those provoking violence are part of the problem and not part of the solution,” he said.
So Gaza has very little electricity, it has been bombed back into the Stone Age, no employment, not enough food, no fucking future.
What are they supposed to do to improve their lives? No protest? They should just say ‘thanks for nothing, can I get some more of that.’
The simplicity, shallowness and utter mindlessness of this statement is ridiculous. A country fences in and cages a million plus people and then they blame those people for trying to get out of their cage.
Statistics from Israel’s Operation Cast Lead:
The ratio of Palestinian to Israeli civilians killed was 400 to 1. More than 300 of the 1,400 Palestinian dead were children. The onslaught included the deployment of white phosphorus, an illegal chemical agent that burns skin at temperatures up to 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit (816 degrees Celsius).
Killing at the ratio of 400 to 1 is not defending yourself.
From the New York Times:
At least 1,000 Palestinian demonstrators were also wounded along the border fence with Gaza, the Health Ministry reported, as the mass protests that began on March 30 and that had already left dozens dead erupted again.
Shot while trying to get over a fence?
Smells camp-y to me.
Let us once again acknowledge what is clear to those who are watching — Israel has tactics but it has no strategy.
Killing those who oppose you for eternity is not strategic.