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Cheryl
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Toronto area residents continue to protest from University St. to Young St. to show their support for Gaza Freedom Flotilla and to protest Israel's piracy and illegal blockade of Gaza and to Free Palestine. This protest comes almost a week after Israeli p



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Mehdi H. (27)
Thursday June 10, 2010, 5:23 pm
Noted, Thank you Toronto.
 

Mack David (100)
Thursday June 10, 2010, 6:06 pm
Yes..
Thank You Toronto!!
very apt.
TY-Cheryl
 

Hanan W. (47)
Saturday June 12, 2010, 11:16 am
Bravo to Toronto residents in there stand for human rights and justice!
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Saturday June 12, 2010, 11:25 am
THX can u help get the others to front page they are better than this on, I filmed these, may resubmit later from my youtube channel if they don't
 

Greg K. (10)
Saturday June 12, 2010, 3:36 pm
Right on Toronto! Too bad America has become immoral, and is not going to make the Jews give the land they occupy back to the Arabs. The fact that a Democratic President of the USA, doesn't condemn the storming of a humanitarian ship at night, and the killing of eleven humanittarians on board just shows how immoral our foreign policy about the Jewish apartheid occupation of Arab land is.
 

Teresa K. (33)
Saturday June 12, 2010, 4:52 pm
noted, thank you!
 

Terry B. (649)
Saturday June 12, 2010, 6:33 pm
Myabe a few people shouted slogans as is allowed and even encouraged under out system of free speech, which as least is less resticted than that in our southern neighbour, but it seems to have been of little general interest or importance.

Rather than take Cheryl's typicallly anti-semitic blog as a news source, perhaps it should behoove one really interested in the events taking place in our provincial capital to consult its largest newspaper where this item in conspicuous by its absence.

http://www.thestar.com/news
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Saturday June 12, 2010, 9:08 pm
pathetic, usual zionist hasbara, a good portion of the demonstrators were Semitic post your lies somewhere else and why don't you move to isra-el and stay there. I also filmed it myself

as for the star
Pro-Palestinians take to the street
From Toronto to Istanbul — thousands on Gaza-bound flotilla

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/819719--pro-palestinians-take-to-the-street
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Saturday June 12, 2010, 9:34 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Saturday June 12, 2010, 10:26 pm
Cheryl - would like to recommend you use carbolic soap to wash out your mouth. Your spiteful vituperation does you know good - it is not even ITELLIGENT DIALOGUE. You obviously do not think a person should have an opinion that differs from yours - may I suggest therefore that you emigrate to the Gaza strip and help those you consider are less fortunate. You might get to the truth - who knows? Shalom aelichem
 

kaye whelpton (38)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 1:58 am
Don't normally comment on these kind of posts. I do not like it when people bully. The pro Jewish comments on your post Cheryl would do well to remember to remember a care2 we have freedom of speech(within the perimeters of decency.This is something that the residents of Gaza do not have. I once watched a BBC documentary about Palestinians who had to move out of homes and farms their family's had lived in for generations. This was so Jewish family's and business could move, but then I suppose that the BBC are anti-semitic as well. Also the Jewish people all over the world want to remember their time of oppression at the hands of Hitler,I find its scary how quickly the Jewish have turned into an oppressor. You out of any race on the planet should not be ethnically cleansing an area after what you went through.
 

Patricia B. (4)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 5:52 am
Sorry for the typo. I meant to type horrific, NOT "horrifict."
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 6:00 am
no i am just clarifying and posting truth to defray the zionist hasbara and lies



wow, you would think that it had gotten through that the "anti-semetic" propaganda referred to as hate speech and any debunking of israel lies (as usual) , is a lie used by isra-el to try to stop any critisim and doesn't work, not for any one intelligent enough to know that Palestinians are semitic , well most Jews are not , and what about Jews who are against Israel, they get called self hating jews,



me, I have been name called here for years, and no one got punished by care2 or suspended although they have been against the COC, but Palestinian supporters were banned from here for years, one a good frined for a whole year for the palestinian cause, UNTIL the gaza massacre, I think then care2 opened it's eyes, Your hasbara can't work with me and I hope the rest of the world wakes up to it faster and faster which it is, israel is loosing, and has lost face so to speak, they rewrote history to suite them the victors always do, however much as been perserved and what really happened to the palestinians and what the zionists really did for centuries to have palestine.

I have finally broken my own standards and shot back in one post I have been called a lot worse by pro-israeli s for years here, who call me names and attack my disabilities and their comments stay, and they do not get suspended., part of real free speech on facebook as well, although I have been called a lot worse here and frankly am fed up with and the hasbara israel deliberately sends out and their supporters & the jidf. zionists have a history of this even to their own people and brain washing (most government;s do, israel is extreme), even at the expense of millions of Jewish lives in order to have palestine, palestine or nothing.

Palestine is occupation,land theft, ethnic cleasning to name a few, lets not forget resources (planned long before zionists got there, there were palestinian;s and jew's living together in peace before the zionists got there)
anyone who converts to Judism can go to isra-el in the world, while palestinians are refused the right of return, think about that, and take a look at some maps and the actually small amount of land israel was given, no one had any right to give them, althougt the times were desparate for them and the zionists were involved with the nazi's in order to get palestine. look at a map now and see what they have taken, look at tourist maps on subways where they mark all of palestine as israel. even their propoganda has become pathetic and shows the desparation, unforuntately the psycical harm and ruined lives of palestinians still goes on,

however israel has pushed the international community too far, our leaders who do nothig but supprt isra-el with large and very wealth Jewish groups who rule politics and many politicians in countries, even israel does, so this has made the international community even more determined:, 50 ships may join Freedom Flotilla II

Fri, 11 Jun 2010 20:29:46 GMT



The next Freedom Flotilla will be much bigger than the first one, the head of a non-governmental organization says.


Yasser Qashlaq, the director of the Free Palestine Movement, said
on Thursday that up to 50 ships could join the Freedom Flotilla II, the
International Middle East Media Center reported.


Meanwhile, the movement, in cooperation with Reporters Without
Borders, is organizing a new mission to send educational supplies to
the children of the besieged Palestinian territory. Qashlaq said a ship
would depart from Lebanon within a week.




The Israeli military attacked the Freedom Flotilla in international
waters in the Mediterranean Sea on May 31, killing nine Turkish
citizens on board the M.V. Mavi Marmara and injuring about 50 other
people who were part of the team on the six-ship convoy.


Israel also arrested and later released nearly 700 activists from
42 countries who were on board the ships of the Freedom Flotilla, which
was attempting to break the siege of Gaza in order to deliver 10,000
tons of humanitarian assistance to the long-suffering people of the
territory.


The Gazans have endured almost three years of an all-out siege, which has deprived them of food, fuel, and other necessities.


HN/HGL

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=130014§ionid=351020202

I know of others signing up on facebook already including volunteers as well as more by land are going VIVA PALESTINA AND BREAK THE SEIGE OF GAZA!.


 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 6:25 am
check my news submitted, where I have submitted news that debunks and proves israeli lies and propaganda as well as REAL palestinian and zionist history, not propaganda, Di B, with a 2003 profile and no friends until 2006, 2 which are pro-israel supporters. There are many Jewish groups inside and outside of israel, that are standing up for the palestinian people at the risk of their own lives and being put in jail. I commend them. why don't you read israeli sites that post truth not hasbara, like PULSE and desert peace, I don't think you could handle the truth from Palestinian sites or news release I get daily of what zionist israel is doing to palestinians that doesn't get in msm, if I could I would post it every day. zionist supporters say isn't real news, , and is hate speech, because they don't want the truth out or they don't know it, many israeli's don't actually, it's not allowed, the media blackouts and brainwashing in israel is extreme
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 6:42 am
@kaye israeli's don't have freedom of speech either they are trying to make it a crime for any israeli that supports a palestinian or palestine, the only democracy in the middle east it is not, it is a racist state, who's has intended to ethically cleanse palestinians from palestine for several centuries. any statements I have made are already back up by news submissions, articles, books (by israeli scholars as well) I have posted here for YEARS. Finkelstein, Chomsky and rest in peace Zinn come to mind along with many others including the real history of what happened with the NAKBA and prior for zionists to get there a century before WW2, and before the Balfour Declaration
 

pete O. (242)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 7:23 am
Rather than accept you have been supporting a inhumane Goverment in its cruel and vulgar abuse of peoples human rights -you throw out a childs cry - oh but they hate me unlike the racist attitude of zionism we apportion blame to individuals not race, it is weak of you to to throw such accusation
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 9:11 am
Cheryl,

KUDOS to you and your efforts. Your work is unparalleled and when one is on the right path, one is attacked - as were the Prophets in the old times.

Funny though that these NaZionists and their supporters are attacking you! Why do they do this? They're used to having people blindly support the terrorist state of Israel regardless of what crimes it commits: ethnic cleanse, massacre, demolish homes, etc.

Israel is NOT a democracy and never has been; unless a democracy is for their own, then it's a different story! And Israel does not have free speech - again, unless the "free speech" agrees with its criminal barbaric agenda.

I'm submitting complaints against those morons here. You're a STAR and you work is wonderful in exposing hasbara and those who are walking around with eyes-wide-shut!

ATW
 

Locan Sleeping-Squirrel (209)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 9:33 am
A couple of years ago Cheryl endured the most vicious attack I've ever seen here at Care2 when she exposed the JIDF. The mob (that included friends of mine) verbally gang-banged her, even mocking her medical condition and openly admitting the desire to hasten the effects of her malady. It was to date, the most despicable and shameful example of tactics used by cowards to shut down or eliminate discussion of the topic of the news submission directly juxtaposed to the very reason Care2 was created.

Since then, supporters of Israel that happen to be friends of mine have seen fit to submit articles for everyone to read and decide for themselves. Just like me, they are very passionate in their views but to their credit the comments they submit are on topic and not personal, for the most part.

I'm proud of Joshco for filling out a profile (though he has blocked it) and acting as though he was a member of a community, it's a vast departure from his actions that had his profile removed, by his own admission, 20-30 times. Unfortunately, he still believes himself to be superior to the rest of us and demands special treatment for no other reason than he is a supporter of Israel.

Di, being a supporter of Israel does not give you special status enabling you to engage in libelous slander. I ask you, who's avatar is "peace" to cease and desist these activities that are counter to the universally acknowledged purpose and opportunity of Care2.

The mindset and tactics of occupation will not work here nor in Palestine. While you may have experienced limited and temporary successes over there, here at Care2, you're not going to win the discussion by eliminating the messenger.
 

Brigitte T. (69)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 11:21 am
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.Cheryl CARES! she is a caring human being and she belongs to Care2 - unlike the Zionist apologists who support genocide, apartheid, slaughter of innocent civilians, illegal weapons and war crimes, and invade threads that shed light on the atrocities committed by Israel and the agenda behind them.

Cheryl don't pay attention to them, anyone who reads their comments can see how biased and hateful they are, and that they just pollute Care2 with their poor comments meant only to distract the reader from the real issue, which is the UNACCEPTABLE attitude and actions of Israel against the People of Gaza and civilians of other nations as well.

The Israeli have so much blood on their hands that they can no longer find excuses, so their supporters prefer just to attack human rights supporters on care2 in an attempt (a poor one) to stir trouble and take the attention away from the issue at hand. But their intimidating tactics will fail because no one is afraid of them and they impress no one.

Hang in there Cheryl! And thank you for posting all the articles and news. And bravo Toronto!

PS: No one here hates the Jews, but there are racists on this thread alright, and Cheryl is NOT one of them.

Those who are the racists are the ones who defend Israel's murderous, illegal actions committed against civilians of other heritage, nationalities and/or religions.


 

Brigitte T. (69)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 11:29 am
You cannot currently send a star to Locan because you have done so within the last week.

Here's to you Locan! *************** and to Kaye and Atw and of course Cheryl , many stars :)
 

Patricia B. (4)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 12:49 pm
All of you defending Cheryl need to reread her posts. She HAS called a number of members some ugly names. Most of you do the same so it may be difficult for you to distinguish between name calling and civil language.! Care 2 enables all of you to speak your mind as you choose. The rest of us are NOT allowed that luxury. WE are wrongly censored often!! Take note below of a comment shown on Facebook. Since Cheryl brought that up, I checked out some of the comments. ATW, you are so out of line, I will not lower myself to respond. You do not deserve a comment.

From Sarah K. on Facebook...

"Live Aid, Oprah Winfrey, and many many organizations help out in Africa. Who killed the Sudanese? Muslims! Who accepted Sudanese refugees? Israel! Even though these Sudanese aren't Jewish! Who has Arabs who speak out against Israel in their government? Israel!!"

My comments below re: the above statement on Facebook....

This is how a true democracy works. This is how inclusive Israel is with all humanity!!! The antisemites who express their venomous hatred toward Israel need to educate themselves. Go to Israel and witness the democracy that is inclusive with ALL ethnicities. This is the MAIN REASON THAT ISRAELI ARABS REFUSE to leave Israel. Nowhere else in this part of the world do they have complete freedoms, voting rights and are treated with respect and dignity the same as ALL Israelis. Many Arabs in Israel are Doctors working in Israeli hospitals. Many Arabs are in other professions and happy with their work environment. The haters in this forum REFUSE to accept these facts purely because of their Jewish Hatred and BIAS!!. It is their loss!!! And it is a sick way to live!!!
 

Terry B. (649)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 1:03 pm
Whew, that was exhausting and got way off the topic. And all because Cheryl called poor quivering Terry a name. I finally had enough Molson's to summon up the courage to come out from under the chesterfield.

Yeh, she did find an article in the Star buried in the Sunday edition mentioning briefly that "hundreds" demonstrated in Hogtown, which has a metro population getting up to four million. Maybe that was why the event was not important enough to make the front page as my original link showed.

As usual he blog can be shown to be of doubtful accuracy as is also shown by the statement that the demonstration continued to "Young Street", an error no one who claims to have spent more than 15 minutes in Toronto would make.

I do wonder why this topic is such an all-consuming obsession as I never see our worthy poster anywhere else on Care2 conceerned with cruely to children and the environment, Prime Minister Harper, oil spills, war, pestilence, disease, and not least our Canadian shame of the seal bashing. But that's her choice.

Calm down and have a nice evening, Semites and anti-Semites alike. See you next argument.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 1:20 pm
@ Di B

You don't want to respond because you were dumbfounded. You have to resort to suspect news to report what a self-proclaimed democracy does when it doesn't consider Ethiopian Jews as "Not Jewish Enough!" Why didn't you bring up THAT fact? Pathetic indeed!

Ethiopian Israelis find out not all Jews are created ‘Chosen’! Read here - if you dare: http://attendingtheworld.wordpress.com/2008/09/23/not-all-jews-created-chosen/

ATW
 

Brigitte T. (69)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 1:52 pm
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Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it: Albert Einstein

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Brigitte T. (69)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 1:52 pm

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As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever: Clarence Darrow

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Brigitte T. (69)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 1:53 pm
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He does not believe who does not live according to his belief: Thomas Fuller

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Brigitte T. (69)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 1:55 pm
Siege takes toll on Gaza children:

Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from Gaza, where it has been reported that about 14 per cent of children suffer from stunted growth due to malnutrition.

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2010/06/20106138352642602.html
 

Brigitte T. (69)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 1:58 pm
Jonathan Turley: Hoax:

Video Showing Heavy Weapons Discovered on Mavi Marmara is a Fraud

http://tinyurl.com/39c5v53
 

Brigitte T. (69)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 2:12 pm
Jun-11-2010

We Are all Palestinians and The Wall will Fall

Eileen Fleming Salem-News.com

The Israeli army and The Wall/Fence have prevented the indigenous people from accessing their legally owned land, thus depriving them of food, income and human rights.
Israel's Berlin Wall
Israel's 'Berlin Wall' on the West Bank.

(BIL'IN, West Bank) - Even though the mainstream media blackouts the popular struggle for justice in Bilin, thousands of Palestinians, Israelis and Internationals have been waging a nonviolent campaign of resistance to the construction of the Route of Israel's Wall in the Occupied Territories.

Palestinian farmers, mothers, children and Israeli and international activists have been braving teargas, beatings, bullets, arrest, and even death to rise up against the most well equipped army in the world, with nothing more than their own bodies and determination.

In 2004 the International Court of Justice ruled that The Wall is a violation of International Law because it cuts through the West Bank appropriating Palestinian land and destroying Palestinian villages and economy in order to establish more illegal settlements/colonies.

The Wall in Bil'in, is a 20-30 foot high wire fence surrounded with razored barbed wire and equipped electronic sensors; by which the Israeli army prohibits the indigenous people to reach, tend and harvest their olive groves.

"Financed with U.S. aid at a cost of $1.5 million per mile, the Israeli wall prevents residents from receiving health care and emergency medical services. In other areas, the barrier separates farmers from their olive groves which have been their families' sole livelihood for generations." [Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Page 43, Jan/Feb. 2007]


In Bil'in, the Green Line is five miles from The Wall/Fence and the Popular Committee in Bilin have been fighting the illegal actions of the Israeli government with demonstrations and legal actions.

The Israeli government attempts to justify their land theft by returning to the Ottoman Law that states if the landowner doesn't tend his land it can be confiscated by the State.

The Israeli army and The Wall/Fence have prevented the indigenous people from accessing their legally owned land, thus depriving them of food, income and human rights!

After the indigenous people of Bil'in brought their case to the Israeli Municipal Court and the High Court; both courts agreed the building of the settlement dwellings was indeed illegal and ordered the construction to cease in January 2006. Construction continued and the Jewish settlers/colonists moved in and the High Court accepted these 'facts on the ground' but the indigenous people have not given up seeking justice.

On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall came crashing down due to the build up of pressures exerted by the Solidarity movement demanding freedom at the time of the demise of Communism. The fall of the Berlin Wall symbolically portrayed the end of the Cold War and proved that walls cannot keep people apart. The Berlin Wall was twenty-seven miles of rolls of barbed wire augmented with a high concrete barrier and watchtowers, floodlights, and a no man's land. A few scaled over, some tunneled below and 136 East Germans died trying to cross it.

A wall twice as high and five times as long as the one that fell in Berlin, is close to completion in the West Bank.

For the last five years in Bilin, every Friday afternoon after prayers at the mosque, Palestinians and growing numbers of Israelis and Internationals have been waging a nonviolent solidarity march in resistance to the Route of the construction of Israel's Wall/Fence.

For the last five years of Friday's, locals, internationals and Israelis of conscience endure tear gas, rubber bullets, sound bombs and other means of 'crowd dispersal' inflicted upon them by Israeli forces in ever escalating force.

During my initial visit in 2006, the Israeli forces targeted only the activists who ran down the hill along side of the fence, but on my last trip in June 2009, just as the front of the crowd neared that area of descent, I saw that another gate and more barbed wire had been erected in front of it. The Israeli forces also immediately assaulted us with tear gas just as we approached.

On Nov. 4, 2009, Richard Boudreaux, correspondent for the LA Times, reported from Bilin: "Every Friday Mohammed Khatib's forces assemble for battle with the Israeli army and gather their weapons: a bullhorn, banners -- and a fierce belief that peaceful protest can bring about a Palestinian state.

"His message is a hard sell: Khatib, 35, is a modern-day Gandhi…And the risks of his activism are enormous…The Israeli army has targeted him. He was arrested, severely beaten and threatened with death during a series of midnight raids on the village this summer. He was freed on condition that he report to an Israeli police station each Friday at the hour of the weekly protest." [1]

Bilin's Israeli attorney, Michael Sfard [who has also represented Mordechai Vanunu, the Whistle Blower of Israel's WMD program] credits Khatib with the inspired move to erect under the cover of darkness a 10X10 brick edifice just yards from where 700 upscale Jewish only apartments were being built on Palestinian land.

During my first visit to Bilin in January 2006, Iyad Bornat, Head of the Popular Committee informed this reporter, "A few weeks ago we brought in a caravan [house trailer] on our land close to where the settler's apartments are being built. While we were inside the Israeli Forces sawed the door open and pulled us out and roughed us up. So, we brought in another caravan and during the night we built a concrete brick building within four hours to resist the wall and occupation. People come and go; they are from all over the world. They support our nonviolently resisting the wall that is clearly stealing our land. This wall and the Israeli forces are not allowing us onto our land to care for our olive trees. They confiscated our land and impose military law upon us and claim we are trespassing on our legally owned land."

Abdullah, the Coordinator of Against The Wall in Billin stated, that as of January 2006, 1,600 residents of Billin who legally own 4,000 dunums of property had 2,003 dunums of it confiscated by Israel to build the Jewish only apartments upon which Palestinians are not even allowed to approach.

During that visit I also spoke with a few of the two dozen Israelis and Internationals who were maintaining a presence for days and weeks at a stretch, such as a twenty year old from Indiana who was studying Middle East Foreign Policy in Jerusalem and had spent her weekends at the outpost in Bilin since it was constructed.

Another from New York said, "We are fighting an important struggle. If America would only learn the truth about what is happening here, they would stop their blind support of the Israeli government that denies people basic human rights."

An Israeli activist stated, "This cause is very important to me because this is the only way to struggle. This is our only chance to bring back the popular Intifada: a chance for women and children to nonviolently resist the wall and occupation."

A member of the Popular Committee in Bilin who taught Social Work and Psychology at El Quds Open University, told me that he was shot and jailed for two weeks because of his nonviolent resistant activities, "The Judge said he would investigate the soldier who shot me, but the soldier lied and denied he shot and the matter was quickly forgotten by the Israelis. Three weeks ago we could not come in here, but when the court admitted the settlement buildings were illegal we put the caravan on the property and when the IDF destroyed that, we built this room. Ever since, more and more Israelis, Lawyers, Sheiks, women and children come and stand with us in solidarity for human rights. Rachel Corrie's family has been here too."

The outpost was demolished long ago and the village has now worked their case through Municipal to the Israeli Supreme Court and both ordered Israel to stop the building, to move the fence and restore about half of the 575 acres of olive groves back to the Bilin's farmers; but construction has not ceased.

On November 6, 2009, Iyad Burnat, emailed:

Bil'in Remembers Berlin

On the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, two hundred internationals traveled from the US, UK, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Belgium to join the weekly peaceful demonstration in Bil'in.

Each Friday, Palestinians from the village of Bil'in are joined by hundreds of internationals and Israelis protesting the apartheid wall which annexes Palestinian land.

Iyad Bornat, said "the twelve metre polystyrene wall", which was made and carried by the residents of Bil'in, "was carried from the mosque in the centre of the village and placed on the other side of the fence, with the hope that the Israeli soldiers would remove it."

As demonstrators chanted 'We want peace, without occupation, without settlements, without the wall', four soldiers entered the no mans land between the double fence and dismantled the polystyrene wall which displayed the message "Berlin 1989, Palestine ?".

Victorious cheers from protestors were met by a bombardment of tear gas and sound bombs fired by Israeli soldiers from a military vehicle.

Local boys known as 'shabab' got close to the fence and flying the Palestinian flag were able to remove an equal amount of fence with a set of bolt cutters.

A choir of twelve traveled from Belgium to act in support of the Palestinians in this region. Undeterred by the tear gas and holding an EU flag their songs echoed through the olive tree landscape…'Tear down the wall', 'We want peace', 'Ich bin Bil'iner' were amongst the many slogans and chants…Thank you for you continued support- Iyad Burnat, Head of the Popular Committee in Bilin and a co-founder of Friends of Freedom and Justice in Bilin

After Archbishop Desmond Tutu, visited Bilin, in August, 2009, he said:

"Just as a simple man named Gandhi led the successful non-violent struggle in India and simple people such as Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela led the struggle for civil rights in the United States, simple people here in Bil’in are leading a non-violent struggle that will bring them their freedom. The South Africa experience proves that injustice can be dismantled."

The wall will fall in Bilin; like the wall fell in Berlin, but first we the people of the world must realize that we are all Palestinians!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 2:32 pm
@ Brigitte T.
Sending a Green Star is a simple way to say "Thank you"

You cannot currently send a star to Brigitte because you have done so within the last week.
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 2:46 pm
@ Brigitte, Gold Star for you & ATW
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 3:22 pm
@ Terry, 6 videos were submitted, including one that mentions pathetic harper government, also, 1 of in front of the israeli embassy and 3 of the protest march, look at the buildings and streets, anyone that lives in Toronto and knows it like I do would know where the march was and were it was going. Either you haven't watched them, or you are doing the usual zionist tactic, just posting comments that aren't true to try to deflect

which you can't.
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 3:40 pm
@Locan thank you, that was right after the Gaza Massacre, however you are wrong, your zionist loyal friends (3) have attacked me personally and severely since then, particularly one who continues, no different from the JIDF thread and my disablilties
and @ Di B no israel is not a true democracy and they do not have the same rights in many areas or opportunities or funding, you are in denial as most zioinsts are
 

Terry B. (649)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 3:51 pm
I defy you to tell me where "Young Street" is in Toronto -- as I said your blog contains an error no real Ontarian would make and that throws the veracity of the entire communication into doubt.
 

Bev B. (1)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 4:25 pm
Israel needs to vote in a left-wing government, stop this madness and negotiate IN GOOD FAITH. The game is up. The international community has spoken and will not tolerate anymore arrogance. Countless Jews are saying ``not in my name`` at rallies all over the world.
The only question that remains is whether the P.M. of Israel will listen to the world or not.
Thankyou Cheryl for being a BRAVEHEART.
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 4:33 pm
are you for real or just drunk, which is ok, however, you are continuing to embarrass yourself, extremely so, making any statements you do make useless, and I will let you continue to do so. it says from University to Yonge St. and also shows the streets used to get there. have another beer, enjoy yourself, watch the other videos I submitted :)

 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 4:43 pm
What I find scary about Cheryl and her comments are that there are so many like her - they just follow the herd regardless.
 

Terry B. (649)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 4:49 pm
We have not given up on the name-calling have we? Don't forget to take your tablets.

I am glad to see that you went to Google Earth or somewhere to correct your error and admit that there is no "Young Street" in Toronto, as your blog stated, but rather Yonge Street, the so-called longest street in in the world, named for Sir George Yonge, known to every Canadian schoolchild from history in the days of Simcoe. It is only given the name 'young' by ignorant toursits becaue of its pronunciation, however.

See you later on a another tirade. Have a nice evening.
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 4:50 pm
my last comment was @ Terry have another beer dear

we were posting at same time Bev, and thank you
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 4:55 pm
you were the one that said you were drinking, that's just a typo read the comment above @ Saturday June 12, 2010, 11:25 am, have one for me!
 

Just Carole (341)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 4:56 pm

Sunday June 13, 2010, 9:33 am
"A couple of years ago Cheryl endured the most vicious attack I've ever seen here at Care2 when she exposed the JIDF. The mob (that included friends of mine) verbally gang-banged her, even mocking her medical condition and openly admitting the desire to hasten the effects of her malady. It was to date, the most despicable and shameful example of tactics used by cowards to shut down or eliminate discussion of the topic of the news submission directly juxtaposed to the very reason Care2 was created."

Locan (Andy), I can verify your statement because I was one of those uninformed people who sided AGAINST Cheryl and other members who offered a different version of the situation from our MSM Israeli-sympathetic biased viewpoint.

Instead of researching the information that they attempted to offer, and because I have a great many Jewish friends, and empathy for the Holocaust, I REACTED to the accusations that they were promoting hate speech.

Since that time, and after MUCH reading and research, my position has completely changed.

With all of that said, if we are a democratic group, offering truth, we MUST give both sides the opportunity to present it -- and allow the readers to digest the information and make up their own minds. Name-calling is unnecessary . . . and I should know, because I've been on BOTH sides!
 

Bev B. (1)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 5:03 pm
With all due respect patrica and edw jones, the international community is standing up and speaking out because of the actions of Israel. Cheryl is 1 of those people.

Terry distraction never get`s you anywhere, nice try though.
 

Just Carole (341)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 5:23 pm

In addition to my earlier statement, I'll add this.

I watched (in shock) as I saw "my friends" have pro-Palestinian (pro-humanitarian) totally acceptable news submissions removed, and members who submitted them banned and vilified.

I will fight -- WITH FULL FORCE -- any future censorship of that kind.
 

Just Carole (341)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 5:34 pm

There are many of them . . . and they graze among us.
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 5:36 pm
doesn't have to be verified the thread and the comments most are still there, dear Simon stood the ground with me like a Knight in shining Armour and got suspended for it when others should have and I went to battle to have him reinstated asap. I did a video about that as well on youtube, the JIDF loved it and actually left some threats regarding mossad, other zionists made personal threats as well. youtube can get quite nasty, it was hell after the gaza massacre with the jidf everywhere, a battle on the internet and media, and forums everywhere, they still continue, but are loosing face = later
 

Just Carole (341)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 5:40 pm

I understand. (Simon is a friend of mine, and we communicate privately.)

The situation has changed . . . the truth is coming out . . . it is NOT an issue of jew-hating (many Israelis agree with us) . . . It's a matter of human rights.
 

Bev B. (1)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 6:02 pm
Thankyou Atw Orld, if common sense Israelis don`t elect a common sense Leader in the next election, and continue on present course, Israel will loose bigtime as now geoplolitics is not on their side.
The vision of the guy riding the nuclear bomb like a cowboy, in that movie, comes to mind.
 

Patricia B. (4)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 8:41 pm
To Terry B. and patrica and edw jones:
They continue to call us names and Care 2 is complicit by allowing this. So be it. Let them enjoy their mindset of hate. They will never stop the ugly name calling. They have no class and do not deserve responses from those of us who are civil!! No true fact we can cite will every penetrate a locked mind of hate. That is what this is and there is nothing any civilized human being can do about that mindset. WE know the truth, but they will continue their dialog of hate. I will never again respond to any of these hate speech comments!!! It is so obvious how beneath us they are!!!
 

Bon L. (0)
Monday June 14, 2010, 1:08 am
Thanks for the info.
 

Marty H. (119)
Monday June 14, 2010, 2:23 am
Di B, beneath you?! LOL! Puh-leeze spare us the arrogance! Like Just Carole, I have also been on both sides! It was after the research and really opening my eyes that I no longer support the modern day IDF/Mossad! This however has nothing to do with normal people of the Jewish faith of which I also have several friends. I have also flagged some of these people that seem to think cheryl should not be on here for having an opinion. Well, Cheryl if they did not see you as a threat they would not be making such a fuss, lol! Personally, I am always for the truth which is why I belong to Jewish Voice for Peace! Thanks to all of you that have some actual intelligence and I have sent many of you stars! If you always look for the truth you will find it and not even liars like liars! Have a great day everyone!
Peace!
 

CM C. (3)
Monday June 14, 2010, 2:41 am
...an attack by Palestinian militants...YAHOO SHOULD SAY TERRORISTS...

* Beyond Bigotry...Radical anti-Semites of the 21st century have a goal: the extermination of the Middle East’s Jewish state.

...Israel is at war, and if Israel were to be defeated, much of the world would not shed wet tears. What would happen after such a defeat? No one can seriously doubt that Hamas has genocidal intentions.

Abdallah Jarbu, Hamas’s deputy minister of religion, recently asserted that Jews “want to present themselves to the world as if they have rights, but, in fact, they are foreign bacteria -- a microbe unparalleled in the world.” Jarbu thien offered this prayer: “May He annihilate this filthy people who have neither religion nor conscience.”

Let’s stipulate that not all those who support the Gaza “Freedom Flotilla” would welcome a second Holocaust. But let’s acknowledge, too, that those who do not endorse genocide feel it unnecessary to distance themselves from those who do....SHAME...THINK!
 

Zahra Pilavdzic (274)
Monday June 14, 2010, 4:46 am
So funny that they still try to say any criticism of Israel, (even when they massacre humanitarian workers in international seas) is seen as HATE. Yet the indiscrimate labeling of Palestinian supporters as TERRORISTS is NOT hateful and strongly encouraged? Just goes to show that the labels of HATE and ANTI-SEMITISM is trite and devalued because of the overuse by zionists to garner support through fear. Such labels can no longer manipulate dessent, they no longer effectively silence and it is failing miserably as crimes against humanity speak for themselves. Furthermore the bullying and gangster mentality of this thread itowards Cheryl is undeserving and atrocious. It shows that the hasbarists have gotten desperate they are clutching at the final straw.
 

Zahra Pilavdzic (274)
Monday June 14, 2010, 5:00 am
These newbies to Care2 are coming out in droves, strangely they immediately flock to the news network. I fail to see what any of this has to do with a protest in Toronto, btw. CM Hamas, has not power, even in Gaza they are under siege. Not that I would look to Jarbu as a spokesperson for Hamas anyway. If you want to know extremist statements of the day, check the multitude of rabis in the settlements, or better yet, the politicians in the Israeli government (calling for genocide and ethnic cleansing) and scarily they not only have unilateral power and control but they have a bevy of nukes in their arsenal!
 

Zahra Pilavdzic (274)
Monday June 14, 2010, 5:04 am
I'm willing to bet that Di B and CM C are either the same person or secondary profiles of an existing member.

Di B is calling for censorship as a cure for censorship,,, wow, that's original.
 

Patricia B. (4)
Monday June 14, 2010, 6:33 am
TO Zahra Pilavdzic and your cohorts...RE: Your lie - - "I'm willing to bet that Di B and CM C are either the same person or secondary profiles of an existing member."


If you had the capacity for intelligent thought and comprehension, when you read my profile you would have seen that I have been a Care 2 member long (2003) before YOU and most of your cohorts. Unlike you and your ilk, I do NOT have the need to "create" multiple profiles containing lies. That is what liars do!!! YOUR ACCUSATIONS ARE SICK!!! Have a nice life and try not to HATE others too much! My time is too valuable. You can continue your hate without rebuttal from me!!! I am finished here!!!
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Monday June 14, 2010, 6:53 am
@ Di B, I concur with Zahara on the CM C profile, your's is even suspect. israeli hasbara often make up back up profiles, and leave them sit, they also make multiple profiles - many after the gaza masscre there were hords of them, many popped up that had been created prior just sitting there waiting, some for years that were not active-, the zioinst hasbara are well known for this, its a fact, has nothing to do with Zahra being sick or not, what a typical hasbara thing to say. YOu have already proven you do not have the capacity to have intelligent dialogue, only israeli hasbara statements and ATTACKS

Zahara is also correct in saying "Di B is calling for censorship as a cure for censorship,,, wow, that's original. "

the only people yelling HATE here are israeli hasbara supporters, nothing new, rather old and tired actually.

as Andy says "don't let the door hit ya on the way out"
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Monday June 14, 2010, 7:18 am
@Zahara, we well know why they hit C2NN, it's a media outlet and a forum on the internet which they are trained to hit and told to go to, and also what propaganda to post often, many have computer software which tells them were on the internet to go to, that is posting pro-palestine, or exposing israel's propaganda, this was also exposed at the same time the JIDF recruited thousands just prior to the gaza massacre, although they have been doing for many many years

@Jerry I was born in Toronto, if you haven't figured out the rest yet regarding the videos and Protests in Toronto, I will sill leave that for you to sort out, although I have spelled it out several times in comments far up the ladder here
 

CM C. (3)
Monday June 14, 2010, 7:55 am
* Beyond Bigotry...Radical anti-Semites of the 21st century have a goal: the extermination of the Middle East’s Jewish state.

...Israel is at war, and if Israel were to be defeated, much of the world would not shed wet tears. What would happen after such a defeat? No one can seriously doubt that Hamas has genocidal intentions.

Abdallah Jarbu, Hamas’s deputy minister of religion, recently asserted that Jews “want to present themselves to the world as if they have rights, but, in fact, they are foreign bacteria -- a microbe unparalleled in the world.” Jarbu thien offered this prayer: “May He annihilate this filthy people who have neither religion nor conscience.”

Let’s stipulate that not all those who support the Gaza “Freedom Flotilla” would welcome a second Holocaust. But let’s acknowledge, too, that those who do not endorse genocide feel it unnecessary to distance themselves from those who do....SHAME...THINK!
 

Zahra Pilavdzic (274)
Monday June 14, 2010, 7:56 am
I am not here for popularity or to get people to praise me. I am here to promote human rights for Palestinians. If it makes people feel better to try to smear or throw about false accusations, no skin off my back. Meanwhile the collective punishment continues, ethnic cleansing continues, if it makes me unpopular to speak up for the oppressed, so be it.
 

Zahra Pilavdzic (274)
Monday June 14, 2010, 8:08 am
Notice how none of my comments were personally insulting in nature, but all of Di B's were.

The duplicate profile of CMC did not read above comment regarding Jarbu, to which I would further add:
1)Israel is "at war" with an relatively unarmed population (white phosphorus, drones and dime bombs vs. rockets) 2)Israel is armed and supplied by the United States. 3) Israel has nukes.
 

Locan Sleeping-Squirrel (209)
Monday June 14, 2010, 9:59 am
Di B. (4)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 8:41 pm
It is so obvious how beneath us they are!!!

 

Past Member (0)
Monday June 14, 2010, 10:40 am
@ CMC and other NaZionists, (is that name calling? ;-))

Sing a different tune baby! We've heard this for a long time and this tune no longer makes the top 1000! So away with you and your ignorance and the "poor me" while your hands are bloodied with Palestinian and Peace activists blood!

Next time you wish to accuse others, READ some publications: Start with the Israeli Paper HAARETZ. In February of this year, Chabad rabbi stated that Jews should kill Arab men, women and children during war! Here's the story: http://attendingtheworld.wordpress.com/2010/03/31/the-religion-of-violence-and-hate/

Last year, In a NY synagogue, the Israeli settler leader called for the assassination of Abbas– and tax-deductible contributions! (Not that I care for Abbas the Zionist.. only top officials know he's one of them).

http://attendingtheworld.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/evil-terrorists-and-racist-coming-to-a-synagogue-near-you/

Also last year, HAARETZ reported that: Washington Post: Israeli Soldier Says Military Rabbis Framed Gaza Mission as Religious (as in Holy War)? The Israeli army was "authorized" by Rabbis to kill civilians! Amazing!!!

http://attendingtheworld.wordpress.com/2009/03/19/order-to-kill-civilians/

If you want more, I have many of these posts! As I said, sing a different tune or better yet, just go away!

ATW
 

Pete M. (67)
Saturday June 19, 2010, 12:18 am
The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Too Complicated For Our Beautiful Minds

Despite the endless propaganda we are subjected to, about Palestinians (and Arabs and Muslims) being people who are “not like us”, whose values are inimical to our own, and with whom we are condemned to be engaged in an endless clash of civilizations, the conflict in Palestine is actually rooted in the fact that Palestinians are exactly like us.

Palestinians do not accept that equal citizenship in their own homeland should be denied them because of their ethnic/religious background, any more than Americans would accept ethnic justifications for denying them equal citizenship in the United States. Palestinians do not accept that a population that is 96.7% Muslim and Christian should be ethnically cleansed to make way for a sectarian Jewish state, any more than we would accept that the 97.5% of Americans who happen to be not-Jewish should be ethnically cleansed to make way for a Jewish state here. In short, Palestinians reject and resist Zionism because they do not accept being treated in ways that we, likewise, would never accept for ourselves.

This is not difficult to understand. And yet we wrap the Arab-Israeli conflict in complex, ontological constructs about “The Arab Mind”, about “Islamofascists” who “hate us for our freedoms”, and about mindless, irrational anti-Semites who hate Israel just because it’s Jewish and not because the overwhelmingly non-Jewish population there has to be destroyed in order to make it, and keep it, Jewish. Complicated existential explanations to hide the simple fact that the Palestinians are doing exactly what we would be doing if we found ourselves in their situation.

I understand that if you’re a Zionist you have a vested interest in not understanding all this, and in persuading others that it’s really very complicated. But for the rest of us, really, how difficult is this to grasp?

http://lawrenceofcyberia.blogs.com/news/2008/12/what-if.html
 

paul l. (2)
Sunday June 20, 2010, 1:08 am
You Jew bashers get worse and worse.
This so-called protest in Toronto was organized by a lady called Mahmoud.
Not Jewish is she?
" 9 humanitarians murdered by Israeli pirates"?
This gives me the confirmation that the whole article is penned by sick Jew bashers!
Have you ever spoken to a Hamas person (won't call him/her terrorist) You will never get the truth out of them!
And I thought Americans were on the side of Israel!
You want another Hitler?
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 20, 2010, 1:17 am
Johan

Jew bashers? what a laugh! I guess the 9 coffins delivered to Turkey for burial were.. empty?

Go away! Get back under your rock!

ATW
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 20, 2010, 1:20 am
Johan

America is on the side of Israel? Ha! No sir, America does not support NaZionists and Apartheid found in the Israeli Government of war criminals and barbarians who are wanted by the World!

ATW
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Sunday June 20, 2010, 5:22 am
the gazafreedommarch are the organizers WORLDWIDE, Sarah was only 1of many helping in Canada & Ontario and Toronto to organize including Jewish Groups. All peoples were represented at the protests just about every nationality as Canada is so diverse. All states should be separate from religion and as usual the only hate spouting and lying I see is from zionist hasbara propaganda supporters.

Israeli's are in jail for standing up for palestinian rights and protesting in israel, you have no shame for the crimes of israel, or the murder of humanitarian aid workers. you are a disgrace to yourself and if you think you represent israel then you are only disgracing them more, as if that is possible with the pathetic falsifying of information they created that was debunked weeks ago, and always is

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