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The Balfour Declaration Wasn't Enough


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Sam
- 1658 days ago - independent.co.uk
Evidence that weapons with components made in Britain are being used against Gaza - ranging from weapons control and targeting systems to ammunition, drones and armoured vehicles.



   

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Anteater Ants (122)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 4:30 am
noted
 

Margaret Goodman (243)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 9:35 pm
Sometimes I think that the United States and the United Kingdom and G-d Knows who else sell arms to Israel because it helps the sellers' balance of trade.
 

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 9:49 pm
Great posting. It deserves to be on the front page....I will forward it around.
 

Rose Becke (141)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 10:38 pm
I agree with Ros
 

Evelyn B (63)
Monday August 4, 2014, 5:05 am
If arms industries are allowed to exist, they are going to produce and sell - however they can, to whoever they can - and if they can't sell directly ... well, they'll sell to intermediaries (e.g. in the US or Australia) who'll then move the "goods" on (the word here should be "bads", no?) So perhaps the controls should be on the existence of the private companies producing arms-related materials ...

The fact of the matter is - arms = big money, and they don't want to consider their responsibility for the use their buyers may make of what they have bought. We've seen this in relation to anti-personnel mines .. we've seen Caterpillr claim it's not their fault if their machines are used to destroy peoples homes, kill Rachel Corrie etc etc ...

Maybe a first step is to make working in arms-related industires something people are ashamed of?

I had trouble seeing the John Rees speech at the link given by Ros, but found it on Demonstrate for Gaza 9 August 2014 - Eye on the Prize - Free Palestine - the Stop The War Coalition ..
 

Evelyn B (63)
Monday August 4, 2014, 5:33 am
To understand more about the Balfour Declaration, and how it came about, watch a very factual presentation by Alison Weir, of If Americans Knew TalkingStickTV - Alison Weir - If Americans Only Knew ...
Watch starting at 34.46 minutes for the pressure group who triggered the declaration
At 36.30 the steps towards the declaration are outlined - and placed in their historical context.
"To get the Balfour Declaration, the Zionists promised that their associates in the US would push America into the 'Great War' " (around 38.00)
Description of the Declaration (39.00) - which specified also that nothing would be done that may prejudice the religious and civil rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine.

Incidentally - Zionism was NOT widely accepted by Jews in the US ... or elsewhere. Indeed, a number of Jewish leaders actively opposed the idea, seeing it as a dangerous movement that would lead to bloodshed
 

Angelika R (143)
Monday August 4, 2014, 6:26 am
it figures.. and even if there is an investigation and a "review", by the time it is completed more innocent civilians will have been killed with those weapons or components, legally or illegally exported. I'm pretty sure our own government is just as guilty with its export policy given the Merkel doctrine "Protecting Israel's security is part of my country's raison d'être".
 

Kathleen M (211)
Monday August 4, 2014, 6:51 am
Noted with sadness and disgust. Thanks for sharing, Sam. The arms industry should not exist. Talk about a twisted, perverted use of precious resources, and a total waste of even more precious Lives. Every entity distributing weapons and other means of destruction around the world has Blood on it's hands. Must be hard to sleep at night. Or at least it should be!
 

Carol French (121)
Monday August 4, 2014, 9:37 am
We knew that already Sam, now what the USA has nothing to do with this ?? All of a sudden it is just the British who are supplying Israel with the special weapons ?
I think that both should put thier heads together and come up with a solution !!As for the Palestine's they are still dropping like flies so don't go there my friend!!!
 

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Monday August 4, 2014, 10:24 am

When Netanyahu is saying 'the Palestinians are MAKING us kill them', many parallels could be drawn with this statement.
The rapist who accuses his victim of 'making him do it' or 'asking for it'; the psychologically deranged murderer who claims that he killed prostitutes 'to save them'. When it raises its ugly head in civil society, this kind of twisted psychopathic thinking provokes revulsion and is universally condemned, yet when Netanyahu employs it in relation to the Israeli attack on Gaza, it’s accepted as a reasonable argument that absolves him and his shock troops of the mass murder of civilians.
 

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
 

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Monday August 4, 2014, 10:25 pm
Nowhere to hide in Gaza
#GazaUnderAttack
UN reports that 215,000 Palestinians are now seeking shelter in UN facilities, while 133 schools have been bombed since “Operation Protective Edge” began
 

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Monday August 4, 2014, 10:25 pm
Gaza is Burning--Right Now!! Mohammed Omer's twitter feed is deeply alarming and very, very worrisome. We need to bear witness to the atrocities happening right now in Gaza. It is 3:30 Am in Gaza and the city is being pummeled, houses and residents bombed and burned.
This is terrifying.
 

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Monday August 4, 2014, 10:38 pm

THIS is how parts of Gaza look like today
 

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Monday August 4, 2014, 11:09 pm


in the light of the assaults on the Gaza Strip by IDF, the plain struggle for survival of Palestinians in the war-torn cities there, a post in c2NN is made with a demand:

TAKE ACTION NOW! Israel: Let Young Palestinians Seek a Higher Education
 

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Monday August 4, 2014, 11:31 pm

Israel Changes Bar Code To Avoid Boycott! Many people had stopped buying ANYTHING with a barcode starting 729, so Israel has changed it to 871, if you don’t want to support Israel in their genocide of Palestinians, don’t buy with this bar code.
(scroll down to read)
 

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Monday August 4, 2014, 11:55 pm

This interview is not new but was new to me, maybe we all should know:

'US lawmakers forced to support Israel' - Cynthia McKinney
Former US lawmaker Cynthia McKinney says every candidate for Congress has to sign a pledge to vote for supporting the military superiority of Israel.

 

Krista Slavin (194)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 12:39 am
Noted
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 6:54 am
Noted
 

Sharon Wood (15)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 5:32 pm
Can WE say Americans did this when Nixon was pres.? And there after Nixon, Bush did it as well.
 

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 8:31 am
ZIONAZISTS MUST PAY FOR THEIR CRIME AGAINST PALESTINIANS. THEY MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO RUN AWAY UNPUNISHED :

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10204367738095808&set=vb.1300772859&type=2&theater
 

Sandra Penna (135)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 7:10 am
great article, Sam, thank you.
 
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