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Israel and Palestine: Not So Separate, Deeply Unequal

Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, discrimination, abuse, world, Israel, Palestine, illegal settlements, settler violence, society, culture, ethics, freedoms, violence, rights, humans, safety, sadness, news, media, law, government )

- 1411 days ago -
Steel nets rise above the old Arab market to protect vendors from the debris ~ bottles, bags of feces, metal objects, plastic chairs ~ that the settlers hurl down from above.


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Kathleen M (208)
Friday July 10, 2015, 2:38 pm
Shared and noted with complete and utter disgust! This kind of thuggery must be condemned by the International community, and the perpetrators criminally charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the Law! Meanwhile, BDS, BDS and more BDS! Thanks, Carrie.

Justin Vale (13)
Friday July 10, 2015, 2:40 pm
of course they're not so separate. they are both israel. palestine is a made up roman name nitwits now use when the refer to an occupied judea and samaria. Holy Feces!! i think this is the first time i agree with you. keep it up baby,

Roger G (148)
Friday July 10, 2015, 2:42 pm
noted, thanks

Carol R (11)
Friday July 10, 2015, 6:31 pm
Agree with Kathleen. Thanks Carrie.

S J (124)
Friday July 10, 2015, 6:36 pm
I hope one day they can realise what they have been doing to their equally humans. i m tired reading what some people behave, as i have to fight with myself not to hate them!
thank you Carrie for all exercise you provide.

Past Member (0)
Friday July 10, 2015, 11:45 pm
I see not much difference with what that despicable yahoo is doing now to what the nazis did to his own people so many years ago...still his monstrosities go unpunished. It's baffling. thx Carrie

Carol R (11)
Saturday July 11, 2015, 11:41 am
"We" Tirizah? Oops, I meant barb? You live in the US, not Israel. No to terrorists I agree... but no to false profiles as well, from one who has been suspended.
I agree with Natasha, Israel has learned well how to oppress the Palestinian people. And most of the world agrees:

The Human Rights Council of the United Nations decided on Friday to adopt a resolution condemning Israel for its assault on Gaza.

41 countries voted in favor and only one country voted against- the United States.

India, Kenya, Ethiopia, Paraguay and Macedonia all abstained.

Foreign Minister Dr. Riyad al-Maliki welcomed the decision of the Human Rights Council to adopt the resolution submitted under the title ‘Ensuring accountability and justice for all violations of international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem’. The 29th Session of the Council was held today in Geneva, where member states overwhelmingly voted to adopt the resolution (41 out of a total of 47 states), five abstained and only one voted against.

*A story is but half-told when only told by one.*

Carol R (11)
Saturday July 11, 2015, 11:42 am
Blatant lies.... who's the lie barb?

Carol R (11)
Saturday July 11, 2015, 12:42 pm

Beryl L (78)
Saturday July 11, 2015, 8:35 pm
Tirzah"a story is only half told when told by one" where do you sit? on a rock? How dare you condemn someone without even knowing how they live and what they hold in their hearts... peace baby!

Beryl L (78)
Saturday July 11, 2015, 9:05 pm
This story is chilling to the bone. The war stretches so far. It is sick what is happening and here we have big shot assholes announcing their abilities to solve the whole crisis. Peacekeeping sure isn't working.. Everything is so far out of hand it makes me sick.

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 12, 2015, 10:58 am
Another lie from an Arab PP machine.

Israel had to spend huge money and built special roads not for "VIP treatment" but to protect Israelis from Arabs throwing stones at shared highways and from Arab shootings.

Carrie continues to spread whatever hate and lies about Israel she can get hold off.

M B (62)
Sunday July 12, 2015, 10:59 am

WOW - yes, indoctrination works as I can see - in both directions. Here: indoctrinated settlers in action -
Thanks for posting, Carrie !

Evelyn B (63)
Sunday July 12, 2015, 11:03 am
Yet again, Jewish Israelis of integrity do not reject the facts revealed in such articles.
"Many of the Jewish survivors credited other Palestinians with saving their lives, and generations later, their descendants pointed out that today’s extremist settlers, many from Brooklyn, have no connection to the families of 1929. They called for removal of the Hebron settlements."

"Tirzah" (current name) asks "Why do you people insist on inciting unrest and war in the Middle East???"
In reply I ask : Who stroll around, even when not in the army let alone on duty, well and overtly armed? For those are a critical part of the "you people" who keep the unrest fed continuously. So perhaps "Tirzah" should explain WHY - other than that these are the people claiming land that has not been accorded to the State of Israel .... grabbing land, monopolising access to places like the Yatta pool ...

Thanks, Carrie - I remember the B’tselem sharing of the poll event - and many Hebron settler aggressions against the Palestinians of Hebron.

Such aggression by settlers (and their IDF protectors who are not even allowed to intervene unless the aggressors are Palestinians), actions like the "price tag" actions, and daily abuse of Palestinians by settlers - these feed the instability..

There are religious leaders condemning such behaviour - for example, Rabbi Menachem Fruman (on Ynnet news): "Targeting Palestinians and their property is a shocking thing," he said. "It's an act of hurting humanity."
Fruman, who is the rabbi of Tekoa and one of the leading religious figures in Judea and Samaria, harshly condemned recent violence, which radial settlers refer to as a "price tag" for the evacuation of unauthorized outposts. The rabbi is joining forces with settler leaders and ministers in condemning acts he characterized as "hooligans committing the crime of hurting Palestinians." "

Far from all Israeli Jews are happy with such aggressive & oppressive behaviour. Some work closely with their Palestinian counterparts to seek justice, equality, human rights for all. But the arrogance of others is often echoed in comments we see here - and I do SO understand S.J.'s comment!!!

Thanks Carrie

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Sunday July 12, 2015, 11:40 am
Please ignore the troll, whatever name it has adopted today.

For the life of me, I can't understand that Jews immigrate to Israel to take a more than active part in the Apartheids policy of that country by claiming rights to a piece of land as their own on the basis of some ancient religious text and by dehumanizing, abusing and even killing the people who's ancestors have lived there for hundreds of years, all in the hope they'll go away; who cares where to. Perhaps I should feel some connection to these fellow Jews, but they've become too alien to me.


Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday July 13, 2015, 11:11 pm
It's a very prescient, poignant heading, which the "powers that be" ought to reflect on more deeply.

Arild Warud (174)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 3:51 am
"It’s tempting to imagine this landscape writ large, in a nation at peace called Palestine. But my Palestinian guide, who I will only call H., reminds us that the opposite—continued, irrevocable encroachment—is at least as likely. “For now.” He looks out at the rows of Hebron grapevines. “It looks like this for now. Who knows how it will look in the future?”
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