Palestine shame

First published in Letters

I REFER to the response of the present administration to the atrocities occurring in Palestine. While it would be unrealistic to expect that a collection of English buffoons, currently masquerading as the governance of this island, could ever be able to make any constructive contribution to the situation in Palestine, the sight of the obsequiously servile poodles bowing down to kiss American feet, to phrase it politely, is repugnant and vile.

But then, given that an inordinate number of them appear unashamed to admit to being members of an organisation styling itself ‘The Friends of Israel’, it is scarcely a revelation that they do little, if anything at all, to assert the inalienable rights of the native population of that land.

By the very nature of the manner of their silence, they shame and humiliate every civilised human amongst us.

H Roland ap Watcyn, Griffithstown

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3:52pm Wed 16 Jul 14

thatcherslovechild says...

And yet again another apologist for terrorists conveniently forgets that Israel agreed to stop attacks on military targets if Hamas stopped targeting civilians and only civilians but they just carried on but that doesn't fit your bleeding heart view of terrorism .If we had treated them the same in Ireland the last government wouldn't have sold out to terrorists but you probably think they were justified as well
And yet again another apologist for terrorists conveniently forgets that Israel agreed to stop attacks on military targets if Hamas stopped targeting civilians and only civilians but they just carried on but that doesn't fit your bleeding heart view of terrorism .If we had treated them the same in Ireland the last government wouldn't have sold out to terrorists but you probably think they were justified as well thatcherslovechild
  • Score: 12

6:37pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Mervyn James says...

Britain is solely to blame for re-creating Israel in 1947. Since then Israelis have slaughtered Palestinians with USA and British arms technology, turfed them out of their own land and put their backs to the sea. Their own people set a young Palestinian on fire and watched him die, hardly civilized behaviour by any country. If the USA pulled out they would have to re-think, but the USA wants a foothold in the middle east to the oil, and someone to bomb the Islams when they don't want the blame.. Jewish in Wall Street also tell Obama how high he has to jump or else..... Israel operates its own holocaust but for them it is 'self defence' funny a certain Adolf said the same thing in 1930s....
Britain is solely to blame for re-creating Israel in 1947. Since then Israelis have slaughtered Palestinians with USA and British arms technology, turfed them out of their own land and put their backs to the sea. Their own people set a young Palestinian on fire and watched him die, hardly civilized behaviour by any country. If the USA pulled out they would have to re-think, but the USA wants a foothold in the middle east to the oil, and someone to bomb the Islams when they don't want the blame.. Jewish in Wall Street also tell Obama how high he has to jump or else..... Israel operates its own holocaust but for them it is 'self defence' funny a certain Adolf said the same thing in 1930s.... Mervyn James
  • Score: -8

7:54pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

Mervyn James wrote:
Britain is solely to blame for re-creating Israel in 1947. Since then Israelis have slaughtered Palestinians with USA and British arms technology, turfed them out of their own land and put their backs to the sea. Their own people set a young Palestinian on fire and watched him die, hardly civilized behaviour by any country. If the USA pulled out they would have to re-think, but the USA wants a foothold in the middle east to the oil, and someone to bomb the Islams when they don't want the blame.. Jewish in Wall Street also tell Obama how high he has to jump or else..... Israel operates its own holocaust but for them it is 'self defence' funny a certain Adolf said the same thing in 1930s....
Hi Mervyn

Your criticism of Israel is one thing, but the claim that Jewish people control Wall Street and also the President of the United States has no place whatsoever in any legitimate criticism of Israel, but instead has its roots in far right - often racist - conspiracy theory. That's why I've made a complaint about your comment to the site moderators as I feel this violates the terms and conditions of the SWA.
[quote][p][bold]Mervyn James[/bold] wrote: Britain is solely to blame for re-creating Israel in 1947. Since then Israelis have slaughtered Palestinians with USA and British arms technology, turfed them out of their own land and put their backs to the sea. Their own people set a young Palestinian on fire and watched him die, hardly civilized behaviour by any country. If the USA pulled out they would have to re-think, but the USA wants a foothold in the middle east to the oil, and someone to bomb the Islams when they don't want the blame.. Jewish in Wall Street also tell Obama how high he has to jump or else..... Israel operates its own holocaust but for them it is 'self defence' funny a certain Adolf said the same thing in 1930s....[/p][/quote]Hi Mervyn Your criticism of Israel is one thing, but the claim that Jewish people control Wall Street and also the President of the United States has no place whatsoever in any legitimate criticism of Israel, but instead has its roots in far right - often racist - conspiracy theory. That's why I've made a complaint about your comment to the site moderators as I feel this violates the terms and conditions of the SWA. Katie Re-Registered
  • Score: 5

8:31pm Wed 16 Jul 14

varteg1 says...

Mervyn James wrote:
Britain is solely to blame for re-creating Israel in 1947. Since then Israelis have slaughtered Palestinians with USA and British arms technology, turfed them out of their own land and put their backs to the sea. Their own people set a young Palestinian on fire and watched him die, hardly civilized behaviour by any country. If the USA pulled out they would have to re-think, but the USA wants a foothold in the middle east to the oil, and someone to bomb the Islams when they don't want the blame.. Jewish in Wall Street also tell Obama how high he has to jump or else..... Israel operates its own holocaust but for them it is 'self defence' funny a certain Adolf said the same thing in 1930s....
Set a P youth on fire...yes an atrocious act, but I don't see you mention the THREE Israeli youths murdered by Palestinians a few day prior to the death of that Palestinian youth.
Israel does not fire rockets at Gaza from civilian backyards and gardens, attached to houses occupied by their own people, whom, in case you fail to realise it, turns those Palestinians, innocent or guilty by association, into human shields for the antics of their aggressive neighbours.

Over a half century has passed since the creation of modern Israel, and all I have heard since 1948 is the whine of the Palestinians matched by the whine of their armaments as they, without any sense of humanity send random missiles, untargetted at Israel lands. They care not who those rockets land on, The Israelis do appear to not only take care who they strike at, but also give plenty of forwards warning including the exact location of their targets.

If the Palestinians living close to those pre-warned targets fail to clear away, then why blame the Israelis for proceeding with their strikes?

The only way to break the grip the militants have is to make the people of Gaza stop them in their activities, and hitting when targets are warned in advance will go a long way to achieve that.

If they fail to stop them, then why should Israel stop striking the launch pads and HQ's of these thugs?
[quote][p][bold]Mervyn James[/bold] wrote: Britain is solely to blame for re-creating Israel in 1947. Since then Israelis have slaughtered Palestinians with USA and British arms technology, turfed them out of their own land and put their backs to the sea. Their own people set a young Palestinian on fire and watched him die, hardly civilized behaviour by any country. If the USA pulled out they would have to re-think, but the USA wants a foothold in the middle east to the oil, and someone to bomb the Islams when they don't want the blame.. Jewish in Wall Street also tell Obama how high he has to jump or else..... Israel operates its own holocaust but for them it is 'self defence' funny a certain Adolf said the same thing in 1930s....[/p][/quote]Set a P youth on fire...yes an atrocious act, but I don't see you mention the THREE Israeli youths murdered by Palestinians a few day prior to the death of that Palestinian youth. Israel does not fire rockets at Gaza from civilian backyards and gardens, attached to houses occupied by their own people, whom, in case you fail to realise it, turns those Palestinians, innocent or guilty by association, into human shields for the antics of their aggressive neighbours. Over a half century has passed since the creation of modern Israel, and all I have heard since 1948 is the whine of the Palestinians matched by the whine of their armaments as they, without any sense of humanity send random missiles, untargetted at Israel lands. They care not who those rockets land on, The Israelis do appear to not only take care who they strike at, but also give plenty of forwards warning including the exact location of their targets. If the Palestinians living close to those pre-warned targets fail to clear away, then why blame the Israelis for proceeding with their strikes? The only way to break the grip the militants have is to make the people of Gaza stop them in their activities, and hitting when targets are warned in advance will go a long way to achieve that. If they fail to stop them, then why should Israel stop striking the launch pads and HQ's of these thugs? varteg1
  • Score: 6

10:19pm Wed 16 Jul 14

lowandhardandinthecorner says...

The way to stop this conflict is to give the Palestinians statehood with control over their own borders - otherwise they are being imprisoned unlawfully.
If you think the Israelis are being victimised, ask yourself why there are over 200 Palestinians dead in this latest trouble and ONE Israeli.
The way to stop this conflict is to give the Palestinians statehood with control over their own borders - otherwise they are being imprisoned unlawfully. If you think the Israelis are being victimised, ask yourself why there are over 200 Palestinians dead in this latest trouble and ONE Israeli. lowandhardandinthecorner
  • Score: -4

1:01pm Fri 18 Jul 14

varteg1 says...

lowandhardandintheco
rner
wrote:
The way to stop this conflict is to give the Palestinians statehood with control over their own borders - otherwise they are being imprisoned unlawfully.
If you think the Israelis are being victimised, ask yourself why there are over 200 Palestinians dead in this latest trouble and ONE Israeli.
The way things are 200 to 1 seems a fair trade off to me.
[quote][p][bold]lowandhardandintheco rner[/bold] wrote: The way to stop this conflict is to give the Palestinians statehood with control over their own borders - otherwise they are being imprisoned unlawfully. If you think the Israelis are being victimised, ask yourself why there are over 200 Palestinians dead in this latest trouble and ONE Israeli.[/p][/quote]The way things are 200 to 1 seems a fair trade off to me. varteg1
  • Score: 0

7:31pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Mervyn James says...

lowandhardandintheco
rner
wrote:
The way to stop this conflict is to give the Palestinians statehood with control over their own borders - otherwise they are being imprisoned unlawfully.
If you think the Israelis are being victimised, ask yourself why there are over 200 Palestinians dead in this latest trouble and ONE Israeli.
Israel needs to go back to the original borders it was given in 1947. relentless land-grabbing is at the seat of it all, as the Israeli settlers move every outward bulldozing their way across Palestine. When America offered to oversee a cease fire, Israel ignored them, America did nothing but send even more arms to Israel, including latest missile technology to down incoming rockets..... There has to be something the Israelis have over America that they continue to do that. Maybe the oil rights for USA have something to do with it ? and someone to bomb Iran if they fight back like Saddam did ? It will be an USA smart bomb that hits the nuclear power in Iran... launched by Israel.
[quote][p][bold]lowandhardandintheco rner[/bold] wrote: The way to stop this conflict is to give the Palestinians statehood with control over their own borders - otherwise they are being imprisoned unlawfully. If you think the Israelis are being victimised, ask yourself why there are over 200 Palestinians dead in this latest trouble and ONE Israeli.[/p][/quote]Israel needs to go back to the original borders it was given in 1947. relentless land-grabbing is at the seat of it all, as the Israeli settlers move every outward bulldozing their way across Palestine. When America offered to oversee a cease fire, Israel ignored them, America did nothing but send even more arms to Israel, including latest missile technology to down incoming rockets..... There has to be something the Israelis have over America that they continue to do that. Maybe the oil rights for USA have something to do with it ? and someone to bomb Iran if they fight back like Saddam did ? It will be an USA smart bomb that hits the nuclear power in Iran... launched by Israel. Mervyn James
  • Score: -3

10:31pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Dolieboy says...

varteg1 wrote:
lowandhardandintheco

rner
wrote:
The way to stop this conflict is to give the Palestinians statehood with control over their own borders - otherwise they are being imprisoned unlawfully.
If you think the Israelis are being victimised, ask yourself why there are over 200 Palestinians dead in this latest trouble and ONE Israeli.
The way things are 200 to 1 seems a fair trade off to me.
Maybe the fact that when Israel sends a text or warns that they are about to attack a certain target, they all congregate at ground zero ?
[quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowandhardandintheco rner[/bold] wrote: The way to stop this conflict is to give the Palestinians statehood with control over their own borders - otherwise they are being imprisoned unlawfully. If you think the Israelis are being victimised, ask yourself why there are over 200 Palestinians dead in this latest trouble and ONE Israeli.[/p][/quote]The way things are 200 to 1 seems a fair trade off to me.[/p][/quote]Maybe the fact that when Israel sends a text or warns that they are about to attack a certain target, they all congregate at ground zero ? Dolieboy
  • Score: 0

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