Is Israel’s Operation Protective Edge Really About Natural Gas?
— Adham Mawed - Victim of Israeli Displacement (the most PC word for it) stuck between Syria and Lebanon, due to the Zionist War in Syria.
While some gutsy celebs have tweeted support for Palestine, others have backed down under harsh online criticism
An interesting analysis of changes ongoing in mass US culture in general, and the role (both inflicted upon and taken up by) celebrity
I’m feeling uplifted and disgusted. Uplifted by all of the people who are commuting their hearts and time to doing good and creating change, and disgusted by all of those who don’t give a shit… or worse, SAY they give a shit and don’t do the work to create change… about the latest events in Gaza.
Bombers of Gaza’s children to take part in Sardinia training exercise this September.
Italy has offered more concrete support for Israel’s latest attack on Gaza than perhaps any other European Union country. As the massacres began earlier this month, two Italian-made M-346 jet trainer aircraft were delivered to Hatzerim, an Israeli Air Force base in the Naqab (Negev).
These warplanes — the most “advanced” of their type, according to their manufacturers — will be used to train pilots for similar operations to the one now being carried out against Gaza’s 1.8 million people.
Roberta Pinotti, defense minister in the Rome government, stated last week, that “Italy does not provide Israel with weapons of an offensive nature.” She also said that Italy complies with the EU’s code of conduct on arms exports, which has been legally-binding since 2008.
Both claims were dishonest. As the M-346 are military aircraft and their end-user — Israel — is occupying the land of another people, they are offensive by definition.
The EU’s code of conduct, meanwhile, forbids weapons sales if the weapons in question are likely to facilitate the abuse of human rights or international law. There is ample evidence that Israel uses weapons to violate the rights of Palestinians and international law.
Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador and Peru have all recalled their ambassadors from Israel, following Bolivia and Venezuela who have withdrawn their ambassadors during the 2008-09 massacre in Gaza.
The Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has condemned what she described as Israel’s “massacre” in Gaza, a term also used even by the French foreign ministry. Turkey’s prime minister has gone even further, accusing Israel of committing “genocide” in Gaza.
In South Africa, the parliamentary group of the ruling ANC party has called for the government to recall its ambassador and expel the Israeli ambassador, and politicians and political parties have made similar calls across the world.
The senate in Chile has voted unanimously in favour of a request to recall the ambassador. The government of Chile has also confirmed it has suspended negotiations on a new free trade agreement with Israel.
The government of Maldives has cancelled three bilateral agreements with Israel and is considering moves to prohibit Israeli products from being imported.- See more at: http://www.bdsmovement.net/2014/gaza-sanctions-and-boycott-action-12410#sthash.tfwKmUcJ.dpuf
Top to bottom: True Solidarity, young faces of pride (2), Fox ignoring us, Amazing Rabbi supporting us, and another young face of solidarity (skipped a few)
Rabbi speaking at NYC Gaza solidarity rally on Aug 1, condemning Zionism and Israeli War Crimes!
THIS is what capitalism looks like. It makes innocent people into test subjects, and pays the media to sell us this reality.
As Israel ruthlessly destroys the besieged Gaza Strip, its largest developer of military technology, Elbit Systems, is benefitting from the bloodshed.
US-traded shares of Elbit have climbed 6.1 percent since 8 July, when Israel began its latest offensive against the Gaza Strip.
According to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Israel’s three-week long massacre of 1,200 Palestinians in Gaza, including nearly 300 children, “has pushed [Elbit’s] stock close to the highest level since 2010 while its valuation on a price-to-earnings basis is near the most expensive in five years.”
The rising stock is driven by speculation that the Haifa-based company will see increasing demand for its products from both the Israeli and foreign governments impressed by the performance of Elbit’s blood-soaked performance in Gaza.