Do Unto Others…
In a World with so many victims, so much suffering, there is no one truth, no one wrong or solely right.
In today’s world with distorted media reporting, it is just to compare, confront, discuss, to monitor and to make painful observations. If this Angers you, maybe you cannot see past emotional or political barriers in your mind and heart. All I know is, people died, suffered, suppressed, eradicated millions and this is not what anyone hoped for, died for or wants. You cannot maintain a moral high-ground and persecute, discriminate and isolate entire populations, for it makes you no less a monster than what we’ve been taught by our elders, teachers and historians. (Freepresss)
Professor Richard Falk,
the UN investigator into Israeli conduct in the occupied territories has drawn some heat with his Nazi references. Falk compared what he described as: ‘the massive Israeli punishment directed at the entire population of Gaza’, with the Nazi practice of collective punishment. He made the point that if the same type of extreme military action had been carried out by the Chinese against Tibetans or by the Sudanese government in its dealing with Darfur, the Nazi comparison would have been readily applied without objection.
When these ruthless Israeli incursions into Gaza were taking place, the muted criticism in the media demonstrated yet again that a different standard applies to Israel.The use of overwhelming military force in Gaza and the civilian death toll that accompanied it, seems to be just a part of the “right” Israel arrogates to itself when it comes to raining carnage on its neighbors. The victims of these incursions invariably include women, children and other non-combatants. Yet western media remains for the most part low-key in its coverage of these outrages, while Israel does all in its power to avoid having its policies held up to international law and morality.
Falk isn’t the only one to raise echoes of WW2. Israeli Deputy Defense Minister, Matan Vilnai,
went so far as to issue a warning, threatening holocaust on the Palestinian people. Vilnai used the term “shoah” which literally means burnt sacrifice. When challenged on his use of language, Vilnai tried to downplay the meaning of shoah, claiming that he meant something more along the lines of a “catastrophe.”
BUILDING WALLS & FENCES TO KEEP PEOPLE IN PRISONS
CHECK POINTS NOT TO ALLOW PEOPLE BASIC FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT
ARRESTS & HARASSMENTS
DESTROYING HOMES & LIVELIHOODS
GIFTS (WITH LOVE) FROM THE CHILDREN OF PEACE-LOVING & CIVILIZED COUNTRIES
THE ISRAELIS PRACTICE THE SAME TACTICS