I am one of those people who is keeping my fingers crossed that a revolution or a civil war starts in the USA. If any one nation needs it badly, it's America.
In the meantime, below just a pinch of the dirt on Israel's racist actions and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people. There are mountains of dirt to be found on YouTube, Twitter, Bing, Google ....everywhere. Israel's Netanyahu govt. policies towards the Palestinians makes for vomit-inducing results which can be found all over the net. The balancing act for the crimes of of this far-right wing government and its voters in Israel and its millions of supporters in the West, is the fact that an equal number of Jewish people, can't stand the Nazi government of Israel and are speaking out.
The NY Times article at one of the links below is a must read and so also the letter from 313 Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors from the WW2 genocide. (I have a feeling that list will grow as more and more conscientious people from the Jewish diaspora, come to learn of the letter)
And, did you know that the brave men of the Israeli Defense Force are good at making musical remixes as they bomb children to smithereens?
Check out the beautiful girl in the vid below. She takes care of almost all the stuff that the Israeli supporters usually throw at you when you criticize it.
#cdnpoli #topoli #tcot #teaparty "How I became a self-hating Jew" Thank the good Lord for small mercies. https://t.co/KW4MkwgxZr
— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) August 18, 2014
Gaza death toll rises above 2,000.
The death toll in the war-torn Gaza Strip rose above 2,000 Monday, the health ministry said as more people injured in over a month of fighting with the Israelis succumbed to their wounds.
According to a ministry statement, a total of 2,016 people were killed and another 10,196 wounded.
Among the dead were 541 children, 250 women and 95 elderly men, it said.
The toll, which had stood at 1,980, jumped up after a number of people died from their injuries in hospitals across Gaza, as well as in Cairo and Jerusalem where they had been taken for treatment.....
Resisting Nazis, He Saw Need for Israel. Now He Is Its Critic.
In 1943, Henk Zanoli took a dangerous train trip, slipping past Nazi guards and checkpoints to smuggle a Jewish boy from Amsterdam to the Dutch village of Eemnes. There, the Zanoli family, already under suspicion for resisting the Nazi occupation, hid the boy in their home for two years. The boy would be the only member of his family to survive the Holocaust.
Seventy-one years later, on July 20, an Israeli airstrike flattened a house in the Gaza Strip, killing six of Mr. Zanoli’s relatives by marriage. His grandniece, a Dutch diplomat, is married to a Palestinian economist, Ismail Ziadah, who lost three brothers, a sister-in-law, a nephew and his father’s first wife in the attack.
On Thursday, Mr. Zanoli, 91, whose father died in a Nazi camp, went to the Israeli Embassy in The Hague and returned a medal he received honoring him as one of the Righteous Among the Nations — non-Jews honored by Israel for saving Jews during the Holocaust. In an anguished letter to the Israeli ambassador...........
Hague court under western pressure not to open Gaza war crimes inquiry.
Potential ICC investigation into actions of both the IDF and Hamas in Gaza has become a fraught political battlefield.
The international criminal court has persistently avoided opening an investigation into alleged war crimes in Gaza as a result of US and other western pressure, former court officials and lawyers claim.
In recent days, a potential ICC investigation into the actions of both the Israel Defence Forces and Hamas in Gaza has become a fraught political battlefield and a key negotiating issue at ceasefire talks in Cairo. But the question of whether the ICC could or should mount an investigation has also divided the Hague-based court itself.
An ICC investigation could have a far-reaching impact. It would not just examine alleged war crimes by the Israeli military, Hamas and other Islamist militants in the course of recent fighting in Gaza that left about 2,000 people dead, including women and children. It could also address the issue of Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories, for which the Israeli leadership would be responsible.....
She was handing out flowers for her dead brother, killed while playing on first day of Eid. She cried when asked#Gaza pic.twitter.com/UdrLFkKlM8
— Mina (@mina_ysf) August 18, 2014
From ISM PalSolidarity:
Palestinian arrested after filming settlers throwing stones
Yesterday at approximately 5:30 PM in the old city in al-Khalil (Hebron) settlers from the illegal settlement of Beit Hadassah threw rocks and water at Palestinians living on Shalala Street. This is a regular occurance for Palestinian families living close to illegal settlements in al-Khalil. The majority of the time the Israeli military watches from a distance and does not do anything to intervene in the violence and property damage.
One Palestinian, a 35-year old man, documented the stone throwing only to be detained and then arrested by the Israeli military. The man was taken through a yellow gate to an area where Palestinians are restricted from, where the soldiers pushed him around.
The soldiers threw several stun grenades at Palestinians and internationals standing behind the yellow gate, trying to document what was happening through holes of the gate......
IDF presents: The Gaza air-raid remix
The following clip appeared a few days ago on the IDF’s official YouTube channel: a catchy remix of communications recorded by the Israeli Air Force during its bombing raids on Gaza during the recent war..........
Max Blumenthal shows Gaza's sorrows in pictures
A photo essay from Khuza'a, Southern Gaza, and Gaza City
313 Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide have signed this letter written in response to Elie Wiesel’s manipulation of the Nazi Genocide to attempt to justify the attacks on Gaza.