Wednesday, February 01, 2017

God speaks in many ways. This time the word genocide seems to matter.

President Abbas needs to do more than call for peace talks, he needs to act to end the genocide.

This is not the only private property Israel has taken. Israel has destroyed innumerable olive groves and cast the people into poverty. There is a great deal of productive and/or private land that belongs to Palestine taken by Israel.

President Abbas needs to stop seeing fault in his people, including Hamas. They did not do this to themselves. When land is under attack does a country not defend it? No one approves of Hamas methods, but, they are still there in Gaza. The Palestine people know what works for them and they are difficult to deal with because surrender for the sake of peace with an ever shrinking homeland is not realistic. Palestine, the country with land, has to exist.

When Israel arrives to destroy more olive groves or move boundaries, it is not only the Palestinians that are demonstrating, there are many Israel citizens there as well. Palestinians are not alone in their desire for a peace and Palestinian homeland; there are many Israeli citizens that want the same thing.

We have lost a beautiful American girl in this struggle. Palestine is not alone.

February 1, 2017
By William Booth and Ruth Eglash

Thousands of Israeli police and military forces (click here) climbed a windy hill on Wednesday with plans to finally demolish a hardscrabble Israeli settlement that the supreme court has deemed illegal because it was built on privately owned Palestinian land.

The demolition of Amona and the eviction of its 40 families has been more than a decade in the making. By the afternoon, Israeli security forces seemed to be heading towards a violent showdown with residents, hundreds of their youthful supporters and right-wing politicians....