(Article changed on December 4, 2012 at 13:29)
Phyllis Bennis in the Real News: Israel assassinated prime Gaza peace agreement negotiator / military leader, Ahmed al-Jabari, through a drone strike on Nov. 14 , 2012, repeating its 2008-09 tactic. (of resorting to violence as a dilatory move, when stymied by the logic of peace).
Earlier, Jabari had negotiated the exchange of the only Israeli soldier prisoner held, for 1027 Palestinian prisoners taken by the powerful Israeli army, aided by a military supporter.
In 1996, Israel assassinated another Palestinian prime negotiator while he was reading the final text of a peace proposal presented for consideration by Israel.
These military actions, along with Israel's violent occupation of Palestinian land and life by killing many of its residents, taking tens of thousands prisoners, expunging hundreds of thousands as refugees over the decades, and evading peace, deserves no further spiritual policy support from the global community.
People are interested in realizing human rights for themselves. The elite who have it, are in no hurry to universalize it. Given the current capability for instant communication within human consciousness through the Internet, even the rights once granted USA citizens seem a burden to the international 'money-cartel'.
Nuclear weapons aside, Israel is the only functional, military-drone manufacturing, deploying nation of the Middle-East. It also has at least one prison (the infamous 'Facility 1391') reputed to be of genre 'Guantanamo'.
Israel has no intrinsic right to steal, occupy, harass, coerce, intimidate, injure, kill Palestinians and rebuke UN resolutions; Israel exercises these powers as it benefits from the 'veto' of one nation against the human-rights consensus valued by other nations in the security council. In practice, Israeli actions against Palestinians, diminish Jewish values of equity and justice.
What are other people to do about the plight of the Palestinians?
To take that value forward, a 'sign-on' petition is drafted below:
"We, people of the global community, oppose the 45-year occupation of Palestine by Israel. We ask Israel to withdraw and sign a peace treaty between the two Peoples / States. We thank both Peoples / States."
Here is the link to the 'sign-on': http://signon.org/sign/a-peace-treaty-between?source=c.url&r_by=6315424
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