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Cross-posted from Gush Shalom

From What The Media Isn't Telling You About Israel's Attack On Gaza
What The Media Isn't Telling You About Israel's Attack On Gaza
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BOMBS ARE raining on Gaza and rockets on Southern Israel, people are dying and homes are being destroyed.


Again without any purpose. Again with the certainty that after it's all over, everything will essentially be the same as it was before.

But I can hardly hear the sirens which warn of rockets coming towards Tel Aviv. I cannot take my mind off the awful thing that happened in Jerusalem.

IF A gang of neo-Nazis had kidnapped a 16-year old boy in a London Jewish neighborhood in the dark of the night, driven him to Hyde Park, beaten him up, poured gasoline into his mouth, doused him all over and set him on fire -- what would have happened?

Wouldn't the UK have exploded in a storm of anger and disgust?

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Wouldn't the Queen have expressed her outrage?

Wouldn't the Prime Minister have rushed to the home of the bereaved family to apologize on behalf of the entire nation?

Wouldn't the leadership of the neo-Nazis, their active supporters and brain-washers be indicted and condemned?

Perhaps in the UK. Perhaps in Germany.

Not here.

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THIS ABOMINABLE atrocity took place in Jerusalem. A Palestinian boy was abducted and burned alive. No racist crime in Israel ever came close to it.

Burning people alive is an abomination everywhere. In a state that claims to be "Jewish," it is even worse.

In Jewish history, only one chapter comes close to the Holocaust: the Spanish inquisition. This Catholic institution tortured Jews and burned them alive at the stake. Later, this happened sometimes in the Russian pogroms. Even the most fanatical enemy of Israel could not imagine such an awful thing happening in Israel. Until now.

Under Israeli law, East Jerusalem is not occupied territory. It is a part of sovereign Israel.

THE CHAIN of events was as follows:

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Uri Avnery is a longtime Israeli peace activist. Since 1948 has advocated the setting up of a Palestinian state alongside Israel. In 1974, Uri Avnery was the first Israeli to establish contact with PLO leadership. In 1982 he was the first Israeli ever to meet Yassir Arafat, after crossing the lines in besieged Beirut. He served three terms in the Israeli (more...)

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I've noticed this before when you post an article.... by Dan Baron on Friday, Jul 11, 2014 at 10:34:21 PM
I feel that when Avnery writes there is nothing m... by Paul Easton on Saturday, Jul 12, 2014 at 9:29:39 PM
Good enough.Additionally, as we see all of the tim... by Dan Baron on Saturday, Jul 12, 2014 at 11:58:47 PM
Thank you for the truth. ... by BFalcon on Saturday, Jul 12, 2014 at 1:00:12 PM
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light ca... by E. J. N. on Sunday, Jul 13, 2014 at 3:25:24 PM
Again I ask "Why Doesn't Israel Work for Peace?" ... by Daniel Geery on Sunday, Jul 13, 2014 at 3:51:14 PM
Daniel said: "...since Israel is the de-facto capi... by Bill Johnson on Sunday, Jul 13, 2014 at 4:52:08 PM
I can't say for sure, as it seems to have grown on... by Daniel Geery on Sunday, Jul 13, 2014 at 7:51:57 PM
I can see we should share information Daniel. I ca... by Bill Johnson on Sunday, Jul 13, 2014 at 8:25:42 PM
I have no reason to doubt this. It does square wit... by Daniel Geery on Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 10:43:34 AM
My understanding is that Jefferson's writings were... by E. J. N. on Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 4:42:05 PM
Here is my comment on a comment on the war news ye... by Paul Easton on Sunday, Jul 13, 2014 at 8:56:20 PM
Paul, My first link two or three of my comments up... by Daniel Geery on Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 10:48:59 AM