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What Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. might say to Bono and US!

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Aided and abetted by USA and European economic, diplomatic and political support all have colluded to treat Palestinian citizens with institutionalized discrimination!


And the Goldstone Report didn't tell us anything new!

In February 2008, PACBI reported that Israel has been "committing horrific war crimes in the occupied Gaza Strip, where its illegal and immoral policy of collective punishment -- through a hermetic military siege and an almost complete blockage of fuel, electric power, and even food and medicine -- is pushing 1.5 million Palestinian civilians to the brink of starvation. Without electricity, incubators are shutting down; hospitals are fast coming to a standstill; water is not being properly purified nor separated from raw sewage; whatever is left from the local economy is undergoing a meltdown; and the most vulnerable sectors of the population, the children, the elderly, and the acutely ill, are languishing under unspeakable hardships." [5]




It has been reported that a few weeks before Rev. King bled to death on a patch of pavement in Memphis, he said:


"Peace for Israel means security, and we stand with all our might to protect its right to exist"I see Israel as one of the greatest outposts of democracy in the world, and a marvelous example of what can be done, how desert land can be transformed into an oasis of brotherhood and democracy."

That maybe just a Zionist urban legend, but as King died a mere ten months after Israel's Military occupation of Palestine began, I imagine that with nearly 43 years of reflection, King would amend those words-if he actually spoke them-by citing the Hebrew prophet Amos who prayed:

"Let JUSTICE roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever flowing stream."

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Eileen Fleming,is a Citizen of CONSCIENCE for US House of Representatives 2012 Founder of WeAreWideAwake.org Staff Member of Salem-news.com, A Feature Correspondent for Arabisto.com Producer "30 Minutes with Vanunu" and "13 Minutes with Vanunu" (more...)
 
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