04 February 2010

News, good bad and ugly

Bethlehem - Ma'an - Founder of the political party the Palestinian National Initiative Mustafa Barghouthi was nominated for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize by Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate and co-founder of Peace People in Northern Ireland.

Do you all think that Israel is going to take this news sitting down or will they send out the Hasbara Discreditation Unit to create something "fishy" about Barghouti? Should we place bets?

And since my last post was about exile, have a read here, the story on how Israel can use "years spent in America" as a reason to deport native born Palestinians who come home. The irony! Its killing me!

Here is an interesting article about how Israel claims that they "cannot control" activists (Friends of Shalit) out protesting "across the country" on behalf of Gilad Shalit. I suppose not being able to control these activists has to do with hands being tied in East Jerusalem and all along the Apartheid Wall where brutal attempts at "control" are in full swing.
Here is one of the tactics being used by the mass movement to free Shalit (from the article).

Activists for Shalit's release went to Karni and Kerem Shalom, two Israel-Gaza border crossings, to try (unsuccessfully) to block the entry of fuel containers into Gaza. The family was not involved in this initiative.

In the meantime the Shalit family makes a wordy statement to Hamas about holding Palestinians hostage in Gaza. You see, its all their fault, nothing to do with Israel at all. What would of been appropriate for the Shalit family to comment on while they were at it is (since they voiced concerned for Gazans in their statement) would have been to chastise the "Friends etc" about the humanitarian grief they would of caused should their efforts to stop transport of fuel were successful.

Do you want peace or do you want to continue to never lose an opportunity to spew Zionist bull?