• And all of this is what scares me about a Hillary presidency: she is ready and willing to become just another Netanyahu poodle. Israel will run American foreign policy for the next four years.

  • shergald commented on the diary post Gaza Conflict: 72-Hour Ceasefire Fails; 1451 Palestinians, 59 Israelis Dead by fairleft.

    2014-08-01 08:04:47View | Delete

    Lest we forget: the colonization of the Palestinian territories is far from finished. The Greater Israel Dream, an Israel from the Jordan River to the sea, remains to be fulfilled. Distractions such a couple of thousand dead Palestinian terrorists helps hide the reality. Keep up the reporting Fairleft. This kind of thing needs to be [...]

  • Thanks once again, Fairleft, for keeping us up to date. “Navi Pillay, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, said. “They appear to be defying… deliberate defiance of obligations that international law imposes on Israel,” Pillay told a news briefing. “We cannot allow impunity.” Hamas militants in Gaza have also violated international humanitarian law by firing [...]

  • shergald commented on the diary post 496 Palestinians, 20 Israelis Die in Gaza Conflict; Why the Shujaiyah Massacre? by fairleft.

    2014-07-22 09:31:22View | Delete

    Latest writings from the Electronic Intifada, all sorrowful: http://electronicintifada.net/ Diaries: Live from Palestine: Why I vowed not to have children in Gaza (22 July 2014) Diaries: Live from Palestine: Israel wants us to die, but we will remain (21 July 2014) Diaries: Live from Palestine: How will I ever look at a Gaza beach the [...]

  • shergald commented on the diary post Israel Tries New Rationale for War by Siun.

    2014-07-22 09:21:59View | Delete

    There is no rational for this, none. Kids just murdered without reason.

    “Massacre in Shujaiya: Dozens killed as Israel shells eastern Gaza City – photos”

    http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/massacre-shujaiya-dozens-killed-israel-shells-eastern-gaza-city-photos

    Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Sun, 07/20/2014 – 13:59

  • shergald commented on the diary post 496 Palestinians, 20 Israelis Die in Gaza Conflict; Why the Shujaiyah Massacre? by fairleft.

    2014-07-22 08:44:36View | Delete

    The protests are coming from people world wide. I wish I knew how to reproduce these photos of protests around the world.

    “In Photos: Worldwide protest against Israeli attack on Gaza (Updated)”

    From Annie Robbins on July 21, 2014, Mondoweiss.

    http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/worldwide-protest-israeli.html

  • shergald commented on the diary post 496 Palestinians, 20 Israelis Die in Gaza Conflict; Why the Shujaiyah Massacre? by fairleft.

    2014-07-21 08:36:02View | Delete

    From Truthdig: “On Thursday, all 100 U.S. senators—including progressives Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken and Sherrod Brown—voted to pass an AIPAC-drafted resolution supporting the Netanyahu government’s military invasion of the Gaza Strip. AIPAC stands for American Israel Public Affairs Committee. It lobbies Congress and the White House in the interests of Israel and is [...]

  • Hi Fairleft, thanks for this story. It’s an old one, joined by the mainstream American press years ago, only to be followed by many left wing blogs like Daily Kos, where you and I and many others are persona non grata. Still, I am getting the impression that many of the big networks are getting [...]

  • shergald commented on the diary post MENA Mashup: The I/P, Egypt, Libya, and Turkey by CTuttle.

    2014-05-24 13:56:21View | Delete

    As always, most of us really appreciate your MENA articles and their sum up of life in this evolving world of the middle east. Will this new Pope have any effect in finally bringing justice to the Palestinians?

  • shergald commented on the diary post Firedoglake Book Salon Preview: The Battle for Justice in Palestine by Ali Abunimah by EdwardTeller.

    2014-05-17 09:59:41View | Delete

    Thanks Ed for featuring this book. The Palestinians will never give up their homeland.

  • shergald commented on the diary post The I/P Peace Farce by CTuttle.

    2014-03-22 08:52:15View | Delete

    As always, thanks Tuttle for these chapters on the Israeli-Palestinian peace farce. Noam Chomsky has summarized it all in recent articles available on the Israeli Occupation Archives: Noam Chomsky: “The one state/two state debate is irrelevant as Israel and the US consolidate Greater Israel” Noam Chomsky: “The Obama Doctrine” Noam Chomsky: “Why the Israel-Palestine ‘negotiations’ [...]

  • shergald commented on the diary post MENA Mashup: AIPAC, CIA, the Deep State, and, the House of Saud by CTuttle.

    2014-02-24 09:57:43View | Delete

    Israel continues to pursue its “stall and build” strategy in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and in this matter, Iran still serves as a distraction, as it has for years now. So what’s new. Thanks Tut for keeping us abreast of the latest obfuscations. Iran’s mistake is not talking up its advocacy of Palestinian [...]

  • These alleged facts do not get factored into discussions because they are myths, little more than repeated Israeli propaganda. There was no Israel in 1947 which offered the Palestinians a state in their own homeland, by the way, and Ehud Barak, in a 2005 interview on the Charlie Rose Show, admitted that he would not have been able to get the Camp David 2000 peace plan past the Kenesset, that not even his own party, Labor, would have voted for it. Since 1967, the Israelis have been colonizing the Palestinian territories for the purpose of creating a Greater Israel from the Jordan to the sea, and nothing has changed since then. Their strategy of “stall and build” was first openly announced by PM Shamir, who admitted that he welcomed phony peace negotiations because they would go nowhere.

    As for the UN Plan to partition Palestine, it may be noted that 55% of the land was to be given to 550,000 Jews, and 45% to Palestinian Arabs, who numbered 1.2 million in 1948. Why wouldn’t the Palestinians accept? Was it expected the 400,000 Palestinians living in villages on land that was to be turned into Israel, would leave their homes, towns, farms and orchards, schools and governments and enter tent city refugee camps, perhaps in areas given to form a new Palestinian state?

    It seems that Ben Gurion solved the problem by initiating the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians two months before the UN General Assembly approved the state of Israel in Palestine. The Israeli militias eventually threw out, by force and fear (ala the massacres), 750,000 Palestinians who ended up in refugee camps in surrounding Arab countries, and the territories not conquered during the subsequent Arab-Israeli War. So what started that war? It is not hard to put together.

  • shergald commented on the diary post Ariel Sharon (1928-2014): My country, because of thee… by Jane Stillwater.

    2014-01-13 12:18:03View | Delete

    Like Sharon, Olmert, Livni, and Barak, for their decimation of civilians, including hundreds of innocent children, in Gaza more recently are considered war criminals by the Hague. Even today, they fear to travel outside of the United States. That’s right, the United States. The same fear applied to Sharon lest he be arrested for his [...]

  • shergald commented on the diary post Thank You, Ariel Sharon by EdwardTeller.

    2014-01-13 10:25:29View | Delete

    Lebanese, Palestinian, and Syrian casualties during the 1982 Israeli invasion (Wikipedia): “By the end of the first week, 14 June 1982, International Red Cross and Lebanese police figures claimed that 9,583 had died and 16,608 injured. By the end of the second week, they claimed up to 14,000 people died and 20,000 were injured, mostly [...]

  • shergald commented on the diary post MENA Mashup: Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, and Tunisia by CTuttle.

    2014-01-09 21:09:39View | Delete

    “Like lambs to the slaughter, the Palestinians are sleep-walking to disaster, again.”

    How true, true because the Israelis will never concede to a Palestinian state. But the alternative will also be disastrous, another Intifada, which means another slaughter of Palestinians, adults and children alike.

    Thanks as always, Tut, for your work here on their behalf.

  • shergald commented on the diary post How Many Times Will Kerry Let Netanyahu Kick Him in the Nuts? by EdwardTeller.

    2014-01-04 10:37:53View | Delete

    PS: During the Clinton administrations, 1992-2000, the number of settlements, as well as the number of Israeli settlers, in the West Bank and Gaza DOUBLED. Some Palestinian observers have claimed that no American president did more damage to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process than Clinton. Who can disagree? It makes me wonder whether the Israelis will [...]

  • shergald commented on the diary post How Many Times Will Kerry Let Netanyahu Kick Him in the Nuts? by EdwardTeller.

    2014-01-04 10:28:35View | Delete

    Mondoweiss just published an article on the false “generous offer” by Israeli PM Ehud Barak in 2000 at the end of the Clinton administration. As it turns out, the offer was apparently not much different than the one Yitzak Rabin had in mind several years earlier before he was assassinated, and the one appropriated by [...]

  • shergald commented on the diary post MENA Mashup: Folie à deux! by CTuttle.

    2014-01-02 07:42:24View | Delete

    Thanks for resuming and continuing your MESA articles, CT.

  • shergald commented on the diary post MENA Mashup: Folie à deux! by CTuttle.

    2014-01-02 07:39:44View | Delete

    It is part of Israel’s strategy for colonizing the Palestinian territories while conducting peace talks, that has been public at least since the administration of Israeli PM Shamir: stall and build. And no one has been better at it than Netanyahu.

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