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Anonymous hacks Israel’s Vice Prime Ministers Twitter and Facebook A/c

21 November 2012 5 comments

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Anonymous has hacked Israel’s Vice Prime Minister, Silvan Shalom, Facebook and Twitter accounts. Whilst the Face book page has been closed to public view, as at 1.50pm today (21 Nov),  Anonymous still  has control over Shalom’s Twitter account.

See: https://twitter.com/SilvanShalom

It’s little comfort to the oppressed Palestinian people, but it’s a global in-your-face to one of the war mongers within the Israeli government.

The first Anonymous message seems to have been posted an hour ago,

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Silvan Shalom ‏@SilvanShalom

MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL THOSE WHO ARE SUFFERING IN PALESTINE. STOP THIS WAR NOW!!! END THE OCCUPATION. #GAZA

IT’S TIME TO STOP OCCUPYING PALESTINIAN LAND. TIME TO END THIS ONCE AND FOR ALL. FREEDOM TO THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE. #GAZA

END THE MURDER OF INNOCENT BABIES, CHILDREN, WOMEN AND MEN. STOP THE BOMBING AND SORT YOUR HEADS OUT > ISRAEL #FREEPALESTINE#GAZA

ORGANIZE YOURSELVES. STOP BELIEVING THE POLITICALLY BIASED MEDIA! TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR IMPACT ON OUR PLANET. #FREEPALESTINE#GAZA

CALLING PEOPLE OF THE WORLD. BOYCOTT ALL ISRAELI GOODS. PROTEST EVERYWHERE AGAINST THIS UNJUST WAR AND OCCUPATION. #GAZA

FREE PALESTINE FROM ISRAELI MURDERERS. END THE OCCUPATION. BRING DOWN THE WALL. SEND SUPPLIES, MEDICINE AND FOOD. POWER TO THE PEOPLE #GAZA

Who can bare to see the horror, the deaths of children and innocent people trying to protect their occupied land? STOP THE WAR #GAZA

I FULLY SUPPORT PALESTINE AND DENOUNCE THE ZIONIST ISRAELI REGIME. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. WE NEED PEACE!!! #GAZA

and to my sociopathic wife Judy > FREEDOM FOR PALESTINE IS THE ONLY WAY TO ACHIEVE PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. #GAZA

ISRAEL < STOP KILLING PEOPLE YOU FUCKING TWATS!!!! FREE PALESTINE #GAZA

WE NEED PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. THE WORLD IS NOT BLIND TO THE LIES OF ISRAEL. STOP THE BOMBING OF PALESTINE #GAZA

BOYCOTT ISRAELI PRODUCTS WORLDWIDE. END THIS MASS MURDER OF PALESTINIANS. END THE WAR. END THE OCCUPATION. ZIONISM WILL BE DESTROYED #GAZA

Benjamin Netanyahu is a Zionist murdering psychopath. FREE PALESTINE!!!! STOP THE MURDER. END THE OCCUPATION!! SUPPORT HAMAS. #GAZA

FREE PALESTINE! END THE OCCUPATION! STOP THE MURDER OF PALESTINIANS NOW!!!! #GAZA

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Excellent work, Anonymous. You are on the right side of history and justice.

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Acknowledgement

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O is for Obama, H is for hypocrisy…

20 November 2012 7 comments

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US President Obama stated today,

“Let’s understand what the precipitating event here that’s causing the current crisis and that was an ever-escalating number of missiles that were landing not just in Israeli territory but in areas that are populated, and there’s no country on Earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders.”

See:  Obama: Israel has ‘every right’ to defend itself from Gaza missile attacks

Really?

I wonder how Pakistan feels about US drone missiles raining down on it’s citizens, from outside it’s borders?

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Obama – you are no better than Mitt Romney or John Key.

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Palestine: justice denied for one, is justice denied for all

17 November 2012 6 comments

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A debate on a Facebook page last night reminded me why the struggle to support oppressed people is the responsibility of all of us – not just those people facing oppression at the hands of nations that happen to be well-armed; well-financed; and looked upon faviourably  by mainstream media.

On this Facebook debate, I offered two examples of how  the Palestinian people were facing illegal and unjust repressive acts at the hands of the Israeli government,

  • the illegal blockade of Gaza by Israel,
  • the illegal building of Israeli settlements on the West Bank

My post vanished within minutes, and the page authors expressed “lack of knowledge” at my  missing post.

It struck me as curious that the two administrators of that Facebook page felt so threatened by my fairly innocuous comments that they felt the need to remove it. Apparently my support for the persecuted Palestinian people challenged their somewhat one-eyed pro-Israeli convictions.

To re-cap,

1. The blockage of Gaza by Israeli naval and other forces is illegal – and anywhere else in the world would be tantamount to war,

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The above article states,

Israel says its Gaza blockade is a precaution against arms reaching Hamas and other Palestinian guerrillas by sea.”

And at the same time reports,

About one-third of Gaza’s arable land and 85 percent of its fishing waters are totally or partially inaccessible due to Israeli military measures, said Olivier De Schutter, U.N. special rapporteur on the right to food, another of the five.

At least two-thirds of Gazan households lack secure access to food, he said. “People are forced to make unacceptable trade-offs, often having to choose between food or medicine or water for their families”.”

In a special U.N. report in 2007, it was determined that,

Israel remains an occupying Power in respect of Gaza. Arguments that Israel ceased its occupation of Gaza in 2005 following the evacuation of its settlements and the withdrawal of its troops take no account of the fact that Israel retains effective control over Gaza by means of its control over Gaza’s external borders, airspace, territorial waters, population registry, tax revenues and governmental functions. The effectiveness of this control is emphasized by regular military incursions and rocket attacks.”

Source: UN Special Rapporteur, Situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967

What pro-Israeli individuals forget is that if you brutalise a people in the worst possible way – do not be surprised when they react brutally toward  to their oppressor. This is simple, human nature.

Do pro-Israeli individuals feel the need to put that  truism to the test?

2. Israeli settlements on the West Bank.

It defies belief that sycophants to Israeli imperialism can even begin to justify Israel’s gradual colonisation of the West Bank.

In fact, the entire area of the West Bank is dotted with illegal Israeli settlements encroaching bit by bit into the Palestinian territory,

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It’s fairly clear to anyone in possession of their full faculties that Israel is engaged in a slow, methodical land-grab on the West Bank, as it slowly pushes local Palestinian inhabitants into a smaller and smaller territory,

A number of international bodies, including the United Nations Security Council, the International Court of Justice, the European Union, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch and many legal scholars have characterized the settlements as a violation of international law, but other legal scholars, Israel, and the Anti-Defamation League disagree with this assessment. (See Legal background)

See: Israeli settlement

After the assassination of  Hamas military leader, Ahmed al-Jaabari, on 14 November, the response of Palestinians was predictable; the launching of rockets at the Israeli state.

Which, when you think about it, is no less than any other nation on Earth would do in response to an unprovoked attack.

God knows how many drone missiles the United States has launched into areas of Pakistan, Yemen, and other countries.

It is fairly clear that decades of military aggression and suppression has brutalised Palestinians in a manner that we can barely begin to imagine or comprehend.

I wonder how we, as a nation would respond, if an aggressor forced us out of our cities into an area a little over 4% of the  size of the South Island; blockaded vital imports; and then set up  settlements within that small zone, protected by the invader’s military forces.  Imagine if we resisted in any manner, resulting in a rain of bombs falling upon us for daring to resist the occupiers.

And imagine our indignity of the world media depicting us as the terrorists for daring to fight back?

I don’t think we’d be too happy, eh?

This blogger supports the right of Palestine to exist as a state.

This blogger supports the right of Israel to exist as a state.

But at the same time, Israel must support the same right for Palestine to be a fully  independent State; the blockade to be lifted; political prisoners to be released; and  Israeli settlers to be withdrawn from the illegal occupation of the West Bank.

And while they’re at it – Israel needs to be  rid of this abomination,

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The Wall did not work for East Germany, it most certainly will not work for Israel.

There can be no peace whilst Israel plays the role of the aggressor and imperialist coloniser. One thing history teaches us is that the human spirit is indomitable. And Palestinians have that spirit by the truckload.

As for those individuals here in New Zealand who support Israel – you are doing them no favours. Postponing the inevitable is not what a friend does for another friend.

It is an inevitability that Palestine will be free one day. That day cannot be averted unless Israel slaughters every Palestinian man, woman, and child in Gaza and the  West Bank.

And we know what that’s called, don’t we?

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