Gaza

"More people are dying in Syria so why do you talk about Israel?"

Its a simple strawman that is being used to attack those showing support for Gaza.

The basic gist of all similar statements is along the lines of "somewhere else in the world, something worse is happening, so why don't you focus on that instead and let this thing happening in israel be burried?"

It's quite a powerful argument - thousands have been killed in Syria.

However the thing about Syria is that we all know what is happening there is wrong and we are all ciritical of it. Our government (that is the British government) is also critical of the Syrian regime and we support its criticism of the Syrian regime.

Towards a United Israel?

Israel has a population of 5.9 million (Israeli) Jews.

There are are also 1.6 million Israeli arabs.

The West Bank holds 2.6 million Arabs and Gaza hold 1.6 million Arrabs.

Total all that up and you get 5.8 million Arabs. They also are growing at a faster rate.

So what should be sought is 1 vote for 1 citizen there and if that was achieved, all would be golden.

Gaza sea blockade: two boats from Turkey set out to break siege

Pro-Palestinians sail with medicines from Fethiye on mission to 'end Israeli injustice' over Gaza

Two boats carrying pro-Palestinian activists have entered international waters after sailing from Turkey with the aim of breaking Israel's sea blockade of Gaza.

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If the vessels are not intercepted by the Israeli navy they expect to reach Gaza on Friday.

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Israel rushes settlement growth after Unesco accepts Palestinians

Israel is to expedite the construction of about 2,000 homes in Jewish settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in response to the Palestinians' successful bid to join Unesco.

Israel also imposed a temporary halt on the transfer of tax revenues which it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA) pending a final decision on whether to impose a long-term freeze. Israel collects about £630m a year in VAT and customs revenues which it passes on to the PA.

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Turkey to take the Gaza blockade to the International Court of Justice

Turkey to challenge Gaza blockade at International Court of Justice

Turkish announcement appears to rebuff attempts by UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon to end its row with Israel

Turkey is to challenge Israel's blockade on Gaza at the International Court of Justice, amid a worsening diplomatic crisis between the once close allies.

The announcement by Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu appears to rebuff UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon's attempt to defuse the row over Israel's armed assault on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in which nine people were killed.

Viva Palestina - A Lifeline To Gaza 5

So the Convoy left from London on the 18th Of September & has made it's way around Europe & into the Gulf. The Land convoy is now waiting in Latikia. They have been waiting on a campsite they set up there for nearly two weeks waiting for the green light to sail into Egypt.

They will set sail to Al Arish on Monday Morning. However, Egypt have now banned 17 people from travelling. They include 10 survivors from the Mavi Mamara, one of whom is a 83 year old man.
5 British people, and 10 from Jordan.

There are over 400 people from 30 different countries & 150 vehicles full of aid.

Pray for the success of this convoy. They are nearly at the final hurdle. The Raffah border isn't very far & our dua's can only help them.

Gaza - The Unfinished Story

Author: 
Sa'ad Ajmal

If there is one problem that unites the Muslim world in its sympathy it is the Palestinian issue. Forget the republics trying to break away from Russia and the Uighurs of China. They can be ignored just like the Kurds in Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria and the Palestinians who reside still as refugees in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt.

Forget the many African conflicts such as Darfur, southern Sudan or Somalia. The one problem that will unite Muslims all across the world is the one of Israel and the Palestinians.

Netanyahu Admitting to subverting the Oslo peace process?

Apparently there was a recording released recently of Netanyahu talking to some settlers in 2001 telling his side of the story and mentioning how he had subverted the peace process amongst other things.

To me atleast it shows how his policy was deliberate and well, kind of exactly what I and many many others had suspected.

“I know what America is,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a group of Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank, apparently not knowing his words were being recorded. “America is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction. They won't get in their way,” he said in Hebrew.

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