"There is nothing in Qur’an, that teaches us to suffer peacefully. Our religion teaches us to be intelligent. Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone lays a hand on you, send him to the cemetery."
Enraged by Israel’s refusal to apologize for its killing of eight Turks (and one Turkish American) on board a blockade-busting ferry last year, Ankara has ejected Israel’s ambassador, downgraded diplomatic relations and imposed military sanctions on its former ally.
Obama still plans to use the U.S. veto in the Security Council to deny Palestinians full membership. But they could take the matter to the General Assembly, where a vote would likely be lopsided, leaving Israel looking conspicuously isolated.
Still having trouble smelling the injustice here?
No consolation to Israel, however, because it would very likely give Palestine access to the International Criminal Court. There, it could bring charges against Israel for building settlements on occupied territory and allegedly driving out Palestinians — it would argue that this amounts to a war crime.
Oh, I so hope this goes through. It’s about time evil pays for all the misery it has caused.
Averting a U.N. vote would depend on a credible promise of progress in peace talks, but Netanyahu has continued to sanction the steady expansion of the settlements on the West Bank. The White House has repeatedly asked him to freeze the construction of settlements on occupied land, and the Palestinians say they won’t sit down to talks while the building continues.
Funny how it’s asking, not ordering. If it was some other country, well, I don’t need to say anymore what actions would have been taken.
“From what we see, the construction is speedingeven in settlements deeper in the West Bank,” says Hagit Ofran of Peace Now, an Israeli group that monitors settlement construction. “So itdoesn’t seem, at least on the ground, thegovernment is doing anything in favor of peace.”
It’s pretty clear “peace” is just not what they want. They thrive off of war, thrive off of inflicting pain on the innocent. What’s wrong is even though the media has shown how horrible Israelis are being, the “supremacy” refuses to stand up for human rights here.