tyger - Member
ernie, not meaning to put gasoline on the fire, so to speak, but just how many times have you been to Israel or Gaza?
I've been waiting for you to appear on this thread tyger.........where you been geezer
Although I have to confess that it was hardly worth the wait ........is that ^^^ really the best you could come up with ?
No mate, I've never been to Gaza, why's that ? Do people with strong Palestinian sympathies like me end up being pro-Israeli after visiting Gaza ?
Of course the irony of your suggestion is that the Israeli authorities probably wouldn't let me into Gaza. Certainly it is practically impossible for foreign politicians, humanitarian workers, human rights inspectors, and even the UN, to be allowed onto Gaza.
And I can't think why.............it's not like it's a concentration camp ......... is it ?
I'll tell you of one person who has been to Gaza though, that's Richard Falk.
Richard Falk is an American professor of international law at Princeton University. He has been to Gaza as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and United Nations Special Rapporteur.
And even though he is a UN official, the Israelis have expelled him and banned him......what other country would do that sort of thing eh ?
But anyway, let me tell you what conclusion the American professor of international law, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and United Nations Special Rapporteur came to. Well funnily enough, it's the same as me, ie, that the Israelis use Nazi-style tactics.
And I'll tell you something else that's funny. Richard Falk is a Jew. And a proper Jew too.......he even looks like one, as this photo shows :
Here is some of the stuff he has had to say :
"There is little doubt that the Nazi Holocaust was as close to unconditional evil as has been revealed throughout the entire bloody history of the human species.
Against this background, it is especially painful for me, as an American Jew, to feel compelled to portray the ongoing and intensifying abuse of the Palestinian people by Israel through a reliance on such an inflammatory metaphor as ‘holocaust.’
Is it an irresponsible overstatement to associate the treatment of Palestinians with this criminalized Nazi record of collective atrocity? I think not. The recent developments in Gaza are especially disturbing because they express so vividly a deliberate intention on the part of Israel and its allies to subject an entire human community to life-endangering conditions of utmost cruelty.
It is helpful to recall that the liberal democracies of Europe paid homage to Hitler at the 1936 Olympic Games, and then turned away tens of thousands of Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany. I am not suggesting that the comparison should be viewed as literal, but to insist that a pattern of criminality associated with Israeli policies in Gaza has actually been supported by the leading democracies of the 21st century."
Read more here :
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