Posted On April 30, 2011 by Omar Karem
Why Israel Does Not Care For Any Country And The “UNITED NATIONS”?
IM PALESTINAIN AND IM SUFFERING
IM SCARE TO GO TO THE BEACH, ISRAEL DOES NOT CARE FOR THE KIDS, OLD PEOPLE OR HUMANS.
Knesset member Ahmad Tibi is calling on Israeli authorities to punish a doctor convicted of slandering the father of Mohammad Ad-Durra by a French court Friday.
In 2000, the television station France 2 reported that Israeli soldiers shot dead Mohammad Ad-Durra, 12, in Gaza City. The killing was filmed by French reporters and the channel broadcast footage of the incident, in which Ad-Durra’s father Jamal was also shot and injured as he tried to take cover with his son.
In an interview to a French Jewish publication in 2008, Israeli doctor Yehuda David claimed Jamal Ad-Durra’s injuries stemmed from a previous accident. He had operated on Ad-Durra in 1994.
Ad-Durra sued David and the publication for slander.
A Paris court on Friday convicted the doctor, a reporter and the editor of Jewish News Weekly, of defaming Jamal Ad-Durra. The three were fined 1,000 euros each and ordered to pay 5,000 euros in damages.
MK Ahmad Tibi urged the Israeli Medical Association and the Ministry of Health to prosecute the doctor, noting that misusing and distorting confidential medical files is a criminal offense.
David has previously claimed that the video footage of Mohammad’s killing was fabricated, and that the boy was killed by Palestinian fire.
In 2000, the Israeli army conducted an internal investigation and admitted responsibility for the killing but in 2007 the Israeli government officially denied involvement.
Ashama News brings you what others are shy to show
Posted April 22, 2011 by Marivel Guzman
On May 14, 1948 the The Zionist Movement Group declared the establishment of the state of Israel. The next day, Britain renounced its mandate over Palestine AND the US recognized the state of Israel. The Soviet Union followed suit along with DOZENS of other countries. A year later in May 1949…Israel became a member of the UN.
In 1974, the UN General Assembly invited Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, to address the General Assembly during the annual debate on Palestine. Arafat appeared before the UN in fatigue uniform, with his pistol showing. This period, following the Yom Kippur war, marked the ascendancy of the Palestinian in the UN for many years, and culminated in the Zionism is Racism resolution in 1975. On November 22, the UN General Assembly passed two resolutions 3326 and 3327, that recognized the cause of Palestinian self-determination and the status of the PLO as representing the Palestinian people, and gave the PLO observer status at the UN.
Further recognizes the right of the Palestinian people to regain its rights by all means in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations
By United Nations Standards this Statement means that Palestine has the right to protect and defend her Land and her citizens by ALL MEANS, so Palestine has done exactly why the United Nations accorded in 1974, except that they did not allow Palestine to arm herself and with this protect the Land and her Citizens, on the other hand since Israel become state, UN by unanimous vote or by omission they had allowed Israel to arm herself even with Nuclear Weapons. So what is wrong with this picture.
Nothing did change for the regular Palestinians, after 1974 after the triumphantly entrance of Yassef Arafat to the United Nations, little did change for the Palestinians in the exile, for the Palestinians that lost their homes, lands and lives. So “Palestinian people to regain its rights by all means” was left to become just print in a paper. After that memorial day, that it is celebrated by ritualistic method as only human can do, has pass to history as another day to “Celebrate”, but what the United Nations has done to give the Palestinians their rights to defend what was theirs in the first place? Wait, let’s back up a few years and be clear on one thing very important because the idea that there was no Palestine is really engrave in the New Comers from Europe with “Ancestral Ties to their Home Land” they learn that there was no Palestine. Well if we follow official documents lets analyze one of the most important documents that exist in the annals of “Jew and Zionist” history; The Balfour Declaration, which is a letter send from Arthur James Lord Balfour to Lord Rothschild. The following letter is posted in the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
November 2nd, 1917
Dear Lord Rothschild,
I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty’s Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet.
“His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in PALESTINE of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in PALESTINE, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.”
I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.
Arthur James Balfour
So by 1917 the British Crown is officially stating that there is PALESTINE, well it was not independent but so were not 75 % of the world, England, France, Russia, US there were in a frenzy race colonizing somebody else lands around the world, and because the greed of these countries did not make the lands they occupied less of real, only in a paper. But a signed paper does not make a Nation, the people of the land make the Nation.
By the end of the WWI we have the monopoly of the world in few hands, and Palestine was not the exception. It happens that peaceful people dedicated to tender the land and their cattle do not hold colonizer ideas, they are happy with “Their Land” and their people. So their beautiful land was occupied by England and the apologetic idea that the Zionist gives to the new generations as a excuse to take the Land of Palestine if saying that before England Mandate of Palestine, the Turks were occupying Palestine, and before that the Ottoman Empire was occupying Palestine, and before that and all the way to 700 BC somebody else was occupying Palestine, but every time was Palestine only the New Foreigners that came with arms and greed were different, but the people was the same, the land was the same.
The world is a mess and Britain and France formed what it was called the League of Nations; The League of Nation’s task was simple – to ensure that war never broke out again, but did not work and we saw WWII and the birth of United Nations, and again who formed this International Body? The Bullies of the world, the greedy countries that by this time have amazed huge military and economic power, I like to called the Club of 5, because they move with the efficacy of an sport club, their member follow the rules of the membership, if they don’t they pay with Fines(Sanctions) or expulsion, well in reality no one is allowed to abandon the club but their member are punish if they do not follow the rules.
If we make an assessment of the role of United Nations since its inception in the world affairs, they have conducted countless operations in the world including WARS:
UN peacekeeping should not be confused with other forms of multinational military intervention, including “enforcement” actions. On several occasions, the Security Council has authorized Member States to use “all necessary means”—including force—to deal with armed conflict or threats to PEACE Acting with such authorization, Member States formed military coalitions in the Korean conflict in 1950 and, in the 1990s, in response to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. Multinational operations were deployed in addition to United Nations operations in Somalia, Rwanda, Haiti and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1997, the Council authorized action by a “coalition of the willing” to deal with the situation in Albania. It also authorized deployment of a multinational peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic, which in March 1998 was replaced by the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINURCA).The recent-most mandate UN peacekeeping operation was the United Nations Observer Mission in Sierra Leone (UNOMSIL), which was authorized by the Council in Juy 1998.
What is the scope of UN peacekeeping?
Since 1948, there have been 49 United Nations peacekeeping operations. 36 peacekeeping operations were created by the Security Council in the years between 1988 and 1998. There are currently 17 under way involving 14,453 peacekeepers at the end of August 1998. Over 750,000 military and civilian police personnel and thousands of other civilians have served in UN peacekeeping operations; 1,581 have died while serving in these missions up to the 31 August 1998.
All these “Peace Keeping Operations” without count the last 13 years that we can say have been the bloodiest of the wars and conflicts. How many people have died in Wars and Conflicts since the formation of the United Nations. Have they done any Peace Keeping Operations in Palestine since it was occupied by the Newly State of Israel? not in the last 63 years. There were calls from Yassef Arafat the former head of PLO to bring Blue Helmets to Palestine to oversee the situation, to protect Palestinians..but the United Nations never approved such Peace Keeping Operation in Palestine.
Palestine is being recognized as a state by 53 nations in the world, what does it means for Palestinians? Will Israel will stop the incursions in Gaza?
Will stop the house demolitions?
Will the Wall came down? ..Really! if the United Nations put for a vote the resolution to created Palestine State, well in a paper…Will the conditions will better up in Palestine?
What about the Gaza Siege?
What about the Settlers will they go back to Europe? or at least will they be absorbed by Israel?
Will be very hard for Israel, because The settlers are only disposable subjects for Israel’s interest, at least the ones inside West Bank, will Israel really care for them? or they are use as a log for the Fire?
Are the Black Jews that came from Ethiopia are really considered equals with the white blue eye Israelis in Tel Avid? There are so many questions that will be answer in due time.
For now let me ask Again: What will it take for Palestine to become State and be recognized by the supporters of Israel? Will the US will give Loans Guarantees to Palestine, what about weapons? after all United States is a consumer society that is always looking for ways to expand their economic reach to the world. Will Russia, Germany, Pakistan and other will line up to sell weapon legally to Palestine? It is only normal right, that after Palestine be recognized, she will have access to modern weaponry like Israel has, then will be even field. What a disaster for Israel that will be, fighting in an equal war with equal weapons. Maybe if Palestine is recognized as a state, and they are able to adquire arms legally in the War Market, then Palestinians will not be seen as terrorists with home made rockets and sling shots..then the News can rightly report War between two countries, soldiers against soldiers.
I think that will be the negative side of Palestinians becoming state, more deaths..Will be a consolation for Palestinians, for the world that at least now there is an even field, even thought Israel will have the upper hand because they are armed to the teeth from decades ago.
There is no such thing as an inevitable war. If war comes it will be from failure of human wisdom.
Andrew B. Law
Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war;
no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably,
no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization.
We must make our choice; we cannot have both.
Gaza shores is been found to have rich mantle of natural gas and oil, will British Petroleum will invest in Gaza, Palestine in behalf of the Palestinians, I mean after Palestine be accepted in the UN?
Being a recognized state will have some type of benefits, right? Well not really…..
Mexico is a signatory of the United Nations club and its populations have been terrorized by the government and the cartels, for years Mexico’s indigenous people have lived under the poverty level, since 1994 they have been slowly exterminated. Does it make any difference that Mexico was accepted by the UN in 1945, and nothing have changed in Mexico. It is hard to have United States as a Northern Neighbor. Mexican leaders had been puppets of the interest of United States. Sad ..but truth…Since Mexico is one of the top oil producers in the world it makes it a target of the bullies.
What about PANAMA?(Please Watch) It was a republic and well recognized by the UN..and in 1989, the greatest army in the world, under the cloud of the darkness AND for 3 days attacked Panama and killed more than 4,000 innocent people. What the United Nations did?
What are the benefits to be a recognized, independent State? You will think that some kind, and Palestinians are eager to know what is to be a State, rightly recognized by the world and “ITS LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE”, …WELL NOT REALLY!….United Nations body is mostly seen as the stamper of wars, ..sure it has its international bodies that play the Samaritan role, but overall its role is worse than a Death Squat.
Do not go too far, start the trail of blood from the most recent “Peace Operations” LYBIA, it is a good example and follow the blood. And while there, put your nose on the ground and smell the Black Gold, as it plays a role in the “Peace Keeping Operations of the UN Club”
Kosovo, Yogoslavia, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Argentina, Haiti, Chile..I can go on and on and name the 192 countries that belong to the UN and everyone of them can tell you a story. Did the UN got together to protect their citizens? to avert a War?…No for the contrary the wars that we have seen in our modern history, they have been planned by the Club of the UN. So What difference will make for Palestine when all the 192 countries that formed the UN recognize her? will it make a difference in their life? What does it take anyway to be State? A PEN?.or it is better to be a great Nation, a united Nation recognized by the citizens of the World. Will We the People can make a difference? Can we keep raising our voices until is a Roar of great magnitude that the Leaders will take notice? Can we make a difference with the BDS Campaign? Can we bend the will of the leaders and make them do the right thing? We only can go as far as we push!
Posted on April 24, 2011 by Omar Karem
Vik as he was known by friends in Gaza, was a respectable journalist, blogger, victim and witness of Israel Inhumane Siege. His everyday accounts of the murders, destruction and humanitarian crisis that Gazan are living were everyday recounted in his radio guerrilla blog, he suffered none the less with all Gaza population as he wrote in his Gaza; Stay Human book, Report and memoirs.
Today the world is mourning again the loss of Vik, as Italy offered a State Funeral as a tribute to his humanitarian and journalistic career.
His body was put to rest in Rome, while in Palestine they followed Vittorio throughout video conference and Satellite Channels giving their farewell for last time to his body. They sent their condolences to Vittorio’s Family in an unprecedented show of solidarity. The young and the old in Palestine condemned the crime of Vik, and send a message to the world that Palestinians are peaceful people and they do not condone violence.
Dozens of Gazan raised Palestinians and Italians flags in Vik former residence, and in an emotive ceremony poetry was read, singing and drawing remembering Vittorio. Vittorio was singing with us here in Gaza, because he never died, now there are thousands of Vittorios. We can not forget that he was part of our community, he was part of Gaza.
The authorities in Ramallah and in Gaza join the Symbolic Funeral giving Vittorio a Palestinian State Funeral Touch. After all seems that he united the two parts. Gaza Hamas and West Bank Fatah forgot their differences and unite with one voice to make a tribute to this man that left his home land and embraced Palestine as his and fought with his pen, and suffered in equal form the Siege of Gaza. He will be very proud to see that today were no divisions in Palestine all it was; Palestine One Nation saying a Farewell to a great humanitarian,Compassionate and beautiful soul that we Gazan had the privilege and honor to had shared our lives and struggles .
Posted On April 17, 2011 Marivel Guzman
‘Stay human’ is the motto with which I sign off my pieces
for II Manifesto and for the entries on my blog. It’s an
Invitation, or, better still, a prompt, to desist for the
commission of criminal acts and to reaffirm and take
possession of the original purposes of humankind instead.
Once boundaries, flags, barriers, latitudes and ethono-
religious differences have been abolished, what breaks
onto the scenario stripped of the impulse
to preserve one’s own kin at the expense of others. Mine
is an invitation to remember our belong to a sole
community of living beings: the human family.
Gaza: Stay Human is now also a book. Please find
within the three-week story of a massacre, written to the
best of my ability, more often than not in very precarious
conditions, often scribbling about the inferno all around
me in a tattered notebook while crouched in an ambulance
screaming down the street. Or frantically tapping away
at the keyboard of any available computer I could find,
often inside a building shaking like a crazed pendulum
as explosions went off all around. I must warn you that
leafing through this book could prove dangerous. These
are harmful pages, blood-stained, imbued with white
phosphorous, and as sharp as bomb shrapnel. If read within
the quiet of a bedroom, your walls will shake from our
cries of terror. I feel concerned for the walls of your hearts,
which I recognize have not become soundproofed to
Please store this volume somewhere safe, within the
reach of the young, so that they may immediately learn of
a world not so far away from them, where indifference and
racism tears their peers to little bits as if they were mere
rag dolls. This way they may be inoculated against racism
from an early age, against any epidemic of violence towards
whoever is different, or against neutrality when faced with
injustice. Gaza; Stay human aims to float beyond other
books written about, in and around Palestine thanks to
the creative fire that has begotten it: the keen will of this
author to involve, enlighten and heighten the reader’s
awareness of what atrocious inhumanities unfolded during
those 22 days of a massacre. This is my small contribution
towards preventing similar massacres from ever taking
place in future. Giving the dead some justice and
safeguarding tomorrow’s mortally wounded.
Please help yourself to a ticket for a tour of hell that
even the poet Dante Alighieri could not have conceived
of when waking up from his pillow, full of nightmares. I
entertain the hope of having been a good guide throughout
to this hell, like Dante’s Charon, the ferryman of Hades,
of having been as faithful and as humane as possible in
my narration. Standing in the rubble of a freshly-bombed
building or in the ward of a Gaza hospital, I’m aware that
it was sometimes difficult to recognize human features
in what was once a face, now mutated, reduced to a
pulp by devastating weaponry that is mostly banned by
all international conventions. My account strives for the
greatest possible objectivity. As it happens, I was myself an
object, or target, of the Israel army and also received death
threats from a group of neo-Nazis connected with some
settler groups. For whomsoever is still in doubt, months
after the massacre, my account and the details recorded
underneath a storm of bombs have been backed up by
all the most reliable human rights organizations, whether
governmental or otherwise, as well as by Israeli soldier
themselves, who have recently started to confess the
crimes they have committed. In time, Gaza: Stay human
will become increasingly more like an historic document
rather than being a plain narrative from hell.
If truth is the first victim of war, it is then Israel’s absolute
priority to assassinate it, before, during and after the
conflict. Our duty as activists, and more generally as human
beings, is to document and tell the truth for the sake of
freedom and justice, and then bring it to the table of world
public opinion, and then serve it as a meal, the
difficult to digest the better.
For tomorrow, so as to stay human
The port (or its rubble), Vittorio Arrigoni
15th July 2009
Posted on April 16, 2011 by Marivel Guzman
“Take some kittens, some tender little moggies in a box”, said Jamal, a surgeon at Al-Shifa, Gaza’s main hospital, while a nurse actually placed a couple of bloodstained cardboard boxes in front of us. “Seal it up, then jump on it with all your weight and might, until you feel their little bones crushing, and you hear the last muffled little mew”. I stared at the boxes in astonishment, and the doctor continued: “Try to image what would happen after such images were circulated> The righteous outrage of public opinion, the complaints of the animal rights organizations…” The doctors went on in this vein, and I was unable to take my eyes of the boxes at our feet. “Israel trapped hundreds of civilians inside a school as as if in a box, including many children, and then crushed them with all the might of its bombs. What were the world’s reactions?
Almost nothing. We would have been better off as animals rather than Palestinians, we would have been better protected”.
At this point the doctor leans towards one of the boxes, and takes its lid off in front of me. Inside it are the amputated limbs, legs and arms, some from the knee down, others with the entire femur attached, from amputees injured at the Al-Fakhura United Nations school in Jabalia, which resulted in more than 50 casualties.
Pretending to be taking an urgent call, I took my leave of Jamal, actually rushing to the bathroom to throw up. A little earlier I’d been involved in a conversation with Dr. Abdel, an ophthalmologist, regarding the rumors that the Israeli Army had been showering us with non-conventional weapons, forbidden by the Geneva Convention, such as cluster bombs and white phosphorous. The very same that the Israel Army used during the last Lebanese war, as well as the US Air Force in Falluja, in violation of International norms. An Excerpt from Vittorio Arrigoni from his book Gaza Stay Human.
4 workers were killed last night and because of the collapse of a tunnel dug by Palestinians in the Rafah border. Through the tunnel pass all the necessary goods that have enable the survival of the population of Gaza strangled by four years by criminal Israeli siege. Can enter tunnels in the Gaza Strip’s main assets such as food, cement, livestock.
Even the hospitals in The Gaza Strip from the black market will cater for the tunnel.
Since the beginning of the siege at more than 300 Palestinians have died at work in the ground to allow a population of nearly 2 million people to feed themselves.
It ‘an invisible war for survival.
The names of past martyrs: Abdel Halim and his brother Samir Abd Al-Rahman Alhqra, 22s years and 38 years, Haitham Mostafa Mansour, 20, and Abdel-Rahman Muhaisin 28 years.
Vik from Gaza City
April 13, 2011
Silvio Berlusconi today: “We will try to prevent the departure of the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza.”
According to Israeli radio reports second Berlusconi flotilla’s mission would not work in support of peace in the region.
Proposing negotiations to be held in Sicily,(in the estates of Vittorio Mangano?), The premier “bunga bunga” reminded once again that Israel is the only Middle Eastern country friendly to the West, and should become part of European Union.
Berlusconi is pushing for the accession of Israel to the European Union, while Italy will kick in soon.
Please tell me which is the usual joke…
Vik from Gaza City
Abril 13, 2011
All the reports from Vittorio Arrigoni from Gaza City in Guerrilla Radio Guerrilla Information imprisonment. Corruption of the media, the bigotry of the middle classes, the unforgivable slumber of civic consciousness. The longing for truth before every longing, the abrasive complaint to the dissolution of any preconceived solution, infanticide of all certainty induced.The black powder of coercion within the nostrils of a crisis of rejection. The binge of Naked Lunch, raw bitter enough not to be digested.
Vittorio Arrigoni, 8th January 2009: “My toothpaste, toothbrush, razors and shaving foam. The clothes I’m wearing, the cough medicine I’m using to get rid of a persistent cough, the cigarettes I bought for Ahmed, and some tobacco for my arghile. My cell phone, the laptop onto which I compulsively type eyewitness accounts from the hell surrounding me. All that’s needed for a modest, yet dignified, existence in Gaza comes from Egypt, and arrives onto the shop shelves through the tunnels. These are the same tunnels the the Israeli F16s haven’t stopped bombing heavily in the last 12 hours, destroying thousands of Rafah houses near the border.
“As sit here writing this, there are 821 Palestinians dead. 93 being women, 235 children. Twelve Paramedics were killed while fulfilling their duty and three journalist died with cameras hanging round their necks. A good 3,350 are among the injured, with more than half being under 18 years ofe age. According to the Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights bases in Jabalia, renowned for its reliability they make up 85 % of the Palestinian civilian casualties massacred in the last two weeks. The death toll on the Israeli side has thankfully remained at four.” Vittorio Arrigoni from Gaza City, 10th January 2009, Total Destruction Work in Progress Excerpt from Gaza Stay Human.
I read Vik mention “The death toll on the Israeli side has thankfully remained at four.” I can tell what was in his mind, as we have seen since Israel makes sure there is always 4 to 1 deaths of Palestinians, but this time in Gaza Massacre was over their normal ratio.B’tselem- The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories was established in 1989 by a group of prominent academics, attorneys, journalists, and Knesset members. It endeavors to document and educate the Israeli public and policymakers about human rights violations in the Occupied Territories, combat the phenomenon of denial prevalent among the Israeli public, and help create a human rights culture in Israel.
On 27 December 2008, the first day of the operation, the army bombed the main police
headquarters in Gaza City, killing 42 police cadets who were standing in formation. The same
day, Israel also bombed some 18 police stations in the Gaza Strip. In total, 248 police officers
were killed that day.
Israeli officials stated, in interviews with the media and in official announcements, that
attacks on the police were justified because police officers would in the future take part in
hostilities against Israel, and that every object belonging to Hamas was a legitimate target,
regardless of the actions of the persons attacked.
With so many eyewitness on the Ground regarding Gaza Massacre 2009, voices like Vittorio Arrigoni that did not stop reporting from Gaza since 2009, so why will UN will need the voice of a men than never set foot in Gaza, Richard Goldstone?
The Goldstone report was the first evidence in what has since become a pattern – the failure of the Israeli leadership to register diplomatic achievements following the use of military power. Israel had no troubles achieving its victory in Gaza. One could argue – as many Israelis do – that operation Cast Lead helped deter the Hamas from launching more missiles on Israeli towns. Yet it also made Israel more isolated than ever in the world. The military operation boosted the BDS movement, mobilized public opinion in support of the Palestinians, and led to the Gaza-bound flotilla last spring, which resulted in a partial lifting of the blockade on the Strip.
Most people who criticize the Goldstone report in the US have never been to Gaza, not even before Cast Lead. But Congressman Brian Baird from the state of Washington (D) visited the strip after the Israeli offensive, and these are the wise and sensitive words he had for his fellow legislators, just before an overwhelming majority of them (344-36) backed a resolution calling “the President and Secretary of State to oppose unequivocally any endorsement or further consideration of the [Goldstone] Report“:
Page 52 of Vittorio Arrigoni Book Gaza Stay Human:
“Visiting the wards of Al-Shifa Hospital, crowed with injured patients awaiting treatment, you can bump into a doctor who doesn’t not look very arab. Mads Gilbert is a Norwegian doctor from the NGO Norwac. Gilbert, an anaesthetist, confirms our suspicion regarding the use of forbidden weapons by Israel on Gaza’s civilians: “Many injured arrive with extreme amputations, with both their legs reduced to a pulp, which I suspect is an effect of DIME weapons this is happening while Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, reports that ‘extremely serious violations possibly constituting war crimes’ are taking place”
DIME (Dense Inert Metal Explosive) Bomb is an innovative explosive made with a warhead of carbon and epoxy resin integrated with steel and tungsten. This explosive was designed for urban guerrilla warfare, and was made to strike specific targets and cause a much damage as possible.
Gaza: Stay Human is an authoritative and deeply moving eyewitness account of the terrible 22 day Israeli offensive against the people of the Gaza Strip in 2008-09. Vittorio Arrigoni, a volunteer with the pacifist International Solidarity Movement, served as a human shield while working with the Palestinians Red Crescent ambulances, during the offensive. As a freelance journalist with the Italian daily II Manifesto, Arrigoni’s daily dispatches, written between bombing raids and patchy Internet access, ended with the plea, ‘Stay Human’, which became the motto of anti-Israel peace protest in his native Italy. The English translation is updated to include Arrigoni’s new dispatches on the difficult situation in Gaza after Operation ‘Cast Lead’ and features a preface by the renowned Israeli historian and human rights activist, Ilan Pappe
-Ilan Pappe, Professor of History, University of Exeter. Stay Human ISBN 978-1-84774-019-9
When it comes to human compassion and lending a hand to the voiceless I think Vittorio Arrigoni showed to the world how to do it, even thought his presence in Gaza as freelance journalist and International Solidarity Movement eyewitness was mostly ignored by the world, now his legacy will be known and his work will speaks for itself. All the accounts of the crimes committed by Israel inside the Gaza strip since September 2008 when he arrived in The Gaza Flotilla are being read around the world since he was murdered. If we have a purpose to fulfill in this world, I think Vittorio is fulfilling his, even after his death his accounts are been told and spread as he will never imagine it will. All the work that he did for Gaza, all the moments of anger that he went through seeing how the media was ignoring Gaza Plight, now every bit of information he transmitted on the Internet, every line that he wrote is being distributed, only fate could have given his sacrifice the color that have tainted his memory. His memory stays in Gaza and the Israel crimes will be vastly known all because of his death. It is not that I m happy for his departure, for the ones that have say that his death does not serve any purpose, All wrong on that. His death is mourned and we all sad, but Israel can not stop Vittorio Arrigoni any more, Israel crimes are imprinted in a Book that is more real than The Goldstone Report.
Gaza Stay Human with its 130 pages tell the story of a population being slaughter in front of the cameras, in front of the world that stays silence, might this book be the Post Mortum Witness that the world needed to open their eyes.
As I write this article April 17, 2011 Israel already had strike Gaza again, but now there are more Vittorio that are telling the tale. Thousands of facebook profiles are telling you Gaza and Vittorio Arrigoni Story, thousands of Vittorios are dispersing the truth, The Real Gaza Story..Catch a glimpse and do your deed. Stay Human
RIP Vittorio Arrigoni your memory will live forever in Gaza.
At the end no one can make you believe whats is not there, you are the Opinion Makers, Where The Truth Is the News and You the readers are the Opinion Makers always.
Posted on April 14, 2011 by Marivel Guzman
Mr. Pity are proud to announce that copies of our ‘Israeli Wall’ album have been sent to sincere Palestinians and have been granted complete authority to burn unlimited copies of the CD for free distribution throughout Gaza. Despite heavy censorship, this album will promote true Freedom to the Palestinians.
Every Musician, singer, poet, and writer have a bond with their art, and with the people they deliver their art and message. When they find that their art is inspirational, entertaining but also appreciated they have double satisfaction. More and more we seen Musicians and singers lending their art to disseminate the message of Truth, Justice and peace.
It is an honor to present you Mr. Pity a rock band that despite the risks of being openly Palestinian supporters, they Dare the world. We all know the risk to being in the Public Eye of the Zionist Media, you can be,”Ignored”, “Forgotten”, and some times destroyed, as has happened to many Public Figures. We just saw the classical example of Helen Thomas after more than 50 years of impeccable careers being destroyed at the end by telling The Truth of the Matter.
I dare you to ignored the Zionist Media and support the artists that give themselves to the Cause of Truth, Justice and Peace.
They as a musicians, need the support of the Public listening their music, but also buying their material, because unfortunately in this Materialistic World that we still live, money still the Wheel that Moves the World. For the friends that do not know them, I bring you a video clip for you to get to know this band and support them. This special album was
publicly and freely released for Gaza.
Genre -Hard Rock / Metal
Members-Harry Hamed Vocals, Yod Lead Guitar, Bryan Guitar, Gun Bass,Sticks Drums.
Hometown-Morocco / Bangkok
Record Label-Self Release
No Sleep Until We Rock In Jerusalem.. Our Album is Available for download from Amazon.com
For those of you who wish to buy the hard copy please contact us direct.
Mr. Pity are a Revolutionary Rock band the brain child of Hamed aka Harry Pity, born in Morocco, raised in the UK and currently based in Thailand since 2005.
Mr. Pity do not, and never will, advocate violence but rather consider their weapons of war to be the very instruments they play and record. Mr. Pity sincerely hope that people across the world enjoy their unique ‘brand’ of music, described by some as being a rich combination of of Metal and Rock.
It is Mr. Pity’s desire and Great Wish that all peoples of the world will ultimately unite and, once and for all, put a True End to war and conflict with all it’s destructive manifestations ultimately being eradicated from the conscious memory of humanity as a whole.
Mr. Pity are currently working on their second Studio Album titled “5 Wire” – so stay in touch and enjoy the Rock!
Peace to You from Mr. Pity, Fans and Crew.
“No Sleep Till We Rock In Jerusalem” (read less)
Mr. Pity are a Revolutionary Rock band the brain child of Hamed aka Harry Pity, born in Morocco, raised in the UK and currently based in Thailand since 2005.
Mr. Pity’s debut album, Israeli Wall, is Dedicated to Peace and Justice. The album was recorded and Mixed at Morocco studio in Thailand and mastered in the UK.
“Trumpets brought down the walls of Jericho, time has come for Guitars to bring down the Israeli Wall”
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Posted on April 11, 2011 by Marivel Guzman
Originally Posted BY OMAR KAREM
The news below is all across the internet just in google 1030 News Online Outlets are distributing it. In Yahoo 2080 News Online Outlets are distributing it.
Do you wonder why? Can this be a psychological campaign to sent to the leaders of the world, and to the compassionate people of the world to push for a change of government in Gaza. Thinking that with this Israel will stop the slaughter in Gaza?. Forget about that, Israel is not looking for peace, never had.
There is always an excuse for killing of civilians, an excuse for target assassinations, an excuse for extrajudicial detentions, an excuse to bombing civilian structures, an excuse to bomb hospitals, schools, mosques, ambulances, and civilian cars. Always an excuse and every time there will be a leader from the UN Club to say. “Israel has the right to Defend itself”…
Next time that you read the “NEWS” please search and research the source, the writer the “Between the Lines” message.
The Propaganda machine is the best weapon Israel has to continue with her killings of Innocent. They are cleaning the population of Palestine, they are driving their inhabitants to move out, they are doing all in their bloody hands to rid Palestine of Palestinians.
The Numbers of births of Israelis are against Israel plans, and the Number of births of Palestinians are the worse contra weapon that Israel has against her. So they resource to assassination of civilians and pounding their air, water and land with chemicals to make them infertile, the reports and facts need to be investigated–The Stream Media have completed overlooked and shadowed the reports of DIME
More to the story can be found Richard Lightbown
“The goal that we have settled on, of seeking a return to calm, is a grave error because it will allow Hamas to reinforce along the lines of Hezbollah,” Lieberman told public radio, referring to the Lebanese militia with which Israel fought a 2006 war, killing 1,200, mostly civilians.
“The objective must be to force Hamas out of power,” said Lieberman, who heads the ultra-nationalist Yisrael Beitenu party.
“To return to calm accepts a war of attrition in which Hamas can determine when there is a lull and when the front is heating up,” he said.
A tense truce appeared to be taking hold between Hamas and Israel early Monday, after both sides stepped back from the brink SUNDAY.
The calm came after several days of confrontation between Israel and the Islamist group, which have raised tensions to their highest levels since Israel’s 2008-2009 war on Gaza.
The fighting, which has left at least 18 Palestinians dead, came after an anti-tank missile fired from Gaza hit an Israeli school bus on Thursday, wounding two people, one of them a teenager who was critically injured.
Hamas said the attack was in response to an earlier Israeli assassination of three senior members of the Islamist group, but claimed school children were not targeted, citing heavy use of the road where the projectile landed of military vehicles.
Israel responded to the bus attack with air strikes across the Gaza Strip, as Palestinian militant groups fired a barrage of rockets and mortar rounds into southern Israel, causing no further injuries.
But both Israeli and Hamas officials expressed interest in a truce by Sunday, and the rate of rocket fire dropped off significantly as a period of calm took hold. Hamas had offered a truce on Thursday evening, an hour ahead of a series of air strikes that hit targets across Gaza, killing four residents of The Gaza Strip.
Lieberman’s opposition to the truce is at odds with the support expressed for a ceasefire by other Israeli officials including Defense Minister Ehud Barak, but he ruled out a coalition breakup over the issue.
“I don’t want a government crisis, or to quit the coalition. We can influence much more from the inside than from the opposition,” he said.
Others within Lieberman’s Yisrael Beitenu party, including National Infrastructure Minister Uzi Landau, expressed support for a new campaign of assassinations targeting Hamas members.
The statements came as Israel’s daily Haaretz newspaper reported that the country’s attorney general was expected to announce that he intends on filing an indictment against the official on charges of fraud, money laundering, and breach of trust.This case dates back to 2009, I think is time that Israel clean house
A draft indictment will be handed to Lieberman’s attorneys and he will be granted the right to a hearing to try to prevent the indictment, Haaretz said.
If indicted, he would be the latest in a string of Israeli leaders including a former prime minister to be brought up on corruption charges. In December, a former president was convicted of rape.