vrijdag, november 30, 2007
Israel tells the U.N. - "never again"
Gillerman: UN giving Palestinians fictitious sense of reality
'Arab refusal to recognize the existence of our Jewish state has been at the core of the Palestinians’ inability to achieve a state of their own,' Israeli ambassador to United Nations tells General Assembly members during discussion titled 'International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People'
NEW YORK – The United Nations General Assembly conducted a discussion Thursday marking 60 years since the vote ending the British mandate and establishing in its stead two states- one Jewish, the other Arab. Nevertheless, instead of celebrating the event, Arab states continued to force on fellow member nations an annual discussion under the title "the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People."
The discussion has taken place every year since 1967 and is organized by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People and attended by the Palestinian's permanent observer at the UN. Israel's ambassador to the UN Dan Gillerman boycotted the discussion in protest for two years due to the event's one-sidedness, but this year he decided to change his stance and participate.
"The air in Annapolis was filled with the hope that by working together we can realize a peaceful and better tomorrow. I have no doubt that this sense of optimism was felt by all those in attendance. Yet, back here in New York, standing before this august Assembly – in a place so distant from Annapolis in body, mind, and soul – I cannot help but wonder whether today’s debate will contribute to the promise of Annapolis," Gillerman told Assembly members.
"After all, this Assembly hall is also the birthplace of the annual 21 resolutions defaming Israel – with a litany of predetermined, impractical, and completely biased conclusions – that have only given the Palestinians a fictitious sense of reality and a discourse of rights without responsibilities, both of which render the United Nations completely incapable of playing a meaningful role in addressing the conflict.
"It is all the more bewildering that of late the Jewish character of the State of Israel has been called into question. Last week, as Israelis and Palestinians set out for Annapolis, a veteran Palestinian negotiator said “the Palestinians will never acknowledge Israel’s Jewish identity," he said.
The Israeli ambassador continued to say that "the resolution that gives the 29th of November significance – General Assembly resolution 181 – speaks of the creation of the 'Jewish State' no less than 25 times. Even before that, the notion of a Jewish state in the land of Israel was cemented in the 1922 League of Nations British Mandate on Palestine, which put into effect the Balfour Declaration of 1917 to establish a national home for the Jewish people.
'Arabs made a fatal choice'
"The Arab refusal to recognize the existence of our Jewish state has been at the core of the Palestinians’ inability to achieve a state of their own. When the Jews accepted the UN partition plan, the Arabs made a fateful – and indeed fatal – choice to reject it and invade the newly borne Jewish state, rather than coexist with it," he told the General Assembly.
According to Gillerman, "had the Arabs accepted the UN’s decision, there would have been two states, one Jewish and one Arab, all this time, for the past 60 years."
The envoy added that he "hopes the winds of Annapolis will blow to the north, to this very hall. For there could be no better time for the nations of the world – and in particular the moderate Arab and Muslim states in this hall today – to show their commitment to the Israeli-Palestinian process.
"And there could be no better place than here at the United Nations –where for decades Israel has been discriminated against and singled out, contrary to the fundamental principles of the UN Charter – for Members States to tell Israel and the Palestinians that they support our dialogue," he said.Tse.
zondag, november 25, 2007
This is my humor (nobody else was laughing) -------- or,
do I have a dirty mind?
Let me know :D
donderdag, november 22, 2007
Does it still exist?
yesterday exactly, precisely as I was reading Yudiths blog "occupied" about the earthquake that hit Israel a few days ago I thought something was wrong with my body. It started trembling. Then, as the ventilator near me started to make noises as it was swept against the door it is standing near, I realized this might have nothing to do with my body and more with the earthcrust.
it is a WEIRD feeling being 'sort of' swayed from side to side but nothing too obvious so you have no idea at all what is going on at the moment, but........
as I was reading about the earthquake (as mentioned above) I most definitely experienced an earthquake... It was later confirmed at the haaretz site as a 'light' one.
Today I came across some photos of a site I visit often because it gets me in a mood of heavily innocence (not knowing what would be with the area here at that time) - and encountered a photo of "Jerusalem after the earthquake of 1927" - I thought I might place it here. It somehow fits into this nostalgic mood I seem to be in lately:
Here : it's on top of this post: blogspot is quite restricted when it comes to outlay grrrrrr
the link to MANY great photos of the time before any demonizing politics invaded it but people just were people living their lives:
zondag, november 18, 2007
Sabbah and other so-called 'peace' blogs
I've had this on a blog called "Sabbah's Blog" where my -good mannered but opposite- opinion postings were systematically deleted. I took it that he's afraid of me. I still think so. So, with that you can differentiate between 'honest' blogs and those set up just for their personal (virtual) 'fame' thing (like this Mr. Ray Hananiya I wrote about in the past and this Sabbah guy for instance) to boost their ego.
Well, I must say that these phony bloggers probably only find 'support' with like-wise people: people that are too weak to go into dialogue. Now, that baffles me. How come people cannot look through their obvious personal obsessional hate that has nothing to do with wanting PEACE?
Anyway, I write this because I stumbled upon an article at a blog (where my comments weren't published either) that tells about the 'zionist' preventing mr. Sabbah from plumping down his hatred on . . . .facebook LOL. He - Mr. Whining Sabbah - doesn't allow for freedom of speech on his own blog, and is complaining (and of course taking full advantage of the situation by blackmouthing the 'zionists' who have nothing to do with it) about others following his example but now doing it to him instead. LOOOOLLL - really, hypocrites are so obvious that those following them cannot (or I think mostly do not want to) see the hypocracy and for all clearly seen lies behind their words anymore.
I though I write this down here, since it is ME sorta 'sticking my neck out' trying to confront them in their 'devil's caves' while they themselves are too much cowards to even try to publish my comments in their 'own territory'.
If you wonder what I'm talking about here is the link. Refrain from laughing out loud, because honestly: it just is too pathetic :D
The link to the blog I posted comments on about it, but weren't published (pay attention to how they misuse the word "peace"
Mr. Sabbah, the question is :
DO PEOPLE WANT TO REACH A SOLUTION?? especially you who gains his 'popularity' on distributing hate!
woensdag, november 14, 2007
zondag, november 04, 2007
Yes, I'm ashamed
I found this following piece a tad bit racist - but on the other hand in the stories that are told in the link I provide underneath, racism was also applied towards the jews so, I suppose, that was the trend then, as it still is in many cases now.
The name Mislamin, Mussulman, is etymologically derived from the root Salem, “perfect, complete, enlightened, faultless,” or a man who has attained perfection in all his relations. The title or expression Malim, “master, or doctor,” is a term of offence to the Mahomedans, wherefore they are never addressed by it.
Should a Mahomedan be called or addressed in this manner unawares, he asks very angrily and offended, Ana Malim, “Am I only a master or learned man?” You have then to apologize, and to say that this offence was committed without thought, without any intention of wounding his feelings. The salutation Selam Alikun, “Peace with you,” should only be used among Mussulmans, but not from a non-Mahomedan to a Mahomedan, unless to offend him and be offended in turn by his rude reply. A non-Mahomedan has to address a follower of the Koran with Alla vi, “God be present.” Selam should be used only by and to a Selamen, Mislamin.
The only pity is, that the poor Mislamin is perfect already at his birth, and thus brings his perfections with him in the world like the animal, wherefore he has no necessity for any cultivation or improvement. But in modern times it appears that the Mahomedans do not regard themselves any more as so completely perfect, and are not so particular with the different titles, and tacitly submit to be styled once a while “learned, doctor, or master.”
Ladies & gentlemen, I present to you: Rabbi Joseph Schwarz
Jordan opposition parties against normalization with Israel
The Jordanian national opposition parties higher coordination committee has called for stopping all forms of normalization with the racist Zionist entity, renewing opposition to the Wadi Arava treaty and all treaties and agreements with the Zionist enemy.
In a press statement made by the committees spokesman, the first secretary of the Jordanian Democratic Peoples, party, Ahmad Youssef, the committee called on the Jordanian government not to support the meeting that was called for by the US administration, warning of dropping Palestinian refugees right to return, Judaising Jerusalem and the continuation of aggression and blockade on the Palestinian people.
The committee condemned blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip and reduction of fuel and food supplies, calling on the Arab League and its member states to act urgently for stopping the policy of collective punishment against the Palestinian people for being a war crime and organized terrorism. It also confirmed support to the Iraqi people in strengthening their steadfastness in the face of attempts of partition.
donderdag, november 01, 2007
Sir, you lack personal sophistication!
Here you can find the story about the Arab-Israeli couple and the High Court
A week ago I coincidently watched a news item about a school called 'Beit Yacov' (in Emanuel) - I found some discussion about this here (in Hebrew, it says basically that girls of ashkenazi and mizrachi descend are separated from each other IN school and outside on the school premises, and that the school even has erected a wall so they can't see each other in the schoolyard). Same thing. . . "people" thinking that they are better than others. It seems that under the religious this is quite a common thing. I can only ask:
"What Will You Say On Judgment Day" ?