Visiting what remains of Shujaiya yields evidence of massacres and stories of impossible courage.
Those who managed to survive the Israeli bombardment have come home to bedrooms obliterated by tank shells, kitchens pierced by Hellfire missiles, and boudoirs looted by soldiers who used their homes as bases of operations before embarking on a series of massacres. Once a solidly middle-class suburb of Gaza City comprised of multi-family apartments and stately homes, the neighborhood of Shujaiya was transformed into a gigantic crime scene.
The attack on Shujaiya began at 11pm on July 19, with a combined Israeli bombardment from F-16s, tanks and mortar launchers. It was a night of hell which more than 100 did not survive and that none have recovered from. Inside the ruins of what used to be homes, returning locals related stories of survival and selflessness, detailing a harrowing night of death and destruction.
Outside a barely intact four-level, multi-family home that was hardly distinguishable from the other mangled structures lining the dusty roads of Shujaiya, I met members of the Atash family reclining on mats beside a makeshift stove. Khalil Atash, the 63-year-old patriarch of the family, motioned to his son heating a teapot above a few logs and muttered, “They’ve set us back a hundred years. Look at us, we’re now burning wood to survive.”
You simply cannot adhere to the principle of universal civil and political rights and, at the same time, support a Zionist state. To do so is to involve oneself in a contradiction. The liberals are being forced to face this fact.
Salbuchi – Zionism: A Key Factor in the New World Order Elite Power Network – Part 1-3
Uploaded on Jun 13, 2009
Zionism is a tricky subject.
It is a Key Factor in the New World Order Elite Power Network, and yet its key premises and actions cannot be openly debated. So powerful are they, that key words have been misappropriated and misused.
All genuine criticism of Zionism is automatically branded and disqualified as “Anti-Semitism”, “Discrimination”.
All public debate on the political abuse and misuse of “The Holocaust” is branded as “Revisionist Denial”, “Antisemitism”, “Hate Mongering”, etc…
This is all tantamount to Intellectual Terrorism.
It needs to be stopped, otherwise the New World Order cannot be properly understood, assessed and its destructive force mitigated.
THE ZIONIST JEWS MANAGED TO STEAL ALL OF PALESTINE BECAUSE THEY KNOW THE WHOLE WORLD DOES NOT CARED FOR THE PALESTINE!!
The True Story of Israel & Palestine – War & Peace
Published on Nov 20, 2012
This is a short film explaining the fact behind the situation in the Middle East. This documentary relies on the knowledge of experts and professors in the field from all sides.
soon to be aired on Press TV Online, see it and share it before we take it down.
Israel-Palestine Conflict: Background, Summary, History, Facts, Research, Arguments (2004)
Published on Jul 29, 2013
Image and Reality of the Israel–Palestine Conflict is a non-fiction book by Norman G. Finkelstein, first published in 1995. It is a study of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Finkelstein examines and scrutinizes popular historical versions of the conflict by authors such as Joan Peters, Benny Morris, Anita Shapira and Abba Eban. The text draws upon Finkelstein’s doctoral political science work. The 2003 revised edition offers an additional appendix devoted to criticism of Michael Oren’s 2002 bestseller Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East.
Finkelstein, expanding upon his doctorate thesis, writes that the modern Zionist historical tradition is based on a series of ideologically-charged systematic biases, all of which face considerable problems when measured up with the actual record in his view. For example, he specifically refers to the Palestinian exodus before Israeli independence and the purported causes. Finkelstein credits Zionist military aggression upon Palestinian villages and calls for a transfer of populations as driving Palestinian refugees out of their lands, rather than a voluntary exodus occurring mixed in with orders to leave from Arabic leaders and other factors as Israeli historians have written.
Supportive reviews appeared in publications such as The Guardian and the London Review of Books. Critical reviews drawing problems with Finkelstein’s historical work appeared in publications such as the Middle East Quarterly.
Noam Chomsky remarked in The Guardian that he found the book to be “the most revealing study of the historical background of the conflict.”
London Review of Books published a review stating that the book served as “both an impressive analysis of Zionist ideology and a searing but scholarly indictment of Israel’s treatment of the Arabs since 1948.”
The Middle East Quarterly ran a highly critical review by Daniel Pipes, who stated that “Finkelstein hates the State of Israel with a venom” and provides nothing worth reading since Finkelstein “dwells obsessively with Israel’s faults and shows no interest at all in Arabs”. Pipes specifically pans how Finkelstein “time and again compares Israelis to Nazis, and on the most minor of pretexts”, which Pipes sees as “the most noxious aspect of Image and Reality”.
Historian Avi Shlaim remarked that the “book makes a major contribution to the study of the Arab-Israeli conflict which deserves to be widely read, especially in the United States.”