[www-features] ...and the part on Israel / Re: POSTED: "Palestine Bleeds; the World shudders"
petros at cyprus-org.net
Tue Dec 30 22:54:19 PST 2008
BCC: Rona, Zikit, Bradley
reven at riseup.net wrote:
> I edited the English a bit... and the part on Israel... I also want to add
> that I find the general political narrative a bit incomplete and a bit too
> international and wanted to ask if it's just me... this being an IMC
> Cyprus Feature I didn't want to change anything.
Thanks Rona, for looking to improve our coverage.
You're absolutely right, the valiant and honourable Israeli opposition
to the war is under-reported in the world, censored and hidden by
Corporate and State media, and even within imc we never give it enough
Only people who are there in Israel and involved directly with it can
give us a thorough account; it'd be great to have an overview, or even
an in-depth presentation if your time permits.
Many layers of Israeli Jewish society oppose the war - this particular
one, and also the general war against the Arab and Moslem people.
Israeli opposition to the war brings together many immportant elements
of society ranging from Orthodox Rabbis who oppose Zionism to military
resisters, it includes all of the Socialist, Communist and Anarchist
organizations, and has broad appeal even among large numbers of people
who might be labelled "liberal". There are even Zionists who oppose this
particular phase of the war, because to them it weakens Israel to keep
going from one military adventure to another in endless war withour
All of this is *crucial* to the global solidarity movement!
Because the vocal and active opposition of Israeli Jewish people
restores the moral balance in the conflict, it defuses and disarms the
lies and propaganda of the warmakers in Tel Aviv and Washington DC, and
it restores the foundations for trust and Peace between all of the
peoples of the Middle East.
In this spirit, I really like the statement by Zikit, active member of
the Israel imc editorial group, who wrote that "The only solution in my
mind is ...putting an end to the occupation, and stopping the siege
(military, economically and diplomatically) on Gaza. That's the only way
to secure people, be they palestinians, israelies, jews or arabs." He
wrote that this would involve "a complete stop ...of guerilla terror as
much as state terror ...[at] the source]":
[here, under the Comment titled "and i searched your comment"]
It would be great, as Sue suggested, if you all can spare some time to
produce a Feature on all aspects of Israeli opposition to the war. It
could include actions, events, statements, positions, polls, etc.
That opposition is a key consisting of morality in action and political
principles that can bolster and empower the regional and global Peace
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