Watching the foreign news channels earlier I saw the demolition of 20/30 Palestinian homes by Israeli Bulldozers; a brutal show of bullying by a world super power against a helpless people who have nothing. These actions are going on every day in Palestine while we stand on the side lines wringing our hands; Israel continues to defy the UN and the rest of the world and gets away with it because America supports them; if America said stop they would but; so strong is the Israeli lobby in America that they daren’t say it; war crimes are being committed by Israel and the world does nothing because of the Israeli influence on American society; when will it stop?
Also on the same channel (Press TV) reports were shown from Cairo where Egypt had stopped the Viva Palestina aid convoy heading for beleaguered Gaza; thousands of volunteers were there from all over the world and they were carrying nothing more dangerous than medicine and babies nappies. The convoy workers who were interviewed were quite inspirational; among them were Rabbis from Britain; France; America and Israel itself all demanding that relief be allowed in to Gaza; this of course gives the lie to those who immediately shout anti Semite at anyone who is critical of Israel; there were too many Israeli flags on view to allow that jibe to stand. One very distinguished and ancient looking old Rabbi from Manchester with his black hat and long beard was asked what he hoped to achieve and he said “to bring relief to the suffering and to show the world that Zionism is not Judaism and Judaism is not Zionism; Zionism is an affront to Judaism” hugely humble and uplifting.
These brave people will not go away as long as the Israeli state persecutes Palestinians and treats them in an inhuman way these people will be sustained in the belief that they have right on their side. While this goes on; while a British MP (George Galloway) is expelled and barred from entering Egypt; while infants die of diseases which the convoy can provide cures for they are not allowed to enter Gaza; how long Lord! how long! The biggest disgrace of all is that we can’t see any of this on our national TV channels; why? why do we have to rely on minority channels like Press TV and Al Jazeera to see what is happening; turning a blind eye to the suffering of these innocent people for fear of America opprobrium is becoming Britain’s shame. The BBC refused to advertise an appeal for help for the people of Gaza which was a disgrace and now they refuse to show us what is going on but we still claim the high moral ground over countries like Iran; what utter hylocrisy; write to your MP’s; MSP’s; MEP’s; anyone you can think of; look at the Palestinian appeal details at the front of this blog and do something; for God’s sake do something.