Here’s a collection of e-mails over 2 weeks as I’ve been busy helping Respect Manchester with various activities for the convoy ‘A Lifeline from Britain to Gaza’ which will be leaving Saffron restaurant (Cheetham Hill) after Jummah around 4pm… please try to make it for the leaving party.
The convoy of 100 vehicles over a mile long will have a million pounds of aid raised in just 4 weeks. (inc a boat, fire Engine and 12 ambulances) and they will travel a distance of approx 5,000 miles passing thru Belgium, France, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and through Rafah into Gaza. Estimated time is 17 days and all being well the convoy is scheduled to arrive around 2nd March, Insha Allah.
The convoy consists of vehicles from Scotland, Luton, Northampton, Bolton, Dewsbury, Rochdale, Bradford, Manchester, London, High Wycombe, Maidenhead, Slough, Wales, Brighton, Gloucester, Oxford and Chester.
Goto http://www.vivapalestina.org for full details and download the route map.
Jazak Allah Khair.
From Tabassum Hussain (Denmark)
Obama, take away the pain in my stomach
From Sakib Shaikh (Manchester)
Please find the details of the next ISB Family Circle.
"Palestine – What went wrong?" – The truth behind the 60 year Conflict, By Br Muhammed Khayat
Saturday 14th Feb, 645pm at KD Grammar
Should be an excellent factual based talk on the creation of Palestine to the present day – arming us with the knowledge to discuss with the others, the failure of justice and human rights in the creation of Israel.
Creche, Scouts, YMB & YMS and refreshments.
From Khalid Khan (Manchester)
Lloyds TSB helps to enforce the siege of Gaza – Check link below for the excellent stance that is being taken in Scotland.
Edinburgh public tells politicians: “We want sanctions against Israel !”
The “Iron Wall” certainly showed people much that they would never see on the BBC; it also shocked many people into a decision to start taking action, such as pressurising their supermarkets not to stock Israeli produce; to sponsor an olive-tree; to make a donation to MAP (Medical Aid for Palestine) or to visit Palestine to see for themselves and help out.
The DVD is available from Hadeel, the Palestinian Fair Trade shop in St. George’s West Church , Shandwick Place.
Contact : Scott Weatherstone: 07786 508 715, Mohammed Asif, SPSC Press Team: 07740 796 790
This is the Humanitarian appeal that Mark Thomson and the BBC have refused to Broadcast
Money and ideology behind BBC’s decision not to broadcast Gaza humanitarian appeal
This article is taken from
Lecture By NORMAN FINKELSTEIN on January 13, 2009
Visit http://sz3cv9.spaces.live.com/ to read this excellent article.
I also have an excellent word doco written by Farakh with Main points from Norman’s lecture on 11th Dec 2008 – view online here http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dcj7h539_89gh2652sp
Israeli History X
To view this excellent presentation online goto http://docs.google.com/Presentation?docid=dcj7h539_56v6jrvddb&hl=en_GB and select "View published presentation in a new window"
From Mazhar Iqbal (Leeds)
Barack Obama grants CIA permission to retain right to carry out renditions
Under executive orders signed on January 22, the CIA appears to have preserved its authority to carry out renditions
British Jews fighting for IDF during recent Gaza bombardment
Press TV: Lord Nazir Ahmed, you raised question in Parliament about the legal implications of British Jews serving in the IDF. What was the response?
Lord Ahmed: I asked Her Majesty’s government if they were aware of British citizens who may have been involved with the war crimes committed by the Israeli Defense Force and Israeli Defense Reserves. Her Majesty’s government did not have any figures because dual nationals do not have to inform the government. However, there are reports in the Daily Mirror and The Sun with the names of British citizens who have been fighting in Gaza.
Although there is a cease fire in effect between Hamas and Israel, there is a dire need to align ourselves to a moral and ethical framework from which unfolding events in Israel/Palestine can be filtered. – Aftab Malik
Abassan Jedida, The Gaza Strip, Thursday 5th February, 2009 – Returning to farm the land where Israeli soldiers had opened fire on them 2 days previously, farmers and HRWs were able to harvest the parsley crop for only half an hour, before soldiers again began to shoot. A number of shots were fired into the air, before the soldiers started to aim in the direction of the farmers and international accompaniment. Bullets were heard to whiz past, close to peoples heads.
We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to investigate the use of white phosphorus by Israeli armed forces against the civilian population of Gaza. If this is verified we call for accountable personnel to be tried for war crimes in The Hague.
I am Malcolm X – Saturday 28 February – Bradford, The Playhouse
4 -12 Chapel Street, Little Germany, Bradford, BD1 5DL (visit www.bradfordplayhouse.co.uk for venue information) – Doors Open 5.45 and show starts at 6.30
To Book, go here http://www.radicalmiddleway.co.uk
“If I can die having brought any light, having exposed any meaningful truth that will help destroy the racist cancer that is malignant in the body of America – then, all the credit is due to Allah. Only the mistakes have been mine” – El Hajj Malik El Shabazz
A short film about the new proposal for the Mecca by Architecture Studio. Some very nice CGI wizardry going on there.
From Social Welfare Party <email@example.com>
January 31, 2009
Robert Fisk’s World: When did we stop caring about civilian deaths during wartime?
CAIRO, (PIC)– Around 500 Egyptian Ulamas (scholars) of the
influential Al-Azhar have issued a Fatwa (Islamic edict) forbidding
the closure of the Rafah crossing point before the besieged
Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.
Hosni Mubarak: The Two Billion Dollar Whore
Mubarak takes advantage of the Palestinians’ plight to fill his accounts with American dollars. Those charred Palestinian babies are gold for Mubarak.
"Another Israeli spokeswoman, Tzipora Menache, stated that she was not worried about negative ramifications the Israeli onslaught on Gaza might have on the way the Obama administration would view Israel. She said ‘You know very well, and the stupid Americans know equally well, that we control their government, irrespective of who sits in the White House. You see, I know it and you know it that no American president can be in a position to challenge us even if we do the unthinkable. What can they (Americans) do to us? We control congress, we control the media, we control show biz, and we control everything in America. In America you can criticize God, but you can’t criticize Israel."
One cannot help but wonder how could a group of people, who claim to be the victims of a holocaust, commit another holocaust against another nation. What is it that feeds, perpetuates and intensifies this Judaic genocidal spirit although all Arabs, including Palestinians, had offered these Zionist Jews many agreements of coexistence, peace and security? The answer comes through their media outlets, through the words of their scholarly educators, and through the teachings of their Rabbis.
"All of the Palestinians must be killed; men, women, infants, and even their beasts" cries the religious opinion of Rabbi Yisrael Rosen, the director of the long-established Tsomet Religious Institute. He wrote that Palestinians are like the nation of Amalekites, who attacked the Israelite tribes led by Moses on their way to Jerusalem. He stated that the Lord sent down in the Torah a ruling that allowed the Jews to kill the Amalekites, and that this ruling is known in Jewish jurisprudence. The Torah states: "Annihilate the Amalekites from the beginning to the end. Kill them and wrest them from their possessions. Show them no mercy. Kill continuously, one after the other. Leave no child, plant, or tree. Kill their beasts, from camels to donkeys." Rosen stated that Amalekites are not a particular race, but rather all those who hate and oppose the Jews; Christians and Muslims.
The Israeli spokesman, Nachman Abramovic demonized Palestinian children stating "They may look young to you, but these people are terrorists at heart. Don’t look at their deceptively innocent faces, try to think of the demons inside each of them … I am absolutely certain these people would grow to be evil terrorists if we allowed them to grow… would you allow them to grow to kill your children or finish them off right now? … honost and moral people ought to differentiate between true humans and human animals. We do kill human animals and we do so unapologetically. Besides who in the West is in a position to lecture us on killing human animals. After all, whose hands are clean?"
Human animal mentioned by Abramovic refers to the Judaic religious belief that Jews are Gods chosen people; the elite and the pure-blooded, while all others (non-Jews, Goyims, gentiles) are animal souls incarnated into human bodies to serve the Jews. Killing a human animal is just a sport like hunting deer or birds.