Why I Support Palestine

I'm a single mother living in Wisconsin. I have a 21 year-old son with vaccine-exacerbated autism and an 11 year-old son who recovered from mild autism. I have experienced a great deal of trauma in my life and I live in poverty by U.S. standards, but I know that the conditions in which I exist and what I've survived is nothing compared to what Palestinians are subjected to on a daily basis by the Zionist, oppressive, belligerent, sadistic Israeli government. During the last couple of years I've steeped myself in videos and short films which document the truth of life on the ground in Palestine. I've followed news agencies from Palestine, I've seen the bloody aftermaths of bombing runs in civilian neighborhoods, the relentless house demolitions by IDF bulldozers, the torture inflicted upon innocents via Israel's use of the chemical white phosphorus which burns through skin to bone, I've read about the effects of Israel's blockade on Gazans which has amounted to slow starvation, desperation and humiliation,  and of the numerous war crimes of which Israel has been found guilty by the International Tribunal, and their many violations of the 4th Geneva Convention, and I've howled at the fact that so few people dare to question Israel, or accuse Israel of any misconduct, given the history of their Holocaust.

Well, the Holocaust was atrocious, but you think Israel might have learned TWO very important lessons from it: Treat others the way you would like to be treated. And: Absolute power corrupts absolutely. So to Israel I say: "Do not repeatedly and illegally build your houses on Palestinian lands when the settlers you send to live in them are so religiously extreme that they unprovoked torch Palestinian crops, fruit and nut trees, these settlers' hatred even leading them to try to run over innocent Palestinians with their cars. And Israel, do not choke the life out of Palestinian people by forcing them to live in an open-air prison, and do not demolish their homes with bulldozers, blameless even when one of them intentionally crushes to death a young American peace activist named Rachel Corrie. And do not restrict Palestinians' ability to travel outside Gaza to find work to feed their families and then blame Hamas for their poverty, and do not force the fisherman to fish so close to the shore that no more fish remain for catching, and do not tell us you are bombing in the dark of night to kill a member of Hamas when you know full well you'll kill hundreds of innocents in a neighborhood, and do not deny medicines and medical equipment and power to run the generators in Palestinian hospitals simply because you "can" , oh and because a wheelchair might be melted down to make a freakin' weapon!

How dare you Israel, how dare you whine about a stray rocket or a suicide bomber when you have decimated an entire people in what looks suspiciously like the intentions of a "former ethnic cleanser" I'm sure you remember all too well, and do not shower white phosphorus upon helpless women and children, and even near a U.N. compound and then deny that this was done, and do not seek to gain the sympathy of the world by crying "Holocaust!" every time someone questions whether you might have used excessive force, like in your recent murdering of peace activists aboard an aid-bearing flotilla, including one teenager of U.S. citizenship, for Israel, were any other nation to kill that boy, we would have called them "terrorist", but you, precious Israel, gun him down and you cry "Holocaust!" and once again you escape accountability. So do not you dare invoke the name of God when every enlightened Jew in this world knows, Israel, that your Zionist hatred has perverted and raped the true spirit of Judaism. And do not give your precious AIPAC lobby in Washington so much power that it bars even our President from helping Palestinians. Oh Israel, how is it you can still whitewash your massacres at Sabra and Shatilla? ...

Here are two videos of Rabbis who know the truth, Israel. A Rabbi who knows that Islam was here before Judaism (so how dare you use your Bible as a land deed!) and a Rabbi who knows, as do Jews the world over, that Zionism has made a tragic mockery of Judaism, and who weep with the people of Palestine, and who cry out that justice be given to the Palestinians, and that the evil empire which hatred has made of Israel must be stopped, and that peace and prosperity be given to the ones who are today's true Holocaust victims. Palestine, may Peace and Justice and Joy once again be yours.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA2N2Iz5ExM  Jewish Rabbi admits that Islam is the Oldest Religion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXh_T7oO9_g  Rabbi Weiss Condemns Israel's Flotilla Massacre
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeMWVhrsILs&feature=related  Young Jewish Conscientious objectors Who Have Been Jailed Because They Refuse to Serve in an Army that Kills Palestinians
Faersylphaelsea Faersylphaelsea
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5 Responses Aug 9, 2010

it was pure delight reading this, thank you :)
The second link doesn't work, try this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztpI6EMaakY

Brilliant post ! At the times like this, when you can still find (and in a vast majority) the links regarding the support of IsraHell, it's a breath of fresh air when you find links such as this one..
How do they justify the killing of all those innocent civilians, and how do they call the killing of an innocent 11 month old as 'self defense', is incomprehensible for me..


This is why I hate religion....causes nothing but trouble...what is a Zionist anyway? is it a mean a$$ Jew...I don't know...I live in the South...I don't know any Jewish people...they don't like the South except for Miami...

i saw a documentary on former president jimmy carter and it made a big impact on me with the palestine issue. i commend anyone( and there's few) who choose to stand up for those with no rights admist this wave of pro-zionistic propaganda....