Ahmad Al-Manasra has been in Israeli prison since age 13, and suffers from prison-related mental illness. A hearing to review the now 21-year-old Manasra’s case is being held today.
March 30th is Land Day, an annual commemoration of those killed protesting Israeli theft of Palestinian lands 46 years ago. But even now, there is a Nakba everywhere you look.
“I was a murderer. I didn’t take prisoners,” admitted an Israeli combat soldiers present for the June 1948 massacre in the Palestinian town of Tantura. “I had a machine gun with 250 bullets. I can’t say how many [I killed].”
The irony that Israel, which is a nuclear menace and major aggressor in the Middle East region, portrays itself as a victim of its neighbours cannot be overstated. To legitimise the state of permanent war, Israel sought early on to portray its citizens as actual or potential victims of wars and persecution inflicted by Palestinian resistance and Arab states, which in turn necessitated Israel’s use of permanent war and persecution as “retaliation”.
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger failed to understand issues in the Middle East and “nurtured utter contempt for justice, human rights and peace.” Kissinger was also responsible for the disastrous Arab oil embargo, initiated the billions of US tax dollars to Israel, and received the Theodor Herzl award…
As we remember and honor American veterans, please speak out in support of the USS Liberty veterans who survived Israel’s attempt to sink their ship with all men aboard. These veterans are still waiting for justice.
During the First Palestinian “intifada” (uprising), Israel perpetrated a policy of breaking protesters’ bones, ordered by future Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin…
When Israel invaded Egypt 65 years ago during the Suez Crisis, Pres. Eisenhower defended U.S. interests rather than enabling Israeli aggression. Even though he was up for reelection, he offered an exceptionally tough response: ‘We cannot – in the world, any more than in our own nation – subscribe to one law for the weak, another law for the strong…’ (Ike also opposed Israel after its Qibya massacre)