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Holocaust survivor stages hunger strike for Gaza

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posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 10:15 AM
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Holocaust survivor stages hunger strike for Gaza


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An 85-year-old Holocaust survivor was among a group of grandmothers who began a hunger strike in Cairo on Monday

American activist Hedy Epstein and other grandmothers participating in the Gaza Freedom March began a hunger strike at 1000 GMT.

"I've never done this before, I don't know how my body will react, but I'll do whatever it takes,"

Protesters who wore T-shirts with "The Audacity of War Crimes" and "We will not be silent" held a giant Palestinian flag, as others sang, danced and
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posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 10:15 AM
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Originally posted by December_Rain
Here is the image :

Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, 85, attends a rally with fellow activists in Cairo to protest Egypt's refusal to allow a Gaza solidarity march to proceed.





The Gaza Freedom March and Viva Palestina were planning to arrive one year after Israel's devastating war on Gaza that killed 1,400 Palestinians. Thirteen Israelis also died.


Well I know this thread won't get much attention as you can't call holocaust survivors anti-semitics, lol.

But I think this is disgusting
Disgusting in the sense that so many of us do nothing!
But 85yr old grandmothers go on a hunger strike?
Shame on us!



"At noon (1000 GMT) on December 27, Egyptian security forces detained a group of 30 activists in their hotel in El-Arish as they prepared to leave for Gaza, placing them under house arrest. The delegates, all part of the Gaza Freedom March of 1,300 people, were Spanish, French, British, American and Japanese," a statement on the group's website said.

"Another group of eight people, including American, British, Spanish, Japanese and Greek citizens, were detained at the bus station of El-Arish in the afternoon of December 27," they said.

On Sunday, Egyptian police also stopped some 200 protesters from renting boats on the Nile to hold a procession to commemorate those who died in the Gaza war.

people of all walks of life are joining this movement
Egypt needs to stop being such a puppet!

I sincerely hope that this breaks mainstream news!

Great Story, opposition is sad though

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(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 28-12-2009 by ModernAcademia]



posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 10:48 AM
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Egypt is paid billions of dollars a year through the Camp David Peace Accords to maintain friendly relations and peace with Israel.

In this economy can you blame them for not wanting to loose their paycheck?

The you are an anti-Semite crowd will no doubt claim this 85 year old woman is senile and being taken advantage of by some nefarious person or group.

Still it's a very good thing that people remember those that are suffering in Gaza.

With every little incident that can be somehow directly related to the war on terror being sensationalized by the News Media sadly much of what is really going on in the world is not remembered long.

Typically its never remembered long enough for anyone to be held to account or real changes ever made.

I do hope there comes a day that the people of Gaza have their dignity and rights and lands restored to them.

They are a very sad testament to the human condition and the dangers of organized religion.



posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 10:57 AM
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But why have the wstern born again Christians thought all Israeli's is a sweet innocent nation?



posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 11:01 AM
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I am so bloody tired of the Israel/PLO crap.

Israel kicked all their asses AND took their lunch money...

AFTER BEING JUMPED ON!

Israel isnt an angel by any stretch. The simon wiesenthal dirtbags would be well used to make fertilizer. BUT! The land is now israels by right of might. If the muzzies want to take care of their brethren, THEY would have let them into jordan and syria. They didnt.

screw'em all then!



posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 11:08 AM
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Wow.. can't wait to see how Americans react to this news.

Power to her. I hope she wakes some people up.


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posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 12:10 PM
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By right of might?
Dude it's almost 2010, this ain't medieval times

There's no such thing as right of might

What, I am wrong there is?

Ok, so please give me your home address, i'm about to own a new home for free, no mortgage nothing, just right of might!

Sounds fun!

Please V2V me your home address as well as anyone else who believes in the right of might



posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 12:15 PM
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Israel demands profits and sympathy for the Jewish Holocaust in WW2...but yet, they continue to slaughter civilians next door.

Who doesn't love hypocrisy?

Much respect for this woman. I hope there's mainstream attention to this but it won't happen considering America's love for Israel.



posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 12:24 PM
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I notice this is ALREADY off the main page. Sad, this deserves much more attention. Would've had more faith in ATS providing some actual news for once...but no, it's ok. I can tolerate a sketchy photo of JFK with nude chicks.

After all, scandals are much more important than current events, right?




EDIT//

Glad to see it's back


[edit on 28-12-2009 by GorehoundLarry]



posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 01:38 PM
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WoW, this is unexpected.



posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 03:50 PM
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As a previous poster said, I'm tired of both sides.

Both sides claim to be "innocent". Both sides claim "hardship". Both sides claim a "right to the land".

Well, both sides also say that "God" is the overall authority.

So, here is a sensible solution.

Move every last man, woman and child out of the area - not just Gaza, but the whole of the Middle East. Move them to somewhere like the Ghobi Desert, and pump in lots of water, so that they don't die of thirst, and to give them something to irrigate the land with.

Then when the Middle East is cleared of people, drop all of the nuclear warheads possible onto that tiny scrap of land. That way, it will be cleansed (as both sides claim to want to do), and sterilised, and radioative and uninhabitable for centuries to come.

Anyone that wishes to remain and be vapourised would be more than welcome to remain there.

It's a simple solution and probably the only one that will work unless both sides actually realise what a bunch of tiny minded egotists they are!

It's not rocket science.

[edit on 28-12-2009 by dampnickers]



posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 04:01 PM
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Not rocket science to realize at least two nuclear bombs dropped in that region would affect the entire planet either



posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 04:24 PM
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It isn't, but you can bet your last coin of whatever legal tender you prefer, that the "children" in that area would suddenly get to a conference table and sort their problems out if they were told it was all about to go up in smoke unless they did sort it out....

They are egotists and are behaving like spolied children as a result. Therefore, just like children, you sometimes have to smack their bottoms, or shout at them, to get them to listen and behave. Perhaps you aren't a parent, and have never had to deal with an unruly child. Although, I am sure that you can recall a time when, as a child, you received a smack, and you thought twice about behaving in the same way again...

Rocket + Science = much easier than you think.



posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 04:28 PM
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Do you know how much of a neck hold the israeli lobby has over america?

Who is going to spank Israel?
Please tell me!



posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 04:28 PM
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I love hunger strikes!

I always root for hunger! I'll give them about 2 days before they make an excuse to eat, or switch it to a "Hollywood" hunger strike.

Don't know what a Hollywood hunger strike is? I won't eat for an hour, then someone else doesn't eat for an hour.....and so on!

freemanhunt.blogspot.com...


Other supporters, including Penn, Sarandon, novelist Alice Walker and actor Danny Glover will join a 'rolling" fast, a relay in which 2,700 activists pledge to refuse food for at least 24 hours, and then hand over to a comrade.
Note to Hollywood: A "relay" or "rolling hunger strike" is not a hunger strike at all. It is a single day without food.


Mia Farrow recently did a hunger stike against something in Darfur. She actually went 13 days, then she quit, and whatever is happening in Darfur is still happening.
She starved herself for 13 days for nothing!

[edit on 28-12-2009 by Carseller4]



posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 04:41 PM
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Bah! The Jews could care less. After all, they actively sacrificed hundreds of thousands of their own kind just to make sure that they got their own country. One old lady starving herself to death is inconsequential to them.



posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 05:03 PM
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now you wanna start a new problem in Mongolia and China? did you even ask their permission? all you are proposing is to move one regional problem to another part of the world. and not just anywhere, but fooking China. gimme a break.

[edit on 28-12-2009 by marsvolta]



posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 05:06 PM
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I'm watching this thread and if anyone says anything badly against Holocaust survivors in general, you're going to have to deal with me.

You know, my grandma is a survivor. And she wouldn't go on a hunger strike, but she has spoken at many prominent places around the country. Not for Gaza but against Darfur. And I don't know the specific motivations in this case but honestly, after being in concentration camps like my grandma was, fasting for a few days or a week or two really isn't a big deal.

Kozmo- you're nuts.

I'm going to go eat dinner now.



posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 05:49 PM
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Originally posted by kozmo
Bah! The Jews could care less. After all, they actively sacrificed hundreds of thousands of their own kind just to make sure that they got their own country. One old lady starving herself to death is inconsequential to them.


There was a petition to Britain to create a small Jewish state adjacent to Jerusalem after the British took control of the region after WWI. This began in 1921.

The Nazis launched their Jewish genocide program in the late 30s and it was in full swing 1940-44.

Still today, vicious Jew haters and various other straind of mental defectives try to link the systemaitc mass murder of 6 million Jews in Eastern Europe to Britain breaking up it's colonial empire after WWII and allowing the creation of a Jewish state.

The encouraging thing about rabid anti-Semites is they are invariably so ignorant of history or really anything they discuss one can surmise they are operate at near drooling levels of intelligences - representing a threat mainly to themselves.

[edit on 28-12-2009 by mmiichael]



posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 06:25 PM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia
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By right of might?
Dude it's almost 2010, this ain't medieval times

There's no such thing as right of might

What, I am wrong there is?

Ok, so please give me your home address, i'm about to own a new home for free, no mortgage nothing, just right of might!

Sounds fun!

Please V2V me your home address as well as anyone else who believes in the right of might


LOL!
Good one! You are so right, and guess what? That land was taken back in 1967, in only 6 days, after a WAR was fought! This was not a skirmish, this was a full war, with tanks, bombs, grenades, and real bullets. The Arabs brought all their forces to bear and they were beaten. This happened way back in 1967, not just now.

So, the real people who are trying to do the "right or might" are the other guys... they think they can just cry to the world and continue their violence and the victors should just give back the land? LOL! Good one!

Maybe you all should give back Texas and California to Mexico, most of the rest of the USA to the Indians, we here should give back New Zealand to the Maori, and let's see... just about every nation has some "giving back" to do. These cases I have mentioned are CURRENT claims made by these peoples, who claim that the land was taken from them and that it belongs to them. If this is how it works, then you can't just make up an artificial boundary of time... either the victors of war win the spoils or they don't. And if you are going to go back and return spoils already won, you need to honor ALL similar demands by other groups also.

If the world wants to agree NOW that this policy of no land disputes is how things will be done, then fine... and that goes for all the big guys too, like the USA, Russia, China, etc. Remember, Israel ALREADY gave back the Sinai Peninsula, which they also won fair and square in a war. Why should they have to do what no other victorious country has had to do? Show me ONE OTHER country that has EVER given back land that they won in a war. I'd be interested to see you try.



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